Jeadm

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On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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(unknown member): PRE-ORDERS NOW OPEN FOR IT! Time to walk your talk guys. On the weekend the Canon M5 made the Amazon Top 100 but has now fallen off, the initial pre-order'ers have pre-ordered. Can the A99-II break the Top 100 on Amazon?

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Interchangeable-Lens-Cameras/zgbs/electronics/12556502011/ref=zg_bs_nav_e_3_281052#1

The A58 is at 100th position as of posting this. Surely with all the noise and how this is the death warrant for Canon, it can break 100th place? The Canon 5D-IV has been hovering in the Top 4 to Top 10 for quite awhile now, it's sitting at 6th as I post this. It's also the most expensive camera on the list as well so don't be using cost as an excuse.

Vote with your wallets! And don't feel bad if you choke at the buy button, apparently you're in good company. A bunch of 'definitely gonna buy it right away' folks over on SAR are now coming up with excuses why they aren't. Everything changes when rubber has to hit the road eh?

The Toyota Corolla is a fine car and a best seller. However, that fact doesn't automatically translate into "everybody who doesn't want to own one is insane".

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 03:41 UTC
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ssww: Does anyone know If the GPS function is still around?

Mattz10 Not in countries where GPS is illegal. At least the option is there. I'd be interested to at least see if the implementation is relatively seamless or clunky.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 00:39 UTC
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Chaitanya S: This is a nice surprise to A mount users who were left out in cold in recent years.

I never saw that. To me it was more an adjustment to market reality. I remember when Sony had some 57 different models of A-mount bodies on the market simultaneously when there was no need for that (and good luck remembering the difference between them). They got smart, put money into developing E-mount, pared back DSLR development focusing instead on a few key models with meaningful improvements between model generations and lengthened the unnecessarily short product cycles. We all know what later happened to the camera market for DSLR sales in the years that followed. Between sensor development and the pioneering introduction of the new mount it seems to me that Sony put itself in an outstanding position to thrive and succeed in the future and continues to play the long game.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 22:25 UTC
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BarnET: holy crap A-mount was supposses to be dead?!

People have liked to say this for 30 years now. It makes them feel secure for some reason.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 14:25 UTC
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antares103: Clearly the end of A mount. They have extra pixels and stabilization parts, so they had to put more in this camera to liquidate inventory.

Because logic.

All kidding aside, I see what you did there. The same inane illogic was bizarrely used by several forum 'scholars' to explain away the introduction of previous new A-mount bodies. That's why this article should be titled, "A99ii announced; 'A-mount is dead' cultists hardest hit".

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
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ssww: Does anyone know If the GPS function is still around?

It links to your smartphone via Bluetooth to determine GPS location.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
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bernarte: Watch Tony Northrup predicting the Future of Photography predicting the death of many systems including the A-mount https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMnBRD7fEVg

Funny, so many people so quick to "Like" a camera pundit's prediction of doom (tired prediction proven wrong yet again with this latest release) that they'll mash that "Like" button so fast they didn't realize that even the link was wrong.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 19:56 UTC
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Siobhan A: Don't blame DPR. Part of their job is to get everyone excited about new cameras....then get them to buy them on Amazon.

But this new Sony shows Sony doesn't care about a small affordable system anymore, and shows they are not willing to add the features that so many were asking for the past 18 months.

"I doubt anyone believes you when you say you don't want people to get excited about new cameras.
Look at these "WOW!" "news" stories."

Said the man commenting on a gear head website. What do you want? "Oh look, another new camera, yawn" in their best Ben Stein/Ferris Bueller's teacher voice?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
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D135ima: Sony continues to compete with DSLRs. Its good... maybe. But many users want mirrorless cameras with compact optic. Dear Sony - Please do not forget to compete with APS-C mirrorless systems. People want more lenses like 35 2.8 and 28 2 and even much smaller

I guess because DSLRs are not the trendy "in" thing right now, so you have to get really, really close to the DSLR-like demands of the consumer without actually becoming one. Nobody is closer to that line than Sony right now.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:04 UTC
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Everlast66: Continuous shooting compared with similarly priced DSLR from today's Sony's presentation video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDGnl5SHBzc&feature=youtu.be&t=616

Low light AF is usually the Achilles heel, but if tracking has improved I'd certainly welcome it. I'll believe caught up when I see it, which if not now is hopefully soon.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:59 UTC
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SidePod: oh wow .. how underwhelming ... but since its a Sony: "WOW!"

Maybe "wow" because did you ever just think that, just maybe, there wasn't anything to legitimately bitch about?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:53 UTC
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Siobhan A: Don't blame DPR. Part of their job is to get everyone excited about new cameras....then get them to buy them on Amazon.

But this new Sony shows Sony doesn't care about a small affordable system anymore, and shows they are not willing to add the features that so many were asking for the past 18 months.

I want to take a different approach.

Who cares, Barney? If people go to Amazon to buy, fine. I don't care, doesn't bother me. People gotta eat, turn lights and heat on, pay the bills. Makes the world go round.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:47 UTC
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D135ima: Sony continues to compete with DSLRs. Its good... maybe. But many users want mirrorless cameras with compact optic. Dear Sony - Please do not forget to compete with APS-C mirrorless systems. People want more lenses like 35 2.8 and 28 2 and even much smaller

It's because the enthusiastic demand right now revolves around full frame (specifically FE), and Sony has to focus resources and capitalize on this moment (its moment, really) to make the most out of it, as its big competitors (Canon/Nikon) have been largely ill prepared to counter it. Don't worry, it'll all come around again soon enough. It always does.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:41 UTC

Certain critics here want FF sensor performance in a smartphone sized camera body and an f2.8 fixed aperture zoom lens not much bigger or heavier than a cardboard toilet paper tube, or something is just WAY TOO BIG. Never mind these demands completely defy laws of physics and nobody else out there sells anything like that.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:36 UTC as 94th comment
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KrisAK: SonyAlphaRumors is officially dead.

Bookmark deleted.

They've always been speculative. People shouldn't expect a high degree of accuracy from a site that has "rumors" in the title. I get plenty of those in the forums.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:55 UTC
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joe_leads: The good thing: I can replace my wife's A6000 and she won't notice.

At least until the credit card bill arrives.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:50 UTC
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Jeadm: Did I get here too late and miss the Sony whiners and rootkit conspiracy theorists? Oh okay, good. I'd hate to have to talk about the new camera or anything.

Great. Want better? Then don't buy the kit lens if that matters to you. Pretty sure that's a Zeiss 16-70 f4 in the featured product shot anyway (not that I would recommend it).

Reminds me of the days when when no "self respecting photographer" would even use the kit lens, high ISO was shooting >400, and everybody was using dim OVFs. Now people bitch about touchscreens/GPS on cameras and audio CD rootkits from 10+ years ago.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:47 UTC

Did I get here too late and miss the Sony whiners and rootkit conspiracy theorists? Oh okay, good. I'd hate to have to talk about the new camera or anything.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:12 UTC as 314th comment | 3 replies
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview! (118 comments in total)

Put me down for white background with 1 pt light gray text. /SARCASM Because some web designer geniuses out there think that's a good idea these days. I always cringe when I read about redesigns, so please tread carefully.

I like the white on black FYI.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2016 at 20:19 UTC as 7th comment

Headline: "DxOMark: EOS 5DS/R sensor is highest-ranked Canon sensor yet"

Technically 100% accurate. Also 200% diplomatic.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 21:35 UTC as 21st comment
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