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On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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tbcass: Didn't include the Sony A77ii so I didn't vote.

It did pretty well against the 7D MkII, its nearest competition, which I would say is a fair showing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 14:38 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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MarshallG: You didn't include the Canon 7D Mark II, so I didn't vote.

It was already weeded out in the first round where it WAS included.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 17:41 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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Fogsprig: I've got E-M10. Of course, I gave it my vote BUT the real best product of 2014 is A7S (absent in polls, to my surprise).
P.S. You guys are weird in that A7II craze.

A7S did surprisingly well for a niche camera, much better than other niche cameras such as 7D II. It probably doesn't help that the MP wars are still on for young and old and that people like the one above read an article somewhere and declare themselves a subject matter expert.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 04:09 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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alcaher: I think with todays technology , you cant go wrong with any of these cameras. FF dslr have stollen the show all this years... Just hope this is the year of great Aps-c, specially in nikon (d400). 7d2 didnt get the recognition on the poll results it deserves but it a wonderful tool.
A department that leaves alot to be desire with nikon is Dx lenses.
Nikon: wake up with the Dx this year!!... Please

What does it deserve? Are you telling readers that they are somehow wrong, that what interests you is what should have won? Don't participate in polls if you are going to assume the outcome is wrong if it isn't what you voted for, you can do your own poll by yourself the outcome will be always be 100% accurate ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 04:06 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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quezra: I'm still surprised the A7ii beat the D750. It is far more of an incremental upgrade to its predecessor (A7) than D750 is (to D700).

And this condensed all-in-one vote doesn't make much sense since all these products are good, yet each suited to completely different tasks or types of photographer.

Disagree. While both are truly excellent cameras in their own right. The D750 is a culmination product (I was going to say "parts bin special" but that sounds derogatory and it is about the sum of its parts that makes it so appealing) whereby they have put together features from a broad range of their current products into one camera that appeals a bit to everyone. It is part D610 and part D810 with a tilt screen thrown in for measure. For many this makes it the perfect blend of the two for lots of reasons... But does not in any way make it particularly special or innovative. It is a blend, like for those who want a hot chocolate but also want a coffee, making a mocha is innovation, but certainly the outcome is pretty great!

A7 II on the other hand has a couple of interesting things going for it, one is that it is the first E-Mount with IBIS and it is the first FF camera with 5-axis IBIS and the first FF camera that can use it's IBIS for video and use it with adapted lenses. Further to this it is partly the 'coming of age' of the A7 full frame mirrorless concept, where the first products were just that, first products, the A7 II is a far more complete product than the first iteration (as much as I liked them) this works from a consumer mindset that the 'innovation' in the original is now available in a much more mature product, to the point that that innovation is part of that product, rather than the curiosity that was the original A7.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 04:02 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Almost forget, Canon said: "ML in the future" a while ago.

Plus Canon showed us a sensor which can "see" things in almost total darkness some times ago.

So did Sony, but they actually released it as an actual product that you can actually buy, rather than just talking about it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 03:47 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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pwilly: There are more Canon users, but with no Canon cameras in the chase, Sony won because the A7ii is the best place to mount those wonderful Canon lenses.

"Perhaps the 7D2 could have been at least been on the same list for high end ILC" it was...

The poll was actually a fairly close run race, with the D810, D750, X-T1 and A7 II all being fairly close for the top spot.

The 'built for speed' cameras including the 7D II, A77 II and NX1 were also fairly close with a relatively small percentage of votes at around 5-6% each with 7D II top, closely followed by A77 II and NX1 lagging behind.

The video / hybrid cameras of the A7S and GH4 clocked somewhere in between with about 10% of the votes each.

So this helps illustrate the spread of interest among camera niches, where more niche cameras tend to get less votes because they aren't as popular, thus why they are 'niche'. It would also seem, for all the claims of video not being important, that the hybrids are more popular than the APS-C speed cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 03:43 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: I would vote but I am too busy with MY favorite 2014 product, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM.

It is probably the most anticipated lens in Canon realm for over 5 years, one that has received extremely positive in-depth reviews in places like TDP, Photozone.DE and a "becomes a reality" short notice on DPR.

That's because the old one was not exactly class leading. Sony updated theirs and Nikon as well and barely a sniff of information on either...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 03:35 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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PerL: I would say that this list show how much DPReviews members differs from the general market and what actually sells.

"Canon 5D3 owned by 1903
Canon 7D owned by 1856
Olympus OM-D E-M5: owned by 1656
Nikon D800 owned by 1527
Nikon D7100 owned by 1366
Sony A7R owned by 606
Sony A6000 owned by 938"

So the only camera here that is eligible for this poll has at least half the ownership (in less than a year of availability, compared to say 7D that has been on the market 5 years+ and previous poll winner E-M5 at 3 years) then the most popular models here and you wonder why it was voted for so much? Makes sense...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 03:32 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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Rob Sims: All worthy winners, although with Sony top for two categories, and runner up for a third, I'm curious how this comments section will pan out.

Just imagine the shock horror if the Sony/Zeiss 55/1.8 had made it into the lens list, the interwebs could have exploded (thankfully that was a 2013 lens!)

Despite all the complaints about the constant stream of cameras, Sony plays seriously in more categories than anyone else, which also partly explains why they 'seem' to have a new camera every week.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 11:05 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (373 comments in total)
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happypoppeye: So it's a Gm1 with articulating screen ...for less then the Gm1. Sounds good to me.

Exactly what I was thinking. Don't forget the flash as well (though extremely limited) but main thing is GM1 can now do waist level shooting for less than the current GM1... Nice!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 00:42 UTC
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steelhead3: Apple uses a Sony camera module

Dude take your meds, you'll get laid one day... it's ok!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 06:05 UTC
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zodiacfml: " Of course, Apple generally has a much smaller range of phones than the camera brands do camera models, so Apple’s popularity is concentrated into a few products, which exaggerates their position."

Is above the truth? Then, this post of flickr means little or nothing.

Besides, if a person uses a smartphone for online posting, I doubt they upload to flickr first. facebook/instragram has that market.

You sound like every Android Zealot on the internet... unique!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 05:58 UTC
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steelhead3: Apple uses a Sony camera module

Oh and you really need to look up the meaning of impartial because having a rabid hate for one option is certainly not impartial.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 04:51 UTC
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steelhead3: Apple uses a Sony camera module

I use a BLACKBERRY get it through your think skull! I have used Windows Phone (Ativ S most recently - a Samsung but also Nokia and LG), Android (too numerous, but Samsung Note 8 was the most recent - also Samsung, others were HTC, Sony and Nexus (Samsung)) an iPhone 5, a Palm Pre (WebOS), Nokia S60 and S90 (have you even heard of S90?), Palm OS and loads of dumb phones and other OSes a childish git such as yourself has never even heard of.

On laptop I use Windows 8.1 and my desktop is a Mac Pro with both Windows and OS X (for Final Cut Pro and a others).

I have used every version of Windows extensively and every version of Mac OS and OS X, DOS as well as quite a number of Linux distros.

And yes, I am a fanboy... of BLACKBERRY (for mobile).

Everything you say makes you sound like a clown, best you stop now.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 04:46 UTC
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steelhead3: Apple uses a Sony camera module

So only you are impartial and everyone else must be using an iPhone?

"I am using a Samsung right now" - makes you very credible.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 04:15 UTC
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noflashplease: This Tamron lens is a vote of confidence in M43 general and Olympus in particular.

Like the 18-200mm is in EOS-M?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 03:30 UTC
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steelhead3: Apple uses a Sony camera module

Sad. Pathetic. Trollboy. Fanboy. Zealot. I love how the very mention of Apple has you in an enraged trance. I pity you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 03:01 UTC
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steelhead3: Apple uses a Sony camera module

"Yeah right" is your only argument for why I MUST be an Apple witch? Zealot.

And yes, my BlackBerry is far superior to any Android or iOS POS. Good day sir.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 02:45 UTC
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steelhead3: Apple uses a Sony camera module

@Papi61 - YOU are the ONLY person here who sounds like a religious zealot. Get it?

Not believable that one couldn't possibly be not using one or the other? I use a BlackBerry "::rolleyes::" you sound like a child, an indoctrinated child.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 02:02 UTC
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