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My second digital SZ was the SX10is. Had never heard of the SX1is until this news item. Just as well as I don't do video. The SX10 was, for a small sensor camera, very good as an "all in one" travel cam. My first was the S2is and since the 10 a SX40/ 50 and 60. Not huge upgrades except for that longer reach. Overall sizes kept getting bigger of course. I do wonder if the limit has been reached with these tiny sensor SZs and Canon will now concentrate on the 1" type all-in-ones.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 21:59 UTC as 5th comment

There is still a perception that Picasa is dead and it is simply not so. I have it on 3 computers and used it for over 10 years. Unless the operator screws it up it works as it always has. It will not be upgraded by Google which is a good thing. Google + is the new cloud based system and if a happy cell phone snapper who loves passing around their masterworks and allowing Google full control of your assets it may be a good fit. Not for me.
I also run FastStone in parallel which is a very good viewer. All edits are carried over from Picasa. Camera downloads initially go to Windows Photos which auto transfers to Picasa. When edits are done they are saved in FastStone and WF.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 16:26 UTC as 2nd comment

As TV's get ever bigger (wall size, anyone? ) 8K may become somewhat useful. Content is decreasing in quality as screen size goes up. Our 55" Sony is so yesterday but it does have an excellent picture so it could outlive me.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 16:06 UTC as 74th comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Black is good. Less glare. If printing a page a white background would be preferred but copying would be quite rare. It would be nice to have a choice.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 00:52 UTC as 213th comment

Well, some do like to bitch even if they never owned the camera or even touched it. It's a P&S, small sensor, ultra zoommer !!! It's an all in one package that offers a lot of versatility with very good ergonomics. For sure the images are little to no better than earlier models but it offers more. I must say that price is a touch too high but overall it gets an 8 out of 10 stars.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 01:25 UTC as 8th comment | 6 replies
On article Picasa web is now redirecting to Google+ (44 comments in total)
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tkbslc: I just wanted photo albums not a social network.

I have used Picasa for years and it is my understanding that this change applies to "WEB" albums only. I don't use their Web albums, only the desktop Picasa for sorting into files and folders, by year. Also the editing functions. The Basic Picasa is unchanged, at least for now.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 22:03 UTC

Where Hasselblad dropped the ball was in not producing a mini-Hass. They had it right all along but didn't follow through. The box body only required shrinking with an APS-C sesor, a fixed 10 to 15X zoom, a fixed back with LCD, a good angled EVF and a expandable built in flash.

I designed such a camera and it seems that they could do so too. Not much immagination out there anymore. Their Sony dressup is a disaster.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 01:13 UTC as 419th comment
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview (97 comments in total)

All the best in the new year Simon and crew. 2012 should be awsome!

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 21:51 UTC as 12th comment
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