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On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (743 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Article coming: warning!

The Sony A9 is not merely an evolution/tweak for the popular a7 line of cameras, it's something much more.

It's the first mirrorless camera that boldly puts an end to the SLR superiority as a camera design. That's revolution not evolution.

Up to this point the SLR was always defended by being more capable cameras due to a few elements that kept shrinking over time, but the Sony A9 checks the last few ones that remained untouched by mirrorless cameras: battery life, burst rate, buffer, dual cards, sports AF, and quick menus/buttons.

That's it. We can no longer claim the DSLR is accurately superior to mirrorless cameras per design and concept, and as time keeps going on, the very minor remaining differences will be easily tackled as well (such as more telephoto lenses and weather sealing, uncompressed raw bursts, higher-end service support) and most importantly, the Sony Alpha 9 features will trickle down the mirrorless camera concept, making it a worthy of a neck-to-neck competition with Canon and Nikon DSLRs, not just a different parallel type of cameras for a specific purpose.

The Alpha A9 is a cornerstone of a product in the camera-making industry, being the first of a product in changing the landscape of the camera choice throughout the image-makers' world, bringing the DSLR benefits to mirrorless cameras, but perhaps more importantly, bringing the mirrorless design benefits to DSLR cameras in concept, such as unlimited video-like bursts, no VF blackouts, Eye detect and large coverage AF, adaptable mounts, fullframe sensor stabilization, silent shooting, better video shooting experience with a working viewfinder, moving LCDs, peaking/zebras/LOG/custom curves/customizable buttons, and more.

Well done, Sony Co.

This is going to start an in-country Japanese war among three major camera makers. Which can only benefit you and I, the end consumer.

Its merely a video camera that's all.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 01:16 UTC
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sneakyracer: This camera was ahead of its time!

Noisy ISO 800, 9 autofocus points? Nope.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 23:53 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (458 comments in total)

So many sony trolls out.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 23:48 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1863 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Is the new electronic shutter a global shutter? What differentiates it from the electronic shutters in the a7s, a7sII and a7rIIs?

No it isn't. That capability is quite expensive still.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 07:24 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1863 comments in total)
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Aroart: WOW.. Sony wants to rule the camera and video industry.. My guess drones are next.. Well technically there is a Sony sensor in the DJi phantom 4 pro and advanced..

UAVs

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 07:17 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1863 comments in total)
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ThomasH_always: Please disregard this, its a sarcastic entry:

I am sure that the introductory price will fall... A bit. Like the EOD-5D, which I called from Day One a $1300 camera for $3000. Guess what , we can get 5D Mk III for $1700. So I will be willing to make Sony a favor and use their device as soon as the price will be a bit lower, say $1400-$1800, because of the lousy set of lenses, not a match to Canon or Nikon. And no optical viewfinder.

Well, folks, that's me, that's the way I purchase this stuff. So far it always worked out for me, but I do not shoot for money, and I am not in a hurry. The older I get, the less "stuff" I have, the lenses are smaller, my eyes see less fine details. Patience and a "virtual release date" of every piece of equipment shifted by a year works wonders on the prices...

Yes you want a Ferrari for $5000 too I bet. 🙄

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 07:12 UTC
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wb2trf: This thing could practically get mandated in lots of venues, fairly soon, due to the silent shutter. In any setting in which an event operator is hiring or permitting photography (wedding, other ceremony, presentation) why wouldn't photo companies pitch "our cameras are silent" and then people start to spec it. The dslr gets run out of town due to its inherent noise.

Not gonna happen

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 21:49 UTC
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faterikcartman: Not two or three weeks ago I suggested Nikon was fast heading into troubled waters and I was essential called an idiot because Nikon was still number two blah blah blah. How's that looking now guys? Don't stare too long at the current position -- try to observe the trajectory.

Idiot. There.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 13:05 UTC

Honestly, poor of DPR to post this "news". It's just 2 month snapshot almost out of context since nikon hasn't launched a new 35 mm camera in 2 years. Get ready for Nikon news posted after they have new products.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 13:03 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (387 comments in total)
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belalang tempur: I thought next camera after d5 and d500 is the reborn of d700......

That's been replaced long ago d750

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 15:49 UTC

PLEASE call them UAVs not drones! Drones are military!

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 17:55 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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rrccad: pretty spiffy new midrange camera body.

Some people it seems never heard of product segmentation before by the sounds of it.

naturally a lower positioned camera, a cheaper camera won't have all the goodies of the D500. duh? if you want that. get the D500. pretty natural transition for the D7x00 change to go through a bit of a shift once Nikon released that.

Canon if you recall did a even more dramatic shift after they came out with the 7D. the 50D to 60D was light years different, as they shifted the product segmentation.

Light years? No.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 16:02 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: Best part about this? Shoving down the price of a refurb D7200.

Not really because prices slide over a product's life so it's already depressed price.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 15:59 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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lonewolf1983: Just bought a D500 (for the fps, body, controls, sensor etc), and selling my D7200
Put it up for sale a day before this was released, typical!

I can see exactly what nikon has done, which gives them a 3 level "top tier" DX lineup
D7200 - really well priced, great IQ, but slow buffer etc
D7500 - faster fps, faster buffer, borrowed AF system from D810 etc but lack of 2nd slot, slower bus, inferior screen
D500 - the whole hog, but costs more

They have killed off features from the D500 to ensure they dont reduce sales of that camera, whilst adding in some features some people really wanted improved from the D7200.

Sorry but they never announce the REPLACED model is discontinued in order to sell remaining stock! But it of course is out of production

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 15:56 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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lonewolf1983: Just bought a D500 (for the fps, body, controls, sensor etc), and selling my D7200
Put it up for sale a day before this was released, typical!

I can see exactly what nikon has done, which gives them a 3 level "top tier" DX lineup
D7200 - really well priced, great IQ, but slow buffer etc
D7500 - faster fps, faster buffer, borrowed AF system from D810 etc but lack of 2nd slot, slower bus, inferior screen
D500 - the whole hog, but costs more

They have killed off features from the D500 to ensure they dont reduce sales of that camera, whilst adding in some features some people really wanted improved from the D7200.

D7200 is discontinued with this release/announcement

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 10:34 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (339 comments in total)
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pkcpga: Too bad Fuji didn't release leaf shutter lenses with the gfx that's an extremely important spec for myself with medium format. Hopefully Fuji will in the near future.

Fujifilm

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 16:20 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (339 comments in total)
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Cameracist: No, Canon and Nikon, you can't play with us. This is a game for big boys only. Here, have some SD cards and go play with cats.

Canon has a 50 MP dslr and has a 120 MP dslr in design.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 16:20 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (339 comments in total)
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princecody: Who makes Hasselblad glass Mr. Butler?

It's fujifilm not Fuji.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 16:18 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (339 comments in total)

Put the 5Ds in there too being 50 MP!

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 16:16 UTC as 46th comment | 5 replies
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fatdeeman: Although it's a shame the tech doesn't get the respect it deserves, I'm glad that Sigma develops it because if Canon/Nikon/Samsung etc had suffered the same lack of commercial success they would have dropped it years ago. Sigma have done this out of love and probably made little or no profit. It might not make them millions but I'm sure there's a sense of satisfaction in possessing what is in some aspects the best sensor tech out there.

"Best " is always subjective. Foveon is poor at higher ISO

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 10:43 UTC
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