GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a TV Production, Directing, Shooting, Editing
Joined on Mar 11, 2006

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GaryJP: Nice. Please continue keeping us up to date on Adobe alternatives. For me now it's anything but Adobe.

I try not to work with organisations or people I consider deceitful. Your mileage quite likely varies. Capture One beats LR for me anyway.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 04:32 UTC
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Per Baekgaard: @Bronto99: Nah, becoming costly is not likely to happen. It is open source under GPL 3.0, so the source won't disappear, and you could always compile it yourself :-)

As for free, then yes, it is. But everyone is also free to contribute or support the project in various ways.

I have no objection to paying full whack. I just object to renting.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 02:27 UTC
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Bronto99: Is this one of those things that's free now but suddenly starts costing money when it becomes equal to or better than LR?

No.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 23:30 UTC

Nice. Please continue keeping us up to date on Adobe alternatives. For me now it's anything but Adobe.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 23:30 UTC as 65th comment | 5 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (618 comments in total)
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camfan1: Many here seem to underestimate the importance of a big(ger) sensor in a small package with zoom, OLED EVF, wetaher sealing *and* built-in flash !
IMHO (even) $1300 is not too much for a one-of-its-kind camera ... whatever other possible drawbacks.
Also, to me anyway, this compact sure is, in many ways, a potential DSLR alternative.

I have an RX100 but dropped out of the series when they shortened the focal length of the lens, ironically enough to what the G1X MkIII is now. I decided that for the sake of this sensor it was worth losing that bit of focal length but it never was, for me, with the RX100.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 01:30 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (618 comments in total)
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GaryJP: My favourite compact camera I've owned so far. And yes, I have owned some from Fujifilm and some in the RX100 series but couldn't stand the ergonomics and don't much like the colour. It seems a bit meaningless to be comparing the lens with ILC cameras rather than compacts. The bar often gets mysteriously raised on Canon reviews.

Incidentally I have the G5X and the G7XII and am liking the images I get from this one more, even in low light.

Why on Earth do some of you keep expecting compacts to be cheaper? There is absolutely no reason a well-engineered compact would or should be. And if price is your only concern why would you even be comparing compacts with larger formats or ILC? There is an amazing amount of shifting goalposts going on here, as in Richard's review sadly.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 01:28 UTC
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Bowlomatic: Pro:"Good image quality"
Con: "Lens is somewhat soft"

How can you have one with the other?

Granted the first image here is f5.6. But I am certainly not considering this "soft". And anyway I see Richard has dialled back his "soft" comments somewhat. I am still wondering why it is compared to an ILC when in every other area of DPReview the two inhabit very different categories. And the lens is no "softer" than RX100 which DPReview have raved about for years.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60532981

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 01:24 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (618 comments in total)
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infocus: Just ordered this camera. :-)

Although the sticker shock is greater than it needs to be. The camera is 25% cheaper where I am and I don't like Canon's pricing for this in the US at all.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 01:16 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (618 comments in total)
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infocus: Just ordered this camera. :-)

You won't regret it.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 01:16 UTC
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camfan1: Many here seem to underestimate the importance of a big(ger) sensor in a small package with zoom, OLED EVF, wetaher sealing *and* built-in flash !
IMHO (even) $1300 is not too much for a one-of-its-kind camera ... whatever other possible drawbacks.
Also, to me anyway, this compact sure is, in many ways, a potential DSLR alternative.

Surely if you want a mirrorless kit you don't buy a compact? I have a mirrorless, but a compact serves different uses. And I don't automatically expect compacts to be cheaper either. Manufacturing them comes with its own challenges.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 23:33 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (618 comments in total)
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camfan1: Many here seem to underestimate the importance of a big(ger) sensor in a small package with zoom, OLED EVF, wetaher sealing *and* built-in flash !
IMHO (even) $1300 is not too much for a one-of-its-kind camera ... whatever other possible drawbacks.
Also, to me anyway, this compact sure is, in many ways, a potential DSLR alternative.

Even the standard price is around US$1,020 in Hong Kong.

https://www.fortress.com.hk/en/product/g1-x-mark-iii-compact-camera/p/BP_11693463

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 23:05 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (618 comments in total)
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KLO82: So compared to G5X/ G7XII/ RX100V, use a larger sensor, and then lower the light gathering capability by using a slower lens. So whats the point?! Thanks a lot dpreview for publishing the equivalent aperture graph!

Larger sensor PLUS 1.5 times larger pixels, which reduce electronic amplification and thus noise even at the same ISO.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 13:35 UTC
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GaryJP: My favourite compact camera I've owned so far. And yes, I have owned some from Fujifilm and some in the RX100 series but couldn't stand the ergonomics and don't much like the colour. It seems a bit meaningless to be comparing the lens with ILC cameras rather than compacts. The bar often gets mysteriously raised on Canon reviews.

Incidentally I have the G5X and the G7XII and am liking the images I get from this one more, even in low light.

Good option for you then if that's what you prefer.

My point is I have my DSLR full frame and M43 range of cameras and lenses covered already and am looking for a compact that does what I want. None of your alternatives fits that niche.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 11:35 UTC
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camfan1: Many here seem to underestimate the importance of a big(ger) sensor in a small package with zoom, OLED EVF, wetaher sealing *and* built-in flash !
IMHO (even) $1300 is not too much for a one-of-its-kind camera ... whatever other possible drawbacks.
Also, to me anyway, this compact sure is, in many ways, a potential DSLR alternative.

That's why we all have our own money to spend in our own way on our own preference. If we're lucky. By that standard, Leica is the lousiest camera on the market. (Particularly the ones that are just rebadged Panasonics.)

I actually looked at the A6500 but I think I have that form factor covered with a GH5 and Olympus Pro lenses.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 11:16 UTC
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GaryJP: My favourite compact camera I've owned so far. And yes, I have owned some from Fujifilm and some in the RX100 series but couldn't stand the ergonomics and don't much like the colour. It seems a bit meaningless to be comparing the lens with ILC cameras rather than compacts. The bar often gets mysteriously raised on Canon reviews.

Incidentally I have the G5X and the G7XII and am liking the images I get from this one more, even in low light.

Ah well, in that we're a bit luckier in Hong Kong.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 11:12 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (618 comments in total)
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camfan1: Many here seem to underestimate the importance of a big(ger) sensor in a small package with zoom, OLED EVF, wetaher sealing *and* built-in flash !
IMHO (even) $1300 is not too much for a one-of-its-kind camera ... whatever other possible drawbacks.
Also, to me anyway, this compact sure is, in many ways, a potential DSLR alternative.

Well the one thing I agree with is that Canon are price gouging a bit in the US. This camera is MUCH cheaper and more reasonably priced for its abilities in Asia.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 10:26 UTC
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KLO82: So compared to G5X/ G7XII/ RX100V, use a larger sensor, and then lower the light gathering capability by using a slower lens. So whats the point?! Thanks a lot dpreview for publishing the equivalent aperture graph!

You should also be considering pixel pitch if you want to gauge potential noise. The lens is slower to be smaller. It already seems a bit absurd to be calling the RX10 a compact camera. All cameras are compromises and choosing one is really about choosing the compromises that suit your style. Focus speed is better on this than on any of my other compacts too.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 10:24 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (618 comments in total)

My favourite compact camera I've owned so far. And yes, I have owned some from Fujifilm and some in the RX100 series but couldn't stand the ergonomics and don't much like the colour. It seems a bit meaningless to be comparing the lens with ILC cameras rather than compacts. The bar often gets mysteriously raised on Canon reviews.

Incidentally I have the G5X and the G7XII and am liking the images I get from this one more, even in low light.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 10:22 UTC as 94th comment | 10 replies
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LiSkynden: It's weird how much this looks like G5X :O I actually thought this was G5X MkII.

But anyway this has lens cap right? Why are we not seeing ANY pics of it with the lens cap on? IF i would be interested in this camera, i would wanna see what kind of lens cap it has, ...and to Canon i would wanna say: the lens cap on this size camera ... that trend passed a few years ago ;)
Just now i tried to find an image of this camera with the lens cap on ... NONE found.

There's an image of the camera with the cap on in my gallery

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7773014596/photos/3713681/lens

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 10:10 UTC
On article Top 5 news stories of the week on DPReview (39 comments in total)
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PLShutterbug: How does the article on the rooftopper’s death have enough to do with photography that it merits a “top story” placement? It was totally unrelated to photography; its only relevance is the coincidence that a camera was used to record the stunt.

It's getting a bit like Flipboard. Anything that turns up in a random search with the word "photograph" in it is fair game. Or, on Flipboard, even an article on the Star Wars canon gets mentioned in the Canon camera section.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 05:32 UTC
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