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LiangMing: So this is a new product? I bought my RX100 III (body only) couple years ago for $599.

Are you sure that you didn't buy yours with a kit lens? Just checking.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2019 at 23:11 UTC
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eno2: It is embarrassing that a 500$ phone offers 8K video in contrast to no ILC to this date.

Readout speeds. Smaller chips = faster readout speeds (hence why most full-frame cameras don't yet shoot 4k @ 60fps but many crop-sensor cameras do)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2019 at 14:45 UTC
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geekyrocketguy: Sony must have found another bucket of their venerable 24 MP APS-C sensors in the back of a closet and decided to do something with them.

Yeah, I believe the A65 was the first with a 24MP APS-C sensor. Actually owned one and it doesn't come close to touching the A6300's capabilities.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 20:57 UTC
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Mac McCreery: What's with all this talk of the Ibis, not wanting to wade in.......

@BIOGONS no they are not. The 16mm, 20mm, 16-35, 28mm, 35mm 2.8, 50mm 1.8 FE, 85mm 1.8 FE (just to name a few) are unstabilised.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 20:54 UTC

Old A6300-style handgrip, no thanks. That's one of the main reasons I upgraded to the A6500.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 19:28 UTC as 152nd comment | 2 replies
On article LIVE from Sony launch event in San Diego (215 comments in total)

Hoping for the updates on the A6400 (HLG, My Menu) to come to the A6500. Also PLEASE separate custom buttons for stills and for video.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 18:37 UTC as 56th comment
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CarpentersEye: OK agree. But a simple question. Which retro style camera would fit, fun, simple, versatile, photography-smart *and* affordable. Used included. (Other than cell phone with retro sticker) :P

I meant the Fuji X100 series, not XT anything

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 18:32 UTC
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CarpentersEye: OK agree. But a simple question. Which retro style camera would fit, fun, simple, versatile, photography-smart *and* affordable. Used included. (Other than cell phone with retro sticker) :P

You mean the Fuji XT100?

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 17:06 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: Another thing I think is not being considered is that lots of first responders use drones, and the Mavic 2 in particular has an "enterprise" version specifically designed for jobs like search & rescue (loud speakers, IR camera, search light, etc). The time saved with a built in display vs. fumbling with your phone can literally make all the difference in a life & death scenario, even if it's only a minute or two. Obviously that won't apply to all situations, but it's a really nice option to have available.

5.5" with no extra time to set up. Ever wondered why they're called FIRST responders?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2019 at 16:52 UTC

It's a very good offer and an amazing piece of kit, however as a kit I find it a bit misleading. It's missing A LOT of items to be a properly useful kit, such as - oh, I don't know, BATTERIES and MEDIA for the atomos? That's the only problem with it, really. They should have at least bundled it with a NP-F570 and a 128GB SSD imho.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2019 at 11:15 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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Yake: Is the Sony grip a Con? No. Is the Sony menu a Con? No. Is the Sony lack of a top LCD a Con? No. Are the Sony striping & moire artifacts in images a Con? Yes ... but they apparently have no impact on the 89% Gold Award rating (A7iii). Sony gets a free pass on all of these.

But IBIS is now so important. I wonder ... how do poor Canon folks ever make sharp pics?

@samfan it appears as if you’ve never actually used a Sony camera. I have quite extensively used both Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras and I can tell you that, although Sony cameras have their fair share of quirks and bugs, Canon and Nikon aren’t exempt from this. My old 70D, without even mentioning the whole error 80 crap (which it suffered from), would frequently lag and sometimes even freeze altogether. And that’s when it was about 6 months old. A Nikon D90 I used on my university newspaper (a much older camera, I’ll give you that) would VERY frequently refuse to autofocus. My Sony A65 worked flawlessly, no bugs and no problems, until it got stolen. My A6300 after that did occasionally overheat and had its ergonomic/battery issues everybody knows about. My current A6500 worked flawlessly, no overheats whatsoever and greatly improved ergonomics from the 6300. And that’s without even talking about image quality, CONSIDERABLY better both in stills in video on the Sonys than on my old 70D.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2018 at 23:39 UTC
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Yake: Is the Sony grip a Con? No. Is the Sony menu a Con? No. Is the Sony lack of a top LCD a Con? No. Are the Sony striping & moire artifacts in images a Con? Yes ... but they apparently have no impact on the 89% Gold Award rating (A7iii). Sony gets a free pass on all of these.

But IBIS is now so important. I wonder ... how do poor Canon folks ever make sharp pics?

@Yake: lifted STRAIGHT from the A7 III's review:

What we don't (like)
Viewfinder resolution on the low side
Lacks DSLR feeling of 'immediacy' for controls and menus
Continuous AF at smaller apertures can result in hunting or focus failure
Only one card slot supports the faster UHS-II format
Some lenses may result in 'striping' in images containing flare
Lackluster touchscreen experience
AF point can be difficult to discern
Moiré artifacts may be a problem
Weather-sealing doesn't appear to be as robust as competitors
Unintuitive video autofocus
System lacks proper flash AF assist
Some buttons are too small and could use more tactile feedback
No in-camera Raw processing
No external battery charger (USB internal charging only)
8-bit internal and external video capture limits Log footage flexibility

They actually do have an impact on the camera's rating, otherwise it would be MORE than 89%.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2018 at 19:24 UTC
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Fox328: I can not follow the reasoning. So in retrospect Olympus and Pentax were right and they should have been given a higher score, but because most cameras sold were from Nikon or Canon, they achieved the higher score. I am confused. When you do a review, you should appreciate what is better not what is most common.

It's not about what's most common, it's about what's most expected.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2018 at 19:09 UTC
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BlueBomberTurbo: There's no such thing as FE mount, despite what some third party manufacturers may have everyone believing.

The point is: you knew exactly what FE meant, didn't you? So just stop whining about it. It's a full-frame E-mount lens. So instead of going through all that it's just easier calling it FE mount. Case in point: Sigma EF crop-sensor lenses. A friend of mine bought one of them (18-35 1.8) to use on his 6D because he didn't realise it wasn't a full-frame lens. There's nothing wrong with using a ficticious name for a mount if it's going to reduce confusion

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2018 at 18:04 UTC

Finally, this is where my $3000 iMac pays itself.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2018 at 23:14 UTC as 38th comment
On article The best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras (233 comments in total)

I'm missing the Rokinon 12mm F2 on the wideangle recommendations. It's an absolutely tiny lens, with great image quality and good light gathering ability for its size, and it's also cheap. I bought one a few months ago for astrophotography and fell in love with it on the first day.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2018 at 16:32 UTC as 96th comment

I have been talking about this ever since I bought an A6300 back in early 2016. It’s an issue almost nobody talks about and yet I find it to be such a dealbreaker for night/club flash photography that I’m considering upgrading from the camera I’m otherwise perfectly happy with just to get that function (I own an A6500 and am thinking about upgrading to the A7III)

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 20:42 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

Coolest lens ever.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2018 at 22:05 UTC as 60th comment | 17 replies
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(unknown member): Alienating men does nothing good for your brand Sony, quit this kind of nonsense immediately.

Obviously someone in marketing convinced you that this was promoting equality, but you cannot achieve equality by discriminating against men this way.

Promoting female-only projects is amazing. It's not discriminating against men when the "no gender restrictions" projects only contemplate men when there are equally capable women available. This is just equity.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2018 at 22:11 UTC
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kristian2000: Soliciting critiques from anymomous jackwagons on the internet, what could possibly go wrong?

Saying "ignore them" is easy when you don't have to deal with depression, anxiety, impostor syndrome and so on. Grow some empathy.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2018 at 20:23 UTC
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