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What's the difference between an aeroplane and airplane? ...no, seriously.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 14:22 UTC as 38th comment | 10 replies
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (207 comments in total)

Had the Elan ...actually this was the infancy of the era of "lets add absolutely useless features on a camera". I mean, it worked, but there was no need for it. I guess Canon has since moved on to other useless features since than.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 14:19 UTC as 22nd comment
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (165 comments in total)
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barrym1966: is there a reason it has the cheapest tamron 70-200 hanging on it and not a Nikon VRII or Sony G2 ?

Same reason this is a kickstarter campaign - they don't trust the product enough to invest their own money in it.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:13 UTC

I bet the second in command of the titanic was just as happy...

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 18:27 UTC as 147th comment | 1 reply

Its a picture of a girl on train tracks. Who cares. Honestly, she can even be deaf, blind or really dumb and it doesn't matter, if there is someone there with her taking the picture, and the camera isn't on a tripod, as long as the other person is responsible enough to get the deaf, dumb, blind chick out of the way if a train comes. Other than that, I see no problem. If you are offended by the photo, well, you have much bigger problems in your life. Sounds like a few people should go take a vacation and walk the tracks for a few days ...they don't bite and most times are the most straightforward way of walking somewhere. Of course its private property and all that comes into play but c'mon. Why is this even on dpr?

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 10:41 UTC as 124th comment


Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 21:38 UTC as 11th comment
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jedy: Why are some people assuming this would mean the death of Panasonic cameras? Surely it just means money being invested in a more focused range of cameras rather than wasted on too many unnecessary models.

Surely that's what Samsung meant too. Sorry, had to do it.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 17:27 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery (108 comments in total)
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rrccad: I keep on coming back to the G9X as a compact camera, just because it's well.. compact.

Times I don't want to carry a DSLR, and even times I don't want to carry around a diminutive EOS-M around either.

A nice really compact take anywhere compact that also doesn't stand out, is not a bad thing to have in one's arsenal. I've had the mouse pointer hover over buy it now way too many times with the G9X Mark II.. yes it's not the most featured, yes, it doesn't have every doodad known to modern photography, the lens could be faster/ better, but it's got a reasonable sized sensor, a half decent zoom range and the images look okay enough for moderate sizes. it also hits above my phone.

I don't get the complaints about this camera. unlike the other 10 bazillion soapbar 1" cameras out there, this camera sits pretty much alone in terms of portability. Envy?

Thanks for the great gallery, once again, my pointer is hovering over the buy. Great images and well done.

Yeah. I bought it and sold it. Just bought another one a year later. The size is the real kicker. It's not the fastest, sharpest or most feature rich, but it's small ...real small. For the size and for a compact camera in general it's outstanding.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 02:46 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery (108 comments in total)
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Contra Mundum: First, the lens is mediocre: soft and slow, the images are soft with no bokeh to talk about. Second, the maximum tolerable ISO is about 800, which coupled with a slow lens significantly limits usability. Bottom line: very overpriced for a mediocre p&s camera.

Lens is probably on the upper end for sharpness when compared with most p&S's.
Surprisingly, the depth control is fairly good for a point and shoot with better bokeh than 99% of the p&s's ever made.
1600 actually looks pretty good and better than most p&s's.
Bottom Line: on of the better p&s's ever made and smaller than most also.
Not sure how that is mediocre.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery (108 comments in total)
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achim k: there is hardly any picture to judge the lens in terms of boarder sharpnes. Not so important for social images, but I like to take landscapes on bike or hiking tours with such little cameras (have a S95 now). Otherwise they look good in my opinion.

All depends how fast the boarder is moving. If the wave is big, may not be sharp, but the sun is usually bright at the beach. I wonder how the boarder would look near the border though. (sorry, had too).

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 17:26 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery (108 comments in total)
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harry: For about the same price, I'd prefer the Nikon J4 + 10-100mm:


I actually have this package for about 2 years now and it's the best decision I've every made. Of course, it doesn't have the latest and greatest, but the 10-100mm wins out in reach.

Yeah ...good luck with that in your pocket.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 17:21 UTC

That's great but you still don't announce cameras that aren't going to be released, whether they are point and shoots or high end slr's.

Also, lower end SLR's or high end compacts act as a sort of marketing, advertising, "hook" for people just getting into photography and if a college kid buys one they are probably more likely to stick with the brand if it works well. Without lower end, its just another leica type company, but without the reputation (at this point - no that Nikon has a bad reputation but you know what I mean (hopefully))

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 13:27 UTC as 102nd comment
On article Leica SL Review (1089 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Say what you want about Leica but their cameras just work. They don't have the most impressive technology ipor spec sheet but they do just what they are advertised to do. You don't have to worry about thousands of settings, lens compatibility, special AF modes and so on. Just use it and it does the job, remarkably well for people who bought one

So ...you just described a Canon P&S camera also.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 21:32 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1089 comments in total)
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electrophoto: duh?
What am I missing here...?
It costs almost 8k$ and offers less than my D800 in most regards...
will be beat in size and IQ (and price) by every FF Sony has to offer...
It has less direct control as it looks than most pro DSLRs I've seen.
And it has the worst DR of the FF Options out there...
and all that for just shy of 8k$...

You are missing the "keeping up with the Joneses" mentality.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 21:31 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (142 comments in total)
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trungtran: Mediocre is a little harsh, might not be for you, but there is a market out there for cheap electronics. Not everyone can afford an iPad.

If tablets are mediocre than DPR is even more so. Bad writing where the writer is trying to paint a picture using his opinion instead of fact. Fail.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 13:40 UTC
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Lance W: Underground dance parties in Berlin--and *that* song?!?! OMG how old are you?


Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 22:07 UTC
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (152 comments in total)

From the video I looks like they just work full time while traveling. The title would lead one to believe that they are just travelling around having fun. The video suggests otherwise.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 19:38 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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Solar Ben: I really enjoy simply flying my drone and exploring out in the wilderness. I have found that generally people get really creeped out when there is a drone flying overhead. I don't look forward to the day when a bunch of drones are flying over my kids soccer games just so people can get cool pictures to get more Facebook likes.

Yeah - I throw stuff at them every chance I get. There was one outside my window a few weeks ago and I grabbed it in a blanket, smashed it to bits and left it in a bag at the curb.

I definitely realize the enjoyment they can bring (referring to your comment) but its only a matter of time before they bring down a plane or start becoming weapons. Just look at all the videos where guys are attaching guns. Its unneeded and they should be illegal, or have some type of regulation. Until then, I'll keep throwing stuff at them.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 16:29 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (213 comments in total)
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Gundamit: Maybe your next "Gear of the Year" award should be bigger pants rather than a smaller camera? Your image might suffer, but not the ones you are capturing. That would be the true oddball choice. 😀

Pickup Truck for 2018

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 00:44 UTC

It's a purse.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:23 UTC as 44th comment
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