Michael_13

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Michael_13: The last pic - the group indoors - is of terrible quality.
I think it is a shame to waste such an opportunity by using improper equipment.

My ten year old Oly compact would have given a better result.

@emily: A re-read neither will change my opinion, nor will it improve the images. :-)

I respect Kevin's courage to try this out, but cannot agree to his conclusion: "Going back, I would have no hesitation just bringing an iPhone."

I totally agree to his point that a phone is less intimidating than an SLR, but so is very likely a good compact camera. At the same time it would offer much better image quality and better control of exposure.

Maybe, next time Kevin will try this with a little compact.

PS:
I am absolutely sure that these people will still be very happy about the pictures and am totally supportive of Kevin's generosity.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 19:11 UTC

The last pic - the group indoors - is of terrible quality.
I think it is a shame to waste such an opportunity by using improper equipment.

My ten year old Oly compact would have given a better result.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 20:44 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
On article Casio Europe releases 20.1 MP Exilim EX-ZS30 camera (56 comments in total)
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Macx: More megapixels does not equal less resolution guys and girls. You HAVE to compare the final output. Looking at it on a pixel-per-pixel basis is meaningless in a photography context.

Now, I agree that 20 megapixels behind a comparatively tiny lens aperture sounds like trouble, and it obviously isn't marketed for enthusiasts, but maybe Casio uses the extra data-points for some clever automatic noise reduction and sharpening which is appreciated by the snapshooters this is marketed for.

Or maybe they just want to distinguish it from other P&S in its price range.

@Macx:
I don't agree. This sensor will generate masses of useless data due to diffraction. This is a waste of space and energy on any portable device. No kind of clever data processing can change this.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 07:22 UTC
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Timmbits: Olympus needs to introduce a larger sensor pocketable camera, and larger sensors in their larger cameras. The omdem5 is nice, but competition from other mirrorless manufacturers offers larger APSC sensors in the same size/form factor or even smaller than the omdem5.
Sadly, Olympus may not have the R&D funds to recover from their strategic mistakes - nor have the will to step on their own ego to admit them.
But if they don't bite the bullet, they may have to sell off their camera division or risk becoming another Casio (as far as cameras are concerned)... but who would want to buy it? No one needs their low end, and pretty much the only one that could use MFT is Casio as they are the only manufacturer absent from the large sensor space.

@Timmbits:
Your points are not generally valid - they are only true under special circumstances.

1. more control over depth of field for a same "speed" lens

Most photographers need more often more DOF, so for them a smaller sensor is better. And if you really need shallow DOF you can use almost any lens out there thanks to (m)FT's flexible mount.

2. better low light performance

Negligible, because this can be offset by
a) a brighter lens that is not bigger than a full frame version
b) a lower F-stop at the same DOF compared to full frame

Indoors, when large DOF is needed, a good compact can beat an APS-C. I've tried it.

3. better dynamic range

Not so sure. According to DXO, an OMD is even slightly better than a 5d3. Only the latest Nikon sensor is better.
Of course, it depends on how reliable and practically valid DXO measurements are.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 13:56 UTC
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Timmbits: Olympus needs to introduce a larger sensor pocketable camera, and larger sensors in their larger cameras. The omdem5 is nice, but competition from other mirrorless manufacturers offers larger APSC sensors in the same size/form factor or even smaller than the omdem5.
Sadly, Olympus may not have the R&D funds to recover from their strategic mistakes - nor have the will to step on their own ego to admit them.
But if they don't bite the bullet, they may have to sell off their camera division or risk becoming another Casio (as far as cameras are concerned)... but who would want to buy it? No one needs their low end, and pretty much the only one that could use MFT is Casio as they are the only manufacturer absent from the large sensor space.

@Timmbits:
You don't give any reason why they need "bigger sensors" and you only compare body sizes.
A system consists of sensor, body and lens. And Oly's systems deliver a hell of a lot performance for their money.

Nobody needs another company as uninspired as Canikon.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 07:19 UTC
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brianj: Interesting, it has the same size and type of sensor at the canon SX260HS, yet has not got as wide angle nor anywhere near as much zoom. Ah, I see, its called enthusiast because it sports a f1.8 aperture lens.

I wondered what the name 'enthusiast' meant!

Actually yes, enthusiasts are willing to pay more money than an average user, because they value and understand the true qualities of a product.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 22:38 UTC
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magneto shot: hmm set aperture to 1.8 , shoot picture of portrait standing 5 meters away...no blurring of background, no bokeh....set aperture to 2.7, shoot picture of portrait standing 5 meters away, no blurring of bg, no bokeh

whats the point of small sensor again?

@marike6:
Yes, Nikon now offers a variety of 1-models. I spoke about the V1, that I find quite disappointing. Too large and crippled on purpose (no mode dial or hot shoe). The new models may be improved, but still won't be pocketable like the XZ-10.

Regarding AF: Indoors my V1 is not faster than my XZ-1, sometimes even slower with the 10-30 and I expect the XZ-10 to be even faster.

RX100: I never owned one, so you may be right, but the pictures I saw so far were not very convincing to me.
In my opinion a bright lens with a smaller sensor is just more versatile.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 22:35 UTC
On article Olympus m.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 first impressions and samples (255 comments in total)
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LetsDoTheStapler: Yeah impressive, my iphone can do more shallow depth of field.

Seriously m43 is such a pointless system

@Lets:
Very interesting. Can it also do as shallow comments as yours?

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 22:03 UTC
On article Olympus m.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 first impressions and samples (255 comments in total)
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BBking83: I understand that for DPRev's reviews, you want to give examples of how an "average" photographer would use the camera. A VERY average photographer.

But "selfies"? Seriously? OK...

@LetsDoTheStapler I can tell you are a follower.

"Oh look, iPhones are better!!"
"Oh look, that's a better photo because of teh bokeh!!"

BTW, your iPhone does not do true DoF as it's done with software but you probably wouldn't know that...

... and even if there were, they'd still tell you something about distortion behaviour of the lens.
So, why not?

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 22:00 UTC
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brianj: Interesting, it has the same size and type of sensor at the canon SX260HS, yet has not got as wide angle nor anywhere near as much zoom. Ah, I see, its called enthusiast because it sports a f1.8 aperture lens.

I wondered what the name 'enthusiast' meant!

@brianj:

Why do you bother? You definitely are no enthusiast.
;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 13:30 UTC
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NiallM: You buy this if you want ultra - compactness and better IQ than from one of the mass media compacts. It really that simple, and so it will be of interest to a lot of people who aren't going to whinge about lack of vf, zoom etc...it's just about having the camera with you to capture the moment with minimum fuss or inconvenience..my smallest compact is a Canon IXUS 70, which is very dated etc..yet it is so small and that's the lure and charm of it - this Oly is a big step up from it in specs and it will sell..when the price comes down a bit..

@Yiannis:
While looking at the specs of rx100, try to figure out what F4.9 means.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 13:27 UTC
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Rachotilko: I want this ! This device utilizes the advantages of small sensor digicam in the best possible way.

It makes one wonder why devices like this one have been so rare ? Why the myriads of f/3.1-f/6 point&shoots and none of f/1.8-f/2.7 ?

(lol "diarrhea")

Yes, I think only Oly is brave enough to enter into this territory. Maybe Panasonic will follow. Remember: They were the first to re-introduce bright lenses in compacts with the LX3.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 13:23 UTC
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magneto shot: hmm set aperture to 1.8 , shoot picture of portrait standing 5 meters away...no blurring of background, no bokeh....set aperture to 2.7, shoot picture of portrait standing 5 meters away, no blurring of bg, no bokeh

whats the point of small sensor again?

@magneto: "I thought nikon 1 and Rx100 already sets a new milestone for compact..."
They don't.
Nikon 1 is good in iq, but quite large with terrible handling.
RX100 is overloaded with pixels and suffers from a slow & mediocre lens.
The best way to go in compacts is: Excellent glass and small but good sensor.
Olympus is already quite good at this and I'm looking forward to seeing samples of this XZ-10.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 13:16 UTC
On article CP+ 2013: Panasonic interview (199 comments in total)
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HubertChen: To be worth my reading time such Article need to deliver clarity. Instead all I found was confusion and blah blah on such a bad level, that it even impacts the reputation of dpreview as a place to find great content.

I am always reading about other cameras and makers to see if I can find something new which could be used in my creative work. If the marketing folks of Panasonic ( read leaders of development of future Panasonic camereas) are so confused where they want to go, then I can strike Articles / reviews of Panasonic Products from my reading list.

As for dpreview I am shocked that such a confusion has been published. Lets hope this is a single slip and not a hint about what q

@Hubert:
I rather want an article that is a bit confusing to read but at the same time very honest instead if the usual marketing gibberish.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 07:12 UTC
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Rachotilko: I want this ! This device utilizes the advantages of small sensor digicam in the best possible way.

It makes one wonder why devices like this one have been so rare ? Why the myriads of f/3.1-f/6 point&shoots and none of f/1.8-f/2.7 ?

@Rachotilko:
Probably, because such a lens is not easy and cheap to make.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 23:18 UTC
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Hugo808: I bet my photo's will still be crap...

... but crap with much less noise!

;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 20:56 UTC

Excellent concept!
Would be great to have it in a camera, soon.
And please not only in µ43, but also in compacts like XZ-3 or LX8!

Hope they won't run into moiré problems...

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 18:28 UTC as 34th comment
On article Olympus announces Stylus XZ-10 enthusiast compact (198 comments in total)
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jon404: Sounds like an upgraded SZ-series camera. Smaller sensor than the real XZs, and no hotshoe.

I need that hotshoe. Looking at the XZ-2. We'll see.

A-Team:
I am just working on my pics of a recent indoor-celebration. They came out quite nicely. And guess what: I used a compact with a flash!
Only because you cannot imagine it, doesn't mean that it won't make sense!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2013 at 15:27 UTC
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