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On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (199 comments in total)

Fuji XF1 successor 1" sensor ok. Fuji X30 bigger than 1" sensor in between m43 and 1". That would be cool.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 00:29 UTC as 40th comment
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (199 comments in total)
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photoguy622: Another reason someone needs to release a true RX100 competitor!

I don't care for RX100 competitor! Or the Rx100. I hope Fuji goes bigger sensor. Maybe 1/2 APSC in between the 1" and M43's but closer to M43's. The X20 design is not for the pant pocket. I can't imagine going bigger lens and sensor with same design, yet make it fit in pant pockets. The XF1 design is what you want. Here hoping x30 goes 1/2 APSC and competes with G1x II.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 22:49 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (421 comments in total)
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bluevaping: I won't be defecting to Adobe for anything. Pixelmator is all I need, will get even more keen and has system support for Apple raw. I don't get paid to work with raw. Lots of newer camera correct for so much and have in camera raw if you amateur like me. I do recommend on learning to work with it, just not filling the Adobes pockets ever month if you don't get enough value.

I said I know what it is and have used it. Just don't not to use a professional raw editor for minor changes.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 06:02 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (421 comments in total)

I won't be defecting to Adobe for anything. Pixelmator is all I need, will get even more keen and has system support for Apple raw. I don't get paid to work with raw. Lots of newer camera correct for so much and have in camera raw if you amateur like me. I do recommend on learning to work with it, just not filling the Adobes pockets ever month if you don't get enough value.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 18:15 UTC as 140th comment | 2 replies
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (166 comments in total)
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bluevaping: I like the kit lens idea on this camera. People assume the main advantage with m43 over APSC is smaller lens. But covering a wider range seems like a good idea too.

I was taking about value out of the standard camera box kit. Yeah there are $400+ add on lens you can buy. I was just saying this is smart in this entry level M43's model. Where some people can't justify or know what lens combos to buy yet. They just know it covers more than most standard lens out of the box.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 23:09 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (166 comments in total)

I like the kit lens idea on this camera. People assume the main advantage with m43 over APSC is smaller lens. But covering a wider range seems like a good idea too.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 18:29 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (157 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: I still find it head-scratching that the RX10 and FZ1000 are praised for their performance and image quality, while a Nikon 1 camera with either of the 10-100 superzoom lenses is held is such low respect it doesn't even warrant a word of disparagement.

The Nikon 1 cameras can be too pedestrian for someone chasing ultimate photo quality, feature or value in the sea of cameras. There is plenty of quite fans of the system like me. I am dedicated follower of what gets me the results I like, not just features or brand. I think it the Nikon 1 cameras were good enough idea that others are following with their own 1" sensor camera that could be better or worse in some ways. Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, maybe Fuji soon. Not the same mount, but more followers for the digital sensor size than M43.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 05:46 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (101 comments in total)
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Absolutic: My biggest problem with Sony rx10 was (otherwise it is a terrific camera) its slow zooming of its great lens. It is painfully slow and I understand it can be benefit for video but for photography it is a pain to go from wide to fully Tele by the time it zooms u lost a moment. With any DSLR or older bridge camera with manual zoom ring it is super fast with a twist. Everything else about Sony rx10 is amazing and I prefer 2.8 to f4 even if it is 200mm vs 400mm.

But neither preview or first impression at dpreview addresses this important point, how is the speed of zoom? I know there are 5 speeds but how fast from on to tele position and then back to wide?

Well it's seems ok. Not Pro enough. I want to be able take picture of a model at a cliffside and her eye in focus, blur some of her face with shallow depth of field, and the rest of the background, so you can't tell a difference were she at and then use PS to even blur more fine pixel detail in Raw, you know art. But for the other 95% of what I do this could work!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 00:27 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1228 comments in total)
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Looleylaylow: As if the Nikon 1 system wasn't already sufficiently worthless. Good for Sony and Panasonic for fully killing it off.

I wouldn't call it worthless, for some people they need faster than 1/2000 shutter speed that rx 100 offers. Or a specialty lens as back up option to bigger 1" zoom camera. But I agree they need to step up there game, adjust prices, and narrow models down.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 16:31 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1228 comments in total)

I have been rocking 1" sensor camera for years now. I have been waiting for something like this. I already have my back up with 1" camera with hybrid type focus to match. This camera is on top of the list. I wonder if another camera company will do something similar.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 06:42 UTC as 312th comment
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (149 comments in total)

The should add the fuji instant camera in this story to the gear in this story section. You don't need the latest gear to do stuff like this. I have some good med prints of street shots in Turkey that I got for 1/3 XT1 price with lens. Photos not at this quality though, for my purpose is over kill. But great prints. Any how travel photography can be fun. I like to bring a small printed pocket photo album to share about me and where I am from. It's better than handing off your phone to a stranger.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 09:03 UTC as 7th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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SergeyMS: RX100II - excellent camera, I use it every day. I definitely will buy RX100III! But, I have no need in so wide lenses, but prefer 100 mm more than 70.

You have a camera that fits your needs. But the new model you have no need for wide and prefer 100mm. Do you also prefer the hotshot too? So it's totally wrong for you and it's a must buy!

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 00:06 UTC
On Nikon launches S2 1-System mirrorless camera article (73 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: What is S2? I have heard of V1 and V2 and J1 and J2.
But S1 and S2? What are they compared to V and J?

I forgot one of best features of S1. 3:2 aspect lcd screen to match 3:2 aspect sensor. And it's not the cheapest panel with bad viewing angles. Plenty of ILLC's have 16:9 lcd screens, 4:3 viewfinders and 3:2 aspect sensors or 4:3 aspect sensors. So am I taking pictures or watching/ taking movies most of the time!

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 18:02 UTC
On Nikon launches S2 1-System mirrorless camera article (73 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: What is S2? I have heard of V1 and V2 and J1 and J2.
But S1 and S2? What are they compared to V and J?

The S1 came out about this time last year. It's Nikon's new entry level model with prior generation sensor and a few new features of current gen. DXO Mark ranks S1 as one of the highest Nikon 1 for image quality. It also has a sharper paired down kit lens. Some enthusiast compact cameras have controls like a Dslr, some have good overall image quality, Phase detection or hybrid autofocus. The S1 meets the last two. Plenty of full controls in menu, it's not ideal, but works. I use the S1 like a backup compact camera with kit and nifty fifty. Easy depth of field with kit for group shots and day use. Nifty fifty to isolate a subject and lower light. I guess I am not enough of an enthusiast. But I got some good pictures of things in great focus.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 06:59 UTC
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bluevaping: This guy doesn't understand that marketing, adding a feature, removing a feature doesn't drive sales in different markets the same. The reason the Rebel SL1 is not selling more in the US. They wanted to market the smallest DSLR. People in US complained it's to small, but they likely meant that there not comfortable grip for shooting. So marketing got them marginal smaller DSLR that's uncomfortable to many models. And with same lens sizes. WIN/Lose. The competition is giving them marginal better image quality and better handling. Win/Win
It's like they need to do SWAT analysis on future products. Smartphones are threat. They have high resolution screens. A few have bigger sensors than most compact cameras. Most smartphones have faster glass and some have image stabilization. Like shooting with a prime lens compact camera that you like have with you. I have a canon point and shoot for ergonomics and shooting lots for work. Threat of substitution is real.

I didn't say it was a bad product or Cannon does't know marketing to sell stuff. I was just pointing out how he translates the results from from the weaker sales of this product in the US. It's like all things are equal and we have the strong brand.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 00:07 UTC

This guy doesn't understand that marketing, adding a feature, removing a feature doesn't drive sales in different markets the same. The reason the Rebel SL1 is not selling more in the US. They wanted to market the smallest DSLR. People in US complained it's to small, but they likely meant that there not comfortable grip for shooting. So marketing got them marginal smaller DSLR that's uncomfortable to many models. And with same lens sizes. WIN/Lose. The competition is giving them marginal better image quality and better handling. Win/Win
It's like they need to do SWAT analysis on future products. Smartphones are threat. They have high resolution screens. A few have bigger sensors than most compact cameras. Most smartphones have faster glass and some have image stabilization. Like shooting with a prime lens compact camera that you like have with you. I have a canon point and shoot for ergonomics and shooting lots for work. Threat of substitution is real.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 21:14 UTC as 77th comment | 3 replies
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SWSF14: With the way iphones sell like crazy, all they had to do was play it safe and introduce minimal improvements. The rest is marketing.

Let see the images and a proper review. I think the advanced multiple exposures per shot and picking the best focus and balance will help to eliminate camera shake that OIS provides. There is some type image stabilization because video section says its improved. I be back in a few weeks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 00:01 UTC
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falconeyes: Unfortunately, this technology is old and has no theoretical advantage.

It is a variant of the class of possible Bayer filter spectra which may be wider or narrower. Clarity+ just uses an extremely wide green filter, the one with 100% transmission for all wavelengths.

However, current Bayer filter spectra are ALREADY optimized to be in a sweet spot: Make it narrower and luminance noise will increase. Make it wider and color noise will increase.

You actually see it in the Clarity+ sample image if you look at the white text's color artefacts.

In a DxO test, this sensor would score better in the landscape and sports scores. But worse in the portrait score. DxO anticipates vendors playing tricks with the color matrix which is why their portrait score has a relatively high overall weight.

Other tests such as DPR's may be fooled though.

Nevertheless, this technology brings no progress whatsoever.

To promise +1EV better sensitivity is a false news statement. Sorry, DPReview ...

Its all about algorithms! If you think that DxO can measure every aspect of every camera sensor technology and image properties you be just wrong. For example, They can't measure X trans sensors yet. There testing is based on their algorithm, not sensor makers or even camera makers. It's ok to get a rough idea of image quality. But I would say it shows more about what cameras work best with their software. As far as your statement, it brings progress, but sorry its not what your looking for and not good enough for what you think DxO measures.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 23:19 UTC
On Best Digital Cameras for Kids article (141 comments in total)

I am in my 30's with a preteen camera A1400 for work. Taking pictures for homes and hazards for home owners insurance. My second camera is a teenager camera, Nikon 1 S1. Here a link to a picture from Istanbul Turkey, shot with 1.8 50mm lens No editing JPG: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ambermarble/8961804402/

I will say both these cameras have easy learning curve for kids, but you can push these cameras to be more with skill.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 21:52 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)

I used Adobe for school programs for the web, creative, and photography. I used trails and computer lab because I dislike Adobe software. Not because its not useful because the software is as full of itself as the company. If you have a staff with their set workflow that uses Adobe, well that a problem. I can find alternatives that sometimes surpass Adobe. The funny thing is people are stuck on Adobe Creative. When the keyword is creative. Get Creative. You don't need a certain software to be creative.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 19:00 UTC as 297th comment
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