Greynerd

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Bjrn SWE: The eye has a spherical image sensor and it works fairly well for me. No zoom though. Yet.

It probably will infringe the Apple patent so beware. The lawyers may be after you.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 14:47 UTC

It is interesting that people seem to be thinking Samsung's departure from cameras is a result of internal factors specific to Samsung. It seems more of a case of a deep malaise in the camera market and Samsung are financially astute enough to know when the party is over and with enough irons in enough fires to make it a matter of little consequence to them.
Edit: I think there will always be kit around but the choice will be less and we will all need to tighten our belts. The DSLR collapse in to a fringe market could to be very nasty. Of course if mass compact sales have been funding the whole business things look very bleak.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 13:13 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies
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paulfulper: Are they trying to compete with Leica with exagerated prices?
Thank god these are the only 2 brands I don't own

@medicus
Just because a 1926 lens from Leica lasts an eternity it does not mean a 2016 lens from Leica is going to last an eternity. A lot has changed since then especially the science of fine tuning planned obsolescence. Unless Panasonic have matched the longevity of Leica you have to be bit careful of what exactly you are buying nowadays and who made it.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 12:57 UTC
On article Tamrac launches Hoodoo series with two camera bags (27 comments in total)
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J720: "THE CAMERA DAYPACK BUILT FOR HIKING"
- No waterbottle holder
- No tripod holder
But comes with a laptop compartment.

When one is hiking around town showing people what a well heeled outdoors type one is one can always pop in somewhere for a coffee and there is always a WIFI spot available. When they buy a 4x4 SUV it is not like many people are actually going get it dirty going somewhere dangerous.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 10:54 UTC
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aftab: Sorry Richard, this has to be one of the most poorly written articles in DPR. Let's start with your first few sentences.

"It's often said all modern cameras are good. And it’s true: That's the reason most of the cameras we review get some kind of award. But it's also close to meaningless. It seems to imply that it doesn't matter which camera you buy, .... "

No, it doesn't imply that. It's meaning is very clear. It simply says, all modern cameras are good. It is not meaningless at all.

Then you go on to say, "It is also true of course that it's your own skills, rather than the limitations of technology, that are most likely to hold you back. But again, this doesn’t mean that just any camera will do."

I am pretty sure even a child knows that. I don't think anyone has ever said Sony RX100 or EOS M3 would be good sports cameras. You are trying to counter an argument that doesn't exist.

Expected better from you.

As the EOS M3 is released in to a market where high performance is expected it should be a good sports camera and there is no excuse if it is not. Buyers should be warned if a product is sub standard in relation to other equipment around.
Your statement that everyone knows the EOS M3 is not a good camera is because of the reviews which tell you that this particular camera will not do.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 10:49 UTC
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sh10453: Where on earth is Nokia? Brain dead?
They made dreams come true: A 41 mp camera, a GPS, and a phone, all in one handy piece of hardware, and now Panasonic comes with this??
Instead of adding/integrating more functionality they take the phone away now?

My pockets are running out of room.
I thought carrying multiple units was a thing of the past.
This is a step backwards, and, judging by the limited monthly production, Panasonic already has a feeling it won't sell very well. Could it be that they are just testing the market, especially that it is only for Japan?

I think an LF-2 (with some needed improvements) would have been a better idea.
Aside from that, pricing is too optimistic.

Nokia is stuck in Windowsland, the land of no phone apps. Not the apps you want produced nowadays to run your central heating, magazine or news apps, camera remote viewfinder etc. etc, etc- in fact pretty much nil support from large companies.
Just cannot wait for my Lumia contract to expire. I have bought an extra Android phone just to have a useful smartphone on me.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 16:30 UTC

When you look at how cheap these old MD lenses go for and I know from experience with an alpha fit Minolta lens the price is in a way just a deposit until you sell it, this is a very tempting bit of kit. An affordable way to get a very fast lens. I am rather tempted.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 17:20 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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Mike FL: "...Metz announces UK availability...".

"UK availability"? sounds like Samsung NX1 that very much only "US availability" now.

Samsung do not announce availability of a camera product in a country. Only non availability if they say anything at all and that will only be reluctantly after it has become obvious to everyone except for the most profound optimist.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 10:55 UTC
On article Week in Review: 2016 CES edition (26 comments in total)

The CES show is probably a good barometer of how important cameras are in the broad scale of things in the corporate plan. From what I gather Samsung apart from monitoring refrigerator food stocks, nil; Sony apart from full frame; nil.
So it does demonstrate what a trivial matter it is is for these companies to dump or prune the divisions not featured in this exhibition.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 13:06 UTC as 4th comment
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

This super 8 is like people buying vinyl records in this modern age. You just cannot imagine it happening.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 21:59 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (408 comments in total)
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aarif: major issue with samsung is limited lenses plus third partly lesses don't make anything for nx mount.

@Otto K
Samyang make lenses with an NX mount not requiring an adapter so that is a third party lens for a Samsung. If the poster states that there are no third party lens with af then that is true but then why not post that? People are just piling in here at the kill with stuff off the top of their head.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 11:14 UTC
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (408 comments in total)
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aarif: major issue with samsung is limited lenses plus third partly lesses don't make anything for nx mount.

Samyang sounds like a third party lens maker to me.
That is the problem and always has been for them, everyone is an expert on Samsung without actually making any attempt to find out about the marque.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 10:31 UTC
On article Merry Christmas II you: RX1R II sample gallery updated (138 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: Ridicolous price, IMO. Really.

@abortabort
Is is not that any fixed lens camera is a dead end camera by definition and even more dead end than an ILC if the sensor gets crud on it.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 14:53 UTC
On article Merry Christmas II you: RX1R II sample gallery updated (138 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: Ridicolous price, IMO. Really.

You would have had to have been a very very good boy this year for Santa to give you one of these. Have you been?
Edit: Only 6 sleeps to go so may be a bit late. I am sure I have no hope at all.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 14:40 UTC
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (408 comments in total)
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ROTCWoody: Best DPReview article I've seen...best camera I've ever used. Samsung reached the top of the mountain when they created this one. If they stop now, I don't care. I got mine and I'll get another. The NX-1's in camera abilities run circles around Canon and Nikon. And yes I have a D750...D7200...D2Xs and T6s.

@robbinsbox
How can anyone have too many cameras? Kindly leave this forum immediately and never show your texts again for even mentioning such a dreadful idea. It is not just in the spirit of all we crave for.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 14:20 UTC
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (408 comments in total)
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wootpile: Dpreview has become better lately but here we have a (at least) 3 steps back in the wrong direction. With this article you may well lure new clients into the Samsung NX fold which is a dead end since they are getting out of the mainstream dslr business. It's like telling people to buy real estate on an island that is about to be drowned in rising waters...

Samsung have not been in the dslr business for a long time. Plus even if they are getting out of the mirrorless business there is no reason to hide the fact that their swan song has been the most significant camera of year and that it should not be given credit as such.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 11:42 UTC
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grasscatcher: This is good news. Maybe Casio will use some of their profits to continue evolution of their other more-desirable (to dpreview readers) and class-leading bracketing features, such as focus-stacking. Maybe then they will be readily available in the U.S.

As others have alluded to, Casio's P&S cameras are fast and fun. Nobody expects them to take stellar pictures, but they make it easy and fun to take interesting pictures. Yep, kinda like iphone.

It is interesting how many academics or suchlike you see using Casio cameras on TV documentaries when they need high speed frame rates.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 20:05 UTC
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (425 comments in total)
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nekrosoft13: nice camera, but compared to RX100IV, it far far behind. Canon step up for game or go join Kodak and Polaroid.

The Sony RX100 is a ridiculous price for a compact with only a mid sized sensor and they are on the 4th attempt to get it right. It is more a case of Sony joining Leica at these prices.
Save your money and get a Panasonic GM5 at half the price, a larger sensor and the excellent 12-32 lens.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 09:31 UTC
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