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On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

Kodak Instamatic that took 120 film and used "magic cubes". Images were not sharp but better than those disc cameras which were terrible. First real camera, a Minolta SD-11. First digital camera, a Nikon CP900 which in my opinion was that camera that really started off consumer digital cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 00:19 UTC as 289th comment
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (874 comments in total)

Can someone explain to me the specific target audience for this camera? Obviously no one positing here. Back in the day when I got my Rebel to upgrade from a point and shoot (Rebel 1000D), there basically weren't a lot of options for my particular price point. Now there are a plethora of mirrorless cameras and better DSLRs. I can only think of a Canon point and shoot user with blind Canon loyalty would consider this camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 01:06 UTC as 80th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (874 comments in total)
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arhmatic: This should come with that oversized, excessively padded and compartmentalized camera bag, that most people will get anyway to carry this around.

LOL, bundled with the 70-300 lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 00:56 UTC
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (401 comments in total)

My the days of DP Review being accused of being Canon fanboys which used to happen on a regular basis, are long over. Nary a single camera seems to get top honors. The enthusiasts cameras are being accused of overall pedestrian handling (I agree) and the DSLRs are all being accused of inferior sensors compared to the competition. Canon is still number one in sales though, aren't they?

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 02:35 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply

At least in the focal lengths used in the studio test shots, the real life image quality of all these cameras with the same sized sensor is so similar that I would pick one over the other for other features, not image quality.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 20:22 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma announces 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 'C' (36 comments in total)

I always read ho-hum reviews on these $400-600 DSLR super zoom lens so is one better off, just buying one of the better super zoom point and shoots in the same price range?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 00:36 UTC as 8th comment
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MrTaikitso: Mid 1990s, I was given a Logitech Pixtura for a project (made by Kodak, and similar to the Apple digital camera). Whilst in vacation in Yosemite with my mother, I took 144 photos, the max it could hold. On the last day, to free up memory to take a few more shots, I selected DELETE, but because the camera had no display (other than a frame counter), there was no prompt, so I had no idea I had selected the wrong option. I erased all 144 photos, including some once in a life time shots, such as a chipmunk that hopped right up to me. I got a close up of his lovely face. Distraught, back at the motel I spent ages on the phone to Logitech support, to find out if there was a way to recover the files, hoping that like a computer, only the header data is altered. (I had hoped that by hooking it up to my laptop, I could recover them.) Alas, it was not possible. I was devastated. Today, this sort of thing is almost impossible thanks to clear on screen prompts, instant cloud backups etc.

My vote would be a Nikon CP900 in 1998. It was the first "real" consumer digicam in my opinion, offering a full meg of resolution and semi-affordable at $1000. I loved the swivel lens as well I got mine for $950 but $250 more for a 48 meg compact flash.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 00:42 UTC
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