keeponkeepingon

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On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (192 comments in total)

If it's your gear of the year why don't you give it a @#!$@!@ proper review??????

Because it's not sony?

You act all hurt and confused when folks claim you have a sony bias yet you reviewed the:

Sony RX100
Sony RX100 V2
Sony RX100 V3
Sony RX100 V4
Sony RX100 V5

But Canon comes out with a proper RX100 competitor (that's actually pretty decent) and for 14 months you practically ignore it other than a roundup and an editor saying she lubs it. (by comparison the RX100 v5 review came out less than 1 month after the camera was announced).

Sigh.......

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 11:52 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (558 comments in total)
In reply to:

justmeMN: "But for the rest of us, picking up a Sony for the first time can feel confusing, frustrating and uninspiring." -DPR

Yes, it takes more than a "pretty spec sheet" to have an excellent camera.

Wow, did they write that? My experience exactly with the A6000. And it's not just picking it up the first time. Now even after using it for years I thow up a little when I have to use it.....

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 18:22 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (558 comments in total)
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M Chambers: DP Review is still complaining about the short battery life of the NP-W50 seven years after it was released. What’s the big deal? Get a second battery! A larger battery would mean more size and weight.

Also, the battery can be charged separately or inside the camera via micro USB. This is a feature usually only found on point and shoots.

I’m just thankful they’ve stuck with the NP-W50. I’ve built up a collect of four of them.

It's more than carrying the battery, you also have to keep multiple batteries charged, which is a major hassle if you are using in-camera charging or a single battery charger.

Then there is the increased chance that when you pull out the camera it will be dead or die after the first shot. I've lost count of the number of missed oppurtunities due to the A6000's garbage batteries.

Oh plan ahead you say? Well the camera is sucking up power even when it's "off" with the wi-fi is disabled so you never know what you'll have left when you turn it on after some down time.

TLDR: Short battery life sucks, DPReview is doing the right thing calling sony out on the issue.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 18:19 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: " asking people to invest in a small camera with the expectation that they'll use larger EF and EF-S lenses doesn't sound like the easiest sell."

I would think asking Canon photographers to invest in a camera with some fantatic native lenes and the ability to use every lens they currently own would be an easy sell. The adapter is so cheap to make (A third party sells one for $40) it's a wonder they just don't throw it in with the original kit.

Regarding size, There are some crackerjack EF/EF-S lenses that are pretty small. The 24mm F2.8, 40mm F2.8 pancakes and even the 50mm F1.8 are all not terribly large even when you add the adapter (betcha canon's 50 with the adapter is not much bigger than sony's 50mm F1.8)

Exactly. Ya get it all, everything. $39 for a adapter that flawlessly adapts any EF or EF-S. And still they complain.......

Compare that to the utter mess on the sony side with overpriced ($300+!) rubegolberg adapters that have to recreate an entire focusing system because the two systems so completely incompatible.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 13:32 UTC
On article Video: Shooting Dog Portraits with the Sony a6300 (172 comments in total)
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entoman: Let's get this straight - I have no objection whatsoever to DPR using promotional videos from Sony or any other manufacturer.

The problem here is that DPR should make the Sony sponsorship much more obvious, by extending the title to "Shooting Dog Portraits with the Sony a6300 - a video sponsored by Sony".

If they fail to do this, readers will believe (many obviously already do, from comments in these forums) that EVERYTHING that DPR writes about Sony is biased in favour of their sponsors, and DPR will lose its reputation for honest reviews.

Clearly called out???? Here's your entire text from the front page. There is no statement that it's sponsored. But thanks for the chuckle. The "See video" link currently takes you to an XT-2 page. Sony's gonna love that..............

"Ever wondered how to take great dog portraits? In this video, DPReview's Sam Spencer takes one of our favorite cameras - the Sony a6300 - to shoot some of our favorite animals. See video"

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 18:56 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (558 comments in total)
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rocsen: Dan, the swipe funtion on the touch screen isn't meant to be used like that. You're supposed to tap to focus when using the LCD and swipe to move the focus point only when looking through the viewfinder.

From Sony's site:
- Swipe screen to shift focus point while watching viewfinder
With Touch Pad function, you can swipe the LCD touchscreen to shift focus point intuitively and easily from an area to another, even as you monitor the viewfinder.

- Immediate focus point selection by touch
Use just your finger to focus as you like within the frame
Touch Focus makes it particularly easy to adjust focus quickly, so you don’t miss the chance to capture your chosen subject at the decisive moment.

Demo here:
https://youtu.be/BvpyZhKc1bE?t=96

Maybe he dragged because tapping did not work: "the a6500's touch implementation reminds me of that. It's unresponsive when tapping"

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 15:15 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (305 comments in total)

Oh Em Gee
Why don't you just rename the site "What Sony Should you Buy Today"?

BTW Where's the G9X review?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 22:58 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)

Wow. How are you supposed to type without your wrists/forearms hitting that touchpad?

My last macbook pro died after less than two years. The pricey power adapter died twice and when the system board went the trackpad was having issues. Repair cost was estimated at $700.

Now they are shoving more stuff to break in to an even smaller body. Thanks Apple......

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 06:20 UTC as 125th comment
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keeponkeepingon: ".

"while the camera is writing to the card, you can't enter playback, or magnify the displayed image (if you have image review on). We're particularly happy to see that last limitation go, as it makes the camera eminently more usable."

So it's something that bugs you that hampers using the A6300/A6000 yet you failed to mention it at all in the A6300 review and left it out of the A6000 multipage conclusion?

And you wonder why some folks think you have a sony bias?

bakanecko> Dpreview comments section is now plagued by 12-18 old boys

I've been on dpreview longer than 12 years. My A6000 is one of my least favorite cameras and I feel dpreview really "dropped the ball" on that review and now continued the fumble with the A6300 review.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 06:51 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: ".

"while the camera is writing to the card, you can't enter playback, or magnify the displayed image (if you have image review on). We're particularly happy to see that last limitation go, as it makes the camera eminently more usable."

So it's something that bugs you that hampers using the A6300/A6000 yet you failed to mention it at all in the A6300 review and left it out of the A6000 multipage conclusion?

And you wonder why some folks think you have a sony bias?

For reference here is the burst issue I'm referencing not mentioned in dpreviews coverage of the A6300.

Contrast dpreview ignorning the issue with IRs coverage. The issue is listed in the conclusion and measured/reported in the review:

from IR:

"Buffer clearing after max-length bursts took some time even with a fast UHS-I SDHC card, though, ranging between 15 seconds after a max-length burst of RAW files, to a rather lengthy 36 seconds after a max-length burst of Large / Extra Fine JPEGs, and the camera won't let you adjust settings or view just-shot photos while the buffer is clearing."

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 06:44 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: ".

"while the camera is writing to the card, you can't enter playback, or magnify the displayed image (if you have image review on). We're particularly happy to see that last limitation go, as it makes the camera eminently more usable."

So it's something that bugs you that hampers using the A6300/A6000 yet you failed to mention it at all in the A6300 review and left it out of the A6000 multipage conclusion?

And you wonder why some folks think you have a sony bias?

"All these accusations of dpreview brand bias are so tiring."
"Maybe I missed it but what fact is he stating?"

Wow Barney Briton et-al.

The main issue is a really poorly done review ignoring the fact that a $1000 top of the line camera locks you out of major functions for 20+ seconds after a burst.

Sorry if the comments got sidetracked on the sony bias comment. The main issue is the quality of the review and I'd really like it if Barney would answer why the A6300 review has nothing on burst performance, while fixing the issue is highlighed with the A6500 coverage.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 06:12 UTC

".

"while the camera is writing to the card, you can't enter playback, or magnify the displayed image (if you have image review on). We're particularly happy to see that last limitation go, as it makes the camera eminently more usable."

So it's something that bugs you that hampers using the A6300/A6000 yet you failed to mention it at all in the A6300 review and left it out of the A6000 multipage conclusion?

And you wonder why some folks think you have a sony bias?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 11:58 UTC as 58th comment | 12 replies
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princecody: @Thematic What setting is 8k? How big is the file size? Does the camera overheat during the few seconds it can record in 8k mode?

'ROTFL.. the pot calling the kettle black!" Thanks for the chuckle Nobby2016 hilarious for such a well known troll such as thematic to say such a thing. Claims to be a canon user but gives the 5D MKIII like a 1 star rating? My gosh if you hate it that much move on.....

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 09:18 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: lol. 2GB! My browser is saying it will take an hour to download with my horrible internet connection. Thanks for pointing out why 4K is impractical for most folks.......

I was not trolling I literally did "laugh out load" when I saw the time it would take to download the clip.

And yeah I have the fastest internet that money can buy at my location. Fact is, outside of big cities/urban areas most of the world does not have enough internet bandwidth to support 4K.

Of course it "has" to have 4K but most of the world can't stream it or view it and even fewer folks can actually process it so yeah it may be the future but right now it ain't quite there yet. At this time for many folks 4K is just too impractical to be of any use.

Thanks for the discussion on british cuisine MrTaikitso et-al. It's odd but our favorite cooking shows are all from england (Master Chef, esp Master Chef pro, Bake off etc).

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 09:16 UTC

lol. 2GB! My browser is saying it will take an hour to download with my horrible internet connection. Thanks for pointing out why 4K is impractical for most folks.......

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 17:43 UTC as 31st comment | 11 replies
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Alan2dpreview: The 4K downsized to 1080 is sharper than just shooting 1080. I see that on my model IV as well as this sample video. It's particularly noticeable if there are letters in the scene to check sharpness, something I tried with mine.

It would be nice if you could get 60 frame rate. But that's not available in the camera or in my Adobe Photoshop Premiere Elements video processing program. Unless you're outputting 1080 where you can get 30f or 60f (or 24 f for that matter), 4K limit is 30p.

On my 4K UHDTV (Sony 75"), you really have to pixel peep to see the difference between 1080 (upscaled by the TV to 4K) vs. 4K original. 95% of the people won't notice the difference. Or care.

Of course it's nice to have the 4K to allow for cropping.

> 95% of the people won't notice the difference. Or care."

But 100% would notice the difference between 30 and 60 fps for action.

So are you saying 4K is basically useless and possibly worse when filming action?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 17:41 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)

" instant image playback/review"

Three A6XXX versions later and doubling the price to $1400 and finally, finally Sony has managed an iPhones level of responsiveness.

But should I believe you? Your entire 1000 page A6000 and A6300 reviews failed to highlight the fact that image preview could take 22 or 30 (A6000/A6300) seconds after a 4 second burst. (not in the A6300 review at all, on the backside of a sentence starting with a compliment buried deep in the A6000 review).

A $1000 camera that takes 30 seconds before you can view a picture? That's worth a headline of it's own yet you completely left it out of the review (or buried it, I never saw it).

With confidence destroying "coverage" of such faults right now you rank right up there with amazon reviews when it comes to trustworthiness.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 15:01 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
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Don Sata: These improvements are astounding but I believe they start to become irrelevant... Will 425 focusing points make a real difference in everyday shooting?

The technical advantage of Sony cameras is starting to become relative, it's time they start investing in developing better ergonomics and a better lens line up.

"it's time they start investing in developing better ergonomics and a better lens line up."

This. I throw up a little each time I pick up my A6000. What an ergonomic mess. And looking at this.... it's almost exactly the same. TWO generations latter and it's still a mess.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:10 UTC
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Thorgrem: Are there also some APS-C E-mount lenses announced?

Nah, bodies every 6 months but Lenses? It's been what 3 years or so since the last new APS-C E mount lens?

Gosh the system is begging for a great kit lens or nice F2.8 zoom like canons 17-50 but that hope was trashed since they are offering this with the Zeiss 16-70 F4 instead of something new.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:07 UTC
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Hibiscusbloom: I don't why many these giant corporations with so much talents think so stupidly.
Fuji XT-2 and the 100-400 combo FAILED because at 400 end ( I have tested it), it is dead slow acquiring focus from say 3m to infinity. In comparison, the Canon 7D2+100-400II snaps into focus in a fraction of a second in that scenario. The Fuji TX-2+100-400 does well in the 100 to 200 range in quick AF acquisition BUT gets progressively WORSE from 300 to 400. At 400, it hunts and hesitates ... and by the time it acquires focus at 400, the war is over.

So if this Sony is going to have such great AF, and I want to believe them, please produce a 100-400 specifically for their mirrorless, not that DSLR one that needs an adaptor.

" I would assume most people in need of such lenses would choose a good FF camera."

The canon lens referenced IS a full frame lens. Sony is hurting on the long end. It's a niche market that won't stand for Sony's flaky AF and flaky function freeze out after burst, in the realm where every second counts and there is no second chance sony simply can't compete. (how many sony's did you see at the olympics?).

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 20:49 UTC
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