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brendon1000

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On Sony plans March firmware update for Alpha 7 and 7R article (120 comments in total)
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geesbert: Where is tethering by cable?
Where is display switching by function button?
Where is the option to single press for live view enlargement?
Where is the uncompressed RAW option?

it really is a shame how Sony ignores the possibility of making that the ultimate studio camera.

but smooth reflection seems to be high on everey user's wishlist.

Check out this test - http://francoismalan.com/2011/10/raw-12bit-or-14bit-lossy-or-lossless/

There is little advantage to shooting uncompressed RAW.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 13:38 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (302 comments in total)
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webrunner5: Crap skin tones and crap video and it gets a 80 score??? Wow, someone at DPR REALLY likes Fuji's.

Honestly I believe anyone who shoots only JPEG is not too concerned with image quality. Any discerning enthusiast who puts a high value on IQ and shoots RAW should be pretty happy with Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 08:01 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (302 comments in total)
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DonSantos: Well I'm about so sell my "gold" award x-e2 with the awesome fuji 35mm 1.4 and upgrade the the "silver" sony a7 + zeiss 55mm 1.8.

Am I crazy?

^^ Unless you do long exposures while shining a light straight into the lens you aren't going to face much problems.

In any case Sony has admitted to the problem and is working on a fix.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 08:00 UTC
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yabokkie: the difference in sensor area is much smaller than between 35mm format and APS-C. but the difference in price is 4-fold larger (50c : D800 : D7100 = 28,00 : 2,800 : 1,150).

one pays 10 times more than D800 but get less than 1 stop improvement.

Thats the way it is when getting that extra 5-10% quality. The price differences are much greater than the IQ differences.

I doubt many amateurs will ever buy such a camera. This is squarely aimed at pros who need that extra 10% and charge enough to justify such a purchase.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 08:15 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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Heaven is for real: We heard this before. Nothing new or innovative about this camera. They just added a letter "s". Nikon could just have released a new firmware for D4 and done with it.

Don't disagree with that point BUT with your statement that a firmware update could have done the same thing which is what I was disagreeing with. All these new 'features' was made possible with a new faster processor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 16:34 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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ScottRH: Too bad it still has XQD.

Probably so that they could keep the externals the same to reduce manufacturing costs. Only the internal processor can be changed while keeping the rest of the body the same.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 14:30 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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Heaven is for real: We heard this before. Nothing new or innovative about this camera. They just added a letter "s". Nikon could just have released a new firmware for D4 and done with it.

While I agree this camera isn't very inspiring do note that its got a brand new processor inside thats more powerful than the D4. Thats the whole reason for the higher price and added features like better ISO performance (claimed) and faster fps.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 14:27 UTC

For all those who incorrectly think that this is JUST a rebadged Rebel T3 (550D) please DONT !!!!

The T3 has the following advantages over the T5

- 1040k screen vs 460k screen (much more resolution).

- Larger viewfinder (0.87x mag vs 0.8x mag).

- Far more powerful built in flash (13m guide no vs 9 m guide no).

- 4 fps vs 3 fps

- Has a spot meter. The 1200 lacks a spot meter

- Lower price than the 1200.

That said the A1200 has many many advantages over the 550D.

- 480g vs 530g (Now you won't get tired of using the camera as its MUCH lighter than the 550D).

- Larger capacity (Shoots 60 shots more per charge than the 550D)

- MUCH MUCH higher model no (1200 vs a measly 550).

I think the 3rd point clinches it in favor of the 1200D.

Unless Canon changes the name of the 550D to 1250D, the 1200D wins over the 550D in my book as I don't think anyone would want to be caught with a lower end model like 550D when the 1200D is selling for the same price. (Sorry much cheaper price).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 17:26 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (795 comments in total)
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Heaven is for real: Excellent review...time to switch..

Nobody HAS to switch. This can make a good secondary camera when you want IQ without any weight. This with the 35mm f2.8 can make an excellent walk around package when traveling or just walking around town.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 14:06 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (795 comments in total)
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RStyga: I'm not sure what DPR is reporting but based on -at least- the test scene, the moire A7 and especially A7R produce is very much present and catastrophic. The RAW images are so ruined by moire that you must be either blind or biased to ignore it.

Pixel peepers will never really be happy unless they have a large format camera. :P

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 08:15 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (795 comments in total)
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Mark Banas: Well, I'm surprised that the 1/160 flash sync speed isn't a "Con" compared to the A7's 1/250 (w/ E shutter), or compared to Nikon or Canon FF systems. Sure, use it on a tripod to avoid shutter shake at that low speed, but what about strobist lighting?

Hmmm... maybe the 1/180 sync speed on Pentax DSLRs is no longer a "Con."

Nothing worse than a lazy troll. In the good old days trolls would work hard at what they do.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 08:12 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (795 comments in total)
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UnitedNations: Such a sad news for JPEG shooters. The overall score is only '1' point better than the X100S which got 81% Gold Award.

Wonderful Raw performance in a small body...but the pathetic JPEG performance is very disappointing.

...And the Score of only 82% while being three times more expensive than the X100S is just not acceptable.

I really see no point in people buying this camera only to shoot JPEG. JPEG shooters should be happy with a OMD E10 or NEX6.

This camera makes most sense for people who need maximum detail and you will get that only with RAW.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 08:09 UTC
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justmeMN: Right now, the T3 (1100D) is #2 in Amazon (USA) Best Sellers in Digital SLR Cameras. Smug enthusiasts love to put down bottom-of-the-line cameras, but they sell well. The T5 (1200D) will sell well too.

They sell well because of the Canon brand name. Nothing to do with performance. Unfortunately history has shown big companies fall due to complacency and lets face Canon is getting increasingly complacent of late. If you compare this camera to the 5 year old T3i, the T3i is actually better speced than this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 16:38 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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D1N0: Dual controls reserved for the A8000?

The NEX7 was priced at $1200 at launch. This is a $650 camera. I would wager this is a NEX6 replacement and NOT a NEX7 replacement by the price difference alone.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 16:24 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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Marvol: Of all the ridiculous criticisms aimed at Sony by DPR over its last few products, this:

"While its 'NEX-like' design is getting a bit stale"

has got to rank as one of the best. DPR is really outdoing itself trying to find fault.

Do I REALLY have to point to every DSLR made by CaNikon looking exactly like the predecessor - and pretty much every other DSLR ever made for that matter - but with a different name badge? The Canon G-series?

And on the other side of course, when Sony DOES come out with a novel design, they get marked down for not being consistent or unable to settle on a good design or whatever.

Truly DPR, the depths you are plumbing. Get a grip.

I have used and shot with 3 different NEX cameras. While their interface is horrible to say the least I had no problems actually using them.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 16:21 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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DT200: Big Disappointment.
The VF is worse and sensor will either be the same or slightly worse than the NEX 7 due to all the PDAF pixels (just tlike the NEX 6 was slightly worse).
Even if the the PDAF works this time, there are still no long lenses with wide apertures to use it with. The 55-210 is too slow and is F/6.3.
I guess you could wait for the 70-200mm lens, but its size is bigger than the Canon and Nikon full frame versions which defeats the purpose of the system.
For now the NEX 7 is a bargain. Better VF, possibly better sensor and instead use less expense more abundant legacy lenses.

^^ First off Sony has made no claim that its the same 24 MP sensor as in the NEX7.

Lastly I really don't understand this whole fuss with corner sharpness. I just browsed through all the Challenge winners on Dpreview and not ONE of them had anything important in the corners that would spoil the photo.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 16:20 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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Dimit: My initial impression is that it's the best compact system camera by far FOR THE MONEY!
All nex 6 needed was fast AFand got it! And when SONY disclose fastest AF ever,it's true because this statement is UNDER CIPA PROTOCOL.
When DPR states to get it ''with a grain of salt'' they forget that CIPA accounts for VARIOUS autofocusing coditions.
I fancy DPR blogs as they are crowded and listen to various comments but the opinions of the reviewers are overrated as they seem to be underexperienced photographers-at least from what I can say by looking at their sample images over and over again.
My opinion is that the DPR staff should avoid comments that are non identifiable by just looking at the initial photo and specs of a firstly launched camera.This is what they apparently did today,isn't it?
Let's see what their technical review will be AFTER they have the camera in hands.
Regards..

@DT200 - If you could post a link to where Sony made such a claim I would like to know.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 16:15 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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deckhanddavy: Darn. I was really hoping to see more full frame sensors in compacts this year. Still keeping my fingers crossed.

Sony launched 2 just a few months back. One of them is the cheapest FF sensor camera you can buy new (at launch price).

Don't expect anything cheaper (from Sony at least) anytime soon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 16:14 UTC
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Richard Murdey: And I thought Nikon fans were the ones that complained ...

Both Nikon and Canon are in the same pickle. Their low-mid-range APS-C dSLRs are perfectly good cameras, and have been for some years, but they are no longer attractive options for a lot of people who prefer now to go with something like Sony's A6000 (or GX-7, or OM-D M10, or EX-2) for the smaller size if for no other reason...

No just people with blind brand faith.

Mcdonalds is the largest burger chain in the world but that doesn't mean they make the best burger !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 09:05 UTC
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Andrew ATM216: Wow!!!! This is really unbelievable....in 2014 introducing a dslr (even if its entry level) with digic 4....

And the g1 x ll is rumored to have digic 6....so honestly, I am in shock and disbelief about this kind of "innovation" coming from canon....and I have been shooting with canon for over 20 years....

I think someone needs to tell the executives at canon to wake up....

Andrew

^^ There is a large difference between good enough and excellent especially in the tech world.

If you get much better features and performance from a competing product at the same price range then why go for the lower performing one. Unfortunately Canon has brand value and many people will blindly buy all this outdated tech due to the brand.

Just compare it to the similarly priced (at launch. Much cheaper now Sony A58).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 09:04 UTC
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