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On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: It seems like every company has had a major announcement lately except for Canon.

Come on Canon get back in the game. Give us a new camera that WOWs us like the 5D MKII did.

You read my mind. How will Canon come up with something compelling.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 13:29 UTC
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)
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vapentaxuser: Correct me if I'm wrong...but isn't the camera market in kind of a slump right now? I mean DSLRs are still selling okay but they only look better in comparison because the compact market has tanked. Against that backdrop, I think Nikon's suggested starting MSRP of $1400 for the kit with the 18-140 lens is quite steep. Then again...Sony's new RX10 with its 1" sensor is going for $1300. But is the 18-140 really good enough to command a $600 premium over the body only kit? The good thing is that Holidays are coming and I could totally see walking into Costco and finding this kit for $200 under MSRP.

Also, would it kill Nikon to add a second dial for settings adjustment? I just don't understand why it is with the big two you have to buy their high end APS-C models to get a second dial. Nikon puts several dials for adjusting settings on the P7800 enthusiast compact but you can't get it on the D5300. All that question that image quality is going to be superb from this camera.

Kind of the way the auto industry used to work.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 21:04 UTC
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)

$800 body only. Please. Progress is value. More for less.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 14:34 UTC as 82nd comment

Wonderful camera, but should be no more than $425 with kit lens. The pricing on all these new cameras will just drive consumers to smartphones even more so.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 13:54 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)

No OVF, no mirror box, no moving mirror, smaller platform, why do mirrorless cameras cost so much.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 00:57 UTC as 425th comment | 7 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)

Isn't this where serious cameras have been heading. Eliminate the OVF, make things smaller, add WiFi more recently. First M4/3,, APS-C and, now, FF migrates to this type of platform.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 18:46 UTC as 502nd comment
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samfan: BTW since the cameras are indeed so eerily similar in details (strap holders, zoom ring etc.), I wonder if it doesn't indicate that Nikon actually used some off-the-shelf parts they found in some Chinese plant and just used them in order to make the N1 in the cheapest manner possible and then charge 800 € for them. I mean, the shoddy backs of the first two N1 cameras show this quite clearly.

Now Sakar may simply be using the same off-the-shelf parts and Nikon, seeing their mistake, reacts in the same way as they did with the D600 fiasco: claim innocence and throw the problem at someone else.

Sounds awfully like the usual steps of a corporation which smells its death in the air.

Shame, because Nikon could return to being the camera powerhouse they used to be. Instead they just wobble around in bullsh*t. As it is, it seems I won't be upgrading my Nikon DSLRs ever.

Said the same thing when Nikon 1 came out and handled it in a store. Sure looks like it was ordered up from contractor components. That's why these cameras can come out so quickly. Lens units, shutter, basic circuit boards, the dials and icons, LCDs I expect can be ordered up-mixed and matched.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 01:23 UTC
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markie_jan61: Yeah, yeah. Still waiting for Canon to release a large-sensor fixed-lens successor to the somewhat flawed Canon PowerShot G1 X. And I don't care whether it doesn't have color accents.

Good thought but G1X and EOS-M clearly just trial balloons. Easy to keep developing the already matured G, S and Rebel DLSR cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 20:29 UTC
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Greynerd: I thought Apple held the World rights to the rectangle. It is all very confusing.

The problem nowadays is that life is a comedy performed by people without a trace of humour.

Tell that to Canon Powershot cameras. Or maybe Canon preceded Apple.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 17:24 UTC

If Sakar has infringed Nikon's patents, the courts will decide. But I think DPReview is missing the bigger picture. Clearly, different classes of cameras have many commonalities, right down to those control rings around the lens bezel on the enthusiast compacts. Who really designs and assembles Nikon's or Pentax's, etc. latest and greatest P&S.

Looks like many contractors are becoming OEMs, buying up or licensing languished brand names like Kodak, GE, Bell & Howell, Honeywell, Polaroid, etc. I think they would be better off with new names, but that isn't the issue here.

It's interesting how quickly 3rd party digital cameras can be developed. And, here, Sakar is following Rioch, the only other entity to explore what is an outstanding concept-lens/sensor,even shutter modules.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 16:58 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On RED One Off Leica Redesigned photo in Alec's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Well-done. Your design is cleaner and better balanced.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2013 at 17:05 UTC as 1st comment
On Buyers' Guide: Compact Digital Cameras article (23 comments in total)
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dszc: Ok, now I know what class of camera I want, but where is the info to help me choose which one?

Horrible. Not at all a typical dpReview quality article. :(

When are going to look more at printers and printing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 03:37 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)

Don't mind the GearShop at all. But why is camera after camera GearShop recommended, available for order before it is even in user's hands. The idea was these were cameras that DPReview know to be good cameras and thus recommended.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 17:57 UTC as 182nd comment
On Samsung announces curved Galaxy Round post (144 comments in total)

Should be a parabolic curve.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 17:52 UTC as 74th comment
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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raimaster: at least 10 highlights:
1. 24 MP
2. 8,3 fps - 23 raw buffer (first firmware)
3. 25 crosstype sensor - 3 luminance flux
4. On/Off AA Filter
5. Robust WR - metal + magnesium alloy body
6. AF -3EV
7. 86K pixel metering
8. 200.000 shutter circle
9. USB 3.0
10. Body IS
also dual slot card, 14 bit raw video, focus peaking etc ...

I am impressed, also. Next, Pentax needs to develop the AF on sensor so LiveView is more valuable.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 02:42 UTC

Welcome, welcome upgrade and features to K-5 and a great competitor to Nikon D7100. But what is it with companies and naming. The next camera will be the K-1 and, then, there is no where to go. Others have boxed themselves in with naming everything the X Z and/or 1.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 00:30 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)

Good thoughts, also 25 centers for the phone booth ... oh, scratch that.

Small LED flashlight?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 02:40 UTC as 105th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (499 comments in total)

I thought it was less costly to produce a camera without optical viewfinder and mirror box???

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 23:55 UTC as 176th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Coolpix P7800 real-world samples article (82 comments in total)

Utterly amazing. You can get many a 4/3rds camera from Olympus or Panasonic, even a DSLR, for less than the Nikon 7800 or Canon G16. Instead, why doesn't Canon advance the G1X and let Nikon come up with something similar.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 15:54 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

I hope PhotoNinja also takes a stab at Foveon sensor. You get great highlight recovery and noise handling for starters; also, PN handles the black point much better than other RAW converters I've tried.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 03:08 UTC as 15th comment
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