Geekapoo

Geekapoo

Lives in United States Boston, United States
Works as a Mad Scientist
Joined on Jun 10, 2005

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Wow, read some of the comments below...is a 360 degree, high clarity, zoomable view of Mars now passe? LOL. AMAZING...thank you NASA.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 17:32 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (285 comments in total)

A7 II??? Been there, done that (paid to play)...and rejected the camera like a bad habit. Low light AF was just not good enough,.at times borderline defective in behavior. I usually think that dpr provides good guidance/conclusions of this type...but...next! Carry on dpr. Be better next time? -Richard

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 15:28 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (52 comments in total)
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perry rhodan: OMG. You dropped a fujifilm from the roundup and forgot to rewrite the P900 part!? Better wake up. And this took 3 writers? This is sooo not DPR. What's wrong people?
This is my definitie last remake on this roundup. Feel like I have put more effort in this than the 3 staffmembers already 😨😤
Out.

Anyone can be rude online (I know I have been at times). Takes class to admit when you have been rude and apologize. Cheers.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 13:52 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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surlezi: Great abilities, gread IQ, too bad it's not mirrorless !

Beauty is in the eye and sometimes hands of the beholder. Therfore, for some, DSLR is better ..

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 16:57 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (52 comments in total)
In reply to:

perry rhodan: OMG. You dropped a fujifilm from the roundup and forgot to rewrite the P900 part!? Better wake up. And this took 3 writers? This is sooo not DPR. What's wrong people?
This is my definitie last remake on this roundup. Feel like I have put more effort in this than the 3 staffmembers already 😨😤
Out.

Go find another camera review site and whine there..they would be blessed, you'd obviously be doing them a favor as you are soooo insightful

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 02:20 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (52 comments in total)

Even though I own a FF (D750), two m43 (E-M5 and G3), lenses that give me reach and an RX100, I've always found my bridge zoom cameras to be invaluable (have owned an HX200V and an FZ1000, currently own an FZ200). DPR, thanks for the update for this class of camera.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 14:14 UTC as 11th comment
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M1963: One for the extra patient.
Normally, the use of ND filters results in cheesy pictures made by people who have no taste but believe they master photographic techniques.

Hey there little boys..hilarious and rude comments....not necessarily in that order LOL.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 21:47 UTC
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TheDarmok74: I'd wish the assignment would be "take photos that best show the camera's capabilties" and not "show what good a photographer you are".

damned if you do, damned if you don't..

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 14:06 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (492 comments in total)
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Bram de Mooij: Please stop looking at smartphones as being cameras. They are not. They are phones. OK, they are the reason for the decline of the cheap point and shoot cameras. That only shows me that these point and shoots were not really cameras either :-) They were just toys with limited use. Most obvious shortcomings of those toys was the lack of features like mp3 playing, navigation and making phone calls. Just kidding of course.

The fact that the iPhone is the most popular camera on Flickr is misleading in my view. Since the iPhones and other smartphones exist a lot of people that never owned a camera in the first place started to shoot images. They were never potential enthousiast compact camera buyers. Maybe they will be some day :-)

LOL. I own an RX100, ZS3, FZ200, G3, OMD E-M5 and a D750...and still use my camera phone all the time. Love my camera phone as I love all of my other cameras..IT'S ABOUT HAVING FUN TAKING PICTURES!

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 00:57 UTC
On article Field Test: The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV in Mexico (134 comments in total)

Nice video...thanks. In particular, love the placard reading and discovery of content in english...nice add of some humor.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 15:41 UTC as 74th comment
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (492 comments in total)
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Bram de Mooij: Please stop looking at smartphones as being cameras. They are not. They are phones. OK, they are the reason for the decline of the cheap point and shoot cameras. That only shows me that these point and shoots were not really cameras either :-) They were just toys with limited use. Most obvious shortcomings of those toys was the lack of features like mp3 playing, navigation and making phone calls. Just kidding of course.

The fact that the iPhone is the most popular camera on Flickr is misleading in my view. Since the iPhones and other smartphones exist a lot of people that never owned a camera in the first place started to shoot images. They were never potential enthousiast compact camera buyers. Maybe they will be some day :-)

Digital cameras are so old school. LOL. No..more seriously, folks were taking great photos with old film cameras (I'm not taking dSLRs, think Kodiak instamatics)...and smart phone cameras can deliver better quality and ease of use. Most important, the best camera is the one you have with you. Smart phone cameras = the main type of camera people will use, with sales of higher end cameras dropping as the population of photographers increases.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 14:30 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)

Although I'm quite happy with my FF camera (D750) and expect I'll be a dedicated FF Nikon user moving forward, much thanks to Pentax/Ricoh for the commitment making the K-1..makes the digital camera landscape more robust and competitive. Also, I am very impressed with the features and price. KUDOS!

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 13:16 UTC as 161st comment
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Geekapoo: Once again, now RAW...no interest. NEXT!

Hi Dave- I appreciate that RAW has much less value for this camera but it is a better option than no RAW at all (already, one takes a hit due to sensor size and any advantage is appreciated). Don't expect to see the type of RAW files I get with my FF, m43 or 1" cameras. Cheers.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 22:01 UTC
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VENTURE-STAR: You'd actually think it matters whether a cheap amateur compact like this had RAW. This camera is in competition with the Panasonic TZ80 and will mostly be bought by tourists who will use it for point and shoot snaps. A lack of EVF is the only obvious shortcoming. When the price drops, it should sell quite well.

It won't be of interest to serious photographers concerned with quality. I'd say it's of more importance that so many low-end compact cameras are now being built with phone sized sensors, simply to allow ridiculously wide focal length ranges.

I could care less about whether folks care about whether the camera has RAW. My comment about lack of RAW being a non-starter was in reference to how I feel about the camera. Also...must admit that I'm pretty happy with my FZ200. Cheers.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 21:30 UTC

Once again, now RAW...no interest. NEXT!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 15:26 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies

I love the folks who don't seem to "get it"..let's revisit this tech in a decade (actually, earlier) and see the extent to which it permeates the imaging capture landscape..

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 16:03 UTC as 13th comment
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (273 comments in total)
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bicycle snap shooter: Intense snap of Steve Huff...like the way his face seems to be lit by the screen of his smart phone.

I think I'll pass on Huff Paranormal...so it will remain "Steve Who?" for me. NEXT!

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 14:22 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (273 comments in total)
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bicycle snap shooter: Intense snap of Steve Huff...like the way his face seems to be lit by the screen of his smart phone.

Steve who?

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 21:29 UTC

Oh good...a camera that I can use when wearing my brown jacket, brown pants and matching brown shoes. If I am taking pictures, I want to look my best when doing so!!!!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 14:37 UTC as 14th comment
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1063 comments in total)
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MeganV: It's pretty . . . but for the price it needs to really push the bar, functionally.

Is the sensor really better than what we've had since 2012? It's gonna be hard to see the difference between 16 and 20 megapixels, so how has dynamic range or low-light performance improved? Is this the m4/3 camera that finally bumps us to a 14-bit RAW pipeline from a sensor that can actually detect 14 bits of gradation?

And AF: Olympus has had quick & accurate single-shot AF for five years, now--so where are we with subject tracking and continuous performance?

And no 4K?

Honestly, I think Oly's gonna have a hard time moving these. B&H is now selling the original (weather sealed, 5-axis IBIS) E-M5 for $379. Is this camera $800 and 4 years better? Feels a little stalled, to me. I'd buy the E-M5 and put the $800 difference into lenses.

The E-M5 for $379 is one heck of a bargain! Old sensor? YAWN. Old LCD and EVF? YAWN. No "ART" dial in the front of the camera? LOL. It's not like the E-M5 sucked..it was and remains one heck of a camera. Everyone looking for the latest and greatest tech..LOL. Spend more time actually taking picture AND use that cash saved for enabling lenses!!! Too much GAS for me at dpreview..

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 14:22 UTC
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