Revenant

Joined on Jul 29, 2011

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tinternaut: Boring! Zero reason to buy this instead of the somewhat more complete Panasonic GX80 that can be had very reasonably at the moment. Also, Fuji, Sony, Canon, Nikon and Pentax all put the best available 24MP APS-C sensor into their low end devices.

"Also, Fuji, Sony, Canon, Nikon and Pentax all put the best available 24MP APS-C sensor into their low end devices."

Not really. Fuji put a 16 Mp sensor in the entry-level X-A20 (not available in all markets). The "upper" entry-level X-A5 got a 24 Mp sensor, though.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 13:54 UTC
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paul_kew: Can we assume that like the em10 MK3 it can't control remote flashes with the inbuilt one?

Correct, it can't. You have to use an external flash for that.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 13:48 UTC
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avicenanw: Olympus created yet another model to put in those leftover 16MP sensors from a decade ago.

Yes, the current 16 Mp 4/3" sensor (Sony IMX159) is from the same generation as the 20 Mp sensor (Sony IMX269). It's not the old 16 Mp sensor that debuted with the E-M5 (Sony IMX109).

Interestingly, and somewhat off-topic, the E-M1 Mark II uses a Sony IMX270, which is not listed as an available product by Sony Semiconductor. This likely means that it's custom made for Olympus, not an off-the-shelf part.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 13:35 UTC
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Jorginho: dpreview, I think you mixed the prices up. Probably 549 pouind and 579 euro body only?

No, the prices are correct. The press releases from Olympus Europe and Olympus UK states the prices exactly as mentioned by DPR.

https://www.olympus-europa.com/company/en/news/press-releases/the-new-olympus-pen-e-pl9.html

https://www.olympus.co.uk/company/en/news/press-releases/the-new-olympus-pen-e-pl9.html

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 13:18 UTC
On article Buying Guide: Best cameras under $500 (151 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: Is $600 under $500?

As long as the Fuji isn't available to buy body-only, it's irrelevant what it would cost. Right now, whether you want the lens or not, you'll have to pay more than $500 to get the camera body.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 10:27 UTC
On article Buying Guide: Best cameras under $500 (151 comments in total)
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pacnwhobbyist: Xa5 is $600. Unless Fuji plans to discount it right out of the gate.

But is the camera available in a body-only kit? If not, then it's really not priced below $500. Surely the categories should be based on the price one actually pays, not on the price one would've paid if the lens hadn't been included.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 10:21 UTC
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: :
They call it a "large format" because the sensor is about 1mm larger than full frame? This is both an awesome joke and a seriously devious way to justify a "new" mount and selling lenses from scratch to everyone, all over again.

The Alexa 65 is surely "large format" and a phenomenal breakthrough camera at that. This?.. maybe the blind full of cash will really enjoy and appreciate the rewards of this "images pop almost like 3D due to the large format sensor" camera, as it's so homerically and lavishly described by their marketing gurus..

Oh well.. everyone's gotta make money and sell new lenses, and in this business lenses in established mounts and formats can last decades.. a danger to respectable profit making..

PS - "Oh and because we are great samaritans we have an adapter for the old ones if you really want to use them".. since by the they work just as well as the new ones:)

You're thinking in terms of still pictures. "Full frame" is already much larger than S35, which is the standard format they are comparing to.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 11:28 UTC
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tinternaut: Large format?

Yes, relative to smaller formats.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 22:13 UTC
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Revenant: Fuji also announced the release of the X-A20 today, although not in North America or Europe, apparently. I guess the X-A10 wasn't a big seller here.

The X-A10 cost $499 including kit lens, so I guess the X-A20 would cost about the same if sold in the US.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 11:24 UTC
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Revenant: Fuji also announced the release of the X-A20 today, although not in North America or Europe, apparently. I guess the X-A10 wasn't a big seller here.

It's not the exact same camera, because that Chinese site has a product page for the X-A5 too. And besides, the X-A10 was released in all markets, not just in China. That model sat below the X-A3 in the lineup, so presumably the X-A20 sits below the X-A5 in the markets where it's available.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 09:13 UTC
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Revenant: Fuji also announced the release of the X-A20 today, although not in North America or Europe, apparently. I guess the X-A10 wasn't a big seller here.

@Jeff Keller

I managed to find a product page on the Chinese site:

http://www.fujifilm.com.cn/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_a20/

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 20:12 UTC

Fuji also announced the release of the X-A20 today, although not in North America or Europe, apparently. I guess the X-A10 wasn't a big seller here.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 18:15 UTC as 30th comment | 8 replies
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fPrime: Good riddance X-Trans! If this trend carries over to the rest of Fuji’s other bodies, I might buy one. ;-)

Considering Fuji's efforts to market X-Trans as much superior to Bayer, they are clearly using it as a differentiator between high-end and entry-level. Except for their medium format camera, which apparently doesn't need X-Trans.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 11:10 UTC
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SamStoned: If this had a viewfinder...

And the A3000 wasn't even an SLT, just a DSLR-shaped mirrorless body probably meant to attract people looking at cheap Canon Rebels or something.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 11:05 UTC
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MrTaikitso: No VF and slow 4K? Way to stay classy Fuji. Panasonic, Sony and now Fuji have all lowered their standards to launch crappy flip up screen based compact cameras without viewfinders for the narcissist YouTubers. How low can we go.

Entry-level mirrorless cameras have lacked viewfinders since the beginning. Panasonic GF series, Olympus E-PM and E-PL series, Sony NEX-3 and -5 series, and indeed the Fuji X-A series. It's not a new trend.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 10:57 UTC
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barrym1966: Fail. The correct sony camera to use for comparison was the a99ii

That's not the one people are buying, though. Not really the camera's fault, but rather Sony's lousy job of marketing it.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 10:04 UTC
On article Canon patents fingerprint reader for cameras and lenses (191 comments in total)
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Photoman: What if your a secret agent and have sandpapered off your fingerprints???

Then you probably have more serious problems to worry about.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 07:30 UTC
On article Canon patents fingerprint reader for cameras and lenses (191 comments in total)
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mpb002: Nikon could eventually come out eith this idea in like 10 years, but then again, they won't be around any longer as Nikon. Just a feeling...

No, Canon has a much larger marketshare in DSLRs. Nikon claims to have sold the most full frame cameras in the US during December 2017, which is not the same as selling more DSLR cameras altogether. Nikon would surely have made that claim instead, if they had data to back it up.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 07:26 UTC
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pocoloco: The lookout is reachable by car and I see a guy on flipflops, so probably not the tough hike as it is told to be in this review.

"so probably not the tough hike as it is told to be in this review."

Well, if you don't take the car, and are walking off-road, then it might be.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 07:27 UTC
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steelhead3: Doesn't Sony use this in the rx1?

Many fixed-lens cameras have used built-in ND filters, including ones made by Canon. And doesn't a lot of those cheap small-sensor compacts with only two or three aperture settings, in fact use ND filters to achieve the smallest "aperture", to avoid extreme diffraction?

The question is, does the RX10 use an electronically variable ND filter, like the one described in the Canon patent?

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2018 at 10:14 UTC
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