Dabbler

Dabbler

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Please let it have a reasonably quiet shutter, or a silent one as in the A7s?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 04:46 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On P1010199 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)

This cam seems to have trouble with skin tones in the shade or low light. Her temple and forehead by her hairline are off color, almost smudged with soot. Her hands look fine so it may just be you have to keep light on your subject. Of course RAW files may not exhibit this flaw.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 17:33 UTC as 1st comment
On P1010343 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (17 comments in total)

I'm more concerned about the color of the cheeks near her chin and hair. Definitely not good skin tone.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 17:27 UTC as 3rd comment
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (175 comments in total)
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Dabbler: I wonder if it uses the RX100II sensor instead of RX100III. After all, why would Sony let a competitor use the most advanced sensor they have? Even the RX10 uses the older RX100II sensor. Hopefully we'll have samples soon to see if this sensor lens combination produces as good results as the RX100III. I hope it does because I like the 100mm at the long end. I gave up 30mm going from RX100 to the M3 and would love to get it back.

There appears to be a difference between the mk2 and mk3 but from what I'm reading if you're shooting jpg the high ISO output is better on the mk2. The mk3 is supposed to have better sharpening. The drawback for me on the Canon is the lack of EVF. The mk3 has one although it's nothing to write home about.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 11:56 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: In one fell swoop. Panasonic killed Nikon's 1 series.

I have the V3 with its 70-300mm zoom producing 800mm+. You won't get anywhere near that on LX100. Birders love the Nikon 1 series. 70mm is just too short for most of what I shoot, wish it had been 100mm like the G7X or 112mm like the X30. I'm happy with my RX100III in my pocket and my FZ1000 on my shoulder. When I need to go long I bring the V3 along.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 05:43 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (175 comments in total)

I wonder if it uses the RX100II sensor instead of RX100III. After all, why would Sony let a competitor use the most advanced sensor they have? Even the RX10 uses the older RX100II sensor. Hopefully we'll have samples soon to see if this sensor lens combination produces as good results as the RX100III. I hope it does because I like the 100mm at the long end. I gave up 30mm going from RX100 to the M3 and would love to get it back.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 13:41 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (452 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Oh please people, can we stop that silly 1" sensor saga?
It is not possible physically to have such a lens and its reach and aperture and keep the compactness.
The difference in sensor size is easily overcome with better optics and better ergonomics that will allow you have a camera in hands that is more enjoyable to use, and will make a difference between a camera one can brag about, or a camera that takes the shot effortlessly.

You got me, the X-S1 is bigger. But the FZ1000 is a far cry from any TINY compact bridge camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 12:55 UTC

The really annoying thing with these cameras is before you can use them you have to select them as your wifi connection in your phone. Which means your phone is no longer connected to the Internet till you are done shooting pictures. So startup time to use this camera is very long.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 05:18 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (452 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Oh please people, can we stop that silly 1" sensor saga?
It is not possible physically to have such a lens and its reach and aperture and keep the compactness.
The difference in sensor size is easily overcome with better optics and better ergonomics that will allow you have a camera in hands that is more enjoyable to use, and will make a difference between a camera one can brag about, or a camera that takes the shot effortlessly.

I have the FZ1000 and it is easily the biggest of the bridge cameras. The Sony RX10 is smaller but heavier due to higher quality materials, it uses metal in a lot of places the FZ1000 uses plastic.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 06:40 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (452 comments in total)
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ethanolson: I own a 1" camera and let me tell everybody that the noise on the 1" is worse than on smaller sensors (even 1/1.7") as evidenced by my Nikon's noise profile versus the Pentax Q7. There's a couple of stops difference. It's that bad, and now that they're on V3, it's not really gotten better. So Fujifilm probably took a smart road in sticking with a better sensor for their X30.

Nikon uses Aptina sensor. Sony makes sensors for a lot of other makers including Nikon but for some reason Nikon couldn't or wouldn't use the Sony sensor. Nikon 1 claim to fame is extremely fast FPS and I wonder if the Aptina sensor was custom made to scan images to the buffer much faster than Sony sensor could handle.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 06:38 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (452 comments in total)
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lacroix75: I love Fuji cameras but I'd rather get a discounted X100s or the heavily discounted X-E2. Maybe it's just me but I never thought that the X10, X20 and X30 line is well positioned in the market at $600. I would consider it for $400 as a travel camera tops but not a penny more.

The XE2 is new and not heavily discounted, you must mean the XE1. But you still have to buy glass and although Fuji lenses are terrific they are anything but cheap. Also you're not going to slip the XE1 with zoom in your coat pocket. My X20 fits my jacket pockets.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 06:34 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (452 comments in total)
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Mike FL: For me, an ideal P&S should have:
- Better low-light IQ
- Bright and wider lens
- Small
- Longer battery life (X30 has very long battery)
- Fast start-up time
- One hand operation

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In what universe is Sony's 1" sensor 200% larger than Fuji's 2/3" sensor?? And the RX100III lens may be slightly wider (4mm) but is 42mm shorter focal length (70 vs 112mm). People who buy lottery tickets don't understand math.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 06:28 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (452 comments in total)
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Aroart: I think people should stop talking about cameras they haven't used and use the cameras they own...

You can't just 'jump on 1" bandwagon' . Sony makes their own 1" sensor. Nikon uses Aptina sensor. And Fuji prides themselves on their sensors and the IQ they produce. And the Fuji 2/3" sensor is not less than half the size of a 1" sensor. At least not based on what I learned in elementary school.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 06:13 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (452 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: I don't understand this says it would need a bigger lens for a 1". Sony's are pretty small and very high quality. I don't see why Fuji can't do this.

Sony RX100III only zooms to 70mm. To runout to 112 and have fast aperture the lens would have to be bigger.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 06:07 UTC
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RobertSigmund: I am impressed. With the Sony A 7 S, one can still recognize objects where the others show nothing than mud.
A breakthrough?

Nikon D4s is considered the high ISO leader, why not include that in the test?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 14:23 UTC
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Maklike Tier: The Elephant in the room for me, is that the A7 is a $1449 body.....and the 5D MkIII is a $3399 body. Yeah sure the 7S can resolve ridiculously high ISO shots, but in 'normal use' it's no advantage really from where I'm sitting...and it's a $2495 body.

For this shootut, the impressive camera to my eyes is the plain ol' boring ol' A7, punching well above it's weight.

Want.

*edit* Actually I just noticed that the comparo was for the A7R ($2298) DPR, can you add the A7 to this shootout? The 7S is worth the money if you're shooting regularly above ISO51200, but if not, then I'm not sure what the point is. A very specific tool for a very specific job? I'd be less inclined to say that if it could shoot at high ISO with more than a paltry 5fps.

The A7s can shoot 4K video and has a silent shutter. The A7 has both PDAF and CDAF focusing. If it wasn't for the loud shutter I might opt for it but may wait for the next release of the A7 which is sure to have a quiet shutter as so many people complain about it.

The Canon is a much bigger heavier body so not much interest from me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 09:31 UTC

I looked at this camera last weekend at my pro shop's open house with a Leica rep present. Impressive build but the menu interface was stunningly bland. It was like playing pong compared to one of today's 3D games. The camera is elegant but the interface is not up to Leica's brand image.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 02:45 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: The existence of quality "always with you" options like this, the 3rd version of the RX 100 III, is why there's no excuse for EVER using your freaking PHONE for photography pursuits because "the best camera is the one that's with you." As small & potent as this is, using the smartphone's camera is so lame. (As for price--you can now get the 1st RX100 for a relative song.)

Bentley recently shot an ad video entirely on iPhone 5s.
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/7168/20140517/bentley-loves-apple-films-intelligent-details-ad-with-iphone-5s-and-edits-with-ipad-video.htm

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 11:32 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

When the MKI came out I gave up 12mm at the long end in my 112mm X20. Now I'm expected to give up another 30mm? Yes the 24mm at the wide end is nice but I would miss many shots at the long end using a MKIII. I'm interested to see what Nikon comes up with in the P8000.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 13:01 UTC as 518th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: The existence of quality "always with you" options like this, the 3rd version of the RX 100 III, is why there's no excuse for EVER using your freaking PHONE for photography pursuits because "the best camera is the one that's with you." As small & potent as this is, using the smartphone's camera is so lame. (As for price--you can now get the 1st RX100 for a relative song.)

"Real camera" snobs need to open their eyes and look around. There are some terrific photographs taken with the iPhone5/Lumix 1020/Samsung's Galaxy series. Pro photographers are using them and getting stunning high IQ shots when processed properly. Remember, back in the day 8 MP used to be a huge improvement. I still have a Nikon 5mp dSLR (collecting dust now that I have the D800 ;) So smartphones don't have, zoom.. that just makes them primes. I carry a RX100 most of the time but still use my iPhone to take shots daily.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 07:06 UTC
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