GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a TV Production, Directing, Shooting, Editing
Joined on Mar 11, 2006

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On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (686 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 (686 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
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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tbcass: DPR says "Something we didn't particularly care for on the previous two RX100's was the shooting experience. The user interface, cluttered controls, and, in particular, the 'clickless' wheel around the lens that gave no tactile feedback just took the 'fun' out of using the RX100 Mark I and II."

Of course that is a SUBJECTIVE OPINION with which I disagree with completely.

Well, yes they would . As long as it's "their" brand.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 04:08 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.

I don't think it does.

Both the Canon G1X MkII and the RX100 Mk II have flashes you can tilt with your thumb. I have both. But don't kid yourself it replaces a proper flash unit.

And Tonk, wannabe trolls would have a long way to go to catch up.

My feeling remains that this is a nice camera, but it's not the game-changer we were promised but an alternative set of design choices. 70 mm just does not do it for me, even though I have owned both earlier RX100s. This is even a step back from my Mark II in some ways.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 04:04 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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deploylinux: Specs looked wonderful until I noticed lack of hotshoe. Ouch.

I think people can choose their OWN reasons for why they would get a camera. don't you?

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 04:01 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: All the good stuff squeezed into a pocketable camera. Fast lens, high IQ sensor, tilting LCD, ND filter, EVF, and a flash that can be pulled back to bounce.

If the lens quality and build quality (especially EVF) turn out to be good, then this is the ultimate!!

I'd have too much respect for ANY $800 camera to keep it in my pocket.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 02:38 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Zoran K: "The lens is the big selling point of the RX100 III. With a maximum aperture of F1.8-2.8 and a focal range of 24-70mm equiv, you won't find anything as impressive on a compact camera."

Really?

Samsung EX2 has 24-80mm/f1.4-2.7 equivalent Lens

I dropped my iPhone for a Samsung. My iPhone was starting to look retro. And the Samsung has half a dozen features the iPhone lacks. So much for copying.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 01:41 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.

If Canon buys Sony sensors, I'll dump Canon. There is more to an image than DR.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 01:39 UTC
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Marty4650: All these "I had no problem" folks probably don't understand... you will ONLY have a problem if it's your turn to check in with Adobe for subscription verification.

This means... one day outage means 1/30th of the subscribers are screwed. If it lasts a second day... then 1/15th are without service. If it lasts a third day then 1/10th.

So right now 29 out of 30 subscribers are baffled as to why the 1 out of 30 is complaining. They just don't understand why he can't log on.

Because they "have no problem" that means that guy must be lying.

It does not matter if it is one in a hundred, if your business is that one and you have a deadline.

You should be able to sue for this.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 01:33 UTC
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TLD: Incidentally, a buddy who is heavily involved in NZ South Island UFB, came back from a software conference in the USA saying that the future for Adobe apps will go beyond the current subscription model, and that our computers would become dumb terminals with the entire process happening on a super fast remote server. Now that _is_ scary.

Someone down the thread mentioned having just 8gb/month bandwidth. Well I have 120Gb/month, but my connection speed is so dire it might as well be 8Gb. :-(

I don't need them to work for free. I just need them to give me upgrades that make me part with my money. I have ALREADY bought their software. Creative Cloud is an admission that they can't give me my money's worth to spend voluntarily, so they have to lock me in and throw away the key.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 01:31 UTC
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Bill T.: I wonder how many of the anti-CC ranters here are merely annoyed because they can no longer pirate the software?

I've never mind paying for good value received, and as far as I'm concerned CC represents fabulous value for the money, especially for those who use multiple applications.

If Adobe went back to old scheme, I couldn't afford to pay for a lot of Adobe programs (and their updates) that I now use. Just think...that would give us a whole new thing to rant about!

Bill T, first, where I live I get a tax break on legit software. Not necessarily on hiring it.

Second, Adobe long since admitted that CC will do nothing to stop pirated versions getting out. They have driven more people to it, with even less of a conscience.

Third, over the past few days, the ones running the pirated version are actually getting the better service.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 01:28 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: "I hate it" says no one.

Take note Canon. You put out the same camera over and over again with a different name and no one can tell the difference between it and the previous model.

Sony keeps telling us that it is just an updated version of the existing model and everyone can instantly tell how much it has actually improved even though the name hasn't.

Canon and Nikon have nothing that can directly compete with this camera. And no the G1 X MII doesn't compete with it. It's lens is not fast enough. It is too big. And it sensor size really isn't that much bigger.

Most detailed reviews, including DXOmark, either include images of colour charts, or sometimes detailed graphs of colour response. I agree with those who find that Sony colours, particuilarly in skin tones are sometimes - not every time - awful. And I also agree that ARWS are about the worst RAW files on the market that I have worked with.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 00:44 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?

Because when you correct for, say, a green face, you throw every other colour in the picture out of whack. Having used Sony, Canon, Panasonic, and Olympus, all I need is the evidence of my own eyes. But you can find statistics on colour variance on the DXOMark so many like to quote on dynamic range, among other places. The in-camera colour profiles of which you speak do not alter responses to individual colours, they affect overall colour.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 00:39 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Everlast66: Already Amazon top seller, not only in compact category, but all Digital Cameras:
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Digital-Cameras/zgbs/electronics/281052/

(it is a dynamic website, so might drop with time)

Tonk,

You are living proof of the adage that Sony users spend a whole lot more time talking about Canon than Canon users spend talking about Sony.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 22:41 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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wasi2quick: I guess having to wait to save up for the mkii turned out to be a good thing? Gonna be a great travel companion. And having the built in view finder is awesome.

I wouldn't, despite having had the RX100 and still having the RX100 MkII. I don't really go for Sony colour, and I am not tempted to pay the money they are asking for a lens that stops at 70mm equivalent.

Apart from Sony colours (and ARWS), this is a nice camera, but it almost feels as if Sony have done a deal with Canon to offer an alternative, or complementary camera, not a world beater. It really comes down, as always, to which compromises you can live with for your style of shooting.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 22:06 UTC
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