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On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review news story (498 comments in total)
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Joe Shaffer: So it preforms on par or better than "professional" cameras but you keep using the words "SLR enthusiasts" for the people who would buy it. Why enthusiasts and not professionals? Is it because it doesn't say Canon or Nikon on it?

I can't believe people complain about the EVF in a pro camera. Tell that to pro videographers everywhere...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 20:46 UTC
On Breaking the Rules article (142 comments in total)

Tips for better photos according to dpreview members:

Rule #1: get a Canon or Nikon camera
Rule #2: get an L or pro grade lenses
Rule #3: constantly upgrade whenever something new comes out

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2012 at 19:44 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
On Samsung NX 12-24mm to cost $600, 45mm F1.8 around $300 news story (119 comments in total)

meh.... Nikon's offering is better.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 17:40 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies

Needs moar speedholes so that it can do 200 fps.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 15:21 UTC as 54th comment
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409novaman: I'm glad to see that people are never happy.

everything is back to normal again... in dpreview

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 16:13 UTC
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fenceSitter: I guess we have to be grateful that Sony pretends to be listening at last, but this update for the NEX-7 is disappointing nonetheless.

The bracketing is still useless because you can't combine it with delayed shutter or remote, so you can't use it with long exposure times on a tripod. Have these people never taken pictures themselves?

And why they didn't take the opportunity to let the user re-assign the movie button instead of merely disabling it?

I guess it would have been hard work. This update looks like a cheap and half-assed quick fix, the sort of thing that I'd come up with after one afternoon to pacify the customer "until the real thing comes along."

Having had to wait almost one year for this "update" doesn't elevate my opinion of Sony very much.

complain complain complain

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 16:12 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 samples gallery news story (159 comments in total)
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deniz erdem: why do sony jpeg always have that blotchy look to them? i know the raw files are probably very impressive but why sony? why dont you have good jpegs?

if you buy this camera to shoot JPEGs then you're buying the wrong camera...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 19:50 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 samples gallery news story (159 comments in total)

According to most people here, we know that Nikon and Canon are going to produce better photos.... so don't bother.

hah.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 19:45 UTC as 24th comment
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images news story (294 comments in total)

Perfect backup camera for journalism?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 22:06 UTC as 24th comment
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images news story (294 comments in total)
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Todd Ka: No way this is a $2700 camera.

you tell that to Leica owners.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 22:05 UTC

PetaPixel asks: What should we call connected, app-based cameras?
Answer: Smartphones.

Seriously, camera should stick to what they do best, which is taking pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 21:11 UTC as 67th comment
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 preview (326 comments in total)
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Dan Ortego: Lately I’m bi-polar when it comes to cameras. I have gone from hitting the buy button for the D600/D800 and then the A99. Every time I read something else on-line about one over the other I’m then convinced it’s the one I want. Currently, I have the A900 and it just works! I also have a new 'blue-logo' lens for it so logic would suggest that I stay put.

The appearance of the A99 looks pretty aggressive to me, and I like it. If it handles and works better than the A900 while maintaining the ‘ease of use’ of the A900, then I’ll want it. The down side is that I don’t really trust Sony to support their gear like Nikon and Canon. Once you buy a Sony you’re pretty much on your own. It’s also hard to find a decent pro-level user forum since most of they’re following is a bunch of snot-nosed kids.

Go to Dyxum, like everyone else said. This forum is loaded with a bunch of whiners dominating the threads... no offense...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 15:57 UTC
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JacquesBalthazar: Not the most fascinating interview. Obviously those guys have to promote what is in the shops now. They also have to reassure readers that they have a roadmap for the future while avoiding to say anything that might lead anyone to postpone a purchase. Basically those guys are not allowed to say anything meaningful at all. They have to follow to the letter the Q&A document prepared by their marketing and comms teams. Why waste time on such interviews?

That's what I said in an older post, they are similar to a product specialist salesperson or manager at an electronics store. He doesn't have a final say or decision on what's going forward, you'd have to travel to Japan for that.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 15:50 UTC
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jsis: He's a product manager. In other words, he's actually not the one who makes the decisions to build the camera. The guy doesn't know anything more than the salesperson at Best Buy.

PLShutterbug, congratulations, you just reaffirmed what I just said. Product Managers have some input into product development (feedback) but they do NOT make the final decisions. As you said, they are a part of the marketing department which is customer relations.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 15:43 UTC

He's a product manager. In other words, he's actually not the one who makes the decisions to build the camera. The guy doesn't know anything more than the salesperson at Best Buy.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 19:48 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
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JackM: My Tag/Heuer watch has a sapphire crystal, it is unscratchable!! Nice move Apple.

my watch is better than your watch, because mine costs $20k, but still does the same thing as your $10 Ronex.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 22:26 UTC
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taotoo: No way will it be sapphire crystal. Probably just a hard plastic.

sapphire crystal = glass

Don't buy into the hype.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 22:25 UTC

Who cares about a camera on a phone... this is free advertising for Apple.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 22:24 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On Winter Photography in Iceland article (82 comments in total)
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BCnaturephoto: GREAT shots. Nice break from all of the gear-head discussions (DXO results, Canon-Nikon-Sony arguements, how Canon has lost it) on various forums.

I would love to travel to Iceland on day. It does indeed look like a landscape photogaphers paradise.

IF and only IF they removed the part where the camera used was a Canon 5D mounted on an L lens... and settings for the camera. They are trying to sway this article to a gear-head discussion.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 22:10 UTC

HA Sony... what do they know about making cameras... Canon and Nikon are just fine on their own, there is no need for a partnership. We all know they make the best cameras on the planet.

Right... right????

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 16:12 UTC as 80th comment | 3 replies
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