Revenant

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ozturert: Looking at dominance of Canon, it's striking to see how these numbers and charts are irrelevant in real world.
Don't worry be happy :)

Yes, DSLR sales are declining, but Canon is still strengthening their dominance. Their market share has increased in recent years, so they now have almost 50% of the global ILC market. This means that their DSLR sales aren't declining as fast as Nikon's (who has lost market share), and that their mirrorless cameras probably sell in much larger quantities than many seem to think.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 08:48 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: First, Lexar, now Bowens... who's next?

For most people, photography has arguably very little to do with dynamic range, noise or ultimate sharpness. It's about composing a beautiful, interesting or striking image, or simply documenting and sharing the events of one's life. And people want to be able to do that as easily and conveniently as possible.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 10:17 UTC
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aramgrg: A camera that is not for photographers...

In other words, your definition of "photographer" is someone who shares your own needs and preferences, and who agrees with you regarding what constitutes a good tool.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 14:47 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (209 comments in total)
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Cheezr: So far Fuji has released 3 aps-c bayer array cameras, you would think that DxO would test their lenses now..?

Flawed or not, DxO has stated that its methodology for testing sensor performance is optimised for Bayer sensors. And since they don't test lenses in isolation, but specific lens-body combinations, their lens tests are presumably also optimised for Bayer sensors.

If their methodology is indeed optimised for Bayer sensors, then it should definitely not be applied to X-Trans or Foveon sensors. Doing so would definitely give unreliable test results.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 17:38 UTC
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straylightrun: They offered to take the photo down. They did nothing wrong. The photographee is just ranting on and on about seeing salty, and the fact that he posted about it to make an even bigger deal is cringeworthy.

Familiarity with a certain behaviour has nothing to do with whether that behaviour is lawful or unlawful.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 22:31 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (209 comments in total)
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WGVanDyck: Has DPR redefined the term "mirrorless"? Originally the term referred to a camera equipped with an electronic view-finder, as opposed to prisms or mirrors. Now, are we to understand that the term applies to any cameras not using a prism, mirror, or even an EVF? I don't see how the X-A3 could be called a "mirrorless" camera since it has no provision for a viewfinder; which would seem to be a prerequisite for the use of that term. Interestingly, I didn't see Fujifilm using the term on their X-A3 pages.

@WGVanDyck

Humor is a tricky thing in internet forums. I've tried it myself a few times, but rarely with success.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 11:42 UTC
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OhWeh: Nikon should use electronical shutters like Sony, Olympus, Fuji, etc. do. The only things, which are moving in my E-M1.2 are the aperture and the AF-motors. And of course no moving mirrors.

Wake up Nikon. Future is now!

"The only things, which are moving in my E-M1.2 are the aperture and the AF-motors."

And perhaps the sensor, unless you never use IBIS?

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 11:36 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (209 comments in total)
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WGVanDyck: Has DPR redefined the term "mirrorless"? Originally the term referred to a camera equipped with an electronic view-finder, as opposed to prisms or mirrors. Now, are we to understand that the term applies to any cameras not using a prism, mirror, or even an EVF? I don't see how the X-A3 could be called a "mirrorless" camera since it has no provision for a viewfinder; which would seem to be a prerequisite for the use of that term. Interestingly, I didn't see Fujifilm using the term on their X-A3 pages.

The term "mirrorless camera" began to be used after the introduction of the m4/3 system, and referred to ILCs with no mirror in the light path between the lens and sensor. Whether they use an eye-level EVF or just the screen on the back, doesn't change the fact that they are electronic live view cameras with no reflex mirror, which is what is usually meant by "mirrorless". And basically all review sites, not just DPR, use this definition. I have never seen anyone exclude, say, the A5100 or X-A3 from the mirrorless category.

Even though digital rangefinders existed before m4/3, they weren't called mirrorless cameras back then. They have been included in that category afterwards. And I think that very few people extend the category to include film rangefinders.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 13:26 UTC
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Neez: They have to do something, customers are switching to other brands.

No, not really. Canon has a larger market share than ever before, almost 50% of the ILC market. And they're reportedly growing in the video industry too.
The real loser in the camera market recently is Nikon, now down to about 25% of the ILC market.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 20:31 UTC
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Kharan: It's an important move that's happening kinda late - they should've done this when they introduced Cinema EOS years ago.
On the other hand, it's kinda sad that they went straight for Hollywood. As if people only made films there and nowhere else. Especially Canon's userbase, which is quite tilted in favor of indie productions and smaller film studios. A service center in a central location in the US would better serve most of the country, methinks.

I don't think Canon would have chosen this location if their main customer base was elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 20:26 UTC
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frosti7: I didn't realize that such a high percentage of DPreview readers own this camera, to post this as news.

I didn't realize that reporting on niche products was a problem.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
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JurijTurnsek: Panasonic should be doing APS-C and FF mirrorless., looks like they've got all the know-how.

The only rebranded Panasonics are the D-Lux, V-Lux and C-Lux models, and it's been a while since Leica last released one of those.

The S, M, SL, TL, Q and X series are all original Leicas, and they're manufactured in Europe by Leica. Of course, Leica uses components made by others, and they may also license technology developed by others, but so do most other camera makers.

As for not having money for R&D, that's pure speculation on your part. Leica is one of the few companies actually making a profit from cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 16:16 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (366 comments in total)
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NickyB66: Hopefully this will mean the Leica Q will drop in price, as the new TL with a lens is better value than the Q in may ways.

Thom Hogan reported a few months ago, that Leica had actually increased their sales last year, and that it was mostly because of strong sales of the Q.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 15:43 UTC
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JurijTurnsek: Panasonic should be doing APS-C and FF mirrorless., looks like they've got all the know-how.

The TL and SL aren't made by Panasonic, though.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 13:40 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (449 comments in total)
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earthisle: According to this article a lower resolution is not actually lower resolution...??

I believe the point is, that the difference is so small that it's practically insignificant, when not shooting test charts.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (449 comments in total)
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CyeJoeBob: The european price policy for the D7500 is just ridiculous. US price 1249 $ = 1049 EUR, european price 1439 EUR. That's more than 30% surcharge. The biggest price difference I have ever seen! The Kit with the 18-140mm is even worse.

Yeah, people keep forgetting the VAT, when comparing US and European prices. US list prices don't include VAT, while European prices do.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 18:13 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: "The NX10 was the first mirrorless model from any manufacturer to offer an APS-C sensor (Sony's NEX system was launched later the same year),"

Well, no. That would be true, if limited to models with autofocus. But since the AF limitation isn't there: The first mirrorless APSC body is the Epson R-D1.

Putting the question aside of whether rangefinders are mirrorless or not in the literal sense, the term "mirrorless camera" began to be used after the launch of m4/3, as a convenient label for a new type of camera, namely a mirrorless ILC with electronic live view. We can of course apply the "mirrorless" label to rangefinders and fixed-lens compacts too, but they were (I believe) never referred to as such before m4/3 existed.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 16:02 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Maoby:

Being a rangefinder doesn't preclude a camera from also being mirrorless.

The Leica M8 is another mirrorless digital body that predates the Samsung NX10.

"Not, that's not part of the definition of mirrorless."

But it's what is usually meant by the term "mirrorless". IIRC, people didn't talk about mirrorless system cameras before m4/3 was launched. The Leicas were referred to as "digital rangefinders".

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 15:48 UTC
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NatuRaOx2: Nikon already had a crappy 10-24 why make another. Their (New) vision as a company I thought was to become a mostly high end camera company. Then the first things they put out are the d7500 and this lens. Looks like the opposite of what they said a while back. Hummmm??

By high-end they probably mean "not entry-level", and the D7500 certainly sits above that category. Also, those products were already in the pipeline, when Nikon published the new plan for the future.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 14:55 UTC
On article New product overview videos now available: Fujifilm GF (69 comments in total)
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Tom_A: When one day sensor costs become trivial, a perfect travel camera sould be a classic Fuji GS645S or the GA645, with true 645 sensor. I won't even need a screen!

The cost of sensors this large will likely never be "trivial". The yield gets exponentially lower with increasing sensor size, and the production volume is very low.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 17:05 UTC
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