keeponkeepingon

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On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (554 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 (2754 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 (335 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 (2754 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 (2754 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 (2754 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 407th 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 (1909 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 65th 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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dgc4rter: Over the last few years, Sony have constantly pushed out new and innovative camera products. Aside from their FF ILC, we have the only other FF compact of two currently available on the market, the amazing RX100 and its bigger brother the RX10. They have the sensor market by the b@lls and can dictate what they do with it.

Meanwhile, Canon and especially Nikon can only give us tech updates on existing models but nothing truly innovative in a market that's been declining for some time."The times they are a changing..."

" Aside from their FF ILC, we have"

lol "we"? DO you work for sony? How much do they pay you per comment dgc4rter?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 07:58 UTC
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Chev Chelios: Is this lens really what EF-S system owners having been crying out for?

Canon had a 9 year head start on Fuji with their APS-C lens system. Fuji X now has 5 prime lenses which are 35mm or wider that have apertures of f2 or wider. Fuji also has an ultra wide 14mm f2.8.

Canon on the other hand STILL has no fast wide angle EF-S primes. If you want faster than f2.8 in a prime you need to pay much more to get the larger and bulkier L equivalent.

" Sony realised this and pretty much only makes full frame lenses now."

Thats' a good point with sony abandoning the crop sensor lens market.

For myself I've got feet in both systems but I am leaning towards dumping my sony stuff and siding with canon just because they are putting out affordable lenses (crop and full frame) with great IQ while lately sony seems focused on producing expensive lenses that only pros and dentists/lawyers can afford.

quarrycat does MF/FF reduce big-nose/perspective distortion? I though that was a function of distance from the lens and not sensor size????

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 07:46 UTC
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Chev Chelios: Is this lens really what EF-S system owners having been crying out for?

Canon had a 9 year head start on Fuji with their APS-C lens system. Fuji X now has 5 prime lenses which are 35mm or wider that have apertures of f2 or wider. Fuji also has an ultra wide 14mm f2.8.

Canon on the other hand STILL has no fast wide angle EF-S primes. If you want faster than f2.8 in a prime you need to pay much more to get the larger and bulkier L equivalent.

I think he means there is not a good EF-S portrait lens.

But they really don't need one the EF 50mm F1.8 STM is smaller than sony's EF-S 50mm. It's so small that you can add an adapter to it and on the EOS-M it's just as big as the sony's crop version.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 10:07 UTC

Arguably this is one of the few point and shoot niches that is justified these days.

A DSLR with a 960mm zoom would be incredibly huge and the superzoom trick is something the smart phones have not mastered (yet).

What canon/etc need to work on in this niche is AF speed, burst speed and of course sensor quality.

If Canon etc can keep on hammering on those weeknesses and offer significant improvements each generation I can see this niche surviving another 5 years or so.

For myself I have DSLRs, a mirorless camer, an iphone 6s and panasonics eqivalent of this camera (TZ something). Yeah I take most of the pictures with the iphone but if I want something a little better without the bulk of the canons I grab the travel zoom and throw it in my coat pocket or a little pouch.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 08:40 UTC as 12th comment
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