GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
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Joined on Mar 11, 2006

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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CameraUser1: The RAWs from the new Sony were converted using ACR 8.5 beta, is it possible the worse noise performance is due to the beta not having been optimized?

The RAW conversions seem problematic for more than one camera.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53780774

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 05:50 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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intruder61: Sonys trademark...ORANGE skin....Import the image into PS and have a look at the CMYK values......not good enough.
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2935874/dsc00182_iso125?inalbum=sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-iii-samples-gallery

I am not a huge fan of Sony RX100 colours but I have to defend this one. That's late afternoon sunlight, and if you pull it into Photoshop and white balance it, it's fine. I get more frustrated with skin tones veering towards the green.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 11:04 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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jackpro: Was super interested after seeing comparison with G1X but colour is blah sorry but canon nails colour with no tweaking necessary :( wanting a new travel camera will keep looking)

I have too say I love the "it may look like excrement but that proves it's not" argument

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 05:17 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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dpmaxwell: Canon fans seem really active around here lately. Something has them all riled up...

Kill the heretics. Burn them. Burn them with fire.

These forums are a hoot.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 00:36 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Everlast66: Wow 2 thousand comments thats a record or probably close to a record.
And we've not even seen the review published.

Strangely the comment numbers have been rolled over as the articles have changed.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 21:03 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 and E-M1 get firmware updates article (50 comments in total)
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nekrosoft13: I got E-M1 and E-M10, amazing cameras!!! so much better then any Canon Crop camera (previous owner of 7D, and 70D user).

The nonsense is this constant DPReview background of boosterism for camera brands. I just get so damn tired of it. Does my OMD EM1 shoot more frames a second than my 1D Mk3? I don't think so. Is its autofocus faster? Transparently not. Does it compete with my 5D Mk3 for video? It does not even begin to. Is it as fast as many of my other cameras? As portable?As discrete in candid situations? Can I shoot the moon well with it?

All cameras are compromises. As I have said over and over. It's often sensible, pace your comment, to say: "This camera suits MY purposes better," which references those "experiences and perceptions".

But the "this camera is best", "this camera is the winner" in these forums is irritating as hell.

There is no best camera. If there were, everyone would have it and there'd be nothing else out there. And I am not knocking my EM1. It is a superb piece of kit.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 22:54 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 and E-M1 get firmware updates article (50 comments in total)
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nekrosoft13: I got E-M1 and E-M10, amazing cameras!!! so much better then any Canon Crop camera (previous owner of 7D, and 70D user).

I own both the EM1 and a few Canons. I love my EM1 but from my own use I don't know why people even begin to post nonsense like this.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 22:21 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)

This seems useful in some ways, but it's guaranteed to keep the temperature boiling in certain more contentious threads from which users might have otherwise drifted away.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 22:45 UTC as 41st comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Master Yoda: They're gonna sell a lot of these . . .

Mike FL, are you 12?

1: Look at my equipment list. which includes 1D Mk3 and 5D Mk3.
2: Then grow up.

I assume English is not your first language.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 20:23 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Master Yoda: They're gonna sell a lot of these . . .

... which would seem to me MarcLee's point. The inanity of this fanboy trumpeting of sales as the ultimate arbiter. The maturity level of this site is not high at times.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 19:29 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: I'm on the edge of my seat here. When I read "company does something that's never been done before" in relation to optics design, I'm intrigued as to whether that move led to success or failure. Can't wait to see some samples from the new optics.

What on Earth are you talking about? I have had two Rx100s, sold one, about to sell the other. And I have two G1Xs. Sounds like it's you with the budgetary issues. The question is whether I consider ANOTHER RX100 with a more limited focal length, but retaining Sony colours, worth it. I do not.

People tell you that brand wars are stupid and you return with "Yeah., but Sony rules". 15 year olds seem to rule in your universe.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 12:11 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Jennyhappy2: The RX100 I, II, and III are outselling the G1X II. Comparing the RX100 III with a built in viewfinder is $799 while to get that feature with the G1X II is $1094.

G1X II -

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #740 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
G1X -

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,528 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
G16 -

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
#62 in Camera & Photo > Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras
RX100 III -

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
#1 in Camera & Photo > Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras
RX100 II -

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
#11 in Camera & Photo > Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras
RX100 I -

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
#48 in Camera & Photo > Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras

... (Continued) Both with the disastrous Fuji X10 (owned) and both previous RX100s (owned) I witnessed these "Wow, DSLR's are dead now. Nikon and Canon might as well pack up" kind of hyperboles.

And, by the way, it's a bit counter-productive to judge the validity of a post by the degree of opposition to it.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 08:25 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Jennyhappy2: The RX100 I, II, and III are outselling the G1X II. Comparing the RX100 III with a built in viewfinder is $799 while to get that feature with the G1X II is $1094.

G1X II -

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #740 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
G1X -

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,528 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
G16 -

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
#62 in Camera & Photo > Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras
RX100 III -

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
#1 in Camera & Photo > Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras
RX100 II -

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
#11 in Camera & Photo > Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras
RX100 I -

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
#48 in Camera & Photo > Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras

No. They are ALL moronic. But the specific problem with people and their Sonys is "small man in a bar" syndrome. For them, it can't be a good alternative.

They have to come in "Now Sony has got A, B, C, on the run." That's why the economics gets brought in. Apart from stills, I have used Sony video cameras through most of my career. I have never once felt the need to ask people to "knock this chip off my shoulder".

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 08:08 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
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NoraK: RX 100 IIIi is available for preorder. I am enjoying my Marktwo but would like something pocketable too. I have the RX III on my Amazon wish list.

Where do these Amazon sales rank idiots come from? Do they breed?

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 07:56 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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JaimeA: This camera is demoralizing the competition.

Mr Jennyhappy2, your comprehension is as superb as your discrimination in examining cameras.

i.e. Not highly. Some of us USE the cameras we write about and choose between. Others give zero evidence of ever having used a camera at all.

My galleries show what cameras I use.

Time for you to go back to raving on the currently non-existent Nikon now.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 04:21 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
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Jennyhappy2: "These tests (and our test scene on the coming pages) suggest that the RX100 II's sensor is so much better than the G1 X II's that it cancels-out much of the dynamic range and high ISO noise advantages that the G1 X II's larger sensor should bring.

Overall, though, the larger sensor in the Canon is much of the reason that the camera is so much less pocketable than the Sony, yet the full benefits of that additional sensor size are not realized: the Canon's image quality advantage isn't proportionate with its greater bulk."

and this is based on the RX100M2 before the RX100M3 is announced in about a week with a significantly faster lens and other improvements. Did Canon make a mistake by not giving the camera a better sensor??? http://www.dpreview.com/products/sony/compacts/sony_dscrx100m2

What part of: "the Canon's image quality advantage" is so hard for you to grasp?

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 03:18 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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JaimeA: This camera is demoralizing the competition.

This kind of soccer supporter silliness for companies depresses me.

I have owned the RX100 and still own the RX100 MkII. I now shoot largely with the G1X MkII. I find the camera a little underwhelming compared with what I was expecting, particularly the limited focal length of the lens. So I doubt the competition is demoralised at all. If they were, all they would have to do is look at Sony's stock prices.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 23:49 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Ed Gill: Sony has to be spastic! Now they drop the hotshoe just when the lens got fast enough for decent portraits and depth of field control (read high speed flash sync). Hello - hello? They can't even manage a stinking little sync port for flash triggers. Hopefully Panasonic will scale up the LX5/7 to m4/3 next time around, my money stays in my wallet until then. And Canon - he coulda been a contender just those crappy sensors kept him outa the ring. Maybe Canon will give up and just buy Sony sensors and get back in the race.

"OTOH, carrying an external flash about the same size/weight as the camera, now that will be quite a sight."

It would not be COMPULSORY. It would remain an option for those circumstances where it's useful. People who previously complained that external EVF's took up a hotshoe (on Olympus for example) are now saying "We don't need no stinking hotshoe" and that is funny to see.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 05:11 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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white shadow: Now, it may be a good time to get the Mk2 as price will drop to make way for the Mk3.

I think the pop-up EVF is a gimmick. The flash hot shoe is more useful.

Unfortunately, they didn't improve on the clickless front wheel and provide an external battery charger.

The faster lens is welcome but I think the old one is good enough for casual photography.

Having the option some time is NOT forcing you to use it all the time. This argument is rather like those who complain about cameras having f1.8 because it's harder to focus. You are still ALLOWED to use f11 and f22.

People who previously complained that external EVF's rendered the hot shoe useless on other brands are now saying "Who needs a hot shoe?"

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 05:06 UTC
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mrtaufik: People keep talking that Sony's colors is the worst, is there ANY evidence to prove it? Almost every camera made by Sony or Canon or Nikon or Olympus provide feature to set-up the colors so they will match with almost any taste of their users. Then WHY people always talking about color of one camera is better than the other?

You miss the point. I ALWAYS shoot RAW, but when you have to fix one colour at the expense of all others, you are screwed.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 04:10 UTC
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