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On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1451 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I read the review so far and I simply couldn’t help thinking that I would never buy a Canon 7D MKII over this camera. There simply wasn’t anything I saw in that review that would convince me otherwise.

Sure each camera has its own benefits and drawbacks. However, the NX1's benefits far outweigh its drawbacks and the 7D MKII’s benefits.

However, I simply can't convince anyone else that this is the camera to get. When I mention the Samsung camera they say “I would be more comfortable getting something everyone else has like a Canon”.

The average photographer cares more about not getting the “wrong” camera than the “right” camera. They don’t want to take a chance buying a camera that is inferior and no one else uses because they are afraid people will say "I told you so".

With the Canon camera they can simply say “Everyone else has it so it can’t be that bad”. Convincing people that the majority of camera buyers are wrong is a next to impossible task even though I think that is true.

It also comes down to lenses and at the telephoto end Canon has a huge lead.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 20:44 UTC
On Fujifilm announces XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens article (295 comments in total)
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arhmatic: The weight, size are not posted... Am I missing anything?

Or maybe this is omitted, for a reason?

665g and 83mm x 106mm

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 05:40 UTC
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AngryCorgi: fresnel = crappy bokeh (see DO "donuts" from Canon lenses)

The example above is after software correction. This is what it looks like before correction.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 05:05 UTC
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AngryCorgi: fresnel = crappy bokeh (see DO "donuts" from Canon lenses)

This sample from Nikon's site suggests you many be correct.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 04:44 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix CM1 coming to the US post (81 comments in total)

But is it coming to Canada.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 01:26 UTC as 21st comment
On Canon announces five PowerShot compacts article (150 comments in total)

It looks like Canon is trying to speed up the demise of the compacts.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 16:04 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On Huawei Honor 6 Plus comes with three 8MP cameras post (41 comments in total)

And it seems like Apple will be going in the same direction next year with dual rear cameras. A lot of wasted resources on these gimmicks.

The focus should be on improving IQ especially indoors. The Panasonic CM1 was an interesting idea although it has some issues to work through. Sony has a curved 1/2.3" sensor for smartphones.

Until we see better cameras in phones I will stick with a dedicated compact.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 20:52 UTC as 8th comment
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DavidsfotosDotCom: How much does it weigh? compare to 80-400 Nikon?

They weight exactly the same.

Edit: Excluding tripod mount the Canon is 1570g while the Nikon is 1480g. so the Nikon is 90g lighter.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 19:13 UTC
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Flashback: Really nice set of samples. pin sharp with good colour.

Panasonic, why oh why didn't you put 4K in this camera?
It would be in my hand now!

Is the LX100 that much larger?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 19:01 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Mike Ronesia: How is the macro mode on this camera? It could be perfect for an underwater housing.

cameralabs did a macro comparison with the RX100iii at 5cm (closest distance for the RX100iii), at 3cm and then at 30cm on the long end. The LX100 has much nicer bokeh.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 14:28 UTC

Which images are converted from RAW?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 20:34 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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accupix: I was excited about the upcoming LX100 having owned an LX-3 for years so I looked at the GX-7 as it is supposed to feature the same EVF yesterday at B&H. There seemed to be something dodgy about its EVF in my eyes as I compared it to Sony's and Fuji's looking at the same scene inside B&H. I found the Panny's EVF lacking contrast, and somehow mixing over saturation and a pastel rendition at the same time. Fuji had the best EVF, followed closely by Sony- both with maybe too much contrast- more so with the Sony, but both with more accurate color hues than the GX-7. Am I being overly fussy for expecting a $ 900 camera to have a competitive, state-of-the EVF as one of its main features?

I thought they both have 'letterbox' EVFs? When you say the EVF is larger were you comparing similar aspect ratios? According to their spec they both have 1.39x magnification.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 19:20 UTC
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Cane: A lot of things seem 'difficult to say'.

I wonder how many more years they need to analyze D300S customers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 16:44 UTC
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (340 comments in total)

The new Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 is an interesting lens. It provides the same DOF on m43 as the Samsung and Fuji lenses while providing greater reach. Since it starts at 40mm you are not giving up much at the wide end either. And it weighs only 760g.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 13:40 UTC as 101st comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2014: Olympus stand report article (75 comments in total)
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Cani: This 40-150mm f/2.8 lens looks so good...

Why would you need a tripod. It is on 760g.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 14:07 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II beta image samples article (36 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: I'm playing with some of the backlit images and there's a lot of detail shadows. I'm not sure my T2i could do as well so maybe there is some magic special sauce in the 7D Mk2 sensor?

We also need to wait for RAW support.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 21:09 UTC

It would certainly stand out when using the phone.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 18:57 UTC as 34th comment
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Jarda_Houdek: Interesting, finally some competition for Lumia 1020.
Still, Lumia beats Lumix:
Lumia may have a smaller sensor, but with stabilization and brighter lens. Also Lumia supports RAW, which is not yet supported in Android. And Lumia has Xenon flash. Can't see how this devide could win against Lumia.

The difference between the Lumia 1020 and something like the RX100M3 with 1" sensor (same sensor as in the CM1) is HUGE! There is a difference of 2 stop so even with the 1/2 stop faster lens on the 1020 there is still 1.5 stop difference. You also have easy access to manual controls with the CM1.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:14 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (595 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: The single biggest thing to remember here is that Sony, Panasonic, and Olympus all depend on revenue from something other than Digital Cameras to keep their businesses going. Canon and Nikon are Camera companies first and foremost.

Slumping camera sales will hurt Nikon and Canon way more than it would for Sony, Olympus, and Panasonic. If Nikon and Canon stopped selling DSLRs and compact cameras tomorrow those companies wouldn’t be around for long.

Cameras like this are the best bet at continuing to sell cameras to the mass market. Canon and Nikon have abandoned this market almost entirely.

Canon camera division is a small part of their overall business. Nikon is the most at risk and if a camera giant were to fall in the next 10 years my bet is that it would be Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 21:05 UTC

According the this earlier leak it was have the same ISOCELL sensor as in the Samsung S5. The rest of this leak was accurate so the info on the sensor looks to be accurate.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 02:18 UTC as 13th comment
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