Saturday, February 28, 2015

DPReview Post Fujifilm Interview

Quick P-C News: A very informative and interesting Fujifilm interview was posted at DPReview today. I thoroughly enjoyed it and want to share it with my readers. I won't spoil anything, just spreading the interesting articles to you :).

Next Review At Bat: Fujifilm Finepix F900EXR

Next Review At Bat: Fujifilm Finepix F900EXR
February 2015, Carl Garrard
Quick update on future reviews- The Fujifilm Finepix F900EXR is the next compact to get reviewed here on Right now, I think Fujifilm offers the best value in a pocketable superzoom camera on the market. The F900EXR is the latest of the F series compacts announced in the US/EU regions (announced late Jan 2013). Japan has a newer model announced, but there doesn't appear to be any differences to this model worth noting. I'll update the site with my views on this compact soon! This is a full featured compact with tons of tools, EXR mode, great video, wifi, 20x zoom range, and raw image capture. While it may lack a viewfinder and a fast aperture lens, its specifications are very difficult to ignore- even for an enthusiast. Today's prices are extremely good as well!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Preview - An Exciting Proposition

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Preview: *An Exciting Proposition?
February 2015, Carl Garrard
Panasonic DMC-ZS50 *Preview: Of all the camera announcements in the last year, I'm pretty excited about this compact that Panasonic has announced. Of course it's too early to review the ZS50 since it's not due till April- months after its announcement- but there are plenty of items to discuss about its arrival at all. There are a few reasons this camera is an exciting "idea",  and I call it that now because I don't yet know how it will perform. Yet based on what Panasonic has created on the exterior, and included on its interior, I think the ZS50 has real promise as a wonderful travel camera- as well as an every day one.

*EDIT: 2-27-2015: Sorry that I cannot recommend this camera because today I've found out that Panasonic has indeed removed control of Jpegs to its end user (photo style). Sharpness, contrast, saturation, and noise reduction are all automatic and cannot be adjusted- per the online manual and early adopter testimony. What a shame and well, let me be straight- a sham. Pity, because this camera has so much going for it.