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On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (305 comments in total)
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springsnow: Bought the mark 3 as an upgrade from RX100 1. Expensive, but one of the best compact camera I've ever used. Excellent photos and videos. Although I wish the newer models would shift the price downward instead of adding up, I kinda understand why Sony can do this. They simple got no competition. The others in the class are usually bigger, or missing features. I think one solid competition now is the Canon GX7 mark 2. Would've gotten the Canon if it was out when I bought the mark 3.

True, Nikon DL concept gave it a flash of hope there would be something worth looking at. Magnesium flash, sadly.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 22:17 UTC
On article Canon is selling a gray version of the Rebel T6 (146 comments in total)
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Mark B.: Sorry, but that is one ugly camera. It looks like they got halfway through the design and just...stopped.

Agree - half dressed. Like wearing the jacket with no pants....something is wrong with the 'big two' lately.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 02:08 UTC
On article Next level: iPhone 7 Plus camera review (187 comments in total)
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Fujica: Compared to the new Google Pixel this iPhone 7 performs pretty bad.

Its a sad week for us Apple users. :(

@OLDSCHOL68 - LG wins win removable battery and the screen plus UWA lens (for someone who has two UWA lens that may be kind of important). Pity DPR doesn't have the LG review yet. I am not arguing anything here as all 3 have their weakness and strengths. Either way, the phone cameras are really getting good and no surprise p&S are almost gone.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 08:09 UTC
On article Next level: iPhone 7 Plus camera review (187 comments in total)
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Fujica: Compared to the new Google Pixel this iPhone 7 performs pretty bad.

Its a sad week for us Apple users. :(

@Fujica - it should not be. iOS/Apple ecosystem suits many people (I am not one of them, yet do understand different people have different preferences). By saying that, it is a very interesting piece of hardware and I hope it will further influence Android system. For people like me, who do not buy every single new generation (I'm using S6 and my family is LG crowd) this means that the stuff we are going to eventually buy when upgrading is due, will have some of its own and some borrowed technology built in. Just imaging the blend of LGV20 screen and most of the guts and both rear cameras but equipped with Pixel gyro, front camera from LG5 and - let's add the third camera at the back and some smart logic from i7 into a mix ...

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 21:30 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

Nikon F - I am the fourth owner (from late 70s'): American marine sold it to a guy when withdrawing from Vietnam on the stopover at Mediterranean, who then sold it to a family friend who sold it to me. Still have it as the first camera I bought with my own money. That one earned some more money - to buy a second one. I have that one too.....bought and sold many cameras since - but those two, no, never....I couldn't possibly think of it.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:10 UTC as 574th comment
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SwissSwiss: Had to see what a battery fire looks like so went to Youtube. Must say I was imagining it to be lot smaller.


I have to say whoever made that video is an idiot. The 3.7V Li-ion batteries all have writing that the maximum charge voltage is 4.2V. So hooking car battery charger (which is 13.5V BTW and after actually removing the small plastic cap all battery packs have which contains circuitry, including protection from doing stupid things to it) will blow the battery apart purely because it is 3 x maximum charge voltage (plus several Amps on the top). For non believers, try to charge NiMH battery the same way to see how spectacular that gets....

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 12:03 UTC

They should just re-integrate Snapseed as image editor in Photos, that would be newsworthy. Even on desktop version they killed it - you could upload photos in Picasa Web, click 'edit photos in Google +' and it would open the Snapseed editor, saving edits in Google Photos. Maybe the long way around but usable. "Cosmic filters' as editing tolls in Photos are just rubbish taking space. We could forgive them 'data collection' if something works for us...

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 00:03 UTC as 12th comment
On article Ballot-selfies are now legal in New Hampshire (50 comments in total)

Ballot selfies are great point of conversation after the elections - I often wonder who voted for idjots on power and I want to have the proof it wasn't me who put them there......
(sarcasm off)

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 00:26 UTC as 12th comment

I know one thing - it will be a nice camera with great optics which will not come cheap.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 23:28 UTC as 106th comment
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adegroot: Seems a bit expensive.

As a photo scanner, yes. It is certainly on par with Xerox Documate 4440i which is a 'document' scanner and its bundled software is more document oriented. I actually believe this Epson has the Visioneer engine (as well as Xerox and few other scanners out there) so should be good. The only annoying thing is how marketing twists the data in their claims. Many ADF document scanners are rated based on US Letter/A4 size media. Epson in its claim chose 4X6" as the base instead, saying 'lower speed when scanning 8.5X10' - which I guess would end up somewhere around the same mark as other scaanners built around the same engine. BTW, Visioneer One Touch software (bundled with for example any Xerox DocuMate) has as well all those 'auto rotate, auto fix' options - in other words and again - nothing new. But, competition is good for consumers.
edit: the proof it is a 'generic' scanner is the fact it has double scan-heads, normally not required for photography scanning.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 00:36 UTC

Sadly, without 'hands on' following the announcement DPR has stepped on the blind advertising, trying to do 10.5 steps convincing to ditch whatever we are using and buy the new iPhone. This is a bit disappointing - we know the new smartphones are getting better and better, iPhone has always been a solid choice (at least for anyone who does not want to dwell in detailed technical specifications and comparisons). Likewise, Apple always sets the benchmarks in many ways, yet the innovation is actually elsewhere. Twin cameras, screen size and resolution, absence of the headphones jack, 4K and water resistance are already out there. I am expecting DPR to tell us how good it actually is, not to interpret advertising material. Be it phone or the camera, the same. In all fairness and still staying on the same front page it would be interesting to see preliminary iPhone 7 VS LG V20 'comparison' which one to buy because it is 'actually' better....

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 04:45 UTC as 313th comment
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (338 comments in total)
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Spongemac: geez peeps, look but no touch. as for vandals, they should pay large sums of money. jail will just cost tax payers' money.

oh, and on the top of that, give them the glue and order to put together. No food or water before finished.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 10:09 UTC

Just what Dilish Parekh needs for his camera collection. The only problem - he would have to move to China to find the wall big enough to hang them ...

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 01:35 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

Good idea - that is where most of the drones belong to. Just a few days ago one smashed into the car 'parked' on the Sydney harbour bridge (rush hour in Sydney makes most places parking lots), of course none to claim it being his drone. If you watch the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHd0o7PAyg8) you can see one of the arms with motor being stuck in the car bumper - it it can penetrate that, it can surely do one's skull. Drones should be licensed and registered with compulsory 3rd party insurance. Like it or not.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 01:16 UTC as 1st comment

next in the news: fish gape VS duck lips: which reveals stupidity

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 00:24 UTC as 4th comment
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Astroprojector: And yet no BULB function support.

did you mean BLURB as for printing?

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 23:33 UTC
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Dirtistasty2: The model sold me. She's super cute!

@joe6pack - that is an example of people who would preorder this

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 02:21 UTC
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Owen: So everytime you blink it's going to take a pic? What if I get dust in my eye?

Too late - the dust is already in your eye.....V2 will take the series of pictures BEFORE you blink so you will know what hit you....

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 02:19 UTC
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Ken Takes Photos: If this is cheap enough, it will spawn a lot of copies. And once this cat is out of the bag in mainstream culture, there will be no putting it back.


Don't say Ever. The Lawmakers will come up with something, various groups will raise the strong voice making the public uneasy about all this... As a novelty it is kind of cute, I wear glasses thus 'clip in' design is nice and much more practical then wearing the GoPro on the top of the head...to prove someone ignored you as a bicycle rider...

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 02:15 UTC
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Cameracist: When I'm selling anything on eBay in the future I'll make sure to send info to DPR.

@Everlast - wish it would go a bit further - my older F (Nippon Kogaku SN is 6523849) and the youngest F (Nikon) is 7159869. Both still in working order (albeit no PX13 batteries in prisms, one Photomic, one FTn)

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 02:57 UTC
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