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Tommi K1: IMHO

"The a6300 has a slight edge in terms of image quality and huge advantage in terms of video quality. However, the EOS 80D is undeniably a more enjoyable camera to shoot with. It would be hard to choose a winner in terms of autofocus (heretically it's the 80D's live view AF that keeps it in the hunt), meaning a lot of it comes down to personal priorities."

After handling both, I wouldn't say that 80D is undeniably more enjoyable to shoot with. Or that it is hard to choose winner in terms of CAF.

A6300 is far nicer to shoot video as stills. The EVF and the screen are just better on Sony.

The screen is better as flip (I don't need anyone needing a reason to have 16:9 video in vertical, does anyone) and I don't need that for myself as I don't do selfies but interviews where I am back of the camera or side of it (and anyways I know where the camera is pointed at, it isn't difficult or time consuming to find correct position in front) and EVF just wins OVF or LCD screen.

My NEX-7, which resembles an A6300 but with 'tri-navi,' looks and works just like brand new. And that is a 2011 model.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 23:12 UTC
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Kisaha: The best of both worlds.NX1.

I'm waiting for Samsung to actually announce it. Then I will wait for prices to crash and pick up a nice new N1 V3. Right now they are a ridiculous $1100.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 22:58 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (425 comments in total)

Sony has withdrawn full commitment to it's APS-C models as evidenced by the fact that no new APS-C bespoke lenses have been offered in over 3 years. And they lack the higher quality lenses available for Fuji and Canon 'M' bodies.

I believe that Canon has been cautious but has chosen to invest some more in their 'M' model, the mirrorless APS-C market. But they won't be a real competitor until they incorporate the dual-pixel system for fast reliable AF. Could that be integrated into the 'M' model ?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 02:20 UTC as 81st comment | 2 replies
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justmeMN: "Its kit zoom may not be the best-loved or most consistent lens on the market, ..." -DPR

The Sony a6300 got the coveted Worst Kit Lens Award. :-)

The E-16-50 is just dandy on my small lightweight NEX-5R. Actually a great combo, and the 5R has touch-focus which is great when it is working. But what a shame that Sony didn't invest in a better kit zoom. Or did they? I also have a special E-18-55 that was made in Japan and came with my NEX-7, and has very superior glass. They should have continued to make these but stopped production early in the NEX-7 cycle.
Not having enough smaller lenses especially designed for their APSC cameras, tells me that Sony is still undecided about their future with APSC bodies.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 21:00 UTC
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justmeMN: "Its kit zoom may not be the best-loved or most consistent lens on the market, ..." -DPR

The Sony a6300 got the coveted Worst Kit Lens Award. :-)

True enough, but I do a lot of (amateur) landscape work, and seldom need the wider option. Having the range extended to 70mm is a bonus. Besides, sometimes I carry the tiny 16-50 lens in my pocket.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 14:26 UTC
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justmeMN: "Its kit zoom may not be the best-loved or most consistent lens on the market, ..." -DPR

The Sony a6300 got the coveted Worst Kit Lens Award. :-)

Ah, but the FE 28-70 kit lens from the A7 is just fine on the A6300.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
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WestSeattleDan: Looks like the Nikon 1 series 32mm 1.2 lens at $800
is a way better deal than this 4/3 lens at $400.

Why must you insist in panning an entire system? Most people who own the Nikon 1 are very pleased with their products.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2016 at 19:33 UTC
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WestSeattleDan: Looks like the Nikon 1 series 32mm 1.2 lens at $800
is a way better deal than this 4/3 lens at $400.

You can say that, but you are comparing two different systems. I have found the 30-110 mm Nikon 1 lens to be amazingly useful, and compact.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2016 at 04:41 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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ph2004: Hi guys, just got the 55mm 1.8. First impression: amazing.
This 50 came out literally the same day I received the 55. So now I'm in the middle of a crossroad if I return or not. Of course main differences are aperture and size/weight (55mm is tiny btw). I'm also into video and one thing that concerns me is if I'll adapt to focus by wire. I've done some reading on this new 50mm 1.4 and it's not so clear to me if it has a full manual option (like my old Canons...), despite the A/M button on the lens.
Does anybody know this?

For video shooters out there, should I keep this 55mm and get used to focus by wire? My first tests weren't bad, and since I'm a heavy enthusiast (only), I feel like I could manage the adaptation. Not sure tho

The new 50mm 1.4 is very tempting.. But the weight is though to get around, esp compared with the solid 55mm. So I'm looking for more reasons (if any) to actually change my 55 1.8 to the 50 1.4... Money is not the problem, but I value intelligent decisions!

Older than both is another decent lens, the 50/1.8 for APSC bodies.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 22:48 UTC

Thanks for explaining about the new switch on the top rh corner. The first thing I did was switch it back to the normal black version.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 21:45 UTC as 160th comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2154 comments in total)
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Siobhan A: So the A6300 falls short of the 2 year old NX1 without all its incredible FW updates that added cool features like IBIS for video and superior C-AF.

It is sad Samsung gave up because they are still far ahead of Sony. They even have REAL APS-C F/2.8 zooms and a great 85mm F/1.4 prime for over $1000 less than what Sony tries to charge! :D
Oh well. Maybe in another two years Sony will finally make a better camera and good APS-C lenses.

Good observation, woodyggg.
The NX1 was very fine indeed, but too large for the mirrorless market. The similar but much smaller NX500 was nearly perfect, except for one big mistake. Having no EVF, it was designed for the Korean market. But most of the world wants an EVF in that class of camera. Failure was the end result, due to this shortsightedness.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 03:47 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: Like Ethan said. There is only E mount. There is NO FE mount, and there is no reason that you guys should keep attempting to mislead readers by promoting it as such. This also goes for the forum description.

Look at the actual mount of the A7R II, What does it say? Take a look and get back to us.

Sometimes, an e mount lens which is intended for APSC works just fine on the full frame cameras Such as the 10-18.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2016 at 19:00 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: Like Ethan said. There is only E mount. There is NO FE mount, and there is no reason that you guys should keep attempting to mislead readers by promoting it as such. This also goes for the forum description.

Look at the actual mount of the A7R II, What does it say? Take a look and get back to us.

Sometimes it's the uncorrected mistakes which become a bother.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 01:34 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (195 comments in total)
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photosen: If you're reading this to get into photography remember you can also buy an older model, new or used, even from a higher tier, for the same money; however strong the lure of tech is, you will always make a much bigger difference than the camera. While I have a recent 70D I have no problem still using the 30D I got in 2008, knowing its limitations. In other words you can make a small investment, still get superb gear and get great shots.

I can relate to that. Sometimes I use a Rebel T1i.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 23:14 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (195 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: Lack of an EVF is a major con against the A5100. Any camera with no EVF/OVF should be bumped from contention.

@brendon1000,
" I have never seen anyone in my country using NEX with MF lenses. "
Then just imagine what they are missing. The Sony NEX/APS-C line may be the most suitable of all for adapting older quality lenses.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 20:53 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (195 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: Lack of an EVF is a major con against the A5100. Any camera with no EVF/OVF should be bumped from contention.

Especially because the predecessors to the A5100,; the NEX-5N, NEX-5R and NEX-5T, had an optional and excellent hi-res. removable EVF.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 20:48 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (195 comments in total)
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muljao: Personally I think they all look good. I'd be least impressed with the nikon j5 because the others should give a good bit better image quality all thing being equal. Everyone here is very entitled to opinions, but the list of limitations that some people have has to be taken in context, they are sub 500 dollar cameras, thats approx 450 euro or 400 sterling.

Compare this to say a few years ago and they are all just fantastic

The J5, with it's new 20.2 mp sensor, should provide every bit as good image quality as the Sony RX100 series.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 20:45 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (195 comments in total)
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Jorginho: It is a mystery to me how dpreview seriously says that the Sony A5100 is an incredibly compact cam etc in their final sentences. We are talking interchangeble lenses and we really know that many lenses of the Sony are far from being compact let alone being good. You'd expect more from any reviewer than just make the mistakes firsttime buyers make buy going for the body and forget about the importance of lenses.....

And some of the Sony lenses are smallish and very good.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 20:43 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (195 comments in total)
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CaPi: I would have given the same recommendations.. Personally I don't like the out of camera jpegs of the Sony.. D3300 could really use an upgrade of the autofocus system.

The A5300 was going to be announced but is now delayed because of the Japan earthquake.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (213 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Lets see if I understand this..... in a field of 12 cameras, only 1 has weather sealing, the Pentax KS2. And the only camera to be cited for "lacks weather sealing" as a con is the Panasonic GX85.

The other 10 cameras without weather sealing get a pass on this.

Was there any particular reason you expected weather sealing from the GX85, but not for any of the other 10 cameras that lacked it?

Or they could have edited it to add the statement to the other 10 cameras.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 23:53 UTC
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