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On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

According Sony vide, only 7r has Leica M9 like microlenses on the sensor -- but not 7. Is that correct? DPR never mentioned this difference.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfSrsqn3ESc

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 17:33 UTC as 518th comment
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CaptureAll: Good review but you should have included the Nexus 4 and iPhone 5S.

Going slightly OT here; the main benefit (imho) is regular OTA updates, both of the above have them. All other Androids get updates when your carrier approves them, which takes months, or may never happen at all. Sure, you can root your device then put on a custom ROM but. not everyone wants or knows how to do that.

My point is hardware is good but if software is buggy or lacks a feature the updates (to the camera) my not come as quickly as the Google Nexus or iPhone devices.

Z1 is better sexier looking phone with glass on both sides. LG looks cheap next to it.

Z1 looks and feels premium. LG looks and feels like a toy.

Z1 is dust and water proof with dedicated camera button to take photos even under water. LG would
be dead if it gets wet.

So it's not as one sided as your continuous anti Z1 comments would suggest.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 10:59 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

Panasonic were so influenced by Sony that they even copied the naming system (i,e Nexx7). Where is GX2, GX3 --- GX6? Sony inherited the naming system from Minolta where 7 series were higher end enthusiast and 5 series were lower specs than 7 Series. And Minolta also had 9 for professional cameras, i.e Minolta Maxxum 9000 (same system that Sony inherited, A900, A99, etc).

Sony bought Minolta, but I can't see why Panasonic would choose to call it 7, unless they have just decided that they are going to follow the same Minolta naming system.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 19:12 UTC as 299th comment | 6 replies
On Sony releases two new apps for the NEX-5R and NEX-6 article (68 comments in total)
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Scott Greiff: At $4.99 a piece to add "functionality" to your camera, "Shaft" is indeed appropriate.

And you bought a camera that is never able to add more "functionality", other than buying a new model.

That's far more pathetic "shaft"

$4.99 vs $900 buying a new model

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 20:23 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)

X100s Studio shots

http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 19:29 UTC as 25th comment
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)
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MrSkelter: This doesn't look much better than my K-01 with a FA limited lens. More testament to the Pentax than a slight to the Fuji though wow that lens is soft up close with the white flowers.

n/a

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 19:28 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: 12 whole months! That's pretty good for such a camera.

for most of those 12 months, they were selling them for pennies.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 00:39 UTC

Would DPR move to using that Zeiss 50mm as a stock lens to test Sony APSC cameras in studio shots?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2013 at 14:50 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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olypan: The X100 created huge interest from the audience. The RX1 feels like it is being pushed to death by Dpreview, whether we like it or not. OMD was grudgingly glossed over despite huge interest. I expect the next Pentax will be another fly by appraisal too.

" whether we like it or not."

Speak for yourself only

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2013 at 21:56 UTC
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (718 comments in total)

Phillip Blooms tweets that Nikon D600 does not have manual control in video

That's kill D600 for anyone who was even remotely interested in video ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 07:35 UTC as 105th comment | 6 replies
On Sony DSC-RX100 preview (544 comments in total)
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semorg: 20MP? I'll pass!

If sony built this for the enthusiast market, then they missed the mark. Put the same sensor on a 10-12mp camera with much better iso performance, and I'll be talking with my wallet

The answer is to compare to Nikon 1. Same sensor size ..

http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM

I think the 20MP sensor does better than the 10 MP sensor, even at high ISO

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 05:06 UTC
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semorg: 20MP? Why not something between 10-14mp and use the extra pixel size for better low light performance. Lame!

Have you seen IR samples?

http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM

Same sensor size, but high ISO, at least jpegs, look better than Nikon 1's 10 MP sensor

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 04:58 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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Alpha Phil: Ahhh, another sloooooow compact zoom. Just what we've been waiting for......C'mon. Have the guts that little old Olympus or Fuji have.

Even at high ISO, IQ looks better than Nikon 1, despite 20 MP sensor

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 04:55 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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Alpha Phil: Ahhh, another sloooooow compact zoom. Just what we've been waiting for......C'mon. Have the guts that little old Olympus or Fuji have.

Look at studio images on IR

http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM
it blows the Olympus or Fuji for IQ .. and it's much smaller

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 04:45 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-01 review article (358 comments in total)

Thanks. Hopefully A57 is next line? It was released a week before K01

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2012 at 23:08 UTC as 120th comment
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 video preview article (37 comments in total)
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Brian Thomas: Thanks, Richard for answering my question about the shutter sound. Interestingly, in your video presentation, your subjective statement that the shutter sound "is about average" is the most valuable piece of information for me.

Is A57, since it doesn't have a mirror, quieter or louder?

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 23:59 UTC
On Sony SLT A57 preview (198 comments in total)
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Parkerhere: Just bought this camera and plan to shoot video of a wedding in July. Any advise on what card to use and any other suggestions?

Any class 10 card should work.. But the fastest cards right now are the 95MB/s one and they are not that expensive on Amazon

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2012 at 05:41 UTC
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)
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obeythebeagle: I haven't been loyal to any brand since I sold my film Leicas and Rolleis. The image is everything, and like music, what you like is subject to personal preference. All four comparison images are awesome, but I am most amazed at the NEX7, which in some cases seems to outperform the full-frame flagship Nikon and Canon. Between the NEX7, and the fact they are making the sensor for the 800, upstart Sony is on a roll. Saving up my pennies for a NEX7.

ISO 3200 is not everything. Nex-7 images are amazingly good (even better than D4 and 5D III) at lower ISOs

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 05:12 UTC
On Nikon D3200 preview (181 comments in total)

This may not be a Sony's sensor, see the picture of the sensor here

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=41285538

It's not going to score high dynamic range on dxomark like Nex-7 ..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2012 at 07:41 UTC as 59th comment
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (497 comments in total)

This may not be a Sony's sensor, see the picture of the sensor here

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=41285538

It's not going to score high dynamic range on dxomark, as Nex-7 and D7000

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2012 at 06:17 UTC as 52nd comment
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