Jefftan

Jefftan

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On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)
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Jefftan: Anyone got SH-1?
is the 5 axis IS really better than others like Panasonic or not?
thanks

Really?
Do you own SH-1?
2 stops is a lots, will be a better camera than ZS50 if true

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 05:02 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 real-world samples article (113 comments in total)
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Jefftan: very good for small sensor especially ISO 800 IQ

I will buy it and would ask the camera community to support Panasonic decision to lower MP to 12MP from 18MP

This is extremely important, unless people buy it to support it , other companies will not get the message

today announced Olympus SH-2 is 16 MP, others even worse with 18 MP 20MP, totally insane

We all should support company that listen to photographers. in my opinion 10 MP is even better

cainn24
may I ask what version of DXO optics you are using? Do you use the latest version with PRIME NR

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 03:05 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 real-world samples article (113 comments in total)
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Jefftan: very good for small sensor especially ISO 800 IQ

I will buy it and would ask the camera community to support Panasonic decision to lower MP to 12MP from 18MP

This is extremely important, unless people buy it to support it , other companies will not get the message

today announced Olympus SH-2 is 16 MP, others even worse with 18 MP 20MP, totally insane

We all should support company that listen to photographers. in my opinion 10 MP is even better

"I have provided proof that it is true in the case of the 18MP ZS40 vs the 12MP ZS50 at the link I posted earlier. Here it is again: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55438424"
Thanks for that detail post. I just check and that is my personal opinion. At ISO 100 there is very little extra detail in ZS40 that is not worth the deteriorating high ISO IQ.
Also the high ISO sample is shot in good lighting, the difference in low light high ISO is likely much worse that your samples shown

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 02:55 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 real-world samples article (113 comments in total)
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Jefftan: very good for small sensor especially ISO 800 IQ

I will buy it and would ask the camera community to support Panasonic decision to lower MP to 12MP from 18MP

This is extremely important, unless people buy it to support it , other companies will not get the message

today announced Olympus SH-2 is 16 MP, others even worse with 18 MP 20MP, totally insane

We all should support company that listen to photographers. in my opinion 10 MP is even better

"You'll typically get more detail when shooting JPEGs too because the noise difference at low ISOs is next to negligable therefore more aggressive noise reduction is not even necessary"
With respect I don't agree with you that noise at low ISO is negligable especially for small 1/2.3 sensor and crazy high MP like 18/20. At 20MP there would be so much noise that even RAW can't restore lost detail
but even if what you said is true, is that little extra detail that is probably hard to be seen (maybe useful for cropping) worth destroying high ISO IQ?
low light IQ is very important to most people, at even ISO 400 ,high MP small sensor can't compare with 10/12 MP

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 02:34 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 real-world samples article (113 comments in total)
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Jefftan: very good for small sensor especially ISO 800 IQ

I will buy it and would ask the camera community to support Panasonic decision to lower MP to 12MP from 18MP

This is extremely important, unless people buy it to support it , other companies will not get the message

today announced Olympus SH-2 is 16 MP, others even worse with 18 MP 20MP, totally insane

We all should support company that listen to photographers. in my opinion 10 MP is even better

cainn24 "but at lower ISOs more pixels will *always* resolve more detail assuming that everything else is equal"
what you said is only true with RAW, in jpeg because extra pixel will create more noise, heavier NR is needed which destroy detail
actually it may not even be true for RAW if MP become too extreme like 20MP for 1/2.3 sensor, in that case there are so much noise which destroy detail that even RAW processing is useless and there would be less real detail than 10/12MP

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 02:23 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 real-world samples article (113 comments in total)
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Jefftan: very good for small sensor especially ISO 800 IQ

I will buy it and would ask the camera community to support Panasonic decision to lower MP to 12MP from 18MP

This is extremely important, unless people buy it to support it , other companies will not get the message

today announced Olympus SH-2 is 16 MP, others even worse with 18 MP 20MP, totally insane

We all should support company that listen to photographers. in my opinion 10 MP is even better

there should be no argument but established fact that for same generation and same sensor size, the more MP will
1. at low ISO you get more detail with RAW but probably not with jpeg especially for 1/2.3 small sensor because of default heavy NR
2. at even ISO 400 and up, the more MP the more noise and less detail

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 02:19 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 real-world samples article (113 comments in total)
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Jefftan: very good for small sensor especially ISO 800 IQ

I will buy it and would ask the camera community to support Panasonic decision to lower MP to 12MP from 18MP

This is extremely important, unless people buy it to support it , other companies will not get the message

today announced Olympus SH-2 is 16 MP, others even worse with 18 MP 20MP, totally insane

We all should support company that listen to photographers. in my opinion 10 MP is even better

"In a nutshell my 18MP TZ60 is resolving slightly more detail than my 12MP TZ70, and this is not an isolated finding either"
really? unless you are processing RAW, the NR in jpeg would destroy all extra detail even in base ISO
I have 16MP Sony HX9V with backlit sensor, at even base ISO has lots of NR noise smearing, actually less detail than 12/10MP
and high ISO is of course useless
A 12MP 1/2.3 sensor with RAW is probably useable at least up to ISO800

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 02:14 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 real-world samples article (113 comments in total)
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Jefftan: very good for small sensor especially ISO 800 IQ

I will buy it and would ask the camera community to support Panasonic decision to lower MP to 12MP from 18MP

This is extremely important, unless people buy it to support it , other companies will not get the message

today announced Olympus SH-2 is 16 MP, others even worse with 18 MP 20MP, totally insane

We all should support company that listen to photographers. in my opinion 10 MP is even better

keep good care of it, these low MP 1/2.3 sensor is like dinosaur that go extinct
not too long ago i still can buy a 12MP tough small sensor TG-2, now it become a useless 16MP
I still upset that i drop a 10MP tough small sensor Sony TX5 to the sea, the current generation is a garbage 20MP
Hard to believe but is true, these small sensor are getting worse not better.
That's why I hope more people like me will buy ZS50, that would send other camera manufacturers the message

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 02:07 UTC
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)

Anyone got SH-1?
is the 5 axis IS really better than others like Panasonic or not?
thanks

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 23:55 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus offers Stylus SH-2 with Raw support article (46 comments in total)

the best super zoom in 2015 is Panasonic ZS50, only one with 12MP
unless that 5 axis IS is really much better than Panasonic which i doubt

I have not buy a super zoom for 4 years since Sony 16MP hx9v, i am not happy with its IQ even at ISO 100 for its NR smearing for having too much MP

ZS50 with 12MP get me interested again after 4 years

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 23:52 UTC as 4th comment
On Olympus offers Stylus SH-2 with Raw support article (46 comments in total)
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AllOtherNamesTaken: $400 for 1/2.3" sensor? No thanks.

You could buy a Nikon 1-series and Lightroom 5 for $150 not long ago haha. Who in their right mind is spending $400 on these cameras?

it is entirely possible that a 12MP 1/2.3 sensor with good lens can outperform 1 inch sensor at base ISO especially without high dynamic range situation
but is is almost impossible that it can beat large sensor at ISO 1600
I have Olympus TG-2 with a similar 12MP 1/2.3 sensor
yes only jpeg no RAW but even ISO 800 is just barely OK let alone ISO 1600

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 23:49 UTC
On Olympus offers Stylus SH-2 with Raw support article (46 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Another overpriced Olympus compact that's under spec. With a sensor so small, lens so slow and RX100 and G7X not much more, this camera should be $250.

Franky I don't know why people want ultra-zoom cameras because by the time you got to 300mm+ the lens will be so slow the resulting image would be very poor from the tiny sensor. You might have better image if you crop from a G7X at 105mm equv.

"recently got a new G7X from Hong Kong for $515"
where do you buy it?
i am travelling to HK soon, such a good deal
with warranty? no problem whatsoever?
thanks

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 23:37 UTC
On Olympus offers Stylus SH-2 with Raw support article (46 comments in total)

Anyone got SH-1?
is the 5 axis IS really better than others like Panasonic or not?
thanks

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 23:34 UTC as 5th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 real-world samples article (113 comments in total)

very good for small sensor especially ISO 800 IQ

I will buy it and would ask the camera community to support Panasonic decision to lower MP to 12MP from 18MP

This is extremely important, unless people buy it to support it , other companies will not get the message

today announced Olympus SH-2 is 16 MP, others even worse with 18 MP 20MP, totally insane

We all should support company that listen to photographers. in my opinion 10 MP is even better

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 23:20 UTC as 13th comment | 49 replies
On Panasonic releases trio of compact superzooms article (102 comments in total)

the big news is 12MP ZS50, for 1/2.3 sensor that is the maximum for acceptable IQ
RAW is also significant
if these 2 characteristic is unique to panasonic, is that correct?
the winner for this class of camera in 2015 is already determined

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 14:37 UTC as 2nd comment

the only choice in this segment is TG3 or WG4
no one understand what F number is would buy this

Of course I assume a lot of people don't know what F number is like my parents

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 14:32 UTC as 4th comment
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FatJohn: Still no F2.0 after another 2 years, why even bother to release TS6?

how much more noise is TG3 compare with TG2?
I own TG2, noise already bad at ISO 800 which is needed in night scene

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 14:26 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (441 comments in total)
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PedroMZ: would be simpler and more effective for the lens to have a thread allowing a "lens protector filter" screwed on just as on SLRs. Fit it and forget it and can be wiped clean without fear of damaging that precious lens coating. An example of how not to do it is the Fuji x20, huge adapter to take a filter which could have been much more simply and compactly screwed on the front of the lens. I believe Panasonic FZ200 superzoom does have a thread so why not this one?

"the front of the lens is threaded to accept 43mm diameter filters, without the need for add-on adapters."
have you read this?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 14:22 UTC

I have a question for someone in the know
Can lens filter be used on any of these 3 cameras? RX100 m3, G7X, LX100?
thanks

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 06:51 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply

If LX100 is not deliberately cripple to 12.8MP from 16MP and size a little bit smaller (by removing EVF?) it would be almost perfect

hopefully there would be a similar model soon that correct these

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 06:47 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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