dormcat

dormcat

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After reading this feature article I'd like to request DPR site admins to update DPR's Casio camera database.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 12:43 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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dormcat: As an owner of Fujifilm Mobile Printer MP-300 (using "Instax Digital" photo paper that has the same size of Instax but not interchangeable with the latter, as they utilize different technologies), I felt the picture quality of Instax SP-1 rather disappointing.

Comparison photo: http://1drv.ms/1RldAtU
Above: MP-300; below: SP-1.
Both were outputs of the exact same digital file: http://1drv.ms/1RldDWC

SP-1 is an updated and upgraded version of NP-1, Instax printer released back in October 2003 for Japanese cell phones equipped with infrared communication ports (http://www.fujifilm.co.jp/news_r/nrj1139.html). I wonder why Fujifilm didn't produce an upgraded MP-300 with wireless support instead; probably because most of Instax customers (i.e. Asian female) prefer the brighter, less sharp, less saturated effect of Instax over the more authentic Instax Digital / MP-300. Casio TR series knows the trick VERY well.

Now my MP-300 is left with the last two prints in its cassette...... (sigh)

"Casio TR series knows the trick VERY well."

Proven by DPR's new article: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2774239331/make-up-bracketing-and-selfie-boutiques-help-shoot-casio-to-record-levels-of-profit

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 02:03 UTC

As an owner of Fujifilm Mobile Printer MP-300 (using "Instax Digital" photo paper that has the same size of Instax but not interchangeable with the latter, as they utilize different technologies), I felt the picture quality of Instax SP-1 rather disappointing.

Comparison photo: http://1drv.ms/1RldAtU
Above: MP-300; below: SP-1.
Both were outputs of the exact same digital file: http://1drv.ms/1RldDWC

SP-1 is an updated and upgraded version of NP-1, Instax printer released back in October 2003 for Japanese cell phones equipped with infrared communication ports (http://www.fujifilm.co.jp/news_r/nrj1139.html). I wonder why Fujifilm didn't produce an upgraded MP-300 with wireless support instead; probably because most of Instax customers (i.e. Asian female) prefer the brighter, less sharp, less saturated effect of Instax over the more authentic Instax Digital / MP-300. Casio TR series knows the trick VERY well.

Now my MP-300 is left with the last two prints in its cassette...... (sigh)

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 02:18 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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ecm: What? No WiFi means no printing from a phone.... Who does canon think their market is with this printer? Not a typical dSLR owner, I have an inkjet printer for my photos so I can print larger than 4x6.

I got the Selphy 910 for my daughter just a few weeks ago specifically because it prints directly from an iphone. She's having a blast with it; its with teens like her they've got a real market; she loves sharing prints with friends.

An OTG flash drive (with dual USB connectors: type-A and micro-B) might solve the problem. Of course, it's an additional expense and something you have to carry around.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 07:26 UTC

Looks like just an updated CP800: 100g less weight, 8mm thinner, and without Sony MemoryStick slot. Dunno why Canon took Wi-Fi away.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 09:31 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

Last time I checked, April Fool's Day was on 1st, not 9th.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 00:29 UTC as 75th comment

I wonder if someone has noticed that X-S1 is missing in the "future compatible models" list; X100 and X10, both older than X-S1, are still in the list.

Looks like Fujifilm either has abandoned the idea of using its 12MP 2/3" on a superzoom, or is planning a new model to replace X-S1. If it's the latter case I'd like to see something featuring the same 12 Megapixel 2/3" X-Trans CMOS II on X30/XQ2, with slightly more reach (especially the wide-angle end) than that of an Olympus Stylus 1, but smaller than a Panasonic FZ1000 (which uses 1" CMOS; twice the size of 2/3"). Manual zoom would be a big plus.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 23:26 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article Another Hasselblad rebadge or Photoshopped hoax? (184 comments in total)
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coudet: I called it 2 months ago. ;)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52003260

Hey! I'm earlier! See http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/07/22/Hasselblad-announces-Stellar-Sony-RX100-based-20mp-compact?comments=5

"Now we've got Lunar and Stellar, I bet that we'll see a Hasselblad Solar in the foreseeable future. Possible candidates are:

1. The DSLR/DSLT mentioned in the partnership last September; possibly a rebranded A99.

2. RX1, once an interchangeable lens successor is available.

Thoughts?"

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 00:10 UTC

Unlike any other Leica lens, the focusing ring of this Summicron 1:2/50 has no metric scale. Guess the camera and lens are designed for Americans only.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 01:11 UTC as 181st comment
On article Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century (249 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: The Casio TRYX is very successful in Asia

Seconded.

The newest products of the line, TR15/TR350 (different model number depending on retail location) and TR10/TR300 (same but without Wi-Fi connectivity) have the price tag of NT$23,990 (US$805.37) and NT$19,990 (US$671.08) in Taiwan, respectively, way more expensive than ~US$250 as DPR described in this article.

Check out the product announcement ceremony: http://chiconydcd.tw/casio/news/preview/111.html
http://digiphoto.techbang.com/posts/4957-casio-ex-tr15-tr10-self-portrait-artifact-listed-is-equipped-with-wi-fi-at-23990

Due to high demand and low availability, queues at authorized retailers take months to buy one (and limited to one camera per person), thus many potential customers now willing to pay US$1,000+ to parallel importers.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 17:11 UTC
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PixelMover: Oh, anyone wanna take a $100 bet that their FF DSLR (with choice of 11 grips, handcrafted out of hand-selected rare bullsh*t) will be called 'Solar' ?

@PixelMover: Hey, don't you steal my idea.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 14:37 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Anyone seen a Lunar in the wild yet?

mpetersson witnessed one at Fotografiska (Swedish Museum of Photography), Stockholm: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/06/10/hasselblad-lunar-now-shipping

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 19:59 UTC
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dormcat: Now we've got Lunar and Stellar, I bet that we'll see a Hasselblad Solar in the foreseeable future. Possible candidates are:

1. The DSLR/DSLT mentioned in the partnership last September; possibly a rebranded A99.

2. RX1, once an interchangeable lens successor is available.

Thoughts?

@Just a Photographer: You're right. Right now Sony does not have a successor of A77 i.e. high-end APS-C model with metal body and top side LCD; all newer APS-C models after A77 are entry- to mid-level models with plastic body without top side LCD. Sony will likely ship unsold A77 to Hasselblad for "skin replacement" once a successor (A78?) is available.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 19:54 UTC

Now we've got Lunar and Stellar, I bet that we'll see a Hasselblad Solar in the foreseeable future. Possible candidates are:

1. The DSLR/DSLT mentioned in the partnership last September; possibly a rebranded A99.

2. RX1, once an interchangeable lens successor is available.

Thoughts?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 19:37 UTC as 254th comment | 3 replies
On article Pentax announces Q7 with larger 12MP BSI CMOS sensor (233 comments in total)

Am I the only one feeling the yellow/black color scheme very similar to Bumblebee?

With Q10 having Evangelion colors, I wouldn't be surprised if Pentax chose to cooperate with Transformers this time.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 09:25 UTC as 52nd comment
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Ladisai: Original post here... (Traditional Chinese)

http://www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=248&t=3256808&p=1

It's no service center. I think it's his nickname "Nikon Reapir" causing the misunderstanding. He seems to know Nikon lens very well.

The barrels stuck and boiling fixed only this problem. Other problems require soldering to fix. And silent wave motor is replaced. Boiling is only a small (but entertaining) part. OP mentioned that it took him 3 days to repair the lens. No magic.

I bet no one else on DPR knows what your screen name actually means. Yes, I'm also an user of Mobile01. ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 19:14 UTC
On article Dpreview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras (559 comments in total)
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dormcat: What I don't understand is why DPR keep using vector schematic graphs of Sony RX100 instead of using photographs of an actual model.

@thewhitehawk: A photo of an actual model can illustrate controls just as clear as a vector graph; see the photo of top controls of FZ200.

@Andy Westlake: Is there an agreement or contract of some kind forbidding DPM to take shots of top plate and back panel of RX100, giving the fact that you've taken one of its front side already?

For the record, I just noticed the top plate of ZS20 is also a vector graph, only more polished (thus more realistic) than that of RX100.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 12:45 UTC
On article Dpreview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras (559 comments in total)

What I don't understand is why DPR keep using vector schematic graphs of Sony RX100 instead of using photographs of an actual model.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 11:46 UTC as 184th comment | 4 replies
On article Photokina 2012: Hasselblad Stand Report (47 comments in total)
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d2f: Like a few Leica owners, I would venture to guess that some people, with deep pockets, will buy the camera because of the brand name, independent of the functionality and price. It just follows that old saying, "a fool and his money are soon departed". Lets hope that we do not do likewise with our purchases of expensive camera gear.

d2f

@Vadimka: Not Leica's M line rangefinders (which are both useful tools and pieces of art), but its D-LUX line of rebranded Panasonic Lumix. On the other hand, Leica didn't bother sticking animal skin on Lumix and charge five times more than the original.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 14:40 UTC
On article Photokina 2012: Hasselblad Stand Report (47 comments in total)

Somehow I think this Lunar line will end up like Nokia's Vertu (cheapest: £3,500; most expensive mass production: £55,000; most expensive: £213,000): people who could actually afford those "bling bling electronics" would rather hire one in flesh i.e. a secretary, unless Hasselblad starts a one-button "24/7 photography tutor" service.

BTW, Vertu Signature Cobra (that costs £213,000) looks very "pimpy" as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 14:10 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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