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On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1627 comments in total)
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Pavel Muller: Well, the current model is not a great pick - not much in terms of lenses. However, let us hope that Canon will grow to be a fierce competitor that will deliver well designed controls (more DSLR - like (like my Nikon D800) and less confusing than my Olympus EM-1) and that there will be plenty of excellent and yet compact lenses (more like M43) Fuji and Sony may well be great, but with 4-5 lenses in the bag, their weight is similar to my D800 and so why switch?

So Canon, nice start but without plenty of compact great lenses, no thank you.

A nice start but years behind.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 20:29 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (711 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: Waaaaaaay too many CONS in the review for me to even consider this tinker toy. A half-way decent 'first offering'... but they SERIOUSLY need to go back to the drawing board and fix a few dozen of the F-ups... ;)

A camera that has severe issue with focusing and it still gets 69%. 30% would be my score. As a consumer I would probably send it back so that 30% is quite generous.

"Beginners looking to move from their smartphone to a platform that delivers higher quality photos, bearing in mind that the autofocus is severely limited. "

I very much doubt a phone user who is used to just tapping the screen for instant focus will be anything but severely disappointed with this effort. I really don't believe this should be on the 'Good For' list.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 14:31 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1360 comments in total)
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Cultured Vulture: Isn't it time for DPR to stop giving mirror less cameras points for having great AF "for a mirrorless". Just as it has past time for DSLR's to be given a pass for poor video or live view focus. The camera either performs or it doesn't. It either produces great images or it doesn't. If you want to make comparisons, base it on price for a given performance. The Mark II is expensive, does it perform to its price or doesn't it? I'm not saying one way or another but that's the way I would be looking at it no matter what camera was being reviewed.

Don't think Cultured Vulture was specifically referencing the scoring system more this sort of comment in the conclusion:

"The AF system is one of the best we've seen on a mirrorless camera ....."

Why on a mirrorless camera? Just group cameras by price i.e. is the conclusion 'The AF system is one of the best we've seen on a £2,000 camera.' or 'The AF system is one of the best we have seen from Olympus but has not caught up to its peers within the price range.'

The conclusion could be read either way. A minor point, but everyone (I hope) buys within a price range and its that specific range they will be comparing to whether it is mirrorless or DSLR.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 14:12 UTC
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trungthu: If Canon uses it in the first full frame mirrorless camera... I think it's very impressive information for the next year to develop the "high-end mirrorless camera" market...
I think, with this sensor dimension, almost all the L-series lens can have enough covering power to afford it...

And that is the cost of the black and white one.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 12:22 UTC
On article DxO ONE adds Raw image workflow for iOS (16 comments in total)

I thought this went the same way as Google Glass?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 12:11 UTC as 6th comment
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villagranvicent: The headline should say: "Yongnuo MOCK-OFF the 100mm F2 Canon EOS lens. Another example of Chinese business practices; wait until other invest millions in R&D and then we simply make a cheap copy of it". CLASSIC.


For a start the patent has expired, plus the elements are different.

In the future, villagranvicent, probably worth reading the article first.

Oh and if you think US companies don't do their fair share of industrial espionage you must live a very sheltered life.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 15:03 UTC
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Sangster: In the beginning, Japanese camera companies copied German designs. For example, Nikon copied Zeiss, Canon copied Leica. This is part of the learning process.

As for consumers competition is good. :)

If this get close to its $500 step-dad for $170 then its all the better for us, the consumer.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 14:54 UTC

None of those photographs look very sharp to me? Are they heavily compressed?

No way the sensor can't produce sharp photo's at ISO 200-800?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 14:46 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
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FrankSG: I wonder if Olympus was expecting this kind of reception on their big release.

That's plenty of pre-orders in a quiet month. In fact very quiet as we have Black Friday soon, plus Christmas sales. Also note its pre-orders. Plenty of people reserve now, make their mind up later.

Its potentially a very good or even excellent camera but the backlash is down to a $600 price increase when people were told it was slightly more expensive.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 14:28 UTC
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Gonard: Just curious. Is there any smartphone today that is not made in China?

The Galaxy Note 7 isn't made in China....

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:39 UTC

How much does DPReview charge for these adverts, sorry, articles.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:36 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
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biza43: Funny, people buy USD 2000 - 3000 cameras without blinking, and then say this bag is too expensive...

Plus when this fashion accessory does a better job than camera bags costing 100's of pounds.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:36 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (711 comments in total)
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Joseph: It is $959 for the two lenses kit @ NCIX in Canada (pre-order/back order at the moment). Despite having a 20MP sensor it is not that cheap after all.

Sorry just seen this reply. That's about the same price once we have paid import/VAT etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 15:47 UTC
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Spectro: the iso seem to be too high for that about of light for the derby playoff set. I done arena with less light and was using iso 2000 +/- and getting at least 1/500s. easily with the sony sensor you can lift some exposure. One reason I don't use auto ISO.

ISO free sensor, tell me more.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 15:40 UTC

I don't get it. How are the wealthy wealthy, while still been stupid enough to buy this rubbish.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 15:38 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
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Angrymagpie: Why doesn't Sony give us more lenses?
Are lenses technically more difficult to produce?
This looks like a great camera. But I'd like a weather-sealed version of the 24/1.8 to pair with it (which would hopefully be shorter than the current Zeiss one).
Maybe a more affordable version of the standard zoom?

The a6500 looks like another great camera but I would agree, the better the body (and the more expensive) the more people will quite rightly expect a full range of top quality lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 09:35 UTC
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gn28: What a major disappointment. Sure, the body is small, but when you add some decent lens it becomes huge all of a sudden. It is easier to just make the body a bit bigger and, at the same time, fix the major drawbacks of this platform:
- add faster storage (CFast 2.0 card) and use it on all cameras
- add a darn all axis articulated touch screen to help with easy focus and use it on all Sony cameras to make it really easy and cheap to mass produce
- add a standard battery that allows people to take 600-800 shots
- add QuickCharge 2.0/3.0 and USB charging so people can use their phone's charger or external USB batteries to charge the battery to 80% in 15 minutes

Vanitas I think gn28's point was to make the body bigger and except that this is a full size APS-C camera. The tiny body is impressive but a bit bigger and more ergonomic would be my personal choice to.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 09:31 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (711 comments in total)
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Joseph: It is $959 for the two lenses kit @ NCIX in Canada (pre-order/back order at the moment). Despite having a 20MP sensor it is not that cheap after all.

£711 on AliExpress. Not quite the bargain people might hope for.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 11:02 UTC
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)
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AlexCHStudio: he-he.. everybody sees in the results what he/she wants to see, nothing else... I had the lens for a week and returned it back.. I don't like the results, when comparing them to what I get from 300/2.8 VRII, especially weirdly-shaped out-of-focus highlights.. though the 105/1.4 was much smaller and lighter..

You just compared a 300/2.8 to a 105/1.4.


Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 12:23 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (259 comments in total)
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Everythingis1: Hey, it does the basics extremely well! Like every other camera since 2012. Its also the same size as the fullframe A7Rii, bonus!

No they will point out the fact that by the time you add FF lenses to a small FF body the size comparisons aren't near as impressive as body only.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 10:33 UTC
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