kwtse

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kwtse: "Its small size also means the camera has no real grip indentation. "
I cannot see why a grip would make the camera larger, especially that a lens must be mounted to use the camera. As long as the grip does not protrude out more than the thinnest lens, it is OK.
The only reason that I can think of is to make the camera looks "better/stylish" without a grip.

My point is that there is no practical reason on why there is no grip. Surely not because of size but the "look".

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 13:23 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-ZS70 (TZ90) sample gallery (56 comments in total)
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fedway: Have a we reached a point where good phone cameras are now better than P&S at the native FL of the phone cam? It seems the only advantage pf this P&S is the tele but at similar FLs as phone cams it's worse.

It is about optimizations for users of different interests.
Some want compact with very long tele.
Some want this and some want that.
Panasonic is flushing with products to many market corners.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 01:20 UTC
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GiovanniB: Great images but I'm a bit sceptical about the increasing amount of trends which emphasize the extremes in photography: Extremely low light, extreme locations, extreme motion, extreme image angles, extremely short or long focal lengths.

"There's nothing wrong with those things in and of themselves that can't be fixed with a 50mm lens and good running shoes."
When my back is against a wall, running shoes are no good to me in retreating back further.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 01:02 UTC
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Ray12666: What ever happened to having a camera (film or digital) that did nothing but allow us to set aperature, speed and ISO, in other words why do we need so many bells and whistles on our digital cameras? I like to shoot mostly Aperature preferred, set my own ISO, my own focus area and just shoot, I don't even own adobe photoshop or lightroom, who needs it? Is it me or are we just forgetting that the job and pleasure is to compose the photo and get the right exposure without all the bells and post processing? BTW, I did like the new canon wide angle and the pictures were marvelous. OK, don't hit me too hard and I know I cannot spell aperature. I am using an Olympus OMD EM-1 with a 12-40 pro lens, am considering if I need a prime, albeit most of my shoots are during travel.

" Maybe then more people would realise that a single, well-composed and well-exposed image is usually sufficient; as witnessed by 150 years of pre-digital photography. "
There were no such thing as "dark room" in the 150 years.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 01:00 UTC

"Its small size also means the camera has no real grip indentation. "
I cannot see why a grip would make the camera larger, especially that a lens must be mounted to use the camera. As long as the grip does not protrude out more than the thinnest lens, it is OK.
The only reason that I can think of is to make the camera looks "better/stylish" without a grip.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 23:57 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
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DavidsfotosDotCom: Deport the person if possible, english fluency should be required for citizenship for 95% unless they have a PhD, millions or some other compelling skill contribution.
I now understand why the french speaking Quebecers in Canada are fighting to preserve their culture from invaders. At least this time some real damage & stupidity occurred unlike the pedestrians walking @ Yellowstone.

The "french speaking Quebecers" better ask the natives first.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 01:09 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: dark goob, King Penguin, ChaosCloud, DtEW, rodkemish
Look #2
Note: most Muslim’s may adhere to there false religion more faithfully than many Christian’s & are great people until they are living next to the other sect of Muslim’s then there is unfortunately perpetual war & mutual self destruction just look at Iran, Iraq, Syria etc. Some muslin’s see it as their duty to conquer the country they live in by forced conversion for Mohamed when there are enough of them, then the world.

That is how Jesus would look like. :)

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a234/1282186/

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 01:03 UTC

Penalty of up to $5,000 is too low.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 01:00 UTC as 9th comment
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Photoman: Why do I have wifi in my small phone, in my small AW100 Nikon waterproof camera but need a brick for my DSLR ....why Nikon? Sony have it built in their A6xxx & A7x cameras.

I can see the issue of GPS, but built-in wi-fi or wirless remote control?
But with so many cameras and smartphones with built-in GPS and there are so many visitors, I cannot see how countries like China, Thailand and Malysia can stop them. In fact, I and my friends have never seen any incidents on GPS camera brought to those countries.
But there is one place I know that would stop any GPD devices from getting in: North Korea.
My friend said that when he visited there, there is a form that you have to fill. One of the item is GPD devices. You have to leave the GPD devices (including cameras) at the custom on tering the country and pick them up when leaving.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 13:58 UTC
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Photoman: Why do I have wifi in my small phone, in my small AW100 Nikon waterproof camera but need a brick for my DSLR ....why Nikon? Sony have it built in their A6xxx & A7x cameras.

Wifi and GPS should have been built into the D810.
I cannot see any reason why this cannot be done in a camera with body as big as D810.
Would it be because this may cut down the sales of accessories like GPS unit, Wifi unit, wireless remote control unit, ... etc ?
Attaching these units to D810 would not be nice to carry. I have twice damaged the WR-R10 attached to my D810. I would rather pay more for a D810 with built-in GPS and Wifi (especially the wireless remote control).

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 13:43 UTC
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tinzi1: Who in their right mind would want their SD/USB slots build-in when you can purchase this awesome apple adaptor at a price cut sale! And ultimately, this adaptor is totally not cumbersome. +1 Apple!

Those who do not want to have an adaptor. : )

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 03:02 UTC
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justmeMN: "And then we're not seeing cannibalization between the DSLR and the Nikon 1: the customer is completely different."

So, they won't make APS-C (or FF) mirrorless because it might cannibalize their DSLR sales?

Or Nokia.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 01:57 UTC
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Retzius: Thanks for posting the interview but I have to ask why the questions we all want to know were not asked...

Mirrorless? DX primes? Future of the DSLR? Response to Canon's M5? Why haven't they embraced the touchscreen?

I think that the present market segment for 1" sensor ILC is quite small, even down to a level of not being viable.
It would be nice if Nikon could recognize this and produce 1" sensor compact much earlier.
Now Nkion is facing very serious competition in this market segment.
The name of Nikon still carries a lot of weight (to a level of being prestige), in Asia. Delivering the DL (especially the DL 18-50) as soon as possible is the only hope that Nikon has in the 1" sensor market.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 01:47 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (356 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Gold Award, really? With that EVF and Lens? I'd say bronze, or silver at Best.
This EVF is even mediocre in IQ terms compared to my 2008 Lumix G1 mFT Systemcamera! And now it's been 8 years later - 2.35 MP EVF should be very standard right now. Also, there's no really good Handgrip, and about the Color issue - into the Con selection, it's not a Gold Status Badge for the TZ-100 in any way then. Sorry Guys. I trust your Reviews since 2000 (Oly 3030z), but this comes a bit weird. Also the Lens Performance isn't nowhere as good as it should be here - as stated into the review, about lens corner performance, that's really a no go for my needs.

.edit. text added & type error.

From DXOMark sensor Score comparison, the overall scores:

ZS100: 70

RX100 IV: 70

LX100: 67

If G7X is included, its overall score is 71, marginally better.

https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-ZS100-versus-Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100-IV-versus-Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-LX100___1064_1033_981

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 18:24 UTC

I could not quite understand what Hasselblad is doing.
Is it trying to do what Leica has been doing with Panasonic?

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 00:12 UTC as 171st comment
On article Reviewers offer first look at Microsoft Surface tablet (121 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: DPReview is starting to stray a little. Guys, the website is called Digital Photography Review, and while mobile devices and such are part of photography, your reviews on some of these devices are not photography-centered. Many reviews just toss in a blurb about photography toward the end of the review.

Be careful that you don't lose focus.

I'm not trying to be negative, as I think DPReview is second to none, but I'm just saying that maybe these reviews aren't front page material?

Thanks

I do not mind DP Review occasionally informs us about new product of mobile devices. Nothing to do with photography? Not sure about this. But it must have something to do with photographers. Some photographers would like to carry a handy mobile devices on the run to store, to process and to send photo.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 14:05 UTC
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Boris: Just buy a Canon G12 for 1/3 the price... at least it will fit in a big pocket!

"It seems you have missed one great advantage of this new camera, which is the possibility to use *ANY* AF-S Nikkor lens with it ..."
It seems you have missed two points:
(1) You can use *ANY* AF-S Nikkor lens on a Nikon DSLR.
(2) You can put G12 in a big pocket while you cannot put V1/J1 with the zoom lens in a pocket.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 14:08 UTC
On article Nikon V1 comparison shots added to dpreview database (220 comments in total)
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Camp Freddy: Nikon fanboys had better hope spending serious cash on better lenses improves the performance: sharpness, contrast, gradation/tonal depth are all struggeling against the g12 and XZ1. mFT is far better.

Also launching a camera with such poor ISO performance in the ILC sector now is just plain dumb.

I have been a user of Nikon since D100. But its response to MILC is quite disappointing.
There is always a market for V1/J1, just how big that would be. I am afraid that I am not too optimistic. At least I would not recommend it to my friends over M4/3 or NEX.
Sorry Nikon, try harder next time.
Canon, the next show is yours.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2011 at 00:33 UTC
On article Nikon V1 comparison shots added to dpreview database (220 comments in total)
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Feud: You can take good photographs with it, or any of those against which it is pitted. I have an EPL1 and have no desire to change up or across, but I wouldn't be disappointed if the little Nikon was my only camera.

Neither would I with a S95.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2011 at 00:25 UTC
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