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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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munro harrap: It does NOT do 4K at24p.
The so-called 1" sensor (indicating a 25.4 mm diagonal) is, I believe a mere 16mm, and effective size may be less).
So the pixels ARE the noise and the image quality means you cannot use it professionally.
Only HD uses NEARLY the width of this tiny sensor.
4K crops drastically taking an 8MP slice out of the centre of the 20MP sensor.
The 24mm becomes a minimum of 35mm equivalent on 4k and the long end goes over the 500mm mark.
But you can therefore shoot 8MP stills at lightning speed indefinitely as you can run through your movie, stop it and crop out the best moments as 8MP stills.
That said the Casio did that years ago already, and it did not sell well, despite its image quality being rather better, IMHO.

Well I don't think anybody is ever pushing this as professional camera, nor the RX10.... it is just very expensive consumer grade that used to sell for about $500 few years back. But hey why not if people are lining up to buy it?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 21:43 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Everlast66: This FZ1000 and the Sony RX10 are going to rule the bridge camera market in the next couple of years.

Hardly a bridge cameras, the sony RX10 cost more than most APS-C cameras including the sony own NEX and A range. I think the whole point of this exercise is that sony proved that people are willing to pay a lot of money for this type of big zoom cameras if everyone around says how amazing quality it produces (and then whisper "when comparing to PS").
The $1200 for RX10 is just insane IMHO for what it is, but it seems selling well...
I wonder if sony will try to push the price even higher. Maybe people will be willing to buy RX20 for $1600 if every reviews would put five stars?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 21:37 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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beril2013: i want a camera that takes excellent photos and excellent video for family.. Taking photos of my daughter while she is swimming at the beach etc... My budget is $1000 . I don't want a DSLR. Is the rx100 iii suitable for me? or can i get something better for $1000? size doesn't matter by the way.

You don't necessary need to be buying and changing lenses, you can have just one good zoom lens. I would suggest to look at some of the Sony A6000. Half price of RX10, bigger sensor and much easier to carry around. And of course better image quality.
With RX100 you paying a lot for small form factor. With RX10 you paying a lot for, well hard to say...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 21:31 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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siquijor: What would you recommend for an underwater camera. The Sony DSC-RX 100 or Canon G1 Mark II. Close up details and color would be the primary concern, with speed being a close second. It would be used for marine biology projects and species identification, not just tourist shots. But the beauty of the shots would help a lot in preservation and promotion.

I would also look at the AW1. Definitely beats every waterproof camera out there and you don't have to mess with waterproof housing, fogging, replacing o rings etc...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 21:20 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Luke 65: To those who don't like the sample images: i understand that these are shot to be samples and show what the camera can do technically in different light / circumstances, but the problem is that most of the pics are unbelievably uninteresting. And don't put the blame on DP Review as it's almost always the case with most of the others sites doing reviews.
I've never understood why they can't shoot interesting shots in addition and at the same time they do technical samples shots. I have a theory that all these guys who are specialist technically speaking don't have artistic skills. Who cares that the shot is perfect technically speaking, sharp in all corners, etc, if nothing is "happening" in the picture. Even if you never shoot portraits and only landscaoe, a case in which i can agree that the technical aspect is even
more important, there must be something interesting happening in the picture, whether it's the beauty of the frame which transcend the landscape, etc...

We are getting to the situation where most of the samples start to look like what people take with smartphone everyday. Oh, this thing? "snap", see that? "snap". What is it? "Who cares, snap"
In the past companies hired people who were working for months to take great shots. Now with the high rate of turnaround this all just died and even the companies themselves would post a abysmal quality images on their web and call it a day.
It seems people would talk forever about a minuscule details, pixels, bokeh, dynamic range etc, and then go out to snap with their $800 cameras something that's not even worth archiving.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 21:16 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

So sony lost the hot shoe again..., but then at least they go the message not to tinker too much with what is working although I am a bit amazed at the constant price increase on each revision. Or more amazed at the willingness of people to pay for it. I thought the RX100 v.1 was already a very expensive camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 21:09 UTC as 42nd comment
On Nikon Coolpix AW120 real-world samples gallery article (13 comments in total)
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peevee1: "it offers a 24-120mm equiv. lens, ... Among its peers it offers the widest lens"

Olympus TG-850 is 21mm at the wide end. With tilting screen, I think it is the most suitable for snorkeling, even more so than their flagship TG-3.

The TG-850 is more a lower end of the though cams, The nikon is more comparable to the tg-2/3

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 20:58 UTC
On Nikon Coolpix AW120 real-world samples gallery article (13 comments in total)
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photoguy622: Those pictures are atrocious. I thought the Olympus was bad at detail retention, the Nikon is even worse.

It looks like smartphone quality because smartphone quality increased a lot in recent years, not because the image quality of PS cameras is decreasing. Take off the waterproofing and I don't see it any worse than other cheap PS camera. Not that I like it or going to buy one, but it is pretty much comparable to everything in that price range.
And to compare the quality with sony RX is just really off. The RX100M3 is $800, obviously it should give you better pics. If the RX is waterproof then we are talking about $1000 and that would be insane for a beach camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 20:57 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (564 comments in total)
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Ben Stonewall: Is there an adaptor that'll allow the use of Sony lenses?

Yes there is a Sony adapter and it has its own switch to adjust aperture, although it is not very precise.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:58 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (564 comments in total)
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bawbaw: comparing the raws of all the fuji marque bodies... there is nothing in here to justify going from the x-pro to this

Xpro is a blast with 35 and 18 but after that things are better for xt1, it is more universal camera for lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:39 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (564 comments in total)
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Clyde Thomas: Compared this X-T1 to my Sony a7R in the store recently. I must say the Fuji and lens felt much better in hand all around. The slightly bigger-er size and extreme high quality feel made my little Sony feel cheeky.

Now I know where the old Minolta designers must have reincarnated after Sony killed them off. Big difference when a camera company designs compared to an electronics gaming company.

I've been with Sony since the beginning, and with Minolta for 20 years before that. This Fuji X-T1 felt like a real photographers tool compared to the Sony a7 techno-craft wizbanger.

Well and a guy with k-3 would feel the pentax is much better, a canon guy will claim his canon feels better and Nikon person will do exactly the same..... see pattern?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:35 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (564 comments in total)
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berbmit: An amateur's experience constrained by a price-point:

After my D5100 and all lens was stolen I had the chance for a clean start. The X-T1 became the replacement kit; body and three lens graciously payed for by insurance. It was a hard call to move away from the familiar Nikon range, but after a week I'm convinced that I have a whole lot more camera for the replacement price than I could have got with a Nikon!

In particular, I am amazed at the improved quality (subjectively speaking) compared to my old Nikon RAW (using Lightzone/DCRAW under Linux) ... the difference is immediate to my eye.

The handling is really nice; more compact without feeling too small, solid to hold, great build quality. The EVF in low light was a surprise ... as if I was using night vision goggles ... fantastic for composing a low light image.

I'm still getting used to the idea I bought non-Nikon, at this point I am having no buyer regrets and would not trade back to a Nikon price-parity equivalent.

Berbmit, I think you got a very sweet deal.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:32 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (564 comments in total)
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RikPiks: I am surprised to see Exposure Bracketing remains stuck at +/- 1 stop, even though the compensation dial will now handle 3 stops.

People have been asking since the release of the Fuji X cameras that the bracketing range needs to be at least 2 stops to allow quick capture for HDR shots. Just now all X cameras fail badly on that point, and there is no reason that should be so.

It is the mystery of Japanese developers.... someone somewhere on top said 1ev is plenty and everybody else is afraid to suggest something else.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:27 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (564 comments in total)
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edwy: I'm not a big video shooter but why buy a camera with such disappointing video performance? I've owned Nikons since '78 (FE) and I've had problems but my 7100 is cheaper to buy and does a great job of taking fotos. Why pay more for the camera and invest in new lenses?

I have couple of sonys with exceptional video and I never use it anyway. So why would the disappointing video suddenly bother me on Fuji?
I bet many people are like this. Taking good photos and taking good videos are two different things. For each we have appropriate gear.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:25 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (564 comments in total)
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retro76: People rave about Fuji's output, but every sample picture I see doesn't strike me as being anything special, in fact I dare to say very 'average' looking. I know I am missing something here, can someone help me understand this ?

I see a lot of armchair experts over here giving educated opinion by looking at web images without even owning the camera.
There is very little wrong with the t1 and I do own one. If there is a problem I am sure it is with the man behind the camera not the camera itself.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

Cute. But the price of $1199.95 for the combo is totally insane for what it is. The initial price of V1 and V2 was insane as well. Now the v1 came down to the manageable price, but sorry, this above $1k is just crazy talk.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 02:52 UTC as 71st comment
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vscd: I like Fuji, but too many updates are no sign of productivity, but more a sign of banana-software, riping at the customer.

you realize the camera updates were just to accommodate the new lens that hasn't been available before?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 18:32 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)

Wow, 3000 shots on battery, it is a beast!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 14:44 UTC as 149th comment | 10 replies
On Exposing another side of Sochi article (178 comments in total)

Run out of the pictures of double toilets, are we?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 21:15 UTC as 29th comment

Do I understand that you need to buy three cameras to have three focal lengths?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 16:28 UTC as 141st comment | 4 replies
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