chadley_chad

chadley_chad

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On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (608 comments in total)
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Kay Fisher: I was excited to see the V1 but couldn't understand or live without bracketing.
I watched for firmware update for bracketing but...
Then the V2 came out - still no bracketing..
Then the V3 came out and still no bracketing and now they took off the viewfinder.
Go figure.

@richard Murdey .... No idea what that comment is supposed to mean but its clear your the sort that sticks your £90 camera on auto and snaps away. For those more creative, bracketing in most cases is essential. You should investigate it before knocking it!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 22:06 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (608 comments in total)
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Kay Fisher: I was excited to see the V1 but couldn't understand or live without bracketing.
I watched for firmware update for bracketing but...
Then the V2 came out - still no bracketing..
Then the V3 came out and still no bracketing and now they took off the viewfinder.
Go figure.

Same reason why I never went with the D3000 series .... Great little low cost camera, ruined by not having something as simple as bracketing. Stupid!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 20:55 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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minzaw: Sony and Apple are a well known ripped off companies.Remember Sony attempted with sony memory sticks now obsolete >>> now all sony cameras use SD or micro SD card

Well that's odd, as I have 3 NEX models and only use one type of battery. Of course I also own an RX100 and that does have a different battery, as I would expect. Neither would I expect to be able to use another battery from another manufacturer ... So your point is?

As for memory stick - that was no different to Olympus developing XD memory (was it Olympus) - its just in this case Sonys version (like Betamax and minidisc) wasn't that great. Memory sticks were the reason I didn't selected Sony products, so I voted with my wallet ... But I didn't moan about Sony trying to force this technology upon me or feel forced to part with my money as you suggest these companies make you do. Don't like .... Buy something else.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 10:08 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (194 comments in total)

I've seen these in Poundland .... It's not a camera, its a drinks flask.

It has to be right ... Surely no one would build something so new using such an old screen and EVF specification .... Would they?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 09:56 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (194 comments in total)
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Zigadiboom: Hmmm if this camera had a constant f1.2 aperture throughout the entire zoom range where it could just slip into your pocket it might have maybe had half a chance against the likes of the Panasonic FZ-1000 and Sony RX10.

Yeah, and if only it were also covered in gold, made pizza and had a foldable 12" screen!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 09:52 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (82 comments in total)
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Ken Sky: Why is the review framed as " the best Android phone"? Doesn't the reviewer know that the smartphone market is dominated by the Apple iPhone? Surely the comparison should be against the 5s. I recognize the 6 will appear in the not too distant future but as of July 2014 this phone appears to be the best on the market.
P.S. I use an iPhone 5.

Firstly, the smartphone market is NOT dominated by Apple ... Unless you're dumb enough to think Apple has sold as much or more than Samsung, HTC, Nokia, Sony, Google etc etc combined!

I've owned all generations of iPhone, but MUCH prefer my 4S in every way, including quality of images which has the edge in my opinion. That's my opinion of course, but as I've owned every iPhone and the S3 and S4, I think my opinion means more than someone that hasn't!

Another case of a blinded Apple fan (great marketing Apple!)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 18:20 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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beavertown: LOL!

Another 1" camera's IQ beats the shxt out of the V3.

Only idiots buy the V3 for 1200 bucks.

How to make friends and influence people!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 12:25 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: What a huge camera, i think a NEX 6[000] with 18-200 lens as better combo.

Yeah, because you'll be able to buy both for £749 and somehow make that 200mm lens magically become 400mm ... Probably whilst you're trying to rotate that NEX screen and double the EVF resolution. Shall I mention 4k video recording or have you made yourself sound silly enough already?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 23:03 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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minzaw: Sony and Apple are a well known ripped off companies.Remember Sony attempted with sony memory sticks now obsolete >>> now all sony cameras use SD or micro SD card

A bit harsh; I've never had a problem with NEX pricing and as for the rest of the range; they've not been cheap but they've been innovative, first to market and high quality, so why begrudge Sony making money ... They're a business not a charity!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 21:44 UTC
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Have not seen that any body tested RX10's weather sealed performance yet.

Hopefully, DPR will run the test.

Being DPR they probably will ... But give it a couple of years!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 20:28 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (423 comments in total)
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onlooker: iOS is king. Step by step, development for Mac OS X will be subordinated to development for iOS, and everything will have to conform to this lower common denominator. One day Mac OS X will even look like a big screen version of iOS. Lower development costs mean higher short-term profits. Is that a good long-term vision? Long-term vision to the current crop of MBA-educated executives means end-of-the-quarter bottom line. That's what their bonuses are based on. Après moi, le déluge.

I want a desktop operating system; not something resembling a f%*%#*#g super sized phone! Apple have lost their way and I think it's too late, with all the competition overtaking them daily!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 02:04 UTC
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tabloid: Can one use them for making calls.
UK and US market.

Yes. SKYPE.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 09:24 UTC
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Pierre Louis: NO HDMI PORT = NO SALE!!!

When will tablet manufacturers finally give us a truly USEFUL tablet that can connect to photo/video cameras, cell phones, gaming systems, laptops, etc, to dual purpose as an external monitor for live viewing or playback, as well as to provide a touch input interface to computer users (imagine using your tablet as a touch screen for your laptop/desktop's full version of Photoshop for example!)

What's your problem; you don't need any physical connectors to view Android material on any tv equipped with wifi. Enjoy being left in the dark!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 09:24 UTC
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lds2k: I wonder where the intellectual property came from for this product?

From Samsung of course (or are you suggested they 'stole' it from Apple, who themselves did the same?)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 09:22 UTC
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Atomez: Leica does not compete with Canon or Nikon or Sony. They are in a different market -- luxury items. Their competitors are more like a trip around the world or a luxury watch or a really expensive champagne. Or a Porsche. Just like a owner of a Ferrari probably does not use more than 10% of its power, if at all, the same for Leica cameras. So what? If there's people buying them, it's their problem.

I don't own a Ferrari, but I do own a Porsche, and I can assure you I (and most fellow owners) DO use more than 10% of its power (which NB would equate to approx 30BHP ... hardly enough to even hit 30mph!)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 09:20 UTC
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Shurato: What Apple is for computer enthusiasts is Leica for camera enthusiasts I would guess?
Just my 2c worth, and not meant to be condescending; in the contrary, it's nice to see stellar-crafted tech-gadgetry; even if it is beyond my price range for the time being.

As a computer enthusiast (and Apple user), please don't insult me by saying Apple is the enthusiasts top choice!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 09:17 UTC
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)
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gmke: The previous batch of "serious" bridge cameras had 5/8 to 2/3 inch sensors (1:1.7 or 1:1.6). A few of them also had fast lenses, f1.8 to f2.5 on the Zuiko-baked versions, for example; so the fast lens to mitigate the not-so-great ISO performance was a welcome sop. These 1 inch sensors are about a stop and a half better at the sensor level, so they fit right between 4/3 and 2/3. What a surprise! What makes sense for the FZ1000 and the RX10 is the long reach of the zoom lens WITHOUT the f-stop fall-off typical of DSLR and ILC long reach zooms. At the short end, these cameras are out gunned by the DSLR and ILC sensor/lens combinations. At the long end, you can expect it to be the other way around because there are NO affordable long zooms with f4.0 at the long end.

@Shadowman

A 55-300mm isn't 24-400 and as you say, the Nikon bundle you suggest is larger ... So your point is?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 16:34 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (101 comments in total)
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DWM: This camera is huge! What exactly is the advantage of a 1" sensor again? I'd rather have a D5300 and a kit zoom. Or a Nikon 1 and 10-100mm if small size was important.

Try getting a D5300 with 24-400mm lens at this price and size!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 16:26 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (101 comments in total)

I got rid of the RX10 due to its size and weight ... But I think I can reassess this decision for a 400mm range!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 16:25 UTC as 5th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Funduro: I must say I'm impressed by the image resolution. Better then Nikon 1 S3. This puppy will sell like crazy.

Wow, like your rant wasn't even more boring!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 23:17 UTC
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