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On article DPReview on TWiT: Is the Sony a9 worth $4500? (223 comments in total)

Is the Sony a9 worth $4500?
Short answer: No
Long answer: Nope

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 06:54 UTC as 55th comment | 6 replies
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jaygeephoto: I have owned a Pentax branded WG3 for a number of years now that I originally bought for cycling and sailing. It has been dropped, kicked, fallen overboard and even handled by children and never had a problem. I have been brave enough to take it to the crushing depths of 10 feet in my local swimming pool and gotten decent photos. I would recommend a good float strap to be purchased with this camera for anyone who lives where it rains as it does sink like a rock. A charging kit and an extra battery are a good idea too. My only two gripes camera are that it is difficult to press the shutter release with a gloved hand and that there is no RAW capture. Other than that I would definitely buy another one.

Ricoh WG-5 Discontinued

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 06:57 UTC
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AngularJS: Is it going to make to the US?

Yes. Expected availability: Mid Jun 2017

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
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jaygeephoto: I have owned a Pentax branded WG3 for a number of years now that I originally bought for cycling and sailing. It has been dropped, kicked, fallen overboard and even handled by children and never had a problem. I have been brave enough to take it to the crushing depths of 10 feet in my local swimming pool and gotten decent photos. I would recommend a good float strap to be purchased with this camera for anyone who lives where it rains as it does sink like a rock. A charging kit and an extra battery are a good idea too. My only two gripes camera are that it is difficult to press the shutter release with a gloved hand and that there is no RAW capture. Other than that I would definitely buy another one.

Take a look at the Olympus TG-5.
http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/digitalcameras/tough/tg-5.html

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 21:12 UTC
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grasscatcher: I'm sure they don't do 4k or 1080/60p due to heat issues. To be waterproof is the same as having a lit if insulation = poor heatsinking. If they had the R&D, they could build a metal heatsink into the housing and allow the processor to do 4k or 1080p/60 when the camera is underwater and has excellent heatsinking capability while underwater. There is huge room for improvement here, and may be something for a larger-sensor camera mfr to consider. I am thinking in particular of GR8 or LX100.

Imagine an underwater-capable LX100 that shoots 8k while underwater, but 4k while on land. Easily doable.

I built a water-cooled AMD computer in 1998 when they were running very hot processors and noisy cooling fans. The water-cooled system was silent and cool, and actually more reliable long-term than the air-cooled units.

Getting back on topic....main reason I would consider this camera is the timelapse shooting feature. I don't think the TG cameras offer that yet. The WG cameras work well for this because you have large DOF for landscapes, and don't have to worry about burning out the sensor or shutter because it's relatively inexpensive, and the camera is weatherproof!

The Olympus TG-5 does 4K and time lapse.
http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/digitalcameras/tough/tg-5.html

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 20:30 UTC

I never thought I would be interested with a 1/2.3" sensor camera. This one is different. This camera can travel with me like my iPhone, and go to places my iPhone can't.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 23:06 UTC as 12th comment
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stratplaya: The 4x3 aspect ratio makes the photos look a big too square IMO. Can that be adjusted, or than cropping in post?

The LCD screen have a 3:2 aspect ratio:
3.0-inch colour LCD
Approx. 460K dots (Aspect ratio: 3 : 2)

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 23:01 UTC

Would be great if it can identify and remove moire in cameras that don't utilize anti-aliasing filters.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 19:25 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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John Koch: Is the plane photographer-friendly?

Boeing's report of the 737 Max 9's first flight tells us only that it has 16 more seats, and more range than prior models. Perhaps the overhead bins remain the same size, and early check-in clients will continue to dodge $25 baggage fees by hauling over-sized bags right up to the aircraft door. DPR should have asked Boeing to test how much camera gear they could cram in a carry-on and (with a zone 4 boarding pass) make it fit in an overhead when passengers seated earlier have already stashed bags above your seat. What share of the seats have two half-window (half covered by seat backs) but no single whole window rows? Will every coach class passenger have a USB and low amp AC slot to charge things?

Of course, these days most savvy travelers take a phone only and pull down the window shades to avoid screen glare that interferes with their games or videos.

This is turning into an airline/airplane forum. Stick to photography please.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 19:59 UTC
On article Polaroid sold to new owner (94 comments in total)
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GiovanniB: I never liked those plastic bags containing chemical waste in family albums.

Best joke of the month. Thanks!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 22:39 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (386 comments in total)
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I own 128 cameras: Hey DPReview - what happened to the 12 page reviews. This is only 2 pages!

The rest of it can be found on the T6i review.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 21:02 UTC
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RedFox88: How much is sony paying DPR for all this a9 propaganda?

Don't blame DPR. Lately, Canon, Nikon, etc. have not come up with exciting and innovative models. Which camera model would you like DPR to pay more attention to?

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 10:37 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2697 comments in total)
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OtiGuy: Sony failed. Plain and simple. This is not professional quality.

Perfect example of what a troll looks like. Must be some lonely guy looking for attention.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 02:57 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (464 comments in total)

Pay for an update? Canon is doing this while Sony is eating their cake with the A9.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 16:36 UTC as 80th comment | 5 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)

Hello Nikon, the definition of an "upgrade" is found in the Sony A9, not the D7500.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 20:43 UTC as 179th comment | 4 replies
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Sergey Borachev: A simple question that I would have asked Sony: Why can't you make your cameras a little bigger to fix all the existing problems - heat, battery life (larger batteries), ergonomics, and better/more controls?

"A simple question that I would have asked Sony: Why can't you make your cameras a little bigger to fix all the existing problems - heat, battery life (larger batteries), ergonomics, and better/more controls?"

You want Sony to build a DSLR.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 15:33 UTC

Every time mirror-less ILC get the spotlight, someone, somehow, get the urge to compare it to DSLRs. They start rambling about the pros and cons, and wished by some magic someone can get rid of all the cons to create the perfect camera they dream about. Mirrorless ILCs and DSLRs each have their own strengths and weaknesses which are determined by design and physics. Don't tell the manufacturers to make one with all the advantages of the other. If it's possible, it would have been done. Choose the gear that best suit your budget and needs. The perfect camera only exist in your dream.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 14:04 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (282 comments in total)

What upgrade? Should I downgrade from the D7200 to D7500 is just as valid.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 13:16 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (397 comments in total)

Nikon did some serious twists and contortions to come up with this model by skipping the D7300 and D7400

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 07:54 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

This might work for hang gliding photography if tied to a boat or something.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 07:42 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
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