vapentaxuser

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

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 18:47 UTC as 294th comment | 2 replies
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review (373 comments in total)
In reply to:

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.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 17:02 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review (373 comments in total)
In reply to:

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

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 14:08 UTC
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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.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2012 at 01:33 UTC
On article Just posted: Quick Pentax K-30 samples gallery (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.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 21:40 UTC
On article Just posted: Quick Pentax K-30 samples gallery (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.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 18:24 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On article Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images (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.

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