tompabes2

tompabes2

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On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (193 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: I described this to a friend last night who was lamenting that he didn't have a real camera with him on a recent trip to Scotland. He instantly understood how this would be a great idea for him.

There is definitely a market for this product. DPR commenters should save their contempt for the truly dumb ideas. I hear Hasselblad just announced one.

I have an even better idea for him: he could buy a real camera. This would solve his problem of not having a real camera. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 11:50 UTC
On Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera article (124 comments in total)
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tompabes2: If only it had an EVF... but forcing you to couple it with a phone (iphone, android or whatever) is not a good idea. First of all, it will take you several seconds to be ready to take a picture. Of course this is not acceptable for any serious amateur, let alone a professional. Next, you depend on phone battery, and when you run out of power you won't be able to take pictures, regardless of the fact that your "camera" might still have battery power.
I'm eagerly waiting for someone to change the design of cameras. Why do we need a display? We don't. We can take as many pictures as we want, now that memory is cheap. We don't have to review pictures on the device, we can just take pictures and select them later on a real monitor. An EVF would be enough for most users, without taking away the possibility to connect it to the phone to review pictures, but it should be an OPTION.
This product looks like a lost opportunity to me.

Shooting blind is impossible... you could do without a display for review, but you would need at least an EVF!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 13:55 UTC
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (193 comments in total)

The problem with this camera is that to take a picture you'll have to:

1) find the phone, it's in one of your pockets
2) unlock it
3) find the camera, it's in another pocket, or in a backpack or handbag.

At this point, your subject's smile has already turned into an annoyed expression.

4) slide down the lens cap
5) open the connector
6) try to put the connector in the tiny iphone's connector, while you're holdin the phone with one hand, the camera with the other, and your handbag in your mouth

At this point, your girlfriend, child, dog or cat has gone away and started doing other things. The sun that was in a perfect sunset position has faded beyond the mountain, and so on.

7) unlock the phone again, because it took you so much to connect the camera that the phone has locked
8) open the app and take a picture of an empty background, because your subject isn't there anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:32 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera article (124 comments in total)

If only it had an EVF... but forcing you to couple it with a phone (iphone, android or whatever) is not a good idea. First of all, it will take you several seconds to be ready to take a picture. Of course this is not acceptable for any serious amateur, let alone a professional. Next, you depend on phone battery, and when you run out of power you won't be able to take pictures, regardless of the fact that your "camera" might still have battery power.
I'm eagerly waiting for someone to change the design of cameras. Why do we need a display? We don't. We can take as many pictures as we want, now that memory is cheap. We don't have to review pictures on the device, we can just take pictures and select them later on a real monitor. An EVF would be enough for most users, without taking away the possibility to connect it to the phone to review pictures, but it should be an OPTION.
This product looks like a lost opportunity to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:18 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
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Seeky: Wow, Google just did an Apple! Removing functionality and increasing compression isn't progress in my book.

How are you downloading the image? Are you using the dedicated download button or are you just downloading the image that your browser is showing you (like with right click->save image or something like that, depending on the brower)?

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 16:52 UTC
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Seeky: Wow, Google just did an Apple! Removing functionality and increasing compression isn't progress in my book.

Actually, they *decreased* compression. First of all, you can choose to save your images with no compression at all, so compression is only your choice, if you want UNLIMITED and FREE storage.
Next, with the previous version images were compressed to 5mp, now it's 16, so they are way less compressed than before.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 09:05 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Raymond Pang article (54 comments in total)

Great pictures!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 15:51 UTC as 16th comment
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Greg VdB: The "low-profile" thing is just a marketing tool. These days, everybody runs around with all kinds of bags containing smartphones, tablets, phablets, notebooks, and what have you not. The bags portrayed above could contain ANY of these, and pickpockets are really not going to pass on a good opportunity to steal an unattended bag just because it doesn't scream "photo-bag"! Just stay vigilent in crowds, and if possible avoid areas with higher crime rates...

Yet, in a crowd, you're more likely to be mistaken for a simple employee going to work. What's more, the shoulder bag looks good.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:19 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Couscousdelight: The H-res mode is not impressive at all... pretty disapointing.
http://tof.canardpc.com/view/e426f924-0969-4b13-9827-da97dc9afe54.jpg

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/olympus-om-d-e-m5-ii/7

Are you serious? The 40mp samples look impressive, considering that they come from a 16mp sensor...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 10:46 UTC
On Motorola Moto X (2014) camera review post (21 comments in total)
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2tnut: Nice review. When are you going to review the best android phone currently, the note 4?

He's a Samsung fanboy, so he knows in advance. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 13:31 UTC
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mrkarisma: When will the Galaxy S4, aka the most common android smartphone, get android 5.0 /L?

Ask Samsung!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 10:38 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 comments in total)

I wonder if Leica will be able to survive this.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 00:28 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 comments in total)
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Gunston Gun: free lifetime sensor replacement for goodwill, until they found the real solution to resolve the issue.
yeah... good one

read well... the replacement is free only for three years... so basically their solution is: buy a leica M, beause we are not able to fix the problem.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 00:23 UTC
On Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS post (101 comments in total)
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Markol: Last year's Nexus 5 was a high-end phone as well but it was priced way lower. Plus, Motorola has yet to prove they can make decent cameras. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by the IQ of my Nexus 5, esp. IS works very well. And I didn't expect it from LG. If only Samsung had made this, they know how to make a phone camera.

Nokia is not the number one at all. They only have two phones that are truly superior: the 808 and the 1020. The rest are just good cameraphones, and not as good as samsung and sony's best products.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 13:54 UTC
On Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS post (101 comments in total)
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Markol: Last year's Nexus 5 was a high-end phone as well but it was priced way lower. Plus, Motorola has yet to prove they can make decent cameras. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by the IQ of my Nexus 5, esp. IS works very well. And I didn't expect it from LG. If only Samsung had made this, they know how to make a phone camera.

They know how to make a phone camera, yet they don't have a phone with OIS yet... what's more, you've already decided that the camera is inferior to Samsung without even seeing a sample...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 10:00 UTC
On Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS post (101 comments in total)
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Flashback: Have to agree, the price is too high, despite being gorgeous.
I paid just £159 for my Nexus4. May just have to settle for a 5:-(

Too high? Did you look at the specs? It's probably the best phablet out there, yet it's not the most expensive, since it costs less than both the iphone 6 plus and the sammy note 4.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 09:59 UTC

LOL... nice headline! :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 14:22 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On Beginner's guide: shooting high-key at home article (70 comments in total)

Nice article for beginners, thanks! More stuff like this, please... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 15:11 UTC as 33rd comment
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (197 comments in total)

Nice modern design! Finally someone is moving on. I really don't understand why we're still designign cameras as they were 30 years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 08:57 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (312 comments in total)
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caravan: A compact camera with zoom lens makes no sense and is not needed.

LOL... ok, thanks for revealing me the Truth! I'm going to burn my Oly XZ-10! I have been such a fool to think that I would need a zoom!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 15:14 UTC
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