derfla1949

derfla1949

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A DSLR-like superzoom with a 1/2.33" sensor.
'nuff said.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2012 at 13:45 UTC as 51st comment | 8 replies
On Nikon addresses 1 V1 and 1 J1 flaws with firmware v1.2 article (41 comments in total)

Flawed firmware?
Nikon?

Now how can that be???

I used to think gawd makes no mistakes.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 22:28 UTC as 11th comment

Quote: "We will be adding more samples in the coming days. "
That was on July 1st.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2012 at 23:17 UTC as 6th comment

More sample images please, as promised.
Or ask Robin Wong for some.

This thread presently isn't up to dpreview standards.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 13:15 UTC as 9th comment
On Samsung releases 12MP EX2F 'Smart Camera' article (370 comments in total)

For me, the specs read ok.
The major remaining question is the quality of the lens.
For 500+X bucks it had better be very, very good.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2012 at 12:33 UTC as 40th comment | 6 replies

BTW, what makes P6270021 so "perfect" that it made the cut?
The fact that it is sharp nowhere?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2012 at 22:26 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply

Still ISO 1000 and ISO 1600 pics in the gallery.
What for?
Come on,. dpreview, you can do it much better.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2012 at 21:50 UTC as 41st comment

What is the point of making sample pictures for a f1.8 lens with ISO 8000 ?????

To me, this is utter nonsense.
A significant part of the images is completely useless for assessing the quality of the lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2012 at 11:22 UTC as 72nd comment
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)

I do not get it.
How can NIKON, for sure a company capable of making excellent cameras, produce such a piece of crap?
How can this rip-off (scheme: if it is NIKON, it must be good) still work, and get a 69% rating, whilst it should get a loud BOOOO ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2012 at 15:54 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

To me this lens smells very strongly like a precursor to a soon to be announced mirrorless system.
m43 is going to have serious competition.
This is good news.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:26 UTC as 22nd comment | 9 replies
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Trollshavethebestcandy: First!
I think the Oly 12mm might be better and cheaper.

Let us hope so.
Every decent lens offering is positive for the m43 system.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2012 at 08:44 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)

Being an amateur I cannot afford to buy into a system end costing me a 5 digit number. So I see reviews of these high end DSLRs in a very relaxed way.
I was impressed by what a Nikon D800 can do, and I am equally impressed by this Canon. Technically, these tools are phantastic. The difference between 82% and 100% are minor quibbles.

But:
Last sunday I was on a celebration (60 yrs married). Some guests shot some photographs with BIG cameras. I a lot with my unobtrusive little one. Guess who will be applauded for a nice album showing naturally looking, merry people.

Measuring changes the object measured, if you know what I mean.

When you pick up your girl for a date, do you appear with nice sports car or with a tank?

FF is sure important for professionals. For me as a poor amateur it is more a source of ideas what would be technically posible even without a large sensor. I am looking forward to more and more of these things being implemented in consumer price level cameras.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 10:01 UTC as 157th comment
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mhike: Casio's compacts have traditionally been quite underrated and high on performance compared to many others. I just wished they'd stop stuffing MP on tiny sensors, just like everyone else.

Perhaps return to using larger sensors, like they did in the past.

Fully agreed!

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 09:29 UTC

Casio once built the Exilim Z850, still one of the best compacts P&S. It had a bigger sensor than the 1/2,3 of today. Unfortunately, the electronic and mechanical build quality have not been so very superb, so most used cameras on the market are defective.

As far as IQ and in particular color rendition is concerned, it was just excellent. Superior not only to other compacts, but also to some higher level products, for example, the Panasonic Lumix L3 and L5.
This know how is still present in Casio.

I hope Casio will return to a somewhat bigger sensor size, and lower the pixel count.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 09:29 UTC as 10th comment
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX150 IS review article (86 comments in total)

The 67% rating is understandable, much more than the 72% awarded out of the blue to the Sony soandso200V in yesterday's review.
The images at low ISO are way better compared to the Sony.

Of course it is utterly nonsensical that anything but lowest ISO is selectable in such cameras at all.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 10:01 UTC as 33rd comment
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V review article (130 comments in total)

One had better avoid using the word quality in connection with the bitstrings produced by this product.

Cautiously speaking, the 72% rating is a bit surprising.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2012 at 10:34 UTC as 20th comment
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goodlensgoodlens: I don't get the concept of this: at the present moment I just select from my camera whether I want to shoot in colour or in B/W, how is this new model any better in terms of choosing the mode that I want to shoot in?

Maybe they should develop B/W glasses for the photographer too

@Petka
Please think again. It is exactly the other way 'round.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 06:09 UTC
On Leica offers V-Lux40 20X 14MP compact superzoom article (42 comments in total)

How dirt cheap the red dot has become!
I feel this is a catastrophic mistake in brand strategy.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 05:59 UTC as 19th comment
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)

Test setup flaw or camera flaw?

in the studio setup comparison, please to look at the Irish Cream bottle, at the letters IR.
There is a dark spot around them, which does not occur in the studio scenes of most other cameras (didnt check them all). With the OM-D, the obscure effect occurs at any iso, in jpg and raw.

So, is the bottle a different one or did the camera create an artefact or did all other cameras suppress some detail (which I cannot believe) ???

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 06:57 UTC as 18th comment | 8 replies
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)
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djec: "'5-axis' image stabilization system"?!

ffs i hope the rest of the science behind the camera is slightly more intelligent.

They could have said 3 rotational plus 2 translational axis
But why? 5axis says enough.
If you want to describe the funktion of the IBIS in exact terms, you must write a book.
But there is no need for a course in theoretical mechanics here.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 06:41 UTC
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