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mpgxsvcd

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On 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article (166 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Great now I can get cell phone quality pictures from 1-2 miles away. I honestly never understood the allure of these super zoom cameras. When zoomed all the way in atmospheric conditions start to become the biggest factor. Really how often do you need to take a picture of something that you can’t see with your naked eye?

Just look at the quality all of these cameras produce. Yup the subject fills the frame but there is no detail at all. Everything is mush because of poor optics and diffraction limitations.

I really wish they would just stick with 25x or less instead of the ridiculous 80x+ that these cameras do.

My 8 inch telescope is F4.0 but they can only get 800mm focal length with it. How can you expect these super small sensor cameras to do the job better than a large diameter telescope can?

This category is just a marketing gimmick. The sample images that Dpreview was able to take are terrible. It is impossible to take a decent picture at 2000mm with these cameras.

You would be so much better off with a bigger aperture medium sized sensor camera than with these small sensor super zooms. I really think that the 24mm-400mm focal length range is just about ideal. F2.8-F4.0 would work just fine with that as well.

If you really do a lot of birding then 28mm-800mm would work but no more than that. You can’t get around the fact that a bigger aperture is ALWAYS necessary to do proper telephoto. You can’t cheat physics.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 19:51 UTC
On 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article (166 comments in total)

Great now I can get cell phone quality pictures from 1-2 miles away. I honestly never understood the allure of these super zoom cameras. When zoomed all the way in atmospheric conditions start to become the biggest factor. Really how often do you need to take a picture of something that you can’t see with your naked eye?

Just look at the quality all of these cameras produce. Yup the subject fills the frame but there is no detail at all. Everything is mush because of poor optics and diffraction limitations.

I really wish they would just stick with 25x or less instead of the ridiculous 80x+ that these cameras do.

My 8 inch telescope is F4.0 but they can only get 800mm focal length with it. How can you expect these super small sensor cameras to do the job better than a large diameter telescope can?

This category is just a marketing gimmick. The sample images that Dpreview was able to take are terrible. It is impossible to take a decent picture at 2000mm with these cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 19:44 UTC as 61st comment | 7 replies
On Sony adds XAVC S and high bitrate video to a6000 article (180 comments in total)

But did they add GPS to it?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 17:59 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (455 comments in total)
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AJDVD: Why I get the feeling that the tests in DP review are less thorough than before. Just take an old test from an earlier Rebel and compare for example the conclusion sector.
And why every camera wins an award anyway. No point when everything is exellent. I think DP should rethink the point-award part.

Did someone just accuse Rishi of “Not being thorough in his testing”? If Rishi was anymore through in his testing he would probably discover the “Meaning of life”.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 15:03 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (455 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Honestly,

I would have to argue that the T6i has better high ISO performance than the Nikon D5500 right through to ISO 12,800. I understand its dynamic range is less. However, if you aren’t planning on editing these files, which is the case for the majority of rebel users, then good high ISO performance would be more important than high dynamic range.

@Rishi

I see what you are saying now. Yes in that position I see less noise in the Nikon. However, go down to the “Honey Ridge Farm” bottle and compare them. The Canon appears to do better when there are very dark shadows in the frame.

To me the noise is more apparent when it is over a black background. That is the area where I am more concerned with noise so I usually look there first. It is not as apparent where there is a Grey background.

I have often thought that Canon does something to clip some noise in their dark regions.

And yes we are splitting hairs here. All of these cameras are very similar.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 14:57 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (455 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Honestly,

I would have to argue that the T6i has better high ISO performance than the Nikon D5500 right through to ISO 12,800. I understand its dynamic range is less. However, if you aren’t planning on editing these files, which is the case for the majority of rebel users, then good high ISO performance would be more important than high dynamic range.

Look at the 1:1 pictures Dpreview provides side by side. I don’t see any evidence to support their conclusion that the Canon camera has worse high ISO performance than the Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 19:56 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)

This sums up pretty much everything that needs to be said about this camera.

http://www.eoshd.com/2015/06/first-sony-a7r-ii-user-experiences-global-shutter-and-native-iso-800/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 16:43 UTC as 27th comment
On Leah_1 in the -Canon vs Nikon : Wedding Photography- (in Full Colours) - challenge (11 comments in total)

Great Picture

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 16:41 UTC as 8th comment
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1058 comments in total)

I am just going to leave this right here. I think this pretty much covers everything that needs to be said.

http://www.eoshd.com/2015/06/first-sony-a7r-ii-user-experiences-global-shutter-and-native-iso-800/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 16:40 UTC as 58th comment
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mpgxsvcd: It seems like it has been almost ¼ of a year since the 5Ds was announced and it isn’t even available yet. I am not sure how many cameras you can sell if you don’t even ship them.

@rrccad

Go check my comments on the T6i/T6s review. Those aren’t negative at all. I think they actually got more right than wrong with the T6i/T6s. For other cameras it is a different story.

Yes I am hard on them when I really think they are not producing a good product. However, when they produce I can also praise them. Either way I do feel that I give them a fair shake.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 16:20 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (455 comments in total)

The HDR video is intriguing even with its limitations.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 16:17 UTC as 102nd comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (455 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: I never understand why the top LCD screen is a good thing. I have used many many different models, and prefer looking at the settings in the rear LCD, isn't that a more convenient location???

I agree as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 16:12 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (455 comments in total)

Honestly,

I would have to argue that the T6i has better high ISO performance than the Nikon D5500 right through to ISO 12,800. I understand its dynamic range is less. However, if you aren’t planning on editing these files, which is the case for the majority of rebel users, then good high ISO performance would be more important than high dynamic range.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 16:12 UTC as 104th comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (455 comments in total)

The only thing really disappointing to me is the Auto ISO implementation. These rebels are meant for the point and shoot crowd that wants better pictures but still wants to “point and shoot”. The fact that this camera won’t let you set a low shutter speed limit and no exposure compensation in manual mode with Auto ISO makes it hard to sell to point and shoot users.

To be fair neither Olympus nor Panasonic offer a good solution for this even in their most expensive cameras. However, the higher end Canon cameras have excellent capabilities with respect to Auto ISO control. It baffles me why those weren’t included on these rebel cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 16:06 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1058 comments in total)
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brntoki: Does it have weather sealing? Or, should I say, weather sealing that Sony will stand by? If not, a whole lot of people who otherwise would, will not be plopping down their money for this.

Nice specs! But does it have nice specs in the rain?

Most "weather proof" cameras have enough disclaimers that the company can deny warranty repair for pretty much any reason they choose.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 10:57 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: It seems like it has been almost ¼ of a year since the 5Ds was announced and it isn’t even available yet. I am not sure how many cameras you can sell if you don’t even ship them.

"WTF does that have to do with a gps firmware announcement?"

It just shows that Canon is more worried about having GPS in their camera than 4K video, or high ISO, or better dynamic range....etc.

They were literally waiting for the GPS functionality to work before they released the camera. That is what took them so long to finally start shipping the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:56 UTC

That is a great write up. This feature has changed the way I shoot since I got it in my GH4 and LX100.

Everyone else struggles to get the one moment when all of the subjects are looking in the right direction. With stills from video I can give myself the best opportunity to get the shot I want.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:53 UTC as 44th comment

It seems like it has been almost ¼ of a year since the 5Ds was announced and it isn’t even available yet. I am not sure how many cameras you can sell if you don’t even ship them.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 19:47 UTC as 15th comment | 7 replies

BOOM! Take that Sony! Canon has GPS for their flagship Full Frame DSLR. Everyone knows that GPS is the single most important thing you can possibly have for taking pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 19:45 UTC as 16th comment | 16 replies
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)

Canon better rethink the 5Ds launch price.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 18:46 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies
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