justmeMN

justmeMN

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On CP+ 2014 interviews: What we learned article (93 comments in total)

Canon estimates that they will sell 7.6 million DSLRs and 10.5 million compact cameras in 2014. Not bad for a company that does everything wrong. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 00:41 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On CP+ 2014 interviews: What we learned article (93 comments in total)

In the West, we don't have a "if it's a little smaller it must be better" mentality.

@a Michael makes some good points, which I won't repeat.

Do Westerners tend to have bigger hands than Japanese? If a person has big hands, smaller is often ergonomically worse.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 15:24 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
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topstuff: Whats this about Americans not liking small cameras?

It is bizarre. Do Americans think that large = better?

Makes no sense. No sense at all.

In the USA, we don't buy a fallacy "if it's a little smaller, it must be better."

Some people in the USA have big hands, so smaller is ergonomically worse.

In addition, I suspect that the T3 and T3i sell better than the SL1, because they are cheaper than the SL1.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 20:49 UTC

Shame on Canon, for not aggressively rushing into the money-losing mirrorless sector. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 17:21 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies

From the Outlook section of Canon's recent financial documents: "Within the digital compact camera market, projections point to market contraction, mainly among low-end models, due to the popularity of smartphones."

From the Results section of Canon's recent financial documents: "As for digital compact cameras, although total sales volume declined due to the market slowdown and the increasing popularity of smartphones, sales volume increased from the previous year for high-added-value models incorporating features that differentiate them from smartphones, such as large-size image sensors and models like the PowerShot SX50 HS and SX510 HS, which feature high-magnification zoom lenses."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 16:46 UTC as 36th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (619 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Another mirrorless camera featuring a DSLR Envy Design. :-) Since you can't beat them, try to look like them.

I just thought that, with all the anti-DSLR ranting from some mirrorless enthusiasts, that mirrorless cameras that look like DSLRs was somewhat ironic.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 03:15 UTC

"our reason to exist is to push the endoscope" :-) Ouch!

(After all, that's the company's blockbuster division.)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 19:25 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (619 comments in total)

Another mirrorless camera featuring a DSLR Envy Design. :-) Since you can't beat them, try to look like them.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 19:21 UTC as 42nd comment | 11 replies

Last year, Olympus predicted "the camera division will break even in the 12 months through March [2014], ending three years of losses..." (Source: May 21, 2013 Bloomberg article.)

I doubt that that will happen.

Does the lack of PENs in the photo mean that sales for that line are worse than predicted?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 16:47 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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Sir Nick of High Point: I feel like the primary reason that compact mirrorless has not caught on in the US, like it has in the rest of the world, is that Americans generally want to look like "real" photographers. We have this misconception that a big camera automatically makes you a professional, and with the disposable income that we have in the US, people simply go out and purchase a DSLR to impress their friends. Just go to a local park and look at all of the parents lugging around massive Nikons just to take pictures of their kids on the slide. It's silly. The Asian consumer understands the benefit of a smaller camera IMO.

Due to its AF superiority, DSLRs are the perfect tool for parents to take snapshots of their moving kids. There's nothing silly about it.

Americans don't buy the fallacy "if it's a little smaller, it must be better".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 18:56 UTC

In addition, on their D7100, didn't Nikon have problems with oil splattering on their sensors? Strange...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 14:18 UTC as 102nd comment | 2 replies
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro article (249 comments in total)

"Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason" - Jerry Seinfeld

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 14:55 UTC as 46th comment
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (278 comments in total)
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Dimit: Now,why on earth someone unsuspected would/should choose this dinosaur over nex7 or a6000 (mention those with the same price exactly)???...but then there always be idiots among us,same all story..

In the USA and Europe, mirrorless cameras are so unpopular that only hipsters buy them - in order to be ironic. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 20:39 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (894 comments in total)

From a Photozone lens review:

"The Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS broke a couple of records but unfortunately not in the positive sense. Its uncorrected distortion and vignetting figures are nothing short of insane."

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 18:16 UTC as 187th comment | 12 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)

When the original G1 X was released, many people complained that it was not as compact as it should be, because of the OVF. Many people also complained that the OFV was so bad that it was worthless. Canon responded by removing the OVF, to make it more compact.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 15:34 UTC as 95th comment | 7 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)

The Canon USA web site puts the optional EVF at $299.99, so it's not very cost-effective.

(The optional EVFs of other camera companies are also expensive, so that price is not really a surprise.)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 15:01 UTC as 99th comment

Right now, the T3 (1100D) is #2 in Amazon (USA) Best Sellers in Digital SLR Cameras. Smug enthusiasts love to put down bottom-of-the-line cameras, but they sell well. The T5 (1200D) will sell well too.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 14:07 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Coolpix P600, P530, S9700 go big on zoom range article (45 comments in total)

Superzooms are an important niche for camera companies, because they clearly do something that cell phones can't. It doesn't require a lot of marketing to explain.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 14:56 UTC as 11th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (619 comments in total)

Another mirrorless camera with DSLR Envy Styling.

(Since you can't beat them, try to look like them.)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 14:16 UTC as 113th comment | 7 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1599 comments in total)

"The alpha phase of the release life cycle is the first phase to begin software testing..." -Wiki. Yup, this Sony camera is an Alpha. :-) Perhaps next year Sony will release a Beta version.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 20:11 UTC as 200th comment
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