chj: Only thing I'm interested in is sports mode and it isn't even covered. Can I actually get fast shutter speed with this camera?
@chj: if the iPhone doesn't have it, it's a feature and a good thing for ease of use and simplicity of the interface, while if an Android phone doesn't have it, well.. it's a con! That's the general rule! ;)
HarrieD7000: Again an android gadget everyone wants and nobody uses because of the poor quality?
Poor quality? Did you have a look at the G2 camera samples on the Internet?
Very nice results, and regarding the statement that "the optical image stabilization system may produce "different motion blur effects while taking images on a tripod", well... even my Olympus XZ-10 manual says to turn off IOS when the camera is used on a tripod!
JWest: Surely we just need a "movement / still life" button, which switches between prioritising high shutter speed or low ISO? While very few people want to shoot their phone camera on full manual, if they care at all about the quality of their photos, they should be able to manage a simple toggle button.
Sometimes I wonder if all modern software is designed by idiots. This stuff isn't rocket science.
The "movement/still life" button already exists, and it's called "select the appropriate scene mode between sports and portrait"! ;)
Wrong focus point! ;)
Sony has just released a massive firmware update and from the first samples I've seen on the net it seems that the camera quality is so much improved that it almost looks like a different phone.The artifacts you see in the pictures in this review are almost gone. The color balance is also better, more natural. It's unfortunate that Sony didn't optimize its firmware from the beginning... I guess that the final rating of this phone would have been much better with the latest firmware.
I watched the event on youtube, and many features are really impressive.
HDR used not when really needed, but as an instagram-like effect like in this case makes the images boring and makes you wonder if the pictures are really worth.
Looks more like a Canon's design problem if the lens protrudes beyond the point where filters are placed!
I'm sick of vintage pictures, frankly speaking.
maxola67: More 200 posts for K3 and only 60 ones for D610 - Nikon doesn't make interests.
A great part of these 200 posts is from Canikon users looking for self-assurance that their gear is still the best.
The best selling accessory for this camera will be a Pentax logo to cover the Ricoh writing on the back.
Love Las Vegas... this is now my desktop wallpaper! :)
matty_boy: Ive never been a fan of connect, its sits in an awkard no-mans land between serious photography and gadgetry, not really knowing what it should be and sometimes being guilty of very tenuous photographic links to some technology.
I promise i will never visit this site again, having read this review that lists, amongst the bad.
"Less detail in good light than some higher-res sensors"
there it is, insight at its lazy worst - bordering on tautology. And what does 'smallish screen' really add to this, surely (given the 4" size of the iPhone screen being larger than most dedicated cameras) all SLRs and compacts barring the frankly silly galaxy camera, should also have 'smallish screen' listed as a 'bad'. terrible fence sitting review ruined by the awful lazy conclusion
All your words can be summarized with: I'm an Apple fanboy, and I'm angry because you didn't say that the iphone is magical.
Using an Instagram-like effect won't add value to pictures that are not worth much, nor will convince people to buy a 1020.Publishing pictures that are 467x701 pixels is also useless, you could use any decent phone and you wouldn't see the difference.
jcmarfilph: So why no iPhone 5s? It would have been nice to see it being stomped by these cameras.
And FWIW, the nokia night shot is obviously blurry so to include it in the comparison is useless. ISOs should have been fixed to one value for a fair comparison.
Because we've seen hundreds of tests of the iphone already. Accept the fact that we can do without the iphone, at least for once.
completelyrandomstuff: The most annoying service ever. I uploaded bunch of JPGs and it was automaticaly edited, added contrast, auto-levels, unrealistic colors etc. I had then an option of reuploading all 500 shots, or turning 'auto-awesome' features one by one.
Why don't you just turn off those features once for all in the preferences? Ah, right, because you wouldn't be able to complain anymore...
mick232: So if I upload 100 pictures, I should now upload 2.5 GB of data instead of 200 MB? No thanks.
The issue is that some people want everyting (even impossible things like uploading RAW pictures using the same space of JPEGs) and what's more usually want it for free.
panoviews: I would buy a Nokia with a plain Android OS and the possibility to root the device - but never with a Windows OS.
They didn't go bankrupt only because Microsoft bought them just before they would!
CyberAngel: How many Android Phones have OIS?HTC OneLG G2others?I would really like to see a video comparison between these andLumia 920, 925, 928, 1020 (,1520)
For now, only the One and G2. There are rumors about the Nexus 5... as it might use the same camera module of the G2.Unfortunately, AFAIK there are no serious comprehensive OIS tests. Btw, since the effectiveness of the stabilization depends on the hardware of the camera module, it is not correct IMHO to say that "the androids only do up to 3 stops", since the OIS is independent from the underlying operating system (i.e. it might be true that Nokia's OIS is better, but if it is so it's only due to better hardware and this does not mean that a future android with OIS could not be on par with the Nokias), just like it is not correct to say "the nokias" because the 808 and 1020 have different camera modules and their OIS hardware could be different as well.