Jose Ernesto Passos

Lives in Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazil
Works as a Consultant
Joined on Aug 19, 2009


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I have a Sony A6300. I took several pictures with it with a Sony 18-200mm, this last weekend. I did not like the pictures I have taken. A few months ago, I took a Canon M3 to the same place. I used a 55mm to 200mm Canon Lens. The Canon focused faster, better and produced better pictures.
Two weeks ago I went to a local Club, the temperature was 25degrees Celsius, and I took some 200 pictures in one hour with my Sony A6300, then I got a message, that the camera was too hot, and it stopped taking pictures. The Canon M3 never produced a similar message, although I took pictures at 33 degrees Celsius on the beach here in Brazil.
I am disappointed because I bought the Sony A6300 due to the reviews and comments I have read here at DPReview. I should have waited for this new Canon M5.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 03:03 UTC as 136th comment | 5 replies
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)
In reply to:

MeganV: The image processing power and "machine learning" driving the 7's new camera most intrigues (and troubles) me.

Apple is enabling its devices to make more and more automated creative choices *for* its i-photographers. We're getting very close to a future in which you point your iPhone in the general direction of what you want, and it decides everything else with impressive intelligence--what (or just who) the subjects are, where in the depth field they are, whether they should appear in motion or static--delivering a result intended to "delight" you.

There's already an iPhone "look." If you've spent a few minutes scrolling Instagram, you know it well. Clean, saturated, and contrasty with aggressive black points and steeply pulled, nearly-HDR highlights. Skin tones with wide-radius surface blur. So much of Instagram just looks the same, because it's driven by the same automated choices.

When Apple says they intend to "reinvent" photography, this is what they're talking about.

Megan, I believe you have a very good point. Unfortunately your critique is applicable to many more products and manufacturers. I hope that we do not become a society like the one presented in the cartoon Wall-e. I would guess that Steve Wozniak could be your hero, back when he designed a computer to be partially assembled by the user.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 01:08 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (712 comments in total)
In reply to:

Sassan2012: It is so interesting to me how Canon insiders in disguise are working hard in here to somehow keep the inferior product up, against the competition. Wouldn't it be better if Canon engineers actually could make an effort to shake their lower end instead?
Thanks Sony for what you have done and more power to you.

Sassan2012, I have a Sony a6300 and a Canon 80D. In my experience with both I wouldn't choose the Sony as superior to the Canon. There are several situations in which the Canon is better like focusing in low light, the skin colors in the Canon pictures are more natural (better than Nikon too), when the picture is taken with areas with a significant range of light intensity the Canon has more latitude (I am not using HDR).
I like the high speed of the Sony, the size of the camera which is a lot lighter and smaller.
In my opinion DPR does not treat Canon, like they care for Sony and Nikon. What are their motives, I don't know, but it is my opinion. Maybe they think Canon is much bigger than Nikon as a corporation, and they like the David's of this world.
Sony clearly has a problem with their strategy, they maybe trying to do too many things at the same time. They may have to withdraw from camera making, because they don't have the scale that is necessary to compete in the long term.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2016 at 23:24 UTC
On article Have your say: Best Lens of 2015 (56 comments in total)

My vote is for the Sigma 20mm f1.4. I know it is not listed but that is the one. Fantastic product for a very good price.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 12:13 UTC as 9th comment

It looks like Canon decided to demonstrate their technology superiority. I just wonder if the market will pay for the additional cost of this new level of resolution.
It will depend on the real benefits that the technology will bring.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 00:57 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction (227 comments in total)

I am no expert like most of you. My comments are very simple, I would like to buy one as soon as it is possible/available. My experience with Canon super zooms have been very good, specially while travelling. What impresses me is the quality of the pictures I capture with them. I also have a Sony RX and I always felt it as more cumbersome to use then the Canons.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 07:26 UTC as 53rd comment

Deception, disappointed. For me Photos is a product designed by someone that would have been fired by Steve Jobs.
I will be looking for another product to organize my pictures.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 10:02 UTC as 27th comment

Unfortunately the market is concentrating and one option is going to disappear from the market. Sony has been doing lots of mistakes after it missed the LED technology in TVs. In the camera business it overstretched the number of camera models. Probably this decision was supported by the some major consulting company.
The fact is that Samsung may destroy the consumer electronics business in general. Today it has achieved such a huge economy of scale that dwarfs any competitor.
Canon in no way is a competitor for Samsung. Samsung dominates too many technologies today. If we take a look how it is starting to move in the camera business, unless there is an anti-trust action there will only one. I don't like a market with a small number of choices...

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 09:14 UTC as 16th comment | 9 replies

Mr. Bill Gates is spending his money more wisely.
I hope the buyer has given a similar amount to a significant charitable organization.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 07:01 UTC as 119th comment | 1 reply

Copyright is retained by the author of the work of art. Not the owner of the equipment.

Second this picture became famous because it was a monkey's selfie.

If the owner of the camera says he took the picture, the picture will loose it is main reason for its popularity. Saying the truth, that is, the picture was taken by the monkey... The conclusion is ... wikipedia is in the right track.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 22:17 UTC as 148th comment | 1 reply
On article Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 (228 comments in total)

I hope that Nikon can solve this problem well. I prefer Nikon as an independent company, generating new products and competing than concentrating more in fewer hands.
It is difficult to compete with companies the size of Samsung, Sony and Canon.
Unfortunately, I think that the Chinese government picked Nikon as an example.
I prefer to keep different makers available to the general public, it is better for of us all. I don't like a world where only very large companies have the right to sell their products with no real competition. (Like Boeing and Airbus, for example).

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 07:00 UTC as 4th comment
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1508 comments in total)

I have used several cameras, but when I am travelling and want to enjoy my trip. I use a very simple point an shoot camera. The canon SX260.
I have an RX 100, but it doesn't have the zoom of the SX260 a camera that is about the same size of the RX100. Most of the time I need the flexibility of the SX260 and its portability. The big cameras that I have I decided not to take to my trips, they are cumbersome to use, too many lenses and a lot of preparation to take a picture.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 05:22 UTC as 289th comment
On article Photokina 2012: Interview - Stephan Schulz of Leica (195 comments in total)

My best wishes for Leica, I hope it can survive in this competitive world, where they are facing huge companies like Nikon (is part of the Mitusbishi group, one of the largest in the world), Canon is huge by itself, Sony is another huge corporation,
Samsung is another giant group. I truly like to see small companies developing a niche market.
As to photography, it is important to keep more options open, and Leica is doing its part. Their prices are more related to their small scale than anything else.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2012 at 13:25 UTC as 25th comment
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