I've never used Instagram and can only judge by a few samples I've seen in various articles including this one. But I wouldn't call it "debasing photography".I see at least two positives in apps like Instagram. First, those filters are for Fun, not for Art. Nothing wrong with people having fun IMO. And second, it forces real artists to become more creative in order to differentiate themselves from the masses. This may lead to groundbreaking innovations in the art of photography (which later will be copied by Instagram creating new innovation cycle). So it's a win-win for all types of photography IMO.
I learned who Steve Jobs was years after I knew what a great product Mac was. This guy is like the opposite, there are more knews about him than about his product. It's a bit irritating...
VadymA: There are better alternatives than this camera for 99.999% of photographers.
Yes, and I am glad this tool is available to those photographers now. Others probably said it better than me - this is a special tool for special purposes; not a snapshot camera. More like a prime lens I would say.
There are better alternatives than this camera for 99.999% of photographers.
TomasJacko: ...or, how bad post-processing spoiled a photo.
I think it fits the theam of the challenge perfectly; so it might have been done deliberately...
Modern look - plus!Slow AF - minus!No VF - minus!... stopped reading after that as it looks like a failure in the current market.
One step forward, two steps back from Pentax IMO.
Every time I look at DPR studio shots of mirorless cameras I find myself reaching the same conclusion again and again - "Nothing can beat NEX5/7 in IQ". Maybe DPR should "politely" exclude NEX from the comparoson ;0)
I agree with Jaymee; I expected this would be the winner. Interestingly, you lost to the 2nd and 3rd place by only one vote and 2.5 points. So if only one additional voter gave you as low as 3.0 stars you would be in the second place.
Despite all criticism from skeptics, the G1 X group on Flikr has already exceeded 240 members in just a few weeks and growing fast. Looks like people like this camera and it is selling well.
Oops, looks like it was a Saturday morning after all...
DP10: Check this out at the BBB about Nikon quality service, they got an F at the Better Business Bureau, hello Mr. David Dentry is the F stands for FANTASTIC OR FABULOUS at your company, Hey David check out the link below and tell the world about Nikon service.
BBB is a corrupted organization. They give A's to everyone who provides donations and F to those who don't. It's a fact.
tkbslc: Why didn't they just make the lenses interchangeable at this point? It's basically the size of a EPM1 with one of those lenses mounted.
I agree. I was hoping Sigma would introduce a zoom DP model where fixed mount would make some sense. But since they decided to stick with the primes, it would be much better to make them interchangeable rather than forcing customers to pay for two bodies if they want a bit more versatility.
Hope iPhone5 will have similar sensor ;)
Is there White Orb Removal app yet?
Journalism is about reporting of events to the public. For this particular purpose (reporting of events) a picture is worth a thousand words and a video is worth a thousand pictures. That's just it. A picture may be more powerful emotionally but a video will tell much more accurately about what really happened. And if you need stills, you can always clip them straight from the video footage. The demand for video is exploding due to rapid transition of news reporting from paper to electronic format which is much better suited for video. Which news channel would you rather watch on your iPad - the one that only shows stills from the all events or the one that has video? This is just an evolution of news reporting. Those photojournalists that deny the reality may end up like Kodak. The photography will be left for art IMO.
No phone buttons. I'll pass... ;)