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ottonis: At first, phonecameras cannibalized the compact point & shoot camera sales. Next, I guess, will probably be the 1" and m43 markets to lose share to the cameraphones.
As I see it, in the not so distant future, the marjet will dichotomize and consist of advanced (multi-sensor, multi-lens) phonecameras on the one side and people carrying their FF / MF cameras.

Having a solid 1-incher ready is nothing to boast about.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 10:31 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm F10 (123 comments in total)

I still have my F31fd and last used it extensively five years ago during trips to the various Canary Islands. Some of my favourite shots were taken with it, and it's only the 6mp output that disappoints me when I seek to do much cropping.

I considered selling it - up until a couple of years ago it was going for it's original cost price, which says everything about the reputation it has.

I like the quaint way it gives you some degree of manual control but not entirely...forcing you to think a little more creatively! I own an RX100 mk1 also, so it no longer gets used but I suspect with more megapixels it wouldn't do too badly for itself even now.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 14:39 UTC as 71st comment

Looks to be very versatile, but I would prefer the mark II as I found a cheap one on Amazon (£5500 pounds)..

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 12:24 UTC as 113th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (611 comments in total)

This camera is very tempting, especially with it's silent mode compared to my GF-1 which makes such a loud noise that it's very offputting.

What's more offputting, though, is the depreciation on these m4/3 bodies. My GF-1 cost about £600 three years ago and now goes for £80, which in itself represents a bargain but for an early adopter that's dreadful.

Would I notice a huge leap in image quality from a first generation m4/3 to the latest models? Silence aside, that's the other thing that would make me consider this. Given how quickly these cameras fall in value, perhaps I need to stop myself and do the intelligent thing by waiting a year or so!

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 11:11 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies

Like many, I can't help but be sceptical about the motivations of these esteemed photographers.

The camera may well be ahead of the mobile curve by some margin, but their comments seem rather over-enthusiastic.

I wonder what could have caused such excitement??

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 09:30 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On article Gorgeous color photos of America in the 1930's and 40's (109 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: What's so gorgeous about these photos? They aren't nearly as vibrant, sharp, and contrasty as modern digital photos. They look just as dated as anything else from a bygone ear. Film is dead.

Ear ear!

On a serious note, having colour available turns these photos into a window to the past. Black and white is fine and has it's place, but generally speaking colour really makes an image come alive.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 10:49 UTC

My Panasonic GF-1 makes a heck of a noise when it takes a picture, and as a MFT camera surely that's mirrorless? The shutter is very loud in that case..I wonder if any of the subsequent models or the Olympus ones are quieter?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 12:14 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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