Horshack

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Unfortunately this is typical of Canon interviews - lots of safe and evasive corporate double-speak with a very low signal-to-noise ratio. I've seen clearer answers given in the spin room after a presidential debate :) Sigma and Fuji executives are a lot more forthcoming - they actually share information that can't already be found in a marketing brochure.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 21:50 UTC as 74th comment
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (494 comments in total)
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Lance W: Panasonic LX100 dimensions: 115 x 66 x 55 mm (4.53 x 2.6 x 2.17″).
Nikon DL18-50 dimensions. 106 x 63 x 58 mm (4.17 x 2.48 x 2.28″).
Very similar weight. But the LX100 has a built-in viewfinder, a bigger sensor, and a faster lens. But the LX100 was too large? I really don't understand.

@Tonkotsu, how does the DL's wider lens make the camera not-too-large anymore vs the LX100?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 17:45 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (494 comments in total)

"The Panasonic LX100 was really the only choice, but it's considerably larger than what I was looking for...Then, lo and behold, Nikon came running into the market with three new 1" cameras (known as the DLs), which finally filled in that last gap. The camera that did so is the DL18-50 which, as its name implies, has an 18-50mm equivalent lens - easily the widest in this class"

They're close in size - the LX100 is actually smaller where it counts most, in depth. Neither fits in a pocket so in practice they might as well be identical in size because both will require a larger home (purse, camera bag).

Dimensions:
DL 16-50: 106 x 63 x 58 mm
LX100: 114.8 x 66.2 x 55.0 mm

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 17:01 UTC as 108th comment

I wonder if the black bears at Yosemite get together once a year to watch a herd of humans mate with strange, three-legged birds with very large beaks.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 18:14 UTC as 18th comment
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Horshack: Very savvy move on Huawei. They make great phones but many don't know they exist. Attaching their brand to Leica gives them instant name recognition without having to spend millions of dollars in advertising.

@dcshooter, Huawei can't compete when it comes to spyware:

https://theintercept.com/2015/02/19/great-sim-heist/

and this:

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/09/new-york-times-provides-new-details-about-nsa-backdoor-in-crypto-spec/

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 06:43 UTC
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Interestingness: "...one of the longest lines can be found Canon's booth. This year, Canon's EOS 80D and EOS-1D X Mark II were in huge demand from both press and public attendees alike..."

Oh oh, don't let the Sony kool-aid crew read that. How can that be, I mean, the historically class following DR of Canon sensors, the high price and size of the 1Dx. And how can the 80D be popular, like seriously, it doesn't even have 4K! Stupid stupid attendee's and press.

It's all based on product release cycles/schedules. Nikon's booth at CES this year (January) was always packed (D5/D500) while Canon's was a ghost town. Not surprised Canon's would be packed at CP+ for the 1DXII.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 23:57 UTC
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Horshack: Very savvy move on Huawei. They make great phones but many don't know they exist. Attaching their brand to Leica gives them instant name recognition without having to spend millions of dollars in advertising.

Or you live in the USA rather than China.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 21:51 UTC

Very savvy move on Huawei. They make great phones but many don't know they exist. Attaching their brand to Leica gives them instant name recognition without having to spend millions of dollars in advertising.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 19:01 UTC as 24th comment | 6 replies
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JakeB: Leica want to attach their name to a low-rent phone maker like Huawei?

What next? Leica fries at McDonalds?

Huawei makes Google's Nexus 6P, one of the highest rated Android phones currently available.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 18:57 UTC

Not sure if it's the camera angle but the 70-200 f/2.8 in the last tab (#13) of the article looks remarkably small.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 16:41 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
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Horshack: They're redefining what a pocket camera is, as in not being able to actually fit into your pocket :) They look even bigger than the dimensions would indicate, esp the protruding lens stub on the 18-50mm.

I can fit an RX100IV in my skinny jeans pocket. It's pretty snug but not uncomfortable.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 03:19 UTC

They're redefining what a pocket camera is, as in not being able to actually fit into your pocket :) They look even bigger than the dimensions would indicate, esp the protruding lens stub on the 18-50mm.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 21:51 UTC as 20th comment | 12 replies
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Horshack: For those unfamiliar with what the Foveon is capable of, here is a full-sized sample from my DP2M. The shooting envelop is rather narrow in terms of color temperature and ISO but as a portable landscape camera it's extremely impressive.

https://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-4ddV9hG/0/O/i-4ddV9hG.jpg

@mgrum, as an added bonus you'll get bayer interpolation artifacts as well.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 09:18 UTC

For those unfamiliar with what the Foveon is capable of, here is a full-sized sample from my DP2M. The shooting envelop is rather narrow in terms of color temperature and ISO but as a portable landscape camera it's extremely impressive.

https://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-4ddV9hG/0/O/i-4ddV9hG.jpg

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 18:55 UTC as 187th comment | 6 replies

Boom!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 18:37 UTC as 199th comment
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DualSystemGuy: A lot of the people dismissing the camera as "more of the same" or "just buy the RX100" seem to be missing the autofocus specification in particular. It's the only retractable lens P&S camera on the market at the moment with proper ultra-high-end AF with phase detection. Having the responsiveness and AF capabilities of the 1-series is a big deal, and something nobody else even comes close to. That is tremendously valuable.

The 18-50 option and compatibility with Nikon speedlights is also a huge plus.

The J5 with the 10-30 is retractable and if size is the criteria is just as much a P&S as these DL models (smaller in fact in some dimensions).

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 18:20 UTC
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Horshack: This is what the RX100 would have been if Sony engineers were told the camera doesn't have to fit in a pocket. As it is, the DL 16-50 is thicker than an LX100:

DL 16-50: 106 x 63 x 58 mm
LX100: 114.8 x 66.2 x 55.0 mm

That's the point Sandy. If neither fits in your pocket then the LX100 (and others including a J5) become viable alternatives.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:42 UTC
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Horshack: This is what the RX100 would have been if Sony engineers were told the camera doesn't have to fit in a pocket. As it is, the DL 16-50 is thicker than an LX100:

DL 16-50: 106 x 63 x 58 mm
LX100: 114.8 x 66.2 x 55.0 mm

@sandy, it's a con if you want it to fit in a pocket. The RX100IV is 41mm thick and barely fits in my pocket. Once a compact no longer fits in a pocket then it goes in a bag, which opens up a lot of competing options, including the LX100 and even an RX1.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:26 UTC

This is what the RX100 would have been if Sony engineers were told the camera doesn't have to fit in a pocket. As it is, the DL 16-50 is thicker than an LX100:

DL 16-50: 106 x 63 x 58 mm
LX100: 114.8 x 66.2 x 55.0 mm

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 15:25 UTC as 97th comment | 11 replies

These seem a bit chunky to be jeans-pocketable, esp the 18-50 which is 58mm wide vs the RX100IV's 41mm. I can barely fit an RX100IV in a jeans pocket.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 07:13 UTC as 134th comment | 2 replies
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