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Simon Joinson

Simon Joinson

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United States SEATTLE, WA, United States
Works as a Editor, writer, photographer
Has a website at www.dpreview.com
Joined on Jul 9, 2002
About me:

http://www.cff.org/

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1303 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: looking forward to updates for better processing and newer PDAF of 7DMkII
still missing on 5DMkIII, 6D, 1DX

but add:

hoping Canon uses full sensor res dual-ISO (or beyond dual-ISO) without half-res line skipping to give us live realtime HDR stills and HDR video (long overdue since no mfr yet offers it*)

option for RAW RAWs, flatter profiles, not just slightly cooked peaky RAWs

*except Arri Alexa's Dual Gain Architecture (DGA) sensor wired to process two gain levels (two ISOs) instead of one from todays mfrs

i think you're projecting. There is nothing in what he has written that suggests he has any emotional relationship with a particular model of camera, simply that - in this one specific area of performance - there are measurably and demonstrably better sensor technologies available. So. Is it your opinion that his 'hatred' of the 7DM2 is driving him to make false statements about dynamic range being not as good as seen on some Sony sensors...?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 00:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1303 comments in total)
In reply to:

Sdaniella: looking forward to updates for better processing and newer PDAF of 7DMkII
still missing on 5DMkIII, 6D, 1DX

but add:

hoping Canon uses full sensor res dual-ISO (or beyond dual-ISO) without half-res line skipping to give us live realtime HDR stills and HDR video (long overdue since no mfr yet offers it*)

option for RAW RAWs, flatter profiles, not just slightly cooked peaky RAWs

*except Arri Alexa's Dual Gain Architecture (DGA) sensor wired to process two gain levels (two ISOs) instead of one from todays mfrs

Rishi's job is to test cameras, not form romantic relationships with them

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 18:06 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Nice! Now that's a fw update ;)

And it was pretty good to start with!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 02:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1303 comments in total)
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grammieb14: I have a question for the Dpreview review staff. Why did the 70D get a gold award for a percentage rate 1pt lower than the 7D with a silver award. This is kind of confusing.

we score/award based on category. So a semi-pro camera is scored against other semi-pro cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 20:54 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1303 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Is there even a Bronze award? Is there anything a camera company could do that would warrant Dpreview giving them the Bronze?

no

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 20:49 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1303 comments in total)
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Karen Casebeer: I've been looking forward to this review and it seems mostly excellent. However, I noticed the new 7D2 got an 84% and a Silver Award, but the 70D got 83%, and a Gold award. I'm not sure what the relationship is between percentage and whether a camera body gets a Silver or Gold award.

it's pretty simple. The scores are intended to be as objective as possible. The awards represent our opinion of the product. I can't imagine something getting 60% and a gold award, or 95% and no award. But there is some leeway for the reviews team to reflect those things that are unmeasurable.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 04:34 UTC
On Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD real-world samples article (111 comments in total)
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Tord S Eriksson: A bit odd that some of the shots are taken with a FX camera, and some with a DX. The FX images are so much better, while the noise from the 70D is sometimes quite annoying!

all are taken on canon APS-C cameras. The noise is what you get when trying to shoot handheld at 400mm f6.3 in anything but bright sunshine :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 04:09 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (281 comments in total)
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Jogger: ... but, DPR commenters keep telling me that FF DSLRs are dead.

Huh?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 15:22 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (281 comments in total)
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UncleLary: What, not text review?

Do not have the time, nor the patience for the video. Might be useful as a conclusive detail after analysis.

But not at first.

In my office we bill by the hour and every moment has value. And economically, we are the target audience for a camera like this ( or the D810 too ).

Nobody on our staff of 4,500 professionals wanted to view it either.

I only write this so that maybe you guys will go back the written reviews, with the video as augmentation. We like your tone. Approachable. Low key. Reasonable accurate-a rare thing in today's online world. We would like to continue to use DP for info. But life is short, and honestly, to many competitors that do give us the aforementioned format.

Hopefully, we will see the text back.

LG

1. This isn't the review. The text review is coming.
2. I do hope those 4500 people who don't have the time to watch a short video find the time to read a 25 page review...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 04:16 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (281 comments in total)
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(unknown member): It's nice to see Nikon starting to catch up to Canon. Thanks for the video.

ah ok.. :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 23:26 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (281 comments in total)
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(unknown member): It's nice to see Nikon starting to catch up to Canon. Thanks for the video.

catching up in what respect?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 23:23 UTC
On ISO640-SAM_0535 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

it is *real* it's just very long dead, and stuffed...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 01:04 UTC as 1st comment
On photo in sample gallery (2 comments in total)

it is *real* it's just very long dead, and stuffed...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 01:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (311 comments in total)
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OneMoreComment: If the primary objective of this article, was to advertise (indirectly) Sony products, then the objective has been achieved.

P.S The main restriction when buying a product is the price, in this case the product(The GH4) is an overpriced average photo camera, the whole "2014 Enthusiast Mirrorless Camera Roundup" is at least .... unfortunate !!

please talk to the people further up the page who are arguing we are heavily biased against Sony, then let me know which we are, so I can take decisive action in one direction or the other :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 01:24 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (370 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: This is a very infomativ video.
The camara is very interesting.

With what camera did you shout the underwater footage?

a Panasonic GH4

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 05:17 UTC
On Samsung NX mini Review preview (107 comments in total)
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sproket1: Well. Sorry guys but the RAW files are excellent for processing. I shoot photojournalism on occasion with it for major nyc weekly papers( not selfies) and no editor has ever complained. It is not FF RAW granted but the files are fine. The 17mm 1.8 is very sharp. For the intended marketed audience ( basically teens taking selfies for online posting) the camera is more than fine...a step up from a smartphone. It's unfair to say its not great for enthusiasts wanting manual control. Not the intended audience. Not by a long shot.

it's certainly a fair point that it isn't aimed at enthusiasts (though, importantly, this website writes for an enthusiast audience), but I think it's also pretty hard to get teenagers to buy a $450 selfie camera when they have their phones already.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 17:30 UTC
On Sony debuts 21MP stacked CMOS sensor for smartphones article (95 comments in total)
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sebiruns: This is just silly. The details will be smeared. Any 8 megapixel DSLR from ten years ago will out resolve this crappy sensor. Adding more megapixels is just a bad idea. But sure, people will still buy it and think it is the best thing since sliced bread.

are you sure? even if you normalize down to the kind of resolution smartphone shooters actually use (say 2-4MP)?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 20:03 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (467 comments in total)
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(unknown member): The DPR rating scale has truly become a joke. A Silver Award with all those negatives? Thanks to DPR for the honesty in the review but giving this camera the Silver Award after all you disliked about it is laughable.

@thephilips - got any facts to back that up?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 22:38 UTC
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Kim Letkeman: "Prime Photos is extended to all US Prime members."

Canadian Prime subscriptions get nothing but 2 day shipping. No streaming, and apparently no free unlimited storage. There are also freaky huge pricing differences that Amazon don't seem to care about.

The massive value imbalance just gets worse with this announcement ... I assume that things are not that different in Europe etc. Can anyone comment on that?

Sometimes DPReview seem to forget that they have a world-wide membership, making a big deal out of features to which a huge portion of their membership have no access.

At the least, the title of the article could include "relevant to US members only" or some such disclosure.

not a lot of point giving UK prices for a service only available in the US...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 18:51 UTC
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mrmart: DP review owned by Amazon, seem to think this is good - I wonder why?

out of interest where exactly did we indicate that we 'think this is good'?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 18:50 UTC
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