j900

j900

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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.

Direct 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?

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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

Direct 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.

Direct 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?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 15:28 UTC as 251st comment
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (229 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.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 07:00 UTC
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (229 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?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 20:35 UTC as 71st 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!

Direct 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.

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

Canon apparently thinks more pixels is the future

They should think again.

Direct 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

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 19:25 UTC
On article Polaroid Snap instant digital camera prints 2x3" photos (104 comments in total)

The press release forgets to mention that it comes with a scanner for posting your prints to social media.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 18:43 UTC as 52nd comment | 4 replies

I think there is not one Rishi Sanyal but several ones. Proof: so much bitching around here (a good portion of 0.5k comments) and a response for each.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 08:35 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (600 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: Keep on Canon/Nikon realm. Most predictable. More realistic. More ergonomic. More lens available. More design. More secret to be revealed. The game is only beginning. Sony disappeared in every field it tried to be a leader, from sound to TV screen passing by cell phone. Would it be successful in photography? How long it will endure the competition before having the tongue out of the mouth?

@oselimg: thanks.

please note that asking for your sources will never be a "cliché". Conversely, the geeky rudeness/self satisfaction such as that you're showing will, unfortunately, continue to remain a cliché.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 18:55 UTC
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (600 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: Keep on Canon/Nikon realm. Most predictable. More realistic. More ergonomic. More lens available. More design. More secret to be revealed. The game is only beginning. Sony disappeared in every field it tried to be a leader, from sound to TV screen passing by cell phone. Would it be successful in photography? How long it will endure the competition before having the tongue out of the mouth?

@Ruy Penalva and @oselimg: mind to share your source regarding the unsuccesses of sony? your statements, not mine, so your burden of proof, not mine.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 10:18 UTC
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (600 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: Keep on Canon/Nikon realm. Most predictable. More realistic. More ergonomic. More lens available. More design. More secret to be revealed. The game is only beginning. Sony disappeared in every field it tried to be a leader, from sound to TV screen passing by cell phone. Would it be successful in photography? How long it will endure the competition before having the tongue out of the mouth?

@Ruy Penalva: From what I know their xperia phone line is quite successful. This same old betamax comment is less and less convincing with every rehash.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 19:05 UTC
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (270 comments in total)

At risk of playing the self-satisfied froggie, I'm quite happy that at least one company in my beloved country of croissants and pains au chocolat is able to do high-end electronics.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 19:38 UTC as 111th comment | 3 replies
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