Jefftan

Jefftan

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On Nikon Coolpix AW110 preview (95 comments in total)
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JohnEwing: Small, toughened cameras such as this are not as good for diving as pure UW jobs or DSLRs in housings, but they're great for sports where you might be getting sweaty, caught in downpours or knocked about, where getting the image counts for more than pixel-peeping.

The trouble from the manufacturer's point of view is that, for this purpose, 2- or 4-year-old models are just as good as the latest offerings. On a 1200 km Audax, such tomfoolery as WiFi and glacially slow GPS is useless.

Get a used or new old-stock Panny TS3/FT3 or even an TS1/FT1 and you'll not be missing out by much in comparison.

you are probably right
My Panasonic TS1 is still working and believe it or not, at base ISO it may be better than all current waterproof camera because it has a CCD sensor not CMOS

If people understood CCD got fantastic color at base ISO

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 01:24 UTC
On Nikon Coolpix AW110 preview (95 comments in total)
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jaygeephoto: Buy a Pentax WG-3 in black, with or without GPS. It's a great value and doesn't look like a tub toy. You can use it as a general purpose point and shoot and not look foolish. The image quality is outstanding too for a camera of this type.

Do you own it?
astonishing compare to what?
got TG-2 and curious about WG-3

why not TG-2?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 01:21 UTC
On Nikon Coolpix AW110 preview (95 comments in total)
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Jefftan: Only TG-2 and WG-3 with F2 lens is worth buying

Anyone buying this camera not prepare to use it indoor? if so would you want ISO 200/400 or ISO 800/1600

So simple. This slow lens waterproof are obsolete and why they still exist is many buying public don't understand lens aperture

I have TG-2 and is definitely much better than my Galaxy smartphone. The only thing I don't know is if WG-3 is better than my TG-2. It seems there is less NR in WG-3 and more detail left but this is only evident at 100%

For normal viewing on screen image is very attractive. In good lighting I can mistaken them to be take by my NEX-5N

If they further improve it to F1.4 than can use up to ISO 400 in low light than it would be perfect

Now still have to use ISO 800 in many scenario and as you know not very good

ISO 400 is the highest tolerable ISO for small sensor

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2013 at 12:56 UTC
On Nikon Coolpix AW110 preview (95 comments in total)

Only TG-2 and WG-3 with F2 lens is worth buying

Anyone buying this camera not prepare to use it indoor? if so would you want ISO 200/400 or ISO 800/1600

So simple. This slow lens waterproof are obsolete and why they still exist is many buying public don't understand lens aperture

I have TG-2 and is definitely much better than my Galaxy smartphone. The only thing I don't know is if WG-3 is better than my TG-2. It seems there is less NR in WG-3 and more detail left but this is only evident at 100%

For normal viewing on screen image is very attractive. In good lighting I can mistaken them to be take by my NEX-5N

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2013 at 12:52 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply

Pentax WG-3 become Ricoh WG-4?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 22:29 UTC as 17th comment
On Just posted: Our Canon EOS 70D hands-on preview article (355 comments in total)
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Jefftan: "The big unknown right now is image quality - the 70D uses a 20.2MP sensor but the image is formed from 40.3M photodiodes, which is a lot to fit onto an APS-C chip."

not just noise, what about diffraction

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/diffraction-photography-2.htm

diffraction start at F5.7

stupid idea from Canon

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 12:58 UTC
On Just posted: Our Canon EOS 70D hands-on preview article (355 comments in total)

"The big unknown right now is image quality - the 70D uses a 20.2MP sensor but the image is formed from 40.3M photodiodes, which is a lot to fit onto an APS-C chip."

not just noise, what about diffraction

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 12:54 UTC as 66th comment | 6 replies
On Just posted: Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Review preview (106 comments in total)
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Jefftan: Dpreview staff
this is not a comparison review. no same scene shot with different camera
only studio shot which for unknown reason TG-2 is not too good contradicting my real world use

in studio shot WG-3 is best

thanks for the reply

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2013 at 06:43 UTC
On Just posted: Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Review preview (106 comments in total)

Dpreview staff
this is not a comparison review. no same scene shot with different camera
only studio shot which for unknown reason TG-2 is not too good contradicting my real world use

in studio shot WG-3 is best

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2013 at 13:57 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On Just posted: Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Review preview (106 comments in total)

check out this comparison page

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympus-tg2/4

To my surprise the camera with the most detail is Pentax WG-3

I have TG-2 and is generally happy with it

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2013 at 13:56 UTC as 28th comment
On Just posted: Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Review preview (106 comments in total)
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Scanlon: I bought this camera before a snorkeling trip to the Caribbean, thinking that, with the bright lens, it would deliver sharp images. I was wrong, and fortunately, I realized that before I went and returned it, for the Canon G15, which is not an underwater camera and more expensive, for sure, but which produced incredible images throughout our trip, almost on a par with my DSLR. Glad I made the change. Having said this, for years I had the Olympus 850 SW, which was an underwater camera. While I never had the opportunity to use it underwater, it did turn out very sharp images, Unfortunately, it was dropped and the LCD screen broke, necessitating the search for a new camera (for my wife). Needless to say, I was shocked at how soft the images from the TG-2 were.

I have TG-2 and disagree with what you said
for land photo, the camera has very decent sharpness for any point and shoot camera and exceptional for a waterproof camera

Your comment is misleading for people who might be interested in this camera

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2013 at 11:19 UTC
On Just posted: Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Review preview (106 comments in total)

that ISO 1600 sample is very good for a small sensor

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 21:04 UTC as 46th comment
On Sony unleashes Cyber-shot RX100 II with BSI CMOS sensor article (174 comments in total)

I would buy a GR or NEX-3N and anyone care about their money should

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 08:27 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
On Sony unleashes Cyber-shot RX100 II with BSI CMOS sensor article (174 comments in total)

$750 crazy price for 1 inch sensor
How much bigger is NEX-3N at $450

but IQ must be much better
can't understand Sony pricing

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 08:26 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies
On Preview:sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m2 (189 comments in total)

samples at both ISO 160 and 3200 not impressive at all

ISO 160 sample not much detail. These may be out of camera jpeg, not sure if RAW better

ISO 3200 lots of noise

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 07:32 UTC as 69th comment | 3 replies

Anyone know why pair with 16-50mm instead of 18-55mm kit lens
Is the 16-50mm worse than 18-55mm?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 08:21 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies
On Just Posted: Ricoh GR Review article (214 comments in total)
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sarkozy: shutter 1/4000 is to bad
a shutter 1/8000 or 1/16000 (electronically) could have induced me to buy this camera

if your NEX-5N is with kit lens you have a reason to buy
GR lens is much better

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 11:02 UTC

May I ask if lens correction is available?
Only in the pro version?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 09:21 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Ricoh GR Review article (214 comments in total)
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BG_CX3_DPREVIEW: Jefftan,

yes Vivid, or user defined settings punch the colors, thsat is simply standard on all Ricohs

The GR is made for enthousiasts of perfect pictures, so i'm pleased to see that DPR made the ffrot of including lots of optical graphs in their review, this is pixel peeping at its best to find that last bit of detail.

Thanks for the reply
I think muted color is not a big problem if white balance is accurate
GR white balance OK? Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 08:05 UTC
On Just Posted: Ricoh GR Review article (214 comments in total)

Is there an easy way to deal with the muted color
Increase saturation of jpeg in camera?
or use vivid color mode?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 06:52 UTC as 19th comment
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