Jefftan

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ttran88: $1000 for this camera, why? I can buy 4 GM1 and leave it in different places and never need to carry any camera around with me. I can leave One in the toilet, one in the yard, one in basement and one in the ladies room. Or just buy one GM1 and use the remaining $600 to hire someone to carry it for you. Down with Sony RX100IV!!!

Where can you get Gm1 for $250?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 17:49 UTC
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Jefftan: Anyone care to compare with Panasonic GM1 which I just got in Japan for about US$380

In RAW both in ISO 100 and ISO 3200, IQ simply much better for GM1, very obvious

Really don't understand the excitment for this overpriced $1000 camera

By the way GM1 is very good, a greatly under appreciated camera

"But if I can't do selfies with out getting confused it's a no sale for me"

sorry I don't do selfie at all. This is a question I can't answered. It doesn't have a flip up screen only a very useful touch screen with touch shutter and touch AF/AE.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 17:47 UTC
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Jefftan: Anyone care to compare with Panasonic GM1 which I just got in Japan for about US$380

In RAW both in ISO 100 and ISO 3200, IQ simply much better for GM1, very obvious

Really don't understand the excitment for this overpriced $1000 camera

By the way GM1 is very good, a greatly under appreciated camera

"Does the Japan GM1 have an English menu? "

Yes, very easy. I don't understand Japanese too. When you start the camera it is in Japanese (which should be expected) but can easily change to English menu

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 17:43 UTC
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Jefftan: Low night capability of Panasonic GM1 is underated because of its excellent image stabilization
When I am testing the camera I take 2 pics that is 1 second at ISO 3200, yes 1 second but the image is not blur by handshake. I can't post image here otherwise I will do so
I don't know how typical this is. I don't have particular steady hands. Another testing pic at 1/3 sec turn out blur
but in practical use I think handheld to 1/10 sec at 24mm equivalent should be no problem

"it is only the antiquated Mega OIS system rather than Panasonic's more state-of-the-art Power OIS system."

It may be antiquated but still very powerful in my real life use of it

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 17:40 UTC

Low night capability of Panasonic GM1 is underated because of its excellent image stabilization
When I am testing the camera I take 2 pics that is 1 second at ISO 3200, yes 1 second but the image is not blur by handshake. I can't post image here otherwise I will do so
I don't know how typical this is. I don't have particular steady hands. Another testing pic at 1/3 sec turn out blur
but in practical use I think handheld to 1/10 sec at 24mm equivalent should be no problem

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 07:26 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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Jefftan: Anyone care to compare with Panasonic GM1 which I just got in Japan for about US$380

In RAW both in ISO 100 and ISO 3200, IQ simply much better for GM1, very obvious

Really don't understand the excitment for this overpriced $1000 camera

By the way GM1 is very good, a greatly under appreciated camera

"if you can keep the shutter speed below 1/500th. above that the electronic shutter limits the dynamic range."

Why? Please explain. Thanks

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 07:18 UTC
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Jefftan: People who are interested in RX100 IV should seriously consider GM1, this is written by a happy new owner

way exceed my expectation
sharp lens, excellent IQ, fast auto-focus, good image stabilization,fast operation

Mainly because of the great sharp lens, to my great surprise IQ even beat my NEX-5N with Sony 10-18mm F4 lens (already much better than the garbage 16-50mm kit)

why by this overpriced camera? just for being a little bit smaller?

And tolerate lower IQ and much more expensive? It is your money but I really can't understand

The value of fast lens and hence RX100 superiourity over Panasonic GM1 is not true for a lot of people.
1. for daytime landscape photo you need small aperture for more DOF
2. in real low light situation, GM1 is still very good at ISO 3200 and can easily handheld to 1/10 second which will cover almost all reasonable shooting condition
On paper a fast lens is better than slow lens but for most people in most used shooting condition, is that really true? I said no.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 06:47 UTC

The value of fast lens and hence RX100 superiourity over Panasonic GM1 is not true for a lot of people.
1. for daytime landscape photo you need small aperture for more DOF
2. in real low light situation, GM1 is still very good at ISO 3200 and can easily handheld to 1/10 second which will cover almost all reasonable shooting condition
On paper a fast lens is better than slow lens but for most people in most used shooting condition, is that really true? I said no

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 06:46 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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Jefftan: People who are interested in RX100 IV should seriously consider GM1, this is written by a happy new owner

way exceed my expectation
sharp lens, excellent IQ, fast auto-focus, good image stabilization,fast operation

Mainly because of the great sharp lens, to my great surprise IQ even beat my NEX-5N with Sony 10-18mm F4 lens (already much better than the garbage 16-50mm kit)

why by this overpriced camera? just for being a little bit smaller?

And tolerate lower IQ and much more expensive? It is your money but I really can't understand

"You clearly have a broken NEX!"

Do you said this base on real experience? I have both camera and use both extensively during my last trip. I admit I don't do detail scientific comparison so only general impression

GM1 focuse faster, make less metering errors than NEX-5N(I suspect NEX takes longer to meter and I fire too fast) ,seem sharper (but I up the shaprness setting 1 level in color setting "standard")

and most important point is although MFT is supposedly behind NEX in noise for ISO 3200 but for practical use when I try to take a pic of something very dark at ISO 3200 in a temple, I can't hold my NEX still enough for blur free photo but not very difficult for GM1.

Therefore GM1 has better real life low light performance because of better image stabilization(or easier hand holding due to lower weight)

One more practical concern is if you shoot Jpeg, they have very different interpretation of green color, depend on your preference you may not like either one

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 05:40 UTC
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Jennyhappy2: Sorry, but unless you plan on changing lenses, the RX100 III surpasses the GM1 and GM5.

"Sorry, but unless you plan on changing lenses, the RX100 III surpasses the GM1 and GM5"

I disagree with you. It all depend on your use.

For me a mostly daytime landscape photographer. I use low ISO and prefer more not less DOF (smaller aperture). Which camera is better is obvious.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 05:29 UTC
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Jefftan: Anyone care to compare with Panasonic GM1 which I just got in Japan for about US$380

In RAW both in ISO 100 and ISO 3200, IQ simply much better for GM1, very obvious

Really don't understand the excitment for this overpriced $1000 camera

By the way GM1 is very good, a greatly under appreciated camera

"F1.8-2.8 vs F3.5-5.6 in short compare Sony at ISO 400 vs the Panasonic at ISO 1600."

I understand your point. It really depend on your use. For me a mostly daytime landscape photographer. I use low ISO and prefer more not less DOF (smaller aperture)

Which camera is better is obvious. May not be the same for other types of photographers

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 05:16 UTC
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Jefftan: People who are interested in RX100 IV should seriously consider GM1, this is written by a happy new owner

way exceed my expectation
sharp lens, excellent IQ, fast auto-focus, good image stabilization,fast operation

Mainly because of the great sharp lens, to my great surprise IQ even beat my NEX-5N with Sony 10-18mm F4 lens (already much better than the garbage 16-50mm kit)

why by this overpriced camera? just for being a little bit smaller?

And tolerate lower IQ and much more expensive? It is your money but I really can't understand

It is easily pocketable in a jacket pocket

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 18:50 UTC
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Jefftan: People who are interested in RX100 IV should seriously consider GM1, this is written by a happy new owner

way exceed my expectation
sharp lens, excellent IQ, fast auto-focus, good image stabilization,fast operation

Mainly because of the great sharp lens, to my great surprise IQ even beat my NEX-5N with Sony 10-18mm F4 lens (already much better than the garbage 16-50mm kit)

why by this overpriced camera? just for being a little bit smaller?

And tolerate lower IQ and much more expensive? It is your money but I really can't understand

I will correct what I said above
"Mainly because of the great sharp lens, to my great surprise IQ at least equal and may even beat my NEX-5N with Sony 10-18mm F4 lens"

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 16:16 UTC

People who are interested in RX100 IV should seriously consider GM1, this is written by a happy new owner

way exceed my expectation
sharp lens, excellent IQ, fast auto-focus, good image stabilization,fast operation

Mainly because of the great sharp lens, to my great surprise IQ even beat my NEX-5N with Sony 10-18mm F4 lens (already much better than the garbage 16-50mm kit)

why by this overpriced camera? just for being a little bit smaller?

And tolerate lower IQ and much more expensive? It is your money but I really can't understand

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 15:45 UTC as 36th comment | 12 replies

Anyone care to compare with Panasonic GM1 which I just got in Japan for about US$380

In RAW both in ISO 100 and ISO 3200, IQ simply much better for GM1, very obvious

Really don't understand the excitment for this overpriced $1000 camera

By the way GM1 is very good, a greatly under appreciated camera

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 15:37 UTC as 37th comment | 12 replies

$1000 for RX100 IV? Sony are you serious?
way overpriced

G7X is a much better deal. 4k maybe the only justification for price but how many people even have TV/monitor to view 4k now?

nice future proof feature but mostly useless for now

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 00:37 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies
On article Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 to offer Raw capture (151 comments in total)

low ISO remove NR
High ISO use DXO Prime NR

Significant IQ improvement with RAW

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 11:39 UTC as 31st comment
On article Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 to offer Raw capture (151 comments in total)
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Giklab: Now the whining about these cameras not offering RAW can finally be replaced with whining about how the RAW files are sh*t.

I don't think so
low ISO remove NR
High ISO use DXO Prime NR

Significant IQ improvement

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 11:38 UTC
On article A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on (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

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 05:02 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 real-world samples (115 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

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 03:05 UTC
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