Dan

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AngryCorgi: This is a great idea, and seems to perform fantastically. My only question: how much of a hit in light transmissivity do the added optics introduce? The answer can't be ZERO.

Well, it gives you an extra stop...so why does this matter?

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 17:41 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (539 comments in total)
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EvilTed: @Nowelly

It's useless as a street camera.
I tried one yesterday and the AF is too slow and sluggish and then there's the extreme high resolution that is none too forgiving of bad technique.

The result of my 1 hour test shooting F8 1/500s on the streets yesterday was ZERO sharp or in focus images.

If you favor the camping style of street photography (wait somewhere for someone to walk into your scene), this may be an acceptable camera, but for those of us who shoot one-handed and constantly on the move, it's just not going to cut it.

I was trying to show you how awesome its performance is based on controlled lab tests. Your experience goes against others', so either you're doing something wrong, or there's something wrong with your camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 04:17 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1986 comments in total)
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LukeLT63: I still do not understand why the manufacturers of cameras integrate Wi-Fi into their bodies and not the GPS which I think for most photographers (especially naturalists, landscaping, street and holiday) is much more useful ... .I find it hard to think that the Wi-Fi is more required than GPS ...... I hope will have their right motivation market ...

WiFi would be much more useful to me...if I used it. I have privacy concerns with GPS, so I would never use it.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 04:14 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1986 comments in total)
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alligator: "the ISO 200 image is slightly cleaner in darker tones than the ISO 100 shot"

Does this mean the image quality of an ISO 200 image is better than an ISO 100 image?

Does this really matter?

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 04:13 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1986 comments in total)
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Carl Sanders: Shame that it did not have 4K, huge difference!

I agree with Carl. If this camera had 4K, I would be much more likely to consider it. For now, I will wait, or get a Sony mirrorless. I already have an FDR-AX100 4K Handycam.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 04:09 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1986 comments in total)
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fadilrexhepi: I just purchased the D750 and I upgraded from D5200.
I am a beginner in photography but I believe I've done so well understanding and mastering the Exposure on my current D5200 so I shoot fully manual as the other modes confuse me more so I shoot fully on manual mode and I am producing really good shots with my Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art and Nikon 50mm F1.8.

I got my new D750 yesterday, and I'm seeing a bit trouble understanding this cameras settings (of course still going through the manual). But, for example, I would use same logic as in my D5200 to take a picture on manual mode, and for some reason I'm getting a different photo results so with same settings I get better photo on my D5200.
Is this normal?

Is "Auto ISO" enabled on either body? Why are you shooting full manual anyway? I've been shooting for 25+ years, and I my favorite mode is aperture priority. How do you determine the exposure by yourself? Anyway, what problems are you having?

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 04:07 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2122 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: As someone wrote here "with 16-50mm lens the IQ is degraded to smart phone quality..." What's the point of this camera? You don't drive Benz with cheap tires, do you? :(

It does not degrade it to smart phone quality. That is ludicrous. Besides, you buy this camera for its speed. Lets shoot an event with a smart phone vs the A6300 to see which one comes out with more usable shots.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 21:36 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2122 comments in total)
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Aviator737: I heard that the rolling shutter is not good in this camera. How to get rid of this problem?

The best think you can do is to view video samples to determine if the output is acceptable. It is different with all cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 21:35 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2122 comments in total)
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Aviator737: How about the image stabilisation ? I want to use telephoto lens with this camera to make videos but I'm worried about the image stabilisation. What should I do to get the best results? Maybe another camera?

I'm surprised how rude so many are to this individual. If you don't want to answer their question, just move on. Have some social grace! To answer the question, choose a lens that has OSS (built-in stabilization).

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 21:33 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2122 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: IR claims the A6300 locks up for 22 seconds after a burst. Yet no mention of this by dpreview?

Or did I miss it in the review?

"buffer clearing is slow and the camera doesn't allow you to do anything while the camera is clearing the buffer. Clearing an 11.1fps burst of 21 RAW+JPEG files takes 22 seconds, which is quite slow. "

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a6300/sony-a6300A.HTM#overview_start

I would like to know if it locks up as well. The A6000 is a different camera. The new con for the A6300 is the early shutter penalty. The A6000 doesn't have this. I'd like to know how this would affect me.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 21:30 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2122 comments in total)
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marcus_lang: In december I bought the predecessor, the a6000, due to "superb sensor performance compared to competition", as the salesman told me. How good the sensor maybe whatsoever: When I take indoor photos in program mode "P", the camera defaults to shutter speed 1/60 - this results in 100% blurred photos of my 1 year-old son. My 11 year-old olympus did not have this issue (although the sensor-performance was poor, undoubtedly). With appropriate settings I got better pictures from my old camera...

Have you tried using the sports setting?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 21:26 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2122 comments in total)

You should add to the con list that it does not have Active Mode Steadyshot while shooting video. Sony has this on their Handycams and Cybershot models, and it makes the video so, so, so much smoother. This has been bothering me for years! Their VG models have it. Why can't these? This is such a huge deal to me that I have not been considering Sony mirrorless cameras because of this. They even left it out for the 4K mode on their RX10 III and RX10 II. When I found out about the III, I jumped to find out if they added Active Mode to 4K shooting, but nope. It must be a marketing decision, so if you add it to the con list, maybe they will reconsider.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 21:23 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2122 comments in total)
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EwanMC: Don't wate your money on the Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 lens, it has been roundly panned by nearly every review I've ever read. I would use my 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM A-mount, with an adapter, instead. My example is an early type with OS, unfortunately Sigma later stopped including OS into their A-mount version of this lens

That won't help me when I want 70mm though.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 21:16 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2122 comments in total)
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eestlane: why whining about battery!
buy 10000mah micro usb battery pack and u are wired (pack in pocket, little wire) and can shoot 10hours

You'll have to come up with a way to make the connection water resistant. 10 hours though? I think not. I have an FDR-AX100 with a 26.5Wh battery, and it can shoot for up to 4 hours. A 10,000 mAh pack might have 37 Wh, assuming that's the true rating (usually it's not - you'd be lucky getting half of what it claims). Anyway, what you're suggesting is good though.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 21:15 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2122 comments in total)
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Bach Photo: Just bought one and I'll be returning it, 72 degree air conditioned room and over-heat alarm goes on at 22 minute of recording time. That is not just unacceptable, it's ridiculous. This could be a great camera, I'm really not sure how it scored as high as it did with such a glaring flaw.

Interesting. I am considering this camera because they make a waterproof case for it. When a camera is in a case, it gets significantly hotter because it is essentially insulated by air. This may deter me from getting this camera. I just got a case for an A6000, so I'll have to see how it fares.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 21:09 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2122 comments in total)
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AKH: I think Dpreview should take price into account when rating a camera.

The A6300 is no doubt a very fine camera, but taking the price into account it is clear why so many people are much better off buying an entry level DSLR.

An entry level DSLR like the D3300 including a kit lens only cost around 1/4 of the price the A6300 body and will provide as good or better image quality and it is not even much bigger or heavier.

Of course you will only get a plastic fantastic camera with the D3300, but what the heck it takes as good images for most purposes.

For a person that's actually considering this camera, I wouldn't even consider the D3300 (to be honest, that is just ridiculous). A D500 maybe. You have to consider the camera as a whole. No one buys a camera solely for image quality. Do you know what's awesome about the A6300? Its AF system, 11 FPS (8 with AF tracking), 4K video....this is why I'm here. I already have a D600 with thousands of dollars of Nikon lenses. I also have a Sony FDR-AX100, so I know how awesome Sony is at video capabilities. I just borrowed my mother's A6000, and I am surprised by how much I like it. I only wish Sony would add Intelligent Active Mode Steadyshot to their mirrorless cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 21:06 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (539 comments in total)
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EvilTed: @Nowelly

It's useless as a street camera.
I tried one yesterday and the AF is too slow and sluggish and then there's the extreme high resolution that is none too forgiving of bad technique.

The result of my 1 hour test shooting F8 1/500s on the streets yesterday was ZERO sharp or in focus images.

If you favor the camping style of street photography (wait somewhere for someone to walk into your scene), this may be an acceptable camera, but for those of us who shoot one-handed and constantly on the move, it's just not going to cut it.

Take a look at the exposure tab at imagine resources review, and look under output quality. Did you change the camera settings, or were you using the default settings?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 22:51 UTC

This camera doesn't have Intelligent Active Mode Steadyshot in 4K. This is a huge con for me. When this mode is available, I will consider buying it.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 22:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (308 comments in total)

This camera doesn't have Intelligent Active Mode Steadyshot in 4K. This is a huge con for me. When this mode is available, I will consider buying it.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 22:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (308 comments in total)
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Gudmundur: Wow a 600mm equivalent F4 lens that small. That must be revolutionary breakthrough in lenses development!!
Good joob Sony (sales department)

Keep in mind this camera uses a tiny sensor compared to a DSLR. This is why the lens can be so small. You can't beat the laws of physics.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 22:29 UTC
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