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bb42

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On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)

What a waste of energy .. the dishwasher not the cam.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 15:01 UTC as 3rd comment
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)

Beautiful product, and just what many comments here asked for when Bridge-Cams with lower specs appeared before.
Just as a side remark, there is a real competitor out now, the Tamron 16-300 with any APS-C body from Canon, Nikon or Sony-A; with little difference in weight, size and price.
Differences in optical performance remain to be reviewed.
But the possibility to swap the zoom with for example a bright prime lens on the same body would be a real plus for the APS-C combo.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 11:07 UTC as 2nd comment
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (170 comments in total)
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bb42: The rules banning these kind of edits are ludicrous.
Media networks worldwide are spending billions every year to design and bend our perception and define the reality according to their interests.
In a text interview they would easily ask an author to cut sentences they do not consider meaningful or supporting the story.
But for pictures one wants to keep up the idea of total objectivity. Ludicrous.

Esoz, what's so frightening about being able to remove a person?
The photographer could as well choose a different position to avoid the person in the first place.
And then, did the photographer record the attitude of the soldier, his motives or plans? So, the picture is a mere illustration to a story - that was chosen and edited to the publishers linking.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 19:44 UTC
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (170 comments in total)

The rules banning these kind of edits are ludicrous.
Media networks worldwide are spending billions every year to design and bend our perception and define the reality according to their interests.
In a text interview they would easily ask an author to cut sentences they do not consider meaningful or supporting the story.
But for pictures one wants to keep up the idea of total objectivity. Ludicrous.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 00:06 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (170 comments in total)
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Mirrorless Crusader: I guess the AP has never heard of something called common sense. Nobody wants to see that camera in the corner. I don't care how many other people were filming the guy and it is immaterial to the significance of the photograph. What is the AP going to do next, fire people for cropping?

16mpx, the decision to take that point of view, at that time, and press the button in that very moment - this all influence the message of any picture, news or not.
So what are you missing in this edit - "reality"?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 23:58 UTC
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (170 comments in total)
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TonvicFoto: a powerful shot? it's a miserable photo showing a militant, a jihadist taking cover? so what? a pulitzer for this?

In Libya I met some of your "jihadists", they are simply people who are willing to take the ultimate risk for the common cause.
This decision is not easyly made, so it's a kind of fight, mostly with your own fears.
I'm not saying that I'd want to live neccesarily in the society they are thinking to build.
But they still deserve full respect.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 23:55 UTC

One great and unique feature of the HS-xx series is the manual zoom, I used the HS-10 and HS-30. They allowed me to frame moving subjects by quickly flipping from wide to tele, thus getting shots I would have lost with either any motor zoom or a SLR with lower zoom range.

Now, judging by the zoom lever, it seems Fuji has abandoned the manual zoom.
That's really sad.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 23:32 UTC as 5th comment
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (185 comments in total)

The finding of the study may be correct for shorter term memory.
But from my experience the pictures clearly help me to remember places and situations I would otherwise forget within weeks and longer.
And this is the peroid that counts more, be it work, study or leisure.

Sometimes I take a picture for being able to study an object on screen with more attention than I would at the time of shooting. So of course its a question of time economy.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 23:23 UTC as 24th comment
On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup 2013 article (214 comments in total)
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MtOlympus: I took my NEX 6 on a trip with my SLR. The SLR never got out of my camera bag. When I got home I sold the big camera that I had been so happy with, and bought a second NEX 6. Now I keep one loaded with a 12mm prime and the other with the 55-210. Life is now good!

So you always have a unique perspective...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 23:15 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (324 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Y'all need to read your own buying guide, this is not a superzoom and you folks are just about the only ones calling it a superzoom:

From the most recent buying guide:
"Super zoom / Bridge'
Very powerful zoom lenses - typically 20X+ zooms"

10X is not a super zoom. All we have here is a big inconvenient camera with (relatively) little zoom with a lens that is (relatively) slow on the not so wide end (where most folks use it the most) and (relatively) fast on the long end.

300m is what I use for kids soccer and it's barely enough, forget about birds etc.

It's hard to rationalize the cost and size when you can get a pocketable 7X LF1 for under $400.

Considering LF1 and stylus1 - I'd see the LF1 more as high-class take-always pocketable while you still have a decent Dslr in your shelf.
If one wants only one camera the Stylus1 looks like a fair concept.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 11:28 UTC

For owners of "real" i.e. pure-foto digicams the question is if the hires sensor delivers more detail than a current digicam of similar price.
Too bad that this question is (again) not answered.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 17:25 UTC as 49th comment | 8 replies

Sonys Alpha 58 has several advantages, the most important being a huge offering of third-party lenses, some of them excellent.
The E-lens series made sense for small system cams, but I don't get the point for this model.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 08:50 UTC as 18th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Sample Images article (69 comments in total)

Samples show grease and smear even at brightest light and ISO100 - similar to the FZ60.
Several other digicams with the same small sensor perform better, and the nice lens and other feature can not compensate for the inferior IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 20:52 UTC as 25th comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

A jacket-able system camera with an EVF .. nice.
But the small size raises the question about the (smaller) lens quality again - Sonys 16-50 seems to outperform the Pana Vario PZ 14-42 in terms of IQ - and it even has more wideangle...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 12:16 UTC as 350th comment | 3 replies

"70% improvement in signal-to-noise ratio" - fine to hear that about the microphone - how about the same improvement for the image sensor?

The FZ60 was so noisy with ISO100 in bright sunlight it really surprised and annoyed me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2013 at 15:11 UTC as 17th comment
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pulsar123: Even though obviously a gimmick (I can't image what one would want to shoot at 1200mm equivalent FL; this is the domain for telescopes, with their massive stable tripods and star tracking motors), the lens's FL range is quite impressive from a lens designer's point of view. In addition, the maximum aperture is 36mm (at the long end), which is also impressive for a P&S camera.

Good point - what I wanted to reply to people complaining about sensor / diffraction:
You can use that thing as a telescope - and it's even stabilized.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 18:15 UTC
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Maverick_: That's a lot of effort for $399. Lots of features for so little. What would they have to do next to top this. Where do you go from here camera makers? 16mm to 2500mm for $299? And what comes after that fish-eye, to 3000mm for $199?

This to me sounds like the beginning of the end. You can't support this growth in order to give people reasons to upgrade their bridge cameras. If someone buys this camera today and shoots with it a few times a year, he/she would have no reason to ever upgrade unless the camera breaks. This camera already belongs to a small market segment.

With compacts going away, as phone cameras taking over that responsibility, a tiny segment who aren't shooting with DSLRs and phones would still want a bridge cam true, but this segment will keep shrinking fast.

My guess is that we are looking at the last of this particular segment. A couple of more years and that's it.

The future is phone cameras and FF DSLRS.

"If the image quality is reasonable up to ISO400 and good enough for prints up to A4"... - I saw noise even at 100 ISO in bright sunlight on the FZ60 so I sold it after one journey.
This one won't be much better.
Anyhow, the 20 mm wideangle is a good reason for checking it out.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 18:08 UTC
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G0RD0: In comparison to the Canon sx50hs. The Canon can do 1200mm (35mm equiv) optically 24mm x 50x =1200mm. The FZ70 is 20mm x 60x =1200mm (35mm equiv). So the Panasonic is actually just adding 4mm of Wide angle, but no increase in actual reach when compared to the Canon. Panasonic is just using 60x as a marketing strategy. They have not achieved any greater zoom then what was already available

The 20 mm _is_ the really impressive achievement that I've been waiting for. After dpreview has often praised wideangle reach I don't see why they focus on the tele in the short report.

On the tele you can always crop and get the same prespective as with a longer zoom - but you can never get the wider angle.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 17:53 UTC

Another camera that needs a strip of self-adhesive rubber as a handgrip to be usable...

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 08:53 UTC as 15th comment
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dickg1: If Panasonic thinks this camera is going to seriously compete with the Canon S110 in attracting the "enthusiast" crowd, they screwed up big time!

In my mind, the feature that sets the Canon S110 apart from the majority of its peers is a 24mm wide end.

I recently sold my S95 and bought the S110 for just that reason. I'd much rather give up a 200mm long end to get a 24mm wide angle. The difference between 24mm & 28mm is much greater than the diffeence between 120mm and 200mm.

dickg1

marike "4mm is greater than 80mm? No it's not. Need a slightly wider FOV, you can always stitch two images together"
Not seriously, but you can always crop a 120 mm picture and get the 200 mm perspective, accepting the loss of resolution - you can't do that with a 28 vs 24 mm.
But otherwise I agree that - from my usage - 200 vs 120 is more often preferable than 24 vs 28.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 08:47 UTC
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