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Zigadiboom

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On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (305 comments in total)

Fuji have no doubt produced some fine cameras over the last few years. However to be frank this model falls short. The body is much larger than the RX100 yet the sensor is much smaller. The X30's camera dimensions r almost the same as the G1X Mark 2 yet the latter's sensor is way bigger.

Fuji's sensor tech is very good with excellent low light performance and dynamic range particularly from its APSC's. Stuff one of those or slightly smaller into the X30 body and people will definitely take notice.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 12:20 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)

Hmmm if this camera had a constant f1.2 aperture throughout the entire zoom range where it could just slip into your pocket it might have maybe had half a chance against the likes of the Panasonic FZ-1000 and Sony RX10.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 03:12 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies
On 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners announced article (102 comments in total)

Despite the use of a camera phone and the photos being edited, it clearly demonstrates that it is the keen eyed person behind the camera that ultimately determines the composition and quality of the shot.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 00:23 UTC as 16th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (658 comments in total)

YEAR 2018 - Canon G1X Mark IV - Press Release:

'Canon is excited to inform you that the new model has increased its resolution from 12.8mp to 18mp now matching Canon's enthusiast DSLR the EOS 7D'.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 08:09 UTC as 118th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue article (175 comments in total)

'We hope that you will continue to choose Nikon products for your photographic needs.'

Well one thing you still have to give Nikon is that they have a sense of humour!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 19:49 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply

Hmmm...wonder if Nikon will sue me if I develop a sensor which requires rubbing oil on its surface.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 06:24 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies

The price is very reasonable as I believe paying a premium for a Hasselblad over a Pentax is well worth it... but the lack of wifi is a deal breaker for me as I need ready access to facebook and instagram to upload pictures of my kids and pets running around.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 08:30 UTC as 42nd comment | 5 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)

Being a G1X owner I was looking forward to a faster lens, better AF performance and macro performance. Looks like Canon have delivered here.

But why take the swivel screen and all dials away! Why?? Also no phase detection it seems.

However cramming a F2-3.9 lens relative to such a large sensor into the size that they have does deserve a pat on the back. Well done Canon. Look out Sony RX100.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:03 UTC as 159th comment | 5 replies

Being a G1X owner I was looking forward to a faster lens, better AF performance and macro performance. Looks like Canon have delivered here.

But why take the swivel screen and all dials away! Why??

Cramming a F2-3.9 lens relative to such a large sensor into the size that they have does deserve a pat on the back. Well done Canon. Look out Sony RX100.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:02 UTC as 74th comment | 4 replies

Right. So the Canon 550d of half a decade ago has been re-released by another name with a few bits and pieces actually taken out of it.

I'm not sure whether to cry or to laugh.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:51 UTC as 63rd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (470 comments in total)
In reply to:

Naveed Akhtar: Who are the fantastic four who chose the option "I had it" ..

Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad and Kodak

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 12:48 UTC

I could actually buy all seven pieces of photographic gear that were voted 'Best Gear of 2013' on this website and still have plenty of cash left over.

I understand that this camera has a target audience. However let me sum up what that target audience is. They are the misinformed elite who have too much money and frankly know nothing about photography. Such camera models are made simply for such people to purchase and impress those of like mindedness.

Kudos to Hasselblad and the like for knowing this fact very well. They pick up a Sony A99 and color it in grey and add a few piggy tails and sell it for almost four times more!

Fortunately this audience is still a niche category and it doesn't speak for the majority who genuinely call themselves photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 03:01 UTC as 179th comment
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mpgxsvcd: I wish the super zoom category had never been invented.

Perhaps if you cared to check out some photos as well as the literally 1000's of user reviews of the Canon SX50HS, Panasonic FZ200 and the likes thereof you may actually reconsider your comment.

In an age where entry level cameras are a dying breed due to improved camera capabilities in smartphones, the superzoom category is still able to hold its own both in sales as well continuing to appeal to its target market.

Of the many different camera categories that exist, when it comes to bang for your buck the superzoom category sits very close to the top.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 13:58 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Im going to preorder this thing next year...wen its 1/3 of the price.

No video is like an AMG without the supercharger.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 13:42 UTC as 695th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (632 comments in total)

This is no doubt a solid camera. To put it into perspective it costs less than the Sony RX10 which is something I consider seriously overpriced despite being a good concept. Yet it is Canon and Nikon that are seemingly getting criticised left right and centre for everything they do.

I will agree however that it would have been nice if the 70D being an APSC had noticeably better image quality and high ISO performance than the best of what the M43s have to offer. But the gap has narrowed considerably making this camera still a good choice but a less decisive purchase than what it could have been.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 02:54 UTC as 210th comment | 3 replies
On Leica unveils D-Lux 6 Silver Edition article (92 comments in total)

If I was to apply logic to this camera purely based on price and the types of people who'd even consider buying one then I draw the following conclusions:

1) These people would buy a Suzuki over a Honda for the same price.
2) These people would buy a Casio over a Seiko for the same price.
3) These people will consider the Leica to be much better than the Nikon D7000 or RX100 II
4) Even if the Sony A7R was reduced to the same price as this Leica, the people who this camera is intended for will preference the Leica simply because it is a Leica.
5) When I look into the toilet bowl my floating turd is actually much more valuable than what I think it is if only I knew how to market it properly.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 22:34 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On What just happened?! Looking back on last week article (98 comments in total)

What just happened?? Its simple. Wiithin a span of a week several major shock waves were sent throughout the sacred land of Canikon.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 20:14 UTC as 20th comment
On Another Hasselblad rebadge or Photoshopped hoax? article (187 comments in total)

Hassle Blood!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 21:35 UTC as 96th comment
On Another Hasselblad rebadge or Photoshopped hoax? article (187 comments in total)

An acquaintance of mine was spotted with his Hasselblad and some unassuming dude asked him 'Hey there interesting looking camera..never heard of the brand..sounds European..is it from Aldi'.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 19:42 UTC as 120th comment
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)

Ok guys lets not get carried away here. Yes its true Sony and co have been putting out some great stuff lately. Kudos to them.

But in relation to pricing just keep in mind that the D5200/D5300 coupled with a Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 comes to around the same price as the new Sony RX10. Yes the Nikon wont have the same zoom range but as far as image quality is concerned there would simply be no comparison when it comes to dynamic range, high iso and overall detail output.

It is not a groundbreaking upgrade but considering the D5200 hasn't been around that long I'd say its a modest but decent upgrade. One that'll probably cannibalise some sales of the better handling and more customisable D7100.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 10:22 UTC as 102nd comment | 3 replies
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