What is the 'coolest' camera?

Started May 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
happypoppeye
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Re: iPhone4s ...without a doubt
In reply to Roger99, May 22, 2012

I would say the definiton of cool is what people like ...29 million sold last quarter ...no matter what your thinking on apple, and cool, hey your entitled to it, but right now, today, the iphone is cool. Sorry.

Roger99 wrote:

I recent saw an interesting article that briefly described a brain scan study that showed that responses to apple products occupy the same region in the brain that normally deal with religious experiences. This has been attributed to the hippy roots of its marketing founder Jobs and the influences of this thinking in the way he inserted these products into the market place.

The iCult of Apple doesn't make it so cool as far as I am concerned. Brainwashed will never be cool. Just an illusion of cool.

Besides it is a phone not a camera and used by sheep and followers are traditionally just a bit daggy.

Cool, I don't think so. Cool comes from being different, and just not caring. Cool is individual. Cool doesn't come by the millions. Cool doesn't create a screaming stampede when a new +.01 model comes out. Cool is quiet, smooth and confident. Getting a brand just because you are told to by peer pressure isn't confident.
By definition iAnything is the antithesis of Cool.

happypoppeye wrote:
...without a doubt.

Check out instagram, a new word was made up for photos taken with it iphoneography ...the kids can't get enough of them, people pay upwards of $600 USD for them, made by the biggest public company in the world right now (by market cap), sold, 29 Million last QUARTER ...how many other models sold 29 million last quarter.

Cool is fleeting though...cool doesn't perform, cool looks good.

demonboy wrote:

I'm interested to poll people's opinion on what the 'coolest' camera is! It can be old or new, analogue or digital, any format. I'm interested to know what camera you can whip out in front of your photography friends or in public and get a 'wow' reaction from people.

It should be able to perform too, but the emphasis is on its design element.

You don't have to own it, I'm just interested to know what you think the ultimate coolest camera is.

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It's almost all opinion folks, gonna have to deal with it.

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