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Sdaniella: Best of 2012?
It's small size exacts too high a price in poor ergonomics for pocketability. as well as a small sensor packed w/ too much Mp exacts a price in poor IQ; that's a double compromise, just so one lugs less than a full dSLR in hopes of having good flexible IQ:


can't even keep up w/ the PowerShot G1X for IQ

'Compact/ergonomic' compromises?

That is like saying 'shortage of death' to a living person. Of course the size is a compromise. The debate is whether it is a worthwhile compromise or not.

Life is a big compromise but still worth living ain't it?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 18:12 UTC

what if you could take a high resolution photograph of what you saw with your eyes, by just double blinking your eyelids? Without having to carry a camera at all? Maybe through your contact lenses. Well that is nearly certainly where we are heading. Those who think the path to photographic salvation is a two kilogram Distagon Planar attached to a monstrosity, are mistaken.

Sony is inching us closer. RX100 held in one hand with a wrist strap ( Now no self respecting DSLR shooter will ever talk about wrist straps will they?) is like a high resolution third eye. How important is then, this lowly term '' pocketability''?

I totally understand studio shooters and what they say, but to many people, pocketability will be the essence and definition of photography in the very near future.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2012 at 18:51 UTC as 57th comment

RX100 is so incredibly capable and sexy it makes me take ten times as many photos with it as my other two cameras, both DSLRs. I am having a complete love affair with this unobtrusive beauty.

These days I think if a shot cannot be taken with my RX100, I don't want it at all. Wide at 1.8 or with a tiny zoom to still keep it open at around 4.0, I am taking pictures I can crop and enlarge to crazy levels.

Who needs a zoom better than 20 million super sharp pixels?

If there is one camera that heralds the end of chunky ugly DSLRs, it is this one. Sony is certainly here to change things and they are experimenting with RX1 as well. And all the while they are doing this, they are making RED bleed at the other front with their video machines. Insane.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 18:36 UTC as 98th comment | 8 replies

RX100 is a matchstick size sniper rifle. If you prefer to arrive in a tank, that is fine too.

But there are many situations where size matters more than all camera attributes combined, plus some.

Not to mention the incredible photographs the RX100 produces.

I agree with the Time.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 05:26 UTC as 137th comment | 1 reply

Holy Bars Matman !

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2012 at 20:00 UTC as 59th comment
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cluening: Nikon has launched the V2 - as a German I ask myself whether the Japanese copy cats got hold of the old plans...Fruitless attempt, somebody please tell them. ;-)

Sony alone, with its mouth half open, will swallow the whole of The Great German contribution to all things audio-visual ever in history. While it's having a snooze.

So take it easy cluening.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 09:30 UTC

I am sure Nikon will soon release a firmware update so a tiny box pops open on the side for a witch prop to spring out.

I will buy one if the witch can be illuminated with different light colours.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 07:11 UTC as 216th comment
On article Fashion Shoot: Tips from a Pro (82 comments in total)

But why oh why do you reveal all these nuggets of photography to the unwashed masses who read your articles?

We are the elite, we need to protect ourselves...Don't you understand DPR?

Like the way that guy in blue is tilting his weight over his left buttock....It is pure genius !!....Or the way he is making the Asian girl look like she needs something bad...

That's it..everyone knows how I do it now...I am getting the sack...

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2012 at 15:56 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Fashion Shoot: Tips from a Pro (82 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: Every professional photographer who "shares" his or hers knowledge about photography to amateurs takes part in the killing of photography as profession. For some odd reason some pros do not understand that.
That is probably cause they have a firm position in the business and cannot see the problems of those who do not and specially young pros who are just starting business.
It is very sad that dpreview takes part in killing of profession by giving advice to amateurs how to shoot. The amateurs shoot for free or minimum prize. In Finland where I live professional photography is almost dead and amateurs have taken over cause those who buy pictures do not anymore see the difference of quality but consider only the money. This is why I see this kind of sharing knowledge extremely hazardous for the industry.

If we were all to think like you...well we would all be FINISH....


Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2012 at 15:46 UTC

Photographers love cameras because each one knows that their cameras are nowhere near perfect. But have their own strengths.

Perfection sucks.

Good work squeezes itself out of limitations and imperfections and utilises strengths.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 09:09 UTC as 320th comment

The seal is pretty stupid but not that stupid. What would you do if you had plenty of soft fluffy tasty little penguins everywhere ( so many you could give'em away to divers ! ) on one side and this diver with all sorts of rubber sheets and tubes and glass and metal on the other side? It is an easy option.

I wonder what the caring sharing animal would have done if there were no penguins about and if Nicklen was naked like the poor penguins.

Because Nicklen knows that sea leopards do not kill humans for fun. Nearly never.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 06:23 UTC as 36th comment

I think a lot of people underestimate Sony's achievement in creating a ''total engineering feat'' that RX100 is. I don't want to overstate the point but it is a bit unfair to call RX100 a product that is a small size crystalisation of a 1" sensor technology or execution. A simple inevitability. Sony deserves more credit.

Firstly it is the sensor (gold medal right there!), number 2 is the processor, number 3 is the lens, number 4 is the firmware, number 5 is the form factor, Number 6 is how juicy and how metallic it feels inside your hand (not hands), number 7 is its size.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 18:05 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review (187 comments in total)

The programmable ring is a joy to use
The high ISO is very impressive
The lens is very impressive with resolution and its distortion control
It is fast
It takes fantastic video
It produces beautiful high resolution images
It has great two stage stabilisation
It has PHENOMENAL dynamic range

I mean RX100 of course, here to stay and continue to destroy the likes of this 10 MP joke. Those who think 20 MP is a bigger joke should examine printed images from RX100.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 07:08 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
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Paul_B Midlands UK: wow, so much negativity - working at DP Review you must continuously be having to take serious amounts of anti-depressants and have some take a suicide watch over you's ... I love my NEX 5N, for now maybe I better stick with it.

I thought only the Australian utility van drivers make YOU plural by adding S.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2012 at 07:44 UTC

'And God placed the gigantic disc of earth....'

Last time I checked it was a sphere.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2012 at 07:41 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 samples gallery (159 comments in total)

Good but not good enough.

Not when you consider the fact that they are making rx100, rx1, fs100, fs700, etc etc ....

I would still pick a d800E over this Sony. Even six years ago they had a higher edge compared to now.

You would expect a 200% tech over their own pocket rx100....but I don't see that here. Under 200% only. Not good enough.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 18:23 UTC as 25th comment
On article Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system (699 comments in total)

If I have a problem with my mother-in-law I get her some flowers, I won't go changing her for a new one...

Although I would love to !
Remember KISS- Keep It Simple & Stupid.

The main reason I don't like the new layout is that it won't imaginatively accommodate the future changes and challenges. I don't think it will anyway.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 18:35 UTC as 160th comment

Information flooding ? detail overload? multiplicity of opinions and attitudes popping into existence faster than multiple parallel universes? confusion ++++?

Solution : just say hello to those who agree with you and resonate like a piano string at your frequency only.

Dudes, that is going backwards. I promise you. Everybody will be better off if more are included, not excluded.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 18:36 UTC as 91st comment
On article Photo contest: Enter for a chance to win $5,000 (130 comments in total)

So where are these places in this world again, whose people need, more than anywhere else to CONNECT to the rest of humanity?

Right…..disconnect them at once. The whole 213,000,000 of them.

Ha… that is better….

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 18:27 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

I didn't even know a part 2 was coming. But it is always good to learn about attachment rates.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 14:24 UTC as 12th comment
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