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On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (427 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: According to the EXIF data for the space needle pictures, the Sony and Panasonic pictures were not taken on the same day, they were taken a week apart. (2016:05:11 15:12:36 versus 2016:05:18 16:10:41.041)

Given the level of pixel peeping going on here is it possible we are looking at differences in atmospherics/air pollution versus differences in cameras?

Pixel peeping is fine if you are comparing apples and apples. In this case the pictures were taken at different times of day (different levels of light) on entirely different weeks (7 days apart, possible different atmospheric conditions).

This should be disclosed before presenting the picts for peeping and before declaring "destroys the competion" based on said peeping.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 18:07 UTC

Sigh. WD should just buy out Seagate and be done with it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_defunct_hard_disk_manufacturers#/media/File:Diagram_of_Hard_Disk_Drive_Manufacturer_Consolidation.svg

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 05:23 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (427 comments in total)
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nir-vana: It might be interesting to see how it compares to the FE 70-300 on A7Rii.
Equivalent FL comparison and also 300-cropped-to-600 vs the RX10iii.
With such good IQ as it seems in the parrot photo it might be better to buy the RX10iii as a 2nd camera for telephoto, instead of the 70-300.

It'd be even better to see it on an A6000. Almost exactly the same price for the combo, and with the crop factor your at 450mm FF equivalent. You can crop down to 600 but it would be really really interesting to see what both do at the 450mm FF equivalent.......

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 05:16 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (427 comments in total)
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carlg10013: It would be a shame if someone considering the FZ1000 is dissuaded by this review. I'm a veteran photojournalist who uses it extensively for stills and video for about 70% of shooting that formerly would have required a DSLR. And the fully articulated LCD, not available on the RX10 III, is a huge plus with video. The camera is a gem!

The review is trash. Look at the comments. Some of the test pictures were taken on different weeks at different times of days (later in the afternoon so less light for the FZ1000). Very disappointed in dpreview on this one......

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 05:08 UTC

Wow. I really like this. You take your time with it, play with it, give a fair analysis and then throw in an interview at the end. Well done Damien! Is there any chance you could start doing Camera reviews too?

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 05:05 UTC as 12th comment
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bwana4swahili: We now use WD drives exclusively after horrible experiences with Seagate drives. Not all that sure about Sandisk being a good match? I think they would have been better off negotiating a deal with Samsung...

samsung and seagate are in bed with each other so probably not gonna happen:

http://www.seagate.com/sg/en/about-seagate/news/seagate-completes-aquisition-samsungs-hdd-business-pr/

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 04:47 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (427 comments in total)

According to the EXIF data for the space needle pictures, the Sony and Panasonic pictures were not taken on the same day, they were taken a week apart. (2016:05:11 15:12:36 versus 2016:05:18 16:10:41.041)

Given the level of pixel peeping going on here is it possible we are looking at differences in atmospherics/air pollution versus differences in cameras?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 22:12 UTC as 101st comment | 3 replies
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forpetessake: More and more businesses realize that paying for the ads in Google, Fakebook, social media sites is mostly a waste.

The game becomes more convoluted though, when a company owns directly or indirectly a big part of the advertisement company. Then it's mostly paying to itself for ads while boosting popularity and trying to sign in as many suckers as possible.

> We have a clear policy on sponsored content at DPReview. You can read it here:

I really can't take what you say on that page seriously:

For example you state: "... sponsored content outlined here exists separately from our in-depth camera and lens reviews and previews, which are produced entirely in-house and always will be"

Yet a large chunk of the final A6300 review was not in-house but from your sony sponsored junket to miami.

The review would have felt a lot more clean if you kept the report on the junket and the review of the camera separate.

To me the whole review had a sony "influencer" bias. For example you spent 10000000 words on how great the A6300 is for action shooting but never once mentioned in the article or conclusion that it locks you out of many functions for up to 22 seconds (an eternity!) after a burst of raw photos. (your competitor IR mentions it both in the body and conclusion).

Influencing or maybe y'all had a little too much Florida sunshine.....

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 12:25 UTC
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Jefftan: what the system really need is some lightweight fast prime
in 18mm, 24mm, 28mm ...etc
with F2 or better

Like a 22mm F2 pancake lens that's cheap and available as the kit lens. That would be perfect!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 16:51 UTC
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AngularJS: The idea of pushing everything by 5 stops is getting boring. You guys at DR-Review should focus on something else, otherwise it seems like a strong fixation that may require a medical attention.

Exactly. How about some useablility stuff like how the A6300 locks out many functions after a burst? No mentioned at all in the review. Does this camera lock up? Doubt it but who knows as DPreview as obsesses with stuff for folks can't control lighting but nothing for actually getting the job done.......

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (677 comments in total)
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Thuravi Kumaaran: ‘Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review’ – DPREVIEW.

Telephoto Continuous AF test
“This is a really impressive result: the closest we've seen to a 100% hit-rate in this test so far. The Canon 1D X II and Nikon D5 may well be able to match this performance, but there isn't a DSLR that can focus so far out towards the edge of the frame as this. What's all the more impressive is that there aren't any complex settings that need to be configured to get this result - it's essentially point and shoot.”

So, we may buy a6300, instead of 1D X II & D5.
Is it a wonderful humour of 2016, may be?

But another reviewer didn't exaggerate things ;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoNRXWFTFa4&feature=youtu.be&t=5m24s

An another reviewer has different opinion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2RNNVO2U68

And ‘Tony & Chelsea Northrup’ opinion in the fallowing link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXFgURp8NjI

Different people, different ways, but to every doings, we are going to get it back.

@JunzInc

Well good for you. I've been reading dpreview since probably before you were born and I've come to expect conclusions to highlight critical flaws.

"Well, now you know what to do better next time."

Thanks for the chuckle. "next time" in the glowing A6300 review DPREVIEW does not mention the lockup at all in the body or the conclusion yet according to IR the problem still persists:

"buffer clearing is slow and the camera doesn't allow you to do anything while the camera is clearing the buffer. Clearing an 11.1fps burst of 21 RAW+JPEG files takes 22 seconds, which is quite slow. "

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a6300/sony-a6300A.HTM#overview_start

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2078 comments in total)

IR claims the A6300 locks up for 22 seconds after a burst. Yet no mention of this by dpreview?

Or did I miss it in the review?

"buffer clearing is slow and the camera doesn't allow you to do anything while the camera is clearing the buffer. Clearing an 11.1fps burst of 21 RAW+JPEG files takes 22 seconds, which is quite slow. "

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a6300/sony-a6300A.HTM#overview_start

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 14:47 UTC as 26th comment
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (677 comments in total)
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Thuravi Kumaaran: ‘Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review’ – DPREVIEW.

Telephoto Continuous AF test
“This is a really impressive result: the closest we've seen to a 100% hit-rate in this test so far. The Canon 1D X II and Nikon D5 may well be able to match this performance, but there isn't a DSLR that can focus so far out towards the edge of the frame as this. What's all the more impressive is that there aren't any complex settings that need to be configured to get this result - it's essentially point and shoot.”

So, we may buy a6300, instead of 1D X II & D5.
Is it a wonderful humour of 2016, may be?

But another reviewer didn't exaggerate things ;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoNRXWFTFa4&feature=youtu.be&t=5m24s

An another reviewer has different opinion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2RNNVO2U68

And ‘Tony & Chelsea Northrup’ opinion in the fallowing link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXFgURp8NjI

Different people, different ways, but to every doings, we are going to get it back.

@Thuravi Kumaaran

"Perhaps you should have paid little more attention while reading"

Perhaps you should pay more attention. I explicitly stated that it's not mentioned in the conclusion, and it isn't. It's not like they did not have room the conclusion goes on and on with no mention of a debilitating feature then they state it's good for sports when it's fairly horrible for sports. Do you own an A6000? I do and I'm pretty unhappy when using it for sports.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 13:56 UTC
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PeaceKeeper: I think many of you are missing the point... Ignore that the complaint was filed by Getty.

So we are clear, Google is telling people that they MUST provide the full res images to be listed on the search engine. That, coupled with their efforts to absorb/destroy competing search engines, forcing people to use theirs or "die", is a pretty sound basis for the complaint.

The real money is in ad revenue, and that is what's really at the heart of this. Google is able to sell ad space, data mine, etc, without the user ever having to view the page hosting the image.

If you had a blog/website that produced revenue by ad space, and used images to draw people to it or make it more appealing, you'd be pretty ticked off if another site was embedding your photos and making money off ads without ever sending traffic to your site. This is exactly what Google is doing.

"Use another search engine!" Maybe you don't understand how a monopoly works... and why they are illegal.

"Use another search engine!" Maybe you don't understand how a monopoly works...

Yeah, too bad there is only one way to search for images. Oh wait.....

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=getty+images&FORM=HDRSC2

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=getty+images&ia=images&iax=1

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 11:37 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (677 comments in total)
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Thuravi Kumaaran: ‘Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review’ – DPREVIEW.

Telephoto Continuous AF test
“This is a really impressive result: the closest we've seen to a 100% hit-rate in this test so far. The Canon 1D X II and Nikon D5 may well be able to match this performance, but there isn't a DSLR that can focus so far out towards the edge of the frame as this. What's all the more impressive is that there aren't any complex settings that need to be configured to get this result - it's essentially point and shoot.”

So, we may buy a6300, instead of 1D X II & D5.
Is it a wonderful humour of 2016, may be?

But another reviewer didn't exaggerate things ;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoNRXWFTFa4&feature=youtu.be&t=5m24s

An another reviewer has different opinion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2RNNVO2U68

And ‘Tony & Chelsea Northrup’ opinion in the fallowing link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXFgURp8NjI

Different people, different ways, but to every doings, we are going to get it back.

"If we are buying a camera based on a review site alone, we are in a trap."

Exactly! I was totally mislead by dpreview's A6000 review (no mention of crippling 20 to 30 second lockup after a burst in the conclusion yet they billed it as good for amateur sports photographers). Fool me once, I don't trust their glowing A6300 review and I don't trust their "meh" 80D review.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 06:48 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (677 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: D7200 wins this in all aspects, excl. video properties.

"And the northpole is much bigger than Germany."

Not it's not, it's just a point on the globe in the middle of an ocean, most of the time under ice.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (351 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: It's a beautifully made camera. People will buy it for it's looks and craftsmanship.
Lens isn't as sharp as Ricoh has but so what? In real life nobody will notice.
GR owner.

I use a fixed 22mm lens on my EOS-M a lot and really appreciate how sharp it is. Often I can't "zoom with my feet" but if I get everything right I can crop the heck out of a picture and still have tons of detail. I'm looking for something smaller and the GR has a rep for being sharp. I'm interested in the X70 too but don't want a repeat of my A6000 with the kit lens that knocks a wonderful sensor down to smartphone quality.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 23:08 UTC
On article DxOMark Mobile report: HTC 10 (9 comments in total)

"For all DxOMark Mobile data presented on connect.dpreview.com we're only showing 8MP equivalent values, which gives us a level playing field for comparison between smartphone cameras with different megapixel values by normalizing all to 8MP"

Can I get an ELI5 on why I would want a level playing field in a review that is supposed to help me differentiate between products?

And so many numbers and charts but no simple test of resolution?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 00:54 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2078 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: So I skimmed the review and did not see the answers to the following questions. If I missed them I apologize:

Does the A6300 lock out many functions after a burst? I purchased the A6000 based on your recommendation but the lock up makes it almost useless for sports.

Can I take a picture while taking a video? (as I can with every camera and phone that I own except the A6000)?

Thanks!

BluebomberTurbo

You are still locked out of playback after a burst yet dpreview never mentioned it in a 11 page review? Maybe I missed it? They did a great job of hiding it in the A6000 review.

According to Rishi Sanyal from dpreview:

(regarding lock out of playback after a burst)
"Rishi Sanyal (2 months ago)
@keeponkeepingon: ?

We constantly stress exactly this in every Sony camera review that warrants it: how the lockup during card writing is very problematic in the sense that it deters one from checking focus after taking a shot. Especially how the camera doesn't even remember or register that you hit 'Magnify' or 'Playback' while it's writing. The only time we don't mention it is when it's not an issue: e.g. with the RX100 IV, which is snappy in performance.

I myself wrote a whole paragraph on it in the a7R II review, and Carey specifically called it out numerous times recently in his RX1R II review (as did Barney in our RX1R II video)."

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
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