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On article Olympus announces PEN E-PL8 entry-level mirrorless (23 comments in total)

Differences between this and the PL7- It looks different and...? No reason to buy this. Get the PL7 for cheaper and you have pretty much the exact same camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 22:07 UTC as 7th comment
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (76 comments in total)
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cprevost: I love my E- PL7. I don't see anything here that looks like an upgrade? Besides making it a bit more ugly what's the difference?

I see. Looks like the upgrade gets you a nicer camera strap and a few menu items. This makes the P-L7 a great buy.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:57 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (76 comments in total)

I love my E- PL7. I don't see anything here that looks like an upgrade? Besides making it a bit more ugly what's the difference?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:59 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera (152 comments in total)
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Donnie G: The next time that you happen to be on a university's campus or at a college sporting event, check out all of those XC10 camcorders that have been issued to the student journalists and film makers there. Lots! And yes, I was surprised too. :))

I have the xc-10 and use it for student led field interview work. Works great for that purpose. It's a great tool for teaching students basics of video production.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 20:49 UTC
On article Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera (152 comments in total)
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cprevost: Can't believe how many people are having meltdowns because Canon released a camera. It's going to be OK people. Go pet a puppy and take some deep breaths.

I can't believe how many people care about how many people care about how many people care about people having meltdowns.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
On article Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera (152 comments in total)

Can't believe how many people are having meltdowns because Canon released a camera. It's going to be OK people. Go pet a puppy and take some deep breaths.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 22:28 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies

This will never happen as it would not increase sales and would lead to many people flocking to android. There is no upside to this for iPhone owners so why would Apple implement it?

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 23:42 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
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peeyaj: And where is RAW support in XC10?

XC10 is a video camera that also happens to shoot stills. Not sure why they even included still shooting as it's mediocre at best. I don't think raw support would have helped much. If you need raw for good images you might as well bring along a real stills camera. This one isn't going to cut it. It's a nice video camera though. Just not one you'd want to rely on for still images.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 16:04 UTC
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cprevost: Anybody know when the firmware is going to actually be released? Nothing new on the Canon USA site. Or am I missing something?

Found it. June 30th.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 21:23 UTC

Anybody know when the firmware is going to actually be released? Nothing new on the Canon USA site. Or am I missing something?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 21:20 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (260 comments in total)

Needing a camcorder that records more than a half hour at a time that has footage that mixes well with Canon DSLR. This one fits the bill.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 22:26 UTC as 22nd comment
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robbo2: The optics and processing software look great. My question is will these new smartphones allow transfer of digital camera images through Wifi and/or NFC or is Microsoft assuming that the image quality is so good with the phone itself so that xfer of digital camera images is unnecessary?

I have an Olympus M43 camera and found an app in the Windows store that allows me to control the camera with my phone. Works perfectly on my 1520

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 19:33 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (398 comments in total)
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caravan: Selfie screen and Zoom lens.

No thanks.

Ha! Well in that case I won't buy one because I take awful selfies.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 15:30 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (398 comments in total)
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caravan: Selfie screen and Zoom lens.

No thanks.

You realize that it is an interchangeable lens camera right? And you aren't required to take selfies with it.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 23:43 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (398 comments in total)

Interesting little camera. Almost makes the GM1 obsolete. Not sure why anyone would get the GM! over this camera. It never ceases to amaze me how many people get really angry when a new camera is introduced into the market. Relax people, Panasonic didn't introduce this model to upset you. Why you mad?

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 20:10 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)
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wine540: I respectfully disagree. I too have an unhealthy knowledge of Olympus menus having survived ownership of the an OM-D EM-5 and P5. Customizing this camera is child's play for me. I've used it for birding trips, scenics and casual Grandpa photography. What concerns me is that the sensor behaves as well or better than the EM-1. It is so easy to use and carry around. Pictures using the unlikely combination of camera+ Pany/Leica 25 mm are scary good. As a second camera of a MFT system user this is the best PEN yet!

The menu points are well taken. I am fairly familiar with the Oly menu but find myself frustrated on occasion just trying to find particular thing and not knowing exactly where to dive in on the hugely expansive menu. Mostly it's not an issue because much of it is "set it and forget it."

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 20:22 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)
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uzevla: Great DOA camera. Seems Olympus marketing is detached from the market. Great if they can go the Fuji way but I believe they'll fail.

They needed to observe what Sony is doing and offer E-PM2 with just two improvements: Usable LCD. Certainly has to be tiltable because of the market but I wouldn't mind as long as it's bright 3:2 LCD (won't ask for more but would love to see 4:3 huge LCD . Beside that, E-PM2 needed EV compensation during video. So, that's two things and nothing more. A 300$ camera.
Or, make it 450$ with bundled PZ lens as obviously, people buy sony happily even with that horrible lens.

Could even reduce the price by supplying weaker and smaller flash. Nobody cares about that anyway. I do but we are talking marketing and people are obviously buying that crap from sony that can't lit up 10ft at maximum output.

Expensive compact w/o EVF needs justification; here, neither it's lens, nor video nor sensor. AF performance is matched by others for long time. Olympus colors ?

It'll always be more of a niche camera than the EM10 or EM5. I bought it because I wanted a better viewfinder than the EM10 and wanted the ability to remove the viewfinder when I didn't want to shoot with one. Paired with the VF4 it's brilliant.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 20:20 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: I HATE ADD ON FLASHES !

So hard to make it built in ? At least you can make it wireless capable, That It would deserves t carry with it !

Doesn't bother me because when I'm doing off camera flash trigger the LCD is way bright enough to see. Usually on a tripod in those circumstances as well. Really, when flash is required the LCD gives a bright clear view.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 01:40 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)
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princecody: In reality this camera is aimed @ women in my opinion. Its small & marketed with the infamous selfie mode. In addition this is better than the Sony M3 (which is also $100 more) with its keen ability to change lenses, faster focus, & bigger sensor, & great JPEG output. On 2nd thought this would be a great point & shoot camera for random shots.

You are correct sir. I can't tell you how many women I attract while wearing this camera! Best fashion accessory I've ever bought.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 18:58 UTC
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