bluevellet

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (354 comments in total)
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bluevellet: I find it amusing people get hung up with the "dated sensor" comment. Sometimes you have to call a spade a spade.

Even ignoring the competition with bigger sensors, m43 sensors have remained largely the same since 2011-2012, since the jump to 16MP. With only marginal improvements through better image processing and those improvements are still hotly debated in forums here. I don't think it would be responsible for DPR to hide this tidbit about the sensor in the overall review.

This is the same situation as to when 43 DSLRs and early m43 cameras were stuck with the dated 12MP sensor for many years. All my 43 cameras are from that era, they take fine photos, you just have to be aware of their limitations compared to more recent cameras with the latest sensor tech.

Gx1 and GH2 are essentially the same old generation.

GX7, the GM series and GH4 are the current generation.

Get ready for similar dated sensor comments with the eventual EM5 markII review since it is already known to use the same Sony sensor from 2012, tweaked with a new image processor.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 17:23 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (354 comments in total)

lol

Next people will ask DPR about the true meaning of "bad JPEGs".

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 16:00 UTC as 12th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (354 comments in total)

I find it amusing people get hung up with the "dated sensor" comment. Sometimes you have to call a spade a spade.

Even ignoring the competition with bigger sensors, m43 sensors have remained largely the same since 2011-2012, since the jump to 16MP. With only marginal improvements through better image processing and those improvements are still hotly debated in forums here. I don't think it would be responsible for DPR to hide this tidbit about the sensor in the overall review.

This is the same situation as to when 43 DSLRs and early m43 cameras were stuck with the dated 12MP sensor for many years. All my 43 cameras are from that era, they take fine photos, you just have to be aware of their limitations compared to more recent cameras with the latest sensor tech.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 07:38 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (354 comments in total)
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BeaverTerror: "The RX100 III does offer something closer to true pocketability, a higher resolution sensor at 21MP, an articulated LCD and a faster lens."

Am I missing something?

GM5: 99 x 60 x 36 mm 281g
RX100 III: 102 x 58 x 41 mm 290g

And a faster lens isn't worth crap if the sensor is significantly smaller, which in this case it is; not to mention the Panasonic is an interchangeable lens camera.

The RX100 III is more pocketable, by simple virtue of the zoom lens retracting into the body. The GM5 is only smaller if you remove the lens.

With that said, neither cameras are really tiny, not like how you slide a smartphone into tight jeans pockets. But they are relatively small for what the offer, technological marvels, more easy to carry in purses, coat pockets and baggy pants than other cameras with similar specs.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 07:25 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (354 comments in total)

Why does DPR keep on using the 45mm f1.8 for the studio scene? Not so long ago, they used the old 50mm f2 macro for earlier m43 cameras and it is sharper.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 18:56 UTC as 74th comment | 2 replies
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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quezra: I betting the results will be so close between D750 and A7ii that DPR will give both of them the award of product of the year

Their pro-Nikon game was weak the other 2 years they ran polls like this.

What changed, Zeisschen?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 09:03 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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quezra: I betting the results will be so close between D750 and A7ii that DPR will give both of them the award of product of the year

The anti-Sony conspiracy strikes again.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 08:23 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Is the D750 the Hulk Hogan of cameras?

Only 0.1% behind the A7II and still rising.

Not hard to notice rising numbers then you come back the next day the numbers have flipped. The next day is the same pattern.

Percentage-wise. Nothing is really moving.

It's possible for some fanboys to run a campaign to turn the tide. A camera like the XT1 could still suddenly take the lead. They would just need 40-50 guys registered here to vote for it. So far, I see no signs of it though.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 18:57 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Is the D750 the Hulk Hogan of cameras?

Only 0.1% behind the A7II and still rising.

Yes, productpushing.

I'm especially puzzled by the D750 catching up during daytime and the A7II regaining its lost ground during the night. Either different time zones are involved or something about different groups involved in net surfing at different times.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 13:40 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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aerorail: sony 100m3 practically triple 'own it' compared to lumix 100
go figure...
this poll is a bogus as the same one the year before

If camera ownership, which can not even be proven, should dictate the results of this poll, why bother voting? DPR can just compile everything from their camera database and old cameras like the D90 or the EM5 will dominate.

Apparently, it's impossible to appreciate a product without actually buying it, regardless if you need it or even have the funds for such a purchase.

Or someone is just upset the RX100 series misses the DPR product of the year yet again. So close yet so far.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 13:27 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Lets be honest. Most of the people who voted in that poll never touched ANY of the cameras they voted for. Perhaps a few did, but most didn't.

And absolutely no one has tested them all. Not even Dpreview had done that, and they have a staff of fifteen people.

So this poll is pretty much a popularity contest. We just voted for the camera we thought was the "most significant of the year" based on what we knew about it from reading various reviews and looking at the spec sheets.

Once you understand that point, then all the claims that a camera wasn't available for sale long enough, or wasn't available in all markets, becomes meaningless.

Translation: Ming Thein's review was not 110% in support of the product.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 05:58 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Lets be honest. Most of the people who voted in that poll never touched ANY of the cameras they voted for. Perhaps a few did, but most didn't.

And absolutely no one has tested them all. Not even Dpreview had done that, and they have a staff of fifteen people.

So this poll is pretty much a popularity contest. We just voted for the camera we thought was the "most significant of the year" based on what we knew about it from reading various reviews and looking at the spec sheets.

Once you understand that point, then all the claims that a camera wasn't available for sale long enough, or wasn't available in all markets, becomes meaningless.

@Marty4650

It matters if the A7II loses the vote by 0,1%. Then Everlast can blame you for voting for the closest rival because that defeat would have been the result of only a handful of people, considering the total amount of votes.

:p

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 15:17 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)

Is the D750 the Hulk Hogan of cameras?

Only 0.1% behind the A7II and still rising.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 13:27 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (373 comments in total)

Same shutter as the GM1/5?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 07:41 UTC as 104th comment | 1 reply
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (225 comments in total)
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Just another Canon shooter: Is the 16-35 that bad or this is an operator error?

What's your issue with the lens? And if possible, point to the pic(s) where the issue can be observed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 20:52 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (225 comments in total)

Random landscape photos are hard to do. Someone must have a really good eye to make them interesting to look at.

It's easier when the staff takes pics of their girlfriends/wives. :p

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 18:30 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8 Preview preview (214 comments in total)

2015 now. Pretty clear there won't ever be a review. DPR is understaffed with a backlog of products to review.

In the fall of 2014, there were suggestions from the staff that the 40-150mm f2.8 PRO might get a review. Since the zoom and the 75mm prime overlap, I think it's likely the 75mm would at least get a mention in the zoom review.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 17:53 UTC as 3rd comment

It's surprising other smartphone manufacturers are not scoring higher. They have the same advantage as the Iphone: Take photos and upload them onto Flickr with the same device.

With most real cameras, the photos have to go to another device before they can reach Flickr making the process more cumbersome and probably skewing those Flickr stats.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 07:37 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
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AmirhosainD90: So where is long awaited promised "Sony prime FE 85 Zeiss F1.4"?

All part of my plan.
Made the shop convinving enough by predicting other FE lenses, planted it for some gullible blogger to repost and now, 12 months later, I'm reeping the full rewards.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 21:34 UTC
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AmirhosainD90: So where is long awaited promised "Sony prime FE 85 Zeiss F1.4"?

Sony did in a disputed roadmap.

http://photorumors.com/2014/01/27/updated-sony-fe-lens-roadmap/

12 months ago. The 85mm (f1.8) was supposed to come last year, well before many of the lenses shown in this current DPR article.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 18:54 UTC
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