evetsf

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On article Canon EOS R5 vs. R6: What's the difference? (257 comments in total)
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Indohydra: how does the user interface compare to Sony?

@aris14: just an observation that the UI on the Panasonic S1 series wasn't pulled out of a hat full-fledged. They've been develop & tweaking their UI for over a decade on their m43 cameras. As a case in point look at the G9 m43 camera - it's almost as if it were a "practice run" for the S series.

But yes, I agree that Panny has not had the burden of legacy users that need to be kept happy by not rocking the UI boat. Thus a UI that is possibly the newest of the bunch & designed from the start for digital bodies.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2020 at 17:53 UTC
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Androole: It's a little bit amusing that 10/13 recommendations for improvements are "make it just like Panasonic."

Not that it will happen, but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I suppose. The connection to Fujifilm in this article just seems a little bit tenuous, ultimately.

Yes, I noticed that too. Especially with the LCD images of waveforms & shutter angle displays being straight off various Lumix bodies. Kinda hard to miss when you've owned four of them & know those displays very well...

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2020 at 20:18 UTC
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tkbslc: Doesn't the original have the same sensor and lens? What are you getting for $300 for the II?

The FZ1000 II gets an updated processing engine and improved UI compared to the original. Dual control dials, touch screen, etc. - basically brings it up to date alongside other recent Lumix cameras.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2020 at 17:05 UTC

Looks like this was the first digital camera for many people. It was for me as well. Kept it for over 10 years; still have & use many of the images taken with it.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2020 at 23:43 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review (1971 comments in total)
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wasTF: For me, this camera disqualifies, because you cannot shoot action/running with dogs with this. It will not keep up.
So the headline "bark of approval" is really a joke. I can see why the camera is nice in alot of respects but associating a dog is just plain wrong.

So where does this "running with dogs" show up in the review? I must have missed that...
Have you any personal experience at all with DFD & C-AF? Or is this just an assumption on your part?
Years ago I bought a Lumix FZ1000 based in large part on a comment on DPreview from a user who had tested the FZ1000 against a Sony RX10 II for exactly that purpose: shooting agility dogs in motion. The conventional CDAF in the RX10 wasn't up to the task, but the FZ1000 with DFD did just fine, thank you!
Since then I've moved on to the FZ2500, with an improved DFD over the 1000. I shoot BIF, aviation/warbirds and fast-action motorsports with it. Its DFD does just fine with those subjects as well.
So unless you have personal experience that differs, your blanket statement is literary hyperbole of the first order.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2019 at 04:47 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II sample gallery (108 comments in total)
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The Dynamic Ranger: Nice looking images.

I had the the first model but gifted it to my son quite a while ago. That was a satisfying camera, even for someone like me who chases image quality potential. And while this one looks great, I have an interest in the 2500 and would like to know IQ-wise how they compare. I’m looking to use as video camera.

Unfortunately the 2500 has been tarred with the "soft lens" brush & may never recover. There may be copy variations; if you get one test it & be willing to exchange it.
That's what I did, & the copy I now have is as sharp as my previous FZ1000, with over 70,000 exposures & counting.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2019 at 15:53 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II sample gallery (108 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Every time I see pictures like these I ask myself:
"Do I really need 2 FF bodies and 5 lenses to enjoy photography?"

@NOWHITELENS: It's a tradeoff - potentially better IQ vs. size weight & convenience of the fixed lens option. The one-inch type cameras seem to be a sweet spot on that spectrum. I've been happy with mine, but then I don't do a lot of high ISO shooting.

@eidrag: unless you're a professional sports photographer whose income depends on nailing every shot, AF on the FZ1000 II should be just fine. AF-S will be instantaneous in all but very low light, and it may well achieve low light focus when a DSLR won't. AF-C works too, and returns a pretty good hit rate of in-focus shots. I routinely shoot motorsports with my CDAF/DFD FZ2500, and get good results, including multiple sequential in focus image of approaching vehicles. See my Galleries...

Link | Posted on May 9, 2019 at 16:01 UTC
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evetsf: @Androole: Citation please - where did you get your information that the S1 is using the same sensor as the others?

It actually doesn't seem that way. This was copied from the Dpreview "What You Need to Know" article published earlier this year:
>>It's worth noting that these sensors are not BSI-CMOS designs. This means that they are not variants of the manufactured sensors we've seen in contemporary Sony and Nikon DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.<<

Yes, I'm well aware that Panasonic is very close-mouthed about the sources of their sensors. And it may well be that the S1 uses that same sensor.

However, until someone takes these cameras apart and looks at the maker's stamp on the sensors, saying that the S1 "definitely" uses that same Sony sensor is inaccurate. At this time all we can do is speculate.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 18:34 UTC

@Androole: Citation please - where did you get your information that the S1 is using the same sensor as the others?

It actually doesn't seem that way. This was copied from the Dpreview "What You Need to Know" article published earlier this year:
>>It's worth noting that these sensors are not BSI-CMOS designs. This means that they are not variants of the manufactured sensors we've seen in contemporary Sony and Nikon DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.<<

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 16:32 UTC as 41st comment | 6 replies
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