schaki

schaki

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On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (241 comments in total)

Clearly not very impressed so far. The lens have somewhat rough out of focus rendering. Which can be seen in the picture with the red tractor and also the picture to the left of the dog-pictures.
The default jpeg ouput looks somewhat flat and I get the impression that the default NR setting for jpeg not is off, as it the look seems to indicate. Also the trees doesnt look too well which probably is down to NR. At Fujifilm have not overcooked it with too much sharpening.
Maybe better than standard settings could push the ooc jpeg output towards something better.
But that oof rendering as mentioned before... Wont be easy to get away from that.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 21:30 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
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schaki: Leica wasn't the only ones to overprice their cameras. Contax did the same thing with their digital compact cameras before Kyocera which manufactured those, after the design by Contax, decided to withdraw from the camera market.
For the Contax TVS Digital which was available in champagne-color and black they charged $899 respectively a grand, $999 for the black in 2003.
It shall be said though that Contax included a leather-case and a simple IR remote control. The battery charger was a simple AC-charger with contact which you plug into the camera.
The Contax TVSD used a common 5mp 1/1.8" sensor and a pretty much standard, though with near superb performance, 35-105mm f2.8 - 4.8 zoomlens. Most of the camera-body was in Titanium. The Lcd is only 1.6".
I didn't buy a TVSD back then but a used one at a much lower price in 2013, I think it was.
It is a photographers' camera with a very much intuitive UI and good handling overall.

I don't know how much the G3 cost new. Anyway it is a more bulky camera. Unlike the TVSD it is not really pocketable.
Yes. I've had a look mostly at Contax T2, T3 and also the film-based TVS compacts. The TVS film compacts had slower widest aperture than T2 and T3 due to the zoom in these but still performed well optically.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 03:28 UTC

Leica wasn't the only ones to overprice their cameras. Contax did the same thing with their digital compact cameras before Kyocera which manufactured those, after the design by Contax, decided to withdraw from the camera market.
For the Contax TVS Digital which was available in champagne-color and black they charged $899 respectively a grand, $999 for the black in 2003.
It shall be said though that Contax included a leather-case and a simple IR remote control. The battery charger was a simple AC-charger with contact which you plug into the camera.
The Contax TVSD used a common 5mp 1/1.8" sensor and a pretty much standard, though with near superb performance, 35-105mm f2.8 - 4.8 zoomlens. Most of the camera-body was in Titanium. The Lcd is only 1.6".
I didn't buy a TVSD back then but a used one at a much lower price in 2013, I think it was.
It is a photographers' camera with a very much intuitive UI and good handling overall.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 22:33 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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Thorgrem: It's a shame it's so expansive. I think it looks like a great camera to use. Although the next one needs a EVF.

Leicas has very often been a bit expensive in relation to what they seem to offer and also sometimes sub par specifications for things like the lcd screens etc. Not sure however the T-lcd screen is on par with the competition or not as I not have had much of a look at the T. I'm surprised that the FW update not seems to have brought anything more of use to the camera. But maybe or not it is a update which Leica considered critical and they intend to come up with some bigger update later. I believe they are a little bit like Ricoh and Fujifilm. R and F don't just fix bugs but also add some real useful features that their users are asking for. That's only for their high-end compact cameras or ILCs though.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 21:29 UTC
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princecody: Who is making the sensor?

Probably Sony which have produced most of the sensors in the pentax dslrs and also Ricoh GR.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 20:47 UTC
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Keytsa: No 4K?
My kid's mobile phone has 4K video...
I'll pass... :-)

4K is no warranty for good quality. Can still be smudged or smoothed quality to hell. I would rather go with a decent 1080p output than a mediocre 4K output.
Now Olympus, Nikon and probably fujifilm have not much good reputation for video quality in their compacts. Though their dslrs/Ilcs may be a little different. They would be plain stupid if they didn't care about try stay on par with their competitors.
It is different with Canon, sony, panasonic and Samsung as I believe all these have some sort of camcorders, which means they should have better know-how when it comes to getting good video quality from different sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 13:29 UTC
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schaki: Still no Raw. Always thought the TG-850 and 860 looked like potentially nice waterproof cameras with that wide zoom, but disappointed by the NR which really showed off to the negative side in review sample-images.
Hope that Olympus have opted for less crazy foliage-ruining NR this time or at least have NR options.

But no tilt-screen or 21mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 06:49 UTC
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Troutguy: will I be able to use the tilt screen underwater? Ive been waiting for a cam like that.

They've had the Tilt-screen since the TG-850 which was their first with this 21-105mm zoom. Hopefully Olympus have gotten to the bottom with the NR issues this time and sorted. That was why I didn't buy a TG-850 or 860.
I was clearly hoping that Olympus would have added Raw for the TG-870 as they did not only for the TG-4 but also their somewhat lower end travelzoom-compact, the Olympus SH-2 last year.
Unlike the more advanced Stylus 1 and 1S, with 1/1.7" sensor and constant 2.8 aperture, though a shorter 28-300mm zoom, the SH-1 didn't have Raw. SH-1 and SH-2 have 1/2.3" sensor and a somewhat slow widest aperture at the long end of the zoom

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 05:22 UTC

Still no Raw. Always thought the TG-850 and 860 looked like potentially nice waterproof cameras with that wide zoom, but disappointed by the NR which really showed off to the negative side in review sample-images.
Hope that Olympus have opted for less crazy foliage-ruining NR this time or at least have NR options.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 03:05 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On article Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue (378 comments in total)
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just someone: Different approach than Nikon in handling faulty camera models. Haha

At least Leica which traditionally overprices their cameras should have no major problem to handle the goodwill replacements.
In fact it is rather Kodak/Platinum Equity which should pay for this mess by sending out a new batch of updated sensors which will not have this problem with corrision.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 18:18 UTC
On article Samsung NX mini Review (108 comments in total)

From page 8. "Slow image processor and Micro-SD storage make drive mode extremely sluggish"
May I ask Dpreview staff what microSD card (not mentioned in the review as far as I can see) which has been used while using this camera for testing ?
Drive modes not only in this camera can get slow if one uses an inexpensive slow card. And while there is not as many microSDHC / SDXC high end cards as for traditional SD-cards, at least they definitely exist in limited numbers.
Just bought one myself not long ago to use with a Sony HX50V.

A samsung microSD Pro 32gb or Sandisk Extreme Pro MicroSdhc 32gb should be enough and there is SDXC 64gb available. Bought one myself and it arrived in the mail yesterday.
At least the Samsung card which I bought here in Sweden and comes with a microSD to SD adapter cost me equivalent 24 Usd including shipment.
R/W specified to 90/80 for that card and 95/90 for the Sandisk which would have more than doubled the price. Samsung-card reviewed http://is.gd/ez80Q5

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 20:16 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

Hassy... Get real or da fk out!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 00:09 UTC as 110th comment

Too bad about the pinhead size and while my 1.5mp Minolta Dimage EX1500 still is fully useable, 1.27mp or something around that is almost only good for front-camera on a cellphone.
The sensor in that old minolta was at least 1/2". We can hope that Sony is gonna introduce at least a 1/2.3", 1/1.7" and 1" of this new tech later on. 1/2.3" is still the standard in travelzoom compacts even though the 1/1.7" is getting to that point as well.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 09:47 UTC as 29th comment
On article Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E (134 comments in total)
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schaki: Cool, Leica X but unfortunately that lens is just too large to make the camera pocketable.
What is it with the Leica X-E that might make a real diference to the X2 ?
Quite likely it is the same 16 mp sensor unless it is a new revision of the same.
Same can be said about the lcd screen unless it have better light-sealing. But with that said I've never seen a X2 IRL so I dunno how that Lcd is to use in sunlight.
Probably the same lens as well if not Leica made a new tweaked up revision of it.

Well. I expressed my slight disappointment over that the large fast lens on the Leica X. I know that it not is intended for such a use and in general not many other large-sensor compacts either. Still I've carried a Fujifilm X100 in pockets on my trousers and while it was sligtly tight it still worked well enough for me.
There is smaller ones like Nikon Coolpix A and Ricoh GR which alsol have aps-c sensor. Though smaller widest aperture than the Leica X and the X100.
There is not too many but at least some interesting serious compacts worth to have a look at.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 18:37 UTC
On article Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E (134 comments in total)
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schaki: Cool, Leica X but unfortunately that lens is just too large to make the camera pocketable.
What is it with the Leica X-E that might make a real diference to the X2 ?
Quite likely it is the same 16 mp sensor unless it is a new revision of the same.
Same can be said about the lcd screen unless it have better light-sealing. But with that said I've never seen a X2 IRL so I dunno how that Lcd is to use in sunlight.
Probably the same lens as well if not Leica made a new tweaked up revision of it.

When I talked about pocketable I of course meant it as the way to carry the camera around when not in actual use. Having it in the frontpockets on trousers makes it possible to pull it up quickly enough, maybe not for quite all but most of the pictures or moments which I want to capture.

For me personally I don't like having the camera hanging in a strap.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 15:24 UTC
On article Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E (134 comments in total)

Cool, Leica X but unfortunately that lens is just too large to make the camera pocketable.
What is it with the Leica X-E that might make a real diference to the X2 ?
Quite likely it is the same 16 mp sensor unless it is a new revision of the same.
Same can be said about the lcd screen unless it have better light-sealing. But with that said I've never seen a X2 IRL so I dunno how that Lcd is to use in sunlight.
Probably the same lens as well if not Leica made a new tweaked up revision of it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 14:32 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
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tecnoworld: I really like companies, like Fuji and Oly, that add features to existing models. Bravo! The others should take example from those.

That's good initiative though not something new to me or users of Ricoh GRDs. Ricoh has done just that, supported by adding requested features up to two year after release of each new GRD. http://dpreview.com/news/2007/11/22/ricohgrdfirm?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_4

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 15:47 UTC
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peevee1: Panasonic still insists on losing money in rapidly dying submarket.

The small super-zoom compacts is one part of compacts in which the cameras in smartphones not are gonna compete with anytime soon.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 02:14 UTC

FFS Fujifilm. It is about time to replace that filthy slow 28-140mm zoom. f3.9 at the wide end and the macro no better than 9cm!
Maybe take an Oly-similar route with a faster zoom and potentially if possible to that add an EXR or X-trans cmos sensor? That might be something worth to have a look at..
Too bad that Olympus, not to mention the Pentax WG-3 use too much filthy NR which almost destroy foliage and details in pictures.
But who knows, maybe the Olympus TG-3, if there is one to come, is gonna be a real step forward from the TG-2, which should at least add NR options and why not even Raw?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 02:03 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2013) (236 comments in total)

Samsung EX2F should have been in this test as well.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 16:01 UTC as 73rd comment | 2 replies
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