tompabes2

tompabes2

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The images are impressive, but they have been downsized to 8mp.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 11:57 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On article DxOMark Mobile report: Google Nexus 6P (18 comments in total)
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Tonkotsu Ramen: yea but you'd be supporting a company started by a guy that was part of the chinese communist party.. and most likely still has ties to them.. you really wanna risk that over a phone?

lol... Tonkotsu is still living in the sixties or something like that... how pathetic.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 22:20 UTC
On article DxO ONE real-world sample gallery (185 comments in total)

Now guess who will be on top in the dxomark chart... ;)
Anyway, I was expecting sharper images from a 1'' sensor... maybe they had to make some compromises on the lens...
EDIT: also, I don't like colors... sometimes they're off (see the first of the two pictures of the phone booth), sometimes they're washed out...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2015 at 12:28 UTC as 69th comment | 4 replies
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Alex7302: "23MP 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS BSI CMOS image sensor"

Do you want noise? Because that's how you get noise.

it's a smartphone, anyway it remains to be seen if the higher resolution will compensate the higher noise.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 00:08 UTC
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rrccad: huh .. isn't the eye capable of resolving down to around 300-400 dpi and that's really it?

isn't this slightly overkill? however if you are casting to your 4k tv it makes somewhat of sense, however, this just looks like a way to suck the living daylights out of your battery life.

see my post above about gaming visors...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 00:07 UTC
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noirdesir: I am curious whether most people can actually see the difference between 400 and 800 dpi.

Yes, if you're using a smartphone gaming visor. That's why so many manufacturers are using QHD (samsung, for example, sells the Gear VR visor that can be coupled with the gs6), and 4k will be even better.
Gaming visors based on smartphones (i.e. that use the smartphone's screen, so they're cheaper to build and sell) are a nice brand new idea and probably manufacturers expect them to spread in the following one or two years. But you need a high resolution screen for a good viewing experience.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 00:05 UTC

"just as good" means that it's worse. Not by much, but still worse.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 12:32 UTC as 3rd comment
On Connect post Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples (37 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: This or OnePlus2?

IMHO this one, mainly for the software.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 15:01 UTC

The names, the names of the 40 who voted against!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 09:55 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On Connect post Feature film shot on iPhone 5 coming to cinemas (64 comments in total)

Colors are terrible, quality is terrible. Stabilization is terrible (if there's any). Looks like... a movie shot with a smartphone. A $500 video camera would have given much better results. Ah, but then they wouldn't have been able to say that they used an iphone... I hope the price of the ticket will be as low as the quality.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 23:15 UTC as 26th comment
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3DSimmon: Then the People of Europe should sue the copyright owners of such buildings for obscuring the rest of the free city landscape.

This is a good point! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 18:33 UTC

Money, money, money... it's all about money. Frankly, we've gone too far. They're trying to squeeze money from everything.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 18:30 UTC as 149th comment
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (270 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 article Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera (127 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 article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (270 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 70th comment | 3 replies
On article Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera (127 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 6th 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 article Readers' Showcase: Raymond Pang (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
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