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On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (433 comments in total)
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MAC: They put 1/8000 in this and only 1/4000 in d750? The 7200 is geared to go against the 70d, not the 7d2. The 7200 doesn't have the pro 1 series AF system like the 7d2 has. Nikon never built the d400. New buyers would be smart to wait to see if another banding toshiba type sensor or other issue like oil, or flare, or other...

I'm surprised your comment got so many likes on a camera tech board.

A FF shutter is far larger than an APS-C one. It takes longer to move across the larger sensor, making it as fast as APS-C would certainly be expensive. 1/8000 is APS-C is currently seemingly the affordable engineering limit - a FF 1/8000 shutter would have to move considerably faster still. Watch a video of a 7D shutter in slow motion moving across the sensor at fast shutter speeds. Then imagine it moving twice as fast over a sensor twice as large at an affordable price. Yeah.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 16:35 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (433 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: My last Nikon was a D300s and it's going to stay that way. I'll give it to my nephew along with all the Nikon glass. Nikon simply fails to excite me as it once did. These comatising iterations are nothing but a blatant money grabbing exercise. I have moved away from Nikon because the D400 never arrived and never will. DX Canon, Samsung, Sony and Pentax is where I am looking with interest.

Your original statement would be more useful to some of us if you detailed exactly what you're looking for that this camera doesn't have.

It has great AF, decent fps, decent buffer, good shutter speed, good body, good sealing, good price..

I think a large issue for Nikon is that the 7D covers a niche market very well - I'm not sure they'd see a great return on investment and worse they'd cannibalize sales of the 610/750. Perhaps they are concerned they couldn't beat the 7D while competing on price - not very good for a halo product.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 16:20 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (433 comments in total)
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D1N0: Nikon isn't going anywhere in aps-c. A small iteration, ironing out some of the cripplers from the D7100. They should choose. Is this a top range consumer dslr? Then put on an articulated screen. Is it a pro-level aps-c? Then make it a workhorse with 10fps and a killer shutterlife, leave out the scene mode crap and focus on build quality and operation and handling.

Since the scene mode is software developed ages ago and already implemented on that processor / sensor combo, unfortunately I think cutting it out would save you all of the money the ink on the mode dial cost ($0.0001?).

Plus lots of users still like those, they can pick useful auto settings when you're tired and the sun just went behind a hill and you're trying to get a moving subject.

I agree about the articulating screen though.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 16:02 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (433 comments in total)
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Der Steppenwolf: So Nikon, for EVERY little improvement you have to buy new camera. Memory and processor in D7100 could have handled same buffer if not more but no. First they sell hat one, then they add tiny bit more memory and the game goes on. And memory IS DIRT CHEAP and has been for MANY YEARS now.And before flameing starts, I happen to know for a fact that this is true since I am one of the contributors to Nikon hacker community (google it), where we actually are dissasembling these cameras and their software to improve upon lowly features Nikon is putting there to begin with.
No shame what so ever in that company.

It depends where the memory is located - after all this isn't like a PC where you can swap out the DIMMS. Memory is dirt cheap, but niche camera processors aren't, so if they are located on the same PCB without expansion slots built in the upgrade would be expensive. Granted some people would still pay - but I'm sure there would be a lot of people on here complaining bitterly about a 'features tax'. It's a PR minefield and some people would see it as a 610-like product recall. It would also be a logistics issue with built in costs and warranty issues. In short not an easy operation to undertake - and frankly although the D7100 had an awful buffer, that was well documented and people knew what they were buying.

I'm not saying any of this is ideal of course..

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 09:05 UTC
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Zeisschen: another "me-too"-product of Canon 1-2 years after Sony and Panasonic already introduced better attempts *yawn*

Late, boring, no EVF. What the hell are they thinking? Why not just make a nice mirrorless body and some more lenses for it?

I don't get this company.

@ybizzle, thanks for the advice, and it's great you like your Fuji, but I feel a bit like your that awkward guy who's come to the watermelon party and told us all how much you like grapes.

The Fuji was an interesting camera in it's day but it's off the pace now, and imo the concept needed refining - which Fuji never did. Most of the people here aren't reading these bleeding-edge-tech previews because they want to know which old Fuji to go get on Ebay.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 09:19 UTC
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lightmatters: I see these days whatever Canon is doing is not right to some people here.
You don't like it, you don't buy it. That's it!

Nothing grinds my gears like someone coming on a forum about camera tech and asking people not to say what they think about camera tech. Seriously.

I took a powershot on holiday, it was a good camera. I have nothing against Canon, but their designs continually frustrate me because they seem like missed opportunities.

And to anyone who says consumers should just vote with their pocket and stop complaining - just look at the community engagement of companies like Samsung and Fuji. They make the cameras and the firmware they know people want. A lot of us wish Canon would make the cameras we know they are capable of making but apparently choose not to.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 09:06 UTC
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ThatCamFan: Interested? Found the new camera for my aging father, his powershot is basicly game over by now and been looking for a replacement.
I am also tempted to buy one for myself as a "carry everywhere" camera when im not planning to shoot but for those
"just in case i bump into something on my way home from work"

I'm not sure this is 'carry anywhere' to be honest. With a lens like that you won't want to be carrying it around 'on the off chance'. As soon as a camera needs it's own case and strap I think the idea of just having it on the way home from work is a bit optimistic. Anything with a collapsible lens - like the Canon G7x which can actually fit in a pocket seems a better fit? Unless you mean just having one in your dashboard, in which case does size matter?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 08:59 UTC
On Samsung introduces NX500 with NX1's 28MP BSI sensor article (138 comments in total)

Anecdotally - a lot of people say that people aren't buying Samsung cameras - in touristy areas in the UK and Canada I have seen hundreds of people carrying Samsungs, mostly young Asians. On a recent trip to Toronto every hostel I visited had an NX300 hanging from the bunks like some sort of welcome gift. The A6000 has been top of the shops we tend to look at on here, but honestly the last time I saw one was a few months ago, and actually thinking about it that was a NEX-6..

Samsung, put an EVF on the NX700, I'm Sony user who's been waiting for ages for the sort of lenses and body features you are making, I'm prime for a switch, but I'm not doing it without an EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 12:44 UTC as 5th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (896 comments in total)
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SirLataxe: Very nice - but lacking in two essentials: no articulating screen and no facility to mount a wide angle conversion lens.

An articulated screen would make the camera so much more useful, especially for close-ups, street photography and video, where taking the pictures from waist or lower level makes such a difference.

A high quality add-on WA lens would make the camera an ideal tool for landscapes taken during longer walks in difficult terrain, where the weight of a larger camera and lenses would be tedious.

Hey you should mount a GoPro to that baby.

The other day my cat was under a bed, it was dark and the autofocus wasn't getting his face so I had to mf, the articulating screen meant I only had to crouch instead of lying on the floor. Boom, feature justified. Touch screen I'd like but can live without, articulating screen no unfortunately I get too many good shots using it. Also very useful for low-down macro shots.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 00:46 UTC
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andix: OK.

How many of you here drive a Lexus, Acura or Infiniti? Or a Cadillac? Or a Lincoln?

Y'know. Just asking. *innocent whistle*

Not quite - brands like Lexus at the very least do things like upgrade the electronics, seats, sound-proofing, bigger engines etc - and in some cases substantially change things like drivetrain layout. Superficial often sure, but almost always better than just slapping a grip on and tripling the price. The equivalent would be maybe putting a better EVF on, longer zoom, weather sealing..

So yes Hasselblad really was being a bit shameless with these. The luxury car market is competitive, the luxury camera market is Leica and.........................

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 10:20 UTC
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Raist3d: Why? Who is buying these things...

David Beckham, Dmitry Medvedev, probably Kanye West...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 09:57 UTC
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Petrogel: Hasselblad is the great example of how to make easy money on idiots .

Unfortunately though, they didn't make much money, and have closed the design studio pumping these rebrands out.

I'm glad to see the back of them but it's never good to see a potentially great company doing badly.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 09:56 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (896 comments in total)
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SirLataxe: Very nice - but lacking in two essentials: no articulating screen and no facility to mount a wide angle conversion lens.

An articulated screen would make the camera so much more useful, especially for close-ups, street photography and video, where taking the pictures from waist or lower level makes such a difference.

A high quality add-on WA lens would make the camera an ideal tool for landscapes taken during longer walks in difficult terrain, where the weight of a larger camera and lenses would be tedious.

Jesus Christ fuego6, how do you even take pictures from your zimmer frame? Did we really just get an un-ironic 'in my day' comment on a tech website?

The craft that went into using technologies of the past is a wonderful thing, but if I want to get down on my hands and knees I'll get my OM-2 out and have fun missing one in three shots for an afternoon. Otherwise let's move with the times.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 19:34 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (630 comments in total)
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richscence: wondering which to buy...fujifilm XT-1 or nikon 5300? can advise?

I'm not at all convinced that the Nikon would have a faster more reliable autofocus. The saying 'DSLR's have better autofocus' does not apply when we are talking about an entry level DSLR and a semi-pro mirrorless.

The modes (aperture priority etc) you list on the D5300 are all easily available, but there is only one control dial, so shooting manual is borderline pointless. Great you can change aperture, but oh no not exposure now!

Why on earth would you recommend the Nikon 24-120 on a crop sensor body? You're talking about a £700 full-frame lens.

Define 'blow away' image wise? Fuji have fantastic lenses, and 16mp combined with their excellent auto-balance could well mean better images out of the body than the entry Nikon.

I owned a 5100, it was a great camera, but it gave me nothing a far smaller camera like the Sony a6000 wouldn't do better now. Entry DSLR's are a waste of space literally, you can get that sensor in a much smaller body for the same price with better autofocus.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 19:29 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (630 comments in total)
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richscence: wondering which to buy...fujifilm XT-1 or nikon 5300? can advise?

The XT-1 is a much higher spec camera than the 5300. The XT-1 has far more manual control, but that only matters if you intend to use manual control. The Nikon only has one control dial - this will limit you if you intend to learn to shoot with more manual settings. If however you intend to shoot on 'auto' settings, the XT-1 will be a total waste of money - Fuji make cheaper cameras that would suit you better.

The D5300 and XT-1 are not competitors, the XT-1 is much more similar in spec to the Nikon 7100. I suspect that if you have to ask this question, then you do not need an XT-1. Also note - Fuji lenses are much more expensive than most Nikon APSC lenses.

The Nikon is very big for an entry-enthusiast camera, there are many mirrorless cameras like the Sony a6000 with better/same performance, a similar price, and much smaller size.

It does not sound like you need an XT-1, unless you are extremely ambitious, in which case you would not be looking at a 5300.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 11:02 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (896 comments in total)
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philharris: The Seattle skyline shot on page 10 is a great advert for the $100 cheaper and 100gms lighter Sony RX100III.

I take better pictures when I've got the settings on the camera right. Better manual controls on the Panasonic, for me, would lead to better shots than with the Sony. If Sony put the RX100 innards in a larger body with more controls (which sounds like sacrilege) then I'd probably get one.

Also you have to carry something around that looks like you paid $100 for in an airport electronics store. Some people won't mind that, some people will like that the Panasonic looks like what it is - a good camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 15:53 UTC
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George Christofi: With fujifilm Like Xt1 XE2 you have updates no need to by a new camera

Thanks

Fuji is a far smaller company, they release a good product as soon as it passes muster, then continue working on the firmware implementing things they would have liked to release with.

I never understood why this was seen as a good thing. Removing problems with firmware updates, yes we all like that, even when the problem should never have existed.. adding features however is, in my opinion, sketchy.

Frankly all the patching that goes on at Fuji concerns me as a potential customer - why the hell are they releasing half baked firmware on release - and am I going to have to keep updating the firmware to get the most from the camera?

I'd far rather focus on the release specs, thanks..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 11:21 UTC
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Earthlight: Sony and Sigma have managed to pull off someting quite lovely. They are a breath of fresh air in this market.

Sigma needs to start cranking lenses out for the Sony mount. Would that not be a win-win scenario?

@Zeisschen, I believe they said that the small flange distance makes developing FF lenses for E-mount difficult, and not currently worth the R&D. Hopefully they will change their mind, their APS-C E-mount lenses were great. If the system keeps selling well eventually the numbers will look appealing and hopefully we'll get Sigma (does anyone care about Tamron?) in the system.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 11:12 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (896 comments in total)
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SirLataxe: Very nice - but lacking in two essentials: no articulating screen and no facility to mount a wide angle conversion lens.

An articulated screen would make the camera so much more useful, especially for close-ups, street photography and video, where taking the pictures from waist or lower level makes such a difference.

A high quality add-on WA lens would make the camera an ideal tool for landscapes taken during longer walks in difficult terrain, where the weight of a larger camera and lenses would be tedious.

Have you tried an articulating screen? My last two cameras had them, and I used them all the time. Shooting your camera at waist level can have huge advantages. My best street shots were taken like that because nobody knew I was shooting pictures.

How many times do we have to have cave-men in the comments saying 'I don't want x new feature on my camera' with a hundred replies saying 'good for you but we do'?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 14:39 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (896 comments in total)
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Morten Rasmussen: Dpreview are Panasonic fanboys. You should consider this when you read their reviews.

What I mean is;

How come a camera that was launched so recently already gets a review and a very good one, when the Sony a5100, which, I may add, probably blows the LX100 out of the water, and is same size or smaller, doesn't get reviewed.

It's always the same when panasonic ships a new camera Dpreview is right there, but not so much with the other brands. One could get the impression that they benefit somehow.

@Morten - a big part of that is whether the manufacturer has given them samples, whether they have a PR firm breathing down their neck etc. Friends working in marketing for brands will phone journalists twice a day to get their products covered on websites, maybe Panasonic is doing that and Sony isn't?

I'll write you a review for the a5100 right now. a6000 with the EVF taken off at a lower price. :)

Great camera, not sure we need a 20 page write-up about it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 14:24 UTC
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