ptox

ptox

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Antonio Rojilla: Or a Sony A6000. With the compact 16-50 they are almost the same size and have almost the same focal length and aperture (well, depending on how you do the calculation anyway). The Sony sensor is not only larger, the Panny is smaller than m43 (the effective area used at least). The lens may be better in the LX100, but the EVF and AF better in the A6000. You also get double the pixels, a tilt LCD, a built-in flash and last but no least a lens mount.

http://camerasize.com/compact/#569,535.360,ha,b

I only see two reasons to get the Panny: 4K, and look and feel, as it is a beautiful camera with some nice retro controls.

"On a sensor about 3 times smaller"

Do you mean the LX100's sensor is 1/3 the area of the A6000's? If so, not so - APSC is ~360 square mm; the LX100 is ~180, or roughly 1/2 the size.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 23:52 UTC
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JordanAT: The size advantage of the integral lens is staggering. You might suspect that the interchangeable lens teams are designing to be sold based on weight or volume given the massive size of the optics compared to the on-camera version of the compact cameras. Now, I'll grant you that the optics for the LX-100 are built for a 1.2" sensor instead of a 1.33" sensor, but that 42.5/1.2 fixed lens looks every bit as large as a Nikkor 85/1.4 built for a 2.7" full frame sensor.

For those of us who have abandoned an FX (or DX) with a gaggle of lenses for something jacket-pocket portable, a 4/3 and a lens makes very little sense. I like the idea of a 4/3 mirrorless, but every time I look at the lenses they're either half the speed or twice the size of the fixed compacts.

1.2"? 1.33"? 2.7"? That's an unusual way to refer to sensor sizes...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 21:49 UTC
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nerd2: Paying almost $1K for small m43 sensor? No thanks. Also this camera simply shows how overpriced m43 lenses are. They could release separate 28-75 equiv 1.7-2.8 lens for m43 system at around $600 (which will sell well) but they chose not to.

blah blah blah handwaving conjecture uneducated guess blah blah blah

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 21:37 UTC
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hypo: "the butch high-end compacts that we enjoy today are the grandchildren of the feature-rich ambition that dropped as seeds the day the flower heads of the APS system dried up and died"

That has to be the most wonderful, baroque statement to have appeared in DPR since Phil launched the site.

Even more wonderful because the more often I read it the better it sounds (and makes me smile) and the more I realise I don't have a clue what Damien's talking about.

Well done Damien. I look forward to following your future articles.

Keith.

Hah! I laughed out loud when I read that line.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 21:10 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1426 comments in total)
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eastwestphoto: What has ALWAYS kept me from buying these high end compact zoom digitals is a lack of sunshade & Polarizer ability. The lens cap design prevents practical use of mentioned devices. Personally I have been all over the world watching idiot photographers taking photo's in the most beautiful vista's you have ever seen with these technological machines and smiled ever so dis-believingly at what they were doing? Straight into the sun, WHAT? A zoom lens with floating elements, in 14 groups that doesn't get effected by flare, ghosting; shooting into the sun, or back-lighted situations? Please!, No such animal or multi-coating can overcome refraction off multiple zoom lens surfaces!
50 years ago a photographer or motion picture photographer knew darn well that a SUNSHADE is a must! A old 60 year old folding camera shooting 120 roll film can turn out a better photo, because they had three lens elements and used a sunshade.

The LX100 has filter threads, so you can use a polarizer. I guess you could use a hood, too, if you can find one that fits the threads...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 19:18 UTC
On Olympus Capture software now available for E-M1 owners article (34 comments in total)
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cjnielsen_nz: I deliberately did *not* check the box that offers to add me to the mailing list for 'tips' however moments after beginning the download I received an email with 'Congratulations! You’re signed up to receive the latest news, promotions and tips from Olympus'

F you Olympus! NOT happy.

O wizened keeper of internet lore, thank thee for the object lesson in false equivalency - nay! non sequitur; now I also can say "I was there", when the mother of all irrelevancies was given forth unto this forum, amen.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 23:55 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (432 comments in total)
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Boxbrownie: Looks like a very interesting/nice camera......just one thing......it looks bloomin' awfull with that skinny little lens barrel extended......very embarressing :))

Embarrassing? Like it reminds you of a weenie? (Tee hee! Camera looks like weenie!)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 18:45 UTC
On Olympus Capture software now available for E-M1 owners article (34 comments in total)
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cjnielsen_nz: I deliberately did *not* check the box that offers to add me to the mailing list for 'tips' however moments after beginning the download I received an email with 'Congratulations! You’re signed up to receive the latest news, promotions and tips from Olympus'

F you Olympus! NOT happy.

It's unfathomable to see a childish tantrum thrown in public over a single unwanted email.

Doubly so considering the sender is a legit company like Olympus: assuming your checkbox memory isn't faulty, that egregious waste of unrenewable digital resources was most likely the result of a programming error on Oly's site; they have nothing to gain by deliberately angering their customers.

If the premise for this high dudgeon is that unsolicited email wastes your precious time, consider that it probably required treble the effort to excrete your mewling spazz as it did to click unsubscribe and then delete the offending missive.

"First world problems" is an overused cliche, but I have to call it here...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 18:38 UTC
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dog house riley: Masters of double talk! a two year old Australian aborigine could have said more!
Oh well didn't expect much solid news anyway.

Are we to infer that a two year old "Australian aborigine" is somehow less intelligible than, say, a "regular" two year old?

What a silly, parochial worldview you have.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 17:40 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (432 comments in total)
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b craw: This camera is impressive - period. So much excellent photography has been done with cameras that look rather primative when compared to what has surfaced in the last few years. If we aren't making great stuff now, it is all about the skill of the photographer; not that this hasn't been essentially the circumstance all along.

Well, not exactly.

This has an MFT sensor, which automatically makes it a toy not worth of "serious" photography... even though it's quantifiably better in every single way than all 35mm and smaller imaging devices prior to 2006 or so.

(Irrelevant, anyway; "serious" photography was invented circa 2008.)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 04:19 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (432 comments in total)
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supeyugin1: Alison should take care of her nail polish, it's peeling off!

The things strangers feel entitled to comment on... why should Alison give a damn what you think about her nail polish?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 04:13 UTC
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joe6pack: Seems much better than Microsoft's hyperlapse.

I think you'd need to make a number of simultaneously-recorded videos with both technologies to see which is really "better".

I wonder how well instagram's tech would handle the rock climbing video from MS - the original had dozens of quick head movements in wildly different directions, but the processed video was still smooth and watchable.

And obviously, MS's tech is better than Instagram's for any video not made with their app.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 18:47 UTC
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joe6pack: Seems much better than Microsoft's hyperlapse.

Totally different - Microsoft's can stabilize existing video; this one requires the video to be shot in the app.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 15:08 UTC
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Kim Letkeman: "The resulting video, seen in the demo below, is quite impressive. As of now, the team does not have a release date, but mentions that those who are interested should stay tuned as they 'are working hard on making [their] hyperlapse algorithm available as a Windows app' - Note that the word app most likely hints at a Windows 8 application and not legacy desktop software (sorry Windows 7 users)."

I'm looking forward to playing with this app ... and I think it might be time that users and reviewers put on their big boy pants and stop wasting so much energy whinging about Windows 8. Using dirt cheap tools from Stardock, I have been running Windows 8 exactly as I ran Windows 7 for years now.

"[Windows 8 is] a POS operating system" - because, what, you don't like the new UI? Or can you give any technical reasons without embarrassing yourself?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 04:03 UTC
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Biowizard: oh YUCK. While the city-scape bike rides looked smooth enough, the mountain climbing/hiking sequences seemed totally artificial. The way entire blocks of landscape morphed, or appeared suddenly in piecemeal fashion, reminded of all that is wrong with Microsoft Flight Simulator, when whole weather systems appear or vanish in a twinkling, completely destroying the immersive experience.

In short, there is still only one way to create decent time-lapse, and that involves tracks, servos, tripods and more, in a carefully planned fashion. Please keep this pseudo-realism away from me.

Brian

[Edited for a typo]

Oh, for god's sakes, lighten up. If this gives consumers a simple way to increase their enjoyment of their own experiential recordings, it's of significant value - even if it doesn't meet your tedious pretensions to artistic purity. Jeez.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 03:59 UTC
On Wide World in the -Boats at Sunset/Sunrise- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (1 comment in total)

lol - boat too small!!!!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 15:24 UTC as 1st comment

Does anyone know if an M-mount adapter will be possible?

EDIT: I guess it will.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 10:41 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On GoPro updates with Hero3+ post (34 comments in total)
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laikanuki2: Not impressed by GoPro. It was not long ago the Hero3 Black was introduced and it has already become obsolescent. How many of these new features could have been added to the existing GoPro Black with a software upgrade

To rub salt into the wound, my Hero3 black still freezes every so often, requiring the battery to be removed to get it to restart properly, and this after several software updates. So instead of fixing the problem and giving proper support, GoPro simply dumps it and introduces a new model. And there is no guarantee that the problem is fixed in the new model.

GoPro is treating its customers with contempt!!

Yes, they should have made it smaller and added a new lens WITH SOFTWARE! Other companies do it all the time!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 23:45 UTC
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wansai: That is not an improvement at all. Its basically calculating nearest neighbour colour for blown highlights and then doing a fill of that colour.

You can see this by the fact that the "after" shot is nearly just flat yellow. It's basically faking the colour and it looks like it.

I'd rather take the first picture; at least that has gradients and tones even if it lacks the dynamic range to fully express it.

So when Samsung says the technology "creates a physical barrier between neighboring pixels, which enables each photodiode to absorb additional photons and, at the same time, minimizes electrical crosstalk between pixels", what they REALLY mean to say is that "we're just faking the color with an algorithm"?

Enlightening. Thanks for clearing that up.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 21:11 UTC
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ptox: So they're showing off their new, super sensitive CCD featuring extra low noise readout... via a low quality promo video filled with ugly compression artifacts. Great job, Canon PR people!

@vladimir: well duh. But why not let us see its full capabilities with a high quality video? The compression makes it look like crap.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2013 at 00:36 UTC
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