schaki

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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 17th 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
On article 41-megapixel Nokia EOS smartphone looking likely (11 comments in total)
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schaki: Sounds great. That we finally get a 'PV 808' with WP8.
I've lost count of how mani times I for myself have cursed the headless decision of Nokia to stick with that old, outdated Symbian OS POS for a model like the 808 which had so held so much potential.

Maybe them should have given such a model decent hardware to run able WP8, then...

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 20:46 UTC
On article 41-megapixel Nokia EOS smartphone looking likely (11 comments in total)

Sounds great. That we finally get a 'PV 808' with WP8.
I've lost count of how mani times I for myself have cursed the headless decision of Nokia to stick with that old, outdated Symbian OS POS for a model like the 808 which had so held so much potential.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 14:18 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On article Samsung Galaxy Camera in-depth review (82 comments in total)

The usual Samsung detail-destruction NR. Hardly a surprise... How long can it possibly take until them learn from that mistake.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 12:12 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2013: Interview with Olympus' Toshi Terada (242 comments in total)

Problem is that there is probably not many users left which still actively uses their E-4x0, 5x0. May be different for 600-users and diehard E-1, E-3 and E-5 users.
Many have may have made the switch to other dslrs which offered better high iso and Dr and maybe even switched to Olympus m4/3 or some other mirrorless system. The future in general for Dslrs aint looking very bright with the mirrorless system beginning to catch up in AF-speed which many of them still lagged behind.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 13:12 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies
On article Pentax launches WG-3 and WG-3 GPS waterproof cameras (66 comments in total)

Luckily the camera is probably going to be available in black also.
Same zoom as in Olympus TG-2 and likely same but a 16mp Bsi-Cmos compared to 12mp Bsi Cmos in TG-1 and TG-2.
Already wonder what of these which are going to use least Nr to preserve finedetails. The waterproof Pentaxes have not been good since the W90 which used too much NR. But the same can be said about most of the waterprof Olys too with the TG-1 as an exception.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 23:51 UTC as 27th comment
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slick83: Since I am in the market for rugged compact camera that will survive mu busy urban/rural life. I took my time to check Nikon's site for some details.

According to Nikon site:

-= Waterproof =-
* on camera body itself 18m/59ft:
http://cdn-4.nikon-cdn.com/en_INC/o/ET360lcITrS5AL5UdjBwI83CY_Y/Views/26412_AW110_front.png

* in specs sheet:
JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent (under our testing conditions)
Up to a depth of 5 m (16.4 ft) and for 60 minutes

link -> http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Compact-Digital-Cameras/26412/COOLPIX-AW110.html

Hmmm, I wonder, is it really 18m/59ft ?

As long as Image quality is high piority, the Olympus TG2 should be the best option unless they've gone crazy with the NR. Also the Canon Powershot D20 from last year is good, but the lens is slow already at the wide end.
Nikon AW100 was crap because of too much NR and I doubt that the new AW110 is better. But we might be in for a nice surprise if we are lucky.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 14:48 UTC

Come on Fuji. Develop a waterproof XP1, provide it with a zoom with 2.8 or faster aperture at the wide end. The sensor should be the new 2/3"'X-Trans Cmos 12mp sensor. Also drop that lousy 9 cm macro which the current 28-140 mm zoom offer. It is not good for anything really when compared to other competing waterproof cameras which have better close-focus.

I hoped that more manufacturers would follow in the footsteps of Olympus and perhaps go for a zoom with a larger aperture then the norm, at the wide end, at least 2.8.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 01:34 UTC as 1st comment
On article Hands-on with Fujifilm's X100S (62 comments in total)

What about the Sticky Aperture Blade problem from the X100? Finally fixed or not? Posts about X100 being sent in for the SAB still shows up frequent in the forum.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 15:53 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
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Jefftan: Any difference I can find with TG-1 is 50 ft waterproof compare with 40ft
and that's it?
They call this TG-2?
Oh my!

Many users in Olympus talk complained about no aperture-mode and sometimes too short Dof. That is fixed with the TG-2. However it is just ND-filter I can't tell for sure. Seems not like much of an upgrade. Hopefully the Nr is even lower so that more details gets preserved. Maybe it might be worth to skip this model and await the TG-3.
I had hoped that Fujifilm and Panasonic perhaps would respond to the fast zoom-lens which the TG-2. But so far they've not done so. Maybe it is not too late just yet. Pansonic released two waterproof cameras last year with different zoom-lenses.
Pentax which chose the Olympus XZ-2 zoom for their MX-1 might use the same zoom in the TG-1 and TG-2 for their waterproof camera this year. Problem is just that image quality for waterproof Pentaxes has been like trash since the Optio W90 with too much NR. The Optio W60 was decent and the W80 not bad either, not quite as good image quality as for the W60 though according to the grouptest here in 2009 .

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 12:02 UTC

75mm... yawn. Time to get real, Sigma!
I still remember when I used, rather tried to use, a Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8D on a aps-c Dslr and didn't find 75mm to be very useful even though it worked, if I really wanted. Eventually I ended up buying Nikkor 35mm 1.4 Ai to have a decent "normal" 52mm for that dslr and since complete it with a Sigma 24mm 2.8 macro. Both two excellent lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 11:45 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Camera Roundup (124 comments in total)
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schaki: Nice test, but really, why is not Ricoh GR Digital IV included? fixed focal length or not, it belongs to this group of capable compact cameras.
Hoping to get a good explanation from Dpreview staff and not some 'it is too old' or similar answer, as it still is an actual camera model from Ricoh in the waiting of the GRDV which should be announced in the first half of 2013.

In 2008 another strange decision occurred when Dpreview chose to include the not so good Ricoh R10 instead of the definitely better suited Ricoh GX200 for the "Holidays '08 Compact Camera Group Test Group 4: Enthusiast digital compacts"
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/Q408enthusiastgroup/
The GX200 became available in time for that test. Announced on Jun 24, 2008 www.dpreview.com/news/2008/6/24/ricohgx200
R10 announced in September 2008 as is stated in the product-description. Couldn't find any real announcement about this camera on this site. www.dpreview.com/products/ricoh/compacts/ricoh_r10

So, I think we all know that there was enough time to take the better GX200 instead which was announced earlier during the summer. Yet Dpreview failed to do so...
The zoom is not long but not shorter than the LX3 which was inlcluded with 24-60mm (24-72mm for GX200) so lack of zoom reach can hardly have been the issue.
The real issue seems to be bias against small but good brands in general.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 13:36 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)

Another poll could be made for cameras with smaller sensors like 1/1.7" and 1/2.3", the small super-zoom compacts as well as for these bulky with long zoom like Powershot SX50 and Coolpix P510.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 12:54 UTC as 431st comment | 1 reply
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