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This review shows exactly why - for me - the MFT system makes the most sense as a mirrorless camera system. The penalty of (slightly) reduced image quality is compensated big time by a tremendous increase in portability over APS-C and FF.
(I fully understand that other antropomorphic entities have a different set of priorities)

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 17:49 UTC as 126th comment | 3 replies
On article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (119 comments in total)
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Hampi: they bring "something" more weak in 2017 small sensor only 16MP
while my samsung NX500 does in 2015 with APS-C 28mpx

Wake up boys...

Is it really so difficult to imagine that some people simply don't want anything larger than MFT because of the smaller form factor of the entire package (i.e. those for which maximizing portability and minimizing weight are key factors)?

Do a hiking trip of a month in the mountains with an APS-C or FF tele-zoom lens and you'll probably get the point ....

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 18:02 UTC
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CE3: That 720p video clip still looks pretty darn good.

Yes, it does. Unfortunately the sound is horrible
O wait.... that is the instrument itself

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 09:20 UTC

My favorites of this bunch: 1 , 7 and 12. Nr 1 because it makes me wonder. Nr 7 and 12 because they capture a certain atmosphere/feeling. The Fox shot (Nr 4) also has something interesting because of the blending of fore and background, although it might have been even more interesting without the fox and the sky....

I find the other shots rather uninteresting because they are too obvious and too composed (to me).

Just another subjective personal opinion.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 10:30 UTC as 6th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (383 comments in total)
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goveil1: I have to admit I don't get the Panasonic or Canon approaches. If you are going to spend between $600-900 it says you are serious about getting past the iPhone and are willing to invest in taking pictures with more than the average point and shoot. But without a viewfinder, you are stuck at arms length and stuck when the sun is out. I love Canons for the better menu and the familiarity but I love the Sony Rx100 I have for the darn viewfinder. How can be serious (and expensive) without a viewfinder?

@Donco
Well the problem I have with the RX100i is the shi..., I mean the not so splendid autofocus. While I was almost standing on a chamois, it still managed to lock focus on the background......

But I fully agree that I don't often miss an EVF

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
On article Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7 (198 comments in total)

It would be more surprising if it wouldn't use a Sony sensor

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 21:17 UTC as 11th comment

Cool. The price is a bit steep but the looks are great and you don't share the same design of the Leica the average Pauper buys

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 21:11 UTC as 145th comment
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photomedium: I don't know if this m43 version was such a great idea. The m43 ecosystem is already populated with enough lenses here and unless the quality exceeds the leicas or olympus offerings it's going to be a tough sale. IMO it would be much better for sigma to focus on Sony and Canon.

Yup a great lens at a great price

However, the main benefit of the MFT system is the form factor and a lens that is designed to serve APS-C as well can never meet the optimal form factor. in short words, it is too heavy and too big given its focal length

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 19:11 UTC
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n3eg: This just makes me more convinced that micro four thirds was the correct way to go.

MFT dead?

IMHO MFT and 1" are the only sensor sizes that make truly sense, considering the entire camera package.
The two major benefits of a mirrorless over DSLR's were WYSIWYG and a much more portable form factor. Mounting a 200mm or 400mm lens to an APS-C, FF camera or larger entirely defeats the purpose of portability, because you are still stuck with a few kg's to drag around. ( If you limit photography to short focal prime, it is a different story, ) Of course one sacrifices dynamic range (DR) with a smaller sensors size, but the improvements in sensor quality are still large and DR improves rapidly. Also for the smaller sensor sizes

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 21:23 UTC
On article This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens (136 comments in total)

Fantastic project and imho a beautiful camera design

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 11:17 UTC as 5th comment

Sigma Quattro: Great cameras, great lenses, great images let buy one...

Oh wait: there is the notorious Sigma Photo Pro Software barrier, specially designed by Sigma Engineers to prevent people from actually enjoying/using their beautiful equipment

(Maybe one day, they'll get it)

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 05:48 UTC as 76th comment | 6 replies
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (473 comments in total)
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Kalhor: Image Quality = garbage, my old X-E1 makes better images in all ISO range.

Seems the garbage in your neighbourhood is quite neat

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 21:55 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (473 comments in total)
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unbelievable: I kindly have to disagree on calling the RX10 III an ideal hiking camera. It definitely ticks quite some proper boxes: reach, image quality, weather resistance. But at 1kg+ it is simply too heavy (at least for me, considering that my total long trail pack weight is 7.6kg including backpack, tent, sleeping gear, clothes, raingear, snow clothes, cooking stuff, electronics, navigation stuff, medkit, etc).
Having had several lightweight superzoomes (FZ20, FZ7) but let down by image quality I moved on to enthusiasts camera (rx100, xz1, lx3). These are capable of making acceptable pics, but unfortunately do sacrifice reach to the extent that you can capture a bird in just 2 pixels.
In my opinion the optimal hiking camera is currently the tz100. It has respectable reach, decent image quality and most and for all, it is truly portable (small and lightweight). It neither excels nor fails in any field

@dpreviewmember
That combination still ticks 700g, and more importantly, it misses the 24mm wide angle

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 21:52 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (473 comments in total)
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unbelievable: I kindly have to disagree on calling the RX10 III an ideal hiking camera. It definitely ticks quite some proper boxes: reach, image quality, weather resistance. But at 1kg+ it is simply too heavy (at least for me, considering that my total long trail pack weight is 7.6kg including backpack, tent, sleeping gear, clothes, raingear, snow clothes, cooking stuff, electronics, navigation stuff, medkit, etc).
Having had several lightweight superzoomes (FZ20, FZ7) but let down by image quality I moved on to enthusiasts camera (rx100, xz1, lx3). These are capable of making acceptable pics, but unfortunately do sacrifice reach to the extent that you can capture a bird in just 2 pixels.
In my opinion the optimal hiking camera is currently the tz100. It has respectable reach, decent image quality and most and for all, it is truly portable (small and lightweight). It neither excels nor fails in any field

Sure, anyone should make his/her own list of preferences. The RX10 III surely does make pretty pictures (and a lot more vibrant than the TZ100 imho).

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 22:21 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (473 comments in total)

I kindly have to disagree on calling the RX10 III an ideal hiking camera. It definitely ticks quite some proper boxes: reach, image quality, weather resistance. But at 1kg+ it is simply too heavy (at least for me, considering that my total long trail pack weight is 7.6kg including backpack, tent, sleeping gear, clothes, raingear, snow clothes, cooking stuff, electronics, navigation stuff, medkit, etc).
Having had several lightweight superzoomes (FZ20, FZ7) but let down by image quality I moved on to enthusiasts camera (rx100, xz1, lx3). These are capable of making acceptable pics, but unfortunately do sacrifice reach to the extent that you can capture a bird in just 2 pixels.
In my opinion the optimal hiking camera is currently the tz100. It has respectable reach, decent image quality and most and for all, it is truly portable (small and lightweight). It neither excels nor fails in any field

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:51 UTC as 65th comment | 9 replies
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (473 comments in total)

So, the question is:
did that guy on the bike* hit you or was he able to stop in time?

*) Dan

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:07 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (501 comments in total)
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Haim Hadar: This week will be remembered as the "D-word" tantrum week... IMO it's great that DPreview staff is sharing the enthusiasm over an impressive piece of equipment.

Wish sony could have pulled out a little extra magic and shave off a few hundred grams of this camera as 1.1kg seems too heavy for long hikes - It weighs the same as my tent.

What, are you kidding us?! You still carry a tent around that exceeds 1000g?? Time for something like a Tarptent or a Zpacks shelter I would say ;-p

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 10:00 UTC

Makes me really sad.

Loved his way of reviewing equipment and his passion for nature. Giving a very personal touch to the review, while not compromising on quality. We photo enthusiasts are definitely going to miss him

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 15:22 UTC as 47th comment
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (349 comments in total)
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Florida Kayaker: I don't really get it.
"Overall, the ZS100's photo quality is very good, though not the best in the 1"-type sensor class"
Well yes, detail looks terrible as does color comparatively.
"Despite a few quibbles, the ZS100's image quality is light-years ahead of any other compact travel zoom on the market"
because there is nothing else that qualifies as a travel zoom that employs a 1" sensor?

This review although bestowing "gold" has made me re-think purchasing this camera. I have had it in my basket on Amazon for weeks now but now i'm thinking better to give up the 100-250 range for significantly better image quality found in other 1" compacts. Anyone else feel this way? Maybe my take is all wrong.

Order your priorities. If portability, good photo quality and a useful zoom range are topping your list, this is the only option.
Bridge camera's (FZ1000 and Sony XXX) provide better image quality but are bulky and heavy and hence not portable (imho)
Later RX100s provide better image quality but have very limited zoom range
Nikon 1-serie might be an alternative, but is definitely heavier with the zoom-lens and hence less portable

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:36 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (349 comments in total)

Seems they finally released the camera I've eagerly been waiting for: one that strikes the proper balance between portability (small package & lightweight <=350g), useful zoom range (from sufficiently wide 24/25mm to sufficient tele 200+) and image quality

I used (lightweight) super zooms in the past (FZ20/FZ7): Portable, very enjoyable zoom range but mediocre image quality. Switched to enthusiast camera's for better photo quality (LX3 / XZ1 / RX100): Portable, acceptable photo quality but zoom range very limited. Tried a A37 with kit-lens (not impressed) and some primes (50nmm (very impressive), 30mm macro (too nervous)) : very good photo quality with primes, zoom-range flexible because of interchangeable lenses but all at the cost of portability
Considered the modern bridge camera's, but they are too bulky and too heavy for me, which defeats the purpose of a single package

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:28 UTC as 104th comment
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