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RiceHigh Mar 19, 2006 7:39 PM

It's just ONE USER opinion afterall IMHO.


dissembled Mar 19, 2006 8:59 PM

Yes..but photographic tests don't lie.

Higher ISO speeds equates to considerably less detailed photos because of Oly's native noise reduction system that can't be switched off. It seems that noise reduction is done by smudging the image.

At ISO 1600, one can obviously see that the Rebel and the E300(!) retains considerable more detail.

The review aside...
I've noticed that Oly's lens lineup (according to the website) doesn't include one w. a min aperture of less than f2? If there is, can anyone show me please?

(f1.8 is good enough but f1.4 is preferable.)

I may just buy another DSLR along w. Zigview for waist-lv shooting.
& I was really excited about this camera too. :(

Greg Chappell Mar 19, 2006 11:28 PM

Photographic tests can be misleading, though.

As one on the DPReview site mentioned, Phil's a lab rat. He would never rank a camera based on actualimages it takes- and I'm not talking closeupimages of crayons or the face of a piece of currency, watchor bottle of wine. I've seen plenty of realimages (images normal people take)online shot with an E-330 from people who actually use cameras to take picturesthat are as good as any camera could have taken.Phil goes to the sub-atomic level in many of his tests as those who tend to do this type stuff do. If I had listened to his review of the E-1I'd have never been happy with the images from my E-1 because I'd always think they were, somehow, lacking.

If someone likes a camera, they can make it look very good. If they don't, they'll nitpick it to death. Phil falls closer to the later than the former, andthat's been painfully obvious since he first posted his preview with the negative comments about the live view implementation- the resultingreview was pretty much what I would have expected from him. One last thing I noticed in Phil's conclusion, he noted one MINUS in his conclusion that the kit lens didn't have a distance scale on it. REALLY! Last time I looked, very few kit lenses do have distance scales, like the sorry 18-55 kit lens Canon sells with their Digital Rebel series, and this is the first time Phil has mentioned that as a negative in any CAMERA review.

setsan Mar 20, 2006 1:45 AM

Another CON

Not instant startup (1.6 sec) even longer in its out-of-the-box configuration

yes, but is the time the antidust system takes to do the job :G

Taking the riview "cum grano salis"

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