Always playing second fiddle to Canon. Pentax didn't even include a designer purse with it.
I hope the author of this article never figures out there is a comment section.
Daniel L: she is cute.
Actually, if you look at some of the hands on reviews from photokina, the reviews done by the men just had comments focused on the camera. The review done by a woman had many comments about her looks and even her nail polish. I don't think men can appreciate how a compliment can be insulting because we are never on the other side of that one.
AksCT: I am not a pro, but find it quite odd to see everything she has listed as positive, copied below, is about functionality,form, and features. What about image quality? Perhaps the assumption is that these features improve image quality!!
-Low cost-Feels sturdy in my hands, very similar to the EOS 5D Mark III-Weatherproofing is improved and Canon claims that the shutter is good through 200,000 actuations - this is very important for working sports photographers-AF fast and responsive, and seems to perform as advertised-Cropped sensor is a pro when you need a little more reach on lenses, like a 70-200 in the end zone-Shutter feels fast and light - not nearly as noisy as the original 7D-Video is improved, (although I didn't get to test this in depth) - better AF, choice in codecs, better resolution-Lighter weight than the EOS-1D X, which is heavy as a rock by comparison
minute differences in image quality won't change the value of an image to a publication.
Now getting an in focus image of the right event at exactly the right second, in any conditions, and getting that image out to publication in near real time will increase the value of an image.
When's the last time you looked at a sports image and said "oh man that would have so much less noise and more DR on a different camera." ?
Yannick KREMPP: That's... not helpful at all. Replace 7D Mark 2 by iPad, or purse, or screwdriver and it all makes sense. Come on, voice tagging ? Crop sensor a negative for sports ? That wifi thing again ? I take it for what it is, a woman's point of view on something she uses as just another tool. Now please read me correctly, I have nothing against her, nor am I being sexist here. It's just like I said, of no interest here: ask a formula 1 or nascar driver what he expects from a car, and post this on a consumer website to help mr lambda choose his next car, you'll get the same.
Now if you're a pro, you shouldn't be reading this, you should already know what to expect or don't care at all. Or be out shooting, or whatever.
You didn't even read the article, apparently, because she mentioned why each of those are negatives to an ACTUAL pro, unlike yourself.
It's just unfortunate that women are often judged on their looks first and skill or talent second.
toomanycanons: I thought professional newspaper photographers shot with D4 and the like. Ya know, the kind of camera made for that niche, doesn't get in the photogs' way etc. They all do in my area. What newspaper pro shoots with a 7D? Just wonderin'.
She said she shoots with a 1DX typically.
That said, there is no reason a 7D or 7D2 couldn't be a press cameras. It would likely be a very good one.
Jogger: What sorts of things do pros say when using the voice tagging feature?
She said that in the article:
"Voice tagging allows me to say into the back of the camera something like “Lynch for 4 and a first down, holding called on the play, five minutes remaining in the second,” while reviewing the image. This way, when editing, I quickly know what to write in the caption. "
Wes Syposz: she never really explains why she prefers a FF...
Noise and color
Ken Takes Photos: The real reason we all see this as a terrible idea is because of capitalism and the monopolies that we have on the Internet connection side of things.
If we had the Internet speeds of say a South Korea most people would see this idea as self evident, pricing aside. But our Internet is much much slower at much higher prices for our slow connections. The reason for this is our self defeating love of monopoly capitalism. Which is part bad ideology and part bad arithmetic skills, two traits of almost every American.
Uhh, it's not capatilism, it's the fact that the U.S. population is not as centered in a tiny geographical area like S. Korea and we laid most of our infrastructure when our current average 10Mbps was impossibly fast.
Johannes Zander: so what...
You are clueless?
obviously not for photography.
Avobanana: I just tried the 7D2 in the Canon gallery in Ginza, Japan.
Feels EXACTLY like the 5D3. The rounded looks, the weight, the button layout even the AF points. The mode dial (the symbols are ridged instead of printed) was the only thing that seems different. I almost thought I was shooting my own camera.
Really its not a bad design, but I mean they are so conservative that they don't change a single thing on the camera?
The reason Canon tries to stay consistent with design is because many of their cameras are designed for professionals. It is very frustrating as a working photographer to switch between your 2-3 camera bodies and have to constantly look down to figure out where the controls are. This was designed to fit into a pro kit, thus it has the same control layout as the Pro cameras.
"Experimenting with button design" was done when the layout was refined for the series. Changing buttons around for fun is just going frustrate the user base.
Many people would list consistent design as a strength, not a weakness.
Richard Shih: Nexus 6 phone dimensions:
• 159.3 x 83 x 10.1 mm (6.27 x 3.27 x 0.40 in)
Kindle Fire HD 6 tablet dimensions:
• 169 x 103 x 10.7 mm (6.7 x 4.1 x 0.4 in)
~10 x ~20 x 0.6 mm difference. At least this is the first thought I had...
Kindle fire HD 6 isn't supposed to be an everyday pocket device, though, and it's bottom end of the market even for a tablet. A better point of comparison would be the Lumia 1520. which is 163x85x8.7mm.
tkbslc: I'm not seeing much noise difference between the G7X and the LX100 when compared at the 8MP "print" preset. Certainly not the 1 stop you'd expect based on the sensor sizes.
Surprisingly, the LX100 seems to have sharper corners vs the G7X, despite fears to the contrary based on the sample photos.
RX100 M3 seems to be lagging behind both by a hair.
Sure it is. Any item in the scene is being viewed at higher magnification on the 20MP cams vs the LX100 becuase the actual picture is larger. That includes noise. It's like comparing a 5x7 print to an 8x10 or viewing photos from one on a 21" monitor and the other on a 27". Of course the defects are going to be less apparent on a smaller print or smaller monitor.
Tonkotsu Ramen: At that price...... it will not sell well..
Yeah, but Motorola isn't Samsung or Apple
But all things aren't equal when you are viewing the 1" sensor images at 50% higher magnification. Noise is magnified, too.
cpkuntz: Typical Canon dull colors, plastic skin, mushy details, and blown highlights. In 2012 these sensors were badly beaten. Now they are embarrassing.
You can criticize many things about Canon's sensors, but it's pretty well accepted they have great color and skintones. That's not blind defense, just listing a key strength. Many Nikon photographers will admit the same.
I'd wager if you did a survey, you'd find Canon colors and skintones at the top.