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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
On article Olympus announces Stylus XZ-10 enthusiast compact (198 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Don't let the f1.8 number fool you! For all you guys who think that f1.8 is a big deal with a 1/2.3" sensor, it is equivalent to only f6.4 on an aps-c sensor camera.

According to the link below, you would need a f0.5 on a 1/2,3" sensor like this one in order to compete with an f1.8 on an aps-c sensor.

And we're not even comparing to FF (which is the more common reference).

Here is a very useful link for everyone in this forum:
http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/digital-camera-sensor-size.htm

Anyways, I realize that this is a high-end in the low-end cameras, and these comparisons aren't really relevant to it't target consumer market.

Just putting things into proper perspective here, so we can all understand what we are looking at.

@Timm:
Have you still not learned anything from this comment page?

Your fixation on shallow DOF is very narrow minded. The most important factor of compacts - next to size - is light!
So the F1.8 does not "fool" anyone here, but is the biggest feature of this camera!

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 19:56 UTC
On article Olympus announces Stylus XZ-10 enthusiast compact (198 comments in total)
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Timmbits: with a tiny 1/2.3"sensor, this might be good for my 7 y.o. child, to introduce her to photography...
but surely anyone in their right mind wouldn't consider this over ANY of the already small 1/1.7" sensor cameras.
I really don't see the point of the existence of this camera, if not for kids.

@Timmbits:
You don't see the point, because you don't get the point that even small sensors can produce great images with the right lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 20:10 UTC
On article Olympus announces Stylus XZ-10 enthusiast compact (198 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Maybe it's just for the ignorant mass-market... they can see f1.8 stamped on it, but they can't see "too small a sensor" written anywhere. It will sell because of this.
To people who don't know about control over depth of field in photography, who have never attempted to take night shots, to name a couple of things.

I was just talking to someone yesterday who was thinking about upgrading her old 3MP camera, and when I mentioned sensor size, she asked me "what is a sensor"? To that person, I would say, get one of these... but then again, if you target that market, who cares about RAW?

@Timmbits:
Leave me alone with your "control of DOF". 99% of compact users are happy that their camera has a lot of DOF, because in most pictures this is welcome.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 20:07 UTC
On article Olympus announces Stylus XZ-10 enthusiast compact (198 comments in total)
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GeraldW: Hey Timm, lighten up. There are a few 1/2.3" sensor cameras around that do quite well up to ISO 800, and with the fast lens, that will seldom be needed. What cameras? Panasonic FZ150, FZ200, and ZS15, Canon SX230HS, SD4000IS, Pentax Q.

The Sony RX100 as a competitor isn't valid, as the street price in the USA will be 2:1. It won't sell unless it's under $300. The Canon S110 is valid as a competitor, and Olympus would seem to have chosen a faster lens to offset the larger sensor; but slower lens, of the S110. At full zoom, the XZ10 has a 2 stop advantage.

As far as DOF control, I think it's funny that what was considered a drawback 50 years ago is now touted as a feature. I started as a serious hobbyist in 1955, and somewhere along the way, "selective focus" became a new way to compose. For many situations, a large DOF is an advantage.

This camera is obviously not for you, and maybe not for me (I have an S90 and a G15); but I can see a number of valid uses for it.

Jerry

@mosc:
With a good P&S you can easily use full tele. I do this very often with mine and am pleased with its results.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 19:56 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: This article has still not been updated to reflect that dpreview has an affiliation with DXO.

The response given a couple of pages ago is completely inadequate. Publicizing it on a post that has long since vanished from the homepage and not including that relationship in this review of a DXO product is not exactly "transparent".

Original response:
By Amadou Diallo (4 days ago)
We incorporate DxO Mark test data in our lens reviews and smartphone camera reviews. We publicized the announcement on our homepage and include their logo on the relevant review pages. So we're being as transparent as we reasonably can.

@keepon:
Do you see any bias in this review towards DXO? If yes, where exactly?
I find this comparison very helpful and its conclusion very objective. Cannot understand why you are picking on the reviewer.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 12:15 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review (164 comments in total)
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wakaba: http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Compare-Camera-Sensors/Compare-cameras-side-by-side/%28appareil1%29/848|0/%28brand%29/Canon/%28appareil2%29/738|0/%28brand2%29/Panasonic/%28appareil3%29/195|0/%28brand3%29/Nikon

DXO comparison with a 7 year old Nikon D50 and a current Psonic. Wishful marketing and reality collide big time with mediocre Canon engineering and dpr writers push to make a story happening.

wakaba, do you really not understand that your comparison does not make much sense? Let me try to make it clear:
Someone who needs a lightweight zoom with very long reach will always pick a super zoom. The larger sensor of a DSLR is useles to him. So the SX50 is a fine choice WITHIN its class

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 22:13 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review (164 comments in total)
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wakaba: http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Compare-Camera-Sensors/Compare-cameras-side-by-side/%28appareil1%29/848|0/%28brand%29/Canon/%28appareil2%29/738|0/%28brand2%29/Panasonic/%28appareil3%29/195|0/%28brand3%29/Nikon

DXO comparison with a 7 year old Nikon D50 and a current Psonic. Wishful marketing and reality collide big time with mediocre Canon engineering and dpr writers push to make a story happening.

wakaba, if you want to use facts in your arguments, you need to understand them first.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 21:31 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V2 Preview Samples (226 comments in total)
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Tord S Eriksson: Why didn't your team use some better lens? You used the 10-30 which is known to be the worst of them that are available for the Nikon 1 system!

All shots look a bit flat, and compact camera-like!

I had great hopes for the V2, but these shots are, on the whole, totally uninspiring! So I'll have to live with my V1 - sigh!

The V1 is the weirdest camera there is, button-arrangement-wise, but a darling when it comes to take photos, with any lens but the 10-30!

Tord: Because they want to show what you get.
At this price level, one can expect good quality from a kit lens. Most users do not buy additional lenses.
But even with a better lens, I would not like the V1. I am currently testing one and it is quite disappointing. Handling is awful and exposure unreliable. White balance indoors and screen are very good, though.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2013 at 10:00 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V2 Preview Samples (226 comments in total)
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Richt2000: Whats happened to the reviews guys? Nothing since dec 12th!
Really gone down hill of late. Yea, I know, its free, and your reviews are the best, but one camera a month is pretty poor for 'the worlds best photography site'...

Why do you complain?
Don't you think these people deserve some vacation, too?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 15:00 UTC
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