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On article These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy now (58 comments in total)

... and DPReview saw all the awards it had made. And there was Apple, and there was Samsung, Google and LG... And the evening and the morning were Black Friday. Now DPReview saw all that he had made, and indeed, it was very good!

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 14:19 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply

Stating that the A9 range is limited is extremely misleading. It has for all intent and purpose the same dynamic range as its competitors:
It is only limited with respect to the A7.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 21:53 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (297 comments in total)

If you're wondering which lens to buy then do not buy any. And do not buy an interchangeable lens camera. Use your phone or buy a Sony RX10 or a Panasonic FZ2000 / FZ2500. Anything that is self contained.

I can pretty much guarantee you that the lens you buy today will be obsolete 5 years from now. Sony will change its mount, as it has already done several times. Canikon will have to do it if they want to keep up with Sony. The current mounts and hardware cannot support advances in lens correction, focusing, stabilization and the like.

Do you want examples? I had a Sony A33 - The A-mount is dead for intent and purpose. I moved to MFT. I would have to buy a new 12-35 if I wanted to take full advantage of the new GH5 hybrid stabilization. Buyer beware.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 20:58 UTC as 69th comment | 3 replies

Corel AfterShot Pro is a raw editor, like camera raw. Corel's editor is PaintShop Pro.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 22:04 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung launches enormous 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet (87 comments in total)

A touch screen device for "passive content consumption from a distance", isn't that truly useful!

Now, where is my 20-foot pole?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 23:00 UTC as 44th comment

Oh my, oh my, a compact 24-600mm and a 1" sensor. And quite bright, I am sure. The laws of physics have stopped applying.

But only for fixed lens cameras. Isn't that weird?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 01:06 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies
On article Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps (175 comments in total)

Sorry, I forgot: what the purpose of that flippin thingy? Is it to spread your sensor with oil or to plaster it with dust bunnies?

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 17:42 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1622 comments in total)

SLR film cameras were about getting acceptable image quality in a practical format, a tool you could take to the street without sherpas. For ultimate image quality, photographers used medium format or technical cameras. The rest of us was happy with the puny 24x36 format.

Today, full frame digital offers the same image quality as analog medium format, or better. The new middle ground, the ultimate compromise between image quality, portability and price is with APS and four-third. There is no migration path between the two because they are different systems, catering to different needs.

There is nothing sacred about 24x36. Simply put, if you don't take half of your pictures on a tripod then you don't need it (and your image quality won't benefit from it).

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 16:01 UTC as 229th comment

I can't figure out this camera.

Who's going to buy it? It would be a perfect fit for the hordes of people that buy a body and standard lens and nothing else. But they're probably going to be intimidated by all the knobs, dials and buttons. The ones that could use all those controls want to be able to change lens. So...

What does it say about the 4/3 format? At a time when Oly and Pana are trying to attract pros with fully featured cameras, isn't a fixed lens 4/3 camera going to bury that format as the new "compact", like it 1" brother?

What about the video? Sure it can shoot 4K, but its very photo-centric controls (think Fuji X10/30) don't make it a good video camera. This is major setback for a company that pioneered the still/video convergence.

I think using the 20Meg sensor, downsized to 16 or so with the multi ratio, coupled a with longer zoom, would have made much more sense.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 00:26 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary (596 comments in total)

Body, lens, handle, view finder... The first camera to assemble yourself from Nikea.

Coming next: flat packaging.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 01:05 UTC as 78th comment

Way to go, dPreview. Link to the pic and get more clicks. Don't forget to sound outraged.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 23:00 UTC as 81st comment | 8 replies
In reply to:

tinpusher: Without the power of DPR nothing would have been done ; so a big thankyou to all the team involved.

And also a belated thanks to Fuji for having made the effort (finally) who perhaps learnt a little about the demands and standards of the enthusiast market.

What are you talking about. DPR has always downplayed the ORB issue, delaying the X10 review and making sure no real ORB picture was on their first page until today. It still is a very artificial one easily dismissed by people that "do not take pictures of xmas ornaments".

From all english speaking review sites, only DCRP showed the orbs in all their destructive splendor.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 11:34 UTC
On article Images of Panasonic GF5 start to appear (118 comments in total)

Long, long ago dPreview made camera reviews. Now they make previews. To-morrow they'll do rumors.

Meet you in the basement.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 11:00 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply

Exquisite example of late 20th century technology. Keep trucking, Canon.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2011 at 10:51 UTC as 115th comment | 1 reply
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