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abortabort

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abortabort: I find it somewhat interesting that there is no price mentioned when talking about the two adapter modules XLR-K1M and DMW-YAGH. The rest of the article makes it blindly obvious whenever the Sony is more expensive, with the price of the base unit itself then comments about the cost of a 4K recorder (at the moment at least), but when it comes to these adapter modules no mention of price is given only that "The Panasonic DMW-YAGH module is rather more extensive addition" - Is this because the price doesn't fall in Panasonic's favour in this instance? It makes it seem like a positive spin for Panasonic (again) by not acknowledging the massive price difference between the two.

For someone who shoots 1080p and wants XLR mic inputs this not only evens the playing field between the two, but actually swings the other way making the Sony the cheaper of the two - Not saying this is every scenario, but this would certainly be a popular configuration.

Well for all the claims that Panasonic is so much better because of better internal recording (and therefore not needing video out) the cost (and massive inconvenience) of using the YAGH adapter is insane for those who just want it for XLR inputs.

Added to this, the YAGH unit cannot be used with the battery grip, it cannot be powered by the camera and as it is designed for one specific camera (like most battery grips) in terms of fit and function, this $2000 device may very well never ever work with another camera (panasonic have historically changed body design for the GH series every two models). The Sony unit on the other hand can be used with a heap of different device and any new ones that come equipped with the standardised connecter. Does not require to be moulded to the camera body. It works with things like the RX10, AX100, CX900, A7/R/S and many of the other handicams etc.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 09:29 UTC
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Jostian: never understand why DPReview have a heading Body: design and handling and then say absolutely nothing about the body materials etc...?? change the heading then please.

Maybe because the heading is "Body: Design and handling" rather than "Body: Build and materials"?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 07:31 UTC

Will DPR be doing nice 'equivalence' charts when talking about the native lens line up considering you are directly comparing two similar cameras of completely different formats this time? Or will that paint a rosier picture for the Sony and therefore be ignored?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 07:13 UTC as 80th comment | 6 replies

I find it somewhat interesting that there is no price mentioned when talking about the two adapter modules XLR-K1M and DMW-YAGH. The rest of the article makes it blindly obvious whenever the Sony is more expensive, with the price of the base unit itself then comments about the cost of a 4K recorder (at the moment at least), but when it comes to these adapter modules no mention of price is given only that "The Panasonic DMW-YAGH module is rather more extensive addition" - Is this because the price doesn't fall in Panasonic's favour in this instance? It makes it seem like a positive spin for Panasonic (again) by not acknowledging the massive price difference between the two.

For someone who shoots 1080p and wants XLR mic inputs this not only evens the playing field between the two, but actually swings the other way making the Sony the cheaper of the two - Not saying this is every scenario, but this would certainly be a popular configuration.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 07:04 UTC as 81st comment | 12 replies
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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Cheng Bao: Very smart move.

Imagine a lady who has dozens of dresses or suits, she need dozens of difference color of her camera to match her dress, then the sales of pentax Q will be tenfold.

So I take it you just have the one black dress then?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 00:56 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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SW Anderson: Note to Dpreview editor. The first use of "Affect" in the press release is a typo or wrong word choice. Farther on, it's correctly written as "Effect."

Secondly, the "Discuss in forums" link goes to Dpreview's Pentax DSLRs forum, not the Pentax Compact Camera forum where Q's are discussed.

Maybe these errors are just Monday things. ;)

Wouldn't you place (sic) after it then?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 00:55 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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iAPX: Where is the point for a 1/1.7" sensor, when there is offer with 1"™ sensors (that are largely under 1 inch), and APS-C sensors.

Uhm, in what dimension do you expect a 1" type sensor to be 1"?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 00:53 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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JackM: With a sensor this tiny, why on earth wouldn't every zoom be at least a constant f/2.8? What a worthless toy.

Well the two zooms available for it are f2.8-4 and constant f2.8... like that one stop converts this from 'serious tool' to 'useless toy'.

I had the original and consider it a 'useful toy', now waiting for deals on the Q7.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 00:52 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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RichRMA: The original Q was nicer, it had a metal body.

This one is nicer as it has a bigger sensor (more importantly wider angle of view) and a lot cheaper than the original was (on launch). Also has a second dial by the looks of it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 00:50 UTC
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SirSeth: Why the cost? Just curious. It seems like a good lens but I thought Ricoh was trying to bring affordable medium format to morals.

Well the 25mm is about the same price and this adds a more flexible range and IS. Also the WA's are pretty expensive for MF, but the rest of the range is relatively low cost.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 00:12 UTC

Daft question... Is there actually a photo of the camera + lens combo?

Also, does the NX mini (or lenses) have any kind of physical shutter?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 12:05 UTC as 25th comment
On Sony brings Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and W810 to the US article (27 comments in total)
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Joriarty: 20MP, 1/2.3" CCD ("for beautifully detailed images", according to Sony!) with a f/3.5 to f/6.5 lens and 0.52 fps continuous shooting (DPReview generously rounded that one up). Oh dear. If that's the same sensor as the HX200, it's horrendous.

A second hand Canon S90 can be had for less than the W810. No contest there.

Bonus trivia: Amazon's pre-order page says: "Due to high demand we anticipate being unable to fulfill all customer orders with our first allocation."

Ha.

Uhm, prepare to cough up that nut! It's a CCD sensor, not found in Xperia smartphones...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 11:58 UTC
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nerd2: Why they are still making long-flange (mirrored) version of their camera instead of going full mirrorless?

Sorry Rishi, are you saying you can't compare focus tracking until you get a 24mm ~f1 lens to compare to a 35mm f1.4 on the 1DX? Because I don't think that is really going to happen very soon.

Maybe a more appropriate 'test' would be to test the same two actual FL lenses, preferably from the same manufacturer (say Sigma 35mm f1.4), at the same distance. While framing won't be the same most else will be.

Otherwise, using something like the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 should be 'fairly' close to a 24mm f1.4 on the same camera (if a f1.4 is what you are waiting for?). The difference in DoF between a 24mm f1.4 and f1.8 is rather minor to be honest. Besides when viewing at 1:1 (to pixel peep the tracking effectiveness) you are essentially reducing the circle of confusion to the point of being rather tiny, which is a punishing test for any camera, even at f1.8.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 15:50 UTC
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abortabort: I don't get it. The SX400 is 'only' 30x with a tiny sensor. When you can get a much smaller 'pocketable' camera with more or less the same small sensor and zoom range, why would people buy this? I mean for the market that buys a super zoom like this, holiday snappers, would they really want a big chunker like this? Lens isn't faster, nor longer... Seems 'cheap' is the only thing potentially going for it, but then it is so cut price in so many other areas as well.

True on both counts, but I suspect that the majority of this target market probably prefer the smaller size no?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 10:04 UTC
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abortabort: I don't get it. The SX400 is 'only' 30x with a tiny sensor. When you can get a much smaller 'pocketable' camera with more or less the same small sensor and zoom range, why would people buy this? I mean for the market that buys a super zoom like this, holiday snappers, would they really want a big chunker like this? Lens isn't faster, nor longer... Seems 'cheap' is the only thing potentially going for it, but then it is so cut price in so many other areas as well.

True on both counts, but I suspect that the majority of this target market probably prefer the smaller size no?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 10:04 UTC

I don't get it. The SX400 is 'only' 30x with a tiny sensor. When you can get a much smaller 'pocketable' camera with more or less the same small sensor and zoom range, why would people buy this? I mean for the market that buys a super zoom like this, holiday snappers, would they really want a big chunker like this? Lens isn't faster, nor longer... Seems 'cheap' is the only thing potentially going for it, but then it is so cut price in so many other areas as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 07:59 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (171 comments in total)
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BPD7: This is one reason I chose Fuji over Sony and am leaving Canon

Because they have equivalent lenses coming in the future that Sony already have?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 11:11 UTC
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (171 comments in total)
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BPD7: This is one reason I chose Fuji over Sony and am leaving Canon

Because they have equivalent lenses coming in the future that Sony already have?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 11:11 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: What are the rumored dimensions of this 22MP sensor? If it were flat how many millimeters would it measure on a side?

16GB of internal storage seems small, if the camera shoots raw and is 22MP, unless that's separate dedicated storage.

2/3" according to other rumours. Though this is at odds with the lens' supposed spec, which given it's FL and 'equiv' FL seems more towards a 1" sensor size, possibly slightly bigger.

Also there will be tele conversion lenses (which can now be seen in photos apparently).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 17:03 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)
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beavertown: Another piece of junk.

Who wants to buy a tiny sensor super noisy blurry zoom toy camera nowadays?

All super zoom cameras should move on to 1" sensor like RX10 etc.

Yes and it will really have 1250mm equiv lens for $250...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 09:24 UTC
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