Donald M Mackinnon

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On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (343 comments in total)
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Donald M Mackinnon: The Gold award is very unexpected for those who read the review from the beginning.
It makes one wonder what message it sends to manufacturers who now know that a new model with a so-so lens will still receive the top spot.

This review will be embedded into the Amazon listing for the TZ100 and will be all that many buyers will read.

I haven't failed to grasp that the TZ100 is a unique camera, but uniqueness in my and the opinion of other contributors to this thread does not merit a Gold award. You think it does, even with a lens issue, we differ and lets leave it there.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 17:50 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (343 comments in total)
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Donald M Mackinnon: The Gold award is very unexpected for those who read the review from the beginning.
It makes one wonder what message it sends to manufacturers who now know that a new model with a so-so lens will still receive the top spot.

This review will be embedded into the Amazon listing for the TZ100 and will be all that many buyers will read.

If we are taking about so-so lenses on newly released 1" sensor cameras ignoring focal length then my response to The Phillips is this, please point me to a 1" sensor camera where the lens has the issues referred to in this review and which have been widely reported by early users over the last number of weeks.

There was a day when new releases from Panasonic made other manufacturers tremble, I recall the impact the LX3 & TZ7 had, within weeks there were significant supply issues owing to demand, dont see that happening here, but the GX85 ;-) - now we're talking Panasonic, that does look like a impact making camera

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 12:27 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (343 comments in total)

The Gold award is very unexpected for those who read the review from the beginning.
It makes one wonder what message it sends to manufacturers who now know that a new model with a so-so lens will still receive the top spot.

This review will be embedded into the Amazon listing for the TZ100 and will be all that many buyers will read.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 18:43 UTC as 121st comment | 5 replies

I have used the X-A1 and X-A2 and am surprised no-one has made any reference to the issue of checking for blown highlights on the X-A cameras. On most cameras I have owned highlights can be selected from the set up menu and will flash or blink in the reviewed image.
On the X-A cameras every shot has to be checked individually by pressing the image review button and even then it is a very small screen with other info. Panasonic G cameras show the whole image in review and blown highlights are much easier to see and correct.
I am not surprised to see the X-A2 here after seeing this article some time ago

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/02/10/fuji-x-a1-the-best-low-light-camera-under-1500

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 08:45 UTC as 28th comment
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1291 comments in total)
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Donald M Mackinnon: For £1069 you can buy a kit that would defeat the GX8 on every conceivable front.
The worrying aspect of this price is it puts the GX8 beyond the budget of possibly many current mft users. The price will inevitably drop but in two years time will it be down to £600?
Any camera shop in the UK will tell you right now that the "camera to have" is the Nikon D5500 - currently £599

Yup, no care or clue !!

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 05:51 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1291 comments in total)
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Donald M Mackinnon: For £1069 you can buy a kit that would defeat the GX8 on every conceivable front.
The worrying aspect of this price is it puts the GX8 beyond the budget of possibly many current mft users. The price will inevitably drop but in two years time will it be down to £600?
Any camera shop in the UK will tell you right now that the "camera to have" is the Nikon D5500 - currently £599

I am a stills only shooter so the D5500 output is apparently superb, not my words but the consistent comment of a number of UK shops when discussing a new camera recently.Model I was looking at was more expensive.
For £899 A7 is a steal, and ok not every conceivable front beater but I still feel the GX8 at £1069 body only is simply outrageous.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 21:26 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1291 comments in total)
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Donald M Mackinnon: For £1069 you can buy a kit that would defeat the GX8 on every conceivable front.
The worrying aspect of this price is it puts the GX8 beyond the budget of possibly many current mft users. The price will inevitably drop but in two years time will it be down to £600?
Any camera shop in the UK will tell you right now that the "camera to have" is the Nikon D5500 - currently £599

bluevellet: Sony A7 with 28-70mm full frame for £999 with £100 cashback
Everlast: D5500 is latest Nikon sensor so the "old technology" is lost on me.
Agree re the A6000 but weak kit lens(es)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 21:06 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1291 comments in total)

For £1069 you can buy a kit that would defeat the GX8 on every conceivable front.
The worrying aspect of this price is it puts the GX8 beyond the budget of possibly many current mft users. The price will inevitably drop but in two years time will it be down to £600?
Any camera shop in the UK will tell you right now that the "camera to have" is the Nikon D5500 - currently £599

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 20:46 UTC as 127th comment | 11 replies
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 in-depth review (42 comments in total)
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snackwells: Review page appears to be bugged quite a bit, not rendering correctly, thanks.

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Regards, webmaster [at] dpreview.com

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Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2011 at 20:22 UTC
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