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Doug Frost: This is nothing special. Even my smartphone has a self-powered video camera in it. I can record and play back videos without connecting it to an external power supply. Plus it has internal power for the phone and a bunch of other stuff, too. Imagine that!

Ehrm...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 20:24 UTC
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Prognathous: It would be nice to see Ricoh delivering DSLR firmware updates similar to what they've been releasing for years for their high end compact cameras (e.g. the GR series), these are typically choke-full of new features and enhancements.

Wellm the 645Z's updates are more in that direction, although that's in a totally different ballpark...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 23:28 UTC

Knock on it for better pictures...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 13:16 UTC as 50th comment

...gangrene? :-D

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 22:25 UTC as 20th comment
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (800 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "If we buy into the idea that photography is about the 'Decisive Moment', what are the implications when we gain the ability to capture all the moments in the scene?"

Seriously cool, for lack of a better phrase.

Yeah, it takes the balls out of the word "photography".

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 17:14 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (800 comments in total)

Convergence...
A mobile phone can do gps, camera, camcorder, notepad, internet point etc., but I still feel the need for a proper gps (when out in the woods), a proper camera (with glass lenses, not plastic), a proper videocamera (that can record more than an hour uninterrupted), a proper screen for web browsing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 17:11 UTC as 257th comment
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (227 comments in total)
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justmeMN: To steal a historic quote, DPR sure has a lot of "nattering nabobs of negativism."

I'd like a staggering kabob, please.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:42 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (773 comments in total)
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Toccata47: Alright, calling BS in the image quality score. Specifically, the mk2 ranks lower than the mk1 though the image pipeline is identical to reflect that image quality in competing cameras has improved (what?).

Here's the problem: the nikon 5500 review shares the same imaging pipeline as the the 5300 yet it ranks higher. The same dubious standard was not applied.

Obviously, personal bias is inherent in the review process but this is the first time I've seen this sort of flip flopping in a dpr review.

Last point, I remarked earlier that the drop down menu for the comparator in this review seemed weighted to nikon over any other camera company. The 5500 review seems to underscore this point again.

Benchmarks are open-ended, why don't you take up a benchmark-style scale?
If a model totals 92, then the next best one could total 105, just omit the percent sign.
Just a suggestion, OFC, do as you please.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 11:22 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (319 comments in total)
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dynaxx: Re the long debate below about DPR's policy on the prioritisation of camera reviews ; what happened to the old pre-commercialisation DPR's aim to be a leader of opinion not a follower ?

When DPR staff/journalists say they are responding to the volume of interest from their followers it is a feeble cop-out when most photography enthusiasts urgently want to know about the groundbreaking/state of the Art cameras to keep in touch with developments in the industry. Devoting all that time and effort to reviewing re-hashed Canikons must be as frustrating for the journalists as it is for the bloggers.

The point is that the lesser lights in terms of camera sales ( Sigma, Samsung, Pentax, etc. ) have no choice but to innovate to grow their market shares forcing them to differentiate their products by innovating.

( when this comment finds its way into the DPR stat's it will give another "tick" to Nikon !!! )

IMHO that's not a satisfactory answer.
One can be supported by advertising /and/ be a leader of opinion.

Because if one can't, I don't like the implications of this.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 11:20 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (144 comments in total)
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Azurael: What is with 4K video but at a frame-rate so low it's useless...?

First the GoPro Hero3+ Black, then the CM1, now this. Just so illiterate salespeople can shout 'ITZ GOT 4-KAYS!!!!!111!!!111!' ?

I guess if it's good enough to grab stills from, you could view it as a 15FPS low-res burst mode but this being Olympus I doubt it will be. They aren't exactly famous for video, are they?

"Olympus"?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 12:01 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (144 comments in total)
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Homam: What good is 4k at 15 fps?

@JaP
Yes, there's a massive encoding overhead.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 10:44 UTC
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wpstl: I'm not sure what I should do. I don't know what it means to "loose money" but it doesn't like something I want to do. I know for certain I don't want to lose any money.

I'm ESL too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 16:51 UTC
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Just a Photographer: For those awaiting LR6. I wouldn't have too much hope right now anymore for an imminent LR6 release. The reason for that is that ACR and the development engine from LR are actually one and the same thing.

There has never been any difference in editing functionality between Adobe Camera RAW and LR's editing module so far . Only the looks are much different. The engine that runs the editing module has been the same since the first release of LR.

@just a photographer
I never said that one is superior to the other, I just pointed out that some parts are shared between the two.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 16:50 UTC
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Just a Photographer: For those awaiting LR6. I wouldn't have too much hope right now anymore for an imminent LR6 release. The reason for that is that ACR and the development engine from LR are actually one and the same thing.

There has never been any difference in editing functionality between Adobe Camera RAW and LR's editing module so far . Only the looks are much different. The engine that runs the editing module has been the same since the first release of LR.

I mean that all the features in LR also get in CR, so it's very plausible that there are two development branches, one for the "old" CR (that has ceased seing new functions, only bugfixes and new camera/lens support), and one for the "new" CR and LR.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 21:25 UTC
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Just a Photographer: For those awaiting LR6. I wouldn't have too much hope right now anymore for an imminent LR6 release. The reason for that is that ACR and the development engine from LR are actually one and the same thing.

There has never been any difference in editing functionality between Adobe Camera RAW and LR's editing module so far . Only the looks are much different. The engine that runs the editing module has been the same since the first release of LR.

There could be two different development branches.
Besides, LR goes hand in hand with PS, and that major update will be released probably in june, same as last year?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 11:33 UTC
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wpstl: I'm not sure what I should do. I don't know what it means to "loose money" but it doesn't like something I want to do. I know for certain I don't want to lose any money.

...I believe it's "loose change", like coins to spare... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 22:00 UTC

Increased color depth beats "moar" Megapickles as on now...
16-36MP is enough, as opposed to two-out-of-three interpolated channels...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 19:02 UTC as 56th comment
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LensBeginner: No! I want 18-2000 constant f/1.8!!!
(big facepalm)

Much the same as the famed "Super Ciofegon 18-1000mm f/2.8"....
http://www.nadir.it/pandora/CIOFEGON/Ciofegon.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 08:51 UTC

No! I want 18-2000 constant f/1.8!!!
(big facepalm)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 08:56 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies

Tune out the commercial stuff and it's a really enjoyable video.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 15:04 UTC as 43rd comment
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