Mark Schormann

Mark Schormann

Lives in South Africa Nelspruit, South Africa
Works as a Economist
Has a website at http://www.soft.co.za
Joined on Dec 21, 2009

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On Bell Labs creates lensless single-pixel camera article (57 comments in total)

This makes the most sense in applications where the sensor is incredibly expensive and the aperture array can be made more cheaply.

I could imagine some applications in doing high speed optical data transmissions where there are multiple end-points.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 10:25 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic DMC G6 preview (199 comments in total)

An impressive 5 Fn buttons? Aargh! These things are more a curse than a blessing. Who can honestly remember which function was allocated to which button? And what you changed it to last?
I would be much more impressed with less Fn buttons - just put the things that are needed onto well marked buttons and the rest of the stuff into the menus. An Fn button is effectively just a badly marked button IMHO.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 20:47 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies
On Sony NEX-6 Hands-on Preview preview (229 comments in total)

Really hoping that camera manufacturers can get over this "Fn button" thing. It is stupid - it eventually just becomes a button that you aren't really sure what you last set it to. I would much rather have all the buttons do something useful and marked accordingly. Usage testing should easily determine what the majority of users want/need and the least used functions can be relegated to the menus for occasional use.

Now, with connected cameras, manufacturers should be able to automate the collection of button usage data!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 20:14 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies

As long as it takes NiMH and similar 1.2V rechargeable AA's and treats them properly - that is the biggest fault with its competitors like the Canon SX150 - they all seem to view a 1.2V rechargeable as a very flat 1.5V Lithium.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 12:29 UTC as 21st comment
On Just posted: Hands-on video of the Samsung NX200 article (76 comments in total)

Great to have video review - really helps with appreciation of how it handles. It would be better if the camera was turned on and pointed at a scene and then a photo taken - to see and hear the actual operation of the machine. A long boring exploration of features would not be great, but an expose of the most innovative features and the most annoying would go a long way towards making a decision for the potential buyer/user.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2011 at 15:24 UTC as 31st comment
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