Roger Knight

Roger Knight

Lives in Australia Adelaide, Australia
Works as a Hotel Manager
Joined on Oct 9, 2006

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I just love this camera.....Er..sorry, phone!
With the grip accessory it would make a terrific travel camera.
It's simple enough to crop the shots to make telephoto shots out of wide angle takes without losing any resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2013 at 01:11 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies

He must also have a terrific collection of shoes too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 23:49 UTC as 25th comment
On 41-megapixel Nokia EOS smartphone looking likely post (11 comments in total)

I actually like the latest Symbian "Belle" operating system very much indeed and it compares more than favourably with the Android Operating System on My second string phone which is a SAMSUNG Galaxy S3 which although superior to the iPhone 5 I have tried is still not up to the slickness of my Nokia E7-00 Symbian Belle. I would say that both Android and iPhones are no more than toys compared to the superior Nokia Symbian Belle. It's a pity it is being ditched because from a serious business user it has no peers.
Windows Phone 8 is pretty good though and I will need to buy one for my next acquisition.
I would have bought a Pure view 808 if it had been available in Australia but if a similar Windows Phone 8 Pure view does come out I will flog the Samsung Galaxy S3 to some kid who loves toys but does not need a serious communicator or photographic tool.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 13:08 UTC as 4th comment
On Fujifilm X20 Preview preview (201 comments in total)
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GaryJP: 12 megapixels woohoo. Sorry, but the Sony RX100 trumped the X10, and as far as I can see, trumps this. And yes, I own both. The X10, even after the long awaited orb fix, sits on the shelf mostly.

Sadly you are misinformed Gary about EXR mode. It uses the whole 12 Megapixels for some modes and 6 for other modes mostly depending upon the available light to some extent. Take some EXR photos in good light and you will see that I am correct most times.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 21:59 UTC
On Fujifilm X20 Preview preview (201 comments in total)
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JonSr: other than the small sensor, i love the whole packaging. i would not go smaller than 4/3 though.. wish fuji will just join m43 and put high end 4/3 sensor on this package and i will fall in love.. .. ..

Interestingly, my daughter considers the results from the X10 superior to her Panasonic 4/3. I would have to agree. In addition; My large hands don't fit the Panasonic either whereas I have no problems with the Fuji X10.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 21:49 UTC
On Fujifilm X20 Preview preview (201 comments in total)

My new X10 is wonderful especially as I can easily take it everywhere that my SLR is inconvenient to take many times. The X20 must be amazing.
I most strenuously disagree with your comment; "this is a camera primarily designed for stills photography." because all of the videos that I have shot with the X10 are regarded by even Canon SLR photographers as brilliant and what could be easier than turning the main control on the top plate to get movie mode. It's certainly as easy and more positive than pressing some tiny button that my huge hands simply can never find. When will camera manufacturers wake up that not everyone can use tiny controls which is probably why Panasonics rebadged Leica offerings are thought to be unusable by all but ladies in Europe. How dumb are you Panasonic!
The X20 has everything going for it INCLUDING a real and proper viewfinder that I find an imperative component of any camera, particularly for street photography where stealth can be of the utmost importance.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 21:42 UTC as 45th comment
On British Wheels challenge (4 comments in total)

There are many seriously interesting and well taken photos here. Many of them were photos that found me being quite emotional. My thanks to the enthusiast photographer who obviously has a superb eye for beauty and history.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 01:00 UTC as 1st comment
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Marty4650: Once again, Fuji produces a mouth watering camera.

You really have to give Fuji credit. They create such beautiful and well made specialty cameras that you don't even mind a white orb or two.

If I had the means, I would buy them all (meaning the XF1, XE1, X1-Pro, X10 and X100.) Their superzooms and normal P&S cameras are uninspired and mediocre, but their specialty cameras are to die for.

I'm with you Marty

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 10:26 UTC

Simply gorgeous and very classy to look at. Function, form and style.
It looks like it will be good to hold too.
I can see no downsides with the design at all.
Fuji are really becoming an "A" league player.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 08:57 UTC as 10th comment
On Samsung Galaxy Camera - camera phone or phone camera? news story (290 comments in total)
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Roger Knight: Anyone who has a NOKIA Belle smartphone with it's superb new smooth Symbian operating system will appreciate that this SAMSUNG is still many, many years behind the Nokia 808 PureView in every respect photographically and Belle is right up there with both iOS and Android in the operating system stakes. So, because I already have Nokias superb E7-00 Belle I shall wait for the Nokia windows Phone version of PureView because the camera is so damned good and usefull especially for back up travel use.

I actually don't get this Wi-Fi to the cloud stuff because I do not feel that I have sufficient financial and security control over it. I have better things to do than play with Passwords during my fun times so I am quite content to wait until I get home to drop my files onto my computer. So. because this will not make or receive calls wherever I am I don't need the compromises this camera with a PDA comes with and besides the sensor is way too tiny to be useful just like most point and shoots.
If I wanted to, I could use Wi-Fi to send photos to the cloud with a NOKIA 808 PureView. I can already do it on my NOKIA E7 which runs Belle superbly, I can also send photos by Wi-Fi or 3G to my computer also already anyway. So what is the big deal about an Android PDA with a tiny sensor that you can't even make calls on.
So actually this SAMUNG is way behind the times compared with the best from NOKIA which will only get better with the Windows Phone 8 operating system version.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 22:48 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera - camera phone or phone camera? news story (290 comments in total)

Anyone who has a NOKIA Belle smartphone with it's superb new smooth Symbian operating system will appreciate that this SAMSUNG is still many, many years behind the Nokia 808 PureView in every respect photographically and Belle is right up there with both iOS and Android in the operating system stakes. So, because I already have Nokias superb E7-00 Belle I shall wait for the Nokia windows Phone version of PureView because the camera is so damned good and usefull especially for back up travel use.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 21:20 UTC as 65th comment | 7 replies
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review news story (373 comments in total)

Without a viewfinder it cannot be classified as a serious camera but it is obviously a terrific; point-aim-(to some degree)-and-shoot, image taker. It’s just not quite enough of what is required for taking valuable travel photos.
Any camera without a serious viewfinder capable of shot framing is definitely unsuitable for travel photos. Period!
Just the sheer volume of photos that one takes means that the great majority of shots taken with a viewfinder-less camera that need post processing is quite seriously appreciable if one is as picky as me and I have better things to do when travelling than spend all night fixing not quite right photos.
After all; exploring the night life in all of it or their vagaries’ is a large part of just why we do travel, unless of course one is totally ‘photography obsessed’ rather than being a normal, curious, experience seeking person.
That was a seriously good review. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 23:17 UTC as 97th comment | 6 replies

I can not see it being anywhere near as good as the superb Nokia Pure-View because I am probably too picky about image quality. Tiny sensors are not for me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 07:06 UTC as 88th comment | 3 replies

Does anyone have a link to a similar site that covers the Southern hemisphere skies?
The last meteor shower that I saw here in South Australia was awesome.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2012 at 00:12 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies

It sounds more like a physical glitch rather than a software glitch. It's not possible, I would have thought, to get a better connection to terminals by using a software fix without severely degrading the operationality of the other component performances. It will be interesting to see if there is a massive exchange program initiated by Canon on this issue.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 23:55 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
On Nokia 808 Review: Damian Dinning of Nokia Responds article (214 comments in total)
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Suave: It can give better quality than 5d3, it won't negate the fact that it runs on stillborn OS.

I'm using the latest Symbian 'Belle' operating sytem on my Nokia E7-00 and after a day teaching it to myself I can get where I want quicker than iOS and Android but not quite as fast as Windows phone 7.5.
So Whilst I will probably look towards Windows Phone in future I would not trade for an iPhone or an Android.
The PureView camera as a second camera to my SLR gear will be a perfect pocketable compromise for when I am travelling overseas I reckon and will save me buying a SONY RX100 or similar camera because the photo quality for such an environment is terrific and will save me carrying one more device without too much picture quality compromise tradeoff.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2012 at 22:54 UTC
On Gariz leather half-case for Sony RX100 news story (49 comments in total)

I just don't get it. What actual use do they provide? Surely they take away the main advantage of this camera which is it's pocketability.
Beautiful though they are, they are not for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 23:18 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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Roger Knight: I have read a lot of these posts and I think some of the posters have no idea what the latest Nokia Symbian belle system is like.
If you imagine the best if Symbian, the best of Android and the best of iPhone and combine them together you have Nokia Symbian Belle. It is no longer clunky or difficult to use or learn.
The addition of this new pureview camera technology would have to make the Nokia 808 a superb all round smartphone and travel camera, especially considering that the actual printed output even up to size A3 will match if not beat most cameras today including some SLR's. Consider that the lens opens at f2 right throughout it's entire zoom range which is greater than most serious SLR and 4/3 kit lenses and you can see just how serious this new low light technology is.
I await the review of the photographic aspects of the Nokia 808 with intense interest because I can only imagine just how extra good a Windows Phone 8 Nokia will be with a Carl Zeiss PureView camera included.

Forget what you already know about phones and forget what you already know about cameras. This technology will knock your present knowledge for six. It's a pity that it may well never see the light of day in a dedicated camera, but then the likelyhood is that you will never need a dedicated camera again with one of these babies. I am already dreaming of the technology's capabilities in five years time, it is so very exciting to see something get to market in it's early development that is so mind blowingly good and different to what we have known for over 100 years. It's brilliant npw and it's future is even more brilliant.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 12:20 UTC

I have read a lot of these posts and I think some of the posters have no idea what the latest Nokia Symbian belle system is like.
If you imagine the best if Symbian, the best of Android and the best of iPhone and combine them together you have Nokia Symbian Belle. It is no longer clunky or difficult to use or learn.
The addition of this new pureview camera technology would have to make the Nokia 808 a superb all round smartphone and travel camera, especially considering that the actual printed output even up to size A3 will match if not beat most cameras today including some SLR's. Consider that the lens opens at f2 right throughout it's entire zoom range which is greater than most serious SLR and 4/3 kit lenses and you can see just how serious this new low light technology is.
I await the review of the photographic aspects of the Nokia 808 with intense interest because I can only imagine just how extra good a Windows Phone 8 Nokia will be with a Carl Zeiss PureView camera included.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 16:16 UTC as 45th comment | 6 replies
On Nokia app increases pressure on camera makers to smarten up news story (141 comments in total)
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wy2lam: very nice...compacts ARE getting out of date!

Yes you are correct and more especially when you consider Nokia 808 PureView which pretty much blows all viewfinderless cameras out of the water in both useability and image quality together with amazing photo print quality shots which print A3 size prints at 5 MP from the original 38/41 MP by using interpolation and the very advanced Carl Zeiss optics that provide an f2 aperture opening right through the zoom range. Why would one buy an advanced Panny LX5 or similar class camera when the smartphone camera is superior and has apps with it when it gets to LUMIA windows phone 8 Smartphones? Add to that the fact that many cameras of that class can not be operated very well unless you have Asian sized fingers and that counts me out for most small cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 08:10 UTC
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