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On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (261 comments in total)
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George1958: Like the low price FF review, predictably the answer to what is best = a Sony. While I respect this opinion, having tried an A7, I find the canon 5D and the Nikon 810 are nicer handling cameras and without getting too hung up on Sony sensor performance the IQ is great in any of these cameras.

A7RII has all the pros of A7II, pus better AF, 4K, and better IQ. There is no funny logic there. The result is logical.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 18:26 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (285 comments in total)
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PhotoUniverse: Why didn't you include Nikon D750? It's $1,996.95 at Amazon!!

The article is using MSRP prices at launch, not street prices.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 13:50 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (504 comments in total)
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Betico: I miss the old review format with more detailed pictures of the camera. Remember that these cameras are normally never sold on regular stores. So the only way to get the feel of the physical size and detailed clues about the machine is the pictures posted on the reviews. Your old reviews were great showing the most intricate details of camera bodies. I guess he camera manufacturing, cutting corners on the quality and material of their cameras do not want you anymore to post these details.

That's idiotic comparison. D5 is pro sports camera and has nothing to do with K1. D750 is about the same size as K1

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 23:37 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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ogl: Good machine with no good colour. It seems to me the colour is sacrificed to all functions.

ogl, I have seen you around for years and am very familiar with your history. There isn't anything wrong with D500 colors, especially as colors are 99% software thing and are adjustable both in camera and in software. D500 is pro APSC camera, something that Pentax has never even made, at least not in digital era. There is no comparison. D500 is is much higher class camera than cameras like K3s and K5s, which are marketed at consumers with low budgets.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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ogl: Good machine with no good colour. It seems to me the colour is sacrificed to all functions.

ogl is just a pentax fanboy and is jealous of D500, as it appears to be best APSC camera ever made.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 14:09 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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ogl: Good machine with no good colour. It seems to me the colour is sacrificed to all functions.

ogl, even if color filters are different (except Fuji, all use Bayer filters), the difference would not be enough to justify your nonsensical post. As for bit depth for colors according to dxomark, both Nikon and Pentax use similar strength color filters. Sony use slightly stronger, scoring slightly higher in color depth and slightly lower DR. In any case, there isn't much difference even according to dxomark. Your post remain idiotic.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 19:53 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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ogl: Good machine with no good colour. It seems to me the colour is sacrificed to all functions.

Nonsense. Colors on digital cameras are 99% software related and can be adjusted both by changing camera setting or in photoshop.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 13:52 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (195 comments in total)
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22codfish: The Pentax K-S2 is now listed as $499.00
At that price, it will offer more and out-perform all the other brands; but that camera is not necessary to be included because the K-50 is still listed for sale.

The Pentax K-50 is listed as $306.00, not discontinued, pending the official announcement of the Pentax K-70, which will replace the Pentax K-50.

There should be a Pentax camera in this group.

22codfish, do you have a reading comprehension problem? Pentax K-S2 was already included in 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800
(http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2016-roundup-interchangeable-lens-cameras-500-800/12 )

MSRP for Pentax K-S2 at launch was $749. That's the price that DPR has used for all cameras, MSRP at launch date. What part of that you don't understand?

The other cameras you listed are discontinued.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 07:27 UTC
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GeorgioDS: This would be a great Himalayan trek camera if it was weather sealed. Perhaps this will happen in version IV.

It is weather sealed

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 01:37 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: Smart idea of Ricoh using the older 36mp Sony sensor to keep the cost well under $2K. Too bad Pentax did not have 4K video mode with H.265 like the Samsung NX1 to increase sales but it looks like most Pentax users are not interested .

I downloaded the video from

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/11/19/samsung-nx1-4k-video-samples-and-new-full-res-frame-grabs-available-for-do

CPU usage was up, yes, but only averaged 20%

See this screen shot while the video was playing on native Windows 10 player

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7779/26827076451_f65a1d230c_o.jpg

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 18:00 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: Smart idea of Ricoh using the older 36mp Sony sensor to keep the cost well under $2K. Too bad Pentax did not have 4K video mode with H.265 like the Samsung NX1 to increase sales but it looks like most Pentax users are not interested .

The fact is that my 3 year old desktop PC with 660 Ti graphic card has no problem playing H.265 4K clips. The CPU loads stays under %10 (mostly 1% to 2%)

As I told you I just tested it.

Either your browser or video player has hardware acceleration off. Most browsers by default ( at least on Windows) have hardware acceleration enabled so even flash videos on web take advantage of graphic card,if it's present.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 14:41 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: Smart idea of Ricoh using the older 36mp Sony sensor to keep the cost well under $2K. Too bad Pentax did not have 4K video mode with H.265 like the Samsung NX1 to increase sales but it looks like most Pentax users are not interested .

even web video like youtube use GPU for video

https://askubuntu.com/questions/169292/why-are-embedded-flash-videos-like-youtube-so-heavy-on-the-gpu

as most browsers have hardware acceleration enabled by default.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 13:35 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: Smart idea of Ricoh using the older 36mp Sony sensor to keep the cost well under $2K. Too bad Pentax did not have 4K video mode with H.265 like the Samsung NX1 to increase sales but it looks like most Pentax users are not interested .

Wrong. Not for me.. I downloaded 4K H265 video sample (called Tears of Steel) and my CPU stays under 10%. For me the graphic card handles the decoding, not CPU.

answer from google,

"Before HD was a thing, CPUs could handle video decoding easily. When HD became popular about 8 years ago, GPU manufacturers started to implement accelerated video decoding in their chips. You could easily find graphics cards marketed as supporting HD videos and some other slogans. Today any GPU supports accelerated video, even integrated GPUs like Intel HD Graphics or their predecessors, Intel GMA. Without that addition your CPU would have a hard time trying to digest 1080p video with acceptable framerate, not to mention increased energy consumption. So you're already using accelerated video everyday."

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 13:28 UTC
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Marcelobtp: Rewriting the conclusion:
EOS-1D X II shows big improvements in base ISO dynamic range relative to previous Canons, on High ISO is on par with A7rII and little behind Nikon D5. JPEG colors are muted relative to predecessors, while sharpening is a bit heavy-handed, sacrificing fine detail for punch. Noise reduction is well-controlled, but the lack of context-sensitivity and smudging of low contrast detail mean that high ISO JPEGs while they are not the best, they are still pretty good in relation to the competition.
Sorry but you guys could be less negative on canon reviews.
And:
"It's important to keep these findings in context: the 1D X II produces very pleasing, nearly class-leading Raw and JPEG images for the most part, but it falls slightly behind in certain respects when compared to its best-performing peers."
Feels like: We have to say thats not as bad as we are making it look so lets make a remark.

No, that's not the only thing the article says. The article says Canon is much better than Nikon D5 when shadows are pushed (DR) but slightly worse than A7R II

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 22:07 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)
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cbphoto123: This whole comparison between Sony vs. Canon, Nikon etc... Reminds me of the decades long debate between PC vs. Apple. Windows vs. Mac OS....
Sony is Windows and Canon is Mac OS!

"power user prefer Linux by the way"

Not true. Aside from server side (lower cost and some easy to use software like wordpress), power user don't prefer linux. There are a some "free" and "open source" software radicals, idiots, conspiracy theorists about US govt and "backdoors" in OS, and some delusional newvbs who mistakenly think linux is more secure, yes they prefer it. It's very small minority (much smaller than Mac OS by significant margin once you remover server side crowd).

I have Windows and Linux Mint running side by side for 6 months, and Windows is far more stable, polished, and when correctly used, secure.

Most importantly a lot of power users are gamers and Windows dominate that market, totally. Plus if you run any specialized software for engineering (autocad), or audio editing, video editing, photo editing (like photoshop), linux isn't a system for you. It's incorrect to say power users use linux. They don't,

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 13:59 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)
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cbphoto123: This whole comparison between Sony vs. Canon, Nikon etc... Reminds me of the decades long debate between PC vs. Apple. Windows vs. Mac OS....
Sony is Windows and Canon is Mac OS!

I have never had a problem with Windows usability. It's also far more versatile and useful (available software). Your analogy doesn't stand.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 09:43 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)
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cbphoto123: This whole comparison between Sony vs. Canon, Nikon etc... Reminds me of the decades long debate between PC vs. Apple. Windows vs. Mac OS....
Sony is Windows and Canon is Mac OS!

Windows has 90% of Desktop marketshare. Neither Canon, nor Nikon, or Sony has anything that dominant.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 09:10 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)
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Dan DeLion: Even dpreview’s own data doesn’t support their ratings and conclusions. On the image quality page of this review compare the a6300 to the D7200. The resolution at ISO 100 is comparable with a very slight edge to Nikon (see the resolution chart at 44 and 50.) At higher ISOs the Sony has more noise (compare any part of the dark background at ISO 6400.) In addition, the a6300 has terrible ergonomics, can’t be trusted to shoot 14 bit stills, overheats, has terrible battery life, and has a third rate menu system. How then can the Sony be rated at 85 (Gold Star) and the Nikon at 84 (Silver Star?) Apparently dpreview doesn’t examine their own data.

Dan DeLion , I have done that, both here and on IR

http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM

and you are wrong. You are delusional.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 04:45 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)
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Dan DeLion: Even dpreview’s own data doesn’t support their ratings and conclusions. On the image quality page of this review compare the a6300 to the D7200. The resolution at ISO 100 is comparable with a very slight edge to Nikon (see the resolution chart at 44 and 50.) At higher ISOs the Sony has more noise (compare any part of the dark background at ISO 6400.) In addition, the a6300 has terrible ergonomics, can’t be trusted to shoot 14 bit stills, overheats, has terrible battery life, and has a third rate menu system. How then can the Sony be rated at 85 (Gold Star) and the Nikon at 84 (Silver Star?) Apparently dpreview doesn’t examine their own data.

R6300 does not overheat in still and 1080p mode. Nikon doesn't do 4K. As for image quality and high ISO, they are pretty much identical (unlike what you claim) and DPR rates them as identical, correctly. Why does Nikon does not get Gold? It has horrible video, and pathetic liveview AF. That's why. Pretty simple.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 07:24 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)
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Joseph Radhik: Dpreview, here's a suggestion to stop all this whining about the rating system: why don't you have separate ratings for photo and video abilities of each camera? That way you might have something like this:

D7200: Photo 90%, Video 60%
A6300: Photo 80%, Video 90%
Canon 80D: Photo 80%, Video 70%?

And so on.

No, wrong. If you compare ratings for D7200 and R6300, R6300 beats D7200 in every category (not just video) except Ergonomics , Value, and raw.

DPR already do have separate rating for various things.,

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
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