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On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (505 comments in total)
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Timmbits: I guess this comparison would be pointless, if you had included the new Nikon models in the evals.

Yeah, this is a buyer's guide, so it would be pointless to include cameras that aren't available for sale yet.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 20:21 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1383 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: Over developed camera body, underdeveloped photographic sensor at an ultra developed price point. Good camera for machine gun photography who can afford it.

Underdeveloped sensor? Why? The latest 4/3" sensors perform pretty much as expected considering the sensor size and technology used.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 20:00 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (278 comments in total)
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M Chambers: The RX10 series really doesn't belong with the long zoom cameras as it's intended to be fixed lens version of the mirrorless Alpha series or a higher zoom version of the RX1 series. Both of which are closer to SLRs than high zoom point and shoots.

For the $1,000+ price point it better be more than just a high zoom camera.

Sony's high zoom point and shoot series is the HX series.

Well, the Canon and Panasonic models included here are much more similar to the Sony RX10 than to the HX series, including having a 1" sensor and the capability to shoot RAW, so what makes them point-and-shoots whereas the RX10 models are not? Both Canon and Panasonic make lower-end models that are more comparable to the HX series.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 21:38 UTC
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melgross: This is a really odd duck. Is the size stated the usable size, or the overall sensor size? Remember that all sensors are a bit bigger than the usable size. Otherwise I don't get it. What's the purpose making it obviously unusable with 35mm lenses, but way too small for 645?

Is it for electronic stabilization, where the sensor moves around a bit? That could be the reason. Then it would really be a 35mm sensor.

And how are the sensing sites arranged? Is this a "true" b/w sensor, meaning the sites are arranged just for b/w? If so, is the color version coming out a completely different sensor?

Not enough information yet.

All sensors are monochrome until you add a colour filter array on top. Except for Foveon-style sensors, of course. The colour version will most likely be the same chip with a Bayer CFA added.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 17:48 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (366 comments in total)
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Midwest: "The in-body image stabilization works brilliantly, although telephoto shooters should take note that when using this system they will lose any assistance stabilization might provide with framing a subject in the viewfinder, as only the sensor is stabilized, not the viewfinder." And almost certainly that same IBIS (which is dandy on mirrorless) puts Pentax's continuous and tracking AF at a disadvantage since its AF sensors have to work with an unstable view of the subject. You gain the ability to use 'old glass' with stabilization, but you lose a stabilized viewfinder and good AF tracking. Myself, I am much more interested in a stable OVF than using antique lenses. :)

It's a DSLR, so of course it has a separate AF sensor which is used when not shooting in live view. And it's not stabilized.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 19:59 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (427 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 (137 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 (2215 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 Nikon D3400 Review (398 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 (275 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 (556 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 (114 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 (114 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
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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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