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On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2152 comments in total)
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Dan DeLion: How about different ratings for different levels of photographic knowledge? You could have four different levels of skill: 1) Neophyte, 2) amateur, 3) advanced amateur, and 4) professional. For the a6300 the ratings might be:

Neophyte – 20

Amateur – 85 (gold star)

Advanced amateur – 60

Professional – 35

That way you could give out a gold star to practically every camera or lens you reviewed. So what if you eliminate standards of performance and handling, everyone would be happy. These rating numbers and stars might seem arbitrary and capricious, but that wouldn’t be much of a change for dpreview.

What about semi-pro. There are lots of them on the forum.
Do not also forget fanboy 6,000,000,0000 %.
Edit: Please note the large last number would apply to most makes of camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 07:55 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2152 comments in total)

Don't we all just love the reviews of the review.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 22:18 UTC as 98th comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2152 comments in total)
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Frank C.: DPReview has become Sony Central, who would have thunk?

@perry rhodan
You virtually accuse the reviewers of unethical behaviour and then when people even suggest that you may not be entirely impartial yourself which is a far lesser crime you storm off in a huff! Debating for some people is a very one way process I think.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 15:45 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2152 comments in total)
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Frank C.: DPReview has become Sony Central, who would have thunk?

I think there is a lot more bias in the reaction to the scores than in the scoring itself.
They are really not important enough to start throwing around accusations of bias. You take it or leave it and read around all the reviews and form your own judgement. Why shouldn't the reviewer like the camera and who is to say they are wrong.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 15:54 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2152 comments in total)
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jonikon: Only a small percentage of buyers of the 6300 will ever use prime lenses with it, so why are only prime lenses used in the reviews of the Sony APS-C cameras?
Answer: The Sony APS-C zoom lenses are junk glass that get terrible reviews.
If Sony ever produces a good quality native APS-C zoom lens for this camera, I would seriously consider buying one, (despite it's poorly designed grip and ergonomics). I keep waiting and hoping Sony wakes up some day and gets the news that optical quality is important to serious amateur photographers and the vast majority of sub FF sensor ILC owners (me included), rarely use or even own prime lenses. Poor lens selection for APS-C is one of the major reasons I left the Sony A mount, and six years later nothing has changed, unfortunately.

Given the fact that the Sony aps-c cameras have only a single body with an EVF it is a bit risky making any investments in lenses. When the A6400 comes along and you do not like it there is no choice of bodies here to switch to. This seems very much a kit only system which is how many people may view it. Also no affordable cameras unless you drop the EVF.
The viabilility of this as a system really depends on the A6000 continuing or a replacement coming out. It all looks a bit threadbare at the moment.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 09:42 UTC

How is the lens getting its air when it shoots out? Many people are cagey rightly or wrongly at the moment over fixed lens cameras with the lens breathing through the camera body and over the sensor. Is there any protection in this camera against dust ingress as it will have to get a lot of air from somewhere.
The advantage of ILC's is the lens mount end is sealed off and the sensor is easy to clean anyhow if it does get dusty. I am very reluctant to shell out a lot of money on any fixed lens camera especially as the lenses get bigger to match the sensors. Even if weather sealed the lens has to breathe and is this filtered by the seals?
This is not specific to Sony but a worry as the prices become non trivial in the fixed lens area generally. The dust in my TZ40 is not a worry and a sharp rap removed a great lump but it would be worrying in these premium machines.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 20:48 UTC as 10th comment
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sh10453: I'd think that Panasonic engineering management is now operating in panic mode, with a series of urgent meetings!
Historically, Panasonic has been very much the leader in this type of cameras.
One of my cameras is the FZ200, and I like the 600mm f/2.8 constant, but I certainly don't like the tiny sensor size on it due to poor image quality in low light situations (if flash is not used).

This is a nice camera. A 600mm Zeiss lens on a 1" sensor is decent for many photographic situations.
I think the next challenge is an 800mm on a 1" sensor with at least the same lens brightness f/2.4-4, or the same 600mm lens on a 1.5" sensor. I see that coming in a few short years (5 years? Maybe less!).

Well done, Sony engineers. You deserve a credit. Great job!!! Now hurry up and get us the 800mm f/2-2.8 ... :)

You say where did you mention the FZ1000 as if irrelevant when someone mentions the astronomical cost and now you say that the FZ1000 is the obvious competitor to the RX10 III. Make your mind up.
The thing is Panasonic are making both apples and oranges whereas Sony just produce a wave of different marks of apples with the cost of an apple soaring with every harvest.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 16:47 UTC
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sh10453: I'd think that Panasonic engineering management is now operating in panic mode, with a series of urgent meetings!
Historically, Panasonic has been very much the leader in this type of cameras.
One of my cameras is the FZ200, and I like the 600mm f/2.8 constant, but I certainly don't like the tiny sensor size on it due to poor image quality in low light situations (if flash is not used).

This is a nice camera. A 600mm Zeiss lens on a 1" sensor is decent for many photographic situations.
I think the next challenge is an 800mm on a 1" sensor with at least the same lens brightness f/2.4-4, or the same 600mm lens on a 1.5" sensor. I see that coming in a few short years (5 years? Maybe less!).

Well done, Sony engineers. You deserve a credit. Great job!!! Now hurry up and get us the 800mm f/2-2.8 ... :)

This camera is way out of the price range of the usual market for these cameras so why Panasonic are being brought in to this I do not know.
Panasonic have a much broader range of cameras and the TZ100 does really bring the 1" format in to a tidy affordable package with reach.
This RX10 III is a monster. Just big and expensive which is hardly a development feat for a compact. I expect Panasonic are having a bit of a laugh really at how desperate Sony are in their fight for survival with all their marks of the same 2 cameras.
In truth the TZ100 is the first sign that the 1" sensor is actually going to work as a flexible compact sensor in the true sense of the word.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 09:50 UTC
On article First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (194 comments in total)
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medon78: The image quality is incredible.
Seems like the ultimate super-zoom lens, albeit with a camera attached... ;)
Even the colors look pretty good.
Sony is really showing impressive products, clearly leading innovation.

Just wonder when they will finally adopt to a more user-friendly user interface. Why not simply copy Canon's?

P.S.:
Thank you dpreview for this very good image gallery!!

Need a bit more time. How much do you think?
It is a comment that they are in the camera markets but just lack finesse and experience in many respects so it is OK having a project to build the best cameras but it not so easily achievable in practice. Their attention is spread in so many directions and they cannot necessarily do everything well.
I just find my Olympus cameras so much nicer to use than the NEX 6 which was a beautiful camera in many ways but clunky to use. Getting the feels right factor in to kit cannot just be done as a corporate by numbers exercise. The fact they have to go back to the Alpha menus and completely abandon the NEX approach was a massive back track and development write off.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 18:07 UTC
On article First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (194 comments in total)
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medon78: The image quality is incredible.
Seems like the ultimate super-zoom lens, albeit with a camera attached... ;)
Even the colors look pretty good.
Sony is really showing impressive products, clearly leading innovation.

Just wonder when they will finally adopt to a more user-friendly user interface. Why not simply copy Canon's?

P.S.:
Thank you dpreview for this very good image gallery!!

Sony are probably not exactly replete with funds and are focusing on narrow technical niche stuff with high margins. A bit like Samsung again where the technical hardware is great but the style and interface functionality of the cameras often shows the essentially bulk box shifting roots of these companies.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 10:28 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (308 comments in total)
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ErikH: Wow. I like what Sony is doing but this cam better be flawless for $1500.

I suppose they are costing these 1" compact cameras by weight now.
1" is a neither here nor there format really. Too big to get the kit compact and affordable but too small to really excel at high sensitivity.
2/3 seems the ideal one really but Sony rules the roost.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 09:11 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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SPerez: Really funny to see so many opinions over a camera with apparently nearly not any interest.
I have a Leica Q since four months ago and it is a superb camera. Sorry for saying this in this hostile environment
Kind regards for everybody

I actually have Leica printed on my Panasonic TZ40. It is amongst my cameras the lens where you can see dust inside it. I am not sure that Leica's association with Panasonic has helped in its exclusivity here. I think in a way Leica trying to be the top brand and have a close association with Panasonic has caused a bit of confusion amongst us in what the name actually represents. The phrase 'you can't have your cake and eat it' comes to mind in terms of market placement.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 16:58 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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SPerez: Really funny to see so many opinions over a camera with apparently nearly not any interest.
I have a Leica Q since four months ago and it is a superb camera. Sorry for saying this in this hostile environment
Kind regards for everybody

@Mark Alan Thomas.
A necessity of life is to not take it all too seriously, especially cameras. Self loathing seems a bit of an extreme view to have of the non Leica owning fraternity. I suppose if you want the Red Spot as a sign of success go for it.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 23:53 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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plastique2: Camera no grip
Propeller no ship
A season to skip

I am sure you could get a chap to make one for you. The fact you think this way rather gives you away as unsuitable for ownership of the brand. There must be someone on the staff good at this sort of thing.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 11:22 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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SPerez: Really funny to see so many opinions over a camera with apparently nearly not any interest.
I have a Leica Q since four months ago and it is a superb camera. Sorry for saying this in this hostile environment
Kind regards for everybody

There are 2 pleasures that Leica give. The prestige and glamour of owning one and the pure joy of mocking the people who own them. If you can throw vast amounts of money at precipitously diminishing returns I recommend the former and for the rest of us it has to be the latter.
All good fun really. If we could not laugh at the necessities of life affluent people require where would we be.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 10:59 UTC
On article How to: iFixit disassembles the Fujifilm X100T (102 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Quite a messy take down. SONY's take down is much cleaner and no wonder SONY can fit so much into a slim body. I think Panasonic also have cleaner design than Olympus

Sony are having trouble fitting all the heat generated in to such slim bodies.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 13:37 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2152 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: Sony promised bette lenses long time ago. Where are they?

We will have to see if a replacement camera costing twice as much without an affordable lens to complement it matches the sales of its predecessor. Sony are emulating the Samsung end game with an expensive top end model and a cheap cut back model so it all still looks very similar to me.
Possibly the fan base will put up with any neglect so the actual kit probably does not matter. Sony are good at marketing you have to give them that.
To upgrade people will need to go in to an entirely different camera pricing zone for a very similar camera. A touch of wild, experimental and unpredictable marketing going on here especially with the plethora of concurrent old models swanning around.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
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2eyesee: Is anyone else getting rather cynical about Sony's habit of keeping old cameras on the market to justify charging a premium for their new tech?

There's no way this camera should be viewed as anything other than a replacement of the A6000. Just as the RX10 II should have been a replacement of the RX10 and the RX100M4 a replacement of the RX100M3.

@Dr_Jon
My local camera shop who are seem pretty much in touch with all things photographic told me that all the Sony RX100 marks are still in production. It is in contrast to the normal dump and then junk old models quickly, though there are exceptions. My last foray in to NEX hurt me because the NEX 6 a bargain at £600 was then undercut by the more austere in many ways A6000 at £450 and now the mark is back up to the £1,000 of the old viewfinder models at the start. No Moore's law in photography. I find it all very confusing and difficult to know where Sony is going except full frame but is there really enough money around for there to be any significant scale there? Out of my league definitely.
It is difficult having kit where you want to sell it 2 years later and you are competing with brand new later marks stuff selling at cost which guarantees hefty depreciation. If people can write off equipment then good luck to them and no problem but how many can do that?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 10:44 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2152 comments in total)
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2eyesee: Is anyone else getting rather cynical about Sony's habit of keeping old cameras on the market to justify charging a premium for their new tech?

There's no way this camera should be viewed as anything other than a replacement of the A6000. Just as the RX10 II should have been a replacement of the RX10 and the RX100M4 a replacement of the RX100M3.

It is a lot cheaper than creating a comprehensive flexible range of cameras. Just hang on to the old version as a cheap alternative and sell an enhanced model of the same camera without expensive retooling costs in the factory. All a bit desperate really and these bulk box shifters are just failing to get the class in to their act that the traditional camera makers achieve with style and panache.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 09:13 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2152 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: Sony promised bette lenses long time ago. Where are they?

Samsung is dead and Sony aps-c is on life support. It is difficult to see with only 2 bodies howit is going to survive. The situations look awfully similar. £1,000 if you want a viewfinder and that is body only.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 08:39 UTC
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