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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testrada: is the zoom in/out via servo or manual physical (like a normal SLR lens)?

Pretty sure it's an electronic ring.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 16:04 UTC
On article DPReview is hiring! Software development manager (109 comments in total)
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StrokerAce23: So I work on something that's critical to people in their day to day life (money) with millions of users. I've torn down a couple of huge applications and introduced and replaced several mobile apps. I was also a cold-calling sales guy for nearly a decade.

I've become pretty resilient over the years. Lots of rejection and accusations of conspiracy and calls for my job and/or head (for something like moving a button).

That's all to say I'm pretty sure I'd still be driven to drink if my fellow dpreview readers were my users. Talk about herding angry cats when it comes to developing a single experience for everybody. Good luck to the team and the sucker err.... highly qualified individual you find.

We provide an excellent selection of medications to help in dealing with our readers.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 17:04 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: Correction:
"Using the e-Shutter solves the shake problem, though it's important to note a few 'gotchas' when using it. Rapidly moving subjects may look distorted due to 'rolling shutter' and it only works with some lenses (and it's not entirely clear which)."

E-SHUTTER works with ALL lenses. It's DUAL IS that only works with SOME lenses.

What we mean is that Auto e-Shutter only works with some lenses (it doesn't work with the new 100-400, for example). I'll update the text to clear that up.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (874 comments in total)
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Marty4650: It might be irrational to expect cutting edge, ground breaking technology in the cheapest entry level cameras.

Once again, Canon has tweaked and improved a very successful product, and kept it at exactly the same price point. And that's all that really matters here. This may not be the camera for you or me, but it is the ideal camera to have available at Costco, Target or Walmart.

Any customer who was considering buying a 2015 Digital Rebel, will think that the 2016 Digital Rebel is a much better deal at the same price. And it probably will be, for that customer.

There are good reasons that Canon offers NINE different DSLRS types (yes, that's right nine models) at NINE different price points. They actually know what they are doing, and their market share proves it.

@Everlast66

From what I've heard, Canon sold a TON of Rebel T5s (it may have been the top-selling DSLR of 2015). It may not be exciting but when people walk into Costco and see a Canon DSLR for $500, they're likely to buy it. I think the Nikon D3300 sells very well for the same reason.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 16:11 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)
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tassienick: 'ISO 200, 1/1000 sec, F4, 25mm equiv., Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4 lens.'

I'm assuming you mean '50mm equiv.'?

You are indeed correct.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 00:56 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)
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HaroldC3: I have to wonder if this is the best m43 will ever have to offer? Where do they go from here?

We mentioned this on Page 4. We were getting strange results in our IS testing due to shutter vibration. The IS system is probably trying to counteract the shock, hence causing more blur.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)
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NCB: Thought with the GX7 you could still use lens-based IS in those lenses which had it? This review implies that only in-body IS is available.

If you have a lens that supports Dual IS then both will work. If you have lenses that are compatible with the m4/3 image stabilizer standard (whatever that is), the it's lens-based. Otherwise it's in-body.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 19:18 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)
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Stollen1234: Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review
What a title...how could this review be really obejective?

as revenant said, the title is one of the last things we come up with. We sit around and try to come up with something that's somewhat clever. Usually we don't do a very good job of that. We can always go back to just posted: Panasonic GX8 review

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 17:13 UTC
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raztec: The majority of these shots have some degree of negative exposure compensation. I wonder if that means the camera over exposes in general.

That was certainly my experience.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 18:27 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (483 comments in total)
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Smaug01: Your mom needs a bigger purse. Or a G7X II, and just crop when more zoom is needed. (it'll probably be better than a zoomed-in image from a 1/2.3" sensored P&S)

I agree with your premise though. Amateur photographers have never had it so good.

Trust me, my mom's purse is big enough as it is. Watching her trying to find her ringing iPhone in it is... comical?

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 07:10 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (483 comments in total)
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PVCdroid: All Sony sensors.

Pretty sure the Nikon's are not Sony.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 22:32 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (483 comments in total)
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Helmut Eder: You missed the Casio EX100. Very similar to Stylus 1s, but smaller because it doesn't have a viewfinder. Excellent IQ and good bright zoom lens.

@Bernard
I've got a QV-10 sitting on my desk that we had on display at PIX. Still works! If you have a data cable, let me know!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 20:54 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (483 comments in total)
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Biowizard: Can someone remind me - just HOW big is a "1 inch" sensor? I know it is anything _but_ 25.4mm diagonal.

PLEASE can we start coming up with a STANDARD way of measuring sensor sizes that does NOT keep harking back to ancient vacuum tubes?

Brian

Agreed. Why we can't just use sensor area (sqmm) is beyond me.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 20:53 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (483 comments in total)
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breth: What is lacking is a serious large sensor compact with environmental sealing. A "rugged" Ricoh GR or Nikon A.

Only a matter of time, I imagine. (And no, I have no inside info.)

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 20:52 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (483 comments in total)
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MarioV: Jeff, I always remember your review
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/panasonic/dmc_tz1-review/
where you bought the TZ1 for your dad. Based on that, I bought one myself. Now, almost 10 years later, I'm also looking to buy the TZ100.
Shame on you for making them use the same old camera all this time ;)

Ha, yes, that was the camera they've been using. At some point the convenience of the iPhone took over, and I've been struggling to convince them to use an actual camera instead. Slow progress. Now if I could only get them to use a password manager instead of stickies...

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 20:47 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (483 comments in total)
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Combatmedic870: Now it's time for pricing to drop. There's no longer a strangle hold and this is no longer niche. I can see $450-650 coming soon enough

I hope you're right. Sony's no longer the only game in town so the competition should, in theory, drive prices down.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 20:41 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (483 comments in total)
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Helmut Eder: You missed the Casio EX100. Very similar to Stylus 1s, but smaller because it doesn't have a viewfinder. Excellent IQ and good bright zoom lens.

Casio cameras are not sold in the US anymore, so it wasn't even a consideration. Kind of a shame, actually.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 20:34 UTC

Quick note: the specs we had for these cameras were incorrect regarding ND filters. Both of the compact DLs have ND filters - not just the 18-50.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 22:31 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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Cheng Bao: Dpr already talked about them at ces?

Embargoes...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
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Nukunukoo: With its resolution and high speed capability, I won't be surprised if it uses the rx-10 II sensor.

Definitely not the same as the RX10 II sensor, which is a stacked CMOS. It's almost certainly the same as the one in the Nikon 1 J5 which we're pretty sure is not made by Sony.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 09:19 UTC
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