mcshan: It doesn't matter if it was faked or not...the important thing is the weak bokeh.
while hilarious...this has to be the epic comment of the year
having used android phones in my sony Acro S and also the Nokia 808. i still went and preferred the iphone.
The reason is that the overall usage is rock solid. Fast to shoot and supports shooting with the headset volume buttons, tons of 3rd party casing and tripod mounting and apps like Hipstamatic/Oggl.
Overall, for mobile photography, its the overall availability of it. Other phones often lags for no apparent reasons when invoking the camera apps lacks 3rd party accessories like mcam lens etc.
If i wanted the best quality, well, the e-p5 and the nikon d4 would fulfill my needs, but for an everyday "camera with me". Its the iphone.
if the room reflects the mind....
i doubt the multi focus like lytro is possible here....small sensor cant give much shallow depth of field anyway. perhaps the aim is to be super edof?
hmm nikon. my best camera is a nikon, the d4. my worst camera is also a nikon, the nikon 1, v1. love them , hate them. is this their latest innovation...
why not build it in malaysia?
Ivan Lietaert: I have the same feeling expressed by others: in this 'subtle', devient, fiendish way, this article suggests the iPhone is the only portable device that allows to take decent pictures - which is clearly untrue.
In your article all words with possitive connotation are about the iPhone, while all words with negative connotation (eg 'lacked'; 'high light clipping' etc) are in the paragraphs about smartphones.
Funny how you don't realise that in the long rung your biased apprauch undermines the credibility of the author AND of Connect and dpreview...
maybe its because u cannot find hipstamatic in other smart phones? i use the ipod 5th gen for the same reason....
George 53: I forgot to mention that one could use "Lensbaby" and create similar and even more interesting images at that time.
lensbaby is manual isnt it...that would be way too slow to focus in a wedding...
the images are real and touching.
Neodp: You don't get it. Get sued by Microsoft, and *win*, and you still lose. The financial position of Microsoft is beyond layman comprehension. It's sad we allow he who has the gold, to make the rules.
We, yes we, are responsible for this, and not just the corrupted system. Every time you go buy a computer, you put-up with Microsoft, as the only option, to get the price you want. As if the OS was really not a tax!
You Apple users are in the same boat, with Apple, who is likely owned, by Bill Gates. Does anyone really think, that Microsoft does not know how bad their products are? This is all about planned obsolescence.
Nikon, grow some. The IP extortion is a house of cards. You are going to lose it all.
We need to stand together; against Microsoft. If enough people wake up, large, threatened companies, and our representatives will (supposedly) act.Yet we will have to put down the corruption. However, their track record is post-dumb stupid. Tell them about it.
It's Harder to recover.
MS hire people and creates solutions and sells them. Some companies makes things open source, harvest from it and points finger at MS for charging. These same companies later produces commercial versions based on harvested works and charges for it.
Bill gates is doing mankind much better favour than fragmented 1000 linux's each wanting its own name . At least now he is fighting real viruses and ridding diseases while we sit down here and fight over which company is "do no evil"
Combatmedic870: Common Samsung..... make a move. You need to release the first FF mirrorless like you did with the aps-c
hello, The Sony X1 is FF and mirrorless. next..
“Going back, I would have no hesitation just bringing an iPhone,” he said. “I would just want a second iPhone as well. And a wrist strap. I wanted a wrist strap so bad!”
LO and behold, the wrist strap is already available for sometime, its called the Loop. It comes with the IPOD, yup, since Ipod Touch already have a 5mp camera that best the iphone4, one could have used the IPOD instead of iphone to such event .
But then...do we call it Ipod photography or would that still be mobile photography? ipod dont make calls the last time i check...
browsed thru the images, very interesting images no doubt. but makes me wonders if editing heavily is the only way to make mobile photography stand out since its inherent low quality images would not stand a chance.
ok ok don't fret, i found this posted by one of the user , it has Kodak Chrome 64emulation for LightRoom....
Cy Cheze: 4k video will be available in $300 consumer models, soon enough. People will shout, "Hey, must have!" But then they will discover that 4k video demands perfect lighting, oceans of memory, 250mpbs bitrates, a $20k viewing screen, and dermatological enhancements--all for the sake of an image that looks the same at usual viewing distance. 4k video also demands a tripod, or super-duper stabilization, or any advantage is lost. The ability to crop 4k video might be attractive, except that the CPU and rendering time requirements are substantial. Easier to shoot with two mere HD cameras: one long, the other wide.
not if they use the 4k for current HD, everyone will have access to the best hd videos in sharpness and details
brianj: Interesting, it has the same size and type of sensor at the canon SX260HS, yet has not got as wide angle nor anywhere near as much zoom. Ah, I see, its called enthusiast because it sports a f1.8 aperture lens.
I wondered what the name 'enthusiast' meant!
i dont see the point of using manual control on a 1/2.3 sensor. seriously...sensor size matters....all these talk about pocketing the camera is probably referring to a jacket which could easily hold a 4/3 cam. else it would be fighting with the wallet, car keys for space.
Neodp: OK enthusiasts, and designers. So phones are eating up the pocket camera market? Make a tablet/camera(phone?), and with a MFT, relatively, big sensor, and a removable, flat-ish (cap like, and perhaps carries off the camera, sometimes), wide aperture, normal (focal) lens, and included. This will still have digital zoom, and when people figure out digital zoom sucks (or if they do) then they can buy any of the other MFT lenses, that they desire.
Yes, it would still be a bulge, but it could be carried in the other pocket, or purse. It could even have a completely flat, pin-hole cap, for carry.
Why not go bigger, with sensor size. It's not like maximum, ultra-telephoto on tiny sensors, does a good job. You can beat it, with a quality lens, bigger sensor, and (some) cropping, in real world conditions.
That's radical; but the point is, if you want to fight cell phone cameras, then use a big sensor.
thomas, u shot many but obviously not enough if u think the note 2 images are anywhere comparable
i think the majority of the skeptics here would have been silenced if Kelvin decides to take the Nokia 808 to the project . Reality is there is nothing spectacular about IPhone camera, hence the vast attempt to make it as anything more that what it is...a common mobile cam, is just the Emperor's new clothes.
KimGreenspan: Wow, some of these comments are just flat out ignorant. Why the need to be so judgmental? The focus should not be on the photo equipment. Watts of Love (a charity) approached Kevin and he agreed to take time away from his family, his business, his life, to fly halfway around the planet so that he could help to change the lives of other people. People who don't have any electricity, no light after dark, and after Kevin's visit they will have a source of light. They don't have any photographs at all, and after this they will have one. A physical memory to look back on years from now, show their children, grandchildren, etc, something they never had before. Try to just put that into perspective for a second.... I think it's a beautiful thing that Kevin and this organization are doing.
No one is saying that mobile is the same or better than dslr. The fact is that mobile photography has become a relevant medium, and many people find it fun and more accessible than a dslr. I think too many people are trying to turn this into something it's not.
You are a great person, Kevin! Safe travels, and I can't wait to see the photos from this amazing experience. XO
just curious, why cant Kelvin just bring along a compact., 4/3 or any dslr to shoot the 50 wedding? if charity is the aim, i guess those poor folks there deserves the best image quality possible