vapentaxuser

vapentaxuser

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On Just posted: Pentax MX-1 Preview Samples article (51 comments in total)
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sonnief: naw I'm confused to choose this or the LX7

I would go with the LX7. The MX-1 is a fine camera but that Pana-Leica lens on the LX7 is really something else. Both are about the same in terms of ISO performance.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2013 at 03:44 UTC
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vapentaxuser: Would make a great, discreet little street shooter. Especially if the AF performance is as good as I suspect it will be. I do think Panasonic should have incorporated a touch screen on this model though.

Is there any information on when Panasonic expects this model to start shipping?

Amazon says it will ship July 5th.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 17:54 UTC

Would make a great, discreet little street shooter. Especially if the AF performance is as good as I suspect it will be. I do think Panasonic should have incorporated a touch screen on this model though.

Is there any information on when Panasonic expects this model to start shipping?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 04:56 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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Anfernee Cheang: "Enthusiast" DC without hot shoe? That sounds funny to me...

I like EVF while all other specs are the same. However, without an EVF I still can shoot. But without hot shoe I can do nothing under certain circumstances. I'd prefer Nikon P7700 in this case, with same 1/1.7" sensor and a brighter F2.0-4.0 lens. P7700 does not have EVF, but instead it has a fully articulated LCD.

Why would it sound funny not to have a hot shoe? It's far from the first enthusiast compact not to have one. It defeats the whole purpose of buying a camera like this.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 04:50 UTC

Mostly impressive except for the incandescent light shot. The auto white balance did a terrible job there. Has been an issue on past Rebels as well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 03:16 UTC as 32nd comment

I like the image quality overall. The photos have a typical Nikon look to them, which is to say that the level of sharpening and contrast is on the conservative side (vs. Canon) but that isn't a bad thing at all in a lot of instances and leads to a more natural look. The color reproduction looks quite good as well.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 15:01 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 article (379 comments in total)
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David Franklin: Well, most of these comments just prove that the internet is the true home of the great critical thinkers and corproate product analysts of the 21st Century. Not.

This camera is probably a very good idea. I hate to seem to "defend" a billion-dollar corporation, but so many comments here that this camera is not enough of an innovation for them is merely a reflection of their own narrow and relentles search for the "next thing" that conforms to their own narrative.

To me, smaller is better, with a 40mm pancake for vacations and weekend walk arounds. Takes my Canon lenses and HAS AN OPTICAL VIEWFINDER, so I don't have to view on an LCD, hold the cam awkwardly and put an extra layer between my eye and the world. I know about the add-on optical and shoe-mounted EVF's, and the more expensive cams with built-in EVF's. They make mirrorless cams more tolerable, but also, more expensive, and still don't compare to the viewing experience of even the puny optical viewfinders of the Rebel series.

It's tempting to bash Canon Rebels right out of the gate because there aren't a lot of whiz-bang features on them. But in the instances where I've used one, I've always enjoyed shooting with them. Everything generally works as it's supposed to and works well. Plus I think Canon has the best color reproduction out there with its images.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 14:23 UTC
On Nikon CoolPix P330 Preview preview (89 comments in total)
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stdavid: No hot shoe is a killer for me. I wonder how much more space and technology it would be to make the flash on this camera a controler?
Nikon always seems to miss the boat on their compacts.

That would defeat the whole purpose of a camera like this. The idea is to have it as compact as possible, but give you more control and better image quality than your average point and shoot.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 14:38 UTC
On Nikon CoolPix P330 Preview preview (89 comments in total)
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thx1138: Yikes, good to see Nikon's lens speed still puts it alongside Canon S1110 for worst effective aperture f/8.5 or so wide open. Much worse than their P7700 and trailing the other competitors by quite a margin - up to two stops at the tele end.

You mean F5.8

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 14:36 UTC
On Nikon CoolPix P330 Preview preview (89 comments in total)

It looks like a fine camera but between this and the Canon S110, I would still go for the S110 due to the touch shutter/touch focus feature.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 04:57 UTC as 42nd comment
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Marcelobtp: Did you guy really looked at the files? I am the only one who thinks the noise is just too much? Every image for me is just washed by the color noise, no fine detail and the lens is just soft. I have my nex 3 and i do think it has the same softness. I will wait for the raws, but something is not right...

I really looked at the files and they looked pretty good to me. About on par with other contemporary sub-$1,000 APS-C cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 15:57 UTC

I hate to drag K-n R--kw-ll into this comments section, but he keeps making statements to effect of "Sony doesn't have resources to do what Canon and Nikon do in terms of perfecting image quality" - which seems like a bunch of baloney. I mean, maybe that was true a few years back, but I think the images that come from this camera and other recent Sony cameras compare very nicely with the big two.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2013 at 14:44 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On Sony announces SLT-A58 20MP mid-level DSLR-style camera article (128 comments in total)

It seems like a pretty nice camera, if a little unexciting. I am curious to see how that new kit lens performs. It looks like it has better build quality than the old kit lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 23:27 UTC as 12th comment

I like what I see, overall. It uses that tried and true 16MP sensor. I like that the battery life has improved (according to Sony), and I like that they are using the 16-50 lens as a kit lens, which I think is better optically than the old 18-55 (not to mention more compact). I noticed they cut the screen resolution in half over the NEX-F3, which is unfortunate, but not the end of the world.

But really, how much can you knock a camera which gives you the same quality as DSLRs in its price range but can fit in your pocket?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 14:41 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)

I kind of wish they would sell this camera in a bundle with both the 18-105 lens and the 35mm F1.8. Even if they charged something like $1,100 for it, you have a versatile travel zoom and a fixed prime lens which will make better use of the 24MP resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 16:34 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)
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Hugo808: What exactly do all these extra pixels actually do that gets everyone so excited?

Other than clogging up your hard drive they don't seem to have any purpose, these pics sure as hell don't look different enough to warrant an upgrade from the D5100.

And the EOS 650D pics look much better to me, and that camera has 6mp less!

I think it's all marketing, people will get scared if they don't have a camera with the biggest numbers.

I have to agree with you on the D5200 vs. D5100. If you're really looking closely, the D5200 is slightly better than the D5100 but not by much. Certainly not worth an upgrade from an image quality standpoint. But might be worthwhile for the performance boost.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 20:27 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: F3.5 - F5.3. Enough said! When are the manufactures going to stop giving consumers what they ask for(30x zoom) and give them what they need(F1.4-F2.3) like the LX7 has.

@Karroly My sister knows much less about photo gear than I do and she's still a better photographer than I am. She has taken better pictures with her little circa-2007 Fuji point and shoot than I have with my Pentax DSLR. Not everyone aspires to be the next Ansel Adams. There is nothing wrong with Fuji marketing a travel zoom camera to the casual photographer. In fact, it's more camera than a lot of people would ever need.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 02:09 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: F3.5 - F5.3. Enough said! When are the manufactures going to stop giving consumers what they ask for(30x zoom) and give them what they need(F1.4-F2.3) like the LX7 has.

Not everybody has an enthusiast mindset when choosing a point and shoot camera. A lot of people just want something that has more versatility and features than their phone camera has and don't really care how fast the lens is. What Fuji offers here is a pretty reasonable package for that kind of photographer. Don't really understand what's wrong about the company listening and responding to their customer base. I think that works out better than the company trying to tell the customer what they think is best for them.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 16:34 UTC
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Airless: This has got to be the worst product announcement in the history of digital cameras. Nikon is going to get destroyed by this failure of a system.

If someone gave one to me for free, I wouldn't turn it down. They're not bad cameras at all. I think the S1, especially, is a decent amount of camera for the money.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 01:07 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax MX-1 hands-on preview article (173 comments in total)

I have no problem with Pentax using the (presumably Sony) 1/1.7" sensor in their camera. It has proven a good performer in the other cameras where it has been used.

What I really think Pentax should've done to really distinguish it from the crowd, given its reputation for affordable weather-proofed options, is given the camera weather-sealing. Even if it meant the price approaches the RX100, it would be something unique in this crowded field of cameras.

One thing I do like is that they use DNG as their RAW format..meaning you can get your new MX-1 and start shooting and processing RAW photos right away.

But I will reserve final judgement until I get my hands on it and shoot with it. It's tempting to dismiss just based on looking at the specs...but it could end up being a very enjoyable camera to use. Especially if the AF system is halfway decent for this class.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 17:09 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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