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On article iFixit takes a look inside the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (18 comments in total)
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bluevellet: I wonder what the Panasonic chip is for.

Exactly. It's almost all about the software.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 15:00 UTC

Lovely short film.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 12:36 UTC as 107th comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2164 comments in total)

dpreview #fail for not making this the first Platinum camera.

Sony does it again! I hope Canon, Nikon, et al are on watch.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 16:59 UTC as 144th comment | 1 reply
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avicenanw: iFixit? Looks more like uBrokeIt.

That's a sad attitude. How are you going to learn anything unless you take risks?

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 01:49 UTC
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VENTURE-STAR: Phones are not especially good for anything much more than taking snaps. Most people (the general public) who own a camera-phone are clueless about using theirs properly. Those who shoot video, seem to think that everything is best filmed in portrait mode. I'm really not sure if adding an optical zoom is very important for the average user and in my case, I always carry a decent compact for a possible news event.

That said, I really can't see the problem with building in a modest zoom that operates in a sideways configuration with a prism or mirror system. I suppose it depends on whether or not picture quality is of the slightest importance to you. Many think digital zooming is great!

Why do so many dpreview members act like they are the keepers of photography?

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 14:55 UTC

"However, all three customers are expected to be DSLR shooters looking for a smaller, lighter alternative for everyday shooting. "

I'll start by saying these cameras are really cool.
But as an m43 shooter, one of my requirements was diminutive size. There's no space to fill between my phone and my "big camera." I suppose if I was an APS-C or FF (especially) shooter there may be a gap to fill.

Some folks definitely like having every tool available for every job, I understand that mindset exists. But do those people really make up a large enough market to justify a device like this?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 15:19 UTC as 101st comment | 2 replies
On article Cast your vote: DPReview Readers' Choice Awards 2015 (50 comments in total)

I predict a Canon sweep from the dpreview readership.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 12:38 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article 4K video: What you need to know (286 comments in total)

Honestly, whenever I rent a movie on amazon I only choose SD, and my screen does 1080. I can tell the difference, but it really doesn't affect my perception of the film. I'd rather spend the extra dollar on some nachos.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 02:39 UTC as 103rd comment | 3 replies
On article 2015 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (231 comments in total)
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Pandimonium: The Ricoh is the only one that will fit in your pocket so according to the best camera is that one you have with you mantra you should get that one.

You sound like someone with small pockets.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 19:35 UTC
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ProfHankD: Eek! Nasty flare (and a Bayer-patterned flare spot too) in that motorcycle shot. Actually, in many shots. I suppose starburst lovers will like this, but I don't care for starbursts and the sharp flare patterns are not something I expect in a $750 lens. It looks great when it isn't flaring....

you got it backwards. That kind of flare you have to pay for!

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 14:57 UTC
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (392 comments in total)

99% thanks for the effort, I enjoyed your awards, keep up the great work.

But come on, in what world would a lens win for product of the year?

You should also throw in a software awards category.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 11:44 UTC as 57th comment
On article Google announces Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones (87 comments in total)
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tkbslc: I get the whole pricing tiers thing, but really we know from a manufacturing standpoint, 32GB of flash costs <$10 more than 16GB. So why even bother with the 16GB? Just launch it at $389 with 32GB and your profit margin on the device is the same as it would be at $379 and 16GB. You can have a 64GB tier at $60 higher and the profit margins are still the same. People won't miss the $10 on a $400-ish phone, but they will miss the storage.

The only answer I can think of for making a 16GB version is that you hope frustrated users will buy the phone twice?

Because they are making an extra $40 from people who value 2x RAM, which are probably most people (at least from the techie Nexus5X buyers). Why should they want to make less profit? More price sensitive shoppers will probably buy a cheaper phone anyway.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 16:14 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2162 comments in total)
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Geir Ove: Why so much foucs and testing on this camera? As a DSLR owner, I bought the Pana FZ1000. It got an excellent Review, and is indeed a terrific camera, but DID NOT get all the focus on this site that the Sony got. Why?

Because dpreview focuses on a minority of its readership with respect to the actual cameras that they buy.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 18:38 UTC
On article Amazon reveals thinner Fire HD tablets (66 comments in total)
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ShoppingBoy: What kind of man is going to buy a device that runs on Lollipop? I'll get the iPad Pro, thank you.

I suggest they move to OS naming system that includes: flank, porterhouse, flat iron, chuck...

Might move some more units.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 13:04 UTC

5 Girls is off the chart.

Has anyone seen an original print? How large was it?

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 17:00 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Heavy lifting: Leica S (Type 007) sample gallery (197 comments in total)
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topstuff: The status anxiety evident on these boards is fascinating.

A Leica test and all the haters and trolls appear. It is really weird.

It is a camera; an inaminate consumer item. It is expensive. Get over it.

FWIW, I think it is clear that for the discerning, very critical niche the Leica is aimed at , this camera is no doubt very, very , very good.

Lets just accept that for 99.9% of people on DPR, the Leica is not for them.

I have no intention of buying an F22 fast jet either. But I can recognise the engineering that went into it. It is the same here.

agreed. It's better than my iphone, but not that much better. Good lenses in the photos tho.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
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falconeyes: Must be a slow day ... Canon is able to make 1.5µm pixels in an APS-H sensor. Who not?

Another failed attempt by Canon to obfuscate they are lagging behind the competition in sensor technologies. All other vendors would have left this is a home work exercise to their employees ...

brand trolling is the reason for reading the dpreview comments! At first it was annoying, but now blaming everything on a brand is just hilarious, a la thanks Obama!

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 12:58 UTC
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