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On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1058 comments in total)

typo:

"The Dual Pixel AF sensor essentially splits all of its 60 million pixels in half, "

I think you meant 30 million pixels in half :p

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 05:09 UTC as 235th comment | 3 replies
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (425 comments in total)
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rrccad: what is a shame about this camera is how much canon could have fixed in firmware.

- AEB bracketing speed
- quicker AF algorithms
- add back in the EOS functions that were removed
- fix the IS on / off "feature"
- fix the WB and LCD screen "weirdness" that happens.
- add back in 10 second countdown n shot timer, format on the my menu.. etc,etc
- the idiotic non-save.

They could easily EOS-M3s this and give it a healthy new outlook on life and yet they steadily refuse to do so. That more than anything is the real shame.

The powershot coders that worked on this should be "reassigned" to the "farm"

the body size is "okay" to be honest, I preferred a more "brick" style of the M/M2 that you could shove into darn well nearly anything than the M3's format.

People that expect an EVF, should consider what other camera is APS-C, as small, has a 3:2 LCD screen, and has an EVF. and after you get through re-making those laws of physics, please make me my 10-200mm 1.8 pancake zoom.

I assume it was for the firmware support of the EVF, and focus peaking. But yeah, bloody annoying and disappointing.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (425 comments in total)

what is a shame about this camera is how much canon could have fixed in firmware.

- AEB bracketing speed
- quicker AF algorithms
- add back in the EOS functions that were removed
- fix the IS on / off "feature"
- fix the WB and LCD screen "weirdness" that happens.
- add back in 10 second countdown n shot timer, format on the my menu.. etc,etc
- the idiotic non-save.

They could easily EOS-M3s this and give it a healthy new outlook on life and yet they steadily refuse to do so. That more than anything is the real shame.

The powershot coders that worked on this should be "reassigned" to the "farm"

the body size is "okay" to be honest, I preferred a more "brick" style of the M/M2 that you could shove into darn well nearly anything than the M3's format.

People that expect an EVF, should consider what other camera is APS-C, as small, has a 3:2 LCD screen, and has an EVF. and after you get through re-making those laws of physics, please make me my 10-200mm 1.8 pancake zoom.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 15:51 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (425 comments in total)
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Rouseabout: For me I think it's the best designed body and interface in a mirrorless camera. I'm very sorry it's performance is lacking and has no built in evf

totally agree! the switch from EOS to powershot for the M3 was a huge disappointment.

the UI simply is not as slick and interactive.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 15:42 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (425 comments in total)
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Roshni: One thing to note about battery life - the batteries are inexpensive and can be changed in a few moments. My M2 with a wad of spare batteries for a mad day or two day still weighs in at less than most of the competition with just one and I only have to hold the camera up with one of them.
As for IQ and dynamic range - unless like me you actually need to extract data from images for scientific analysis - photography is an art and too much of these takes away from that process.

I have 3 batteries for my M3 .. i have never had to change out in the field.

my M? all the bloody time.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 15:41 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (425 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: For goodness sake Canon, get the message !! Just put a good EVF in the damn thing and give people what they want ! Canon is such a frustrating company some times.

I find a fixed evf to be ridiculous in a mirrorless camera considering how much we demand a non fixed LCD.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 09:31 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (425 comments in total)
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Stephen Scharf: The M3 looks absolutely ridiculous attached to that 70-200/2.8. Joe Ogiba nailed it, Canon is clueless when it comes to mirrorless.

yes it looks as ridiculous as a 70-200 2.8 GM on a A7RII..

oh wait..

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 08:53 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (425 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: For goodness sake Canon, get the message !! Just put a good EVF in the damn thing and give people what they want ! Canon is such a frustrating company some times.

And how is a 16:9 screen good for photography? Oh please tell me that one.

There are far more people actually taking photos using an LCD display than there is using an EVF.

The X-A3 from Fuji is coming out shortly. it doesn't have an EVF. does Fuji not know how to build a "proper mirrorless camera" either? Does sony? the A5100 actually DROPPED external EVF support from the NEX-5. the entire PEN sans PEN-F doesn't have an internal EVF.. not a real mirrorless camera there either?

Simply put. there are size considerations (as noted), and also cost. this is a sub $600 mirrorless.

The LCD screen btw, works great, and the tilting EVF is marvelous.

Perhaps don't be so narrow minded and assume just because specs dont' read the way you want, that it's near useless, because that in actuality is laughable.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 08:45 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (425 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: For goodness sake Canon, get the message !! Just put a good EVF in the damn thing and give people what they want ! Canon is such a frustrating company some times.

no thanks, i'd rather have it the way it is.

why do people take their own "notions" and think that they speak for the "people".. trumpism at it's best.

for canon to maintain the size of the camera, and put in an EVF, they'd have to move down to a 16:9 LCD screen, which IMO, is stupid for photography.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 22:50 UTC
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flektogon: I think that the Leica's solution of the same problem is simpler and more elegant. Leica solution (if it is true at all) is based on not entirely direct positioning of the microlenses in front of the sensor pixels. The farther (from the center) is the sensor pixel, the relatively closer (to the center) is placed the microlens. Of course such (or Canon's) solution can work optimally only for one (wide)angle lens. However a tele-lens with a large rear lens (a retro design) would not be "happy" with such an arrangement.

You can't do that with gapless microlenses though, unless you offset the pixels as well.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 22:12 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know (146 comments in total)
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rfsIII: Dudes great summary as always, one small quibble: uncompressed, higher-quality video isn't a drawback, it is a MAJOR feature.

a drawback for space and encoding.. not a draw back for quality of frame to frame images.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 15:40 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (407 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: If only Sony put a larger battery and into their toy cameras, large SLRs wouldn't be making such a resurgence.

sure, people have been trying to say that the last 4+ years.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 22:40 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (425 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Both Nikon 1 an EOS M are distractions to confuse the mirrorless market. In the meantime, Nikon and Canon have most likely been working on DSLRs that can sport both OVF and EVF, PDAF and CDAF. Once they come out, EOS M and N1 will be gone and mirrorless systems altogether will be totally pointless.

I'm sorry .. a report about US MILC "value" which didn't even make sense at the time and was such bad stats.. and doesn't now? carry on.. LOL..

Sony fiscal 2015 .. IP&S down 1.7% on sales not including a 3% FX boost, and down from 8.5M units to 6.4M units.

keep on dreaming of that "sales" growth .. lol.

and btw, the entire US MILC market for the first half of 2015 that you are so happy with? 180,000 units. 26% of nothing is still, nothing.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 06:16 UTC

so even more sneaky..

remove the sensor cleaning to save battery power on CIPA #'s.. and at the same time dramatically drop the GN of the flash.

D3400: Approx. 7/22, 8/26 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
D3300: Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)

This is why dpreview you should publish the GN of the onboard flash with the side by side comparisons, to see when vendors pull that kind of sneaky crap and then brags about increased battery power.

this is deliberately doing nothing other then rigging the CIPA battery count.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 23:08 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (425 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Both Nikon 1 an EOS M are distractions to confuse the mirrorless market. In the meantime, Nikon and Canon have most likely been working on DSLRs that can sport both OVF and EVF, PDAF and CDAF. Once they come out, EOS M and N1 will be gone and mirrorless systems altogether will be totally pointless.

actually there's no evidence that sony has enjoyed "sales growth".

they claim their marketshare has gone up 1%, however, to be honest.. they include lenses, accessories, cameras, and whatever else they can shove in there as their "marketshare %"

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 22:59 UTC
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MiamiC70: Wow, a firmware update just like my Canon. Oh, wait no Canon believes in planned obsolescence.

I can't say I've ever seen the need for canon to release a "stability" firmware patch for taking stills .. 1 year after the camera came out.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 22:36 UTC

well DAMN.. now the A7RII definitely can't make coffee.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 22:35 UTC as 4th comment

I'd love to see canon re-do the T-90 as a digital camera (and take both FD and EF lenses), as it's the birthplace of the modern EOS ergonomics.

Failing that .. I'm sure the retro people would get a kick from an AE-1 or canonet.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 00:11 UTC as 61st comment
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PKDanny: DPR staff, Did you know Pentax firmware???

oh god .. even in a Sony firmware announcement .. pentaxians have to chime in?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 21:31 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (425 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Both Nikon 1 an EOS M are distractions to confuse the mirrorless market. In the meantime, Nikon and Canon have most likely been working on DSLRs that can sport both OVF and EVF, PDAF and CDAF. Once they come out, EOS M and N1 will be gone and mirrorless systems altogether will be totally pointless.

canon continues to sell cameras to all walks of photographers far more than anyone else. they are selling the same number of cameras this year so far as they did last year.

Not including the M series, they have around 9 different cameras they sell at the same time.

Sony and just about everyone else faces selling cameras to less people than they did the year before.

So from looking at a "long term" aspect, I'd say they have it more correct than anyone else.

and only sell to 1% of pros? what are you smoking?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 19:20 UTC
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