Zigadiboom

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Zigadiboom: Although the Nikon D500 is undoubtedly a great camera in its own right, unfortunately it cannot be viewed in isolation in the context of today's market trend.
The D500 should have been launched at least a few years ago at the height of when people were really craving it. At that time high end mirrorless models were not commonplace and so there was a place for it.
I just get the feeling that after 7 years this situation is no different to the scene in Liar Liar where Jim Carrey turns up ridiculously late to his little son's birthday with a sheepish grin after standing him up and having him kept waiting the whole day.

It is acknowledged that the D500 will occupy a niche segment of the market. However unlike when the D300s was released the market has changed considerably. What I mean by 'market trend' is as follows:

- There is no doubt that sales of APSC DSLRS have taken a hit from its mirrorless rivals particularly in the lower to mid range segment. And with each subsequent iteration, mirrorless are bridging the gap. Just look at the capabilities of the new A6300. Back then the D300s had a sophisticated 51pt AF, 8fps, and a decent 12mp sensor. Its rivals were few and far between with the Canon 7d being its main rival. Its different very now.

- The D500 not only has to contend with mirrorless offerings but its own stablemate the D7200.

- Nikon doesn't offer any notable advantage in its professional DX lens range to allow this type of camera to stand out any longer

- It took 7 years for this camera to be released and the best Nikon could come up with for its prosumer audience is 'its complicated'.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 21:44 UTC

Although the Nikon D500 is undoubtedly a great camera in its own right, unfortunately it cannot be viewed in isolation in the context of today's market trend.
The D500 should have been launched at least a few years ago at the height of when people were really craving it. At that time high end mirrorless models were not commonplace and so there was a place for it.
I just get the feeling that after 7 years this situation is no different to the scene in Liar Liar where Jim Carrey turns up ridiculously late to his little son's birthday with a sheepish grin after standing him up and having him kept waiting the whole day.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 14:40 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (885 comments in total)

I was tossing up between the new Sony A6300 and this camera and decided to settle on this for two reasons. Firstly compared to Sony's new 24mp sensor the Canon 18mp sensor has stood the test of time which testifies to its greatness and reputation. Secondly even though the Sony A6300 shoots 8fps in live view, this feature pales in comparison and doesn't come anywhere near the ingeniousness of the new 'food mode' that has been added to the model dial of the new Canon. This 'exciting addition' is a testimony to Canon's innovativeness, originality and impeccable attention to detail that other manufacturers need to wake up and take heed in.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 12:54 UTC as 178th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review (312 comments in total)

There are still a few key areas ILCs trail in comparison to entry level DSLRs. They are:

- Low light AF and low light AF tracking
- Battery life
- Size: Canon 100d and D3300 are in reality not that much bigger than mirrorless options.
- Lens selection: Still cannot ignore the fact that Canon and Nikon have a wide and extensive range of good lenses to choose from both proprietary and third party. Olympus and Panasonic have a good range but Sony, Fuji and Samsung do not in comparison.
- Color rendition. I find a vast amount of photographers still prefer the colors Canon and Nikon produce. For landscape shots I know what I will be choosing.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 08:15 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review (312 comments in total)
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ChrisH37: Friends/family often ask about which camera to buy (as they do, when you're a photographer), when they're looking for a 'DSLR' it's very difficult to justify an entry level one over a mirrorless camera now. I'm just not sure what they're bringing to the market in that particular sector.

The likes of Fuji, Sony, Panasonic etc now have more than adequate continuous AF, no potential focus issues, full AF/control via the LCD, extremely good kit lens and a usefully smaller form factor.

It's only the perceived 'professionalism' of a DSLR that puts them on people's radars in the first place, that and the bigger must mean better mentality still quite prevalent in the U.S. (Asia has embraced mirrorless in the entry level sector).

For all the talk of the big guns such as the Sony a7RII, I think the entry level market is where mirrorless already has the edge on DSLRs for the vast majority of potential purchasers, they just don't necessarily know it just yet.

There are still a few key areas ILCs trail in comparison to entry level DSLRs. They are:

- Low light AF and low light AF tracking
- Battery life
- Size: Canon 100d and D3300 are in reality not that much bigger than mirrorless options.
- Lens selection: Still cannot ignore the fact that Canon and Nikon have a wide and extensive range of good lenses to choose from. Olympus and Panasonic have a good range but Sony, Fuji and Samsung do not in comparison.
- Color rendition. I find a vast majority of people still prefer the colors Canon and Nikon produce. For landscape shots I know I what I will be choosing.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 08:08 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review (312 comments in total)

'MARKET FOR DSLRs SHRINKING DRAMATICALLY AND WHY CANON/NIKON ARE TO BLAME'.

http://www.eoshd.com/2014/09/market-dslrs-shrinking-dramatically-canon-nikon-blame/

Very insightful article I thought.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 01:56 UTC as 56th comment
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know (614 comments in total)

EVF = Electronic Viewfinder Forsaken

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 09:44 UTC as 128th comment | 8 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know (614 comments in total)

Even an ultra mega die-hard Canon fanboy on crystal meth would find this purchase hard to justify at this ridiculously inflated price!?!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 06:35 UTC as 152nd comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (478 comments in total)

The Canon Rebel series is like Jurassic World - a recycling of a 20 year old concept with much less glamour and shine than the original.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 15:39 UTC as 51st comment | 4 replies

I disagree with the author and think the photographer quoted in the article who said that his DSLR can do the same thing as the Typ246 has a valid point. Although there is a technical difference where DSLR's use interpolation, filtering etc to get the desired B&W effect, the difference in real world shooting and side-by-side results do not justify the stark difference in price between a top end full frame DSLR and this camera.

Also to say that discussing the price of Leica products is pointless - I agree there is a market for this product but whether it is an informed purchase is another thing. I don't think it is as the results can be replicated with capable equipment at a fraction of the cost. With the Leica the bulk of what you are paying is for exclusivity.

At least if I buy a Ferrari Im paying for sharp styling, F1 inspired driving dynamics, high revving power, handling and a glorious aural note that cannot be replicated by other cars which are at a fraction of the cost.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 22:40 UTC as 116th comment | 4 replies
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HowaboutRAW: Yes, thanks for the raw file, but that's an odd way of deploying them. (Grammar is correct here.)

I look forward to checking them out in ACR 9.

You sure it was Nixon and not Nikon?

Link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 06:58 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison (518 comments in total)
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Zigadiboom: At last a decent resolution sensor that is competent enough to use for Instagram and Facebook. However I did notice that selfies lacked a little in the way of dynamic range though.

Haha yes no problems.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 10:20 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison (518 comments in total)

At last a decent resolution sensor that is competent enough to use for Instagram and Facebook. However I did notice that selfies lacked a little in the way of dynamic range though.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 08:58 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

Canon Interviewer: "So tell me about your previous work experience and one of your stand out achievements"

Prospective employee: "I previously worked at Nikon HQ for several years. My greatest achievement is that I headed the team that was responsible for the quality control of the D600 sensor".

Canon Interviewer: "You're hired!"

Link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 01:16 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) (268 comments in total)

Looks like Dpreview have made full use of Mark II's 65 point AF when taking these shots.

These samples is a bit like test driving a Ferrari in a straight line at 60kmh and then commenting on its performance and handling.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 04:10 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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Mike FL: The guy is interesting, and he is not very sure that LX100 is better than 15 yeas old Canon P&S:

"Announced September 18, 2000, the PowerShot G1 sported a 3.3 megapixel CCD sensor...The Canon G series has been through more than a decade of evolution and remains attractive to enthusiasts looking for a compact with lots of manual controls."

"...the Lumix LX100 is undoubtedly a high-priced compact...As for how much we’ll miss those 3.2 million pixels, though, for that we’ll have to wait and see."

Ok, he will tells us what he sees...after he has LX100 to compare to the 15 yeas old P&S.

Ummm Mike, I think you have misunderstood what the author is meaning when he said,

"...the Lumix LX100 is undoubtedly a high-priced compact...As for how much we’ll miss those 3.2 million pixels, though, for that we’ll have to wait and see."

What he is referring to by the 3.2 million pixels is the difference in useable resolution between the GX7(16mp) and LX100(12.7mp). I simply doubt that the author is anticpiating making any comparison between the poor old Canon G1 to the LX100 once he manages to get his hands on one.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 04:04 UTC
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (476 comments in total)

Fuji have no doubt produced some fine cameras over the last few years. However to be frank this model falls short. The body is much larger than the RX100 yet the sensor is much smaller. The X30's camera dimensions r almost the same as the G1X Mark 2 yet the latter's sensor is way bigger.

Fuji's sensor tech is very good with excellent low light performance and dynamic range particularly from its APSC's. Stuff one of those or slightly smaller into the X30 body and people will definitely take notice.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 12:20 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies
On article Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom (205 comments in total)

Hmmm if this camera had a constant f1.2 aperture throughout the entire zoom range where it could just slip into your pocket it might have maybe had half a chance against the likes of the Panasonic FZ-1000 and Sony RX10.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 03:12 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies
On article 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners announced (102 comments in total)

Despite the use of a camera phone and the photos being edited, it clearly demonstrates that it is the keen eyed person behind the camera that ultimately determines the composition and quality of the shot.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 00:23 UTC as 16th comment
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review (707 comments in total)

YEAR 2018 - Canon G1X Mark IV - Press Release:

'Canon is excited to inform you that the new model has increased its resolution from 12.8mp to 18mp now matching Canon's enthusiast DSLR the EOS 7D'.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 08:09 UTC as 136th comment | 2 replies
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