Mark9473

Mark9473

Joined on Oct 6, 2006

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On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (561 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 (1312 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 (1312 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 290th comment | 2 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (561 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 (2034 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
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)

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?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 09:42 UTC as 130th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1610 comments in total)

"Not so good for JPEG shooters, Auto ISO users, and photographers who want to quickly capture a moment"

Isn't that like 99% of us? ;-)

Also, taking just the average of the bars on the scorecard gives me a 74% average, not 80%. I wonder how they arrive at the overall score.

I agree it's a significant camera, the first full frame mirrorless and all that, but it appears there was a need to give it an award no matter what the test scores say.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 21:23 UTC as 396th comment | 7 replies
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)
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Bijan Alpha: here are few full size samples:
http://camerahoarders.com/sony-dsc-rx10-preview/2/

I am underwhelmed by the image quality, to be honest. I don't see this replacing my DSLR. Too bad because the camera looks stunningly beautiful. 20 megapixels into a 1" sensor equals compact camera image quality, is my conclusion.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 08:04 UTC
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Francis Carver: I mean, it's not like anybody is going to be MISSING Olympus as a digital camera makers once they're gone, is it? We now have way, way too mane digi-cam makers, not to mention way, way, way to many almost identical camera models polluting the stagnant marketplace. We need to do a spring house cleaning to trim the numbers down. Actually, the courts and the banks will take care of that process for us.

Well, I for one would miss Olympus, as they have IMO the best zoom lenses. Wouldn't mind if a few other companies folded so as to thin the herd though.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2012 at 17:50 UTC
On Christmas tree in the Lone tree challenge (5 comments in total)

Having just started submitting challenge entries, I'm not taking my low percentage (21%) too seriously. But in an upcoming challenge I noticed one of the rules is that you can only enter if your percentage is 45% or higher. So some people - that host at least - are definitely taking it serious.

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Mark
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Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2010 at 07:16 UTC as 3rd comment
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