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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2044 comments in total)
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Luuger: What was needed for the 7D mII:
- 4K Video
- Full frame
- Wifi
- Flexible screen
- Touch screen
- Resolution increase
- Great AF
- Better quality Sensor

What Canon brought was able to deliver:
- Great AF

IMHO the responsible product developer should be fired immediately unless he had orders from above. Canon is not only harming its own brand, but the category of DSLR as itself.

May I repeat: full frame?
Some of the rest of your list is also worth a giggle.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:12 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2044 comments in total)
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chlamchowder: I'm a Nikon user, and this camera looks awesome, even for the rather high price. It has everything a daylight action shooter/birder could ask for - an excellent AF system, a high burst rate without having to crop, and a deep buffer. This thing would be awesome for shooting soccer/football, or pretty much any outdoor sport where a large field is involved. I wish it had a Nikon mount.

And for those of you complaining that it doesn't have FF ISO performance - the best FF for action you can get at that price is the D610. It doesn't shoot at 10 fps, and doesn't have the 7D II's pixel density for telephoto reach.

Hey! You are SUPPOSED to be complaining that it's not enough and the sensor is old! What is WRONG with you!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:11 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2044 comments in total)
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whyamihere: Dear Canon,

Cute camera. If this were Photokina 2012, I'm sure everyone would have been excited. Today, it's just the Canon 70D, Spray & Pray Edition.

I'm sure you'll sell tons, anyway, because: Canon.

because: Nikon has nothing to compare to it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:10 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2044 comments in total)
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InTheMist: This Nikon shooter is jealous.

How many times did I read that 'Nikon is just waiting for Canon to bring out the 7D II before they introduce their D400'? Many times. Oh well, buy what works for you and if the D400 or the 7D or 7D II or anything else does work, it doesn't matter what other camera makers or users have.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:06 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2044 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: No articulated screen? Wouldn't a sport or wildlife photographer like to have a ground-level perspective once in a while? We get teh same camera as 7 years ago but with even better sensor, well well what a surprise :-(

All you have to do is figure out where to put all the body controls which have to be moved because of the articulated screen hinge. Easy. :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:01 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1545 comments in total)

I am not a Nikon shooter, but I have to say this is one impressive camera. When I see people claiming that other kinds of cameras are going to make the DSLR obsolete, all I can say is, not while DSLRs are still being released with specs and features like this.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 19:37 UTC as 196th comment | 3 replies
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (168 comments in total)
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corbus: I suppose Bito live in USA?

Therefore I learned a lot....
....the construction of dishing machines a quite different in comparison to dishing machines in (northen) Europe.

American machines a bad!
Europeen are better!

Thanks for the teaching๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ


Yeah? I bet those European dishwashers aren't lit up inside while they are washing the dishes! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 21:50 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

I like Panny's stuff but photo modes "Sweet child's face", "Appetizing food", and "Cute dessert" just amaze me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 18:03 UTC as 257th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Review preview (9 comments in total)
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Joseph Broz: The photo software that ships with the Lumix LX7 will not work with Windows 8. Does anyone know when Panasonic will fix this?

Unfortunately, Panasonic cannot fix the nightmare that is Windows 8.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 17:42 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (493 comments in total)
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SkilakDeZoo: I have forgotten, the cameras have been compared as long as the competition could compete. So, how many brands have waterproof lenses? how many brands have IS? well only Pentax, sorry then it cannot be used as a criterion. I like the statement that Nikon has got so many lenses but how many of them are waterproof? To be honest a camera and say max 5 lenses is everything what is needed, why be bothered with 200?

IBIS makes perfect sense on an A77 or other mirrorless. It makes no sense at all on a DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 03:21 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (493 comments in total)
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Underdog 3000: Well played DPR. Placing it in the retired category of your semi-pro, you essentially compare it to 4 year old cameras. Hell hath no furry like a p.o. Canikon

If a 4 year old 'Canikon' can do a better job of AF tracking, that should tell you something about the Pentax.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 03:10 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (493 comments in total)
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Class A: Why is "Built-in sensor-shift shake reduction effectively stabilizes all mountable lenses" not a "Pros" point for the K-3?

It is for the K-5 II.

The following "Pros" points for the Nikon D7100 apply to the K-3 as well:

* 3.5mm Stereo mic and headphone inputs
* In-camera raw processing
* 100% viewfinder coverage

Why are they not mentioned as "Pros" for the K-3?

In-body image stabilization is not a 'pro' for any DSLR. It leaves the metering and AF sensors with an unstabilized view with which to do their tasks, making it harder to do. (Not to mention making framing and composition harder for the user, at longer focal lengths.) The fact that the K3's focus tracking ability is less than Canon and Nikon is not just a coincidence. This is why IBIS should not be considered a 'pro on a DSLr. (It works fine for mirrorless though.)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 02:53 UTC
On New Baby In Town 1983 DP photo in MarioSS's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Love this shot. Fantastic capture.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 00:53 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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kalieaire: I find it funny how Canon expected the SL1 and their other size reduced dslrs to be popular. Coming from 35mm film, the 300D was a good size, with the grip it was nearly perfect. When the 20D came out, I was joyous of the better fit. When the 5D2 came out I was even more happy, now comparable to a 1 series. I have small hands too, tendonitis, and a bit of reduced grip strength, so anything larger than the 5D2 hurts pretty bad at the end of a wedding. Point being, DSLRs should generally be larger in size, and absolutely not too small.

Smaller DSLRs are only useful for cheap parents looking to buy their high school kids their first camera based solely on price, not usability, capability, or what the kids want and would like to use.

As for snubbing the mirrorless market, the EOS M represents the biggest innovation to cinematography since the 5D2 because if its size. I can rig my EOS M in a lot more places than my 5Ds or 7Ds.

From their statements, Canon's execs are obviously clueless.

What other 'size reduced DSLR's' besides the SL1? Quick, get all the camera magazines and fora on board, Canon has a model nobody else has seen yet!

And Sony is welcome to keep on innovating, creating as many orphaned camera lines as they like. I'll stick with a brand whose lenses for ages have worked across the model lines. To each their own.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 13:46 UTC
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plasnu: The reason why mirrorless is only a small part of the market is CANON doesn't promote them, and they do not want to.

Canon doesn't promote mirrorless and they do not want to. And why should they? So that they can lose sales in their profitable and successful main business?

I see countless posts here by people who have never been in business, nor should ever be hired to run one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 13:43 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: "DSLRs can capture the moment better than mirrorless, because you're viewing directly, not through an LCD."

He should look into the 1D C viewfinder when shooting a 4K video and see why using an OVF on that camera was a big mistake. The Panasonic GH4 is going to kill the 1D C.

Aftab is right. Why should Canon go out on a limb and sink a fortune into a camera type that has yet to prove that it is going to be permanent and profitable? All this sniping about Canon and mirrorless is like kids who fell through the ice calling to the one on the shore 'Chicken! Chicken!' for not wanting to walk on the same ice.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 13:41 UTC
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Robert Soderlund: I just will not believe that there is 5 high ranking people in Canon that REQUIRE translation, are not the higher ranking ones usually quite knowledgeable of english, since its kind of useful to know especially in the marketing department.

That is your impression and foregone conclusion but nothing more. You will believe what you want.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 13:38 UTC
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ini: you are long gone! a la "we do not need PCs".

My Iphone delivers better and more dynamic colors, better contrast, better AWB. It is smaller, lighter, cheaper than that piece of 5D MK III crap that I bought. 5D III is simply stone age - and does not deliver!

Yes, you can not compare is to an I phone - because except for resolution it loses on almost any practical count.

Wake up and stop this DSLR superiority dream - it is gone already.

Given that you apparently joined dpreview to make this one post, I respectfully submit that you are full of baloney. Nobody buys a camera at the price level of the 5D Mark III without knowing what it is and why they are buying it, and it most assuredly is NOT a 'piece of crap'. Unlike some posts we see here. In short I do not believe for one second that you have ever even handled a 5D Mk III let alone bought one.

Your camera is ringing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 13:35 UTC
On Connor and the Blue Eyes in the Children's Face 2nd edition challenge (1 comment in total)

How on Earth could two people give a photo this good the lowest possible rating you can give a photo here? This is a great shot. I won't enter these challenges anymore due to this nonsense. Super photo.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 01:24 UTC as 1st comment
On Bristol Centaurus Aero Engine in the Inside a Combustion Engine challenge (4 comments in total)

Someone had to go and give this neat photo a 1/2 star vote, indicating a photo that is as bad as it could be - which it certainly is not. I like this shot, pretty nifty stuff with a good slightly soft-focused background.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 04:38 UTC as 2nd comment
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