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K1000usr: DPRreview Staff has by its arbitrary price-based Gerrymandering basically blocked any discussion of Pentax K-1 in any of its 2017 camera Roundup articles so far!

The K-1 is included in the $1200-2000 ILC full frame roundup, which hasn't been updated yet.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
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kitsios_spyros: I am trying to find which camera of the above betters Pentax K-p for Image quality. Still, K-p is out of this list. Really?!!!? Looking at the camera selection of the 2017 round ups, it seems to me fair to have K-p being compared to PEN-F, XT-2, even EM1 ii, than vs EOS M5 for example. Out of all these cameras mentioned, K-p is the safer bet for most shooting conditions. So why $1200-2000 and not $1100-$2000?

There are quite a few Pentax cameras to choose for the cheaper round ups and it seems to me odd to omite Pentax from this group, while cramming in the previous group K3ii along with K-p.

Yes, I am a Pentax shooter, but for very solid reasons. I find the selection unfair for a company that diserves at least not to be neglected.

"it was unthoughtfull of dpreview to omit Pentax from this category."

Not given the criteria DPR has chosen to define their categories. As I said, if you define categories based on price, the result will never be optimal for people who like to compare products based on features/performance or intended use cases. On the other hand, if you do include products that are directly competing in terms of those things, the result won't be optimal for people who primarily compare products based on price (which, by the way, is quite typical consumer behaviour).

So, I'm not saying that you're reasoning is wrong, just that there really isn't any good way to do this kind of roundup that will suit everyone.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 12:04 UTC
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kitsios_spyros: I am trying to find which camera of the above betters Pentax K-p for Image quality. Still, K-p is out of this list. Really?!!!? Looking at the camera selection of the 2017 round ups, it seems to me fair to have K-p being compared to PEN-F, XT-2, even EM1 ii, than vs EOS M5 for example. Out of all these cameras mentioned, K-p is the safer bet for most shooting conditions. So why $1200-2000 and not $1100-$2000?

There are quite a few Pentax cameras to choose for the cheaper round ups and it seems to me odd to omite Pentax from this group, while cramming in the previous group K3ii along with K-p.

Yes, I am a Pentax shooter, but for very solid reasons. I find the selection unfair for a company that diserves at least not to be neglected.

If you do a roundup based on a price range, you can always ask that question. There'll always be a camera that would fit into the group based on features or performance, but which falls outside the chosen range. I certainly don't believe that DPR deliberately chose price ranges that would disadvantage Pentax or any other brand.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 17:21 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2732 comments in total)
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elementare: FUNNY STORY:

1) Nikon with v1 - v2 and v3 series has already had the best mirrorless with the best af on sensor in the history a lot of years ago, before than Sony developed this new technology. The fact that people ignore the V "1 inch sensor" cameras from Nikon doesn't take away the truth that they have developed this tech before than everyone.

2) Super-fast AF system with 171 contrast detect points and 105 phase detect points

3) 20fps continuous shooting with AF tracking — the world’s fastest — for up to 40 shots with electronic shutter

I am quite sure Nikon has bartered this technology with Sony in change of their sensors. Some kind of agreement for which Sony would have used this technology on ff sensors before than Nikon and Nikon would have used they sensors (hi res and hi dynamic range) for a while at a good deal.

I can't remember where I read it, but I've read somewhere that the OSPDAF implementation in the Nikon 1 cameras is a Nikon patent. Aptina provided sensors with the necessary specifications to make that AF system work. And since the J5 uses a Sony sensor, not Aptina, it's pretty clear that the PDAF implementation is Nikon property.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
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KubeKube: In the first sentence, "it had solid image quality" and then "respectable image quality" - which one?

But yeah, makes no sense to mention image quality twice in the same sentence like that. Probably should be "respectable image stabilisation".

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 15:38 UTC
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KubeKube: In the first sentence, "it had solid image quality" and then "respectable image quality" - which one?

Why would "solid" and "respectable" be mutually exclusive? I read both as meaning "quite good, but not great".

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 15:35 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2732 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: I wondered if the A9 would be DPReview's new king of the hill camera, but no its still the D500 at 91%.

The a9 is placed in the DPR category called "Professional Interchangeable Lens Camera / DSLR", which should be the same category as D5 and 1DX II. They don't have separate categories for mirrorless and DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 20:22 UTC
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bilcobarnes21: Why are you reporting Sony "Rumours" but failing to do so for any other manafucter??
I'm guessing there is some form of financial tie up between Sony and DP Review for sure.

DPR has posted rumours about many brands, eg. Fuji, Olympus, Sigma and others. But selective memory is convenient, I guess.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 20:36 UTC
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J A C S: In January this year, they had the numbers for 1Q, 2Q, 3Q and 4Q of 2017, see the actual report, p. 21 for example. This is amazing.

Canon is the only Japanese camera manufacturer that uses the calendar year as FY. The others use a FY that ends in March, but if I recall correctly they use different naming conventions. Some name the FY after the calendar year in which it begins, while others name it after the calendar year in which it ends.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 16:42 UTC
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(unknown member): Japan is not in Asia ?

@Petrogel

No one claims that Japan is a different continent. As I said, CIPA aren't interested in continents, but in camera markets, and the Japanese market is deemed important enough to be treated separately from the rest of Asia.
I don't see a problem here, except perhaps that they should have used the label 'Asia excluding Japan' to avoid any confusion.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 20:30 UTC
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DPPMetro: Waiting for Pentax fans to swoop in and use this to claim that they are the #1 dSLR company in the universe.

They already tried to claim that Pentax was almost in second place behind Nikon. I don't know, if they aren't closed sooner, maybe in 20 years, when they are still peddling slrs for the hipsters of the future, they can finally be #1 at something. And maybe then they'll add 4k video and add another lens or two from the current roadmap.

I'm well aware that this thread isn't about any specific brand, and that Ricoh is one of the companies supporting CIPA. But your Pentax posts have appeared in many other threads that specifically are about other brands, which I'm sure you're well aware of.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 20:12 UTC
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rrccad: of course Damien, you get the one major important fact wrong here. it's shipments from suppliers, not sales; and value is a little more nebulous.

those will always trend depending on new releases.

but as far as mirrorless versus DSLR; the tide was going to change once Canon decided to seriously ship mirrorless cameras. By all their quarterly reports, for the last 4-5 reports, they suggest a significant uptick in mirrorless sales and shipments.

Well, in Japan at least, Canon was #2 in mirrorless last year, according to the latest BCN rankings. Those are based on sales data from about 50% of Japanese retailers. Interestingly, Olympus took the #1 spot that Sony occupied the year before, pushing Sony down to #3.

Globally, I'm pretty sure that Sony is still #1 in mirrorless, but I wouldn't be surprised if Canon is #2. Olympus is not as strong outside Asia, Panasonic has lost market share in recent years, and Fuji's share is quite small (but reportedly growing).

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 20:00 UTC
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HFLM: Another way to look at it is doing a twelve month average , i.e. from May to April the following year (from Thom Hogan). One gets:

http://www.sansmirror.com/_Media/bythom_cipa_trailing-year_med.jpeg

So hardly any growth in mirrorless, with the obvious decline in DSLR sales. Looking at a dataset comprising only a few months is prone to local extrema or short term cycles.

Thom's analysis is a better indicator of the future than short-term statistics. Mirrorless will largely replace DSLRs, but mostly because DSLR sales are declining, not because there is significant long-term growth in MILC sales.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 18:36 UTC
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(unknown member): Japan is not in Asia ?

We're not talking about physical geography here, but about markets. Japan is the home market, and therefore has a special significance for the Japanese camera makers. That's why CIPA treats it as a separate market.

Russia and Turkey are included in the European market, even though both countries are partly Asian.
Africa and Oceania (and probably the Middle East) are lumped together as 'Other', which doesn't reflect physical or political geography, either.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 18:26 UTC
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DPPMetro: Waiting for Pentax fans to swoop in and use this to claim that they are the #1 dSLR company in the universe.

They already tried to claim that Pentax was almost in second place behind Nikon. I don't know, if they aren't closed sooner, maybe in 20 years, when they are still peddling slrs for the hipsters of the future, they can finally be #1 at something. And maybe then they'll add 4k video and add another lens or two from the current roadmap.

"Pentax zealots", "in cahoots", your choice of words doesn't exactly instil confidence in your objectivity. Neither does the fact that you post comments like this again and again, even in threads about other brands than Pentax.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 18:00 UTC
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Ergo607: So where exactly does Sony SLT fit in? It are not DSLR's, nor are they mirrorless system camera's...

SLTs are usually included in the DSLR category, and Sony has always marketed them as a kind of DSLR, since they replaced the DSLRs in their line-up, and were intended as direct competitors to Canon's and Nikon's DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 17:30 UTC
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TwoMetreBill: CIPA is shipments, not sales. The conclusions in this article, while possibly true, are wishful thinking. Fake news.

Yes, but shipments are basically sales from corporate headquarters to regional subsidiaries, which presumably are correlated with consumer demand.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (278 comments in total)
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harry: Nikon would have made to the top of the list had it rolled out the DL models, rather than killing them.

I actually think Canon has a larger share of the enthusiast compact market than Panasonic. Point-and-shoot sales have plummeted, but Canon is still #1 in compact cameras (at least in Japan, according to BCN), so I think their G series models are selling quite well.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 15:19 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (278 comments in total)
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harry: Nikon would have made to the top of the list had it rolled out the DL models, rather than killing them.

There is no Panasonic/Sony duopoly, if we're talking sales/market share. Both Canon and Nikon outsell Panasonic in compact cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 22:32 UTC
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BG_CX3_DPREVIEW: What new Ricoh?

This is a Pentax!

Ricoh = CX, GR, GXR,GX even PX.

The WG series was rebranded as Ricoh a couple of generations ago. They use the Pentax brand only for ILC cameras nowadays.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 20:11 UTC
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