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On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (992 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: Within the criteria dpreview uses to judge cameras, they find the LX100 to be excellent.

Your criteria, my criteria ... might well be different, and in my case they are different. The days when digital cameras can be evaluated in an absolute good-better-best sense are long over. dpreview can rank it silver, gold, platinum or chocolate cream with pink sprinkles for all I care ... all that tells anyone is how much they like it, not how much you should like it.

Reading the comments, some people really need to chill. Personal attacks on the authors for liking a camera more than you do is just way out of line. Unacceptable.

Well, what else should people do with their spare time when they've got a roof over the heads, their bellies are full of food, and no militias prowl their streets?

This is why the West must bring its capitalist democracy to the rest of the world: so that they, too can be free to argue about cameras on the internet.

After all, the rest is taken care of for now and eternity...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 16:40 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (992 comments in total)
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Morten Rasmussen: Dpreview are Panasonic fanboys. You should consider this when you read their reviews.

What I mean is;

How come a camera that was launched so recently already gets a review and a very good one, when the Sony a5100, which, I may add, probably blows the LX100 out of the water, and is same size or smaller, doesn't get reviewed.

It's always the same when panasonic ships a new camera Dpreview is right there, but not so much with the other brands. One could get the impression that they benefit somehow.

There's that phrase again - "blows it out of the water".

You'd think that, considering the enormous variety of photographic endeavors and the absolute capability of pretty much every modern camera relative to the entire history of the tool, people would stop using such facile and ultimately pointless cliches.

I guess that's the internet for you - particularly the photographic internet - and extra-particularly DPreview, for whatever reason.

(Oh, and bonus "points" for implying that DPreview is paid to review Panasonic products early - very classy.)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 16:32 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (992 comments in total)
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limlh: A good compact apsc mirrorless is not much bigger than this and offers better controls, more DR and lower noise.

What is it about comparisons between the LX100 and APSC mirrorless cameras with single focal length lenses attached? What nonsense.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 03:29 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (992 comments in total)
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dwl017: Sorry my Samsung NX300 with 45mm F1.8 prime will blow this thing out of the water. Im sorry but $900 for m4/3 fixed lens is surely a joke. No way in the world with so many other options. You would be better off with a first edition Sony RX100

Any detachable lens alternative is a much better buy.

"Blow this thing out of the water" - cliche much?

The only joke here is your risible comment. Maybe that's why you keep saying "sorry".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 03:26 UTC
On article Samsung NX1 real-world sample images (326 comments in total)
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kai liu: man, the detail is crazy good at low ISO. High ISO I can see is below average for APS-C camera. ISO 800 already a lot of noise. It is similar to my MFT camera.
The 50-150 f2.8 is so goo. F2.8 so sharp.

ChuckTa: that's not a very good example - the image is cropped/downsampled to 1091x1200 and compressed to 280KB.

If there were noise in the original, you'd hardly be able to tell in this version - so whatever you think you're seeing is not a useful indicator of the EM5's performance.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 15:48 UTC
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Peter Bendheim: The barrel machining and finish looks horrid. The screw area is unpainted or worn. There have always been plenty cheap and nasty optics around, ultimately you get what you pay for.

Maybe the optics are better. But lenses are an investment, bodies are not. I'd rather spend extra for lenses.

"Horrid"? Exaggerate much?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 19:43 UTC
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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 article Olympus Capture software now available for E-M1 owners (37 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 article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (441 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 article Olympus Capture software now available for E-M1 owners (37 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 article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (441 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 article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (441 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
On Connect post Instagram Hyperlapse app creates smooth time-lapse video (33 comments in total)
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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
On Connect post Instagram Hyperlapse app creates smooth time-lapse video (33 comments in total)
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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
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