Charlie Jin

Charlie Jin

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Joined on Mar 27, 2008

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intruder61: More soccer mum cameras, and there's nothing wrong with that.

They are busy watching NBA and drinking beers ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 13:39 UTC

This is a good progression. Nice work Sony !
I expect that this kind of camera will be eventually smaller - thinner (but screen larger) and be integrated with smartphone features (ex Android equipped) so that you can use variety of photo editing tools and share photos using SNS apps. Samsung already did this, but camera features/performance is so and so. Sony is progressing from the other direction - camera first.
The only problem is that nowadays the people who use this kind of P&S cameras really don't take pictures if they don't post on Facebook or Instagram. And they are not the tech-savvy people who can use wifi features to move the pictures to smartphones and then post on SNS. If they can, they are not the level of photographers who use this kind of P&S cameras. So, I guess, it's a wrong marketing but it's in progress to a better direction.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 07:02 UTC as 50th comment
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intruder61: More soccer mum cameras, and there's nothing wrong with that.

But these days, even soccer moms use DSLR.
Or just smart phones...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 06:48 UTC
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nerd2: We already have unlimited google plus that is integrated with picasa.

No, it is not unlimited. it's only 15G. Besides, it's really confusing to use as a cloud drive. It meant to be used for google+ blogging/sns.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 16:05 UTC

I uploaded a jpeg picture of 12 Mbytes size to Amazon cloud (I exported from LightRoom with 100% jpeg quality, since I was going to print it out on a poster size paper). But the uploaded picture size became only 3 Mbytes, and yet the pixel resolution remains the same. It looks like when uploading the picture, Amazon cloud diminishes the quality of the jpeg. Disappointed.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 15:40 UTC as 6th comment
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tinternaut: A very nice, varied set. Wondering if the photographer got special permission to bring his big lenses into North Korea (I hear they're funny about anything over 150mm).

If Kim Jung Eun sees the picture, she's going to be shot (anyway, she agreed to be shot).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 15:20 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1143 comments in total)
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ttran88: Lots of praises here and I'm sure the camera is great but with a company like Samsung and its rich history of "astroturfing", which praises are real?

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/24/5023658/samsung-fined-340000-for-posting-negative-htc-reviews

And as recent as last week..

http://m.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2403094/samsung-allegedly-hired-500-fans-for-galaxy-s6-launch-in-china

I find this company to be extremely unethical and I personally wouldn't want to support this behavior with my money.

In S. Korea, most Koreans "hate" Samsung. But oddly enough, they end up buying Samsung products. Because for the money that's what they can do best... It's like many people hated MicroSoft, but they ended up with Windows desktop in their home and office (at least a decade ago, maybe still now)...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 09:55 UTC

Thank you for the excellent reviews. They were very informative. But next time you should also test the IQ of the heads... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 01:00 UTC as 20th comment
On 15_Dan00989_f10 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Just wondering why it has to be high ISO with high shutter speed... Could it be iso 400 with shutter speed 200 for better picture ? Or could high ISO test something on the lens?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 13:45 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (347 comments in total)
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Free Jazz: no EVF...

In this small size of cameras, having EVF means no Selfie. And I think that most users will sacrifice EVF and would choose Selfie. The only way to satisfy both without sacrificing the form factor would be having an EVF option on the external flash connector.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 14:22 UTC
On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (315 comments in total)
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RyanBoston: If a camera doesn't have a #selfie button it's not wanted anymore. Yes it's a ridiculous world we live in now, but just imagine what comes out next.

How true. I had to spend quite a time and decision making b/w Sony A7000 and A5100. For photography, A7000 is a clear winner. But A5100 has the selfie mode. I thought.... maybe it is needed once in a while for fun. So, I chose A5100. Whenever I take normal photography, I grumble (I should have bought A7000). But when selfie is needed, I say, "Oh, this is great!". I wish there is something like A7100 that's A7000 with selfie.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 05:06 UTC
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Snappy Happy: What I find interesting in this is the marked decline of Canon and the marked rise of Samsung. Even if it doesn't measure the quality or popularity of the photos, it indicates which cameras are getting used to take photos.

If you include the many countries (like S. Korea) that cannot get to flickr service, probably Samsung will be the 1st spot.
No, I am not anti-Apple. In fact, I am going back to iPhone (6 Plus, that is) in a week. My observation is that most people around me take pictures and post them using Samsung phones (or other Android devices).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 15:19 UTC

flikr is not a world-wide service. In many countries over the world, for example, in S. Korea, you cannot even register. Nor can you download the flikr app from the app store. In that sense Flikr is mostly for US-based, Apple-friendly local service. It is quite unfair to use the statistics of the local service in order to show that it is a world-wide phenomena.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 01:05 UTC as 84th comment | 14 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1277 comments in total)
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Karen Casebeer: I've been looking forward to this review and it seems mostly excellent. However, I noticed the new 7D2 got an 84% and a Silver Award, but the 70D got 83%, and a Gold award. I'm not sure what the relationship is between percentage and whether a camera body gets a Silver or Gold award.

I think that it depends on the "level".
DPR considers 7D2 as a Pro level, and for Pro level, 84% is Silver, while for Enthusiast level, 83% is Gold. I may be wrong, but that kind of grading is what I have observed so far.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 00:35 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (594 comments in total)
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Onteo: Any chance of getting a curved FF sensor? //genuine question

Heard that curved sensor would allow for smaller optics so my dream comes true. A very small travel/trekking camera with a couple of lens, either two zoom or 3/4 primes to cover it all.

It must be a very hard thing to do if it is not yet done.

With smaller optics, the resolution will be lower. Even now, there are not many good lenses that can resolve 36m pixel full frame cameras. So, how can you resolve a full frame sensor with smaller optics? Also, smaller optics means less light - which means more noise and less dynamic range...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 00:53 UTC
On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup 2013 article (295 comments in total)

Between a6000 and 5100, it is not really the size and weight. I believe it is:
touch sensitive screen or not;
flip for self portrait or not;

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 07:07 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (581 comments in total)

Even the p&s rx100 has a mode dial on top. What is so wrong with this APC sensor camera? Does it want to be a cell phone camera replacement? Or is there a quick (or quicker) way to access the mode dial in a5100 ?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 09:34 UTC as 16th comment
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)

Some pictures give me the impression of Pentax 31mm Limited ...
Very nice.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 17:38 UTC as 24th comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

Should have put some diamonds on somewhere on the camera. Also neck strap should be made with pearls.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 02:34 UTC as 144th comment
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

Buy three of these in different colors. And bring them all with you, one on your neck with a short zoom lens, another in left shoulder with a long zoom lens, and another in right shoulder with either a portrait or macro prime lens. You will look like a professional, creative, and inspiring photographer. "Look" is very important in photograph business. Or, at least that's what Pentax is thinking of ...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 06:38 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
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