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On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: I think it's incredible that such cameras still have a market. I guess it's due to the fact that most potential buyers totally ignore everything that's not Canon/Nikon.

I think it's incredible that people that exist only to drone on and on about their favourite pet technology exist. It's pure idiocy.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 23:14 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)

I'm surprised there were as many focus misses as there were.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 23:13 UTC as 8th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (377 comments in total)

My first camera was a Ricoh 35mm point and shoot. Can't remember the model. I remember thinking it was so cool that it had a +2 exposure comp button for backlit subjects. It did a good job for me on my backpacking tour of Europe...

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 23:02 UTC as 93rd comment
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DDWD10: It's alright, but I really think Panasonic will have to implement some form of PDAF to bring it to the next level. It will pay off in video AF too.

"It's already the fastest and most accurate single AF system."

No, it's not.

"Latest implementations it caught up on continuous AF as well for stills."

Caught up to what? A 5D? It can't even match a 5D III/D750, let alone a 7D II/D500. And forget about a 1D X II/D5.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 22:19 UTC
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Impulses: Excellent AF analysis, I like how you've fleshed out those sections over the last year or so... The varied real world tests are also very insightful. That being said, it would be nice to see at least a cursory remark about how it compares versus the likes of the E-M1 II, X-T2, and a6500.

Since after every single review of every single DLSR we have posters saying people are better off buying these mirrorless cameras, I'd like to see it compared to a 1DX II/D5, 5D IV/D750, 7D II/D500, 80D/D7200, T6i/D5600.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 21:25 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (492 comments in total)
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Ronan_M: Well I guess you're paying for the experience of using a Leica. If that rocks your boat and you've got the cash, why not? It does look lovely if you like the retro look.
However, I will laugh hard at any hint of rationalising the use of this camera as an image-making device.
Why would anyone part with that much cash for something that performs significantly worse than a 700$ entry-level kit is beyond me. That "Leica" name has to really really give you hardons to justify this.

"Why would anyone part with that much cash for something that performs significantly worse than a 700$ entry-level kit is beyond me. "

Assuming you can get the shots with both, that kit would start at around $2000 - the price of the cheapest full-frame cameras + a lens. Otherwise, the quality wouldn't be the same. And one can argue you'd have to spend significantly more than that if you want to match the quality of the Leica lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 08:14 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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HEWCanon: Regardless of the Nikon line-up for the future .. This camera is a small gem, and doesn't deserve this mediocre review that sounds like somebody wrote, while on the train, on the way back home, on a Friday afternoon, before the deadline to submission. I know many people who prefer the D5xxx line to more expensive cameras or Mirrorless cameras. I personally used the SONY A6000, and the IQ compared to even this Nikon, especially low-light, is not there. I still use the D810 as my main camera, but I don't shy from using the reliable D5600, with its connectivity to the web on the go.

Now you add qualifications. Thank you for back-pedalling. It all depends how big you print and in what light you shoot, but you knew that. All things being equal, the difference between m43 and APS-C is about a stop. If you don't need that stop, great. If you do, you do. I believe that beginners shooting with slow kit zooms tend to need that stop, and more.

First, you said the price difference was small. It wasn't. You said I was lying. I wasn't. NOW you're saying the other features are worth the price difference. Funny you should say that, because I think the price difference is worth it to move up to a D7200, where you gain all of those features and better AF, access to legacy lenses, etc. Funny how the 'spend more' game works, isn't it?

No, if you like your m43 system, fine. I think they're great.

But you're disparaging other systems, and questioning why others would buy them, to, what end exactly? To make you feel better about your choice? ... well, that's just unnecessary.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 19:56 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (883 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Liking OVF's just because the view looks "pretty" (in good light) and saying they are better for burst shooting for sports (when a DSLR can't do more than 14fps or so while some mirrorless can do 60 at full resolution) is...emotional rather than intellectual.

Those FPS aren't that useful when you're not pointing at your subject anymore because of the slideshow going on in your viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 20:32 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (883 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Liking OVF's just because the view looks "pretty" (in good light) and saying they are better for burst shooting for sports (when a DSLR can't do more than 14fps or so while some mirrorless can do 60 at full resolution) is...emotional rather than intellectual.

You have no idea what you're talking about with regards to burst shooting in sports.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 03:13 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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EmotoPhotos: Incremental Nikon nonsense. I have a D5300 I replaced a well used D300 with. Since it has WiFi and can use qDslrDashboard for free under windows and I have an opteka gps module which never needs updating I have all I need. For my image requirements I see no advantage in the D55/5600 merely changes. Rather like 'facelift' car updates...

The body of the D5600 is not the same as the D5300. It is smaller and the grip is very different, not to mention the touch screen that the D5300 totally lacks.

The D5600 is nearly identical to the D5500.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 02:35 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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HEWCanon: Regardless of the Nikon line-up for the future .. This camera is a small gem, and doesn't deserve this mediocre review that sounds like somebody wrote, while on the train, on the way back home, on a Friday afternoon, before the deadline to submission. I know many people who prefer the D5xxx line to more expensive cameras or Mirrorless cameras. I personally used the SONY A6000, and the IQ compared to even this Nikon, especially low-light, is not there. I still use the D810 as my main camera, but I don't shy from using the reliable D5600, with its connectivity to the web on the go.

@digifan
The G85 is CD$1,050 body only. The OMD EM10 Mk 2 is CD$1,350. .
The Nikon D5600 is CD$895.
All prices from Amazon.ca

IQ is not nearly the same. The Nikon is at least a stop better in all situations, and has far better acuity and AF in everything but video. AND the Nikon is hardly any bigger. It is you who is kidding, I hope.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 22:57 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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HEWCanon: Regardless of the Nikon line-up for the future .. This camera is a small gem, and doesn't deserve this mediocre review that sounds like somebody wrote, while on the train, on the way back home, on a Friday afternoon, before the deadline to submission. I know many people who prefer the D5xxx line to more expensive cameras or Mirrorless cameras. I personally used the SONY A6000, and the IQ compared to even this Nikon, especially low-light, is not there. I still use the D810 as my main camera, but I don't shy from using the reliable D5600, with its connectivity to the web on the go.

"For a little bit more you can have the E-M5mk2 or G80/85 much more capable imo."

$900 body only for a G85 vs $600 body only for a D5600 is hardly "a little more". And some people might not be happy with the severe drop in image quality and AF tracking performance.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 21:00 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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entoman: I'm a professional Canon (ex-Nikon, ex-Sony) user, but my comments are based purely on the premise that I want Nikon to provide a line-up of cameras that will safeguard Nikon's future, and at the same time provide the necessary competition to spur Canon, Sony and Pentax to improve their own products.

I see the 5600 (within its market niche) as an extremely capable but aesthetically unattractive camera. Consider that most if not all prospective purchasers will see it as their first DSLR. As a step up from a mobile phone or a small mirrorless, the myriad of knobs, dials and levers on 5600 is likely to appear daunting to many novices. IMHO it desperately needs restyling, with the emphasis on simplicity.

I think it would be nice if they kept the D3400 for novice users, maybe adding an articulating touchscreen. The D5600 can be move up slightly into a compact enthusiast camera by adding a second dial, a better AF module, and AF fine tune... and perhaps weather sealing. Sort of a mini D7200 with some more differentiation, but no top LCD. It would give Nikon users a compact enthusiast option, and give an alternative to those looking at mirrorless systems.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 20:15 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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EmotoPhotos: Incremental Nikon nonsense. I have a D5300 I replaced a well used D300 with. Since it has WiFi and can use qDslrDashboard for free under windows and I have an opteka gps module which never needs updating I have all I need. For my image requirements I see no advantage in the D55/5600 merely changes. Rather like 'facelift' car updates...

The sensors are nearly identical. The AF modules are identical. The only real differences are the body, the touch screen and Snapbridge. If they aren't compelling to you, no one would fault you for sticking with your D5300. But for new buyers, I suspect the touchscreen, and the AF control it offers would tip the scales.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 19:59 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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Cheezr: Crikey Richard stop whining about left eyeing! I bit the bullet and switched from left (see profile pic) to right eye and after a few excruciating days the brain adjusts and I have been comfortably right eye shooting ever since. The brain is very adaptable (if you set your mind to it) and I am pretty sure I was left eyeing cameras before you were born.. sadly.
Just do it!

In the case of the D5600, there is also the option for left eye shooters to just use the thumbpad to change the AF point, like on every other Nikon.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 20:34 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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yashica14: I've compared in DP the D5600 and the EOS 80D.
DXO ranking is 84 against 79 (80D).

Why the RAW quality of the 80D is better rated in DPreview?

https://petapixel.com/2016/05/16/nikon-d5-pro-review-batman-camera-world/

"So with all this in mind, how good are the RAW files? What’s the dynamic range like?

Excellent, I’m happy to report. The below shot was taken during an outdoor ceremony in direct sunlight. I was able to push the shadows enough to reveal the full facial expressions while keeping it looking natural, as if there was a large reflector on the left side of the frame (like a white wall)."

Yeah, the D5 is rubbish...

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 06:04 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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yashica14: I've compared in DP the D5600 and the EOS 80D.
DXO ranking is 84 against 79 (80D).

Why the RAW quality of the 80D is better rated in DPreview?

I put no more faith in Senscore than I do in DXO. I'm just pointing out there is more to sensor performance than dynamic range at base ISO, which is what everyone on this board seems to constantly chirp about. To think Nikon simply blew it on their flagship sensor, rather than aiming for different performance tradeoffs is just silly.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 10:23 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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yashica14: I've compared in DP the D5600 and the EOS 80D.
DXO ranking is 84 against 79 (80D).

Why the RAW quality of the 80D is better rated in DPreview?

Well, I guess they don't value dynamic range at base ISO as much as you do. They measure it across all ISOs up to 25,600, as they do all other parameters.

Here are the D5's results broken down:

Noise: 1065
Dynamic Range: 1438
Color Range: 1414
Tonal Range: 1233
Resolving Power: 701
SenScore™ 1170

Here are the A7R II's:

Noise: 1081
Dynamic Range: 1071
Color Range: 1092
Tonal Range: 1055
Resolving Power: 1194
SenScore™ 1099

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 20:17 UTC
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weathersealed: Don't know but the one in the two lens kit for D5600 doesn't have VR huh?

Correct.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 18:03 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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yashica14: I've compared in DP the D5600 and the EOS 80D.
DXO ranking is 84 against 79 (80D).

Why the RAW quality of the 80D is better rated in DPreview?

There's more to sensor performance than dynamic range.

http://www.senscore.org/

"SenScore™ is a rating system for digital camera sensors. It is based on the performance of a sensor at all available ISO settings within the 100 to 25600 range as well as the sensor's resolving power across this range. The score is indicative of a camera's image quality across a wide range of real-world conditions.... Measurements are based on raw files. JPEG engine performance is not part of SenScore™."

According to their ratings, the top 6 sensors are the D5, the D4s, the D4 and the Df, followed by the A7RII.

The first APS-C sensor there is the D500, which actually comes in ahead of the D3X and the D3. The 80D isn't reviewed yet, but the 1D X II comes in just below the D800E, so from that, I guess you could surmise that the 80D would fall in line close to the D7000/D7100 range on their score.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 17:48 UTC
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