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On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (277 comments in total)
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Angus Rose: I've waited sooo long for this camera!
And I'm not bothered that it lacks an EVH, and it'll probably bring down the price.

I've tried the EVF and it really wasn't bad, definitely useable. Small though, and I'm left eye dominant so my face gets crammed into the LCD. I do like EVFs for steadier shooting, but I have had plenty of cameras without EVFs too, so I know I can live without them.

Definitely to each his own. If you want the EVF or love movies get the Sony, if you don't, save the cash and longer zoom and get the Canon. They'll probably be pretty comparable products otherwise.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:50 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (277 comments in total)
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Angus Rose: I've waited sooo long for this camera!
And I'm not bothered that it lacks an EVH, and it'll probably bring down the price.

It has? Every time I hear about the RX100, it is how it is pushing the limits, the #1 compact, without peers.

Now Sony's honeymoon is over and they have direct competition from a big player. This Canon looks more appealing, to me. I don't need a tiny VF in a pocket cam, I'll take the wider range and lower price any day.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:35 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (277 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.

This lens is BY FAR the most impressive of today's releases. More range AND faster than the Sony, at the same size.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:31 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (277 comments in total)
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qianp2k: It doesn't have hotshoe built-in that is a major drawback on my opinion, otherwise it seems a very nice compact camera.

Why would so many people want a hot shoe in a pocket sized compact? If you want a hotshoe, get a G1X, or an LX100, or any other option where size isn't a premium.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:29 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (277 comments in total)
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fotofantom: No viewfinder? No deal.

I prefer this one, with the built in flash, ND filter and lens cap, to the Panny, with the viewfinder and hotshoe. For me, these cameras are about all in one, easy solutions. If I want to fuss with accessories, I would take my system camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:28 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (277 comments in total)
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l_d_allan: > which should give excellent control over depth-of-field (including at focal lengths useful for classic portraiture)

Hype ... ???

To me, you need at least a m43 size sensor with fast lens to have "excellent control of DOF". Preferably even larger, like a Canon EF 85mm f1.8 on a 6d or 5d3 full frame.

It all depends on perspective and what you're used to. I shoot with my 4/3 and 45mm 1.8 and often stop down for close portraits to say, 2.8 to get more DOF. This camera should give similar results at 100mm f2.8, in a pocket camera. I'm truly impressed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:27 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (277 comments in total)

WOW. I was not expecting this from canon at all- I had hoped for essentially a 1" sensor S series, but would not have imagined such a fast lens over the range, and better controls.

This is a really nice release. More appealing to me than the rx100 (I like the added reach and the lower price is a fair trade for no EVF), as well as the LX100 (I want the ND filter, lens cap, and flash built in, and this is MUCH smaller).

Good job Canon! This is my new most wanted camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:25 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (704 comments in total)

Very nice job by Panasonic- ambitious specs, especially the lens, and a pleasant surprise with the dedicated aperture/ss/exposure dials. The controls look like they'll be great. That said, what I wanted most was an all in one solution- I'm a little disappointed that the flash, ND filter and lens cap are all add-ons. Still a cool camera, but not quite a "gotta have it" for me because of those things.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:16 UTC as 147th comment
On Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF article (41 comments in total)
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Jogger: At that price, might as well get one of the 1-inch sensor compacts. You get way more features and better/faster lens. The GM1 would have been more relevant 4 years ago.

You get a better/faster lens THAN THE KIT LENS. If you're only going to use the kit lens, yes, buy a compact. If you want the ability to switch lenses, they are too different to compare.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:24 UTC
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timo: One thing I do not need is a larger phone.

4.7" is getting a little big for my tastes...maybe I'll go with the 5S.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 15:47 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (422 comments in total)
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tinternaut: It doesn't look too bad at all, though it's a pity they didn't include a built in flash. There are likely a lot of owners of the 12mp models, who would find this a good upgrade. At the moment, the asking price is awfully close to that of the superior EM-10.

Regarding usability, I always find it a fight to activate a number of features when I use an Olympus camera for the first time:

- There's the fight to activate SCP
- The fight to activate highlight/shadow warnings
- And the fight to get Large Super Fine working.

Clearly you should see your mistake when you say 17,2 inches would be the flash range. 17 inches? My laptop screen is 17 inches.

I used the built in flash on my e-pl1 as a bounce in a pinch, and the add on flash with my e-pm2 provides decent fill flash when needed, at least to 10 feet. It's not a powerful flash at all, but it is certainly better than nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 16:04 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (422 comments in total)
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Atsel: I hope to see a new sensor in the next iteration of Olympus cameras in 2015.

I think the next model will likely have the new sensor. The 12mp version was in the E-PL1, 2 and 3. Now the new one has been in the 5, (limited release) 6, and 7. It's about that time.

That said, I think the 16mp chip is holding up better than the 12mp did- that one was REALLY showing its age at the end. The 16mp still produces pretty decent results.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 15:23 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X30 enthusiast compact camera article (43 comments in total)

This announcement probably makes a lot of x10 and x20 owners happy :P

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 14:12 UTC as 3rd comment
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (149 comments in total)

proprietary file system? NOPE. I had an Iomega network drive that did the same thing, and it was a huge pain in the ass. I've had 2 devices with proprietary file systems crash, and good luck getting the information off of those drives without replacing the device.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 15:02 UTC as 31st comment
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JJ10: What is the point of this news item if it is restricted to one country only. I thought this was meant to be an international site. Why cant I watch this simple promo video here in Australia?

There seems to be way to much restriction on this site of late.

Has there been some public outcry about this ghastly font that no one likes? If so I haven't noticed. I guess it's just a slow day for things to complain about... :P

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 13:22 UTC
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Cheng Bao: I notice some photos are deliberated dial down exposure for 1.xx stop, then pushed up in acr by 1.xx stop, why?

I do the same thing, but that seems a bit strange to do with sample images- I imagine many people take them at face value at first glancing, thinking what they see is what they will get...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 19:58 UTC
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cainn24: A superzoom without an EVF is an abomination. Really. Look that word up. Here:

a·bom·i·na·tion
[uh-bom-uh-ney-shuhn]
noun
1. anything abominable; anything greatly disliked or abhorred.
2. intense aversion or loathing; detestation: He regarded lying with abomination.
3. a vile, shameful, or detestable action, condition, habit, etc.: Spitting in public is an abomination.

They bother me deeply...

It was announced in 2011, so I'm not surprised. I agree that if bargains are what you're looking for, discontinued models are the way to go. Still, there have been plenty of advancements that don't show up in headline specs, like sensor quality, AF speed, etc., over the last 3 years.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 13:42 UTC
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beavertown: Another piece of super junk.

Change the sensor to 1" please.

Still no EVF in 2014?

These larger superzooms are the segment where to me, it makes most sense to put EVFs in consumer grade models- hand holding a 1000mm zoom at arms length is going to be a real challenge for many people. They'd get better results with the EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 13:39 UTC
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p5freak: Boring, waste of resources.

And yet I bet they sell more of these than, say, the G1Xii..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 13:37 UTC
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Michael Ma: Samples overall look a generation or two behind the latest smartphones. Sacrifice that for refocus, dof, 3d....maybe worth it for some, not worth it for others.

I agree, when the video got to the part about the depth aware editing, I said "wow" out loud.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 17:56 UTC
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