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On article Throwback Thursday: Casio QV-4000 (58 comments in total)

Nice camera that I still own. There's a way to generate and save RAW images!

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 01:19 UTC as 13th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (393 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Will Panasonic make a TRUE LX7/5/... successor?

LX line had ability to use UWA and Tele add-on via tube mounted on the body, also LX7 is true 24mm - muti ration aspect sensor.

LX100 is muti ration aspect sensor too + Tele add-on with tube mounted on the body, but no UWA possible.

This LX10 has none of above. In other words, the TRUE LX line is dead so far.

If I do not have RX100.M3, I will buy Nikon DL18-50, but Nikon is kind of forgetting the DLs, but busy with laying off people.

Good notes.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 18:07 UTC
On article 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: up to $100 (31 comments in total)
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AshMills: Do amazon sell all these things? ;-)

No need to justify. The entire site is linked to Amazon. We understand that.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 19:04 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom (48 comments in total)
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entoman: These experimental designs are great to refect on. Funny how eventually everything evolves to look and handle like a 35mm film SLR.... e.g. Fujifilm XT2, Panasonic G85, Olympus OMD range, and of course Canon, Nikon and Pentax, who all mastered ergonomics a very long time ago!

OEMs afraid to experiment with such concepts-simplistic to use; incredible power under the hood. Look at news event, sporting event etc, dozens of folks talking photos and video, even life streaming video. Nikon could take something like the Coolpix A and make the interface SIMPLE.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 00:51 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom (48 comments in total)
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sh10453: With a 1/1.7" sensor in those days, whoever owned one had the bragging rights, when the vast majority of cameras had the 1/2.5" sensors.
The 1/1.7" sensor remains a respectable size sensor for a lot of non-critical work, but of course we now sneeze at it, especially after the invasion of the 1"-sensor-based cameras that fit in a shirt-pocket.
I have made many 8" x 10" and 8" x 12" prints from cameras with a 1/1.7" sensor, and never had a single complaint. On the contrary, they all have been happy with them. I've seen many of them framed and proudly displayed at the owners' desks at their workplace.

The Kodak Z-series (Z1085, Z1285, Z1485), for example, all came with 1/1.7" sensors, and they took beautiful images, although Kodak used cheap plastic bodies for these models.
It would've been great if Kodak had kept up with the competition, they knew "color" more than many others, but the rest of the Kodak bean-counters' debacle is now for the history books.

In these earlier years, Fuji and Kodak gave excellent value in terms of sensor and lens, as opposed to build quality and processing power. A little later on, the Kodak Z8612IS for example takes wonderful photographs.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 00:47 UTC
On article Tiny marvel: Panasonic LX10 sample photos (77 comments in total)

Nice. $450 TOPS. The OEMs don't get it.

Nice work, Dan.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 10:36 UTC as 13th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (352 comments in total)

I hope they do a review for XMas time.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 02:51 UTC as 27th comment
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)
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Artpt: we're reaching Market saturation with Digital Imaging from various formats. the high camera bodies are really wonderful but very high in price and expectedly low volume production. What are real challenge for all the executives across all camera brands

Not to mention the OEMs simply don't try hard enough or unwilling to break the mold-creating a powerful, sophisticated camera with a simpler interface-and I'm not talking auto-mode on a camera with 35 buttons, dials, levers, slots, etc.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 02:50 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)
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miggylicious: The is very sad news not just for Nikon owners but for all photographers as well. It looks like all the camera companies are affected... And I'm expecting camera sales to keep on falling drastically as the newer smart phones now have incredible image quality, improved low-light and manual mode capabilities, and are now able to reproduce impressively beautiful and natural-looking bokeh using advanced algorithms. Afterall, why bring a separate camera when the smartphone can already do it all (almost)?

Not to mention, people with smartphones can snap with impunity-witness the political rallies. But bring forth a "real camera" and folks become suspicious.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 02:48 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)
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kuklukklak: This is not a surprise. The whole dslr market is shrinking because of smartphones. Some ppl here argue that professionals/enthusiasts are still buying but they account for probably less than 20% of the market of regular photo takers. The average consumer just used the iphone/samsung and has a good entry level cam for special occasions. And the more they use the phones, the less they are likely to upgrade their cams. Canon and sony have the depth to back themselves up whereas nikon relies on the dslr market too much and has been very slow in diversifying their products.

Yes. In everyday life, I see folks taking photos and videos, sharing photos and videos, some quite good and sophisticated, and enjoying—with smartphones. Photography is alive and well.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 02:45 UTC
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BurkPhoto: I like the new MacBook Pro, and will probably get one at some point. But here's what I would still like to have:

• Built-in Blu-Ray Burner
• 1 TB startup SSD, plus some sort of slot to swap out SSDs
• Removable, hot-swappable 12-hour battery
• A better, pro-quality audio interface solution for inputs AND outputs (separate!)
• Removable retina touch screen that becomes an iPad when removed, and can be used as a Wacom-like tablet for retouching, artwork, etc. with the Apple Pencil.
• Virtual touch screen keyboard that works like that of an iPad/iPhone
• User upgradeable RAM (up to 32GB minimum, preferably 128GB)
• SD card slot that buries the card in the body of the Mac like PCs do!

This would kick the weight back up to 6 or 7 pounds, and make the whole thing thicker and/or bigger, but I DON'T CARE. I want something portable that does everything. I don't want a desktop, I just want an external monitor and a dock for my peripherals in the office...

…and NO, I don't want a Surface Pro!

Removable retina touch screen that becomes an iPad when removed, and can be used as a Wacom-like tablet for retouching, artwork, etc. with the Apple Pencil.

Brilliant idea.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 21:14 UTC
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Brian Slater: I would have thought that after decades of second guessing Apple's moves and motives people would be prepared to give them some recognition for bold decisions that jolt industry standards foward. Peripheral connections have been shambolic for far too long. A laptop that has sufficient dedicated i/o for every kind of peripheral and connector would certainly not be totable. At long last we see real convergence. Sure, lots of folks have SD cards. But many potential users of Apple pro laptops have other card needs that never have had a dedicated slot. Memory manufacturers continue to proliferate different storage media, and camera makers enable them by choosing different types. Then there are all the disparate serial, display and networking types. At last with Thunderbot 3 / USBC-C there is a single standard that can be used to connect just about anything including power. No need to choose which slot or connector orientation. Wireless and TB3: a much simpler and more elegant future.

Except SD cards are really handy for storing/backup data files; even more compact than many USB thumb drives, although I know there are mini-types. I can even see the logic behind getting rid of optical drives-they might fail earlier than the computer as a whole-but not this.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 18:59 UTC
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luchs: If the problem was that the card was sticking out halfway - why not make it so that it does not?

I would say the clear reason is that using small SD cards or micro-SD adapter it was possible to extend the memory of the computer. So it was possible to have the music collection on a card, and not the overpriced internal memory. Well, not anymore.

And then they also ditched the power and hdmi port. As if mini hdmi is so big ...

I think you hit on it. Speed isn't everything. You can do a lot with today's high-capacity SD cards, including, I believe, boot the Mac. Great resource-install a full, regular system with recovery tools on a USB stick or SD card.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 18:49 UTC

Hardly a step forward. Mac x 30 years. Won't the adapter "stick out."

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 18:47 UTC as 144th comment

$16 would be plenty,

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 04:47 UTC as 11th comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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T3: I'm seriously going to miss the SD card slot. I hate having to carry an external SD card reader. I also would have preferred at least one USB slot. And I don't buy the excuse that "USB is too slow!" It's been plenty fast for me. I don't need to transfer files to a thumb drive in nanoseconds. As much as I love my current Macbook Pro, I find this latest one far less attractive. The changes that Apple are implementing (no SD card reader, no USB slots) are a situation of diminishing returns. My usage situation is not made better now that I can't stick an SD card or an existing thumb drive or portable USB HDD directly into the laptop; it's been made worse, or less convenient. I want more convenience, or at least to maintain current conveniences. The things that Apple are doing now, like removing headphone jacks, etc., are getting really annoying. I would gladly accept devices that were slightly thicker or larger that could still give me these things.

Hold on. Next generation laptops will have fewer and fewer input abilities except by WiFi or Bluetooth. Physical keyboard one of the next aspects to go.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 01:45 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: My complaint here is valid: please don't review or do articles on non-photography-related gear. Yes, an argument can be made that the MacBook is related, but then we can say the same about a lot of things. The primary purpose of a Mac or any laptop is not photography. Plus, there are a LOT of laptops out there. Are we going to be seeing a lot of articles about them as well? I hope not.

Preview on the Mac. An excellent photo app.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 01:44 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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exTEMP180: Soon our laptops will fit in our pockets and we'll use our laptop bags to hold our adaptors/ters.

Exactly. Just like folks carry an external battery for their smartphone that is just as big as the smartphone. Saw one tonight.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 01:43 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)

Wow. Touch bar. INVENTED by Apple. Might win a Nobel prize.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 01:42 UTC as 146th comment | 2 replies
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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
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