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On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (455 comments in total)
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DiveDeputy: It's almost unbelievable, so many cameras to choose from and not a clear winner among them. Yes, manufacturing skullduggery continues with a market flooded with crap.
So where is the long zoom enthusiast camera that everyone knows how to manufacture but refuses to? Get stuffed I say. I'd rather not take pictures than be frustrated with this lineup of deliberately hobbled rubbish.

So sad.

The Sony rx10 i/ii/iii, Panasonic FZ1000 and FZ2500 and Canon g3x would all probably be considered long zoom enthusiast cameras. They are considerably bigger which is why the only one included here was the ZS100 which has a bit less zoom.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 18:09 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (155 comments in total)
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dansclic: Again, 8 pages for 30 sentences. Couldn't you defitineley not present a hands on on ONE page ? What's the use of making 8 pages ?

Its all about clicks and ad views. Its how things are done not just here, but all over the internet. That's why those "30 funny images of cats" type lists are so popular- websites love an easy way to get visitors to click 30 times and load 30 sets of ads.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:29 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: no touch screen for this type of camera in 2017 is pretty shocking

He did specify no touch screen "for this type of camera" which is true. We're not talking about an enthusiast cam with manual controls, viewfinder and the like. We are talking about a fairly basic travel cam aimed at amateur consumers. They will want a touch screen.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 18:42 UTC
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thx1138: Didn't Canon get the memo, this market is dead and buried. Smartphones have sensors this size now and sure while they don't have optical zoom yet, the IQ has improved dramatically, just look at S7 and Pixel.

Canon should focus on 2/3" and 1" sensors for its compacts and frankly I don't want or need 1000mm equivalent in a tiny camera of this class where the AF sucks anyway. Make it a 1" sensor with a 18-200 f/1.8 FF equivalent, and sign me up now.

So an RX10 with a faster and wider lens. You've got a camera that weighs 3 pounds.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 18:40 UTC
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Alihan: It is the alternative of Sony HX90V which i using. More range 720mm vs 960mm less bright in tele and little bulkier and no viewfinder like HX90V. So fi you want pocketable ultrazoom, it is an option. Just aswer the "do you want MORE ZOOM or VIEWFINDER"?

Even a small viewfinder is actually very helpful with such long zooms. Handling 960mm at arms length and shooting with a screen can be quite jumpy.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 18:33 UTC
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justmeMN: "40x Optical Zoom", something a smartphone can't do.

The 1/2.3 sensor is basically the size of most cell phone sensors, so the 40x zoom is just like putting an OPTICAL magnifier, otherwise called a lens, on top of your cell phone camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 18:32 UTC
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davev8: i am very surprised prisms have not been used before in phones ...it is 15 year old tech https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/minoltadimagex

I thought the exact same thing...hmm, don't I recall a Sony t1 from 10 years ago doing the same? I wondered why they didn't do it in a cell phone sooner. plenty of width these days with the huge phablet phones people are using.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 15:25 UTC
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Alex Permit: While she may be due an award the amount she's claiming is, prima facie, ridiculous. Judges should be able to dismiss, with prejudice, lawsuits with claims so high that they mock the legal system.

While this claim is certainly over the top at this point (to what extent exactly was she damaged?) the initial amount of the claim is mere procedure, and I am sure we will get to a far more reasonable result by the end. Things seem a lot more reasonable if you view the process as a whole. Don't just stop at the "woman sues for $2 billion for a snapshot" headline.

By the way, Shakespeare's ''The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers,'' was said by an anarchist looking to overthrow a king. Shakespeare was commenting on lawyers' value as defenders of law and order.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
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deluk: Chipotle? Never heard of them. Such is the power of advertising. Mind you, I am in the UK and have never eaten a burrito. Perhaps I'll look them up on Google, or maybe not............

Never eaten a burrito? :O Quite a tragedy if you ask me.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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rpm40: So their target market is people who care enough about their photos to pay $100 a month rather than using their phone, but want to have zero control over them? And its centered around bulky, good looking and expensive hardware? Yikes. Just make a darn app and be done with it.

I typed "goofy looking" but somehow got autocorrected. Thing looks like a fisher price toy.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 20:22 UTC

So their target market is people who care enough about their photos to pay $100 a month rather than using their phone, but want to have zero control over them? And its centered around bulky, good looking and expensive hardware? Yikes. Just make a darn app and be done with it.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 18:10 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Game Boy Camera (70 comments in total)

Sample gallery!

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 16:11 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm F10 (122 comments in total)

Loved this camera. Mine was a faithful sidekick on a coast to coast trip across the USA 10 years ago. The sensor was great, the lens was good, metering was smart, and the jpeg engine was one of the best- put them together and they produce great results straight out of the camera, on full auto. I would still have it if the sensor didn't start to go on mine after a few years of hard use.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 15:12 UTC as 27th comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (234 comments in total)

...and still no touch screen? Come on Sony. Next time wait until you have enough to make the upgrade worthwhile. Their lineup is starting to look like the new iPhone cycle.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 20:28 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On article 2017 Sony World Photography Awards accepting entries (48 comments in total)
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tom1234567: Just not interested in Sony Extortion,

Tom G

I don't think that word means what you think it means...

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 18:57 UTC
On article Olympus announces PEN E-PL8 entry-level mirrorless (22 comments in total)
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Wild Shooter: $549.99 USD. And thats entry level how?

That's just not realistic. Do you remember an ILC camera ever being released for that price? The latest rebel was $500, the Nikon d3400 was $650, the latest Nikon 1's were $450 and $650, the Sony 5100 was $550...its the going rate for an entry level system camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:39 UTC
On article Olympus announces PEN E-PL8 entry-level mirrorless (22 comments in total)
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Wild Shooter: $549.99 USD. And thats entry level how?

What do you think it should cost?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 01:09 UTC
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cosinaphile: at this point in the evolution of iphone, one would think apple could provide a sensor larger than the smallest sensor in existence .i believe its about 15.5sqmm which is pathetic & much lower than the nastiest cheapest point & shoots sensors that were the bottom of the barrel... which at their nastiest and cheapest had sensors about twice the size of the iphone sensor.... the iphones iso of 25 perhaps makes sense for 1916 ... but is about a century behind in iso goodness and in 2016 is an embarrassment

an actual camera sensor of at least 30 or 40 sq mm is needed. the 41 mp sensor of nokia w pixel binning was a real step forward.. its sensor size is slightly bigger than 58mm sq about 4 times the size of an iphone camera sensor.. a 12 mp version is in my fuji x 30 & its quite nice for iq & iso latitude... its a 2\3 sensor, & its the smallest sensor i think cameras should possess...i wish samsung would use one. so 2 years later we might see one in an iphone .

I agree with you on the music angle- Iphones were not a great platform anymore for audio, and now the loss of the headphone jack. I use Bluetooth headphones anyway so I don't care, but I know I'm not getting the best sound out of them. Apple has been putting less and less effort into the audio since the first Ipod. I thought maybe it would start to change with their purchase of Beats Audio, but now this headphone thing. I have heard they are pushing Beats wireless- maybe they are realizing that is the only way to get most people to pay more than a few bucks for a pair of headphones....

But seriously, lay off the rants. Worst in class sensors? Its par for the course when talking phones. Take a look at DXO or other phone sensor comparisons, sometimes Samsung or sony gives a slight step up but they are just fine- so close that it really depends whose hardware is the newest. Nothing attracts thieves better? It is not a reasonable criticism of a brand that their products are desirable.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 13:37 UTC
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Sir Nick of High Point: Awesome! A small format camera that can simulate bokeh (maybe) for only $769. Of course I'm being funny, but it's true :)

Yeah, but in your pocket. IF you want a pocket rocket Sony's rx100 iv costs $950 and up. :P

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 14:35 UTC
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me_tarzan: It might sound trivial but the headphone jack is an issue for me. Yes, there's the adaptor but it means you can't charge the phone and listen at the same time.
Not having a removable battery is a big issue too. When the phone goes wrong, I want to be able to cut its power. I don't want to be forced to wait until it decides it's time to restart.
That's why I haven't upgraded my Samsung Note 4. I've taken some superb pictures with my cellphone,,so I don't need to be conning about how good these little devices are. I still have a DSLR. The weight and size makes me feel a little more confident. A bit like the photographer with the huge wood and brass plate camera. It's big, so it must be good!

I love that my new laptop doesn't have a cd/dvd drive. More space for useful stuff.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 14:33 UTC
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