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May be entirely reasonable and proper to do and may have been building for some time. But haven't we seen this before with companies under competitive siege. Step One in the upgrade playbook-vigorous enforcement of intellectual property. Although in the modern age, intellectual property is clearly an important aspect of asset value. And the first to something isn't always the one to prevail in the marketplace. Talking about you, Kodak.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 14:52 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (134 comments in total)
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jrg: Hello staff at DP!

Go to the main overhead bar of news, reviews, and then hit cameras. You will see a list of different brands. If you click on Minolta you get nothing. If you click on others you get a list of cameras going back to the 90's. what happened to the Minolta camera list? Minolta may be gone but the list is historic and needed reference too. why a blank paGE? Especially in light of this article. What gives?

Yes, Jeff, I was sorry to see some of the legacy resources dropped. DPReview has been invaluable for those of us who were following out the history of digital cameras when they became affordable as vintage machines. I've looked at Ricoh, Casio, Toshiba, Minolta, Epson, etc. early entries.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 16:04 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (134 comments in total)

I wasn't impressed by some of the earliest Minolta compacts, but a clear winner is the Minolta G500/G600, co-developed with Konica. Excellent focus, exposure, color rendition, pleasing images.

In those days, these cameras were limited by the modest widest angle and noticeable barrel distortion at those widest angles (usally 35mm EQ.).

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 16:01 UTC as 19th comment

I thought it was all the Canon Pro-100 printers they moved.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 03:33 UTC as 5th comment
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Gesture: DPR still has the DL cameras listed under Nikon cameras.

Thanks, Revenant. Like many here, I was really interested to see what Nikon would do with a fixed lens 1" sensor compact. I want their new compact cameras to be distinctive, not rebadges? or ordering from a common subassembly pool like so many compacts seem to be.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 16:44 UTC

Only $500. Bring it in @ $350 and sell some lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 10:02 UTC as 11th comment

DPR still has the DL cameras listed under Nikon cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 09:58 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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zavart: On the subject of legacy and compatibility I would like to remind everybody that Canon did exactly the same thing as Sony now back in 1987 with EOS 650 and later with EOS 1 . Somehow nobody then was really concerned that previous Canon's lenses were not compatible ! In fact the situation back then looked even worse for people who already owned Canon lenses. At least in Sony case You can use via adapters most other lenses with only reduced functions ! Play forward ...and You see stacks of Canon lenses at major olympics ! So much for the loss of business lol So...back in 1987 Canon was playing the same game as Sony is playing thirty years later !!!

Back in the film days, I always thought advanced amateurs benefited from trickle down: autofocus, autoexposure, winders, etc. In the digital era with so many novel platforms, I think many things go more directly to consumers these days?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 22:00 UTC

Did you calculate lost sales? Only takes one body and one lens to succeed in photography.. I expect more from DPReview than silly articles like this. It's almost like Popular Photography and Modern Photography have been reborn. Herbert Keppler would approve.

Might as well not innovate and compete-Samsung learned.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 19:16 UTC as 117th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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zavart: On the subject of legacy and compatibility I would like to remind everybody that Canon did exactly the same thing as Sony now back in 1987 with EOS 650 and later with EOS 1 . Somehow nobody then was really concerned that previous Canon's lenses were not compatible ! In fact the situation back then looked even worse for people who already owned Canon lenses. At least in Sony case You can use via adapters most other lenses with only reduced functions ! Play forward ...and You see stacks of Canon lenses at major olympics ! So much for the loss of business lol So...back in 1987 Canon was playing the same game as Sony is playing thirty years later !!!

Samsung Redux?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 03:07 UTC

This will be one of the benchmarks of modern digital photography.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:43 UTC as 114th comment | 1 reply
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)

Put a racing stripe on it. Sounds fantastic. Only from the mind of Minolta, err Sony.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:24 UTC as 432nd comment
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (397 comments in total)
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knows_nothing: Why remove the second card slot on the 7500?? Ever had a card stop! Second slot is a life saver.

It's more about the mentality of the manufacturer. I think any DSLR above $800 should have 2 card slots, not just Nikon D7200.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (281 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: The fact that it has a pentamirror instead of a pentaprism disqualifies it. APS-c has a small VF as it is. Don't cut costs like that.

Exactly. Otherwise, what's the sense of prevailing with OVFs. Give us more value, not less.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (397 comments in total)
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knows_nothing: Why remove the second card slot on the 7500?? Ever had a card stop! Second slot is a life saver.

Well, hopefully, it has bracketed auto-exposures. Give us more value, NIK-ON, not less.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 12:46 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (397 comments in total)

Back to the future. This is the kind of headline I would have expected on Modern Photography or Popular Photography back in the day.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 12:43 UTC as 10th comment

Let's go back to pick up sticks.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 21:18 UTC as 53rd comment
On article DJI launches Phantom 4 Advanced drone (66 comments in total)
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NickyB66: Within a few years these things will probably need a license to operate, even for recreational users. They are just a snoopers tool in the wrong hands, let alone a possible terrorist weapon, as we have already seen in some locales in the middle east theatre, let alone close prom flying to aircraft, these drones are a menace. If one approached my land I would happily take the thing down and track the operator and show him the error of his ways.

https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/

Any drone weighing over .55 lb must be registered. And there is a commercial class of piloting.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
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billbourd: I'd rather have 12 +/- bottles of Johnny Walker Blue.

Yup. AAA. Authentic American Acquired.
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Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 01:25 UTC
On article DJI launches Phantom 4 Advanced drone (66 comments in total)

Thanks. This is one of those really neat, active areas for photography that the traditional companies have had a hard time it seems catching on with.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 18:25 UTC as 17th comment
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