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On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (708 comments in total)
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Eloise: I know it's a standard term... but surely "rangefinder" style camera should include a (built in) view finder and (as far as my experience has been) that view finder should be on the top left corner (as seen from the back)?

Well if that were a requirement why wouldn't it also require an actual rangefinder?

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 05:04 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (708 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Conclusion:

Good for:

People who want the worst possible camera in the US$500 price range. :-)

People bought the original EOS M.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 17:21 UTC
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eno2: And the fifth reason for not to buy the Sony RX 100 V it's the price, which is ridiculous for a point and shoot camera!

It's faster than a $2000 E-M1 MkII, does better video, is smaller, has no rolling shutter, can shoot 1000fps HFR video and fits in a pocket. Crying that it's $1000 seems like a bargain.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 17:03 UTC
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Aaron C Greenman: Reasons to reconsider:

There will be a Sony RX-100 VI in three months.

ACG

Think of that all on your own? Special.

Reasons to ignore stupid comments on DPR: There will be another clown with another stupid comment in 8 seconds.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 17:00 UTC
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EskeRahn: Nice article, but to put the batteries as the main reason not buy is -sorry to say- ridiculous!!

Spare batteries cost next to nothing (compared to the heavy price tag on then camera), and it is SO easy to carry a few extra in a pocket. And it is MUCH better than a larger and heavier body with larger batteries!!

The WHOLE POINT in the RX100 series is to get as much functionality as possible into a compact body. If that is not what you want, then buy a bigger camera!!!! e.g. a DSLR, with a grip with extra batteries

On the RX1000M3 you can typically get at least 1000 shots (without flash) on a single charge, so even if it was as bad as half that on the new version it would not really matter!

ADD: If you should make a (small) complaint here, it is that you need to power off the camera to swap the battery. It would be cool if it could remember everything for a few seconds and just resumed operation.

"on the other hand, consider ridiculous that a 1 grand camera needs fresh batteries after a little over 200 shots."

Funny the $3500 5D IV gets a whopping 300 frames in live view... bargain.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 16:59 UTC
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noisephotographer: "the 1"-type sensor will collect way more total light than any current cell phone"
Not so true as HDR+ from Google's Pixel or Google's Nexus uses up to 8 exposures. The Rx100 does not have a mode that can compete with HDR+ as HDR+ is Multi frame noise reduction + HDR + improved colors + more detail.

Sony have had multi frame noise reduction in their cameras for nearly a decade... but well done on it being in a phone now.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 16:56 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2084 comments in total)
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Jonathan Lee: Would anyone happen to know electronic ND filter is built in to this cam or not.

As lenses are getting super size, getting filters to fit different lenses is hard.

I use cokin/lee system. Still, mordenizing the cam to have one fewer thing to pack is god sent :-)

... just thought of an idea. What if the lens adapter to the mirrorless cam has an opening for a 'standardized' filter. It is kind of like the filter slot for the super tele. In this case, that slot is fixed to one super tele.

Advantage of the opening slot on lense adapter is thst one standard filter diameter for all lenses attached to it. This allows the same filter to reuse across all lenses. (c) 2016 Me.

Actually there are adapters like that for mirrorless when adapting lenses and the filter is in the adapter. There a number of different ways this has been achieved.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 16:19 UTC
On article Sony a7 II firmware version 3.30 now available (27 comments in total)
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Fun 4 all: •Phase-detection AF is supported

Well its about time!
(I think it was already supported with most FE and E lenses)

No it says that was part of the previous v3.20 update (included in this update).

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 11:47 UTC
On article Sony a7 II firmware version 3.30 now available (27 comments in total)
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Fun 4 all: •Phase-detection AF is supported

Well its about time!
(I think it was already supported with most FE and E lenses)

It's been supported for quite some time.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 23:30 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (557 comments in total)
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noflashplease: The A6000 is selling for $400 right now, against $1,400 for the "new" A6500, and quite frankly there never was anything wrong with the autofocus performance on the A6000 to begin with. Sony just keeps on shipping A6000 updates with bigger and bigger pricetags while the original is still on sale....for the same holiday sale price as last year?

All the A6000 really needed was a firmware update to allow uncompressed 14-bit RAW files? Instead, we're seeing increasingly expensive, but incremental, hardware updates. Enough already.

Everyone complained (including DPR) and claimed APS-C E-Mount was dead before when there was only the A6000 and no 'replacement'.

Now they have a whopping 3 APS-C E-Mount cameras and everyone complains about that....

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 17:53 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (557 comments in total)
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evilmagicnut: Keenly interested in the UI for controlling focus during video. Can one map AF-ON such that video mode will only engage AF when you ask it to? In wide mode, is there any feedback on what the camera is trying to focus on?

I use a custom button as AF/MF toggle on both A7R II and RX10 II. This enables me to use it as a push AF system when I need it, silently and without disruption to my recording.

I personally find that 'Expand flexible spot' to be the best for me for this purpose. It combines a small AF area with some surrounding 'helper' AF points that assist in speeding up focus acquisition. On the R2 this favours PDAF over CDAF and used in continuous is usually pretty effective.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 17:50 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 comments in total)
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Brianshih TW: A6500 4K video in same press event from videomaker, compared to A6300/GH4/A7SII. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWRlDhVVChI

"have to give credit for your dedication to the cause man. Even though it's just a whole lot of nothingness you spill here."

He's a paid troll, money is what dedicates him to his poor work.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 00:38 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 comments in total)
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Brianshih TW: A6500 4K video in same press event from videomaker, compared to A6300/GH4/A7SII. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWRlDhVVChI

"LX100 although isn't much larger than the RX100, Panasonic did their engineering homework to make sure it was properly designed."

For a start the LX100 is closer to the size of an A6300 and secondly, it has a 15mimute limit on 4K.

Moron.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 00:37 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 comments in total)
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Sabud: Can only se one (1) picture of these 75 that really need the IBIS in the A6500.
You could get the same result for 74 of them with the A6300;)

For sure and especially as most lenses have IS built into them anyway. However the IBIS is great for those that are:

A) Doing video
B) Adapting lenses

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 00:26 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 comments in total)
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d2f: Thank you for sharing the photographs. I wonder in the two days of shooting what was the percentage "lost" shots i.e. improperly focused? Were there any common denominators such as low light, rapidly moving subject away or towards the camera? Did certain Sony lenses focus "better" than the others? Hopefully the answers will be part of the final write up on the camera. Also thank you to Sony for supporting another product demo event for the folks who evaluate cameras.

Don

Unlike some other systems pretty much every Sony lens since the beginning have fast and silent internal focussing. Generally they all perform well, but there are a couple of more recent exceptions, the 50/1.8 FE and 50M come to mind.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 00:23 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: Technology marches on but Sony refuses to build a cropped Mirrorless camera with the control layout that folks that would buy it expect. Stick the tech in an A7 body and suddenly the game would change.

That would have been nice for a top model (maybe they have another series that will sit above the various A6xxx's?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 00:21 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 comments in total)
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OrdinarilyInordinate: As a current Fuji user and ex-Olympus user, I see nothing wrong with the colors of these Sony JPEGs. Every camera model has its color signature, and these ones seem fine. If someone wants more warmth, they can add a bit of it to auto white balance--I assume it's customizable, as in most recent middle to high end ILCs.

There is a huge array of customisation of the colour profiles.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 00:20 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: mjdundee:

I'd posit that generally those buying this camera, and using it with good SonyZeiss, Zeiss and Sigma lenses, will be shooting raw. Just like those using the Fuji XPro2 with better Fuji lenses will be shooting raw. (The same is even true for the Pentax K70.)

Sigma lenses are not available for Fuji.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 00:17 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 comments in total)
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OliverGlass: I'm a Fuji user and love my X-T1 to bits but I still read SOny articles. I've been impressed for quite sometime now with Sony since they came out with the A6000 and A7 Full Frame series.

I think most enthusiast shooters who want to jump into this system, can tolerate the jpeg color profile and middling sharpness out of the box because these are things you can tweak in post. What has kept some from buying into the system is the menu and control layout ---- can't believe I have to dig into more sub-menus.
Can we please have a "peer menu" option via firmware where any Sony body can copy a Fuji or Panasonic menu organization just to simplify things? Imagine that.

Yes those A7's are terrible at control points, what we need are fiddly and fixed dials like shutter dials that only go in full stop increments so you have to use a second dial to access half or third stops, seems SO ergonomic. Then let's do the same for ISO, but make it even more fiddly by making the user pull up the dial and then twist, amazing! Lastly we'll do the same for the aperture but put one on the lens and the other on the body, so you have to completely switch orientation of you hands to operate one and then the other.

Please more of these 'ergonomics' :P

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 00:16 UTC
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marshwader: Having felt somewhat abandoned after the earlier codec updates for the 4K assist this is great news and makes the 5" model even a lot more useable than before. Thanks BM!!! Great new tools for a great device, It would be fantastic if they could also address the screen colour adjustment as Duncan suggests below. The 5" is a fantastic tool to down convert 4K to really nice crisp FHD on the go.

So the 5" will take a 4K feed? This was one of my reservations about that model.

Will the 7" 4K also downsample on the fly if you wish?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 07:29 UTC
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