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On article Apple Photos gets smarter in iOS 10, macOS 'Sierra' (61 comments in total)

"instead of sending photos to the cloud for analysis, Apple will use on-device intelligence to analyze and categorize photos in order to protect user privacy."

This is good, but at the same time, how sophisticated can the software be relying only on the local machine's processing power? Cloud services like Google's have the power of their cloud servers to tap on.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 23:48 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Make sense. There are so many action cams on the market now that are not only cheaper, but give users more features (image stabilization via gyro for example) and more accessories bundled in that allows users to get going out of the box without having to buy additional stuff. And their quality is good enough, especially after the disappointing GoPro Hero 4.

Pros will still pay $$$ for GoPro for the brand and reliability. That will be GoPro's remaining market. For the rest of the consumers, the variety of good enough and cheaper cams are more suitable.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 18:28 UTC as 16th comment
On article DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (368 comments in total)
In reply to:

rondhamalam: lol... general shooting... you need special camera for that..
looks like run out of criteria

It's amazing how one can pretend to be on a higher moral ground, yet call others as "idiots," "elitists," and "racist."

@Papi61 I think you are a monster yourself created with your own delusion about Apple's customers. Your hatred is no better than the criteria you put on others.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2015 at 09:26 UTC
On article DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (368 comments in total)
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Ismanden: I am not a iPhone hater, I have had a few, but from a photography tool standpoint you have to win the Lotto to buy it if you plan on using it for long Video lengths or taking a lot of shots. With the 4k sort of hack you Have to have the 128 version.

So you are FORCED to pay for the 128 MB one, which costs a fortune compared to say a Note 4, which I have, that you can go down to Wal Mart and buy a Micro 128 MB card for 60 bucks.

I hate that Apple Sticks it to you by not having a way to add memory space without paying through the nose to get it. God like they really Need to make more money!!

Martin
www.mikonomi.dk

Thank goodness for competition eh? You have your Note 4, so you are good. Why do you care if Apple "forced" other people to pay for 128GB one?

And seriously, an actual videographer would not have a one sole iPhone as his/her main 4K recording device. Plus, there's a thing call computer where you can offload the videos afterwards, instead of leaving them in the iPhone forever and ever.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2015 at 09:21 UTC
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Jose Luiz Oliveira: Both Surface Pro 4 and Book still with no port for a SIM Card to allow the use of cellular data network.
That´s the best feature of any tablet!!! No need to use a bulky USB modem...
WAKE UP MS !!!!!!

If I buy a tablet, I always opted for the cellular version.

However, clearly Microsoft considered the Surface Pro to be a "laptop." In all of its marketing materials, it is always connected to its keyboard. How many laptops have built-in cellular radio? Pretty rare.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 21:37 UTC

Microsoft is literally going back to Tablet PCs, where "tablets" are basically laptop PCs with touch screen running Windows.
This will definitely find its niche, but majority of consumers probably won't utilise the main selling points of the device, and simply use it as a laptop.

In the end, I believe a regular ultrabook probably will be a better solution for most people. I can't wait for the next gen Core M laptops.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 13:34 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies

$650 no contract may work if you are Apple or Samsung. I think Amazon is confused. They saw the ratings and they thought they are now Apple. People associates Amazon with value, ie. cheaper than the others. This is not cheaper. Yeah, you can claim 32GB or parallax on steroid, but in the end, you are competing with the established brand that people equate more with that price point (Apple, Samsung).
Example was Moto X. Its main feature, the Moto maker, was exclusive to AT&T, and it was selling for $199 with contract, same price as SGS4 and HTC One at that point. Guess what happened. Yeah.
I think by the end of this year, AT&T will discount this to $99 with contract to clear out inventory.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 03:50 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On article 2014-15 Waterproof Camera Roundup (255 comments in total)
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peevee1: What's with people demanding RAW on a camera with 16 million pixels on a tiny 1/2.3" sensor? Look at the pictures, they have noise (VISIBLE IN JPEG!) even at base ISO!
What do you expect from RAW, more encoded noise? Because JPEG at max quality already encodes 12 bit/pixel, and those tiny pixels don't have even 10 bits of information (as opposed to noise) in them!
Want to correct the picture - go ahead and correct the JPEG. Same thing. RAW is not going to turn these 16 mpix into 16 mpix from D4s!
Besides, except on Oly and Pentax at the very wide end, these pixels are way smaller than Airy disks, and even then Bayer-interpolated! Downscale 4:1 and stop fooling yourself.

I hear you. I had the highly praised Panasonic FZ200 super zoom that has 1/2.3" sensor, and often times, trying to tweak the RAW to look exceptional feels more of a waste of time than just using the JPEG.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 20:34 UTC
On article 2014-15 Waterproof Camera Roundup (255 comments in total)

I wonder if it's better to just use your smartphone if you have waterproof ones like the SGS5 or the Xperia Z lineup. I mean none of these have anything particularly stellar in terms of image quality, and since most people would downsize them anyway, imo a smartphone would be good enough.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 20:32 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition (216 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: DPreview please also test the Sony action cam HDR-AS100 when it's out in march. Really interested in this one with updated optics and sensor. The image stabilisation really makes a big difference from what I've seen in the last generation which was already on GoPro level.

Yeah. Looking at the samples so far, the much higher bitrate of the AS100 really shows great details.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2014 at 16:33 UTC

Well, no sh!t. Plus, they need a good hairdresser too.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 05:24 UTC as 79th comment

Is it just me, or do the lenses look too "big" for the stated focal length?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 05:23 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a7R teardown! Roger Cicala gets his hands dirty (135 comments in total)

Cool! Now put them back together. :D

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 22:55 UTC as 18th comment

LOL @ the Zeiss iPhone case.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 02:40 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On article From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 (150 comments in total)

This is not an extension of the NEX-5 line. It's an overpriced refresh of the NEX-3 line. I mean it doesn't even have the top dial that is standard from the 5R onward.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 23:26 UTC as 14th comment
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