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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 real-world samples article (113 comments in total)
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The Squire: The good: Surprisingly good ISO 800!

The bad: Certainly at the long end it seems very soft. Look at the closeup of the silver haired climber. Soft, no per pixel detail, and a fair bit of CA. Looks like a bad 5MP camera phone snap.

You have to be a connoisseur of the pastel like effect to appreciate this camera's high ISO prowess...

Canon's SX700 / 710 are definitely a cut above this somewhat outdated offering from the stable of Panasonic...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 11:54 UTC
On Nikon D5500 real-world samples article (129 comments in total)

Why couldn't Nikon have utilized Samsung's 28 MP BSI APS-C sensor for this generation of the 5XXX series...?! Its not that this camera offers anything significantly better than the D5300...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 07:50 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

This is pure class... whips Sony's & Panny's equivalent offerings...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 08:33 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
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AllOtherNamesTaken: DPR's interview with Canon says the DR is the same as 5DM3. Sorry folks.

Max native ISO 6400
5 Fps, no mention of crop mode FPS increase
1/200 flash sync
1080/30P max

"Meh"

Skip to 1:00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=99NUDmVYwDM

Chances are it will outsell the D810 ... and that's what really matters at the end of the day...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:10 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1” sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

Everyone buying & using the camera is not going to be doing so under optimal conditions...

These sample images are very good... and give you a fair indication as to the pro's & cons of its IQ ...

You are being overly critical of these images for no rhyme or reason... Do you expect pro grade images each & every time a camera is reviewed...? Personally I prefer real world samples under a wide array of conditions to assess a camera's prowess... not the best images in a controlled environment...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 18:25 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)

I'm hoping for a 1D XXX ... 50 MP full frame pro body... :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 17:33 UTC as 354th comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X real-world samples gallery posted article (242 comments in total)
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a l b e r t: After looking at all the LX100, G7X samples, I hereby declared that the winner is the Sony RX100 III. No contest.

@kangoo1707 - Imaging Resource for some reason has only uploaded the G7 X images using its "fine" compression setting... What they should have done was capture the same test scene using the Canon's "Super Fine" setting... You can tell from the file sizes as well... the G7 X is around 5.5 MB per image whereas the RX100 III is around 12 MB per file...

Sony may use a lens with all the bells & whistles... but the RX100 III's image processing is useless in comparison to Canon's... so any lens sharpness advantage you see is more or less nullified...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 14:54 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X real-world samples gallery posted article (242 comments in total)
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a l b e r t: After looking at all the LX100, G7X samples, I hereby declared that the winner is the Sony RX100 III. No contest.

RX100 III is horrible at rendering fine detail... Even iso 1600 + is a blotchy affair... Only main advantage with the RX100 III is its 50 Mbps video... as far as day to day IQ is concerned the Canon is definitely better...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 10:17 UTC
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mwstebbins: Please no NOT use the sexist 'he' when reviewing your camreas: in your article Photographer = he! Please use s/he or she/he or even he/she. Let's be inclusive. m2cw

Finnish... Estonian... & Hungarian... yes that's the best example... More or less three insignificant languages that nobody would bother with...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 17:54 UTC
On 7DII_beta_ISO12800_030A9228 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)
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maboleth: Noise looks more like a film grain, very very nice. Also there's no banding in the deep shadows. Bravo Canon, 10 light years better than 7D!

One needs to ask the question... do we actually buy these instruments to primarily push shadows... or for the overall versatility & feature set of the machine...

Does the D7100 & co. look spectacular at 12800...? Or are they at least "above average" by critical standards...? Canon has done a fantastic job with this camera... now all the naysayers can do is find fault and fabricate criticism... in which case this camera is not for you...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 17:28 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2701 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: The Nikon D7100 is about $800 cheaper than the 7DMKII. That is a lot of money to pay for an additional 4 frames per second. The Nikon D750 is $500 more than the 7DMKII, but it has a full frame sensor. The 7DMKII faces some stiff competition.

"Still resolves more detail & has higher Dynamic Range" ... Don't worry... we're all drooling over its DR... ;) Personally i think way you're placing way to much emphasis on DR.. but that's my personal opinion... And if you think 4 MP amounts to a noticeable level of detail advantage then something is seriously wrong... Plus at the heart of the D7100 lies an old Toshiba sensor... whether you like it or not... Even Nikon's base level D3300 use a newer 24 MP chip...

Face facts... Canon's AF if the best... with this new 65 point AF module... Canon just cements its place as No. 1 ... better than even the D4 / D4s (which use somewhat antiquated AF systems by the way)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 09:53 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2701 comments in total)
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toni2: Canon 7d mk2: perhaps best aps-c camera specifications, and worst aps-c sensor.

Nobody knows how good the actual sensor is... considering it was introduced to the world 2 days ago, its awfully presumptuous of the naysayers to pass judgment...

If you're desperate to support Nikon blatantly or covertly go over to the D750 ... It could use some support...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (947 comments in total)
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supeyugin1: A new king of pocketable compacts! Canon finally dethroned Sony. And it's cheaper too! Good job, Canon.

But the G7X is already a technically improved version of the RX100 / II & possibly even III ... Only thing in Sony's favor is the EVF... But traditionally Canon has always had the upper hand where IQ is concerned... Plus Canon's image stabilization is head over heels better than what Sony offers... alas time will tell...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 12:51 UTC
On Video preview of the Canon Powershot G7 X article (77 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Since they are using a Sony sensor, will the DR of this nice looking camera surpass the Canon dslrs?

Based on past experience between the brands its safe to say that the Canon will have superior high ISO performance (both RAW & JPEG) compared to the Sony RX100 III & Panny FZ1000

Regarding the fast f1.8-2.8 lens... Sensor size plays an important role here... so its unlikely to beat the 7D II at high ISO... but may come dangerously close to superseding the renowned 7D, 60D & 550 - 700D ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 09:47 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2701 comments in total)
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TheDreamingWatchman: I'm sure this is a very good camera.
The AF-speed will be quite impressive.

However the 7DII is just not sexy! There is not one WOW-feature!
I'm missing the tilted screen which is very useful in certain situations.
Why is there no touch screen like on the 70D?
Why did Canon not implement Wi-Fi like on the 6D and 70D? (I don't need Wi-Fi to upload pictures; I want Wi-Fi to control the Camera remotely, which is an amazing feature for wildlife.)
I always had the feeling that Canon is so ungenerous: Why no time-lapse in Camera like Fuji? Why not several shots triggered by the self-timer like Nikon? These features hardly cost anything, but Canon is just too stingy!
However my most important reservation is ISO noise and dynamic range. The ISO performance of the 7D was just pathetic; the dynamic range was not very good.
The 7DII will be a little bit better in these regards and a little bit better is just not good enough for 2014!

Forget just the ISO ... everything about this camera is horrible >>>-----> In fact Canon will soon be made redundant due the introduction of this "horrible camera" ------> That would probably be your perfect world... Then you get a cold hard dose of reality... realize Nikon is and always will be No. 2 (literally too) and come to the conclusion that this world doesn't revolve around you...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 18:03 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2701 comments in total)
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kimsch: A few high iso shots for those who cannot wait ;-)

http://mattgranger.com/7d2

Based on that beta model... very impressive indeed... Even ISO 51200 is hugely commendable...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:07 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2701 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: It will be the last 7d dear Canon boys. In another 5 more years there will be no more DSLR

This "last" , "final" and "penultimate" theory has been doing the rounds for years... In the end the naysayers are always proven wrong...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2701 comments in total)
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Mihut Ovidiu: Except for the battery life and the included GPS, on paper, nothing makes the Canon 7D II more attractive than the Sony A77 II. On the contrary.
http://www.cameraegg.org/canon-7d-mark-ii-vs-nikon-d7100-vs-sony-a77-ii-specs-comparison/

And one more thing... there's so much more to a camera than just "sensor tech" ... Sony has a great sensor in the RX100 III but their heavy handed approach to image processing results in clumpy fine detail... just as an example...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:13 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2701 comments in total)
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Mihut Ovidiu: Except for the battery life and the included GPS, on paper, nothing makes the Canon 7D II more attractive than the Sony A77 II. On the contrary.
http://www.cameraegg.org/canon-7d-mark-ii-vs-nikon-d7100-vs-sony-a77-ii-specs-comparison/

Check the financial stats for both companies... Canon is No.1 for good reason and leads the competition across P&S, super-zoom, travel zoom, APS-C and full frame... Nikon isn't even in second place... Of course micro four thirds is dominated by Panny & Olympus... buts that's a different class of camera by itself...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:09 UTC
On Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II article (115 comments in total)
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The Davinator: No 4K video. Same rehashed sensor tech from more than 5 years ago. Looks like Canon has been asleep the last half decade.

Better DR is true... but better noise is highly contentious not to mention speculative... Canon may use "inferior" sensors according to dxo & you ... but the reality is their image processing & noise reduction algorithms are still the best...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:20 UTC
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