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On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (277 comments in total)
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dog house riley: I'm quite satisfied with my D3300 and its under $500.00 price tag. I enjoy its compact size and great IQ. Just my 2 cents. Even its not on the list! maybe it should be?

HowaboutRAW that's the historical amazon price a respectable source that makes returns and full refunds easy.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 06:31 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (277 comments in total)
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Xoden: Shouldn't this list be named something like 'Some entry-level mirrorless body-only cameras'?
It will definitely match the contents better.

". It should be pretty clear from the title which segment of the market"

The specially crafted segment you can declare sony a winner? Because that's what it's looking like. Put mirrorless in the title and you come off looking just a little better but you are still ignoring the miserable quality of the kits zoom.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 06:19 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (277 comments in total)
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Jorginho: From what I have seen the Sony does not have the best allround AF at all. It hesitates on low light where the Panasonic does not. Also EPL7 is the only one here that lets you put a EVF on it. Also Nikon J5 and the m43 cams are considerably smaller once you add lenses. But we all see it coming, don't we.

But it is all clear to me: this years winners will be Sony, Sony, Sony, Sony. Dpreview lately is mostly all about Sony. Understandable partly, Sony no doubt deserves a lot of credit for what they did with their A7 system. But dpreview is a bit too much into that brand for my taste.

"impressive image quality. "

Really? Have you actually used or tested the kit zoom?

It's a total PITA as it starts at an almost unusable 16mm (bad res bad "big nose" perspective distortion) slows the startup, sucks the battery and gives really meh images.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 06:18 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (277 comments in total)
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dog house riley: I'm quite satisfied with my D3300 and its under $500.00 price tag. I enjoy its compact size and great IQ. Just my 2 cents. Even its not on the list! maybe it should be?

It's been under 550 for the last year and 500 for the last 6 months. It currently sells for $450, $100 less than some of the cameras in the roundup.

http://camelcamelcamel.com/Nikon-Digital-Focus-S-18-55mm-3-5-5-6G/product/B00HQ4W1QE

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 17:25 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (277 comments in total)

Title says ILC not mirrorless so where are the cheap DSLRs?

Also wow, total shutout of the whole M43 system?

All the cameras have 3" screens but you fail to mention the movie optimized 16:9 aspect ratio of the A5100 screen which is horrible for viewing pictures. The actual screen size for picture/live view is more like 2.5" and it feels incredibly small compared to the competitions 3:2 aspect ratio screen.s

One plus for the A5100 not mentioned over the A6000 is that you can actually control the power zoom from the body. I have no idea why the A6000 is totally braindead regarding the power zoom. You can't control it from the body, so you always need two hands instead of one when zooming

Neither body will let you set a starting focal length so you always start at 16mm where the lens is weakest.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 14:58 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (230 comments in total)
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babart: Apparently it's easy to get rid of the extra import screen, courtesy of a DPR respondent in France: "I turned off the 'Show "Add Photos" screen' option in Edit -> Preferences and everything seems to be back to normal."

I can't verify that as I went back to LR 6.1.1, and I also can't verify if that fixes any of the other problems with the 6.2 update.

Thanks for this. It's not the same at all but it's much closer to the old interface.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 12:26 UTC
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (230 comments in total)

I'm using the new import for the first time today and all I can say is "wow".

For such a huge change in a .x update to software key to many pro workflows it's kind of incredible how much they changed the import.

Luckily I learned through discussions here that there is an option to turn off "add photos" and it gets you to something a little more similar to what we are used to. But still it's not there yet. For example what's with the huge check mark preventing you from seeing what photos are being imported?

It's a bit worrisome that adobe would so casually make such huge changes to the frontend without something to smooth the experience; for example an easy switch to put it back to the exactly the old way while you learn (or complain about) the new methods.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 12:24 UTC as 11th comment
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)

The more I look at the pictures the more I don't feel I need to upgrade my 5s.

Is anyone else a bit disappointed that other than resolution there has not been much progress?

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 10:17 UTC as 29th comment
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (392 comments in total)
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jimrpdx: 'tis a shame that Pentax' pixel shift and AA simulation were not enough for an innovation nod. The NX1 has some excellent and unique features though.

Pentax's approach to turn on/off an AA filter is different/revolutionary:

According to IR:
"Bottom line. It's not often that we label an imaging technology "revolutionary", but if ever one deserved to be called such, Pentax's selectable anti-aliasing filter technology is it. It's a fundamentally different approach to anti-aliasing, and one that appears to have surprisingly few downsides associated with it. For the first time ever, there's a camera on the market that lets the end-user decide when they want a low-pass filter, and when they don't, with little apparent penalty regardless of their choice. And it was Pentax that brought it to us."

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 18:34 UTC
On article Video: Cristina Mittermeier delivers PIX 2015 keynote (51 comments in total)

I hate this that it bugs me but what does she gain by having a crooked/slanted horizon in this pict? At first I thought it was due to the slope of the beach but then there would be less sky on the left not more.

https://youtu.be/-r62XIZD_fc?t=2402

Is she straigtening the kids that may be leaning because they are pulling on the net? I have no idea but when I see that I want to hit R and use the alignment tool to fix the horizon.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 06:22 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article DxO ONE now available in 10 European countries (68 comments in total)

Hard to justify over an RX100.

dpreview extensive coverage is puzzling given iphone addons are nothing new and none of them so far have been all that successful.

BUT.......

In all fairness it IS a slow news day. I'd rather see something here (even coverage of an update on a niche product no one cares about) than nothing.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 06:59 UTC as 8th comment
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world samples (152 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: It's really odd that almost all pictures are with the kit lens or UWA zoom. The only pictures taken with a prime lens (the 22mm F2.0) are at 3200 ISO and above.

Please post a few picts with the 22mm under normal conditions at reasonable ISO. That lens is really popular with the EOS-M crowd, and shots with it would be most helpful for folks considering upgrading.

And while you are at it throw in a few picts with decent EF or EF-S canon glass using the adapter?

Thanks!

LoL. Sorry but you made me laugh as I almost put "upgrade" in quotes but wanted the post to be constructive and not tinder for the ongoing anti-M flamewar.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 16:59 UTC
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world samples (152 comments in total)

It's really odd that almost all pictures are with the kit lens or UWA zoom. The only pictures taken with a prime lens (the 22mm F2.0) are at 3200 ISO and above.

Please post a few picts with the 22mm under normal conditions at reasonable ISO. That lens is really popular with the EOS-M crowd, and shots with it would be most helpful for folks considering upgrading.

And while you are at it throw in a few picts with decent EF or EF-S canon glass using the adapter?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 15:01 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
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Hurricain711: yawn. My a6000 kicks its ass

For some things the A6000 is a real snail. Part of it may be the power zoom but perforamnce wise it can be slow as nails. Slow to power on. Slow to do basic functions such as zooming etc.

Touch screen on the M is wonderful. Touch to click the shutter is great. Very iphoneish, tremendous WAF and if you hand your camera to a stranger you have a decent chance of getting a good picture.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 14:54 UTC
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Hurricain711: yawn. My a6000 kicks its ass

I have both the original EOS-M and the A6000.

Surprisingly for some things I like the EOS-M much better. I tend to gravitate towards it as my carry around camera and the A6000 gets hauled out for sports.

The A6000 IS a nice camera but gosh it's so frustrating at times.

For example with the EOS-M I can take a picture while the cameras is in video mode (not taking a movie).

Push the shutter with the mode dial on video in the A6000 and you get an error message that you can't take a picture. Then you need to switch modes then take the picture but hey the moment is gone too bad you are using an A6000.

Now during a video you want to take a picture? On the EOS-M and almost every other modern camera it's no problem, sure you can take a picture while taking a video. But on Sony's latest and greatest? No way.....

Screen on the A6000 is smaller. Yes smaller. Specs may say the same size but the aspect ratio on the EOS-M matches a picture while on the A6000 you always have wasted space.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 14:54 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: The price is really strange.

You can get an M3 body for $350 USD in japan but here in the states the cheapest setup they sell is $679???? With a lens every EOS-M owner already has?

As an EOS-M afficionado who would love a chance to upgrade the price, and lack of a body only option has me a bit perplexed.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00T90FR3W

rrccad I looked at the canon USA site and they do not have a body only option listed. Did I mis-read the press release? Is the $679 price only for the body? Yet the body in japan is selling for $350.

You have to wonder how canon justifies doublling the price for the US market. How did that discussion go? "Well the EOS-M was a flop, how can we make the M3 succeed? How about doubling the price for the US market? Bingo, give that guy a raise!"

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 09:01 UTC
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MustyMarie: An actual DPR review of M3 some day ??

But better than the new 7D MKII? Just another way to put it....

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 08:42 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Ok, enough.

All the EOS M3 bodies can display multiple languages, including English. Doesn't matter where you get one.

Yes, you can use the EVF and flash simultaneously

No, the sensor is not made by Sony (wish it was.)

Yes, the focusing is faster than previous models but it's still not an SLR

No, the dynamic range is not improved and is typical of a Canon camera

Yes, it takes pictures comparable to a Canon APS SLR (which is fine for many people) but in a smaller package. The lenses, in particular are much smaller.

Yes, the focus peaking makes using uncoupled lenses very easy.

Yes, the price will go down. Like all digital cameras it will be replaced before long (already M4 rumors.)

No, it is not state of the art. But you have to wonder what Canon gains if a customer who was going to buy a Rebel buys an M3 instead. It's a wash.

The eos-m kit flash is $64 and works with the EOS-M system as a "wireless master (optical)"

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GFWBOFC/

No it does not have all the bells and wistles of a profesional body but it fits well into the canon system, including flash.

Gosh why are people so eager to make up reasons to hate this camera?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GFWBOFC/

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 08:39 UTC

The price is really strange.

You can get an M3 body for $350 USD in japan but here in the states the cheapest setup they sell is $679???? With a lens every EOS-M owner already has?

As an EOS-M afficionado who would love a chance to upgrade the price, and lack of a body only option has me a bit perplexed.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00T90FR3W

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 13:51 UTC as 110th comment | 5 replies
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akjos: At this point... who cares really. I bought original M with 18-55 and 22 and it turned out to be the biggest photo gear mistake i ever made. Camera had been sitting in the drawer over a year after i only used it twice. Should have sold it long time ago.
The canon files just fall apart way to quickly compared to nikon and sony. Plus very bad dynamic range.
and considering you can get a6000 for less or even mint used A7 for about same... that will be hard to sell , canon.

Compared to nikon what? Your D750?

I have an A6000 and EOS-M and I rarely notice the difference in post processing.

But then I keep my ISO down and control my lighting. Maybe if all id did was shoot black cats in shadows I'd be singing a different toon.

"akjos wrote:

I kinda like it too especially for the price i paid.. ( great shape used with both lenses no flash for 430 $ )
I do miss a viwefinder :/
Lenses are really nice"

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 13:42 UTC
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