JacquesBalthazar: Agree with nopilopez below. "Like" button is more than enough. There is so much bickering and interpersonal issues in our community that the option to "downgrade" others will be overused and feed into some hurtful behaviours.
I think a like button without a dislike button doesn't work since in case of infighting it tends to highlight just the most divisive posts (those getting the likes from the users subscribing the the respective positions), as you can see in this comment section when a new product is released. A dislike button evens things out and pushes theses posts down again.
essH: On a pure readability point, I find yellow (custard) easier to read on a black background than blue. Can that be changed? Is it possible to allow users to select the colour scheme?
@richard shih - that's what I meant ;-) I just got confused about the picture...it's in the third, not the first.
cs hauser: "Question & Answer" seems like a rudimentary version of the feature dpreview really needs: POLLS. These forums can be downright toxic sometimes, thanks to a loud minority that dominate most discussions.. When assessing the community's opinion, I think a simple poll would go a long way in keeping the loud minority from overwhelming the silent majority.
I also think "Question & Answer" feature can make things even more confusing. Especially when it comes to controversial questions. For instance, any question regarding 'equivalence' will inevitably result in the community's answer switching back & forth. Again, in this situation a poll would provide a clearer representation of what the community really feels.
The one thing this site doesn't need are polls.
In the first picture (top-level forum pages) you can see a button to switch the colour scheme between blue and yellow.
Wish you'd have included something to visualize which post replies to which post. Right now - and as it seems in the future as well - the only indicator is the horizontal position of the posts relative to each other. This gets quite difficult to work with though as soon as there's a lot of posts in between the 1st post and the post that replies to that post.Using a lines to connect these posts (like branches on a tree) would make navigation easier.
And I really hope your community moderators use their powers with utmost care. Many will disagree, but the appeal of theses forums for me was that (for the most part) the moderation was - well - very moderate. A "forum police" deciding narrowly what can and cannot be posted in a certain forum would be something I'd rather not see.
EDIT: And if you introduce ranking of posts, please consider including the option to see who voted on each post, ranking posts shouldn't be anonymous.
d3xmeister: 1/2000 shutter speed render this camera useless
Well put! Useless indeed! I have yet to come up with a scenario in which I would consider using a shutter speed slower than 1/4000 to take a photo. All I can say to Sony is "Get a brain, morans!" We don't want blurry photos using shutter speeds like 1/2000 only!
chromablind: > The Wi-Fi and apps combine to mean that the 5R can [...] allow the use of a smartphone as a remote viewfinder/trigger
That might be an interesting and a useful feature.
> Just to clarify - *can allow* or *allows*? Anyone at DPR can clear that up? Is that functionality in the 5R, or is this a speculation on what might be in the future?
According to Sony - "allows" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=WDIUO4B8wL4#t=194s
Henrik Herranen: "super-wide 2.35:1 aspect ratio (the aspect ratio that many pre-1970 movies were projected in)"
Actually, big budget movies are still almost always presented in the 2.35:1 format at cinemas.
@tkbslc I wrote "Most pre-1970 movies". "Pre-1970s there were 15 years of widescreen movies and about 40-50 years of 4:3 movies. So most movies pre-1970 were 1.33:1 (1.37:1 to be precise).
Most pre-1970 movies were actually projected in 1.33:1. The watershed was 1953/1954 when Hollywood switched to widescreen (mostly 1.85:1 and 2.35:1 - Ben-Hur was even projected in 2.73:1).
bigdaddave: Canon doing video with stills cameras is just yuck.
"I think you misunderstood what I said. Because I'm saying that Black Swan, IronMan 2, The Avengers, House MD and who knows what others film crews used a DSLR for a reason." The reason was that they wanted the FF video-look the 5D offers. Certainly not the DSLR-ergonomics (did you ever take a look at one of the rigs the 5D is used wth in order to make it work as a video camera?). It's not an accident that video cameras and still cameras look differently.
"For whatever reason, there is a market for the DSLR form factor on video sets." - No, there isn't. The 1D-C is a stills camera that also shoots video. Not the other way around.
1. that doesn't counter the fact that the poster's argument that the camera wasn't intended as a stills camera is ridiculous. 2. the success of the 5D was mainly due to the fact that a the time of its release it had no competitors in the "affordable large sensor video" market. I doubt anyone who used it for shooting video was happy with the ergonomics.
You people, indeed. A camera that - according to you - isn't intended as a stills camera but has the ergonomics of a stills camera.
voz: I can't believe it. Now for sure I though the "Threads started by users on your ignore list" header would be fixed, i.e. _inside_ the forums table even if you make the browser window bigger. It seems like such an easy thing to fix, yet it's been that way for months.
I alerted them to this bug at least twice but they do not seem to be interested in fixing it.
Is there an error with the forum RSS-feed? I get a new item now every time a message is posted (instead of only when a thread is created as before). I hope that is not meant to be a new feature.
JPMontez: When looking at dpreview's RAW samples at ISO 3200, Sony A77 looks indeed much noisier when compared to Canon 7D. But when you look at DxOMark measurements, noise difference at this ISO level is pretty much neglectible. What could justify this?...
AFAIK DXO measures noise in the midtones. If you look at the samples here, you'll notice that the 7D has quite a bit darker shadows than the A77 (whatever the reason for that may be). The darker shadows in turn help to conceal the noise as you will notice, when you manipulate the A77 samples accordingly.Nevertheless the shadow noise of the A77 isn't something to brag about...
Nic Walmsley: Did you notice it can take 60 frames per second using locked focus, and 10 using full auto focus. That it can help a user select the best shots? That it has an integrated social networking application for image sharing?
There's a lot of new, smart technology here. People are rushing so fast they seem to be noticing what the camera is not, and missing what the camera is.
I don't like it much myself. But there is a huge market for this. Upper middle class people who want to pay a bit more for a small but quality camera. The sales pitch is simple: "with the smarts in this thing, you just press go and it does the rest - you'll never miss a great shot ever again".
The images taken on these types of cameras are for the most part compressed down to a moderate file size when they are uploaded to the web. Considering that context, this camera system may perfectly fit its purpose.
Yeah, from their computers, but not directly from the camera...
"That it has an integrated social networking application for image sharing?" - where did you get that information?
Kjele: Most people fail to realize that these cameras are most definitely not meant for any of the people on this board. A 1 inch sensor camera will never be able to compete with APS-C cameras as far as quality goes. Just forget it. The system is targeted firmly at people who buy compacts today and want the best compact available but are put off by the bulk of a dSLR,These cameras are for your mums and girlfriends, not for you!Why do you thing they are available in white, red and pink but not in kaki or chrome?
Not so fast - Nikon explicitly states in their press release that the V1 "is for photo enthusiasts who value interchangeable lens versatility and desire a small form factor."
CameraLabTester: Ho HumYet another camera maker trying to set ANOTHER STANDARD from the many many standards out there...As if the camera market hasn't been flooded with supposedly "NEW" things...
NOTHING IS NEW... from Canon, Nikon etc, because these are all MARKETING HYPE.
The 4/3 system is BETTER, because it is an OPEN SYSTEM. You can mount ANY Lenses from the major brands such as Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax etc on the 4/3 system by using a CHEAP adapter...
m4/3 is not an open system (if you mean the opposite of proprietary). And theoretically nothing prevents companies from manufacturing adapters for the new Nikon system to mount 3rd party lenses.