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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (774 comments in total)
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EduPortas: Hey DPR, I think you missed Sony's recent RX10 firmware update. It includes 120fps and a new XAVC-S codec recording option. Any chance you can update this comparison with those new features?

If Sony cuts the RX10 price, that would be actionable news. An RX10ii (or RX12?) with 4k would also be actionable. 60p 4k, even if limited to short clips, would be a knockout. Firmware with 4k, even if feasible, seems unlikely.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 15:09 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (187 comments in total)

Entertaining and enlightening.

Is there a rating site for game farms and safari packages? That might help people assure people better wild animal shots than the choice of camera. The only wolves or cougars I've ever seen are only out of the corner of my eye, at dusk, and in flight into the brush. Sharp-eared bears that don't flee before I see them are probably not ones I'd want to face anyway. No kidding: wildlife encounters that facilitate photography are either by chance or require extensive patience and preparation, neither of which monetize easily. Pros who must deliver money-shots with tight turnarounds need see-'em tricks besides a camera. An early GH4 promo featured Crococun zoo reptiles. Odds are I'll never see a wild chimp in native habitat, or be in danger if I did, so maybe the zoo or chimphaven are the answer. Canon does sponsor the PBS Nature series, though, so maybe varmints will pose more willingly for that brand.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 18:54 UTC as 34th comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

Hasselblad's comeuppance. Its next Lunar edition should have a capsule of real moon dust embedded atop the viewfinder.

The effective price might be only 60% of the list price, if tax authorities in some places permit deduction of camera cost as a business expense, which might not apply to jewelry. Or, if the state accountants report the charge as related to "national defense," auditors will look the other way or assume that the high costs reflects some mysterious power.

Does it come with a gold-plated SDHC card? Could be a deal-breaker.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 16:24 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply

Color in "zero light" would surprise owls, dogs, or even bats. 1.7 megapixels might be fine for dashboard or rear-bumper cameras. It would be an improvement over what one typically sees captured by security cameras. The resolution might even be enough for small display of night party or selfie shots.

Is the super ISO contingent on modest resoluton? Would an 1/3" 8mp sensor be difficult to engineer with the same sensitivity without incurring lots of noise? Where photons are few, maybe ultra ISO can achieve only so much, after which point sensor size must increase.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 13:45 UTC as 8th comment
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (174 comments in total)

Perfect for the next safari. Just be careful poachers or unscrupulous observers don't confuser it for a black rhino horn or elephant tusk. Probably worth more than its weight in ivory.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 16:22 UTC as 29th comment
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (174 comments in total)
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tkpenalty: I see Impossible.

Impossible to afford.

At what weekly rent? I imagine the user would have to post a substantial security deposit and fret about breaking the thing. It probably requires more than a week to figure out how best to use the thing. Not for the occasional BIF enthusiast.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 16:17 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (474 comments in total)
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Lab D: If the GH4 had the Olympus 5 axis stabilization it would be the dream camera for many, many people. As Jorginho points out it is a fantastic stills camera already, and at the moment the best ILC for video in its price range.

The FZ1000 has a sort of 5-axis stabilization, but it does not function in 4k mode. Would the Oly version work in 4k, or does Oly even intend to add 4k to OMD?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 20:05 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (474 comments in total)
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Aroart: canon...wake up....

Canon sees impossible.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 18:02 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (474 comments in total)
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tom1234567: As far as I know the Samsung is not out until the middle of November
as they were working on a new Firmware,
beats me how someone can condemn a camera before its even out!!!!

and Samsung engineers say they are working on firmware,

some people just like to rubbish cameras they troll here quiet often,

post your photos then let us ALL see,
put a video on YouTube, show us all the poor focus, poor video,
does the GH4 not need a docking station for the 4k video
The Samsung does not I wonder why, is it just Panasonic trying to get more monies out of the users
Tom G

Who is condemning the NX1? Its main handicap is that Samsung unveiled it at Photokina, but is apparently not ready to ship any to expert testers. Samsung could improve the product with timely feedback. Before alleging troll behavior, it would help to read a real review, since you are clearly under-informed about the GH4.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 17:55 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (474 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I can’t figure out what is more impressive. The fact that Dpreview placed this camera in the “Professional Interchangeable Lens Category” or the fact that it was actually competitive in that category.

I can’t believe that the GH4 is listed in the “Professional Interchangeable Lens Category” and the Canon 5D MKIII, Nikon D800E, and Sony A7R are not. Those are all listed as Semi-Professional.

If a "professional" has >$500k to spend on (rented) gear, perhaps the GH4 is shy on spec. Even then, however, it gives a lot of bang for buck.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 17:49 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (474 comments in total)

Too bad it is to early to compare the GH4 to the NX1, which will introduce h.265 4k video in a BSI APS-c device that might compete in the same niche. Unfortunately, Samsung has not been quick to send pre-production versions to people who might be able to make competent comparisons. A bit wierd, too, that Panasonic offers a "lite" version of the 4k feature in the FZ1000 and FX100, but not in the GM7. Sony's RX20 (or RX10ii?) will be a catch-up of sorts. Flabbergasted Canon sees "impossible" and Nikon opted out of 4k in the D750. Oly's 5-axis IBIS is tops, but might it be incompatible with 4k?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 17:45 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
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mpgxsvcd: I am going to turn the LX100’s noise reduction to its lowest setting the second I turn it on. Too bad they don’t do that at the factory in the first place.

Non-Asians are more fond of wrinkles, crows' feet, and blemishes?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 17:47 UTC

The two upper quarters of the comparison are more cropped than the two lower ones. Doesn't this impede comparison of the upper and lower examples? Plus, to me all four quarters are so small that everything looks blurry. Maybe young eagle eyes see differently.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 17:43 UTC as 21st comment
On Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps article (137 comments in total)
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Peter Del: On the face of it, this sounds like a winner - 18000 frames for a £1000. He is headed for success - good luck to another British innovation which, like DPreview, will probably be snapped up by an American conglomerate. Just personal thoughts.

Isn't R-r-r-r-rowan a Scottish name? Eh?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 15:12 UTC
On Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps article (137 comments in total)
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joyclick: God save him from corporations.

He may make more money by selling the device rights to a corporation than by making them alone. Casio made an honest effort in the field without getting whole lot of reception.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 14:28 UTC
On Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps article (137 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: i used to have a Casio camera that did 1000fps at a very low res. That was years ago. It was fun but the low res at high frame rates in the end was pointless.

You "used to" have one. What happened to it?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 14:26 UTC
On Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps article (137 comments in total)
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Jogger: I'm more interested in the potential for scientific or educational applications. It would be a great, low cost option for undergrad labs or high school science class, etc.

The frame rate is probably too slow to capture the students as they flee when the bell rings. Video of fingers swipping phone screens would be blurs. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 14:25 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

Let's imagine:

Canon Exec: So, how was the "see impossible" ad campaing launch?

Ad Agent: A stunning success. The microsite has garnered record "hits." A DPReview thread has record entries. All of cyberspace is abuzz. All the complaints from the same-old miserly "sunset crowd" proved we are charging a new course.

Canon Exec: Splendid. Maybe we should double your commission.

BTW, a 2013 Fuglsig-directed Canon "Inspired" ad won an Emmy, but how many stodgy pixel peepers even knew it existed? Some may remember the don't-try-this-at-home burning tire viewed from a skate Perhaps a new customer-centric approach will feature tire-burning tutorials.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 13:42 UTC as 112th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

Well, here's a compliment to Canon: glad you figured out that you've more or less maxed-out sales to your loyal, graying fans. But just like any VFW or Moose Lodge, the ole boys eventually thin-out, retire, or cease to bring in new recruits. The dodderers get gruff and scare away any newbies who may be fond of touchpads or, like, talk funny. No, they just want to fondle their lenses, peep pixels, and remember the good old "over the top" days.

A time comes when you have to try a new reach-out to clients. Set up an entirely new microsite. Appeal to new blood. Approach new fields and venues.

Creative? Yes. Impossible? That too.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 19:07 UTC as 297th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)
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Potemkin_Photo: Canon buys ALL the remaining camera companies so that they can dribble out warm-overs at Photokina for the next 100 years and raise prices 25% with each upgrade.

That sort of maneuver may come. But it will be cheaper to let the competitors fall and pay nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 18:47 UTC
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