ajay0612

ajay0612

Lives in India India
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Nov 18, 2006
About me:

I enjoy Natural Beauty. And try to capture the essence of it as truthfully as I can.
My assessments of cameras' image quality, features and performance are based on my own experience with cameras as a photographer, extensive online research, examining full-size sample photos from multiple reviewing sites, and user feedback. Some of my digital camera recommendations were published at http://www.BestInClass.com website.

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This is first proper mirrorless camera from Canon. Nobody would like to buy a DSLR (so also a mirrorless) which didn't have EVF and also was slowfocusing. But better late than never. It would be a success with drop of price by around $200.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:09 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies
On photo Futuristic doorway in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (5 comments in total)
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AJB 1883: The walls and ceiling were all white and lit by mid day sun. The steps were a light bleached wood. The manual 2 degrees pot meter reading was over exposed by 2 1/2 stops to blow out white but not lose the blks. The lady & man in the doorway were in fact wearing blk. This image was not created in photoshop or lightroom. I envisioned the high key shot you see and hopefully enjoyed. Floor dirt and some sensor dust was touched up

The image ought to be among top 5. It is unique, innovative, well framed. Well done.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 11:48 UTC
On photo Futuristic doorway in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (5 comments in total)

Wow! Still unable to figure it out. How did you make it?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 03:05 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo The Color of Money in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Very innovative!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 03:04 UTC as 1st comment
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VrLl: Focal Length: 37 - 370mm in 35mm equiv. in 4K video recording is a deal breaker for me. And what about overheating with a sensor of that size?

It incorporates a 25-250mm zoom (in 35mm equi.).

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 06:15 UTC

It surely has good potential as 'additional camera' for landscapes while your DSLR uses a fast prime for portraits. It would obviate need of changing lenses under most situations.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 06:14 UTC as 2nd comment
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ajay0612: Now Nikon too launches 3 exorbitantly priced pcoket cams without EVFs. Sony and Fuji still have chance to steal the march.

Thanks sandy b. U r right. The superzoom one has EVF. But why not the other 2 especially when they cost so much? Size can't be an excuse as Sony has shown the way to include EVFs without affecting size much in RX100 & A6000. Same with Panasonic LF1.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 05:51 UTC

it would have been better if they had lauched at least one cam with 100mm (35mm equi) prime with f1.0 (or wider) rather than launching 3 cam none of which is good enough for shooting portraits (a primary usage).

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 04:52 UTC as 173rd comment | 4 replies

Now Nikon too launches 3 exorbitantly priced pcoket cams without EVFs. Sony and Fuji still have chance to steal the march.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 04:49 UTC as 175th comment | 3 replies
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ajay0612: This camera is best avoided. It compromises the fundamentals of photography by excluding EVF, a must when you spend so much money. It although OK for landscapes but won't be good enough for portraits due to its f2.9-4.5 equivalent DOF of APS-C DSLRs. If pocketability is major issue for some, then go for G5x, RX100IV but avoid this one.

@chj EVF is overrated by someone who never had chance to shoot with one, e.g. the iphone shooters. Other photographers know how important it is. Any clandestine shooting may be unethical if you don't get permission of the subject. Happy shooting holding your phone at arms length :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 02:58 UTC
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ajay0612: This camera is best avoided. It compromises the fundamentals of photography by excluding EVF, a must when you spend so much money. It although OK for landscapes but won't be good enough for portraits due to its f2.9-4.5 equivalent DOF of APS-C DSLRs. If pocketability is major issue for some, then go for G5x, RX100IV but avoid this one.

@JackM It is 'Top Priority', not the only one. Budget may be a constraint. So largest possible sensor, widest aperture lens, accurate EVF, Fast operation, Good battery life, tilt LCD, IS, Wi-Fi, small size, any other features. In that ORDER for me.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 04:58 UTC
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ajay0612: This camera is best avoided. It compromises the fundamentals of photography by excluding EVF, a must when you spend so much money. It although OK for landscapes but won't be good enough for portraits due to its f2.9-4.5 equivalent DOF of APS-C DSLRs. If pocketability is major issue for some, then go for G5x, RX100IV but avoid this one.

@davesurrey The 'pocket' which can hold G7X can hold G5X also
G7X - 4.1 x 2.4 x 1.6 in. (103 x 60 x 40 mm)
G5X - 4.4 x 3.0 x 1.7 in. (112 x 76 x 44 mm)
RX100IV - 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.6 in. (102 x 58 x 41 mm)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 03:58 UTC
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ajay0612: This camera is best avoided. It compromises the fundamentals of photography by excluding EVF, a must when you spend so much money. It although OK for landscapes but won't be good enough for portraits due to its f2.9-4.5 equivalent DOF of APS-C DSLRs. If pocketability is major issue for some, then go for G5x, RX100IV but avoid this one.

Thanks for your time & also for giving me a good laugh. The way you have focused on trivialities (spelling mistakes) in my posts, speaks about your priorities. I have used all sorts of cameras, been a reviewer, interacted with marriage photographers. Afterall it is your money. I can show red flag, but if someone wants to ignore, it is there choice. Trust me. Once you start shooting with EVF, you won't ever go for a camera without EVF. It is NOT the other way round. EVF does not exclude LCD, in case you want to shoot with it. It enables you to have stable posture, offers privacy of composition. Did you ever find any professional photographer shooting with holding camera at arms length? Why don't you want to give yourself the best chance? Peace.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 03:09 UTC
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ajay0612: This camera is best avoided. It compromises the fundamentals of photography by excluding EVF, a must when you spend so much money. It although OK for landscapes but won't be good enough for portraits due to its f2.9-4.5 equivalent DOF of APS-C DSLRs. If pocketability is major issue for some, then go for G5x, RX100IV but avoid this one.

@davesurrey Hmm. If you cared to scratch the surface, u would have known that G5X has EVF. Should 1 stop expressing himself just because others disagree? Wow! Did anybody say that they don't want EVF? What is the harm in giving an EVF when the camera costs so much, and it would extend battery life also? Forget about G7X. Their M series also does not have EVF built-in. That is one of the main reason of its failure. I won't say more .

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 11:44 UTC
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ajay0612: Apparently Canon has an MBA at the helm who has little idea of photography. Else how come they continue to self distruct by offering so called advanced/ mirrorless cameras without EVF? I have not seen any real photographor advertising his framing by holding the camera at arms length, except when he is forced to. I hope better sense prevail soo, otherwise htey are doomed.

@Alastair You are right :-). On a serious note, these are the times to be nimble footed company in digital products. Beurocratic ones fall along the sidelines, irrespective of long experience, market leadership. Remember Kodak, Blackberry, Nokia? Canon had the headstart in DSLRs, but now they are playing catchup. Writing is on the wall!

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 07:54 UTC
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ajay0612: This camera is best avoided. It compromises the fundamentals of photography by excluding EVF, a must when you spend so much money. It although OK for landscapes but won't be good enough for portraits due to its f2.9-4.5 equivalent DOF of APS-C DSLRs. If pocketability is major issue for some, then go for G5x, RX100IV but avoid this one.

A photographor's top priority is to get best possible image every time. Other things are incidental and secondary. So large sensor, EVF, wide aperture lens, eae of operation are fundamental issues he would care for. Rest all are secondary. Of course non-photographors can have other priorities ;-).

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 05:18 UTC

This camera is best avoided. It compromises the fundamentals of photography by excluding EVF, a must when you spend so much money. It although OK for landscapes but won't be good enough for portraits due to its f2.9-4.5 equivalent DOF of APS-C DSLRs. If pocketability is major issue for some, then go for G5x, RX100IV but avoid this one.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 03:55 UTC as 26th comment | 20 replies
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Xentinus: For a long time Canon led the compact market,but lately it is changed...With this release,Canon shows that they still think the consumers will buy their products despite they are behind the competition!
One more year for 4K video?

IS counters miniscule movements in mm and not in cms which happen when you hold camera at arms length. Pocketability while desirable, must not compromise fundamentals of phtography. Sony learned it fast and introduced EVF in RX100. But Canon is oblivious.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 03:51 UTC
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Xentinus: For a long time Canon led the compact market,but lately it is changed...With this release,Canon shows that they still think the consumers will buy their products despite they are behind the competition!
One more year for 4K video?

@tkbslc Umm. A7 costs many times more so not in the same league. IMO, it is always better to do one task perfectly rather than many average. This cam although has good lens for landscapes, but does not have EVF so won't take sharpest pics without tripod. The lens would be almost useless for portraits. Point is that one has to be aware of limitations and other choices before putting money on the line. And it is preferable and rewarding to lug a large bag containg good camera than small bag containing poor one.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 03:22 UTC
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Xentinus: For a long time Canon led the compact market,but lately it is changed...With this release,Canon shows that they still think the consumers will buy their products despite they are behind the competition!
One more year for 4K video?

tkblc; f1.8-2.8 although is good for shooting at lower ISO, but it would be negated by better ISO performance of APS-C cameras. As far as DOF is concerned, it will be similar to f2.9-4.5 lens on APS-C. Sony A6000 with kit lens & 50mm f1.8 would be better choice, more versatile & good value.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 11:47 UTC
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