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On article Simple Studio Technique: Pet Portraits (91 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 36th 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 (166 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 (166 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 (336 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 92nd 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 (711 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 90th comment | 3 replies
On article Video: Shooting Dog Portraits with the Sony a6300 (195 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 (195 comments in total)

No Shetland Sheepdogs, no (camera) sale!

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 17:09 UTC as 153rd comment | 1 reply
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Betico: This camera probes without question that the Chinese are now superior producing the best digital cameras. If it wasn't for the Chinese manufacturing expertise the Japanese photo industry will be extinct.

China excels at manufacturing things like deadly adulterated dog food ingredients, toxic drywall, toxic flooring, toxic toothpaste, counterfeit products, and on, and on, and on.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 01:40 UTC

Additional reasons not to buy, from DPR's review Cons:

•No touchscreen

•Green yellows & cool greens in JPEG aren't the most pleasing

•Menu system really needs updating

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-v-review/8

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 14:29 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply

It's worth $370 to avoid having to use Sony brand lenses. :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 22:22 UTC as 5th comment
On article Sony Xperia XZ camera review (98 comments in total)

"Smeared detail, luminance noise and artifacts at base ISO" -DPR

Who needs a stand-alone camera, when you use this instead? :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 15:36 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1360 comments in total)

"Its MSRP of $2000 is higher than that of Nikon's D500 and full-frame D750 (both are $1800)..." -DPR

A proposed Olympus advertising slogan:

Small sensor. Big price.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 17:27 UTC as 260th comment | 2 replies
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ThatCamFan: Go Pro is going out of business now I think this killed them completely.

According to one source, their stock peaked at 93.70 in 2014, and now is down to 9.88.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 20:43 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1147 comments in total)

"...the a6500's touch implementation reminds me of that. It's unresponsive when tapping and laggy when dragging one's finger. Not only that, the touchscreen cannot be used for anything other than moving AF points and flipping through images in playback. How silly is that?" -DPR

Good grief. That's just ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 14:00 UTC as 249th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (402 comments in total)

"and Nikon promising a comparable 'DL' model at some point" -DPR

In *April* a Nikon press release said "the new release date has yet to be determined and we will announce the information as soon as it is decided." Nikon *still* haven't announced a release date for their DL line. Pathetic.

http://www.nikon.com/news/2016/0420_cpx_01.htm

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 04:30 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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Daft Punk: There are things about this camera that are not to like.

Price is not one of them.

I truly do not understand the bleating about the price. What are you lot on about??

@Astrotripper: "Do you really believe the bean counters at Olympus are complete idiots?"

Since Olympus' camera-imaging division is on its seventh money losing year in a row, that's a tough question to answer. :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 20:05 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (402 comments in total)
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CAcreeks: Why are all or most of the sample images (posted November 11th) taken with noise reduction minus five? Noise is quite bad with NR -5, seems like it would be fairer to accept the camera default.

DPR's Cons include "Aggressive noise reduction at default settings"

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 17:18 UTC
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