Mark9473

Mark9473

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On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (372 comments in total)
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Wallace Ross: I'm just curious but as an outsider to Micro Four Thirds do others not find it confusing keeping track of what cameras came when. Even for just one manufacturer.

There is a GX7,GF7 and now a G7 none of which share a form factor or necessary relate to each other other than the lens mount.

So if it has no letter it looks more like an SLR if it has a X its a mid grade small camera and if it has an F it's the low end model? And an H is the high end model?

Haha, I like that. We'll see. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 21:24 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (372 comments in total)
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Wallace Ross: I'm just curious but as an outsider to Micro Four Thirds do others not find it confusing keeping track of what cameras came when. Even for just one manufacturer.

There is a GX7,GF7 and now a G7 none of which share a form factor or necessary relate to each other other than the lens mount.

So if it has no letter it looks more like an SLR if it has a X its a mid grade small camera and if it has an F it's the low end model? And an H is the high end model?

So where does G7 fit in that list?

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 20:19 UTC
On Palm-sized: Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-T10 article (87 comments in total)

"The flash is released using a sprung switch on the extreme right of the X-T10's top plate."
I looked really hard for that switch, then found it on the left. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 11:42 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies
On Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review article (69 comments in total)

I bought this flash unit a few months ago when it came out, and use it on my Olympus E30 DSLR. It is just perfect for its intended use - a small TTL flash you can always have in your camera bag. Works really well for fill in flash. I'm now looking to buy the same unit for my Canon G1X.II but they appear to be out of stock in the places I've looked.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 20:04 UTC as 15th comment
On Accessory Review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless article (71 comments in total)
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JerryShots: I read over and over and over again how it wouldn't save to "iOS Camera Roll" - Could the reviewer <cough, cough> simply have tried the more relevant ANDROID OS to indicate if there were any issues that the majority of prospective buyers might have with this unit?
The other COMPLAINT she had with the drive - The whine that ran through the "review" was that it was too slow for in field real time back up. If she said it once she said it 5 times...Why not just have 2nd SD card to use while the drive was taking (four minutes?) to copy from the 1st SD card? No waiting and the solution (to end the whining) costs about 16$ for a 2nd card - Which if you can afford a dam helicopter then a 2nd SD card should already be in your camera bag.
Pretty poor "review" imo.

The woman in red stands out more than the reviewer's name at the top of the screen. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 18:04 UTC
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Stephen McDonald: The "1/1.7-inch" sensor isn't much larger than those in most superzoom models, but yet this one gives only a 300mm reach. They should have either given it more lens power or an even larger sensor size, to have an appeal to different segments of its potential buyers. It also doesn't have 60p video and at a $700. price, I don't think it will sell very well.

The Panasonic FZ1000 costs only $200. more and has a "1-inch" sensor and 400mm of reach, 60p video and 4K.

"Large sensor, fast lens, long zoom, small camera body" - no model offers all four of these characteristics, unfortunately. The Stylus 1 offers a choice that's different than most other models.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 09:00 UTC
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Stephen McDonald: The "1/1.7-inch" sensor isn't much larger than those in most superzoom models, but yet this one gives only a 300mm reach. They should have either given it more lens power or an even larger sensor size, to have an appeal to different segments of its potential buyers. It also doesn't have 60p video and at a $700. price, I don't think it will sell very well.

The Panasonic FZ1000 costs only $200. more and has a "1-inch" sensor and 400mm of reach, 60p video and 4K.

Have you seen them side by side?
http://camerasize.com/compact/#494,556,ha,t

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 08:08 UTC
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MPA1: Why is an insolvent company producing new products?

To try and survive, of course.
What a strange question.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:13 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 comments in total)

I'm curious if this is a potential problem for other sensors (other camera brands) not having an AA filter on the cover glass of the sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 23:16 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: Its not going that well with 4/3 at the moment.
Hope they'll be able to come up with a game changer.

Many people looking for a small system are now looking towards Fuji due to their APS sensor, retro look and more or less same weight and AF performance.

I think those people need to discover the studio image comparison tool.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 10:43 UTC
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GSD_ZA: Based on this test, I'd have to say the G7X is an absolute dud.

In my opinion the G7X is an absolute winner, for a compact. If the noise reduction at ISO 1600 can be reduced a bit - trade a bit more noise for a bit less detail smearing - then it's even better.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 10:51 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X real-world samples gallery posted article (242 comments in total)
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108: I like these samples much better than the LX100s', and yet it's a smaller sensor ..go figure . Less "digital" looking, more "volume" and "depth", more pleasing to my eyes .
I don't pixel peep, I blow them screen size on my 20" iMac, sit back about a good meter from the screen to get an overall "feel" of the photo, just like I do in the end when I pp . Really don't care if that corner is a bit soft .
What can I say ? That samples here on DPreview can be and certainly are a buying guide for a lot of amateurs ? That the staff here does sometimes a real good job on these samples and sometimes does a rather poorer one ? Or that with today 1" sensors you can get as good IQ as with M4/3 ?
Speaking about it I was astonished at the quality of the Pana FZ1000 samples, even dowloaded a 3200 iso sample to check , and this is an 1" sensor, and I think as good as a lot of M4/3 cameras, except maybe for the upper tier ones like the EM1 and GH3-Gx7.

I made that comparison to the FZ1000 too this morning and was equally astonished how good those sample images look.

The G7X gallery looks fine for a compact, though.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 11:29 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (947 comments in total)
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bernardly: Fellow Canonites and camera nerds!

Another Canon compact model discreetly labelled "High Zoom" is coming in the wake of the G7X and G1X mk2. In this video Canon hints at its existence and form factor. Yes, you can even discern its outline near the end. So another new Kwanon is to be born soon. Canon is keeping busy in their R&D department and making good use of their line of copiers. The video is about the evolution of the Canon high end compact range.

Video is here: http://www.canon-europe.com/assets/videoplayers/video.html?bctid=3785004094001

Check it out and comment. What will it be? My guess is something between the Panny LX100 and Sony RX10.

Found the video embedded on this page:
www.canon-europe.com/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_Camera/expert/index.aspx

Wow, thanks for spotting that!
The G7X is ticking a lot of boxes for me, but the lack of tele reach is it's main drawback. If this future High Zoom model could have something like a 24-240 mm eq. zoom, f/4 at the long end to keep the size down, then that would be my dream cam.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:27 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Mark9473: I'm curious which Olympus 1" camera the second paragraph is referring to. Something still to be announced?

Too bad. Thanks for responding so quickly though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:51 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

I'm curious which Olympus 1" camera the second paragraph is referring to. Something still to be announced?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:36 UTC as 424th comment | 2 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (947 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I'd personally choose a 24-70 or 24-75 all time over 28-100mm focal length over the G7X, and the G7X lacks a viewfinder, a EVF both the RX100 III and LX100 does have...and the Sony is quite better with the XAVC S Codec - so the G7X from Canon is just a "me too" product from the Market Leader, in terms that not many more customers running to Sony or someone else (Panasonic, now) to buy their competition product. Sorry Canon - "too little - too late". 2 Years ago, that wouild have been a fine product...but now, the competition is very hard.

Canon had acknowledged this - therefore pricing their G7X as the cheapest from the 1 inch Sensor trio.

The G7X zoom is not 28-100 eq. but 24-100.
Still sure you'd prefer a 24-70 or 24-75?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:00 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2126 comments in total)
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konmin: I think having a common benchmark is useful reference for everyone. I do appreciate Richard and his team for writing this article.

Hmm, for crop sensor cameras, I hope camera manufacturers would be upfront about the equivalent aperture values too.

Most do state the equivalent focal lengths (in 35mm terms) but ignores the aperture values.

The reason could be that the aperture values would appear less appealing if camera manufacturers do so e.g. a Panasonic 42.5mm F1.2 OIS on a Four Thirds sensor would be 85mm F2.4 in 35mm terms.

"I hope camera manufacturers would be upfront about the equivalent aperture values too."

You seem to ignore that the first function of the aperture is to determine the exposure, and then f/1.2 remains f/1.2.

I believe the vast majority of camera / lens buyers don't care about DOF, and that of those that do care about it, more would prefer to have more DOF instead of more shallow DOF.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 10:24 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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Wolfgang Fieger: The original G1X was producing pictures with a contrast setting way too high. As a result sunny daylight JPGs out of camera where hardly usable. How did this change with the new G1X MkII? If I look at the HDR image in your review I still think that the standard shot is way too contrasty, while HDR is just close to what the camera should produce as a standard...

So what, it's expensive so JPEG's don't have to work?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 18:46 UTC
On Revamped camera and lens feature search now live! article (31 comments in total)

I wonder how the people at Canon will feel about their G1X sensor being classed as 4/3 size, and at Nikon about their 1" sensor being in the 1/1.7" section.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 14:16 UTC as 4th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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Mark9473: The camera ticks all the boxes for me, provided it lives up to IQ and handling expectations. But a big let-down is the appalling battery life. Any chance for an after-market solution offering better battery life? Or will we just have to get used to carrying 4 or 5 spare batteries?

Well I was thinking that with some image reviewing and shooting a bit of video, the camera wouldn't even make it to the specified 240 images by some margin.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 10:15 UTC
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