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Marty4650: Sony is pretty much the "Anti-Canikon" because they innovate constantly while the big two sit on their laurels and take very few risks. There is nothing bold or innovative about tweaking out another digital Rebel model every ten months, or making minor improvements to last year's Nikon DSLRs.

Because of this, Sony is all over the map, supporting various systems and lens mounts. It can be pretty expensive for them, and it can make it harder for them to be profitable. But they are the only company that has the potential to replace one (or even both) of the big two in the future.

Canon and Nikon have had the most popular (by a good margin) SLR systems for a few decades now. Look in any sports, news or nature photographer's bag and you will likely see one of these two brands. Being leaders in the pro arena is great for selling "lesser" camera models to amateurs. These two companies must be careful not to introduce a new system that could cannibalize sales their current flagship systems.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 14:46 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Canon stand report article (69 comments in total)

Pic #10 That's some expensive filter ring dent!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 14:13 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (339 comments in total)

These lenses will cost you deep in the purse. You shall have the better of them and I shall have the worst.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 14:07 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On Week in review: 8 things we learned article (43 comments in total)

WTF, where this weeks WTD?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 16:31 UTC as 13th comment
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (346 comments in total)

I'd buy the black one and disable the lights. As long as it takes good photos and supports my old manual lenses, I'd be happy. I have a few old lenses and one DA-L kit zoom with no camera for them after selling my old K110D a while back.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 14:32 UTC as 61st comment
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (312 comments in total)

This should be titled, "Do We Really Need Four Articles in One Day on the Fuji X30?".

Really DPR, cut it down to a couple articles.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 14:16 UTC as 129th comment | 5 replies
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)

Man that's a rig. The camera is probably the cheapest part.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 14:11 UTC as 37th comment
On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (376 comments in total)
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Hauer: Good initiative, Nikon!

Yes, it could be considered a "bright spot" with Nikon service.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 21:16 UTC

Works pretty good but details can get really smudged when there isn't enough information to interpolate.

MS is trying to gain a foothold in this evolving tech market. Very recently they announced a pretty massive layoff.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 14:17 UTC as 32nd comment

Ikea commercial :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 01:13 UTC as 22nd comment
On Readers' showcase: Landscape photography article (90 comments in total)
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fmian: Quite disappointed to see such bland choices. Number 6 being the one exception.
Most of them leave me with a 'Nothing much to look at here' feeling and a lot of technical nit picks.
I'd really like to be able to say otherwise.

Wish I could vote down your comment.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 23:07 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1611 comments in total)

Looking at the D810 vs D800 (non E) RAWs, the D800 seems a bit sharper and (of course) suffers less moire. Very noticeable in the etching to the left and other places of fine detail around the test scene.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 20:25 UTC as 180th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (648 comments in total)

Nikon N1 system. I like the cameras but not completely satisfied with the image quality, especially with what can be had with the Sony 1" sensor.

I like the growing N1 lens system. The lenses are fantastic and make up for what the sensor lacks. The original kit lens is the weakest one and it is still better than most other kit zooms. Perhaps the lenses are the N1's saving grace.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 02:37 UTC as 134th comment | 1 reply
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (205 comments in total)
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akophoto: Yet another half baked tiny sensored bridge camera that will fall apart above 200iso. 200k view finder! No use at all...

Why do they bother anymore? CSCs have large sensors, the better bridge cameras have large sensors.

There is no place in modern (proper) photography for crappy 6mm wide sensors anymore (other than in a smart phone)

I agree but these are for people who's phone cam can't zoom like this camera (which is any phone cam). These people won't spring for a nicer camera. Since these things sell, manufacturers with offer them. I don't care for the tiny sensors either.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 18:55 UTC

I need to get down to Cinci and check out the current library. I've never seen a large library. All of the branches around here small and somewhat disappointing in collection. When I look at my real estate tax bill, I see I am paying for it whether I want to or not!

I'd like to get back into reading as well. I haven't read a book in a couple of years.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 14:21 UTC as 10th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)

Decent image quality from this camera. Those super zoom cameras with the small sensors generate images that look like your shooting through a murky veil. This camera has contrast and clarity. I think this would be a great travel camera for someone who wants a wide range of zoom and no extra lenses to fiddle with.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 21:01 UTC as 73rd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (839 comments in total)

This makes for a really nice travel camera. It makes fine pictures and the lens is fast and sensor low noise for when the available light is weak.

I do have one concern. The shots using the long end of the zoom are rather soft.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 14:36 UTC as 188th comment
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0MitchAG: Damn, that house is cheap af!

No, just advertizing. Note the price said "starting at". The house shown is probably 2x that price.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 12:53 UTC
On Step into Edgar Martins' Time Machine article (34 comments in total)

The large open structures look very modern for their age. Note that he uses large format cameras which should have the digital geeks up in arms.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 15:52 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus Stylus SP-100EE Real-world Samples article (17 comments in total)

Just for fun, I copied an image and sampled it down to 6mp. It still looks very watercolor-ish and soft. At 3mp it starts looking quite good. At full resolution, this is the worst I've seen. While I realize that some people would actually want this camera, it is just too much of an image quality compromise to have 16mp and a utra-tele zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 14:32 UTC as 5th comment
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