justmeMN

justmeMN

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"In terms of noise reduction we’re learning a lot from our competitors about the best way to do it. We need to learn more. And color reproduction, too."

It's nice that Sony has acknowledged these problem areas, and is working on them.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 15:57 UTC as 76th comment

"KM: Well, I don’t want to be arrogant."

That's the job of the marketing department. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 13:23 UTC as 119th comment | 1 reply

Mirrorless enthusiasts like to point out that mirrorless cameras are smaller than DSLRs. So what? Not everyone is obsessed with camera size.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 15:38 UTC as 174th comment | 7 replies

The Canon SL1/100D demonstrates that DSLRs don't have to be particularly big. It's body is 10% narrower, 3% shorter, 10% thicker, than an Olympus OM-D E-M1.

The Canon T6i/750D and Nikon D5500 aren't exactly huge, either. They are, however, big enough to have decent ergonomics.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 14:13 UTC as 198th comment | 2 replies
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justmeMN: In the long run, I suspect that large-sensor, fixed-lens, compact cameras will become increasingly popular. Many/most people who buy ILCs never go beyond the kit lens, so they don't benefit from the ability to change lenses.

@brendon1000: Clarification - By fixed-lens I meant non-interchangeable zoom lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 13:36 UTC

In the long run, I suspect that large-sensor, fixed-lens, compact cameras will become increasingly popular. Many/most people who buy ILCs never go beyond the kit lens, so they don't benefit from the ability to change lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 13:11 UTC as 214th comment | 3 replies
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (596 comments in total)

Two possible reasons that Canon may have wanted the EVF to be optional, rather than built-in.

Cost/Price: It's already expensive. With the addition of a built-in EVF, the price would be even higher, decreasing sales.

Buyer Experience: People upgrading from a smartphone or low-end compact camera have never used a viewfinder, and probably wouldn't miss it.

They may not be convincing reasons, but they are reasons nonetheless. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 19:36 UTC as 76th comment | 3 replies
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (596 comments in total)

Be it Canon or Sony, regardless of other features, the concept of cameras with a 1" sensor costing $1,000, or more, makes me cringe.

(sarcasm) That said, I give other people permission to buy those cameras. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 15:31 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies
On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (228 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: You can always think of this camera as a $1250 camera with a removable EVF. Then it is simply overpriced but it actually has a feature advantage in that you can remove the EVF when you don’t need/want it.

A removable EVF is a good thing and not a bad thing especially in a camera this small. It allows you to have a flash and an EVF simultaneously. There simply isn’t a place on this camera to put a built-in EVF without removing the Flash or the hot shoe.

If you think about it that way you will see that Canon designed it exactly right. They just didn’t hit the price point they really needed to hit.

I think the Canon removable EVF can swivel up, which sounds like a nice feature.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 13:21 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (596 comments in total)
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Jennyhappy2: People said the same thing to the G7X they are going to say to the G3X:

NO EVF = NO PURCHASE

@Jennyhappy2: The Canon G3 X has an optional EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 12:40 UTC

Headline: "Olympus to Send Leftovers to UK" :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 02:16 UTC as 6th comment
On Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? article (202 comments in total)

In the USA market, an upgrade would be to label it a Pentax rather than a Ricoh. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 22:37 UTC as 67th comment

Not to worry - the next company that owns Pentax will release the lens. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 17:15 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Sony adds XAVC S and high bitrate video to a6000 article (180 comments in total)

What Sony should update, is this camera's worst-in-the-industry kit lens.

http://www.photozone.de/sony_nex/842-sony1650f3556oss?start=2

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 22:01 UTC as 46th comment | 7 replies
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (456 comments in total)

"the T6s is the most significant addition to the Rebel line in many years and, despite some areas of weakness, has a lot to offer." -DPR

A good summation.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 17:44 UTC as 93rd comment
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (310 comments in total)
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Wolfgang Fieger: In Europe this device is now listed with its list price of 1.150 EUR. No joke. This price is about twice the price you actually pay for the predecessor. And the predecessor was already the most expensive digicam out there. A similar capable Canon G7X you get under 500 EUR. Who the hell shall buy a small digicam at this price tag? Not even Leica digicams are that expensive and they are known for their exaggerated pricing. That is simply ridiculous.

@broody Brand aside, a camera with a five minute video limit doesn't "kill" any camcorder.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 19:10 UTC
On Week in Review: Sony FTW article (302 comments in total)
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Mike FL: SONY is not Leica.

SONY is trying make more money while Leica is trying not running into almost bankruptcy again.

In general, the rich keep getting richer, and the sales of luxury goods keeps increasing. That's a favorable trend for Leica. At their prices, Leica *should* be making a profit. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 14:19 UTC
On Week in Review: Sony FTW article (302 comments in total)

Reality check: According to Sony's May 27, 2015 financial documents, Sony's worldwide ILC market share is a weak (by value) 11%. The introduction of a new $3,200 camera body won't significantly change that.

Smartphones, not Sony, are the biggest threat to Canon and Nikon cameras.

I don't really have anything against Sony cameras, but the breathless hyperbole surrounding them is just silly.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 14:04 UTC as 37th comment | 16 replies

Nice video. Interesting camera. I think Nikon missed the boat by creating Nikon 1, rather than going the Sony/Canon route for 1" sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 00:58 UTC as 52nd comment

This is a feature that every other camera company should copy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 13:19 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
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