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
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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Samuel Dilworth: When I looked into getting this camera, I found that something crucial was missing. I think there was no ability to set the shutter speed or something basic like that. You’re expected to fiddle with exposure-compensation to get near your desired settings. That’s intolerably clumsy for me and made the TG-5 a non-starter despite its many impressive attributes.

You might not care about this, of course.

Since they're just stopping the lens down with an ND filter, there's no way to adjust the shutter speed manually. Maybe it's the optical design that requires that?

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 18:12 UTC
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Cobra Wing: Hi Jeff! I was "Dark Cobra" at your old site and joined in Jan of 2004. I loved the warm atmosphere at your old site. The members were much kinder there to one another. I especially loved the consistency of your S.F. shots and the Stanford Univ. shots. Remember that "Tunnel of Doom" as you called it? LOL! I was really angry when Stanford chased you away from the campus and you and I had a series of heartfelt emails about it all. The nerve of them.

While, I'm glad you eventually landed on your feet here at DPR . . . there's still something warm about the old site that I miss. It's more technical here and I suppose that has it's place, but I just miss what you created. Steve's site also had that same atmosphere. Anyway, you remain my favorite reviewer. Do you still have that iconic "Mickey Mouse" figurine? LOL! It was a classic. Well, all things end. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane and thanks for all you have done for so many of us.

Hey DC, nice to hear from you. I do indeed have the Mickey figurine next to my desk here!

The test shots are all embedded in the article, a little bit above the line graph, for your enjoyment.


Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 17:45 UTC
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Vladilena: I miss those Mickey mouse shots and the night shot samples (of a bridge, IIRC) from your site, Jeff. Bought my first SLR based on your review as well. (Canon 30D)

Vladilena, thanks. The test shots are all embedded in the article, a little bit above the line graph.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 17:44 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for travel (110 comments in total)
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GeraldW: You need to correct the F# range in the ZS100 write up. You have it as f/2.8-5.6; when the comparison table shows the correct f/5.9.

My problem with the ZS100 is the relatively slow lens, and the fact that the F# changes rapidly with focal length and then flattens out. You'd really like a much more gradual decrease in aperture, as on the G7X II or the FZ1000.

Great catch, thanks.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
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neo_nights: Nice story, Jeff. I've had heard about DCResource but was never a visitor.

What grabbed my attention was the last camera you reviewed: a Nikon with Android O.S.
It seemed an obvious thing to happen to digital cameras, and yet... we're still bound to proprietary O.S. for cameras. Why do you think camera makers didn't adopt Android or any other kind of more open O.S.?

That would probably solve A LOT of problems with connectivity that people complain (myself included) about even the most recent and powerful dSLRs/Mirrorless.

The 800c was a terrible camera. Like blackcoffee17 says, you had to wait for it to boot, it ran an ancient version of android and it sucked battery like crazy. I don't recall being able to really adjust many settings, either. Samsung did it better, though I believe the NX1 ran Tizen instead of Android.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 00:07 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Well done, Jeff. And as usual, your observations are spot-on. While the internet made instant photo experts out of all kinds of people, DCR was always useful, factual and well done. It hadn't occured to me, but in terms of predictable weather for camera testing, Seattle has quite an advantage.

Wow, PowerComputing Macs and Eudora email! Seems so long ago. I worked for a camera company in those days and would never have believed Keeble & Schucat would be gone. Then again, I didn't expect Ralph Altman to close suddenly, either.

I think you mean that *San Francisco* had the predictable weather. And I use that term loosely. Stanford was always a safe bet, though.

Sad to hear that Keeble & Schucat is gone. Never bought anything there but it was one of the few stores where I didn't cringe when I overheard a sales pitch.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 19:29 UTC

There wasn't a place to list all of the cameras I owned during that period, so here's my best guess:
Olympus D-300L -> Olympus D-600L -> Olympus E-10 -> Canon EOS 20D -> Canon EOS 60D -> Canon EOS 7D -> Canon EOS 5D III (gathering dust).

Most of my product photos were shot on the venerable Olympus E-1 with the awesome 60mm macro lens. Had it on "long term loan" from Olympus and was kind of sad when it had to go back.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 19:27 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
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Mike Engles: I still use Eudora!

I had no idea that they kept updating it into the OS X era!

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 19:22 UTC
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fuego6: Kinda like remembering Computer Shopper Magazine as the be-all-end-all of us do-it-yourselfers..... couldn't wait for the next subscription to arrive in the mail!

You're giving me a flashback to the magazine section at Fry's Electronics in Palo Alto!

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 17:42 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best pocketable enthusiast cameras (90 comments in total)
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Jefftan: F1.4 lens for 1 inch small sensor should not be ignored !!

my pick is Panasonic LX10

The longer one can stay in ISO 100 the better, this is clear winner

@Mike Peek, what category would you suggest we have for not-quite-pocketable compact cameras? Serious question.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for video (135 comments in total)
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hetedik: How can you recommend this camera for video???

The reason I did not buy it is that the GX85 has no mic input!

The G85 is a "budget" choice, since it's $600 instead of $1000. I'll work on adding that wording back to this page.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 01:42 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $1000 (116 comments in total)
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Boissez: What I really love about these round-ups is how consistent they are with DPR's own reviews.

Assuming you're not being sarcastic, I'm glad to hear that.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 01:01 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $1500 (59 comments in total)
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maksa: Please fix the menu (links to the pages) here, it’s absolutely incorrect.

Fixed, thanks for the catch.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 23:29 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for travel (110 comments in total)
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99tollap: Why are you recommending the mkIII over the mkIV? Did you just write this article months ago and forget to update it?

Because the main benefits that come along with the Mk IV (speed and AF) don't really make it a better travel camera. Sports and action, absolutely.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 23:07 UTC
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tailings: You said every photographer, but there are a few obviously missing categories, such as:

Best Camera for Photographing Cats and Squirrels.

Best Camera for Chart Obsessed Gadget Fiend, (ie, Best Camera for Photographing Brick Walls).

Best Camera for the Fashionista/Hipster.

To name just a few.

Cats and squirrels are totally different use cases.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 22:51 UTC
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (622 comments in total)
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Photo graphic: The Multi-shot mode is a nice addition, but also kind of a bummer. It needs to wait at least 1 second between each shot, so 3 seconds of wait time total.

I've run into many instances with my Olympus where I only had about 1 or 2 seconds to take a picture because of people walking by or cars driving by possibly ruining the shot.
Still, Kudos for adding it.

The biggest disappointment is no touchscreen. Being able to touch an eye or other focal point on the screen and instantaneously taking a picture is amazingly helpful. Changing focus during video by touching a point on the screen is also a great benefit.
We talk about how great these cameras are for holding over our heads or down low to get different perspectives, and adding a tap focus/shutter makes doing those so much faster and easier.

Good news: it does have a touchscreen :)

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
On article Video: Sony a7R III first look (155 comments in total)
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Phyltre: I'm curious how they crammed in that double-size battery, and more ports, and extra card slot--but the thing's still lighter. Was there a block of lead somewhere in the A7RII?

So were we!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (419 comments in total)
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Jefftan: no mention of waterproof or weather seal now

if as rumored, this thing is waterproof than it may worth the price

It's weather-resistant, not waterproof.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 21:30 UTC
On a photo in the Canon 28mm F2.8 IS USM gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Well done on the fries, sir!

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 16:56 UTC as 1st comment
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danski0224: The Note 8 was tied for the top oh so briefly..... :)

Still ranked at 100 for photo quality (vs 99 on the Pixel 2)!

Signed, Note 8 owner.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 23:43 UTC
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