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On The Photography Show 2014 - tidbits from the show floor news story (49 comments in total)
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perry rhodan: DPR does a very good job on the reports of the show! Really like what is presented here! Thank you DPR!

Some of the minor quibbles:
G1 X Mark II, "It sports a near-SLR-sized sensor" is a hyperbolic statement.
Read this first: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0528662139/canon-powershot-g1-x-mark-ii-a-quick-summary

It's essentially a four-third sensor which is not too different from the typical APS-C ones.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 09:48 UTC
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halc: Considering that smartphones have already killed Canon's pocket camera sales, they should perhaps view their business differently.

I can't understand how slow and tired Canon has become.

It's DSLR line is pretty much only alive because of inertia, old legacy lens selection and 5DmkIII. Everything else they ship is old, tired, worse than competition in features and performance.

Inertia. Old Canon users.

They will grow less and less every year.

Unless Canon really does something new, innovative and something that makes them competitive again.

The market shares they command today will refute everything you said

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 13:41 UTC
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Howard: It's a rather lame interview, the most important question, how Canon is doing in the sensor department, has not been even brought up. The Canon execs are just giving vague and sometimes conflicting replies, yes, still is important, see, we have the latest innovation for video; mirrorless is important, DSLR is also important too.

It's all corporate double-talk with not much substance in this entire interview.

Much expected...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 13:41 UTC
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peevee1: This Masaya Maeda comes off as incredibly smug, even in the picture.

"Up to now, we've been known by consumers as leaders in still photography,"

By ignorant consumers maybe.

Nope.

By the fact they command massive market shares.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 13:40 UTC
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Just a Photographer: Now when can all D800 / D800E users expect a replacement or realignment of the AF module and/or sensor?

Arrange to file a class action lawsuit. :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 09:37 UTC
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locke_fc: And it only took them a year and a half to establish that

@Spectro: repair, not replace. Some service centres merely cleaned faulty D600 sets

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 06:44 UTC
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Zeisschen: that is the end of NIKON...

Considering the shrinking camera market and the fact that Nikon is >75% reliant on photographic product sales, I have to admit this is a possibility.

Sony should seize this opportunity to replace Nikon's position in the camera market. Who knows? Sony may finally seize the >20% market shares they so desired when they bought over Konica-Minolta.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 06:41 UTC

They only caved after the threat of class action law suits:

http://www.zimmreed.com/Nikon-D600-Spot-Issue/64550/
http://www.williamlise.jp/D600_3-14-cv-00764.pdf

What a shame.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 06:37 UTC as 136th comment
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Frank_BR: Why are the camera manufacturers complaining now? In 2009, 2010 and 2011, the world sank into recession, but the sales of cameras were peaking. Then the world was becoming poorer but camera manufacturers were making money like never before. Was that fair?

Now that the economies of the USA, Europe and Japan are beginning to recover, the sales of cameras are running out of gas. That old book would describe the situation, saying that fat years are coming to the world, and lean years to the camera manufacturers. Isn't that fair?

Sales has to plateau at some point. Happened to the film era, history should repeat itself. :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 02:27 UTC
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lenseye: The IQ of cameras of the last 2 to 3 years is sufficiently good enough that you don't have to upgrade every year anymore. We're way past the point where each new model improves markedly over the previous models to a point that it becomes a must have.

Why not make the new model introduction cycle longer and pay more attention to debugging and improving the firmware? Improve the lens or reduce the noise further as opposed to cramming in features that no one ever uses.

Better still, make the camera modular. So, folks can choose the type of sensor they want by making a trip to the service center without having to buy a brand new camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 02:22 UTC

Is this a sign that DPReview is going to cut down its digital camera content and increase its emphasis on connect.dpreview? :D

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 01:31 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (235 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: With the a6000 news just prior to this, it's hard to believe both product pictures are made in the same year 2014. Compared to the modern Sony design this camera just looks like a cheap plastic tool from the 90s.

Zeisschen: end of DSLR era? Seriously? What planet do you live in?

You need to wake up and look at the worldwide sales numbers, or perhaps, just the N.American/European sales numbers. After all these years, mirrorless cameras still represent nothing but a niche market and Sony has yet to capture 20% share of the interchangeable lens camera market, a target they set for themselves when they acquired Minolta many years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 01:39 UTC

540g. PZD. VC. Awesome. I'm in... will wait for reviews regarding AF accuracy and optical quality.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 11:11 UTC as 13th comment
On Challenge of Challenges 2013: the results are in news story (38 comments in total)
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Kurt_K: Sony camera review: 1500 comments
Beautiful photography: 25 comments

Well, then.

Indeed...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 08:17 UTC
On Challenge of Challenges 2013: the results are in news story (38 comments in total)
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photo nuts: Fantastic photos. Love them all.

Notice that 5 out of the top 10 entries are taken with the EM5. Just sayin'. :)

Counting error. Should be 4 out of top 10 entries. Anyway, here's the breakdown:

Olympus EM5(4), E3(1), E500(1), E510(1), E520(2)
Canon 550D(1), 40D(1), 50D(1), 5D2(1), 5D3(1), 1D4(1)
Nikon D800(2), D70(1), D90(2)
Panasonic FZ100(1)
Sony A350(1), A99(1)
Kodak Z915(1)
HTC 1
Unknown 1

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 07:37 UTC
On Challenge of Challenges 2013: the results are in news story (38 comments in total)

Fantastic photos. Love them all.

Notice that 5 out of the top 10 entries are taken with the EM5. Just sayin'. :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 05:29 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On SmugMug Films: Pulse-pounding aerial photography news story (33 comments in total)

Nice!!! She is so fortunate that she gets to enjoy her work.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 02:19 UTC as 11th comment
On Electricity in the Extreme Weather challenge (7 comments in total)

Fantastic photo!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 06:53 UTC as 4th comment
On Corridor challenge (1 comment in total)

There are so many superb shots in this challenge!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 06:51 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge of Challenges: vote for the best shot of 2013 news story (121 comments in total)
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RuthC: I notice that a considerable number of these critics of the selected photos have NEVER entered any challenges, not participated in any way. Perhaps if they are such crack-shot photographers themselves, then they should show the rest of us mere mortals how it should be done!

Well said!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 16:29 UTC
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