Marty4650

Marty4650

Lives in United States NC, United States
Works as a Retired Industrial Engineer
Joined on May 20, 2005

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  • Russell.... that sounded too good to be true, so I looked it up.
    (prices from Amazon.com)

    Olympus TG-5 = $399
    Sealife DC2000 = $699

    The Sealife costs quite a bit more, and it only has a 31mm ,...

  • Well.... there was a Nikon 1 AW1 with a 1 inch sensor... but it had a problem being waterproof...

  • A camera like this probably isn't possible, at least at the price I want it at, but since we are dreaming.... here goes: Pen-F Mark II (1) New 24MP sensor, with on chip PDAF
  • The first travel zoom camera was the Panasonic TZ1. This was a 35-350mm 10X zoom camera that worked pretty well for travelers who wanted a small and convenient camera they could take with them. Pan ...
  • Agreed. I did a side by side comparison, and the ZS60 with it's much smaller sensor seems to do a lot better than the ZS200 does. Even at base ISO, and even at ISO 800. Here's what you wanted to ...
  • Elliot H is absolutely right.

    This is NOT a cheap camera. You shouldn't have to buy multiple copies to find a "good copy." Something is wrong with Panasonic's quality control if so many bad copies...

  • Like you, I am no expert either. I just find this image quality unacceptable for an $800 camera. Take another look, at base ISO. View it at 100%, then tell me why anyone would spend $800 in the ...
  • I often wonder how it is possible that someone can be selling a high end five year old camera with very few shutter activations on it.  I see this sometimes on ebay, and even once purchased a ten ...
  • On paper, this camera sounds like a wonderful travel zoom. A camera jam packed with features, with an incredible zoom range, that is pretty darn small and easy to take with you anywhere. So I have ...
  • Replied in British slang
    You probably didn't notice, but the OP is from the UK. In the UK they use an odd form of the English language, which has devolved from the purer version spoken in the USA. So while we both nations ...
  • Only if you never go any higher than ISO 100 and never shoot in poor light. In that case, my 1/1.7" sensored camera is "just as good."

    But these newer 1" sensored cameras can perform pretty well...

  • Nice review. Well written, with a very useful new format.

    I'm really not happy with the slow lens, but I suppose it cannot be avoided at this high zoom range. This actually makes the ZS100 look...

  • Peter, of course you are right. Dpreview has entered the "body only" weight for the GX9 of 407 grams as the "body plus battery and SD card weight" in error. Every other trusted source agrees. The ...
  • You seem to want small, cheap and pro quality. You can't get all those things in the same camera, so you will have to compromise a little. All of the following cameras are small, and would be a ...
  • Good analysis, and right on target.

    Dpreview reports camera news, and right now Sony is making most of the news. And Sony keeps pushing the envelope, while everyone else is just creating a new...

  • On this thread alone I count six people who seem to be using their real names: (1) Guy Parsons (2) Alex Ethridge (3) David Pavlich (4) Dan Marchant (5) Bob ...
  • Replied in Right
    Yes. You are correct. I actually confused myself. This is a nice gimmick for Canon EF and EF-S lens owners who feel strapping a 70-200mm lens to a smartphone is a cool idea. And for some bizarre ...
  • Replied in Think about it
    I agree. A Canon lens mount with an APSC sensor would make the most sense. There are probably 50 million Canon APSC users, and they all own smartphones. So even if 1/10th of 1% of them bought this ...
  • And the lack of one doesn't mean anything either. I use my Dpreview gallery to store images that I used to illustrate something in a post. Most of which weren't even my own photos. And some of the ...
  • The EM5 II plus the 12-40mm PRO lens is an excellent and versatile combination. And if you got both within your stated budget, then you got a real bargain. As an added bonus, that combination is ...
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