Bill3R: "When buying from the big sellers like Amazon*, B&H and Adorama, things are a bit more clear." I would hardly include Amazon with sellers B&H and Adorama.Amazon is more like eBay.
I tried to buy a "genuine" apple charging cable from amazon a while back and, honestly, the number of fake cables sold as real by sellers (must read reviews..) is beyond count and I don't understand why Amazon doesn't control this "wild west" situation..
So, yes, I agree with the original comment it's like Ebay but only for partner companies..
EcoPix: Thanks dpReview for raising the issue of focus accuracy with SLR lenses. We love our reflex viewfinders, but increasing resolution is starting to reach the limits of this design. Zoom lenses often need different focus calibrations for different distances and focal lengths (and even f-stops sometimes), making the adjustments complex and too much for even the capable operator to do by AF fine tuning.
What’s needed now is focus mapping for each lens. Given the power of the modern camera’s IC, would it be possible for manufacturers to include a program in the firmware that maps focus for each lens at the range of distances, f-stops and focal lengths via the main sensor, and stores the data for calibration of the AF module?
Seems very simple, in principle, and definitely sounds useful, but I imagine it's not easy due to lack of reference points. I think you'd need the owner to perfectly manually focus though the viewfinder, and then switch to liveview to compare and calculate the difference..(and store etc.)
rrccad: where's all the people crying about the lack of 4k?
Thank you for pointing that out!
Mikity: I really wonder if in a double-blind test comparing pictures taken with a "dedicated" B&W camera, versus ones taken with a comparable DSLR that have been processed for B&W, the majority would be able to tell the difference!
I don't understand why B&W is considered that much of a holy grail. It's just a throwback to a time when the technology wasn't advanced enough to record separate colours.
I think it's one of those things where "if I have to explain, your not going to understand"..
Somehow, for me, B&W is the essence of photography without the distraction of colour, but each to his own..
And doesn't the build quality of that camera just drip out of the pictures.. Wow. I'll have to try the lottery again :-)
I am surprised to see this front focus issue, is this normal?
Was it also tested or noticed on earlier editions of the Rebel or D5300/D5500?
Joachim Gerstl: Wow! What a nice surprise. Fuji knows how to keep customers happy.
yes, you're right, and eventually they did the right thing (replace the sensor, unlike, Nikon with the D600..), credit where it's due.
Looking back at the comments, though, it took a while for them to sort it out, and there were an awful lot of negative comments from owners about it, a software solution which didn't help etc. Seems some companies learnt from this, and some didn't..
My comment was directed at "Fanboys" with short memories, jumping on the bandwagon without the "context", shall we say - every company has a "leaning process", it's just a question of when perhaps..
Some people soon forget...
Remember the "Orbs"? (X10)
ttran88: They could have possibly reused d7100 samples and call it a day.
iudex: There is some evidence (see some older threads here) that the D7200 sensor is still a ZToshiba, and not the Sony as in the D5300/D5500, but currently no proof one way or another..
Whilst an interesting combination, I think it would have been more useful to have used a kit lens for the very first samples from a new camera.
This seems to be the subject of a lot of discussion... Is it, or isn't it..?
Debankur Mukherjee: I only hope Oly kept the name of this camera model a little short........OM-D E-M5 II...!!
Actually, most of us call it the 700D, confusing huh...?! :-)
SnakePlissken: The DP Merrill line of cameras are probably the greatest value cameras of all time. They now sell for about £350 yet produce images that are almost medium format in quality. Experts have said only the D800E challenges them before you get into the realm of medium format. I have all the DPMs and when the light is right, or you use a tripod, the quality is astonishing. I smile with pleasure every time I open a Foveon file - they are so sharp, rich and colourful straight from the camera. And yet they are tiny, compact camera in size (not the DP3M) and only cost £350!! Best value cameras ever.
Just to clarify, are we talking about the DP1,2 or 3?
I see some offers for all 3..
Just curious, where can you buy them for that price?
zenpmd: At least canon provide proper upgrades and dont rush em. Quite a pathetic release really. /7fps on an apsc sensor is today very week and overpriced
Err, you mean like that "proper" sensor upgrade that somehow stuck from 550d, 600D, 650D, 700D, 100D and 60D...
Michael Leek: I'm not sure I see much relevance in Demolder's piece: it's typical of his very subjective approach - one that switched me off from Amateur Photographer when he was editor. Disappointing to see he's now a 'senior contributing writer for DPReview'... However, I recognise that the above is an 'opinion' and not a review.
Surely the most important aspect of a camera is image quality combined with ease-of-use and creative flexibility? Why is there such an on-going 'discussion' about pixel count? If a camera's unable, with an appropriate lens, to deliver quality images (and this subsumes resolution of detail and an ability to use said camera), then it doesn't make any difference how many pixels the sensor has!
Not once in the above piece is any mention made of creative flexibility or image quality! Lots of points comparing technical aspects and pricing, etc, so what's the point of the piece if the purpose of the cameras are not addressed?
The article was justcomparing the 750d and 760d and the possible reasons as to why Canon has gone such a route. Where would IQ come into it? - obviously identical between the two models..
Personally, I think it's an interesting article, and of course it's a subjective opinion piece, that's fine as it gets me thinking what I need myself.
I am slightly confused, as I think the 760d is cannibaling the 70d, and to some extent the 24Mp of both is getting me to question whether it's going to out-IQ the 70D anyway.. I guess we'll see soon..
JMZ48: Dear DPReview... Yes, this is interesting video presentation, however not complete... The quality of the pictures and video comes mostly from the lenses and accessories used by this photographer.
I kindly request that you publish here the list of lenses and adaptors used during this presentation, also please disclose what was make of the lenses. Your answer would be greatly appreciated.
Well, yes, but it would be useful for deaf idiots like myself to see the lenses listed too..
Sony have in the past been criticised for the lack of lenses(and somehow, while there seem to be more lenses, what lens fits what body i spoorly described) so it'd be nice to know what was used.
yesman12: I go to the Consumer Electronics show every year. This year I ran into someone from the Photography industry and he claimed that DP's Affiliation with Amazon does skew its responsiveness to reviews towards brands that are most popular on Amazon. to be clear he was not claiming that DP's reviews are biased but that they have a brand filter wrt what and when they decided to review.
DP should have reviewed the 645Z. Nearly all the other web sites have.
I think nearly everybody would be interested to see DP review the 645Z, if only to see how it relates to other cameras they've reviewed such as the Nikon D810.
Actually, I think we'd all like to see more camera reviews anyway...
Russell Dawkins: Why have you not corrected the specs list? You still say no microphone port. I was disappointed - I wrote it off at that point - but later found that it does (thanks to the review on another site). It was mentioned in the comments 17 hours ago, yet you haven't corrected it.DO you have it in for Pentax?
Russell, do you work 24 hours a day waiting for asinine comments on your website..?
j900: Not one single canon product among the joint winners. Pathetically biased poll ;-)
The only thing that Canon released last year that even slightly interested me was the EF-S 10-18mm lens.
And that's only because it's reasonably good (by my standard of affordability) at a reasonable price.
Camerawise, err, nothing. Disappointing. Not the first year either.
iPh0to: Why somebody would pick this up over a similar priced proper daypack like the f-stop Guru is beyond me. All those straps hanging ready to get snagged by a branch. Judging from the photo, there's no frame and hip support.
and the f-stop Guru doesn't have an air-gap system, so no way would i go hiking with that!
I guess we all have our own preferences..