I have the Note II and it is an amazing device. I normally would want to root my phone but this phone just works great with no issues...ok well, I have a pet peeve with the GPS...I feel that the GPS radio is a little weak sometimes...The camera is great and a joy to edit photos on, for posting to social networks.SIZE: I doubt whether I could go to a small phone/phablet now. I love to read newspapers, magazines, watch videos on it. This is the sweet spot...anything bigger is not going to work in the U.S. market.
I am tired of people commenting that pixel count does not mean better image. This is an old and outdated logic.We are in different times...where 20MP is the old 12MP....all you have to do is look the ratings on image quality for Nikon slew of 20+MP cameras. The D800 at 36MP is oustanding and is rated BEST of Dslrs in terms of image quality overall...DXO Mark scores. what does this tell you? Sensors today are allowing excellent images at high pixel density so stop arguing with outdated rules. Judge on image quality as you see it!The Iphone 4S photos are better on color accuracy but that is the end of it. Other than the HTC's photos being too warm for my taste, it appears to be superior for sharpness, noise, light sensitivity.With that said, I am still amazed at the IPhone 4S photos...that is..until I got my Samsung Note II.:)
OMG...you have to see this in full resolution...awesome..
Wall handing quality..nice composition..
This one is actually the best...awesome dynamic range..
beautiful....would have like more texture though..
bokane: Great photos and useful tips - but I'm still waiting for the killer (if that is the right word, maybe stunning instead?) post on how you get insects in the wild to stay still long enough to photograph them.
I guess this would not work for reverse lens photography then...
tmurph: Oh dear oh dear. I can never understand people who look at cameras as more than just a tool to use and create great pictures. Most cameras help you do this but some help the process more than other models do.Yes,yes I hear you say we know this but just look at the moaning brigade on here. " it only shoots at 10 frames per sec" I know, terrible, shoot the boffins at Nikon for getting it wrong. " they forgot to put GPS on it" again. how absolutely shocking is that, well maybe some people need GPS at the end of the day who cares.For all its wizz bangs this is a box, put a good lens on it and see what YOU are capable of.This is a pro tool out of the reach of most of us but even if you could afford one then make sure it makes money for you if not then you're either too rich or you think spending that kind of money will make you a better photographer.
For the " hang it from my shoulder just to look good brigade" then good luck when they ask you to show them some of your pics.
but if you are already a good photography...i.e. pro...you will do far better with a D700 than a D40.
marianco: The Nikon D4 seems like a clone of the Canon 1Dx - but with slightly lower specs such as lower resolution, etc.
I bet the color depth and low noise at high iso will make it a formidable opponent.
larrytusaz: It looks nice overall, and I love Nikon d-SLRs. However, why do SLR makers still limit you on the number of CROSS-SENSITIVE autofocus sensors? On a camera of this level, every single AF sensor should be cross-sensitive. Heck, even the D3100 should have ALL of them cross-sensitive, just fewer of them (even if it means having, say, only 7 or 9 of them vs 11). The layout as is means you are STILL often-times compelled to "focus & recompose" because only the central ones are cross-sensitive.
And a "multi-media" SLR? I know it's been 3 1/2 years since the D90 ushered all of this in, and arguably I'm "beating the horse to death" or whatever, but SLRs should focus on photos, period. I know pros are often-times now asked to include video clips with their images, but that's a silly expectation. I don't expect my plumber to know how to fix my car, or the Mexican eatery down the road to learn how to cook a good hamburger.
I agree with you...hardly any pro will be shooting video with a DSLR...instead they will purchase a proper video camera..to do their video shooting, which will be done most likely, by someone else in their crew...
fastprime: nice, but does it fit in my pocket? ;-)
but your brain most likely would..
It appears that he might be correct on the lighting of the subject...how can the top front left wing can be lit, also the back right underwing be lit with the inner underwing shadowed...by the same light..
I liked this one and knew it would place well...colors were also decent..I am not sure about second place but definitely true Far Side humor.
I can maybe guess why never again!