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Yet, today's cameras do seem to use the same materials, buttons, dials, subassemblies, icons, menu legends, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 17:47 UTC as 133rd comment
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photosen: This is where I part ways with dpreview; the fact that there are many decent cameras does not mean it doesn't matter which you choose, but it does mean you should invest in your own technique, the opportunities to shoot, developing an eye, and then seeing if that decent camera isn't trapping you into a lens swamp, à la Sony.

New lens to shoot at walls or take a short trip? Take the trip, please.

Good thoughts. Accumulate experiences, not possessions.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 17:45 UTC
On article Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens (159 comments in total)

$100 max.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 20:18 UTC as 37th comment
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (365 comments in total)
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Old Cameras: All of their comments are self reinforcing, they sound a little too sure of themselves. In ten years they'll be in exactly the same market position they're in now. They make cameras that try very hard to look like retro film cameras, and simultaneously can't wait to stop making film. Their products overlap each other and until yesterday they all had the same sensor. Their products are the opposite of innovation. Typical sales guys, toeing the company line. I think they're just throwing cameras against the wall, trying to find one that will stick. I like the style but I can't think of a compelling reason to own one.

I don't own one of these cameras but they hold great appeal to a photo veteran like myself. One thing I think you neglect is Fuji's legacy in fine lens making.

The real story is this: of all the post-WWII Japanese firms, which carried on in many ways the mantle of the German optical-mechanical industry, companies still in or quite recently in imaging include Olympus, Konica, Ricoh, Epson-Seiko, Mamiya, Pentax, Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Minolta, Cosina, Tokina, Tamron, Sigma ... It's a tremendous contribution to the world's intellectual capital, productivity and enjoyment. And we also had Yashica, Kyocera ... now have Samsung, Panasonic, Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 05:09 UTC

Regardless, who would have thought that Leica would be able to introduce so many models within the last 5-6 years.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 21:54 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply

Sweet.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 20:15 UTC as 107th comment
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arndsan: Nice one - I'm grateful that fuji-film as only company stay with the viewfinder and develop it. It's the most important part of the picture taking experience - isn't it !?
Very purposeful camera tool look.
For my taste the camera could lose some bulk considering it's an APSC sensor.

Yes. The only company to actually try to rethink and improve the viewfinder. These cameras have so much wonderful technology in them, but the camera industry rarely rethinks the forms. That's why we have digital SLRs with 50 buttons, dials, levers, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 04:09 UTC
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DaveClark: No stabilization renders the video mode useless. I got rid of my X100 because the video was horrible. I got a Sony RX100M3 to replace it because it had better video and I could shoot handheld at lower ISO due to stabilization. I tested both cameras side by side and in most cases the Sony did just as well because of lower ISO. I might have considered the X-E2S, but not now.

Yup.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 22:19 UTC

Wish I could own one. I give Fuji props for creating something unique and innovative.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 21:45 UTC as 260th comment

I always gasp at the prices, but Body Only seems reasonable.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 05:03 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (404 comments in total)
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Gesture: Only 25+ dials, buttons, levels on the back alone. The modern digital camera just got lost in the interface-and the obviously locked into sub-assemblies that no one has the bravery to redesign and rethink.

More than 40 dials, levers, switches, buttons, whatnot overall (I lost count) is not natural.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 15:54 UTC
On article The good, the bad and the analog: CES 2016 'Best of' (62 comments in total)

What happened to the GearShop links?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 00:04 UTC as 13th comment
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (404 comments in total)

Only 25+ dials, buttons, levels on the back alone. The modern digital camera just got lost in the interface-and the obviously locked into sub-assemblies that no one has the bravery to redesign and rethink.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 03:10 UTC as 61st comment | 13 replies
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (733 comments in total)
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Steve Sanacore: I just can't see how either of these cameras pushes any boundaries... The D5 seems like a small incidental upgrade to the D4 which is a camera really only useful to sports shooters. As far as the D500, does anyone buy a cropped sensor camera these days? I guess it's nice to have options, but I still don't see any boundaries being pushed here compare to Sony, Panasonic, Leica, and Phase who are truly making major leaps in design and features. Glad to see Nikon still trying though.

Good comments, Rishi, and your contributions to DPReview are excellent.

All these benchmarks are fine, but what I want to see from this price point and position in a model line is durability and working well in reasonable temperature extremes.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 04:29 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)

A new era. Where do I sign up.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:52 UTC as 241st comment
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)

Much-desired or -called-for. I don't think anyone was still anticipating low so many years on.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:46 UTC as 352nd comment

The 300 series models than can use CHDK are a nice value. Nice carry everywhere camera. But are CCDs really that less expensive to outfit a camera with than BSI, Canon?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 16:46 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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zodiacfml: Hmm, someone is still making CCD sensors. I am interested in sample images from these two models with the sensor.

Exactly.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 16:44 UTC

Partner paid-for content. Yup, the new world of software. I yearn for the good old days. We bought the software license and used an app how we wanted.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 07:01 UTC as 8th comment

The app. The app. The app. Wish I had copyrighted the word.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2015 at 19:29 UTC as 3rd comment
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