love_them_all: I always preferred Calumet over Samy's in the LA area. The staff of Samy's had done numerous unethical transactions to my friends and I back in the days. They over charged us on used equipment and used high pressure sales techniques on things we didn't need. Back then we were students and didn't know better. Then I discovered Calumet and never turned back. Their rental house is one of the best in LA.
Several years ago I moved from Los Angeles, but return there twice a year. I inevitably end up in Samy's for something on every trip and have shopped there for nearly 30 years without anything unethical - it's a pretty shocking, and unfair, charge. I've shopped there, Calumet and Bel Air for years. Unlike love_them_all, I did like them all, but especially Samy's and Bel Air. Calumet had generally higher over the counter prices with less stock on hand and sometimes not the most helpful staff, never saw it busy, which said a lot.
tim_b: reminds me of tent poles...
My first reaction - the tent pole design. And for those concerned about how rugged, my tent's about 15 years old and gets plenty of use.
TrojMacReady: For those who complain about missing vocals, here's a more vocal example:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OB0n-xkvY7A#!
Joesiv, from a lapsed-recording engineer's perspective, your last paragraph is great, succinct analogy.
Curious to know if this photo was altered or is the depth-of-field and curved character of the background blur due to the shape of the trees (and an interesting optical illusion) or some editing.
Vegasus: I am not a pro photographer, and every time there is a new SLR, i am only interest in low lights capability, dual memory cards, large screen with million dots and face detection for focusing.
and every time i visit this website i expect new product, but after 5 years knowing about this website,... i think those top manufactures making cameras is like buying a car... same car with lotsa variants. 4 cyl, v6 or v8 engine wif same body.
To your interest, at DP review you can in one location follow the improvements in each area - low light sensitivity, features such as dual memory cards, etc. They are the same in the same way as you can now get 200hp out of a 2.0 litre car, when 10 years ago the horse power was far less. The interesting thing is to see the technology advance. You purchase at a point where you need the technology AND the technology meets your needs. I think of it as a great window on the advances (and limitation) of current technology.
ybizzle: $399? Buy a Canon T3 and call it a day...
Compare the image quality of the T3 to the Sony NEX-5n or 7 and you will understand where the difference lies. The dollar figure is only one aspect to the equation.
Some reviews have observed poor battery performance/power consumption. Did you experience this? Also, you note the camera is slightly faster than S90/S95, any observation regarding shutter lag?