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justmeMN

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MILC is just "so last year". :-) Large sensor compacts are the future.

(Many/most people who buy interchangeable lens cameras never go beyond the kit lens.)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 00:38 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Photokina 2014: Olympus stand report article (69 comments in total)

When you interview Olympus execs, ask them when their camera division is going to break even. So far, that division has had five money-losing years in a row.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 15:16 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

Sales are sharply down, but Canon estimates that they will sell 9.5 million compact cameras this year. That's not exactly "dead".

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 15:05 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (61 comments in total)
In reply to:

Greg Pavlov: I would really like to understand this: why the 5-6 articles about this "pocketable" camera "with a "large" sensor when during the same show Panasonic released a camera (DMC-GM5) that is smaller, has a larger sensor, includes a built-in viewfinder and accommodates multiple lenses? Compared to that, why is this Canon "One of the exciting new cameras here at Photokina?"

"Zillions" of people have previously purchased a small-sensor Canon S-series or G-series camera. For them, the Canon G7 X is a potentially exciting upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 14:57 UTC

Most buyers of interchangeable lens cameras don't go beyond the kit lens. I think large-sensor compacts are going to push MILC into an even smaller niche.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 02:51 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2014: Olympus stand report article (69 comments in total)

"The Olympus booth was relatively quiet compared to the madhouses at Nikon and Canons' stands..."

A reality check for enthusiasts who are convinced that the world revolves around mirrorless cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 15:39 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (125 comments in total)

The Canon should produce better JPEGs than the similar Sony; better colors, less noise reduction smearing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 13:35 UTC as 7th comment
On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (98 comments in total)

Thom Hogan is not a happy Nikonian: "One self-imposed problem that Nikon just keeps facing is that it isn’t truly satisfying its most loyal customer base. The QA problems, the lack of good customer support and communication, coupled with the totally missing products, the lack of upgrades of significant products, and the strange emphasis on overlapping FX bodies at higher price points, are things are slowly eroding brand loyalty. At a time when you’d want brand loyalty to be highest so that you can better weather the camera sales downturn."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 19:19 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
On Photokina 2014: Canon stand report article (69 comments in total)
In reply to:

brownie314: Where is the EOS M3?

The M3 is in the same place as the T6i and SL2. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 14:26 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Canon stand report article (69 comments in total)

Does Canon's stand acknowledge the existence of their EOS M line? In the USA, their last EOS M anouncement was in July 2012.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 13:31 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1067 comments in total)

Many/most people who buy interchangeable lens cameras never go beyond the kit lens. Large-sensor compacts will push MILC into an even smaller niche.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:52 UTC as 158th comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (426 comments in total)

This is a larger sensor version of the Canon S120, which also doesn't have a viewfinder or hot shoe. I don't see anything wrong with that.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:31 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (426 comments in total)

If Nikon would have made a camera like the RX100/G7X, I suspect that it would have sold a lot better than their Nikon 1 series.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:40 UTC as 105th comment | 2 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (426 comments in total)

The JPEGs should be better than Sony. Sony is known for overly aggressive noise reduction.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:39 UTC as 115th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (988 comments in total)
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astigmate: As a D700 owner, I feel...hum kinda betrayed by Nikon. So, this entry level, crippled camera is supposed to be the D700 successor ?! feel like an FF D5300 !! I'm tired of waiting for them. I'll keep my D700 until it dies and will look into fuji or sony stuff now on.

Oh, btw, the Sony Full-Frame A7 (24mpx also) cost HALF the price asked for the D750 and it has 1/8000s shutter, focus peaking, nice EVF etc

For whatever it's worth, Thom Hogan says "it’s really a fixed D600/D610".

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 17:10 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (434 comments in total)
In reply to:

Andrew Butterfield: I can sort of understand the conclusion here, since it took me a week or two to get my E-M10 set up to how I liked using it. But now it is, I'm extremely happy. Everything is just how I want it. Okay, so I spent nearly two hours trying to find something in the menu once, but you get over these things. And so will the average user. If you're the sort that likes setting things, you will be able to figure out even how to set up an Olympus camera.

@Marty4650: "Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence." -Napoleon

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 16:34 UTC
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (206 comments in total)

The marketplace was crying out for pulsing green LEDs on a camera's grip. Well done Ricoh-Pentax. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 23:58 UTC as 74th comment
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (372 comments in total)

First impressions followed by second thoughts. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 20:25 UTC as 53rd comment

If you want a red dot, wait for the Chinese-counterfeit version of this camera. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 14:11 UTC as 39th comment
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)

Wow, those mirrorless cameras sure are compact. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 15:11 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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