MarioV

Lives in Australia Perth, Australia
Joined on May 5, 2002

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On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (193 comments in total)
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MarioV: This. "If they can shoehorn 4K video and maybe even better burst performance"
Canon really needs to listen because a LOT of people are asking for this very thing in Canon compacts.

For people who dont understand the purpose of small size, this camera isnt aimed at you. Its for people who wish to carry a camera with them on a daily basis, just like a phone, but wish better quality and reach than a phone. They may not even use the camera. Just good to know its with you because, the best camera is the one that's with you - when you suddenly need a camera. Not everyone is going to carry a bag or a large camera with them on a daily basis.

After going from Full HD to UHD (on any reasonably large monitor or TV), its like going from SD to Full HD. The extra detail is nice. No amount of "theory" will change that.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 23:42 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (193 comments in total)
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Frank C.: My phone is thinner still, and it has a camera built in too! Thin + thin = thick & cumbersome, no? so will pass...

I think what Frank C is saying is, two thin devices now equate to a thick device. Sure, if kept in the same pocket.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 15:46 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (193 comments in total)

This. "If they can shoehorn 4K video and maybe even better burst performance"
Canon really needs to listen because a LOT of people are asking for this very thing in Canon compacts.

For people who dont understand the purpose of small size, this camera isnt aimed at you. Its for people who wish to carry a camera with them on a daily basis, just like a phone, but wish better quality and reach than a phone. They may not even use the camera. Just good to know its with you because, the best camera is the one that's with you - when you suddenly need a camera. Not everyone is going to carry a bag or a large camera with them on a daily basis.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 14:16 UTC as 42nd comment | 4 replies
On article Got Reach? Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 G2 sample gallery (102 comments in total)

Looks like a great lens. Also a lot of clever compositions here: long zoom shots that look like they were taken at 35 or 50mm.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 15:06 UTC as 29th comment
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Fujica: I just don't get it - why no SSD option as for the portable solution.

Portable solutions is nowadays mostly temporary storage for on the go.
While giving workshops or for travel. No need for 4Gig, but a 512 GB SSD and 1TB SSD solution would have made me think of buying one.

Fujica, yes, I'm well aware, hence why I said "durable and reliable".

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 15:20 UTC
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Fujica: I just don't get it - why no SSD option as for the portable solution.

Portable solutions is nowadays mostly temporary storage for on the go.
While giving workshops or for travel. No need for 4Gig, but a 512 GB SSD and 1TB SSD solution would have made me think of buying one.

Well said, Fujica. For a portable drive, I dont really need Samsung's 450 MB/s performance and the high price that goes with it. Give me a 512 GB durable and reliable SSD with 150 - 200 MB/s for a sensible price and I'm sold.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 13:39 UTC
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Androole: $1000? So the same price as the RX100 IV, then. Interesting. They usually slot new models in above the old ones in price. Looks like the IV will be getting a nice price cut, then.

It's $998 at B&H
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1289584-REG/sony_cyber_shot_dsc_rx100_v_digital.html

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:06 UTC
On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (109 comments in total)

"..eliminating the worry that we may miss a moment because we have to stop to swap out cards."

What we still need is advancement in battery technology. Without having to resort to an additional battery grip which isnt available for all cameras anyway, batteries are the limiting factor before the card fills up.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 02:56 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

All very nice images but Fishermen did nothing for me. I think 3rd place should have won.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 16:48 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies

A few good photos, a few great photos worthy of being chosen. #6 is "nice", but isnt in the same league. #12 I like jellyfish but this one is unfinished - reflection needs editing out, darken the background a bit and boost vibrance of the jellyfish because it looks dull.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 16:06 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article 6 tips for shooting fall color (108 comments in total)

Nice photos. #3 and 5 are my favourites.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 09:02 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply

All great photos. Image 2 is a spectacular shot. Feel the rumble.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 03:02 UTC as 19th comment
On article Lenovo Yoga Book features unique 'on-demand' keyboard (90 comments in total)
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illogical: What a mistake, I thought DPreview stands for Digital Photography Review.

I appreciate any review that has any link in the photography process. Including bags and clothing.
Iif DPR did a review on hiking shoes, that would also be relevant. A very important piece of gear for the off-track landscape photographer.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 03:47 UTC

Great photos. Congrats to all entrants.
As for the "entry level" cameras, put one in the hands of a creative person and you'll get much more interesting photos than a "pro" camera in the hands of someone who shoots cliche's.
"Pro's" beware.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 03:23 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On photo wanakatreepink2RS1600 in the Best Picture Period! challenge (2 comments in total)

The colours are sensational.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:20 UTC as 1st comment
On article Tamron announces new 1.4X and 2X teleconverters (15 comments in total)

1.4x turns the 150-600mm into a 210-840mm. Will be interesting to see whether the 1.4x performs better than the 2x. 1200mm is very tempting though.
edit: oh, MF using viewfinder with the 2x. Stick with the 1.4x.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:04 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On photo AF4_2483 Surfing the Serengeti in the Hot Air Balloon view challenge (11 comments in total)

Gorgeous photo.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 10:33 UTC as 5th comment
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)

The quality is excellent. I'd like this performance in a smaller form factor.. which will double the price. Cant win.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 14:39 UTC as 83rd comment | 17 replies
On photo AlbumCover in the Album Cover challenge (6 comments in total)

Brilliant.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 06:00 UTC as 2nd comment

These are awesome. Only just in the last week I was wondering: Google Maps has photospheres, how about videospheres? Now we see them here. The quality will come, I'm sure.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 05:04 UTC as 1st comment
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