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zodiacfml

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On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (353 comments in total)

Sigh, Canon is too comfortable with their sales with no upgrade yet with the image sensor. By now, the G series should have been at the level of the Nikon 1 and Rx100, in terms of sensor size.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 14:05 UTC as 56th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (516 comments in total)

Excellent and now with a hot shoe, but the price killed it for me. The price is too close to a Ricoh GR though Sony still deserves to price it that high.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 02:46 UTC as 73rd comment | 10 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (516 comments in total)
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Raist3d: I tried a Sony rx100 mk II for some street life. Bought one and returned it within the hour.* Great camera for many things but didn't find it too hot for street life work. I sincerely find the Pentax Q line faster with greater usability for that kind of work. And the Sony at tele goes very slow.

Still have to give sony the kudos for packing so much high tech in the little space and above all the LCD. The LCD is hands down best in class of any LCD I have seen on any camera. With the power on sun mode I had direct clear sky sunlight falling on it and it still was very visible with great contrast. The fuji xm1 for example has a mode like that but the LCD becomes washed out and hard to judge exposure.

Sony- if you could make a camera like this with faster response, less zoom range and higher quality lens (wasnt too impressed with some of the ghosting) and faster I would be interested. Or even a prime set. But for now it just comes across to me as a camera trying to be "too smart" and "trying too hard"- sort of what Zack Arias said in the x100s review.

* I made it darn clear to the store I may return it according to their policy if it didn't work for me to make sure and they fully encouraged me to give it the try and return if it didn't work. I double clarified that they were cool with that before buying.

prime please..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 13:02 UTC

Dp merrills studio comparison tool please. :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 05:52 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (222 comments in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 20:16 UTC as 23rd comment
On How many megapixels do you need? post (226 comments in total)

Entertaining read even for a longtime DPR reader here. I agree on all statements, except one which is unfortunately is the most important, the answer to the question.

In my opinion, the answer would depend on the quality and size of the lens. It would be pointless to ask for even more resolution if the lens installed is limiting what the camera's electronics can do. The Pureview 808 does it magic with a high quality lens and not on only pure megapixel count.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 19:39 UTC as 70th comment
On Welcome to our studio test scene article (275 comments in total)
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SergioMO: What a monster ! Phase one !

What is amazing it still shows a little better IQ in Print Mode at the very difficult areas.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 17:31 UTC
On The Sony QX10 in action, cyborg style post (19 comments in total)

that looks hideous...i was expecting a pair of those beside each eye.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 20:04 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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Ayoh: Something seems not quite right here. At all resolution levels including "Print" and "Web" the E-M1 has visually similar noise level (perhaps within 0.5 EV) to the Canon 5D Mark III (within the shadows in particular). Theoretically there should be a 2 stop advantage to the 5d, and even is the E-M1 sensor has better per-pixel S/N performance than the 5d, I would not expect them to be so similar.
Were both sensors really exposed to the same amount of light per sensor area?

You must have been looking at jpeg samples. The 5DIII despite being behind Nikon in sensor performance, still is substantially ahead of the m4/3 sensors even at a print size of 8MP.
What I find revealing though is how close the m4/3 sensors perform versus APS sensors, even the d7100. The APSC might be resolving better but I doubt it useful at 8MP print sizes, even the RX100 MII is not far behind in that mode. Very interesting times.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 06:51 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: We are still in the beginning of the digital photography era and people are scared, obsessed, prejudiced, manipulated, influenced, etc. So they can't observe things in peace, form an educated opinion without interruption and 'sage advices' from 'pixel-peeping gurus', 'tech pundits', lobbyists, never sleeping 'f-stoppists', paranoiFFs, etc.
I think m4/3 has its place in the world, it deserves to be more often considered and fairly reviewed, and I wish Olympus and Panasonic all the luck with it. E-M1 looks like a brilliant camera.

Hmm, not really. It's just the fanboys.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 06:12 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: This camera is only about 1/2 an inch narrower than the full frame Nikon D600 and it is not much cheaper. The difference in image quality between a 4/3 sensor and a full frame is huge. The Olympus therefore sacrifices image quality without any benefit in compactness or a much lower price. Olympus fans may swoon over this new toy, but most other photographers will simply walk away.

It's entirely a different market. The consumers chose to go and pay for a m4/3 that satisfied their needs in terms of performance and image quality, and the size/weight advantages is good value for them.
As someone already stated above, IQ is sufficient at print sizes. It was a revelation to me using DPRs new studio tool and the (8MP)Print Mode.

The EM-1 is a flagship product with an even smaller performance/price ratio for a niche market.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 06:01 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: A great follow-up of the E-M5.

I really like this no holds barred attitude in Olympus.

The E-M5 will be updated soon, having many of the new features of the EM-1 minus the pro specs.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 05:46 UTC
On Check out the first images from the iPhone 5S post (71 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Latest and greatest of Nokia, doesn't impress much with very slow shot to shot times.
What I don't like is Apple being conservative with the camera hardware and other parts, which I think they are saving for the next iPhone soon.

I've heard they're going to upgrade the display with something bigger and more resolution, and surprising upgrades. I like the upgraded flash of the 5s, nothing has done it before.

I almost missed that 5C pricing, with a plastic case and a not so latest hardware. I think Apple does not want people buying the cheaper one, pricing it so close to the flagship phone.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 19:44 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2081 comments in total)

Hey Panny and Oly, are you not still going to make an RX100 equivalent?
With the prize of the RX100 M2, to me that sounds profitable.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 14:47 UTC as 369th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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Markintosh: I'm happy for Oly fans, but personally don't see the point in bulky, oversized mirrorless camera with small sensor compare to DSLR. The price of body and lenses is separate story — you can find the full frame options very close to this price. All impressive features still doesn't make this camera a professional tool — and here Olympus lost the touch with reality a little bit. Again, this is just my personal opinion.

In my opinion, FF is a different market. It is significantly larger and better image quality. I think Oly priced the EM1 just right, positioning it against flagship APSC DSLRs.
Some people are willing to pay the price for a compact/lighter system, especially those making money from their photography.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 14:38 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2081 comments in total)

In Print Mode (8MP), the RX100 is making a compelling case here both in resolution and higher ISO, even after including the d7100.

I suggest more Print modes such as 15MP and 20MP. Though I won't be printing that large, it is a fun tool and keeps me coming back.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 14:20 UTC as 371st comment
On Check out the first images from the iPhone 5S post (71 comments in total)

Latest and greatest of Nokia, doesn't impress much with very slow shot to shot times.
What I don't like is Apple being conservative with the camera hardware and other parts, which I think they are saving for the next iPhone soon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 13:14 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies

I have a feeling there's going to be an iPhone 6 soon (with a slightly larger screen), sold along side with these two.

Though I'm not a fan of Apple, 8MP is sensible. A smaller MP count allows for faster processing and other benefits. I wish they keep increasing the sensor size for low light, social picture taking without the flash.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 12:59 UTC as 51st comment

Nice job Oly. This is how Canon should be innovating.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 07:14 UTC as 46th comment | 5 replies
On 6 things iPhone photographers want from Apple post (66 comments in total)

Probably, 2.0 aperture, 13mp, and better flash. That's it. If people are just going to add filters on their photos, why would Apple bother?
A larger sensor would appear on a bigger iPhone though since it will provide more space than Apple will need.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 22:51 UTC as 18th comment
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