mpgxsvcd

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On article Photo prodigy: The images of 17-year-old Taylor Gray (161 comments in total)

I really wish I had the opportunity to go to half the places he has been to at the age of 17.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 12:36 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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Michael Thompson: lets see how a F8 image with sharpness from front back looks, I bet that its max sharpness is at best F4
after that defraction kicks in so all sharpness and details is lost as you close the aperture down, even FF suffers at 42MP from F8 so this?

"lets see how a F8 image with sharpness from front back looks, I bet that its max sharpness is at best F4 after that defraction kicks in so all sharpness and details is lost as you close the aperture down, even FF suffers at 42MP from F8 so this?"

I wish they would bring back the dislike button just for this post. So much wrong with those statements that I don’t even know where to begin.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 16:41 UTC

I almost wonder if Sony was holding this information back just waiting for Canon to announce something. Then they could spring it on everyone the next day.

I never have had any interest in fixed focal length cameras but this one caught my attention. It made me think “Could I get away with a fixed focal length if everything else was so good?”. In the end it probably doesn’t fit my style of shooting to be worth the price but it did make me stop and think about it.

With the Canon announcements yesterday there wasn’t a single moment that I even considered placing an order for any of those cameras and all of those cameras were aimed directly at my style of shooting.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 16:38 UTC as 200th comment | 4 replies

I really am not a fan of Fixed focal length non-interchangeable lens cameras. However, if I was this certainly would be the one I would buy.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 16:33 UTC as 205th comment
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mpgxsvcd: "Canon has dropped a trio of new cameras on the world - one mirrorless and two fixed lens"

Aren't all three of the cameras mirrorless? One of them is interchangeable lens and the other two are fixed lens.

I guess the question has already been answered. This is what Dpreview changed the sentence to now.

“Canon has dropped a trio of new cameras on the world - one M-mount interchangeable lens model and two fixed lens compacts”

I am fine with what they have written now.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 14:28 UTC
On article RX aeternus? Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II review (271 comments in total)

I was really wondering if this camera would get the Gold award or not. It is a great camera but it definitely has some drawbacks too. I think it stands out from some of its competitors. However, I am not really sure that it stands out quite enough in my opinion for the Gold award under the new standards that Dpreview uses.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 18:28 UTC as 105th comment | 2 replies
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mpgxsvcd: I am a little confused at why Canon gets a pass with this camera because they label it entry level or budget? The cameras from the competition are cheaper, better in every category, and smaller and I am not talking about the new cameras. I am talking about the ones from 2012 and even before that.

I still fail to see why Canon users insist on paying today’s prices for 2012 technology just because Canon has slapped a “New Model” sticker on it. They had the ability to make this camera in 2012 they just choose not to in order to protect their DSLR business.

If I told you this camera was from 2012 but “New in the box with a warranty” you wouldn’t pay $600 for it. You probably wouldn’t even want to pay $200 for it.

The Canon market share of mirror-less interchangeable lens cameras is non-existent in the United States.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 15:36 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: I am a little confused at why Canon gets a pass with this camera because they label it entry level or budget? The cameras from the competition are cheaper, better in every category, and smaller and I am not talking about the new cameras. I am talking about the ones from 2012 and even before that.

I still fail to see why Canon users insist on paying today’s prices for 2012 technology just because Canon has slapped a “New Model” sticker on it. They had the ability to make this camera in 2012 they just choose not to in order to protect their DSLR business.

If I told you this camera was from 2012 but “New in the box with a warranty” you wouldn’t pay $600 for it. You probably wouldn’t even want to pay $200 for it.

I think you will find that you are in the minority with that opinion.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 14:25 UTC

I miss the days when Canon would issue a press release and I couldn't resist the urge to reach for my credit card.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 14:22 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply

"Canon has dropped a trio of new cameras on the world - one mirrorless and two fixed lens"

Aren't all three of the cameras mirrorless? One of them is interchangeable lens and the other two are fixed lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 14:17 UTC as 59th comment | 5 replies

These really aren’t bad cameras. They offer some nice features. Sure there are better options out there but these cameras will get the job done. The cameras are no longer the limiting factor.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 14:13 UTC as 34th comment

I am a little confused at why Canon gets a pass with this camera because they label it entry level or budget? The cameras from the competition are cheaper, better in every category, and smaller and I am not talking about the new cameras. I am talking about the ones from 2012 and even before that.

I still fail to see why Canon users insist on paying today’s prices for 2012 technology just because Canon has slapped a “New Model” sticker on it. They had the ability to make this camera in 2012 they just choose not to in order to protect their DSLR business.

If I told you this camera was from 2012 but “New in the box with a warranty” you wouldn’t pay $600 for it. You probably wouldn’t even want to pay $200 for it.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 14:06 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies

I am actually glad that Canon produced this camera. I really can’t complain about anything on it. It is a budget camera with everything that a budget minded Canon shopper would expect (18 megapixels, 1080p @ 30 FPS video, and 4.6 FPS burst). Canon shoppers won’t be disappointed with this camera at all with its relatively reasonable price.

That being said this camera doesn’t impress me but I can see a lot of people buying it and being very satisfied with it.

Personally I think the Sony RX100 MKII would simply be a better choice even though it isn’t an interchangeable lens camera. It beats this Canon in every single category despite being marginally smaller and lower priced. There really just are not enough “Native” small EOS M lenses to justify going with it just to be able to change the lenses.

This camera would have been a smashing hit with everyone not just Canon users 5 years ago though.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 13:57 UTC as 29th comment
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (397 comments in total)

What I fail to see is how 16 tiny sensors with equally tiny lenses are going to equate to the depth of field control of a large sensor and equally large lenses. Just because you can focus at multiple points simultaneously doesn’t mean you will achieve the shallow depth of field and pleasurable out of focus regions that a DSLR can achieve.

The total area of all of those lenses doesn’t come close to the area of a wide aperture DSLR lens. There is no way these cameras could ever achieve the light gathering capabilities that a DSLR can achieve.

In the end I bet this camera will almost achieve the results that a single 1” sensor could achieve.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 19:55 UTC as 157th comment | 5 replies
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (394 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I didn’t always 100% agree with Dpreview’s first place selections. However, their top two selections always coincided with the two products I would have put at the top of each category.

The one very important thing I learned from this article is that Canon can still make some wonderful lenses. The same cannot be said for their camera bodies.

You take pictures, right?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 17:27 UTC
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (394 comments in total)

I didn’t always 100% agree with Dpreview’s first place selections. However, their top two selections always coincided with the two products I would have put at the top of each category.

The one very important thing I learned from this article is that Canon can still make some wonderful lenses. The same cannot be said for their camera bodies.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 16:04 UTC as 122nd comment | 6 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2181 comments in total)

I know it won’t happen but I would love to see this camera not get an award at all until the lossy compressed RAW issue is resolved with a firmware update. I know in the end it won’t be a huge deal for everyone and the camera really has so many things to like about it. However, I think Sony should be held to the same standards as everyone else.

We won’t accept lossy RAW from any manufacture. In this day and age there simply is no room for lossy RAW compression. We have lossy JPGs for that purpose. Uncompressed or Lossless compressed is all we will accept for RAW.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 20:31 UTC as 354th comment | 14 replies
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mpgxsvcd: "with the same performance level as a mirrorless camera"

What they don't say is how big the sensor is in that mirrorless camera they are comparing it to. My guess is that they are comparing it to a 1/3 inch sensor.

Here is my advice on Astrophotography. If someone is trying to sell you a DSO astrophotography camera then simply ask them “How big is the sensor” and “How long can it expose for”. If they don’t say the sensor is at least 1” diagonal and the exposures can go for at least 2 minutes then just keep moving along.

"Except star trails start to appear around 30 seconds"

Star trails are not DSO astrophotography(Deep Space Objects). Any camera can take a star trail. Very few can see Deep Space Objects.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2015 at 17:23 UTC

"with the same performance level as a mirrorless camera"

What they don't say is how big the sensor is in that mirrorless camera they are comparing it to. My guess is that they are comparing it to a 1/3 inch sensor.

Here is my advice on Astrophotography. If someone is trying to sell you a DSO astrophotography camera then simply ask them “How big is the sensor” and “How long can it expose for”. If they don’t say the sensor is at least 1” diagonal and the exposures can go for at least 2 minutes then just keep moving along.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 19:44 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies

GoPro has pretty much saturated the market. Everyone who wants one has one now. Everyone who wants a better one probably can't afford the better one.

They have dominated the market but now the market is drying up. They need to come up with a new form factor and also figure out how to make the highest resolution and frame rate modes available on the less expensive cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2015 at 18:44 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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