Ollie 2: Well, my two cents is that grading images is hardly altering or manipulating their "authenticity".
...and in my opinion the two images on this page were more effective prior to the alterations. So what do I know?
It's all about personal taste. I like the after in the first image and the before in the second.@StaceyI'm in western Canada and skies like that and a whole bunch more weird are common around here. Prior to a tornado that hit Edmonton in 1987, the skies actually had this bizarre mix of purples and greens.
Andreas Stuebs: Regrettably the SNL footage cannot be viewed outside USA
ryansholl: It WILL change how humans interact.
Namely, the frequency of people randomly being spraypainted in the face will skyrocket.
You're probably right, I really do see fist fights or maybe much worse taking place over these intrusions on peoples privacy.
Powerful images that show the relationships between some people, that those of us lucky enough to be in long term stable relationships, sometimes struggle to understand.
OldArrow: Regardless of the fact that it is just another of tub & shower resistant frustration to divers which wait for some manufacturer to understand what waterproofing is all about, this model is an anatomically undefendable ugly piece of design. There is no ergometry that would require such form.
Waterproof to IPX8 33ft. I really want to see some images of your tub.Regardless of style, this camera would be great for my kayaking and other outdoor pursuits.
I'm a certified old fart and sadly, my hands are not as steady as they once were. I make frequent use of a monopod but sometimes would like to a carry a lightweight compact tripod. My old tripods are nice but cumbersome, so even at the price point, I'll be checking this out when it becomes available in my area.
King Penguin: Wish they would pay tax on their profits in the UK , their actions show no social responsibity.......only greed
So by your reasoning, individual tax payers should not take advantage of any legal tax reduction programs available to them but should pay more taxes than they need to, correct?
Interesting list. I was smart enough to read the text first :) so I was not surprised at the variety. As always, personal preferences, brand loyalty etc. will have many disagreeing. It is after all only recommendations.
tallshorty: I have this lens with my 5DIII but continue to experience AF problems. It requires AF adjustment (unlike my canon lenses). But the real headache is that I cannot adjust the center AF point to match peripheral AF points. When the center point is adjust perfectly, the peripheral points are back focused. Then when peripheral points are adjusted perfectly, the center point is front focused. I tested 2 more copies at the store and they all had this problem. Had mine sent into Tamron and they acknowledged this problem and couldn't even fix it and instead sent me a new lens from a new batch. It is a lot better than my original lens but problem still exist just difference between center point and peripheral points is not as severe.
@PatNot sure why they included that image, it's pretty ugly. The US flag image shows the lenses capabilities better, particularly the loose threads on the edge of the flag.
GordonAtWork: Is that why it costs over a grand ?
@RadPhotoUK Price without contract for the 32Gb version is £600, nearly $1000 US64Gb is £700 ($1135 US)
Kukaduro: The Pontiac Aztek of the cameras!
Man, you sure know how to hurt Hasselblad :)
Possibly the funniest comments on a camera I've ever seen.
HGFGKM: It is a fantastic looking camera with enhanced performance.....I only wish I had the money to buy it...for all those with negative comments and derisive remarks, I am only asking the question: Would you buy it if it cost $1,000?
In a word "no" It's just plain fugly.
godzen: This is what happen when samsung tries to innovate. My goodness. Go back and copy what apple and motorolla does but only this time, do it more Subtlely.
I notice it has rounded corners. Didn't Apple patent rounded corners :)
RPJG: How do people manage their catalog when they take RAW + JPEG?
I guess one option is to just ignore the JPEGs, as to a greater or lesser degree they'll be "inferior" to properly-developed RAW images. But if I want to manage both image formats within LR, I don't know enough about functionality like stacking to know if there's an easy way to manage RAW + JPEG side-by-side.
(This is similar to nixda's question below.)
Use ACDSee, it neatly puts your JPG's into a folder of your choice and automatically creates a sub folder that contains the RAW files.
rikkus: The article implies that the author immediately formats the card after import. Please don't do this.
After import, I set cards to read-only and put them in a specific place. Only after I've seen that the on-site backup and both off-site backups are complete do I enable writes on the card and format it.
I couldn't agree more with your comment. I do much the same thing. When traveling, I backup on to a thumb drive (and my laptop if it is with me) and keep it in a separate location from my camera. Having lost data on a failed hard drive years ago I now believe in backing up to multiple locations.
@tkbslcGood point about the 20x. Didn't think that out did I :)I still would like to see some compact cameras that have optical viewfinders though. Maybe the latest LCD's are much better, but the one's in my wife's Canon SD850 and my Canon T3i are essentially useless in bright sunlight. That's not a problem on the T3i as I rarely use live view anyway but I know I would have missed good photo's on the SD850 without the optical VF.
My usual complaint. No optical viewfinder, no sale.
KieranGee: I don't know what everyone moaning about how posting compact camera reviews isn't like "the old DPReview" is on about really. Compact camera reviews are what this place used to do the most of!I myself love reading about the newest and shiniest high end equipment, in the same way that I love watching reviews of supercars, but at the end of the day, there are far more family sedans and saloons sold than mid-engined exotica, and the same is true of cameras like this and the myriad of other compacts out there, so a review of this is far more relevant to far more people than one of whatever multi thousand *currency of local choice* camera has just topped the range of camera maker XAs always though, if you don't like the content, nobody has forced you to read it just so that you can offend your delicate little sensibilities, so I suggest that you don't.
I agree. From time to time I get asked for advice from casual users about which camera to buy and I always direct them to DPReview. I might give them a little guidance based on their intended use but never recommend a specific camera or brand. DPReview's database and search and compare features are second to none and without the reviews of ALL types of cameras I would have no reason to direct them here. Hopefully, they may see some of the other features here such as the challenge section or book reviews etc. and be inspired to dig deeper into the world of digital photography.
smallcams: Great series for Feature Photography Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post.
That's a stunning photo essay. I have to say that it really hit me emotionally which is of course what great photography should do.