Jim

Jim

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

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On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1751 comments in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 14:57 UTC as 290th 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 19th 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 (163 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 (163 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
On Have Your Say: Best Enthusiast Zoom Compact of 2013 article (57 comments in total)
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Jim: None of them. My vote goes to the G1X.

Pssst....I'm aware of that, Barney.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 01:24 UTC
On Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 article (349 comments in total)

My vote goes to the SL1/100D...excellent camera in a very compact, yet usable package.

Jim

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 22:06 UTC as 115th comment | 4 replies
On Have Your Say: Best Enthusiast Zoom Compact of 2013 article (57 comments in total)

None of them. My vote goes to the G1X.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 22:04 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (185 comments in total)

It's probably safe to say that if a situation or place was sufficient to catch your interest and attention enough to make the effort to photograph it, it was equally interesting to cause it to be remembered.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 21:48 UTC as 70th comment
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (185 comments in total)

That study sounds like complete nonsense to me. I've never heard of anyone expressing ANY lack of memory of an event due to having a photograph present. If anything, the complete reverse is true. Nonsensical studies like this are a waste of time and money. I just hope it wasn't funded by taxpayers.

As an aside, why is this even posted on this website? Helloooooo.

Jim

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 18:34 UTC as 79th comment | 3 replies
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (619 comments in total)

What a huge yawn this thing is. Keep it out of the U.S. There comes a point where making the body smaller and smaller becomes counter productive. Anything but just about the smallest lens on this thing makes it unwieldy. From a size perspective, cameras are like keyboards in that you can only make them so small and if you keep on shrinking them they become a nuisance to use. This EOS M series is a solution in search of a problem.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 19:03 UTC as 118th comment
On Enthusiast compact camera 2013 roundup article (227 comments in total)
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steve ohlhaber: There is no excuse for leaving the Canon G1X out of this bunch. Its possibly the best fixed lens still image camera out there and its priced right at the sony rx. It can crush just about every other fixed lens camera due to the massive sensor it has. That camera and the Sony RX are the only ones I really think about leaving the SLR behind for and its not even on the list??? This list would make more sense without the sony rx in there due to its price.

Absolutely agree. Plus G1X can be had for about $455 USD. It's amazing how the G1X gets overlooked so consistently.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 04:49 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera 2013 roundup article (227 comments in total)
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Jim: Why is the Canon G1X consistently omitted from your enthusiast compact round ups? It blows the others away from an image quality point of view...not even close.

A quick search today showed the following (both new cameras, prices in US$) -

Canon G1X - $454.99
http://www.ibcart.com/details/digital-cameras/compact/Canon/Canon-PowerShot-G1-X-14-2-/5249B001?gclid=CNfCuZnUgLsCFZaUfgod2kMAxg

Canon G16 - $429.00
http://www.ibcart.com/details/digital-cameras/compact/Canon/Canon-PowerShot-G16-12-1-M/

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 19:26 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera 2013 roundup article (227 comments in total)

Why is the Canon G1X consistently omitted from your enthusiast compact round ups? It blows the others away from an image quality point of view...not even close.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 17:29 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)

This looks like a very interesting camera and I wonder (hope) what Canon will field as it's offering in this area.

As a small aside, "funambulist" and "vertiginously"?....LOL How about this one: pulleeeeeezzzzz. :-)

Jim

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 16:32 UTC as 163rd comment | 3 replies
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (351 comments in total)
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Stephen_C: I thought the G1X was the worthy successor to the G-series cameras. Coming out with the G16 when the G1X and the Sony RX100 are already out seems odd.

I think some may have a misunderstanding regarding the G1X. There is nothing on the market today that packs a near-APS C size sensor and zoom lens in such a small package.

My experience has been that the G1X's autofocus is in the same general performance category as the G11/G12...not a speed demon but acceptably decent. What often gets overlooked is its ability to really crank up the ISO and still maintain excellent image quality. Yes, macros aren't its strong suit.

As far as overall flexibility in taking images under a very wide variety of lighting conditions, it far outshines the G15/16. This is a very underrated camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 16:28 UTC
On IMG_0493 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Talk about blown highlights...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 15:35 UTC as 1st comment
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (351 comments in total)
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Jote: Bring back the 200mm on the tele-end and I'm sold. Been waiting to upgrade my G7 since like forever, but 140 is not enough for me, and I don't dare to switch to Nikon.

As HowaboutRAW mentioned, count me in as one who would rather have a faster lens rather than more zoom for a "G2X"

Jim

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 04:46 UTC
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LiSkynden: No flip out screen, no Canon G16 for me. So disapointed. I dont get why they dropped it again (G15). Make up your mind Canon. Why not making one camera that always has flip out screen.? Why drop it and then put it back and then drop it again, and ... what?

Have you considered a G1X? It's a great camera and only slightly larger than a G12.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 06:12 UTC
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