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brycesteiner: >> so technically it is feasible. But given the position of the M50 in the lineup, we can’t include all of the features available in a product like the 5D IV<<

"We could because it's all there, but we won't because we want you to pay more."

@PPierre you said exactly what I was thinking.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 15:59 UTC
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Photoman: Only 3-4 years too late. Old men should be replaced with young men/women with vision. You should not be forced in to a market, you should run at it.

Exactly! It's the same problem at Nikon.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 01:52 UTC

Great article, stupid title

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 19:19 UTC as 5th comment
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)

Canon may have gotten International Women's Day right, but they only got that new M50 half-right. Hmm, maybe M50 really means "middle 50%" 😁

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 04:32 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply

I guess when you have roughly 45%-48% of the worldwide camera market, you can flood the world with the Canon name on cheap plastic mount DSLRs. Meanwhile, Olympus and Panasonic and Sony must bring out their most innovative products just to gain an additional .5% market share.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 13:12 UTC as 34th comment

I lived in San Luis Obispo County from 1962-1992. After about 1984, the charm started to fade once the LA County/Orange County refugees discovered the area. I would say it WAS, not is, an amazing place to live. A $160,000 house here in the desert would fetch $850,000 in San Luis Obispo.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 20:20 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies

I lived in San Luis Obispo County for 30 years: low salaries and very high housing costs necessitated a move to Arizona. Add to that the tax burden and it is no surprise families and companies are leaving the once-Golden State.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 19:55 UTC as 45th comment
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havoc315: The gap is VERY narrow when we are talking about APS-C shooters with kits lens, shooting auto jpegs. The automatic processing on the phones is so good, that the starter dSLR kits no longer have any advantage, even in low light.
To the extent camera makers are still trying to hold on to those totally casual amatuer photographers, or trying to re-capture them, the ship has sailed.
There is practically no reason to take a Canon Rebel + 18-55 kit lens over an iphone X.
Camera makers are still adjusting to the fact that their products are now niche products for advanced, enthusiast and professional users.

Add to this, how many DSLR camera owners are wanting to read all 200 pages of the instruction manual, when they can use an intuitive, connected smartphone instead?

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 22:54 UTC
On article PowerShot Shootout: Canon's G1 X III vs G7 X II (254 comments in total)
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scotthunter: Do you guys never leave the city? Why not head to the hills for some proper landscape testing? I would like to see some mountains and sunsets in your test shots, not just skyscrapers. The additional pixel count and weather-sealing of the G1X III makes it a more viable camera for ultra-portable landscape photography use, but your test shots aren't particulary helpful in this regard.

I always thought Tucson or Phoenix were better DPR office (and shooting locations) than Seattle. Plenty of cityscapes, landscapes, and hard light.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 19:30 UTC
On article 2017 in review: a look back at March (18 comments in total)

More than ever, the world moves on.

I felt like Popular Photography hit its peak when the late Herb Keppler once admitted in his monthly column that he could see no difference in image quality between two images, one in 35mm film, the other from a 6MP Canon (or was it Pentax?) DSLR. That was a pivotal moment for me as I finally got off the fence and went all in with digital.

Herb Keppler's death sucked the life out of the publication though, and the magazine just didn't resonate with me any longer. I was still sad to say goodbye to Pop Photo.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 19:25 UTC as 8th comment
On article 2017 in review: a look back at February (81 comments in total)
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Lightgreen: Being dumped by an ex? Long forgotten.
Being dumped by Nikon? I'm still miffed about that cancelled DL.

I "dumped" my Nikon DX gear after the Company "unannounced" the DL cameras. I was a certain DL 18-50 buyer prior to that. I've concluded Nikon management has lost their way in a rapidly changing world.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
On article 2017 in review: a look back at January (12 comments in total)

I kind of like these"year-in-review" stories, don't know what all the whining is about.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 17:37 UTC as 1st comment
On article Buying Guide: Best cameras for students (68 comments in total)

What if the student photographer is more into video than stills? I would think the premium point-and-shoot Panasonic LX-10 is far better suited to video than the Nikon D5600.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 12:56 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Buying Guide: Best cameras for video (131 comments in total)

A really tough bunch here with these comments. My interpretation of DPR's verdicts: Panasonic and Sony are trying harder with "prosumer"-level video than the two lazy establishment companies Canon and Nikon

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 20:16 UTC as 15th comment

What a great read this was!

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 02:22 UTC as 93rd comment

Yes I believe computational photography is in its infancy. It very well may be the disruptive technology that changes the playing field with regards to the establishment companies and one or two upstarts we haven't heard of yet. A great read by the way. Happy Thanksgiving.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 15:23 UTC as 89th comment
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)

This has to be the bargain of the year

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 18:01 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
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russbarnes: I love the armchair analysts on DPReview. They know the sales figures for every segment of the market for every manufacturer and even the specific success and profit figures for specific models. It's an astounding level of knowledge, way, way beyond anything in corporate accounts. In addition, they are all CEOs of their own successful companies, understanding the full ROI path for product lifecycles, detail on R&D costs, machining, production and distribution. Thanks for the entertainment again, it always makes for hilarious reading.

Well apparently some of these armchair analysts are brighter than the dimbulbs running Nikon. Nikon management can't find their way out of a paper bag. Their corporate arrogance has led them to where they are today.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 21:11 UTC
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cosinaphile: WHILE I AGREE WITH NIKON REGARDING SMARTPHONE ROLE IN THE DECLINE OF COMPACTS oops caps.theyve been extraordinarily unwise in reading \acting on consumerswings in product desire
i cant not mention the cancellation of the 18-50 dl camera after a series of lies from Nikon regarding its fate after many missed release dates.This camera clearly would have sold well. but nikon seems oblivious to actual information about consumer wants, relying instead on ?, who are consistently clueless about the state of the industry or marketplace
they never once provided a enthusiest corner evf version of the 1, this in the light of leicas 60 year success with the formfactor,sonys success with 4 gens, all in production of rx100 , Olympus pen F,fujis 4 gens of X100
pushing idiot key missions,unwanted bridge camera,& awful heartless effort in the 1 system
everyones a victim of cameraphone success.. but some companies are victims of their own toxic cuture and hubris regarding change and adoption


Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 20:09 UTC
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ISOhappy: Better hope they sell enough life preservers (D850s) to keep them afloat.

Agreed. About the only thing else they've got going for them is the D500.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 23:30 UTC
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