tom1234567: consumers will buy these cameras and realize they aren’t much better than their phones
Who said P&S cameras are for portraits? Looks like barney invented that idea!
I've seen many phone pics, most are poor in part due to wide angle "prime" on the phone. People really aren't realizing what the are missing but not using a zoom! So many pics of kids far away. In my book, most photos I see from phones, of people I know, should be trashed because the camera/phone was too far away from the subject.
rowlandw: Digic 4? 1/2.3" sensor? f/3.4? This isn't 2010 anymore. My s100 has a 1/1.7 sensor and f/2.0. I'm still waiting for the SX60 but I hope these cams aren't its substitute instead.
f/2 only at the wide end and is only a 4x zoom. These are mega zoom csmeras, dude.
RedFox88: My, look at all the trolls that came out today.
And the rude trolls keep on coming...
My, look at all the trolls that came out today.
Zvonimir Tosic: Is this DPR article apologetic, or is supposed to be educational? I ask that because I never see similar explanatory/apologetic articles delineating "life-enhancing changes and wise decision of the manufacturer to take exactly this way of development" for cameras from say, Sigma, Leica or Pentax.
"Life-enhancing changes", article says. For whom? For the owners of the D800, or for the owners of other cameras? Are owners of the D800 supposed to sell their camera in order to buy a new and enhance their lives, or users of others cameras have had quite a dull life so far, but which D810 can turn into an enhanced experience?
But a member recently posted that DPR is doing away with USER articles.
jackf00: Strange that small upgrades makes 4 articles in 2 days for Nikon, when huge changes on Panasonic GH3 to GH4 (including 4K video) made only a short half-page quick summary article at annoucement and then NOTHING more after 5 month !
Shame on DPR for being so partial, that's NOT PROFESSIONAL at all !
What is "big" to one isn't to another. The 5D outsells the d800's. And the higher priced the model the fewer it sells so there's a good chance the gh4 will sell as many as the much more expensive d800.
Probably sell the same amount since expensive cams like the d800s sell low volume.
How much is nikon paying DPR for these "what you need to know" articles? This is the second one in 24 hours!
mirkoc: I like:new 'highlight-weighted' metering option (to preserve highlight detail in contrasty scenes)
My point was it's only amateurs would need a gimmicky aid such as highlight exposure mode, so they'll be in jpg mode.
But that's more of an amateur jpg shooter option. $3300 is a lot for snapshots if you're to use that mode.
InTheMist: What full-frame cameras natively record 4K video?
A "bunch" of 35mm cameras will be launched in sept? I doubt it, let alone thus "bunch" will record 4k when extremely few people have a 4k TV or computer screen.
And yes, the 1DC is full frame 35mm image sensor. But 4k video from it is from an aps-h crop of it but the camera is indeed full frame and has other video recording formats and sizes.
Falko: Just waiting to see a lot more of native lenses to this system (FE). It´s amazing how sony is innovating in so many ways.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Wasting money on R&D for too many products that don't draw in additional sales is wasted "innovation" in the end. What matters to a company is happy customers are profits.
Joe Mayer: I must be a dino. I have no interest in manipulating any images on my i-anything. I don't see the point in using Photoshop AND Lightroom. LR is simply PS-lite and if you have PS, the "free" LR is of no use unless you really have poor cataloging skills and need a program to keep track of your stuff. As for the new features of PS, well, Adobe has always introduced new touch-feely stuff to attract people to update. In this case, they are giving it to those subscribed and are trying to tempt the hold-outs. I don't need to blur my photos and selecting according to sharpness is something I don't get. If I have a shot with great bokeh, I want to select the sharp part? Most people want to select the model so they can create fake bokeh. I'm sure there's a use for it but I can't figure any for my use so for those who can, enjoy. The only use I've seen for sharp masking is in the selection of a group of photos where you can immediately see which ones nailed focus.
Dude, everything us going mobile and tablet. Everything and everyone! My "desktop" is almost 6 years old and may not replace it. Just got the Note Pro 12.2
Miike Dougherty: I don't have to worry about the front element of the lens because I use a B+W protective filter. I also seldom replace lenses in the field. I've also leaned to never clean anything in the field. Better to put up with a little dust and clean it properly back at home or in the hotel room.
So instead you deal with cleaning the filter. No reason to put cheap glass in front of high quality good glass! Use a lens hood for protection instead!
hetedik: One more dishonest looking licence agreement. Shame...
"6 Copyright licence
Canon will only use your Materials for the purpose of providing you with the irista Services. To do this, you grant Canon and those we may work with a free, non-exclusive, worldwide, sub-licensable right to do everything necessary to provide the irista Services, including (without limitation) to use, publish, reproduce, host and store your Materials (the "Licence"). The Licence continues for as long as you use the irista Services."
The important part, i.e. summary: you grant Canon a free, non-exclusive, worldwide, sub-licensable right to do everything including (without limitation) to use, publish, reproduce your materials.
Great he? These multinaltionale lawyer-run smarties are sooo hateable.
The sub-licensable is for potential other parties involved with the service if Canon can't do it all themselves for instance.
Mark Forman: I have over 14TB of images and Canon offers just 10GB free.Let me see now. That means that I will have to pay for the remaining 13,990 GB of storage with them.I don't think so.I store backups in mirrored form and have offsite storage as well on Smugmug which has been doing this for years without issues.
So, what do you do with those 14 TB of photos? Way too many to hang onto even if you are a pro photog. Cull them and keep the absolute best of the best, and even keep the end result as high quality JPG, no need to hang onto 1,000,000s of large RAW or TIFF files.
He's be lucky to have 10 GB worthy of web posting out of 14 TB! Anyone would! 10 GB of web sized photos is a ton!
Digitall: Why wast money on this services? I have my own Cloud service. At this moment 4TB for "Free", you only must buy a Home Cloud Storage. There are many options on the market, with prices to suit all tastes. And at least the content is stored in what is mine and I can access it from anywhere in the world without problem.
It's free, dude. You can pay extra if you want if you are in Europe.
tkbslc: 10GB is a lot of web-sized images, but is still seems quaint now that Flickr gives you 1000GB.
...but then it's flicker. Yuck.
Dude, those are standard element involved with them providing image hosting services! They are needed in order to grant you and those you give access to to view/download, link on web pages, etc!
Canon does not want to have to pay you to show your image on a website where you link your photo to for instance, and they need to ability to have the image resized/modified to fit the smaller size of the web page for instance.