zodiacfml

zodiacfml

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On Sony A3000 preview (678 comments in total)

This is in stark contrast to the Canon G16 that has nice handling and heft but with a sensor for point and shoots (which also costs more).
It is a joy to use but I'd rather choose a camera that produces images that are a joy to work on.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 16:22 UTC as 130th comment
On Sony A3000 preview (678 comments in total)

Hmmm....It has Wi-Fi as stated on the Sony ILCE-3000K/B PDF Spec Sheet.
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/a3000-Spec-Sheet.pdf

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 13:50 UTC as 167th comment
On Sony A3000 preview (678 comments in total)

One thing they left..... is to remove the AA filter for this unbalanced/unusual camera. It is as though, a small, cheap car with a huge engine. It just appears better in paper for me as a geek/gear head.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 13:32 UTC as 172nd comment
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Mirrorless Crusader: NEX FF will have about one stop slower lenses than typical Canon or Nikon offerings. It would be a good idea to make the lenses smaller to suit a smaller camera and to make them cheaper. and the stop difference won't matter that much because it will have an amazing Sony sensor with great high ISO performance.

Same here. But in my case, I would like to have FF in good light since lenses are sharper with FF and probably a bit better DR.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 12:33 UTC
On Sony A3000 preview (678 comments in total)

Very interesting.....creating a body to look like a DSLR so that a NEX competes with the DSLRs.

In analysis, if this has all the parts of NEX 3n at $400 then the low quality EVF and LCD is warranted. But, how much is it going to add for a modern LCD?!!! It's as though, they tried too much to achieve the" three" hundredth digit on its price(/w kit).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 12:18 UTC as 190th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G16 Real-world Samples Gallery article (92 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: I'd rather save money....with the EOS-M.

Right; but it is a lot cheaper with better IQ. The G is nice to handle though.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 05:36 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G16 Real-world Samples Gallery article (92 comments in total)

I'd rather save money....with the EOS-M.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 21:25 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
On Canon PowerShot G16 Real-world Samples Gallery article (92 comments in total)
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JWilkinson Studios: why would anyone want this? For the price I could go get a mirrorless and take way better pictures.

It's the price. I like the G1X, but the price.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 20:54 UTC

Canon=huge dinosaur
These stuff are uncool.
There is little value in adding social media capability even to the avid social media user because why bother if it is still best done on a smartphone especially those with data plans?

Step it up.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 18:13 UTC as 43rd comment | 7 replies

And they expect people to buy these at prices near RX100.....now that they're easier to connect to social networking sites.

Annoyingly, Canon is really taking their time.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:16 UTC as 83rd comment | 2 replies
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Jogger: This actually did happen in the form of digital backs for MF cameras.

I meant, you only have one ISO for film and that didn't stop people in the day to take nice pictures. Besides from my quick comment above, Auto ISO can be set on the digital back which I realize as I type it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 17:19 UTC
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Jogger: This actually did happen in the form of digital backs for MF cameras.

Right. I never thought changing ISO or WB on the device would kill this idea since WB or ISO is not necessary to change if the file format is RAW.

The killer, I think, it's just physically impossible to retain the original back/appearance to fit everything and secondly the economics.

Yet, what if you could put all the battery, electronics on an external brick and with high speed data cable connected to the installed sensor? It's ugly and cumbersome but some people would be willing.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 15:36 UTC
On Pentax Q7 Review preview (240 comments in total)

It is still a good effort from Pentax, and according to some comments, it doesn't have an AA filter which shows nice detail in the RAW files beating the LX7 slightly and the LX7 with probably slightly inferior 1/1.7 sensor.

The body and lenses are cute and with competent image quality is pretty much compelling. In contrast, their Ricoh GR is completely serious, purposeful compact. I would agree that Pentax Q has value for its uniqueness yet useful.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 08:05 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

Hi Nikon, I liked your 1 system early on but the price is out of reach back then.
Since I'm not so much an ILC guy, why not fixed lens zoom/prime based on Nikon 1 parts........so that we have a compact that stands against the RX100?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 16:07 UTC as 87th comment
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Peter K Burian: The RX1 with a huge 24x36mm sensor is a fabulous camera for sure and is $2800. But, the sensor is SO big, that the lens is large. That's why they do not make it with a zoom lens: the camera/lens combination would be too large/heavy and expensive. That would make the camera unattractive to most buyers. I don't think we need sensors this large in a camera with integral lens.

I am testing the 20.2 megapixel Sony RX 100 II now, and it uses a moderately large 1" sensor: 13.2x8.8mm. So even with a zoom lens, it is not a large/hefty package and it's relatively affordable ($750) . I am impressed with the image quality! The pixels are moderately large. **If this were a 16 MP camera (plenty of resolution for most uses) the pixels would be even larger.***

With the current technology, the 1-inch sensor size seems like the ideal compromise in my mind.

With DXOmark's data, they scored the RX100 with a 6MP rating for resolution which is pretty good since APSC cameras with kit lens has similar performance.
If we're going with a camera that I like such as the Ricoh GR with a similar price as the RX100 II, only losing the zoom, I get better resolution (scored at 13MP), DR, and ISO performance despite using an old sensor. I could crop the image in a Ricoh GR and probably get a usable 3x or more zoom, depending on personal taste.

Despite lusting for FF gear, I reckon that it is APS has that balanced compromise in terms of a photography tool and that excludes its capability as an ILC. Acceptable Bokeh and market is for PROs and newbies at the same time.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 19:00 UTC

Hmmp, great dynamic range in a MFT sensor. APSC or FF formats should have this by one or two years ago if not for the obsession with the MP count.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2013 at 04:34 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
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zodiacfml: Hey Oly and Panny, why not a MFT sensor on a fixed lens compact? Remove the AA filter while you're at it.

Remove the Fuji x100 due to the lens and VF making it large....but there's value in a collapsing lens camera. If it can be done on APSC, much more on MFT. I would prefer a very fast, prime lens though, over a moderate aperture 3x zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 13:10 UTC
On OMG Life Autographer Quick Review preview (123 comments in total)

it will take trashy imagery since you can't predict where it will shoot.
how come it doesn't have GoPro like sort of attachments where it will have almost limitless applications?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 13:02 UTC as 76th comment
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zodiacfml: Hey Oly and Panny, why not a MFT sensor on a fixed lens compact? Remove the AA filter while you're at it.

I agree with that since there never has been a fixed lens MFT despite it is technically possible.

What I really meant was, I think it's time to come out with that high quality,fixed lens cam now that many people/reviewers are arguing that MFT has little success in the future due to compact APSC & FF formats with just the right size and IQ. e.g. Ricoh GR and RX1.
Ricoh GR/Coolpix A/X100/RX100 is a nice market to get a piece of.....with a MFT LX OR XZ.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 12:25 UTC
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Kodachrome200: dxomark says the rx100 has 6 real megapixels from a 21 megapuxel sensor. the ricoh GR has 13 from a 16.

seems to make the point clear

...there are MFT and APSC cameras with zoom lenses with the same or near 6 MP score. huge exception to the Sigma 18-35mm zoom though.
anyway, the RX100 MP count only hurts if shot in RAW due to larger file sizes.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 09:29 UTC
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