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On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (176 comments in total)

"throwback thursday: samsung nx1"
That's when you realised you're getting really old

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 17:32 UTC as 73rd comment

I find the specs and price of K70 to be very appealing. Weather sealed, EVF, tilt-screen, smaller than canon rebel, similar size to Samsung NX30. anyone else considering it ?

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 03:14 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article DJI goes portable with the Mavic Pro (147 comments in total)

Having video sensors is a huge advantage over the karma. I've always thought it's a bad time to buy drones because of the ever changing technologies in drones. Perhaps the wait is over

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 01:57 UTC as 31st comment
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garyknrd: I have the Mi 5. Extremely cheap, and very good phone IMO. I would not hesitate to buy another one.

Wished they'd make compact versions, cause sony flagship compacts are so pricey

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 23:54 UTC

this camera sucks. iphone7 is better

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 06:37 UTC as 5th comment
On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (371 comments in total)
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Sirandar: How much without the lenses? If it was 150$ it might be a good emergency camera. But if you put good glass on it then the disposablilty goes out the window.

This may eventually be a death knell for the expensive top end M4/3 market, but this camera certainly isn't even close to doing that unless the lenses are crazy sharp and image quality outstanding. A 20 MP sensor doesn't make a good camera or even good image quality, but it can....

@mike, that's not official store. this one is http://www.mi.com/en/index.html
they only sell powerbanks to US for now

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 06:45 UTC
On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (371 comments in total)
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Sirandar: How much without the lenses? If it was 150$ it might be a good emergency camera. But if you put good glass on it then the disposablilty goes out the window.

This may eventually be a death knell for the expensive top end M4/3 market, but this camera certainly isn't even close to doing that unless the lenses are crazy sharp and image quality outstanding. A 20 MP sensor doesn't make a good camera or even good image quality, but it can....

they will be slapped with billion dollar fine if they sell their phones in US. the UI unmistakably copies IOS.

i would be interested in body-only

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 05:01 UTC
On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (371 comments in total)
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Cheezr: Interesting that the Chinese think there is money to be made in the stand alone camera business. Especially after Samsung threw in the towel.

they are dominant in china. every pre-order at their website is quickly snapped up. they could easily sell this in china alone in units of tens of thousands, which is a feat for newcomer. that translate to, japanese makers losing share, which I reckon would be worrisome for them

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 04:53 UTC

Despite the criticism (including my criticism), im actually interested in the keymission 80. Shirt pocket friendly, slim, with display

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:27 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (371 comments in total)
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Marty4650: This kit will sell like hotcakes.

$330 for such a capable camera plus two pretty nice lenses seems like a bargain. And you will probably soon see it for $299 or less.

As Olympus and Panasonic keep climbing the food chain in search of higher profits with $800 entry level cameras, Yi hits them hard at the bottom end.

This will get interesting.

Chinese phones like xiaomi, meizu, oppo, huawei have already taken over japanese and Taiwanese reign.

What i expect from xiaomi's camera
1)more choices for cheap prime lens with autofocus
2) genuine cheap batteries (and other accessories)
3) more "open/hackable" firmware
4) high availability thru sites like aliexpress.com, ebay, banggood, dx.com plus free shipping

Japanese companies are shaking right now

I can't wait for reviews.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:30 UTC
On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (371 comments in total)
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halfwaythere: Like every other first product from Xiaomi, just wait for the second or third iteration.

If they keep the Chinese pricing this is going to be quite tempting despite the flaws.

The yi action was and still pretty good. As always, xiaomi's pricing will be shockingly low. Imagine that kit for under $350

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:13 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 First Impressions Review (196 comments in total)

i'm actually happy with these announcements. Digital Camera industry is (still) alive and well !

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:31 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 First Impressions Review (196 comments in total)
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Androole: I feel like Panasonic's Auto ISO implementation is the sole blemish on their otherwise exceptionally user-focused interface. I just don't understand it...

At least there's Auto ISO in M now, unlike my GX7. But the ability to bias the metering with Exposure Compensation is just so useful...

I was shocked by lack of auto-iso in some modes in GF3 which I quickly sold.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:23 UTC

interesting because it's cheaper than A6300

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:14 UTC as 9th comment

Hmmmm cheaper than nikon 1 70-300mm

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 14:50 UTC as 9th comment

Any huawei p9 owners here? At stores, i tried to cover the b&w camera and take a normal photo. Then i uncover it, and take another. I can't seem to notice any difference. Does it combine data from both cameras? Or there's something I miss in the settings

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 18:27 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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gmke: Two of my non-techy friends said I should take the iPhone7 more seriously. Cough. DPReview too? You've got to be kidding. Me? Should? Pass.

Very little of what I value in a photographic tool is in evidence here.
1. A- 12 megapixes more than plenty for snapshots
2. F No casual shooter will ever use RAW, it is too fiddly, a product contradiction
3. D Just 28 and 56, not liberating, limiting
4. 0 Article should be labeled 9.5 reasons... 4 got lost, how embarrassing.
5. D Shallow depth of field is not good enough to be a selling point
6. C Image stabilized cameras are dime a dozen
7. C+ Quick compared to what? Powerful compared to what?
8. B 4K. How good?
9. B+ Water resistance does not make it tough. Weather sealed is better.
10. D Folks who are satisfied with phone shots, never buy better cameras
10.5 C Apple branding makes a product better? Substitution of brand fetish for astute shopping nets what?

Agreed: It is a clever gizmo for people with average expectations.

"Should" is a silly word. "Might" is better

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 04:56 UTC
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Ran Plett: Good thing they made it waterproof, because these things are slippery like little bars of soap. And I'm so tired of dropping my soap these days.

Dropping soap deliberately?

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 02:41 UTC
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Alexandre Racine photographer: Barney : "With the removal of the headphone jack, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have been made fully water resistant"

I don't beleive that the headphone jack is the reason why it is now water resistant. I actually have a Samsung S5, with a jack, that is water resistant. And there is no cover at all on the headphone jack. Tested, swim with it, all ok.

Edit: Maybe that the implemantation at Apple on the iPhone of the headphone jack made it not water resistant.

Barney should also mention in the same article how other phones can manage to be water resistant and having earphone jack. It makes this article simply lack substance

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 02:36 UTC
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nicchiaphoto: I don't understand why so many people are saying that this article is payed/sponsored by apple... I mean... there are 100 reasons why I think it isn't. First of all an apple-dpreview partnership is so unreal. Apple is not the kind of company to partner with a magazine/blog to write fake good things about their product; it has never done it and it will never do it. Bloggers have always been free to review and write whatever they wanted about apple products.
Also, apple partners with Nike, hermes, nintendo, Instagram and big or famous organizations like these. Not with small companies like dpreview.
The iPhone 7 is a great device. Everyone is blaming it on social networks (even before it launched) saying "we don't like this", "we don't like that" etc. But the truth is that it's actually a very good phone/camera. This justifies the tile of the article. It's saying "this is why we think the iPhone 7 is great and why we do not agree with everyone who's blaming it on social networks".

It irks me Barney didn't mention Asus Zoom which has optical zoom. Too much credit to Apple. Hence the accusation of him being pro-Apple or paid-by-Apple and what not

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 02:28 UTC
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