Jeff Keller

Jeff Keller

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Works as a Senior Writer, Digital Photography Review
Has a website at http://www.dpreview.com
Joined on Feb 19, 2013
About me:

I'm the former publisher of the Digital Camera Resource Page who is now writing reviews and managing new product launches here at DPReview.

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On a photo in the Staff Picks: Our favorite samples of 2016 so far sample gallery (2 comments in total)
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Atindra: Looks like flour cave region of Israel. Am I correct?

Palm Springs area in California, if I recall correctly

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 23:23 UTC
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CaMeRa QuEsT: Admin, according to the specs, the D3400 is exactly the same size as the D3300. It does, however, weights .5 once less.

Thanks for catching that!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 06:10 UTC
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (97 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Allison you're stuck with this, aren't you :)
Don't let this little unloved but precious mirrorless get to you or you'll be know as that "cat lady who likes the m3" around the office, lol...

@PhotoKhan
No, I'm stuck with the M3. Allison gets the M10, which is even more fun.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 20:20 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (286 comments in total)
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marcoslee2: The review states the battery can be charged in-camera but the manual doesn't mention it. Would someone who owns the camera confirm if the battery will charge in-camera?

I don't know why it's in the manual, but Canon insists that it does. I've plugged it into a Samsung USB charger and a light comes on briefly but then goes out. Canon says you need their own AC adapter (CA-DC30) but I can't imagine why.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 18:18 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (286 comments in total)
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Frank666: Is there a picture album for this model?

Yes, there are two galleries that you can find on the conclusion page (at the bottom).

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (286 comments in total)
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Alastair Norcross: A mostly fair review, but I find the complaints about JPEG image quality rather funny, and silly. Does the reviewer not know that JPEG noise reduction can be turned down or up in the camera? Or that sharpness levels can be controlled with multiple settings on no fewer than three parameters? The G7XII is an advanced compact camera. To complain about the default settings, when these can and should be varied considerably is pointless. Other than that, as I said, a pretty fair review. It's a really excellent compact camera, and an ideal everyday and travel companion.
I also find it strange that much attention at all is paid to JPEG image quality on an advanced camera such as the G7XII. If you buy this camera, you probably care about image quality. If you care about image quality, you probably shoot RAW. Given that the G7XII has very useful, and quite fast, in-camera RAW processing, there's really not much reason to shoot JPEG.

We do mention that the noise reduction can be adjusted but it made almost zero difference. You are correct about sharpening and it's something that we'll add very soon.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 17:40 UTC
On article Photographing fireworks: The basics and then some (66 comments in total)
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Yoshiki Nakamura: For those of you who are in and around Seattle, I'd posted information on the photo shooting sites for Lake Union July 4th fireworks. I hope this could help and provide some hints to capture your great images tomorrow night.
http://www.seattledigitalphoto.com/blog/2014/6/july-4th-fireworks-in-lake-union

I hadn't thought of South Alki. I'd need a much, much longer lens than I currently have!

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 01:45 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (416 comments in total)
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Fujica: I assume Canon did their homework before releasing this camera but in my personal opinion I don't see much of a market left for this camera.

It is however really inexpensive for a model with a press release dated 2016. At $500 for the kit with an 18-55mm lens, it doesn't sound like a bad deal.

But newer is not always better. Much of the camera is based on a higher-end model that dates back to 2013 and which is still available, the EOS Rebel T5i (EOS 700D), but with features stripped out and Wi-Fi added. And that model was only a minor update over its predecessor from 2012, the T4i (EOS 650D).

The T6 is basically a point-and-shoot with a big sensor for better photo quality; though one of the attractions of a dSLR is the ability to swap lenses. That said I think most people stick with the one that comes with the kit.

I can't make predictions for 2016, but the Rebel T5 was the best selling camera in 2015, or very close to it.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 19:38 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (261 comments in total)
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obsolescence: Another approach to "round-ups" would be based on systems best suited to specific kinds of work, such as sports, fashion, weddings, portraits, studio/products, street/documentary, travel, etc. State the parameters for what makes them best for that work. Then show various statistics such as pricing & sales figures, available prime and zoom lenses, compatibility with other-brand lenses, duration on the market, rental availability, and query the readers to indicate their ownership and to rate them. I think that information would help with selecting products for a desired purpose.

Use cases are definitely something we're thinking about for future roundups!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 18:29 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (261 comments in total)
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onlooker: 200+ comments, of which 150 argue over pro/semi-pro labels, and 50 over anti-Pentax bias. There, I summarized it for you.

That should be the DPReview motto!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (285 comments in total)
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PhotoUniverse: Why didn't you include Nikon D750? It's $1,996.95 at Amazon!!

MSRP of D750 is $2295. a7R is under $2000 now (the MSRP has been lowered since launch).

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (285 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: The D750 is also in this range I believe? Should have just made a Full Frame category to include the A7 R II and the D750 and D810 and 5D MK III D5 and 1Dx Mk II are outliers.

D750 MSRP is $2295, so it's in the next group.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (285 comments in total)
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PhotoUniverse: @DPR staff

Is there a reason why the D750 wasn't included? I am just curious! Some people below/above mentioned that it's based on MSRP at launch. However, when I checked your A7R's announcement, its MSRP at launch was $2299!

I am not saying there is a conspiracy. Maybe it's just something we might be missing.
Thanks

The D750 is in the level above this, which hasn't been published yet. The current MSRP of the a7R is under $2000 so this is where it landed. I absolutely agree that going by price isn't ideal, but each option has its pros and cons.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
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Jim in AZ: Hope it comes with the astro track feature.

It's not in the standard press release, but in the extended one (which I'm going to add) it does say it supports AstroTracer.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 06:08 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (180 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: This roundup would have been so much more interesting, if the best crop-sensor camera (up till now) were also included, to see how it stands up to the D500. While discontinued, the Samsung NX1 set so many standards for cropped sensor camers, it deserves to be included just so that we can see how the best possible cropped sensor cameras measure up and where we are with the best technology, ignoring the commercial issues.

Is it too late to include the NX1 now, perhaps in an update?

We're only including current models in this one, but you can certainly use the image comparison tool or hunt down last year's roundup to find the NX1.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 00:50 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (180 comments in total)
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PandaSA: All of the links in the "Here are the competitors in this crop-sensor round-up:" go to a 404 error.

Last minute headline change will do that. Thanks for the catch, it's been fixed.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (180 comments in total)
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Tom Schum: If you drop the low end to $1000, you can (and probably should, in my opinion) include the Sony A6300. I see now it was included in a recent roundup of cameras in the $800-1200 range. Oops!

@Tom Schum: Sadly, the roundup format isn't perfect, for exactly that reason.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 16:13 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (180 comments in total)
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TheTrickster2k: When has ANY of the FourThirds or mFT camera been a cropped sensor camera? This is poor editorial by the DPReview team.

As brendon1000 said, we're using the term for cameras that aren't full-frame. "$1200-2000 ILCs that aren't full-frame" is a bit too much.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 16:12 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200 (216 comments in total)
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BozemanMark: Why is the Olympus PenF not included in this comparison? It is the same price as the Lumix GX8 and the Canon EOS 80D.

It's right on the border at $1200 - it'll be in the next roundup ($1200-2000).

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 22:42 UTC
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (115 comments in total)
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scott_mcleod: The spec line for the Q says it's APS-C but the text says FF...

Thanks for catching that, it's fixed.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 15:28 UTC
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