Jim

Jim

Lives in United States CA, United States
Joined on May 12, 2001

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On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (271 comments in total)
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Photato: Incomplete test without the Samsung Note 4.
Also, the LG G2 and LG G3 can shoot Raw (DNG) with an app XCam LG.
The Note 4 and LG G3 can save pictures on microSD cards and the battery can be swapped. Just like dedicated cameras.

Let the readers do the recommendations instead.

I completely agree. Not including the Samsung Note 4 when it's been widely known, evaluated, and found to be excellent by this time is weak, to be generous. I own one and can tell you the image quality is simply excellent for a phone camera. What makes this all the stranger is that the Note II (!!!) IS included in the list when it has already been superceded by TWO models of the Note.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 15:55 UTC
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Jim: Rhetorical Question: I wonder how much better the G3X image quality will be over an SX50HS when compared at 600mm and below? Especially so, since the SX50HS can be had for $200. Maybe it's just me but I am not seeing the value proposition here.

If you accept the fact that neither the SX50HS or the G3X is pocketable, then the pockets needed for either is more in line with those found in a jacket. That was all he was trying to say.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 06:48 UTC
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Jim: Rhetorical Question: I wonder how much better the G3X image quality will be over an SX50HS when compared at 600mm and below? Especially so, since the SX50HS can be had for $200. Maybe it's just me but I am not seeing the value proposition here.

I don't disagree with that. All this is still reasonably speculative and we'll all see soon enough when the production level product is released.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 21:29 UTC
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Yannis1976: Well no worries, the market will actually give this product the position it deserves. Fortunately there are plenty of alternative options. I really wonder if the marketing or sales people of Canon surf these forums...

Fully agree...the market will ultimately decide.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 17:49 UTC

Rhetorical Question: I wonder how much better the G3X image quality will be over an SX50HS when compared at 600mm and below? Especially so, since the SX50HS can be had for $200. Maybe it's just me but I am not seeing the value proposition here.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 17:47 UTC as 41st comment | 7 replies

The same rinky-dink tilt-only LCD as on G7x...Disappointing.

Jim

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 17:35 UTC as 43rd comment
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Augustin Man: Wow! Interesting to say the least, but how big and heavy would be that "grote" zoom? Besides, after the SX60 cold shower, I feel like treasuring my dear SX50, but also like moving away to other brands :(

I agree and am seriously considering an FZ1000. We'll know more in the coming days.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 01:18 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (281 comments in total)
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princewolf: This is one rare case where the airplanes are more of interest to me than the camera they are shot with...

I'm an airplane enthusiast too. I have to say that this Nikon D750 is truly an outstanding camera. In the hands of people who really can bring out the best in it, it's stunning. Those shots of the aircraft that were very dark (to wit: the Mig-15/F-86 and the Lockheed Electra) and they used the features to downplay the highlights yet bring the shot to life without bracketing were absolutely amazing. Wow!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 04:01 UTC
On Canon announces five PowerShot compacts article (150 comments in total)

How completely uninteresting and uninspiring can these releases possibly be? As a long-time Canon user and proponent, no releases at all would make more sense than these offerings. They make the company look foolish and unfocused. Canon can do much better than this...and it's time they showed it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 06:43 UTC as 15th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

When Canon does lame things like this they really cheapen their brand. It's a great company that makes great products but both the marketing fool that thought this foolishness up as well as the idiot who approved it should be shown the door. They're not helping their cause.

Jim

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 17:52 UTC as 333rd comment
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (176 comments in total)
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Jim: It's not much smaller than the G1X Mk II. Both appear not to be shirt pocket-able but both do appear to be jacket pocket-able. Given this and the fact that the G1X Mk II isn't much more money, why not buy a G1X Mk II instead of the G7 X?

To David Hart - Precisely. And with the G1X II's superior image quality and only marginally higher purchase price, I just don't see a market for the G7X...unless the price is closer to a $499 list price. At this price point.the two cameras have enough separation to make sense.

...just my take.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 08:21 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (176 comments in total)
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Jim: It's not much smaller than the G1X Mk II. Both appear not to be shirt pocket-able but both do appear to be jacket pocket-able. Given this and the fact that the G1X Mk II isn't much more money, why not buy a G1X Mk II instead of the G7 X?

That was my point...it might be smaller than a G1X2 but considering size AND weight, it really isn't practically shirt pocket-able.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 05:21 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (176 comments in total)

It's not much smaller than the G1X Mk II. Both appear not to be shirt pocket-able but both do appear to be jacket pocket-able. Given this and the fact that the G1X Mk II isn't much more money, why not buy a G1X Mk II instead of the G7 X?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 23:20 UTC as 48th comment | 8 replies
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (503 comments in total)

IMHO, what a strange review. On one hand, the reviewer criticizes Olympus for producing a camera that is too point-and-shoot emphasized and then goes on to say that the camera can be customized to be very much acceptable to enthusiasts. I think he was a bit unfair by saying he was disappointed with his initial shooting experience without mentioning the customizing potential of the camera BEFOREmaking that statement.

Jim

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 20:50 UTC as 46th comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2129 comments in total)

Good article...clear, concise and informative. Good job!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 14:57 UTC as 370th comment
On Canon USA brings white EOS Rebel SL1 to America article (119 comments in total)

Perhaps it's a MILSPEC model for the 10th Mountain Division so they can take pictures and remain camouflaged in the snow. What a complete waste of time and energy...lame, actually.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 19:58 UTC as 20th comment
On Samsung NX30 real-world samples gallery article (62 comments in total)

The colors in many of these pictures look very washed out. Weak.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 16:24 UTC as 9th comment
On CES 2014: Canon Stand Report article (48 comments in total)

What a completely underwhelming presence by Canon. Why bother to even attend the show. Low end offerings...gee, great. Glad I wasn't there.

Jim

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 16:28 UTC as 9th comment
On Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' article (162 comments in total)
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mister_roboto: ...weird.

Although to be fair, Canon is usually a super conservative company with it's products, so I'm a bit surprised they made this.

I imagine there will be a phone app made by someone shortly that does this (if there isn't one already).

This thing reminds me of the camera version of IBM's ill-fated PC Jr. computer that came out years ago. It's the big grown up company trying too hard to be hip...and doesn't pull it off.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 20:53 UTC
On Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' article (162 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: The new year starts pretty badly...

Totally agree, Jerome...nothing would be better than this.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 20:47 UTC
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