Markol

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I'd be surprised if Samsung had the courage to go 12MP on their flagship, given how many people won't know how to read this.
AND 1/2 inch is just a little bit larger than a 1/2,3" sensor, so not that big a gain in sensor real estate.
Then again, 12MP would be enough if it is again a 16:9 sensor, which is to be expected.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 22:13 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On photo autumn in Drakensberg in the Fall challenge (8 comments in total)

What a fearless use of Photoshop ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 20:01 UTC as 4th comment
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (145 comments in total)
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tkbslc: I'm getting more and more interested in the GX9 the more I see it. Truly a compact camera.

What's the big deal? Seriously, it's 3 years behind the RX100, still has the same MP count (don't know about newer sensor) but still has no GPS, no 4k, no better lens.
So apart from being thinner (little advantage when having it in your pants) I don't see why I should be excited about this camera now. 3-4 years ago, yes.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 16:44 UTC
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Gonard: Next question. When will these phones/cameras be available? Either put up or shut up.

You mean the one of the girl? If there are others I'd appreciate a link.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 08:59 UTC
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Gonard: Next question. When will these phones/cameras be available? Either put up or shut up.

What's your problem? If they are available in 2-4 weeks I consider it ok. I remember when Nokia used to announce 6-9 months ahead ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 14:18 UTC

No 4k,no gps, no viewfinder.... What sets the g9x apart from the original RX100?
Wifi. To me, this seems very little for such a long time since the first 1" compact.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 05:53 UTC as 70th comment | 11 replies
On article Motorola Moto X Style / Pure Edition camera review (36 comments in total)
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Markol: Good to see that more and more manufacturers put decent effort in their camera units.
But looking at higher ISO photos I'd say OIS is missing badly. Maybe the sensor is too large? On the good, by now "old" Nexus 5 it worked really well and should be in every good camera phone 2 years on.

Well I don't dare contradict you but are you certain that makes a lot of difference? 36MP to 5 like on the Nokia 808 did, but 21 to 16?

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 05:27 UTC
On article Motorola Moto X Style / Pure Edition camera review (36 comments in total)

Good to see that more and more manufacturers put decent effort in their camera units.
But looking at higher ISO photos I'd say OIS is missing badly. Maybe the sensor is too large? On the good, by now "old" Nexus 5 it worked really well and should be in every good camera phone 2 years on.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2015 at 06:34 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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keeponkeepingon: I'm really interested in how this compares to casio 1000fps modes that have been around (and refined) for 7 years.

Unfortunately Casio can't be bothered with the US and European market these days. A pitty as they've produced some really cool kit in the past.

There's just a slight difference in resolution ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 11:49 UTC
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Markol: Wow, now?
With a 3 year old sensor and shutter shock problems that were long denied and ignored, that's a surprise.
I love their jpgs and lens lineup, but I tried the E-P5 and got rid of it.
I'd love to see Olympus getting out a model with more MP (m43 cropped to 16:9 is a mere 12MP), decent video and sound and OIS that doesn'T make a lot of noise. Ah yes, and once and for all, after so many years, fix the SS problem, without work-arounds. Design a new shutter.

Well here they haven't happened for the PEN models. Olympus is very confident in its pricing. Apparently it's working for them.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 12:21 UTC
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Markol: Wow, now?
With a 3 year old sensor and shutter shock problems that were long denied and ignored, that's a surprise.
I love their jpgs and lens lineup, but I tried the E-P5 and got rid of it.
I'd love to see Olympus getting out a model with more MP (m43 cropped to 16:9 is a mere 12MP), decent video and sound and OIS that doesn'T make a lot of noise. Ah yes, and once and for all, after so many years, fix the SS problem, without work-arounds. Design a new shutter.

This is the price-history of this combo here:
"http://geizhals.at/?phist=943752"

In case the link gets deleted: it is 999, was 1.500 a long time.
Last winter it was 1.150.-

For 599 (incl TVA?) it'd even buy it now, but that seems an impossible price, maybe it was a refurbished unit?

As for SS: yes, now there is a work-around, but my point is that: for 9 long months they denied its existence, then brought a new FW. This is a behavior that is unacceptable for such a product, at least in my book.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 11:25 UTC
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Markol: Wow, now?
With a 3 year old sensor and shutter shock problems that were long denied and ignored, that's a surprise.
I love their jpgs and lens lineup, but I tried the E-P5 and got rid of it.
I'd love to see Olympus getting out a model with more MP (m43 cropped to 16:9 is a mere 12MP), decent video and sound and OIS that doesn'T make a lot of noise. Ah yes, and once and for all, after so many years, fix the SS problem, without work-arounds. Design a new shutter.

Yes, the sensor is still good but for 16:9 shooters the m43 system is a big limitation which I could live better with if it had more MP.
The SS-problem was addressed- 9 months after release! 9 months! The E-P5 was a very expensive top model and on mine 1/3 of all photos suffered badly from SS. I often wonder how people complain about the smallest imperfection in lens corners or slight CA, yet when 1/3 of all photos are totally unsharp that is (for many) no problem. After the E-PL1 which had the same problem with its kit lens, I ask how they could bring such a model to the market and let their most loyal customers, willing to spend so much money, wait 9 months before fixing the problem.
For me, Olympus has lost a lot of its reputation and if I were to invest in a new system today, I'd chose Sony (even if their plans with the E-mount seem rather unclear too).

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 14:58 UTC

Wow, now?
With a 3 year old sensor and shutter shock problems that were long denied and ignored, that's a surprise.
I love their jpgs and lens lineup, but I tried the E-P5 and got rid of it.
I'd love to see Olympus getting out a model with more MP (m43 cropped to 16:9 is a mere 12MP), decent video and sound and OIS that doesn'T make a lot of noise. Ah yes, and once and for all, after so many years, fix the SS problem, without work-arounds. Design a new shutter.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 11:46 UTC as 52nd comment | 7 replies
On article Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples (37 comments in total)

Here I was applauding that another manufacturer has been doing their homework in the imaging department but then I saw no OIS? Heck, the Nexus 5 had it and it works beautifully and that phone's over 1.5 years old now and was not an expensive flagship model. How come?
4:3 is also getting old.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 17:07 UTC as 19th comment
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