Voldenuit

Voldenuit

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On Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review preview (88 comments in total)
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Voldenuit: How on earth did this abomination get 70%?

The Olympus E-P1 and GF1, two seminal (and fondly remembered) cameras that popularized the mirrorless interchangeable camera landscape, both got 66%.

Is there some new mandate that 'No Camera Be Left Behind'?

Precisely. There is nothing I read in the review that indicates the Samsung deserves a 70% score relative to its peers, when it is one of the worse compact cameras on the market.

Is it being reviewed as a connected camera? Fail. It has no LTE, and is inferior to nearly every other compact camera that has wifi (which fulfils the same function).

Is it being reviewed as a Facebook camera, so is only evaluated for its ability to produce acceptable images at low resolution? That's a cop-out. How is that even its own category?

Is it being evaluated as a camera with the ability to run Android apps for image editing/effects? In which case, why aren't there more examples of the possibilities involved?

Review leaves me confused as to the rationale and intent of the reviewers.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review preview (88 comments in total)

How on earth did this abomination get 70%?

The Olympus E-P1 and GF1, two seminal (and fondly remembered) cameras that popularized the mirrorless interchangeable camera landscape, both got 66%.

Is there some new mandate that 'No Camera Be Left Behind'?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 23:32 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
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Edgar_in_Indy: Not that I have anything against bearded nerds, but the photographer couldn't find any pretty girls standing around smiling? What kind of trade show is this?!?

Beard is the new boothbabe.

I glom.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 19:19 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Photoman: I loved my old E-M5, but I feel the Sony A7 MKI offers better value, if your talking price.

You must be the rare breed of photographer who shoots pictures without a lens. For that, I salute you.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 07:39 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: This: "Equally it would have been nice to gain a four-shot, 16MP mode that offered Foveon-like full color resolution images." Maybe we will see this in the future with a firmware update?

Suggested tagline: Just as good as a Sigma! Only less fiddly!

Anyone worth their salt in photography would jump in at the first line. Add the second, and they'll buy two!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 07:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (450 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Olympus E-PM2 weighs the same as GM1 or GM5 and has almost twice the DXO ISO performance and built in IS, and if you want you can put a VF-4 on it

EDIT: (deleted post, had some errors in calculation)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:38 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (450 comments in total)
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morepix: I don't know if it's just a testing fluke or a real camera difference, but the studio comparisons at high ISO (1600, 3200) look a good deal better for the GM5 than for my LX100. I'm seeing my $900 going down the drain. :-(

The LX100 at 1600 RAW looks about half a stop cleaner than the GM5 to my eyes.

Also don't forget that in real-world use, the lens on the LX100 has a 2-stop advantage over the bundled 12-32 at any focal length.

That means that in the same lighting conditions, you can use ISO 400 when a GM5 user would have to use ISO 1600. That's a real advantage right there. Of course, a GM5 user could strap on a 14/2.5, 17/1.8, 15/1.7, 20/1.7, 25/1.4, 45/1.8, 60/2.8, 12-35/2.8, 12-40/2.8 or any other m43 lens (such as the Noktons) if they want more speed (and are willing to spend the money).

That's the tradeoff between getting a CSC and an ILC. You have a package that's unmatched in speed and size for a given pricepoint, at the cost of versatility, range and ultimately, maximum aperture. I think both the LX100 and GM5 are fantastic cameras, and it's different strokes for different folks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:23 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1200 comments in total)
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leschnyhan: Yeah, okay it doesn't have a mic input. On the one hand, most people who are trying to get really excellent audio would use a separate digital audio recorder anyway. But on the other hand--it seems like putting a mic input on the camera would be pretty straightforward, and a shoe-mounted mic would be useful on occasion.

The basic design reminds me a lot of the NEX-6 and NEX-7, and the feature set seems pretty similar to NEX-6 except that the Sony has a physically larger sensor that should translate to better image quality. (And has consequences for depth of field, too.) The one thing that keeps me away from MFT cameras is the MFT part.

And they're asking $999 for this thing? When an NEX-6 is currently available brand new for $798?

m43 certainly has a bigger range of native lenses than sony E mount, as well as more fast primes and specialty lenses.

Yes you can adapt DSLR lenses on a NEX, but then you've got a much bigger package to carry around as well as compromised AF performance.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 05:21 UTC

Rangefinder-style body with:
APS-C Foveon-style sensor (hopefully one that fixes foveon's problems at high ISOs)
Dedicated control dials for Shutter Speed, Exposure Comp and ISO, with 'A' settings
Dedicated aperture ring control on lens (with 'A' setting)
Hybrid AF that's not as slow as 650D
High resolution progressive EVF
Fast kit lens (f/2.8-4) and fast compact primes in system
Wireless flash system with off-body wireless trigger of external E-TTL flashes - transmitter built into body
High resolution tilting LCD/OLED touchscreen on back
Weather-sealed body and lenses
1080p 120 fps video with full manual controls, All-I, and clean 4:2:2 HDMI out
Built-in ND filter
Electronic first curtain

The Fuji X-E1 comes close, but sluggish AF and afterthought video capability are a minus. Plus, I've already significantly invested in m43,so will be sticking it out for a while.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 02:51 UTC as 396th comment

Any news on 20/1.7 + banding issues?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 01:58 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Nokia Lumia 920 promises PureView, but it’s no 808 article (182 comments in total)
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oohaah: Why would they not include the "real" pureview sensor? Seems like a huge mistake in my opinion.

I was in the same boat as oohaah when the 920 was announced; I was disappointed that it would not have the 1/1.2" sensor of the 808.

However, I've come to the opinion that this was actually a smart technical move by nokia that was just handled badly in PR.

The 920 tackles a completely different problem than the 808 - low light handholdability. For the vast majority of users, being able to take sharp shots in indoors and in low light is a bigger problem than being able to outresolve a D800. And from a low light perspective, the 920 certainly sounds very promising.

Compared to a 808, the 920 sensor has 2.3 stops less light gathering area on the sensor, but the lens is 0.5 stops faster, and the OIS should manage at least 2 stops extra handholdability, so it comes out as a wash at worst for low light shots (as long as you have a static subject). All in a package significantly smaller than an 808.

I think nokia invented the right product but failed to convince its users.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2012 at 18:23 UTC
On Nokia Lumia 920 promises PureView, but it’s no 808 article (182 comments in total)
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Thorbard: Whats with all the Symbian hate? Its a good operating system for a phone that prioritises phone functions over "apps" and whatever else.

Windows Mobile is a horrible operating system and everyone I know that uses it wants to get rid of it as soon as possible.

I'm very glad that with Nokia adopting winmo a decision was made to keep the Symbian operating system in some devices. Without it, I'd go elsewhere.

Actually, Thorbard was pretty close to the mark. Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7 were both based on the Windows CE kernel.

Windows Phone 8 is actually based on the Windows NT kernel, meaning WP7 is more closely related to Windows Mobile than it is to WP8.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2012 at 17:43 UTC

FF Pancake lens + EF mount + mirrorless camera = size disaster (a la Pentax K-01)

Let's hope Canon isn't replicating the EF mount FBD of 44mm in their upcoming mirrorless camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 18:32 UTC as 38th comment
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Mtsuoka: Dunno why buy I got quite uncomfortable when I saw comments like:

"video qualities of the 5D3 alone worth $3500"
"clean ISO 12800 video alone worth $3500"

I mainly do still, and I got a feeling that the $3500 is mostly for video features..and I really wanted to like to 5D3

do you have the same feeling?

If Canon had to develop a second camera body just for stills, it would cost them more money to design, manufacture, distribute and market a separate camera for what is increasingly becoming a niche market (just as video was niche in the days of the 5D MkI). Because of this, there's no guarantee that a video-less MkIII would be appreciably cheaper than the current MkIII.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 20:52 UTC
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Boissez: This is the first cameraphone that truly cuts the mustard. However I don't believe I'll buy it unless they'll put in some sort of protection for the lens. Such a shame really because the quality seems to exceed my current lx3 in a pocketable form factor (the phone part is just a bonus). Oh and RAW would be nice too but I'm not holding my breath on that one.

I had an N80 and the sliding cover did absolutely nothing to prevent dust buildup.

I also have an N8 and the lens cover is still going strong despite being made of plastic.

Really bummed that the 808 is not coming to America, I would have been happy to upgrade from my N8, but there is no way in hell that I am getting a WP7 phone. They need to license the tech to some Android phone makers.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 18:32 UTC
On Drop shot in the How fast can you go challenge (4 comments in total)

It's in the description. The round was fired by a coil gun, not a regular firearm. So the casing is still on.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2010 at 03:34 UTC as 1st comment
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