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On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (583 comments in total)
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whyamihere: Dear Canon,

Cute camera.

Your PR material appears to be missing any mention of a lens worth giving a darn about.

Let us know when that happens.

PS: Ignore the angry Americans. We all know they just wanted the option for refusing to buy the camera.

"and tons of other Canon's glass via adapter:)"

Few of which you'd ever want to actually use on a small EOS M body. So, in reality, it's just a "tiny portion of other Canon glass via adapter." I say this as an EOS M owner with plenty of Canon DSLR glass and an adapter. Canon needs a lot more native EF-M glass. But based on Canon's track record, none of that would get distribution to the US either.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 07:32 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (583 comments in total)
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Vignes: not sure what's the issue with EVF. Oly pen series doesn't have one and people were happy to buy the VF2/3/4 EVF and using it for years. until EM5 come but then they omitted built in flash. Compact is compact plus cost is cost. Sony was smart to include a 1.4M EVF in a6000 but after using 2.3M EVF, the 1.4 M looks sub par. Serious photographers who wants EVF definitely wants the best. so either buy a body which has the best EVF or buy a good optional EVF.

That was then. This is now. EVFs are far more common now than they used to be. So expectations have changed.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 07:23 UTC
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Sdaniella: resorting to combining multiple exposures, albeit with a half-pixel shift in both X-Y axis ... compensating for shortcomings of its tiny m43 milc 16-mp sensor pixels ...

and restricting it severely to relatively good light ... and restriction to only medium ISOs (1600) ...

no thx

"and restricting it severely to relatively good light ... and restriction to only medium ISOs (1600) ..."

Yeah, because we all know how much everyone does product photography, architectural photography, still life photography, and landscape photography at ISO's higher than 1600! LOL. I don't think an upper limit of ISO 1600 is much of a "restriction" at all. Seems like a perfectly reasonable ISO range to me.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 07:40 UTC
On article Samsung NX1 firmware v1.2 now available (43 comments in total)
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Shiranai: However, NX1 is still on a very low rank regarding sellings. Thats a thing you cannot fix with adding features. IMO they need to release more lenses or they need to adjust their price to other manufacturers mirrorless APS-C models (and not to fullframe).

I actually find the NX system's lens selection and lens pricing to be excellent! I think the selection and pricing is one of the best of all the mirrorless systems.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 03:24 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (401 comments in total)
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DomD: Can someone explains what is the difference between the GM-5 and the GF-7? Other than the flip screen, what else? And then the question becomes "why does panasonic offer both?"

Just curious.

The differences are pretty obvious. One has an EVF, one does not. One has a built-in flash, one does not. One has a hotshoe, one does not. One has an articulating LCD, one does not. One is $600, one is $900. Styling is also different between them. These are two cameras that each offer a very different set of features/specs from one another. Some people will like one, some will like the other. So the answer to the question "why does panasonic offer both" is obvious: to give consumers a choice.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 18:29 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (401 comments in total)
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dwl017: No thanks the Sony RX100 series will stay king in mind for many years to come. All this in my mind is just pointless trash. To each their own. Yes I am a Sony RX100 series owner so no Im not just talking out of my ass.

The GF7 is a system camera. The RX100 is not. A system camera is not "pointless trash". It allows you to mount various lenses on it. I think an Oly 45mm f/1.8 would look very nice on this camera: a fast, compact portrait lens. Or swap it out for a Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 to have a fast street photography lens. Or stick on a Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 for some ultrawide fisheye photography.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 18:16 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (401 comments in total)
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caravan: Selfie screen and Zoom lens.

No thanks.

Apparently, caravan thinks that the selfie screen is permanently locked in its flipped-up position and the zoom lens is permanently attached to the camera! LOL.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 18:05 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (401 comments in total)
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yesint: Another stupid example of marketing :(
1) Why on Earth they are making cameras with no grip? Even the smallest lens protrudes by 2-3 cm, so the size will not be any larger with a grip.
2) People, who are really interested in doing selfies will never change the lenses - they are mostly casual users, who don't care about the quality at all if their faces are recognizable in the Facebook post. They are happy with the smartphones.

I think people have this bizarre mis-conception that this camera is EXCLUSIVELY for the purpose of shooting selfies. LOL. The flip-up screen is merely an added feature, and even if you only use it once in a while to shoot a selfie, that's still a nice thing to have. Many people will find it to be an attractive feature to have, even just for occasional use. That sounds like perfectly good marketing to me. It's like having a pop-up flash; having a pop-up flash doesn't mean that you're going to use the pop-up flash ALL THE TIME. It's just a handy feature to have, even just for occasional use.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 18:02 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (401 comments in total)
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Drama: No viewfinder = defect camera

There are millions and millions of cameras out there with no viewfinder that people are doing perfectly fine with. Time to join the 21st century. Saying that a camera without a viewfinder is defective is like saying that a smartphone without a physical keyboard is defective.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 15:12 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (401 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: So basicly its for the self-obsessed, good to know.

Geez, talk about a gross generalization. People like to occasionally be in some of their own photos, and a flip-up LCD allows them to do it without handing the camera off to someone else to do it for them. So what?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 15:10 UTC
On article Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD (81 comments in total)
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aris14: No matter if this or any other camera offering an easy way for selfy pix have the best IQ ever or whatever whatsoever...
Selfies is the depiction of an ill egoism and selfism thus depicting the problems of a rather significantly ill culture... Or should I say civilization..?

People like you also thought that radio, television, rock-and-roll music, video games, and the internet would rot people's minds and bring about the end of civilization. And yet, civilization just keeps chugging along.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 06:05 UTC
On article Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD (81 comments in total)
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LiSkynden: I dont believe it... again another stupid selfie LCD camera! First every camera brand ditched the good old vari-angle screen and now everyone puts on this stupid selfie LCD???

They have their smart phones for that. They dont buy bulky cameras with selfie LCD, helloo!

Geez, stop being such a drama queen. It's not as if EVERY camera has this kind of flip-up LCD. Panasonic sells several other cameras that don't have this kind of LCD, and now they sell *one* model that does. It's called offering variety.

Plus, I think it's a bit ridiculous to call the GF7 "bulky". I think it'd make the perfect little vacation camera for a lot of people, and it's great to be able to take selfies of yourself while on vacation. It'd also work great on a selfie stick, too. No need to ask strangers to take photos for you.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 05:57 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (401 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Wow... a faux pentaprism hump. "Let´s make it bulkier just for the sake of it and try to pretend is a mini reflex" The GM1 is way more nicer, at least more honest.

How is the GM1 "way more nicer"? The GF7 is $150 less expensive than a GM1, while still adding an articulating screen. I think the GF7 is a better deal for the average casual shooter. Besides, I love the classic camera silhouette of the GF7. Not only does it look classic from afar, the hump also serves a function: it houses the flash, and is the elevated hinge-point for the flip-up LCD. I don't think the GF7 is any less "honest" than a GM1, because the GM1 with its leather-texture bottom portion and its silver top-plate is clearly trying to evoke a classic rangefinder camera just like the GF7 is trying to evoke a classic pentaprism SLR. Neither one of them is actually the type of camera that they are trying to evoke, so neither one is more "honest" than the other.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 05:47 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (401 comments in total)
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cainn24: I hate it. I don't care if it's irrational, or if six thousand million other people love it, I hate it. I feel that the encroachment of all this social media friendly nonsense somehow spells the beginning of the end of the unadulterated enthusiast camera tradition, and that bothers me deeply.

Yeah, and you probably also bemoan the fact that cell phones can access the internet, too! LOL.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 14:46 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (401 comments in total)
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samfan: This selfie craze still isn't over? Geez.

People like to occasionally have photos of themselves in them. In the past, you had to hand the camera over to someone else to take the photo for you, or stick your camera on a tripod. "Selfie" simply means that you can now do it all on your own, and without a tripod. Having a photo of you and your friends in it is not a "craze". People have been doing it since the beginning of photography. Technology has simply enabled us to do it more easily.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 07:20 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (401 comments in total)
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Beat Traveller: Specs aside, it looks absolutely ridiculous when the LCD is flipped up. Like someone taped a TV to a Nikon FM2.

Who cares? It's not like you're going to walk around with the LCD flipped up like that all the time. You're only going to flip it up for selfies and whatnot. But, frankly, I think it's a brilliant design: functional while giving a classic camera silhouette.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 07:16 UTC
On article Budget X: Hands-on with Fujifilm's new X-A2 (162 comments in total)
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greypixelz: How come Fuji are not capable of creating small bodies? That thing looks chunky!

Is there any objective you're trying to reach with a smaller body? You're still not going to fit it in your pocket. If that's the case, then you might as well give it a bit of size to make it more comfortable to hold.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 00:41 UTC
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nerd2: Samsung has the best APS body yet (28MP BSI sensor, 240fps sensor readout, 15fps continuous shooting with AF tracking) AND they have a very solid lens lineup already, and they are not terribly overpriced like fuji or m43 offerings. See.

10mm f2.8 fisheye - $299
16mm f2.4 pancake- $269
20mm 2.8 pancake - $263
30mm f2 pancake - $299
45mm f1.8 prime - $256
60mm f2.8 macro - $469
85mm f1.4 prime - $763
300mm f2.8 prime - coming

Oh they have enough zoom lenses too - 16-50 f2.0-2.8, 50-150 2.8, 12-24, 18-200 etc.... Why still people don't consider samsung seriously?

I've been using Samsung's NX system. I'm impressed. There's ar really nice selection of lenses, all very well priced, and the quality is excellent. I think you have to be really foolish and short-sighted to dismiss Samsung. They have the resources and ambition to play the long game and eventually be a serious force in the camera world. The current generation of aging photographers may dismiss Samsung, but I think the upcoming generation of photographers that has grown up with Samsung as a household name won't be so dismissive.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 03:50 UTC
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mediasorcerer: that nx1 is HUGE for a mirrorless, when samsung gets the quality of ther lenses up to fuji/ oly/sony zeiss standards then it may help there sales, but the nx1 was a poorly thought out mirrorless camera as its way too big/ its a dinosaur and way too expensive, the lenses are huge too, defeats the purpose of milc.

no firmware can change these facts/nor marketing spin, thats why its a flop of a camera.

for the money, your way better off with ff canikony or equiv.

No, the NX1 is not "huge". Eventually, mirrorless cameras will be considered to be full replacements for DSLRs, which means that some photographers will expect a larger pro body. So within a system, you're going to have large mirrorless bodies along with small mirrorless bodies, large mirrorless lenses along with small mirrorless lenses. It's simply an aspect of covering a range of user preferences, all within a single mirrorless camera system. Besides, the NX1 is a pro body capable for shooting at 15fps with tracking. Any DSLR that can come anywhere near that kind of shooting speed is going to be much larger and more expensive.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 03:44 UTC

I think 3 years might be a bit optimistic, but I do think it's only a matter of time before mirrorless outsells DSLRs. Maybe 5 years.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 08:49 UTC as 80th comment | 2 replies
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