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Casio QV 300
Canon A5
Casio EXlim7
Nikon Coolpix 5000
Nikon Coolpix 8800
Panasonic Lumix FZ18
Canon G9
Canon A570 IS
Canon A720 IS
Olympus E510 - w/kit lenses, 70-300, Panny Leica 14-50 f 2.8
Panasonic Lumix LX3
Fuji S100fs
Fuji S2 Pro
Fuji S5 Pro
Nikon 50 1.8, Tamron 90 2.8 Macro
Olympus E330
Olympus E520 w/kit 40-150 (new), Zuiko 18-180, Zuiko 50 f2
Canon G11
Pentax K-x w/kit 18-55, 55-300, FA 50 1.4, multiple old K and screw mount manual lenses
Canon G7
Sony R1
Canon EOS 10D
Olympus E-PL1
Panasonic G1
mZuiko 14-42, 17 2.8
Panny 20 1.7, 45-200
Sony TX5
Sigma DP1s
Fuji S200EXR
Panasonic LX5
Olympus E620, kit lenses, 50 f2, 14-54 Mk I, FL36R
Olympus E420
Sony HX100V
Olympus XZ-1
Panasonic G2
Panasonic 14-45


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On article Review: Nokia 808 PureView (347 comments in total)

I'm all for technology and I think that this little camera phone is a good achievement but I really can't say I am impressed by the images it produces.
The higher ISO images are not bad...they are terrible.
Low ISO shots are definitely acceptable...especially considering the amount of detail you can get with that many MP but the colors don't look very accurate and WB looks to be an issue in anything but bright sunlight.
I am just amazed that some are comparing detail against something like the D800. We need to get some perspective on exactly what this camera/phone can produce.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 16:34 UTC as 86th comment | 2 replies
On photo DSC00223 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jan Toude: Grass is smeared. It's Sony...

Shoot RAW then :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 15:14 UTC
On a photo in the Sony RX100 preview samples sample gallery (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jan Toude: Grass is smeared. It's Sony...

Shoot RAW then :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 15:14 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images (640 comments in total)
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zeev a: when i wrote this words last time " I was looking forward to see an f2.0 lens and 6x zoom in this class of camera .if canon can make it on s100 why not here ?" on the canon GX1, I get an anser that is not possible and now came sony and make smaller camera with an F1.8 lens .so it can be done . well done sony .

Canon should have been able to do better, size wise, but this Sony sensor is still considerably smaller than the one in the Canon G1X.
However, I expect that the Sony will do very well in comparison.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 14:01 UTC
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Kodachrome200: I wanna love these mirrorless camera's but they always seem to miss the mark by a bit. With an aps-c sensor physics is going to require that the lenses are essentially dslr sized. this makes the camera only marginally more portable.

The micro 4/3rds seems to be the right balance. but there are still some wierd issues. Like the fact that you can't get a thin profile standard prime for it. witch oddly enough you can for the large 4/3rds cameras. And dont say use an adapter, the is too big. Also the only 4/3rds camera that is reasonably small and acceptably powerfull is the olympus e-pl3. witch comes with a kit zoom that is not pocket sized. and you CANT buy it without it. (witch makes me ask what about upgraders?). I like that panasonic pancake zoom lens. combined with a small standard prime that was also pocket sized you could have a lot of photo power in your pocket.

This new sony is massive in the world of camera thats only justification is they are more portable though.

@thx1138... a heck of a lot more DOF control then the m 4/3 kit lenses with the same specs.
I held off on the 5n for a long time and I am still using m 4/3 along side it but the 5n sensor really is incredible and working with legacy lenses is a dream.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2012 at 15:22 UTC

You gotta love the marketing BS they come up with... "Durability Unites with DSLR-Image Quality".
If my DSLR was only as good as this 1/2.3" sensor I would be suing its manufacturer.
Why do we put up with the BS marketing?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 19:43 UTC as 35th comment | 6 replies
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gulffish: I don't see this as a win for Fuji. The new sensor's overall IQ is inferior to the original sensor. I'd keep the old!

How would you know that? Have you tested a camera with the new sensor? I only see one image to make that judgement on.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 15:29 UTC
On article Photoshop CS6 Blur Gallery Tutorial (162 comments in total)

It's just awful. Is there another 'final' version of that dog photo? It doesn't look like bokeh at all. It looks like smudges. Lens bokeh doesn't smudge the background. Sorry, I just don't get it. It certainly doesn't look any better than Fuji's Pro Focus mode or Sony's version on their point & usually just doesn't look realistic. Just like this.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 14:50 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Photoshop CS6 Blur Gallery Tutorial (162 comments in total)
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nofumble: I want this iPad apps ASAP to make DSLR people envy.

Actually its the iPhone 4S that has the great video. It's not a 5D Mk III but if you look at the comparisons on YouTube and Vimeo you will see that the quality of the output is very similar...just don't expect to pull focus or get decent image stabilization.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 14:31 UTC
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples (456 comments in total)
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James70094: I love all the people posting that this is the same sensor as the GX1 or even the GH2. The GH2 sensor is a bit oversized and the E-M5 sensor is not. That's a known fact at this point. The E-M5 sensor also has a different amount of sensor sites and pixel count that both those sensors. That means it physically can not be the same sensor as the GX1 or the GH2. Some other sites already have confirmation that it is not.

As the for the performance. It's a major leap forward for Olympus. I only care abot comparing it to my current cameras. I don't care how it stacks up to another system because I won't be changing anytime soon. And the RAW results put this camera on par with the NEX5n. To get a real feel for it, several of us got together, printed out the test images. We marked the back of the images with a sticker containing which camera and setting was used. Then we took turns picking out the best and laying the images in order on the table. That produced some startling rtesults.

We can't be certain yet that they are different.
Mazda gets more horsepower out of their little engines than Ford does out of the very same engine. Maybe Olympus is modifying the Panny sensor...or maybe it is completely new. I don't think there is anything out there yet that indicates one way or the other with complete certainty.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2012 at 20:42 UTC
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples (456 comments in total)
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ZecaMuzzio: I have also downloaded the files from Canon EOS Mark VI to compare.
Guess what? Olympus OM-D beat it! all the way from ISO 3200 up to ISO 25600!

Can't wait for that EOS... what was that # again? It's going to beat everything.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2012 at 04:22 UTC
On article Just Posted: Lytro Light Field Camera review and video (309 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Odd that the review doesn't mention banding in large areas of shadow, nor is there mention of artifacts in photos with large area of skin tone. (I've seen both problems in a real world demonstration of this camera.)

Have these problems disappeared? Will DPReview be doing a fuller review?

It did mention banding at the end. Noticeable at high ISO.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 15:08 UTC
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mjoshi: Am I the only one or others are also feeling same, between HX200V and HX100v only difference I see is increase of MP from 16 to 18, apart from that everything else is exactly same. Atleast they should have gone 24mm wide from 27mm.

Hopefully another difference is the LCD screen... a lot of the HX100v screens were oversaturated with red tones...almost unusable. Hopefully they have figured that out in this new one.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 19:38 UTC
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MonkRX: The last 5 years of Casio Cameras have already been doing this.

How to do it:
Step 1:Set to lower than max resolution.
Step 2: Zoom.

It will show you three different types of zoom on the graduated zoom marker, in this order:

1. Optical Zoom. All images here are "over sampled", then resized to the chosen output resolution.
2. Digital Crop. All images here are crops of the full size image. Less "over sampling" as the zoom level increases.
3. Digital Zoom - Classic "enlarge to output resolution" mode.

GJ Nokia for making it sound like a brand new concept.

To be honest, I think Nokia should be offering even lower resolutions. If their "over sampling" isn't some basic software algorithim, and actually has some excellent hardware/software pixel binning and noise reduction... Nokia could be creating the perfect Facebook camera. Low resolution with excellent low light sensitivity. (40MP down to less than 1MP). Imagine all the drunk clubbing showing up on FB, super sharp.

Shhhh...don't tell everyone here. They think this all brand new technology.
No one has ever done pixel binning before and no one has ever cropped the sensor to achieve a different zoom level.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 17:57 UTC
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Onlyrgu: There is a camera inside a hole of the Image: Street view in Rio
You can find it at the corner of the news paper 'TAGARELA' on the painting.

I was looking at the details of the image and its pretty good and i guess they kept the camera for reason

Im using Nokia N82 for 3 years.
Because i love the camera

The first Nokia phone with xenon flash, the N82 has a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss Tessar optics. With f 2.8 Aperture.

I loved nokia only beacause of this phone.

The N8 and N808 are some karizma for Nokia phones.

I can find some distortion at the corners like my N82 and Sony CS T99.
I think the image quality of N808 is comparable with a normal point and shoot really need to start using a real camera before making such a ridiculous statement. According to you all the camera manufacturers should just go home and hide their tails because Nokia has managed to outdo everything ever achieved in photography.
The new camera phones are 'great' but they are not as good as any of the better compacts out there. There is a lot of 'crap' out there too but most manufacturers have premium compacts that seriously outperform this Nokia.
The iPhone 4s takes great 1080 video and decent stills but it's still no where near the output of something like a Panasonic LX3/5, Olympus XZ1, Fuji X10 (orbs and all)... the output of this Nokia looks really good...but still not as good as a REAL camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 17:49 UTC
On article First impressions shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (264 comments in total)
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waxwaine: Stupid nostalgic design for snobs. Why not make a Ford T hybrid. Live now and proyect to the future.

Keep grasping :-)
...and you get weather sealing, smaller size, an actual viewfinder, more features, an IS system that outperforms anything that Pentax has come up with so far... the list goes on.
"extra-aditional-disgusting 35mm lens adapter" sound like a 12 year old. Oh, I know, you mean the fact that m 4/3 users need an adapter rather than having it incorporated into the body of the their cameras making the camera twice as thick as it needs to be...great bit of form/function in that decision by Pentax.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 14:58 UTC

Sounds like Sean Elliot still thinks his digital watch is a pretty neat device.
Fact is anyone that has ever developed their own film and spent a little time getting the best out of their film shots has done exactly what he seems to be so against.
I guess ignorance is bliss...

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 21:49 UTC as 142nd comment
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Gordon Urquhart: Should these people be sued as well?

C'mon! it's in plain view! Plus, the images do not even look the same! Concept - yes. Accurate reproduction - Absolutely not.

Bad example, you are right... but there are millions of other examples that could have been used with the same point.
The fact remains that he took a photo of a red bus in London from a different position than the original and then he highlighted the colors in the bus. And to say that this judgement was based on him copying that exact image doesn't hold water because his image is significantly different By that argument he should now be able to purchase a much more similar image by a completely different photographer as long as that photographer didn't intend to copy the image in question when he/she originally shot it and I'm sure there are a lot of them out there. Many of which were shot before the image in question.
The color highlight function is part of the scene modes of millions of p&s cameras available today and there are a number of computer and smartphone apps that could reproduce this image in mere seconds.
Too much credit is being give to this piece of 'art'.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 18:56 UTC
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Gordon Urquhart: Should these people be sued as well?

C'mon! it's in plain view! Plus, the images do not even look the same! Concept - yes. Accurate reproduction - Absolutely not.

So with that logic then if I paint a bad reproduction of the Mona Lisa with a frown on her face and from a different angle and use it in advertising I should be stopped...and sued of course. Oh wait a minute, that HAS happened about a million times already.
Even if he was attempting to 'copy' the original he obviously did a terrible job because they are nowhere near alike. It's also a PHOTOGRAPH of a PUBLIC bus in a PUBLIC place... who the hell believes that they have some right over that property over anyone else that has a camera?!

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 16:37 UTC
On photo DSC_1389 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Overall sounds like a half decent camera but this 800 ISO shot doesn't look too great. Not sure how this would be better than m 4/3 at 800 ISO.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 20:36 UTC as 1st comment
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