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GlobalGuyUSA: The biggest losers in Sony buying up the scandal-ridden Toshiba's sensors division will be us -- the consumers. Toshiba was a pressure against Sony getting a monopoly on advancement. You can already see Sony is implementing its sensors in its own cameras first, more than a year before other companies have access to it. It didn't used to be this way -- previously, they gave them to competitors first and only later implemented them in Sony cameras. Nikon, etc, could have had the option to use a Toshiba sensor instead.... but now that option doesn't exist.

I really wish Nikon & Canon had bought Toshiba's sensor business, instead of Sony. It doesn't seem that this is good for consumers. Especially now that Samsung is exiting the camera market, there will be no Samsung surprise. Instead, we're going to feel a Sony monopoly.

Right now, Sony is incredibly innovative, though. So let's see if that holds up. No criticism unless they drop the ball. But they have a responsibility now.

"we may wonder if Intel has lost its momentum with their slow progress recently "

Why do you assume no competition is the reason for no progress by Intel?

Moore's law (not really a law, just an educated prediction) is going to end one day anyway. You can't infinitely improve computer speed or number of transistors on integrated circuit.

The laws of nature has limitations. For example. nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. And you cannot make transistors smaller forever, as eventually you will encounter limitation and unpredictability of quantum mechanics.

That's the problem for Intel, not lack of competition.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 07:28 UTC
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GlobalGuyUSA: The biggest losers in Sony buying up the scandal-ridden Toshiba's sensors division will be us -- the consumers. Toshiba was a pressure against Sony getting a monopoly on advancement. You can already see Sony is implementing its sensors in its own cameras first, more than a year before other companies have access to it. It didn't used to be this way -- previously, they gave them to competitors first and only later implemented them in Sony cameras. Nikon, etc, could have had the option to use a Toshiba sensor instead.... but now that option doesn't exist.

I really wish Nikon & Canon had bought Toshiba's sensor business, instead of Sony. It doesn't seem that this is good for consumers. Especially now that Samsung is exiting the camera market, there will be no Samsung surprise. Instead, we're going to feel a Sony monopoly.

Right now, Sony is incredibly innovative, though. So let's see if that holds up. No criticism unless they drop the ball. But they have a responsibility now.

"mostly due to their contract with Apple."

Sony was leader even when Apple was buying sensors from OmniVision before 2011

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 15:46 UTC
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GlobalGuyUSA: The biggest losers in Sony buying up the scandal-ridden Toshiba's sensors division will be us -- the consumers. Toshiba was a pressure against Sony getting a monopoly on advancement. You can already see Sony is implementing its sensors in its own cameras first, more than a year before other companies have access to it. It didn't used to be this way -- previously, they gave them to competitors first and only later implemented them in Sony cameras. Nikon, etc, could have had the option to use a Toshiba sensor instead.... but now that option doesn't exist.

I really wish Nikon & Canon had bought Toshiba's sensor business, instead of Sony. It doesn't seem that this is good for consumers. Especially now that Samsung is exiting the camera market, there will be no Samsung surprise. Instead, we're going to feel a Sony monopoly.

Right now, Sony is incredibly innovative, though. So let's see if that holds up. No criticism unless they drop the ball. But they have a responsibility now.

The Toshiba sensor in Nikon cameras was designed by Sony, according to Thom Hogan. It was usual Exmor sensor. Also, Sony owned that sensor fabrication facility before they sold it to Toshiba a few years ago. They just bought it back. That's all.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 04:59 UTC
On article Video: What's in the future for Sony's Alpha system? (269 comments in total)
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AeroX: I was waiting for that burning question that didn't come: When will the Alpha 6100 hit the shops

"And one has to wonder if running a line by "clueless guys in India or somewhere?" "

What does this have to do with a random tweet by Sony UK by some low level employee who probably doesn't even know Sony makes cameras? Your post was idiotic.

Do you think Japanese executives or camera engineers are running that twitter account?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 06:48 UTC
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juvx: Looks like EVERY Nikon sensor will be made by Sony now.

These Toshiba sensors in Nikon cameras were already designed by Sony, according to Thom Hogan.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 05:20 UTC
On article Video: What's in the future for Sony's Alpha system? (269 comments in total)
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AeroX: I was waiting for that burning question that didn't come: When will the Alpha 6100 hit the shops

GaryJP, you do know thay Sony UK twitter account is probably run by some clueless guys in India or somewhere? You can't reach any conclusion based on on some tweet by some low-level employee

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 05:07 UTC
On article Video: What's in the future for Sony's Alpha system? (269 comments in total)
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Photato: No word about APS-C

Oh you again. You don't own any Sony camera. So why do you care about Sony APSC cameras? Why do you keep posting these silly comments?

A6000 isn't an old camera. It was released in 2014

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 20:15 UTC
On article Video: What's in the future for Sony's Alpha system? (269 comments in total)
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AeroX: I was waiting for that burning question that didn't come: When will the Alpha 6100 hit the shops

Markol: "Wow, that's a hard thing to swallow coming from a journalist."

What's this a journalist interviewing a political leader? This is a gadget review site, and he is interviewing someone who works for a manufacturer. Manufacturers do not talk about future products that are not announced. That guy probably himself doesn't know the date, and if he did and announced it, he will be fired for disclosing such information to public.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 19:32 UTC
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coldcut: But what does Sony want when buying Toshiba? Patents? Knowledge? Technology? Production capacity? Market shares?

Sony had HDR patents too

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 12:05 UTC
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dynaxx: My impression, right or wrong, is that Sony's constant push for improvement and innovation is not driven by the competing camera sensor manufacturers.

It could be the continuation of the pioneering Minolta corporate culture or just a need to make better cameras to catch up with the big two in sales.

Minolta had zero connection to Sony's sensor tech, which is a separate division.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 05:06 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (543 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: As some suggested, I shall too; with this insane resolution, they could have gone wider, 28mm or 24mm lens.
And for this relatively small camera with nothing to grab on, how increased number of pixels will affect image quality? This camera will register even smallest hand or camera shake — is the lens stabilised?

Regardless of what you tell us about your street photography skills, the difference between 35mm and 40mm is tiny.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 15:13 UTC
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minzaw: uNIVERSAL MOUNT IS A pENTAX k-01 ............ without ANY ADAPTOR FITS all NATIVE pk pENTAX LENS FROM 1960s TO DATE

minzaw. there is nothing wrong with adapter if it doesn't degrade image quality. You can't use Leica or Canon lenses on K-mount, even with adapter, as that will require an adapter with glass in it, which will degrades image quality. K mount is not a universal mount.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 07:18 UTC
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minzaw: uNIVERSAL MOUNT IS A pENTAX k-01 ............ without ANY ADAPTOR FITS all NATIVE pk pENTAX LENS FROM 1960s TO DATE

Fix your cap lock. K01 can't use Canon and Leica lenses. It's not a universal mount. It's the most limited mount

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 20:06 UTC
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whtchocla7e: Unless the universal mount accepts my NX, E-mount, m43 and other lenses, it is not a universal mount.

Samsung NX (25.50 mm) should work, if someone bothers to make an adapter.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 18:04 UTC
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D200_4me: "Sony has a huge lineup of their own lenses"
They do? I counted 11 FE lenses on their site. I guess he's talking about any lens that you can adapt. Honestly, for me...adapted lenses can kiss my rear end. :-) I want native lenses.

"Sony has a huge lineup of their own lenses"

He was including A mount there

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 18:00 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7S II (288 comments in total)
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Brian Mosley: Congratulations to the dpreview team for finally getting Sony to listen to the need for uncompressed RAW... any chance we can get support for an update to the RX100 m4 in this regard?

Thanks

Brian

Exactly. The whole thing was pretty much waste of time. There is no difference between the files in normal usage.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 19:39 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1509 comments in total)
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Donnie G: I've seen a lot of complaints about this camera's size. I like its size. I believe that the size is necessary to eliminate heat issues, balance well with big pro glass, provide room for weather sealing, a large battery, and DSLR level ergonomics. The EVF seems to be pro grade too. I really want to like this camera, but Leica's quirky ergonomics are conspiring against it. I think we'll have to wait for a full frame mirrorless Canon or Nikon with their proven DSLR ergonomics and control placement before we see this level of mirrorless stills camera done right. You were so close Leica, but not close enough. :))

dcolak, read my original response again. DSLR lenses don't AF as good as lenses designed for CDAF/PDAF combo. Until that issue is resolved, D810 with EVF would be a failure.

The lenses for D810 are optimized to work with PDAF only, and that requires a mirror. D810 without a mirror would AF like D810 in live view does, which isn't good. A7RII has improved that with on sensor PDAF but the native lenses that were designed for CDAF still perform much better on A7RII

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 21:12 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1509 comments in total)
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Donnie G: I've seen a lot of complaints about this camera's size. I like its size. I believe that the size is necessary to eliminate heat issues, balance well with big pro glass, provide room for weather sealing, a large battery, and DSLR level ergonomics. The EVF seems to be pro grade too. I really want to like this camera, but Leica's quirky ergonomics are conspiring against it. I think we'll have to wait for a full frame mirrorless Canon or Nikon with their proven DSLR ergonomics and control placement before we see this level of mirrorless stills camera done right. You were so close Leica, but not close enough. :))

"The EVF reads info directly from the sensor. "

Exactly. When a mirror is in the way, the light is not reaching the main sensor. It's reflected to the AF sensor and the OVF. That's how a DSLR works.

If you plan to make it a semi-transparent mirror, then that would be an SLT

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 06:17 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1509 comments in total)
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Donnie G: I've seen a lot of complaints about this camera's size. I like its size. I believe that the size is necessary to eliminate heat issues, balance well with big pro glass, provide room for weather sealing, a large battery, and DSLR level ergonomics. The EVF seems to be pro grade too. I really want to like this camera, but Leica's quirky ergonomics are conspiring against it. I think we'll have to wait for a full frame mirrorless Canon or Nikon with their proven DSLR ergonomics and control placement before we see this level of mirrorless stills camera done right. You were so close Leica, but not close enough. :))

If there is a mirror, then you can't have EVF, unless you are planning to make it a semi-transparent mirror, like Sony's SLT. That has already been done by Sony

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 05:48 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1509 comments in total)
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Donnie G: I've seen a lot of complaints about this camera's size. I like its size. I believe that the size is necessary to eliminate heat issues, balance well with big pro glass, provide room for weather sealing, a large battery, and DSLR level ergonomics. The EVF seems to be pro grade too. I really want to like this camera, but Leica's quirky ergonomics are conspiring against it. I think we'll have to wait for a full frame mirrorless Canon or Nikon with their proven DSLR ergonomics and control placement before we see this level of mirrorless stills camera done right. You were so close Leica, but not close enough. :))

If you leave mirror then it is no longer a mirrorless camera with EVF. A mirror reflects light to the optical viewfinder and the AF sensor

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 05:22 UTC
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