peevee1

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On article Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS (101 comments in total)

"starting at $649"

Big departure from the value of previous Nexus phones, starting from $299 for Nexus 4 (initially, even before $100 drop) and $349 for Nexus 5.
Still better than $850 for unlocked/off contract Samsung Note 4, and combined with much better software update support for any Nexus compared to what Samsung does, it is still a much better value for those who like the gigantic phones.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 13:45 UTC as 16th comment
On article Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday (238 comments in total)
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Kevin Coppalotti: Dynamic range.want.more. any thing coming?

Rishi, you base it on DxOMark score, right? But they score "Dynamic Range" on the normalized (to 8mpix) DR, not on on-pixel DR. If you look at the graph in "Screen" mode, you will see that base DR is within measurement error.
Every pixel in A7s has 3 times of full well capacity of A7R, it needs 2 more bits of ADC to quantize that properly. I would not be surprised that A7s DR limiting is CAUSED by the same ADCs as used for A7R instead of using 16-bit ones (with 4 times higher resolution).

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 23:33 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: For me the LX100 is an alternative to buying the 12-35mm F2.8 lens for my GH4. I compared the LX100 to the GH4 sample test images and the LX100 looks like a great match for the GH4 and my 35-100mm F2.8 lens.

The GH4 has slightly better RAW noise characteristics but I like the color reproduction and lens of the LX100 better than the 12-35mm F2.8 m4/3s lens.

I think the LX100 is a home run. The 1 inch sensor cameras don’t look so great next to it now that we have seen some RAW files.

Suntan, you missed the part "will not sell for many customers" in my post to which you answered.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 18:19 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: For me the LX100 is an alternative to buying the 12-35mm F2.8 lens for my GH4. I compared the LX100 to the GH4 sample test images and the LX100 looks like a great match for the GH4 and my 35-100mm F2.8 lens.

The GH4 has slightly better RAW noise characteristics but I like the color reproduction and lens of the LX100 better than the 12-35mm F2.8 m4/3s lens.

I think the LX100 is a home run. The 1 inch sensor cameras don’t look so great next to it now that we have seen some RAW files.

"Actually, the "low" resolution of the LX100 is one of the things I am attracted to."

Suntan, YOU is not the only person in the market. To compete in the market, a manufacturer have to generate volume sales, and A LOT of people will chose 20mpix RX100 over 12mpix LX100.
At least they could have provided the option of uncropped sensor readout, I am sure the black-rounded-corner look would become a signature look for the camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 17:57 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: For me the LX100 is an alternative to buying the 12-35mm F2.8 lens for my GH4. I compared the LX100 to the GH4 sample test images and the LX100 looks like a great match for the GH4 and my 35-100mm F2.8 lens.

The GH4 has slightly better RAW noise characteristics but I like the color reproduction and lens of the LX100 better than the 12-35mm F2.8 m4/3s lens.

I think the LX100 is a home run. The 1 inch sensor cameras don’t look so great next to it now that we have seen some RAW files.

"The point is that you are not using that extra detail if you are using a 4K or less screen or printing at 8x10 or smaller."

Wrong, 3 mpix is not enough for 8x10. And on any screen, you or somebody with whom you shared the picture might want to zoom in into the picture to see more details, or crop just part of the picture.
Again, 75mm-equivalent is very often not enough, and then all you have is crop. If it had been 200mm, I would not complain, 12mpix would be OK.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 17:55 UTC
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Simon97: Despite its lower pixel count, at ISO 1600 the LX100's images don't turn to mush. Look at the text on the grey background. The LX100 stays legible while the Canon and Sony have become mushy. Megapixel race anyone?

I don't care for Canon's soft approach with very strong sharpening halos. The LX100 has more "snap".

It is not megapixel race, it is almost 2x sensor size advantage.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 15:31 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: For me the LX100 is an alternative to buying the 12-35mm F2.8 lens for my GH4. I compared the LX100 to the GH4 sample test images and the LX100 looks like a great match for the GH4 and my 35-100mm F2.8 lens.

The GH4 has slightly better RAW noise characteristics but I like the color reproduction and lens of the LX100 better than the 12-35mm F2.8 m4/3s lens.

I think the LX100 is a home run. The 1 inch sensor cameras don’t look so great next to it now that we have seen some RAW files.

"Not that many people actually print large format pictures anymore. The highest resolution commercial display is only 4K(8 megapixels)."

Noise is not ALWAYS a limiting factor. Plenty of shots are done in good light. And yes, current tech EASILY allows to produce not only 24mpix 4/3 sensor but even gigapixel ones. Just scale all those smartphone 1/3.2" 13-mpix sensor and you are in gigapixel territory. Upscale Sony's excellent BSI-CMOS 1" to 4/3" size, and you got 40 mpix - as you should today. Sensor like this in LX100 body would be a game-changer, easily compensating for lack of reach of the lens (even 2x crop still gives you quality of Fuji X30 for example). Of course they would need to update their processors too from the ancient 65nm tech they use, Qualcomm Krait manufactured on 20nm, like in almost all smartphones today, would be what doctor ordered.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 15:30 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: For me the LX100 is an alternative to buying the 12-35mm F2.8 lens for my GH4. I compared the LX100 to the GH4 sample test images and the LX100 looks like a great match for the GH4 and my 35-100mm F2.8 lens.

The GH4 has slightly better RAW noise characteristics but I like the color reproduction and lens of the LX100 better than the 12-35mm F2.8 m4/3s lens.

I think the LX100 is a home run. The 1 inch sensor cameras don’t look so great next to it now that we have seen some RAW files.

"Not that many people actually print large format pictures anymore. The highest resolution commercial display is only 4K(8 megapixels)."

In 16:9 crop.
And moderate 2x digital zoom in 16:9 ratio on LX100 is below 3 mpix. If it would be 8, it would be just fantastic. But they need to start with 32mpix+ for that.
Again, on m43 it is not such a problem, lenses like Oly 40-150 can be had for $99, Pana 45-200 is not much more especially used. But for LX100, where not even all 16mpix of the sensor are used to begin with, higher res is very much necessary to compete.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 15:24 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: For me the LX100 is an alternative to buying the 12-35mm F2.8 lens for my GH4. I compared the LX100 to the GH4 sample test images and the LX100 looks like a great match for the GH4 and my 35-100mm F2.8 lens.

The GH4 has slightly better RAW noise characteristics but I like the color reproduction and lens of the LX100 better than the 12-35mm F2.8 m4/3s lens.

I think the LX100 is a home run. The 1 inch sensor cameras don’t look so great next to it now that we have seen some RAW files.

"Right the ability to crop (a version of digital zooming) can be helpful."

So it does need it. And yes, with blight lenses like LX100 has, current pixel size on the 12mpix crop in LX100 is much bigger than Aire disk, there is plenty there to increase resolution, especially for digital zoom. It's not like you can change lens on LX100 for tele reach. And add even moderate 2x digital zoom (crop), and we are seeing 3mpix which is not nearly enough - at very very moderate 150mm reach.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 15:20 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: For me the LX100 is an alternative to buying the 12-35mm F2.8 lens for my GH4. I compared the LX100 to the GH4 sample test images and the LX100 looks like a great match for the GH4 and my 35-100mm F2.8 lens.

The GH4 has slightly better RAW noise characteristics but I like the color reproduction and lens of the LX100 better than the 12-35mm F2.8 m4/3s lens.

I think the LX100 is a home run. The 1 inch sensor cameras don’t look so great next to it now that we have seen some RAW files.

But Panasonic desperately needs higher-res sensor, at least 24mpix to compete with 24-28mpix APS-C and 20mpix 1" - especially for digital zoom which is the only tele option for LX100. 12mpix crop will not sell for many customers, unfortunately.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 14:16 UTC

Finally, some interesting and useful info, first in a month.
Of course, testing a5100 with Sony FE55 is misleading, almost nobody will use this combination and almost all buyers will use Sony E 16-55PZ instead, which should have been used for testing.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 14:13 UTC as 31st comment | 5 replies
On article High Flyer? DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone Review (181 comments in total)
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bawbaw: Commercial use in the uk requires a CAA approved pilot to verify your ability to fly and operate it. Fly it without that anyone even seeing it in the sky on a commercial job can sue you, oh and the CAA can too.

Information like this needs to be in these reviews!

They should include the fact that 2+2=4 now too, right? After all, it is not hard. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 20:09 UTC
On article High Flyer? DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone Review (181 comments in total)
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bawbaw: Commercial use in the uk requires a CAA approved pilot to verify your ability to fly and operate it. Fly it without that anyone even seeing it in the sky on a commercial job can sue you, oh and the CAA can too.

Information like this needs to be in these reviews!

"Information like this needs to be in these reviews!"

Right, full info about particulars of law in all 200 little countries.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 19:46 UTC
On article Sigma updates USB dock for new lenses (20 comments in total)
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peevee1: Why would you need a firmware for a connecting dock at all, let alone firmware added individually for each lens? Sounds like some terrible engineering.
And instead of requiring the expensive dock different for each mount, couldn't they simply add a microUSB port on the side for lens firmware updates and calibration?

"Also what if you're in the field tweaking your lens and you yank the USB cord from the lens rendering it inoperable?"

Why would you do it? Why you update firmware in the field to begin with? But almost every phone out there connected and disconnected to microUSB at least daily - how many of them go "inoperable" because of yanking the cord?
Sounds like a bad engineering or a case for selling you a pretty expensive connector, several of them if you happen to use more than one system.
And now you have to bring the dock to "the field" - who does that? And what if you "yank" the cord out of the dock, rendering it "inoperable"?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 19:10 UTC
On article Sigma updates USB dock for new lenses (20 comments in total)

Why would you need a firmware for a connecting dock at all, let alone firmware added individually for each lens? Sounds like some terrible engineering.
And instead of requiring the expensive dock different for each mount, couldn't they simply add a microUSB port on the side for lens firmware updates and calibration?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 11:26 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On article Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts (77 comments in total)
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peevee1: For $300, you can buy TG-3 or WG-3 GPS, not this joke. Unfortunately, they missed again.
I want waterproof G7X, without any bulky underwater case.

Nikon AW1 with a zoom lens is nowhere near being pocketable, AND nowhere near quality of G7x (its slow lens and average non-BSI sensor put it into the same IQ category as TG-3, only bigger and more expensive).

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 14:59 UTC
On article Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts (77 comments in total)
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rjx: Why do all the brands insist on making their "rugged" camera lines with crummy colors and odd looking shapes? Can't they just make a rugged camera that looks more like a traditional camera?

ptodd, not all people are like you. Apparently, they try to target people who like fun designs.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 19:28 UTC
On article Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday (238 comments in total)
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MaciekPruski: to mirrorless manufacturers: how about a high (-ish) quality body cap lenses? I think there would be market for a $150-200 constant aperture body cap lens that can deliver sharp pictures

The Samyang is both bigger and significantly more expensive. Something like E-PM2 with a body cap lens is actually pocketable, and you don't have to care about removing a lenscap. :) Just like with 14-42EZ and it's special lens cap. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 18:44 UTC
On article HTC introduces the RE digital camera (102 comments in total)

"The camera comes to life when it senses it is being picked up"

So by the end of the ride in your luggage the battery will be empty. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 18:40 UTC as 55th comment
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