AndyW318

Joined on Oct 13, 2015

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On article Nikon Coolpix P1000: what you need to know (601 comments in total)
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AndyW318: I am very interested in this camera as a birder:
1. High resolution viewfinder so I can leave my binoculars at home.
2. High zoom for framing the bird at a distance.
3. Zoom level now equivalent to my spotting scope, so yet another device potentially replaced.

The missing information is about the performance of the focusing system. Birds are notoriously difficult to get a focus on, particularly in flight or in brush. Please tell me that it has an AI bird focus!

So, it appears it uses Contrast Detection and has a face-priority mode, spot and a few others, but it needs a bird priority mode to cover this market well IMO. Please add bird priority mode!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 21:33 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix P1000: what you need to know (601 comments in total)

I am very interested in this camera as a birder:
1. High resolution viewfinder so I can leave my binoculars at home.
2. High zoom for framing the bird at a distance.
3. Zoom level now equivalent to my spotting scope, so yet another device potentially replaced.

The missing information is about the performance of the focusing system. Birds are notoriously difficult to get a focus on, particularly in flight or in brush. Please tell me that it has an AI bird focus!

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2018 at 17:04 UTC as 104th comment | 3 replies
On article Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X (318 comments in total)
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Jim Scarff: Sharpness at 400mm-600mm compared to Panasonic FZ1000 - please examine in the full review!

Michael Reichman at Luminous Landscape raved over the G3 X compared to the FZ1000 saying the G3X "get[s] more from the same sensor and has a superior performing lens" although he did not compare identical photos from the two cameras.

Ken McMahon at CameraLabs describes perceived softness in the FZ1000 at 400mm in his review.

If these reviews are correct that the G3 X sensor/lens is sharper at 400mm and has 200mm more focal length, that could be a persuasive reason to opt for the G3 X notwithstanding the 1+ f/stop slower speed of the lens, and the much slower frame rate, particularly in RAW.

Also note that to attach a filter to this camera, one has to pay $40+ for the lens hood. It is not clear to me whether the hood is reversible for storage while traveling, or simply makes this compact camera much bigger.

I have a G3X with the hood and the hood is reversible.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 18:04 UTC
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