keeponkeepingon

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On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)
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Anulu: No EVF and it's cost more than a6000 ? Ridicolous.... Come'on Canon what the hell ?

A6000 versus M: (I own an A6000 and the original M):

A6000 Screen barely flips
Screen is miserably smaller, terrible for old eyes
EVF is akward in bright daylight. Worst eyecup in history and falls off if you look at it sideways
No touch screen
Can't take a picture while taking a video
Wonky lens selection
Iffy AF in anything but bright light
Likes to lock up after bursts.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 02:01 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)
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Lars101x: 80% seems high for this.

"80% seems high for this"

Says the nikon guy.......

How's it compare to Nikon's APS-C mirrorless?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 01:53 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (347 comments in total)

You just can't say this about the M10 " it falls behind other cameras in this class due to its very limited lens selection "

With out adding "but with a $30 adapter you can use every Canon EF and EF-S lens in existence making this an attractive option for Canon DSLR owners.

Also the EF-M 22mm and 11-22mm are outstanding.... You you can't get anything in that class for those prices on your "winning" bodies in this review. (for sony you'll pay double, double for the 10-18mm and the 20mm is meh compared to canons 22mm)

Also you neglet to mention the M10's biggest downfall and the reason I don't own one:

You can't add an external flash.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 03:17 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (552 comments in total)
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trungtran: A6000 - The beetle of the camera world.

"Never very impressed with A6000 IQ - unless in a bright "

Thanks for posting this. I have the A6000 and feel the same way. Just something meh about the results in low/available light even using the 50mm F1.8.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 10:39 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (552 comments in total)
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sirhawkeye64: It still a bit funny to see the A6000 still on these lists,, despite being 5 years old now. Unless DPR is using it as a "reference point."

"despite being 5 years old now"

A6000 was released in 2014. 3 years old.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 00:32 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Question:

Can you take a picture while taking a movie?

I was totally blown away when I found out my A6000 can't do this while every other point and shoot, smartphone, dslr and mirrorless camera I own can.

Is it a sony quirk or just an A6000 thing?

Thanks!

"What camera can do this (RAW)"

My canon's can do it. Googling now I see some nikons are limited to a movie res still. Stupid feature if that's the case but I love the flexibitly it gives me.

> Although at 20fps why would you

Because sony's like to lock up after bursts and even 11fps generates way too much crap to go through. For a lot of stuff it's nice to have a video of the event then a high res still of the moment. With the A6000 I'm forced to use two cameras if I want video and stills. It blew my mind that sony, the video king, can't walk and chew gum at the same time.

"A6000 is like ancient now ... I have 2 of them just live with the limits"

But some day I'll upgrade and from what I've read the A6300, A6500, A7ii and A7Rii all have this limitation. I'm wondering if with the A9 I can buy my way out of sony's foibles.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 07:01 UTC

I predict the worst is yet to come.

Everyone's pushing towards the high end with higher margins leaving the low end market to smart phones.

Right now consumers have the best of all worlds. Spectacular technology for cheap (Like my $200 EOS-M, and my $500 A6000) while the camera companies are pushing the envelope on the high end (witness the A9 that dpreview lubs so much).

So now's ok but next year and the year after? Just looking back at sony their low end NEX style family has not seen any love for years. No decent low end lenses, no NEX-3n style consumer friendly cheap bodies.

So take away the low end, finish the current round of 4K high end upgrades and you will see sag in the market with dwindling low end sales and slumping high end sales while we wait for the next great thing (8k?)

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 08:50 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies

Question:

Can you take a picture while taking a movie?

I was totally blown away when I found out my A6000 can't do this while every other point and shoot, smartphone, dslr and mirrorless camera I own can.

Is it a sony quirk or just an A6000 thing?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 08:44 UTC as 59th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2688 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: " Yes, the a9 has an amazing buffer that I never once hit, but that buffer takes a good amount of time to clear."

According to Tony Northrup that "good amount of time" is up to 2 minutes.

Insane.

What functions where not available while the buffer was clearing.? Can you review images from the burst?

Thanks!
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"2 minutes to be denied any functionality"

Any functionality? You can still change most camera settings "

You can only access the FN settings.

"And your condescending remark about our a6300 review isn't appreciated and is flat-out rude. What burst/lockout issue?"

Really? What burst/lockout issue?

Here's what one of your competors said about the A6300:

"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. "

"Are you a DSLR troll "

No I'm an A6000 owner/user that felt burned by dpreviews glowing coverage. The A6000 burst issue was given 1/2 a sentence in your 80 page review and ignored in the lengthy conclusion.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 08:34 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)

"In an age of wide color gamut displays and HDR-everything, DPR regular Nicolas Alexander Otto urges his fellow landscape shooters to embrace shooting in black-and-white"

Wait, can't you shoot HDR black and white? And if you can than the headline statement makes no sense.

Quick google shows it's defintely possible:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=HDR+black+and+white+photography

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 05:25 UTC as 49th comment
On article Sony a9 first look videos (301 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Since you've handled the A9 can you comment on Tony's Northrups claim that the camera takes 2 minutes to clear a full buffer?

Ref:
"Sony a9 buffer: 220 compressed raw, 113 uncompressed, 1 or 2 cards 👍🏼Buffer takes 2 minutes to clear & no video or menu til it's done"
https://twitter.com/tonynorthrup/status/855112319080288257

PAntunes

Right but if you use both slots (As any pro would?) the camera drops down to the speed of the slowest slot, UHS-1 speeds.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 05:06 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2688 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: " Yes, the a9 has an amazing buffer that I never once hit, but that buffer takes a good amount of time to clear."

According to Tony Northrup that "good amount of time" is up to 2 minutes.

Insane.

What functions where not available while the buffer was clearing.? Can you review images from the burst?

Thanks!
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Rishi Sanyal

This is the first time I've read any info from dpreview that you can't switch the mode to video for 2 minutes after a burst. Will this make it into your coverage/review or will you ignore the burst/lockout issue as you did for the A6300 review?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:49 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2688 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: " Yes, the a9 has an amazing buffer that I never once hit, but that buffer takes a good amount of time to clear."

According to Tony Northrup that "good amount of time" is up to 2 minutes.

Insane.

What functions where not available while the buffer was clearing.? Can you review images from the burst?

Thanks!
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Thematic / Lone Wolf acccording to Tony N you can only access the FN menu not the full menu.

2 minutes to be denied any functionality is a gosh awful time in a camera of this price/class.

Esstee Tony N claims the 2 minute time is for a Fast card. What is your magic 4 times faster card and your source that it's 36 seconds not two minutes after a full burst?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:47 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (147 comments in total)
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fyngyrz: Honestly, if you're going to try to show what a camera body can do, shoot with good primes. If you shlock up what reaches the sensor with a compromise lens, you're giving entirely the wrong impression.

"an the iPhone zoom from 18-55? How are the images "flat"?"

Dual lens iphone 7 plus comes pretty dang close to that range. When I'm using a kit lens it's usually either get as wide as possible or get as zoomy as possible so I can see a dual lens solution working for me.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:41 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (301 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Since you've handled the A9 can you comment on Tony's Northrups claim that the camera takes 2 minutes to clear a full buffer?

Ref:
"Sony a9 buffer: 220 compressed raw, 113 uncompressed, 1 or 2 cards 👍🏼Buffer takes 2 minutes to clear & no video or menu til it's done"
https://twitter.com/tonynorthrup/status/855112319080288257

Thematic have you handled the A9? Because according to tony N you can't access the full menu, only the quick menu.

patunes what do you mean by fast slow card slot?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:38 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2688 comments in total)

" Yes, the a9 has an amazing buffer that I never once hit, but that buffer takes a good amount of time to clear."

According to Tony Northrup that "good amount of time" is up to 2 minutes.

Insane.

What functions where not available while the buffer was clearing.? Can you review images from the burst?

Thanks!
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Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 00:11 UTC as 384th comment | 14 replies
On article Sony a9 first look videos (301 comments in total)

Since you've handled the A9 can you comment on Tony's Northrups claim that the camera takes 2 minutes to clear a full buffer?

Ref:
"Sony a9 buffer: 220 compressed raw, 113 uncompressed, 1 or 2 cards 👍🏼Buffer takes 2 minutes to clear & no video or menu til it's done"
https://twitter.com/tonynorthrup/status/855112319080288257

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 12:33 UTC as 7th comment | 5 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)

What kind of sports shooter can wait 2 mintues for a camera to clear the buffer during which time most of the functions and image preview is locked out?

Just mentioning this because I felt screwed with the way dpreview glossed over this issue on the A6XXXX and I can't stand using it for sports.

I understand and accept the long transfer time given the speed of SD cards but the fact that they can't figure out how to let you do other stuff such as operate the menu during the buffer transfer is crazy given the cost of the A9 and the market they are gunning for.

Ref:
"Sony a9 buffer: 220 compressed raw, 113 uncompressed, 1 or 2 cards 👍🏼Buffer takes 2 minutes to clear & no video or menu til it's done"
https://twitter.com/tonynorthrup/status/855112319080288257

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 12:31 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies

The raw data is not available to the public and we we are being spoonfed sony's interpretation (with no added value from dprevew) but some folks that have access note that this is not based on actual total sales but a survey of "retail stores".

Now honestly who shops at retail stores any more? We use them to try out some cameras then go online and find the best price.

Also for me the main take-away is that canon is number one. It's a bit fanboyish by dpreview to just regurgitate sony's press release and headline: Sony's #2! but ignore the #1 result.....

To be specific Brittany Hillen did not once type the word Canon in an article on Full Frame market leaders.

Inconceivable!

If you are just printing sony press releases why do you need "journalists"

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 08:05 UTC as 63rd comment
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RichyjV: Shame on you DPR for re-reporting this baseless press release as fact. Anyone with any experience of statistics can see holes all over this immediately, its one data point!

Presume the next set of stats where Sony have a quiet month will have a headline "Sony is now the #4 full frame camera maker in Europe" or something similar?

Actually, by this logic just have a flash sale of your old inventory in a quiet month, and then post that you now are the leading seller (based on one month, once, and definitely not on the 6 months before or after).

It's based on a survey of "retail stores".

Now honestly who shops at retail stores any more? We use them to try out some cameras then go online and find the best price.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 08:02 UTC
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