RichRMA: A smart product. Offers a quick, likely inexpensive (unless you are so strapped for cash $0.50-$1.00 each will brake you, in which case stick to your phone) and fulfills a need not met by phones or other digitals. This will also be good to the people who the takers want to show images. They won't be taking hundreds so you won't be subjected to them frantically searching their phone for 20 minutes looking through hundreds of shots to find the one they want to show you.
@nerd2 pretty sure u dont carry ur portable photo printer around and in ur jacket do u...
man, come on, i just switched to film.give me a FF equivalent bokeh for 2.8 and i am happy
Sony have the tendency to shoot itself on the foot always. when you see any products coming from sony, u can be as sure as the constellations stars in the skies that it will have one stupid flaw. One so significant that it blows your mind to think how Sony could have missed it.
Sdaniella: the best imaging sensors require the least "newer-work-around-tech" to stay ahead:
process incoming sensor light data both faster, coolernot just faster and hotter (adc on-sensor = hotter) are deeper BSI sensor adc circuits heat traps? no heat sink can resolve BSI circuitry heat; but a shallower sensor circuit layer can utilize a heat sink better, and even forgo with IBIS altogether, because BSI is non-optimal in design.nor just smaller and cooler (e.g. 43d generate 1/4 the heat from 1/4 the area of FF)
ideally: faster, cooler, and quieter (no fans, no moving parts: like IBIS, shutter shock)note that mirror slap is a non-issue for dSLRs since most have mirror-up modes
good tech also means addressing all unwanted mechanical vibration as well as unwanted processor heat as best as possible, as part of design process, and not rushing designs neglecting those unwanted intrusions by other mfrs, or workaround tech like IBIS to bypass internal camera vibrations (not just user jitters)
i am glad i use film.
blah blah blah. i am trying hard getting my jpegs to reach 1 TB after 4 years while my house repository of raws are in various buffalos and Wds.
66GTO: This would then make me ask, what is better than Flickr? PBase seems to have been left by the wayside. What is the better solution?
pbase is a joke, almost a landmark of the bygone ages when internet started or college projects..
i'll stick to iphone. natural and works beautifully.
welcome to the cloud, where ur fav providers can phase out ur service anytime they want because its free.
riman: I am staying with Nikon because of several reasons..The basic one is that I am not just buying a camera but a system.. I have no idea how good or bad the sony system is...this tracking demonstration seems good..but how good is it really? and what about all the other things that go into making a good total camera system..
My D750 takes great photos and I am very happy with it. That being said I am always interested in what is new but I have enough faith in Nikon to think that they too will go with the new technology if and when it proves itself..I will consider switching only when I see there is new technology ..and a new system that is much better ..like a tracking system that can track dragonflies in flight...,,something so technologically superior that I am really amazed and I can also be sure that I am not sacrificing something else in return..and Nikon will not adopt it.,.Then I switch,,,but the burden of proof is on the challenger..
flash and lenses does works together for sony, olympus, panasonic and whatever that is out there today. Studio strobes are done mostly manual and they worked fine with any brands today. Ease of operation, placement of controls are not systems, they are UI design and nikon is nowhere near the best for that. Olympus have so many lenses, so does Fuji today. There is no system
Skipper494: If you'll pardon the pun, I fail to see the point, as most advanced photographers are used to point focus and exposure, with recomposition, so just a few points in the center would suffice most of us.
good for u skipper, hows the film doing?
Papi61: Sad truth: Apple is greedy, Taylor Swift is greedy, the photographer is greedy. This society has made greed into its main value. Despite what they claim, no one gives a crap if someone else is exploited in the process, as long as there's some financial gain. The hypocrisy is virtually infinite.
Will we ever reach a money-less society, where poverty, crime and ignorance no longer exist, as envisioned in Star Trek? Nah, more likely we will self-destruct in just a few decades...
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just instagram it first, then go sell it. :-)
greed has nothing to do with the current amount of money one owns.
turvyT: I have been a user of Ricoh's GRD line from the GRD1,. Of the old GRD line, I still keep a GRD1 and a GRD2. The staff of DPR that wrote this article or commented on it talk about "incremental upgrade" or "insignificant upgrade". I can understand that point of view, since DPR lives on feeding the current anxiety regarding general camera makers and buyers. However, GRs have a different philosophy: they are cameras, like my GRD1 or 2, older than fifteen years but still able to reward its user with IQ and a very pleasurable shooting experience. They are practical long term photographic tools, not temporal tools based on high numbers and irrational passion that become costly paperweights in the medium term. Ricoh GR is not for people who don't appreciate that way of working.
there will be no GR line-up if they would have kept the GR 4 - 1/1.7 sensor and this kind of weak revisions is better not being released at all. No company has 15 years to spend waitiing for next customer.
zoranT: They put stabilization in anything. Why not here? With OIS and good video specs this would be a genius street allrounder. Sad. What a miss. Perhaps Nikon will come up with a more interesting update for the competitor camera.
mike, not everyone have stable hands . the GR is very light and that is bad news for shaky hands. i had much more sharper images on my leica M with 50mm than the GR 28mm, due to weight alone.
Dimit: I still believe all GR's build is on the cheepo side..
i belive ur name is missing a 'w' somewhere
sapralot: Somehow I don't want to spend money on dated technology, although I know what the GR (II) is capable of...
Are there really no alternatives to the GR with regard to outstanding image quality in a very compact body?
there are plenty. lets see, a m43 with 12mm f2, ep5, ep7, gm5. or u can always opt for leica X 113 or leica M itself with a 28mm ultron lens f2.
size does matters. period.
Meuh: For this market segment I wonder why more people don't look into the Sigma DP series?
My Dp1 Merrill and Dp3 Merrill are now my main cameras in and out of the studio and the Image Quality is way beyond my Pentax k5 (16mp sony apcs sensor) at base iso.
Sure the Sigma isn't as good at higher ISO and a slower camera all round (including work flow) but you also have several focal length options.
pixel shift is a smart workaround bayer sensor. one has a future, the other ..foveon...well, its been the same tech dragging for way too many years with no proper workflow.