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On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1049 comments in total)
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Heaven is for real: Boring, nothing spectacular, just another incremental upgrades!

Yes, because we buy a D4 camera to cure boredom!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 05:39 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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TTran510: If the shutter speed was 1/8000 and the 39-point AF covered the frame instead of being all in the center the price would've been worth it.

and at least two memory cards (even if it is SD).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 05:46 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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zaurus: Going "retro." The surest sign of gradually getting marginalized, "the old rich guys stuff."

Not necessarily. Some of the retro things are not more expensive than non-retro counterparts.

I am looking for a newly produced retro (i.e. 1960s-1970s) car.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 05:38 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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intruder61: ....." We get the feeling that Nikon has no real idea who will buy this camera; it’s just something the company is doing because it’s cool."

So True

And that's cool to do cool things :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 05:36 UTC
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Mikhail Tal: Yet another reason to prefer m4/3, where you can use a 35-100 lens instead of the failing 70-200 variety.

Go for point and shoot to avoid all these problems.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 01:18 UTC
On Nokia launches 41MP Lumia 1020 for Windows Phone 8 post (147 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: My biggest problem with this phone is the low end hardware on the phone part. It uses virtually the same innards as the 920, an one year old phone that's pretty behind the time when it comes out.

WP has lower hardware requirements than Android. That's why a quad core has not practically been used for any WP. Besides the 2G RAM is very good.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 04:31 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

So it means the new AF functionality is only available when you are shooting using the LCD? and not the view finder?

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 05:24 UTC as 459th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (353 comments in total)
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AllanZ: This camera might be really good in lowlight, awaiting to see review :)

why is that?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2013 at 08:16 UTC
On Canon EOS 700D Rebel T5i preview (148 comments in total)
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Crimguy: This camera should be called the EOS 650D Firmware Update Edition™

Why not 550D-Sp3

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2013 at 08:11 UTC
On Canon EOS 700D Rebel T5i preview (148 comments in total)
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Lucas_: Perhaps Canon's Next model will innovate by having a Sony sensor...

I wish they finally give up if they cannot play in sensor game.

They have good bodies and good software. The outdated sensor ruins all that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2013 at 08:09 UTC
On Canon EOS 700D Rebel T5i preview (148 comments in total)
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carlosdelbianco: Tough competitor for Nikon D5100!

or D5000!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2013 at 08:08 UTC
On Canon EOS 700D Rebel T5i preview (148 comments in total)
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WayneDB: Reading through the majority of comments i can just see this scenario:
DPreview to Ansel Adams: hey Mr A, please try out this new model from Canon...
Ansel to DPreview... Oh my God! It still only has 18 megapixels! What a piece of junk! And hey it costs a whole whopping 20 bucks more then the 650D! Jeesh canon are ripping us off..I couldn't take a picture with this thing!!! The last model was amazing but this thing only added like real time view of creative filters...toss the junk! Shoot the bastards!

@Coyote_cody

Exactly what improvements have been made from 550D to 700D to make it better or great?

The sensor is the same outdated one which is 2-3 years behind competition (D5200 and even D3200) , not in pixels but in DR, Color Depth and low light performance.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2013 at 08:06 UTC
On Canon EOS 700D Rebel T5i preview (148 comments in total)
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dtvmike: surprised it doesn't have wifi as other like the fuji and the canon sx270 have then built in. or maybe even GPS like the 6d, doesn't seem much of an upgrade from a t4i.

Oh, you should buy a $200 dongle I assume! (while my <$100 and < 100 grams phone has both Wifi and 3G)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2013 at 08:03 UTC
On Nikon D5200 Hands-on Preview preview (213 comments in total)
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zigi_S: Looks like a realy good upgrade from Nikon. If only they would redesign the ugly rear of the D3xxx and D5xxx cameras.

And add one more button in addition to that customizable one which is located very oddly (i.e. for ISO and WB).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 17:33 UTC
On Nikon D5200 Hands-on Preview preview (213 comments in total)
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Samin: I’m not sure if I’m asking this question in a right place or not (so sorry if it’s in a wrong place)
Okay I’m stuck between choosing this camera or Sony NEX-5R my main concerns are:
1-Image quality and really good video capabilities
2-Size
3-Price
Can you help me?

Quality wise this is better (considerably).

I would not buy NEX over this. It is not that smaller (included with lens) and it has minimal controls on the body which is frustrating.

Prices are very near.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 17:29 UTC
On Nikon posts sample images and video from Coolpix A article (50 comments in total)

Dynamic range FAIL?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 23:54 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On Time magazine showcases Top 10 photos of 2012 article (147 comments in total)
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wkay: why not jam a camera up someone's face at a funeral in America? Because the photographer's are just thrill seekers to see who can get the most dangerous shot. Cant beat ARABS killing each other.

The fact that the World (including Times magazine) starts to see things from Palestinians' aspect means something.

It is time for the world to awaken.

The land does not belong to you just because people from a same religion of you lived there several thousands of years ago. I would not be entitled for a piece as soon as I arrive there just because I am from the same religion.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 06:56 UTC

Perhaps I don't get it.

Human perception of what? A printed photo at a specific size? How if I print it on a huge banner?

I guess a normalized MTBF (i.e. percentage of identifiable pixels) would be more effective and understandable.

For example a 55% normalized MTBF on a 20M camera would mean 11M pixels are identifiable. And the percentage is very easy to understand.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 02:51 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
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eddiephtgrphr: A bunch of wires attached to a few chips and covered with mostly plastic makes me wonder if it is worth more than two grand. I don't doubt the picture quality it produces but it should've been solid and robust enough if it's double the price of my D7000.

what is not robust and solid in that photo?

As an electronics engineer I see a very complicated and carefully designed machine in the photo.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2012 at 03:08 UTC
On Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional Wi-Fi article (392 comments in total)
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Stephan Def: Overall I think there will have to be a convergence in Smartphones and Digital Cameras. So in the longer run of things this Camera is one of the last Dinosaurs.

Why am I saying that? Well, there is a whole Laundry list of reasons, too many to list here. The established Digital Camera Industry is just not getting it what the average consumer really needs. The average consumer wants many many really cool functions and features and a slim design, the established Industry is not going to give him that, there is not enough real creativity there. Much of it boils down to a software developement problem, and there needs to be a disrupting force, as it happened with smartphones.

DSLRs are big because they use big lenses and big sensors. It is a physical fact that bigger lenses and sensors will be better than smaller ones.

You cannot change physics rules.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 05:38 UTC
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