vapentaxuser

vapentaxuser

Joined on Jun 6, 2012

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vapentaxuser: Does this camera have a built-in ND filter?

Another website says there is one built-in but no indication of how strong it is.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 16:26 UTC
On Pentax MX-1 Preview preview (214 comments in total)
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Casadilla: Anyone seeing what this enthusiast compact offers to the segment that doesn't already exist? Just looking as the basic hardware of sensor, lens, processor...

Sensor:
Larger than 1/1.7"? No.
Multi-aspect ratio? No.

Lens:
Faster aperture? No.
Wider FOV (e.g. 24mm equivalent)? No.
Longer telephoto? No.

Processor: TBD?

Can't say I'm very excited about this one on paper, though it's still early to know the full story.

It does have multi-aspect ratios.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 16:16 UTC

Does this camera have a built-in ND filter?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 14:31 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (582 comments in total)

Does anybody know when the Oly XZ-2 is supposed to start shipping in the US? I initially heard late October but can't find a firm ship date for the camera now.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 22:23 UTC as 124th comment | 1 reply
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Paradigm Changer: Pentax K-30?

K-30 uses the universal dng format for its raw files so it has been compatible with Aperture since its release in July.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 02:13 UTC

I would almost bet that the Oly XZ-2 and the Nikon P7700 use that sensor given how tight they are with Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2012 at 16:50 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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PeterBM: I do not catch. Is it a new sensor for future cameras or is it used in to-day cameras as the P7700?

They manufactured that one in-house. I believe that they have used Sony sensors in past cameras though.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2012 at 16:47 UTC

I bet the sensor used in this camera is the same Sony sensor used in the Nikon P7700.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 16:05 UTC as 7th comment

This is like the camera equivalent of the Chrysler TC by Maserati

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 18:47 UTC as 289th comment | 2 replies
On Canon Powershot G15 Preview preview (246 comments in total)
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nixda: A lot of people here complain about that Canon didn't innovate with the G15. I personally couldn't care less about innovation; I am much more interestd in implementation; implementation of proven technology.

What is there to innovate really? It all comes down to a decent sensor, a high-quality, fast lens, and usable controls. The rest is up to the photographer.

Swivel screen, viewfinder, flash, location of buttons, GPS, WiFi, etc., those are all highly contentious items that some care about very strongly and others not at all. To me that means that these items are not really that important in a grander scheme of things. A company has to make decisions and inevitably will lose some customers and win others.

Overall, the G15 is a decent package that will allow people to take great photos. If I hadn't decided to go with a compact ILC next time, I'd take the G15 in a heartbeat.

People would have complained had they kept the articulated LCD but decided to continue on with a slow lens and no other improvements to the camera's peformance. I think the trade-off they made with this camera is fair in order to keep it at the $500 price point, and you have to figure this camera will probably be cheaper than that once we get closer to the Holidays. Overall I think it will be a great camera as well.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 13:44 UTC
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (718 comments in total)
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Lyric: I think Nikon is trying to win a MP race here. lol. Some are stupid to jump and go with it.

By putting 24mp on a full-frame? If this were an APS-C camera then maybe that argument would have some merit but on a full-frame..that seems about right to me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 15:59 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review news story (373 comments in total)
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nosnoop: Richard Butler:

Could it be that the reason that you did not fall in love with RX100 is because you have no need for a *pocketable* camera in the first place?

I don't think enough credits has been given to RX100 as a break-through camera, and a very impressive technological piece. If you want a pocketable camera, then very few other cameras can touch the RX100.

But if you don't see the need for a pocketable camera, then obviously, there are a lot more choices out there; and little reason to like this camera.

Or maybe you should rename the Gold award to "I Love it" reward, and Silver reward to "I like it but I don't love it" reward; then there would be much less arguments.... :)

I stand corrected on that. That looked like quite a camera for its time.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 17:02 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review news story (373 comments in total)
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nosnoop: Richard Butler:

Could it be that the reason that you did not fall in love with RX100 is because you have no need for a *pocketable* camera in the first place?

I don't think enough credits has been given to RX100 as a break-through camera, and a very impressive technological piece. If you want a pocketable camera, then very few other cameras can touch the RX100.

But if you don't see the need for a pocketable camera, then obviously, there are a lot more choices out there; and little reason to like this camera.

Or maybe you should rename the Gold award to "I Love it" reward, and Silver reward to "I like it but I don't love it" reward; then there would be much less arguments.... :)

It would be interesting if one were tp take a group of hobbyists/enthusiasts, give them a week to shoot with the Canon S100 and then a week with the RX100 and then asked them which camera, overall, provided a better shooting experience. Because I think it would be a rather tough call.

There is no doubt that the Sony would outperform the S100 in image quality and it has faster AF. But there is a certain "attention to detail" aspect to the S100 that the Sony lacks in some respects. The rougher texture and the grip up front, the lens ring's decisive clicks when you go to adjust a setting, the fast firmware, the faster lens operation when zooming in and out. Each of these things may seem like nickel and dime aspects on their but they add up.

To be fair, this is Sony's first gen enthusiast compact. But for charging $650, it's a shame that Sony did not pay more attention to the ergonomics and operational aspects of the camera.

That said, I think dpreview is right on the money

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 14:08 UTC
On Pentax announces X-5 DSLR-like 26x zoom 16MP CMOS superzoom news story (408 comments in total)
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TheCyberKnight: What is Pentax thinking?
This camera has almost every single spec worse than the old Panasonic FZ-150. When you release something this late in the game, at least make sure it has an advantage over the reference device.

Aside from the low price, this camera is totally boring.

I'm not sure why Pentax would try to out-spec the FZ150 in a $280 camera. A better comparison to this camera would be the FZ60 or the Canon SX500IS.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2012 at 01:33 UTC
On Just posted: Quick Pentax K-30 samples gallery news story (94 comments in total)
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vapentaxuser: I think it's almost a carbon copy of the K-5 in the IQ department, which of course is not a bad thing. My only gripe with the Pentax K-30 in the short time I have had is that it tends to underexpose in some shooting conditions...but I would rather it underexposed than overexposed. I am not blown away with the 18-135WR lens, but overall I think it does alright optically. I thought the now discontinued 18-250 was of better optical quality... but of course that lens is not weather-sealed. But overall I am very impressed with the K-30... AF performance has improved over prior models quite noticeably as well.

I never said anything about this being my only lens.. I was just making some observations about the optical quality of the lens as I find myself using it a lot. And I honestly don't think it's that bad. I wouldn't use it for critical work... but the optical quality to me is satisfactory in most situations.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 21:40 UTC
On Just posted: Quick Pentax K-30 samples gallery news story (94 comments in total)

I think it's almost a carbon copy of the K-5 in the IQ department, which of course is not a bad thing. My only gripe with the Pentax K-30 in the short time I have had is that it tends to underexpose in some shooting conditions...but I would rather it underexposed than overexposed. I am not blown away with the 18-135WR lens, but overall I think it does alright optically. I thought the now discontinued 18-250 was of better optical quality... but of course that lens is not weather-sealed. But overall I am very impressed with the K-30... AF performance has improved over prior models quite noticeably as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 18:24 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Preview:canon-eos-650d-rebel-t4i (274 comments in total)

From the default camera selections, to my eyes.. the order from best to worst is 1) 600D 2) 650D (but not by much) 3) A57 4) D3200

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 at 17:51 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images news story (645 comments in total)

I like what I see with the JPEGS so far. Although the camera appears to have a rather conservative color palette by default... that is not necessarily a bad thing. Some people will demerit the camera for no hotshoe, but honestly, do a lot of people use external flashes with enthusiast compacts. I also like its size. I think Sony has a winner on its hands.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 12:47 UTC as 117th comment | 1 reply
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