szlevi

szlevi

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On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)
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comet suisei: I would like to have this body with the Fujifilm X Sensor and either Zuiko or Fujinon lens, it would be the best package out there

So I'm guessing you want shittier (noisier) high ISO performance and constant focus hunting...?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 02:18 UTC
On Sony QX100 preview (158 comments in total)
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fastglass: Ah, just noticed ... NO RAW (RAW+JPG) - (which, I just checked & the RX100 II does have) ... too bad!

Micro-SD is a bit of a shame too, though somewhat understandable given the package size ...

Cheers.

imo

What's wrong with microSD?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 02:01 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)
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StevenE: It's micro 4/3, so you can forget about shallow DOF.
If that doesn't bother you, then this format could work.
Non starter for me, unless it can fit in my pocket.

I must be dreaming then - my E-M5 gives me plenty of shallow DOF with my Oly 45/1.8 lens...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 16:30 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Tsk. tsk. tsk...
Again, that "Panasonic Colors" look...
Sad.

Huh?
It's a Sony sensor, just FYI.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 16:28 UTC
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wayoutwest: I bought a Nikon 1 V1, when the price plummeted. I really like it but the V2 looks bigger and uglier. Surely the point of having a small sensor is to make the camera smaller? Sony did a better job with the same size sensor.

Its not surprising that the 1 system isn't doing well but I don't think that means that mirrorless cameras are unappealing. They just have to use the advantages of mirrorless instead of making something that looks like a DSLR.

"there are two groups, have future: NEX, EF-M, and X,"

You mean besides MFT, the one that started the mirrorless revolution and produced cameras like the OM-D?
If someone wants to play safe Olympus and Panasonic are the two safest bet in mirrorless, it's quite obvious.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 21:08 UTC
On Hands-on with the Sony Xperia Z camera post (8 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: Any of these new high-end phones include image stabilization?

All Sony Xperia phones have top-notch stabilization since their debut couple of years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2013 at 17:58 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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Tape5: Men's comments about their OM-Ds sound like teenage boys describing their first girlfriends to their liberal mothers:

Yeh mum...I know I will not marry her and all that and I know there are better girls out there for me .....but ...she is so unique, so different, so good....I love her so much it gives me a belly ache just to think about it....Please mum ....can you try and understand ?

And you sound like some creepy hick from the sticks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 17:29 UTC

If it's an Apple-like design: yawn... no, thanks, I have seen enough boring, lame, bland flat alu or white plastic design, sorry.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 04:47 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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montxsuz: I am happy DxO user and will upgrade. I do not find the i/f clunky, but usable. Lightoom i/f frustrated me because it has hidden functionality that was difficult to find and switch off - which ruined by colours. DxO saves me many hours every month with automated processing and fantastic results, and is an essential part of my shooting workflow. It has less - but different - functionality to Lightroom (which I also own) - with better performance. (DxO is single component, Lightroom is overall workflow). I use DxO for all DSLR (Nikon) corrections and Lightroom for compact cameras (because DxO doesn't support Panasonic Raw well). Been using DxO since an early version. I also own Capture One, but never use that.

I export images to DNG, which I archive. For image management, I use MS Expression (Not Phase One MediaPro which replaced it), because Lightroom is too slow, but I then use Lightroom to create my photo website. Thumbs up for DxO.

DXO's interface is a joke compared to Lightroom, seriously. Clunky, extra clicks abound everywhere, not really intuitive, forget UI auto-hides etc. And, of course, all this with a lot slower update cycle for TWICE the price if you have a more expensive cam... ridiculous.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2012 at 18:35 UTC
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Dan Ortego: Initially, I had mixed feelings about DxO Elite 7.x but those guys keep plugging away at a pretty good clip with updates. The 64-bit update was really nice and I noticed a slight speed increase again with this one. Hopefully, they'll support more file types so I don’t have to use Lightroom quite so often. I would also like to see more ZA lenses supported but I won’t hold my breath.

Yeah except it takes them 4-5 months to introduce support for the Olympus OM-D vs Adobe's of releasing LR4.1 (first beta then final) with full support only *few weeks* after OM-D started shipping.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2012 at 18:33 UTC
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threeOh: @rondhamalam
"That's why Panasonic buys the whole Olympus company in an Acquisition."

Better read the news more carefully, and not in forums. Last week Panasonic stated it no longer had any interest. They were after the health care bit. But restructuring costs were too uncertain. Interpretation, the camera business would have been shut down and/or folded into Panasonic.

...which practically would mean paying for Olympus' entire digital camera business only to shut it down - shareholders would revolt, that's for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2012 at 19:35 UTC
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iflash: The strap lugs feel like pebbles when the camera is in the hand. Had to remove them and attach a wrist strap via the tripod screw thread. They should have been recessed into the body.

I'm a 6'2" ~220lbs guy and have zero problem with the strap, I honestly don't understand all this stupid whining about it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2012 at 19:33 UTC
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szlevi: Apple's whole implementation sucks, big time. The iPhone 4S employs the same Sony EXMOR R sensor like my year-old Xperia arc yet my phone blows it out of the water...
Old but representative: http://www.xperiablog.net/2011/10/16/camera-shootout-iphone-4s-versus-xperia-arc/

My next phone will be probably an Xperia S this Summer so once again Apple will have a good 6+ months to catch up with the iPhone 5 in the Fall (Xperia S started shipping in March) and I'm sure they will stick to the same sensor vendor (Sony) and matching chip (currently 12MP Exmor) again - we'll see how the 5 will measure up to this: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/sony-xperia-s-1069980/review/page:6#articleContent

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2012 at 04:43 UTC
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szlevi: Apple's whole implementation sucks, big time. The iPhone 4S employs the same Sony EXMOR R sensor like my year-old Xperia arc yet my phone blows it out of the water...
Old but representative: http://www.xperiablog.net/2011/10/16/camera-shootout-iphone-4s-versus-xperia-arc/

To be honest my link above was just the first one I found online and it's likely not the best one - apparently the idiots wrote the review managed to use different ISO, different exposure, different focus point, different metering etc etc - but it clearly shows that iPhone simply inferior when it's compared to the Arc. When I got my Arc ~1.5 years ago almost everybody had iPhones (4) around me and their camera wasn't even a competitor. Then came the 4S, along with the story that it's got the same sensor and I was very curious - and once again, all my friends and colleagues admit that it's still behind the Arc. Nowadays almost nobody has iPhone anymore, everybody is using Android phones and they are even worse usually. :)

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2012 at 04:43 UTC
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szlevi: Apple's whole implementation sucks, big time. The iPhone 4S employs the same Sony EXMOR R sensor like my year-old Xperia arc yet my phone blows it out of the water...
Old but representative: http://www.xperiablog.net/2011/10/16/camera-shootout-iphone-4s-versus-xperia-arc/

"Quality difference between Xperia and 4S are negligible,
because folks who need real quality will never use a cell cam in the first place."
That's downright silly - quite literally you cannot take shots with an iPhone that you can easily take with my Arc, period.
For starter you don't have the same settings from Apple, you need a 3rd party app but that's fine. Then you cannot keep taking shots continuously, at a rate of less than a second per shot. Then the utter lack of continuous AF in video, the blown-up colors etc etc.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2012 at 04:43 UTC
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szlevi: Apple's whole implementation sucks, big time. The iPhone 4S employs the same Sony EXMOR R sensor like my year-old Xperia arc yet my phone blows it out of the water...
Old but representative: http://www.xperiablog.net/2011/10/16/camera-shootout-iphone-4s-versus-xperia-arc/

You mean the one where you can actually SEE the dynamic range, see the details of the bread slices, see the small pores of the leafs, see the individual threads around the roll...?
Yep, that's the Arc.
The ones where you cannot see all those things are the iPhone.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2012 at 04:25 UTC
On Pentax K-01 studio test shots published article (146 comments in total)
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ronniemac: 'The Pentax K-01 compact system camera has been selected as a Product Design 2012 winner at this year’s red dot design awards in Germany. The award – the red dot – has established itself internationally as one of the most appreciated quality seals for outstanding designs'.
Clearly we are not all agreed on what constitutes good design, but I for one, really like it.

But then again, Germans - they like scat p0rn too...

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 23:26 UTC
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Joseph S Wisniewski: There are several cameras that seamlessly start new files every time a 4 gig file fills. That "concern" is a non-issue.

There really aren't any concerns about cameras overheating, either. Build it for liveview, and the heat producing display and processor pretty much run full time anyway.

Last part is unfortunately not true: Sony's NEX-5 and NEX-7 cameras both automatically shut down after 15-20 minutes of recording due to overheating. If you try to power up and continue recording it will shut down again immediately - you have to wait until it cools down.
Bad design, that is.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2012 at 18:07 UTC
On Pentax K-01 studio test shots published article (146 comments in total)

WOW, that's one really BUTT-UGLY camera... not retro, not modern, just plain UGLY.
Seriously: did someone really get paid for designing this awful-looking crap or is it just the CEO's dumb cousin who needs some credits to show his 'artistic talent'?

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2012 at 18:44 UTC as 6th comment

Priceless. :)

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 19:44 UTC as 90th comment
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