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On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (258 comments in total)

So many things wrong with this camera. The price, the lack of an EVF, it doesn't even work with Canon's own EVF-DC1 add-on EVF, no RAW, non-removeable variable aperture zoom, a touchscreen UI that you can't touch if you're using the ginormous viewfinder eyepiece, etc. There are plenty of video-centric reviews that trash this camera, for good reason. Sadly, this is a camera that only a diehard Canon lover can love. Canon just isn't the company that it used to be. Well, at least you can use it with your existing Canon lenses. Oh...wait. Nope.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 22:59 UTC as 46th comment | 6 replies
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)
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perry rhodan: HUH!?
Considering the huge price differences it's very peculiar what body comparisons are made here. The pricepoint (at the top of the pack) and the ergonomics and lens landscape (at the very bottom of the pack) are NOT in the slightest bit appreciated in this conclusion. Oh well just saying. Tried 3 Nex/alpha milc bodies extensively the past years. The lens landscape and ergo sucked hard and there is no improvement. Period! Only some (overly expensive) non zooms are worth anything on 16 or 24 mp. Perhaps the only zoom that gets the heads up is the 10-18mm, at a price.

Mind you, I bought 3 bodies and a load of lenses the last 4 years. I wanted to like them. Also because of all the singing and dansing reviews. Every single time I was disgusted about the things I mentioned above and sold the stuff. Oh well.

@perry rhodan - Yes, plenty of people have a different experience. Absolutely. Using my Sony A6000 certainly feels different from using my Canon DSLRs, but it's not necessarily in a worse way. I *greatly* appreciate its lighter weight, more compact size, and I've found that over the years DSLR grips have grown overly large. In fact, DSLR bodies, as a whole, have grown overly large. That's not really better for ergonomics. I find that I have less hand and body fatigue after shooting all day with my A6000 than I do with any of my Canon DSLRs. But, of course, you're just going to ignore anything I've said because you don't want to hear any real and honest arguments. You just want to say insightful stuff like, "Yukkk!" and "Get a life please" and "I was disgusted"!

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 06:00 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)
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Solar Climber: Great enthusiast camera that lacks an APS-C lens lineup. It's like putting a chevy cruz suspension in Z06 covette. I'll pass.

"...lacks an APS-C lens lineup".

I own the Sony 18-105/4, 35/1.8 OSS, 50/1.8 OSS, and 55-210 OSS. I also own the Rokinon 12/2. All of the are APS-C, and they do great. If you want a wide angle, get the Sony 10-18 OSS. I don't get this "lacks an APS-C line-up" non-sense. Currently, Sony has 15 APS-C E-mount lenses. In comparison, Canon has 11 APS-C lenses (EF-S lenses). And Canon's system has been around a lot longer.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 05:48 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)
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Jimmy jang Boo: Pardon me, but what's the point of a MILC if it still requires big lenses?

And speaking of native (cough) lenses...

It doesn't "require big lenses". I also the Sony 18-105/4, Sony 35/1.8 OSS, 50/1.8 OSS, and Rokinon 12/2. The prime lenses are very compact. The zoom is about average size, but it's light in weight and really not all that large, in spite of being a motorized, internal-zooming lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 05:37 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: For all the people complaining about lenses, I haven't seen anyone state what are the many lenses that are missing - aside from supertele (400 mm+ zoom), and any primes >85 mm, and the fast zooms that are coming out now.

What else would you like? tilt-shift? Do you know esoteric that is? A 300 mm f/2.8? At $6,000 each I'm sure that'll be a huge seller.

Oh no, the kit lens isn't very good - so what? It's a kit lens, it's supposed to be cheap, not necessarily good. I get along fine with mine the few times I use it.

@kolyy - I own the Sony 18-105/4 OSS (my standard zoom lens) as well as the Sony 35/1.8 OSS and Sony 50/1.8 OSS. All are very affordable and very good quality. As for a fast wide prime, I own the Rokinon 12/2, which is fast, excellent quality, and very affordable. Am I happy with my Sony setup? Absolutely. And I'm coming from the Canon DSLR world. I still own a ton of Canon DSLR gear, but the Sony gear is getting the most use. It's great to be a part of a system that has a bazillion lenses (such as Canon's), but at the end of the day, the thing that matters to me is which camera gear I choose to take with me when I'm leaving the house. And 90% of the time, it's my Sony gear that I'm taking with me. Besides, the Sony system is still maturing. In the grand picture, it's not been around that long.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 05:32 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)
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perry rhodan: HUH!?
Considering the huge price differences it's very peculiar what body comparisons are made here. The pricepoint (at the top of the pack) and the ergonomics and lens landscape (at the very bottom of the pack) are NOT in the slightest bit appreciated in this conclusion. Oh well just saying. Tried 3 Nex/alpha milc bodies extensively the past years. The lens landscape and ergo sucked hard and there is no improvement. Period! Only some (overly expensive) non zooms are worth anything on 16 or 24 mp. Perhaps the only zoom that gets the heads up is the 10-18mm, at a price.

Mind you, I bought 3 bodies and a load of lenses the last 4 years. I wanted to like them. Also because of all the singing and dansing reviews. Every single time I was disgusted about the things I mentioned above and sold the stuff. Oh well.

I'm a long-time DSLR user who now also uses an A6000. I've traveled throughout Asia with one. Not sure what you're complaining about. I travel with Sony 18-105/4, 35/1.8 OSS, 50/1.8 OSS, Rokinon 12/2. All are fairly priced and optically excellent. No problems with the ergonomics either. To say that you are "disgusted" with your experience sounds dubious. I still have all my Canon DSLR gear, but it doesn't get much use anymore. My Sony gear travels better, delivers results that are comparable or better than my Canon gear, and the system is growing at a good pace. Overall, I'm darn happy with the system!

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 15:39 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)
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markie_jan61: USB charging is a deal-breaker, regardless of a camera's capabililties.

Don't know why Sony continues to travel down that road.
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I love USB charging. I wish all cameras had it. I still have a separate charger, which can be bought for cheap, and often come with the purchase of additional third-party batteries anyways. But I find USB charging to be so handy. At the very least, it gives you two chargers (one external, one internal) to simultaneously charge two batteries.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 05:16 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)
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dmanthree: A long list of negatives, lossy raw compression that affects image quality, and a dearth of good native lenses designed for this sensor size, and this get a gold?

Uh.....sure. OK.

I've been shooting with an A6000 for several months now. I've yet to see any image quality issues resulting from lossy RAW. The image files blow away the quality I was getting from my Canon RAW files.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 05:11 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)
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endofoto: Sony has a great sensor, and AF is great. The problem is that small cameras with high speed means overheating and decreased battery capacity. I think Sony is pushing the rules of physics.

I regularly shoot high speed on my A6000. No problems with overheating. As for decreased battery capacity, I think it's only a matter of time before Sony moves to a larger battery. The current battery is tiny. But even so, it's not a big deal. I just carry an extra couple of batteries. Like I said, they are tiny. So they don't take up much room. I recently went to Dubai, India and Thailand with my A6000, shooting in extremely hot conditions with no problems.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 05:10 UTC
On article Look Sharp: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 video preview (130 comments in total)
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coolowski: That GX80 makes Sony's pricing look ridiculous

APS-C 24mp vs m4/3 16mp. That's a big difference! Sounds like their respective pricing is quite fair.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 03:09 UTC
On article Look Sharp: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 video preview (130 comments in total)
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Dillon Frazier: I wonder if we'll get a silver variant...

I was wondering the same thing. I'd love to see it in silver. Or maybe with a titanium/grey colored top plate.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 03:08 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Hold your horses and don't worry folks... It's just an APPLICATION for Patent.

April Fool or not, they may get to hold of this for about 14 to 20 years, depending on Utility or Design application.

But don't expect any development from Canon.

They just want to hold their aces up their armpits for this silly idea.

They cant even implement EYE CONTROL® on their DSLRs, let alone this.

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Yeah, I'd much rather have Eye Control. Or at least expect it to have a higher chance of being implemented in a DSLR. I loved it in my Canon film SLRs. It's amazing that they couldn't or wouldn't put that into their DSLRs...a technology that they already had successfully implemented for years, across several different film SLR models.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 03:51 UTC
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T3: If true, it'll make DSLRs that much more expensive than mirrorless cameras, which already have a whole lot of parts and components that mirrorless cameras don't need.

First of all, lets's see this patent become a reality in an actual product. Let's see how well it performs. And let's see what it does to the cost of the camera. And if that day ever comes, let's see how far mirrorless cameras will have advanced by then. In the end, I think most people will say, "Gee, that's kind of neat"...before going back to using their mirrorless cameras that already have very advanced EVFs.

I think it might be a product that is neither here nor there, pleasing no one. Mirrorless users won't like it because it will mean using a clunky, heavy DSLR that they've already moved away from. And OVF users won't like it because they already have a heavy bias towards just a plain old OVF.

Ultimately, if this thing ever came to fruition, I think it will mainly just be a means to project a menu onto the focusing screen in a semi-translucent manner, as depicted in the patent. I don't think it will be a true competitor to a good EVF.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 02:38 UTC

If true, it'll make DSLRs that much more expensive than mirrorless cameras, which already have a whole lot of parts and components that mirrorless cameras don't need.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 01:28 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands on: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 (137 comments in total)
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Karl Persson: "Sony emphasizes its compact and lightweight design and indeed, the lens weighs in at a svelte 186g/6.6oz." Size 60x66 mm, according to spec.

That´s compact?

The Nikkor 50/1,8D AF is 38x63 mm and weighs 155g. And that´s a DSLR lens.
The old Nikon E series 50/1,8 is smaller still.
Just as the new Sony they have 6 elements i 5 groups.

I'd compare it to the latest Nikkor 50/1.8 AF-S. Same weight as the Sony, shorter in length than the Sony, but larger in girth than the Sony (72.1mm max diameter vs 59.5mm for the Sony). The filter size tells lot: the Nikon filter size is 58mm, while the Sony's filter size is only 49mm. The Sony is still a compact lens. And when mounted on a Sony FF mirrorless, you still get a noticeably smaller and lighter overall package when compared to a FF DSLR.

http://camerasize.com/compact/#624.580,567.353,ha,t

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 14:25 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (884 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Its amazing! Canon's new Rebel T6 entry level ILC has received over 700 comments here. Of course most of those comments were from closet Canon fans who whine to hide their lust for all things Canon. Well whine no more folks because Canon will be shipping the first gazillion T6 cameras to your favorite big box store in April. Isn't that exciting? That way you'll be able to come out of that dusty old closet just in time for the start of this year's summer vacation season. See you on the beach. :))

"lust for all things Canon."

That's basically you, Donnie G, isn't it? Canon's biggest fan here on dpreview. I'm starting to wonder if you actually work for them.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 22:59 UTC
On article Accessory Review: Tenba Cooper Messenger bag (79 comments in total)

"Cooper 15 pretty heavy fully loaded"

Seems pretty heavy, even empty. I think bags should be as light as possible, while still doing their intended job. No need to carry more weight, especially for a bag, than is necessary.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 17:09 UTC as 16th comment
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (884 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: Same ol' will bring more cash than any mirrorless could dream about. Not even talking lenses and future upgrades to higher end models.
As long as Canon and Nikon are most recognizable names in photo industry, they will play this game forever.

"Forever" is a long time, and many companies have gone down thinking that they could do it "forever" based on their "recognizable names". It's hubris. And it's sad that people cheer it on. As for "future upgrade to higher end models", what's the upgrade to the Rebel? The 70D and 80D, right? I'm not so sure Canon is getting as many upgraders to these cameras as they used to. On Amazon's Best Sellers in Interchangeable Lens Cameras rankings, the 70D is currently ranked #37 and #46, the 80D is #47. In comparison, the A6300 is ranked #5 and #9 in sales (screenshots):
http://postimg.org/image/lmg5hv46j/
http://postimg.org/image/g3i8w5cex/
http://postimg.org/image/hd3izc4a9/
I think we are starting to see the very, very early stages of a shift in the market. I can only imagine what things will look like a few years from now, when mirrorless cameras are even more mature.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 07:35 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (884 comments in total)
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T3: I find it astounding that people here are defending Canon-- even cheering them on-- for selling such re-packaged mediocrity, and for a fairly high price, too.

@Yake - I don't know where you get "full-frame 6D is going for just $999". It's going for $1,399:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/892349-REG/Canon_8035b002_EOS_6D_Digital_Camera.html

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-20-2-Digital-Camera-3-0-Inch/dp/B009B0MZ8U

http://www.adorama.com/ica6d.html

Your 6D price is off by 40%!

Canon does tend to skimp. Consider the Canon XC10, a $2500 "hybrid" camera with a variable aperture zoom, no EVF, and no RAW (Canon says it can't do RAW because RAW is too expensive). It's only consolation is that the XC10's street price is "only" $2000...for a camera that can't shoot RAW.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 07:24 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (884 comments in total)
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T3: I find it astounding that people here are defending Canon-- even cheering them on-- for selling such re-packaged mediocrity, and for a fairly high price, too.

Canon used to be a company that offered excellent value and features for the money. Now, they seem to just be trading on their brand name. I think, eventually, this will catch up to them.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 04:56 UTC
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