Richard Butler

Richard Butler

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United Kingdom Seattle, United Kingdom
Joined on Nov 7, 2007

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papa natas: I liked it.
Not enough to go and buy the camera, but guys...Thanks for not using "cool" and "sexy" about the camera's features.
Mystery question:
How do they get a British accent guy in...Seattle?

Charles2 - that's correct. Sadly my experience is the same as King Penguin's.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 18:52 UTC
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alextardif: Forget the fancy OVF and the film simulation modes... I want THAT SCARF!

I'd agree with you, alextardif: it's a Tootal/Fred Perry scarf.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 18:51 UTC
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BeaverTerror: No high ISO shots?

I'll only be able to do that when I've shot a lot more people pics under artificial light but it looks promising so far.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 23:05 UTC
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BeaverTerror: No high ISO shots?

Our X70 shots all come from the launch in Japan - I only have the X-Pro2 here in Seattle, so I can't help on that front, I'm afraid.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 22:38 UTC
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WhiteBeard: Re:
Preview posted : 15 Jan 2016
Review History
29 Jan 2016 First Impression Review based on Pre-Production camera running Firmware 1.00
This must be why they call it a preview... Call me picky ;-)

I probably shouldn't use my mechanical watch to check the date. (I did wonder where so much of January had gone).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 21:40 UTC
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Peiasdf: OMG, DPReview still have that old studio scene. I thought it was consumed by a great London Fire when DP moved to Seattle. I love that setup as every camera I have got for the past 13 years was tested on that and similar studio scene. I always check the watch face, Africa on the globe, battery, coin on Martini bottle and tree on Bailey's bottle to see improvement in new camera. I always think one of these day I can read the small fonts on the coins that's still fuzzy lines even to 800E.

Bueche - the old scene also made it very easy to draw false conclusions because our comparison tool let's you scrutinise it with more precision than it could be shot at.

The new scene is more consistent for a wider range of cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 19:38 UTC
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BeaverTerror: No high ISO shots?

I've added a couple of mixed lighting, high ISO shots of people (including NR default and NR minimum versions of the same Raw). I'll try to add a few more, but it doesn't seem too bad from what I've seen so far.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 19:25 UTC
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marco ricci: I am missing something here. Initially i was thinking that the big boxes (13x13 surrounded by 104 small boxes) showed in this image http://1.static.img-dpreview.com/files/p/articles/7153829790/Images/AFpoints1.jpeg were the PDAF points and small boxes the CDAF points, but DPreview specs talks about 77. so were are the PDAF located?

in 77 AF points mode, again, we see big and small boxes, so not all the 77 active points are PDAF? thanks

I've lost track, at this point. I'll chase it up with Fujifilm as soon as I can. PDAF region appears to be square (see the image of the sensor if you click on the all-round-view of the camera), but if they're saying 77 points, then I don't know which 77 points they are.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 19:14 UTC
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Keeper78: The grain in the pictures look like from my ex A6000...
Somebody know if is the same sensor?

Seems unlikely. Sony produces more than one 24MP APS-C, more likely to be the newer one.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 19:04 UTC
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Peiasdf: OMG, DPReview still have that old studio scene. I thought it was consumed by a great London Fire when DP moved to Seattle. I love that setup as every camera I have got for the past 13 years was tested on that and similar studio scene. I always check the watch face, Africa on the globe, battery, coin on Martini bottle and tree on Bailey's bottle to see improvement in new camera. I always think one of these day I can read the small fonts on the coins that's still fuzzy lines even to 800E.

I hoped someone would appreciate it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 03:52 UTC
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zlatko: Does the menu system keep going back to home position, or does it remember where you left it? Also, does the menu system still require an extra button push to get into the settings tabs (like other X cameras)?

I just checked: it remembers where you were in the menu unless you've defined a 'My Menu' tab. If you have, then it always jumps to the top item on that.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 01:55 UTC
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marco ricci: I am missing something here. Initially i was thinking that the big boxes (13x13 surrounded by 104 small boxes) showed in this image http://1.static.img-dpreview.com/files/p/articles/7153829790/Images/AFpoints1.jpeg were the PDAF points and small boxes the CDAF points, but DPreview specs talks about 77. so were are the PDAF located?

in 77 AF points mode, again, we see big and small boxes, so not all the 77 active points are PDAF? thanks

The big boxes *are* the PDAF points - I've just spent too long this week inputting the specs of the X-T1 and X-Pro2 that I put the wrong numbers in.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 22:38 UTC
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marco ricci: I am missing something here. Initially i was thinking that the big boxes (13x13 surrounded by 104 small boxes) showed in this image http://1.static.img-dpreview.com/files/p/articles/7153829790/Images/AFpoints1.jpeg were the PDAF points and small boxes the CDAF points, but DPreview specs talks about 77. so were are the PDAF located?

in 77 AF points mode, again, we see big and small boxes, so not all the 77 active points are PDAF? thanks

It could be that DPReview (or, more precisely, I) can't count.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
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munchaussen: I will end the Sony-Fuji fight:

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Sony DON´T have a single rangefinder camera.

Done! end of the fight.

(Sony does another type of cameras, so stop comparing xpro with what? )
In the end, at least you should compare Xpro with a Leica.

While the hybrid finder has many of the benefits of a rangerfinder viewfinder, it doesn't have the defining feature of a rangefinder. Specifically the rangefinder overlay.

Having tried manually focusing an X100 series and a rangefinder camera, I wouldn't say they're the same experience *at all*.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 20:53 UTC
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legokangpalla: Who makes the sensors for Fuji? Only sensor makers that make APS-C sized sensor are Sony, Teledyne, and Samsung.

There's every reason to think it isn't the sensor from the a6000.

[Sony makes more than one 24MP APS-C sensor](http://www.sony.net/Products/SC-HP/IS/sensor2/products/index.html). Given the fast liveview refresh on this camera, it's much more likely this is based on the newer version.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 20:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (245 comments in total)
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ogl: Wrong specs of GRII at http://www.dpreview.com/products/ricoh/compacts/ricoh_grii

117*63*34.7 mm vs 112.5*64.4*44.4 mm
251 g vs 340 g

Sorry, I've fixed that spec glitch.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 20:47 UTC
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Battersea: Why is the ISO pull up crown impractical? It seems like an elegant solution to adding an extra physical control. What am I missing about it?

I didn't say it was unusable, but it's not exactly as simple as spinning a command dial.

Trying to lift and simultaneously rotate a dial without looking at it isn't exactly slick. It's far from unworkable, but it feels more like a design flourish than a serious attempt at improving ergonomics, to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 20:19 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (72 comments in total)
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Noticias Virales: MMM and the X70?

Pardon?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 20:16 UTC
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arhmatic: People should stop calling this "retro".

It has great look and it's appealing to me, but otherwise it's a square looking camera, both digital and analog controls, large screen and such... Only two elements might be considered "retro" --- dial for exposure, and maybe the optical view finder - but OVF (with pentaprism) is really everywhere in the DSLR world. So no, it's just a modern camera. Better styled one, but not "retro". It's a buy for me.

I'd say retrogressive - the styling appears to have *moved* backwards, not just *looked* backwards. I certainly don't consider this retrograde, though (since that has more negative connotations).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 19:53 UTC
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Joel Benford: Is that a joystick for direct selection of AF points I see below the AEL button? Or am I thinking wishfully?

The X-Pro2 has +/- 2EV bracketing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 19:31 UTC
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