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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Accipiter_89: As far as I can tell the gx85 isn't mentioned in this preview...strange as it's basically the same camera....

You are correct that it's not mentioned- I focused more on it being a peer to the G85, which is a lot closer in price than the GX85.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 18:37 UTC
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JCoolowski: Is there usable auto-ISO in manual mode ?

Yes.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 16:14 UTC
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MarcV: Would be nice to see some shots taken with the kit lens also...

They're coming! We didn't receive it until yesterday afternoon so there wasn't any time to use it.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 16:13 UTC
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yslee1: Is that Flame? If so, I'm so happy to see him again!

It is indeed!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 16:12 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: The EVF magnification is the same as the GX7 & GX85, but those both have 16:9 panels that use only a fraction of their area to display 4:3 images. I wonder whether this is a 4:3 panel, in which case images would appear larger. Can DPR clarify?

It is indeed a 16:9 panel.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 16:10 UTC
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cosinaphile: in the review you state:

"Something lost in all of the GX9's specs is that it regains the built-in flash that the GX8 lacked. With a guide number of 4.2m at ISO 100, it's pretty weak compared to the Fuji X-E3 (8m) and Sony a6300 (6m), but it's better than nothing. For more power, there's a hot shoe, with an X-sync time of 1/200 sec. The flash can be bounced manually, which is a nice touch."

htis is misleading , the fuji xe3 has no built in flash , but a dongle clip on flash , ... one of several reasons why i skipped this xe3 after owning 2 xe2 bodies

bravo to panny for keeping features in the smaller body after crippling the huge gx8

Thanks for catching that!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 16:09 UTC
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Ben Herrmann: Hmnnnn, unusual - the specs say that the only color space available is sRGB (no Adobe RGB). That's odd as Olympus cameras - even the lower tier models, always gave you a choice of color spaces.

Also, looking at the hot shoe area, there doesn't appear to be any way to attach one of the optional external EVF's - I hope that isn't the case also. Olympus always made it so you could attach one of those, which really came in handy.

Other than the addition of 4K, they have really dumbed down this model - shame as the likes of the E-PL5, E-PL6, and E-PL7 give you a few more options.

It could have Adobe RGB, but there's no mention of it on the Europe or machine-translated Japanese product pages. If you see it on an official site, let me know.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 16:31 UTC
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Hellraiser: Nice looking camera.
But why are they still using that beaten up 16MP sensor?! :/

They told us it was "new", but I'm not really buying that.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 07:35 UTC
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Revenant: Fuji also announced the release of the X-A20 today, although not in North America or Europe, apparently. I guess the X-A10 wasn't a big seller here.

I'm not seeing that on the Fuji Japan site. Do you have a link?

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 18:21 UTC
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josh bailey: FUJIFILM X-A5 Key Features:

2MP APS-C

:P typo ^

That's so odd, the same thing happened the last time I pasted a Fujifilm press release into our system. Must be some weird formatting in there.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 05:19 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-GH5S added to buying guides (7 comments in total)
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Chris2210: Got a 404, but it did work at a second attempt.

I suppose the idea is that this camera is added as 'one to consider' in these categories rather than being entirely omitted. But without any sort of conclusion drawn it does still feel slightly odd and there without being there. If that sounds like it doesn't make much sense... I suppose in the present the site couldn't 'win' either way.

When you say that it worked a second time, do you mean after reloading? It’s weird that people were getting 404s, as the link was correct.

And your last sentence is pretty much spot-on.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 16:21 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (331 comments in total)
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photoguy622: I greatly enjoyed the Throwback Thursday articles.

The TBT articles did not take a lot of resources and were never written by someone who was working on a review.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 18:00 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (331 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "Traditionally, like most websites, DPReview has generated the majority of its income via conventional 'banner' advertising." - S.E.

So, moneybags Amazon is too cheap to be financially supportive of their own website? For them, financially sponsoring this site would be a minor marketing expense.

@Akpinxit Hey, Amazon employees barely get a discount! (And I mean barely).

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 17:58 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (278 comments in total)
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muljao: I had not realized canon share the same sensor as sony. I thought canon did their own always

No camera company is going to say that someone else makes their sensor. We are very confident is saying that it's a Sony sensor, likely the Exmor R from the RX100 II.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 18:25 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (278 comments in total)
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MichielBd: https://www.dpreview.com/opinion/7574157504/gear-of-the-year-canon-g9-x
And this one is even better.

@MichielBd: it's almost certainly sample variation. We've had that issue with the Canon G7 X and numerous Sony RX100s (the RX100 IV we received from Sony is much much sharper than the V, for example).

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 18:18 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (278 comments in total)
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kolyy: Wow, what a poor review. It seems like dpreview completely failed to understand the purpose of this camera and its position on the market.

"The memory card and battery compartment are on the bottom of the camera, so you'll have to remove it from your tripod when it's time to change the battery."
"If you're on a safari or whale watching trip, the G9 X II is not so hot."
"If you're looking for a camera capture your child's soccer game, the G9 X II is not it."

Are you kidding us? I am unable to find such stupidities in other of your compact camera reviews. I really think you should scrap the whole "use case" idea, because you have failed to make any reasonable use of it in any of your reviews, and this one borders with embarrassment.

"The lens is soft" is repeated over and over in the review, but you fail to mention that the RX100, the only real competitor, has a lens as soft as this.

On the other hand, you somehow fail to notice how terribly soft the 1080/30p video is.

For the RX100 and G9 X II that we have, the former's lens is [considerably sharper](https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=canon_g9xii&attr13_1=sony_dscrx100&attr13_2=canon_g7xii&attr13_3=panasonic_dmclx10&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=125&attr16_1=125&attr16_2=125&attr16_3=125&normalization=full&widget=575&x=-0.21066899868823774&y=-0.649245759947814).

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 01:29 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (278 comments in total)
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Shlomo Goldwasser: It is wrong to compare it to LX10, Rx100 etc.

The whole point of this camera is its size, which is truly pocketable.

FWIW, the G7 X II is larger than the RX100 II:
http://camerasize.com/compare/#661,467

The RX100 is indeed larger than the G9 X II, mainly due the protrusion of its lens barrel, but I still consider it pocketable. YMMV, of course.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 01:25 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (278 comments in total)
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HugoS316: What's the recording limit for 60p video at 1080? The original G9X capped 60p video clips at 10 minutes, while lower settings would do the usual 30 minutes. Did that change for the Mark II or is it still a 10 minute lomit?

Still 10 mins.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 18:53 UTC
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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.

Jeff

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 17:45 UTC
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