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Gesture: DPR still has the DL cameras listed under Nikon cameras.

Yes, but the product description says "This camera was discontinued before it was released". I guess DPR must have some reason for keeping them in the database.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 10:16 UTC
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rz350: So who designed the stacked cmos sensor? Sony camera or Sony sensor? If it was Sony sensor, Nikon and Canon can buy it. After all, Sony sensor is an independent entity. Why should Sony camera have all the benefit?
Seriously, who owns the technology?

Sony's semiconductor division is simply a provider of sensors and other components to many other companies, one of which happens to be another company within the Sony Corporation. The revenue that Sony Corporation as a whole would lose by only selling sensors to its own camera division, would have a larger impact on their financials than what little competitive edge they would gain against other camera makers by doing so. The sensor business is much more important to Sony than the relatively small camera business.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 21:13 UTC
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Sdaniella: OK

now that
SONY A9 has elevated 24mp FF 20p/12p VIDEO to ...
"pro sports" STILLS pix status ...

but A9 "action/sports" shooters
must wade thru its "image/footage" to get the "money shot", as follows:

362 JPEGS @ Max 20fps = 18.1 seconds worth of images
241 RAW (Compressed) @ Max 20fps = 12.05 seconds worth of images
128 RAW (UNCOMPRESSED) @ Max 12fps = 10.67 seconds worth of images
pp if RAW
pp to size
pp to crop, etc
and deliver (upload: before or after pp)

they have also REAWAKENED those with
CANON 5DMkIV 4k DCI MJPEG VIDEO 24p/60p ... 24 fps/60 fps also to ...
"pro sports" STILLS pix status ...

but they can just REVIEW 4k footage in-camera ... and pick the 8.8mp "money shot" frame
and deliver
pp crop optional
pp regrading optional (c-log)
pp downsizing for web optional

given 4k DCI 8.8mp @ 24 fps / 60fps is a 1.641x Crop
many can make do with wider (lighter) FL zoom lens to get a TELE FL reach

the disparaged 5DMkIV 4k DCI MJPEG looking more "pro sports" STILLS pix status!
:D

I'm thinking that surely there must be a more concise and reader-friendly way to get across whatever argument you're trying to make.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
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CanonKen: Why are these tools needed for video *capture*, but you don't see this sort of stuff being used for still photography?

Consistency of colour and exposure is crucial for a lot of video work, so it requires more advanced tools for monitoring those things than stills photography does.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 15:47 UTC
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IdM photography: What would you have been expecting? That switching from one system to another would cost zero? No Nobel price is needed to determine that switching to new gear will require additional money...

And yet there's constant talk in photography forums about switching systems because Brand A released a camera with no 4K, or because Brand B hasn't released anything new for almost half a year, or because Ken Rockwell has praised their current camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 14:46 UTC
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sts2: In what universe can a 300/2.8 be replaced by a slow 100-400mm zoom for a sports photographer?

I'm seriously beginning to suspect DPR is getting some marketing $$$ from Sony to push this product. Just stop it, it's embarassing. It's a great camera and to me all this nonsense publicity is making it look worse actually.

Strange, in another thread the DPR writer was accused of being biased against Sony because he didn't praise the camera enough, and because he brought up some negative things in addition to the positive ones. Can't you people at least be consistent and stick to one conspiracy theory?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 14:32 UTC
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rz350: So who designed the stacked cmos sensor? Sony camera or Sony sensor? If it was Sony sensor, Nikon and Canon can buy it. After all, Sony sensor is an independent entity. Why should Sony camera have all the benefit?
Seriously, who owns the technology?

I think the sensors are both designed and manufactured by the semiconductor division. But since they are part of the same corporation, the imaging division get first-hand knowledge about the latest developments and future research, which means that they can develop cameras that take advantage of new tech before it's offered to other companies.

The semiconductor division, being an independent entity, are of course free to also manufacture sensors designed by others, or co-develop sensors with other companies, and those sensors will not be available for use in Sony's cameras. This is not really "helping the competition", but rather "helping a customer". The competition is between the camera makers, and the semiconductor business is operating independently from Sony's camera business.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 07:42 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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RubberDials: Question for everybody, which do you think will come out first?

A). Full-Frame Canon/Nikon mirrorless with a range of lenses.

B). Sony 400mm f2.8.

We don't really know how much R&D Canon and Nikon have already done on mirrorless systems. When they do decide to enter the FF mirrorless market (or even APS-C, in Nikon's case), they probably have already done much of the groundwork. Thom Hogan has mentioned that he's aware of several mirrorless prototypes developed by Nikon, but he didn't mention what sensor size they used.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 06:42 UTC
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cosinaphile: sony still sells 5 versions of their 1 inch compact rx100 how different is fuji with the x100 series

The usual strategy is to discontinue production of an older model, when its successor is released, but keep it in the lineup as long as there's stock left in inventory.
Sony has adopted another strategy, though. They treat each new generation, not as a direct successor, but as a new tier in the lineup, selling at a higher price point. Supposedly, they still produce all of their RX100 models. The strategy is the same with the A6xxx and A7 series.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 06:27 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: The sad part is that some of the new products that Fuji just released are discontinued various places. The XT20 is just coming back into stock again most places, but what's more bothersome to me is that it's getting hard to find the XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 lens (which has been out for a long time) anywhere. I can only seem to find used, and I had to return the last used one I got due to defects in the lens glass that were apparent in shots.

The X100T is a 3-3.5 year old camera now. Nikon sometimes "discontinues" their entry level DSLRs as soon as the latest equivalent model comes out so being that the X100T is 3-4 years old now, this isn't terribly surprising.

Yes, 'discontinued' isn't the same as 'out of stock'. 'Discontinued' means that the model is no longer produced, and that the manufacturer has cleared its inventory, so retailers can't order new stock.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 06:17 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (496 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Congratulations to Panasonic for their clean sweep. I suppose this should lay to rest all speculation that Dprevieww is biased towards Sony or Canon.

All of these cameras seem pretty nice. I could be happy with any of them as a travel camera.

The really interesting thing here is that DPReview has grouped together cameras released over a five year period (2012-2017) while previously these roundups were mostly for a two year batch of cameras.

This really says a lot about product maturity, and could help explain why camera sales are down so much. Every new model is essentially competing with the ones made during the last few years on the used market whenever the new improvements are slight and the new price keeps climbing higher.

The reason why DPR included them is because they are still current models. Sony hasn't discontinued any of the RX100 models yet; all of them are available new.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 17:38 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (496 comments in total)
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beavertown: Hi Dpreview, how could you not include the DL?

The DLs were never released, and they have now been cancelled by Nikon. That's why.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 08:14 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1282 comments in total)
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vscd: [...]The list of qualms I have with the a7-series in particular is full of items that, on their own, are quite insignificant; but as the list grows, they all combine to make for cameras that I almost never choose for personal work or play.[...]

Couldn't describe it better. The specs were always fantastic, but working with it was a pain. If I tried to reshape that phrase in comments I got a lot of hating... beeing a "fanboy" of (insert brand here). That's the reason why everyone want the sensors of Sony in a cam from Nikon or Canon.

There's plenty of smart people who understand that a DSLR is perfectly capable of producing excellent photos, and they use them successfully for that purpose on a daily basis. And I think that very few people who spend more time using cameras than talking about them online, are really worrying about being held back by this supposedly "obsolete technology".

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1282 comments in total)
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photog4u: This post starts out complimentary then off to a decidedly whiny finish...Ugh...make up your mind Carey ;)
Weather Sealed + XQD = A9R for $5,295.00 Announcement in November

"Any balanced review would rate these cameras 10 years ahead of the current Canikon offerings, costing thousands of dollars more."

No, it wouldn't. For what they are designed to do, the D5 and 1DX II are pretty much state-of-the-art. I'm not saying that the A9 and A99 II are worse sports/action cameras, but if you think they're 10 years ahead in things like AF tracking, or that the build quality and ruggedness are comparable, then you should stop pretending to have a balanced point of view.

And yes, the market will of course sort this out, like always. But the market rarely sorts things out based on technical specifications alone, so we'll just have to wait and see what happens. I'm not seeing the "DSLR killer" that many Sony fans so gleefully are talking about, just a really impressive camera that may or may not succeed in the marketplace.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 12:18 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1282 comments in total)
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photog4u: This post starts out complimentary then off to a decidedly whiny finish...Ugh...make up your mind Carey ;)
Weather Sealed + XQD = A9R for $5,295.00 Announcement in November

Bringing up both the good and the bad points is what a reviewer is supposed to do. You're basically asking for less balanced reviews.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 11:21 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1282 comments in total)
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TheClueless: I just got an insight as to why so many complain about the Sony menus (well, aside from being unable to adapt to a horizontal menu category movement from vertical). Do you actually wait for visual feedback to end of each button press, then process what options you should be looking for next?

Holy cow.

Reviewers must realise that the menus are actually very consistent generation-to-generation on each Sony body so *if you consider yourself actually qualified to review anything other than your daily driver* you should be able to hit items while barely looking...

...right? Or is the faster speed a major usability factor because you're aimlessly trawling around the menus half of the time because you don't know what you're looking for?

Olympus' menus are also pretty consistent, but that doesn't change the opinion of the many of us who think that they're quite poorly organized and sometimes use strange terminology. It just means that they're consistently poorly organized.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 11:13 UTC
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Wu Jiaqiu: so all these new generation expensive cameras are because......ooooops :P

Cameras are getting more expensive because they're selling fewer of them. The market is shrinking, so the manufacturers are responding by increasing the profit margin per unit.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 21:09 UTC
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TwoMetreBill: Unfortunately sensors for traditional cameras vs smartphones, cars and IOT are both a trivial percentage of their business and unprofitable. Less than 1/10th of 1%. The sensor division has hinted that they plan to discontinue the camera segment of their product line unless it becomes profitable. As cameras are part of that division and also unprofitable... The A9 is a desperate attempt to increase margins and introduce profits, unfortunately there is too much wrong with that camera for it to be worth the asking price; just a modest improvement over the A7.

Cameras are not a part of the same division as the sensors. The semiconductor business is a separate subsidiary company; they don't make cameras or other consumer electronics products, they make components used in such products.
This factual error throws doubt over the rest of the claims made by the OP.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 20:59 UTC
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DPPMetro: What's funny is that everyone was claiming (with no evidence) on the Pentax forums that the next update for the K-1 would fix lots of problems and enhance features and then they release this puny update that doesn't do anything. Almost seems like it was released to give some signs of life in the company after the credible Nikkei report about the questionable future of Ricoh in photo imaging.

No offence, DPPMetro, but you seem to have a huge chip on your shoulder. You seem to take every opportunity to find fault with Ricoh/Pentax, which may be the reason why some of your posts have been deleted. The forum rules don't allow "deliberately and repeatedly bashing the same brand, product or company."

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 21:49 UTC
On article Trends to watch at NAB 2017 (25 comments in total)
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avinash_kumar01f: With all this technology rolling out it seems like we’re playing a catch-up game we’ll never win.

Whatever, future is always amazing.

The past was more amazing, because in the past we had a future.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 21:37 UTC
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