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On Sony: An eye on focus article (763 comments in total)

I just took out my Canon EOS M3. Activated AF Servo. Pointed camera at a prominent object and repeated the same test that DPReview did. The AF box just latched onto the subject and never lost it. Hmmm... maybe it's just MILC vs DSLR, not so much a Canon failure thing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 16:19 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On Sony: An eye on focus article (763 comments in total)

It's amazing to see how far Sony has come. Time to consider ditching my Canon cameras... okay, just keep the lenses...

AF accuracy is one of the most important criteria when choosing a camera and Sony demonstrates why they are head and shoulders above the rest.

Most shocking is how hopelessly bad Canon has become in comparison. First they lost their way with their imaging sensors. Now, it looks like they don't even know how to improve their AF to the same level as Nikon and Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 01:31 UTC as 27th comment
In reply to:

ThatCamFan: Seeing the noise performance, all I can say is OUCH, Canon is still so far behind.

Really? Let's wait for the studio comparison

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 02:50 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1252 comments in total)
In reply to:

aarif: but why sigma doesn't make lenses for samsung? would have made life easier

If Samsung sells more cameras, I'm sure Sigma will offer some lenses in the Samsung mount. As it is, Samsung hardly has any market share to speak of.

Of course, that may change with time, especially after the release of a great camera like the NX1. Let's see how the market reacts.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 09:48 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
In reply to:

Clint Dunn: 'As far as dynamic range is concerned, we're told that the new 5DS and 5DS R should give the same performance as the current EOS 5D Mark III. If true, this means that the new cameras won't be able to offer the same industry-leading dynamic range of Sony's current APS-C and full-frame sensors...'

So in other words wait a few months longer and buy the new high MP Sony A9/A7RII instead which will have similar MP count and better dynamic range.

Exact same thoughts came to my mind...

Sony's problem lies in lens selection.

I'll say, go for Nikon D810...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:19 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1303 comments in total)
In reply to:

Allen Yang: Metering & focus accuracy is not as good as the old 7D. Interesting!

OK. Got it. More shocking than focusing and accuracy category is the fact that 7D2 scores MUCH POORER than the original 7D in the movie / video department. Is that even possible?

Looks like DPReview team needs to examine if their scoring system is consistent over the years. Or perhaps they really need to revise their review system.

Have things gone downhill after the departure of Phil Askey?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 07:03 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1303 comments in total)
In reply to:

qwertyasdf: After reading this review, I want to buy the Nikon D7000.

Not really. Especially after you read the multiple complaints about D7000 AF accuracy.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 04:09 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1303 comments in total)
In reply to:

Allen Yang: Metering & focus accuracy is not as good as the old 7D. Interesting!

Errrr... where is that written in the review? Or did you just make that up?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 04:07 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1303 comments in total)

Excellent review. I am really happy to see the detailed dynamic range testing. Now, if that was done several years ago when the D7000 first showed up, it would have been even better. :D

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 04:04 UTC as 252nd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (950 comments in total)

It's really wonderful that Panasonic shows the world how compact cameras ought to be designed and built.

This is definitely the new yardstick for compact cameras.

Too bad the camera did not arrive in time when I needed a compact. Also, a bit more pricey than my US$320 EOS-M. Anyway, if any of my friends or family wants a compact camera, the LX100 will be my recommendation.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 02:08 UTC as 194th comment | 2 replies

US$750 for a slow zoom lens... hmmm...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 02:57 UTC as 29th comment | 6 replies

Looks good. Shadow pushing at both high and low ISO seems to work well.

If only the camera is not so heavy... Sigh

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 02:23 UTC as 15th comment
In reply to:

cpkuntz: Typical Canon dull colors, plastic skin, mushy details, and blown highlights. In 2012 these sensors were badly beaten. Now they are embarrassing.

Well said Zeisschen. The other comments from cpkuntz sound like what a typical troll will say.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 02:13 UTC
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photo nuts: Compare and contrast Canon's response to difficult questions against how Sony and Nikon's reps handle them.

Sad day for Canon. Sigh

1) DPReview: We had an issue with the A7R with shutter vibration reducing resolution in certain situations. How do you incorporate feedback like this from your users?

Sony: We take the feedback and make note of it, and we use it to improve the next generation of products.

2) DPReview: The D600 had a well-publicized problem with oil on its sensor, which affected a lot of your customers. A lot of people were very unhappy with Nikon’s response. If something like this comes up again in the future, would you handle things differently?

Nikon: Internally, we took that issue very seriously... But the D600 issue was very important, and very sensitive and we are trying our best to avoid that kind of problem again.

@Timbukto: The sensor question is not about the 7D2. The Canon 5D Mk III, 70D are old products that get compared to the Nikon D800, D7000. So, the question about Canon sensors offering poor low ISO DR is a valid one.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 23:28 UTC

Great to see DPReview using the Nikon D4S to photograph Canon's new products above.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 23:24 UTC as 88th comment
In reply to:

Paul B Jones: Who are you people and why are you so angry at Canon? And why is the anger so personal? It's like Canon killed your father and you have been itching for vengeance since age seven. Except Canon didn't kill your father, they simply made a decision not to put WIFI in the 7DMkII.

There are lots of camera companies to choose from; if you don't like what Canon is offering try another brand - and try to be happy with it. Being serial grumps must be exhausting.

Because this is the world wide web and people can hide behind their computers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 23:20 UTC

We cannot take what Mr. Maeda says seriously. This guy either has NO CLUE what he is saying, is a compulsive liar or is simply delusional.

Read this DPReview interview in 2013 with the same mad man.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0336328811/cp-2013-interview-with-canons-masaya-maeda

"However, he ruled out the idea of a larger sensor camera along the lines of the Sony RX100 to offer more of an image quality distinction between smartphones and compact cameras. 'I think the market does exist but it wouldn't be very large. We think we have a good balancing point in terms of price, image quality and size. Lots of other combinations are possible, but, once you go below APS-C the next logical size is 1/2.3 inch', he says."

1 year after the interview, we get the G7X with the RX100 sensor. Ha, ha....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 23:17 UTC as 90th comment | 9 replies

Compare and contrast Canon's response to difficult questions against how Sony and Nikon's reps handle them.

Sad day for Canon. Sigh

1) DPReview: We had an issue with the A7R with shutter vibration reducing resolution in certain situations. How do you incorporate feedback like this from your users?

Sony: We take the feedback and make note of it, and we use it to improve the next generation of products.

2) DPReview: The D600 had a well-publicized problem with oil on its sensor, which affected a lot of your customers. A lot of people were very unhappy with Nikon’s response. If something like this comes up again in the future, would you handle things differently?

Nikon: Internally, we took that issue very seriously... But the D600 issue was very important, and very sensitive and we are trying our best to avoid that kind of problem again.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 23:03 UTC as 92nd comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

BarnET: How would you characterize the typical EOS 7D owner?

The user profile of 7D owners is ‘high amateur’ and enthusiasts who want high framerates and professional photographers who want a lightweight, fast camera. And also anyone who doesn’t want to carry something big and heavy.

http://camerasize.com/compact/#568.303,520.359,ha,t
just for reference the mirrorless equivelant.

The Canon weighs almost 1 Kg more with the roughly similar image quality.
great. Yeah I would consider it for not buying something heavy.

Besides I want Wifi which makes the 7D mk2 even more bulky with that 849 Wifi grip smacked on the bottom.

If the 7D2 weighed the same as the 70D and has a touchscreen (what is the point of DPAF without one), I would have considered getting it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 22:40 UTC
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (342 comments in total)

To Richard Butler:
Your comparisons to the 70-200 f/2.8 lenses on APS-C cameras make no sense to me.

While the mirrorless offerings have an equivalent focal length of ~ 70-200 on FF, mounting the 70-200 f/2.8 lenses on APS-C cameras result in ~ 105-300 on FF.

That is not a fair comparison.

Why not compare the various ~ 50-150 f/2.8 lenses on crop cameras to 70-200 f/2.8 or f/4 on FF. While the f/4 version on FF is slower by a stop, the DOF are comparable.

IMO, I'll take 70-200 f/4 on FF any day over 50-150 f/2.8 on APS-C. The only exception is the Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8 for m43. Why Olympus chooses to go down the 40-150 f/2.8 route beats me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 16:50 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies
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