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dpr4bb

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On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (316 comments in total)
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Kaso: Strengthen the technical analyses of cameras and lenses. Stop the wimpy essays like this one, which is already one too many! No need for opinions by some pretender sitting in a cafe with a fruit-brand notebook and typing out a stupid stream of unconsciousness.

@intruder61:
Yes, I can see how "democracy with a free mind" is difficult to cope with for you:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55323762

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 07:12 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (316 comments in total)
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Kaso: Strengthen the technical analyses of cameras and lenses. Stop the wimpy essays like this one, which is already one too many! No need for opinions by some pretender sitting in a cafe with a fruit-brand notebook and typing out a stupid stream of unconsciousness.

Another spectacularly prejudiced and intolerant mind with many admirers to boot ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 16:14 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (437 comments in total)

Still no control over minimum shutter speed for auto-ISO in the A and P modes???

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 16:49 UTC as 22nd comment
On Budget X: Hands-on with Fujifilm's new X-A2 article (159 comments in total)

Lots of complaints here about the fact that the X-A2 does not use an X-Trans sensor, just like X-A1 didn't. Must be a big drawback, obviously...

Be that as it may, how come the X-A1 photos from DPR's new studio comparison scene look so good, JPEG or RAW, compared to the other Fuji cameras that do use the X-Trans sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 19:09 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm announces X-A2 with selfie-friendly LCD article (132 comments in total)

Lots of complaints here about the fact that the X-A2 does not use an X-Trans sensor, just like X-A1 didn't. Must be a big drawback, obviously...

Be that as it may, how come the X-A1 photos from DPR's new studio comparison scene look so good, JPEG or RAW, compared to the other Fuji cameras that do use the X-Trans sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 19:09 UTC as 9th comment

As always, the reactionary types are out in full force. They can always be counted upon to resist progress ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 15:01 UTC as 56th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (647 comments in total)
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retro76: I picked up the J4 recently for $399 on sale (same sensor as V3). I also picked up the Olympus OMD-EM10 and Sony NEX 6 from Amazon (thanks to Amazon's amazing return policy). I ended up keeping the J4 and returning the other two bodies for the following reasons: 1) The J4 is faster and more accurate in focus 2) The J4 touch screen is better than Olympus 3) Nikon's color and metering is better. While high ISO noise is better controlled by Olympus and Sony, the high ISO grain is nicer leaving more detail on the Nikon. Overall unless you pixel peep, the Nikon images look better in print than the other two bodies. Olympus has some strange color hues and often clips highlights whereas the Nikon seems to do better in the highlights and the Olympus in the shadows. The Nikon has a sharper kit lens, the IS works better, and I love that the "lens-cap" is built in. The Nikon menu system is better than Olympus and the minimalist design and handling makes for a better travel companion.

Glad to hear you ended up with the camera you deserve ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 06:01 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1266 comments in total)

Some of the comments here are so crass, they border on hooliganism. I trust that the DPR team will not be unduly influenced by them.
Many thanks, again, for taking the time and the effort to bring us the DR comparison in this review. The technical depth that this type of analysis brings to the reviews here is indeed very much appreciated. Please keep up the good work.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 02:21 UTC as 101st comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1266 comments in total)
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Coyote_Cody: I wonder if Canon is stuck in the:

'video too sharp (GH4/etc) looks too non-film like', so we make our video low rez and low detail & colors weak to approximate the old mostly low rez video film of Yesteryear ?

You think ?

Canon needs better DSPs and better video algorithms - very obvious to most of us.

I respect Canon for many things, but living with head in sand or in the past is NOT one of them !!

They are too fine of a company to be this neglectful of video and many other features that are missing in their cams - all/most of their cams - they have the money - they should use it for development !!

Plz pleasantly surprise us/me Canon in 2015 !!

Coyote_Cody wrote: "Canon needs better DSPs and better video algorithms - very obvious to most of us."

This reminds me... The iPhone 6 camera appears to be punching way above its weight class. I haven't seen any rigorous analysis to suggest one way or the other, but might it be that despite years of head start with something that is a core competency for their business, traditional camera makers like Canon have now decisively fallen behind companies like Apple in image/video processing expertise?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 04:42 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1266 comments in total)
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locke_fc: Wow, so we're finding out just now that less DR equals less ability to lift the shadows??

Amazing.

Rishi, many thanks to you and the rest of the DPR team for putting in the time and the effort to bring us the DR comparison in this review. Some of the crass commentary here might falsely suggest otherwise, but the technical depth that this type of analysis brings to the reviews is indeed greatly appreciated.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 04:05 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1266 comments in total)
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Stefan Keller: your drawings of the AF points are made as a photographer would make the Layout of the AF-Points,
but Canon made a gap between the 3 "blocks",
which is a bit annoying selecting the right point
and cuts of the AF-point expansion at one side when selecting a point beneath this gap :-(

This is a very good point. The gaps are rather large, too. And they fall right on top of the rule-of-thirds vertical lines.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 01:53 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (589 comments in total)
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///M: Sony A7R- "â—¾Lack of uncompressed Raw" - what is the point then?

Luckily, for regular readers of these comments, HowaboutRAW has made some falsifiable statements that have been readily proven false by independently available evidence, so his/her jig is up. Sadly, the incessant drone of his/her unsupported claims continue to muddy the waters for unsuspecting casual readers.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 15:40 UTC

Rishi, thank you so much for taking the time and addressing so many questions and comments.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 14:17 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (647 comments in total)

As far as I'm concerned, the only step forward that would have meant anything would have been a better sensor with better dynamic range and better high-ISO performance. The facts presented in this review leave no room for doubt. This sensor is no better than the V2/J3 sensor. And they are both behind Sony's 1"-inch type sensor. So DxO was right after all, and we're still stuck with visible noise in the shadows at base ISO. The V2 was fast enough already. Can we get better IQ now?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 02:56 UTC as 40th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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MFiftysomething: I had V1 and now have V2, which I like but Nikon has given me no reason to upgrade to V3. A system also needs lenses and while there are a couple of nice ones, it is just not enough choice, competiton is so good all round these days, Nikon need to wake up.

HowaboutRAW:

Is there any evidence that supports your claim that the V3 sensor is as good as the Sony sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 04:40 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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MFiftysomething: I had V1 and now have V2, which I like but Nikon has given me no reason to upgrade to V3. A system also needs lenses and while there are a couple of nice ones, it is just not enough choice, competiton is so good all round these days, Nikon need to wake up.

HowaboutRAW:

The PB test shots are almost useless for a proper controlled comparison to V2/J3. The IR test shots use a much better lens for the V3 than they do for the ones from V2 and J3. The V2 and J3 test shots at IR look awful, by the way.

The DPR test shots will be the only ones that will do the trick, if they use the same lens as before.

Because of the DxO results and some of the V3 shots that I've seen here and there, including samples from Nikon, I have my doubts about the V3 sensor being in the same ballpark as the Sony one, but if objective evidence shows that it is, then that would be really nice.

DxO sensor scores are what they are, but what I care about are their measurement results, which are objective and useful for comparing sensors. I recommend that you read what IR says about DxO:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/ARTS/dxomark/dxomark.htm

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 23:21 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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MFiftysomething: I had V1 and now have V2, which I like but Nikon has given me no reason to upgrade to V3. A system also needs lenses and while there are a couple of nice ones, it is just not enough choice, competiton is so good all round these days, Nikon need to wake up.

MFiftysomething:
The only improvement over the V2 that would be worth anything for me would be a better sensor with better high-ISO performance. Something in the ballpark of Sony's 1"-type sensor would be great.
Aside from unsubstantiated and dubious claims, I have seen no objective evidence that the V3 sensor has better high-ISO performance than the V2 one. I'm eagerly waiting for DPR to publish RAW files for test shots from their new studio scene to get a good idea about the high-ISO performance of the V3 sensor. DxO's measurement results have not been very encouraging, I'm afraid.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 17:48 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

Well, the JPEG engine seems to have improved, thankfully, over the V2/J3 generation, but has the sensor? Please, DPR, when can we see the new studio scene test shots and download the raw files?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 14:59 UTC as 71st comment
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Rooru S: No longer listed in Canon USA huh? Interesting...

@tkbslc:
Interestingly, the two EF-M lenses released in the US are still listed on the Canon USA web site. If they disappear, though, ...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 21:56 UTC
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dpr4bb: Is a switch of the Rebel DSLR series to mirror-less imminent?

@rrccad:
Good point! So many of the pieces have slowly been coming together, though. It sure seems as though Canon can just flip a switch whenever they think it's time and they're there.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 21:35 UTC
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