braisim

braisim

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Joined on Jan 10, 2013

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SmilerGrogan: If Sony make the bulk of sensors, why does DP Review bother testing so many different cameras.

When the same Sony sensor is used in Camera A, B, and C, wouldn't it be more efficient to just test Camera A and extrapolate to the others?

Plus that would free up staff time to review the more interesting and off-beat cameras out there (branch out into medium format cameras or finally review the many Pentaxes that are gathering dust in the equipment closet).

Sensor only tells part of the story as to how good a given camera is. JPEG/RAW engine also counts for a lot, as people here have already said. Just as important is the degree of usability of the camera. Will this camera help you get the right shot? A brilliant sensor isn't going to count for much if the way the camera interface is designed prevents you from getting the right shot at a second's notice. And I say all of this a Sony user...

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 14:10 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1275 comments in total)
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Douglas F Watt: Not so much as a token mention in the whole review of the Sony A77ii as serious competition?? For half the price . . . . Really??

Thanks - glad to hear we can expect an A77II review soon(ish)!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:18 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (278 comments in total)
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braisim: It's actually the first sensor stabilisation on a MIRRORLESS full frame camera. All Sony full frame DSLRs and DSLTs have sensor stabilisation. DP Review shows its ignorance of the Sony system (also through its refusal to review the A77 Mark2).

If I read it wrong, then I stand corrected - apologies. Glad to hear that you do wish to do a review of the A77MK2. I own neither this camera nor the 7D Mark 2, so I don't want a review merely to validate a previous purchasing decision, but it would be great to hear about the two cameras' relative performance. Keep up the good work.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 11:50 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (278 comments in total)

It's actually the first sensor stabilisation on a MIRRORLESS full frame camera. All Sony full frame DSLRs and DSLTs have sensor stabilisation. DP Review shows its ignorance of the Sony system (also through its refusal to review the A77 Mark2).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 23:44 UTC as 77th comment | 11 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (685 comments in total)
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braisim: I have to say I don't understand why GPS has been replaced with WiFi/NFC. I am an A77 owner and I do find the GPS useful. Frankly I struggle to see what real benefit WiFi would give me. The best quality images from the A77 measure some 24 MB. So I can transfer this to my phone (after having set all of that up on my smartphone) and then post it on flickr or facebook. And then have that transfer take 10 minutes as I'm in an area without 3G let alone 4G and then have my carrier charge me for all of that data transfer, because I'm abroad. And then have my smartphone battery last only 6 hours instead of a full day. I don't see the point. On a camera like this, unless one wants to use remote control (which seems like a pretty niche activity) I don't see the value of WiFi/NFC. Please educate me.

I guess I'm never in a situation when I would find remote control useful. Maybe for group photos it might be nice, but then there is always the self-timer or maybe the Sony accessory remote can do this too? I like to tag my holiday photos with location info when on holiday so I find GPS useful for that. I can get a day or so of casual shooting out of the battery so I don't find this a problem and I always have a spare. Sometimes I bring a notebook PC with me on holiday to copy photos onto the hard drive but a cable works just fine for this. Everyone's phot needs are different but I find for me that GPS is more useful than WiFi.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 09:44 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (685 comments in total)

I have to say I don't understand why GPS has been replaced with WiFi/NFC. I am an A77 owner and I do find the GPS useful. Frankly I struggle to see what real benefit WiFi would give me. The best quality images from the A77 measure some 24 MB. So I can transfer this to my phone (after having set all of that up on my smartphone) and then post it on flickr or facebook. And then have that transfer take 10 minutes as I'm in an area without 3G let alone 4G and then have my carrier charge me for all of that data transfer, because I'm abroad. And then have my smartphone battery last only 6 hours instead of a full day. I don't see the point. On a camera like this, unless one wants to use remote control (which seems like a pretty niche activity) I don't see the value of WiFi/NFC. Please educate me.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 07:58 UTC as 77th comment | 11 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (685 comments in total)
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maxeythecat: Sorry but GPS belongs in your car, not your camera. ' Nuff said.

I have to say I don;t understand why GPS has been replaced with WiFi/NFC. I am an A77 owner and I do find the GPS useful. Frankly I struggle to see what real benefit WiFi would give me. The best quality images from the A77 measure some 24 MB. So I can transfer this to my phone (after having set all of that up on my smartphone) and then post it on flickr or facebook. And then have that transfer take 10 minutes as I'm in an area without 3G let alone 4G and then have my carrier charge me for all of that data transfer, because I'm abroad. And then have my smartphone battery last only 6 hours instead of a full day. I don't see the point. On a camera like this, unless one wants to use remote control (which seems like a pretty niche activity) I don;t see the value of WiFI/NFC. Please educate me.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 07:35 UTC
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evoprox: What does this remind me of ??? I can only hope for you guys that they don't repeat the NEX desaster (more bodies than lenses) and come out with some decent glass pretty quick before they ditch it altogether yet again. After 3 years in the NEX world my money goes to Fuji these days - couldn't be happier.

Sony acquired the Minolta camera division in 2006. You're not telling me that this Minolta division had no experience of producing quality optics are you?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 10:16 UTC
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evoprox: What does this remind me of ??? I can only hope for you guys that they don't repeat the NEX desaster (more bodies than lenses) and come out with some decent glass pretty quick before they ditch it altogether yet again. After 3 years in the NEX world my money goes to Fuji these days - couldn't be happier.

"Sony is an electronics company, not a photographic company". Sorry but we've heard this before. By the same token GE can't make decent aero engines because they are not an aerospace company and Samsung don't make decent ships because they're an electronics company. Photographic technology is no different.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 09:10 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera 2013 roundup article (236 comments in total)
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clburton2: Hello, this new Sony DSC-RX100 II has everything I believe I want in a point and shoot camera including a larger sensor except for the zoom range. Is there any chance a longer zoom range is coming? Why doesn't anyone offer this camera with greater zoom? Is my expectation unrealistic?

RX10 offers the same sensor in a super zoom camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 20:18 UTC
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Foto21: D40x had a focus motor, and realistic image rendering and a battery that lasted a while. Since then, Nikon has decided to hobble its most portable dSLR size, not by making openly amateur, but by having it have pretenses to more while being enough a ripoff that you keep it past the trial date.

Meanwhile the oily D600, and mammoth D7100 (with other rumored problems), prove why Nikon bodies have yet to recover from the tsunami of 09.

Fanboys, give me a break. I'm still waiting for an afforable Nikon that doesnt suck. I guess I should buy a D610 since I can't get a good Nikon body for less than that price.

He just asked which tsunami was being referred to. Nothing wrong with that. Unfortunately there have been several bad ones in recent years.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 14:43 UTC
On Picasa web is now redirecting to Google+ post (43 comments in total)

i'm not signed up for Google Plus and I still get to Picasa Web Albums when I click on Photos on the Google toolbar thing. So not change for me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 10:15 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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