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    Sony huge price jump on RX1R II

    It's no mystery. It's simply currency adjustments. The Yen is up against the Dollar 20% in the last year. Correspondingly, the price is up 20% in the last year. Similarly, the Yen is also up against the Euro. I guess it took 2 mins for this explanation to sink in from when we discussed it...
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    Samsung True. Samsung NX Camera's are finished.

    Sony has been in imaging for decades, even before they bought out Minolta. They were the market leader in broadcast video. They literally set the standards for that industry from umatic to beta. Which mounts has Sony dropped? The only two consumer mounts I know about are A Mount and E Mount...
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    Samsung True. Samsung NX Camera's are finished.

    It's been known for a few months now that Samsung has gotten out of the camera business. The rumor is that Nikon will buy or has bought their camera IP.
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    Coolpix A back for $299.

    Adorama through ebay has the Coolpix A refurbs back at $299. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-Coolpix-A-Digital-Camera-Black-26423-B-/371422197789
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    Sony Sony RX100 IV announced.

    Drives are cheap. :) I've been there for years already. I shoot 3 brackets RAW. So every time I snap a shot, I think of it as 100MB. I can easily hit the shutter 10 times a minute. I do think continuous photography is the future. There have probably been discussions like this every time...
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    Sony Sony RX100 IV announced.

    Just use a video editor and grab any frame you want.
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    Sony Sony RX100 IV announced.

    Sony does a variety of things with stacked sensors. Everything from increased sensitivity, to PDAF support to full RGB processing like Foveon. In this case, I think it only increased sensitivity. I think of it as BSI 2. Video is very important to me. So 4K is big. But even if you don't do...
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    Sony Sony RX100 IV announced.

    It's a monster. 4K video, upgraded EVF and a stacked sensor. But $1000 for a P&S camera.... Whew. http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7826270294/sony-cyber-shot-dsc-rx100-iv-shoots-4k-uses-a-stacked-sensor
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    Canon Dynamic range of G1X

    You are absolutely right. I did think you guys were talking about the Panasonic GX1. That clears something up for me. There was talk about the 2nd edition of the camera. I didn't think there was a 2nd rev of the GX1 and googled but couldn't find anything. That's because I was thinking of...
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    Canon Dynamic range of G1X

    I was recently in Japan and considered buying a used GX1 there. They are going for about $75 for the body. It's Japanese used otherwise known as mint in the rest of the world. The same $75 will get you a G5. GF2s are still strangely selling for $200 but GF5s are under $50.
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    RX100 value

    In that case, the last thing Amazon.de shipped me cost $15 for shipping. Considering the cost of the item, I think that was cheaper than it would have cost to ship it from San Francisco to New York with the same declared value. I remember when shipping internationally was really expensive. No...
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    Sigma SD1 = $1999 USD

    Thanks for that. The only reason to even think about getting a SD1 for me was to use my hoard of lenses. But if it doesn't work well with that, then there's no point.
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    RX100 value

    It's German, Deutsche. You don't need to read German. Google Translate/Chrome works really well converting German pages to English. Probably because English is a Germanic language. I don't even do that. It's just an Amazon page so I'm familiar with the workflow. I didn't realize you were...
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    Sigma SD1 = $1999 USD

    The SD1 Merrill is $755 new from Amazon. I always wanted a merrill. Either the SD1 or one of the DPs. I've been struggling about buying one for weeks at these blowout prices. In the end, I think I'll wait for Sony. Sony has full RGB sensors in the works so it's only a matter of time. The...
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    RX100 value

    Here's the link. The price is in euros including vat. If shipped to the US, the vat is removed so the price becomes 278 euros. Converted back to dollars that's right around $300 at the current spot price for the euro. Do not let Amazon charge you in dollars. They offer a horrible rate...
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    RX100 value

    You can get a new one from Amazon for less than $300.
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    Lytro for $60 from Amazon.

    I always wanted one. I was tempted at $100. For $60 I think I'll bite. The graphite one is a one day special at $60. The pink one is also at $60 with no time limit. The red one is $80 but comes with 16GB of memory. http://www.amazon.com/Lytro-Light-Field-Camera-Electric/dp/B0099QUT7A
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    Sigma On the fence for a DP2M/DP3M.

    I've always wanted a foveon camera. Now that the DP2M/DP3M are in the mid $300(USD) range, I'm seriously thinking of getting one. The DP1M is still more pricey. I've had my finger over the "buy" button for a few days now. But I've noticed a couple of people selling their DP2M/DP3M off in the...
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    Sigma DP2 Quattro review

    I must have tried checking out a Quattro at the Sigma displays in camera stores about 15 times. I've never found one that powers on. Are those displays supposed to work or are they dummy cameras?
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    DXO Optics Pro 8 Free

    http://www.dxo.com/intl/advancedphotoshop
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    Sony Underwhelming firmware update for RX100 Mk I

    They've been doing it for a while. Remember how the original 3/5 got focus peaking.
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    RX1 for $1400.

    Yes, directly from the Sony store. They also sold the RX100M2 for $279. I've tried getting that a few times but always lose out. There aren't that many when they stock up. The competition is tough. On another note, Sofmap in Japan was selling the original RX100 for 23,800 yen as a holiday...
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    RX1 for $1400.

    A couple more came up for sale. I have one in my cart right now. Trying to decide whether to pull the trigger or not.
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    RX1 for $1400.

    It's in stock right this second!!!! Update: And now back to OOS. I think they reload every morning. But people are hip to it now so it doesn't last very long.
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    RX1 for $1400.

    This may be the prelude to a replacement. Best Buy seems to be selling off all their stock at this reduced price. That's why it's coming in drips. They are putting them up as they get recalled from the stores and warehouses. The samething happened with the A6000 last month. On DPR, people...
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    RX1 for $1400.

    "640K ought to be enough for anybody." Bill Gates Are you still using a computer with 640K? As with memory, more MP allows for more interesting things to be done. Many of those things have yet to be thought of. Time and time again, statements like "already too much" are made by people who...
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    RX1 for $1400.

    In fact it is. I said that. It's all part of the 50% off Sony sale at Best Buy.
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    RX1 for $1400.

    They restocked this morning. You can still see it listed if you looked under digital cameras. It only shows up here on days they stock it in the morning. There were a few around at 11am. They didn't last long. I'm still hesitant since Sony sells them refurbished for $1300. Sony doesn't...
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    RX1 for $1400.

    There is at least one more to be sold. Someone returned his new one solely because it didn't come with a seal on the box. He wouldn't believe that they don't come with a seal. He didn't bother opening it to see if it was really new or not. So that one will be for sale on the website sooner...
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    RX1 for $1400.

    Frankly, statements like this have been made by people time and time again throughout history. They have always been wrong. Here's a few. I'll add yours to the list. "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." "I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked...
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    RX1 for $1400.

    It's not a matter of planned obsolescence, unless it's an Apple product. It's a matter of technology advancing. I disagree that "a 24mp sensor coupled to epic zeiss glass will not become obsolete". It will most definitely become obsolete. As I said, that A7 I was talking about was a A7 kit...
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    RX1 for $1400.

    Since cameras became technology. Now they are on the same cycle as technology. The days of film where keeping a camera for decades are gone. Film cameras didn't really change that much. You put in a new sensor every time you changed rolls. Digital does. For example, since the RX1 the A7...
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    RX1 for $1400.

    Cowboom, also known as Best Buy, is selling the RX1 for half off, $1400. I think it's a part of their 50% off Sony that started last month. They started off selling the used ones a week ago for that, then when they ran out of used they switched over to new. It's been going in and out of stock...
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    Micro 4/3 G7X - does the larger sensor make up for some lens reach via cropping?

    The G7X already does crop it's sensor to get it's rated focal lengths. Some people have gone to the trouble to figure out how much and at some focal lengths it can be as high as 31%. So the G7X can only be using 69% of it's 20MP sensor and cropping. Take that into account if you are planning...
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    Canon S100 refurbished for $85. Today only.

    It's old but for $85, still a good deal. I was tempted, but the reality is that I would never use it since I have a RX100. You must have a discover card to get it down to $85, otherwise it's $110. Canon is selling the refurbished S100 for $120. Today only, they automatically give you another...
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    Sony RX100 III or G7X?

    I think Canon did try to differentiate itself with the lens. But there are compromises. It's not just that it doesn't cover the sensor, it's also that the distortion at the edges seems to be more than the RX100. Cropping the sensor to extend focal length is something Canon has done before...
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    Sony RX100 III or G7X?

    I would go check the PowerShot forum at dpreview. There are a lot of threads talking about the G7X right now, many comparing it to the RX100. One that stands out for me is the one that shows that the lens on the G7X doesn't cover the entire sensor. So the G7X crops the center 18MP and then...
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    Comparison review of the G7X to the RX100M3.

    Here's review of the G7X with plenty of comparison shots to the RX100M3. The G7X doesn't look as good as the RX100M3. http://www.mobile01.com/newsdetail.php?id=15679
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    Played with the Lytro Illum today

    I think it will be niche for a good long while. The problem is that it trades resolution for that ability. Color also trades resolution for color but it's only 2-3x versus 10x for the Lytros. Would people rather have a 40MP image or a 4MP? How many people actually want to adjust the focus...
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    Sony Sony Canada jumped the gun, they already have the RX100M3 on their website.

    DPR has put up it's studio shots. I didn't think it would be, but the RX100M3 has decidedly better IQ than the original RX100. It's all about the lens. In the center, it's not all that different. As you move off center, it becomes more obvious. It's been an evolution. The RX10 is better...
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    Samsung Trade in a tired DSLR for a NX30 in Times Square on June 4th.

    http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/28/samsung-ditch-day-nyc/
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    Sony Sony Canada jumped the gun, they already have the RX100M3 on their website.

    You need to login and add the item to your cart to see the lower price. That DPR thread I posted earlier talks about it. I didn't know that the RX100M2 was also $299. That would have been a really good deal. http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53718752
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    Sony Sony Canada jumped the gun, they already have the RX100M3 on their website.

    Biro, Sony just completed their weekly restocking of the $250 RX100. It's in stock right now. Won't last long.
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    Sony Sony Canada jumped the gun, they already have the RX100M3 on their website.

    You know, once you look past the flashy new features like the EVF and the faster lens. There are actually some other very nice things. The M3 has 5 axis IBIS and full sensor readout video. That video is now at twice the bitrate of the older models.
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    Sony Sony Canada jumped the gun, they already have the RX100M3 on their website.

    Sony is selling the RX100 refurbished for $250. The stock is spotty. Whenever it becomes available, it sells out quickly. As reported on DPR, it was back in stock yesterday. http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3671444#forum-post-53682906 I already have a RX100 and as awesome as the M3...
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    Sony Sony Canada jumped the gun, they already have the RX100M3 on their website.

    Everyone was saying that they didn't see how it could have a builtin flash and a popup EVF. But they sacrificed the hot shoe and used that space for the flash. Also that popup EVF looks like it pops out too.
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    Sony Sony Canada jumped the gun, they already have the RX100M3 on their website.

    It may have a pop up EVF, but they did it right. It's not a low res half measure. "Type : 0.39" SVGA electronic viewfinder(OLED), 1,440,000dots" http://store.sony.ca/gsi/webstore/WFS/SNYNA-SNYCA-Site/en_CA/-/CAD/ViewProduct-Start?SKU=31-DSCRX100M3
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    Sony Rx100m3

    It's purely marketing. Sony is spreading things out. The A77M2 is being announced in London on 5/1 but it won't be announced in Hong Kong until 5/7. Why have two announcements? Only Sony knows.
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