Timmbits

Timmbits

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a inventor
Joined on Oct 8, 2011
About me:

Deutscher, living in Montreal Canada.
Cycling, chess, design, inventions, nature, photography, are some of the things I like.

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On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (290 comments in total)
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Timmbits: I guess this comparison would be pointless, if you had included the new Nikon models in the evals.

I understand. I am referring to the timing of the reviews.
and we don't know for sure if they are shipping demos or not.
it happens often that they receive a pre-production model for a review, it isn't exactly unheard of.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 04:41 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (290 comments in total)
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Timmbits: I guess this comparison would be pointless, if you had included the new Nikon models in the evals.

this happens often...
it makes you wonder, if the timing of these roundups is not a coincidence, but tied to advertising funds from certain manufacturers. amazon gets coop dollars and kickbacks from the manufacturers for products they sell... they don't get money for something they aren't selling yet.
(and for those who missed it, amazon bought dpr)

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 04:26 UTC
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Timmbits: Really?
It is called GX7 in Japan, but replaces an older GX7 here... I thought up until now there was a lot of retardation in nomenclature, but this sets a new standard in stupidity.
They could have called it GX75 and had much less confusion.

Nope, not talking about those other models.
talking more about this one in particular.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (290 comments in total)

I guess this comparison would be pointless, if you had included the new Nikon models in the evals.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 04:45 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (195 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: HUGE stills vote for the D3300 (not video)... great images with that new Expeed 4 Processor. Took it on 2 years of SM 'Cruiseboat Photoshoots'... got amazing shots! (in this folder) http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/2623/viewall#/A338961

it's the sensor, not the processor, I would say.
processor is just speed, and it's nothing without the firmware.
...and the wonderful quality Nikon glass.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 04:43 UTC
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ardenclark56: Would anybody recommend the GX85 for journalism work? I am an assistant photo editor at my college, and I shoot some sports and events. Also, how is the kit lens? Kind of disappointing that you can't buy it body only.

@ardenclark56,
if you are complaining about lens prices,
your best option might be a used camera.
I've seen some used FF cameras going for pretty cheap these days,
you can keep your eyes peeled for a camera and lens kit.
You won't need a high MP count if you have a sharp lens and won't need to crop your photos much.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 04:40 UTC

Really?
It is called GX7 in Japan, but replaces an older GX7 here... I thought up until now there was a lot of retardation in nomenclature, but this sets a new standard in stupidity.
They could have called it GX75 and had much less confusion.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 04:30 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
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Jim F: Just a tad confusing to me ... is the ZS100/TZ100 the name for one camera or two different cameras? I note the write up in this DPreview announcement speaks of two cameras, but I'm a little bit confused as to the name of the two cameras. Sorry for the basic question, folks. The write-up is not real clear to me what's what.

@Mile FL: hopefully we won't be seeing any 1/23" anymore, ever. If cellphones have caught up with them, then they just don't have their place anymore.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 06:36 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (263 comments in total)

Fuji is still paranoid about cannibalizing IL camera sales if they came out with an x100 version with a zoom.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 20:25 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On article 2014-15 Waterproof Camera Roundup (255 comments in total)
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jeffharris: With such small sensors, If manufacturers would keep the megapixels LOWER the image quality could be much better! 10MP or below is perfectly good for cameras like theses.

I have Olympus TG1 and an earlier Tough camera (TC130?)

Daniel, I think your friends' phones might have the image marred by the plastic casings and ziplock bags. you can count the number of waterproof smartphones out there on half a hand. so you and I both know that something is covering their lenses.
now I am not a fan of smartphones.
but other users have commented that their underwater cameras are no better than the best of the smartphones (those that own one).
I agree, almost all smartphones are NOT as good as these cameras.
but these cameras are SO BAD, that they aren't any better than the best of the smartphones.

hence, what I was saying, why even bother?
just make a waterproof version of the best of the smartphones - or at least a model with the best of the lens+sensor combination, and force makers to come up with something better than this junk.

my underwater camera won editor's pick.
and it is now a toy for my little daughter.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 17:50 UTC
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davids8560: Has anyone handled both this camera and Nikon 1 AW1? What are the pros and cons as you see them? Thank you.

H:
ok, you're not a Sony fan, and neither am I. I was referring to a 1" sensor and a better lens. underwater version. why are you against that? how can you be against that?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 17:42 UTC
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Jim F: Just a tad confusing to me ... is the ZS100/TZ100 the name for one camera or two different cameras? I note the write up in this DPreview announcement speaks of two cameras, but I'm a little bit confused as to the name of the two cameras. Sorry for the basic question, folks. The write-up is not real clear to me what's what.

is TZ is travel zoom, what is ZS? zippy sport? ;p

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 17:31 UTC

Wonderful!

A step in the right direction.

I will wait for the version with the f1.7 lens.

it is a "small-ish" sensor after all - not to criticize - but it's not like you're getting a 2.8 on an APSc. in terms of equivalency, I prefer better.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 17:27 UTC as 14th comment

I purchased an underwater camera like this a few years ago. When the Panasonic and Sony were tied for first place, in a review on here that made them look brilliant. I paid for top pick figuring I don't want to regret my purchase. These tiny sensors are sooooo bad!
And up to 40ft depth my ass! No matter how careful, the seal doesn't work beyond 2ft.

I still bring the camera along on Kayak trips. But when it falls into the water I go to land and open it up to let it dry out.

And the pictures are really really bad. But it is better than waterlogging a few cellphones. Ziplock bags open by themselves when in your pocket (when the seal is bent), and the plastic pouches end up cracking on the edges. So these cameras are the only choice you have left. (unless you go for casings)

in-between kayak outings, it is now my daughter's toy camera. What these are really made for: your kids.

Now if someone would only come out with a waterproof RX100 or something, that would be great!

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 17:14 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Rashadain: I bought this camera last month (12/2015). and used it during a 16 day trip. although i didn't take a lot of pictures underwater, and i have not looked at the picture quality on a decent screen. but from the instant reviews of the taken pictures and the pictures when viewed in camera ... this camera is so bad.

i have used Canon, Nikon, Sony ... etc both dslr and point and shoot. I am yet to see a worse camera in terms of image exposure. even before i go over all the pictures i took i can tell you i have hundreds of under exposed images. the exposure evaluation is terrible with this one. you also don't have a good control over the settings as you do with some competitors.

again, even before closely examining the IQ. I will never ever recommend this camera to an enemy yet alone a friend. very slow operation, almost always wrong exposure, GPS is too slow ( some cases i would take pictures and leave the outdoor location before it connects ).

panoramic stitching is not good at all.

please look at your pictures on a screen, and come back and tell us how you feel the pictures are.
looking at them on your camera harms the credibility of your assessment.
I agree with all you say... now use a monitor and confirm your findings.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 17:08 UTC

I guess Casio is learning a lesson... if you don't make "real" cameras for long enough you might end up making a profit one day.
They got lucky. Not sure if they'll write their new business plan around a selfie camera, but if this wanes off, they are toast.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 17:02 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on (717 comments in total)
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pedromeyer: I figured that with film every frame would cost me approx one dollar, taking into account the film, processing and contact sheets. Well, with today's reality that none of this costs extra, I amortize my LEICAs in about 60 days of shooting. After that it's all free cash flow, ever thought of looking at the cost of a camera in that way?

not really. I take way more shots on digital than I ever dared take on film. so it doesn't really compare.
it's all just fictitious "value". hardly anyone makes a mono, so it's not like there will be any form of price competition anytime soon.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2015 at 07:00 UTC
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maximme: would be GREAT if

1. it has the wide angle of goPro
yet allows for some zoom in shots.

2. quick and snappy responce shot to shot

with an already very ordinary iq, I would worry that with add-ons, it can only get worse, not better. I do agree that it should do something out of the box, for this reason.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2015 at 06:49 UTC
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davids8560: Has anyone handled both this camera and Nikon 1 AW1? What are the pros and cons as you see them? Thank you.

Am I the only one to think that there really should be a Sony RX100uw model?

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2015 at 06:45 UTC
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Timmbits: Contrary to what our @dpr friend may think, xtrans is not sharper than bayer. past image tests have shown this. it is a pattern that came out to do away with moiré. it is the only reason it exists. and this comes at the price of a slight sharpness disadvantage, because it has more green, and a bit less red and blue spots.
so to me it comes as absolutely no surprise, that it performs well.

Don, I had a Fuji for a while. But I don't speak of personal results here, because they can be skewed and not done against a test group. As you could have read, I was referring to TESTS done BY DPR. you know, tests where you take a same scene, with different cameras, and then compare? Please search the site to find that so you can see for yourself.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2015 at 06:40 UTC
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