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Shame, I loved that phone... Will be waiting for the next Note. Hopefully it will come with a miniature fire extinguisher:) in place of a stylus.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 09:42 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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mcshan: I'm curious how it's IQ compares with the original RX100 which now sells at Best Buy for about $450 or so? Which of the two has the better lens?

The original RX100 was a bit smaller than the IV and V and should compare well size wise with this new Canon.

The RX100 is a little brick.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 21:24 UTC
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People (93 comments in total)

3&9 are simply stunning.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 11:29 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
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Robert Holloway: I used to hire photographers. Never once made a decision based on brand used. Always, their portfolio. The idea that I'd hire a photographer because they used brand x or y is ridiculous. Let alone lens a or b. can you imagine the groom sitting with their crappy photo album and saying, well they shot it on brand x. When will people get it into their silly heads that the camera gear is not the decisive factor... it's the person behind it.

Sure, but only if the portfolio states on a first page the gear used - Canon and/or Nikon.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 08:05 UTC
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newe: What advice does Divorce Magazine give for the type of camera to use?

Point and shoot, most definitely

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 08:01 UTC

Hopefully the next batch will have the correct printout.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 02:17 UTC as 50th comment

We could learn so much from the kids up until 6 years of age playing together. Older than 6 are already capable of listening to the teachings of this sick society we live in.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 04:15 UTC as 38th comment
On photo Wine in the Product Photography challenge (4 comments in total)

Very nice!

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 00:34 UTC as 3rd comment

These look very nice. Post processing is also outstanding. Thanks DPR!

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 11:54 UTC as 26th comment
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)

Finally, sample shots with a pleasing colour saturation - such a rarity these days...

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 10:30 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (212 comments in total)
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samhain: Let's be honest:
In actual performance, or size terms- there's no reason to choose the Canon over the Sony.
The Sony fits in a pair of 'skinny jeans' pocket just fine (I just tested it on my 5'1 lady, with skinnier jeans and smaller pockets than any man's jeans).

I'm guessing Canon's G9 X sales are being absolutely obliterated by Sony, and Canon asked DPR to throw em' a bone.

The Sony brick is anything but pocketable. It is way too big, compared to G9X. The truly pocketable camera was S90. Now that was slow as hell camera, but with wonderful colour that was soo pleasing to the eye. The CX9 looked like a promising replacement; however, the colour saturation just sucks - not as bad as Sony, but still quite bad. Ahhh, maybe one day Canon will produce something to replace the little S90...

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 05:16 UTC
On photo Single Devotee in the High key portrait with RED challenge (5 comments in total)

very nice!

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 09:29 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Dockside in the Dark in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 4, D challenge (12 comments in total)

Every now and then I see an outstanding work in photography. This is one of those moments. Simply breathtaking.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 09:43 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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?

I am a Canon user but that doesn't mean I have stopped looking for alternatives. Sony is a very capable electronics manufacturer but the photographic equipment needs intuitive menus and most of all - a pleasing colour. With results like these, where the colour is full of blue tint and cold, I wouldn't use Sony under no circumstances. But I hope that one day they may become a genuine Canon competitor.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 09:22 UTC
On photo Tillandsia in the Air Plants challenge (3 comments in total)

Beautiful shot, and with that Canon colour and bokeh... perfect synergy.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 00:54 UTC as 1st comment
On photo grace in the One Stem, Many Flowers challenge (2 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 23:08 UTC as 1st comment
On article Tiny marvel: Panasonic LX10 sample photos (77 comments in total)

I liked the photos. They show what camera is capable of and what the raw files could produce. Exactly what's needed to form an opinion. Nicely done.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 20:45 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (416 comments in total)
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nathanleebush: I've owned the II and the IV.. I'm confused why this camera has not been shrunk down over time. It's actually bigger than the first edition! It's just slightly too big and heavy to work as a jeans pocketable camera. Everything else is fine. Sony, concentrate your fire there! It's plenty powerful, and we certainly didn't need shiny new AF system on such a small sensor camera.

My only other quibble is that the ND filter should be 6 stops rather than 3, since LOG mode starts at ISO 1600 and I always find the 3 stop underpowered.

I have been advocating the same thing from the beginning; this is not a truly pocketable camera - it is too big. And it has a limiting reach and it is way overpriced. However, the main negative is the colour reproduction which is too cold. I had the first version and tried everything with RAW images to correct this sterility, but it proved to be extremely difficult and too much trouble.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 23:51 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (416 comments in total)
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cheetah43: Con: battery limitation. How much does a spare battery cost? [The camera costs $1K]
Con: menu structures. Why does Sony not listen to comments in the specialist press? DPR! Write to them!
Con: lack of manual controls. Sony, get rid of the flash and put a couple of dials [shutter, ISO, exp. comp]. DPR! Write to them!
Why have flash when available light photography gives good results. Furthermore, how often does one use flash? Whereas dials are used very often, by some all the time. DPR! Write to them!

ever taken a photo in a harsh sunlight?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 06:13 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (416 comments in total)

Everything put aside (like crazy price and lens that hasn't changed in eons), those are some really cool looking photos - I mean it literally. Utterly unpleasant; but I do appreciate DPR trying really hard this time to make them look nice. A well, there are plenty of Roman numerals... who knows, maybe someday...

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 09:43 UTC as 89th comment
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