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mpgxsvcd

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cgarrard: DELICIOUS- RX10 II.

Oh boy.

At this point I'm wondering if Canons Semi-Conductor division can even catch up. Doesn't look likely. Sony is pulling really far ahead of competition, all of it.

This camera doesn't need any other lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:33 UTC

This is a great camera but it still has competition from the Panasonic LX100. Both are so far ahead of the other competition that is just isn't even funny.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:28 UTC as 99th comment | 1 reply

I am going to just go ahead and call it now. Gold award for this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:25 UTC as 283rd comment

I wonder if Dpreview is going to label this camera the “Ultimate Convergence camera” now? It has everything you could possibly want in a hybrid stills/video camera. It has 4K. It has great image stabilization for ANY lens you put on it. It has all the resolution we need for both stills and video. It has great AF even during burst images. It has a super small discreet body.

I can’t imagine buying any other camera for hybrid/convergence use. Hopefully, we will see a ton of interviews and opinion pieces about this camera like we did with that Canon camera. I want to know more about the video specs, the AF system during video, the IS with non-native lenses, and what resolutions the high speed video are at. A good interview with a Sony rep would help answer those questions.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:22 UTC as 287th comment | 3 replies

What is crazy is that Sony has put a better video camera and a better stills camera into one body than anything that Canon sells in separate bodies for twice as much or more. Canon better rethink their whole strategy.

They may be shipping more cameras than anyone else but they aren’t gaining market share and their cameras are starting to pileup on shelves at stores. I was in Costco today and they had a giant pallet of T6i cameras marked “RMA”. One guess on what that means.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:03 UTC as 308th comment | 4 replies
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Walter Rowe: Curious that such an impressive capture system doesn't provide USB3 connectivity to download to your computer.

@Sam

Isn't that what wireless is for?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:54 UTC

This camera is terrible. Don’t buy it. It will just encourage Sony to make more products like it. Oh wait that is actually a good thing. Carry on.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:53 UTC as 315th comment
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Walter Rowe: Curious that such an impressive capture system doesn't provide USB3 connectivity to download to your computer.

"Then why provide a USB interface at all?"

Probably for firmware updates. Not sure if those are done via the memory card with Sony or not.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:50 UTC

I have waited to get into the full frame game because I was afraid a camera like this was just around the corner. I was hoping Olympus would finally give full frame a try but that will probably never happen. This Sony camera has everything I would want in a full frame camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:49 UTC as 320th comment
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Walter Rowe: Curious that such an impressive capture system doesn't provide USB3 connectivity to download to your computer.

You can just put your high speed memory card directly into a usb 3.0 reader.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:46 UTC

Canon should have shipped their 5DS cameras sooner. They don’t even come out till next week and this announcement can’t help their sales. This Sony camera would at least give potential Canon 5Ds customers pause. The features this camera offers over the Canon camera are undeniable(4K, high ISO, High speed video…etc).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:45 UTC as 326th comment | 8 replies

That is a very expensive fixed lens camera. However, it packs in a ton of really nice features as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:37 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply

That better be one amazing lens for that much money.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 13:24 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
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Demon Cleaner: Why are all the wide sweeping landscape shots at f/2.8?

I can understand maybe one or two (for variations sake), by why would you not provide examples representative of what a competent photographer would take?

One thing that stopping down doesn’t take into account is how does the lens perform when stopped down. The 40-150mm F2.8 offers the most detail across the entire field of view at F5.6. Stopping down to F8.0 will reduce that detail but it isn’t as much as some of the other m4/3s lenses.

Based on lens reviews F2.8 wasn’t the best choice for this lens, F5.6 would have been but not by a significant amount. However, F2.8 was actually a better choice than F8.0 from the lens perspective and I didn’t see an issue with depth of field at all with his landscape images.

Know your equipment and don’t just rely on past stereotypes based on other equipment to know what is best for your specific setup.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 13:19 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Did anyone else notice that he caught a tornado/dust devil and a boat driving down the road at night in these sample images? Those are some really interesting subjects that would be really hard to plan for and yet he still got exceptional images of them.

Spur of the moment images like these are really hard to do well. It is amazing that Sam was able to use a relatively inexpensive camera to get those shots.

Have you ever done any astrophotography? Your neck of the woods is actually one of the best spots in the country for astrophotography? An m4/3s camera, an $800 mount, and a $500 telescope is all you need to get great images in that part of the country.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 18:47 UTC
On photo 007_LOWLIGHT_ISO16000 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

What a cool picture. ISO 16,000 was definitely essential for this image.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 18:36 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Sample Gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

What a cool picture. ISO 16,000 was definitely essential for this image.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 18:36 UTC as 1st comment
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Demon Cleaner: Why are all the wide sweeping landscape shots at f/2.8?

I can understand maybe one or two (for variations sake), by why would you not provide examples representative of what a competent photographer would take?

"Going beyond F2.8 on Four Thirds is "diffraction territory"? The heck?"

I think he just mixed up his thoughts there. He was probably thinking of the picture where he shot at F11. He didn’t go any further than F11 because that would get into diffraction. I don’t believe that he meant any further than f2.8 was into diffraction.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 18:33 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 sample gallery updated (42 comments in total)

Did anyone else notice that he caught a tornado/dust devil and a boat driving down the road at night in these sample images? Those are some really interesting subjects that would be really hard to plan for and yet he still got exceptional images of them.

Spur of the moment images like these are really hard to do well. It is amazing that Sam was able to use a relatively inexpensive camera to get those shots.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 18:24 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies
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Neal Hood: Most of the pictures seem to be slightly subdued in brightness, or "life", for some reason. Maybe its my monitor - although the "Challenge" pictures look superb with regards to brightness on my monitor. And those are from different cameras.

I will be keeping my RX100. It may not be the better camera but I sure like it.

Sam shot with underexposure in many pictures. That is fine especially if he is protecting highlights. Remember we are looking at the JPGs. The underexposure and lacking brightness can be easily brought back with the RAW files. The highlights can’t.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 18:20 UTC
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