AbrasiveReducer

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Reason #11 at the end of your article contains the answer. It's the world's most popular camera. It doesn't have to be great, because its a cultural movement. As for the other 10 things, image stabilization should be helpful.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 18:35 UTC as 112th comment | 1 reply
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Brorjace: 1000 comments. Crazy. So much hate out there.

This is a phone. It doesn't rise to the level of being loved or hated. It's a phone.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 18:31 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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Dimit: How come a cellphone offering less costs more??? God only and Apple know!

And it chops onions so fast, there's no time to cry!

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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livelong: It's the best iPhone ever made

Until next year

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 21:51 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (136 comments in total)

I used the 717 for infrared, via the Nightshot feature. But some nitwits on eBay convinced people Nightshot could be used to take naughty pix, and Sony restricted it to shooting wide open which really spoiled things.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 16:53 UTC as 55th comment
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)

Folks need to know there will be punishment, it is real, and it will happen. Imagine what would happen if texting while driving resulted in lifetime license suspension. Not a "positive" approach but an effective one.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 18:59 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)

Color does seem a bit subdued. But a consideration that goes back to film is whether users really want accurate color (which, in Seattle, can look pretty dismal in photos) vs. extra-saturated color. Everyone says they want absolute accuracy, but if that was true, Velvia would have been a flop.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 05:46 UTC as 24th comment
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)
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Mike Oo: Is it not possible to have two sites? DP Review and DP Review Mobile or something like that? I come here for cameras, not phones and their accessories.

If it's so important to have a phone, why not put a keypad on a nice camera? If you get bored during a long exposure, you can text or check the stock market.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 18:44 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)

Looks like a silver award. "While the 5D4 is capable of outstanding images and incorporates a few new tricks, the competition in this segment is intense and given the price, we expected a bit more."

As a 5D3 owner, does failure to earn the gold concern me? No, because if it's not a significant upgrade, I'll pass. If I see the value (in actual image terms, not DxO ratings) I'll buy, but after rebates or price drops. 5D3 prices have dropped so much, you can buy a spare crop sensor camera with the difference. OK, its an "old" camera. As old as that other antique, the D800.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 05:48 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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noms78: Hmm Im still not convinced. These images were mostly taken at wide apertures and do not look sharp. My 5D3 produces much nicer photos.

You should see the results from the 5D2. And the 5D1...well, you don't wanna know.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 05:16 UTC
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sh10453: Never underestimate the gorilla.

Canon isn't just in the camera business.
Cameras are not even their big business.

Canon is in the businesses of radiology products, other medical equipment, electronic control systems, optron products, manufacturing / industrial products, machine vision, optoelectrnics, motion control, lithography products, and more.

I'm sure Canon cannot survive, or know how to do business without the advice on how to do their business from trolls on various photography web sites who can't afford even Canon's entry level Rebel cameras.

As one of my professors back in graduate school used to say (or repeat the good old saying):
*** IF YOU CAN'T RUN WITH THE BIG DOGS, STAY ON YOUR PORCH. ***

I think you're confusing sales with fandom. Sales (number of units, making money, etc) is boring. On the other hand, the fact that so many companies continue to develop new cameras for no obvious financial reason is intriguing, as is the technology.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 17:19 UTC
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Mikael Risedal: congratulation Canon, it took you about 8 years to discover/ and fix the read out noise from your sensors , and you are not even close to Sony

Its a shame it took them so long, but maybe Canon was too busy selling cameras to work on catching up to Sony.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 22:25 UTC
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Hibiscusbloom: Too much success leads to complacency, even arrogance. No wonder empires rise and fall.

Wonderful comments. The funniest in a long time. Thanks, guys. I mean, we are talking about electronic toys here, not turning points in the history of civilization.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 22:18 UTC

How did we take pictures without this feature?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 18:05 UTC as 12th comment
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JEROME NOLAS: Most of us want to know where are Nikon DL compacts...

Imagine if NIkon announced new cameras and they were available, in unlimited quantities, on the date of introduction.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 18:03 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D IV: What you need to know (185 comments in total)
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agaoo: When Sony A7R II announced, Wow! wow! wow!
When Canon 5D IV announced, hmmm.... okay.

Why so much eagerness for "innovation"? Is everybody desperate to buy a new camera every year? It wasn't that long ago that a professional camera could be used (and held some value) for 5 or 10 years. Even Ken Rockwell understands that money spent on bodies is mostly thrown away.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 17:32 UTC
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Sid911: I believe the core strengths of 5D series remain (a general purpose FF camera - jack of all trades!) and the peripheral features are just sprinklings. Probably that is the reason why Canon didn't harp too much about DPRAW. When mentions about 5D introducing something DSLR first came around, there were cautious sentences like "While we’re told that the feature “isn’t major”, it is something “a lot of shooters will be happy to have” .
So far, my biggest gripe (as a photographer - not videographer) has been subdued Canon colors, rest everything I can live with (for $2999 - so I reckon I'll wait)

If you think Canon colors are subdued, stay away from Nikon. I have both (so no childish fan business) and the blue skies on the Canons are like the Nikon with a polarizer. The Nikon is more accurate but as always, people prefer more saturated colors.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 20:36 UTC
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Ruy Penalva: But you only focused on focus adjustment and said nothing about bokeh and the other parameter. Portrait (human skin) is not a good sample to test focus micro-adjustment, may be a small thing like an insect, a flower, something with high color contrast. Canon probably is in the dawn of this technology but the distance between the right and left pixel is so small that I would not wait a very big impact on focus adjustment.

Actually, I'm curious what it does, if anything, with bokeh.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 20:33 UTC
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XeroJay: This seems kind of pointless and gimmicky to me. Basically you can now choose to turn slight miss-focus to absence of anything in focus.

As Thom Hogan likes to say, a lot of people are already on their last camera. Solutions looking for problems.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 20:30 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)
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vin 13: These look good to me, similar to the 6D but bigger. I'm also pleasantly surprised how well the old 5D stands up when using the comp setting. However the 5DIV price makes the 5Ds more appealing. I didn't look at the Nikon and Sony as I'm not going to switch system again, no matter how good they may be. Also I like the 85mm f1.8, it's a quality lens, the fact that it's old and inexpensive shouldn't matter. However the suggestion of a quality third party lens available in different mounts is a good idea.

This is the heart of the situation. Canon users are not going to switch to Nikon and probably not Sony + adapters so these comparisons are interesting but that's all they are.

I'm sure this has occurred to Canon, but comparisons like this make it look like they are competing with themselves, with 30mp vs. 50mp so they will have to lower the price of the 5D4 or raise the price of the others.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 16:41 UTC
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