Very soon, we'll know. (Nikon's new mirror-less system)
Supposedly, it's ready, along with a half-dozen lenses. Now comes an experiment I've been interested in for a long time. Who really makes the best sensor? For ages, Olympus pundits have said that given its size (pixel) that their sensors actually perform better than the competition. Now, because Canon has an 18 ... 10 Jul 2010 20:28
P&S's suck, and it isn't just noise or DR
This is Samsung's latest P&S's tested, arguably, one of the better ones out now, such as they are. But try this. Go to the link, and select Olympus E-EPL1 (and JPEG or RAW) from the drop-downs as one of the three you can compare. It basically blows away all the P&S's. And it is the smallest sensored of the "seri... 10 Jul 2010 21:34
Ebay is bad, but this auction format is complete sleaze
http://www.swoopo.com/brw/cameras-photo_51.html ... 11 Jul 2010 10:32
Will 35mm digital survive?
5 years after Canon introduced the first 35mm digital camera priced for the amateur market, the format continues to languish. Despite Nikon (D700) and Sony (alpha 850 and 900) having released lower cost "serious amateur" 35mm format digital cameras, sales volume of all 35mm format dslr cameras remains only about... 10 Jul 2010 16:04
Quantum dot image sensors
Take with a grain of salt. http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=42547 ... 9 Jul 2010 13:56
Magazine-based visual ISO tests, completely useless
You've seen them. Those little 1/2 to 1" pictures of photo segments magazines use to "show" you the ISO performance of a camera. They are worthless. In many cases, 100 ISO looks like 1600 because the scale is too small, and the reproduction simply awful. So why don't magazines show some other aspect of the test... 9 Jul 2010 13:56
How clueless ARE P&S'rs?
I was shooting a flooded out river ravine the other day, the basin was about 175ft wide. I was shooting at 800 ISO, 1/8-1/15 sec with a 25mm lens open to f2.0, it was almost dark, near night and clouded out from the storm. Meanwhile, I see a guy with a P&S firing away at the other side of the riverbank (100ft) wi... 24 Jul 2010 08:03
Dpreview REALLY scraping the barrel bottom now!
http://dpreview.com/news/1007/10070605superzoomgrouptest.asp ... 9 Jul 2010 18:23
Ebay and shill bidding, finally someone is charged
BBC: A man has been fined £3,000 and ordered to carry out 250 hours community service after fixing an online auction on eBay. Paul Barrett, 39 and from County Durham, became the first person to be convicted of shill bidding in April. That's when online sellers bid on their own items to artificially bump up th... 30 Jul 2010 17:31
Synergy Batteries -- Can anyone comment?
There's a new type of 1.25v AA battery on the market, using a Lithium Polymer configuration (not unlike the flat-pack in my MP3 player, but at a different voltage) marketed by a company name of Hahnel. A quick cursory search for reviews and discussions seem favorable. With good low-temperature performance down ... 8 Jul 2010 22:36