KoKo the Talking Ape

KoKo the Talking Ape

Joined on May 16, 2012

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Gordon W: Can't imagine a camera I'd have less use for.

It might make a good party toy for 20-somethings, if it produced digital copies as well as physical prints.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 04:15 UTC

I wonder why they need SO many cameras. If the subject doesn't move, couldn't they put some cameras on a rack and move them around the subject? Do you suppose it is too difficult for a human to stay that still?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 19:37 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

My Comodo firewall says the alexanderwild.com domain is unsafe, perhaps infected.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 20:30 UTC as 13th comment

"Attempting to derive increased value from the brand" was all we needed to hear.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 04:53 UTC as 133rd comment

Eh. The bokeh wasn't creamy.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2013 at 19:50 UTC as 12th comment
On We put the HTC One's ultrapixels to the test post (172 comments in total)
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CAClark: It always seems to me that photos from phones are never fantastic, and only look decent when down res'd to go on the interweb.

It seems this kind of in-depth camera analysis of a phone is slightly tragic. Sure it's harmless throw away info to band around in conversation, but every photo ever from a phone looks great until you see it at 100%, and then it looks like hell.

Anyone sufficiently interested in this level of technicality of a phone camera should really go and buy an actual camera. They'll have some fighting chance of actually good 100% photographs.

Well, I guess I am the kind of person who this article is aimed at. I don't always have a camera on me, so the phone, while a distant second to a real camera, is better than nothing. Knowing that, what is wrong with finding out what phones make better cameras than others? I have to choose a phone, why not make it one that takes better pictures than the others?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2013 at 21:55 UTC
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KoKo the Talking Ape: Why is the new capacitor faster to charge? I thought the charge speed of capacitors is set by the voltage and amperage applied to them.

And LEDs are inherently more efficient than arc lamps like xenon tubes. They certainly run cooler. So aside from their color, they don't have any disadvantages, do they? So why don't they just work in making LED's more color accurate?

Thanks, LSHorwitz. To make output comparable to a xenon flash, you could just use more LEDs. An LED array would still use less power than an equally powerful xenon flash, because LEDs are more efficient. The LED array wouldn't be as much of a point source, but that might be a good thing for a flash.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2013 at 05:46 UTC

Why is the new capacitor faster to charge? I thought the charge speed of capacitors is set by the voltage and amperage applied to them.

And LEDs are inherently more efficient than arc lamps like xenon tubes. They certainly run cooler. So aside from their color, they don't have any disadvantages, do they? So why don't they just work in making LED's more color accurate?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 06:25 UTC as 3rd comment | 4 replies

Printing images on spheres! The images would have to be inside-out, so that looking at the spherical print would be like looking through a crystal ball into the room.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 06:04 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On UK's biggest high-street camera store enters administration news story (234 comments in total)

Very sad.

So, what's "high street?" I can't imagine Britain has legalized marijuana, has it?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 04:58 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies

I believe the headline should be "at what price?", not "at what cost?" If ATT brings the Galaxy to the US, that costs us nothing. The Galaxy itself also has no cost, if we don't buy it. But it definitely will be offered at a *price.*

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2012 at 22:10 UTC as 9th comment
On Fujifilm X-E1 Preview preview (410 comments in total)
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Goodmeme: it's beautiful. If only they could have removed the lettering on the front, and limited the camera to a single logo.

Having said that, it's a big step in the right direction towards having mid-price cameras that look and feel like they're related to art creation and enjoyment as opposed to advertising.

Actually I was wondering if I could just put a red dot on it... (looks guilty)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2012 at 18:35 UTC

Hubba hubba! No idea if this peach is a good camera, but it sure is purty! Give me the silver top plate and I will be happy!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2012 at 18:15 UTC as 12th comment
On Nokia Lumia 920 promises PureView, but it’s no 808 news story (193 comments in total)

I wonder why Nokia doesn't use Android. Windows Phone is great, supposedly, but it is about 6 years too late.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 17:01 UTC as 64th comment | 7 replies
On Mars rover camera project manager explains 2MP camera choice news story (187 comments in total)
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yakkosmurf: We use up-to-date Nikon still cameras and Canon pro video cameras on the ISS. In a few years, the space radiation environment kills a high number of pixels on those sensors (especially the video cameras), and we have to swap them for a newly launched one. That isn't an option for Curiosity...obviously. Likewise, we see issues with large capacity flash memory cards for these cameras as well.

From what I've seen of the impacts on consumer hardware (even once extra shielding is added) in the space environment, I completely agree with their design decisions.

@qwertyasdf: That's a good question, but the answer is, Not very much. Mars' atmosphere is much, much thinner than Earth's. Its density at the surface is less than 1% that of Earth's. If you were standing in a Martian dust storm, you would not even feel the pressure of the wind. So no, not much shielding. It will be a problem for any people going to Mars also.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 18:31 UTC

The ultimate travel camera. Not set up for fast-moving subjects though. Is that overly pessimistic?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 01:53 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX20V Review news story (61 comments in total)
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KoKo the Talking Ape: 10th paragraph: "PlayMemories Home is essentially a re-skinned version of Picture Motion Browser, which does it's job pretty well."

That should be "its", not "it's".

I knew a copy editor who would search the document she was working on for every instance of "its" and "it's" just to make sure they were used correctly.

I don't recall finding such errors in the material written by DPR staff.

@GeorgeZ, I imagine you have been reading DPR much longer, and more extensively, than I have. Generally I have been impressed with the quality of writing here.

@xpatUSA, I was surprised and fascinated to hear that British English was different in that way, namely in using "it's" to indicate possession, so I did a bit of research. According to the British Council's website, the proper possessive form of "it" is "its".

http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/possessives/possessives-adjectives

Are you sure you are right about the British usage?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2012 at 17:26 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX20V Review news story (61 comments in total)

10th paragraph: "PlayMemories Home is essentially a re-skinned version of Picture Motion Browser, which does it's job pretty well."

That should be "its", not "it's".

I knew a copy editor who would search the document she was working on for every instance of "its" and "it's" just to make sure they were used correctly.

I don't recall finding such errors in the material written by DPR staff.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2012 at 07:51 UTC as 22nd comment | 7 replies
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Jogger: the resolving power will be limited by the lens methinks, even in the samples provided, the 100% are useless except for surveillance

Wow, JoeAmateur, that was uncalled for. gasdive he was just throwing out an idea. He wasn't showing off or claiming credit for creating that idea. Bitter much?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 08:32 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review news story (156 comments in total)

Though I have to say, kind of a slow week for DPR, was it not?

And say, how's that Fujifilm X10 review coming? :-p

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2012 at 06:08 UTC as 24th comment
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