Kiril Karaatanasov

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Nikonandmore: I just talked to some hardcore Canon users' friends & despite none of them liking Sony, the general consensus is this camera is everything the Canon 5D MkVI should have been. Sony made a great move and though we'll hear endless "this camera is pointless" or "no one will buy it", in my opinion this is easily one of the most exciting DSLRs (form factor) of the year.

An absolutely killer sensor, 42MP at 12FPS, 4K video w/a real usable codec, a seriously impressive AF, in-body 5 axis stabilization.. this alone shatters the 5D MkIV into shreds, bits & pieces.. and for much less money!

Just imagine, if this was the real 5D MkVI, would be the most talked about camera of the year.. an epic meltdown!

..of course it would kill 50% of all other Canon cameras' business & a chunk of their Pro Video Gear Line. That's why they don't dare do a camera like this, innovate & advance at turtle speed & loose market share. We wont see all these features combined in a Canon 5D not even in the MkV or VII:)

42MP 12fps is pretty much amazing. Just that one thing......

D810 is 5fps right? 5d mk4? 5ds? what? This burst is like out of this world. Sony really really made something worth mentioning.

4k frame full frame no crop - are there many competitors outside Sony's own cameras?

Sony is really not holding back anything they can build for us. It is a lot of amazing tech talent in there.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 22:40 UTC

Congratulations to all A mount users. It has been long and painful wait but worth it.

This camera is amazing and at a great price point.

Have lot's of phun with it! This is THE BEST DSLR right now!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:43 UTC as 184th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 First Impressions Review (121 comments in total)

Did not RX100 IV feature high frame rate modes up to 1000 fps?

The comparison table says 1080p 120fps max. I believe it was a bit higher although resolution drops.

These high frame rate modes are something quite interesting actually. Do other vendors offer them given that the sensor under the hood is same and probably much of the electronics around it.....

PS The 120fps mode mentioned on page 1 is not even listed in the specs of this new Panasonic? Makes me wonder what other modes are absent from the table on page 2?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 11:46 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
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rrccad: ** Early press briefings on the EOS M were memorable for the unwavering insistence on the part of Canon's PR team that the M was being marketed primarily to women and smartphone camera upgraders.

Okay..

http://www.canon.com/ir/conference/pdf/conf2016q2e-sum.pdf

Within this market, our new DSLRs, such as one for advanced amateurs that offers improvement in tracking fast moving subjects, and an entry-level model that is network-enabled, have contributed to our sales. For mirrorless cameras, we have expanded unit sales, particularly in Asia, running advertising campaigns targeting young people and females. As a result, we sold 1.5 million interchangeable lens cameras in the second quarter, representing sales that were in line with last year, which was also the case in the previous quarter.

That's kind of what they are doing...

I get the USA / Male / Enthusiast focus (no pun intended) but isn't it a bit short sighted to think that we're the ONLY ones to purchase cameras?

Sony had great success with A6000 - it is a camera that has all essentials without many extras and most importantly has low price tag, and a decent viewfinder and HD video. Olympus M10 is similar story - huge market success. Fuji X-T10 is yet another of those cameras. Panasonic GX85 a recent one and it even has 4K & built in stabilization ......

Where I live all of these competitors are about half of Canon's asking price.

That is the problem of this Canon. Spec wise it is not awfully behind though it does not send good signal about Canon's ability to produce a good camera nowadays.

What is M3? Is this really sold camera or just a spec sheet?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
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rrccad: ** Early press briefings on the EOS M were memorable for the unwavering insistence on the part of Canon's PR team that the M was being marketed primarily to women and smartphone camera upgraders.

Okay..

http://www.canon.com/ir/conference/pdf/conf2016q2e-sum.pdf

Within this market, our new DSLRs, such as one for advanced amateurs that offers improvement in tracking fast moving subjects, and an entry-level model that is network-enabled, have contributed to our sales. For mirrorless cameras, we have expanded unit sales, particularly in Asia, running advertising campaigns targeting young people and females. As a result, we sold 1.5 million interchangeable lens cameras in the second quarter, representing sales that were in line with last year, which was also the case in the previous quarter.

That's kind of what they are doing...

I get the USA / Male / Enthusiast focus (no pun intended) but isn't it a bit short sighted to think that we're the ONLY ones to purchase cameras?

Right then it should be priced at about 40 or 50% of the current price no?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 14:08 UTC
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Iloveaircraftnoise: I don't think the M5 is a disappointment. You have all these 'reviewers' all over the internet deriding Canon for being glacial in releasing new tech to market. This herd mentality dictates that anything less than 4k video with log profiles on a spec sheet is an anachronism. Since when?
Most television programs I watch are still broadcast in standard definition !

Yes and HD cameras with spec sheet like m5 cost half of the asking price no??

That is the crux of the matter. You cannot ask premium for a what is essentially underspeced mid range product. GX85 delivers much more at much lower price tag. A6000 is about par subtract the touch screen and costs a fraction. Fuji X-T10 is better in many ways and can probably be found cheaper......

...and the worst part is Canon do not have anything to compete with A6300 and X-T2. Even 5d mk4 is worse in specs and it seems actual performance too.....

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
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damian5000: This might be the silliest article I've ever read on dpreview. [The M5 is a disappointment because it's amazing, but it should have been here 2 years ago] and... [it's a disappointment, but I'd take it over the Sony]... Man, get real.

DPR are part of Amazon and need to keep sales going so they cannot outright say M5 is huge failure of product management and engineering alike. That the only purpose it serves is demonstrating the utter lack of vision about the future at Canon and demonstrating how badly they have lost touch with reality. That the consequence of this silly camera release and the cut down 5D specs will ultimately be manifested in disgruntled users moving on to other brands that are showing both vision and commitment to their customer.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 14:03 UTC
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PhotoPhart: Awesome. By finally putting their feet in the water we consumers will begin to see the competition that will improve the mirrorless. I don't for one second believe Sony doesn't know how to do things like touch screens. They are just so paranoid of the 2 elephants that they have been holding back some features that they can now add to try and keep and maybe even improve their sales. The next Sony's to come out will have some meaningful upgrades and so will the next Canon's

This is not competition at all at this absurd price and half the features of the competition.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 11:59 UTC

It seems this camera is so big disillusionment that it is killing 5d mkIV sales and pushing people to Fuji and Sony.....

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 11:58 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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Kiril Karaatanasov: For one thing it is particularly expensive! A6300 claim to fame is the silent shutter, refined over 4 generations mirrorless ergonomics, 4K video down-sampled from 6K (amazing unrivaled detail shot with bigger sensor area than 5d mkIV), abundant features for video like zebra, S-Log3, S-Gammut, custom color profiles etc. Canon has none of these yet they opted for the same absurd pricing while their camera is barely comparable to half the price A6000 or GX7.

I do not object all of htese nice touchscreen comments but is a touchscreen worth that price? GX85 has touchscreen and is much cheaper. Sorry but this Canon is touchscreen with way overpriced camera attached.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 21:10 UTC
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RPJG: Does anyone know where there's a summary of the differences between Milvus, Batis, Otus, Loxia etc?

Zeiss web site explains the ideology behind each line and its intended use.

It is also quite obvious from the lens characteristics, size and price of course.

Otus if I recall correctly is no compromises top of the line

Milvus is pro DSLR line not as stellar and heavy and expensive as Otus

Batis is the pro mirrorless line where weight is reduced as much as possible and somewhat smaller apertures are used

Loxia seems to be more of artisan line for slow shooting and very unique character.

Most if not all of those are developed with both video and photo in mind. Perhaps Batis is a bit of exception.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 05:54 UTC
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Magnar W: Nice! A unique lens made for Loxians, and those who want to join us who really appreciate this lens lineup! Others? Just go for some other 85 mm option! There are plenty of them. ;-)

Well said! I guess Loxia lenses are just not the easy choice 50/1.8

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 05:53 UTC
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Krich13: OK, I am not sure I’m getting this straight.
A lens almost a stop _slower_ than Batis 85, _without_ autofocus, _without_ IS weighs 100 grams MORE than Batis? And costs $100 more too? Is it a joke?

The best 85mm price vs. performance today is Sigma 85/1.4 mounted on Metabones or may be MC-11 works too. The canon 85/1.8 although cheaper is very old model and this shows through in compromised IQ relative to Sigma to Zeiss. The Batis lens is fantastic and light weight

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 05:50 UTC
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AshMills: I think its a shame this lens is not f2 at least, particularly bearing in mind it's weight. I'm sure it is gorgeous, but there is nothing worst than framing up and wishing you had a bit more light - especially without IS to fall back on.. I nearly bought the Batis till I saw the LED screen on the top that you cant read unless you look down on it, and will require a bit of tape over on some occasions..

The indication on Batis can be turned on or off changed to feet or meters. It is actually quite pleasant. The 1.8/85 is quite light albeit not very small.

Also second generation a7 cameras are stabilized better than lens IS in Canon mount. I actually tried and compared quite few. Though I must admit I only used shorter lenses below 100mm

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 05:46 UTC

For one thing it is particularly expensive! A6300 claim to fame is the silent shutter, refined over 4 generations mirrorless ergonomics, 4K video down-sampled from 6K (amazing unrivaled detail shot with bigger sensor area than 5d mkIV), abundant features for video like zebra, S-Log3, S-Gammut, custom color profiles etc. Canon has none of these yet they opted for the same absurd pricing while their camera is barely comparable to half the price A6000 or GX7.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 08:07 UTC as 172nd comment | 4 replies
On article Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C (128 comments in total)
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Miwok: Thanks Sony, this is exactly the standart zoom the owners of A6xxx are desperately waiting for.

It is meant for FS7 & FS5 - those guys need lenses too. Of course if you shoot video on A6300 this lens will be great option, albeit a bit pricey.

16-70/4, 18-105/4, 16-50, 18-55, 18-200 (three of four of those already) are all nice zooms for A6x00. I do not understand why anyone will take pictures with a zoom lens but there are quite a few of those.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 09:59 UTC
On article Canon EOS M10 real-world samples (61 comments in total)
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Toni Salmonelli: What baffles me is that canon still does not implement USB charging in their EOS M line of cameras. It is obvious that the whole system is designed for maximum portability with compact bodies and compact and lightweight lenses. Having to pack a separate charger in my vacation bag, which is almost as big as the cameras themselves , does not make any sense to me.

Canon and everyone else should go at least as far as A6300. It allows one to power the camera from external USB bat in addition to charging. Of course bundling a charger unlike Sony is very desirable too

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 17:00 UTC
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PeaceKeeper: Appears the same as their other MF 14mm f/2.8's, but it seems it has one more aspherical lens. Old ones are "two ED lens elements, one hybrid aspherical lens element and one glass aspherical lens element", while this has "14 elements in 10 groups, 3 of which being aspherical and two extra-low dispersion".

I wonder how much of a difference it will make... I looked at the 14mm before I bought my 12mm f/2.0, and the distortion was horrific.

I really can't wait to see reviews/comparisons of these lenses, and I do hope DPR follows up on some of the release news.

You have not looked at the images......

The lens is about 1 inch shorter that the old E mount version. There is not built in extension tube. The arrangement of elements is different. The elements themselves are different.

These are different lenses. Similar but different

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 06:33 UTC
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Robert Holloway: I have the 14mm f2.8 MF. I have never once needed AF or even considered why I'd need it. I'm genuinely mystified about this for my a7r2. My main use of my 14 has been landscape and astro (no need for AF and very careful composition). i occasionally shoot unusual perspective dog action shots, but DOF at f5.6 and up makes AF unnecessary. Weird.

Even in MF this one will show you on the screen the subject distance. Let's hope that Samyang place distance encoders with better precision than the MF guides which are notoriously inaccurate on the 14mm.

There is also electronic aperture control that also is comfortable even in MF. The camera can open the aperture wide while you focus and than close it as needed for the exposure.

Add that this lens is an inch shorter and it makes for quite compelling difference. As well I expect the IQ to be superior on this lens as they do not need the provision for mirror which is making wide angles very tough to build for DSLR

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 06:26 UTC
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PeaceKeeper: Appears the same as their other MF 14mm f/2.8's, but it seems it has one more aspherical lens. Old ones are "two ED lens elements, one hybrid aspherical lens element and one glass aspherical lens element", while this has "14 elements in 10 groups, 3 of which being aspherical and two extra-low dispersion".

I wonder how much of a difference it will make... I looked at the 14mm before I bought my 12mm f/2.0, and the distortion was horrific.

I really can't wait to see reviews/comparisons of these lenses, and I do hope DPR follows up on some of the release news.

The design of the lenses is somewhat different. This one features much smaller flange distance.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 06:22 UTC
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