webrunner5: She is not far off from the truth. How many Pro photogs are left in your town? I know there is less than half in mine.
Those who agree with Marissa Mayer's idiotic comment have absolutely no idea what they're talking about. Unbelievable!!!
JMichaelsPhoto: Many of us photographers sure are an unimaginative bunch when it comes to change but personally, I like Flickr's new landing page and overall layout. As a former pro account holder, I was happy to see the implementation of a free account with 1 terabyte of storage included with full resolution sharing- which pretty much negates the need for the old "pro" account. After a while of being dormant, I didn't see the benefit of continuing to pay for a pro account and I see no reason to pay $50 now for an ad-free experience when ABP (Ad Block Plus firefox plugin) is free and blocks all the ads in the first place. I prefer the finished layout of the new flickr to smugmug's portfolio account, which I was considering, at $80 annually, and I still wouldn't own my domain, so this new flickr is a pleasant and welcome surprise.
Your ad-blocking plugin may remove ads from your own computer screen, but not from the screens of those who view your galleries—which is what online photo galleries are all about in the first place.
Do any of these Photoshop alternatives have a tabbed interface? I have become totally reliant on Photoshop's tabbed interface and do not want to give it up.
The next version of Google+ will feature automatic photo creation. No more cameras or SD cards to buy—just sign in to your Google+ account to see your latest photos without ever clicking a shutter button!
DPReview's original article on Adobe's switch to cloud-based software was entitled "Adobe heralds subscription-only future for Photoshop and Creative Suite"—a headline that looks like it was created in Adobe's PR department. A more accurate title for that article would have been "Adobe Declares War on Their Customers".
Adobe Creative Cloud = Adobe Extortion Scheme
Hopefully the Adobe user base will turn its collective back on this blood-sucking idea from the demented mind of Adobe.
American values? Isn't that an oxymoron?
wakaba: Nikon D600 still better image quality at ISO 6400 than X20 at 100.That is what you get. Much closer to my phonecam than anything. Doa.
You're comparing a compact with a $2000 full-frame DSLR? That's just plain NUTS!!!
The optional electronic viewfinder for this camera costs almost as much as the camera ($449). That's ridiculous!
Timmbits: " it’s better to change the focal point by moving the lens physically back and forth rather than using the focus ring"
I am curious as to how to do this...
I'm imagining my camera on a tripod, and I have to move it by a fraction of a millimeter... how does that work?
There's no way to reliably move a stationary tripod a fraction of a millimeter. In the old days, we used to either mount the camera on rails or attach the lens to a bellows. I imagine this kind of setup still works with modern equipment.
The new Panasonic GF6—now with 25% more real cheese!
Facebook own my home screen? NEVER!!!
The thought that people may be willing to turn over control of their mobile phones to a thoroughly unscrupulous company like Facebook is very disturbing. I know that most people aren't very smart, but I'll be shocked if they are this stupid!
Is there really a significant market for an $1100 pocket camera with a fixed 28mm f/2.8 lens? Personally, I don't get it.
If this is an actual "award-winning image", then the answer to DPReview's question is "No!" No way is this image even interesting unless the situation it depicts is factual and newsworthy.
danmar: More than ever I am convinced that humans have "whining" hardwired in their DNA. Doesn't matter what you talk about complainers will ALWAYS come out to hear themselves talk (or read themselves type if you will).
Speak for yourself, bro'.
John Motts: Irrespective of brand, I actually believe that the days of the DSLR as a mainstream concept are beginning to look numbered.
Agreed. Professional photographers, as well as many serious amateurs, may never abandon the DSLR, but that's a niche market—albeit a very important one.
"...once you go below APS-C the next logical size is 1/2.3 inch.'"
Could not disagree more.
Reg Natarajan: With every camera capable of ISO 12800 these days, tripods are about as useful as slide rules to me. (I'll bet some of the younger people here don't even know what a slide rule is. Trust me, you're not missing anything.)
Have you looked with a critical eye at the results you get at iso 12800 with most cameras, even really good ones? That's no solution in low light if you care about image quality—unless you turn your images into uncropped 3x5 prints, in which case iso 12800 may be perfectly adequate.
Joachim Gerstl: It's a sad story. Kodak was once the leading company of the photo industry and also the top inventor in digital imaging.
Same story as Sony, only Sony has managed to stay in business. Ultimately, failure to grasp the importance of major technology shifts is a fatal mistake for big companies that once ruled the roost.