tomjar

Lives in Slovenia Ljubljana, Slovenia
Joined on Aug 5, 2004

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On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

I will stick to the old dark scheme, it is less tiring and more pleasant to my eyes, but kudos to dpreview for offering the light scheme as an option.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 19:15 UTC as 244th comment
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (492 comments in total)
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tomjar: As much as I try to agree with Jeff's posting's title and conclusions - I cannot.
Case in point: I am looking for a replacement for my Nikon P7700/7800 camera and none of the current 1" compact enthusiast cameras cuts the mustard, every single one of them is missing not one, but several features that I am looking for in a relatively small take-it-everywhere camera (and that the manufacturer miraculously managed to include in P7700/7800). And yes, I am aware of advantages that these newer cameras have over older 1/1.7" enthusiast cameras, but why oh why do these have to come at the price of omitting a bunch of useful features that older cameras combined in a single body? Or if they are not omitted, why do they only come in big packages of super zooms?

For example: In Panasonic ZS100 (which in some ways comes closest to what I am looking for) just at first glance I miss (at least): an articulating screen, a hot shoe, an external mic connector.

Rant over. ;-)

sbansban:
These are all features that I have available in P7700/7800 and I really use them - some of them all the time - the articulating screen and decent zoom range, the others only occasionally, but they ARE important to me (EVF, external flash microphone). in P7700/7800 the built-in flash can even act as a commander for an off-board external flash (very convenient!).

Examples of important features missing (from my POV):

Panasonic ZS100: NO articulating screen (a total deal-breaker for me in such a camera), NO external flash, NO mic port, less external controls than P7700/7800 (or so it seems).

- Nikon DL25-85: NO external mic, NO EVF, zoom range too limited, less external controls.

- Canon GX7 II: NO EVF, NO hot shoe, NO mic port, zoom range too limited, less external controls.

- Canon G3X, Nikon DL24-500 etc.: simply too big!

You see what I mean?

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 11:04 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (492 comments in total)

As much as I try to agree with Jeff's posting's title and conclusions - I cannot.
Case in point: I am looking for a replacement for my Nikon P7700/7800 camera and none of the current 1" compact enthusiast cameras cuts the mustard, every single one of them is missing not one, but several features that I am looking for in a relatively small take-it-everywhere camera (and that the manufacturer miraculously managed to include in P7700/7800). And yes, I am aware of advantages that these newer cameras have over older 1/1.7" enthusiast cameras, but why oh why do these have to come at the price of omitting a bunch of useful features that older cameras combined in a single body? Or if they are not omitted, why do they only come in big packages of super zooms?

For example: In Panasonic ZS100 (which in some ways comes closest to what I am looking for) just at first glance I miss (at least): an articulating screen, a hot shoe, an external mic connector.

Rant over. ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 15:28 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (309 comments in total)

It's funny how you say at the beginning of the hands-on that the DL24-85 is probably going to be the most popular of the three cameras, but then you and up talking about (and showing) almost exclusively the other two cameras... :)

DL 24-85 is indeed closest to what I was hoping for (I am looking for something to replace my P7700 which is starting to malfunction too frequently), but it unfortunately lacks a few things I would like in a relatively small (not pocketable) take-it-everywhere camera. In my eyes (and compared to P7700/7800) it lacks (at least):
- the reach on the tele side,
- an external mic port
- a built-in viewfinder,
- a possibility to attach an external lens to extend the reach,
- and it will cost a lot more.
But at least it has a hot shoe. On the bright side, its lens starts wider than P7700/7800, it has a brighter lens, much better fps rates and AF capabilities and of course a larger sensor. So I might bite the bullet when the prices come down a bit ...

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 07:02 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies
On article 2014-15 Waterproof Camera Roundup (255 comments in total)
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peevee1: Look at the right lower corner of the Real-world Comparison (daylight) on page 10, where there is a SeattleBioMed sign, and railings under it, and tell me which do you think image quality is the best and the worst.

I think the order is very clear:

The worst - of course Nikon AW120, so bad it is unbeleivable.
Next - Canon D30, both softness and CA
Next - WG-4, pretty sharp but CA and color noise in smooth surfaces
The best - Oly WG-3, sharp (wall and rail texture is clearly seen), no noise, no CA, good color.

Yes, but look on the left side and the Nikon is no longer the worst (at least not worse than the rest).

It looks there was something wrong with this particular AW120's lens. The right side of the frame is all blurry, while the left side is much better. It is very obvious also on page 12 (studio comparison). Compare the portraits on the right side - the Nikon is the worst by far. Then look at the portraits on the left side - the Nikon is as good as the rest (in my opinion it is actually better than the Oly and the Ricoh, especially at higher ISOs and only slightly worse than the Canon). The same stark discrapancy can be observed by comparing the greenery in the left bottom corner with the right upper corner of the frame.

Did the reviewers not notice this apparent problem with the Nikon?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 19:54 UTC
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Janoch: What 3rd part batteries?
All of them? Reports say some, but is there a list anywhere?
Some 3rd part batteries are really poor. I mean, really, really REALLY poor...
Would love to see a list, and would love to see brands like JapCell, Duracell, Hähnel a.o. *not* to be found there...

Well, I can confirm that it affects the Patona battery (a German company) on P7700. Luckily, reinstalling the previous firmware on this camera removed the problem.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 16:57 UTC
On article Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes (186 comments in total)

Outstanding, wow!

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 13:50 UTC as 84th comment
On article Pentax WG-3 GPS (68 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: "There's one more review left in our waterproof camera series, followed by a wrap-up article that will help you pick the best one."

Alas! You could have timed that better: 2/3 of vacation season has already passed. April and May are good months to publish such wrap-ups.

Yes, too bad indeed. And the same happened with the 2011 UW review, if I remember it correctly.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 16:19 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot D20 (83 comments in total)
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RStyga: I do not follow the review priorities of this site. You spend time reviewing a camera like D20 and skip reviewing other much more important ones. This looks bad... almost "dodgy". Shape up a bit, please.

Jeff, Simon: Can you give us a hint when (approximatelly) the roundup will be finished. It would be really great if it happened before the main summer season and not afterwards (for northern hemisphere that is). Thanks.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 09:50 UTC
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