Reading all the DPR buying guides has been fun and a good quick review of each camera.
By the end of all the buying guides I am convinced there are many who just don't get "it". Questions like "why isn't the Coolpix A listed here?" (in almost every category!) will never cease to amaze me. Have these folks not read the categories?
DPR has done their best and put together an interesting and fairly complete (good enough!) list of categories and cameras. Not every camera is listed but it appears to me a good effort was made trying to include the top cameras and found good reasons to list them in appropriate categories.
AbrasiveReducer: First, I look for a camera with a gold award. That doesn't narrow things down much so then I see what Ken Rockwell recommends and buy something else.
I thought a Gold meant it was a Canon.
srados: People, shoot some pictures...stop arguing about "categories" who give a damn?There are more important things in life...
This may come as a complete surprise and shock but this is a photography and gear site where posts about cameras and subjects like "categories" are discussed.
qwertyasdf: DPR, go with the times!I just need to know which camera is best for selfies period
The "best selfie" camera should come with instructions for females on how to best take a photo with a facial expression as if you had just peed your pants and were sitting in it. I would guess it is 95% a female thing. Duck face is being way too kind.
kpaddler: This site have become like reviews of car magazines. Every car gets thumbs up, and a "good buy". Yet, a year later you hear the car they raved about catches fire while on family vacation, or the front wheel comes off on the freeway while doing 80 click. Just minor inconveniences....
There is exactly 3 weak points and 3 good points in each camera. That is a good review, that is, if you want to sell anything that your dad carries in his store.
@rfsIII, Your suggestion is a good one BUT the problem is historically DPR know it alls just can't help themselves and insist on "reviewing" cameras they have never touched. The old DPR 5 star system was hilarious. An announced camera that wasn't even out would have 8 reviews by posters who had never even seen one. Some people just can't help themselves.
The newspaper could be read and then given to children to color and draw in.
peevee1: The existence of such prices for useless stuff is a indication that some people have TOO much money, and taxes can be safely raised.
Why look for an excuse to raise taxes? Taxes are too high already and should be cut. If buying this camera fit someone's budget and they bought it good for them.
JDThomas: It's a custom handmade camera of which only FOUR were made and this is the only one that the whereabouts can be accounted for.
If it were a rare prototype Ford Model T nobody would blink an eye. But it's a Leica so idiotic judgements must be passed about "rich people showing off their wealth".
Guess what? Rich people show off their wealth all the time WITHOUT Leicas. They fly around in private jets, drive expensive (new and antique) cars, and pay exorbitant amounts of money for rare food.
So what if a rich person is a camera enthusiast and wants to own a rare hand-made camera? How's that different than some rich car-lover buying a rare one-of-a-kind automobile?
Someone spending their own money for what they want isn't being a show off.
This camera means nothing to me but I can't knock someone who would want it.
oselimg: Nowadays Leica can take pride in their cameras from the past only.
It doesn't have a tilt screen or EVF so what did you expect?
Hugo First: fascinating cultural artifacts, both for who the snaps depict, but also as reminders of the US south during the '60s.
Porter? I posted already that it is a blues legend from another news story.
Photo #5 is cool because it shows a blues legend.
Wodheila: Great to see pics of Brian Jones. Although the band obviously generated great music post Brian, I always felt the "Stones" as we had grown up with, died with him.
What is "the Leica look?".....just kidding.
MarcusGR: Now than Oly has released its Stylus1, it is high time for Sony to respond by equipping RX100 with a built-in EVF (and possibly a slightly wider and/or longer zoom, as far as camera size does not exceed 400-450 grs.) !! A viewfinder is vital for ... 'grown-up' travellers, finding it highly un-practical having to wear glasses each time they need to see details on a darned small screen in a sunny day.Of course, RX100's sensor is much larger than Stylus1's. Nonetheless, a long-sighted person will rather sacrifice some IQ (and some high-ISO performance) than the possibility to SEE all camera info when shooting. As to external (add-on) VFs, they are not a viable option for a traveller's camera !You, camera-makers! Can't you see that MOST travellers are aged over 45 ??
I hope they keep the RX series SMALL. Add EVF/OVF, more zoom all all the other internet wish-lists might ruin what is already special. Small size and larger point and shoot sensor made the RX100 different. I hope that doesn't change.
kixigvaq: A rare photo of Stu! Funny to think of the Rolling Stones, almost royalty these days, cavorting around a motel swimming pool. No screaming fans!
Nobody is/was too ugly to be a member of the Rolling Stones.
GGD: who gives a raats tail.....
Nothing like personal attacks to make the forum the best it can be.
When I saw Jagger singing with Carrie Underwood the word "sellout" came to mind. Sooner or later they all do it.
Photos are interesting (to some) because of the subject matter. Photos done the exact same way of Aunt Edna would be worthless.
Hugo808: I got as far as number 7 before deciding that if I'd taken them they would have gone into the bin and never been seen by anyone!
The subject makes them of interest to some people. The photos look like any other snapshots from that time period.
reginalddwight: These photos are a welcome archive of days past and long forgotten.
The Stones probably don't remember much from the '60s because they were really there.
Nor the '70s, '80s, '90s....
Many people have cracked that joke but George Carlin said it first.
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