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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

The results are bellow expectations because the XAVC Codec implementation in this camera is still discarding Chroma information, just like H.264. It is 4:2:0 instead of 4:2:2.
That, and the tiny pixels.

However anyone can see the advantages of full sensor readout.

Hope in the next iteration of this camera the sensor has larger quality pixels instead of quantity. Almost all professional video cameras have only the pixel they need like 8 or 10MP, which is also plenty for still photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 15:08 UTC as 208th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

Wow Full sensor readout for video!
Sony does it again! They are making the most interesting cameras these days
Very likely I ll switch fron Canon to Sony in the near feature.
Sony if u r listening.
Make a 3D camera. I need to feed my Sony 3D TV with awesome content.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 17:22 UTC as 590th comment | 1 reply

They copied even the Apple flaws, how retarded.
One of the weak points of the iPads so far is the missing of a LED light, like the iPhones have.
Also the iPad mini Retina has a sub par display (small gamut) compared to Google Nexus and Amazon Kindle which uses Quatum Dots display. I hope these Xiaomi knock offs at leas have a better screen than the iPad mini.
Wonder if it comes with a Calculator and a Voice Recorder App since Apple stubbornly refuses to include with iPads.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 22:30 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (658 comments in total)

I don't know why people keep comparing this Canon to the Sony RX100. Different sensor size, different overall size and different zoom range.
When compared to ILC cameras, then this Canon G1XII is not so impressive.
For the same money people can get a much better package getting a Sony A6000, is like.... no comparison.
I don't know what was Canon thinking by intentionally crippling this camera in features that wouldn't cost anything to implement, my ancient Canon Pro1 has features this camera doesn't have and lets not get started comparing it to what a smartphone can do these days.
Unless Canon is happy to charge much less of the suggested price is my guess, but I don't see this camera selling well.
Another camera for the landfill in a few years.
Sony A6000 is much more interesting option for about the same price.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 19:33 UTC as 187th comment | 10 replies
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io_bg: Interesting, can't wait to see how it compares to DSLRs.

I predict, it'll get to higher ISOs before noticing any noise.
If this baby reach sub $1K street prices I'd switch to Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 00:02 UTC

Wow, kudos to Sony.
It really needs a flipping monitor though.
Sony is once again leading the way.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 23:57 UTC as 76th comment
On CP+ 2014 interviews: What we learned article (93 comments in total)
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Dennis: It's disheartening when the executives draw conclusions about our preferences from our buying habits. When 50mm lenses sold well, manufacturers designed new 50mm lenses specifically for APS-C, rather than 58mm or 60mm or 70mm or anything that resembles a portrait tele. So here we have the claim that westerners buy based on size. Because the SL1 didn't sell well ? (As pointed out, it's very expensive as an entry level product). Based on mirrorless sales ? There are loads of possible reasons that mirrorless hasn't sold well to date; sluggish AF performance and lack of viewfinders in affordable models come to mind. Also that much of the US has little exposure to mirrorless models - I can't think of where I can go see a Panasonic or Olympus m43 body without taking a day trip to NYC. There are probably closer places, but it would involve googling and at least an hour drive to somewhere I've never been. Ditto Fuji. Companies need to understand what we want; not what we've bought.

Here in the US, you won't find a Canon EOS M at any local retail stores, yet the Canon SL1 and Rebels are everywhere.
There was no marketing campaign either.
So how Canon expect to sell any mirrorless in the US?
Is like they never wanted to.
Besides, with new product categories such mirrorless you start with a model designed for early adopters and enthusiasts, not amateur consumers.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 15:32 UTC
On CP+ 2014 interviews: What we learned article (93 comments in total)
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a Michael: For some reason, I was bothered by the claim that consumers in the West incorrectly conflate size with performance. Until very recently, this has mostly been true. Full Frame cameras are big. The nicest APS-C cameras are big. Micro four thirds' capability has just now caught up with APS-C cameras. I suspect that many of the non-enthusiasts who step up to system cameras want something better for family photography, which is often indoor with low light, and bigger sensors are usually more favorable for that. Add to that the fact that only the more expensive mirrorless models have a viewfinder, making lower end DSLR's all the more attractive. And concerning size, if you're just using the kit lens and not carrying around other lenses, there really isn't that big off a difference in size between an entry-level DSLR and mirrorless camera. Either way, you're buying something that isn't pocketable so why not get the bigger sensor with a viewfinder?

If Size is Better in the US, then they need to explain the success of GoPro Cameras, iPhones or iPad Minis.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 14:39 UTC
On CP+ 2014 interviews: What we learned article (93 comments in total)

If Smartphones killed the P&S, I wonder what killed Nokia, Blackberry, HTC Motorola and hurting Microsoft?
The current state of the photo/video industry is rather boring.
It needs a player to shake things up.
Canon in particular seems to have stalled, reminds me of Microsoft, just getting by confident in its comfort zone update after update.
Currently the market is so saturated and mature that from now on it'll be more commodity replacement rather than have to have it upgrades.
But there are still lots and lots of exciting things that can be done.
The industry needs a visionary, enthusiastic, creative company.
Give us some magic and you'll get our money.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 13:53 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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AbrasiveReducer: With all due respect, I could learn more from reading Popular Photography. Example. The 11-22 is indeed a very good lens. So, one might ask them what is it about this particular lens that makes it unsuitable for sale in the USA but just fine in Canada?

The 11-22 EF-M lens BOYCOTT in the USA has to be one of the most interesting questions.
Not even the mighty B&H has an imported copy to sell.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 18:53 UTC

Canon Executives should have asked DPR:
Why not a review of the First and only Canon Mirrorless ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 18:46 UTC as 95th comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)

Video not Professional.
Chroma Resolution 480 x 540 pixels

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 04:23 UTC as 270th comment | 1 reply
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binauralbeats: Don't need 4k in a smart phone. I'd rather pay much less ($350) and get a nexus 5.

You cold have 4:2:2 at 1080P, more efficient.
But what a naive consumer knows about chroma sub-sampling.
4K is an insult to consumers. Well, maybe they deserve it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 03:50 UTC

4k on a phone! lolz
You gotta be kidding me.
Marketing BS reigns supreme!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 03:47 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On Eye-Fi Mobi Wi-Fi SD card review article (100 comments in total)
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Adrian Harris: If it doesn't do ad-hoc networks, how on earth did the reviewer get the card to work outdoors - IE. Remote area with no WiFi around?

It does peer to peer. I can send pictures directly to a tablet, computer, etc no router needed.
Even the old model which I have does peer to peer.
These cards are useful for certain cases but most of the time I use regular SD cards, cheaper, faster.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 15:39 UTC
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Valen305: Insightful interview, but the explanation for the odd design of the Quattro makes no sense whatsoever. How does that body resemble a dslr? ...wait, let me smoke some crack... oh, now I see it.

My guess is that it is a model were compactness takes a second place to ergonomics. Still it looks as if the handle could have been a bit shorter but not having one on my hand is hard to judge properly.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 12:02 UTC
On Fujfilm interview: 'The only way is to keep innovating' article (228 comments in total)

Sony and Fuji made the same mistake in releasing too many products.
They should take a page from Apple and focusing instead in few refined products. Simpler, cheaper and customer doesn't get confused .
I would have only 2 models in the mirror-less segment. Basic and Premium with a 2 year hardware cycle but several firmware upgrades along the way.
If they need more variety, at least make a more distinct product like a mono chrome model. I know many people would buy a second body to have it .

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 11:36 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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Prognathous: Is Cosina a more significant lens maker than Tokina?

Yes they make Lenses for other brands as a contract manufacturer and pehaps design as well. Apparently Cosina make lenses for Fuji and Sony mirror-less mounts among many others.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 11:21 UTC

Sigma already achieved the Wow product with the 18-35 and the 35 lens. Hoping they keep making more amazing stuff.
Native lenses for the Canon M please :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 11:00 UTC as 59th comment
On CP+ 2014: Things we found that had been cut in half article (107 comments in total)

Very interesting, than you.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 10:29 UTC as 40th comment
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