Jim

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

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On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (568 comments in total)

I like the original black...easy to read and the photos "pop" better. I'll stick with the tried and true.

Jim

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 22:37 UTC as 25th comment
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Jim: Why bother with articles like this? It's a complete waste of time, particularly on a camera that has been out for so long. How about concentrating on more camera reviews and lens reviews? This ranks right down there with the lame humorless cartoons that used to be run (which aren't any more, thankfully).

To mxx, Thematic and ace106...You're welcome to your points of view and I respect that. To me it's a waste because: 1) the camera will be under warranty for a year, 2) after that it probably won't be worth fixing given the cost between fixing it and purchasing a new model, and 3) given 1) and 2), the likelihood that I would tear a camera apart, purchase a internal camera part (other than something very minor), and put it back together is zilch. Anyway, it's just my take...no intent to offend.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 01:36 UTC

Why bother with articles like this? It's a complete waste of time, particularly on a camera that has been out for so long. How about concentrating on more camera reviews and lens reviews? This ranks right down there with the lame humorless cartoons that used to be run (which aren't any more, thankfully).

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 19:51 UTC as 4th comment | 8 replies
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bernardly: This new Sony RX10 lll drives a stake through the heart of the Canon G3X.

@Bernardly...I share your puzzlement regarding the omission of an EVF on the G3X. What's even stranger is that Canon included one with the G5X. Go figure.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 03:09 UTC
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bernardly: This new Sony RX10 lll drives a stake through the heart of the Canon G3X.

To Bernardly: Don't forget that this is the third iteration of the RX10 and Canon's G3X is their first in-class offering. I'm hoping that the G3X Mark 2 will be more competitive. The specs on the Sony RX10 Mk 3 look great.

Jim

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 20:02 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)
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Steve841: Intended customer, blah, blah. People buy these or are talked into buying and have no idea what they are doing. Thus they get returned.

Only a few months ago the T5 refurbs with kit lens was $200 on CANON"S site. Give this one a while and the same thing will happen. Same as with T3 and numerous canons.

Sometimes a store will offer store credit instead of a refund if there was nothing wrong with the product. This is why the "it seems to have a problem" excuse is offered in order to obtain a refund.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)
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xmeda: More electronic waste... hmmm. People, be sane and buy some used higher level body instead of these ultraplastic attempts.

Agreed...It's not the plastic; it's the weak feature set for the money.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 19:16 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)
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xmeda: More electronic waste... hmmm. People, be sane and buy some used higher level body instead of these ultraplastic attempts.

Exactly right...especially when the (much) better camera doesn't cost that much more.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 13:21 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)
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Jim: This budget line of the Rebels is one that really baffles me as to why Canon even bothers offering it. The price point is such that a regular full-featured Rebel (with the latest/more recent Digic processor) just isn't that much more yet offers a great deal more in features. This line gets creamed on resale value too. I realize that Canon's goal is to sell their higher margin lenses but T5/T6/etc. bodies just make zero sense to me.

Respectfully, your reply ranks right up there with "If you don't sin, you go to heaven." Yes, everyone knows that. It just seems like an orphan product line given the relatively small price difference between it and the regular models. Anyway, it is what it is.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 21:22 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)

This budget line of the Rebels is one that really baffles me as to why Canon even bothers offering it. The price point is such that a regular full-featured Rebel (with the latest/more recent Digic processor) just isn't that much more yet offers a great deal more in features. This line gets creamed on resale value too. I realize that Canon's goal is to sell their higher margin lenses but T5/T6/etc. bodies just make zero sense to me.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 16:37 UTC as 44th comment | 5 replies
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Vegetable Police: I can actually see a Canon representative holding the G7X mark 2 backing away into the bushes somewhere.

And no 4K either. Amazing.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 21:42 UTC

Why Canon omitted 4K capability is incredible. I'm not into video but the 4k video would allow me to pull 8MB stills from the video frames. However, there are plenty of folks that ARE into 4k video. Jeez, what is Canon (not) thinking by this omission in 2016?

Jim

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 05:37 UTC as 65th comment | 3 replies
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)

Per photo 2 verbiage in the last sentence, "...gaining 5D-series-style crenelations around the edges, while maintaining the portcullis-like surface patter. "Crenelations" and "portcullis-like"...are you kidding? Nobody speaks like this. Hilarious, really.

Jim

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 00:26 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies
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Tim Gander: I couldn't give a flying fart at a rolling donut about these cameras, but why bitch about them? There are still plenty of people who don't want a smartphone or who want to keep their telephone separate from their camera. Still lots of people who just want point and shoot with a zoom. These cameras won't sell in the quantities they might once have done, but the beauty of cheap electronics is that the likes of Canon can fill just about every imaginable niche without breaking the R&D piggybank. Anyway, what is it all the "professors of photography" like to say on this forum? "The best camera is the one you have with you." You can't say that and then start prescribing exactly which camera everyone should have with them.

I hear you because at the end of the day they're just cameras...not a cure for cancer. Maybe it's just that there's little else to talk about at the moment. :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 17:45 UTC
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Tim Gander: I couldn't give a flying fart at a rolling donut about these cameras, but why bitch about them? There are still plenty of people who don't want a smartphone or who want to keep their telephone separate from their camera. Still lots of people who just want point and shoot with a zoom. These cameras won't sell in the quantities they might once have done, but the beauty of cheap electronics is that the likes of Canon can fill just about every imaginable niche without breaking the R&D piggybank. Anyway, what is it all the "professors of photography" like to say on this forum? "The best camera is the one you have with you." You can't say that and then start prescribing exactly which camera everyone should have with them.

Fair point except that the cameras most people have with them these days are smartphones. Fewer and fewer people want to keep cameras and phones separate. The reason for this is straightforward: smartphone cameras are rapidly getting better and better and have crossed the threshold of image quality acceptability. Why have two devices when one will do? And, for most people, having a phone along is clearly the priority. But if the camera comes included with the phone, all the better.

...just my 2.5 cents worth.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
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Martian Keyboard: A new super zoom announcement is always good news to me.
If you have never used a super zoom, you may not realize what these cams are about.
They are incredibly adept at capturing distant information.
Stabilization and target assist are the two main features of importance.
Not EVF , or the small sensor.

When a new super zoom announcement is made, it means that the stabilization and target assist features are improved, making these cams even better for capturing distant information. No other cams can do this.

Try one at a store and you will be able to read a hand written note across the street in another store. The stabilization is key, and it keeps getting better.
You will amaze your friends when you show them something impossible, like name tags on workers three stores down the street.

Incredible fun and usefullness with these cameras.

Fair enough. The truth of it is that none of us have seen a significant number of images. The market will judge soon enough.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 04:33 UTC
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Martian Keyboard: A new super zoom announcement is always good news to me.
If you have never used a super zoom, you may not realize what these cams are about.
They are incredibly adept at capturing distant information.
Stabilization and target assist are the two main features of importance.
Not EVF , or the small sensor.

When a new super zoom announcement is made, it means that the stabilization and target assist features are improved, making these cams even better for capturing distant information. No other cams can do this.

Try one at a store and you will be able to read a hand written note across the street in another store. The stabilization is key, and it keeps getting better.
You will amaze your friends when you show them something impossible, like name tags on workers three stores down the street.

Incredible fun and usefullness with these cameras.

Buy why but these new offerings when you can get an SX 50HS refurb for between $150-250 or one used in excellent condition for about the same money? IMHO, you'd have a lot more camera too if GPS, etc., etc. aren't that important.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:06 UTC
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Fellwalker: Bridge camera with no viewfinder. No GPS. Not an entusiasts camera.

Maybe the GPS doesn't but an EVF on a superzoom (regardless of sensor size) at longer focal lengths is a "must have" item. This is just not a debatable point.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:02 UTC
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Jim: Why bother with these? Canon continually comes up with something that's just not interesting. The same goes for their ELPH's too.

I can't argue with that.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:10 UTC

Save the money and invest it more wisely in the enthusiast and DSLR models. The cameras in today's cell phones have devoured the market for these cameras. In addition, they're about as exciting as a rusty anvil.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 16:25 UTC as 22nd comment
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