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On Connect post Huawei demonstrates ultra-fast charging battery technology (48 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Cell phone addicts rejoice.

You must be the slowest battery switcher in the world. I can swap into 100% on my camera in under 15 seconds, and in about 40 seconds on my phone, if you include shut down and boot time.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 18:37 UTC

Came here to verify the hipster style strap was at least $100. Was not disappointed. TY DP.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 14:03 UTC as 6th comment
On Connect post Huawei demonstrates ultra-fast charging battery technology (48 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Cell phone addicts rejoice.

Yeah, but most cameras today still have removable batteries. It's always faster to swap in a spare battery than charge an internal one. It matters mostly to tablet and phone users because most of them don't have swappable batteries.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 14:02 UTC
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Just a Photographer: Strange to see people here defending 'GoPro' for infringing a design patent, while at the same time many of these people attack Samsung for infringing the looks of an iPhone.

Must probably have to do with American Patriotism i'll guess...

You spelled fanboi-ism wrong.

How this qualifies as innovative and non-obvious to a person having ordinary skill in electronics/camera design is beyond me.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 16:33 UTC
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cgarrard: Here how this is going to go in the courts, simplified:

Hey your's looks like mine.
No it doesn't.
Yes it does.
No it doesn't.

I'm gonna tell.
Go ahead and tell.

Mommy, he's copying me.

Stop taddling on your brother and you two get along, now.


Well, that's pretty much the extent of the rounded rectangle arguments that came out of the Apple-Samsung case.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 16:30 UTC
On Connect post Samsung launches enormous 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet (87 comments in total)
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SHood: I think I might fall over LOL if I see someone taking a picture in public with one of these.

Which pretty much guarantees someone will be taking video of a concert using one of these in the near future.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 01:05 UTC
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CarVac: Can't they have evenly spaced stops on the aperture ring?

It's just weird when you see someone from another forum. Probably would have missed you, but for the avatar.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 18:04 UTC
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Priaptor: I am pretty amazed at the Apple fans (and I happen to be one, but am not married to Apple) berate Windows and their new products. Granted, Microsoft has had a questionable past, however, those of you old enough to remember, even with Jobs, Apple also had a questionable past.

Microsoft IS getting their act together. Their newest products are sold out. Quite frankly, if it were not for the entrenched ecosystem of their apps on iOS, they would be facing more competition from Microsoft than they currently are. Microsoft is waking up, have indeed released some fantastic products over the last month and the cross platform capabilities of Windows 10 IS BETTER than iOS and El Capitan. Windows 10 still has some work to do before I can truly embrace it in a "tablet" format BUT it is very close.

While I am not calling for the demise of Apple or its entrenched user base, Microsoft is making great headway

It's funny, but I have to think that if MS really (I mean *really*) wanted to take over the mobile market, they'd shake loose a hundred million or so and either bribe, buy, or bounty the top 2-5 apps in every single category on Android and iOS.

Sure, there are some stalwarts, but it seems that most developers would hire a dedicated developer just to port apps over for low- to mid- 6 figures, and to maintain the code for a developers salary.

Really, it's the apps that would keep me on Android or iOS at this point; once good hardware is ubiquitous it's all about the ecosystem.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 15:52 UTC
On article JPEG Committee contemplates adding DRM to image format (186 comments in total)

Please, add DRM to everything.

It's helped video so much that it makes using two HDMI TVs* as monitors impossible for anyone who doesn't have DP-HDMI2 conversion ships soldered on the motherboard. In other words, it's effectively impossible to create a simple converter from one format to another simply to accommodate a cable mismatch.

*to get 4k/60Hz signals passed.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 10:24 UTC as 60th comment
On Connect post DxOMark Mobile report: Apple iPhone 6s (27 comments in total)
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Biowizard: Key question is, does it make phone calls? I already have rather a good camera ...


Phone calls? What century is this?

Yeah, it makes phone calls. They still sound awful. Not sure it matters though - everyone I know just texts.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 13:28 UTC
On Connect post Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with larger screen and more power (205 comments in total)
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photosincali: 900-2200 is a lot of money for a limited system. looks nice though otherwise

$2200 for a laptop is, no doubt, a luxury. Limited, though - that's a bit harsh.

For comparison, the only other machine out there that comes close is the Cintiq Companion 13HD. It's $300 more, uses last year's processor and graphics, weighs twice and much, and lasts half as long on a charge.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 15:43 UTC

Why is the model in the last picture "hooking"? That's either a mirrored image (no righty's hook), some goofy mockup, or (shiver) problems with palm rejection.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2015 at 14:53 UTC as 72nd comment
On Connect post Amazon reveals thinner Fire HD tablets (72 comments in total)
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ShoppingBoy: What kind of man is going to buy a device that runs on Lollipop? I'll get the iPad Pro, thank you.

The kind who might want or need 27 tablets (say, an entire classroom) for the same price as a single iPad pro?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 11:31 UTC
On Connect post Amazon reveals thinner Fire HD tablets (72 comments in total)
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Pandimonium: 1280*800 HD? 1920*1080 is HD 1920*1200 also gives you room for the menu bar. These are run of the mill android tablets.

It's 10 inches. I promise you that your finger cannot resolve anywhere close to 1080p at 10". There is most certainly "room" for a menu bar. I still use the original iPad for content viewing, and it's only 1024 pixels wide (but nearly the same 10" physically).

I realize that it's popular to cram as many pixels into a portable device as possible (4k on a 5.5" screen), but it's really not necessary. In fact, it costs processing power and, hence, battery life. Both of those drive unit costs.

Personally, I think it's nice to have a well built low end tablet that's produced (i.e. - supported) by a major consumer company that is willing to go into the budget category.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 11:29 UTC
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RedFox88: $3000 for just 12MP? Welcome to 2005, sony!

What a rip off - the new iPhone 6s has everything this camera has, 4k, 12MP, a Sony sensor, plus a lens, plus memory, and it is only $550.

Sony is clearly gouging the public with this outrageous farce!


Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 17:51 UTC
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Photato: This camera is a breath of fresh air among the countless parade of High Resolution driven cameras.
The only one missing now is B&W and I predict it is going to happen soon as the market matures since Bayer sensor is not a real substitute.
The trend would be towards 3 Specialized bodies, just like Film

- Low ISO Hi-Rez
- High ISO Lo-Rez
- B&W

Ultimately Pros and Enthusiast will own those 3 as prices come down just like having different lenses.

I thought that the RGBW was what Sony put in the Apple 6s.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 17:39 UTC
On Connect post Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro (209 comments in total)
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Imakefoto4U: Nice size, format, and resolution for showing people my photos. Have been waiting for a larger tablet for a few years now. I prefer having a USB port to import and export data. I don't like the long narrow tablets and laptops that most make today. Will definitely have a look but on the fence at the moment.

If you're in the market for a larger tablet with a USB port, and you can use Windows, you probably should be looking at a Surface. Aside from running the full-OS versions of LR/PS/etc., it's screen can be color-calibrated to match your primary editing monitor. Which, fwiw, can also be the external monitor for your Surface, and the Surface can be your primary desktop machine with the docking station.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 11:11 UTC
On Connect post iPhone 6s and 6s Plus come with 12MP camera and 4K video (218 comments in total)
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nerd2: Here's some facts.

-Iphone 6s still lacks OIS
-Iphone 6s/6s+ has EXACTLY SAME sensor size and optics (which means the same f2.2 aperture)
-Now they crammed 1.5x more pixel into same sized sensor, so now pixel pitch is 1.22um down from 1.5um of IP6

Let's compare this to Samsung GS6.

-f2.2 optics is 34% slower than f1.9 optics of GS6.
-Each pixel is 18% larger (in area) than 1.12um pixels of GS6.
-So GS6's each pixel takes 13% more light than IP6s.
-And GS6 has 33% more pixel count than IP6s.

This simple calculation says that for low light photography, GS6 has theoretical 50% advantage over IP6s. Oh GS6 has OIS too....

Actually, I would expect the sensor sites to be smaller. They have increased the separation between sites to reduce crosstalk, which means that the sensors are smaller. They've made up for some of the sensitivity loss by adding "white" pixels (clear mask). I'd say that would be at the cost of color saturation, but the iPhone doesn't offer RAW so what you get from the processing engine will just be a digitally saturated image. Phone users who never intend to PP images (instagram excepted, of course) will never know the difference and they'll all be happy with the results.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 11:02 UTC
On Connect post iPhone 6s and 6s Plus come with 12MP camera and 4K video (218 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: The iPhone is the #1 camera on Flickr.

That's not a compliment, you know.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 10:58 UTC
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J A C S: "...With a 24-200mm F2.8 lens..."?

illegitimi non carborundum

We all knew what you meant, Rishi. I'm surprised J A C S didn't take you to task on providing only the actual f number instead of the equivalent. ;-)

Thanks for the new data!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 12:09 UTC
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