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On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (158 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: if this had a corner evf like my x 30 or xe2, id buy it

.... i dont want evf less machines

I agree. This camera is in the size range where I would expect one. If the small Sony RX100 series can have one AND the tiny Pan GM5 why not this bigger camera?

You have the xe2 and I have the 1. I am curious about IQ from this new camera vs the xe1 and II.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 15:00 UTC
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johnpics: wait; doesn't the Leica Q offer the best quality images in "point and shoot"?

Personally I don't consider the Q a point and shoot.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 14:20 UTC
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digitallollygag: I don't own this or any RX100 series camera, but I see so many people comparing it to the Canon G7XII. How can anyone compare the third, fourth, and fifth iterations of the RX100 with a camera that has no EVF? With 315+ days of sunshine per year where I live, a camera without an OVF/EVF is a deal-breaker for me. Bravo Sony, for the pop-up EVF.

I'm with digitallollygag on this one. Why do people insist on comparing different class cameras and cameras with no zoom or EVF? Then there are the huge size differences. Earlier I saw the V mentioned in the same post as a Nikon D810. Come on.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 13:53 UTC
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Valiant Thor: I think I'll still wait for the Nikon DL 18-50.

Hi. I'd love to try the Nikon when it is released but I love the small popup EVF on the current small RX100 cameras. I use it all the time. I go through a lot of cameras and an EVF is a huge priority. We all have our own check-list and the viewfinder is on mine.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 13:40 UTC
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sjstremb: I have a Mk III version of this camera and although it's not the same camera its pretty similar. For me, its a great little party camera, but for any kind of really serious work I actually found the zoom lens lacking. For the $ I did n to think you get the value out of it and I did not think its the kind of camera-for the work I do-to replace either my Xpro 2 or my D810. It is a very nice sensor, but thats the most I can say for it, oh yes, in the first year I had my MK III it spent more time in warranty repair than in my hands, a word of warning to anyone considering one of these little wonders, if it breaks, heaven help you, Sony warrant repair is terrible.

Well I wouldn't expect it to replace a D810 fullframe with a huge body.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 13:35 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1230 comments in total)

The IQ of the E-M1 seems better? If the camera is this size why not carry an APS-C or Sony fullframe? This is pushing big camera and smaller sensor.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 21:48 UTC as 169th comment | 5 replies
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Superka: Panasonic LX100 is the only beautiful and handful Panasonic with nice ergonomics. And that is due to Leica. Waiting to see LX200, I hope it would be done with Leica.

I agree. I would like to see the sensor completely changed. Yes, in hand both cameras have great ergonomics.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 13:12 UTC
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entoman: Oooh YIPPEE - if I get one of these kits Daddy will it make me a REAL explorer?

Yes planets and the cure for cancer are out there but only if you buy this auto lens cap version.

Loved your post!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 13:09 UTC
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monokul: Respect to all opinions in this thread! D-Lux 109 is my favorite everyday street and life camera. I have one but I've damaged it. Now I wait for it to come back from Germany. I don't know if the explorer should be in the cold mountain or the dusty desert but I explore my photography experience as a street photographer, a person inspired by the everyday explorations of the life around me. As a professional photographer shooting other brand cameras I take little creative vacations with my D-Lux 109. If you don't like it you don't by it but don't hate it. Hate is not a creative stance.

@monokul. Hello. Maybe "hate" has simply become the default term these days but in my day it was okay to not care for something.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 13:06 UTC
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On the Road Again: Just buy Lumix LX100, guys - exactly the same camera for much less money.

Normally the real difference from the Panasonic version is the Lightroom download and a longer warranty. Same camera on the inside with a slightly different body.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 13:03 UTC

Hurry and buy it NOW before the price drops!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 13:00 UTC as 5th comment
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0MitchAG: I was not expecting a cat photo. How timeless.

Great post! Blurry cats are art.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 12:57 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (405 comments in total)
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nathanleebush: I've owned the II and the IV.. I'm confused why this camera has not been shrunk down over time. It's actually bigger than the first edition! It's just slightly too big and heavy to work as a jeans pocketable camera. Everything else is fine. Sony, concentrate your fire there! It's plenty powerful, and we certainly didn't need shiny new AF system on such a small sensor camera.

My only other quibble is that the ND filter should be 6 stops rather than 3, since LOG mode starts at ISO 1600 and I always find the 3 stop underpowered.

I am more or less in agreement. I have posted out here several times that I didn't want each new version to get bigger. The camera is special because it is small and capable. I have larger cameras that do more. That is why I don't post on the RX100 line "wishlist" threads anything other than slight IQ improvements and sensor upgrades. I'll leave the 200 zoom dreams for others. Keep it small.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 22:32 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm F10 (121 comments in total)

I still have all the F series cameras I bought: F10-F20-F30-F31 and F40. True pocket cameras that were ahead of all the other small point and shoots. You could use SD instead of xD as I remember with the F40. The F40 was said to be "more Canon like".

These were fun small pocket cameras. I would agree that for it's size the F30 (and 31?) are something of early digital classics.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 12:53 UTC as 27th comment
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)
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Greynerd: It is difficult to talk about the real-world for a compact costing £999. Wouldn't 'Exclusive-World Pictures' be more appropriate.

I have traveled the world. The higher prices are caused first by availability. In Europe where electronics are available the higher prices were always because of taxes. Compare the VAT to where I shop in New Hampshire (US). No sales tax in NH. Taxes.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 13:44 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (385 comments in total)
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raztec: No ND filter and viewfinder is a real shame. This would have been a great alternative to the Sony RX100 series.

I don't know what Panasonic are thinking. Perhaps they just don't have the production capability that Sony has with respect to miniaturization.

I'd have bought both this and the LX100 if the former had a viewfinder and ND filter and the latter a tiltable LCD screen.

I agree about the EVF. For many of us it is a dealbreaker. The Sony RX100 IV's EVF is small but outstanding. I'm willing to pay more for that feature.

I do have a Pan. LX100 and the viewfinder is great.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 13:32 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (236 comments in total)
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mcshan: Welcome to the Touch Screen Forum.

Hi knappe! Good one! Thanks for getting the joke.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 13:06 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (236 comments in total)

Welcome to the Touch Screen Forum.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 12:55 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (236 comments in total)
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gn28: What a major disappointment. Sure, the body is small, but it has a tone of problems that never get fixed. Simply make it a bit bigger and fix these things:
- change the lens to 24-135 so people have a bit more flexibility in the portraits they are taking (it will add almost nothing to the camera size)
- add faster storage (CFast 2.0 card) and use it on all cameras
- add a darn all axis articulated touch screen to help with easy focus and use it on all Sony cameras to make it really easy and cheap to mass produce
- add a standard battery that allows people to take 600-800 shots (it will only add 1inch to the camera size... still very pocketable)
- add QuickCharge 2.0/3.0 and USB charging so people can use their phone's charger or external USB batteries
... these are all such basic things that it is silly not to have them on a premium camera

Thrilled they have not spoiled the line by making it larger. If you want more camera buy a bigger one. There are plenty of larger cameras to choose from. For me it is all about getting the most from a small camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 12:49 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (236 comments in total)

I'm pleased that Sony kept it the same size as the IV with the slightest bump up in weight. The RX100 line is special for what you get in a small package. It hasn't been topped yet.

If IQ has been bumped up I will get one.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 12:44 UTC as 44th comment
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