Revenant

Revenant

Joined on Jul 29, 2011

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christom: Strange if they don't plan on selling it in America, one of the biggest camera markets, and probably the biggest.

Oh well. I'm looking forward to Sony's A7000.

CIPA shipment numbers for 2014:

Americas
DSLRs: ~2.70m units
MILCs: ~480k units

Europe
DSLRs: ~3.00m units
MILCs: ~720k units

Japan
DSLRs: ~1.08m units
MILCs: ~720k units

Asia (except Japan)
DSLRs: ~3.61m units
MILCs: ~1.26m units

Clearly, mirrorless cameras aren't as hot in America as in the rest of the world.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 01:03 UTC
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Tilted Plane: The question does linger--is a $900 camera, without a lens, entry level? The Rebel line seems to beg for a true entry level--in terms of price--without having to buy a 2 or 3 year old model. No?

The 1200D (T5) is as entry-level as they come, and it's only one year old.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 21:21 UTC
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zodiacfml: wow, CCD sensor. who makes that?

Sony makes them, and several manufacturers use them in their cheapest compacts.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 21:09 UTC
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RichRMA: It looks thoroughly competent...and utterly boring. If you line-up each Canon DSLR (they don't make much else) from cheap to expensive, aside from size, can you tell them apart?

When it comes to ergonomics and control layout, I want as little change from one model to the next as possible, so I can just pick up a new camera and start shooting. Unless of course there was something seriously wrong with the old design.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 14:23 UTC
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Howard: So why didn't they put these sensors in the 7D II ???

No, these models don't have Dual Pixel AF. They have the regular variant of on-sensor PDAF, with masked-off pixels. Only the 70D and 7D2 have Dual Pixel AF.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 14:17 UTC
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b534202: So is the T6i their new cheap entry camera replacing the T5 while the T6s replaces the T5i?

Or is there going to be an even cheaper T6 coming?

As I see it, the T6i (750D) replaces the T5i (700D), while the T6s (760D) slots in between the T6i and 70D. The SL1 (100D) sits below all of these, and the T5 (1200D) sits at the bottom.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 14:05 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (548 comments in total)
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arhmatic: Why would everything has to come to the USA?
Yes, it's a large market, there is plenty of money outside.

But the US is still the largest economy in the world:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2001rank.html

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 12:49 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (548 comments in total)
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The Squire: Reasonable price, but uninspiring.

1080/30p? That's all?

2013 rang. They want their camera back.

Yes, 2013 cameras are so unusable these days.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 12:10 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Canon's moto is "We give you less. You give us more $$$$ and you will still keep coming back to us because you have thousands of dollars of lenses you don't want to replace."

Seems to be a successful business model.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 11:28 UTC
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dormcat: I wonder if someone has noticed that X-S1 is missing in the "future compatible models" list; X100 and X10, both older than X-S1, are still in the list.

Looks like Fujifilm either has abandoned the idea of using its 12MP 2/3" on a superzoom, or is planning a new model to replace X-S1. If it's the latter case I'd like to see something featuring the same 12 Megapixel 2/3" X-Trans CMOS II on X30/XQ2, with slightly more reach (especially the wide-angle end) than that of an Olympus Stylus 1, but smaller than a Panasonic FZ1000 (which uses 1" CMOS; twice the size of 2/3"). Manual zoom would be a big plus.

I think it's safe to say, that the X-S1 was a commercial failure. Otherwise, Fuji would have released a successor already. It's a 2011 model, after all.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 10:32 UTC
On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (315 comments in total)
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haroldo: Smartphones? i'd say Mismanagement and Sony. Wake up, Canon!

So far, Canon's market share hasn't dropped. Declining sales doesn't necessarily mean a lower market share, because the entire market is contracting. In fact, the market share distribution has been pretty constant between the different companies throughout the market contraction so far.

So again, Sony's imaging division (which is separate from the semiconductor division that makes the sensors) doesn't do any better than the imaging divisions of Canon and Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 13:45 UTC
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snapa: Great, the the percentage of people who own the LX100 or Sony A7 II is .01% of people who own cameras. The people who have DxO OpticsPro v10.2 software is .001%. This article should pertain to maybe .005% of people on earth that own cameras. Great article DPR, very interesting stuff :/

How about doing more reviews on cameras and lenses, like you used to do, which if what made this site so interesting?

"Otherwise, I would rather read reviews of cameras or lenses or software I may actually like to buy someday."

But we all are interested in different cameras, lenses and software, aren't we?

And what DPR did here was basically to publish a press release from DxO. I hardly think they did that instead of doing a review.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 11:52 UTC
On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (315 comments in total)
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WordsOfFarewell: I bet it's because Sony and Nikon upped their game significantly so people rather buy their stuff. Would be interesting to get their numbers as well.

Sony and Nikon are in the same boat as Canon, as are all the other camera makers. The market as a whole is contracting due to smartphones. Read this article by Thom Hogan:

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/panic-is-setting-in.html

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 11:39 UTC
On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (315 comments in total)
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haroldo: Smartphones? i'd say Mismanagement and Sony. Wake up, Canon!

You'd be wrong. The sales decline is industry wide, not just affecting Canon. And the main cause is general consumers abandoning compact cameras for smartphones.

Sony has yet to take any substantial market share from the Big Two in interchangeable lens cameras. Their market share is about the same (perhaps slightly higher) now as it was when they acquired Konica-Minolta's business, only now most of it is made up of mirrorless cameras instead of DSLRs.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 11:35 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (374 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Very confusing article. Am I supposed to vote again? Why is it going through all the losing products one by one on each page?

The blue links lead to the previously published polls, where you can read about all the products. The new content is the presentation of the runners-up and winners.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 11:46 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (374 comments in total)
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Caerolle: Wow, X-T1, Best Camera. I will never understand that. Pretty camera, though.

edit: Ooops, Runner-up. I guess there were two runners-up. How it beat the D750 is beyond me, though, and I hate Nikon cameras. Size and weight, I guess, and old-dude controls.

It didn't beat the D750. As explained in the text, the D750 got 14.2% of the votes, while the X-T1 got 14%. So basically a tie between these two, which is why they chose both cameras as runners-up.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 10:24 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (374 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Very confusing article. Am I supposed to vote again? Why is it going through all the losing products one by one on each page?

All the losing products? Where do you see those? They present the runner-up and the winner of each category. And if you want, you can vote for the overall best product among those.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 10:16 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (364 comments in total)
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yesman12: For a web site that claims to be impartial, I am surprised to see a headline which fundamentally sounds like a apologist for Nikon. Also, since you uncovered the problem in your testing, why was it until now that you decided to present the issue with a full page?

Given a string of similar issues from recent Nikon cameras, If DP were really impartial, perhaps the headline should read
"Nikon Flare issue: Is there a pattern of QC problems"

"We shot thousands of photos on two Nikon D750 bodies and never experienced the flare issue. We took shots directly into the sun, or with the sun just outside the frame, for dynamic range tests and for our D750 video at the Museum of Flight, and still saw no issue. When we directly went looking for it, and tried really hard to reproduce the flare, though, we were able to reproduce it."

In other words, they didn't uncover the problem during their testing for the review. They decided to investigate further after the review was published, and now they have added that to the review.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 14:11 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1903 comments in total)

1. Whether one thinks that this particular flare issue is important or not, isn't it some cause for concern that there is such variation in placement of the AF modules? I would have thought that tolerances in assembly were much tighter than that, especially for a high-end camera.

2. "Or, perhaps this sort of flare is more prevalent than we might think, and we just dismiss it as lens flare."

I wonder how many lenses that have received worse reviews than they deserve because of this?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 13:49 UTC as 143rd comment | 3 replies
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WetCoast: 1" sensor, please. No more 2/3", 1/1.7" or 1/2.3"... :)

True, I agree.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 11:43 UTC
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