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On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix GM1 review samples gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

impressive image from such a tiny camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 21:15 UTC as 1st comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review (351 comments in total)

The fact that it is smaller size than Pentax Q, yet houses much larger sensor is pretty awesome!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 20:49 UTC as 14th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review (351 comments in total)
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Artistico: I'm impressed with Panasonic finally putting the "Micro" in Micro four thirds with their latest iteration. When I ditched my Canon 5D in favour of a Panasonic G1 some years ago, one of the most appealing qualities of the new system was being able to travel lighter.

I tried a Sony RX100 last year, but couldn't see what all the fuss was about. The quality from the 1" sensor was disappointing. I did like the size, though, and sold it a bit reluctantly as I did want to have a bring-everywhere camera that I could live with.

I've been tidying my kit over the last week, selling off lenses I hardly use, and I was considering getting the Oly 12-40mm f/2.8 as my do-all lens for my E-M5, but when I considered my options, I went for the GM-1 instead. I think it's right for me. It reminds me of the days when I went everywhere with just a Fuji F30. My holidays and walks were so much more enjoyable when I brought a camera but couldn't feel its weight.

"Disappointing" may be a bit harsh on RX100. I have one and also m43 and the difference in IQ is hardly that significant. I do like the GM1 on paper but same way I like RX100, it is small, takes decent pictures.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 20:45 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review (351 comments in total)
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Johno23: This Camera seems pretty decent, it would definately suit anyone who would be interested in buying it. The video quality is great!
But there's another camera which has not been compared with it yet and that's the new Panasonic Lumix GH4 model with 4K high quality video and New auto focus technology! :)
Check out my review!
http://1stdigitalcamerasreviews.blogspot.com.au

That is a totally different purpose of camera for totally different people. I don't even see what can be compared on the GH4 and GM1 - the name? The black paint?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 20:40 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review (351 comments in total)
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Artistico: I was a bit pensive about the battery life when first I got the GM1. Over the last week is the first time I have stretched the battery a bit. I have taken 550 pictures and the battery indicator now shows one bar, so still not empty, but getting there. I have not been using flash for any of my pictures, which would reduce battery life significantly, but I have taken lots of pictures with 1 second shutter times, which presumably eats a bit more battery than the shorter shutters.

In short: I think it passes the battery life test with flying colours as far as I am concerned. The camera also seems to use hardly any juice when it falls asleep when the on/off button remains on, and it wakes up very quickly. This was one of the gripes I had with the Olympus EM-5 which seemed to use up battery really fast while sleeping as well as being sluggish to wake up from sleep mode, frequently giving me a lot less battery endurance than what I am now getting from the GM-1.

But 550 shots would not require any special habits, we are talking close to dslr battery life here (at least most basic dslrs that do 600 pics). 500 pics a day is a lot, even for the biggest tourist out there.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 20:32 UTC

Hanging too much around luggage area in airport with those new wide straps?
But to be honest I have one of their hand strap. The locking mechanism is quite secure. However the wide straps look really like a hipster talk, look I have a tiny camera on a huge professional strap.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 23:22 UTC as 6th comment
On article Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut (102 comments in total)

It is a bit disconnected here because it is a random pick from the album. You should visit the original site on imgur because he kind of go by the day in life meme from morning to night and it makes a bit more sense as a complete album.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 23:12 UTC as 9th comment

Mixing people who invented cellphone or cdc with a guy who invented squirt gun shoes is rich.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 22:26 UTC as 7th comment
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Michael Ma: I get the sense that everything cool that this device does, you can get the newer Androids to do it when the apps become available.

All devices have gravitational sensors so tilting is already possible and used in applications. I am not sure where amazon is going with this but with fire 4 cams you are able to tilt your head while having the device stay still. I am not sure why is that better unless you want to look like a monkey nodding your head to the phone because you want it to scroll. And if you tilt the device then why was the gravitational sensors not the better option?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 06:40 UTC
On article Air Stylus turns your iPad into a graphics tablet (61 comments in total)

A very expensive way of having a half good, laggy, pressure sensitive tablet. While it looks great in theory , we all been there, it isn't that great to draw with a thick stylus on the display surface. Half of the time you don't see the line you draw.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 06:29 UTC as 10th comment
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TacticDesigns: Was this shot on film or digital?

Looking at the images, and reading about her medium format Mamiya, I cannot help thinking that the lady spent too much money on her gear. And it didn't help.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 06:13 UTC

Love it!!!!
The expression of both is just priceless.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 21:23 UTC as 20th comment
On article Nikon Coolpix AW120 real-world samples gallery (13 comments in total)
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peevee1: "it offers a 24-120mm equiv. lens, ... Among its peers it offers the widest lens"

Olympus TG-850 is 21mm at the wide end. With tilting screen, I think it is the most suitable for snorkeling, even more so than their flagship TG-3.

The TG-850 is more a lower end of the though cams, The nikon is more comparable to the tg-2/3

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 20:58 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix AW120 real-world samples gallery (13 comments in total)
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photoguy622: Those pictures are atrocious. I thought the Olympus was bad at detail retention, the Nikon is even worse.

It looks like smartphone quality because smartphone quality increased a lot in recent years, not because the image quality of PS cameras is decreasing. Take off the waterproofing and I don't see it any worse than other cheap PS camera. Not that I like it or going to buy one, but it is pretty much comparable to everything in that price range.
And to compare the quality with sony RX is just really off. The RX100M3 is $800, obviously it should give you better pics. If the RX is waterproof then we are talking about $1000 and that would be insane for a beach camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 20:57 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T1 Review (657 comments in total)
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Ben Stonewall: Is there an adaptor that'll allow the use of Sony lenses?

Yes there is a Sony adapter and it has its own switch to adjust aperture, although it is not very precise.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:58 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T1 Review (657 comments in total)
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bawbaw: comparing the raws of all the fuji marque bodies... there is nothing in here to justify going from the x-pro to this

Xpro is a blast with 35 and 18 but after that things are better for xt1, it is more universal camera for lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:39 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T1 Review (657 comments in total)
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Clyde Thomas: Compared this X-T1 to my Sony a7R in the store recently. I must say the Fuji and lens felt much better in hand all around. The slightly bigger-er size and extreme high quality feel made my little Sony feel cheeky.

Now I know where the old Minolta designers must have reincarnated after Sony killed them off. Big difference when a camera company designs compared to an electronics gaming company.

I've been with Sony since the beginning, and with Minolta for 20 years before that. This Fuji X-T1 felt like a real photographers tool compared to the Sony a7 techno-craft wizbanger.

Well and a guy with k-3 would feel the pentax is much better, a canon guy will claim his canon feels better and Nikon person will do exactly the same..... see pattern?

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:35 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T1 Review (657 comments in total)
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berbmit: An amateur's experience constrained by a price-point:

After my D5100 and all lens was stolen I had the chance for a clean start. The X-T1 became the replacement kit; body and three lens graciously payed for by insurance. It was a hard call to move away from the familiar Nikon range, but after a week I'm convinced that I have a whole lot more camera for the replacement price than I could have got with a Nikon!

In particular, I am amazed at the improved quality (subjectively speaking) compared to my old Nikon RAW (using Lightzone/DCRAW under Linux) ... the difference is immediate to my eye.

The handling is really nice; more compact without feeling too small, solid to hold, great build quality. The EVF in low light was a surprise ... as if I was using night vision goggles ... fantastic for composing a low light image.

I'm still getting used to the idea I bought non-Nikon, at this point I am having no buyer regrets and would not trade back to a Nikon price-parity equivalent.

Berbmit, I think you got a very sweet deal.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:32 UTC
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