Jefftan

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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
In reply to:

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
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

"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

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 02:55 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

"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

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 02:34 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 real-world samples (115 comments in total)
In reply to:

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

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 02:23 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 real-world samples (115 comments in total)
In reply to:

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

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 02:19 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 real-world samples (115 comments in total)
In reply to:

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

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 02:14 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 real-world samples (115 comments in total)
In reply to:

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

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

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

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 23:55 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
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