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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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osan: Another one to sell bucketloads. If it can deliver acceptable results in IQ dept.

According to the 2016 BCN report (based on sales data from 2015), Canon actually is #3 in the Japanese MILC market, after Olympus and Sony. They took the third spot from Panasonic.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:22 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (214 comments in total)
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MikeDPR: It's unfortunate that Samsung NX500 is not in the list. It offers the highest DXO sensor rating for cropped sensors and 4K video. Inexpensive and very light prime lenses complete the system very well in my opinion. Yes, I would still buy one even if their future is uncertain.

But is the future really uncertain? At this point, it seems pretty certain that Samsung won't develop the NX system further. Of course, you can buy an NX500 while stocks last, and enjoy using it for many years, but as an entry into a camera system it can no longer be recommended.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 17:53 UTC
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Jeremy Park: I wonder why spend so much effort looking at the latitude of pushing images more than a stop? If you are shooting images more than a stop off correct exposure then the user is the issue, not the camera's ability to bring out low noise images from poorly exposed images.

Yes, this is not about being off by more than a stop by mistake. It's done on purpose to protect the highlights, while still being able to get details out of the shadows. So the point isn't that you shouldn't care about correct exposure, it's about having more leeway in post-processing.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 09:08 UTC
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Gesture: Please-a more real-world testing scheme-that has some artistic quality.

Artistic quality isn't necessary to assess the capabilities of a camera, because it has nothing to do with the camera. That's the photographer's contribution to the image.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 20:01 UTC
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ThePhilips: Oly & Pana too report (minor) increase in sales. Fuji reported positive results last year too. Thus, the mirrorless has (financially) happened and is here to stay.

Sony reported a decrease in sales, not an increase. The operating income went up though.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 14:43 UTC
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Marty4650: HOLY COW! I just saved $6,000!

I just discovered I can turn off the LCD screen of my Olympus EM5! All it takes is pushing that small button on the right side of the EVF housing. Push the button again, and the LCD screen comes back on!

This means I just saved $6,000, that I could use to buy a $2,500 300mm f/4.0 PRO lens, a $1,300 42.5mm f/1.2 lens, and still get a brand new Panasonic GX8 for the remaining $1,200!

Life is good! :)

Unfortunately, you still have the option of turning on the LCD screen. For those $6,000, Leica would remove that option for you.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 21:12 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (284 comments in total)
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VENTURE-STAR: Ah well, that's that then. I have no desire to buy any of these cameras as they provide no obvious advantage over a budget SLR aside from size. Thanks Jeff, Carey and Dan.

"as they provide no obvious advantage over a budget SLR aside from size."

I believe the combination of good (or at least decent) image quality in a small package is the whole point of this category of camera. If you don't care about the size, then there are indeed many other options to choose from.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (284 comments in total)
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sdh: Some random thoughts on this article:

- The G7x's 24-100 lens gets praise for its "long range" but the same lens in the G5x, and longer-range lens in the G1x II, don't get similar praise.

- The Fuji X30 feels out of place here due to it's smaller sensor size. But then accepting that disparity, then there are a few other models that belong in this comparo too. For example: Olympus Stylus 1s, Nikon P7800, Canon G16. Even if some of those models are a bit dated now, they're still same class as the Fuji X30 IMO.

- The article feels more cobbled together/cut-pasted from previous reviews, rather than a new & comparative evaluation of the group.

Edit: And separately I'm hugely disappointed to read the criticism of the Pana ZS100's lens, as I was/am considering it as my next "carry everywhere" camera.

The Canon G16 and Nikon P7800 are no longer listed as available models, at least not here in Europe. And both have been replaced by models using a larger sensor, although in Nikon's case the DL is not yet available.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 20:52 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (284 comments in total)
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mailman88: All cropped P/S cameras will be obsolete in 5 years or less ( blame cellphones)
Then enter the full frame P/S camera market from all manufactures at a very affordable price.

That you can buy older models significantly cheaper than their launch price doesn't mean that there's a trend towards less expensive cameras. On the contrary, the camera manufacturers are mostly shifting towards "premium" models to compensate for the declining sales volume. For example, each new generation of A7, RX10, RX100 have had a higher launch price than previous generations. Likewise the A6300 compared to the A6000.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 11:20 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (284 comments in total)
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mailman88: All cropped P/S cameras will be obsolete in 5 years or less ( blame cellphones)
Then enter the full frame P/S camera market from all manufactures at a very affordable price.

Sorry, but I don't see that happening. FF cameras will only come down in price if production volume increases dramatically.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 01:20 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (284 comments in total)
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mailman88: All cropped P/S cameras will be obsolete in 5 years or less ( blame cellphones)
Then enter the full frame P/S camera market from all manufactures at a very affordable price.

"Then enter the full frame P/S camera market from all manufactures at a very affordable price."

I'm not so sure about this. The volume needed to sell FF cameras at a "very affordable price" just won't be there. The camera market is shrinking, so if anything cameras will be more expensive as the manufacturers try to raise their profit margins.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 21:32 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (284 comments in total)
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NWT: Very strange, we are only 5 months into 2016, and a roundup of the year is here, and most of them are recycling material. What is the point!

It's a continually updated roundup of available models. Seems to me to be a better idea than just updating it once a year.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
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J A C S: Has anybody heard about a destructive RAW processor?

I didn't even read the headline, but sure, that's sloppily written.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 01:21 UTC
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RedFox88: All raw converters are "non destructive " because it's raw data not an image file.

Yes, but all photo editors aren't.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 00:03 UTC
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J A C S: Has anybody heard about a destructive RAW processor?

"RAW processor and non-destructive photo editor"

This is both a raw processor and a photo editor that can handle several image formats. Not every photo editor is non-destructive.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 00:01 UTC
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