MirosIav

MirosIav

Lives in Serbia Belgrade, Serbia
Works as a mechanical engineer
Joined on Apr 14, 2010

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On Revamped camera and lens feature search now live! news story (35 comments in total)

How about adding a zoom range to Optics & Focus menu? I wanted to search for a waterproof camera with 5x zoom, but had to do two separate searches. And some models still could not be found. For example, Samsung AQ100 (WP10) has a 36-180 mm (5×) zoom lens and cannot be found by the search tool. Not a recent camera, I know...

Apart from that, lots of improvements.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 06:36 UTC as 5th comment
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Just when you thought Nikon had run out of ideas, they come up with something really interesting and innovative.

By taking a niche product into a brand new niche, Nikon has transformed this Nikon 1 camera from being an also ran in the MILC market... to being King of the Rugged Cameras!

We now have a high end underwater P&S camera, that costs quite a bit more than an Olympus TG2.... but is an ILC, comes with two lenses, and should have much better IQ due to the much lager sensor.

They found a way to top Sony NEX, Fuji X and M4/3 at something, and considering how small this market probably is, they will own the top end of this rugged sub niche now.

Kudos to Nikon!

Is that a FT5 ;) ? I suppose many m4/3 lenses ( primes and 12-50mm first come to mind ) could be easily reworked to become waterproof, compact bodies as well, but I just don't see it coming so soon...

Anyway, Nikon has already shot themselves in the foot by not putting IS in the zoom and by making a slow prime ( less than a stop faster than 11-27mm ) - even more important for an underwater camera, so it's not going to be hard to top AW1. But for the moment, they've taken everyone by surprise. This is the most capable underwater camera out there.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 10:13 UTC
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MirosIav: This is not the first time someone made a cheap mirrorless camera that looks like a DSLR. Anyone remembers Panasonic G10? But this is the first one with IBIS, although it's not quite clear how it works. I wish Sony better luck than Panasonic had with the G10...

Yeah, unfortunately. I found that out only after my comment. I'm not interested anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 18:10 UTC

This is not the first time someone made a cheap mirrorless camera that looks like a DSLR. Anyone remembers Panasonic G10? But this is the first one with IBIS, although it's not quite clear how it works. I wish Sony better luck than Panasonic had with the G10...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 08:10 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM available in July for around $799 news story (327 comments in total)

Great price! Kudos to Sigma!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 10:11 UTC as 91st comment
On Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 Zoom camera/phone hybrid news story (222 comments in total)

The future of P&S cameras. Soon there'll be response from Sony and Nokia... I'd like to see a waterproof model though, even at the expense of the zoom range.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 05:51 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

Moral of the story: throw as much cameras as you can into a nearby see/lake/river and if they find yours you can win a trip to the other side of the planet :D.

Kudos to Taiwan airlines for their service and to Canon for the durability of their underwater housing!.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 09:26 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

More TX30 specs and images can be found at http://www.zone-numerique.com/sony-cyber-shot-dsc-tx30.html .

Since it's only 96,4 x 59,3 x 15,4 mm, I'd like to see a SIM card and other related phone electronics added, enlarged a bit and it would be a perfect carry-everywhere device. Until that happens I'm not parting with my TX10.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 12:14 UTC as 12th comment
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Jefftan: Can someone tell me what is the difference between TX30 and TX20
they are basically the same and TX20 is also the same as TX10
Oh wait it now has 18MP
is it actually getting worse?

New sensor, better IS, 5x 26-130mm zoom, microSD instead of SD card, can go 10m under water, has LED light, 360° panorama, 3.5" OLED screen and it's "slimmer", but no one knows how slim it is... Enough updates over TX20 IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 11:58 UTC

Wow, all downgrades :(.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 11:10 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS news story (36 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Nice to see 5-axis IS used also on other cameras, this Olympus and also the Panasonic DMC-ZS30.

It's interesting to see that a hump is not needed, something previously said to be required to house the IS in an elevated position. I hope the hum is also gone.

Yeah, where's the hump now? I hope it'll disappear from m4/3 models as well or be filled with something useful. Flash, for example.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 10:11 UTC

Nice improvements, proper grip, but I must agree with all who say it's very ugly. The screen is too big and that's why the hump had to go up. A pity the viewfinder has not stayed in the same place as in V1...

And the price is ugly as well :).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 05:59 UTC as 228th comment | 1 reply
On rogue wave in the Dramatic challenge (11 comments in total)

Awesome! Where was this taken?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 08:59 UTC as 5th comment
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (353 comments in total)

Congrats on finally reviewing a mobile phone camera. Now that they are taking place of P&S cameras, dpreview should test the ones with good photo capabilities.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 08:58 UTC as 103rd comment
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thx1138: Why oh why do manufacturers refuse to make an underwater camera that shoots RAW or uses even a 1/1.7" sensor. Whoever does so will make a killing. Olympus should make and underwater version of the XZ-1 and keep the fast glass please.

And why do they refuse to put A, S and M modes? I'll stick with my current underwater cameras for the time being...

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 06:51 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: How is the TX20 any different from the TX10?

Same lens, same resolution sensor same lack of external controls and touch screen that does not work underwater?

Is the TX20 just a TX10 with newer firmware for twice the price????? (got the tx10 as a gift for something like $169)

If that's the case... shame on you sony!

Yeah, new colors and some software tweaks. It should have been called TX10s or something...

TX200V is the real TX10 successor, so no need to be too disappinted by TX20.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 19:57 UTC
On Apple announces iPhone 4S with 8MP camera and 1080p video news story (287 comments in total)
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MirosIav: I agree with negative comments - there's no place for iPhone news here, at least until other (decent camera) phone manufacturers are represented as well. I'd like to see reviews and comparisons of phone cameras, but it should start with Nokia N8, not iPhone 4S.

If dpreview based its news and reviews on "most popular" it would not look like it does. Take a look at its reviews. Do you see a Canon A800 or Nikon L24 review? MILLIONS and MILLIONS of people have bought those cameras, much more than will ever buy Sony NEX-5N or Canon EOS 600D. So what? dpreview covers relevant photographic tools and there are better camera phones than iPhone 4S whose announcement wasn't even menioned.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2011 at 18:46 UTC
On Apple announces iPhone 4S with 8MP camera and 1080p video news story (287 comments in total)

I agree with negative comments - there's no place for iPhone news here, at least until other (decent camera) phone manufacturers are represented as well. I'd like to see reviews and comparisons of phone cameras, but it should start with Nokia N8, not iPhone 4S.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:11 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
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