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Gesture: They look sharp, but will existing Canon APS-C glass work OK on the new sensor?

Thanks Dr_Jon, you understood what I was seriously asking.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 17:46 UTC

Why do we want to eliminate reflections in the first place. The play of light is magical. You can always de-emphasize through contrast control.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 21:20 UTC as 13th comment

Cosina extends the mechano-optical legacy.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 19:13 UTC as 50th comment

Once again, this is why camera makers (although these are under $1,000) should have official recalls and technical service bulletins as the automakers do.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 04:56 UTC as 107th comment | 5 replies

Ricoh-Pentax is on a roll with model introductions. Just need to find a core audience of enthusiasts-advanced amateurs.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 12:20 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (502 comments in total)

What can Sony do to get traction in this platform?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 16:46 UTC as 124th comment | 4 replies
On Readers' Showcase: Rodger Kingston article (52 comments in total)

Enjoying these readers' portfolios. Glad that DPReview is seeing between the lines.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 04:45 UTC as 21st comment

Well-done, Jeff. Very helpful.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 21:02 UTC as 122nd comment
On Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 to offer Raw capture article (148 comments in total)

Nikonos anyone. This would seem to be one of best niches open to camera makers. Some good suggestions below.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 20:47 UTC as 16th comment
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Just Ed: Have To agree about "photos" sucking even in comparison with iPhoto. Apple seems to be dumbing down a lot of OSX to be compatable with IOS.

IIf I wanted my iMac to be more like the iPad I would not have spent a couple of grand on it.

As I understand, this was Jobs original vision. He didn't want the computers to be upgradeable. Tell that to my Beige G3 (one of the most formidable consumer computer builds of all time), my Blue & White G3-G4, my Gigabbit Ethernet G4 and so on ...

The future is clearly closed hardware and closed software. We could see that way back when the iTunes Store began and iPads and iPhones don't have the microSD slots that other smart phones and tablets have.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 02:01 UTC
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dpfan32: It still like iPhoto wants to import your photos in a different library to double the photos space on your hard drive! Ridiculous in the times of very small sized SSDs in recent MacBooks :-(
It behaves like an external app instead of leaving the photos where I put them in folders and know where they are.

And 2.nd: it's all about selling expensive cloud storage for beaming your photos on all devices possible ...
No thanx!! I'm using Picasa which takes my folders and displays them as created by myself.

Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 01:41 UTC

Thanks. Not an easy interview to edit. I'm glad you are presenting viewpoints/insights at the end of the formal interviews.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 20:47 UTC as 151st comment | 6 replies
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dpfan32: It still like iPhoto wants to import your photos in a different library to double the photos space on your hard drive! Ridiculous in the times of very small sized SSDs in recent MacBooks :-(
It behaves like an external app instead of leaving the photos where I put them in folders and know where they are.

And 2.nd: it's all about selling expensive cloud storage for beaming your photos on all devices possible ...
No thanx!! I'm using Picasa which takes my folders and displays them as created by myself.

Does ANYONE make a good image manager, where you create folder by folder and not have to "dump" all images (iTunes, whatever) into a common library???

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 19:11 UTC
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Just Ed: Have To agree about "photos" sucking even in comparison with iPhoto. Apple seems to be dumbing down a lot of OSX to be compatable with IOS.

IIf I wanted my iMac to be more like the iPad I would not have spent a couple of grand on it.

I wouldn't be surprised if the number of conventional "computer" models dwindles. I expect the Mac Mini to go and for there to be only 2 laptops, if that, an Air-Macbook and a Macbook Pro. All computers will have sealed battery, memory and hard drives I expect, only upgradeable at time of purchase.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 19:10 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1237 comments in total)
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tinternaut: I've said before that the Koreans will either make a place for themselves in this business, or die trying. The NX1 is utmost impressive. Likewise, that Samsung did it all by themselves* is utmost impressive. Whether or not Samsung will succeed, in tne market place, is another matter.

* I reckon the only other players who do everything, themselves, are Sony and Canon?

Edit: I forgot Panasonic.

Samsung's APS-C offerings. I know there have been issues in the early days, especially with high ISO and processing speed, but the ergonomics, exposure, color balance, etc. are outstanding.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 23:13 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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random78: Unlike dpreview which thinks that XC10 is so much out of league of FZ1000 that it doesn't even warrant a mention in the article, filmmakers at EOSHD which actually use these hybrid cameras, are giving a far more lukewarm response to XC10:

http://www.eoshd.com/comments/topic/8343-canon-xc10-4k-camcorder/

Andrew Reid clearly doesn't think XC10 offers anything of signifcance over the FZ1000 and actually recommends getting an LX100 over the XC10. His final comment "This camera tarnishes the Cinema EOS brand."

I can only say as someone who usually bemoans the prices of these cameras, the Panasonic FZ1000 seems a great value.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 22:14 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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R N: Anybody remember the early Nikon Coolpix models? They had the swivel idea for the grip. Then the industry - including Nikon - went with making cameras that were digital versions of old form-factor designs. It's nice to see this idea come back.

In the early days of digital there was a sort of heady optimism about the opportunities to innovate on what a camera could be. With convergence, maybe it's time again.

In many ways, that Coolpix 990/995 hasn't been equalled. The new Sigma with such a broad platform could have benefitted from that approach. Much better in my opinion than a fragile moving LCD.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 22:12 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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Dale Baskin: Since there have been a lot of questions/comments about this camera relative to cameras like the FZ1000 we've decided to put together a small addendum to add to the article that may clarify the differences between cameras. (Which is why I'm not hanging out here responding to comments.) I'll post a message as soon as it's up.

One neat thing about the GH cameras (mentioned in the article) is the ability to use a remarkable range of lenses-ancient and modern.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 22:09 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)

+1

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 22:05 UTC as 195th comment
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (230 comments in total)
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blue hour: http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=canon_xc10&products=panasonic_dmcfz1000

FZ 1000, 1inch sensor, 4K video, 20 megapixel stills, $899
25mm-400mm f 2.8-4

XC 10, 1inch sensor, 4k, 12 megapixel stills, $2499
24-241mm, f2.8-5.6

Dare I say the FZ1000 seems like an outstanding value.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:33 UTC
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