Denny Pritchett

Lives in Canada calgary, Canada
Works as a airline pilot
Joined on Dec 15, 2003

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On article Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples (163 comments in total)
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wb2trf: The comments are so predictably tedious. Every superzoom announcement and photo set offers posters here the opportunity to see their ignorant snobbery in print. I guess this is the cheapest thrill imaginable, but so tiresome.

Nice pics. Good job DPR. IQ looks better than I might have feared. The only problem I have with this camera is that it is too big.

I agree. It's not a case of being a snob, it's a case of having companies like Nikon have more respect for the intelligence of their customers. Unsuspecting people will pay this outrageous price for this camera, expecting far more than they'll get. Nikon put out some excellent compact cameras in the early days of digital, which produced some excellent quality images, but this is just a scam. If you get this camera, better get a very good tripod, and do a bit of serious research on long lens technique.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 08:05 UTC
On article Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples (163 comments in total)
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Stanchung: Shrink it a bit, make the IQ better, with RAW and put in an expeed 4 processor and I'll get one!

2000mm? Come on! It's like the uninformed buying those teleconverters and then complaining because the image quality is terrible when they use them on their $200 70-300mm lenses. This is way over the top, useless. I had the Olympus Stylus 1 last winter, and sold it because the 300mm f2.8 lens needs excellent skills, which I don't have, and excellent conditions, to get crisp, sharp images, and Nikon are pushing this camera? Even their Nikon 1 bodies with the 70-300mm $1000 lens giving a bit less than 900mm is not sharp. There's only one way to get high quality, long focal length images, and that's with thousands of dollars worth of kit. This camera shouldn't be selling for any more than half the suggested retail. People buy those 3 times teleconverters on ebay, they're crap, even on a $10,000 lens. Buy a $200 camera with a 30 times zoom, and use the digital zoom to get further, and you have as good as this. I'm disappointed in Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 07:55 UTC
On article Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples (163 comments in total)
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Papi61: If you're looking for a do-it-all travel camera with a big zoom, look no further than the Panasonic FZ1000. Since it's no longer new, you can easily find it for only $150 more than this Nikon. Totally worth the extra money. Night and day.
I bought it as a B cam for 4K tests and I was surprised by its very high IQ.

The sensor in the FZ1000 is 4 times the size of the Nikon's. Look at a few of the recent reviews of the FZ1000 on youtube, plus Panasonics excellent series of short youtube videos showing some of the excellent features of the FZ1000, including iZoom, which crops the sensor, giving great 800mm focal length. Then add digital zoom to it, and you will have similar quality at super zoom length. You mentioned sharpness; they're not there yet with this camera, you can only get half decent images with low ISO because of the sensor. Another bit of info re the FZ1000 Is the ability to get high quality stills from 4K video, done in-camera without having to download those huge files. In this case the focal length equivalent is 37mm-592mm at an aspect ration of 16:9. You can also select a Photo Video mode in 4K which allows you to choose the other aspect ratios with a slight change in focal length, which is a cropped sensor. 4K video is a series of 8mp images done at 30 fps.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 07:40 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (894 comments in total)

I have one of these on order, plus a variable strength ND, stereo shotgun mic, and a 128gb class 3 SD card, and if I keep the camera, I'll get a Nissin i40 flash with wireless capability. I've read all the reviews and comments I could find, and I've decided to try this. I just sold a Nikon D7000, and a Nikon D7100, plus a bag full of lenses, which replaced 2 Olympus E-M5s and lenses that I used for 2.5 years. I became disillusioned with M4/3 because there isn't a long lens available with acceptable image quality for nature/wildlife, and only the very latest, top of line, most expensive camera bodies have acceptable focus tracking for action, and even they are suspect. The 100-300mm Panasonic, the 70-300mm Olympus lenses are not fast enough, and like all entry to mid-level lenses of that focal length in any brand suffer terribly from softness and poor IQ at the longer focal lengths; I've tried most of them.

I think the FZ1000 is going to put the fun back into photography for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 06:48 UTC as 33rd comment | 6 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (894 comments in total)
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Frank999: I used the FZ1000 now for over one month. I'm very satisfied with the results so far. I'm used shooting dslr full frame with good glass. I bought this camera for traveling/hiking trips because of the weight.

I agree with the review that the image quality is excellent, but it should add 'for the money this camera costs'. It can not compare with the quality of a dslr full frame with good glass, but that option costs at least 5 times more, so forget about that comparison.

But what about the video quality? that is amazing, never seen before. The result is superb. Very sharp, good colors and excellent handling. Just plug in your microphone and use a ND filter. You really will need that ND filter in bright sunlight. Excellent, I'm very happy with this camera.

The Ritz Gear variable ND 62mm is excellent, great quality and price on Amazon, check it out.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 02:26 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (894 comments in total)
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tom855: I had the chance to look at some videos taken with the FZ1000. Why do they appear "choppy?" It looks like they record then skip a beat the record some more. Honestly I'm interested in the camera for photos and not videos, but of course I'd like quality video as well. I'm looking to replace my FZ28. Can anybody comment on what I'm seeing and why the video looks like that? Thanks!

Also depends on speed of the card used. I found with the Olympus E-M5 that using the fastest cards I could find at the time greatly improved the smoothness of video.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2015 at 01:13 UTC
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