xoio

xoio

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Company Director
Joined on Mar 15, 2010

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On Just Posted: Sony Alpha NEX-5R hands-on preview article (127 comments in total)
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xoio: More crappy 'wave the camera around - Iphone Style' rubbish.

No, I'm a user who's had digital cameras for over 10 years, & in that time seen the feature set get dumber & dumber. Bye bye top info LCDs (now only on mid-top level DSLRs), bye bye bulb mode (now only on DSLRs), plus a host of other features. Bye Bye flash. Now bye bye EVFs/OVFs.
Most of the other EVS-less cams have a fixed back lcd, thus you'll be waving them around in front of your face like a phone. - This is NOT how I want to take photos. And yet if all other cameras makers follow suit, that's what I, and all other users who take their photography even half seriously, will be FORCED to do!
NO THANKS!
OVFs & more recently EVFs were created and EXIST for a reason! Which includes bracing the camera in a way that includes using your eyebrow and arms locked in close to steady a shot.
Holding a camera in front of you - iphone style, makes it IMPOSSIBLE to take a steady shot, especially in low light (slow shutter speeds) or zooming in!
Now go crawl back into YOUR cave.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 23:06 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha NEX-5R hands-on preview article (127 comments in total)

More crappy 'wave the camera around - Iphone Style' rubbish.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 17:08 UTC as 24th comment | 10 replies

Alas it's only redeeming feature is that it is dirt cheap.
It is clearly a thrown together 'me too' bridge cam, with no innovation .. a 230k EVF? come on! - I suppose though, as least it still HAS an EVF, when compared to the current trend of omitting them, thus turning the other cameras into a wavy-iPhone.
With a function & feature list that is mediocre at best. - NO Hot shoe!!?
You can tell this is Pentax saying... yeah, i suppose we can enter the bridge cam sector too, but mustn't in any way make a cam that would loose us a DSLR sale in favour of it.
Therefore ... why bother making this cam really, when it doesn't stack up against any of the other current bridge cams.
16MP in a pinhead low grade CMOS!?, you just know the image quality is going to be toot!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2012 at 08:34 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies

ANOTHER 'wave it about in front of your face like a stupid iphone' camera.
Sorry, but this recent 'trend' from numerous manufacturers' of omitting EVFs & OVFs is really S**t!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2012 at 17:04 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies

I'm getting sick & tired of this manufacturer imposed 'TREND' where they're loosing the EVF or Viewfinder, thus forcing us all to have to wave these camera's around in front of our faces like bloody Iphones.
Pathetic!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 12:44 UTC as 51st comment | 4 replies

I'm getting sick & tired of this manufacturer imposed 'TREND' where they're loosing the EVF or Viewfinder, thus forcing us all to have to wave these camera's around in front of our faces like bloody Iphones.
Pathetic!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 12:42 UTC as 20th comment | 5 replies
On DSCF2414 photo in xoio's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

At 1/40, - Hand held, i think it would have been sharper had i used a mono or tripod. The lighting was peculiar as a storm had just passed.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2012 at 21:16 UTC as 1st comment
On Pentax K-01 preview (376 comments in total)

Looks like one of those cheap plastic Russian LOMO cameras...
Horrible styling... At least let me see it in Black anywhere?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 16:17 UTC as 77th comment

Well
At least we now have it confirmed that it WAS a duff sensor all along, and the only fix is going to have to be a new one, but will they be honourable and offer a swap for existing customers?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 21:22 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)

The styling sucks!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 17:18 UTC as 219th comment
On Castle in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (19 comments in total)

It's sickeningly pretty...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2012 at 13:53 UTC as 3rd comment

Well, if you own pretty much any kind of Fuji camera (bar the 5pro) you're buggered!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2011 at 10:12 UTC as 8th comment
On Fujifilm releases X-S1 premium EXR 26X superzoom article (383 comments in total)
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grahamdyke: Had a Canon Pro-1 with that great 5mp 2/3 sensor and 7x "L" series lens. There hasn't been a bridge camera to rival it since and its the last bridge camera I purchased for that very reason. It was also very compact, unlike this Fuji, which is a monster, its bigger than my K5+17-70... Whats the point?

HI,
Just to correct you i'm afraid.
I too owned the Pro1 - it is in fact an 8mp camera! :-D
However as for image quality. Yes the L lens had superb resolving power. the CCD has a rubbish noise curve if you recall. iso 50 was silky smooth. but if you dared to venture over iso 100 (200 or 400 (max)) - it was a grainy mess. Fuji's S100FS (which i bought as my Pro1 replacement, betters the Pro1 in almost every department. And it too has a 2/3 sensor. - The S100fs's resolving power is on par if not better than the Pro1, & better noise control means you can got to ISO 800 with useable results. The only areas where the Pro1 exceeds the S100fs is having a 'smart' shoe, an additional quick glance top LCD and a Manual zoom indicator that actually made sense. However the S100fs has a proper manual Zoom for really precise control over the pseudo electonic Pro1 zoom ring, twice the reach 14x and 11.1MP

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2011 at 11:19 UTC
On Canon launches PowerShot SX40 HS 35x CMOS superzoom article (159 comments in total)

Getting a bit tired of this .. more zoom! more zoom! FAD. Then dumbing down other fundamental features... if what 'motiv500' says is true ... "no raw," & only 200K screens & EVFs ... thats rubbish!

The Pro1, a 7 year old camera, had a screen and EVF that were 235K, it HAD RAW, & even had the extra quick info top LCD (something you only get on mid range SLRs now)
Seems that the user interfaces are becoming more & more retarded, as is image quality, in favour of faddy rubbish like GPS & 'baby mode'. - I suppose at least it still has an EVF. Something else that seems to be getting left off cameras these days.. In favour on waving them about in front of your face like an iphone! :-/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2011 at 10:38 UTC as 30th comment | 6 replies
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