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techmine

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On Nikon D3300 Review preview (232 comments in total)
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jaykumarr: Half of the 'conclusions - cons' can be addressed by firmware updates.

Except that Nikon does not believe in firmware updates that address usability improvements. They would only update firmware to fix "real"flaws.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 20:52 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)

Don't Samsung/Fuji/Sony (MILC line) provide better alternatives?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 01:07 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (300 comments in total)

Would want to see samsung nx30 review soon. touch screen on samsung makes it more likable.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 22:31 UTC as 73rd comment

nothing exciting can be felt about any Nikon/Canon news. Boring, if it is a kit lens like this. Disappointing, if it is something like Df.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 01:40 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Readers' Choice: Best Gear of 2013 Awards article (210 comments in total)

All winners are at the top end of their price range (some are over the top like Sony's P&S). What does it mean? Nobody makes cheaper best sellers? Sigma lens is probable the exception. I read somewhere fast zoom lenses are actually expensive to make.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 21:43 UTC as 2nd comment

I definitely want the Oly EM1. Its a very well loved camera and so was its predecessor. My D300s IQ is not astonishing but Very Good. I am sure EM1 will match it without the bulk. Switching systems is painful though.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 20:59 UTC as 73rd comment | 3 replies
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D1N0: Olympus will win. more fanboys. But no mickey mouse sensor camera deserves the title imho.

I will take "not by much" to be the winner. Reason is size and weight.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 20:55 UTC
On Best Gear of 2013: The results are in! article (159 comments in total)
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techmine: I can't get over the fact that Sony rx100 II is without a viewfinder. It is an enthusiast camera and enthusiasts (like me) have always been critical of absence of viewfinders in their cameras. Picture quality trumps this stark absence? Hard to digest. On top of it, Sony hasn't released an external evf, yet. Numero uno is all right but I can't imagine myself buying it. Nikon not making into any of these categories is a shame.

it is not compact in any way you look at it. And VF does not always result in bump. Check out Fuji cameras or even Sony's own Nex-7.
I stand corrected about the EVF. They do have an EVF now which will work on RX100 II.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 15:15 UTC
On Best Gear of 2013: The results are in! article (159 comments in total)

I can't get over the fact that Sony rx100 II is without a viewfinder. It is an enthusiast camera and enthusiasts (like me) have always been critical of absence of viewfinders in their cameras. Picture quality trumps this stark absence? Hard to digest. On top of it, Sony hasn't released an external evf, yet. Numero uno is all right but I can't imagine myself buying it. Nikon not making into any of these categories is a shame.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 03:56 UTC as 25th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1616 comments in total)
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jamesm1291: As an owner of the DF, I was was amazed by how much it resembled an attempt to damn with faint praise. Then I saw the rating and saw the reviewer had to concede the excellent performance of this camera in the face of his prejudices. I began seriously taking photos in the 50's through a series of Pentax, Canon and Nikon film SLR's. The DF harkens back to these days and I am unashamedly in love with it. Unlike the opinion the reviewer, I find this camera feels quite solid and substantial. It also has wonderful creative capabilities and provides logical access to them. No other DSLR can surpass it in the excellence of its images. It cries for prime lenses, not zooms.

If you are a lover of fine craftsmanship, appreciate the old days when the photographer controlled the camera and not the other way around, want the finest available image quality and are into walk around street photography and stunning portraiture, this camera shines. The price is high, but the rewards are great.

Agree; this camera takes you to dark ages in fast forward mode. I never photographed with film camera so why should I bother to go back in time that I never lived. Hype and God knows where Nikon is going. Damn, give us a Sony Alpha 7 camera.

PS: I am a Nikon Shooter (D300s and D40).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 20:15 UTC

A great phone but an ordinary camera in terms of IQ. I like the photomerge and very usable panorama mode. Rest is average. HDR from Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5s are much better. Review correctly pointed out about the faster shutter speed but higher ISO (noise). Now all the hopes rest on the RAW shooting rumors.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 19:53 UTC as 4th comment

Ambitious project. As of now, their flagship Nexus 5 is plagued with multiple issues around the camera. As I own one, I can confirm that the autofocus is painfully slow (slower than iPhone 3Gs that I acquired in 2009). Its impossible to take photos indoors. Videos have all sorts of noise/hiss. I just hope that there is a big firmware waiting to fix these issues before we jump into the RAW world.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 21:05 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Google announces Nexus 5 and unwraps KitKat post (14 comments in total)

waiting for the full review. The camera is marred with a lot of problems like slow AF and horrible audio in Video mode. I have the phone and dealing with these right now. A lot of others have the same. But we need a big name review to send a message to Google.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 17:20 UTC as 2nd comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

Nikon will play a catchup game; may be in 2-3 years. Thats why I won't jump the ship yet and redo all my lens collection. But again I am almost certain that they won't give all the goodies in one body unlike Sony here. Like that stupid wifi adapter will always remain an adapter. It will never find its way inside the camera body. Line up all the Nikon/Canon marketing people face to face with those in Sony. Laughing stock.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 17:10 UTC as 525th comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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pgphoto_ca: I am looking for a second system to my D800E......I don't need 36 mp for a second body.

DAM...The Sony A version (24mp version) should have no OLPF like the 36mp version and a bit more FPS......otherwise it's almost a small D600

Hummmm....Are they the same sensor then the Nikon D800E and D600....in smaller body ? :)

Nikon should come with a similar body !

Nikon will play a catchup game; may be in 2-3 years.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 17:09 UTC

Alas some hope of cheaper omd5's on ebay :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 04:18 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
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techmine: So what happened last time nikon? In 1 year you fixed the biggest shortcoming of your flagship p&s camera. A great way of keeping your coolpix users pi$$ed. Now I know where you are going with 1 series. The first round of camera releases is always your beta testing.

You have done this with your P3nn series too - Now it has a 1/1.7 sensor. You have done this with V1 also V2 has controls, buttons etc.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 17:08 UTC

So what happened last time nikon? In 1 year you fixed the biggest shortcoming of your flagship p&s camera. A great way of keeping your coolpix users pi$$ed. Now I know where you are going with 1 series. The first round of camera releases is always your beta testing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 13:10 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies

This is a lot of software. But once it is built, its so easy to port on any cheap NX camera with a touch screen (future). Saves time and effort from putting all those buttons and controls in a camera body. But again, the usability part is yet to be proved.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 15:22 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On Sony A3000 preview (681 comments in total)

A very good entry to this category. I remember 2009 when I bought my first DSLR - D40 with kit lens for $500. Love it till today. 3-point auto focus and limited ISO are age old but the photos it takes are amazing. Fast forward to this one, everything is an upgrade. I see a lot of happy first time DSLR users, provided Sony didn't screw anything else.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 16:37 UTC as 125th comment | 1 reply
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