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On article Leica M9 Hands-on preview (22 comments in total)
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Scotsloon: I wonder why we have never had a full test of the M9, just a preview?

Same here. Now they've come out with something so incredibly different in the form of the P model.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2011 at 12:06 UTC
On article Fujifilm updates X100 firmware to v1.10 (108 comments in total)
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ny10522: Looks like the "aperture dance" issue has NOT been addressed.

Maybe they need more bad reviews before they'll move on it.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2011 at 10:58 UTC
On article Fujifilm updates X100 firmware to v1.10 (108 comments in total)

Stuff like this nonsense makes me wish people wouldn't early adopt, in order to force manufacturers to put out reasonably completed products, not use paying customers as testers (whom they don't listen to).

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2011 at 10:58 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On article Pentax Q Hands-on Preview (279 comments in total)

'more satisfying than a mobile phone and imaging app'

I think pentax and dpr are very, very confused.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 22:22 UTC as 108th comment | 1 reply
On article Pentax Q Hands-on Preview (279 comments in total)

People who look at this will certainly be pushed towards seeing how prosumers are more relevant.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 09:59 UTC as 153rd comment
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Lightshow: I get the feeling this system is aimed at teens, not photo enthusiasts, or pros.

Then they would get a prosumer. or interchangeable cam with a large sensor, for which, there are many, plus they are cheaper than this.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 09:53 UTC
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ZAnton: First, they should have use the 1/1.7 sensor at least (like on Panasonic LX5 or Olympus XZ1) or a little bit bigger with max 10 MP. Not 1/2.3 with 12 MP!

Second they must have provided very-very light strong lenses: at least f/1.4 and better like f/1.2 or f/0.95. That is the only possibility to use such cameras in more or less dark conditions. Also it would give some kind of bokeh.

Otherwise the camera is useless. It doesn't give any real advantages over Oly XZ1. Its price will be same high as Canon 1000D, which has a lot of good lenses and works up to ISO 1600.

What they have now seems to me pretty pointless.

Exactly my thinking. I'd like to see them do a shootout between this cam and the prosumer class. The prices will come down, but still will be odd to try and push 1/2.3 in the class. Wondering about DR and blown highlights all the time with this.

they will likely not get the market from anyone who knows what the specs mean, but I guess if they can get themselves in stores, then that's all they need.

Makes me also wonder how this will compete with 1/2.3 compacts that are actually quite good, like the Samsung WB2000/TL350. A shootout would be highly interesting. If not, entertaining.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 09:52 UTC

It will take nice pics for 1/2.3, no doubt, but why? $800? Are they nuts? Even at full price, I can buy a Samsung NX10 or 100 for way cheaper and get an APSc. They're going like that for less than 300 euros right now.

It's also going to be interesting to see if these cams compete with the high end compacts with 1/1.7 sensors and f1.8/f2.0 lenses at the wide end.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 09:43 UTC as 166th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm Canada offers sneak peek at X100 firmware (47 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Did they fix any of the "huge issues" with the camera?

this is only designed to say "we fixed the firmware bugs", even though they did the easiest stuff there. I'm doubting they will ever fix the real mechanical stuff because that stuff is just plain hard to invest time and money into, which they should have done from the beginning.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2011 at 15:13 UTC
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Uluru: This is a terrific addition to an already excellent product line of one of the most innovative companies in the world of photography.
A truly welcome set of features, which were all missing in an M9 Titanium edition. Pity that issue of an M9 was rather an exercise in an idea on how to transform a photographic tool into the sports car, or a set of premium wheels, by one of the most over talented automotive designers in the world.
Coming back to photography also means coming back to people who will really use this camera. Welcome back!

The hell are you even talking about?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2011 at 15:04 UTC

I agree. There was another that was in color as well. Oh well.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2011 at 05:25 UTC as 1st comment
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