Camp Freddy

Camp Freddy

Lives in Norway Norway
Joined on Oct 1, 2010
About me:

to thoroughly enjoy reasonaly priced photography to new heights with the E450 and affordable lenses! .............To boldly go............ and split infinitives....

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On Just Posted: Samsung NX200 Studio Comparison for JPEG article (108 comments in total)

The base ISO, people seem to ignore, there seems to be a lack of sharpness and maybe this is micro cotnrast. Also colours seem relatively muted.

These are both perhaps addressed with settings as by far the majority of users will no doubt never go near raw.

ISO 1600 in the dark and shadows looke better than the other latest out-the-bag , the V1/ j1.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2011 at 12:44 UTC as 12th comment
On Preview:samsungnx200 (189 comments in total)

I Think Samsung have been the dark horse in this race. With a bigger sensor nikon maybe NeXT year milc cameras are going large!

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 at 23:12 UTC as 17th comment
On Fujifilm X10 preview (425 comments in total)

Great price revision! Beats Nik 1 system hands down: look nik fanbois "f 2- 2.6" APSC.....size is good, EVF /combo worth putting on a camera.

Also it doens't look like somethign out of Buck Rogers or Battle Star Galatica like the V1.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2011 at 12:36 UTC as 152nd comment | 3 replies
On Pontiac Indian Headlight in the Vintage cars details challenge (1 comment in total)

absolutely wonderful! good use of BW. Congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2011 at 09:57 UTC as 1st comment
On Pumpkins in the Newspaper supplement: Harvest season challenge (3 comments in total)

Hey hey! Well done, got my highest vote and I am delighted it is an Olympus FT that won !!!!!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2011 at 10:24 UTC as 1st comment
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CameraLabTester: It gets worst and worst...

Nikon, be humble enough to admit you made a real big BLUNDER here and do 2 things that might save your face:

1. Reduce the price by half.

2. Replace the sensor with 4/3.

People vote with their purchasing money, not with internet comments and accolades.

I like this post! Blunt.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 09:41 UTC
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bryanbrun: The Nikon 1 is a science experiment gone horribly wrong.

They pumped up the read speeds on the sensor to such a high level for the video and frames per second that they sacrificed Noise at low ISO. Any high end P&S will take a better picture at low ISO than Nikon 1.

At this price point the Nikon 1 is in a different market segment than Micro Four Thirds and high end Point and Shoots.

A market segment that doesn't exist.

An intersting position, which I think will be vindicated!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 09:39 UTC
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Walter Rowe: I'm a Nikon DSLR shooter. These raw files don't look as good as my Canon PowerShot G11 raw files at comparable ISOs. The camera system has a great deal of flexibility with interchangeable lenses, but the price relative to the image quality compared to other cameras in this sensor class just doesn't compel me.

Even the ISO 100 image shows significantly more noise than I would expect from ISO 100 on a camera at this price point when viewed at 100% in the camera maker's own software. The ISO 6400 image actually impressed me most. It had less noise than I expected.

Get the image quality up, reduce the price by 25% and this will be a very competitive camera that spans the gap between compact P&S and full-body DLSRS cameras. Lots of travelers would find this an excellent compromise. Flexibility without the load and space consumption of a larger DSLR setup.

Agree Walter: Comparisons to the G11/12 , S95 and XZ1 are more valid than to similarily priced DSLRs or NEx and PEN / G.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 09:38 UTC
On How to make a cover girl article (3 comments in total)

Looking forward to seeing the vid at home as streaming is very naughty at work!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 08:48 UTC as 4th comment

summary: not as good as mFT. Not much smaller with the 10-100 as NEX.

Barely competes with the G12, S95 and Olympus XZ1.

fail

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2011 at 08:46 UTC as 18th comment
On Nikon V1 comparison shots added to dpreview database article (228 comments in total)

Crumby image quality.

"not aimed at enthusiasts" say Nikon

Who pays this kind of money and ISN*T an enthusiast??

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2011 at 09:06 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies
On Nikon V1 comparison shots added to dpreview database article (228 comments in total)
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bryanbrun: If the Nikon V1 had a F2.0 kit lens that allowed for DOF control, then it might have a chance.

The Nikon kit lens is 10-30mm at 3.5 max aperture on a tiny little sensor. This is weak, weak, weak.

Who wants to spend $900 dollars on a camera and end up with a grand total of 20mm field of view control with an aperture of 3.5 which allows for no DOF control?

No one. There is no market for the Nikon V1.

Nikon needs to release a real kit lens, without it the camera can't even compete with XZ-1, LX5, so just forgot about competing with the artistic control that the m4/3 and NEX allow.

this was my expectation: how can they compete? Okay, they'll give one to Ashton Kutchner and it'll be a big hit. "not aimed at enthusiasts"? Who pays this kind of money and ISN*T an enthusiast??

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2011 at 09:06 UTC
On Nikon V1 comparison shots added to dpreview database article (228 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Reilly's ranking at 1600 raw:
Nex
Nikon
G3
Oly trailing badly
Well done, Nikon!

You certainly have rose tinted glasses. EP3 and epl3, epm1 all better . Nikon is as noisy as a motorhead gig!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2011 at 09:04 UTC
On Nikon V1 comparison shots added to dpreview database article (228 comments in total)
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Steven Noyes: Olympus PEN E-PL3 seems to strike, by far, the best balance. The Nikno's base ISO 100 noise is very high to almost be distracting. It does hold the noise and by ISO 800 is starting to come out ahead. The V1's ISO 100 noise is almost troubling.

But overall, the IQ difference are very small between the different models.

The nikon struggles against the XZ1 and g12 actually: dial them up at 200 ISO. Colour, detail, sharpness and gradation all better IMHO than the V1.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2011 at 09:02 UTC
On Nikon V1 comparison shots added to dpreview database article (228 comments in total)

Nikon fanboys had better hope spending serious cash on better lenses improves the performance: sharpness, contrast, gradation/tonal depth are all struggeling against the g12 and XZ1. mFT is far better.

Also launching a camera with such poor ISO performance in the ILC sector now is just plain dumb.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2011 at 23:33 UTC as 42nd comment | 7 replies
On Backyard Swing in the Portraits back lit challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice: may work better in BW imho

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2011 at 20:38 UTC as 1st comment

Should have been reserved for April 1.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2011 at 11:00 UTC as 84th comment
On DSC06480 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

does the n5 have an auto titl-shift mode too?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2011 at 12:50 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Simple and impressive demo' of the improved AF on this and presumably the PEN EP3.

I like the flash idea, and this is standard in the box right ? A neat bounce flash wil beat a direct inbuilt with flcikering red eye IMHO

There is a nice afternarket bond-on grip BTW for those who think it is a bit spartan.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2011 at 06:42 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On Flickr offers Android app including image processing article (16 comments in total)

Great! One over the iPhone! ? ? Best for tethered mobiles. Is this or is there otherwise actually something better than PS Express on Android now though?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2011 at 07:58 UTC as 14th comment
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