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justmeMN: $700 for a 1/1.7 sensor sounds like a tough sell.

300mm-equivalent is short compared to other zooms. The upside is that it may have better optics than more extreme super zooms.

Exactly what I was thinking. ~$400 makes more sense.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 14:15 UTC
On article Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know (515 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: I'm assuming this is an Aptina sensor still. Can anyone verify?

Technically it can't be because ON Semiconductor bought Aptina. But does it matter? The final image quality is what I'm concerned with. I was very critical of the 18mp sensor in the J4/V3 as it is too noisy even at base ISO.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 13:43 UTC
On article X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review (343 comments in total)
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2eyesee: Can someone please explain to me why people find these retro designs appealing? Am I just not 'old school' enough (I got into photography about 15 years ago)?

Some people like cupcakes better. I, for one, care less for them.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 14:10 UTC
On article X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review (343 comments in total)

The 2/3" sensor does hold on to detail better the 1/1.7" sensors at higher ISO. A shame more camera makes don't use it in compact models which could help differentiate the image quality from the smart phones cams.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 14:44 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On article X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review (343 comments in total)
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basujayanta0: Where's the final score????

Also the red "review" tag missing.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 14:32 UTC

Transparent aluminum! (oxide)

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 14:13 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies

Not crazy about the JPEGs. The noise reduction seems aggressive. perhaps there is a setting to reduce it. In the library shot you can see the mottled look around detail edges. It is better to let a little noise show through rather than screw up the pic. Would have hoped for better noise performance from this sensor.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 14:46 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview - "small office, big factory" (194 comments in total)

I had a Sigma 300mm f/4 APO and their higher quality teleconverter back in the film camera days. I was very pleased with the performance. Wish I still had it today.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 00:53 UTC as 64th comment
On article Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line (61 comments in total)

I picked up a Lowepro "Tahoe 10" compact camera case for fifty cents at a closing Radio Shack store. This puts it into perspective!

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 19:29 UTC as 14th comment

The shot with the three lion cubs is great. Coming to a poster near you (or smart phone/computer wallpaper).

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 17:48 UTC as 36th comment
On article Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review (89 comments in total)

Surprise, surprise. Pathetic image quality. Why bother reviewing cameras with pin-head sized sensors. I thought DPR stopped this awhile ago. There are many good cameras that need a review. Please put the effort into that.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 21:57 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies
On article CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 (168 comments in total)

Hopefully DPR will eventually put up some studio shots with it. I have wondered how this sensor compares to the Sony 16 and 24mp sensors.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 19:41 UTC as 25th comment | 8 replies

Where's the review already! ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 15:13 UTC as 101st comment | 3 replies
On article 3,200 megapixel LSST camera gets construction approval (257 comments in total)

I had it

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 15:12 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (456 comments in total)
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Trk: What does it mean "16MP Four Thirds sensor starting to look a bit dated"? It will have always the same physical size, only technology can change but I do not believe that it will mean significantly better quality. More megapixels? I do not need them with micro 4/3.

I agree! No more megapixels for this format. It has plenty. Nikon made the mistake of stuffing too many in the latest N1 cameras with the much smaller sensor and the picture quality suffers for it.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 20:02 UTC
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webrunner5: Heh, I can see it now. Some Chinese site selling Black Dots for Nikon 750's for 99 cents on Ebay. What a crazy world we live in lol.

I can't spell today lol.

Here are some black dots to get 'em going. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 15:08 UTC
On article UPDATED: Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai (227 comments in total)

Good stuff. I usually find something to complain about, but not here. Even the zoom lens is good. I believe 24mp is the sweet spot for FF as there is plenty of resolution and great high ISO performance.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 03:17 UTC as 31st comment

When sensor area was taken into consideration, Apple came in dead last :)

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 15:09 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
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EXX: Did the camera used in photo #1 survive?

At least the memory card did!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 15:18 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1622 comments in total)

Most important to me is the loss of telephoto reach you incur going to full frame. My largest lens was a 300mm f/4 which has the same reach of a 450mm on FF.

The later APS-C sensors shows that the cropped format has adequate image quality for most work.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 00:35 UTC as 361st comment | 25 replies
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