Revenant

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Jacques Cornell: I wish DPR would define "dual camera". Are we talking about two sensor+lens units on the back of the phone, or just one sensor with two lenses or focal lengths?

Since a camera module contains both a sensor and a lens, "dual camera" means two sensors and two lenses.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 18:04 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (424 comments in total)
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rrccad: Nice review of the optical qualities.

however this is missing some points here for both the panasonic and the canon that should be highlighted and it's a disservice to both that they are not.

both are significantly lighter than the RX10 III (200-300g), they cost significantly less and they are much smaller to boot.

that obviously plays into the optical qualities illustrated here.

"The Canon PowerShot G3 X's trump card has been trumped." sounds like something that you'd expect from SAR.

I look at the G3X as a compromise between portability and focal length - the RX10 III certainly is not in the same category as the G3X as far as portability, or even the FZ1000 as well.

"magnesium weathersealed body vs plastic non weather sealed."

According to Canon, the G3X has rubber seals and a magnesium alloy body.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 16:56 UTC
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Ocolon: I don’t need an action cam but it’s interesting to see the return of a 1/2.3" sensor with 8 megapixels due to the demand for 4K. Maybe this will find its way into more products, making people looking for lower resolution point and shoot cameras happy again?

"You can capture all the photons you want perfectly"

Not really, because there's always photon shot noise, which is an inherent property of light itself, and in many cases, its impact is larger than that caused by read noise or thermal noise.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 18:47 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (189 comments in total)
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JosephScha: The new GF8 is still about $500, should have been included. And the G7 when on sale sells for $599, I wonder how close to $500 qualified.

The G7 was included in the $500-$800 roundup.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 17:32 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200 (204 comments in total)
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Bob1975: Doesn't the D7200 use a Sony sensor. If it does is the camera really a Nikon? The only thing nikon about it is the body when the heart of the camera is made by a different company.

Chipworks does teardowns, and looks at the serial numbers and other markings on the components.
It seems to me that DxO is just guessing that it's a Sony sensor based on the pixel count.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 13:16 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (171 comments in total)
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LawDude: If Samsung had offered h.264 as an alternate codec, and built a smart adapter so people could migrate their EF/EF-S lenses with full AF functionality (while Samsung developed their own lens ecosystem), they could have dominated the market with the NX-1.

@photomedium

Yes, you're probably right. Point taken.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (189 comments in total)
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turvyT: And the winner is... Pentax Ks2. (No doubt, but it seems to be almost a secret.)

The same conspiracy that included the K-S2 in the $500-$800 roundup, I presume?

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2016-roundup-interchangeable-lens-cameras-500-800

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (189 comments in total)
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2eyesee: So does anyone know why Sony doesn't put a touchscreen on any of their other cameras?

I recall reading an interview with a Sony exec, where he said that Sony regards touchscreens as an entry-level consumer feature in stills cameras, and they therefore don't think that it's necessary in enthusiast/pro models.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 20:33 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (171 comments in total)
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LawDude: If Samsung had offered h.264 as an alternate codec, and built a smart adapter so people could migrate their EF/EF-S lenses with full AF functionality (while Samsung developed their own lens ecosystem), they could have dominated the market with the NX-1.

"That's where all the money is" isn't quite true about lenses. Looking at CIPA data the number of lenses shipped is roughly 1.5x the number of interchangeable lens cameras, but the total value of the lenses is actually lower than the value of the cameras. So the statistics doesn't really support the oft-repeated claim that the manufacturers make more money from selling lenses than from camera bodies.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 16:07 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (171 comments in total)
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cookedraw: Is it some kind of contest announced ?
Most useless comments about a camera system you know nothing about ?

See the ad from Amazon above ? It is an ad.
Why waste advertisement space for a product they don't sell ?
It makes no sense.

The fact that the NX1 is still available in some markets, doesn't necessarily mean that it's still in production. It may very well have been discontinued, and some regional subsidiaries are simply selling their remaining stock.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 19:52 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200 (204 comments in total)
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Bob1975: Doesn't the D7200 use a Sony sensor. If it does is the camera really a Nikon? The only thing nikon about it is the body when the heart of the camera is made by a different company.

Practically every manufacturer of electronics, cars, aeroplanes or whatever else you can think of, use at least some components supplied by other companies.
There are several companies that make sensors and processors, Epson makes EVFs, Copal makes shutter assemblies, and so on. Not even Sony makes every component in-house.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 19:20 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (48 comments in total)
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coastcontact: Not one of these cameras earned a Gold award from DP Review. That is reason enough to look at earlier but still available models. Example is Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 did receive that Gold award BUT it's not Panasonic's latest version and is still available from Amazon and many camera retailers.

I never said that they were worthless or meaningless. I said that the awards are subjective, as opposed to the scores, which are based on more objective criteria. Think of the award as akin to "the editor's choice", like you'll find in some review magazines.

Also, both the award and the scores are meant to be compared to the competition that is current at the time of review. This is true of most review sites, because there are no absolute criteria that are valid forever. The bars are constantly raised as technology develops, and our expectations change with time.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 17:31 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200 (204 comments in total)
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Aroart: Thankyou for not harming any Fuji cameras while hearding his roundup.. Fuji iq is in a league of its own......

The X-T10 was included in the roundup of ILCs priced between $500 and $800.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2016-roundup-interchangeable-lens-cameras-500-800?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 17:22 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200 (204 comments in total)
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Aroart: Thankyou for not harming any Fuji cameras while hearding his roundup.. Fuji iq is in a league of its own......

As Jeff Keller explains elsewhere in this thread, the Fuji models are, or will be, included in other roundups. They fall either below or above this particular price bracket.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (48 comments in total)
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coastcontact: Not one of these cameras earned a Gold award from DP Review. That is reason enough to look at earlier but still available models. Example is Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 did receive that Gold award BUT it's not Panasonic's latest version and is still available from Amazon and many camera retailers.

Keep in mind that awards are subjective, and that cameras are compared to the competition at the time of review. Just because a model earned a gold award, while its successor did not, it doesn't necessarily mean that the earlier model is the better of the two.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 01:16 UTC
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)
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zakk9: I'm amazed over the number of negative comments here. The fact that the D810 is two years old and still highly relevant shows what a great camera this is. To me, it's the first truly universal DSLR camera, and as the article mentions, it strikes way above its class. At the same time, I've been using it for motor racing and air shows and never really missed a D5 or D500 enough to consider one of those instead of the D810.

Dial in ISO 64 and go out shooting. There are few photography experiences that top the D810 in a good mood :)

A review of a still available product IS timely.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 22:28 UTC
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)
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malabito: Great review of the best dslr in the market, and for free. Can someone explain to me why are people complaining?

"Because some people use reviews to make a purchasing decision?"

As long as the camera is still available, you can make that purchasing decision. Personally, I don't buy a new camera as soon as a new model is released, I buy a new camera when my old one stops working. And it doesn't necessarily have to be the latest model.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 22:24 UTC
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)
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WGVanDyck: Please understand; I am a huge fan of DPR. DPR is my first stop for news and I have very high regard for their staff. But, two years between the introduction of a camera (2014) and the publication of its review? The first sentence of the review says it was two years between the D800 and the introduction of the D810, so it strikes me that the D810 review may be out just in time for the release of a new D820.

As long as a camera is still a current model, a review is relevant and still matters. I'd rather have a thorough review two years after release than a short, superficial review within days or weeks after the release date.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 22:13 UTC
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EskeRahn: At first it looks very impressive with these optical specs in such a compact body.
It could really have been a competitor to the compact superzooms like Panasonic TZ80 or Sony HX90V.
(And with MUCH better macro functionality on top of the smaller size)
BUT on the 'electronic' side it looks really outdated...
* No manual settings at all? A/S/M?
* No raw?
* 2.5 fps max??
* Only FHD video in 2016?
....Step backs from the SX720 that can hardly be blamed on the size
Of course there are some hardware features such as tilting screen, touch display, EVF that could have been nice, but the very compact size is most likely to blame here - a trade off I see as acceptable.
And some will miss a GPS too, this MIGHT be due to the size too - or just costs.

This is the latest model in the SX6xx series, which sits below the SX7xx series in the lineup and therefore has fewer features.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 16:33 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: It almost seems like they can sell anything these days as long as it has the shape of a camera and has greater than 10x zoom with 20 or more megapixels.

Those are the only specs the average consumers seems to care about anymore. Nothing else seems to matter.

I fully expect to see 100X zoom cameras with 1/3" sensors and 100 megapixels one day. They will have an F30.0 focal ratio but no one will ever care about that because it has 100 megapixels and they think that automatically makes it "Sharper".

Those are probably the only specs the average (non-enthusiast) consumer has ever cared about. But since the rise of the camera phone, zoom range has become an increasingly more important spec to give P&S cameras a unique selling point compared to smartphones.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 20:18 UTC
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