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On article LG G6 comes with dual-cam and 18:9 FullVision display (39 comments in total)
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2eyesee: 18:9? What's wrong with just expressing the ratio in its simplest form - 2:1?

Battery last for years....still use my LG G2 every day, and still don't need to charge every night. I was bummed at first when It had no micro SD slot, not removable battery...but not really a problem, after 3 years.


Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 01:43 UTC
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gizmowiz: When are they going to stop making these tiny sensor cameras? They are all a joke in low light indoors.

They are mostly used outside , in good light. I.Q. is fine for such used.
Most folk,will have and use other cameras for,indoor or,low,light conditions

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 19:04 UTC
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gizmowiz: When are they going to stop making these tiny sensor cameras? They are all a joke in low light indoors.

They are mostly used outside , in good light. I.Q. is fine for such used.
Most folk,will have and use other cameras for,indoor or,low,light conditions

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 17:20 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (187 comments in total)
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Owlguy: Rather bogus judgment I would think. Sony RX10 Mark III is far superior camera then Panasonic FZ1000 in almost every aspects. Sure it cost more but the cost should never be part of the review or else you shouldn't review any camera that cost over a thousand bucks before taking points away. I owned both cameras and without a doubt, Sony RX10 Mk III is superior in all aspects....except one....and that is the Sony weighted quite a bit more. You can take points for that if you wish.

You forgot AF speed . DFD AF is way fast !
Not a lot,in 400mm and 600mm. Sure for wildlife the longer the better.

I'm sure the mk4 will have the even faster AF of the RX100 IV.

Funny...I get very sharp,results at 400mm, with the FZ1000. Have photos,to,prove it !


Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 17:25 UTC
On article Submit your best shots of 2016! (79 comments in total)
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Leonp: Dear Dpreview,

Thanks for thinking of me for this project and for reaching out. As I am a professional artist, not a hobbyist, and as your company is a for-profit organization, I should be compensated appropriately for work performed. I, and many other creatives, feel strongly about keeping pricing standards high so that it’s possible to make a living as a creative professional. Fair pay is important — it is wrong to ask artists to create free work for a for-profit company, even if that work goes unused, because our time is valuable and we have bills to pay and families to support like everyone else.

Independent artists operate very differently than agencies. We don’t have the time and resources to throw at low and no-budget work and generally reserve our “freebee” time for true charity work or personal projects.

Please feel free to reach out in the future if there is another project you think I would be a good fit for and there is appropriate compensation.

All the best,


It's not wrong to ask...feel free to post...or not to post anything.

The small image size they are requesting wouldn't make for a decent no worries about loosing anything.

You have no images in your gallery....I suspect your not too good a photographer...even if you get paid...means very little....funny a photography forum, and some folk offended by DPReview asking for those who WISH to post images one per share with this wonderful community .

Too caught up into yourself, me thinks.

this is nothing more than a chance for others here to see what we all like to shoot.
Pictures...Mmmm can't even find one to share ...all so ' valuable' Ha

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 02:13 UTC
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Contra Mundum: A OK travel camera for shooting in good day light. High ISO is poor, as expected. The raw processing is pretty much a must. The lens is also a OK. Price is high. Size is large. Superzooms are for convenience only and never good at anything, so no surprises here.

" OK travel camera....raw processing is pretty much a must........Never good at anything..."

Surely you you had and used one?

Of course not....experience= 0

Some shots to prove you otherwise:

You really don't want to see the results one can get from 1/2.3" you ??


Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 01:46 UTC
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digitallollygag: I don't own this or any RX100 series camera, but I see so many people comparing it to the Canon G7XII. How can anyone compare the third, fourth, and fifth iterations of the RX100 with a camera that has no EVF? With 315+ days of sunshine per year where I live, a camera without an OVF/EVF is a deal-breaker for me. Bravo Sony, for the pop-up EVF.

EVF not connected to ' serious' photography. It's more about one's eyesight ability. Sounds like you have to hold the camera at arms length, just to clearly see the LCD. But , of course that's way too far out...reflections, sun glare, lack of detail.

But what about those who can hold camera out about 6 to 8 inches away?
No glare, can easily see the detail...clear ability to see composition...EVF is an option for those with good you see essential depends on how you see it (pun intended)

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 01:06 UTC
On article Getty Images sued again, this time by Zuma Press (66 comments in total)
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PanoMax: That's about another billion. This could bankrupt them.

Well if they ARE guilty of these crimes, and HAVE been doing this to others....then I Do hope they go out of business.. Hate to see folk loose there job, but .......Photographers might be better off if Getty goes down....and stays down.

Greed leads to the dark side ( according to Yoda's twin brother)

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 20:45 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (349 comments in total)
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Mogu: Hi,

currently I have a LF1 and although it has a high aperature I am not satified with the reaction speed, the focal length starting at 28mm and the sharpness/image quality. Now I found this ZS100 (in Germany TZ101). It sound very good with it's 1" sensor and I tested the speed in a shop, which is really good (feeling better then the Casio ZR100 I had before).

When I check all this article and compare it with the ZS60 (which seems to be the TZ81 in Germany) I cannot see much difference in the picture quality on the compare-picture side. Can this be? I can live with 250mm, 385mm would be better, if picture quality and speed is the same. What is the difference, only measureable or also visible?

I sometime find comment on bad lense qualtity and failed sharpness on the ZS100. How can I test it or is it immediatelly visible, if I take a picture from newspaper front side, for example, at different focal lengths?


@sam the ZS60 is every bit as fast, with same exact DFD AF, and shot to shot times is blazing fast...this coming from an FZ1000 owner.

Lens seems sharper on ZS60, look at the resolution chart . choose ZS100 and then choose ZS60.

Many areas, the ZS100 looks a bit better, but NOT in the resolution area of the test chart. ZS60 clearly has more resolution/detail. Sensor , of course is smaller, but ZS100 has MORE resolution, but somehow the detail in some areas is LESS.

ZS60 lens is indeed sharp, and ZS100 seems soft, at least DPReviews sample.
Don't compare the TZ70 with TZ80, as TZ80/ZS60 is Faster.

Panasonic actually has same exact manual for both ZS60 and ZS100.
Sensor and lens is main difference, but they , for some reason made internal processor and AF with same chip. External controls are a bit better with ZS60, too.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 15:23 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (349 comments in total)
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Hysterical Paroxysm: The major disadvantage to this is how ugly it is... ugh! Reminds me of those hideous Olympus point and shoots of the 80s... the ones with the motorised zooms. Cameras should be sexy... how can we love them otherwise? Carrying this Lumix around must be like going out with a girl with acne... embarrassing.

I remember when folk bought cameras to take pictures with, and didn't care what 'other' folk thought about how it looks....shallow generation we live in, me thinks.

Why not care about the quality of the images....why care how a camera on the outside actually looks ???

Oh...the new 'selfie' generation will have to see the camera as it looks back at them...probably too much for this group to handle :)

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 15:12 UTC

Getty....are they still in business ??

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 23:21 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (498 comments in total)

anyone notice the shadow noise in the last shot (Red Parrot?)
Detail is really good, but only ISO 320 and chroma noise ???

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 23:54 UTC as 118th comment
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (498 comments in total)
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Greg Ness: I have the Canon G3X with the additional EVF and really like it. It works perfectly as a travel camera with its size and weight when I don't want to lug my big DSLRs and lenses along.

The Sony results – especially at the 600mm end – look impressive thought atmospheric distortion and varying sky conditions in the test photo sequence make a comparison more difficult. Both the G3X and Sony RX 10 III can struggle with focusing at the upper end of the zoom range because they are only contrast-detect AF. I think the real winner here is going to be the Nikon DL24-500 when it is soon available.

Yes the DL24-500 only goes to 500mm instead of 600mm, but with its similar 1" sensor and a sophisticated hybrid contrast & phase-detect AF system, it will lock on focus much more quickly and can shoot at 20fps with continuous AF. That is impressive!

Both Sony and Canon need to move to a hybrid AF in their next iterations of the G3X and RX 10 III to really empower the potential of these cameras.

Thats where the FZ1000 beats these....sheer AF speed !
Nikons DL looks promising, but no telling if it can focus faster than Panasonics FZ1000. (lets hope the internal buffer is big enough not to slow down the camera, once buffer is filled. The P900 and P610 are pretty bad, in this regard).

Phase detection AF still wins with AF tracking, but for non tracking subjects, its been surpassed by DFD CF AF. Go Panasonic!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
On challenge Post-Processing Salvation - # 3 (9 comments in total)
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ANAYV: Need help.

how can i put the before and after photos next to each other?
(or one on top of the other)?

i.e. how do I merge the two so they are one image, for this challenge?

I have FastStone and also PhotoShop Elements 14.


Thanks so much...I was able to get the canvas twice the width, so my 'before' image is on the left, with blank area on the right. Just cant figure out how to get 'after' image in the blank area :(

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 14:14 UTC
On challenge Post-Processing Salvation - # 3 (9 comments in total)

Need help.

how can i put the before and after photos next to each other?
(or one on top of the other)?

i.e. how do I merge the two so they are one image, for this challenge?

I have FastStone and also PhotoShop Elements 14.


Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 03:17 UTC as 1st comment | 4 replies
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AksCT: Although I do not plan to buy any of these, they offer a good selection covering a broad range of interest. And it keeps competition active for more to come.
I am looking for compact travel cam and will try Panasonic ZS100 when it becomes available.

I'm semi impressed with these. Just wondering if the fast fps burst have decent buffer.Or will the buffer fill up really fast, then make you wait , before being able to shoot again. (my P610 pushes my patience, as I , at times, will wait for over 1 minute!)

Also not good if 20fps is only for one second, lol.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 00:08 UTC
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cgarrard: The best serious compact on the market- it and the GR.

No VF...the older folk will miss it, the younger crowd will not.
If you hold camera at ridiculous arms length away, just to see the LCD screen, that would be you, lol.
Others can see it clearly from 6 to 8" away, and much more stable to hold (those holding camera so far away, DO look like they are holding a toy.)

Nothing about the GR series spells toy...great I.Q. great menu, loads of buttons, to make adjustments without ever taking eyes off the LCD. Excellent I.Q.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 14:32 UTC
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Marty4650: You gotta love the fact that Panasonic keeps pushing the envelope.

They have come a very long way since I bought a TZ1 back in 2006. And note the TZ1 also had a 10X zoom (28-280mm, and not as useful as this 25-250mm lens) but had a tiny 1/2.5 inch sensor.

Interesting thing wth the. TZ1 is the lens.
Part of the lens is actually inside the camera (at 90 degrees)

Think that first version also had the largest , thickest grip .
Newer models became smaller and smaller :(


Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 22:22 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (743 comments in total)
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keepreal: "No compromises in optical quality." Now there is a joke. Almost all mirrorless lenses rely upon software to correct distortion. That obstructs use of my chosen RAW developer for HDR.

For me the main issue with mirrorless is the viewfinder. An LCD is hopeless in bright light, not that good in any light. Also, it is much easier to hold a camera steady against your forehead. I would be happy with an Albalda optical viewfinder of Leica M quality especially if covered 21mm or wider on full frame or 14mm on APS-C.

My first camera is an APS-C DSLR and the second Olympus Micro Four Thirds. The VF-4 EVF for the latter is not bad but does not compare with an optical viewfinder. Against the light if the sun is nearby is a problem. The Fuji X is a nice camera but the EVF on it is dreadful, flat and I find very distracting. I have not bothered to look at anything else but initial comments on the Leica SL suggest it might be better. But look at the weight of it, let alone the price. Crazy.

LCD's of todays camera's are more than good enough.
Trouble is, the older crowd can't see too well, close up and have to hold camera at arms length just to see the LCd in focus.

This is not the LCD problem, but the users eyes.

I often wondered why folk wouldn't just hold camera 5 to 7" away...but then was told many folk can't see it....they have to hold camera farther away to see clearly.

i'm sure the day will come when I will be one of these folks, who get sun glare from holding camera at arms length.

then I will relate....but for now, the hi resolution LCd, added with an anti glare screen protector works great!


Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 21:42 UTC
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Aleo Veuliah: Great all around Camera.

Well done Panasonic.


You fail to see the quality one can get with these small sensor cameras, Tim.
Granted , if low light is what one mostly shoots in, then surely these will disappoint, with noise above ISO400, and if shooting jpegs, then smearing of fine detail also will give lower I.Q.

Who wouldn't like these shots? :

But, if shooting at ISO 400 and lower, then these give quite good results, with feather detail retained, having sharp glass, and amazing O.I.S.

AF is quite fast these days, and fps burst as well. No camera phone can compete...and no camera phone can zoom to 600mm optically.

Many folk here are hobbyists, and don't make money with their camera's...nor do they need top I.Q. from FF or APS-C sensors.

Have you seen the results from the FZ200 ?

For display on Tablets, cellphones, and HD Monitors/TV's I.Q. is very good.


Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 21:14 UTC
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