Jefftan

Jefftan

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On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (225 comments in total)

no sample photo for WG-4, can dpreview fix this?
Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:32 UTC as 11th comment
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (225 comments in total)

I own a TG-2. I am curious whether 16MP TG-3 is an upgrade or downgrade from TG-2 under low light
TG-2 has done alot right, quick operation, good battery life,good WB but my biggest complain is heavy noise reduction
Don't know whether they use lower NR in TG-3

Curiously Sony the innovator in the industry just give up or is it really? or rather something revolutionary is planned next year? I own TX-5 the first one with 10 MP and is generally happy with it. Sadly the camera is lost under sea and successor IQ go downhill. Really want a truly new waterproof cam from Sony

Right now, only 2 camera is worth considering TG-3 and WG-4 for the F2 lens

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 12:33 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On Ricoh WG-4 real-world samples gallery article (9 comments in total)
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Jefftan: compare pic 12 of TG-3 and pic 16 of WG-4
same scene,same setting
base iso, F2.8

surprising how much sharper and more detail (note the English character in the scene at 100%) WG-4 is

also the first pic of TG-3 and 1st pic of WG-4
both indoor high ISO scene
TG-3 at ISO 500, WG-4 at ISO 1600
again surprisingly although WG-4 has more noise, it appear to have more detail even at ISO 1600 probably due to much less aggressive NR

I got a TG-2 last year, operation, focus speed and battery life all excellent but I begin to think that for critical IQ, it probably is behind Pentax/Ricoh

If I have to choose now,the chice maybe different, IQ is most important

what you said may be true but processing especially NR is extremely important in cameras without RAW.

TG series is guilty of heavy handed NR and Pentax/Ricoh NR is much less aggressive. if you want less noise you can go through NR with another program (I won't) but this won't work the other way around

with heavy NR the detail is gone forever, I never understand how difficult for camera company to offer adjustable NR for jpeg but I guess complaining is useless

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 08:41 UTC
On Olympus Tough TG-3 real-world samples gallery article (42 comments in total)

compare pic 12 of TG-3 and pic 16 of WG-4
same scene,same setting
base iso, F2.8

surprising how much sharper and more detail (note the English character in the scene at 100%) WG-4 is

also the first pic of TG-3 and 1st pic of WG-4
both indoor high ISO scene
TG-3 at ISO 500, WG-4 at ISO 1600
again surprisingly although WG-4 has more noise, it appear to have more detail even at ISO 1600 probably due to much less aggressive NR

I got a TG-2 last year, operation, focus speed and battery life all excellent but I begin to think that for critical IQ, it probably is behind Pentax/Ricoh

If I have to choose now,the chice maybe different, IQ is most important

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 06:50 UTC as 2nd comment
On Ricoh WG-4 real-world samples gallery article (9 comments in total)

compare pic 12 of TG-3 and pic 16 of WG-4
same scene,same setting
base iso, F2.8

surprising how much sharper and more detail (note the English character in the scene at 100%) WG-4 is

also the first pic of TG-3 and 1st pic of WG-4
both indoor high ISO scene
TG-3 at ISO 500, WG-4 at ISO 1600
again surprisingly although WG-4 has more noise, it appear to have more detail even at ISO 1600 probably due to much less aggressive NR

I got a TG-2 last year, operation, focus speed and battery life all excellent but I begin to think that for critical IQ, it probably is behind Pentax/Ricoh

If I have to choose now,the chice maybe different, IQ is most important

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 05:51 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On Olympus Stylus SH-1 real-world samples gallery article (61 comments in total)
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Jefftan: anyone notice the diffraction problem? at full zoom max aperture is probably F 7 and no surprise resolution got a huge drop

It is the same for all this type of pocketable super zoom so I am not faulting this camera but those who are serious about IQ in a small sensor super zoom should consider Stylus 1 anf FZ 200 but they are not pocketable of course

Thanks this is a good suggestion. I forget about this camera. I will investigate further

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 06:20 UTC
On Olympus Stylus SH-1 real-world samples gallery article (61 comments in total)

anyone notice the diffraction problem? at full zoom max aperture is probably F 7 and no surprise resolution got a huge drop

It is the same for all this type of pocketable super zoom so I am not faulting this camera but those who are serious about IQ in a small sensor super zoom should consider Stylus 1 anf FZ 200 but they are not pocketable of course

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 11:08 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus Stylus SH-1 real-world samples gallery article (61 comments in total)
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alexisgreat: Basically give this camera the Olympus C-8080 sensor (2/3" 8 MP) or C-7070 (1/1.8" 7 MP), both CCD, I hate CMOS....... and a lens to fit either of those sensors, and we're good to go ;-) wouldn't mind the feature set of those cameras either- it's sad that cameras from 10 years ago are a lot more advanced than the ones today.

I am still using my Panasonic TS1 partly because of the CCD sensor. High ISO is useless but for ISO 100 shot with 12 MP it is probably better in terms of resolution,color compare with current 1/2.3 16MP BSI CMOS sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 11:04 UTC
On Olympus Stylus SH-1 real-world samples gallery article (61 comments in total)

The main appeal is the 5-axis stabilization and yet the reviewer make no mention of its usefulness whatsoever

If the author of this article read this can you please comment on that? Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 11:00 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Shockproof flagship: Olympus 'drops' new Tough TG-3 article (106 comments in total)

still basically same camera as TG-1, when will a true successor come? already 2 years

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 06:51 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

can someone help me please, should I buy this or Canon s120
pros and con please
thanks

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 12:04 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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sean lee: Is it about to come next generation of coolpix A?

not as serious as people like to put it
how many situation would you max zoom at low light? for me never
in daylight even F5.6 you go up to ISO 200 will than be OK
no big deal, I would rather have a true pocket camera than a muck bulkier F2.8 at max zoom

I am never a zoom person anyway and if zoom always in daylight

what concern me is if shot to shot speed has been improved and ISO 800 (I won't go higher) also improved
even if ISO 800 not improved, this year we can use DXO PRIME on RAW (not sure if PRIME can be used on jpeg or even if possible useful or not)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 09:47 UTC

only difference with p330 is built in wifi?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 12:09 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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Andrew P Moore: I'd hoped for Wifi to be added alongside the induction charging to save needing to open the camera, but it seems they've also removed the induction charging feature :(

are you sure than I have to get WG3

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 16:30 UTC

anyone can tell me what's the difference between this and WG3? this being the only difference?
"The new models offer shutter priority mode and a 'User' mode that stores custom settings"
Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 16:29 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Swimming with the Nikon 1 AW1 article (198 comments in total)

the whole design concept is wrong. It is too bulky, no IS, weak O-ring seal, low battery life

What is needed is a tough version of Coolpix A, Ricoh GR and RX1R (with IS and wireless charging of battery)
that is what the camera market needed
easily sold for $1000 and more

this is a failed first attempt. hopefully more to come

Olympus TG-2 which I own is an underappreciated camera. It is great up to ISO 400
There is a trick that I use to get shot at ISO 400 handheld when ISO 800/1600 is required. Use the continuous shooting mode at ISO 400, take about 10 shots and usually at least 1 will be sharp. Best tough camera at the moment

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 11:30 UTC as 19th comment | 7 replies
On Can computer corrections make simple lenses look good? article (162 comments in total)

Hi DXO Labs
may I ask how many copies of lens do you use to calibrate each lens, lots of variaion between different copy of the same lens
also can I use other RAW converters with no sharpening and just use DXO for lens specific sharpening?
Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 08:08 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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Jerry 39: Does anyone know if the Fuji X-E1 is supported?

is the stripe down feature important for most people?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 06:44 UTC
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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Jefftan: anyone notice even with the 10 mm lens weight 470 gram twice as heavy as TG-2. with zoom weight 530 gram also the terrible 220 shot battery life. can't be put in shirt pocket

The $370 230 gram tiny TG-2 is not obslete at all

HowaboutRAW , I understand your pount. at first I am excited too but than I realize lens lose 1 stop, no IS lose at least 1 stop or more. than with at least 2 stop loss, how much better in low light really. again nice first try but at leats IS must be added to make it worthy for the extra size
not using the 10-30mm VR as kit is a serious mistake in my opinion

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 01:26 UTC
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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Jefftan: lens look like can't use lens filter,correct?

thanks but is there waterproof filter besides the official accessory? in Nikon site it said using the official filter and the lens will not be shockproof
can't understand why and a great concern to me

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 01:19 UTC
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