techmine

techmine

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On Fujifilm firmware attempts to fix X10 white discs article (264 comments in total)
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David Clarke29: Whatever, I shall keep the X10 - HOWEVER I find it totally beyond belief that a company the size of Fuji could let a sensor design fault as portayed by the X10 pass acceptance by their quality assurance department.

The whole thing smells of commercial expediency and marketing pressure. This particular camera suits my shooting requirements but personally I will never again believe the marketing hype issued by Fuji or/and their accolytes again. Needless to say, further Fuji purchase is a no no.

Whatever, it is still an excellent "Point and Shoot" camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 21:01 UTC
On Nikon D800 preview (1118 comments in total)

Bar raised with D4 and D800 in their respective categories. Now what spec document Nikon might have for D400?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 05:50 UTC as 382nd comment | 3 replies
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (875 comments in total)
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techmine: Design is not too bad but DPR gave us good sense of the size by comparing it with K5. I am disappointed that Pentax did not go the 'Q' design route which is more retro. It would have fit right into the trend of "cool" retro looking cameras with APS-C sensor. Its more of a Ricoh design than a Pentax one.

Nevertheless, its a step in the right direction - Smaller physical size overall (body + new lenses) with excellent IQ. Alright there is a new kid on the block , now bring on the sample photos... :-)

Right, I just mentioned that it kinda gives you an idea. APS-C sensor Mirrorless cameras are a little bigger anyways.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 18:12 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (875 comments in total)

Design is not too bad but DPR gave us good sense of the size by comparing it with K5. I am disappointed that Pentax did not go the 'Q' design route which is more retro. It would have fit right into the trend of "cool" retro looking cameras with APS-C sensor. Its more of a Ricoh design than a Pentax one.

Nevertheless, its a step in the right direction - Smaller physical size overall (body + new lenses) with excellent IQ. Alright there is a new kid on the block , now bring on the sample photos... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 16:16 UTC as 253rd comment | 4 replies
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bb hk: Should they be using lens shift type VR?

Agree, the VR on P300 is astonishing. Really love my hand held shots. Blows my fujix10 and E-PL1 out of the water.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 19:21 UTC
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techmine: P310 needed RAW support and possibly a GPS chip. That had been the main feedback from P300 users. You pick any review or user forums, the demand was clear. Yet Nikon came back with the same spec'ed camera (same lens and sensor). Simply beyond my understanding. Oh well Nikon wants to stay in 3.5 - 4 star category with their coolpix lineup, so be it. They don't want to compete with top performers from Canon/Fuji/Panasonic. Wonder why?

Yeah I agree but they (nikon) do that so much so that their whole coolpix lineup never gets the attention from enthusiasts. They must be selling a lot of these world wide to justify producing under achievers.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 19:17 UTC

P510 on the other hand is the right step for that category of a camera. A longer zoom range with GPS can lure a lot of tourists and bird watchers. 42x is certainly power packed....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 05:51 UTC as 43rd comment

P310 needed RAW support and possibly a GPS chip. That had been the main feedback from P300 users. You pick any review or user forums, the demand was clear. Yet Nikon came back with the same spec'ed camera (same lens and sensor). Simply beyond my understanding. Oh well Nikon wants to stay in 3.5 - 4 star category with their coolpix lineup, so be it. They don't want to compete with top performers from Canon/Fuji/Panasonic. Wonder why?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 05:44 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
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Cipher: $500 for the T200V? Is Sony serious?

GPS premium? :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 19:55 UTC

Didn't understand the burst shooting specs. Continuous drive is listed as 1 fps. Really? 1 fps?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 13:06 UTC as 33rd comment
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review article (442 comments in total)

I would just compare the path 2 giants - Sony and Nikon have taken with regards to their MILC systems. You have to put traditional DSLR into context. On one hand Nikon produces amazing DSLR and lenses (ALL RANGES) but now builds this ever compromising 1 system. On the other hand Sony's DSLR offering is not widely accepted but (purely to gain market and beat the leaders) they are doing wonders to their MILC systems. APS-C sensors, excellent view finders, gorgeous screens, new fast lenses. With what I have seen, people never bashed NEX series cameras so bad when they came out. Not just because they knew that NEX was great but the "potential" the system had.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 00:55 UTC as 107th comment | 3 replies
On ISO_12800 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (34 comments in total)

Oh my God!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 04:57 UTC as 18th comment

This is 1 camera, I am really waiting to be reviewed. It is promising for sure. If I am not wrong, this is first of its kind (large sensor, compact'ish body and fixed zoom lens). There is always a trade off between making a camera this small with larger sensor and putting a fast zoom lens f2.0-2.8 (like Fuji X10).

Having said that, if it provides truly APS-C like IQ and fast enough Auto focus, I am buying it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 20:33 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D4 overview article (860 comments in total)
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techmine: Never understood the stealth nature of these camera announcements. There is nothing innovative here but just improvements over earlier models. It might still be a good camera but who would steal the exterior design of Nikon :-)

Don't they already look like brothers? :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 20:02 UTC
On Nikon D4 overview article (860 comments in total)

Never understood the stealth nature of these camera announcements. There is nothing innovative here but just improvements over earlier models. It might still be a good camera but who would steal the exterior design of Nikon :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 14:20 UTC as 186th comment | 2 replies
On Introduction to Documentary-style People Photography article (66 comments in total)

In the first approach you mentioned that you would manually focus. It's hard for me to understand how and why focus is manual? Especially when you are not composing through viewfinder. Won't you run the risk of getting slightly out of focus pics? I would just point the camera at the subject and let auto focus do the job. Am I missing something?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2011 at 19:02 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot S100 review article (148 comments in total)
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Henry M. Hertz: given that it cost 449 euro at amazon it better be good. :)
for a few euros more i can get the latest and greatest mFT.. for less then 450 euro i can get the prior mFT generation.

sure mFT is bigger and not as compact ... but quality wise it beats the hell out of these P&S cameras.

your milage may vary.... but beside "compactness" these P&S don´t offer me anything that would let me choose them over mFT.

im not really buying into the mFT system.
the mFT lenses are to expensive to have another full system beside my canon DSLRs. but with a good 14-42mm (or in that range) and a fast pancake, they replace my P&S cameras.
i will never again buy a P&S camera.

The moment you step into MFT territory you will start comparing it (specially the IQ) with your Canons and the lenses and the flash etc etc. IMHO the IQ of both won't match cent to cent, ever. So a high-end P&S really solves the purpose of being pocket friendly (in many ways) and capable of taking good quality pictures. I am glad to see players like Fuji (with their X10 and X100) are raising the bar in this particular category.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 13:59 UTC
On Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras article (286 comments in total)

I agree with the reviewer - IQ is best in X10 and Canon G12(looking at the sample galleries of all). X10 even better in situations where you have to just turn the dial to EXR mode.
PS: I own X10 and I felt that wow factor when I compared out of camera shots from my previous compact cameras including SX10IS, P300, Oly- E-PL1. Long time ago I had a Sony 1/1.7" CCD W series P&S and those images were just brilliant. Sadly there is no Sony here to compare. All they are thinking about is, NEX.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 20:54 UTC as 50th comment
On Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras article (286 comments in total)
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tem00: Regarding DR, if you shoot the p7100 with "Active" D-Lighting, in RAW, and develop with Nikon's Capture NX2, you will see a tremendous benefit, perhaps equaling or exceeding Fuji's EXR. I only have a F600EXR, and love it, but I do have a p7000. I have been on the fence about buying x10 for EXR, and after experimenting with the P7000 D-lighting (you turn on Active prior, you cannot activate it after you made the shot) and NX2, I don't see much need.

BTW
If you shoot Nikon RAW, you really need to use NX2. After you learn the features, it will blow you away. All of your edits, versions of edits, and control points, saved in the RAW file without a database, and available for later work is awesome. D-lighting control, from camera settings menu in NX2 allows for very natural DR boost. If you don't like the look, you can always turn it off, but it must be enabled at shot time for the option later. Confusing I know. Also, if you use NX2, try the presentation mode.

Totally agree on your NX2 points. That thing is made for NEF. I loved it while I was using the trial version. Didn't buy it because I think the next version is around the corner.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 19:25 UTC
On Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras article (286 comments in total)
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dark goob: The Olympus PEN Mini is $449 right now. Why on Earth would anyone buy one of these tiny sensor cameras over an intechangeable lens model that costs less, has a much larger sensor, supports wireless flash control, 7-frame bracketing, etc., and is much faster?

I'll put the PEN Mini RAW files against any of these things, any time...

And again, you would have to figure out which lens to pick for what occasion. Granted 1 lens approach of all these cameras is not perfect but that is what they are for. I have an E-PL1+kit and X10 beats it all (and I mean all) departments.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 19:22 UTC
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