Sergey Borachev

Sergey Borachev

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Joined on Jan 16, 2012

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On HTC introduces One M8 for Windows Phone post (14 comments in total)

Who cares about Windows for phones?? Learn from Nokia's mistake.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 05:31 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (620 comments in total)
In reply to:

Black Box: "The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is one of the most exciting 'compact' cameras to come along in some time."

Four months to be exact. :-)) March 2014 Sony RX10 review:

"it's the best big zoom camera on the market." (sic!)

Boy, are you fickle. :-))

So, why are some cameras taking you forever to review?

generations to review? :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 09:20 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (620 comments in total)

Still nothing about how well the 5-axis IBIS on this camera works. Did I missed it?

This is one of the most important performance results I look for with such a long lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 07:46 UTC as 140th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (629 comments in total)

Another flop from Canikon in their MILCs. For this kind of money, a DSLR would be better for anyone wanting to shoot sport and action. For other types of shooting, there are much better mirrorless cameras. Failure #3 for Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 22:38 UTC as 158th comment | 1 reply
On Ricoh releases GR firmware 4.0 article (57 comments in total)
In reply to:

Sergey Borachev: Nice! but how about a fix for the exposure problem. It under exposes so often without too much provocation.

Thanks, CarVac.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 10:06 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (728 comments in total)

Same problem as the NEX-6, no difference, even though this camera is better featured in many ways. It is really good if you do not need other lenses or if you are happy with ordinary IQ from the kit lens. Once you start getting more than 1 lens for it, and only the expensive Zeiss etc are really good, then many equations change. The value of the system is then questionable when compared to Fuji or M43 cameras. The handling becomes an issue too as those quality lenses available for it, besides far and few between compared to other brands, are big and heavy for the small camera. A Fuji system would be more balanced as the lens and body size and weight are better chosen. So is a M43 system, which would be smaller, better balanced but has a slightly smaller sensor. Sony might as well make this a fixed lens camera and drop the price another $100, as it is mainly good or worth buying for use with only its kit zoom lens. Or, make bigger and higher-end bodies with more controls

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 09:55 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Ricoh releases GR firmware 4.0 article (57 comments in total)

Nice! but how about a fix for the exposure problem. It under exposes so often without too much provocation.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 13:17 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)

All the good stuff squeezed into a pocketable camera. Fast lens, high IQ sensor, tilting LCD, ND filter, EVF, and a flash that can be pulled back to bounce.

If the lens quality and build quality (especially EVF) turn out to be good, then this is the ultimate!!

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 22:59 UTC as 563rd comment | 5 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (657 comments in total)

Canon really really need to put sensors that are competitive in their cameras. It seems all their cameras are DR challenged, from compact to FF. Time to consider buying Sony sensors and just give up on making your own sensors, Canon.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 13:54 UTC as 103rd comment | 5 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (629 comments in total)

With an IBIS, advanced AF features, and continuous viewing in the viewfinder, this looks like the perfect camera to use the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 22:21 UTC as 60th comment
On Olympus Stylus SH-1 real-world samples gallery article (61 comments in total)

A lot of people simply missed the point. This is not an enthusiast's camera. Nothing with such a small sensor and slow lens can satisfy enthusiasts. Fancy EVF? RAW? Fast lens? Better IQ and larger sensor? Go get the Stylus 1. This is a small camera.

This is probably the best travel zoom or go anywhere camera for the owner who must get that picture and getting the picture is more important than getting the best IQ. I think its 5-axis IBIS, usable for video as well as stills, coupled with the extra long zoom range will help to bring back a good enough picture or video in some situations when other cameras of its size fail to do so. So, it is a safe bet as a reasonably priced snap shooting camera for travelling, for a family member who has little interest in the intracacies of photo taking but just want to get photos or video with a small camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 02:35 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)

Canon, put a Sony sensor in next time, or a sensor that is competitive, then I'll be more interested. A larger than M43 sensor sounds nice, and so does the lens spec, on paper, but is the IQ actually better? We will have to find out about its IQ later, and also whether its IQ is actually noticeably better than a similarly priced E-M10 kit, to give up features in the E-M10 like the nice EVF, lens interchangeability, and more.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 09:31 UTC as 68th comment | 4 replies
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (485 comments in total)

I will buy the K-3 right now if a weatherproof version of the 18-35mm f/1.8 could be available. That would provide something truly unique like no other camera or brand can, combining the nice IBIS and weatherproof features in the Pentax and the great performance of that fast versatile zoom from Sigma.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 22:13 UTC as 113th comment | 3 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II real-world gallery article (132 comments in total)
In reply to:

orion1983: For me, DR is just too much compact-like (i.e., bad/low...too often "just white)" instead of APSC-like. And why? Because they do not WANT to! It would be no problem to take their best APSC and downgrade it to 1.5", but THAT would cut/destroy their low- and midrange DSLR Business. It´s ALL about marketings!! :(

What do you expect? when even their flagship 5DIII has ordinary DR?

It's really nice to have a big sensor in a small body, but unfortunately it's a Canon sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 08:33 UTC

Windows, no thanks
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Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 22:42 UTC as 11th comment

The real questions to me are, compared to the TZ60 and FZ200:

1. How well does this new in-lens 5-axis IBIS work in stills and video?

2. How good is its 1/2.3 sensor IQ?

Nothing else is really important. If it has better image stabilisation and also better IQ than other cameras with the same size sensors, then it will be a great pocketable camera. All the fancy specs and design mean nothing unless they can produce the desired results. We need to see the test results.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 23:06 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies

So, Olympus, this is admission that there is a shutter shock problem with the E-M1?

Good to know that there is a solution for the E-M1. Could it not be used to fix the E-P5, which is by all account ruined by a more severe shutter shock problem. And, shouldn't it be used for the E-M5 and also all future OM-D cameras, if not all Olympus cameras?

Let us have the firmware updates for the other cameras, Olympus.

I think Olympus is changing. Lens hoods for the 12-40mm and then the 25mm f/1.8 lenses. Firmware updates that actually provide additional features in the E-M5 and E-M1. Bravo, Olympus. Keep it up.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 11:47 UTC as 54th comment | 5 replies
On Apple applies for dual-sensor camera patent post (71 comments in total)

Did someone file a patent for the steering wheel+brake+petrol pedal interface in a motor car? If not, maybe I should quickly do that and get very rich. One of the football teams filing a patent for the slam dunk in basketball to prevent other teams doing it? A patent for a recipe? Where will this end and how much is this costing consumers?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 22:06 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
In reply to:

Sergey Borachev: The only reason I still look at a Pentax DSLR is its IBIS, unique among current DSLRs, and so a Pentax is the only camera that can fix the only flaw of the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8.

Unfortunately, a Pentax is still a Pentax, i.e. that Sigma lens with Pentax mount may not be here for a very long time, if ever, just like this review or any accessory for a Pentax.

So, it might help to wait for the lenses and accessories to be available first before buying this K-3, as by that time you might be looking at a K-1.

Sony SLT still being made? I thought the last A77 was allowed to die, no?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 21:41 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

The only reason I still look at a Pentax DSLR is its IBIS, unique among current DSLRs, and so a Pentax is the only camera that can fix the only flaw of the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8.

Unfortunately, a Pentax is still a Pentax, i.e. that Sigma lens with Pentax mount may not be here for a very long time, if ever, just like this review or any accessory for a Pentax.

So, it might help to wait for the lenses and accessories to be available first before buying this K-3, as by that time you might be looking at a K-1.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 21:30 UTC as 130th comment | 6 replies
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