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5inchfloppy

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justmeMN: In the long run, I suspect that large-sensor, fixed-lens, compact cameras will become increasingly popular. Many/most people who buy ILCs never go beyond the kit lens, so they don't benefit from the ability to change lenses.

Agreed, the Sony RX10 and Panny FZ1000 is more than enough camera* for most people and purposes (they're not quite compact though).

But we're also seeing more and more 1" sensor compacts (ie G3X, RX100iv, CM1), and these too, are actually more camera* than most people need/can handle.

And larger sensor compacts like the Ricoh GR and Leica Q shows that a fixed lens matched perfectly with the sensor delivers results better than ILCs.

*In case I sound confusing, by camera I mean photographic-capability-in-a-box.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 14:52 UTC
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nicoboston: Questions: "Was this image taken with a DSLR or a mirrorless camera? If you can't tell from looking at the final image, does it matter?"
Answer: "Of course I know it doesn't matter, but I'm going to write 2 pages of blahblah about this anyway because geeks love blahblah and it will generate traffic on DPR".
Suggestions for new "opinion" pages for the summer:
- Canon or Nikon?
- Apple or Samsung?
- Cookie dough or chocolate chips ?

Cookie dough, when baked in an oven, is delicious. All the more so if said cookie dough has chocolate chips.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 14:45 UTC

This is excellent news. Now hopefully the original GR will further reduce in price, which makes it even more value for money.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 10:39 UTC as 8th comment
On Nikon D3200 firmware C 1.04 available article (10 comments in total)
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abortabort: Fixes the light blinking for too long.

Undocumented fixes:

Breaks compatibility with 3rd party batteries
Breaks compatibility with 3rd party lenses
Breaks compatibility with non-Nikon branded SD cards
Limits compatibility with 3rd party flash units
Breaks compatibility with wireless triggers
Improves compatibility with Nikon 20mm f1.8 lens
Increases ISO range to 12823, up from the previous 12,800

Nikon believes all customers will get great value from this firmware update and customers are urged to update immediately.

p.s.
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Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 11:13 UTC
On Nikon D3200 firmware C 1.04 available article (10 comments in total)
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abortabort: Fixes the light blinking for too long.

Undocumented fixes:

Breaks compatibility with 3rd party batteries
Breaks compatibility with 3rd party lenses
Breaks compatibility with non-Nikon branded SD cards
Limits compatibility with 3rd party flash units
Breaks compatibility with wireless triggers
Improves compatibility with Nikon 20mm f1.8 lens
Increases ISO range to 12823, up from the previous 12,800

Nikon believes all customers will get great value from this firmware update and customers are urged to update immediately.

@AshMills

I have. Especially with the lower end models (i.e. D3200, D3300), they throw in SD cards, bags and tripods as part of a 'package deal'. Sometimes the SD cards have a Nikon label instead of a regular manufacturer, but most likely it is rebranded from an OEM.

I've seen it here in Asia, that is. Not sure about you guys across the ocean.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 11:13 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (236 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: 4K video @15fps ? Really ? Is that Charlie Chaplin mode ?

Seeing as you can grab 8MP stills from 4K video, think of it as a 15fps continuous burst mode?

Then that feature becomes truly useful.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 05:48 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (236 comments in total)
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supeyugin1: The smartphones are moving to the right direction I think, with such phones like Galaxy Note 4, S6, K zoom, LG G4, HTC One M9, and CM1.
CM1 seems to be a good phone, but some things I don't like:
1. 28mm equivalent lens is too wide.
2. non-removable battery
3. no OIS
4. no Xenon flash
5. 1" sensor is too big for a phone.
Ideally I'd like to have a phone as follows:
1. 1/1.7" - 2/3" sensor size
2. 30-35mm fixed focal f/2.0 or faster lens, or 24-1XX zoom similar to the ones on Canon S120 or Fuji XQ2.
3. Xenon flash
4. OIS
5. removable battery.

I currently own Samsung Galaxy K zoom and I'm very pleased with it, the quality of the photos is much better than my previous phone Galaxy Note 3, which was not bad as well, but the sensor size is a bit small at 1/2.3", and the zoom is bit too long (24-240mm). All other features are present on this phone. I hope that the next iteration will reach my expectations.

Would love it if they could cram the 24-90mm f/1.4 from the LX5, with the 1/1.7" sensor

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 05:46 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (236 comments in total)
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Ather Mehboob: I have CM1 and have been using it for the last one month . If Photography is important for someone then there is no better choice . I don't feel it has aged specs , actually I find it very snappy and with a nice screen

I wish it had Xenon Flash and may be OIS than it would have been very close to perfect . Most of the people here probably have not used this excellent combination of a phone and a camera and I believe if/once they use it and mobile photography is important to them , probably will change there opinion in a very positive way

I am very impressed with the images developed from RAW as default jpeg processing is very mediocre . I currently own a Sony RX 100 MkIII , Sony RX 1 , Nikon D800 and a Sigma DP2M and I feel comfortable taking CM 1 out as my only camera on many day to day shooting opportunities . It is not just increased resolution but also much better dynamic range and less digital feel to the image when compared to other camera phones like iPhone 6+ etc

@Gadgety

I doubt it, since LED flashes don't have the intensity and reach of a Xenon flash. Really depends on the slave sensor's sensitivity.

Unfortunately there are no Bluetooth flash triggers (yet). http://www.triggertrap.com/news/triggertrap-mobile-bluetooth

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 03:36 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (236 comments in total)
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Ather Mehboob: I have CM1 and have been using it for the last one month . If Photography is important for someone then there is no better choice . I don't feel it has aged specs , actually I find it very snappy and with a nice screen

I wish it had Xenon Flash and may be OIS than it would have been very close to perfect . Most of the people here probably have not used this excellent combination of a phone and a camera and I believe if/once they use it and mobile photography is important to them , probably will change there opinion in a very positive way

I am very impressed with the images developed from RAW as default jpeg processing is very mediocre . I currently own a Sony RX 100 MkIII , Sony RX 1 , Nikon D800 and a Sigma DP2M and I feel comfortable taking CM 1 out as my only camera on many day to day shooting opportunities . It is not just increased resolution but also much better dynamic range and less digital feel to the image when compared to other camera phones like iPhone 6+ etc

The good thing is that this is a phone (i.e. charges via micro-USB), so you can plug in a portable charger / powerbank and you can shoot as it charges.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 10:59 UTC
On Pentax XG-1 real-world sample gallery posted article (44 comments in total)

Wow amazing resolving power, look at the fur detail on the 'coon in XG1-ISO400-IMGP0034

Very good performance for the price it seems, very dangerous when you're on impulse buy mode

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 02:26 UTC as 11th comment
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Trubbtele: I buy one last week. Great with nice details in the pics.AF is ok, but my D7100 far better.

When I read 'D7100 butter', I was wondering if that's a new way to refer to 'oil on sensor' problems (ala D600).

Then I saw the correction and was disappointed.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 05:42 UTC
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tecnoworld: As far as AF is concerned, this seems a different camera! Wow, zone af is simply great. It nails focus constantly on still subjects, even in low light and backlit situations!!! I'm excited.

I'll try it with my daughter at the beach as soon as the sun comes back, but is seems ultra precise and fast. Well done!

Too bad they did not implement more new requested features, but this is a very good 'second start'.

Dpr should definitely retest the camera and improve the rating to at least 90% now.

@falconeyes

an example would be for the original Fuji X100?
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilmx100

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 05:37 UTC
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BaumBoyPhoto: I can confirm from my totally off the cuff testing in a poorly lit room, a minute after downloading last night, that the low-light AF has significantly improved. As in: it actually worked. The fact it wasn't hunting and was stupid fast is just icing on the cake.

I'm impressed. Good on you Samsung.

@TheEngineer

There is no 'average DLSR'. Name a model and perhaps BaumBoyPhoto can relate his experiences (if he has the named DLSR).

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 05:33 UTC
On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (310 comments in total)
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PostConsumerWat: anyone have any thoughts as to why the 40mm 2.8 is better than this lens?

probably because the optical design of the 40mm is almost 30 years newer than the design of Canon's 50mm (the above comment by Solar Eagle seem to indicate that this new 50mm f/1.8 is the same optical design as the old 50mm f/1.8)

Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to this one, and will probably pick up a copy

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 16:22 UTC
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nikkornikon: They Need to, Like Fuji...to Step away from 16mp. It is time to move on. When 24mp is truly old...16 seems freaking ancient.

@mosc:

From my experience, (at least with the lenses I have) diffraction starts after f/8. And this has been found to be true by Ming Thein as well.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 16:56 UTC
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nikkornikon: They Need to, Like Fuji...to Step away from 16mp. It is time to move on. When 24mp is truly old...16 seems freaking ancient.

@mosc

good point about the diffraction limit, fortunately (or unfortunately, depends on how you see it) as the sensor is small, the DOF is usually sufficient that I don't need to stop down beyond f/8

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 15:14 UTC
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nikkornikon: They Need to, Like Fuji...to Step away from 16mp. It is time to move on. When 24mp is truly old...16 seems freaking ancient.

16MP is as high as it can go on a 4/3rds sensor. Any higher and the pixel pitch would be so small, it will suffer at high ISOs.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 14:43 UTC
On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (310 comments in total)
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Jylppy: And where are the lens news for EOS M?

True, but the whole setup would still more preferable than say, a Rebel :/

Plus, the 18-55 EF-M kit lens isn't exactly small either.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 13:18 UTC
On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (310 comments in total)
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Jylppy: And where are the lens news for EOS M?

Since the EOS M has the EF to EF-M adapter, all Canon has to do is release STM lenses for EF mount and EOS M 'automatically' has it. Guess that's why Canon has stopped releasing native EF-M mount lenses.

Since this 50mm STM seems pretty small, it should be a nice add-on to any EOS M kit.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 09:35 UTC
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Old Cameras: If it performs well (is sharp) wide open and has good focus mechanics it could be a bargain.

@Deorum

A nice dampened focus ring? Grit-free smooth focusing action? Not sure why it would be a bargain though, this lens is not exactly affordable.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 00:00 UTC
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