Catalin Stavaru

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On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (305 comments in total)

Increasing the size of the camera was the stupidest thing Panasonic could do. Just make a detachable EVF and bundle it with the camera for free, not necessary to ruin the camera appeal and the display size for a small EVF.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 11:40 UTC as 42nd comment | 5 replies

Does anyone know if the smartphone part of this device includes a notification light (LED) ? I am really interested in it, but I can't use a smartphone without this feature.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 09:26 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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HS Wells: why this reminds me of NX mini ?

Not sure why. This one includes a high-end smartphone and is 3mm slimmer than the NX Mini without any lens attached. There shouldn't be any reason aside from the brushed aluminium sides :)

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 08:56 UTC
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Jarda_Houdek: Interesting, finally some competition for Lumia 1020.
Still, Lumia beats Lumix:
Lumia may have a smaller sensor, but with stabilization and brighter lens. Also Lumia supports RAW, which is not yet supported in Android. And Lumia has Xenon flash. Can't see how this devide could win against Lumia.

Well, just compare some samples from the Lumia 1020 to the ones from the Sony RX100. You will then realize that the Lumia stands no chance against this, there is no comparison. Plus the auto-focus on the CM1 is worlds faster (at least according to specs) and has a dedicated imaging processor. The CM1 is a no-compromise photo camera, while the Lumia is a smartphone with a good camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:25 UTC

This is great even if you use it as a camera-only device (not to mention that you can leave your phone at home when having this with you). This is a no-compromise photo camera. I don't know of many 1" cameras (if any) with this size. All the other fixed lens cameras are larger than this and miss the point of having a fixed lens camera, which should be as small as possible.

I only wish that it could do 1080p at 60FPS, on my Sony RX100 the 60FPS footage looked a lot less choppier than the 30FPS, but maybe Panasonic is better at this. It's probably a heat issue that prevents 60FPS.

Also, the lack of optical image stabilization would require at least software-based stabilization in movies, which is still unknown if it exists in-camera, but given the dedicated Venus Engine imaging processor there may be some kind of stabilization available.

Waiting for reviews !

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:20 UTC as 49th comment

What's interesting is that this device also looks very good as a smartphone. Great leather-like texture, it reminds me of the expensive Vertu phones. And full-HD 4.7" screen, also decent. It's also impossibly thin for a 1" sensor camera.

I would buy it solely for the looks. It really looks cool. I think it's a great achievement from Panasonic.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:11 UTC as 87th comment

This is no trivial stuff and the results are really great. However it seems to be based on previous similar algorithms, as I noticed from the technical video.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 23:12 UTC as 14th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (891 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Is it just myself? The Lens looks too soft into wideangle shots, and even in telephoto not tack-sharp. For my personal taste, the video from the RX10 looks better, sharper...look at the glasses onto the shelf inside this bar in the sample video. no offence - but a "one does it all" doesn't work for me...at last in IQ
terms, i prefer primes and small focal length zooms, but for ppl or soccer moms who don't need/or want to exchange lenses it might come in handy,
and to film juniors prom, for example.

It is just yourself.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 14:06 UTC
On article Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 (198 comments in total)

If Sony can afford to drop the price by $300 in an instant, can you imagine what profit margins they operate on ? Talk about customer rip-off.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 15:22 UTC as 5th comment | 6 replies

Last time I checked, Canon DPP could not stand a chance against Adobe Lightroom. Bad noise reduction, bad colors. RAWs had much more information that what I could obtain with DPP. I would love to not depend on Lightroom but it would take a lot from Canon to achieve this.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 11:51 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On article HTC launches One E8 smartphone with 13MP camera (19 comments in total)
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Lukemynick: Yes, I share the same sentiment. I wanted the M8 but not the camera. Now the E8 got me excited.

However I feel there's a possible catch. Does it come with a dedicated imaging chip like M8?
How about Zoe and Pan360?
How would the capture speed fare compared with M8?

Hope we get to know this soon.
:)

There is no other catch other than the plastic back, I think.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 10:50 UTC
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Daniel Lauring: I tried the Surface Pro 2 for a while. The 9.5" screen was just too small. This fixes that. I'll be picking one of these up.

It's 10.6" for the Surface Pro 2.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 20:00 UTC
On article Samsung announces NX3000 mirrorless camera (191 comments in total)

Yaaawn.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 20:51 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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