braisim

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On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1128 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: A minor firmware update to the A6300 with a much higher price and a lower battery life?

It's not a camera for me, I won't be buying. I'm not knocking the IBIS or the AF system, but quite frankly, for $1400 (even more here in Europe) I think buyers can indeed expect better implementation of the touchscreen and better ergonomics. Why is Sony so reluctant to break the A6000 mold?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 20:19 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1128 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: A minor firmware update to the A6300 with a much higher price and a lower battery life?

You can't add 5-axis IBIS or a new processing chip via a firmware update.

But seriously it seems like Sony missed a chance to introduce a more meaningful upgrade to the A6300, including ergonomic improvements (joystick, additional control dial) as well as getting the touchscreen implementation right. This all looks a bit rushed...

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 15:35 UTC
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Mateus1: 5 reasons not to buy RX-100V for me, for the same price:

GX-85 + 12-60mm
Fuji X-T10 + 18-55mm
Fuji X-E2s + 18-55mm
Oly E-M5 II + 12-50mm
Pentax K-3II + 18-55mm
Canon M5 + 15-45mm

ekaton it's not the same thing. I have the first gen RX100 and I can just put it in my jeans pocket when I go to a rock concert and take acceptable pictures, if I'm close to the front of the crowd. My smartphone will not do this. And your Panasonic set up would no doubt beat the Sony in many respects but is far larger, as are all interchangeable lens cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:18 UTC
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captura: In the Feature, "2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras." DPReview preferred the Panasonic DMC ZS100 to any of the RX100 series, on an overall basis.

Sam Santana why is it relevant whether a sports photographer would shoot raw or jpg? For most of us amateurs/enthusiasts using this site, it's of no relevance. I don't get this obsession some have with pro gear and what a pro would use. A pro isn't likely to labour for hours with Lightroom or Photoshop over one single shot taken at a kids' football match. A devoted parent might well do! Different tools for different purposes...

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:08 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1128 comments in total)

I don't understand why Sony don't just use the A7 family form factor for their top of the range APS C mirrorless line. It would solve some of the ergonomic issues of the A6000 family quite easily (e.g. viewfinder placement, twin control dials). The current A6000 form factor might be good for a consumer entry-level camera like the A6000 or the A5000, but surely not on a camera like the A6500 costing some $1400.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 15:59 UTC as 227th comment | 7 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (682 comments in total)

Dan, thanks for this review, but this sentence in the opening paragraph is a bit confusing: "A sister model, the G80 will be available in other markets." You don't state before that in which markets the G85 will be available and I don't think the review states what the differences are between the G80 and G85.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 11:03 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Just learned you are shooting blindly a 12fps because the viewfinder doesn't work. at 8 fps you can still frame.

@Favorable Exponyt Actually being able to see the last frame is better than being 'blind' and seeing just a black frame as you can still adjust somewhat from frame to frame. For some situations this will be difficult though. Hence the 8fps option.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 13:30 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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Rouseabout: The new menu is the most interesting feature. If they fix it across the camera range I might take their products more seriously

@FOTONOTO Sony cameras allow you to customise the quick access Fn menu quite easily

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:12 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Consumer: "This is the camera of my dreams!"

Canon & Nikon: "This is the camera of our nightmares!"

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@Rouseabout only photo geeks buy €3600 cameras, regardless of the brand...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:08 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Just learned you are shooting blindly a 12fps because the viewfinder doesn't work. at 8 fps you can still frame.

No, if it functions like the A77II you're not shooting blind. At 12fps the viewfinder is showing you the last frame rather than a live view. In some shooting situations this can make tracking difficult, although I have not myself ever had a problem. The 8fps setting resolves this issue apparently.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 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 (1323 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 (280 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 (280 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 80th comment | 11 replies
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