loved the humour in this article
Definitely the best general purpose DSLR ever made.As a Canon user, I could only hope for something like the D750. Unfortunately Canon are always so careful about cannibalising their other product lines. One great thing about mirrorless is that this increased competition surely must force Canon to be more generous with their product feature sets.
Canon is not doing very well in these round-ups. I guess that predominately reflects the comparative lack of new cameras they release.
Maybe they will get a Best Value award in the next one ($1200-$2000) with the 6D.
mpgxsvcd: Lossy compression absolutely disqualifies these cameras for astrophotography use. You can’t remove noise or signal from each sub frame or the stacking process will not be effective. That is a shame too because otherwise they would be pretty much ideal for AP.
What I don’t get is that the lossy compression offers no benefit to the consumer over lossless compression or even zero compression. I can buy a high speed 256 GB memory card for $90 from Amazon. There is no need to reduce the file sizes at the expense of image quality.
If I need a smaller file for immediate upload I can just use .JPG files. These cameras have RAW conversion in camera so I can even edit and process them directly into jpgs directly in the camera.
I really just don’t understand why Sony let this happen in the first place.
Create a specification (lossless RAW) for a version 3?You're right, it really is a mystery.
Number 2 is very impressive, well done. Love the subtle flash top right.
Great images. I especially love numbers 1 & 10.In 10, the illusion of fire on the mountainside is really impressive.
Good to see you getting out & enjoying the land!
Thanks for the comments all.There is some confusion around the photo of the Spoonbills - image no. 7.I can confirm that absolutely no cloning or compositing was done on the birds in this image. This is exactly the formation the five birds were captured in.
tkbslc: Wow, that D7200 looks good even up to ISO 12800! Barely any difference between it and the Canon 6D.
Have a look at the water color paints in the top left. Still quite a bit of difference there, to my eye.
DaddyG: Great review - the degree to which you highlight the 7D's poor dynamic range is long overdue. You do a great job on explaining why this is so important.
This level of negative publicity is long overdue, and can only be good for us locked into the Canon system. Surely Canon must concentrate on improving its sensor technology.
However, it is odd that you do not list it as a 'Con'. Because, for me & many, it is this camera's greatest disappointment.
Perhaps negative publicity was not the right term.You're right. The user/customer should decide - with knowledge. The knowledge of Canon's poor ability to resist lifting shadows has now brought more clearly into the light, thanks to this review. And, more importantly, the real-world implications.
Great review - the degree to which you highlight the 7D's poor dynamic range is long overdue. You do a great job on explaining why this is so important.
Greg VdB: Err... it was added already over a month ago... (http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/6778992695/photos/3055280/rawcomparison_dpreview)
Did you mean you re-shot with a newer camera or re-render with the final version of ACR? (Or did you simply want to launch another pointles pixel-peep battle between people spending too much time in front of their computer screen instead of their camera screen?)
Indeed - what's new here DPR - what's the difference between these findings and those from a month ago? Maybe it is the production version now?
Thanks DPR for not posting another 7D advertisement posing as a 'review'
Wes Syposz: she never really explains why she prefers a FF...
She does. Focal length remains at 1x
I echo ScottRH below. This write-up, while interesting, reads a bit like an advertisement. Nowhere were the D810's shortcomings mentioned. E.g. why purchase a D4S?
There's a lot of talk about how mirrorless now have autofocus as good as SLR's. But there seems to be lots of big white lens' on the sidelines.What's state of the art for sports photography these days?
The Davinator: Too much time is wasted on comparing ridiculously high iso ratings that make up such a minute amount of where photographers normally reside. There must be a small underground movement of people producing 20x30 landscape, street, or portraiture at 100,000 iso that I must be missing.
They were probably saying a similar thing about ISO3200 ten years ago.
macjonny1: Canon, no one cares about these boring lenses. Maybe do something innovative instead of a MK II version of a lens that is just fine the way it is. Spend your resources getting out of the obsolescence that you seem to be heading at light speed.
I was considering the EF-S lens but the sacrifice in aperture does matter.IS means naught for, e.g, astrophotography.
Eleson: So , as a fast action shooter, how does it stack up against the alternatives?
It depends how the AF works. No. of points is a small part of the picture
joe6pack: What took Pressy so long??? This article belongs in 2013!
They got pwned by Xiaomi MiKey, costing just $0.79!
No doubt Xiaomi copied their design. But then, it is hard to say if Pressy's idea is original or not. After all, controls using 3.5mm plug has been around for quite some time.
thanks joe 6 pack for completing the article.
Great work. With 4k vid coming out, I guess we'll be seeing all types of stuff like this soon (frame grabs)