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On article Kodak Ektra 'photography' smartphone goes on sale (86 comments in total)

This is a Bullit Group smartphone, featuring a large fake lens. What's not to love. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 01:37 UTC as 3rd comment

I'm outraged that this photo set doesn't include any dogs. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 14:27 UTC as 50th comment
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (227 comments in total)

Like most new cameras, rather than [I want it] , a better option for me would be [ I want it to cost less]. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 04:44 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Canon has a (very expensive) movie camera (ME20F-SH) that uses the same concept. The pixels are 7.5X larger than normal, and it has a "sensitivity in excess of 4,000,000 ISO".

Anyway, this Casio looks like a cute concept. It would be interesting if camera companies did more in this area.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 19:19 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (227 comments in total)

Yay, both dogs and food. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 14:44 UTC as 50th comment
On article Kodak Ektra 'photography' smartphone goes on sale (86 comments in total)

This is a Bullitt Group smartphone. Kodak is just a brand name that they paid to use.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 20:19 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (206 comments in total)
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a voice of reason: i dismiss the canon 1 inch sensor wonders .... for the pschyocowardness of canikon

the 5 was a paragon of ugliness and clumsy design ... the cowardly insistance of a central evf... and a truely notre dame worthy hump showing their obsessive slr formfactor bend and unwillingness to persue a corner evf loved by leica sony and fuji shooters as well as panasonic and even finally olympus with my lovely pen f

i can at least respect the speed of the lens if not its image quality , which is dismal, if the comparisons here are to be believed.

the 9x is tiny .... admirably so ... but stupidly slow at the long end ... and the evf
missing makes it less that the capable sonys and fujis .... iq is weak sadly
in spite of the excellent sensor.

i dream of a fuji x 30 successor with a evolved sensor that will make a dim memory of this latest canon disappointment .......to me,......... oh well.

Canon offers the G9 X (smaller, less expensive) and the G7 X for people who don't want an EVF, and the G5 X for people who do want an EVF.

Like the Sony 7 series, the Olympus OMD series, the Panasonic G85/G80, the Canon G5 X includes a fixed-centered EVF, which I consider to be the optimal design. Canon's EVF bump is dual purpose, in that it also includes a flash.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (557 comments in total)

"But for the rest of us, picking up a Sony for the first time can feel confusing, frustrating and uninspiring." -DPR

Yes, it takes more than a "pretty spec sheet" to have an excellent camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 17:07 UTC as 68th comment | 3 replies
On article Simple Studio Technique: Pet Portraits (92 comments in total)
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biza43: Is #4 from walking dead? Strange eyes:)

I suspect that the dog has cataracts.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (206 comments in total)

This looks like a very good "always with you" camera, at an affordable price.

My cellphone is always with me, but the included camera is always crappy. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 14:40 UTC as 41st comment
On article Simple Studio Technique: Pet Portraits (92 comments in total)

The purpose of this article is to display another "Buy A Sony Camera" link. DPR is obsessed with pushing Sony cameras, to the detriment of objectivity.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 17:23 UTC as 32nd comment | 14 replies

"We've reached out to Olympus for comment ..." -DPR

The last time DPR reached out to a company for comment, the company ran away. :-) (Samsung)

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 03:39 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies
On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (163 comments in total)

If you want a 16MP APS-C sensor, one is also available in the 2011 Nikon D5100.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 05:55 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (163 comments in total)

Judging by Fuji's promotional video, only females are allowed to buy this camera. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 22:12 UTC as 44th comment
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (288 comments in total)

"It's still the sharpest 35mm F1.4 you can buy, on either full-frame or APS-C formats." -DPR

Not bad, for a company that never does anything right. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 14:40 UTC as 82nd comment | 14 replies
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mgblack74: So many people wishing for the death of a North American company and then wondering why there are no jobs. Apple was in worse condition in 1999. Now look. Secretaries with stock options are gazillionaires now. Sometimes you have to take a step back to take two steps forward. But yes, GoPro products are expensive compared to the Chinese competitors, but the Chinese competitors have near zero marketing dollars compared to GoPro, so they can get away far less prices. (Somebody has to pay for action sport athlete sponsorships etc. It's not GoPro, its the consumer). I had a couple of GoPros but sold my last one off after not having used it in a year. But they do make for great surf and turf family vacation cams.

"I had a couple of GoPros but sold my last one off after not having used it in a year."

There's the problem. Most of us don't live action packed lives worthy of preserving on an actioncam.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 04:50 UTC

"Based on internal data, GoPro's week of Black Friday camera unit sales were up more than 35% year-over-year at leading U.S. retailers." -Press Release

Sales are such a great success, that they decided to reduce their workforce by 15% and get ride of their current President. :-)

According to one source, their stock peaked at 93.70 in 2014, and currently is at 9.98. Quite a success story...

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 21:31 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)

Conclusion:

Good for:

People who want the worst possible camera in the US$500 price range. :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 17:00 UTC as 70th comment | 3 replies
On article Video: Shooting Dog Portraits with the Sony a6300 (172 comments in total)
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Jonathan Brady: Wow! I thought all the sponsorship talk had run its course. Clearly not.
Here are my 2 suggestions if you have a problem with it...
1) never visit the site again
2) open your own site where you spend your own money to do reviews of more equipment than anyone else, employ a staff and either pay them or convince them to volunteer their time to you instead of a paying full-time job, and if you're really a stickler don't run ads either because that would make you biased as well. So, no revenue coming in and spending your own money to buy equipment, website, pay employees, etc. *Should you decide to do this, be sure you let us all know the website so we can all go there and accuse you of everything under the sun and criticise your testing methodologies.
Options 1 and 2 above are not mutually exclusive, of course.
Oh... There's another option...
3) come to grips with reality and acknowledge that making money from banner ads and affiliations simply isn't sufficient for a lot of businesses. Then do your best to either ignore or simply enjoy the content.

Wow! I thought that people who complain about complainers had run its course. Clearly not. :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 20:56 UTC
On article Video: Shooting Dog Portraits with the Sony a6300 (172 comments in total)

No Shetland Sheepdogs, no (camera) sale!

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 17:09 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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