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On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (407 comments in total)
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lhkjacky: When Nikon is still fixing the circuit bugs in their DL-series camera. Sony has come out a new RX100M5 already.
When the Nikon DL-series available in market, you may see the RX10mk4 already.
Poor Nikon. RIP
No surprise why they called their Action camera "Key Mission".

What about the LX10?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 17:34 UTC
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Robemo: I like the camera, but don't like the price. Here in Europe it's € 1199 = $ 1317. For less money there are more interesting models that fulfill my demands ..

Sony's strategy with the RX100, RX10, A6xxx and A7 series has been to not release replacement models, but instead building a line-up of sister models at different price points. AFAIK, all models in these series, even the first RX100, are still produced. It's an odd strategy, models a couple of generations old are usually discontinued when stocks run out.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 14:12 UTC
On article YI M1 Sample Gallery (138 comments in total)
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Jorginho: I do not think these smapels are bad at all. For those really focussed on sensors (and soem equating sensor to a whole cam) this cam means getting the really good 20 MP Sony sensor in a very cheap package. Do not expect Oly/Panny like bodyperformance but with the right lenses the RAW files should be really nice.
Also: if this new brand will get better at making the body more functional (seems to be really not the case) we have three mFT manufacturers that of which two are at the high(er) end and one that sells at the lower end. Not a bad proposition for m43 users I'd say.
But as it is, and back to the point: not bad IQ at all.Inspite of the lens and its flaws we can see the sensor performas well.

There are two manufacturers at the lower end; don't forget JK Imaging's Kodak S-1.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 21:53 UTC
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karlkk: Hasselblad has yet to be observed in use by somebody.

A rather ignorant comment. The medium format market may be small, but it certainly exists. A lot of high-end portrait, fashion and fine art photographers shoot with Hasselblad.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 22:24 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2176 comments in total)
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Igor_Sorkin: RAW files are not affected by in camera processing...

"the RAW file is referred to as "digital negative" and its format is standardized"

Raw files aren't standardized AFAIK. Basically, every camera produces its own raw file format, and they are often processed in different ways too. I'm not sure that any manufacturer gives us the raw, untouched sensor data in their raw files.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 23:12 UTC
On article Modest Updates: Nikon D3400 Review (374 comments in total)
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Retzius: The D3400 is the laziest product update in recent memory.

The Fuji XQ2 added a film simulation, and the Australia-only Sony A3500 added a worse kit lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 17:55 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)
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Eugene232: IQ is looking good, almost iPhone 7 level ..

"And with an iPhone 7 you can make calls, txt, surf the web, email, look things up, listen to music, listen to podcasts, etc..."

Yes, those are all photographically relevant features that we've come to expect from a dedicated camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 22:39 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (558 comments in total)
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KW Phua: Come on Canon skip the 7DIII & 7DIV, go directly to 7DV, if not if will be run out of business. Show us your true colour.

To me a typical APS-C DSLR is the perfect size, not oversized at all. And I'm the first to admit that I look anything but cool, no matter what camera I'm using.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 18:10 UTC
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Valis89: In what world do 1400 US dollar equal 1700 Euro?? Same story as with the 6300, all american reviewers praised it for delivering a great camera for just 999 US. In Europe: 1299. I really like Sony cameras, but no sane european should buy that

Prices are set individually for each regional market, due to different market conditions, taxes, the strength of the local currency relative to the yen, and so on. They don't set one global price that is supposed to be consistent when converting between all currencies.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (101 comments in total)
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MichailK: Indeed, same sensor as my E-PL5.

Ok, a bit better stabilization, a faster processor with more whistles (filters and in camera processing on a tiny screen=no bells), a better but still small screen (small body, what can you do??) and the utility wonders of WiFi.

4 years later than the introduction of E-PL5, all these look little towards a really better camera for the poor guy trying to take a decent photo. Oh, I was really lucky to be able to pocket out more than a tempting leftover E-PL3 3 years ago.
E-PL5 "past model status" delayed once more.
That is good for my ego.
Phew!

The E-PL5 had the old 16 MP sensor that was introduced in the E-M5. Sony announced a new 16 MP sensor at the same time as the 20 MP one, so it's probably not the same sensor as the E-PL5.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (101 comments in total)
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MichailK: Indeed, same sensor as my E-PL5.

Ok, a bit better stabilization, a faster processor with more whistles (filters and in camera processing on a tiny screen=no bells), a better but still small screen (small body, what can you do??) and the utility wonders of WiFi.

4 years later than the introduction of E-PL5, all these look little towards a really better camera for the poor guy trying to take a decent photo. Oh, I was really lucky to be able to pocket out more than a tempting leftover E-PL3 3 years ago.
E-PL5 "past model status" delayed once more.
That is good for my ego.
Phew!

The E-PL5 had the old 16 MP sensor that was introduced in the E-M5. Sony announced a new 16 MP sensor at the same time as the 20 MP one, so it's probably not the same sensor as the E-PL5.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 17:22 UTC
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ogl: They know that camera could be overheating...
It could heat till 70C. Wow...The battery (even 3200 mAh) is really weak.
Expensive camera with a lot of minuses. The only one unique thing - not big for MF camera.

Yes, we all have that right, but an opinion that isn't supported by facts, first-hand experience or well-considered arguments doesn't add much to a discussion.

For example, assuming that the camera will have a problem with overheating, just because it has a shut-off mechanism that is triggered at a certain internal temperature, seems to me to be jumping to conclusions. Why not wait for actual user reports and reviews before making such statements?

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 09:05 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)
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Jefftan: Look at China price of this and think about how overprice Olympus/Panasonic camera is
Either they make unreasonable profit or their cost too high

photohounds, notice that I wrote that a "mirrorless camera definitely is cheaper to make than a DSLR of similar build quality and capabilities."

Given that everything else is equal (build quality, features, performance), adding a mirror assembly certainly does add to the manufacturing cost, no matter if it's 80 year old technology or not.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 08:50 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)
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Jefftan: Look at China price of this and think about how overprice Olympus/Panasonic camera is
Either they make unreasonable profit or their cost too high

"Entry CaNikons would be just as cheap to make - cheaper as a mirror is 80 year old technology."

How does adding something make it cheaper? A DSLR basically is a mirrorless camera with the addition of a mirror assembly, PDAF module and optical viewfinder, all of which need to be carefully aligned during assembly. A mirrorless camera definitely is cheaper to make than a DSLR of similar build quality and capabilities. They aren't always cheaper to buy though.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 19:55 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)
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QuarterToDoom: Its on Amazon pre order https://www.amazon.com/YI-Mirrorless-Digital-Camera-12-40mm/dp/B01CW4CQW6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474573870&sr=8-1&keywords=YI-Mirrorless-Digital-Camera-12-40mm%2F

The current 2nd generation Sony 16 MP sensor was announced at the same time as the 20 MP sensor, so it's not the "old" sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 19:42 UTC
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ogl: They know that camera could be overheating...
It could heat till 70C. Wow...The battery (even 3200 mAh) is really weak.
Expensive camera with a lot of minuses. The only one unique thing - not big for MF camera.

Why assume that overheating will be a problem? The purpose of the shut-off at 70C is to prevent overheating.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 20:01 UTC
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quietrich: According to CIPA, total worldwide shipments Jan-July 2016: DSLRs 198,690,857; non-reflex (ie. mirrorless or rangefinder) 71,420,79.
Canon isn't Samsung, it's a specialist imaging company that can't afford to simply leave the camera sector when the market shrinks. They have obviously targeted efforts on the market that is still three times larger and have done a good job of that. I still remember the buzz when Canon released the 1Ds - resolution enough to cover a double-page spread with no interpolation.
I now use a Nikon, but have enormous respect for all specialist camera-makers, and especially for Canon. Don't forget too that it could be said that while Nikon opted out of the core imaging technology by putting Sony sensors in their black boxes, Canon continued to develop it's own sensors.

According to Canon's website, the sales ratio per business segment in 2015 looked like this: Office (55.5%), Imaging System (33.3%), Industry and others (13.8%). Note that the sum exceeds 100%, due to internal sales between segments.

So imaging accounts for slightly more than the 25% I claimed, but it's clearly not Canon's core business, although large enough to have a substantial impact on the company's financial health.
I imagine that printers and scanners for home use are included in Imaging System and not in Office, but I don't know for sure.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 13:40 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (147 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: I find the X1D very attractive, both from a photographic POV and a design aesthetics POV. I like the touch screen design much better than the information heavy but overwhelming touchscreen of, say, Olympus. I also like the idea of that retractable dial and lament that it might not be practical on a smaller body.

The 4116 holds little interest for me, maybe if I were still running a studio, but otherwise, not for me.

I've been pretty happy with my m43s gear, but I also remember the fun I had with my Yashica Mat, and my Bronica, so I DO feel their tug. I would never spend $4000 on a camera, much less $12,000, so it is unlikely I would ever even consider either of these beasts.

However, I wonder if the industry couldn't come up with a much less expensive option? Such a camera would get a serious look by me (I won't buy just anything because of a big sensor though, I'd want a well thought out body, if my aging human body has to lug it around!)

Relatively speaking, the X1D and the Pentax 645Z are the much less expensive options. And soon to be joined by the new Fujifilm camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 15:49 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (657 comments in total)
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arhmatic: Maybe it's just me, but "OM-D E-M1 II" (12 characters total) is a little of an overkill... Why put "E-"? Is there a "non E-" M1? Sure, all letters mean something, but do I care as a buyer? Look at car naming. "Audi Q5" is easy. "Olympus M2" is similarly easy.

This applies, in my mind, to all camera makers. Not picking just Olympus in particular. 2-3 characters would do just fine. Just a suggestion. For simplicity and ease. Win-win for all.

Well, OM-D is the name of the series, similar to PEN or Stylus, or Canon's EOS and PowerShot. The model designation is E-M1 II, which is sufficient, unless there's a need to specify which series it belongs to.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:56 UTC
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c45: Good news for M4/3 users but 20Mp on M4/3 is a bit crowded.

Olympus has used the term LiveMOS about all their sensors, whether made by Sony or Panasonic. It seems to be a marketing label applied regardless of the sensor maker.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:20 UTC
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