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On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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Mike FL: See some one mentioned that Canon has the best service for P&S namely free to fix the S100 LENS ERROR even after warranty expired.

It was a RECALL regardless the warranty duo to POOR BUILD QUALITY. Take a look:

Wow. Opening a thread shouting about something in a sub thread about stale issues not relevant to this review and then replying to yourself. This camera really has got you excited.
Usually indicates a good product that has got the brand fans worried when the negative posting is so intense and persistent.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 16:29 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Buying a P&S is all all about personal choices/needs. I have Panasonic, Olympus, SONY, and Canon P&S so far.

I do not like RX100.M1, and I bought LX7 back to then b/c RX100.M1's zoom is not wide enough and there was no G7X yet.

I did not buy Canon G7x but bought RX100.M3 b/c EVF (even I hardly use it) and better optical + others advantages.

My next one will be Nikon DL18-50 for the same reason that I bought LX7 over RX100.M1.

Canon is the most profitable camera maker in the would for a reason, and you know why.

Are you even going to wait for a review of the DL or do you just buy on specifications?
I am in a dilemma on whether to buy the DL or get a pet Unicorn at the moment. Which do you think will be the easiest or cheapest to get hold of?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:26 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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dansclic: The words "high end" Is inflated : this camera is definitely not a high end camera, it lacks all subtleties and functions required by à so called high end camera. Things are changing. Basic p&s are now completely obsolete because of smartphones and it demands much more than a "normal" small camera to be called high end....

The leica Q is so high end that it is out of reach for the vast majority so upper crust may be a more apt term for the camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 17:33 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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Mike FL: For $30 more, users can get SONY RX100.M3 which is an real thing:
- better/ fast lens
- pop-up EVF
- Flip up LCD

For more less the same SPEC, users will pay less or much less for RX100.M2 or RX100.M1.

Yes, this Canon is thin than RX100.M1/2, but RX100.M1/2's lens have more reach, and, again, cheaper.

The good thing for all Canon 1" P&S is that all Canon 1" P&S use SONY sensor.

That all, and take your pick b/c it is your money.

I doubt you will find anywhere on Earth a more competitive and combative bunch of people than hopefully a small segment of the Sony RX100 users. You wonder looking at the intensity and volume of posting if they are trying to persuade themselves as much as persuade others. Amazing how excited and angry people get that other people make different choices.
The more choice of cameras we have the better and those that think only the RX100 need exist in this class of cameras are not doing any of us any great favours whatever the merits of the marque.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 19:02 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)

It has always been fascinating how Canon, who can give an impression of being reliable, clunky and old fashioned, manage to conjure up an elegant little machine like this in the same way that the Ixus range was difficult to imagine as having been made by Canon.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 14:09 UTC as 20th comment
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Aroart: Wow... hate complaining but why no 4K... even Nikon put 4K in there latest supper zoom..

Possibly in the USA everything is bigger so the average home screen is 100" so they can actually tell the difference with 4 K whereas in Europe we would apparently have to sit no more 6 ft from the TV to appreciate the extra resolution. If ever there was a marketing solution desperately looking for a problem it must be 4K.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (166 comments in total)
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JOrmsby: Is this the same Sony 16mp sensor that was in the Nikon D5100 and D7000?

Do not forget that Sony marketing probably regard sensor improvements primarily as a way to get higher pixel numbers on the box. I am not convinced that high ISO or low noise improvement get that much of a look in. They have had to make the sensors bigger for that and even then have had offer an option with a big reduction in pixel count for best performance.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 17:34 UTC
On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (166 comments in total)

Still in the early Sony giant lager cans precariously hanging on to credit cards stage of development. A camera without a suitable balanced kit lens unfortunately.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 10:52 UTC as 18th comment
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (700 comments in total)
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taktak91: I hope it doesn't follow the Samsung NX path.

They dropped NX because it also was an insignificant part of their operation and so was like like chucking deck furniture overboard. Many of the existing companies have to hang on and wallow in the water as they need to lose a big chunk of the ship to stay afloat. Nikon dream about bringing the 3 best 1" cameras ever seen in the world all in one go to ease the pain of reality and the looming deep.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 10:15 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (700 comments in total)
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DeathArrow: Having more camera manufacturers is a good thing. It helps all of us by providing more competition.

I wouldn't use this particular camera, but who knows, after few years when YI will be mastering camera manufacturing process, I might find that some of their future cameras will suit me.

The way things are going these Chinese companies may be the only people making cameras. China is doing to Japan what Japan did to the West. Nothing lasts for ever.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 09:34 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (700 comments in total)
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aris14: A $349 price tag would do this cam a nice tool for a lot of people.

I think it is important to remember that prices in the UK have nothing to do with the financial exchange rates. These are purely for financial company dealings and prices in the UK are just gouged to the maximum degree quite irrespective of the actual cost of getting the products to us.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 09:22 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (700 comments in total)
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taktak91: I hope it doesn't follow the Samsung NX path.

Whilst it would be nice to think the way they handled NX damaged Samsung's reputation I expect in reality the number of people involved or who care was a insignificant portion of their total customer base.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 21:55 UTC
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captura: In the Feature, "2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras." DPReview preferred the Panasonic DMC ZS100 to any of the RX100 series, on an overall basis.

@Fran Z c
Actually the maximum aperture on the ZS100 is 15.42mm as opposed to 9.18mm for the RX100 from my calculations. Please correct if you see fit.
You can see how the camera makers must love using the term aperture for focal length/aperture ratios as a means of confusing the punters. DPR probably join in with this marketing obfuscation titling graphs of f number equivalents as aperture.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:50 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (185 comments in total)
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Owlguy: Rather bogus judgment I would think. Sony RX10 Mark III is far superior camera then Panasonic FZ1000 in almost every aspects. Sure it cost more but the cost should never be part of the review or else you shouldn't review any camera that cost over a thousand bucks before taking points away. I owned both cameras and without a doubt, Sony RX10 Mk III is superior in all aspects....except one....and that is the Sony weighted quite a bit more. You can take points for that if you wish.

Cameras costing over a thousand bucks is a pretty significant development in fixed lens cameras and can hardly be ignored. The RX100 V is £999.
Obviously not a problem for you but a bit make or break for many people I am sure. There is a certain art in producing quality at the lowest price and if the manufacturers are unable to produce high specifications without just loading the cost things are in a bad way.
The rise in cost of 1" cameras could be viewed by many as moving disproportionally ahead of the actual quality or necessary quality of images produced for the consumer market. Certainly squeezing people out of the camera habit. Well worth mentioning I think.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
On article Camera Roundups updated for the holidays (46 comments in total)
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photo perzon: I don't get it. Panasonics offer pathetic skin tones. People look like sick zombies. Seems people will accept horrible IQ in exchange for 4K and sharpness.

When I replaced my LX100 and RX100III for the Canon G7Xii, family members who barely comment on my pictures asked for reprints, emailed jpegs, it was like suddenly they loved the pictures, People look great, skin tones are like real life.

The ZS100 can barely focus.

Looks like m4/3 is dead.

Maybe Nikon 24-85 will provide good jpegs and also EVF, bounce flash, and good hi ISO.

Nikon prove that keeping a camera as a purely theoretical item with excellent ground breaking specifications is the best way to keep up a feel good aura surrounding a camera. Reality always disappoints so more fool the others for actually making something.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 14:29 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ camera review (96 comments in total)
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TheDarmok74: Impressive amount of NR going on even at ISO80 and in bright parts of the images. Standard Sony fare. Maybe it's my taste but Samsung, Motorola, Google, LG...they all do much better with Sony's sensors.

How can you say that. Whilst the 1/2.3" sensor is reviled in camera circles everyone knows putting a radio transceiver next to it produces a complete substitute for any sort of camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 12:36 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (302 comments in total)
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mojorising: Maybe I missed this in the article/discussion but are all the models still in production right back to the mark 1 from 4 years ago?

And how does one tell if any particular Mk I bought as new is not 4 years old?
Past the end of Lithium Ion battery life if that is the case and any seal twisted in manufacture is going to be settled in its new conformation plus problems from any long stored mechanism.
Is there a production date on the box?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 22:40 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (364 comments in total)
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RubberDials: There are some astonishingly negative and angry comments on this thread, and if you look-up the equipment lists, the posters almost always appear to be Canon shooters.

What is it that makes Canon users feel such rage against Sony? It doesn't make sense to me.

Is it displacement activity? Are they in fact disappointed with Canon but project their anger onto Sony instead?

If you are a Canon user which I am not you will find on the non Sony compact forums plenty of Sony shooters saying non complimentary things about canon cameras but the equivalent statements on the Sony forums about Sony kit would get short thrift. Finding about the wonders and utter perfection of the RX100 can be found on many posts in the canon forum about 'I hear the Canon lenses are soft' posts without any need to visit the Cybershot forum.
These open areas are the only areas on the site where criticism of Sony products is tolerated without risking a ban after a torrent of complaints probably. Hardly surprising the canon users let rip a bit given the chance.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 11:03 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom (48 comments in total)
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davesurrey: Throwback Thursday started out as a great idea and was well received. Sadly the last few articles have been just a few paragraphs and nothing like the quality of the initial articles.
Judging by the comments from your readers this can be an interesting series. So please put back the effort you made in the initial articles.

It is probably just a British thing where we constantly focus on the past whilst the country falls to bits around us.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 12:18 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (302 comments in total)

Have Sony since the RX line came in a policy of never ever discontinuing a camera and never again introducing a really new camera in a different body shell?
This whole current marketing fad of mark designation starts to make it look like they just can't get the thing right however hard they try and it could go on for ever until we are inundated with the things.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 23:08 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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