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mpgxsvcd

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It says what lens he used but it doesn't say what camera. Did he use a Canon or Nikon camera to win the Sony contest? Wouldn't that be ironic?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 13:18 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies

That is a great photo and very well thought out logic behind the settings he selected. He is a deserving winner. He knew his equipment well and he was able to use that to his advantage to take a difficult shot in tough conditions.

Bravo!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 13:15 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply

At least they didn't give it a Root Kit and try to convince us it was for our benefit!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 19:30 UTC as 167th comment | 1 reply
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mpgxsvcd: Lossy compression absolutely disqualifies these cameras for astrophotography use. You can’t remove noise or signal from each sub frame or the stacking process will not be effective. That is a shame too because otherwise they would be pretty much ideal for AP.

What I don’t get is that the lossy compression offers no benefit to the consumer over lossless compression or even zero compression. I can buy a high speed 256 GB memory card for $90 from Amazon. There is no need to reduce the file sizes at the expense of image quality.

If I need a smaller file for immediate upload I can just use .JPG files. These cameras have RAW conversion in camera so I can even edit and process them directly into jpgs directly in the camera.

I really just don’t understand why Sony let this happen in the first place.

"I guess it is a compromise to have decent and compatible video capabilities."

My Panasonic GH4 has excellent video capabilities and it doesn't do the RAW compression as far as I know.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 19:28 UTC

All these years I thought Canon was the only camera company capable of making a bonehead move like this.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 17:39 UTC as 189th comment

Lossy compression absolutely disqualifies these cameras for astrophotography use. You can’t remove noise or signal from each sub frame or the stacking process will not be effective. That is a shame too because otherwise they would be pretty much ideal for AP.

What I don’t get is that the lossy compression offers no benefit to the consumer over lossless compression or even zero compression. I can buy a high speed 256 GB memory card for $90 from Amazon. There is no need to reduce the file sizes at the expense of image quality.

If I need a smaller file for immediate upload I can just use .JPG files. These cameras have RAW conversion in camera so I can even edit and process them directly into jpgs directly in the camera.

I really just don’t understand why Sony let this happen in the first place.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 17:36 UTC as 191st comment | 5 replies

Ordered!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 20:23 UTC as 20th comment
On BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene article (447 comments in total)

It is a great camera. Not much more to say about it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 13:25 UTC as 82nd comment
On The new Canon 35L II will be a thing of beauty article (223 comments in total)

I like Canon lenses. They make some good ones. However, I don’t own any Canon cameras or lenses for that matter anymore so I won’t be purchasing any of their new offerings.

It is a shame they didn’t continue to be leaders in the pro-sumer video department after the 5D MK II. I definitely would have continued to buy Canon products if they had done that.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 19:31 UTC as 41st comment

This thing will be $200 by Christmas.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 04:21 UTC as 166th comment | 2 replies

Olympus offers the EM10 MKII for about the same price. It has excellent built-in image stabilization, weather sealing, an EVF, 1080p @ 60 FPS video, 8.5 FPS burst mode, and a host of built in features that are extremely useful.

This Canon M3 wasn't exciting when it was first announced. Now it really just seems irrelevant.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 04:20 UTC as 167th comment | 4 replies

Why? It might have had a chance a year ago but not now with excellent fixed lens options from Sony and great Mirror-less options from Panasonic and Olympus.

It is almost as if Canon can't decide whether it wants their M-series to fail or not.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 04:12 UTC as 170th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study article (369 comments in total)
In reply to:

FantasticMrFox: Is there a special reason DPR keeps publishing separate 'studies' of ISO invariance, AF capabilities etc. for one specific camera?

Because it is nice to see this information now instead of needing to wait for the entire review to be complete.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 19:01 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study article (369 comments in total)

What is the most ISO invariant camera Dpreview has tested so far?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 18:05 UTC as 73rd comment | 3 replies
On Crazy 8: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 sample gallery article (108 comments in total)

The GX8 is a nice camera. I just find it hard to overlook the fixed lens offerings from Sony at the moment when the price of cameras like the GX8 is so high.

I can buy a GH4 for the price that Amazon lists the GX8 at right now. That decision is a no brainer.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:47 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
On Crazy 8: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 sample gallery article (108 comments in total)

I really like the new gallery. Now I can quickly scan through the photos to see what settings were used. I can skip right to the high ISO photos if that is all I am interested in.

This new gallery is a BIG improvement to the site. Job well done Dpreview!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:39 UTC as 28th comment
On Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ post (133 comments in total)

This will start the decline of Samsung Smart phones. Better go buy some Apple stock while you can still afford it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 19:41 UTC as 50th comment
On Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ post (133 comments in total)

I was just telling someone the advantages of the Samsung phones over the iPhone last night. The two biggest reasons in my opinion were the replaceable battery and the mini-sd slot. Without those two things you might as well buy an iPhone. Samsung has lost their minds with these new phones. The "edge" feature is a gimmick no one wanted.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 19:40 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ post (133 comments in total)

I will listen to what they have to say when the micro-SD card slot is added back.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 19:37 UTC as 52nd comment
On Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review article (243 comments in total)

The addition of RAW is a good thing. It still doesn’t make this a great camera though.

I just wish they would make a water proof camera with a 1” sensor and a smaller zoom range. I just need 20mm-50mm for underwater work. If it has an F2.0-F2.8 lens that would be perfect for my needs.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 13:10 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
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