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I have the mk 1, and then upgraded to the mk 3. The RX100 is arguably the best compact camera out there. The size is just perfect, especially for vacation/trip where you want to enjoy the trip and not dealing with lenses and big camera bags.

The biggest reason for me not to get the mk 5 would be the price. Sony knows they have a gem in this lineup, and priced it as such.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 12:22 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (306 comments in total)

Bought the mark 3 as an upgrade from RX100 1. Expensive, but one of the best compact camera I've ever used. Excellent photos and videos. Although I wish the newer models would shift the price downward instead of adding up, I kinda understand why Sony can do this. They simple got no competition. The others in the class are usually bigger, or missing features. I think one solid competition now is the Canon GX7 mark 2. Would've gotten the Canon if it was out when I bought the mark 3.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 09:27 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (552 comments in total)

I have the NEX-5R. It has a top dial, and also a 180 degrees flip screen.
There is no continuation of the NEX-5R in the current Sony's lineup. The a6000's screen doesn't flip 180 degrees. The a5000 series don't have the top dial.
It's as if Sony decides that either you are a casual user that wouldn't use anything past auto, or you are a "pro" and wouldn't need a screen that can do 180. Makes me sad. I just hope my NEX-5R can last me for a while.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 19:59 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
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Jaythomasni: one good thing about this camera and output is its natural looks , in terms of color or saturation, brightness and contrast.. it is as if you stand there...and the camera disappears. but for most of people 'normal' or 'neutral' is boring...they like punchy ,saturated, warm, contrasty pics...

Unfortunately true.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 11:18 UTC

Meanwhile, there are plenty of fake accounts cluttering the platform with scams, phising links, actual raunchy pictures/videos, and also the numerous hate groups, and Facebook did exactly nothing even after people reporting those accounts/groups.

It's no wonder people are leaving the platform.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 05:24 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple Photos gets smarter in iOS 10, macOS 'Sierra' (61 comments in total)

"instead of sending photos to the cloud for analysis, Apple will use on-device intelligence to analyze and categorize photos in order to protect user privacy."

This is good, but at the same time, how sophisticated can the software be relying only on the local machine's processing power? Cloud services like Google's have the power of their cloud servers to tap on.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 23:48 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Make sense. There are so many action cams on the market now that are not only cheaper, but give users more features (image stabilization via gyro for example) and more accessories bundled in that allows users to get going out of the box without having to buy additional stuff. And their quality is good enough, especially after the disappointing GoPro Hero 4.

Pros will still pay $$$ for GoPro for the brand and reliability. That will be GoPro's remaining market. For the rest of the consumers, the variety of good enough and cheaper cams are more suitable.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 18:28 UTC as 16th comment
On article DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (369 comments in total)
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rondhamalam: lol... general shooting... you need special camera for that..
looks like run out of criteria

It's amazing how one can pretend to be on a higher moral ground, yet call others as "idiots," "elitists," and "racist."

@Papi61 I think you are a monster yourself created with your own delusion about Apple's customers. Your hatred is no better than the criteria you put on others.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2015 at 09:26 UTC
On article DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (369 comments in total)
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Ismanden: I am not a iPhone hater, I have had a few, but from a photography tool standpoint you have to win the Lotto to buy it if you plan on using it for long Video lengths or taking a lot of shots. With the 4k sort of hack you Have to have the 128 version.

So you are FORCED to pay for the 128 MB one, which costs a fortune compared to say a Note 4, which I have, that you can go down to Wal Mart and buy a Micro 128 MB card for 60 bucks.

I hate that Apple Sticks it to you by not having a way to add memory space without paying through the nose to get it. God like they really Need to make more money!!


Thank goodness for competition eh? You have your Note 4, so you are good. Why do you care if Apple "forced" other people to pay for 128GB one?

And seriously, an actual videographer would not have a one sole iPhone as his/her main 4K recording device. Plus, there's a thing call computer where you can offload the videos afterwards, instead of leaving them in the iPhone forever and ever.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2015 at 09:21 UTC
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Jose Luiz Oliveira: Both Surface Pro 4 and Book still with no port for a SIM Card to allow the use of cellular data network.
That´s the best feature of any tablet!!! No need to use a bulky USB modem...
WAKE UP MS !!!!!!

If I buy a tablet, I always opted for the cellular version.

However, clearly Microsoft considered the Surface Pro to be a "laptop." In all of its marketing materials, it is always connected to its keyboard. How many laptops have built-in cellular radio? Pretty rare.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 21:37 UTC

Microsoft is literally going back to Tablet PCs, where "tablets" are basically laptop PCs with touch screen running Windows.
This will definitely find its niche, but majority of consumers probably won't utilise the main selling points of the device, and simply use it as a laptop.

In the end, I believe a regular ultrabook probably will be a better solution for most people. I can't wait for the next gen Core M laptops.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 13:34 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies

$650 no contract may work if you are Apple or Samsung. I think Amazon is confused. They saw the ratings and they thought they are now Apple. People associates Amazon with value, ie. cheaper than the others. This is not cheaper. Yeah, you can claim 32GB or parallax on steroid, but in the end, you are competing with the established brand that people equate more with that price point (Apple, Samsung).
Example was Moto X. Its main feature, the Moto maker, was exclusive to AT&T, and it was selling for $199 with contract, same price as SGS4 and HTC One at that point. Guess what happened. Yeah.
I think by the end of this year, AT&T will discount this to $99 with contract to clear out inventory.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 03:50 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On article 2014-15 Waterproof Camera Roundup (255 comments in total)
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peevee1: What's with people demanding RAW on a camera with 16 million pixels on a tiny 1/2.3" sensor? Look at the pictures, they have noise (VISIBLE IN JPEG!) even at base ISO!
What do you expect from RAW, more encoded noise? Because JPEG at max quality already encodes 12 bit/pixel, and those tiny pixels don't have even 10 bits of information (as opposed to noise) in them!
Want to correct the picture - go ahead and correct the JPEG. Same thing. RAW is not going to turn these 16 mpix into 16 mpix from D4s!
Besides, except on Oly and Pentax at the very wide end, these pixels are way smaller than Airy disks, and even then Bayer-interpolated! Downscale 4:1 and stop fooling yourself.

I hear you. I had the highly praised Panasonic FZ200 super zoom that has 1/2.3" sensor, and often times, trying to tweak the RAW to look exceptional feels more of a waste of time than just using the JPEG.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 20:34 UTC
On article 2014-15 Waterproof Camera Roundup (255 comments in total)

I wonder if it's better to just use your smartphone if you have waterproof ones like the SGS5 or the Xperia Z lineup. I mean none of these have anything particularly stellar in terms of image quality, and since most people would downsize them anyway, imo a smartphone would be good enough.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 20:32 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition (216 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: DPreview please also test the Sony action cam HDR-AS100 when it's out in march. Really interested in this one with updated optics and sensor. The image stabilisation really makes a big difference from what I've seen in the last generation which was already on GoPro level.

Yeah. Looking at the samples so far, the much higher bitrate of the AS100 really shows great details.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2014 at 16:33 UTC
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