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4K Canon to replace 70D ?
4K Sony to potentially replace RX-100, A5000, etc.

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marshwader: Both Canon's new offerings, which depreview have so far failed to cover at all and the new 1" Sony camcorders set out to disappoint users in their own sweet ways: Canon has 4K 60p but no broadcast standard codecs, Sony doesn't have 60p but acceptable broadcast codecs. If one could only stick these cameras together one would have one fantastic camcorder. Missed opportunities all around!

shame that Nikon did not / does not enter into this market and try to expand out / grab out as much market share as possible; shame that they didn't bring out DL's same time as Nikon 1 and that they canned it too late to the party.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 01:13 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (410 comments in total)

looks good but it looks like a modest incremental upgrade and the price should have a ceiling of maximum of £750 / $750, $1000 seems too much for a phone.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:05 UTC as 42nd comment
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ojos azules: Do US buyers ever buy anything?
Or is everything always over priced?

US customers think they are the market.
But that was yesterday.

Asian market is way bigger, and goes for the clever stuff without being confused by legacy technology.

This is a brilliant camera in its class.
Read the specs.
Don't get it?
Read again.

the us, uk, europe are also in high debt including government borrow that to will 1) also need to be address or 2) explode / implode

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 19:25 UTC
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Marty4650: Why?

Why on earth would anyone buy a $1700 two and a half pound beast with a one 1" sensor just to avoid ever having to change lenses?

This behemoth makes a six year old Nikon D5100 with a couple of kit lenses look like a size, weight, image quality and value champion.

Could Sony sell more RX10's and generate the same profit margins if the price was cheaper ?

If Camera and lens models are increasing with every release how are the punters going to afford ever increasing equipment ?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 17:34 UTC
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Dennis: And Nikon cancelled the DL line “due to concerns regarding their profitability considering the increase in development costs, and the drop in the number of expected sales due to the slow-down of the market.”

A %^%^%^%^ by Nikon and missed opportunity and they could give Sony a good competition with the on what on paper looked like a good range; abeit the launch price was probably a bit low and needed to be adjusted upwards

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 17:31 UTC
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otto k: Would be nice if they could make a wide angle one as well. Nikon was on to something, but Nikon... Eh.

Agree if Nikon decided to do the DL series even at Jan 2017 (should have done DL's years ago!) with possible price adjustments upwards they would a) sell a good volume of the 3 proposed camera b) would provide some competition (which may peg prices down) to Sony, Canon and Panasonic.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 17:26 UTC

looks excellent but a bit expensive, why can't Sony put a ceiling price on their products (along with Canon and Nikon).

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 14:51 UTC as 225th comment | 1 reply

Interesting camera but a bit expensive, a go pro is a cheaper and tested camera in this field.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 16:15 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Next level: iPhone 7 Plus camera review (195 comments in total)

Have to say with these excellent phones the Iphone 7, Samsung Galaxy and Sony Xperia delivering good 4K video and Images ( for good light and isos up to 400) plus apps, music and media centure + not a bad price ( compared to recent Camera price hacks) I not see no need to replace my broken Sony RX100 MK 1 with an updated model or the very late Nikon DL.

An updated phone like a Samsung Galaxy or Iphone 7 will do for me and it's a very compact device to use with my normal DSLR rig; take pictures upload them to Photo/ My Cloud, Facecobblers, Tw@tters, Snapchat, etc, etc, etc, etc.

Only thing I miss ( on most phones) is the lack of Raw feature

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 20:21 UTC as 45th comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)

MUst say somesay it's not like other Apple products not all that revolutionary now and just paying for the name. Rather stick with my Windows Laptop custom 17" 1080p Screen; I7, 4TB Storage built in; 4xUSB 3's with traditional plug; Bluray writer, good qualiy built and good & stable Windows System and cheaper than any of these. Stick with Non Apple stuff from now on and go for rivals; music / video streaming (Netflixs), Mobiles (Samsung), Windows PCs, etc, etc, etc, etc.

Possibly to big and arrogant for their own goods and stuck in their way - bit like unfortunately Nikon is and feel that they're both on a downward spiral with people buying elsewhere, second hand and making do with what they're got.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 22:48 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
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Photo_AK: Anybody seen the prices quoted in British pounds?

£2649 at Jessops - it will be a stellar lens but i'm keeping my VR2 and if that breaks down possibly look at rivals or second hands. Earn money from Web design and Business Consulting but that money has other uses for me @moment - mortgage, travel, reducing debt, holidays/ travel, etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 22:34 UTC
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telawrence: I don't think we should be surprised at the price for this lens. With the market dropping for cameras due to phones they are doing what Sony is doing and focusing on professional lenses at top prices. They have to make a profit like every other company. Pros will buy this in droves. This is the same reason they aren't making APS-C lenses, why bother when pros mainly use FF and they can make more money per lens on a FF lens than they will on an APS-C lens.

No but they are putting off upgrades; do with their own kit or buy second hand and the pro market is a shrinking market now. I have to say I love my Nikon cameras and lens (web designer & Consultant) but I have more pressing need for my money to go to, e.g., travel for work, mortgage, utility bills, etc, etc, etc, etc

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 22:25 UTC
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tkbslc: A minor update to a perfectly excellent lens is a great way for a camera company to reset the price back up to full MSRP.

True on the Inflation and 16% but we in a different world 9 years on - where there is more competition and better tech now from Rivals - even phones / Bridge cameras, etc can produce excellent results now.

With newbies of Photography / web design can pump instead of good second hand gear or Bridge Camera or Good small mirrorless lens setup that traditional Camera makers like Nikon and Canon could see their market shares decrease to an extent that they could be in danger of going under. Analogy of this is the Atari vs Commodore war of the early 90's where both went under and new kids on the block Nintendo / Sony, etc mopped up the market. Plus Microsoft later...

Must say my main photo gear is Nikon but I'm adding Sony Mirrorless and Panasonic as Bridge and Compact setup + use a Moto / Sony Xperia Z2 G3 Mobile as a compact and handy go as you can photo snapper

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 22:21 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)
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(unknown member): It is difficult to talk about the real-world for a compact costing £999. Wouldn't 'Exclusive-World Pictures' be more appropriate.

It is a buyers market and if the price deemed too high then that will mean less sales to Sony and punters will look elsewhere instead until price is deemed value for money. Also these days the tech is already good in 2-3 year old cameras and there is less innovation and incentive to upgrade.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 18:49 UTC
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mosswings: That sound you hear is Nikon's DL series asphyxiating as the RX series once again sucks up all the oxygen in the market. The DL will have better ergonomics, likely, but not better performance.

About 1/2 the price of the RX100 MK4-5 at moment although Nikon probably jack the price up and it may not be as good. However Nikon hasn't deliver the DL yet and it may be late next year or be canned completely....

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
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faterikcartman: I'm astounded people still manage to complain. I already have the IV and I'll still be buying this one. It's a no brainer. People demanding perfection and every feature they want, but not the ones they, personally, don't want, blah blah blah. Sony has to save things for the VI. And reality will keep some things in check if you want to keep the form factor. But while other options may be better depending on individual tastes and needs, if you want to cover the most bases with everything but the kitchen sink, I believe this is the only game in town. It doesn't compete with other makes. The V competes with the I - IV. Deal with it.

probably not the specs they are complaining about but the price as compared to competitors - even though the cameras may not be in the same league.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:50 UTC
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KonstantinosK: Which reminds me: Whatever happened to those DL Nikons?

They may get them out in 2017 and if the price stays as quoted and deliver good images and Video then along with other rivals should put more pressure on Sony to reduce prices downwards - especially if the sales are taken up by rivals and Phones can deliver some good results.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:49 UTC
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Catalin Stavaru: $1000/€1200 ? OMFG...what has the world come to ?

Agree.... however there are plenty of good rivals around (maybe not as good) but does the job fine like Canon GX, Pany, etc and much cheaper.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:47 UTC

Hope Apple using a I7 Phone body will produce same body in a new IPOD Touch series but with more GB Capacity and expandable by micro SDXC card. Unfortunately not in market for another phone as current one is good enough but a replacement Music MP3 player I am interested into my current IPOD Nano 8gb

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 380th comment

IT is good and produces great output and good complement to any photography's kit but doesn't replace a camera including Good Compacts like Rx100 and excellent mirrorless / DSLR's.

But some of us don't like the some may say overhyping of products like Sur'face with claims that it could / will replace traditional devices. Plus prices of this new tech including 5D , Sony Lenses, etc, etc are getting out of realms of what people can afford at once and in go - that people may put things on credit / building more personas credit up and getting into difficulties on things that may or may not be Revolutionary just Evolutionary.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 22:14 UTC as 382nd comment
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