mateo goodman: I dropped my less than 1 week old Z3. I blame myself for this. But this phone got buttons all ariund the edge of the phone. I was tiing a photo, in trying to avoid touching any buttons on my he edge, i dropped the phone 3 ft height, the screen cracked. Sent to Sony for repair. Sony reurned the phone with h a note: "cannot be repaired to within asony quality standars.
so your point is that the warranty on your Z3 only covers repairs and not replacements?
jumpingjack: Also, taking about price vs features and comparing. Please name one Fuji, Sony or Samsung camera at any price point that includes an extremely convenient pocket size flash that both tilts and swivels.
a reminder: "all manufacturers" also includes olympus, so there was no message that you should leave olympus to get what you want, unless you misunderstood. it's just that you should think about offerings from other brands to broaden your horizon.
brownie314: Do any of these phone cameras now matter since the Panasonic CM1 is here.
you assume the CM1 is being sold at a price everyone is willing to spend for
you feel that there's no agreement between stating that all manufacturers have other cameras that cater exactly to your want of "a cheaper camera with the option to add and pay for accessories" and your need for a civilized conversation?
where does it say that you should not state your opinion and go somewhere else, that makes it uncivilized?
Menneisyys: Pretty mediocre as a smartphone camera. (Not to mention as a phone, particularly with the unsettling news of Sony's probably selling off their entire smartphone business, meaning a definite end of any official future firmware upgrades. Not that previous Sony models received that many upgrades...)
In addition to the usual stuff (bad oversharpening, watercoloring via the, at least in broad daylight, unnecessarily strong noise reduction), Sony really should improve their sweep pano mode. Heck, even Samsung's implementation is way better, which, in turn, can't hold a candle to that of Apple. And the decentered lens and bad front camera (the latter being particularly important in dual-camera modes (here: "Face In"), which I *love* on the Note4 and use a LOT for social shots)....
3) you sound just like every DSLR and P&S elitist bashing reviews of phones that they have no intention of ever using, who think that because of what they own they are entitled to tell DPR what should qualify to be reviewed or not, as if the site caters only to their demographic. they pathetically insist on griping ad infinitum on the very narrow point that phone cameras will never reach the same level as P&S or DSLRs, but always ignore the fact that reaching the measurements of DSLRs was never a goal for phone users and that what a phone can deliver was good enough to meet their needs.
except in your case it's not DSLRs and phones, it's Wacoms and iPads. you're so blinded by your own position that you can't even consider the possibility that there might be someone that who may decide that a non-Wacom device can be competent enough for the price.
"I'm overly skeptic and only laugh when someone state the iPad is an excellent pen input device."
- no, the discussion was not about what you thought of what is said in the article. pay attention:
1) you avoid what you previously claimed - that there was a so-called 'militant' 'iSheep' who stated that an iPad solution is equal to a Wacom/nTrig one. but you can't pinpoint who it was.
2) you've completely missed the point that you're judging a product you've never ever tried. how do you know that it is very similar to previous things you've used? you don't. you just can't admit that it's only your preconceived notion, it has no weight except to showcase your prior disappointments.
it may be completely true that the product is indeed the same as other ipad solutions and nowhere near a wacom, but unless you have evidenced it for yourself, that isn't an evaluation you can honestly make.
"than an article on a new but, because of the underlying technology, bound-to-fail "revolutionary" pen technology." - so you are willing to box out a minority of users. you've made it clear that you have closed your mind on a product based on your past experiences with other ones that you classify as similar. do you apply the same discriminatory profiling in other aspects of your life?
George1958: Camera review? Surely this is a phone review that is focused on the image capture function? I have no beef with the device but it ain't a camera, at best an electronic and very capable Swiss army knife.
"it ain't a camera, at best an electronic and very capable Swiss army knife." - is it so hard to read the first sentence? "Connect smartphone reviews are written with the needs of photographers in mind. We focus on camera features, performance and image quality."
"I indeed haven't tried it. However, I've tested several also-"revolutionary" pen solutions on the iPad before." - by your logic, you can evaluate every new product based on the performance of past ones
"There are a LOT more interesting subjects for us mobile and/or tablet users." - now you believe yourself to be the spokesperson for mobile users in connect and that everyone shares the same opinions as you do
"compared to the active input methods, pretty much useless toy" - can you say how long you tried the astropad before you "compared" that it is useless to active input methods?
"Indeed they shouldn't." - is it rational to think that you can decide how to do DPR staff's job?
"Anything iPad & pen-based is simply not worth publishing as, again, anyone seriously into tablet pen-based input won't bother with the iPad." - you're the spokesperson for every serious pen user now?
"Anyone that states an iPad is capable of as precise input as a Wacom / nTrig tablet" - and exactly who said this?
"you can safely state ANY pen-based product sucks on the iPad without even trying it." - but that's not what you said. you said "DPR shouldn't even dedicate front-page articles to such junk."
" I only called iSheep people that *militantly* defend Apple in every way they can." - what's your definition of "militantly"? suffice to say that in the other thread, other people were consistently telling you that opinions weren't defending "Apple in every way they can" as you put it.
"He doesn't lie.He doesn't troll." - would you say that about him if you read that he is negatively criticizing a product that he's never used and when there are people who disagree he gives them shameful names?
Peter 1745: @ Richard Butler
Danny Macaskill used Panasonic GH4s for his video "The Ridge".
Could you recreate this video for me with using the E-M5II instead of the GH4 so I can compare their video capabilities please?
"i am only responding because you are a professional writer" - you seem to think that comments bear the same scrutiny as articles. do you use a proofreader whenever you write a comment?
everyone understands that writing comments is more spontaneous and doesn't follow correctness as rigidly as published reviews.
(info only, no reply necessary. please take this in the spirit given)
"I prefer a cheaper camera with the option to add and pay for accessories that I really want." - good thing that all manufacturers cater to this want, just look at their other cameras then for your personal economic benefit.
BamaPanda: I hope Dan finds his way through the complexity of the camera, and learns to appreciate it's abilities better. in reading the article it seems the benefits the camera offered were almost an agravation. I have to wonder how well Sony, Canon ..or Nikon might do packing all the features the EM5 MkII offers into a body, and still give the ability to set the camera up like it would be an extension of your hand in shooting.It just takes a bit of time to master all the advantages of the MkII. I hope Dan can eventually see the the advantage of that, and not the agravation.
what else would be put into a "sleep options" menu? if "quick sleep" is the only option about sleep that this camera allows, then why would you think it makes more sense to design a new menu just for one option, and idiotic to put it into an existing menu?
JP001: Wow, I'm amazed by all the people dismissing this because 'it's not as good as Wacom'. As if they are all shareholders who feel their dividend is under attack. Okay, so a Wacom is much better. But this is not meant for people who have are torn between buying a Wacom or buying an iPad with this app. This is for people who already have an iPad, and maybe a Wacom as well. I do, but I don't carry my Wacom when I'm on the road. It stays at home, attached to the Mac Pro. But I have to edit images more and more while I'm away from home, for social media, but also because clients wants them asap. On the road, I have an 11" Macbook Air and an iPad Mini. With this app, they finally could work together, and I have no doubts it will beat using the trackpad on the Macbook for editing.
Menneisyss: "DPR shouldn't even dedicate front-page articles to such junk." - you seem to have extensive experience with the astropad to be able to evaluate it as junk, can you please elaborate why you generalize it with other products?
"People like EricCul do represent the militant Apple fan folks " - why do you feel you have to derogatorily label individuals who don't have the same needs or make the same decisions as you do?
"blindly stating the iPad is superior"- can you please show the comment where this statement was made?