Limburger2001

Joined on Aug 25, 2016

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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 real world samples (66 comments in total)
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Hymenoptera: Too bad the GM-series is dead; I've two GM1 and love them, but would have been nice to have an update with IBIS and/or 20Mpx.

The GX850 fully belongs to the GF-series (and is indeed named GF9 on some markets), simply borrowing some design cues from the GM-series. Proof in numbers: the GX850 has the same size/weight as the GF8 but compared to the original GM1, it's 30% heavier and 40% bigger. Was hoping for IBIS in this GF generation, though.

Agreed, wish the GX850 was more the size of the GMx cameras. Still got one though, and it's pretty good so far!

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 07:19 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (134 comments in total)

Very cool - I remember wanting one of these back in the day. I ended up buying the positively bulbous Kodak DX4900 instead. I think the folded optics are still used in those action P&S's from Panasonic, Olympus, Canon, Nikon etc? Loving these throwback articles :) keep 'em coming!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 07:46 UTC as 24th comment
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Karroly: RX100 power and features increase at each iteration but at the cost of battery life :
RX100II = 350 pictures
RX100III = 320 pictures
RX100IV = 280 pictures
RX100V = 220 pictures
Will the next ones be so powerful they can only take 1 picture ?

LOL but it will be so awesome it's basically a DVR for life - and you skip forwards or backwards in time :p

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 00:46 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: PINK. LOL

I thought the same re Rose Gold phones, but people seem to go crazy over them - and if it gets more dollars in Fuji's pocket... I just hope they don't overly go crazy with marketing the pink one as the "girl model" - girls like good design and colours, not just "pink"

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 02:23 UTC
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dlb41: Has the X-A3 replaced the X-M series? The X-A3 has a plastic body while the X-M is all metal.

I don't think the X-M1 is all metal - it certainly feels quite plasticky to me. I think the top plate might have been metal, but majority is plastic. Sadly I think X-M1 is the first and last of the X-M line.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 02:07 UTC
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rrccad: looks like a nice upgrade from the X-A2.

One thing I wish is that it had an external EVF. I can appreciate not including an EVF for a) cost and b) size of the camera, but you'd think an external EVF would be possible and a handy thing to have.

it's a shame that Fuji's UWA 10-24 zoom blows for IR or I'd look more seriously at the X-A3 as a cheap go with me anywhere kind of body.

@rrrcad sorry, misread your post - yes an external EVF as an add-on would be nice (I'd certainly consider it)

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 02:02 UTC
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FodgeandDurn: Slightly sad that this has a touchscreen, and the XT2 that I am about to buy doesn't. Mostly I want the workflow speed you get from panning around the screen to review focus, not to mention the fact that in the few videos I took with my XT1 you can hear me swearing as the camera chooses the wrong AF point and I faff about trying to get it back on target. Yes they have their precious design philosophy but it is also a tool, and they've just proven they have the R&D + hardware all ready to go. Frustrating.

Agree re X-T2 and lack of touchscreen. They're still thinking that "professionals" don't like touchscreens, hence why only the X-70, and now the X-A3 are the only ones to have it. Nikon and Canon have come around, so I'm hopeful it'll be in more advanced models of the other manufacturers soon

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 01:59 UTC
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Limburger2001: I'm very tempted to get this as a replacement for my X-M1. Killer features for me apart from the MPs are wifi remote control, panorama, timelapse and touch screen.

It is weird that people are dissing the X-Trans sensor - just compare the X-A2 vs X-M1 raw and jpeg results in DPreview's studio tests - definitely less false colour noise with X-trans, esp in high ISO and in fine patterned areas. I look forward to seeing what the reviews are like for the X-A3 :)

@Androole I do agree that Software like Lightroom has tools for removing colour noise (I use it a lot on my D5300), but I am not seeing this softening of the image due to demosaicing due to the X-Trans sensor on my X-M1 images. For my workflow at least, I am not finding I have to work harder on my X-M1 images than I do on my D5300, nor do I find that my images are softer coming out of the X-M1 vs my D5300. So at least for me, X-Trans doesn't have the downsides you're experiencing.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 01:53 UTC
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Limburger2001: I'm very tempted to get this as a replacement for my X-M1. Killer features for me apart from the MPs are wifi remote control, panorama, timelapse and touch screen.

It is weird that people are dissing the X-Trans sensor - just compare the X-A2 vs X-M1 raw and jpeg results in DPreview's studio tests - definitely less false colour noise with X-trans, esp in high ISO and in fine patterned areas. I look forward to seeing what the reviews are like for the X-A3 :)

@Expat Nomad Agreed. Crazy that Sony wants to "nickel and dime" everyone that buys their cameras - maybe can make the case for entry level, but for a $4k (Australian $) A7RII?!!

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 01:46 UTC
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rrccad: looks like a nice upgrade from the X-A2.

One thing I wish is that it had an external EVF. I can appreciate not including an EVF for a) cost and b) size of the camera, but you'd think an external EVF would be possible and a handy thing to have.

it's a shame that Fuji's UWA 10-24 zoom blows for IR or I'd look more seriously at the X-A3 as a cheap go with me anywhere kind of body.

With an EVF it'd be an X-E3 rather than an X-A3. From a marketing point of view, you need to keep some features off of your budget models so as to not canabilise your higher offerings.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 01:25 UTC
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tkbslc: Fuji really needs a pancake kit lens to go with their smaller/cheaper cameras. Who wants this big clunky lens?

I would like a pancake kit lens - provided it doesn't compromise on image quality. I have the 27mm pancake lens and it definitely makes for a more compact camera

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 08:08 UTC
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bloodycape: So, I take it the X-M line is no more?

Also, why can Fuji give us a native ISO100(vs expanded)? Even ISO160 would be a little better than 200.

If you want to be cynical about it - ISO 200 for Fuji cameras tend to be equivalent to ISO 100 on Nikon and Sony in terms of brightness.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:39 UTC

I'm very tempted to get this as a replacement for my X-M1. Killer features for me apart from the MPs are wifi remote control, panorama, timelapse and touch screen.

It is weird that people are dissing the X-Trans sensor - just compare the X-A2 vs X-M1 raw and jpeg results in DPreview's studio tests - definitely less false colour noise with X-trans, esp in high ISO and in fine patterned areas. I look forward to seeing what the reviews are like for the X-A3 :)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:02 UTC as 62nd comment | 5 replies
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bloodycape: Do we know if this is using the same sensor as the X-T2/X-Pro2, but with a Bayer arrays vs X-Trans or is this using an older 24mp sensor?

Not likely, since it doesn't have on-sensor phase detection. Also, the camera quite a bit cheaper than the X-T2/XPro-2

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:54 UTC
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