Kodachrome200: I find this a little odd. Android is an OS for doing everything and the camera is a piece of hardware for a specific task. they dont seem to go together. I dont need to be able to play angry birds on my camera. Now if it replaced a mobile phone I would kind of get it. similar to the pureview. I wonder if a camera with wifi and some software for social sharing wouldnt be more logical
yes. no need for 3g. and the os should allow an app to change how it works. e.g. changing white balance calculation, faster focusing algorithm, sharpening, resizing , compressing, dr enhancement, noise reduction algorithm, etc.
I agree. It is overkill to use android. as the os. However, when i read that samsung joins the digital camera industry I know that one day it will merge both products. The ability to control and customize the work of the camera by using userimplantable/installable softwares is the next logical step that i can think of.
With its strength in smartphone market, I am sure Samsung will push some of the smartphone technologies to their camera ecosystem.
I think the next logical steps are:
* sharing between cameras. If we go to a trip with some friends, how many times we will ask our friends to share some of the pictures they take with their camera? It will be easy if they implement Bluetooth or NFC sharing mechanism.
* open platform for in-camera softwares (an android version for cameras?) By open platform I mean that any software developers can create new programs for the camera, so we as camera users can add more functionality to the cameras. The programs can be downloaded from smart camera market places in internet.
Woow, I hope will they will replace the sensor with an X-Trans CMOS one :D
shaocaholica: Does the DR mode work in RAW? SN and HR should be the same in RAW since you can combine the photosites during the demosaic but DR requires reading half the photosites first and your RAW developing application needs to know how to properly demosaic the image.
My F550 EXR can shoot RAW in DR mode. About software, AFAIK there is currentyl only SilkyPix (that come with the camera purchase) that can process X10 RAW. But I am sure Adobe will sooner or later support X10 RAW format as they did with the newly released Fujifilm F600 EXR.
Mike Paterson: isaacimages,What HDR feature?I've done a search in the X10's Manual for HDR and I can't find anything.
It is in EXR-DRange Priority mode that the HDR processing happens. When in this mode, a single shot will create 2 pictures at different exposures then combine them automatically to create a higher dynamic range picture (at half res.) This process is also happens when you choose P mode at half resolution.
3D is for the next generation. Older people as usual will resist changes and won't like it, simply because they afraid that their current skill in 2d will someday be ignored by people.