Music Hands

Lives in United States Portland /USA, OR, United States
Joined on Jun 23, 2001

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RvEL: They should install the 1" sensor of the RX100 Mk VII ;-)

Not so with Huawei P30 and P40 Pro series - actual periscope zoom lens.
I agree that 1" sensor would be difficult, especially with optical zoom. But a larger sensor with HQ photosites would still be very welcome ... with a 5x optical zoom. Some day.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2020 at 16:15 UTC

OK, it's a little interesting to bring Bionz chip photo speed from A9 to this smartphone - but I would much rather see the other direction: computational photography (like Pixel 4, Huawei P30 Pro) coming to ILC cameras. The "iAuto" modes are rather weak compared to smartphones. Imagine a Sony RX 10 v or A7R v that could take several images, combine them to remove noise and person movement? Or do a panorama that is 180-270 degrees wide auto-stitching as it went (not low-rez, but say 24,000 pix x 3000 pix)? That would be a very nice addition. Yeah I know that smartphones sell many more units ... but with this cross-fertilization, I'm sure ILC and DSLR cameras would sell more than they do now.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2020 at 16:12 UTC as 50th comment | 7 replies
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entoman: Here is the updated rumored specification list of the upcoming Olympus OM-D E-M1 X mirrorless camera:
Source: https://cameratimes.org/updated-olympus-om-d-e-m1-x-specifications/

Olympus OM-D E-M1 X
Price around $3,000
2x speed than E-M1 Mark II
20MP MFT image sensor
18 fps
AI AutoFocus
Larger EVF
Improved stabilization with up to 7.5 EV stabilization
Can take around 80MP high resolution image with hand held
Size similar to Nikon D850 with Battery Grip
USB chargeable
Data transferable by air to a server
Radio control of remote flash with a new flash coming and receiver for old flashes
GPS
Bluetooth
Same battery as E-M1 Mark II
Will be a sports camera, to compete with Canon EOS-1D X Mark II & Nikon D5.
Announced around in January 2019, Shipping in February.

Agree with Kristof93,
While new flagship is nice, the mainstream wants this technology and better sensor (especially low light), same compact body as em5, and under 1200 streel price. Otherwise Oly MFT segment is evolving too slowly. Also improve distribution channel so more sellers present it, more buyers can choose it.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2019 at 14:14 UTC
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PhotonCanvas: Spot on! You showed that the emperor has no clothes... mirrorless size is no advantage with telephotos.

Nonsense.
The 70-300 Oly I use is a fraction of an equivalent C/N 104-450. On safari or at the OR Coast I get great images with compact light gear.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 12:34 UTC

So you updated the buying guides, but the ZS100 is still favorite, not the ZS200? Why?

Link | Posted on May 20, 2018 at 07:39 UTC as 3rd comment
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Music Hands: I wish it had a better lens, and the in-camera jpgs were more accurate (and a bit livelier) colors. I bought this ZS200 based on the reviews of ZS100 and articles, hoping it would be close to my Oly EM5 ii in IQ. Tried it for a few days, and sadly had to return it. The size is right, zoom quick, AF good ... but the colors are consistently flat (compared to my Oly and others), and the image quality of most shots is only a little better than a typical point-n-shoot. Nowhere near the typical MFT sensor. The body is similar to the Oly Stylus 1S, but the 1S lens is superior!.

The ZS200 is not that much smaller than the EM5 ii body. My wife suggested I get a smaller lens, so for 1/4 the price of the ZS200 I got the Pana 12-30 collapsable - much better IQ, articulated LCD, and controls that are familiar, some would say easier to use.. Nearly as pocketable (in a coat), and just as unobtrusive.

If Pana improves glass, ZS300 will be the travel cam of choice .... but not yet. <sigh>

breschdlingsgsaelz (what a moniker!)
Though your snide remark wasn't a polite ask, I'll treat it as if it was.
Primary reason for the ZS200 was a compact camera that doesn't look imposing, e.g. in rural villages in developing countries, for my humanitarian work. I hoped nearly up to the em5 ii. Actually using it for a few days, it was handy as a P&S, but IQ wasn't as good as the Stylus 1s, now several years old. So it's a tradeoff ... image quality vs. compact size. The em5 ii with the tiny 12-35 gives excellent images, covers about 70% of the situations I face overall (and 95% when doing the humanitarian work). And on this body looks much less intimidating. It's half the length of the Oly super-wide 9-18. So on this trip (in JFK headed to JRO as I write this), I'm carrying only the 12-35 and 9-18, leaving the large gorgeous-quality pro lens at home; and I think will achieve my goals. Time will tell ...
And now you know. Take care, all.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 12:38 UTC
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Music Hands: I wish it had a better lens, and the in-camera jpgs were more accurate (and a bit livelier) colors. I bought this ZS200 based on the reviews of ZS100 and articles, hoping it would be close to my Oly EM5 ii in IQ. Tried it for a few days, and sadly had to return it. The size is right, zoom quick, AF good ... but the colors are consistently flat (compared to my Oly and others), and the image quality of most shots is only a little better than a typical point-n-shoot. Nowhere near the typical MFT sensor. The body is similar to the Oly Stylus 1S, but the 1S lens is superior!.

The ZS200 is not that much smaller than the EM5 ii body. My wife suggested I get a smaller lens, so for 1/4 the price of the ZS200 I got the Pana 12-30 collapsable - much better IQ, articulated LCD, and controls that are familiar, some would say easier to use.. Nearly as pocketable (in a coat), and just as unobtrusive.

If Pana improves glass, ZS300 will be the travel cam of choice .... but not yet. <sigh>

Mostly joeg. I looked at some raw images, imagine I could adjust them, but don't want to have to do that always. Maybe I'm lazy. I haven't noticed this with prior LX or TZ models.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 10:39 UTC

I wish it had a better lens, and the in-camera jpgs were more accurate (and a bit livelier) colors. I bought this ZS200 based on the reviews of ZS100 and articles, hoping it would be close to my Oly EM5 ii in IQ. Tried it for a few days, and sadly had to return it. The size is right, zoom quick, AF good ... but the colors are consistently flat (compared to my Oly and others), and the image quality of most shots is only a little better than a typical point-n-shoot. Nowhere near the typical MFT sensor. The body is similar to the Oly Stylus 1S, but the 1S lens is superior!.

The ZS200 is not that much smaller than the EM5 ii body. My wife suggested I get a smaller lens, so for 1/4 the price of the ZS200 I got the Pana 12-30 collapsable - much better IQ, articulated LCD, and controls that are familiar, some would say easier to use.. Nearly as pocketable (in a coat), and just as unobtrusive.

If Pana improves glass, ZS300 will be the travel cam of choice .... but not yet. <sigh>

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 18:48 UTC as 5th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony a7 III Review (2195 comments in total)
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ottonis: This is by far the most thoroughly written review on the Sony A7iii one can find on the world wide web. Very well done, this is DPReview at its best and that's why we love you DPR guys so much.
I also like the new implemented new structure and opinion section.
Maybe just one thing: it would be awesome, if you could implement some sort of overheating tests during 4k recording as this has been quite an annoying limitation found in quite a few MILCs.
But overall, just as Sony lifted the bar for excellent performance with its A7iii, DPR lifted the bar again for truly excellent test and review work.

Thank you fot the great work!

Best

David

Thanks for the explanation about another tax category.
Very unlikely to be as much as $100 additional tax.

This is marketed as a full-fledged video camera - and if it could record longer, it would be. Seems to be splitting hairs (and will upset lots of users) that it only captures 30 min clips, not 1 to 7 hours.

Regardless of tax or market positioning, I think DPR tests include longer times than 30 minutes.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 02:28 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2195 comments in total)
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ottonis: This is by far the most thoroughly written review on the Sony A7iii one can find on the world wide web. Very well done, this is DPReview at its best and that's why we love you DPR guys so much.
I also like the new implemented new structure and opinion section.
Maybe just one thing: it would be awesome, if you could implement some sort of overheating tests during 4k recording as this has been quite an annoying limitation found in quite a few MILCs.
But overall, just as Sony lifted the bar for excellent performance with its A7iii, DPR lifted the bar again for truly excellent test and review work.

Thank you fot the great work!

Best

David

Thanks for the explanation about another tax category.
Very unlikely to be as much as $100 additional tax.

This is marketed as a full-fledged video camera - and if it could record longer, it would be. Seems to be splitting hairs (and will upset lots of users) that it only captures 30 min clips, not 1 to 7 hours.

Regardless of tax or market positioning, I think DPR tests include longer times than 30 minutes.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 02:28 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2195 comments in total)
In reply to:

ottonis: This is by far the most thoroughly written review on the Sony A7iii one can find on the world wide web. Very well done, this is DPReview at its best and that's why we love you DPR guys so much.
I also like the new implemented new structure and opinion section.
Maybe just one thing: it would be awesome, if you could implement some sort of overheating tests during 4k recording as this has been quite an annoying limitation found in quite a few MILCs.
But overall, just as Sony lifted the bar for excellent performance with its A7iii, DPR lifted the bar again for truly excellent test and review work.

Thank you fot the great work!

Best

David

If a videographer is to use this as their main camera, it needs to run straight for at least 1:15 (half of a 2+ hour performance) .... 30 min stints won't be enough.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 16:29 UTC
On article Behind the scenes: Shooting Lamborghinis in the snow (83 comments in total)
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brn: As someone who is both a photography enthusiast and an automotive enthusiast, I'm beyond tired of exotic cars in the snow. It's been done to death and I stopped caring about ten years ago.

Then why did you bother reading and viewing? And taking the time to post your opinion here? Personally, I enjoyed it and I'm not at all familiar or bored.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 15:14 UTC
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(unknown member): Great !

What is the difficulty grade of this climbing route? Only classic routes over there? Or with bolts as well?

Small camera, great photos. Maybe to small for big hands...

Yup, no problems at all.
I don't have to "try" ... use it frequently.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 22:10 UTC
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(unknown member): Great !

What is the difficulty grade of this climbing route? Only classic routes over there? Or with bolts as well?

Small camera, great photos. Maybe to small for big hands...

Nonsense, I'm 6'3" with large hands, have no difficulty with my em5 ii

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 03:21 UTC
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Imager of: Well I for one agree with the ban. You pay that kind of money to live in a nice neighbourhood and then have to deal with a bunch of pro photographers constantly outside your house. I bet most of you would change your tune if you lived there. Take your clients somewhere else.

Issuing permits and making money misses the point completely. First, this is not a city law that was added, it's a neighborhood HOA trying to control the ambience of its neighborhood. Secondly, dozens of photographers and groups walking and driving is no way to treat a neighborhood. You would think Common Sense would prevail, but apparently it's a rare thing.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2017 at 16:52 UTC
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Lee Jay: My astrophotography lens is 2,800mm.

Never thought I'd see a 14mm assigned the same term!

For the author and many commenters here to coopt the term. Astrophotography, instead of using the more appropriate night landscape photography, has engendered discussion here and the littles thousands of astronomers. Is using a fancier word really beneficial to all concerned? Perhaps that should be reconsidered.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 02:58 UTC
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freejay: This is all well done, looks astonishing and a lot of people will like it. But for me this is one of these overprocessed, unnatural pictures I can only call paintings - there's nothing in it I would associate with photography.

You must have a rather narrow view of Photography. It's clearly a photograph, carefully composed, with excellent lighting.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 01:36 UTC
On article These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy (194 comments in total)
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otto k: It's a good thing the categories don't feel forced at all...

Categories selected by Amazon marketers so "every mfr looks good"?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 22:56 UTC
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SandySandy: Why MicroSD Card???

Seems promising though.

Because it's much smaller and not any more expensive

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 03:14 UTC
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Cian3307: If it is found that the monkey owns the copyright, how is anyone going to get permission to use the photo? Or do you use the photo and then get sued by the monkey? How does the monkey prove he/she is the monkey in the photo? Is that particular monkey still alive? If it is dead, how long before the copyright expires? The whole idea of an animal owning copyright is ridiculous. What planet do PETA live on? Haven't they got better things to be doing? I'd better be careful how I use all the shots from my camera traps. All those foxes, pine martens and hedgehogs might haul me into court.

You miss the point... since only Humans an hold copyright, the image HS none. No one thinks animals should.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 12:05 UTC
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