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On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)

I guess one thing that really bugs me is the fact that this new 18-135 lens is $600 extra regardless of whether you buy it in a kit of separately. I think Canon should've shaved about $100-$200 off the kit price as an incentive for buying the 80d. Or maybe this is just a little game they are playing to see how many people will drop $1800 for it before they drop the price a few months down the road. In other words, it might be wise to wait a little while for the inevitable price drop on this kit.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 02:06 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Pentax K-3 Review (522 comments in total)
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dosdan: In this class of camera, I find it strange how much time DPR devotes in their reviews to a camera's JPEG engine output. With the high DR & resolution capable from modern sensors, the "enthusiasts", who would seem the likely market for this type of camera, are probably shooting raw to take maximum advantage of the image capabilities.

Dan.

Good point.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 23:06 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II real-world gallery (132 comments in total)
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justmeMN: It's a nice camera, but it costs more than an SL1/100D or a T3i/600D.

This is true. However neither camera is as compact or offers a collapsible 24-120mm F2-F3.9 lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 16:14 UTC
On article Camera roundups: What to buy and why (286 comments in total)
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carrigman: "For anyone simply looking for the best image quality from a compact, the RX100 II is the answer." You can stop reading after that. IQ is what it's all about and the RX100 (versions 1 and 11) delivers that in spades. I have the original RX100 and I am constantly amazed at the quality it delivers.

Except that it feels like you're taking photos with a bar of soap. Sony needs to work on the ergonomics aspect of the camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 05:07 UTC
On article Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup (2013) (467 comments in total)
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steelski: What a bunch of phooey.
The D7100 beats the K-3 how exactly....
ergonomics, no,
IQ, no
price, no
LV, no
movie mode, no
speed, NO!!!
buffer, no
AF, debatable....
AF in the dark, No
menus, no!
in body sensor shift, No
GPS stat tracking, no
Metering, no
Viewfinder, no
Magnesium body, no
shutter actuations reliability, no
dampening, no
USB3,no
flash sync, yes
battery life yes,
flash system yes
Nikon badge yes!!!!!
I think your assessment is total bias. to put it mildly.
thanks for putting in time and effort.

Sorry but IMO the D7100 has better image quality. Yes I know I'm traitor...but I have to call it as I see it. You are more than welcome to disagree with me.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 06:25 UTC
On article Camera roundups: What to buy and why (286 comments in total)
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Paul Guba: Because we all know photography is about buying stuff. Thanks DPR for reminding us.

Some folks might find this information helpful. I'm not sure what's so bad about providing an analysis of what's on the marketplace these days.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 06:21 UTC
On article Camera roundups: What to buy and why (286 comments in total)

You could of course split hairs between models but the overarching theme here is that everybody makes good stuff in this class of camera these days.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 22:46 UTC as 120th comment
On article Pentax K-3 real-world samples gallery (150 comments in total)

Pentax Forums did a review of this camera and in the midst of all the praise they gave it, they noted it was noisier than the K-5 series and was heavy handed with the noise reduction in the higher ISO JPEGS.

I suppose you could argue that only a fraction of people would notice both of these things but at the same time, the camera is marketed towards semi-pro photographers and as whole they tend to be more discerning about image quality.

IF what they said is true, it might make a case for buying the K-5 IIs instead and putting the extra money you save towards a nice lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 20:14 UTC as 13th comment
On article Pentax K-3 real-world samples gallery (150 comments in total)
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Allen Yang: It would be interesting to compare the samples of K-3 with that of Nikon D5300 in the aspect of image quality.Wait and see!

My money is on the D5300. Ironic I say that because of my username and I don't like to bash Pentax but..I think what Nikon has been able to do so far with the 24MP sensor that they use is pretty remarkable.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 19:57 UTC
On article Pentax K-3 real-world samples gallery (150 comments in total)

Superb image quality even with the middle of the road 18-135 WR lens. If I had one minor gripe about the images, it's that the color saturation is a bit much in some scenes. But you can always adjust the image parameters to your liking in the camera settings.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 15:52 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? (257 comments in total)
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joexu: prepare to be disappointed

..at first glance. But it will fit like an old pair of shoes once you shoot with it.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 17:59 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (611 comments in total)
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King Penguin: Nice camera but sadly crippled by the small sensor.....I'll wait for the FF version from someone else.....

@Shamael I don't think M4/3rd sensors are garbage. I was using sarcasm to get the same point across as you are.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 23:02 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (611 comments in total)
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King Penguin: Nice camera but sadly crippled by the small sensor.....I'll wait for the FF version from someone else.....

@Shamael I was being sarcastic.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 22:32 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (611 comments in total)
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King Penguin: Nice camera but sadly crippled by the small sensor.....I'll wait for the FF version from someone else.....

I disagree with your original comment but I take back what I said about "mediocre photography skills". I get irritated at how people just dismiss excellent cameras flat out because the sensor is something less than a full-frame. But at the same time I did nothing to elevate the discourse regarding this topic by taking a cheap shot at you regarding your skills as a photographer. So, my sincere apologies. I will try to keep it more civil the next time.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 21:05 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (611 comments in total)
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King Penguin: Nice camera but sadly crippled by the small sensor.....I'll wait for the FF version from someone else.....

@mister_roboto You know, you're right. What was I thinking? Micro 4/3rds sensors are garbage. There's absolutely no way or how that you can get a nice picture in any circumstances out of any camera that has one. The OP is right, you can only take great photos if you have a FF camera in your hand. Who is behind the camera taking the shot matters little.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 20:21 UTC

Even though you lose a little at wide angle and telephoto, this seems like a better option for the money than the older DA* 16-50.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 18:21 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (611 comments in total)
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King Penguin: Nice camera but sadly crippled by the small sensor.....I'll wait for the FF version from someone else.....

What's the matter? Is a Micro 4/3rds camera not big enough of a crutch to make up for your mediocre photography skills?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 18:15 UTC

It's hard to judge sharpness because I am using a lousy monitor. The color reproduction is very nice though.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 20:14 UTC as 18th comment
On article Canon EOS 70D Review (721 comments in total)
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Will Gerrits: In 2013 when everything electronic is minimizing , compare cellphones in 2005 and now, in the department handling there should be more focus on size. In that aspect this Canon is big, very big. Moreover if you consider the enthusiast photographer is not carrying just a single (zoom)lens but a few lenses : the size and the weight you have to carry around for a longer time is a problem that's not taking into account in this review. Please DPReview addept your reviewing aspects to 2013 -2020 standards and don't stay in the low 2000's

To be fair...one of the editors (forgive me if I forget who it was), posted an article back in August or September basically saying that they no longer lug around their DSLR because there are so many compelling compact alternatives.

But outside of your assessment of the level of awareness of the editors, I agree with what you're saying. A lot of people (including me) aren't interested in lugging around a big camera like the 70D anymore. If I go for a dayhike, I would rather take a G15/G16 or a Rebel SL1.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 16:51 UTC
On article Canon EOS 70D Review (721 comments in total)
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JimBob0: Is anyone here a real photographer? You know, someone who actually takes good photographs? Or does everyone just argue about minor specification details that no one will ever see or notice in a photograph?

I'm beginning to worry that too many commentators can only take a good photograph if they have the very best camera to do it rather than actually having the skill or talent to take a good photo in the first place.

Too many dull nerds here.

I don't think there's been camera announcement within the past year where someone hasn't gone into the comments section and declared the camera "junk" or "trash". Especially the smaller sensored ones.

But at the same time, people are right to level criticism towards camera companies for charging significantly more money for cameras that are only minor refreshes over their predecessors (this is especially true in the enthusiast compact segment right now). Camera companies are shooting themselves in the foot by getting greedy in a buyer's market.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 16:43 UTC
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