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photoguy622

photoguy622

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photoguy622: Let's say that the camera manufacturers come up with a super simple, Wi-Fi sharing camera. Besides a dedicated zoom, what obvious advantage would the average consumer see? Not much, or at least not much worth carrying an extra device around for.

So, it's a moot point.

The future is advanced, expensive cameras marketing to enthusiasts and professionals. Witness the rise of the RX100, it's not grandma and grandpa who bought those. Point-and-shoot is going to die the same way dedicated MP3 players have.

In the iPod Nano's case, size is a tangible benefit, but is it for a point and shoot?

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photoguy622: Let's say that the camera manufacturers come up with a super simple, Wi-Fi sharing camera. Besides a dedicated zoom, what obvious advantage would the average consumer see? Not much, or at least not much worth carrying an extra device around for.

So, it's a moot point.

The future is advanced, expensive cameras marketing to enthusiasts and professionals. Witness the rise of the RX100, it's not grandma and grandpa who bought those. Point-and-shoot is going to die the same way dedicated MP3 players have.

Yup, and the Powershot N didn't work out very well.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 18:43 UTC

Let's say that the camera manufacturers come up with a super simple, Wi-Fi sharing camera. Besides a dedicated zoom, what obvious advantage would the average consumer see? Not much, or at least not much worth carrying an extra device around for.

So, it's a moot point.

The future is advanced, expensive cameras marketing to enthusiasts and professionals. Witness the rise of the RX100, it's not grandma and grandpa who bought those. Point-and-shoot is going to die the same way dedicated MP3 players have.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 14:11 UTC as 214th comment | 6 replies

People just don't want to carry around a second device unless they absolutely have to.

On my recent vacations I've seen more and more people choosing phones over dedicated cameras. The only advantage most people see in a dedicated camera over a phone is the proper zoom.

We may care about aperture, lenses, control dials, viewfinders, weather sealing, etc., but people who don't view photography as a hobby could not care less.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 13:39 UTC as 227th comment
On War Rigs: The tech used to shoot Mad Max: Fury Road article (53 comments in total)
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Gollan: I've been reluctant to see the new Mad Max movie because I felt it would be swamped with cartoonish CGI in an effort to top the wonderful, practical special effects in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. These photos make it look like computer imagery is being used to complement acting, rather than replace it. If the whole thing is like that, I really should give the move a chance.

Unfortunately "original" doesn't make money... at least not the kind of money re-makes and superhero movies make. Hollywood is about making money. Original movies rarely pull in the big crowds.

If you want original stuff you need to look at smaller productions and television.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 18:08 UTC
On Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review article (241 comments in total)
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photoguy622: The addition of RAW support is great, but why not also add a shutter priority mode?

Meanwhile I just bought a refurbished Nikon 1 J4 with the waterproof housing for $275.00. Hopefully it won't be too bulky.

If the Nikon's too big I'll stick with my Canon D20 and wait until someone adds raw and a full suite of manual controls to a waterproof camera.

Why is this so hard!

Hmm, good to know. I never would have known that the limited apertures negated shutter priority, but it makes sense.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
On Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review article (241 comments in total)

The addition of RAW support is great, but why not also add a shutter priority mode?

Meanwhile I just bought a refurbished Nikon 1 J4 with the waterproof housing for $275.00. Hopefully it won't be too bulky.

If the Nikon's too big I'll stick with my Canon D20 and wait until someone adds raw and a full suite of manual controls to a waterproof camera.

Why is this so hard!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 15:34 UTC as 50th comment | 11 replies
On Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 sample gallery article (99 comments in total)

Canon has produced a nice lens for the price, and I'm glad they are releasing more crop lenses.

Most people who buy this lens will not be knit picking CA and minor softness, they will be wowed by the new perspective this lens will bring.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 15:24 UTC as 22nd comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (648 comments in total)
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photoguy622: Nikon should have come up with a better kit lens for the V3, like Fuji has on the X-E2.

This kit lens is a disgrace on an enthusiast level camera - average apertures and sharpness, power zoom and no filter threads.

@dpmaxwell: That's right. I forgot that detail!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 17:44 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (648 comments in total)
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photoguy622: Nikon should have come up with a better kit lens for the V3, like Fuji has on the X-E2.

This kit lens is a disgrace on an enthusiast level camera - average apertures and sharpness, power zoom and no filter threads.

I did see that, it's amazing what some JPEG processing can do!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 16:28 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (648 comments in total)

Nikon should have come up with a better kit lens for the V3, like Fuji has on the X-E2.

This kit lens is a disgrace on an enthusiast level camera - average apertures and sharpness, power zoom and no filter threads.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 15:44 UTC as 80th comment | 5 replies
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (205 comments in total)

I know this camera is average at best, but I'm still astonished by the reach of these things.

In 2006 I had the 12x Canon S2 IS and I thought that had amazing reach! Time marches on.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 16:27 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2132 comments in total)
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photoguy622: Let's not forget the flip side, that a smaller sensor has the benefit of having a great area in focus.

I guess I missed that in the article. My bad. I read it quickly while commuting.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 18:44 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2132 comments in total)

Let's not forget the flip side, that a smaller sensor has the benefit of having a great area in focus.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 17:21 UTC as 338th comment | 13 replies
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)

Another reason someone needs to release a true RX100 competitor!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 18:58 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

The biggest problems with these cameras, unless they are on fire sale, is the price. I generally like the design and features of this new V3.

Nikon would probably do well releasing an RX100 competitor alongside the interchangeable lens offerings.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 17:04 UTC as 141st comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Coolpix AW120 real-world samples gallery article (13 comments in total)
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photoguy622: Those pictures are atrocious. I thought the Olympus was bad at detail retention, the Nikon is even worse.

I don't think my expectations are unreasonable, and I don't expect SLR images from a point and shoot such as this. However, my Canon A570 IS from many years ago has better photo quality!

It seems that image quality has actually been declining in consumer oriented point and shoot cameras in the last few years.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 19:20 UTC
On Olympus Tough TG-3 real-world samples gallery article (46 comments in total)
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Ben Herrmann: I really have to chuckle when I read some of the comments here. It goes to show that all of us "see things differently." I personally think that the Nikon and Olympus tough cameras "trounce" the Canon D30. To me, the Canon D30's images look smeared - no detail at all. Of all 3 of the touch cameras shown here, I'd have to say that I would go first for the Olympus, but I'd be happy with the Nikon as a very tight second. But the next guy may disagree - and that's life.

But it's interesting (and sometimes hilarious) to view how folks look at images - which can often be a result of the monitors they view them on, the calibration involved, if any, and a wide variety of variables could come into play - not to mention vision in general and personal IQ standards.

I don't see it that way. The Canon actually has detail, at the expense of more visible noise.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 18:26 UTC
On Canon PowerShot D30 real-world samples gallery article (14 comments in total)

The Canon looks to be the best of the bunch so far, and that's not saying much. It seems Canon takes a light handed approach to noise reduction, which is appreciated, even if it means more noise.

I do wish they could find a way to digitally remove fringing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 18:24 UTC as 3rd comment
On Nikon Coolpix AW120 real-world samples gallery article (13 comments in total)

Those pictures are atrocious. I thought the Olympus was bad at detail retention, the Nikon is even worse.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 16:17 UTC as 2nd comment | 7 replies
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