Catalin Stavaru

Joined on May 19, 2009

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On article Samsung launches enormous 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet (87 comments in total)

It is useless to create large tablets for poor productivity OS'es like iOS and Android.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 13:00 UTC as 22nd comment
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1494 comments in total)
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User9362470513: Seriously, is this a joke? $10,000 for a mirrorless camera that's bigger and heavier than a medium format camera and is one of the ugliest beasts to be made in years?

I know everyone bands on about the cost of Leicas and I have no problem with charging a premium for their cameras given the build quality, images, heritage, lenses, kudos etc. And their cameras are generally small and practical.

But this is pathetic. Why would n't you get a D810 or a 5DS? You'd probably get better image quality, have a ton of change and you wouldn't have a hernia. Or get a Pentax MF? Or basically anything else.

A fool and their money are easily parted as they say.

@Anadrol You can't take this to an yacht, it will sink.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 22:56 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1494 comments in total)
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Catalin Stavaru: Mirrorless done wrong. You could easily fit a DSLR inside that camera shell.

@darngooddesign Many DSLR cameras have on-sensor PDAF, and there is no reason why a DSLR should have worse on-sensor PDAF than a mirrorless. The Canon 70D and 7D2 are good examples. And nothing prevents DSLR cameras to have an EVF instead of the OVF, but the reason why they don't is that the OVF is having a free infinite-resolution, zero-lag, zero-refresh-problems viewfinder.

Basically "mirror-less", like the term states, means trying to take out the mirror and separate phase detection sensor from the camera, in order to reduce its size. If you take out the mirror but keep the same size then it becomes a bit stupid. But however Leica probably did tests and their audience expressed the wish for a larger camera system. To each their own.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 23:06 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1494 comments in total)
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Catalin Stavaru: Mirrorless done wrong. You could easily fit a DSLR inside that camera shell.

@Dheorl Such as ?

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 11:59 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1494 comments in total)

Mirrorless done wrong. You could easily fit a DSLR inside that camera shell.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 23:09 UTC as 361st comment | 6 replies
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mpgxsvcd: I am a little confused at why Canon gets a pass with this camera because they label it entry level or budget? The cameras from the competition are cheaper, better in every category, and smaller and I am not talking about the new cameras. I am talking about the ones from 2012 and even before that.

I still fail to see why Canon users insist on paying today’s prices for 2012 technology just because Canon has slapped a “New Model” sticker on it. They had the ability to make this camera in 2012 they just choose not to in order to protect their DSLR business.

If I told you this camera was from 2012 but “New in the box with a warranty” you wouldn’t pay $600 for it. You probably wouldn’t even want to pay $200 for it.

@mpgxvcd If I was in minority then Canon wouldn't have the largest market share in consumer and professional still cameras. But I am indeed in minority on this particular web site.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: I am a little confused at why Canon gets a pass with this camera because they label it entry level or budget? The cameras from the competition are cheaper, better in every category, and smaller and I am not talking about the new cameras. I am talking about the ones from 2012 and even before that.

I still fail to see why Canon users insist on paying today’s prices for 2012 technology just because Canon has slapped a “New Model” sticker on it. They had the ability to make this camera in 2012 they just choose not to in order to protect their DSLR business.

If I told you this camera was from 2012 but “New in the box with a warranty” you wouldn’t pay $600 for it. You probably wouldn’t even want to pay $200 for it.

The main reason why people still insist on buying Canon cameras is that their pictures simply look better most of the time, after you get the pixel peeping and feature craving out of the way. I had some Sony cameras like the NEX-5n or RX100. While they looked great on paper, their output was simply bland.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 14:11 UTC
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Kevin Coppalotti: Now i know what happened to the east german camera designers from 50 years ago. they went to work for canon.

Fuji put dibs on them long ago.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 14:05 UTC

No.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 21:26 UTC as 18th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1565 comments in total)

Image quality, both RAW and JPEG, looks worse to me than the RX100 III. I think that all the sensor optimizations went towards 4K and high-speed video.

This being said, what I'm really waiting from Sony is color rendering improvements. Right now Sony colors are subpar, regardless of per-pixel image quality.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 12:11 UTC as 293rd comment | 5 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (478 comments in total)
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BeaverTerror: Why do we have to click a link on the home page, and then click a SECOND link before we can see the review? Which web designer made this moronic decision? Does DPReview make additional advertising income from the one extra click?

In order to show more pages, thus more ads and increase site revenue.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 14:33 UTC

If only it didn't look like Frankenstein's arm.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 20:39 UTC as 70th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (882 comments in total)
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Whitesands: It would be nice If when we CLICK review it would take is straight to review instead of clicking again....not a huge deal but it's a bit redundant.

It's a trick to have more pages and thus more ads displayed and more potential ad clicks. Plus Google is a bit dumb and favors these tricks, indexing more pages even if some of them are just gateway pages for ads and don't really have any useful content.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 11:01 UTC
On article A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on (140 comments in total)

1/2.3" sensors just don't cut it these days. The image quality is just lacking as there are also too many pixels for the sensor size. At 8MP with larger pixel they could make a point, especially that cropping is not always needed with this kind of zoom. I don't really understand why all this craftsmanship put into a 1/2.3" camera. However it may probably work very well for video.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 12:45 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
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LukeDuciel: "He said that users of sensors with a similar number of pixels to 40 million had to use a tripod all the time to make their images look sharp, but that OM-D users could switch between using a tripod and not, according to the resolution mode set on the camera."

why i cannot see the logic?

I suppose that camera movement has a more pronounced visible effect in very high resolution sensors, in the sense that you can't get full sensor resolution benefit (eg. the images look sharp, but not 40MP sharp). This is somewhat logical, imagine what would happen if you would look at the hand movements with a smaller and smaller microscope. The movements would appear larger and larger.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 10:03 UTC
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SanPedro: Who do Canon think the target buyer is for this? It would make a nice wildlife/sports camera if the AF is fast enough and the add-on EVF is good value and not too bulky. But I guess it'll be something like the EVF-DC1. Which will make it look bulky and ugly.

I can also see it being popular as a general purpose family camera... travel, family events and suchlike, but with much better quality than a phone and less bulky than a DSLR, and more versatile than either.

I still can't get over why Canon seems incapable of adding a built in EVF to their higher end compact offerings. The new EOS M and now this... what gives? I've used the EVF on a mates RX100 3 and it works well given its size. Plenty good enough for a camera like this.

If the AF is slow then won't that 600mm reach be a waste of time?

Anyhoo, I still think it's an interesting camera so will be waiting for the review. But I can't see it usurping my RX10 for my needs.

The FZ1000 and Sony RX10 look bulky and ugly all the time. At least with this one you have a choice.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 12:56 UTC

This is a really impressive achievement from Canon for this zoom range on an 1" sensor. Compare this with the huge Panasonic FZ1000 or Sony RX10. Looks about twice as small. I like the fact that Canon does not listen to specialized forum "customers" requiring a bunch of size-crippling features like EVFs and keeps their non-DSLR cameras as small as possible. A smaller camera means more pictures taken.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 12:48 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies

99% of the upsetting caused by the EOS M3 comes from the lack of an electronic viewfinder. If it had one, everyone was raving.

To me, the inclusion of an EVF means a larger camera, a higher price, and another component that could make the camera obsolete sooner because another EVF is brighter or has more pixels.

So the exclusion of the EVF is in fact a very good idea. Those who need it can attach it, and right now it is offered almost for free at Amazon Japan together with the camera (and anyone can preorder via a package forwarding company).

I personally think that the EOS M3 is a winner. The EOS M lens range is small but very high quality and perfectly chosen for the target audience.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 09:58 UTC as 65th comment | 7 replies
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