Azurael

Joined on Jan 10, 2012

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Toselli: Regarding resolution of viewfinder and screens why do they keep giving us the number of dots instead of simply the resolution? I can't compare in my head 3,690,000 dots with nothing, I have to divide by 3 to have the number of pixels and than square root to find a rough approximation of how would it be if square...

For the same reason the camera industry universally claims the sensors are 'X' resolution when a Bayer filter cuts the chroma resolution to 1/3 that. Bigger numbers sell products, or so they think.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 11:37 UTC
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davev8: EISA PROSUMER COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERA 2017-2018
Sony 6500
interesting...i guess evan thow it say "SYSTEM" they obviously don't account for sony's poor APS-c lenses with no new lens release for coming up for 4 years ....i would think fuji XT-2 would be a better "SYSTEM CAMERA".....and it doesn't melt

Because the a6500 is much faster than the current a7 family and much more affordable. It has IQ very close to the FF a7II in most cases and shoots really good 4k video. The same reasons you might choose any high-end APS-C camera over a budget FF model, really.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 19:38 UTC

Aargh! This is bad news. I've used Lexar cards for a while since I realised that Scamdisk SDs physically disintegrate after they've been pushed in and out of slots for a year or so. It's all very well having a lifetime warranty when you're in the middle of nowhere...

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 23:36 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (407 comments in total)
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Sranang Boi: Whose bright idea was it to leave out the EVF?

@Yannis1976... Don't get me started on Canon! I tried and utterly failed to get my Nexus 6P to talk to a 6D, although that was 6 months ago, perhaps they've 'fixed' it since then. Frankly, if you can't make your app/device work on the 'reference' Android platform, you might as well give up and go home.

Sony seem remarkably good at this by comparison. I've never had a problem connecting my a7II or my RX100III to any Android device, notwithstanding their slow updates for new OS versions (although that's probably more of an issue for Pixel/Nexus owners than anything else since nobody else officially gets updates for months!) I guess it's not a big deal in the grand scheme of things but I think if camera companies are going to advertise functionality, it should work properly.

I recall when the TZ40 came out, the WiFi simply didn't work for anything until the firmware had been updated. Poor show. At least they're doing better than that now.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 23:03 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (407 comments in total)
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Sranang Boi: Whose bright idea was it to leave out the EVF?

I don't know... I use the EVF of my RX100m3 a lot less than I expected to. I reckon I'd gladly swap it for a brighter wide-end on the lens.

I wouldn't swap it for Panasonic's needlessly complicated to set-up WiFi, terrible Android app or their menus which are even more cryptic (regarding inter-dependent settings) than Sony's.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 21:07 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (557 comments in total)
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7829mark: Size advantage? When you add the big adapter on the mirrorless, the size and weight advantage disappear along with functions like the 5 axis stabilization on the Sony A7R II.

What? The IBIS works just fine when using adapted lenses... That was the whole point?!

Size advantage depends on what you started with, I guess, but my a7II is a lot lighter and smaller than my a99 was!

If you're claiming it drops from 5-axis to 3-axis, do you have a source? Because everywhere I look seems to confirm that full 5-axis mode works with adapted lenses and I've not noticed any performance difference...

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 11:07 UTC
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arnof: What about this:

Breaking news! Sony Announces Addition of Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW Still Image Capture for New α Cameras!!!!

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/breaking-news-sony-announces-addition-of-uncompressed-14-bit-raw-still-image-capture-for-new-%CE%B1-cameras/

It doesn't say that - it says 'starting with A7R II'.

We can only hope (not that I particularly care) but Sony do seem to have a got a bit better at supporting 'old' hardware now...

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 10:31 UTC
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Marcin 3M: Great lens, awaited by Sony users ;) .

Oh, lighten up. You could view it as much as a dig at Sony's lens range as Canon's cameras...

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 16:35 UTC
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Naveed Akhtar: When Panny gonna release a firmware for GX7 to adopt to this Dual-IS feature?

Is it a similar set-up to the Sony E-mount IBIS set-up, where the IBIS handles pitch, yaw and roll and the lens stabiliser handles X and Y? Because I believe the GX7's IBIS is only 2-axis, so that wouldn't work...

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 09:18 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1556 comments in total)
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Oldmaven: Checking the prior version at a photo show, I noted that the pop-up EVF's magnifier lens was incredibly easy to push in with your forehead, making the finder image defocused. An owner nearby said he had the same problem. Have they fixed that yet?

Hmm, on the Amazon link you provided, at the time of this post there are 210 positive (4 or 5-star) reviews, of which 170 gave 5-stars. There a 49 critical (3 stars or less) reviews, of which 18 are 1-star.

It doesn't really sound like such a massive problem when you provide some context :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 14:14 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1556 comments in total)
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Chris62: No reason to buy for reasonable customers.
Expensive camera with fixed lens means in case any camera damage the expensive fixed lens aso goes to the trash.
If price is higher the camera lens must be detachable.

Yes, but you still haven't told me how to fit a mirrorless camera 'not much bigger but much better' with a 24-70 ~f/4-f7 equivalent lens in my pocket.

If there's no other way to do it, it's not a waste of money, is it? I take shots with my M3 I'd never have got with another camera, because I wouldn't have had it with me. So far as your value proposition goes: I take about 40-50 shots a month with my a7II, and at least a couple of hundred with the camera I always carry with me. Which do you think was better value for me?

"Some day will fail" [sic] - well, you don't exactly know that for certain. But my RX100M1 served me well for several years, it was still working fine when I got the M3. Even if I hadn't been able to trade it in, I'd have said I got my money's worth out of it.

Sure, you don't 'get' it - but that doesn't prevent something like this being a useful proposition for others.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 12:39 UTC
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Henrikw: If only they would put a 1" sensor in this one. That would be a winner

That would be called an FZ1000, wouldn't it?

Or are you talking about retaining the constant 2.8 zoom?

Because that would be called an RX10.

Or do you want a camera with a constant 2.8 zoom of equivalent focal length AND a 1"-type sensor? I suspect you wouldn't enjoy carrying that...

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 10:13 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1556 comments in total)
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Chris62: No reason to buy for reasonable customers.
Expensive camera with fixed lens means in case any camera damage the expensive fixed lens aso goes to the trash.
If price is higher the camera lens must be detachable.

"If the price is higher the camera lens must be detachable"

Really? You've never seen an LX100? Or a Leica Q? Or a Leica X? Or a Sigma DP? Or a Coolpix A? Or a GR? Or an X100/S/T? Or an RX1?

I don't think the market agrees with you!

Besides, how many cameras with a detachable lens of equivalent FL & brightness fit in a pocket? How many of those have 4k video?

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 10:08 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1556 comments in total)
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ysengrain: I find RX 100 III studio comparisons better than IV

Are you comparing RAW or JPEG, anyway? I can see that the JPEGs are a bit softer from 1600+, but it's not like Sony's JPEG rendering is any good to start with. In RAW, I'm really struggling to see a detail or noise difference between the III and the IV...

Edit: Actually, the labels on the bottles at the bottom of the frame are visibly softer on the IV, but that could just be copy variation, being so close to the edge of the frame.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 09:52 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1556 comments in total)
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ysengrain: I find RX 100 III studio comparisons better than IV

I can't see a dramatic difference. Nothing I wouldn't accept for 4K video and a better EVF, anyway.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 08:51 UTC

Hmm, has the build quality of Canon's printers got good again? My MG6150 (circa 2010) seems to be indestructible... My dad's MG5550 (2013) is awful. It's really noisy, very cheaply built and has endless problems feeding paper... It's a shame because Canon inkjets seem to be the only ones you can leave for more than about a week without the nozzles clogging with dried ink.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 09:22 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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CrashMaster: Don't you love them. Living in their public funded utopia spending our hard earned cash like water then failing to account for it in any annual audit since 1995.
They want us all to be ruled from Brussels and keep on paying.

Wow, anything to have a pop, eh? Even when the decision is favourable.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 08:42 UTC
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DStudio: Charming, yet painful (the video).

But is power consumption really a huge concern for the kind of applications people would actually use this card for? I transfer the odd image off of my RX100M3 and a7M2 using WiFi - it's probably on for a couple of minutes per battery charge at most and turns itself on and off as required for data transfer. The one usage case where long term power consumption would actually be an issue - remote viewfinder - is not possible with add-on wireless solutions anyway.

So far as I can see, there's no need for companies to try to dilute the market with incompatible, proprietary standards that are only going to give the average consumer more headaches.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 15:21 UTC
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DStudio: Charming, yet painful (the video).

But the combination of NFC and WiFi-Direct already does that job... So you've got to wonder why they bothered.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 09:28 UTC
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EthanP99: Sony once again shows its cutting edge tech leader. 2008 was a long time ago.

I guess you can read:

"Sony introduced TransferJet technology in 2008, and previously included it in an 8GB Memory Stick card and Cyber-shot cameras like the DSC-TX7, but it never quite took off in those implementations."

Indeed, it doesn't mention CURRENT Sony participation - but perhaps you're missing the point - EthanP99 was (I believe) referencing the fact that Sony had ALREADY tried this technology back in 2008 and are now quite sensibly using WiFi like everyone else.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 09:23 UTC
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