Flickr is the only Yahoo service that I am using. Hopefully they don't do something stupid to it.
CameraLabTester: This is a capable camera, but Sony is churning out model after model of upgrades so fast that the buyers of the superseded models don't have enough time to enjoy fondling their high prized Tamagochis.
This also applies to Canon and Nikon who are obsessed with coming out with upgrades after upgrades with the slightest tweak of any feature.
Perhaps those are the burden of companies who try to innovate more than the competition, to translate it to increased sales and revenue.
I think it's better to get something out to market if it's ready than wait 1+ year just to make some people feel better.
Catalin Stavaru: My bet is that Apple grossly overestimated the demand for a 4"-screen phone. However, the development costs for the iPhone SE were probably very small and it doesn't matter for them if it sells or not. The Chinese market is really out of question with this kind of screen size. The reason why iPhone 6 was such a huge success was that current Apple customers desperately needed larger-screen phones, you can't throw 4-inch phones at Apple customers in this age, let alone gain new customers. The design of the iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/SE is very nice in my opinion, and it would deserve to be used for a larger-screen phone like a 4.7" phone with smaller bezels. Now that would really sell.
Hopefully people realize that Apple's global smartphone marketshare is around 14% (source: IDC). And from that, the 4-inch iPhones marketshare is probably less than third or so. Of course that there are some people who like 4-inch phones, but the vast majority of phones have a screen bigger than 4" - and this state is a result of customer demand. I am not a fan of phablets, but it's clear from market data that most customers realized long time ago that the ideal screen size is much larger than 4".
My bet is that Apple grossly overestimated the demand for a 4"-screen phone. However, the development costs for the iPhone SE were probably very small and it doesn't matter for them if it sells or not. The Chinese market is really out of question with this kind of screen size. The reason why iPhone 6 was such a huge success was that current Apple customers desperately needed larger-screen phones, you can't throw 4-inch phones at Apple customers in this age, let alone gain new customers. The design of the iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/SE is very nice in my opinion, and it would deserve to be used for a larger-screen phone like a 4.7" phone with smaller bezels. Now that would really sell.
Zigadiboom: I was tossing up between the new Sony A6300 and this camera and decided to settle on this for two reasons. Firstly compared to Sony's new 24mp sensor the Canon 18mp sensor has stood the test of time which testifies to its greatness and reputation. Secondly even though the Sony A6300 shoots 8fps in live view, this feature pales in comparison and doesn't come anywhere near the ingeniousness of the new 'food mode' that has been added to the model dial of the new Canon. This 'exciting addition' is a testimony to Canon's innovativeness, originality and impeccable attention to detail that other manufacturers need to wake up and take heed in.
After I read your comment, i read the press release just for fun in order to see if there is a "food mode" mentioned. Lo and behold, the Food Mode is really mentioned...I can't believe it.
About the sensor, I really like the 18MP sensor more than the Canon's new 24 MP one, and this is not a joke. Color rendition is miles better.
I am surprised that people do not realize why the 4:3 aspect ratio was chosen.
It is because in the same lens circle you can fit a larger area rectangle with 4:3 ratio than a rectangle with 3:2 or (even worse) 16:9 ratio.
For a circle of radius R, the area of a rectangle with 4:3 ratio is 1.92 * R^2. The area of a rectangle with 3:2 ratio is 1.84 * R^2. The area of a rectangle with 16:9 ratio is 1.709 * R^2. The area of a square is 2 * R^2, the maximum attainable.
So a rectangle with 4:3 ratio has 5% larger area than one with 3:2 ratio and 12% larger area than a rectangle with 16:9 ratio for the same lens circle.
So the 4:3 ratio maximizes the area occupied by the sensor in the lens circle.
Of course, Apple probably realized this first, then Samsung followed, but who cares :)
solarsky: And still no attempts by DXO or dpreview to examine the imagers inside Microsoft Lumia 950/XL. It even has DNG-output and you CAN choose to set EVERYTHING manually.
@solarsky Look at gsmarena blind shootout tests. People voted for pictures without knowing the manufacturer. Lumia 950XL came out last in both day-time and night-time pictures. They compared LG V10, Note 5, iPhone 6s Plus and Lumia 950XL.
There are plenty of other sites that reviewed them and they are subpar. The Nokia 1020 is in a distant past and has nothing to do with today's Lumia phones. Best camera samples I have seen are the ones from LG V10.
Quality looks great. I see less rolling shutter than with other cameras.
GCHYBA: If it isn't pocketable, wouldn't an SLR make more sense?
Of course it would. But the professionals and "serious photographers" are the ones who would pay lots of money for expensive cameras and lenses, that's where the money is, and a pro photographer does not like to be mistaken for a casual tourist, so he needs a huge camera and lens to differentiate, and Sony listens :)
kingslayer: I am selling my car tomorrow so I can preorder this
You will need your car to carry it.
Raziel Orlando: The D5 seems to be more exciting for me than this 1DXII .
I suppose it is because "it has more character", right ? :)
That's where lack of innovation brings a company. After the failed "price increase" attempt, the next obvious step is going out of business.
Looks stunning to me.
Catalin Stavaru: I really like the compactness of this camera. I wonder if it is the most compact APS-C to date (with lens attached, of course).
@rgump12 if it wasn't for this obsession, there would be no mirrorless cameras.
I really like the compactness of this camera. I wonder if it is the most compact APS-C to date (with lens attached, of course).
They could also stick a phone in there and make it way more useful, but I suppose in this case the patent would be invalid, since there are plenty of clamshell cameraphones :)
As far as I know, the LG G5 will already have a dual-camera, dual lens design for the rear camera, like the LG V10 already has for the front camera.
I would choose the $450 Canon G9X as the winner travel camera. It is the size of the Canon S120 with an 1" sensor.
Catalin Stavaru: I actually think that the more interesting camera (outside this enthusiast forum) from the Canon 1" sensor offerings is the G9X. It has only 80% of the volume of the *original* Sony RX100, and 70% or less of the volume of the recent RX100 versions. There is no point in making a large, sophisticated camera with small sensor, unless reading these forums too much. A large camera is a waste without la large sensor.
@nicoboston Well, it seems that when I said "outside these forums" I was right :) You have to realize that the G9X is within 1mm of the sizes of the famous Canon S90/S100/S110/S120 cameras. I have F2.0 available at the wide end, for me it is really enough. I owned the iconic Panasonic LX3 and the F2.0 at the wide end was all I needed to take great pictures in low light. For a 1" sensor, this is a great achievement. For me, the G9X finally a Canon compact camera that is interesting.