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On article Canon EOS M50 first impressions review (663 comments in total)

$900 is NOT what I`d call a beginner or entry level class camera !
Way too costly for what it is.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 23:40 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
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Beckler8: For spaceflight where mass and volume are always critical, you would have thought they'd go mirrorless. Maybe they too realize that while a bit better than a7, the a9 still has bad ergonomics compared to DSLRs like this. I'm not knocking either system just saying sony's minimalist design in a *camera* of all things is absurd.

But initially it still has to be lifted off the ground.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 23:15 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery (107 comments in total)

The Nikon 1 S2 14MP sensor produces better images.
20 MP`s are an overload on a 1" sensor.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 14:10 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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aftab: The invasion of cellphones. Maybe it won't be too long before other brands make similar decisions. Am I being too pessimistic?

No, you are not being too pessimistic IMO.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 19:31 UTC
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wilsonlaidlaw: Bad decision from day one to use a 1" sensor. The movement today is for cameras to aim for the enthusiast market, who don't want to take photos with their phones. The P&S or small camera market is dying. For the current market, I feel a 1" sensor would be regarded as too small. Maybe today, even the micro 4/3rd's sensor is perceived as being at the bottom end of acceptable sensor size. The enthusiast market wants APS-C sensors or larger for interchangeable lens cameras.

You got it right !

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 19:28 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (400 comments in total)
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straylightrun: What a strange article. I think the differences between the two models are quite obvious.

I`d never spend that kind of money on a Sony camera . Most folks I know still associate Sony name with Play Station like toys. . Can they ever live it down?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 13:16 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (352 comments in total)
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Andrei87: And the winner is Fuji X-A2.

Yeah, the Fuji blows away the Sony big time with regards to IQ at high ISO.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 14:30 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (313 comments in total)
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WACONimages: I like how this camera is designed. A bit like NAD's audio equipment. Industrial and clean design but with high techniques behind that.

Now I hope Sigma will concentrate on make pancake lenses. The Art line of their lenses is great, but pretty heavy & large for this new camera.

My god! Sigma camera keep getting uglier with each new model.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 21:10 UTC
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acidic: I will only buy a camera with this sensor if it features sensor shift technology. 250MP is sooo 2015. GP or bust.

Anyone still think film isn`t dead?

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 11:59 UTC
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splendic: Hmmm... at base level ISO, shooting JPEG and RAW, the M3 actually looks sharper across the entire image.

I wonder if it's the chip or the some part of the engine creating this effect???

The lowly $300 XA1 blows the Sony out of the water.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 17:26 UTC
On article Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay (235 comments in total)

I`d have bid on it of I knew there was an adapter available to fit my XA1.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 17:11 UTC as 26th comment

There's no escape from the fact that in the minds of the majority of snapshooters a dslr means a professional quality camera with separate and top quality lenses capable of the best imagery possible .
Anything less is regarded and seen as amateur class to them although usually in their price range.
When they discover they can own a good dslr for less than some compacts they often choose the dslr regardless of it being an entry level . A dslr IS still a dslr, the ultimate camera to own. Canikon would be pretty dumb to even think of abandoning it`s cash cows.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 20:40 UTC as 114th comment | 1 reply
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FTW: Imagine all camera makers would find a way to one single common M mount, what a wonderful world of lenses we would live in. So, no need to say that the EOS M looks like a NEX-5 with some less features. It probably makes same good picture as the NEX. It is a better IQ tourist camera. Just ask myself why this "pocketables" like this one too, are made with that bulky lenses. They should be sold with pancakes as a standard kit lens, that makes sense, not this bulky thing like Sony has it also. And then, why pancakes in 20 or 22 mm. An alround tourist pancake needs between 12 and 16mm.

I agree with the previous poster who says the kit lens should be a pancake. The large kit lens which is always included defeats the purpose of the compact body itself and only conveys the true fact that they simply want to sell lenses period! That`s where the money is.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 14:25 UTC
On photo P1000409 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

I`m not impressed at all. A total lack of detail.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 12:30 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Preview Samples sample gallery (4 comments in total)

I`m not impressed at all. A total lack of detail.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 12:30 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Just posted: Fujifilm X10 in-depth review (145 comments in total)
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sqware: Finally!

A silver award for a camera that produces better looking 6 MP vs 12 mp jpegs and unsatisfactory raws ? Cmon now !

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2012 at 17:08 UTC
On article Images of Panasonic GF5 start to appear (118 comments in total)
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Almeida: Is this an editorial change that's here to stay? Will we start to have rumors on DPReview?

Hey, Dpreview was usually the last place to see a new rumored camera. They probably got tired of being left in the dark.
They play by the rules with their disclosure agreements but it seems no one else ever does.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 00:30 UTC
On article US customers willing to spend more for Nikon (99 comments in total)
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Earthlight: SD1 must be on the top though...

A big plus for Nikon (and Canon) is their stability.
If you look at what is happening with Olympus shares down 80% and Sony losing money 4 yrs running I wouldn`t want to be buying any of their high end cameras and or lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2011 at 13:40 UTC
On article US customers willing to spend more for Nikon (99 comments in total)
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Earthlight: SD1 must be on the top though...

Whether or not Americans buy a Nikon or a Sony they still recognize Nikon as a premier camera maker.
The Sony name invokes " Play Station" or "Walkman" whereas the Nikon name invokes high quality / expensive camera , at least to those who aren`t glued to the camera forums. This may be why Nikon is able to get more for their product.
If money were no object everyone would probably like to own a Leica, but for those who can`t afford one ,they would choose what they think is the next best, Nikon of course.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2011 at 01:55 UTC
On article US customers willing to spend more for Nikon (99 comments in total)
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Earthlight: SD1 must be on the top though...

Nikon has for many years been the brand name most folks in the USA recognize as a maker of top quality cameras . Another is Leica.
Canon may be all as good as Nikon and even though it might outsell Nikon it still lacks the name brand recognition that Nikon has aquired.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2011 at 01:19 UTC
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