Greynerd

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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 (159 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 (159 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 107th 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 (284 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 (284 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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jesus_freak: Sony must be saving a bundle by not including touchscreens :)

And keeping obsolete models in production as affordable options or heavily stockpiling them.
The focus is always on operating income not profits.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 08:48 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (361 comments in total)
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Greynerd: The thing that wins for me with the FX70 is that the lens is not pumping air in and out of the camera. It is impossible to know how much of a problem sensor dust is with these cameras but we keep hearing about it and the manufacturers are never going to say anything about it, Probably better just to err on the side of safety and take a marginaly softer edge to the image against the unknown possibility of random blobs all over the place with the Ricoh if one needs to stop down. I am not saying there is a problem just that there is no way of telling the scale of a perceived problem.
I wonder if it may be prudent to factor in a 50% premium on the price of a collapsing fixed lens for future cleaning costs?

@fossilized light
I am not having a particular dig at Ricoh but many people seem to have problems and I really do not know. My Panasonic TZ40 which I always bag had a really big black sensor blob but a cheap camera so a mighty thwack on the side sorted it out on a kill or cure basis. You cannot just put a TZ40 in your pocket as the lens protection blades are so delicate they can easily turn in to built in lens scratchers.
These £600+ compacts are a different matter. I do not think Pansonic thought about this when they brought out the LX100 which rightly or wrongly has a bit of a dust magnet reputation, nor have the other manufacturers.
Manufacturers need to be seen to sort out perceived problems whether they are fact or not. That is a harsh reality of the market.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 09:00 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (361 comments in total)

The thing that wins for me with the FX70 is that the lens is not pumping air in and out of the camera. It is impossible to know how much of a problem sensor dust is with these cameras but we keep hearing about it and the manufacturers are never going to say anything about it, Probably better just to err on the side of safety and take a marginaly softer edge to the image against the unknown possibility of random blobs all over the place with the Ricoh if one needs to stop down. I am not saying there is a problem just that there is no way of telling the scale of a perceived problem.
I wonder if it may be prudent to factor in a 50% premium on the price of a collapsing fixed lens for future cleaning costs?

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 12:02 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies
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medon78: Color rendition on most pictures is not very exciting... is it just me?
Nice gallery, anyway! Hope to see DPR switch back to "OOC JPEG" galleries like this one in the future when evaluation new bodies.

RAW pictures do not really test the camera but just the sensor plus the abilities of the user's particular PC/Apple program and the user's personal taste. You know the usual super saturated turquoise oceans and purple skies etc. (or are those colours the other way around?) Also you can post process the JPEGs afterwards anyway for colour. I only use RAW when White Balance is a problem.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 10:29 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (308 comments in total)
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ovega: Is there any difference between lumix ZS100 and TZ100 other than that ZS100 being sold in North Amerkia. Will there be any encounter any difficulty using the camera in Norway redading contacts or other things.

Do not worry as they issue new versions they give them different numbers to correct this current aberration. For a short period people either side of the Atlantic will have some idea of which equivalent camera we are talking about but I am sure Panasonic will fix that in due course.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 18:58 UTC

Was all the video taken with a Pen-F? Nowadays one would expect a £1,000+ camera to tackle this with ease.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 10:07 UTC as 56th comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2127 comments in total)
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Dan DeLion: How about different ratings for different levels of photographic knowledge? You could have four different levels of skill: 1) Neophyte, 2) amateur, 3) advanced amateur, and 4) professional. For the a6300 the ratings might be:

Neophyte – 20

Amateur – 85 (gold star)

Advanced amateur – 60

Professional – 35

That way you could give out a gold star to practically every camera or lens you reviewed. So what if you eliminate standards of performance and handling, everyone would be happy. These rating numbers and stars might seem arbitrary and capricious, but that wouldn’t be much of a change for dpreview.

@gibbygoo
Possibly one of the number that describe themselves as such on this forum could explain. I haven't a clue myself.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 09:08 UTC
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