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BackToNature1: 99.9 percent of us actually have ZERO idea how far DSLR tech could have evolved from this point.

I don't think the question really is how far could DSLR tech could evolve, this is not an absolute measure, rather, it's how far the DSLR could evolve relative to mirrorless. If the DSLR could "only" keep up, there would still be an argument for settling on a single technology base.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2022 at 16:59 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: So, 27 kAh. Nice. Anyone that knows the voltage? I.e. how many kWh?

A Tesla has 50 or 75kWh

I assume it's whatever voltage is the standard for his country (110 or 220).

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2022 at 15:29 UTC
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Judy Stone: Apple wants to sell you the idea that a tiny sensor point and shoot device can replace an Imax camera to shoot the next century documentary movie with even better image quality. Obviously Apple could care less since this is not aimed at the educated videographer .

Nah, Apple is not saying that the phone is every bit as good as a RED. However, they are saying that one can do many creative things with the phone that one might not have thought possible due to the increase in quality.

And yes, their target audience is the mass market, not Wally Pfister.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2021 at 15:00 UTC
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Miguel Mealha: I use Mac since Macintosh SE. Typical sheep.

@mr bolton, actually it's not nearly so simple. When Apple was manufacturing the previous Mac Pro (trashcan) they ran into logistics issues on parts as simple as screws. Those issues nearly led them to move the new Mac Pro (cheese grater) production back to China. It's not just about cheap labor, that can be found in many places, it's about the supply chain and the availability/scalibiity of labor that makes it more difficult to simply move on to some other country (even the US). Plenty of non political articles on the subject if one cares about real numbers.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2021 at 22:15 UTC
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Akgbkd: I have never been excited more for any Apple product

@chadley_chad, @steveanderson: But Apple has a computer for those who want to expand and is more of a direct lineage from the Mac II computers of yore, the Pro. iMac has always been a descendant of the original compact Macs that were focused on ease of use, not expandability. And in general, Apple has always greatly restricted the extent to which one can expand/upgrade the Mac, they never intended it to look the PC world (with the exception of that brief dalliance into the world of Mac Clones).

That said, you may or may not like their approach, and that's fair enough. But the computers that Apple is producing today are philosophically similar to those they produced 'back in the day', one simply doesn't have the number of options (in models).

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2021 at 12:59 UTC
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steelhead3: I guess Apple customers are going have a lot of their software be obsolete with the new chip.

@chadley_chad:

"The latest IMacs are also twice the price I paid for my old iMac so again, another reason why I’m holding out (not to mention a lack of an SD card reader ... good old Apple, form over function!)"

That doesn't follow, the 2012 iMac's started at $1300, the exact same price as the new iMac's (once you throw in inflation, the new one's are actually cheaper).

Plus if buying a usbc SD card reader is so egregious, then that is certainly your prerogative. However, I ended up using a reader anyway since reaching behind the machine to plug in cards was a PITA. Different strokes.

If you're nearly 10 year old Mac is still going strong, that just shows that despite the fact that folks have had more or less the same complaints about the iMac for decades now, it's still a very capable machine. Outside of licensing issues (which are not under Apple's purview anyway), there is no reason to think that today's iMac's won't serve users 10 years from now as well.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2021 at 20:35 UTC
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Akgbkd: I have never been excited more for any Apple product

@chadley_chad:

"I remember the first macs where Jobs heralded ‘multiple ports for everything’ and lots of room for expansion."

Then you are misremembering. The first Mac's were not internally expandable at all (other than RAM) and used external proprietary connectors for pretty much everything. They also had no fans. So they are actually philosophically very much like the current slate of M1 iMacs with the exception of the industry standard USB/Thunderbolt ports.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2021 at 20:07 UTC
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sonygoingtocanon: I'm surprised to see so much coverage of Apple's latest hardware on this site; it makes me wonder what the split between Windows and Mac users is in DPR's readership. That said, seeing the performance of the initial M1 chip, I'm curious to see what a scaled up, "high end" version could do. If Apple can run their computers on ARM based hardware and get better performance/efficiency/thermals by doing so, I'm betting it won't take long for the competition to take note and catch on.

"If"? I think they've already shown that they can. What we don't know yet is what the upper end looks like, but we'll be finding out soon.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2021 at 19:54 UTC
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lawny13: I like my ipad pro... and though the idea of this one having an M1 is great it also is a buzz kill to be honest.

An ipad with the M1 which is also in apple's iMac and macbook air... yet it definitely can't do what those can running OSX. If I can have the ram, storage, CPU/GPU and keyboard/mouse interface that can run a desktop, or laptop why oh why can't I use it like one of those???

It would be nice to be able to install any of the programs that I can on an M1 mac. It would be nice to be able to, years later, run programs without having to worry about compatibility issues that you run into when running apps out of the app store.

That is why I find this hardware to be a bit of a buzz kill... because we know what it can do. And it is more portable (at times) than a macbook air. Yet a macbook air can definitely do more, and is simply more versatile, minus the Pencil and touch functionality.

In a general sense, I don't think it would be practical for Apple to get too heavy handed with MacOS and file access. Remember, the Mac is used for a great many things, including development, outside of more mainstream apps. Always _possible_ for Apple to abandon those folks I guess, but the question is what would they replace it with. Going with a IOS model would be extremely counter productive, probably better to go with a virtualization scheme so apps that need more of a true *nix like environment can still do their thing (e.g. docker), but are isolated enough from a file system standpoint that any harmful app could only do limited damage.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2021 at 17:08 UTC
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Dusty-Lens: Liquid Retina... w.t.f do they hold all of us for imbeciles buying such empty marketing bs? And it's not even an AMOLED.

uh, it's a high resolution liquid crystal display, did you think that it was actually made of retinas floating in a solution and hence the seemingly oddly misplaced and disproportionate anger?

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2021 at 14:57 UTC
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lawny13: I like my ipad pro... and though the idea of this one having an M1 is great it also is a buzz kill to be honest.

An ipad with the M1 which is also in apple's iMac and macbook air... yet it definitely can't do what those can running OSX. If I can have the ram, storage, CPU/GPU and keyboard/mouse interface that can run a desktop, or laptop why oh why can't I use it like one of those???

It would be nice to be able to install any of the programs that I can on an M1 mac. It would be nice to be able to, years later, run programs without having to worry about compatibility issues that you run into when running apps out of the app store.

That is why I find this hardware to be a bit of a buzz kill... because we know what it can do. And it is more portable (at times) than a macbook air. Yet a macbook air can definitely do more, and is simply more versatile, minus the Pencil and touch functionality.

Apple has explicitly stated that they don't think a converged device makes sense, this isn't a lack of technical ability on Apple's part, it's a conscious business choice.

MacOS/iOS have always been the exact same under the hood. The differences are at a higher level and OS "convergence" is really about user interfaces and apps ability to work well with two very different input paradigms. Current M1 Macs can already run ipad apps.

My "official" work computer is a Windows convertible, I can count the number of times I've used it as a tablet on one hand because the overall experience is not remotely pleasant (hardware or software). If it wasn't for the terrible MS Office ipad apps, I'd likely use my ipad pro more often.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2021 at 13:55 UTC
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MamiyaMax: With real inflation around 3%, the headline should read that Leica price increases are basically in line with inflation. Of course, this would make this news item irrelevant and pointless.

Considering that most other manufacturers drop prices over time, i'd say _any_ increase, regardless of it's relationship to inflation, is quite relevant.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2021 at 20:21 UTC
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moga: This announcement is the results of the Canon R1 rumors and the Sony A1 existence, I am sure. Otherwise Nikon would have waited 'til August.

@radphoto care to hunt down my posts that demonstrate that I'm a "sony fan" and what about my posts that leads you to believe that "I hate it when other makers make good cameras"?

And no need for the hyperbole, "panicked", really? (◔_◔)

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2021 at 16:14 UTC
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moga: This announcement is the results of the Canon R1 rumors and the Sony A1 existence, I am sure. Otherwise Nikon would have waited 'til August.

@profhankd your the second person who has stated that this was a 'great pr move' on Nikon's part. Can you elaborate as to what makes this a 'great' move vs a 'necessary' move? Is it great because at least they did something under the assumption that they would fumble the opportunity?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2021 at 15:58 UTC
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lds2k: It was beyond words to see the small print that says DPReview is an editorially independent, wholly-owned subsidiary of Amazon

Well it's not that small and it is in a substantially different color than the accompanying text so it stood out and it directly follows the text of the article (vs saying being past the fold). Why is this 'beyond words'?

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2021 at 13:55 UTC
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RolliPoli: I'm only here to read the snarky trolls who have never even seen a Pentax camera, let alone made an exposure with one.

Or is it a bad sign that folks are so apathetic to the brand that it's not even worth trolling ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 14:19 UTC
On article Sony a1 added to studio test scene for stills and video (663 comments in total)
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Minasgr: This explains why R5 looks better:

"These files are processed using the Adobe Camera Raw with noise reduction minimized and with shadows brightened to reveal the difference in shadow performance. All Raw images are white balanced during processing."

The files are processed and the brightness equalised. Open the R5 raw files for your own judgement. They look a lot noisier than those shown in the comparison.

@thoughts r us, wrt a7siii, how does that "rumor" make even the slightest bit of sense? If they were ready to release two years ago, the camera would have been in development up to four years ago. Why would they then sit on something that over time would start to get overtaken and then you'd have to toss/change features to keep it up to date, while you collect $0 in revenue to recoup the original development costs. The logic just doesn't make the slightest bit of sense.

Now, if the argument/conjecture is that they intentionally phased the development of the camera such that it was spec'ed out but not fully developed to give them time to adjust to market forces _and_ they planned it so they could have a reasonable go to market timeframe once the decision was made (e.g. the camera was designed modularly so they could have convenient stopping points once they had to actually go to production), that I could kinda see. Still seems like a pretty significant stretch .

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2021 at 22:18 UTC
On article Sony a1 added to studio test scene for stills and video (663 comments in total)
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shady1991: I processed the files in Topaz Denoise.
I must say that denoise works much better on Canon. While it preserves more details in A1 it also finds some weird patters in the noise and keeps them while in R5 the software clearly realizes what is noise and what is not. There are weird artifacts in A1 noise and I cant seem to understand why. I played with sliders but could not get as good results as R5.

My conclusion is that noise performance is about the same vs R5 (if we equalize sharpness in both) but noise pattern is uglier in sony which is a big downside.
So if this is not due to some early raw processing or smth, I would prefer IQ of R5.

I still think A1 is a much better camera, (and people downplaying reading speeds should also conclude that A7iii is much better camera than A9) but IQ wise it is slightly inferior to R5 and 7Riii.

Could simply be a matter of maturity of their noise detection model. R5 has been around longer, so Topaz has had time to train the model on those files. A1 hasn't shipped yet so Topaz still has to make adjustments.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2021 at 22:08 UTC
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Rooru S: Sony R&D is a mess. I know Sony is a HUGE company, but I still don't get why won't they apply a common design language for their products across their lineup.

A9II gets released just a few weeks prior the A7SIII and the a9II doesn't come out with flip-out screen and new menu system... then the a7C gets released AFTER the a7SIII and while it gets the new screen, it doesn't feature the new menu system. Then the a1 gets released AFTER both the a7SIII and a7C, but doesn't get flip out screen. And now this FX3 will get released with a flip out screen just a few weeks after the a1. Why on earth won't they standardize their features across their lineup? Don't they talk to each other, like "hey, we designed this, maybe we should put this on all models from now on and reduce costs" while standardizing all supplied parts across all models?

Could also have to do with the simple fact that while these products get delivered at approx the same time, doesn't mean that they started at the same time. A9II came out not long after the A9, A7SIII many years after the A7SII, assuming that all these projects are somehow lock step is pretty naive. This doesn't even count the notion of different specs for different audiences and price points. And _that_ doesn't factor in the practicalities of hitting said price points by making judgements on said specs.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2021 at 02:00 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 II review (1501 comments in total)
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entoman: Image quality from Nikon Z7ii, Canon R5, Panasonic S1R and Sony a7Riv is to all intents and purposes identical.

There will be cases where one of these marginally outshines the others, depending on ISO and whether you are judging JPEG or RAW performance, but the differences are minute.

The questions on my mind would be:

1) does this camera accept all my current lenses?
2) are any specific lenses that I want, available in the native MILC mount?
3) do I like the ergonomics, including the EVF?

The Z7ii is a very fine camera, but as I own several Canon lenses and accessories, my choice is limited to Canon, Sony or Panasonic for my next body.

@sirhawkeye64 real question though is, how much is it the camera and how much is the lens? That's one of the biggest downsides of that type of comparison, slapping a different lens on the cameras can lead to quite different results.

To @entoman's point, with a fractional percentage exception, anyone claiming that the weakest link in their photography is any of those bodies probably wouldn't know a good photo if it bit them in the bum.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2021 at 20:58 UTC
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