Richard Butler

Richard Butler

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Lives in United Kingdom Seattle, United Kingdom
Joined on Nov 7, 2007

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On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: I'm quite surprised that they didn't include 4k (again). Even iPhones have 4k now. Why not Canon?

MikeFairbanks - Yes, the lack of power to shoot 4K, as the GX85 and a6300 can, makes the M6 look expensive. That's listed as a reason why we didn't consider a Gold award.

My point was simply that, just because a smartphone can do it doesn't mean it's easy. The cropping on the GX85 and the limited recording time on the (more expensive) a6300 show's it's hard, but it's a nice feature to have.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 06:36 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)
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OliverGlass: ... even pros of many "specialisms"

My mind couldn't move on from "specialisms"

And by this process I build up a list of the [quite normal BrE words](http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/specialism) that aren't in common use in the US.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 01:41 UTC
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peterpainter: Great stuff, thanks DPR. Exactly what I asked for in a recent comment under the Fixed Lens comparison. Well, almost. The missing bit for me is the super-quiet shutter - can any of these choices do that - with an E-shutter shutter, presumably? I still miss my old and now defunct Yashica Minster.

@peterpainter - I think it was your comment that finally prompted me to get around to writing this piece, so thanks for the nudge.

With regards silent shutters, there are rolling shutter / banding problems with using fully electronic shutter modes (which is another article I'm working).

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 00:39 UTC
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OlyPent: There are already (for a while) been high-speed specialty cameras that can do thousands of frames per second, so if this isn't going into a consumer camera or phone, how is this a big deal?

It's the ability to conduct parallel processing on-sensor.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 23:41 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)
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Mared: Sony a6300 = $900.00 vs $900.00 for M6 (on Amazon ). It's not even close - the a6300 is miles ahead per DPRs review.

In fairness, it takes a fair amount of effort to get the a6300 to overheat and it's generally because 4K is very processor intensive. Would you rather have a camera that has a time limit on a feature that's really good or just not have that feature at all?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 18:23 UTC
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Samuel Jessop: You missed out the XF 18mm F2. Mine is a great copy, and I far prefer both the shooting experience and results compared to the X100 which I sold long ago.

I had initially set a (completely arbitrary) $450 limit on lenses, though I then added the Panasonic 15mm to the diagram, at popular request.

The 18mm is $600 though, so that's too much of a stretch for me.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)
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Shlomo Goldwasser: Having M6 Review page 1, page 2, and page 3 is not a very useful format to read the review. The old style was perfect.

I've changed them to better reflect their content.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 18:00 UTC
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rrccad: I have the M5 now and I have to admit, I'll probably swap it out for the M6 my next swing through a first world country.

I miss the compact size of the M3/M6 camera bodies - I actually wish they would take the M6 guts and put it back into an M soapbar to be honest.

Sony usually gets the praise for how small they can back in technology, but the M's are about as small as you can get and still maintain a 3:2 aspect ratio LCD monitor. Which is certainly very important when you don't necessarily have an EVF.

I'm liking the new review format - I have to admit though, there's two sections of any review i look over most closely, one is usually the camera ergonomics and the other is usually the pros and cons. While there's usually some debate over the pros and cons I usually find it a good summary of what dpreview thinks - perhaps not what each fanboy thinks ;)

is there any thoughts to adding that back into the short review format?

The review format is very much a work in progress. Feedback like this is useful.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: I'm quite surprised that they didn't include 4k (again). Even iPhones have 4k now. Why not Canon?

Several challenges stand in the way of anyone trying to generate 4K video, the most obvious being:

Sensor readout speed, processor load, heat generation, battery life.

Smaller sensors have a huge readout speed advantage (which is why you more often see rolling shutter and video from cropped-in regions on larger sensors), smartphones have hugely powerful processors and comparatively large batteries. It's arguably a greater challenge for Canon to do 4K than it is for Apple.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 17:38 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)
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I have a dream: In the table on page 1, why do you compare it with Sony a6000 which is 300$ cheaper and not with the a6300 which is only 100$ more expensive than the M6?
I guess the comparison would have been painful for the M6

We base comparisons on list prices, since they give a good indication of who the camera is aimed at. The a6000's list price is $799 with the kit zoom, the a6300's is $1000, body only. The M6, with a list price of $780 body only and $900 as a kit, is closer to the a6000.

The M6's level of direct control makes clear Canon is focusing on a more hands-on user than the very point-and-shoot interface of the a5100, which is why we looked to the a6x00 range.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
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GabrielFFontes: Seriously, this format of review is the most confusing and unprofessional choice I've seen made by dpreview. Please revert back to the old style.

This format was an experiment and won't be used again quite like this. The GX850 is closer to what short reviews will look like: focusing on use cases (Landscape, Social, etc) but making sure we retain the necessary elements and all our normal testing.

The structure should settle down soon so that you don't have to hunt to find the information you're looking for.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 17:19 UTC
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G Sciorio: FYI GX85 does not have a mic jack. G85 does.

Thanks. I'm going through that table line-by-line.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
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Midwest: Why is 80% a gold for their DSLR but a silver for this one?

Because the score and the award are related but not directly connected.

The M6 scores 80% based on our testing and assessment but we don't think it's stand-out *great*, so it's a Silver.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 17:02 UTC
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Mared: Sony a6300 = $900.00 vs $900.00 for M6 (on Amazon ). It's not even close - the a6300 is miles ahead per DPRs review.

The a6300's body only price is $999, the M6's is $780 (it's only 900 with a lens).

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 17:00 UTC
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caterpillar: In the Appendix Specs - those are for the m4/3 panasonic camera, not the Canon M6.

Please check and correct. :)

Now fixed, sorry about that.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 16:11 UTC
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daddyo: I'm not sure if it's wise these days to say "We shot the Boeing 737...". It's kind of like the bumper sticker someone gave me that says, "I shoot people, then blow them up in a dark room."
I never did put that one on my car.

It could have been worse: 'We shot the Boeing 737 down at our local airfield.'

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 20:24 UTC
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User9362470513: "He just came out of nowhere! Grabbed shot with the Fujifilm X100F"

That cycle courier looks A LOT like Greg Ugalde who starred in the short-lived, but entertaining, reality documentary about cycle couriers in Manhattan, Triple Rush. He even has a trademark ciggie hanging from his lips.

Certainly looks like it. I had no idea: to me he was just the archetypal courier racing past Times Square.

Thanks for the comment.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 19:13 UTC
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TN Args: Your lens chart missed the Panasonic-built Leica DG 15mm f/1.7, which plots quite nicely close to the X100 lens, and would go very nicely on a GX7 II. $1200 but.

I've added it to the chart, at least.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 18:20 UTC
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41mm: Dear dp review if i am not wrong, you forgot he very first compact camera with a fixed 28mm lens and a large sensor inside!

THE SIGMA DP1 !

....

I always try to give credit to Sigma for creating the first fixed prime lens large sensor compact but it's not especially relevant to this piece. Here I'm writing about alternatives to some of our favourite fixed lens cameras, not trying to exhaustively cover the field.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 17:26 UTC
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CCD FTW: One of the weirdest, most pointless and badly researched articles I've ever read on DPR.

Questions (basically why haven't the below been included, yet last minute it's X-A3 and 23mm... what?!)

Leica X
Leica X-U
Olympus 12mm
Panasonic 15mm
Sony 20mm
Leica T / TL
Leica 23mm
Fujifilm X70
A7 series + 35mm f2.8

Then there is the heavy soap bar of shame that is the GX85 which is supposedly 'better in the hand' than the A6000... in whose hands?! Heavy, slippery and zero grip is 'better in the hands' whaaat?!

Then there is the selectively choosing what constitutes a 'pancake'. There is a slight at pancakes being unit focus (most of them are, ones that aren't also aren't pancakes), when the fixed lens cameras are ALSO unit focus designs. Oh except for many of the options that were seemingly forgotten, Sony 20mm, Leica X, Leica Q, Sony 35/2.8...

I appreciate the thought, but this is just like rambling wrote it down and hit publish and it's acceptable because it's an 'opinion piece'...

Great! A worthless, unnoteworthy and pointless opinion. Bravo.

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it. It was meant to be thought-provoking and nothing more. (The original title was 'A distinctly partial look at...').

However, all the cameras and lenses you mention were intentionally excluded (mostly on price or because they're fixed lens cameras which isn't what this article is about), not omitted through oversight or lack of research.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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