roustabout66

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roustabout66: I thought when Sony talks about sensors they are mostly talking about sensors for IPhones?

My point is they are talking about primarily phones, not cameras.....at least that is what CEO Kaz Hirai stated.

"According to Hirai, that leaves Sony with three main businesses at its core :

Sony Pictures Entertainment, the hit-or-miss Hollywood studio that just fired Amy Pascal after being hacked to bits at the end of last year.
The PlayStation division, which has so far won the next-gen console race with the PS4 but yet to define a clear mobile strategy; PlayStation Mobile is all but ignored, and the Vita is a beautifully noble failure.
Selling image sensors to Apple for the iPhone."

http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/18/8063269/sony-electronics-future-selling-off-pc-smartphone-tv

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 07:31 UTC

I thought when Sony talks about sensors they are mostly talking about sensors for IPhones?

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 01:15 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (533 comments in total)
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WillieG: Not since the introduction of the Canon 6D has there been such a disappointing camera.

Sony! Sony doesn't even have their own repair facility in the U.S. but sub it out. Sony's lousy service is the reason Matt Granger stopped using Sony and went back to Nikon. Canon has half of the interchangeable lens camera market. Nikon has half of the other half (1/4). Everyone else is fighting for the crumbs that are left. Nikon has certainly had their issues but at least they, like Canon, are making a profit. They are the only camera companies I would, and have, put my money in. I can not believe people are sinking thousands of dollars in brands like Sony which will probably be the digital equivalent of Yashica in a few years.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:34 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (533 comments in total)
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WillieG: Not since the introduction of the Canon 6D has there been such a disappointing camera.

I notice you chose to change the comparison from the original competitor, D600, to the replacement D610 which was supposed to fix the numerous problems of the D600. It also seems you are saying that people who use Canon, about 50% of the market, are just not up on the latest technology. The overwhelming majority of pro shooters shoot Canon, but I guess they are just not that well informed either. Only the cool kids in this forum know which camera to purchase I guess.

By the way, Canon is INCREASING market share, not losing market share.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 11:50 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (533 comments in total)
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WillieG: Not since the introduction of the Canon 6D has there been such a disappointing camera.

Yes I also suspect other manufacturers would love Canon's user base. If they did THEY would be the most profitable camera company and dominate sales for a decade like Canon.

Did you own the 6D competitor the Nikon D600? I think the D600 was substantially less than mediocrity incarnate. If fact some people think the D600 disaster started Nikon down their road to cancelled products and large layoffs they suffer today.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 17:29 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (533 comments in total)
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WillieG: Not since the introduction of the Canon 6D has there been such a disappointing camera.

And for all that disappointment the 6D is still in the lineup and still being sold. I think a lot of camera companies would love to have a disappointment like that.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 19:52 UTC
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Kaso: It is usually wiser to buy into a mature system: more refined engineering, better selection of quality lenses and accessories, cheaper prices. Photography is much more than a sensor. And don't forget -- every time you upgrade to "bigger" gear, you must consider upgrading computer power, computer storage and computer monitor.

I totally agree which is why I would not consider a Sony camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 15:21 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (449 comments in total)
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kty: To all that blind-minded fanboys that don't even tolerate the slightest criticism:
I ADMIRE CANON MORE THAN YOU GUYS!
Just like many, Canon 300D was THE camera to make me love photograpy. Not only that, it was again a Canon, namely the A1 which inspired me to dive in the world of film cameras. Now after years, i make my living out of these. I have been a keen admirer of Canon for nearly 20 years.
BUT
exactly for this very reason i am frustrated and angry for what they have turned into. My only hope is that they (and you too) will someday realize why Canon is NOT doing right. Before it is too late... Just like Leica, Rollei, Kodak and many other companies which also were making huge profits in their prime days but now are either deceased or shells of their former selfs.

Before it is too late.....? I thought Canon was taking market share from other companies and was the healthiest camera company by far. Unlike most of their competitors, they actually make a profit selling this stuff. It sounds to me as if they know what they are doing just fine.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 20:45 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (449 comments in total)
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Linerider: These cameras may not seem like much, but when you compare them to the Nikon D5600, they are on another level!
At-least canon are making improvements.
Nikon seem to think that crippling cameras and taking features away, whilst charging your customers an extra $100 for inferior rubbish is the way to go.
No wonder they've recorded record losses.

And where is that wonderful D600 today? Replaced by the soon to be replaced D610 while people still want and buy the 6D! Being a RELIABLE product that produces the goods and does not self destruct is more important than a cheaply made product with a few more megapixels or AF points. That is why Canon has about 50% of the Japanese market and Nikon 25%. Of course Nikon announcing the layoff (early retirement) of 1100 workers will not help their poor reputation any.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 20:27 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (449 comments in total)
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Linerider: These cameras may not seem like much, but when you compare them to the Nikon D5600, they are on another level!
At-least canon are making improvements.
Nikon seem to think that crippling cameras and taking features away, whilst charging your customers an extra $100 for inferior rubbish is the way to go.
No wonder they've recorded record losses.

By what measure did Canon cripple the 6D vs the D600.....no automatic oiling and dust features? The 6D is still in the Canon lineup, where is the D600?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 16:31 UTC
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dark goob: Tombstone will read:

Here lies Nikon: the Sega of cameras. Killed by Sony in 2018. RIP

I thought Sony was having financial problems of their own and moved their slr segment into the movie camera segment. Having gee whiz cameras is not the same as profitability. Most people here seem to think Nikon cameras and sensors are generally superior to Canon, yet Canon in spite of it all remains the most likely to survive as a camera company....and there is no guarantee with them.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 20:50 UTC
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (292 comments in total)
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Emadn13: a6300 will destroy this in all the categories,specially low light
you can see it here
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDXfDCoLP0W/?taken-by=mr.doorbin
:D the difference is huge

The Sony is FAR behind is service and support so it hardly destroys in all the categories. People who want reliable cameras they can get repaired in a reasonable time frame will continue to purchase Canon and Nikon over Sony.

The difference in system ability and service and support is huge.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 14:02 UTC
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SwedishPhoto: Love the photos! Great video :-)
But, I see that you've taped the camera brand on your camera. I know some pros etc do this. But personally I've never really understood why..

If it's to cover it up for thieves, I still don't get it. The tape itself make any experienced thief wanting it even more. And most often you can see that the camera and lens looks big and expensive.
I'm curious to what your reason is :-)

Is it to not be branded as a "Canon/Nikon guy" etc?
Is it for some legal reason (I can't see what though)?

I'm just curious to your reason :-)

Cheers!

Several people have asked the same question and so far I have not seen a cogent answer. For the record it is a Canon 5dsr

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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Weegee: Donald Trump already already "hosyed" his! And what the Donald wants, the Donald gets! I hear he's getting #1

And how many billions are you worth?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 20:34 UTC
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justmeMN: It's about time that DPR had an article about a Sony camera. You have been completely ignoring that brand. :-)

Yes, some of their new lenses are really interesting.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 18:17 UTC
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roustabout66: I would not feel very comfortable owning a Sony camera now. My understanding is that most of any profits generated were by sensors not cameras.

Canon, Canon, Canon...man you got it bad! Just go ahead and buy one and get it over with. If you buy a Canon then you can fondle long AND fat lenses while you read your DXO charts.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 19:55 UTC
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roustabout66: I would not feel very comfortable owning a Sony camera now. My understanding is that most of any profits generated were by sensors not cameras.

Dumping on you man.....just dumping on you.

So do you obsess over Canon's big thick fat F1.2 lenses or do you prefer the long white super telephotos?

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 19:03 UTC
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roustabout66: I would not feel very comfortable owning a Sony camera now. My understanding is that most of any profits generated were by sensors not cameras.

The only way my ass hurts is from dumping on you.

What is this obsession you have with Canon that you KEEP bringing up Canon in a Sony thread. You really need to seek help with this compulsive behavior! Maybe if you were to ACTUALLY OWN a camera this obsession with Canon would be cured.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 17:03 UTC
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roustabout66: I would not feel very comfortable owning a Sony camera now. My understanding is that most of any profits generated were by sensors not cameras.

But YOU brought up Canon in a Sony thread, not me. You must be the Canon fanboy.

Measurebator!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 15:09 UTC
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roustabout66: I would not feel very comfortable owning a Sony camera now. My understanding is that most of any profits generated were by sensors not cameras.

If the new story is about Sony sensors why did you bring up canon cameras?

Measurebator!

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 20:35 UTC
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