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On article DPReview TV: Olympus E-M1X Review (238 comments in total)
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Ben Herrmann: Wow - I don't what to think - so many conflicting thoughts. I've been with Olympus since the early 80's - always loved their cameras. Embraced both 4/3 and M4/3 upon their announcements. But now, here they go - releasing a camera the size of a professional DSLR w/battery grip at a whooping $3000 USD. I just don't know if this camera will result in the sales numbers that they had envisioned, and if not...they'll be forced to drastically cut the prices (how much longer can their medical division offset the losses in the camera division?).

I'm still loving the likes of the E-M5 and E-P5 which I still embrace - perfect size factors with superb performance. M4/3 was released with an end goal of smaller cameras and lenses - but look where it's evolved to. I just don't know anymore. Luckily, folks like me also shoot with other brand mirror-less options. If Olympus was my only brand at the moment, I'd be concerned for its future, but like anything else, I could be wrong (hope I am).

I kind of doubt they are. It is new imaging like a Cat Scan or a MRI. That is big boy stuff that cost a Million dollars or more. I would not think Olympus could break into that market. They are pretty cash strapped as of late. Here in the United States GE seems to have that market sewed up.

I just has a Colonoscopy done a month ago. It really is not that bad at all.
They knock you out so you really don't feel or know anything. The drinking all that liquid might seem like the worse part, but I guess the result out the other end Is the really the worse part LoL.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2019 at 03:48 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Olympus E-M1X Review (238 comments in total)
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Ben Herrmann: Wow - I don't what to think - so many conflicting thoughts. I've been with Olympus since the early 80's - always loved their cameras. Embraced both 4/3 and M4/3 upon their announcements. But now, here they go - releasing a camera the size of a professional DSLR w/battery grip at a whooping $3000 USD. I just don't know if this camera will result in the sales numbers that they had envisioned, and if not...they'll be forced to drastically cut the prices (how much longer can their medical division offset the losses in the camera division?).

I'm still loving the likes of the E-M5 and E-P5 which I still embrace - perfect size factors with superb performance. M4/3 was released with an end goal of smaller cameras and lenses - but look where it's evolved to. I just don't know anymore. Luckily, folks like me also shoot with other brand mirror-less options. If Olympus was my only brand at the moment, I'd be concerned for its future, but like anything else, I could be wrong (hope I am).

There are new, better technologies out now that can do Colon scans that maybe won't even require a Colostomy anymore. So the days of endoscopes may be coming to an end. Not good for Olympus.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 19:28 UTC
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cosinaphile: funny stuff ....that's drunk alright

Snot slinging drunk.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2018 at 03:02 UTC
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(unknown member): Oh dear! Dragging an expensive SLR across a counter covered in butter, pouring beer all over another, advocating breaking and entering. Being generally thoughtless, clumsy and having no concerns about setting a good example seems to be the general idea. Who is this video aimed at, complete morons?

Folks you can't make up some of the replys on here LoL. Wow.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2018 at 03:01 UTC

Canon output is sort of soft to start with. They want it even more?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2018 at 02:44 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

Well at least they didn't pull a Leica and charge 5 times the price for it. I like it. May buy one.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2018 at 02:03 UTC as 19th comment

They look happier than we do! No real surprise.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 05:04 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1249 comments in total)
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ShaiKhulud: 4K - Finally
24p (1.6 x crop) but in fact 2.56x crop because sensor is cropped too - Srsly?
Dual Pixel AF is not available in 4K (contrast detection AF is available).
235 shot-per-charge battery live - This is bad even by the early NEX standarts

>As you can see, the M50 stacks up quite nicely compared to other offerings at this price point
I think you're being generous. Video and battery are appalling. Native lens selection is basic at best and Canon MILC sensors are still waaaaay behind Fuji/Sony in terms of ISO and DR. But hey, at least they're trying.

It is not so much the sensors are behind, it is the Codec they use in some of their cameras, and the way at times, well most of the time they Gimp them so much.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 04:28 UTC
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citrate: Look at the shipment numbers and compare unit and value. It is obvious that mirrorless is shifting to high-end (lower units but with higher value), and DSLR the opposite.

I really doubt Cheap DSLR's are jumping off the shelves. Go to any Soccer game and most have a Cellphone out. Cheap cameras of any kind are DOA.

All these newer cameras are up into the 2000 + dollar range now. They have given up on even the mid priced ones.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 04:05 UTC
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Vik2012: Lots of DPReview visitor crystal-balls going into the trash after reading this article. DSLR's were predicted to be extinct how many years ago now... 5?, 10? :D

What the heck is "AR tech"?

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 04:00 UTC
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starbase218: Well I might buy a new camera in, say, 4 to 6 months or so. Or I might want to wait and see what the new Nikon mirrorless platform will offer.

Canon and Nikon are Not going to come out with cameras that blow their DSLR cameras out to of the water to start with. Even for them that would be risky.

They will be good, but not great. No one is going to build a killer camera on the first try. We are talking Canon here, they will gimp it someway..

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 03:51 UTC
On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)
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neneboricua: Most people here don't realize Lytro was ahead of it's time. Its technology could have lots of applications, even if traditional photography isn't one of them. They would have done better as a sort of "skunk works" R&D group inside Google, Microsoft, Tesla, or some other large tech company. But they were limited by needing to put out some sort of consumer product to keep the company funded. Imagine what they could have done if they could have focused just on developing that tech for a solid 10 years. Most people don't understand that 80% of the time to bring a product to market is spent on the last 20% (or less) of work to smooth out the rough edges...

Well part of the problem was it had a ton of lenses in it. I don't care if they were plastic, to manufacture, and install them with any precision would be hard to do on the cheap. It was in a sense too complex to make for 700 bucks it should have been or less..

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 05:48 UTC
On article Alien Skin offers Exposure X3 update (12 comments in total)

Alien Skin has been around what seems like forever. It was always a great software package. I haven't used in in 10 years or more, but it was sort of a must have back in the day.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 16:54 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Rokinon AF 35mm F2.8 FE sample gallery and impressions (142 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Wow, haven't seen an International "Jeep" in 40 years.

I had one of those Years ago. It had a top speed of about 65 mph and rode like a dump truck. But it was neat looking. It could go Anywhere. Sort of along the lines of the old 50's Dodge Power Wagons. They make a Jeep feel like a Cadillac ride wise.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 16:19 UTC

Well every period in history was probably racist. In medieval times low people on the totem pole were peasants and serfs. Not exactly putting them in a good light.

I think even really educated people are probably the worse. Pretty much Everyone seems "below" you. But they probably do it in private more than less educated people do.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 16:21 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Why brand market share shouldn't matter to you (546 comments in total)
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Tony Northrup: We've long recommended Canon because of the wide availability of third-party flashes, lenses, aquatic housings, etc. Third-party support is primarily determined by popularity. Fortunately, largely thanks to innovations in Chinese engineering and manufacturing, good-quality third-party accessories are available for just about every system nowadays... but the full range of Tamron and Sigma zooms are still only available for Canon and Nikon, again, because they've been the market leaders.

Sony has climbed the ranks and suddenly we see Tamron & Sigma E-mount lenses. Sony photogs will have more options and be able to buy cheaper/better lenses. That matters. Popularity matters.

Well if you wanted to dabble in shooting 4k video and are a Canon user there was no camera they made, new or used, under $3,000.00 that could do 4k other than the new M50 that just came out. And I won't call it a marvel of video advanced features either. But for the money it is a start.

So yeah you might switch systems if you need 4k and are not making big money.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 19:12 UTC
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Mateus1: Does Panasonic offer lenses with mechanical focusing, not by-wire with stepless aperture?

Olympus makes a few lenses with a mechanical clutch that you can manual focus. Panasonic none that I can think of.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 04:42 UTC
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Rich Evans: Its your opinion DPReview but I still think the GH5 is the video camera to beat.

Why?

Because this does not improve much on the GH5 on quality. Those who want way better low light and stabilisation will for sure go for the much better A7sII. You want quality? GH5. You want a better overall camera? A7sII.

I would love to see if Pana cannibalises itself with this release or not.

Who says you can't put a Speedbooster on a A7sXX in Crop mode??

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 23:52 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1249 comments in total)
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ShaiKhulud: 4K - Finally
24p (1.6 x crop) but in fact 2.56x crop because sensor is cropped too - Srsly?
Dual Pixel AF is not available in 4K (contrast detection AF is available).
235 shot-per-charge battery live - This is bad even by the early NEX standarts

>As you can see, the M50 stacks up quite nicely compared to other offerings at this price point
I think you're being generous. Video and battery are appalling. Native lens selection is basic at best and Canon MILC sensors are still waaaaay behind Fuji/Sony in terms of ISO and DR. But hey, at least they're trying.

They are not trying. It is the same old Canon goofy stuff. Maybe if they had someone under 90 on the board of directors they might build something modern and competitive again.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 05:37 UTC
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QuikFrame: These look like great pics from a phone.

With that said, I'm continually floored by phone prices and that people are seemingly OK with paying them. yikes! I usually end up buying "last year's flagship" as my typical strategy every few years.

Quickframe Maybe you need to buy that phone they advertise for pocket change on TV. Consumer Cellular LoL.

I am double crazy. I have a Samsung Note 8 and a iPhone X.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 04:13 UTC
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