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On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2500 comments in total)
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jvt: Another excellent camera reduced in stature because it doesn't have the Sony or Olympus name on it.

Reduced in stature? Don't be ridiculous, it received a great review. 80% and above means "outstanding" according to DPR's explanation of the scoring system. The awards represent a parallel and complementary system to judge a camera, that takes into account the reviewer's subjective opinion and shooting experience, as opposed to the more objective scores. A gold or silver award means that the reviewer liked the camera, to a greater or lesser degree.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 23:08 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2500 comments in total)
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Jinks81: I remember people were raving about the high ISO (6400) image quality of older Fujiflim models that produced smudgy, zero color noise RAW pictures. Maybe Fujiflim decided to cook less with their RAW files this time? At least it is more subtle this time.

There's "baking" (more or less subtle) in all so called raw files, from every manufacturer. I'd be surprised if any raw file gives us the raw sensor data in completely unprocessed form.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 22:54 UTC
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jaykumarr: Engineering Manager: "we fixed the problem that was slowing down the focus by 50%"
Marketing Manager: "Our fix made focus faster by 50%" . So buy dock from us.

"Marketing has never been any good at math.

If it was a 50% slowdown, then it would have been a 100% increase in speed..."

Yes, but if it's a 50% increase in speed (as they claim), the hypothetical problem only slowed down focus by 33%. So the engineering guy wasn't any good at math either.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 16:39 UTC
On article Seriously sharp: Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM samples (251 comments in total)
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skanter: It's astonishing how much money is spent by amateurs on expensive, fast lenses because they think "bokeh" or blurred backgrounds make them look "professional". It's a joke.

I think very few photographers like shallow DoF because they think it makes their pictures look professional. It's an aesthetic choice; some people think it looks good, and subject isolation can also be used to enhance the composition. There's no right or wrong here, just artistic preferences.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 18:25 UTC
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Mike FL: From the REAL users:

"This was a joke. We purchased the item and it kept freezing every time we connected it to the phone and the only way to turn it back on was to press the small reset button. The camera would again work for 2-3 images and freeze again...

DxO has a 30 day refund policy and due to the fact that I never used the camera when it arrived and took the camera with me when travelling assuming it works, by the time I returned (and was not able to use the camera during our vacation) the 30 days was over."

"The device froze right out of the box, just after I plugged it in my iPhone, and it got very warm. I couldn't find a way to reset it or shut it off. The battery finally drained after a couple of hours. I'll try this again once fully charged, but if I still have some problems, it's going back."

http://www.amazon.com/DxO-20-2MP-Digital-Connected-Camera/product-reviews/B014ALWJA8/ref=cm_cr_dp_qt_hist_one?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&showViewpoints=0

Wat a joke.

To sum up: those who got a faulty product or are unhappy with it for whatever reason, they are REAL users. Those who are happy with the product have been bribed by the manufacturer, are liars, or perhaps not even real people.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 18:39 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (874 comments in total)
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bereninga: Is this really the same sensor Canon released in the T1i in 2010? Six years ago? I really feel bad for anyone who purchases this. Canon is relying on their name and past reputation to sell this.

This is something for folks who don't bother or have time to do even just a LITTLE research before purchasing a DSLR.

Canon should really just be ashamed at releasing such a product. And this is coming from a Canon fan of 10 years. I don't expect them to put a ton of features on this entry-level camera, but it should at least compete with cameras of similar price. It seems like Nikon's option provides better image quality where Canon is focusing on other features.

If this was the only sensor they had, that would at least be an excuse. But they make both a 24 MP sensor with OSPDAF, and the 20 MP Dual Pixel sensor they use in 80D and 7D2.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (874 comments in total)
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bereninga: Is this really the same sensor Canon released in the T1i in 2010? Six years ago? I really feel bad for anyone who purchases this. Canon is relying on their name and past reputation to sell this.

This is something for folks who don't bother or have time to do even just a LITTLE research before purchasing a DSLR.

Canon should really just be ashamed at releasing such a product. And this is coming from a Canon fan of 10 years. I don't expect them to put a ton of features on this entry-level camera, but it should at least compete with cameras of similar price. It seems like Nikon's option provides better image quality where Canon is focusing on other features.

Even worse, didn't they first use that sensor in the 7D in 2009?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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thx1138: One word: cowards!

I hope those reactors are pro-grade with proper weather sealing, and not cheap entry-level reactors.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 22:23 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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justmeMN: (Regarding Sony's sales claims.)

The last IDC worldwide ILC market share numbers I could find are Canon 43.3%, Nikon 32.1%, and Sony a weak 13.0%.

Those are the overall market shares, including all ILC models sold. It doesn't mean that the A6000 can't be the best-selling model. But I think it speaks volumes about the poor A-mount sales.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 19:24 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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jesus_freak: Future proof specs, minus a touchscreen or antique joystick to control the focus point AF selection, and no IBIS.

Video recording is a feature, 1080p or 4K are specs. Burst shooting is a feature, 8 fps is a spec. On-sensor PDAF is a feature, 425 AF points is a spec. EVF is a feature, 1.04 M dot resolution and 120 fps refresh rate are specs. And so on.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 18:03 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Funny how those Sony (sponsored) outings end up in all those similar GREAT, WOW! looking images, acxross the internet.

Michael Mann anyone?

It seems to me that DPR is the only review site that is constantly criticized for this. Even though representatives from most of the major web sites and magazines are attending these events, I don't see this kind of comment elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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ttran88: A6000 Best selling Digital ILC if all time? Wow good job Sony

And still Sony only has about 15% of the interchangeable lens camera market, compared to the 75% shared between Canon and Nikon. Since the A7 series supposedly is very popular too, that tells us something about how atrocious the sales of their A-mount cameras must be.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 17:35 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: Mirrorless is a toy not a true camera for action, sports, small insects, birds, moving wide life, journalism. Maybe for video shooters.

So if you shoot landscapes, architecture, street, portraits, fashion, products or anything else that isn't action, sports, wildlife or journalism, then you're using your camera as a toy? That's pretty much the implication of your statement.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Who would benefit most from buying all the R&D / Assets?

If the rumours are true, the latest Canon sensors (1DX II, 80D) have substantially improved DR. If that's true, then Canon should be able to make a very competitive mirrorless camera with Dual Pixel AF, a built-in EVF etc. And some more lenses wouldn't hurt, either.

Canon has all the ingredients for a great mirrorless system, but the question is if they're interested.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 14:09 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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Franz Weber: That is sad. I will never buy a camera from an asian manufacturer again.

Lytro is an American company, so add the Illum to the list of acceptable cameras. Between them, Lytro, DxO, Leica, Hasselblad and Phase One have something for everyone (or not).

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 13:55 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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kadardr: Big corporation CEOs tend to make impulsive and unsubstantiated decisions based on profit/loss statements alone. This is one of them. Altogether ca. 15 years of experience and striving went down the drain. Hopefully the 28 mp sensors will be built into some camera.

Exactly, for a commercial business to make decisions based on economic performance can hardly be called unsubstantiated. Sales, profit and market share are what they're all competing for.

And I think this was a very calculated move by Samsung, not an impulsive decision at all. Short-sighted maybe, but not impulsive.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 13:48 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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petr marek: I have mine already ...
NX1 and NX500 have really no competition in price/value/technology ...
Are some of the Samsung shareholders or top managers from rival companies to make such a brand damaging decision - give up when becoming respected leader in technology?

"Compare that to other mirrorless and AF is consistent across all their lenses."

That's not quite true. AF performance is usually very lens dependent.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 13:37 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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tedolf: How many different ways can you spell, "D.E.A.D."?

TEdoolph

How many different ways can you spell Tedolph?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 01:50 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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Dragonrider: The mystery question is who is taking advantage of the sensor fab, or are they just going to shut it down? Their latest phone has a Sony sensor for the main camera, so that may suggest the latter.

I think that Samsung's camera and semiconductor divisions are separate entities, just as with Sony. Leaving the camera market doesn't mean that they will stop making sensors. Keep in mind that sensors for traditional cameras is a very small part of the market for sensors. Think about smartphones, tablets, security cams, medical equipment, automotive and industrial applications etc. The market is huge.

Besides, Chipworks confirmed that the front camera on the Galaxy S7 uses a Samsung sensor. Only the main camera uses a Sony sensor.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 21:08 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: Once again the cons list .. for a GX camera .. that doesn't make much sense (except the shutter shock) and silver award for such a loaded golden Pros list ..

Considering that the award is supposed to be a recommendation that reflects the reviewer's subjective opinion based on user experience and personal preferences, it's really not something you have to understand. Either you agree or you don't.
The scoring system is used in parallel to give a more objective evaluation of the camera, independent of personal opinions. As DPR has stated many times, we shouldn't look for a correlation between the two systems.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 19:00 UTC
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