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On article Canon EOS M50: What you need to know (427 comments in total)
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Protogonus1: It used to be a thing of beauty with clean lines and now is just another hideous bumpy thing, which Canon seems to believe is the new aesthetic! NOT!

Yes, that is one ugly camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 03:13 UTC
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Blaklynx01: Many think it's manual focus...


(yep, I yelled.... and?)


Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 10:11 UTC

The only reason the "Pixel 2" is the highest scoring phone on Dxomark is that they never reviewed the Panasonic CM1. It is, and will remain, the best phone camera until somebody else steps up and produces an unprofitable large-sensor model.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 10:08 UTC as 12th comment
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mailman88: Which camera manufacturer will be the first to put in a 4/3 sensor in a cellphone?

I have a CM1, it's sitting on the table beside me. A perfectly good phone (at the time) with a premium-quality compact camera (to this day) in the same package. If Panasonic release a CM2 I'll buy one in an instant.

But I don't expect it to have a m4/3 sensor. The CM1 is already bulky as it is.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 10:05 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)
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Ben Stonewall: I love the 3-D "pop" of the EVF.

And the tonality and micro contrast.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 09:24 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)
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Amateur Hour: What we have here is a false dichotomy. There's no reason why OVFs can't have advanced features identical to what EVFs do - digital images can be overlaid on an OVF. The economics of making a hybrid viewfinder is where the argument is.

Picture-in-picture magnification with peaking and live blinkies.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 09:21 UTC
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Kaso: Why bother with "m43" when the cameras end up being big and heavy and expensive? Imagine iPhone "evolving" into a Motorola walkie-talkie brick. Nice trip, though.

One reason is that the "heavy and expensive" equipment can be combined with "light and inexpensive" all within the same system.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 12:45 UTC
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (124 comments in total)
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Soggoth: Yet another ridiculously priced piece of glass that has no actual reason to exist...

Looks like eventually these guys will come up with a 100% handmade pinhole lens for just $1499 ($2499 for the limited edition gold version).

Gold and titanium.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 00:56 UTC
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ecka84: So it is a very selfish camera? :)

It is optimized for taking pictures of shellfish.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 09:40 UTC
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aramgrg: That's a brave move to pre-order a lens from a very new company at $3000 with a deposit.

That very new company has been making lenses for decades.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 05:46 UTC
On Article:1482756284 (72 comments in total)

It would be really interesting to see Dxomark score the CM1.

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 12:06 UTC as 10th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review (262 comments in total)

The CM1 is an excellent "communications camera", as Panasonic put it. The camera part is equal to a high-end compact, and the phone part is refreshingly free from junk apps - basically Android plus Panasonic's photo apps.

I wish somebody would produce a phone in this style but with a lens mount for interchangeable lenses. Then the phone could come with a simple default lens that needn't even cover the whole sensor, to be replaced as needed. A Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Phone, or MILPh.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2015 at 09:00 UTC as 10th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review (262 comments in total)
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marc petzold: All serious "photo" smartphones should nowadays at least a 1/1.7" BSI sensor, just like enthusiast compact digicams before 2012, or better like here a 1" sensor..but with BSI tech. 35mm equal focal length would be more universal then the 28mm equivalent focal length. RAW mode, too. Then smartphones would be considered more serious for photography, the ordinary stuff is just good for snapshots. RX100 III quality into a smartphone or like the CM1 here, same sensor size...but the lens is not perfect.

Longer focal length would also mean larger physical size, and the lens part already protrudes enough on the CM1.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2015 at 08:52 UTC
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looker: They got it wrong. The two main reasons smart phone dominates snapshot photography are:
1) convenience
2) connectivity

Indeed. You have it with you and can capture, process and publish immediately with a single device. That's what a camera needs to be able to do in order to stay relevant.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2015 at 20:47 UTC
On article Toshiba brings TransferJet wireless SD cards to Europe (33 comments in total)

A kludge to make up for the lack of connectivity in modern cameras. Come on, it is 2015, there shouldn't be a market for this product.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2015 at 20:38 UTC as 5th comment
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RStyga: It looks like this "new" Hasselblad has 1.5X price factor compared to the Pentax 645Z without even having a camera yet (just a back). I know, this is targeted for photographers who already own legacy V system with lenses etc. Good for them.. For the rest who must spend on Hasselblad there is the "inexpensive" H5D-50c...

An old Hasselblad body is cheap, so I doubt that cost would be a problem for those who buy this back. The bigger question to me is who will invest that kind of money into a discontinued system.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 06:59 UTC
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rhlpetrus: One more reason for anyone looking for a compact system to go for m43, congrats to the users of the system (and to future ones).

Yes, this is yet another combo with unmatched size and speed. You can get faster, and you can get smaller, but no other package does both better than this one.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 20:23 UTC

I'm really excited about this lens, it seems perfect in many ways.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 14:50 UTC as 41st comment
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