DPReview007

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On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (236 comments in total)
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DPReview007: Still no touchscreen???? Really Sony???

I bought the original RX100. Then I bought the Mk II. Since then, I have not bought a new version waiting for that touchscreen.

Well, my iPhone is getting better each year. By the time Sony puts a touchscreen in this thing, the quality gap will narrow enough that I will have no reason to buy it.

I need touch to focus in 2016. Sorry Sony. That's just standard by now in everybody's pocket. It has been for a few years now. And it is neat and practical and super useful.

I agree with all that MedicineMan999.

Let me tell you, when Facebook shows me my memories from four years ago, photos I took on my phone back then at parties, holly smokes camera phones came a long way!!! I understand why I carried my RX100 and later RX100 II every time I went out, and why I stopped doing it over time.

I totally agree the RX100V is wonderful. At the same time, I fully expect the V to have a touch screen (hey, if Canon put one in the 5D IV, Sony cannot be much behind). I will wait for that and compare it to the iPhone 8 (or Google Pixel 2) to see whether the extra quality is worth the extra weight.

Until then, Sony is missing out on my custom. I have the credit card ready, Sony! Put that touch screen in finally!

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 00:55 UTC
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frdavid1: Can it fit Sony RX100M3?

Did you guys test this? I want to use them together as well. I'm afraid the RX100 may be a bit too heavy. It is 281g (for the RX100 II, which I own) vs. e.g. 172g for my iPhone 6S Plus. anybody tried it?

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 00:27 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (236 comments in total)

Still no touchscreen???? Really Sony???

I bought the original RX100. Then I bought the Mk II. Since then, I have not bought a new version waiting for that touchscreen.

Well, my iPhone is getting better each year. By the time Sony puts a touchscreen in this thing, the quality gap will narrow enough that I will have no reason to buy it.

I need touch to focus in 2016. Sorry Sony. That's just standard by now in everybody's pocket. It has been for a few years now. And it is neat and practical and super useful.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 07:55 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
On article Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? (207 comments in total)

hmmmm, no :)

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 00:03 UTC as 59th comment

Bravo Sony. Truly amazing.

I still won't upgrade my RX100II until I get a touch screen to pull focus and GPS to geotag my shots. Those are pretty old and cheap technologies (a $50 smart phone will have them.) I'm puzzled why they are still not in Sony cameras. We all know Canon will take another 10 years to get there. But I expected Sony to FINALLY include those features. Hmm, i'll need to wait yet another year it appears.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 23:20 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (316 comments in total)
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DPReview007: It is funny how Canon gives you better resolution, a touch screen, a better AF system (than the 6D), a pop-up flash on its cheap, entry level DSLRs but none on its full frame bodies. Why? Why?

ooohhh i'm so pro, I don't even want Wi-Fi. It would be like a distraction :)

Good for you buddy. I like more features if I pay more for a camera, not less.

And yes, less for more doesn't make any sense to me. But then what do I know as I'm not a "pro".

Many of Canon's design choices are stuck in the film age.

Go SONY, Go Samsung!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 00:44 UTC
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (316 comments in total)
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DPReview007: It is funny how Canon gives you better resolution, a touch screen, a better AF system (than the 6D), a pop-up flash on its cheap, entry level DSLRs but none on its full frame bodies. Why? Why?

Canon simply doesn't give us all that because their philosophy is to give the bare minimum required to defend their market share. then they are surprised that people rather use their smart phones that have all that functionality and DSLR shipments are declining by 10%+ each year.

Well, certain companies rather go bankrupt than make even simple changes. Do you guys remember Nokia and Blackberry???

Go SONY! And more recently, go Samsung! I'm considering switching. Once Sony has enough of the lenses I want, I don't see why I wouldn't.

You guys probably saw that Spanish talk show video with the English subtitles... So true...

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 12:46 UTC
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (316 comments in total)
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DPReview007: It is funny how Canon gives you better resolution, a touch screen, a better AF system (than the 6D), a pop-up flash on its cheap, entry level DSLRs but none on its full frame bodies. Why? Why?

Actually, I owned the Nikon 600D. Even Nikon's long-ass 24-70 2.8 didn't block the flash (only if you attached the hood.)

I'm also a ST-E3-RT and 600EX-RT guy and run around with an umbrella and a portable light stand. But when i go on vacation, it is a real bitch to pack all that crap I would much rather just make do with a popup flash.

Regarding selfies, who says that the full frame customer doesn't want them??? You should see my Facebook. i own several USD 2000+ lenses. that doesn't mean I don't want selfies, 4K video, a proper AF system, a popup flash, a touch screen to touch to focus when shooting video.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 12:46 UTC
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (316 comments in total)

It is funny how Canon gives you better resolution, a touch screen, a better AF system (than the 6D), a pop-up flash on its cheap, entry level DSLRs but none on its full frame bodies. Why? Why?

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 21:42 UTC as 9th comment | 13 replies
On article Canon EOS 6D In-Depth Review (88 comments in total)

No exposure comp in Auto ISO irks me. Why? Seriously?
The WiFi app blows. It's not worked at all for months since Android Lollipop came out. For months now. It's a piece of junk anyways with very little control over shooting parameters.
And there is the one point auto focus system. the central point is great. The rest is complete garbage, as if it wasn't there. One autofucus point is very '80s...
Most of the issues with the 6D, of course, could be addressed via a firmware update. A firmware update that will never come. Hey, Canon is not Samsung, it's more like Apple... They don't care what the customer wants / thinks.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 07:12 UTC as 13th comment
On article Sony a6000 Review (897 comments in total)
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enenzo: Touch screen is for amateurs :-) and how do you use a touch screen when using the EVF?

amateurs? you can pull focus in video using a touch screen. you can move the focus point shooting stills so much more easily using a touch screen. you can navigate the menus more easily and quickly. it is a great piece of technology. i don't understand why camera companies think it's for "amateurs". ten year from now every pro camera will have them.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 02:17 UTC

Well, for this price, one could get a kick-ass Nexus 6 (rumored to be coming in November) and a Sony RX100 or RX100II. (There have been some good deals on these earlier models lately for $350/$400 respectively.)

I own the Nexus 5 and the RX100II. I still think that is a better combination than this hybrid device. It is in fact a fantastic party camera combo. The NFC is awesome.

If this new Pana was like $700, i would bust out my credit card right away. But paying $1100+ for an average phone that will certainly be obsolete technologically (as a phone, not as a camera) by the time it hits the shelves, hmmm, not so sure about that...

I applaud Panasonic for their fantastic effort though. Let's see the image test results. And hope for a deal on this baby soon.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:12 UTC as 98th comment
On article Integrating the Apple MacBook Air into a pro workflow (346 comments in total)

For various reasons (the list is very long,) I cannot be on an Apple. If I want a light and powerful Windows laptop for image editing that has good battery life, is there anything that can match the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro in terms of performance? I’ve been looking for one, but even models like the newest Razer Blade 14 and the Alienware 14 are lagging behind on various performance benchmarks. Not to mention how they look (the Alienware and MSI GT70 Dragon would be simply embarrassing to pull out at a business meeting, and they are huge and heavy…)

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 15:19 UTC as 75th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon updates firmware for EOS-1D X (72 comments in total)

Still no Auto ISO when you use flash... Puzzling.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 20:46 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review (516 comments in total)
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aerorail: thom hogan

http://www.gearophile.com/cameras/camera-reviews/sony-rx100-and-rx100ii.html

Final Words

If you're looking for the best image quality you can produce from a shirt pocket camera that has a great deal of flexibility, then buy the RX-100. Or the RX-100II if you think the tilt LCD, WiFi, or EVF option will be useful. I've been carrying this camera around the world with me for over two years now. It's never disappointed me for compact-type camera usage. Never. That's saying a lot.

I couldn't agree more. Diamond award from me. As dpreview admits, this is the clear class leader. I'm somewhat confused about their "silver award"...

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 22:22 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review (516 comments in total)
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bert01: I think dpreview is being a troll on it's own review just to create controversy. Giving the RX100 the Silver award for being the best in its class makes a mockery of their rating system.

i suppose Daniel is being sarcastic here...

BTW, I love the UI! If you customize your Fn button, you can put everything on there that you need quick access to.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 15:53 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review (516 comments in total)
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Joseph Mama: I don't understand the complaints about the battery charger. It is WAY easier to charge using any ole random mini-USB cable, rather than drag around a specific battery charger. It makes for a more elegant charging table.
For a whopping 18 dollars, you can buy TWO backup batteries and an external charger from @mazawn. This is what I did with my RX100 and the backups have worked excellent.

oh, and if you're not an iDiot, you'll love the NFC!

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 15:51 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review (516 comments in total)
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Joseph Mama: I don't understand the complaints about the battery charger. It is WAY easier to charge using any ole random mini-USB cable, rather than drag around a specific battery charger. It makes for a more elegant charging table.
For a whopping 18 dollars, you can buy TWO backup batteries and an external charger from @mazawn. This is what I did with my RX100 and the backups have worked excellent.

same here. i charge my RX100II through my phone's charge (if you're not an iDiot, you can do it too.) a lot more convenient than making sure you're not forgetting your outside charger.

it's a Pro, not a Con!

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 15:50 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review (516 comments in total)
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DPReview007: Thinking about it more, this camera is so innovative, so peerless, so amazing for its size, so without competition, pushes the envelop SO MUCH, if this is not a GOLD, what is???

:) i bought one the first week it came out. I also bought the RX100 the first week it came out. yes the price is punchy. but it is punchy for a reason. no competition. still. a full year on. nobody is even getting close.

i think the price is justifiable. yes, it costs as much as a mid range, APS-C DSLR. but it takes just as good pictures. So i don't see why people are complaining.

BTW, I'm not a Sony sales rep. my full frame camera is a Canon, and I love Nikons, too. (Had my D600 not spit oil all over its sensor, I would be on Nikon.) But whenever i touch a Sony camera, it stuns me how much better the functionality is. they are years ahead of Canikon in terms of giving the customer what the customer wants.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 15:48 UTC
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