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On article Ricoh announces HZ15 Europe-only compact superzoom (58 comments in total)
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BG_CX3_DPREVIEW: Thanks God i never sold my Ricoh CX6,

this is a rebadged Pentax, probably a sketch that fell off the designers desk and a buss guy noticed it, hey, we did not bring anything new under Ricoh lately, lets use this, it sits between the Pentax Optio 10 and 18,

it has the Pentax button layout, and oh, Ricoh,

I hope you understand in Europ we no longer use stones to carve in, a 230 K dot LCD?? please, my CX6 uses a 1.2 mio.

You can buy an almost new CX6 at roughly 100 euro, so, this HZ-whatever, will it sell at , say 30 euro or more?

What a waste, i'm a Ricoh fan and really feel obused now, i still cannot sit.....

I think that you are quite right here about it is just a camera produced by Sanyo which in fact would have been a Pentax Optio. That was also my impression when i wrote about it in the Ricoh-section in the forum. As you, I also noticed the button-layout.
I'll surely pass on this one and hang on to the good old Ricoh Caplio R3 which only have 28-200mm zoom but pretty fast focus and Low NR which preserves details nicely.
This Ricoh-wannabe HZ15 is a joke probably just so that Ricoh at least would have another camera on the shelves. One which Pentax could have kept in own their mostly disgraceful Optio-series..
But no no no. Them decided to try to pull Ricoh down into that slippery mud as well. I'm very disappointed over this announcement.
Btw. I finally found some CX6 full size sample images at the Japanese Dcwatch which showed what NR Off is up to and I was positively surprised about the result. I believe you are doing a wise choice to keep that camera - for sure better than the HZ15.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 12:02 UTC
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Scales USA: One of the sad things is the loss of high tech. Kodak had a wonderful research team that invented some very innovative things.

The problem was that management could not see their potential and the need to pull out all the stops to develop them, not believing that film sales would drop like a rock. Almost any photographer could have told them what was going to happen.

Another sad loss was Bell Labs, the patents, research, and inventions are now done in China.

The people in Kodak management which have some responsibility for all the failures of in fact good products or development needs to go if them still sits on their chairs.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:37 UTC
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yabokkie: I chose Fujichrome 50 over Kodachrome 25 because they were just as good and better at higher shutter speed.

Kodak technology? they might have had some good sensor technologies but they contributed to one of the worst design in camera history -- the Oly 4/3" mount which is a disgrace to both companies, shame.

If anyone is a disgrace there it is Oly which probably designed the mount and lenses that that FF sensors could not be used.
Kodak made a FF ccd for the Leica M9. Olympus could have got a FF ccd as well had them just asked.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:34 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100S Review (492 comments in total)

Not a word on the conclusion page about the detail-smudging and that have probably been the major complain among the owners of the X100 which bought the X100S as well or looked close at sample images.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 17:12 UTC as 95th comment | 3 replies
On article Nokia's 41MP Lumia 1020 looks impressive (216 comments in total)

Dammit Nokia...
Details gets ruined by bad NR.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 18:03 UTC as 39th comment | 9 replies
On article Pentax Q7 added to our studio comparison database (115 comments in total)

The lens is not a very good copy. The left side is sharper than the right, looking at the two chess-lika squares to the left and right side of the top and also the silver-watch in the right lower corner is not very sharp either.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews_data/pentax_q7/boxshot/imgp7101.jpg

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 12:07 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
On article Pentax unveils blue and white K-01 in Japan (260 comments in total)

Dammit Pentax... GTFO with this joke and that comes from one which like some of the Ricoh compacts though not some of the more questionable products like Pentax Q etc.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2013 at 11:21 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus TG-2 iHS (106 comments in total)

The Powershot D20 may have a slow lens but at least preserves fine-details better due to low NR. How hard could it be for Olympus to include NR options or Raw? Guess not so hard..

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 22:22 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Just posted: Our Fujifilm X-M1 hands-on preview (117 comments in total)

I find it somewhat laughable that Fujifilm have copied the "M" from Leica rangefinders at the same time as using the M for their most simple model which in fact should be for the X-Pro1.
So what is the next joke from Fujifilm? Probably that the jpegs with badly smudged foliage still remain unchanged from previous models in the X-series? At least i might guess so unless they've some other bad card to play on..
I could have considered the X20 if it not had been for that very irritating flaw.
At least they've got the tilt-lcd right with the X-M1. Hope to see options with low NR included as well and I might test one.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 11:45 UTC as 25th comment | 8 replies
On article Canon PowerShot D20 (83 comments in total)

A review first now - One year late. I've already had a D20 but returned it.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 15:52 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1852 comments in total)

Competitors like C1 are about to grow as Adobe feed them like this. The attitude of Adobe might need to grow a pair, away from this recently upcoming childishness not to lose users.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 16:02 UTC as 187th comment

No support for Samsung NX eh?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 18:59 UTC as 9th comment
On article Pentax offers K-30 in a variety of colors and finishes (118 comments in total)

Almost as laughable and pathetic as Leica with all their nonsense white and whatever colours of their M-models.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 14:09 UTC as 33rd comment

Still same slow zoom. The Powershot D20 have a similar slow zoom though with better macro and no crazy NR. Time to wake up, Fujifilm, and follow in the footsteps of TG1 and Pentax WG-3 though with way lower NR!

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 16:54 UTC as 26th comment

Hopefully Canon improved the somewhat slow AF and also kept the Low NR from the SX260.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 10:16 UTC as 31st comment

No lenses compatible with Fujifilm X or Samsung NX_mount eh? That's too bad as these two currently leads the pack.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 15:44 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Actual Pixels - the pixel peeping app for iOS (33 comments in total)

Rather, Actual Nightmare, app, as it reveals just how bad NR in the Iphone 5 is ;)
Iphone 4 and and 4S seem to be better, not to mention the Nokia N8 and PV 808.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 16:41 UTC as 16th comment
On article Olympus USA announces XZ-10 enthusiast compact (45 comments in total)
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AllOtherNamesTaken: 1/2.3" for $400? Pass. Again.

Yes. A similar waste like the Nikon Coolpix P300 and P310 which also had fast lens at the wide end but only 1/2.3" Cmos or Bsi-cmos.
At least the P310 wa a good improvement over the P300 with a new sensor, better jpeg engine and Nr Low as option which the P300 not had. But still, no raw. At least the XZ-10 offer raw.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 15:47 UTC
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