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ThePhilips

ThePhilips

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Tim C.: Fujifilm's dedication to their customers is becoming legendary if not already.

That's ridiculous. Properly supporting paying customers shouldn't be considered "legendary".

Fuji X cameras infamously have the worst stock firmware, anyway. No other manufacturer have ever shipped a camera as buggy as the the X100.

And there could be nothing legendary about Fuji only now getting to the level of quality of Canon or Olympus.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 11:52 UTC
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Everlast66: Wow, another problem crops up with that record breaking 90% rated camera ...

This is the problem with the benchmarks.

Manufacturers eventually start prioritizing benchmark results over the overall quality of the product.

This is a widespread issue in every industry where customers rely on the benchmarks for the buying decisions.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 16:15 UTC
On Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review article (71 comments in total)
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tongki: AAA cells ???

This is considered as a TOY

For this type of flash, I'd consider AAA batteries to be an advantage.

The flash is small and you can simply carry it everywhere with you. And if you run out of juice, the batteries are available on literally every corner, any time of day.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 12:58 UTC
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Mssimo: How much money could canon be saving by making own CMOS chip? Im sure with the volume canon has they could get a exclusive custom built sensor from sony and still call it a canon sensor. Olympus turned around when the OMD line used a sony sensor for the first time. Before that sensor technology very weak.

The article mixes up two different things (which is pretty fine for laymen journalism, but is the source of the confusion).

Sony owns 40.2% of *manufacturing*. Not all of the sensors manufactured are *designed* by Sony.

So to answer your question:

"I'm sure with the volume canon has they could get a exclusive custom built sensor from Sony and still call it a Canon sensor."

They surely can do it. Other companies already use Sony to manufacture custom sensors. Semiconductor manufacturing and digital camera business inside Sony are two distinctly different units.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 20:45 UTC

More small lenses!? Yes, please!

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 23:28 UTC as 9th comment
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agentlossing: So, an Olympus Body Cap Lens with a larger aperture, at 7X the price.

Hint: "The lens will be sold in a Leica M-mount"

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 19:52 UTC
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Robert Soderlund: How to know when lens technology has come far enough? The answer is when someone deliberately does lenses that are of bad optical performance. Calling bad lens design art is ridiculous, vintage simple lens designs were not considered artsy with their aberrations then, why should they now?

Sentimental value.

Because the "sentiment" is crucial part of how we appreciate things, photographs included.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 19:50 UTC
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Tim Gander: I'm off to Africa with one of these to photograph poor starving people. Discuss.*

*Not really, but it's an interesting moral question.

"but it's an interesting moral question."

It's not. Leica is a luxury good manufacturer. Poor people lust for - and dig - the luxury goods even more than wealthy. To them, the luxury goods are more of an ideal or a symbol of prosperity, rather than an item of sheer monetary value.

As an example one can relate to here in West, people saving money for literally decades to buy a Porsch or Ferrari is not that uncommon event here.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 16:47 UTC
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kociasek: "all the advantages of a traditional cable release"
No, not at all. When I use cable release I don't need to stand right behind the camera. For example, I can shoot fireworks lying on the grass, watching the show, lazily pressing the button of the cable release connected to my tripod-mounted camera.
Also, using such feature I'd be afraid of moving behind the camera in case the camera interprets it as a shutter signal.
Also, with cable release I can take a photo at exactly the right moment. With hand waving you don't get such split-second accuracy.

"No, not at all. When I use cable release I don't need to stand right behind the camera."

You do not have to stand behind the camera - moving a finger near the EVF should suffice. Unless of course you insist activating the EVF sensor with your head.

"Also, using such feature I'd be afraid of moving behind the camera in case the camera interprets it as a shutter signal."

Riiight. Because the roll of film has only 36 frames, and it would such a waste... Oh wait.

"Also, with cable release I can take a photo at exactly the right moment. With hand waving you don't get such split-second accuracy."

True.

Still, as an optional feature, it is a nice-to-have feature. Disadvantages we can talk all night - but it's not like Sony disables all other shutter release options.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 22:00 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (352 comments in total)
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IEBA1: What the hell is it with DPreview and this stupid camera?
First we get the powder puff piece of why it's a "big deal" and "leading the convergence." Then we get this.

As a writer for over a decade, I'd like to see this author ask one followup question to clarify the double-marketing speak that contradicts itself:

"The XC10 has a 5-axis stabilization system when recording HD video. That’s … optical stabilization with digital stabilization. With digital stabilization you [crop the sensor]. You don’t lose image stabilization when shooting still images or 4K video. … since you’re using the entire sensor to capture an image or video, the camera reverts to normal optical stabilization."

So then there's no "5-axis" stabilization in 4K or stills.
If not, then don't promote it.

"The XC10 uses the same codec as the C300 Mark II. It’s called XF-AVC. It is a proprietary Canon codec in an MXF wrapper, but it is H.264 based, so it is standards based."

It's proprietary - it's standards based.

"World's #1 camera manufacturer releases innovative hybrid stills / video camera. World's #1 digital camera review website covers it."

So you do admit that you know that you are #1? Finally.

"Why are you getting so upset?"

That you do not push the big manufacturers, like you do the the smaller manufacturers.

Couldn't you have asked Chuck what the hell is wrong with the Canon? What informed customer would even consider the XC10? No, you haven't asked. No, you haven't challenged the faulty logic and evasiveness of his responses. You have failed your audience.

Remember, the DPR became the #1, carried by the loyal readers. Not by the paychecks from the manufacturers. And as such you do not have to be so stiff around the manufacturers.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 00:14 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (352 comments in total)

"It’s important to remember that part of the story of this camera is to reduce the size, weight, and cost."

I LOLed.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 19:41 UTC as 115th comment | 2 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (517 comments in total)
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refillable: Two possibilities. Either that DPR hates A-Mount for some strange reason (which is unlikely), or (if all the things said in the review are objectively true) this is a very good explanation for the abandoning of A-Mount by Sony. The D7200 is much better in many ways based on this review.

The D7200 doesn't have articulated LCD. All other differences are pretty negligible to me.

I still can't believe that a camera manufacturer would still release today an upper level body without tilt-able/articulated LCD.

Have seen few threads with images of photographers in unusual poses. If I didn't know better, I would have thought they played the twister. But nope, they were simply trying to compose a shot on the fixed LCD (or OVF).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 08:39 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1251 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: > ISO Invariance

Oh my. Since I'm not much interested in the stuff, I have missed half the page #10. The most interesting half.

And - oh my freaking god - this is finally happening!

Finally, ISO starts becoming just another exposure variable, not exposure handicap!

BSI FTW! Bravo, Samsung!

"By any means "iso invariance" is great to have but abusing of it makes for worse pictures [...]"

We can measurebate the numbers all day long, but as long as it doesn't screw up the composition and lighting, the net impact on the real world image quality, as demonstrated by the DPR, is rather negligible.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 11:07 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1251 comments in total)
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naththo: Sony sensor is now nailed in the coffin! Can't believed it! Samsung trump over Sony by miles!

Win-win.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 19:36 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1251 comments in total)
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naththo: Sony sensor is now nailed in the coffin! Can't believed it! Samsung trump over Sony by miles!

... at low ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 19:06 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1251 comments in total)

> ISO Invariance

Oh my. Since I'm not much interested in the stuff, I have missed half the page #10. The most interesting half.

And - oh my freaking god - this is finally happening!

Finally, ISO starts becoming just another exposure variable, not exposure handicap!

BSI FTW! Bravo, Samsung!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 20:31 UTC as 66th comment | 6 replies
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1251 comments in total)
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gmke: A large BSI sensor is nothing to sneeze at. The open question has been hanging around for some time: Why hasn't anyone tried the BSI approach on APS-C? The question to Samsung is, How long will it take to get the rest of the situation ironed out? Rushing a cool idea to market, without polish, won't turn the right heads. You gotta have a complete story before anyone takes you seriously.

"The open question has been hanging around for some time: Why hasn't anyone tried the BSI approach on APS-C?"

BSI manufacturing process is complex and doesn't scale well to the larger sensor.

But the progress marches on. Few years back Sony was first with the 1" BSI sensor. And now Sammy is first with the APS-C BSI sensor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back-illuminated_sensor

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 07:46 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (814 comments in total)
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Segaman: Canon is here to stay

> Canon is here to stay

But many people have already moved on.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 08:03 UTC
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Timur Born: "making it the first truly 'pocketable' compact high-zoom camera with a built-in electronic viewfinder"

Sorry, but no. The TZ70 may come with 5 mm more height, but in return it comes with 1.6 mm less depth. And in this general height x width size category it's depth that defines how pocketable a camera is. I guess you can put both in a jeans pocket, but the LF1 still trumps them in size (only up to 200mm in return for a bigger sensor).

For comparison, the HX90 is 36 mm deep, the LF1 is 28 mm. And while you can squeeze a RX100 into a jeans pocket the LF1 does that far more comfortably because of its lesser depth.

Still a nice offering, if only Sony would include a raw file format, which the Panasonics do.

"Sorry, but no. The TZ70 [...]"

DPR definitely needs some intelligence database/system.

Despite the contraction of camera market, they seem to forget things easily nowadays.

They already have all the data in their camera DB - they simply need a tool to catalog and search the facts and the predicates.

I did this in the university with the Prolog. It was fun.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 11:57 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1251 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: I think the title, "a class of it owns" just goes to show how dorked up the DPREVIEW sensor size based camera classification system is.

With the kit lens this is almost a $3000 camera. It should be compared to other $3000 cameras regardless of sensor size.

Also I don't see how any camera that has problems focusing in low light could be given a gold?

If I want a quick sunny day camera, I'll use my iPhone thank you very much.

"Sony A77M2 for $1548 on amazon"

Good point. (Though the kit is not perfectly comparable, since the Sony's 2.8/16-50 isn't particularly stellar performer. And we comparing street price of 1yo kit with just released one.)

P.S. It's kind of shame that the SLT hasn't took off.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 15:33 UTC
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