RPJG

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On article 2017 Buying Guides: Best cameras for any budget (14 comments in total)
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RPJG: DP Review really needs to change the way they review and recommend cameras.

In this case, it shouldn't be "best cameras for any budget", it should be "best cameras for any requirement". OK, maybe "...for any requirement/budget".

It's hopeless to rate and recommend cameras without reference to what it will be (mainly) used for, e.g. sports, landscapes, portraits, everyday/family,etc.

That sounds... promising? Although I guess it would mean a chunk more work for each review/roundup...

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:04 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guides: Best cameras for any budget (14 comments in total)

DP Review really needs to change the way they review and recommend cameras.

In this case, it shouldn't be "best cameras for any budget", it should be "best cameras for any requirement". OK, maybe "...for any requirement/budget".

It's hopeless to rate and recommend cameras without reference to what it will be (mainly) used for, e.g. sports, landscapes, portraits, everyday/family,etc.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 08:20 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
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Kevin Godfrey: Might have been better not to use that sexual assault picture for the cover.

I don't have enough eye-rolls.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 13:49 UTC
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ZeBebito: How much difference can be beside bragging between a 50mp and a 100mp sensor when printed in traditional media like 11x17 spread magazines?

Oh dear.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 04:24 UTC
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ZeBebito: How much difference can be beside bragging between a 50mp and a 100mp sensor when printed in traditional media like 11x17 spread magazines?

Is it always possible to compose perfectly? No. In any case, that's just one of the nice things about have more resolution to play with.

Why do people keep coming here to bash stuff that's obviously useful, just because it doesn't suit their specific requirement?

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 03:04 UTC
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ZeBebito: How much difference can be beside bragging between a 50mp and a 100mp sensor when printed in traditional media like 11x17 spread magazines?

Yes, because people only ever upgrade from the immediately-previous camera. Because 40% increases in horizontal/vertical resolution are worthless. Because people shoot with 100/150MP to print out at tiny 11x17 sizes.

Sheesh, just be happy that the tech is always improving, even if you may not notice a *huge* difference from one gen to the next, and even if you can't personally grasp why it's useful.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 18:08 UTC
On article The risk of 'crowdsourcing' your wedding photos (25 comments in total)
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mdava: I am baffled by this story - sure, they may have been scammed out of some cash by the d*cks operating this website, but how have they (and their friends) lost the photos and videos? Surely they are all still there, they didn't all delete them as soon as they uploaded them?

Exactly. This story is idiotic in so many ways that I can't even.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 16:19 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (507 comments in total)
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Najinsky: Might be worth changing the opening paragraph from "24-600mm F2.4-4 equivalent zoom lens" to 24-600mm equivalent F2.4-4 zoom lens before the pedants descend.

OK, maybe just a coincidence that your post was liked when it was just one minute old, and that I just happened to open these comments at that point.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 15:16 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (507 comments in total)
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Najinsky: Might be worth changing the opening paragraph from "24-600mm F2.4-4 equivalent zoom lens" to 24-600mm equivalent F2.4-4 zoom lens before the pedants descend.

J A C S, did you just like your own post?

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 15:13 UTC
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turretless: Government == corruption and waste of money.
Why would a govt agency need 53 top-shelf DSLRs, totaling $344,500? Training? How many astronauts undergo training simultaneously?

Lol

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 15:11 UTC
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turretless: Government == corruption and waste of money.
Why would a govt agency need 53 top-shelf DSLRs, totaling $344,500? Training? How many astronauts undergo training simultaneously?

Yake, $345K is absolute peanuts, even before you consider that NASA probably somewhere between zero and bugger-all for the cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 04:11 UTC
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Dennis: I think the same philosophical advice we throw at photographers all the time needs to be applied to videographers: you can get up early, put a drone up in the air in great lighting at an exotic locale, be an expert pilot, be good at post processing, but you need a better idea than fly around in circles and speed up the result to make people dizzy. (It's the old "sharp image of a fuzzy concept" extended to video). It definitely took some skill and the location is beautiful. I would not watch it again or share it with a friend. (Especially not right after a meal).

Chad, the argument that you can't make a valid criticism of something that you're not expert at yourself is entirely false.

I'm reading constructive criticisms of the video, i.e. that it's repetitive (true) and, for some people, too jerky (true for them). They also mention the beauty of the scenery and/or the good technique and/or make suggestions on how they think it could be improved. They're entirely valid and useful constructive criticisms.

Remember, the world isn't black and white.

And just because someone doesn't enjoy something that *you* enjoy, it doesn't make it snobbery.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 04:03 UTC
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Triplet Perar: Misleading headline. Quote 1: "DJI Zenmuse X7 outperforms GH5". Interesting choice of a camera. In DxO score, this drone outperforms Canon 7D Mark II too. GH5 outperforms 7D Mark II, and Olympus PEN outperforms it too.
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Quote 2, ".. on par with top-notch APS-C DSLRs".
7D Mark II is therefore not a top notch DSLR? I disagree, and I think many Canon 7DMkII users too. 7DMkII is a top-notch DSLR. DSLR camera is more than just a sensor.

Jeebus, yet more proof that this site needs an ignore function in the Comments section.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 04:41 UTC
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polarrev: If it's marked 'IP65' it's waterproof, but must be checked regularly.

Can't tell if joking...

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 09:43 UTC
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joelakeland: Do people really need 20 fps with a Panasonic camera? I guess if you chase birds, but that seems far fetched to me. I shoot one at a time. But that's me.

No, people only need 20fps if they use non-Panasonic cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 12:51 UTC
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QuarryCat: the price is crazy - same like Olympus 4.0/300 mm
and a 2.8/200 mm seems boring, even with extender.
I see that a 2.0/200 mm would be to heavy and double the price, but the solution for mFT would be: 1.8/135 mm OIS and 4.0/400 mm or 2.8/300 mm.
The magnification is not so fabulous 1:5.
Canon dit it 20 years ago with 770g under 1000€.

To heavy, to pricey and not the desired animal-shooting lens.
For me.

Lol. "Fooling".

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 12:47 UTC
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Toni Salmonelli: "two cameras cost the manufacturers $16, three cameras around $24, and those implementing four cameras in their devices have to calculate with a cost of more than $30 per handset"

Wow, about $8 per camera module!? Even though we are not talking about complete cameras, but only modules (without batterie, sensor, viewfinder,...) this again proves the law of diminishing results. I mean, look how close the image quality of phones can get to big sensor cameras at a fraction of the cost.

I agree with Toni. Of course they can't compete with large sensors in terms of ultimate image quality in dark condition yada yada.

But for most people, most of the time, for typical use on FB/Instagram/whatever, the results from these tiny/cheap cameras is remarkable.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 04:51 UTC
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RPJG: If only we had a website that actually analysed the issues at stake here, rather then just copy/paste reporting.

The comments sections here are often so full of uninformed drivel that it's hard to tell what the real legal and moral issues are in cases like this.

Thanks, I don't think you understood my point.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 14:37 UTC

If only we had a website that actually analysed the issues at stake here, rather then just copy/paste reporting.

The comments sections here are often so full of uninformed drivel that it's hard to tell what the real legal and moral issues are in cases like this.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 05:41 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
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ewelch: A lot of marketing double-speak there if they think less than 100 percent of Adobe RGB is acceptable for such a pro-oriented monitor.

I'm not sure that missing 1% will be such a devastating loss.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 05:32 UTC
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