peevee1

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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

Diffraction at f/8 is still relatively insignificant for 16mpix Bayer-filtered m43 sensors. I'm sure bodycaps have problems way beyond that. :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 18:37 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

If you want a small but slow walkaround lens, why not consider one of the pancake zooms? They are cheap and small and much more versatile than any body cap lens would be? I'd take 14-42EZ over any bodycap in that FL range any day. 9mm/8 on the other hand... you truly don't need to focus that.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 18:02 UTC
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?

If D810 suffers from 14 bits, then A7s can add 2 bits for sure.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 17:13 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

Oly 9mm fisheye isn't bad, isn't it?

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 17:10 UTC
On article Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts (77 comments in total)
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mosc: Why does the lens have to be so slow? I don't get it. The camer's huge relative to it's sensor. Why is the lens such a piece of crap?

WG-3 and WG-4 are the same thing, just different markings: Pentax -> Ricoh. But WG-3 probably can be found cheaper now.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 02:56 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?

There are plenty of black tough cameras if it's your definition of "not crummy" color. It is also easier to lose under water.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 00:57 UTC
On article Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts (77 comments in total)
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Madden: 16 MP (non-BSI CMOS) on 1/2.3", 230k screen (probably not very bright), 28mm on wide end, no GPS -- seems to me that the 8-months old WG-4 GPS is better in every respect except for the missing WiFi. At a lower price-point. Am I missing something?

The sensor is probably the usual Sony BSI-CMOS, same one as in TG-3, WG-3/4 etc etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 00:56 UTC
On article Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts (77 comments in total)
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calson: I want GPS for auto geotagging of pictures. Wifi is of no value to anyone with a SD card reader.

WiFi has marginal value for those who need to immediately post to Instagram etc from their phone, but the problem is easily solved by EyeFi etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 00:54 UTC
On article Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts (77 comments in total)
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mosc: Why does the lens have to be so slow? I don't get it. The camer's huge relative to it's sensor. Why is the lens such a piece of crap?

It is cheaper to make this way.
You always can buy TG-3/WG-3 GPS instead.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 00:53 UTC
On article Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts (77 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 00:52 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies
On article Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday (238 comments in total)

Question for Lytro representative - any plans for video and AF-C support?
Question for everybody - global shutter any time soon?

And a special question for Chuck Westfall - WTF was that with seeing impossible?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 23:45 UTC as 73rd comment
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mpgxsvcd: Canon still thinks that they are “Winning”. They think that total market share is the ultimate measure of success. They built up such a dominate market share years ago that they can’t even fathom that it will ever go away.

Just watch over the next year. Some people will buy the 7D MKII and G7X. However, those sales won’t stay strong after Christmas. After that Canon will begin to see their sales slide drastically. Other manufactures will see sales slides as well. However, Canon and Nikon’s will be EPIC or Disastrous depending on your point of view.

Sales will continue to struggle after that. They simply will have saturated the market for DSLRs. Everyone who wants one of their cameras will have it already and everyone else will want some form of mirrorless camera.

Eventually they will decide that mirrorless is the answer. It will be too late. They will fade away just like Kodak. I really wish I could go back to the days of the Canon A5 Zoom, S400, S1-IS, and Canon 5D MK II.

Having good engineers is not enough if your management is unwilling to invest into new factories. Samsung's new APS-C sensor requires factory and equipment technologically ahead of what Canon uses by about 12 years. In electronic world, it is the difference between Intel 80186 and Pentium Pro.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 19:31 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Canon still thinks that they are “Winning”. They think that total market share is the ultimate measure of success. They built up such a dominate market share years ago that they can’t even fathom that it will ever go away.

Just watch over the next year. Some people will buy the 7D MKII and G7X. However, those sales won’t stay strong after Christmas. After that Canon will begin to see their sales slide drastically. Other manufactures will see sales slides as well. However, Canon and Nikon’s will be EPIC or Disastrous depending on your point of view.

Sales will continue to struggle after that. They simply will have saturated the market for DSLRs. Everyone who wants one of their cameras will have it already and everyone else will want some form of mirrorless camera.

Eventually they will decide that mirrorless is the answer. It will be too late. They will fade away just like Kodak. I really wish I could go back to the days of the Canon A5 Zoom, S400, S1-IS, and Canon 5D MK II.

G7X is actually a pretty good camera, combining Sony sensor and Canon lens - not a bad combination at all.
I bet it will outsell RX100 III too - 50% more reach and exposure compensation dial are far more useful for most people than a viewfinder, and cheaper price will seal the deal.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 19:07 UTC

"If you were waiting for the next big thing in imaging, it looks like you can keep on waiting."

Why wait if you can buy from their competitors?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 19:02 UTC as 304th comment

Canon now stands for all marketing and no engineering. Not just their cameras... even engineering on the marketing site is pathetic, it was loading 2 minutes on 10mbps network just to show a spinning cube with 4 photos.
Probably they want to demonstrate how slow their processors are.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 13:56 UTC as 443rd comment

OK, is it just a start of a new ad campaign, not a new product at all? ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 11:43 UTC as 501st comment
On article Amazon Fire Phone camera review (61 comments in total)

Why no shutter speed range in the specs?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 11:24 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Amazon Fire Phone camera review (61 comments in total)
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peevee1: ISO 40? What kind of sensor do they use for that? Interesting choice of base ISO, probably because the lens has fixed bright aperture.

And what ISO do you use on a sunny day at f/2 without filters, with limited shutter speed?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 11:22 UTC
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