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On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)

Richard Butler,

Thanks for writing up this preview and I am seriously considering this as my travel zoom. For me it satisfies almost all of my needs, but I just want to make sure that you didn't made a mistake within the specification section. Is it true that for Auto Expoosure Bracketing that the RX10 can only do a maximum of 3 frames with a difference of 2/3 EV? If so, then that's a huge let down!!! At the bare minimum, it should be 3 frames at +/- 1 EV. I would prefer that the RX10 actually matches the A7/A7R's 5 frames at +/- 2 EV. Please let me know soon because I know I'll lose sleep over this.

Is Sony not planning to make a lens hood for this camera? I just notice that it can accept 62mm filters.

Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 13:20 UTC as 113th comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

I'm confused here. In the specifications page, DPR shows that it supports a wire remote and yet Jeff Keller wrote "as mentioned earlier, the A7s do not support a wired shutter release of any kind."

What's the truth?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 10:19 UTC as 653rd comment | 2 replies
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)

Is Sony not planning to make a lens hood for this camera? I just notice that it can accept 62mm filters.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 09:58 UTC as 210th comment
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: Now, will there be an underwater housing ? Ahh, and why is it not weather(or, more important dust)-sealed. Otherwise could have been the ideal camera for geological fieldwork ...

Now, if there are good macro/closeup capabilities I am in love!

By the way, I love your equivalent lens graphs. There should be an interactive tool with the "entire" database, that would be awesome!

Regards

Jeff Keller,

Where did you get the information that it'd dust and moisture resistant? I don't see that mentioned in any of the Sony press releases.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 09:10 UTC
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)
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Rob Sims: As many have alluded to before me, this really seems like the spiritual successor to the R1. Yes, this is large when compared with other super-zooms, but the constant F2.8 24-200mm lens and 1 inch sensor make such comparisons a bit unfair.

Perhaps comparing its size/weight to an APS-C dSLR with a super-zoom lens (eg. 18-135mm) attached makes more sense - as I kind of see that being more the target market... the superzoomer who wants better image quality than the 1/2.3' offerings but isn't ready to get into EVIL or dSLRS yet.

In size/weight it wouldn't come off badly, however, that initial RRP will make it as niche a product as the R1 was!

technic,

You can't compare it to the SL1. If you slap a f/2.8 lens on to that camera, it'll be even bigger than the RX10. So it still doesn't make a whole lot of sense to go with the SL1. I'll take the RX10 over any Canon DSLR any day of the week except for the 5D and 1D series, but obviously those cameras will cater to my other needs. Don't be foolish as to make such a poor comparison between the two cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 09:06 UTC
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)
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Bjorn_L: What an incredibly well specified superzoom. Larger sensor, relatively fast lens, weather sealed, seems to at least give a nod to manual controls. I am not in the market for a such a device but if it is good at video I might get it regardless to compliment my DSLR.
I think I'll wait for an indepth review with the dxo ratings and such before I get too excited. We've all seen well specified disappointments before.

The RX10 have the same sensor as the RX100 II and DXO have already reviewed the sensor. What will impact the RX10's rating will be its lens.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 09:04 UTC
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)

Richard Butler,

Thanks for writing up this preview and I am seriously considering this as my travel zoom. For me it satisfies almost all of my needs, but I just want to make sure that you didn't made a mistake within the specification section. Is it true that for Auto Expoosure Bracketing that the RX10 can only do a maximum of 3 frames with a difference of 2/3 EV? If so, then that's a huge let down!!! At the bare minimum, it should be 3 frames at +/- 1 EV. I would prefer that the RX10 actually matches the A7/A7R's 5 frames at +/- 2 EV. Please let me know soon because I know I'll lose sleep over this.

Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 09:00 UTC as 217th comment
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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Madaboutpix: Despite the technical subject matter, a lucid, quite readable, and (as far as I can tell) well-reasoned article. Also nice to see you taking a closer look at autofocus accuracy, an aspect that is too often overlooked in favour of AF speed.

Did you find a similar accuracy advantage of contrast AF over phase-detect in many other DSLRs? Would be interesting to see AF accuracy comparisons between brands on different levels of the respective line-ups as well. For example, how does "Old School" screw-driven AF compare to other allegedly more advanced drives? Is there a tendency for somewhat sluggish AF systems to be more accurate, etc.?

At any rate, keep on your useful work - it's appreciated.

CDAF is always going to be more accurate than PDAF.

There's really no point to compare AF accuracy between the brands because the accuracy is going to be different between the same models within the same brand. You have to keep in mind that these cameras are mass produced with a certain level of imperfections allowed. That's why it's important to allow the end user to adjust the AF, but you can always send it in to Canon/Nikon to do it for you.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 11:02 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: I really don't much care about PDAF. In fact, I usually prefer manual focus with peaking. However, I'm impressed to see that Canon's dual pixel structure doesn't seem to have sacrificed IQ for PDAF. According to both DxOMark and the DPReview sample images, this sensor is a significant improvement over the sensor in, for example, the 100D or 700D. It still has a half stop less dynamic range, but it's the first 1.6X crop sensor Canon has made that doesn't get trashed by the 1.5X crop one in the Sony NEX-5.

DPReview says the 70D competes with Canon's FF -- I cannot agree. The Sony NEX-7 outperforms the 6D at low ISO and looses to it at high ISO, but 6D IQ is always better than the 70D in color depth, dynamic range, and low light. Still, the 70D proves that Canon's dual pixels are a viable approach, competitive in APS-C IQ while incorporating a useful new capability. Now if only Canon would give us direct access to the 40M half-pixels.... ;-)

I don't believe DPR or any other reputable publication have ever said that this is a 40MP sensor. I think you're misinformed about how Dual Pixel AF technology works.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 10:58 UTC
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)

So can one safely say that the C1 software is the best for X-Trans sensors at the moment?

Have Adobe even acknowledged that their converter needs improvements? I wonder if they'll put in the effort to produce better results for X-Trans sensors going forward?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 14:15 UTC as 69th comment | 13 replies
On Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras article (286 comments in total)
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WT21: I'm in a hotel with a slowish bandwidth connection. Can't say I appreciate the missing page nav drop-down. I have to go page-by-page to get to the conclusion. Yuck.

Is Dpreview still going to review the Fujifilm X10 after posting this guide?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 05:46 UTC
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