Greynerd

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On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (406 comments in total)
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Adrian Harris: Whaaaat....... (Sony cameras drain batteries even when off) is that a joke?
My RX100 gets charged every 3 months wether it needs it or not!!!
Maybe the tester leaves the GPS active or something?
...sounds very weird to me!

I have read so many reports that seem to show that with any make there seem to be rogue units that drain when off. Just because your unit is OK does not mean anyone stating with the problem is imagining it or doing something wrong. I doubt though it is exclusively Sony.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 14:36 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (406 comments in total)
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gn28: Nikon needs to turn the Nikon DL24-85 into a Nikon DL24-100 m2... add the tilt and swivel touch screen of the Nikon DL24-500, a bigger battery (600 shots) and, ideally a 64GB fast internal storage (ssd cost around 20$) in addition to the SD card to support backup on the SD card which they can sell at 950$ and they'll wipe the floor with the RX100. I still own the RX100m2 but there's been little to no meaningful improvements since so I'm open to changing vendors rather than waiting for the RX100 IX which will probably cost 1800$.

PS: my apologies to the video blogers that can now record 4k instead of 1080p, which is nice. but other than for post processing option of changing angles, almost nobody out there will see the difference on their phones, tables, PCs or TVs.

@gn28. In the land of the eternal pre-order. Stock unavailable and availability date unknown. Amazon UK have it as unavailable.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 13:32 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (406 comments in total)
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gn28: Nikon needs to turn the Nikon DL24-85 into a Nikon DL24-100 m2... add the tilt and swivel touch screen of the Nikon DL24-500, a bigger battery (600 shots) and, ideally a 64GB fast internal storage (ssd cost around 20$) in addition to the SD card to support backup on the SD card which they can sell at 950$ and they'll wipe the floor with the RX100. I still own the RX100m2 but there's been little to no meaningful improvements since so I'm open to changing vendors rather than waiting for the RX100 IX which will probably cost 1800$.

PS: my apologies to the video blogers that can now record 4k instead of 1080p, which is nice. but other than for post processing option of changing angles, almost nobody out there will see the difference on their phones, tables, PCs or TVs.

Interesting how a product announced so long ago with such a fanfare and subsequently entirely ignored by the company, as if it never existed, is still talked about as if it was a real thing by the potential user base.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 11:47 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (406 comments in total)

A kind of transplant where the latest state of the art hyper expensive internal organs are shoe horned in to an ancient cost cutting carcass.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 09:51 UTC as 83rd comment
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photenth: As long as physics can't be broken. The size of the sensor and the size of the lens pretty much define image quality. Sure cell phones catch up, but the same tech in a larger sensor/larger lens will result in better IQ. The question that should be asked is, at what point is the difference not visible. Dual cameras won't be better than a single large sensor with an equally large lens. The idea that interpolation and noise reduction based on higher sample rates across different smaller sensors instead of one larger sensors will solve that problem is delusional.

Area of the sensor + size of the lens elements is the real measure of image quality.

The size of the development funding also defines image quality and whether the camera industry can find the funds to develop the larger sensors compared with smartphones is another matter.
I would think smartphone sensors for their size perform exceptionally well and traditional cameras are having to use the extra size to compete.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
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Roshni: Another bit of Sony bling to lust after when reading the spec sheet then total disappointment when trying to use?
We are now so spoilt for technical capability that usability must surely soon become the main development driver?
Thanks to all those designers and engineers who dedicate their lives to create these ever more sophisticated toys.

Like with Samsung the mega global multi product box shifters can make a nice bit of machinery to order (at a price!) but the je ne sais quoi of the traditional makers forever eludes them.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 10:50 UTC
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MSTR Photography: Most camera batteries come with a plastic cap to cover the contacts for transporting. Keep the caps and use them. Then you won't have to get gum from tape all over the batteries.

It probably comes as a surprise to many people reading that they do. I tend to be pleasantly surprised on the rare occasion when one does come with a cap.
I keep all my batteries in small plastic bags.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 15:29 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2176 comments in total)

It is a bit of a tense tight race now with mirrorless still battling to get in to the ascendant over DSLR's and dominate what little remains of the camera industry. Rather exciting really as all the cars break down and splutter guessing who will manage to reach the finish line.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 10:21 UTC as 66th comment
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (101 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: When will Olympus get a revelation that for a camera this small, a flash dongle is the last thing a customer would want to lug around, separately... and when it is attached, makes the camera awkward and ergonomically unfriendly.

This is the best example of camera designers never listening to their customers, but rather, keep churning things that THEY THINK will be attractive to suckers... er, customers.

In this day of convenience, a tiny camera with an external dongle for flash is a dead camera walking.

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It is always irritating when you need a flash of some sort and you have left it at home. Olympus do seem to be rather behind in fitting EVF's and flashes in to small cameras. In some ways looking at this EPL-8 it is as if has stood still in Olympus land and only by constantly transplanting new Sony sensors have they managed to keep this ancient body alive.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 18:23 UTC
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princecody: How many of you in the comment section are buying this new Leica?

Leica and its users put on such a good show so it would be rather crass to ignore it. Don't be too hard on an audience just responding to it all.
This camera does look fun and that does not come cheap so I would not get too serious about it. Lottery win stuff for most of us I am afraid so we just have to amuse ourselves throwing rotten eggs at the actors.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 15:34 UTC
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J A C S: The funny thing is that of you are walking around with this bag, you might be the only person around knowing what that red dot stands for.

The important people will know.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 10:49 UTC
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tassienick: As an owner of a Leica III and M2, I've gotta wonder how many people realise that for most of Leica's history the red dot wasn't even a thing...

I suppose it is the same as most people were happy to wear shirts with the label on the inside before designers came in to existence. It always fascinated me when designer stuff started to appear as to how they had made the stuff before, with the label on the inside, without designing it. Funny old world.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 10:35 UTC

Are they planning to produce a charming little one for the current Sony RX's as their prospective user's disposable income must be approaching that of the Leica user fairly rapidly?

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 16:56 UTC as 15th comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (236 comments in total)
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MFiftysomething: I am waiting for next year and the RX100-6 that will do 2000 frames a second and cost $3000

The days of new technology at the same price because of electronic advancements seem long gone. Not a good sign for industry. I really hope it is not really costing this stonking amount of money to build this little compact or we really are seeing the proverbial hitting the fan in photography.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 09:36 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (385 comments in total)
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Greynerd: Here we go again as in a recent G7X review where the advantage over the Sony is talked down over the rapid closing down of the Sony aperture.. I remember the text was changed after complaints.

"Just as the specs suggest, the LX10's lens is broadly similar to that of the Sony RX100 III and IV. It's a little brighter at first."

Why a little brighter? Looks like a big gap to me matching the LX100 wide open.

This is not subjective reviewing. The amazing thing about the Sony is how the lens has had so little development and the brighter wider lens has had to have its zoom truncated. The lens closes up instantly still on zooming. Only the sensors and electronic gizmos in the Sony are being developed and costing a fortune to implement given the price. The sensor development is not costing Sony as they are flogging their sensors to all and sundry when they have finished with them.

A little word can say a lot about the motivation behind what is being said.

I suspect that f1.4 was a lot more difficult to squeeze out of the lens than the f2.8 at the long end which Panasonic have matched. I think f1.4 on a 1" sensor is amazing considering 1/1.7" was needed a couple of years ago.
Sony seemed to be getting an easy ride from reviewers considering this is the 3rd version with the same numbers printed on the lens and not being able to supply more than 3x outside of a bulky bridge style camera format.
Thank goodness canon and Panasonic seem to be attempting to develop the 1" in to a broader affordable system but they seem to get little credit for it.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 22:24 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (385 comments in total)
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Greynerd: Here we go again as in a recent G7X review where the advantage over the Sony is talked down over the rapid closing down of the Sony aperture.. I remember the text was changed after complaints.

"Just as the specs suggest, the LX10's lens is broadly similar to that of the Sony RX100 III and IV. It's a little brighter at first."

Why a little brighter? Looks like a big gap to me matching the LX100 wide open.

This is not subjective reviewing. The amazing thing about the Sony is how the lens has had so little development and the brighter wider lens has had to have its zoom truncated. The lens closes up instantly still on zooming. Only the sensors and electronic gizmos in the Sony are being developed and costing a fortune to implement given the price. The sensor development is not costing Sony as they are flogging their sensors to all and sundry when they have finished with them.

A little word can say a lot about the motivation behind what is being said.

Thanks Richard. The Rx100 III reviewer got excited about the jump from f4.9 to f2.8 in the far end so it only seems fair.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)

It is difficult to talk about the real-world for a compact costing £999. Wouldn't 'Exclusive-World Pictures' be more appropriate.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 10:15 UTC as 41st comment | 11 replies
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (236 comments in total)
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StrokerAce23: Sony may as well just become a daily deal site with how fast they release products.

"Mark V looks good, but I'll wait till Thursday for the Mark VIIII."

@probert500
New lenses but still very much bouncing around in the same tight envelope. Shortened zoom but wider and faster. Still an instant aperture close up which limits any subject separation from the longer focal lengths. An EVF is hardly a major upgrade and given that the sensor improvements are subsidised by external sales it is difficult to see that much money is really being invested in anything really new. The electronics are improving but should that really be costing that much more. Probably we are in a situation where electronic improvements costs are not being offset by Moore's law. Not a good sign.
Then again not putting an elaborate electro-mechanical mirror viewfinder in a camera has always been an expensive business.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (236 comments in total)
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Deliverator: Interesting how Sony can release these new products, while Nikon can't get sensors to start shipping their DLs. Maybe Nikon should be talking to Samsung about using their sensors.

The DL's are being held up primarily due to processor problems. Nikon have stated this pretty clearly.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 15:19 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (236 comments in total)

You have to laugh at the battery life being pretty much the same as most other tiny cameras as a constant con. Does anyone really use these cameras without a spare?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 11:33 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
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