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On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (492 comments in total)
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LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: It will be great if/when you can pick up a compact 1inch sensor camera for under £200.

I think you can! RX100 or RX100 II

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 09:49 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (492 comments in total)
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iudex: I wonder why are compact camera buyers so obsessed with looooong zoom. Once I had a pocketable compact (Canon S100) and despite it had only 120mm at tele end, I was hardly able to get a picture anytime but in bright sunny day because of luminosity f5,9 at tele end. I know a good OIS can do a lot but usability of a camera at 720mm eq. and f6,3 seems very limited to me.
Like many of us I am often asked to advise a camera and the demands are always the same: small, pocketable, with good image quality AND with long zoom. I tend to recommend enthusiast compacts like RX100 et al, but many people reject it because of short zoom. However people who took my advise were very satisfied with the outcome and didn´t regret it (and to their surprise they didn´t miss the huge zoom).

what do you mean, I can't have an F1.4 600mm?

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 09:48 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (492 comments in total)
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Andrei L: I really dig the 18mm wide end of the new Nikon. That really is something that has been missing from the compact segment. Just hope the IQ is not much behind RX100 series. Likewise, the "only" 10x new Panasonic TZ with large sensor and F values looks like a good compromise. If only they stopped applying that stupid noise reduction smearing on anything over base ISO. I'd trade that with the new Olympus grainy look any given day.

yeah, but how can they make a landscape / street camera without EVF? You're shooting in bright light and can't see jack sh*t on the screen.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 09:46 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (492 comments in total)

I don't get the need for a long zoom. Sure, I wouldn't mind if the RX100IV went to ~100 for portraits, but then its bokeh isn't all that pretty anyway.

And sadly, the Nikon DL18-50 excludes itself from my shortlist by lack of a viewfinder. Even though Nikon doesn't use BSI sensors, I would have jumped on that one otherwise.

Now, after all the excitement, I'm back to considering my choices between this summer's RX100m5, an a6300 or an aging A7RII.

I wanted a compact camera to bridge my wait for the A7S III, which would hopefully have a BSI sensor, less rolling shutter and more sophisticated AF.

What to do??

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 09:44 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
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nandbytes: I wonder if the sensor, image and video quality is as good as Sony RX100m4??

Not much matches the BSI sensor, even Sony's cameras mostly don't have it. Just the A7RII and the RX100IV.

Reason I didn't buy the A7SII was its lack of BSI sensor, Sony just left the old one from the A7S in there, and at that, the A7SII can't even match the A7S for light sensitivity according to DxO.

Possible that I wait till June to see what Sony has got for the RX100V :)
I can use that until the A7S m3 or Canon's full frame mirrorless comes out and beyond.
A pocket camera is always useful.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 14:20 UTC
On article Quick review: Nextbit Robin camera (44 comments in total)
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migus: Might be an interesting phone, except one 'feature', i.e., "Cloud storage" to which any serious user should take exception.

" alternative to those who want to access large numbers of photos from their gallery app without shelling out big bucks for a phone with a lot of built-in storage."

Local storage today is plentiful, fast, light and affordable; e.g. a 32GB uSD card costs practically only a few $, not larger/heavier than pocket lint, barely a gram. Also the 128+ GB cards cost a fraction of most data plans. Thus one could carry her personally private 'cloud' about, fast, cheap and secure.

Wanna show my latest shots to a friend met on the street, with voice comments? Presto, at local speed, no data costs!

Yet the local storage has become the anathema of Cloud Inc., the "big data" companies monetizing their users' data. A uSD card is cheaper, lighter, faster than ever... if only a port would exist to use it!

I'd never buy a device w/o local storage ports built-in.

I wish I had even the smallest reason to jump up and say "you're wrong."

But you got it nailed. The only good thing in this nightmare is that every day, more people are waking up to it.

There are a lot more people who are somewhat aware, but resist allowing it to the surface of their minds, cause they know very well it would totally screw up the life they currently either enjoy or at least find tolerable.

Replacing a nagging but nebulous feeling with the sure knowledge of impending doom just isn't fun.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 14:11 UTC
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nandbytes: I wonder if the sensor, image and video quality is as good as Sony RX100m4??

Yeah, I saw that...

But it blocks the hot shoe, makes it hard to pocket and could get lost and costs extra, of course :)

Granted, the RX100IV doesn't have a hot shoe in the first place.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
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PhotoPhoolish: I just don't understand all the people who post simply to bash this brand or that brand. If you're truly happy with your Sony, Nikon, Fuji, etc., what do you care what Canon does or does not do to make you happy? You are obviously not their intended audience or buyer. I can only assume people bash for one of these reasons: 1. You're looking for an audience to join you in your crazy behavior (misery loves company); 2. You're looking for a reason to jump ship and leave your brand because of some unhappiness; or 3. You're jealous of the loyalty of Canon users and just can't fathom why they won't leave Canon and buy one of the "obviously superior" cameras made by their competitors.

Meanwhile, you have no basis for ripping any of these new cameras, as none have been tested. I suggest devoting that time you use now for irrational behavior and nonsensical posts to work on your photography skills. We would all be better off! Personally, I think complaining for the sake of complaining is better left to 8 year olds.

Good luck in life haters. Remember, nobody likes a whiner.

@thx1138 don't get so down over the simple fact, that people get to post their opinions right or wrong. Calling them trolls (true or not) no good can come of that either.

What was that old saying: "I despise what you're saying, but I'll fight to the death for your right to say it" (I know I butchered it somewhat)

People have hassled me here, cause I posted a helpful answer to a necro thread a google search had dropped me on... That's just the internet... people on edge, ready to tilt over any moment. Just pour yourself another cup of coffee and tell them off, but don't ever let it spoil your Saturday :)

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 13:37 UTC

At just 20MP, I'd like a 1D low light monster version, that can compete with the A7S for sensitivity but beats it for AF, rolling shutter and avoids banding issues.

It may be heavier than the Sony, but the lenses are shorter and I think Canon's weather sealing is just better.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 12:53 UTC as 5th comment
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tigerw: When I saw the new Pentax K-1 only offers 1080p@30fps and the new Sigma sd Quattro does not even have video capability, I felt Canon was doing well. But when I saw the new Sony A6300, I put my Canon gears on sale. Being a Canon user for 10+ years, it's time to let them go. That said, I still love Canon lenses and I've decided to keep them for a while. There are people out there who like the Canon "style" when it comes to camera bodies but I can only say for myself I like to try something new.

@ Tigerw
While I do lean towards certain Sony bodies, I don't think all is well with the a6300:
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- lack of IBIS, preventing it from benefiting from exactly those EF lenses Sony is suggesting to also use on APS-C bodies in their recent communications. almost all EF lenses have no stabilization.
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- no BSI sensor. Tests will have to show how close the a6300 sensor can come to BSI in regards to low light capability and the speed of moving data off the chip.
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- the overall changes from the a6000 are kind of minute. Metal body is nice, but weather sealing incomplete, and the strengthened lens mount is mainly useful for all the EF lenses that would need IBIS to have the benefits outweigh the drawbacks of using full frame lenses on a crop sensor.
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Yes, there is a stabilized full frame GM superzoom being introduced by Sony, but it costs twice as much as an A7R II plus a whole set of lenses, including the non-stabilized version of the same zoom lens.

Lots of trap doors with Sony. Watch out

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 02:56 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: Can you comment a bit more on the speed of the G7 X Mark II?

How is the:

Initial AF acquisition time

Shot to shot speed with review on

Shot to shot speed with review off

Time to clear buffer after filling with jpg+raw

Overall operational speed vs G7 X and Nikon J4/V3/DL?

Thank You

That would be useful to know, amid all the feeble minded statements that Canon/Nikon/Whatever is "the best".

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 02:13 UTC
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tigerw: When I saw the new Pentax K-1 only offers 1080p@30fps and the new Sigma sd Quattro does not even have video capability, I felt Canon was doing well. But when I saw the new Sony A6300, I put my Canon gears on sale. Being a Canon user for 10+ years, it's time to let them go. That said, I still love Canon lenses and I've decided to keep them for a while. There are people out there who like the Canon "style" when it comes to camera bodies but I can only say for myself I like to try something new.

@ PhotoRot

It seems you can increasingly get cameras that do both really well.

Much better than having to carry 2 different cameras if your horizon includes more than still shots alone.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 20:45 UTC
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PhotoPhoolish: I just don't understand all the people who post simply to bash this brand or that brand. If you're truly happy with your Sony, Nikon, Fuji, etc., what do you care what Canon does or does not do to make you happy? You are obviously not their intended audience or buyer. I can only assume people bash for one of these reasons: 1. You're looking for an audience to join you in your crazy behavior (misery loves company); 2. You're looking for a reason to jump ship and leave your brand because of some unhappiness; or 3. You're jealous of the loyalty of Canon users and just can't fathom why they won't leave Canon and buy one of the "obviously superior" cameras made by their competitors.

Meanwhile, you have no basis for ripping any of these new cameras, as none have been tested. I suggest devoting that time you use now for irrational behavior and nonsensical posts to work on your photography skills. We would all be better off! Personally, I think complaining for the sake of complaining is better left to 8 year olds.

Good luck in life haters. Remember, nobody likes a whiner.

sounds like you have an axe of your own to grind too...

and... "Loyalty" to a corporation? Give me a break.

That's akin to being loyal to the mafia who's been blackmailing you, or a rabid dog that bit you.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (309 comments in total)
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jimmy.walsh: Exciting development in Nikon's 1 series lineup. I wonder if there will be a waterproof DL?

An AWDL18-50 would get my money.

agreed, I hope there will be more variations...

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 07:22 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (309 comments in total)

I expected a space saving EVF to be integrated, to consider it an alternative to Sony's RX100IV.

Without that, even if lenses and sensor turned out to be superior, I think I'll be forced to ignore these. I just don't like a detachable viewfinder very much; extra cost, chance to loose, blocking your hot shoe, making it harder to pocket if left on.

If I didn't care about it fitting into my coat pocket with ease, I'd be looking at some full frame mirroless camera instead.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 07:18 UTC as 67th comment
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RaghavBaijal: Sigma 30mm 1.4 = $340
Sony 35mm 1.8 = $450

If the Sigma AFs as fast as the Sony, here I come Sigma...

Note: To its credit, the sony has OSS, but still...

@ nandbytes Yeah, I wasn't trying to claim that it was. I could have worded that better :)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 14:10 UTC
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Svein Eriksen: Finallly a replacement for the CP 8800! Hope AF speed is improved!

Wonder why I cant get these lenses for the Nikon 1 series.

With the lenses, that seems to be the same for every company...

They can do awesome lenses for certain fixed lens compacts, but when it comes to the mirrorless cameras, there's nothing that compares.

For Sony APS-C mirrorless, the only available *native* lens that I consider somewhat above avarage is the 50F18. (DxO lists it as the third best prime for the a6000, behind two FE Zeiss lenses) Everything else I tried feels of inferior quality to the lens of the RX100
Putting on FE lenses has drawbacks and multiplies the price.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 14:00 UTC
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JJ1983: Wow, I am actually impressed Nikon has brought something new to the table (and it looks fantastic). Looking at the comment section depresses the heck out of me. A lot of 'upset' or 'let down' people missing their niche requirement, complaing that it's the end of the world. Has everyone been eating pickles or something?

lol I'm all out of pickles.

But comparing one's personal needs to a newly introduced camera and comparing to how well it would serve those by comparison to certain other existing cameras can never be wrong to do.

After all, a camera isn't an art object, but simply a tool that needs to fit what a person wants to do with it.

Calling that someone's "niche requirement" is kinda condescending. And don't be depressed by what other people say. Just look at it for your own purpose and if its great for that, excellent. You do not need the agreement from everybody else here.
And I hope you're not talking cause you feel sorry for Nikon - Nikon is just another greedy corporation you shouldn't "love", even if you're happily using one of their tools.

My "niche" is simply that I require an EVF. "At this size??" you may ask and my answer would simply be: "well, Sony happens to give me one, simple as that. If someone offers it and its something I definitely want, it becomes a requirement.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
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raztec: Someone at Nikon has finally woken up after some deep hibernation.

However, in typical Nikon fashion they have decided to cripple each camera in one way or another. No ND filter in one and no EVF the others.

This should have been only 2 cameras with identical feature sets except the lenses. An 18-50 and a 24-200. Both with EVFs and ND filtes and macro capabilities. I might have even bought both.

I think think the RX100IV has all the boxes ticked and isn't another cash grab like these cameras.

I must say, I agree with you. I was hopeful they'd be an alternative to the RX100, until I figured out that 2 of them don't even have EVF.

Truth is, Nikon isn't the only company that 'strategically' cripples cameras to better extort more cash, Sony certainly is no stranger to that. But in this case, Sony's package is just the more complete package as a sole travel camera, while the DL500 is disqualified because of its overall bulk.

That's just for me though, for a wild life photographer, the DL500 may be by far the smallest camera you can get with that kind of reach.

And the sample pictures look sharp enough, even though Nikon fails to give you the full size images for inspection, which is kinda lame.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 13:42 UTC
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