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Okay, so when is the fire sale for the NX1? I'll help them out with their sales, if they cut the price. So will you.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 20:57 UTC as 103rd comment | 6 replies

Well, if it's true, I'm going to wait for the fire sale on the NX1. Wait a minute, I have a Sony A7RII, I don't need an NX1. Then again, if it's cheap enough...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 05:10 UTC as 231st comment | 1 reply

Canon double-speak to avoid the inevitable. It is not really about "market shrinkage". It is all about maintaining "market share". And Canon is failing at this. As long as the exceptional mirrorless cameras and camera innovations continue with Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, and Fujifilm, Canon (and even Nikon) will be in greater trouble, and will continue to see their "market share" shrink. That is a fact. (And Canon's new mirrorless products are very underwhelming with no real innovation.)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 01:11 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
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Zvonimir Tosic: Kill Kodak, you kill film photography. Kill Sony, you kill digital imaging. I would not be surprised if Kodak was not deliberately sabotaged and expropriated, at least to an extent. So when one day Sony Imaging goes bust in the deflationary economy, like Kodak did, imaging industry goes the way of film, at an accelerated pace.
And we are back to the drawing board, pencil and pen. So we should invest in Steadtler's and Faber Castel's shares? :-)

That is no logic at all. The film industry was nearly going under due to the rise of digital cameras/photography. As a result, Kodak took a major hit. That coupled with poor management decisions led to its demise. Fuji also suffered as film demand declined, but have managed to make the successful transition to digital (and with Kodak gone, Fuji has a lock on film sales). Is digital photography going under? Absolutely not. So why would Sony's sensor business suffer. In fact, the opposite I true. They control much of the sensor market and that is the present and future of photography.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 22:56 UTC
On article RX aeternus? Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II review (253 comments in total)

Sounds to me like the FZ1000 is a winner at about HALF the price. I should know, I own one. Even DPR is hard-pressed to find much fault with it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 07:13 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (385 comments in total)

Actually, this camera may have the potential to shoot 3D.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 18:18 UTC as 68th comment
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (569 comments in total)
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MBell: What about the Dpreview of the A7Rii? The camera has been out for almost two months. Almost as though Sony has told DPreview to hold off!

Hey, Rishi, what is really important here - a camera or a new wife? Get your priorities in order and take care of our beloved A7RII.
(I just hope my wife doesn't see this post). <smile>

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 22:22 UTC
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ozturert: Is the plane picture really sharp? I understand that there is haze effect but still I cannot call it sharp.
I cannot understand why people keep saying "1" sensor from Sony is excellent". Well, it's OK at most. It's good enough but definitely not "excellent". I'd prefer a 1" 10MP Sony sensor. This 20MP sensor looks as if there is always some noise reduction which kills smaller details.
Or maybe it's just me...

Actually, use the Pany FZ1000 and it will be sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 16:45 UTC

And why would I buy this rather than the Pany FZ1000 for a lot less?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 20:27 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies

Sticking with my 4K, longer zoom Panasonic FZ1000, which I bought new for $679. I'm happy.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 21:38 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (478 comments in total)
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Edgar_in_Indy: Are we NEVER going to get an ILC body with image stabilization AND 4k???

Yes, it's called the Panasonic GX8. You'll get IBIS and 4K. You read it here first.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 22:12 UTC
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (267 comments in total)
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tompabes2: The problem with this camera is that to take a picture you'll have to:

1) find the phone, it's in one of your pockets
2) unlock it
3) find the camera, it's in another pocket, or in a backpack or handbag.

At this point, your subject's smile has already turned into an annoyed expression.

4) slide down the lens cap
5) open the connector
6) try to put the connector in the tiny iphone's connector, while you're holdin the phone with one hand, the camera with the other, and your handbag in your mouth

At this point, your girlfriend, child, dog or cat has gone away and started doing other things. The sun that was in a perfect sunset position has faded beyond the mountain, and so on.

7) unlock the phone again, because it took you so much to connect the camera that the phone has locked
8) open the app and take a picture of an empty background, because your subject isn't there anymore.

You clearly have waaaay too much time on your hands.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On article Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge (733 comments in total)
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Fabio Amodeo: First point: mirrorless (or whatever they call them) are up. True, more in Asia, quite in Europe, not so much in the USA. But still true.
Second point: mirrorless are earning money. True, maybe. The industry has gone from “with these numbers next year we'll go bankrupt” to “with these nunbers we might survive”.
Third point: all mirrorless are unfinished work. What they still need is a huge advance in processing power/reading speed of the sensor. Let's talk when the work is finished (if the cameras will be able to disperse the heat involved).

Fabio - Capisce?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 17:49 UTC
On article Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge (733 comments in total)
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Geekapoo: If/when Sony sells a mirrorless camera with good low light AF, I won't quickly get rid of their camera like I did with the A7ii.

That is just not true.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 17:47 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review (1263 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Also want to point out NX1 got a well deserved Gold Award for most improvement over earlier Samsung and also challenged the established cameras on market. For those people calling for E-M5II to get a Gold, ask yourself if II is a huge improvement over I and does it fundamentally change the dynamic with GH4, GX7, a6000, X-T1. Frankly in this light, I would give M5II a bronze.

Fortunately, no one will take what you say seriously. You have never used an E-M5 or E-M5II, so your opinion holds no merit.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 21:50 UTC
On article Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look (152 comments in total)
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Sangster: Retro design is nice except proportionally the glass on that kit lens looks a bit small relative to the body.

Can't wait to see the test results on the new BSI 1" sensor.

It's probably the Sony sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 05:54 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: I'm confused. Was this video shot on an EM5?

What, Barney? You didn't use the GH4?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 20:24 UTC
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DRNottage: That's all fine, but when you're a working pro with a significant investment in a system like Canon (warts and all), one can't justify blowing cash on luxury items like Fuji's machines. (More money than brains?;) Yes, great lenses. I'm sure many love them. Or- love from afar, as I do.

Luxury items? What kind of a statement is that. You know very little about Fuji's cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 15:51 UTC
On Preview:olympus-om-d-e-m5-ii (1392 comments in total)
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art99: Where is the 4K in this camera? a new model without the 4K? You gotta be kidding'

You have to be kidding. Even the Fuji X-cameras (great cameras) do not have 4K.

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 20:00 UTC
On Preview:olympus-om-d-e-m5-ii (1392 comments in total)
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AKH: IQ is not very good for such an expensive camera. Made me think of the images presented in a resent review here on Dpreview of the Fuji 16-55mm with the Fuji X-Pro1. Those images were in a completely different league.

The IQ is actually very good for such a reasonably priced camera. You have obviously never used an OM-D camera.

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 19:57 UTC
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