digitallollygag

Lives in United States Mojave Desert, AZ, United States
Joined on Oct 15, 2011

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digitallollygag: I don't own this or any RX100 series camera, but I see so many people comparing it to the Canon G7XII. How can anyone compare the third, fourth, and fifth iterations of the RX100 with a camera that has no EVF? With 315+ days of sunshine per year where I live, a camera without an OVF/EVF is a deal-breaker for me. Bravo Sony, for the pop-up EVF.

tkbslc - that's my point, I can't see much of anything on my smartphone display in bright sunlight, so why would I want a G7XII? Do you have any idea how bright the midday sun is in the Mojave Desert?

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 03:03 UTC
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Valiant Thor: I think I'll still wait for the Nikon DL 18-50.

You might be waiting awhile.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 00:47 UTC

I don't own this or any RX100 series camera, but I see so many people comparing it to the Canon G7XII. How can anyone compare the third, fourth, and fifth iterations of the RX100 with a camera that has no EVF? With 315+ days of sunshine per year where I live, a camera without an OVF/EVF is a deal-breaker for me. Bravo Sony, for the pop-up EVF.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 21:46 UTC as 54th comment | 6 replies
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (304 comments in total)
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tkbslc: I don't think it makes sense to buy the RX100 or RX100 II anymore, period. The Canon G9 X and G7 X are better options at those price points for people that don't need a viewfinder. The G9 X is just as cheap as the RX100, has the same aperture, yet is more compact and has wifi and touchscreen. The G7X has a much faster lens than the RX100 II, and again, wifi and touchscreen. So I don't see the old Sony models being a good value.

Beyond that point, it's basically whether you want 4K and the fastest performance.

The optical compromises at the wide end on a G7XII would be a deal-breaker for me. That alone makes the RX100 MkIII a better value, in addition to the pop-up EVF it has over the Canon.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 18:34 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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predanu: It's actually the long term effect of what Nikon is doing for years now. Think about their "strategy" to kill the much expected d300 successor and push the entusiasts towards their full frame line. By the time they woke up (it took two camera generations!) it was too late. Lots of their clients migrated actually towards other sollutios (with or without mirror). And what did Nikon do? They rised the prices. A lot. The poor dx line of their lens is another proof of their policy to force their clients to switch to fx. Now, 1k people will pay the bill.

I knew Nikon miscalculated the market when, while their D300 was growing stale, they were peddling five full-frame options on us at once.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 20:20 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (332 comments in total)
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big aperture: Where is the Sony A68 ?? DPreview fails again one more time

Still the Pentax is a much better choice than the dslr dinosaurs Canikons..pentax with IBIS in this price bracket :P but i would buy the A68 all over again which also has IBIS but you can't compare directly dslr and dslt...

If you check the only cameras that have MFA in this price bracket are the Pentax and Sony...go pentax if you want dslr and sony for us people who prefer dslt

I agree! Let's see an A68 review!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 19:10 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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DME: I can offer some free advice to Nikon

1. Don't produce cameras that compete with phones. 1" sensors and the d3xxx, and the d5xxxx line cameras will lose to the phone carrying masses.

2. Produce mirrorless apsc cameras that you can shoot pro video with it which can compete with m43 but it will have better IQ. And don't forget a standard 2.8 zoom for that camera - and make sure it's lightweight.

3. Continue upgrading technology and selling the D7xxxx series, crop pro series (d500), the d7xx and d8xx series. Fast video AF would really give this line a boost. And if you can make the d7xx lighter in weight it would really compete against mirrorless.

And do continue selling your cameras at reasonable prices. I can't see Olympus and Sony contuing to be popular if they continue with their outrageous pricing strategy. People will opt for a reasonably priced Nikon instead.

Just my two cents.

I think I agree with Sonyshine on this: the masses aren't buying Nikon D3400s in record numbers; their smartphones are intuitive and "good enough".

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 15:44 UTC
On article Modest Updates: Nikon D3400 Review (373 comments in total)

This is a great $449 camera!! Wait... It's $649? No sale. Nikon, what are you thinking?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 13:51 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (135 comments in total)

Years ago I remember a writer for Shutterbug magazine using the D30 in a dusk beach scene on the east coast. He marveled at the D30's ability to capture images during the twilight hour. It was that article that convinced me digital imaging would soon overtake film for the common man (and woman).

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 02:17 UTC as 9th comment
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Marty4650: Nope.

The time for this sort of camera came and went around two years ago. And removing key features doesn't bode well for Nikon's sales projections. Today's entry level camera is the smart phone. From there, anyone who wants to upgrade will go directly to the D5500 or a MILC camera for not very much more.

With DSLR sales at half of what they were a few years ago, you really need to wonder about the wisdom of Nikon offering NINE different DSLR models (Dx, Df, D8xx, D7xx, D7xxx, D6xx, D5xx, D5xxx and D3xxx).

Talk about cannibalization!

Nikon is so busy competing with themselves that they have completely forgotten that MILC cameras exist! Nikon should be consolidating their DSLR lines and moving more aggressively into other areas that are growing, or at least stable markets.

Agreed. The D3300 should've been the end of the line for Nikon's entry-level DSLRs. I don't understand Nikon's "roadmap".

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (874 comments in total)

Canon should be investing its resources in the EOS-M, not rehashed Rebels.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 12:44 UTC as 181st comment | 1 reply

Hey, now maybe they can introduce a limited-edition "Corinthian leather" Olympus Air A01 to clip on my iPhone! (Yuck). Seriously, it is an attractive camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 20:02 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies

Does Nikon even need the Nikon 1 camera line once these hit the shelves??

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 04:27 UTC as 190th comment | 5 replies
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (401 comments in total)

Folks think this camera is ugly. No, the Nikon1 V2 is UGLY!!

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 19:45 UTC as 59th comment
On article Canon announces five PowerShot compacts (148 comments in total)

Yawn.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 14:20 UTC as 69th comment

F/6.3 translates to $630 extracted from my bank account, not $899, if I planned on buying one (I'm not). Nikon is so far out of touch with reality.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 13:19 UTC as 17th comment
On article Apple is on camera-engineer hiring spree (87 comments in total)

Nikon 1 engineers & designers need not apply...

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 13:07 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)

This is the $600 camera I've been waiting for! Uh, what? It's $1200? Pass...

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 02:55 UTC as 106th comment

Another 18MP sensor?

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:04 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
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