attomole

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On article Dpreview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras (554 comments in total)
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Hubertus Bigend: I wonder why nobody seems to feel that the lack of a viewfinder is something to not like. Especially with travel zooms reaching up to 480 mm (eq.) or more, I cannot believe even half-serious telephoto shooting is possible at all; without a finder it is already improbable to even, well, /find/ a subject like, say, a bird in a tree.

If miniaturization will produce a travel zoom including a viewfinder at some point in time, that will probably be the first time I'll see myself inclined to perhaps replace my old Olympus C-70Z...

I agree, as much as the little Sony is a fantastic instrument for recording am image, I find the ergonomics horrible.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2012 at 13:48 UTC
On article Dpreview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras (554 comments in total)
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2005magnum: I am surprised that the Fujifilm X10 is not included in this group.

I think Fuji shot themselves in the foot with the orbs problem, not so much with the engineering, which I understand is fixed, but in there response, there is no way of knowing if you will get a fixed one or a faulty one, so how can DPR recommend it?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 16:39 UTC
On article Dpreview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras (554 comments in total)

Be Nice to understand if what was excluded, like the Panasonic LK7, and Nikon p7700, was for meritorious reasons or for, well we just haven't had a good enough look at it yet to make a fair comparison.
Some publications do this sort of thing on a rolling basis like the hit parade, such that when something comes along that is better, the line up is changed to reflect that.

Nevertheless a useful list Thanks DPR.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 15:37 UTC as 159th comment
On article Just Posted: Nikon D600 In-depth Review (498 comments in total)
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IrishhAndy: Happy with my D700. This camera has too many compromises for me and the lens selection is poor.

I think they could have beefed up the sensor and processing and left the D700 pretty much as it is and made a far more attractive stills set up, even left out Movies altogether to keep the 800 as a premium option in that respect (second thoughts it may leave them taking a kicking from competitors in the feature wars)

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2012 at 19:13 UTC
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wetsleet: "The composite image is made up of 55 high-resolution images, taken using its MAHLI [2MP CCD] camera"

So how does a 2MP camera take a high resolution image?

Your HD TV is around 2MP, so this image is equivalent to 55 HD TV cameras, Its about building an image. As an engineering solution it is entirely appropriate in the circumstance.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 18:58 UTC
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dbateman: Robin Wong has done an excellent "User" review of this camera. Any one interested should check it out:
http://robinwong.blogspot.com/
The High ISO on the is camera has me considering it.

Thanks, there is no better advocacy than just looking at some really great pictures, still the quality starts to fall over above 1600 ASA, but wow, so did film,

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 21:44 UTC
On article Coming soon: Lens Reviews to return to dpreview.com (272 comments in total)

Great to hear of your new resolve to give this prime topic a shift in focus, That DXO is hand holding should also lead you to some sharper content. The frequency of your output needs to be in contrast to the past which was at best, Shaky.

I have looked far and wide for somthing along these lines, I hope this new venture put's a cap on it.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 07:16 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

Whilst components may be similar Medical device manufacture, service, sales and post market surveillance is massively regulated business. and very different to consumer goods, Owning OLY would allow Sony a shortcut into that business and OLY the capitol to continue, Not sure on the consumer end of the business its difficult to see where that will mean anything other than a stay of execution for the Olympus brand and products

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 13:30 UTC as 7th comment

I had a 3s it was actually pleasingly bad, Fidelity does not necessarily produce great photographs.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 21:42 UTC as 64th comment

Why would they need to do this?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 05:36 UTC as 166th comment | 3 replies
On article Just Posted: Fujifilm X-E1 hands-on preview (277 comments in total)

looks like a great little camera, can't think of a "why didn't they put an X, or Y on it"

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2012 at 03:02 UTC as 15th comment
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EasyClick: Correct me if I'm wrong, but isnt NASA supposed to have technology decades ahead of what's available on the market? They're the guys inventing the science and breakthrough technology...By the same reasoning they should have a photo sensor that would only be available today on the market. I understand the article but I just thought otherwise... Maybe someone should send an iPhone to Mars??

Your Wrong, and i correct you, as an engineer you build device suitable to do the job in your specifications. If that component is pre-existing you use it, why spend money on anything else?

If that component does not exist, and in the early days of the space programme thats just about everything, you have to go away and build those components and design new materials to build them with.

Possibly our imaginations are to polluted by science fiction, people here just seem to refuse to understand what is being told them, The cameras on board are up to spec. The resolution you need will be defined by what level of detail you require to do the mission.

There is more than one way to achieve resolution if you need it, for instance walk up to a thing and take a close up.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2012 at 02:45 UTC
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Peiasdf: In other word, designed by committee.

Good thing the launch wasn't delayed until 2020 otherwise we would have RC cars more advanced than this.

I like NASA and really don't like private space companies but I bet they would not have made similar choices due to better managements.

The engineering is sound, Mars has its fare share of space junk due to engineering failures. The limiting factor is the 30MB of data a day for all your mission signals, so you scale the bandwidth to suit the target you can pick another sensor but it may take a million dollars to validate it, and even with that spend it may fail. So why mot go with one component you know works brilliantly and build your high res images in photoshop on planet Earth when you need them. rather than risk a failure on Planet mars where you cant fix it.

Check out the images from Opportunity and Spirit there fantastic, were going to mars here not a wedding.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 17:47 UTC

Is't it about time Canon consolidated there DSLR camera name conventions word wide, why do they cary on with the rebel brand in the USA and Eos XXX branding in the ROW? we are all pretty much reading the same stuff these days, its just confusing.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 16:41 UTC as 75th comment | 9 replies
On article Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images (640 comments in total)
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attomole: I think Nikon and Sony have hit on the right size of sensor for this sort of camera,

As ever comments are about what it doesn't have, lens is a bit slow at the long end compared to F X10, which would work toward levelling the performance advantage of a larger sensor.

build one with flip out screen and an optical VF to make it a prober street photographers camera and i would be more interested.

Point and shoot have to do something camera phones are swallowing up there market

I think by "this sort of camera" I am talking about something that can output something approaching a digital SLR but making as few compromises as needed on quality and be pocketable.

From a personal perspective along the lines of my 35mm film Yashica T5 / XP2 combo which by your standards would probably be a brick

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 15:44 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images (640 comments in total)

I think Nikon and Sony have hit on the right size of sensor for this sort of camera,

As ever comments are about what it doesn't have, lens is a bit slow at the long end compared to F X10, which would work toward levelling the performance advantage of a larger sensor.

build one with flip out screen and an optical VF to make it a prober street photographers camera and i would be more interested.

Point and shoot have to do something camera phones are swallowing up there market

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 08:24 UTC as 34th comment | 7 replies
On article Making sense of Canon's 4K cameras with EOSHD (222 comments in total)
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MediaDigitalVideo: Which media can playback (= make visable) 4K Video ? Not my LCD laptop screen. Along with 4K recorded video there should be also 4K playback devices for max viasable quality.

Its a way off, but you can see the trajectory, with "Retina" displays on the way, 100Mb broadband, downloading would seem to be viable for formats beyond HD, logically 4K, already supported by you tube. the only question would seem to be how much true quality do you chuck away to make 4K 3D bandwidth and display viable.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2012 at 08:42 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (500 comments in total)

Warts and all, still want one.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 16:28 UTC as 74th comment
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DancingPhotoPanda: I have to say I find it completely hilarious that so many people are complaining that a camera which costs ~$4150 with a $600 battery grip that needs lenses in the neighborhood of $1000 dollars to take full advantage of the sensor is now going to be about $300 more.

You're the same people who are on here bitching every day that nobody should need files that big because your 10 year old computer won't even process 10MP raws quickly, and about how the new Canon doesn't have enough megapixels, and how the NEX7 has too many megapixels, and about everything else that comes along, ad infinitum.

Nobody cares. Kill yourselves.

Apart from not wishing the self induced premature demise upon anyone I have to concur. What it does is set it well above what all but the most wealthy of amateurs would aspire to, as it creeps toward £3000, I am sure that the D700 has been available mostly for about half that price, that is a few years ago £3000 quid would get you into the FX club and some decent glass to boot. Now it really is a pro only camera the extra 200 quid won't make that much deference apart from profoundly irritating people for a bit.

For the "systems error" ill bet that's an individual that screened up put the wrong codes is in SAP, easily done and not spotted.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 06:40 UTC
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shakabra: One thing that I never ever understand in these camera reviews.....is that no one ever talks about PRINTING. I mean, you don't even need more than a 1 megapixel camera if all you do is post photos on the internet. All this tech talk and stupid arguing... and not one mention of the final output: THE PHOTOGRAPH!!! 10 years ago, no one ever argued about which film or chemicals were superior. Now look at you. You are all tech geeks yet you have all lost sight of what photography is all about. the D800 has 36 megapixels and not one mention of what the prints look like.

Kodak Trix pan, rated at 300ASA developed in Rodinal diluted 1/50 for 12 min. Printed on Agfa record Rapid.

We argued, but there wasn't the internet to fuel the debate, we just did our own thing

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 09:17 UTC
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