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On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review article (272 comments in total)

at its price you can still do better with the K5. They will need to be gone before this camera gets a wider audience.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2012 at 20:43 UTC as 73rd comment

this would be a great alternative camera to a smartphone but Nikon didn't include a wifi feature. Instead, it is in a lower priced model. Misstep is what I say.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2012 at 20:12 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
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Photomonkey: I see the new spec fad is sensor size. Doesn't matter what real world performance is sensor size is everything.
Let's see.... first it was megapixels, then noise, then hi ISO performance, then DR, then DOF and now sensor size.
Yes, I understand the differences but at bottom the focus is on specs not real world enjoyment.

"Almost seems as though a segment of these size-obsessed folks (the most rabidly frothing ones, anyway) are compensating for some perceived (but not necessarily actual) shortcoming in themselves. Sadly, insecurity is like an epidemic these days. Make the most with what you have, people. There will always be something 'newer,' 'shinier' or 'bigger,' but you already likely own the tool you need to make great images. Ok, no more lamenting, let's get out there and enjoy.. :)"
Obviously this statement is a rationalization based on an overbloated sense of greatness as to your own photographic skills. Great photographers want tools that help them achieve their vision. Deal with that.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2012 at 19:38 UTC
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Photomonkey: I see the new spec fad is sensor size. Doesn't matter what real world performance is sensor size is everything.
Let's see.... first it was megapixels, then noise, then hi ISO performance, then DR, then DOF and now sensor size.
Yes, I understand the differences but at bottom the focus is on specs not real world enjoyment.

"it may be the single most important specification, but not the single most important factor. That remains, always, what the camera can actually do"
Newsflash: What a camera can do is inextricably related to its sensor and related capabilities and/or limitations.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2012 at 19:35 UTC
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Photomonkey: I see the new spec fad is sensor size. Doesn't matter what real world performance is sensor size is everything.
Let's see.... first it was megapixels, then noise, then hi ISO performance, then DR, then DOF and now sensor size.
Yes, I understand the differences but at bottom the focus is on specs not real world enjoyment.

have to disagree; sensor size is the single most important factor in the camera body. To say it's a fad speaks more about a lack of understanding about sensor technology by you than people who choose to discuss it. Maybe you need to become a more informed camera user.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2012 at 13:23 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (453 comments in total)
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waxwaine: Pentax Q and Q10 have Focuse Peaking via firmware upgrade(free). Also you can mount on them any lens on the earth, with metering and image stabilization. And the best MILC interface ever. DPr will never review them.

The K-01 is an Edsel-like disaster for Pentax.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2012 at 00:05 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (453 comments in total)
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BobYIL: Dear Nikon,

You offer the 24MP APS-C size fully equipped D3200 with kit lens + 55-200 zoom for $796 and this point & shoot V2 with kit lens for $896. Hard to understand..

well, they are intended for different user profiles, right? A low end DSLR with a limited feature set isn't very appealing to those look for a diminutive feature rich second generation 1 inch sensor camera that has uses which a DSLR simply won't work as well.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2012 at 00:01 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (453 comments in total)
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Shunda77: This camera looks gorgeous to me, it looks fantastic in 'real world shots', but then, I value function over form so perhaps that's what I'm really seeing.

I predict this camera will become very popular once the posers drop away and real photographers gain experience with it.

The only problem is the price.

posers? Oh, and the remaining users are to be considered the panacea of photography talent? What kind of a Bozoian comment is that?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 23:56 UTC

The samples show that the camera is doing well with what it has to work with. The reality is, at its introduced price, there are great alternatives that offer much better IQ potential. If this size sensor is to live on it needs to do so at around the $300 range and not after 6-9months.

I will say that if this camera body and feature set include a 1" sensor, I would be on line to get one.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 20:35 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung NX 12-24mm to cost $600, 45mm F1.8 around $300 article (119 comments in total)
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BrightEyesOnFire: A product launch with no samples? Typically amateur move by Samsung.

FYI, amateurs don't manufacture camera lenses but don't let facts get in the way of any foolish statement you may want to make.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 18:26 UTC
On Samsung NX 12-24mm to cost $600, 45mm F1.8 around $300 article (119 comments in total)
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jsis: meh.... Nikon's offering is better.

you just like saying "meh".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 18:23 UTC
On Samsung NX 12-24mm to cost $600, 45mm F1.8 around $300 article (119 comments in total)
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audijam: only fools buy samsung...

only a buffoon would write such a thing. Seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 18:22 UTC

Just started reading comments and with all the bitching and moaning I think it is best for the unhappy people to NOT BUY IT and move on. There are people beyond the virtual walls of DPR forums that will find it meets their needs/wants. If that isn't the case then Nikon has another flop like the V1 on its hands.
Most challenging for Nikon; getting potential buyers of $900-$1,000 small form cameras to buy the V2. Will they, when there are a fair number of options that are at least as good?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 22:25 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
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cprevost: Did anybody mention that it's ugly? :) 1990 called, it wants it's camera design back.

so very true.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 22:22 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Aren't we kind of scraping the bottom? 414 comments on some product images and a list of specs? Do we have too much spare time on our hands?

If we don't get test results, let's have a comment-boycott.

agreed, let's start with you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 22:21 UTC
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Apewithacamera: That photographer knows what good equipment is! Thanks for sharing DPR :)

That is really what you took from the video?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 00:31 UTC

The ultimate photographer's gig.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 00:29 UTC as 53rd comment
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ijustloveshooting: better than LX7 at iso800, look at the blue watch on right corner at iso800...also sharper....lens on p7700 is brilliant considering it's zoom range and aperture.

maybe but LX7 could easily avoid using that ISO with its faster lens, right?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2012 at 13:12 UTC
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review article (187 comments in total)

LX7 is a nifty little camera that would have caused quite a stir before m43, the 1 inch sensor and G1X cameras. Let's not forget the iPhone and smartphones.
A great price would keep this kind of advanced camera around. $359 would work.
After all, there will always be the aforementioned camera models being sold off as new models come in, like the GX1 at $469 right now.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 23:46 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies
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