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Average User: I love my Nikon DSLR's, including especially my D500. I am personally gratified that Nikon believes enough in this market that they have created such a camera. Some may prefer the smaller sized Sony A6300/6500. But DPR opines that the autofocus on the D500 is still significantly better in real life shooting. To my mind, there will be good markets for both the DSLR and for the compact (and sometimes not so compact) mirrorless systems which I also own and use.
It's true that the lower end cameras are being displaced by the ever better Cell Phone cameras. But I think over time it means more people will be exposed to photography, and a few of those will want to migrate to superior systems. So I think the market for high end cameras will improve with more potential customers, and I am one that is especially happy Nikon is apparently retaining its focus.

Look at any news story on a photo-heavy web site and you see wherever people gather they are taking their own smartphone photos. And no one seems to be challenging them, unlike, perhaps, if one of us on DPReview were there with our DLSR. Airports, on planes, in schools, at political rallies, official appearances.

And it doesn't seem much goes on that someone hasn't photographed or taken a video of. Yes, photography is more popular and powerful than ever and the non-pros are doing some phenomenal work. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat ...

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 03:51 UTC

The DL cameras remain interesting. I hope Nikon can release them.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 03:47 UTC as 12th comment

Yup. Still no cameras like this and the flagship DC290.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 13:57 UTC as 45th comment

Grey market. We all knew something was missing in the Leica lineup. Thanks, ELIAC.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 20:27 UTC as 70th comment
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2108 comments in total)
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Sam Santana: Is a proper review coming?

Great start.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 15:24 UTC
On article Modest Updates: Nikon D3400 Review (358 comments in total)

Yep. Can't be bothered with dust cleaning sensor-knock a couple hundred dollars off the price.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 15:18 UTC as 92nd comment
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G-D: Great pictures, esp. Johnny Cash is awesome.

I think Elvis was a better photographer. Look up Shooting Stars, I think, was the name of the book.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 13:59 UTC

"And I can’t stand it. If I take portraits, I want to take pictures when they have no idea when I’m there."

You have it backwards, Graham. When one does portraits, making the exposure is the last thing you do.

Photography, the unpretentious art, gets spoiled when it becomes pretentious.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 13:57 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Fujifilm Interview (115 comments in total)
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Terry1010: Glad to read any interview with Toshihisa Iida.

My advice to Fujifilm,

1. collaborate with Adobe with more efforts, make demosaic XTrans files with higher quality.

2. Re-invente the process of Camera to Mobile Connection. The idea of Nikon Snapbridge is nice, but implemented so-so. Make it easier to connect the two. Also, add more flexibility to the communication. Lets say, once the photo is taken, it is automatically transferred, with a preset naming rules?

3. Re-invent the workflow. Right now all the photos are stored ascendingly with numbers and stored in folders ascendingly as well. Can the camera be more customizable ? Allows us to control how the photos are named and stored in the SD card.

Good idea. Give the camera some abilities of a computer. I don't know why someone wouldn't innovate with voice commands FOR A LOT OF CAMERA FUNCTIONS.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
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Polacofede: Pentax k70 seems way more interesting. And saying it performs better than a smart phone camera? Come on!

You hit the nail on the head. No OEM has the "guts or sense or ability" to clean-sheet a large sensor (APS-C) camera with complete capabilities that is also VERY SIMPLE to you. Unwiling and unable to redesign the interface and guts of the camera. The "tyro" doesn't need so many buttons, dials, levers, flaps, etc. This doesn't appeal to a smart phone users any more than other APS-C cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 15:06 UTC

Very nice. Should be $450 with kit lens.
Also, how does video compare to smart phone video.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 15:02 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply

Tell us in an article like this just who "Rollei" is.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 19:26 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
On article Video: First look at the Panasonic G85/G80 (32 comments in total)

Starship Enterprise.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 15:08 UTC as 4th comment
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (96 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: "The problem is, I just don't see anyone putting down their phone and picking this up any time soon. Consumers that use their phones as their main camera are probably looking for a do-it-all solution that requires just one purchase. That means a handful of target customers may get an E-PL8 and never go further than its 14-42mm kit lens, even though the major appeal of getting a Micro Four Thirds camera is stepping foot into its vast landscape of lenses. Not many people are ready to spend more than $100 on phone accessories, so why would access to a range of lenses suddenly change their minds?"
But this has nothing to do with the E-PL8.

Get a better sensor in a small camera but make it simple to use. All these entry-level cameras are too complex.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:56 UTC
On article Olympus announces PEN E-PL8 entry-level mirrorless (24 comments in total)

Still too complex for a casual user.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:20 UTC as 15th comment

Too bad they can't get an X in the name. Oh, they did.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:59 UTC as 121st comment

Can't please anyone, I guess. This is a wonderful offering for A-mount lens owners.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:25 UTC as 205th comment

Had to download the brochure to get the maximum input size of 8-1/2 inches wide. So much for the information age. I think $400 would be more than enough, but based on the Epson Scan software that comes with all Epson scanners (including the AIOs), I expect the software solution to be good. Not sure if you could do the same thing with an AIO that has a document feeder?

Only connects through USB 2.0.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 20:02 UTC as 15th comment
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (548 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: what THE H#+ ?!! Canons makes THIS and it's still all trolling and hatd?! This dimply proves to me the intentention and qualityof DP commenters. I'll Just read the reviews from now on thank you!!

1- When did almost everybody on Dpreview shifr career for cinematography/video from photography whish is always been 99% of users!

I AM a cinematographer/director, and shooting in 4K resolution vs good 1080p resolution is minimal and I only see it in my colourist's room (a high end step no onr on dpreviiew will never exerience except a couple maybe). 4K allows cropping but thus enlarges noise, and it shows up only on thestrical projections, PLUS SONY CAN"T DO IT ON THE RIVAL OF THE M5!! Unless you call a burst then keep it cool is an option. It's CLEARLY a heat issue and Canon and Sony technology is NOT capable of, getting a 4k stream from a palm size ap-c camera. Why do you think all 4K cine camera have fans that shut when recording? Please don't bi#* about not having 4K like the a6300 because it doesn't have usable 4K. And the 1080p of the 80D is what we should be discussing, amateurs talk K numbers, knowledgable people discuss 1080p resolving power, aliasing, skin tones, lowlight performance, lens correction, stabilization quality, etc. So no 4K no video shooting is amature approach.

2- When again did everybody on dpreview beame professional videographers wearinh calibrated headphones and hooking expensive shotgun micriphones?! BTW we all use exrenal audio recoders becsuse the preamps are bad on all these caneras,

It seems ti be just a hunt for a little thing it doesn't do and destroy the camera for it!

For video the M5 offers solid Full HD video (current highest standard for web and televisions), up to 60p (with no drop in quality or crops as Sony's do), has a microphone input, has DPAF that can magically focus a s35 sensor without a focus puller. A grear EVF, peaking for old glass.

Complete support for vintage maual focus glass we love as cine makers: 5 AXIS Image stabilization (it's digital but wait and be surprised how it perform like IBIS), EVF and Peaking for focusing, lens mount that can take all of them, speedbooster support (FF M5).

And all those amazing canon optics with DPAF.

-For phitography, I can't see one flaw. Res, DR, raw, speed, ergo, buttons, AF, what's missing? maybe dual card slots and faster burst rate? The former is indeed relaxing in weddings but the later it's not a sports camera. For sports, spend 400$ more and get a 7D II if 7fps doesnlt do it. Also has dual slots. Big camera though and so can take LOOOTSSS of pictures like a jetfighter goingb through a sound barrier. FAST!

Interesting observations. Those who will never need or want their cars to drive faster than 80 mph still want 160 mph capability.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 18:47 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon PowerShot Pro70 (111 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Funny how innovative and radical looking digital cameras were in the beginning. Nowadays the more retro they look they better they sell!

Casio, Ricoh had a lot of interesting approaches in the earliest days. Interesting, also, that Epson and Toshiba offered digital cameras in the earliest consumer days.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 14:49 UTC
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