Greynerd

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On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (445 comments in total)

This is a bit like saying that Lexus have brought such a good £40,000 car that it will destroy the affordable family hatchback sector.
This is a tabloid headline and would have been best understated even if it was true. It outclasses the opposition probably but not at a price that will destroy cameras like the Canon and it is enormous and with the lens extended looks absolutely hideous. We need to find out how robustly that massive lens extension and people's arm muscles cope with gravity and knocks over the course of time also.
I wonder if the attempt to emulate bridge cameras in 1" is getting a bit daft and costs are running out of control.
That is the thing - this is a very proficient camera but at the same time seems a very silly camera. Difficult to know what to make of it.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 08:39 UTC as 68th comment
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (445 comments in total)

Looking at the camera it probably destroyed the opposition because it sat on them.
I supposes the term really means blows away the opposition which would be the usual competitive gear sneering comment.
I doubt if many people can afford a high end Sony fixed lens camera now so it is probably a minority interest so not really relevant to most of us so why get excited about it.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 21:43 UTC as 107th comment
On article X-ray: iFixit looks inside the Fujifilm X-M1 (31 comments in total)
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T3: It's incredible how few parts a mirrorless camera has compared to a DSLR.

It helps keep the cost up.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 10:44 UTC
On article Processor designer ARM acquires Apical (28 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: A driverless car? I will NEVER buy one.

It will not need you so no problem. I am sure it can cope by itself.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 22:57 UTC
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Greynerd: Normally people seem to like the idea of a teleconverter being available. When Fuji brings one it suddenly becomes a bad idea and no good even before anyone has used it.

All very confusing. I will wait for a review rather than take much heed of the theorising.

But what are we talking about here? If with the Teleconverter you are paying 1/4 the money for 1/2 the benefit it is OK by me.
I wish DPR would make people tick a money no object box in their profile so we can tell if affordability is part of the reasoning or if it is just pure performance. When people talk about a native 1200mm lens this is way beyond most people.
A lot of discussion here is more of a physics seminar rather than practical useful advice for many.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 09:05 UTC

Normally people seem to like the idea of a teleconverter being available. When Fuji brings one it suddenly becomes a bad idea and no good even before anyone has used it.

All very confusing. I will wait for a review rather than take much heed of the theorising.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 07:49 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (171 comments in total)
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Chris62: Even now negative PR against Samsung is active.
I red so many stupid things in comments and I wonder who does pay for writing such text.
It was always present on many forums.
Many people can not think and they buy things the marketing says they should buy.
Samsung cameras wheer great for spome purposes and people who can think, who have some knowledge know it.
The problem is agressive marketing rulez and 50% of tv programs is marketing brain washing.
There are people who always tell you what you should buy even in reality you do not need it.

@Pelasdf
Spelling jibes are a very cheep shot. NX lenses whilst not so comprehensive were very good optically so you should be more specific. People seem to flock in their hordes to buy the worst lenses in mirrorless which honour many would give to Sony aps-c so I am not sure if knowledgeable is the word. The driving factor seems more like herd instinct most of the time.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 14:46 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (171 comments in total)
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Operator: Samsung made cameras? Interesting ... :-D

They would have been more successful if they had copied somebody. Creativity is not Samsungs strength. In the end it's always stuffed with useless functions and junk combined with a terrible UI.

@Operator
All the woes of mirrorless heaped exclusively on Samsung. Best you stick with DSLR's as the teething problems are well behind them.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 10:50 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (171 comments in total)
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Operator: Samsung made cameras? Interesting ... :-D

They would have been more successful if they had copied somebody. Creativity is not Samsungs strength. In the end it's always stuffed with useless functions and junk combined with a terrible UI.

The menus in the end were a strong point for NX cameras and Sony had to abandon their attempt to create a modern graphic menu system. They also in the WB2000 had the first camera were you could capture still images seamlessly while videoing. Olympus were trumpeting this as a new feature on the SZ-30MR when I had already been doing it for 6 months on the WB2000. Canon still has not managed to do this unless very recently.
Samsung does not appear to innovate to the camera community as most traditional camera users were just not looking at what was happening as you confirm here. It is difficult to conceive how a company like Samsung rose to pre-eminence without being innovative. You could say their abandoning cameras is an innovative decision.
How many of the other producers want to be in the camera business or are just stuck in the business because they cannot diversify?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 10:07 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (171 comments in total)
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PKDanny: Not out of business?

All Samsung has said is it is withdrawing from areas on a region by region basis. They said specifically in an email reply to me that they are withdrawing from Europe.
Probably they think that to stay in business cameras are a contracting sector best avoided at the moment, in the West at least.
They handled the exit badly though and this is really a continuation of the poor information flow at all stages of the NX saga from the very introduction of the range.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 09:16 UTC
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alcaher: Gotcha top photographers !! Now i really know what is behind your images
Whatever, who doesnt use Photoshop ?

More a case of top Photoshoppers.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 08:55 UTC
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villagranvicent: At least on my computer the shots at 100% view looks pretty crappy. Too much noise, lack of detail and blown highlights. But what the heck, is a SONY right?

If people do not look at photos at 100% why buy this machine? Also lesser machines will be criticised for their 100% quality. Looks like 100% for many is an asset when it suits and to be ignored when it does not.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 16:17 UTC

It would be nice if DPR could give some guidance on recognising the subtle differences between these fantastically expensive cameras and the kit half the price.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 12:44 UTC as 105th comment

Well at least GoPro are still in the re-entry-level market.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 15:22 UTC as 4th comment
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photo perzon: Hollywood can do that for 1/100th the cost in virtual. With all the hunger in the world, the cool factor should be ignored and suppressed what is next, Lady Gaga in space with her 50 million dollar condo in tow?

You could always stop buying ridiculous amounts of kit and donate the funds it to the hungry. I should think your camera budget would feed a family somewhere for a lifetime.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 09:16 UTC
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aris14: Clean, simple and easy, adding this extra feeling of solid construction. Pana guys use the right mixture of contemporary and traditional in practically all their products with excellent results.

Which bits keep the dust out then? Panasonic do not have a good reputation in this respect.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 20:58 UTC

To summarise things every dark cloud has a silver operating income.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 11:58 UTC as 4th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (277 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.

Nice to see a point of view from a completely different reality.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 09:15 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (277 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.

So a small compact camera has no size advantage over a large camera apart from size.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 09:12 UTC
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felix from the suburbs: Who knows? Maybe it will be cool to own a Sony? I guess every company gets its time in the sun.

A Sony camera is definitely the hot thing to have at the moment. There is no doubt about that.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 13:39 UTC
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