John Koch: People who clamor for RAW or A-mode are a sedentary crowd, some of them in apparent need of cerebral regeneration and mobility assistance.
Any action camera is for situations that defy careful shot set-up or manual contrivances. When scaling a peak or diving to a reef, what one really needs is physical resilience, wide angle and aperture, image stabilization, quick response, and reasonable battery life. Narrow DOF can be difficult to manage while shooting fast action, or if fingers are cold and numb, so better to let the camera manage focus, apterture, and shutter.
The strengths of the TG-1&2 are this: f/2.0 aperture, good depth tolerance, good stabilization, reasonable IQ.
Sorry John, but you appear to have zero knowledge of the usefullness of raw, especially in situitations of difficult lighting.
These rugged/underweter cameras that do NOT offer raw are intentionally crippled by the manufacturers. The question is, why?
And still no RAW. Why?
Totally meaningless.This was simply a popularity contest. The Oly fanboys were out in force whipping up votes. Not that there is anything wrong with the camera. It's just no camera of the year.
Isn't it wonderful what a little bit of bad press can do?
Just an announcement from yet another useless industry association that is trying to be relevant.
RubberDials: The biggest problem with the forum is offering an optional list and flat view. List view means that some viewers never even read most of the posts in a thread.
The question and answer system deals with the biggest problem of this method - namely people answering the same question over and over, but with a flat view posters are at least exposed to everyone's posts, whether they read them in depth or only skim them.
I believe that viewing everyone's posts is a basic courtesy of participating in a community and the list view encourages cronyism with groups reading and responding only to each others' posts and shutting out newbies or anyone who offers a different view from the prevailing one.
I think list view contributes more than any other factor to the bellicosity and diminished sense of community that I see more than ever on this site and which discourages me from posting often.
Agreed, if flat view showed the threading it would be much better. However, other sites (at least the ones I visit) just show in chronological order (no threading).
Brandon birder: It would be useful to have some sticky threads, either mod generated for when there are hundreds of threads on one specific issue like Nikon d800 left focus problems, and /or dynamically created from best answers or top voted answers into a FAQ like sticky. This would save people from a lot of searching for frequently required information.
Otherwise like the changes. Have been a DPR poster for 12 years in some persona.
No, I have been to other sites that use stickys and, unless there is a time limit, the stickys start to dominate the first page.
Just use search if you need to find something.
Ok, search NEEDS to work properly first.
coudet: "Post contents will be hidden if down-voted enough"
So, I guess now the majority will decide what posts are ok and what are not for all of us. Horrible decision, dpreview.
Oh really really bad decision. Who says what is good and what should be hidden? Me think the trolls and fanboys will LOVE this feature.
Maybe time to abandon dpreview.
bdkr65: User ranking will attract trolls to no end and provide little for site visitors in return. It will also, if mis-engineered, allow for generated efforts against specific users, which is counterproductive in any regard.
and also possibly against specific products (or posts related to specific products).
Dump ranking, of any kind, entirely. It's just for the fanboys and trolls.
theswede: Downvoting ability is evil. There is a reason there is no "dislike" button on Facebook; they get that right, whatever else one might think of them. Positive contribution is much better. Having upvote and promote those posts is positive, cannot be abused for bullying and will lead to a much nicer spirit on the forum.
Seriously. Don't do downvoting. It's been the bane of many a forum, and it would be a shame to see DPR go down from incorporating such a brutally negative feature.
Better yet, do not do EITHER!
PSCL1: First, thank you for practicing what we in the US call "continuous improvement." Personally, I think the main display of message titles with blue on black is much less readable. Skipping lines for the main display leaves the viewer with only half the information s/he would have in each glance. Frankly, I will/would not use any of the more complex options you have developed. I don't search in those ways now and my aging brain cannot cope with all the options. Just because somethng can be accomplished electronically does not mean it needs to be accomplished.
Or, in other words, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Ok, some changes ARE needed. I only hope we manage to retain the ability to display things as WE like and not be forced to accept something we do not like.
Just have to wait for it to go live, I guess.
nevada5: I'd love to see you eliminate the "photo sharing" that clutters up several forums here. There are dozens of sites for that. But here, where equipment is discussed, is not the place for "look at what I shot today."
"Is there a disagree button?" No, you are not allowed to disagree (or dislike), only like. Personally I feel that if you offer one, you MUST offer the other.Actually I would prefer that neither existed. Just promotes fanboyism.
steve_hoge: Please make the mainContent div resizable! A lot of us have monitors greater than 2K px horizontal and the idea that all the news and forum content on dpreview is squeezed down to a 600px column is just crazy.
YES YES YES
dad_of_four: What ever you do, please do not allow changing of fonts, or colors.I don't want it to look like my teen daughter's former MySpace page!
Why? Please allow me to have full control over font, size, foreground/background colors, width etc. Tie it to MY profile. Ditto for other things too, like allowing (or not) mouseover popups.
bb42: Thanks for all the works, makes mostly sense although I didn't use the forums that much. One thing made me sigh - more whitespace between text and head lines.Yes, every design team proposes this, because it always looks cleaner and cooler etc. And for the designers its obvious that this very site is the most important anyway, and they have plenty screen area anyway.For the users this is often not the case - the amount of window real estate they are willing to invest in a certain site is limited, for many reasons.
You might also want to try a screen height of 768, which is now quite common.
Dan: I would like the ability to edit my posts at ANY time and/or remove them just as I can in Facebook. Sometimes people say things that they later regret, so this should add positively to the overall user experience.
Sorry Dan. Have to disagree completely. You just need to learn to think BEFORE you post.
Dan: It would be nice if the "LIKE" button appeared in all posts. Having the number of "likes" displayed next to each reply in each thread would be good too.
No, let's not have likes at all. Anywhere. Silly fanboyism at it's worst.
NewYorkEd: The blue text on the black background is a headache to read - BUT, what I am seeing now is harder to read - The grey text on the black background. Am I going blind?
Yes, mine is white on black too.
Disagree. The threaded view allows one to see subconversations within a thread. In flat view this is lost.
Baseman: There are only a couple of options I would like to see.
1) The option to let the OP remove a thread started by the OP 2) The option by the OP to lock a thread so no further posts can be made
Far too often I've seen threads where the topic goes way off in left field having nothing to do with the OP's original post.
The above options I've mentioned I do hope you heavily consider their importance.
Think I have to disagree with both those suggestions. Removing and locking threads is a job of the moderators. It is up to the OP to think before starting a thread (or responding to posts). The OP cannot change his mind later and just decide to delete the thread.