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On Readers' Choice Awards 2014: The Winners article (141 comments in total)
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krazeyez: What the hell? Wasn't this decided already? How come we have another vote round?

Nikon didn't like the result and we had to make sure that it would be a "tie"?
What a joke.

Late last year we asked you to vote for your favorite products of the 2014 in four categories: best lens, best high-end compact camera, best enthusiast ILC and best high-end ILC. Voting ran through January 20th and the results are in. Thanks to the many thousands of you who participated.
Click through to see the results of our 2014 readers' polls, or skip to end for a chance to vote on the overall winner, which we'll announce next month.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 19:52 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (375 comments in total)
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photog4u: Last chance to vote people cuz if Sony wins this thing instead of Nikon, many here at DPR will be spending the weekend sitting Shiva :)

Really PhotoG?

Stop reading through your fanboi tinted glasses.

In 2014 DPR reviewed A7: Silver, A7R: Gold, RX10: Gold, A6000: Gold, RX100: Gold.

They also previewed the A5100 and the A77II, both with positive comments to the point they would almost certainly receive Gold or Silver.

They also reviewed 2 Sony lens. So, 8 Camera reviews, 5 Gold, 1 silver, 2 to be determined. Thats the most reviews of any manufacturer, with the highest award average.

They must really dislike Sony. I wish they disliked Nikon as much.

Some people just really blow my mind.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 21:54 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (375 comments in total)
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Ronald A Yorko: Just a totally bogus poll showing limited selections favoring certain products at the exclusion of so many others. Too biased in preselected product for this poll to mean anything at all.

This poll is culmination of the winners of category polls from the end of 2014.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 15:19 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (375 comments in total)
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pwilly: An interesting perspective that only DPreview could do, would be to link Camera ownership to what they voted for. Obviously, the A7ii is getting clicks from non-owners.

Based on clicks, the D750 has been the most popular camera on the front page for some time now. So why doesn't that convert to a runaway here?

Certainly a major factor is the fact that the A7ii can mount lenses from Canon and Nikon plus the native lenses. So if the future is a considerably smaller enthusiast camera sales pool, the advantage goes to the one that makes use of the 100's of millions of lenses that exist for those enthusiasts.

When Canon went to the EOS mount, they angered their entire customer base by creating a new mount that would do Nikon, but not Canon lenses, because at that time Nikon was the leader. Sony may be reading the same playbook, it sure did work for Canon.

Wrong guys, check DIGITal Cameras, which includes both dslrs and compact system, it aint there. The A7 is 13th in the compact system. The 750 was in the top 5 of dslrs, after spending weeks at #1. I strongly suspect it easily outsold any Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 21:42 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (375 comments in total)
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pwilly: An interesting perspective that only DPreview could do, would be to link Camera ownership to what they voted for. Obviously, the A7ii is getting clicks from non-owners.

Based on clicks, the D750 has been the most popular camera on the front page for some time now. So why doesn't that convert to a runaway here?

Certainly a major factor is the fact that the A7ii can mount lenses from Canon and Nikon plus the native lenses. So if the future is a considerably smaller enthusiast camera sales pool, the advantage goes to the one that makes use of the 100's of millions of lenses that exist for those enthusiasts.

When Canon went to the EOS mount, they angered their entire customer base by creating a new mount that would do Nikon, but not Canon lenses, because at that time Nikon was the leader. Sony may be reading the same playbook, it sure did work for Canon.

Sony A7x is not in the top 100 DSLR's of Amazon. A58 was the highest at #40. The 750 before it was pulled was consistantly in the top 5.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 18:32 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1874 comments in total)
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jadmaister2: I wonder if the layout of DPReviews comments section needs some thought.
It's quite cramped, and reading through this thread it appears that either:
No-one bothers to read previous posts, because there is endless repetition, or:
DPR has a very high proportion of Trolls per poster.
It's such a shame that we, who apparently share photography as a passion, can evince such bitterness over an innocent fault from a manufacturer.
Of course we all wish this hadn't happened for goodness sake, but the D750 is still a tool that will take superb pictures.
I wonder if the posters here can say the same?

Lacix, that poll is the cumulation of several recent polls, these cameras are the winners from the previous polls

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 22:29 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (375 comments in total)
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allkar: Sorry, but it should be possible to select from all new products of 2014,
not only from the pre-selected. This is not representative.
The trend is targeted

These are not preselected by DPR. They were the winners from a previous poll

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 22:06 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (375 comments in total)
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RickBuddy: No D810? Really?

More a reflection of DP review and its silly readers, than the camera itself.

Not surprising. The credibility of this site has been dropping steadily.

This is the final round of voting. The D810 was eliminated last round. Narrowly.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 22:05 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (375 comments in total)
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Thoughts: No matter the result, this has been

The Year of Alpha

Unless you count sales..

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 21:48 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (372 comments in total)
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Wubslin: I'm enjoying seeing the Nikon PR people twist themselves into pretzels to try and justify this latest debacle.

Look at his history Keith, trust me, he is. He is actually a rabid trol.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 14:21 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (372 comments in total)
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Wubslin: I'm enjoying seeing the Nikon PR people twist themselves into pretzels to try and justify this latest debacle.

Of course you are, you are a rude anti nikon zealot troll.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 04:56 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (372 comments in total)
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Ramjager: Let me guess if it was a Canon camera from DPR's perspective it would be another nail in the coffin.
Instead it's Nikon but hey it's ok...
Let me guess who is paying the bills..

Seriously?? Read the Df review before making your smear campaign comments.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (372 comments in total)
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DDWD10: If I could just play Devil's Advocate for a second.

Both the stepped flare and AF calibration issues would be impossible in a MILC. More complicated machines increase the likelihood of quality control issues. Glad to see Nikon is stepping up to the plate and taking care of this.

thats true, but none of those can Af in the same league as the D750, not to mention IQ, (except Sony). Even if your D750has this MINOR issue, it is still a better camera than any mirrorless on the market, IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 14:40 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (372 comments in total)
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yesman12: For a web site that claims to be impartial, I am surprised to see a headline which fundamentally sounds like a apologist for Nikon. Also, since you uncovered the problem in your testing, why was it until now that you decided to present the issue with a full page?

Given a string of similar issues from recent Nikon cameras, If DP were really impartial, perhaps the headline should read
"Nikon Flare issue: Is there a pattern of QC problems"

Did you check your reading comprehension at the door when you came in?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 12:47 UTC
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davids8560: I highly recommend the Nikon D750. Still.

Mike, you ever get tired of bashing Nikon? You have any idea how that makes you look? A programmed bot comes to mind, you're as predictable as snow in Duluth.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 05:56 UTC
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oselimg: As long as there are Brand/Gear slaves and cynical endorsing by websites some manufacturers won't give a penny for quality checks. Instead they will bring out anything to get their current financial shortcomings subsidized by the consumer then will pay it back interest free. That's called free market ethics.

Ignore Oseling, he is a perpetual whiner. He loves bashing Nikon and DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 14:10 UTC
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JRFlorendo: D800 to D810, D600 to D610, D750 to D7??......like what they say, three strikes and you are ???!

The number two camera maker in the world.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 14:07 UTC

Said the VP of a company that sells mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 22:09 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
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PazinBoise: I think the last technical hurdle that mirrorless cameras need to clear in order to surpass DSLRs is AF tracking. Mirrorless camera's AF tracking has gotten a lot better but most DSLRs systems are still better at tracking moving subjects. Once they are on par with DSLRs in that functionality I don't think DSLRs will have much left to offer?

Lens selections? Lenses can be made to fit new mounts. Optical Viewfinders? Each generation of EVFs gets better and better and the advantages they offer over a OVF are great. Weather sealing and build quality? Oly OM-D E-M1 and Fuji XT-1.

I really can't think of other features that DSLR offer that can't be integrated (or have already been integrated) into mirrorless systems.

Ummm, superior IQ? That is what cameras are for.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 05:53 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Samsung has the exact opposite strategy as Canon. Samsung knows that if they build a quality product with lots of features their customers will still be willing to spend the same amount of money and not ask for rock bottom prices.

They also know that if they are not leading the industry then there will be no catching up. It is lead or simply get out of the way and die by the roadside.

Canon on the other hand believes that its customers are for life. They believe that as long as they don’t change things too much their customers won’t want to change too much. Canon’s market share will be drastically reduced by the end of this year thanks to innovations by Sony, Olympus, Samsung, Panasonic, and even Nikon.

It actually looks pretty good compared to cropped sensor dslr. Not even close at higher ISO against a FF dslr. At those prices, I will take a FF dslr everyday. Thats why I pay high prices. Because I want the best IQ, not "good enough".

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 05:50 UTC
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