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On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (885 comments in total)
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adventure_photo: EVF because I hate chimping. Also so many options for overlays, peaking, focus magnification, etc.. image review through evf is glorious in bright daylight. I also like OVF too and understand why others may prefer that. I shot ovf for many years starting with film cameras but now after using evf just like it better.

Valid points, especially if you want to quickly review images in full daylight. But I like both too.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 22:30 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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Scottelly: No GPS? I would prefer to get the old D5300 then. Too bad they can't do what Canon has done with their 7D Mk II, and choose to include GPS as well as Wi-Fi. Why does Nikon put both GPS and Wi-Fi in their waterproof point-and-shoot, but not this camera, when they used to put both in the D5300? The optional external GPS apparently sucks. My old Sony A65 bodies have GPS built into their bodies, and it works fine. Hmmm . . .

. . . and please don't tell me I can use my phone, because that doesn't always work right, burns my phone battery, and is just a clunky work-around for something that should be included as a standard item.

+2.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 21:25 UTC
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BillMassNBPT ILC: A camera company with such a great legacy should be able to market a class leading mirrorless APS-C Product. No argument from me on continuing with great DSLRs but many of us want high quality in a smaller package. How many total customers are out there that wanted high quality and bought Sony, Fujifilm, Micro 4/3, etc? Canon is now scratching their way into that space with the M5 and now M6.

Indeed, call it the "D6000", "D6300", or "D6500".

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 22:07 UTC
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Tieu Ngao: Next idea for Nikon mirrorless compact camera; a mini D500 with the same sensor & processor and call it D500c:
1. Form: similar to DL24-85, with fixed 24-85mm f/2.8-4 lens
2. Features and performance: D500
3. Price: $1200, the same as Fuji X-T20+18-55mm lens

@sacher...x2.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 23:29 UTC
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (354 comments in total)
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BenMcK: Fuji are doing a great job - making very attractive (looks and performance) cameras at both "flagship" and "understudy" level.
I'd love to see the XE line updated in a similar manner some time in the next 12 - 18 months. I'm very happy with my X-E2 and would rather stick with a rangefinder style design when I upgrade.

Yes. Internal flash and 23mm eyepoint are must haves for me, not mutually available in the T series.
Although noted in this overview, DPR should add Eye-point/eye-relief to their specification table.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
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Gal Root: No GPS - No deal.

Sad.. Could have been perfect! :(

I like embedded GPS too, but only a few FF Canon or pocket zooms have it now. The battery argument is some what of a straw man, since all GPS-eqipped models allow you to disable it. And if it is not the camera battery being drained, its your smartphone battery. It's too bad no u4/3 or 1" models have embedded GPS. In this era of declining camera sales, one would think GPS would help sell some units. But not everyone needs it, and it raises the price ~$30. 2010-2015 was the golden era for embedded GPS.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 19:22 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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Average User: I have owned (and loved) every Nikon D5*** since the D5000 and each has had incremental improvements that seemed worth an upgrade. I am not sure I will buy this one, because the particular upgrades on it are not important to me. But I love this series because of its well designed articulating screen which allows shooting from high low and side angles, Nikon's superior rendition of Jpeg files at higher ISO's and the fact that most of the adjustments available on the higher end cameras are available on this series. It's compact size is close to comparable with my mirrorless cameras. It's autofocus is quick and accurate. I personally would like it if this camera had the lens fine tune feature on my D500, IBIS, and video files more compatible with other video files. But if there's someone out there reading these comments, I just want to say I don't think you can go wrong with this camera.

This is mostly my experience too. A 2nd dial and micro-focus adjust should absolutely be added on the D5700. Or maybe add an articulating screen to the D7300. IBIS is somewhat out of character for this line of DSLRs, raises the price another ~$100 thus placing it closer to D7x00 money.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 22:10 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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Deliverator: I'd really like to see Nikon add a front dial and AF microadjustment to the D5000 body and give some of the higher end level of control of the D7000 line in that amazingly small package. Now THAT would be a camera I'd take a HARD look at.

I agree those would be killer features, but at this level, retail pricing is very critical. Though focus micro-adjust should be a free bee, one would think. Maybe it could be a firmware upgrade. I would have seriously considered a D7x00, but the articulated screen was a must have for me (too bad live-view auto focus is slow, however).

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:49 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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108: I've held a D5500 in store and found the ergonomics great but for 2 things ( and this D5600 does not seem to improve on them ) : the tiny and " dark" viewfinder and the enormous size of the rear screen ; even the D3300 ovf is better , and if I'm not mistaken , the D3300's is the largest of them all . Then it's not particularly bright, I mean even my old Oly E620's pentamirror from 2009 is brighter and clearer , albeit smaller yes . It just feels " sad" , I mean look at the Pentax offerings in likewise budget . As for the rear screen, who the hell needs 3.2 " size , the screen takes all the space available , what one needs is good resolution . One can't help to compare that tv screen to the ovf size ...Having said that I have no doubt that these bodies can produce great images from what seems to be a very nice sensor, I just think about what a friend of mine can do with her simple D3100 and a kit lens .

Good points but the larger screen sort of compensates for the dearth of active controls(buttons & dials).

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 20:07 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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lukecookphoto: I don't know why people really buy DSLRs in this price range anymore aside from those that still think a DSLR is a way to look like a serious photographer. There's mirrorless cameras around this price that most likely out focus it and will definitely have better video. For me I hate crop sensor DSLRs because of their viewfinders.

Compared to mirrorless, the autofocus in live view is very slow, having owned 3 D5x00 models. Other than that and minimal control points, these are very nice DSLRs with excellent color and low-light performance. The kit lenses are good, but I'd avoid the two-lens option.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 19:31 UTC
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TheDarmok74: Olympus and Panasonic continue to deliver great new lens choices, but the image quality is still trailing behind the competition.
Sony continue to push boundaries in IQ and AF but seem not to care about lenses.
Won't that ever change?

Let me venture that u4/3 definitely has competitors: mirrorless APS-C and 1 ". Recent press has hinted u4/3 IQ has flattened somewhat while over the same period 1" has improved alot. Certainly a few former u4/3 users have recently moved either to 1" fixed-zoom (sony/panny/canon) or mirrorless APS-C (sony/fujifilm/canon). It is also true the APS-C mirrorless makers will need to continue augmenting their lens portfolios.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 20:46 UTC
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things (67 comments in total)
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daddyo: No. 2 is the 'hands down' winner for me. I like everything about that image -- sharp focus, great perspective, excellent composition -- and all of those elements work to communicate the 'scary' nature of such ominous, razor sharp spikes on a large wrecker. It says, "Don't mess with me!"

Kinda with Pete on this one, but a good image nonetheless. 3 of the spikes seem to be missing, not sure that was intended. FWIW these 'spikes' are banned in a few US states, even though they are usually made of plastic. I used to see these often, but I think the fad is fading.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People (93 comments in total)

All wonderful; but since we're listing our favorites: 3,4,5,7,9. They drawn us in to wondering what the subject is currently thinking and perhaps a hint of their plight or life experience - except 4, simply a great sports image.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 20:47 UTC as 30th comment
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places (122 comments in total)

All very lovely images. The Flatiron image is wonderful. Dark Hedges, and to an lesser extent 3 & 7, have a animated vibe, a la Disney or Peter Jackson's LotR, e.g. Congrats to all winners.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 00:01 UTC as 25th comment
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1147 comments in total)
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braisim: I don't understand why Sony don't just use the A7 family form factor for their top of the range APS C mirrorless line. It would solve some of the ergonomic issues of the A6000 family quite easily (e.g. viewfinder placement, twin control dials). The current A6000 form factor might be good for a consumer entry-level camera like the A6000 or the A5000, but surely not on a camera like the A6500 costing some $1400.

All the comments make sense here, but for Sony fans we still have A68 & A77II for those preferring APSC and a traditional slr-like body, with dual controls. That said, an "A7" E-mount would be nice...but then again might as well buy a real A7.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 00:24 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1147 comments in total)
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jay jay02: As usual with Sony they seem to have forgotten what "ergonomics" means, little fiddly buttons, appalling menu system and touch screen that is only a marketing con and pretty useless in real life. Nevermind a A6800 is just around the corner.

You're right, although it might be an "A6700" to stay in sequence.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 22:36 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1147 comments in total)
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ttran88: It clearly looks like the author doesn't enjoy shooting with Sony. Not just from this write up but also from prior comments in other cameras comment section. I hope he writes the final review too. It'll be interesting to get a take on a camera where the author dislikes the camera.

The reviewer states "And for that reason, while I like the a6500, I don't love it." Still, I hope we see the final review front this author, as suggested.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 22:26 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (173 comments in total)
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camcom12: I had a D40 for a while then I became familiar with the term chromatic aberration and learned the D40 did not correct for it, nor did it correct lens distortion. I also found the dynamic range was only fair. So I traded up to a D5000 and that solved virtually all of my requirements. Wonderful camera.

Indeed. And let's not forget the D5K's HD video, live-view, active d-lighting, articulating screen, in-camera editing & sensor cleaning, etc., all of which I've found useful. D40 is a fine unit, but a relic.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 00:37 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (173 comments in total)

I had a D40 for a while then I became familiar with the term chromatic aberration and learned the D40 did not correct for it, nor did it correct lens distortion. I also found the dynamic range was only fair. So I traded up to a D5000 and that solved virtually all of my requirements. Wonderful camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 17:19 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
On a photo in the Sony RX100 Mark V Real World Samples sample gallery (1 comment in total)

An alternate interpretation is to make the photographer the subject, rather than the dancer; e.g. a 'fast' slow sync shot.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 19:37 UTC as 1st comment
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