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mpgxsvcd

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On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (352 comments in total)

Other cameras don't need memory cards that cost close to $1000 on top of their already ridiculous price.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 20:44 UTC as 99th comment | 1 reply
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (352 comments in total)

I love how he is talking about how small the camera is and right under that is a picture of the camera with a giant eye piece and it is on a large tripod. This simply is not a small camera. An LX100 is a small 4K camera with a bright lens and IS during 4K video. This camera is not any of those things.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 20:40 UTC as 101st comment | 2 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (517 comments in total)

I understand why this camera didn't get the Gold award. It isn't quite the camera that the NX1 is. However, isn't it great that a camera with so many great features with this price point is not considered to be exceptional?

The cameras of today are very good compared to what our options were just a few short years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 19:33 UTC as 109th comment | 9 replies
On Readers' Showcase: Rodger Kingston article (53 comments in total)

Very nice work.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 13:04 UTC as 30th comment

What will they think of next?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 19:06 UTC as 18th comment
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mpgxsvcd: 1/2.3" sensor @ 720mm and F6.4. I would argue that no "Outstanding Quality Picture" could ever come from that combination of settings.

15x is plenty. 25x is the max I would ever entertain and only if it is at a decent focal ratio.

I hope one day this race to see who can build the smallest chip, longest zoom, slowest lens camera will end. It is pointless and without merit.

@cainn24

I get that those pictures are fun. Several of them were good. However, I still contend that your shots at full zoom were bad simply because that zoom reaches too far.

The camera would be so much better if it was limited to 25x-15x zoom or less. That would force you to use your feet to zoom or to crop for zoom. However, I think both of those options are better choices than letting the camera go all the way out to 30x with that slow of a focal ratio.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 18:15 UTC

There is not a lot to dislike about this camera. In fact I couldn't find anything I didn't like about it at all.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 03:56 UTC as 18th comment

I hope that one day someone makes a 1 inch sensor 24-240mm F1.4-F2.8 11 megapixel camera with multi-aspect ratio 4K @ 60 FPS video recording. I would pay whatever the asking price was for that camera regardless of its size.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 03:01 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply

1/2.3" sensor @ 720mm and F6.4. I would argue that no "Outstanding Quality Picture" could ever come from that combination of settings.

15x is plenty. 25x is the max I would ever entertain and only if it is at a decent focal ratio.

I hope one day this race to see who can build the smallest chip, longest zoom, slowest lens camera will end. It is pointless and without merit.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 02:54 UTC as 65th comment | 8 replies
On Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera review post (90 comments in total)

I got my Note 4 on day one and I wouldn’t trade it for any other phone. It just works and works great for everything I want to do with it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 19:18 UTC as 29th comment
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mpgxsvcd: Well this is a disappointing announcement. No log functions or AF improvements. No Auto ISO in manual movie mode. Those are all things that can be easily done in software and all GH4 customers want it.

Instead they give us something that the vast majority of GH4 customers can't use.

Oh well. I guess I will just have to wait even longer for a useful GH4 update.

These aren't new features. These are defects that shouldn't have been missed in the first place.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 19:14 UTC
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Damien Demolder: For me, the more exciting bit is having 1/16,000sec silent shutter for stills.

This was always advertised as being available on the GH4. I wonder what took them so long? It was available on the Lx100 right from the start.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 18:23 UTC
On Canon drops prices on 31 high-end L lenses article (58 comments in total)

That is better than nothing... I guess.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 17:25 UTC as 20th comment

Well this is a disappointing announcement. No log functions or AF improvements. No Auto ISO in manual movie mode. Those are all things that can be easily done in software and all GH4 customers want it.

Instead they give us something that the vast majority of GH4 customers can't use.

Oh well. I guess I will just have to wait even longer for a useful GH4 update.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 17:20 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
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mpgxsvcd: This camera has been delayed until May 10th now. Nothing like announcing a camera almost 3 months before it will actually ship. If it even ships then.

The date has been changing the whole time. However, that is correct that at this time Amazon expects to have them in before the end of the month. Only time will tell if that is accurate or not.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 15:49 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: First off Great interview. Secondly, great responses. I was not a huge Nikon fan but I respected their products. However, after this interview I can truly see how dedicated they are to their customers.

This is in stark contrast to the last Canon interview where they basically said F.U. we are better than everyone else and if you don't like it then we don't care.

I have said it before and I will say it again. Canon is doomed simply because of their attitude towards their customers. I know their downfall won't happen anytime soon but it will happen one day unless they adopt a great attitude like Nikon demonstrated in this interview.

I really hope that they keep developing the 1 series. I really liked their most recent iteration of that camera. Give it a few more iterations and I think they might actually be able to gain some traction in the mirrorless world.

"Their 5DS models will sell very well."

If they actually ever release it. I think it is still several months from being released after waiting a couple of months already.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 12:38 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (814 comments in total)

I trust that the Panasonic 4K camcorder that will be announced today will get similar attention from Dpreview, right?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 12:36 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
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Gesture: Thanks. Not an easy interview to edit. I'm glad you are presenting viewpoints/insights at the end of the formal interviews.

There definitely were some "Rishi" questions in there. He never "pulls any punches" and he isn't afraid to ask the "uncomfortable questions".

Keep up the great work.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 01:33 UTC

First off Great interview. Secondly, great responses. I was not a huge Nikon fan but I respected their products. However, after this interview I can truly see how dedicated they are to their customers.

This is in stark contrast to the last Canon interview where they basically said F.U. we are better than everyone else and if you don't like it then we don't care.

I have said it before and I will say it again. Canon is doomed simply because of their attitude towards their customers. I know their downfall won't happen anytime soon but it will happen one day unless they adopt a great attitude like Nikon demonstrated in this interview.

I really hope that they keep developing the 1 series. I really liked their most recent iteration of that camera. Give it a few more iterations and I think they might actually be able to gain some traction in the mirrorless world.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 01:31 UTC as 114th comment | 5 replies
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (814 comments in total)

One simple question to Dpreview. With hindsight at your disposal would you still have produced this opinion piece or would you just have left it at the press release and moved on? Basically, was it worth the effort to produce this article in your opinion?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 19:02 UTC as 58th comment | 8 replies
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