braisim

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On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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spunksters: This Nikon WiFi debacle reminds me of when iPads first got Bluetooth hardware in them but couldn't use it for nearly a year. It took numerous updates before it worked with anything.

Also like the iPhone which still doesn't allow access to its NFC functionality, except for using Apple Pay. Still annoys me that I can;t use NFC to sync with my camera. But at least there is a work-around. In this Nikon case use of the term 'integrated wifi' seems very misleading.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 08:20 UTC
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MikeF4Black: "Face detection worked well for this shot"...

But it didn't; focus "fell short". Oh well, I always wonder whether one should spend time studying the manual, at length, learning to use one's camera, at length, or just apply "normal" shooting technique, if mastered at all obviously.

Just focus on the near eye? What could go wrong, that subject is miles away.

Another kick in the face for computerism against good old photography.

Face detection isn't just about focus. It also sets exposure for the face detected.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 05:12 UTC
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Christos5120: Comparing Leica with SONY it's like comparing Apple with Samsung. Two models every year vs 100 models along with fridges and ovens. Leica is a camera only company and the "red dot" shows that money is no issue for the owner. SONY makes any king of electronics and it's not "cool" and will never be.
So, regardless of specs (who needs them?), if one decides to spend that kind of money, better go with something that will no be updated and become obsolete in 6 months. Because picture quality wise, you will not get 10 times better pictures to a $320 camera.
And will not be the same brand as a $100 P&S camera or camcorder.

Ribbit74 I can vouch for the Panasonic nose hair trimmers, they're pretty good.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 20:05 UTC
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acidic: Neatly packaging up their sensor division allows them to set it up so for a nice clean sale.

NoMirror99 are you implying that Apple would wish to buy the semiconductors division? Hard to see why, given that the bulk of the sensors business is for large-scale industrial uses. Synergies with Apple's business?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 13:10 UTC
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Sessility: This is probably great news for everyone except Sony camera owners, since it could mean a cloud of uncertainty over Sony's camera division.

But, then again, even with a fully supported camera division, you couldn't be sure whether Sony continues one of their mounts and brings out more lenses for it or not...

Thanks ET2 yours is the first post which is based on facts. The changes are to do with semiconductors' relationship with other companies in the devices segment. Hard to see just now how this changes anything with the cameras part, which was always separate and still will be.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 13:08 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: If Sony make the bulk of sensors, why does DP Review bother testing so many different cameras.

When the same Sony sensor is used in Camera A, B, and C, wouldn't it be more efficient to just test Camera A and extrapolate to the others?

Plus that would free up staff time to review the more interesting and off-beat cameras out there (branch out into medium format cameras or finally review the many Pentaxes that are gathering dust in the equipment closet).

Sensor only tells part of the story as to how good a given camera is. JPEG/RAW engine also counts for a lot, as people here have already said. Just as important is the degree of usability of the camera. Will this camera help you get the right shot? A brilliant sensor isn't going to count for much if the way the camera interface is designed prevents you from getting the right shot at a second's notice. And I say all of this a Sony user...

Link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 14:10 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1318 comments in total)
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Douglas F Watt: Not so much as a token mention in the whole review of the Sony A77ii as serious competition?? For half the price . . . . Really??

Thanks - glad to hear we can expect an A77II review soon(ish)!

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:18 UTC
On article Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II (279 comments in total)
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braisim: It's actually the first sensor stabilisation on a MIRRORLESS full frame camera. All Sony full frame DSLRs and DSLTs have sensor stabilisation. DP Review shows its ignorance of the Sony system (also through its refusal to review the A77 Mark2).

If I read it wrong, then I stand corrected - apologies. Glad to hear that you do wish to do a review of the A77MK2. I own neither this camera nor the 7D Mark 2, so I don't want a review merely to validate a previous purchasing decision, but it would be great to hear about the two cameras' relative performance. Keep up the good work.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 11:50 UTC
On article Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II (279 comments in total)

It's actually the first sensor stabilisation on a MIRRORLESS full frame camera. All Sony full frame DSLRs and DSLTs have sensor stabilisation. DP Review shows its ignorance of the Sony system (also through its refusal to review the A77 Mark2).

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 23:44 UTC as 79th comment | 11 replies
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evoprox: What does this remind me of ??? I can only hope for you guys that they don't repeat the NEX desaster (more bodies than lenses) and come out with some decent glass pretty quick before they ditch it altogether yet again. After 3 years in the NEX world my money goes to Fuji these days - couldn't be happier.

Sony acquired the Minolta camera division in 2006. You're not telling me that this Minolta division had no experience of producing quality optics are you?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 10:16 UTC
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evoprox: What does this remind me of ??? I can only hope for you guys that they don't repeat the NEX desaster (more bodies than lenses) and come out with some decent glass pretty quick before they ditch it altogether yet again. After 3 years in the NEX world my money goes to Fuji these days - couldn't be happier.

"Sony is an electronics company, not a photographic company". Sorry but we've heard this before. By the same token GE can't make decent aero engines because they are not an aerospace company and Samsung don't make decent ships because they're an electronics company. Photographic technology is no different.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 09:10 UTC
On article Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2013) (236 comments in total)
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clburton2: Hello, this new Sony DSC-RX100 II has everything I believe I want in a point and shoot camera including a larger sensor except for the zoom range. Is there any chance a longer zoom range is coming? Why doesn't anyone offer this camera with greater zoom? Is my expectation unrealistic?

RX10 offers the same sensor in a super zoom camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 20:18 UTC
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Foto21: D40x had a focus motor, and realistic image rendering and a battery that lasted a while. Since then, Nikon has decided to hobble its most portable dSLR size, not by making openly amateur, but by having it have pretenses to more while being enough a ripoff that you keep it past the trial date.

Meanwhile the oily D600, and mammoth D7100 (with other rumored problems), prove why Nikon bodies have yet to recover from the tsunami of 09.

Fanboys, give me a break. I'm still waiting for an afforable Nikon that doesnt suck. I guess I should buy a D610 since I can't get a good Nikon body for less than that price.

He just asked which tsunami was being referred to. Nothing wrong with that. Unfortunately there have been several bad ones in recent years.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 14:43 UTC
On article Picasa web is now redirecting to Google+ (44 comments in total)

i'm not signed up for Google Plus and I still get to Picasa Web Albums when I click on Photos on the Google toolbar thing. So not change for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 10:15 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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