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On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1514 comments in total)

E-M5 first, E-PL5 second. Both give you excellent IQ without a hernia.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 15:01 UTC as 387th comment
On Jenny E-M5 Test photo in CrashE3's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Great shot. Nice bokeh for f2.2. I think the foreground softness makes the photo more interesting, despite what some say about it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 15:12 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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Col Hanzaplast: Microsoft never refunded for BSOD...

I thought Bob was cool, but I like Holgas too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 00:45 UTC
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Yanko Kitanov: Too late - the image of the product is settled among the masses and the image of Fuji has been confirmed again - a producer that doesn't care for client support at all...not the best LT strategy.

It's obviously not too late for you to use this excuse to bash the X10 again. The image of the product is only settled among Fuji-hating bigots like you.

Get a life, Kitano.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 00:39 UTC

This is the 670th comment on this article already. Get a life, people!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 14:36 UTC as 19th comment

Recent X10 reviews:

http://www.digital-photography-school.com/fujifilm-x10-review

http://photographic-central.blogspot.com/2012/02/fujifilm-x10-review.html

http://danbaileyphoto.com/blog/fujifilm-x10-camera-full-review/

Win some, lose some. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 14:31 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)
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Digart: Is the X-Pro-1 truely a 16Mp camera or a 'dumbed down" 8Mp camera? The reason I'm asking is because I just returned my X-10 after I found out that it really wasn't a true 12Mp camera, but actually a 6Mp cam. Of course, the X-10 uses "voodoo" EXR sensor technology, which hopefully is not the case with the Pro-1. :)

The X10's EXR sensor can record either one 12mp image or two 6mp images that the camera combines into one to increase DR etc. You had the choice if you had learned how to use the camera better.
The X-Pro1's senor isn't EXR, so it's always 16mp (although I suspect a firmware change could allow it to do 2 x 8mp images).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 13:49 UTC
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)

Flickr's Fuji X-Pro 1 Discussion Group has a a long discussion of Vlad Dodan's Hands-on preview of the camera

http://vladdodan.ro/blog/fuji-x-pro-1-hands-on-preview/

The discussion includes more comments on the X-Pro1 by Vlad D.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/fuji-x-pro1/discuss/72157628853642203/#comment72157628925304179

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 13:40 UTC as 134th comment
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)
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Khizer: Please upload Sample Images so that we can compare with Canon Powershot G1X. Thank you.

I hadn't heard of lmgtfy before, but I found it has a bad reputation. Check this before you use almico's link:
http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/1075/when-is-it-acceptable-to-link-to-lmgtfy

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 13:10 UTC
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PolarHki: It would be great if that planned new X body below the X-Pro 1 would have:

- A micro four third-type sensor, with the same sensor technology as used in the X-Pro1 (so maybe image quality/resolution would get comparable to a "usual" APS-C sensor)

- Rangefinder style body, but smaller than X-Pro1 (maybe about like X100)

- Hybrid viewfinder like X-Pro1 / X100

- Fully articulated screen

- Decent built-in flash, in addition to external flash shoe

- A good range of buttons for direct manual control, although not necessarily as much as on the X-Pro 1 (won't be reasonable on a smaller body either)

Such a camera would be a clear buy, at least for me, but I believe for many others, too.

Fuji's cheaper X-mount camera is certain to have an APS-C sensor. The company has said they don't intend to enter the micro four thirds market. They say they're aiming higher with the X-series. And it wouldn't make sense to have a M43 sensor in a camera with its shutter in the body that uses X-mount lenses designed to cover APS-C.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 19:16 UTC

Fuji's Kayce Baker said some of the same things in her Imaging Resource interview as Adrian Clarke said the same day. But each of them mentioned things that the other one didn't. Here's Baker's news and views:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2012/01/12/imaging-resource-interview-kayce-baker-fujifilm

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 18:58 UTC as 23rd comment
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Almeida: "The firmware update [for X10], that addresses the hard-edged white discs or orbs generated when highlight regions clip, will reduce but not completely remove the effect."

That doesn't bode well...

(disregard)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 18:33 UTC
On Fujifilm updates firmware for X10 compact article (47 comments in total)

Fuji is dealing with X10 problems very quickly, even before the camera goes on sale in North America. I hope they'll be quick with their next X100 update. I love my X100 as it is, but it still has have some unresolved firmware problems after Ver. 1.11.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2011 at 14:48 UTC as 8th comment

Henry's in Toronto told me today that they expect their first X10's in mid-November. They have no word on accessories yet.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2011 at 21:52 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
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24images: It seems a nice camera . Since I ve been so disappointed by my X100, I am suspicious. I don't believe this view finder will be better than the pathetic one on the G11. 85% coverage and no parallaxe correction, forget about it !

The word is oxymoron (no comment) and you have no idea what it means. Use a dictionary.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2011 at 21:44 UTC
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djec: so just to be clear, this 'mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera' ... with ‘resolution and low noise [that] will surpass the 35mm full size sensor.’ doesn't actually exist? kinda more of an ambition on fuji's part then. might as well have thrown in that it's smaller than a pack of cigs and costs only £9.99.

The DC Watch report says it will be introduced at CES 2012 next Spring. "smaller than a pack of cigs ...£9.99"? What are you smoking?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2011 at 20:20 UTC

Fuji's Tokyo press conference was held mainly to introduce the X10 to the Japanese market. Most of the DC watch report is about it. That report also includes photos of some interesting Fuji sales breakdown charts etc.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2011 at 20:13 UTC as 58th comment
On Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS preview (181 comments in total)

I'm very interested. This lens can replace any M43 kit zoom for a camera as pocketable as one with a pancake at an affordable price. It may become my E-PL2's first Panny lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2011 at 12:58 UTC as 46th comment
On Fujifilm announces X10 high-end enthusiast compact article (279 comments in total)

My X10 on order at Henrys in Toronto. The guy to talk to there is James O'Callaghan, who took my order. He expects I'll get mine from their first batch, which is expected in early November.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2011 at 11:31 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus launches VF-3 and announces E-PL3 US pricing article (55 comments in total)
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kahren: this is almost the same thing as the vf-2, why bother? the price is a lot better, so i think its a better deal for those who were contemplating buying the vf-2. but why not tailor to an even wider market if you are going to bother with making another VF. IMO they should have made this an even lower spec one, like the panasonic lvf1 and sold it for $99 instead. :(

Maybe the VF-3 stays where you angle it better than my VF-2, which swings up and down too easily. Hoping the new VF has click stops or at least more resistance to movement.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2011 at 13:19 UTC
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