Camp Freddy

Camp Freddy

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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 Nikon V1 comparison shots added to dpreview database article (220 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 24th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon V1 comparison shots added to dpreview database article (220 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 (220 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 (220 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 (220 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 44th 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

The new shots are better I note! They show good sharpness and colour rendition with nothing alarming about the DR when the contrast is not crazy in the scene/subject.

I note a word of cauition on the f stops below, but as a quick reveiw gallery this is now padded out better.

Thank you DPR for listening to us. Sony and C Zeiss make great sensors / lenses respt. so they deserved this.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2011 at 12:34 UTC as 11th comment
On Nikon V1 and J1 - hands-on first impressions article (245 comments in total)

The best thing from the two cameras is that it will kick Pana- Oly to drop prices ( it has already started), introduce more in built EVFs and speed up their kit zooms or next generation zooms.

The j1/v1 will have most competition from the top end G12 / XZ1 / LX5 compacts and not from NEX, mFT or even NX.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 07:05 UTC as 40th comment

Nikon's own images are of course significantly better than the P&S outside the office: they are not super sharp but the skies in particular were suprisingly noise free for such a small sensor.

If the camera is aimed at people who don't understand DOF anyway, then why install a world leading AF system and 60 fps?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 07:03 UTC as 128th comment
On Nikon J1 real-world samples gallery article (336 comments in total)

So far the IQ is not up to scratch with the best single lens compacts like the LX5, the XZ1 and the G11/12.

But people will pay more for a purple nikon if Ashton Kutcher has one.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 19:57 UTC as 61st comment
On Nikon J1 real-world samples gallery article (336 comments in total)

Really quite sharp images, and I guess they have taken their time to make sharp, telecentric lenses to go with the allegedly class leading AF which we are yet to really have a comparison on.

However major FAIL in launching such slow zooms against fuji, sony and the main event at this party: mFT. The dof is much deeper than mFT even, so no wonder the focusing looks sharp.

ISO3200 is really nosiy and DR looks suspiciously about as good as you can get with such a small sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 13:50 UTC as 93rd comment
On DSC_0003 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

Just take a good long look at that DOF, wide open. FAIL on slow zooms Nikon.

Where are your equivalence vehement, anti four thirds people now?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 13:43 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

+1 for AF we can expect from Nikon. + 1 for size. +1 for a PEN /GF priced model. +1 for not going crazy on mpx count over IQ.

-10 for slow lenses and awful ergonomics.

The key will be lens resolution with the smaller sensor. The Oly ZX-1 demonstrates this well; surpising IQ from this and the G12 for even smaller sensors.

Looks rushed out to the market in terms of body ergo', and slow lenses which will have very deep DOF.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 19:50 UTC as 25th comment
On Just posted: Our in-depth Olympus E-PL3 review article (45 comments in total)
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GeorgeZ: Very nice looking but no flash :-( Otherwise it would go well with the new Pana pancake-zoom.

Losing the hotshoe to the EVF or blue tooth stations is not such a big deal: the PENS all have remote wireless flash activation built in. But it is a minor irriation!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2011 at 10:02 UTC
On Just posted: Our in-depth Olympus E-PL3 review article (45 comments in total)
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Jogger: time for oly to dump that 12mp sensor. not saying they need more mp, but they need a better sensor.

Comparing it to a D3 is like comparing a big fat Rolls Royce or Hummer to a Yamaha R1: small and does the job admirably. mFT sensors do need to improve though to keep the system competitive.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2011 at 09:53 UTC
On Just posted: Our in-depth Olympus E-PL3 review article (45 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Up to 1600 ISO, EPL3 is up to par with the Sony 5N any other 12-18Mp camera out there. Maybe because of better lenses?

6400iso looks terrible

The pens have IBIS which makes several full exposure stops manageable hand held for the same ISO as a non IBIS camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2011 at 09:51 UTC
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