j900

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jesus_freak: Catching up? The IDXII and D5 will at least GET the shot (albeit with lower DR), while the A7 series leaves one navigating through menus for key photographic controls.

@jesus_freak: DPR has overemphasized canon's DR problem over the past years because there has been so much denial back then when canon started to trail this particular area of image quality. Canon would not have addressed this problem had the diehard canonites continued to claim that nothing was wrong.

And now that the problem since at least on the way to be addressed, maybe indeed DPR can get back to taking DR for what it is, just one single aspect of a whole IQ equation.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 21:06 UTC
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jesus_freak: Catching up? The IDXII and D5 will at least GET the shot (albeit with lower DR), while the A7 series leaves one navigating through menus for key photographic controls.

and your point is?

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 15:00 UTC

It's "das Wesentliche", not "das Wescentlische". You really seldom have "sce" in German words, if at all.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 08:41 UTC as 161st comment
On article Highlight reel: top video trends from NAB 2016 (38 comments in total)

Ok, so here's the catch for the Lytro camera - it's BIG. Still some work to do I guess.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 19:27 UTC as 14th comment
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kaiser soze: Richard Butler: You fundamentally misunderstand many things. The true reason for variable ISO is to accommodate a range of light intensity. The ISO setting establishes the mathematical mapping from analog voltage reading at a sensor element to quantized binary numeric value. But you write this, which is all nonsense except for the first phrase of the first sentence: "A camera with a very low noise floor is able to capture a large amount of dynamic range, since it adds very little noise to the detail captured in the shadow regions of the image. This has an interesting implication: it minimizes the need to amplify the sensor's signal in order to keep it above that noise floor (which is what ISO amplification conventionally does). This provides an alternate way of working in situations that would traditionally demand higher ISO settings." You are confused at a very fundamental level, not just here, but most of your explanations are jabberwocky.

Obviously you don't know what an ISO-invariant sensor is. It's precisely that, the ability to do away with analog amplification and do only numerical amplification of the signal. It's the future of sensors, and it's already present in some cameras in more or less advanced forms. Canon lags behind because their noise floor precents numerical amplification and requires analog amplification.

So, to paraphrase your own words: you fundamentally misunderstand many things.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 08:46 UTC
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ozturert: Excellent camera which will not sell well. Sony's A900 and A850 were excellent too (in their time), still they were not enough to contribute to Sony's market share.
I was expecting a mirrorless full frame camera from Pentax, but then they are always late aren't they?

Exactly my thoughts - the A900 (which I bought) was the cheapest FF at that time - still it did not sell well outside of the restricted circle of diehard a-mounters. A7rII is litterally flying off the shelves, despite being one of the most expensive FF bodies now - go figure.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 19:05 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Lets put this into context.

The gear heads voted and decided that Sony is the most innovative and interesting camera maker. And they deserve this honor because they boldly keep pushing the envelope.

Unfortunately, this has absolutely nothing to do with sales, profitability or market share.

But the customers have also voted (with their dollars at Walmart and Target), and this year's camera of the year honors go once again to the Canon Digital Rebel and the Apple iPhone.

Sure - but isn't it a bit off-topic? We're talking about the best products here, not the best selling ones. It's hardly a surprise that the two categories only happen to overlap sometimes.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 08:00 UTC

Hassy must have really big shelves for all these overpriced, unsold, then massively discounted cameras. Seen their crazy B&H offers on their wooden grip RX100s and revamped A99s?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 20:48 UTC as 56th comment
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)
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j900: Calling this thing a lifesaver for the a-mount is a looooooooong shot. Sony has given up on attracting switchers and caters for the existing a-mounters only. But even the a-mounters are underwhelmed (and rightly so), and may skip the camera.

A-mount will have more years left if we see an A99mkII, and a metal mount one, please.

@Dave

I fully agree that E is a different mount, but it has a few things that we have learnt to love with Sony, like EVF, IBIS, usable video AF. These are the things that have prevented me from moving on to another mount. Currently the only other full-frame, IBIS option is pentax and is not even on the market yet.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 12:01 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)
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j900: Calling this thing a lifesaver for the a-mount is a looooooooong shot. Sony has given up on attracting switchers and caters for the existing a-mounters only. But even the a-mounters are underwhelmed (and rightly so), and may skip the camera.

A-mount will have more years left if we see an A99mkII, and a metal mount one, please.

@maximme

Sony will probably bring on a better, mirrorless LA-EA4 with screwdrive PDAF someday. Then kill the A-mount for good. The question is when. I'd say this will come sooner if they choose not to update the 99.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 08:12 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)

Calling this thing a lifesaver for the a-mount is a looooooooong shot. Sony has given up on attracting switchers and caters for the existing a-mounters only. But even the a-mounters are underwhelmed (and rightly so), and may skip the camera.

A-mount will have more years left if we see an A99mkII, and a metal mount one, please.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 22:32 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)
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Franka T.L.: is this et. classiqueof product really viable any more. there need to be some reasonibg through and some re boot to this class of products and not just Sony.

I think you should turn autocomplete off on your smartphone

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 22:26 UTC
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dwill23: Everyone is bashing Canon sensors. Saying it's bad, or they need to fit it, etc etc.

CANON HAS AMAZING SENSORS. Just because Sony's for the last few years are a bit better does not mean Canon is having sensor issues. Their latest sensors are the best ones they've ever made. Everyone would want them if Sony didn't come up with something a bit better.

In other words, as good as Canon's best cameras were, the newest ones are even better.

It would be completely different if their sensors have gotten worse, but they are only getting better.

Trust me, I'd love it if they jumped in bed with Sony (like Nikon and everyone else) if they can't make senors as good, but lets just be reasonable.

CANON HAS AMAZING SENSORS

That statement is soooo 2006.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 23:06 UTC

Two things here stand out compared to A7rM2: The variable OLPF and the 35/2 Zeiss.

The variable OLPF will most probably find its way to the next iteration of the A7R, but that Zeiss 35/2 in E-mount... who knows?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 15:28 UTC as 251st comment
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (230 comments in total)
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j900: Funny discussion on the adobe blogs:

hogarty: I promise I will listen now!
user: why did you remove the auto-eject after import?
hogarty: because we have in-software analytics that told us so.

So basically they commit to listening, but not to users - to their in-software analytics. Way to go Adobe.

Now that personal computing has become mature in pretty much every respect, I sense a growing and general trend of software actually getting WORSE over time - google maps 7, keynote 6, and now even lightroom! Is that so difficult to keep old features in a sort of legacy mode?

@dr8: spot on!

On the same blog there was someone saying that auto-eject after import was not much used simply because it was so hard to find, and that everyone who found it used it! In-software analytics are just as prone to errors as any other statistical tool that does not properly sample the possibility space.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 07:00 UTC
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (230 comments in total)

Funny discussion on the adobe blogs:

hogarty: I promise I will listen now!
user: why did you remove the auto-eject after import?
hogarty: because we have in-software analytics that told us so.

So basically they commit to listening, but not to users - to their in-software analytics. Way to go Adobe.

Now that personal computing has become mature in pretty much every respect, I sense a growing and general trend of software actually getting WORSE over time - google maps 7, keynote 6, and now even lightroom! Is that so difficult to keep old features in a sort of legacy mode?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 20:35 UTC as 72nd comment | 3 replies
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (392 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I didn’t always 100% agree with Dpreview’s first place selections. However, their top two selections always coincided with the two products I would have put at the top of each category.

The one very important thing I learned from this article is that Canon can still make some wonderful lenses. The same cannot be said for their camera bodies.

@brendon1000,entoman

My point about AF was more about the fact that it can PDAF with A-mount and many other third-party DSLR lenses than about its intrinsic performance (though the Eye-AF appears to work very very well). To me it's always been the game-changing point, but to be fair I haven't tried it myself (not rich enough :-).

For the rest I agree that the A7 line has way to go as regards ergonomics and ironing out the little quirks and mostly BATTERY LIFE, but each Sony step is easily worth 2 or 3 Canikon steps these days. Bring on the DSLR-sized A9!

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 10:16 UTC
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (392 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I didn’t always 100% agree with Dpreview’s first place selections. However, their top two selections always coincided with the two products I would have put at the top of each category.

The one very important thing I learned from this article is that Canon can still make some wonderful lenses. The same cannot be said for their camera bodies.

@entoman

Sony's tech advance over Canon is now a bit more than sensors - cross-brand AF, in-body stab, 4k video come to mind.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 18:19 UTC

Canon apparently thinks more pixels is the future

They should think again.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 19:00 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
On article Polaroid Snap instant digital camera prints 2x3" photos (104 comments in total)
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j900: The press release forgets to mention that it comes with a scanner for posting your prints to social media.

that was a joke of course

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 19:25 UTC
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