If what is in iOS 9 is rumored to be true, just the O/S update alone is aimed to bury Android once and for all!
Dellis12: Maybe it's a generational thing--that for Millennials, a photo is perishable and something that you snap, put up on Instagram and forget about it. For others it's something more thoughtful and permanent. I've been a pro for a number of years and done some very exciting things with an iPhone 6 and a number of app workflows--things I just couldn't do as easily or at all with a camera and Photoshop. But I think differently with a camera in my hand. It's a different experience and mindset--maybe because I started with film. Cameras are going to be like real musical instruments in a Pro Tools/Ableton environment. The output might look/sound the same, but they're almost separate art forms. That said the heart of the market, inexpensive point and shoot compacts, is basically dead. Manufacturers are going to have to figure out how to make money on hobbyists and pros--not so easy.
Right. Photos aren't special anymore nor is communicating with a friend or family member. They both used to be 20 years ago.
Thomas Kachadurian: There is a simple way to own the market. Make a camera that allows you inside the interface. Imagine a camera that could have all the options, but that the user had to turn on some thing if they wanted it, but otherwise it doesn't show. Don't need auto bracket? You'll never see it. Dot want 47 scene modes? Only turn on the 4 you want, or none at all. Only use A and M mode, get ride of the rest.
Let use rename things that are confusing. Let us turn off movie mode so it's not there.
No. You can't have simple and basic if you have the ability to turn features on and off. If you have thst ability it isn't simple and basic. That's my point and the point of the iPhone!!
instamatic: My iPhone 6 really takes nice pictures. They are automatically well exposed and sharp like 99% of the time with pleasing color and contrast. This continues to hold in low light as well, though grain appears. Still, on-screen even this grain is a non-issue.
The camera is quick and responsive, and the built in HDR actually looks natural.
Additionally the photos are instantly available to share, or to be viewed on a flat screen TV via the inexpensive Apple TV.
What else can I care about for quick take and go snapshots that record life moments worth recording, seriously what else?
Daily life can and is.
The popularity of the iphone would prove you wrong 100s of millions of times over! People don't want a complex gadget!
This kills the Canon N that had a square sensor and screen.
aftab: Rishi, you know well that you have drawn a broad conclusion based on one test using a specific lens and aperture. To draw such a conclusion you need to use variety of lenses, different bodies, different FLs and subjects etc. At the end you may be proven to be right though, but for now your conclusion applies only to this specific situation.
So Rishi, the a72 got primes and the dslrs got slower zooms. Gotta compare apples to apples Rishi! Show how they all compare with zooms!
So, it has to be used with a f/1.4 or faster lens. Gotcha. Where's a 24-70 f/1.4 zoom or a 70-200 f/1.4 zoom ?
Michael EOS5D: It sounds like the battery in this Note 4 has more capacity and charges faster. The quick charger is very fast, certainly wouldn't take 2 hours to charge from 0-100%.
Though the iphone 6 battery has led Ahs it lasts longer. And with the upcoming iOS 9 extending battery life even more and the Os taking up 30% of iOS 8, it seems Apple is poised to bury Android.
GatanoII: Phablets must not be used any more as a word, this are just big smartphones, that today is the right size for most users (luckily the ones that used to say 3.5inch was perfect are finally dead, metaphorically and one for real, unlikely)
I have the Note 4 that is also 5.7 inch and the even bigger 6.4 inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra and are just big smartphones, wait a minute, the Note 4 (and 5) is now a NORMAL smartphone, may be only the Z Utra is the big one, but still a smartphone, I'll love to have a Samsung Note with this screen size... but I have to live with the water proof and stylish Sony ;)
BTW the loss of the MicroSD is huge, I have both my phones with 128GB Samsung MicroSD and the fact that I can remove the memory card is very important, even more then the removable battery, really useful only when the phone is at it's end of life and you want to still keep it, by changing the old battery with a new one.
No they arent Normal size. Get over yourself.
supeyugin1: That not a move in the right direction. Samsung's signature features were removable battery and SD slot. Now, since they are gone, it's gonna be my last Samsung (now discontinued Galaxy K zoom). Even Microsoft introduced a few phones with removable battery and SD slot. LG G4 is a new king!
Did it to save profits from zero profits.
Andrew ATM216: I also agree with most of the other posts: samsung is going backwards by dropping the micro sd card expansion slot...so i guess its time to look at the sony experia z5....which will come out in the near future....i have the note 3 now and was hoping to upgrade....but although i like the camera specs of the note 5, dropping the memory expansion slot, i will be saying, "good bye samsung"....
They dropped it to increase profits. Go read about it. The card was only for mp3 and pics anyways.
...what will sony shift it's focus to next year? They have ADD.
ProfHankD: I applaud Canon for doing something new, and this is a good answer for how to innovate when your fab is outdated. Unfortunately, $30K for 60p 1080 is really not cutting it. The resolution is not where you want it for cinematic releases, and the impressively high ISO is only being half utilized when they don't have any framerates above 60/s (probably limited by Canon's sensor chip architecture).
Eleson: What is the intended usage and audience for this camera?
Videos, dude. Security surveillance.
jackpro: Amoled nuff said awesome when do we get a note tablet with amoled!
I have a Samsung tablet with and without amoled screen and cannot see any difference.
So these are tab s replacements. Samsung would be well advised to streamline their tablet lines. Too many names all over the place. It confuses buyers.
No wonder Apple makes all the profit. They make 2 phones and 2 tablets. Much r&d and marketing wasted at Samsung.
LSE: the web is the future. cross platform. always up to date. and cloud computing backed.
Dude, apps are mobile and internet based too!
So, Sony has created nose-detection focus mode. Brilliant!