Virvatulet

Virvatulet

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On Hands-on with the Panono panoramic ball camera post (112 comments in total)

Could be an interesting niche product for special use. But only if it had some active means, like mass gyros, to stabilize its movement (especially rotational) during flight. And accelerometer optimizing algorithms to choose the right moment for shutter release for the required exposure time.

Without those I doubt this will have any impact whatsoever; could keep one parents' garage busy though...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 17:45 UTC as 37th comment | 11 replies
On Backstory of Phantom Flex4K video shot at 1,000 FPS article (91 comments in total)
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Der Steppenwolf: Whole movie in slow motion really does look boring. Also "backdraft" means something totally else in firefighting so the title is misleading to say at least.
What backdraft means http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backdraft

I respectfully disagree. In this piece of art the time stretch really works, but in order to be able to completely appreciate it, one has to watch the movie in real HD quality. The flick is filled with beautiful detail and rhythm unseeable to the naked eye.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 15:51 UTC
On Backstory of Phantom Flex4K video shot at 1,000 FPS article (91 comments in total)
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racketman: 16GB a second, that's a thirsty camera.

Only if high SNR content (inversely proportional to high fps) is fed through inter frame and usually lossy compression. This camera system records RAW and most likely utilizes only light intra frame lossless compression.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 15:32 UTC
On Backstory of Phantom Flex4K video shot at 1,000 FPS article (91 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: That video has been on Vimeo for eight months already.
https://vimeo.com/63490371

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/04/09/vision-research-posts-high-speed-4k-video-with-phantom-flex4k-at-1000fps

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 15:17 UTC
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Markol: As much as the 808 sucks as a smartphone (screen res., browser and apps), the camera is so good, I just love shooting random scenes with it.
The 1020 is no alternative at all.

If I may suggest, try Opera Mobile web browser, it's one of the best there is for any platform. Hope this helps to turn down suction...
http://store.ovi.com/content/20975

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 13:27 UTC
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego article (123 comments in total)
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inframan: It's a statement in itself about its readers that DPR felt compelled to identify each source photograph.

A wannabe elitist would be a person who feels the need to empower himself through looking down his nose at others; and fake that would be, because the higher intellectual and heart's sophistication comes with emancipation from such vulgar pettiness.

If you could have recognised all the photographical references without the notes then you can commend yourself for a good reason. The fact the notes are there for others who might not be so savvy in the art takes nothing away from you or me for that matter.

Anyhow, if your OP remark was stumbling, my response was not much better either. Fair enough?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 23:55 UTC
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego article (123 comments in total)
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inframan: It's a statement in itself about its readers that DPR felt compelled to identify each source photograph.

And I salute them for making that prudent decision for us. There is no need to be a wannabe elitist fake.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 17:26 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: While I like the 808 camera everything else about it is horrible.

Just doing a basic task can take me 5 times longer than on my iphone.

For example: Take a picture, resize it for email, enter contacts/enter a subject text then send.

OMG it is so slow on the 808. You can't specifiy a size in the email program so you have to enter the editor, resize, then save as a seperate file which takes 4evah. Then you go to send it but they give you 3 choices and the screen is so bad (or my fingers so big) 1/5th of the time it goes to SMS messaging, exit that, try again get into email, now your subject is like a 10 didget number, so you try to select and delete that, but the selection is wonky you finally give up and back space 10 or 20 times to delete the filename based nonsense subject enterr you contacts/text and "finally" hit send.

Sigh. End result is I rarely actually send pictures from the phone, which is sort of the whole point of having a camera in the dang phone.....

There really is not much that could be done to reduce the steps without stripping functionality and choice, or creating a very crowded GUI.

What comes to my mind is that in the step 3 the Edit function could be made directly available without need going into the menu and that steps 7 and 8 could be merged to allow directly choose from Send SMS, Send Email and Send Bluetooth.

I for a one always prefer more options and control over the whole process despite of possibly complicating things; but obviously there are other needs and views too, as is evident from the success of iPhone and the like.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 02:32 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: While I like the 808 camera everything else about it is horrible.

Just doing a basic task can take me 5 times longer than on my iphone.

For example: Take a picture, resize it for email, enter contacts/enter a subject text then send.

OMG it is so slow on the 808. You can't specifiy a size in the email program so you have to enter the editor, resize, then save as a seperate file which takes 4evah. Then you go to send it but they give you 3 choices and the screen is so bad (or my fingers so big) 1/5th of the time it goes to SMS messaging, exit that, try again get into email, now your subject is like a 10 didget number, so you try to select and delete that, but the selection is wonky you finally give up and back space 10 or 20 times to delete the filename based nonsense subject enterr you contacts/text and "finally" hit send.

Sigh. End result is I rarely actually send pictures from the phone, which is sort of the whole point of having a camera in the dang phone.....

While I can not reject your experience; what I do is, step by step:

1. Activate camera function by pressing the shutter button, long press will also take the first shot immediately
2. Camera is ready to take a new picture, therefore tap gallery icon (a thumbnail of the image just taken)
3. Tap menu symbol and select Edit
4. Tap Sizing tools and select Resize (I usually also Crop and Autolevel before resizing)
5. Move finger across the screen “Flick” to dynamically resize, when ready tap OK symbol
6. Tap Save symbol (or Back arrow, not to be confused with undo/redo symbols, and from the requester select OK for saving the changed image)
7. Tap menu symbol and select Send
8. From the requester select Email
9. The Email Subject will be the name of the attached file by default; you can swipe over the subject field to select the text and directly replace it as you wish.
10. Write body text
11. From the To field tap contacts symbol, select the contact(s) of interest
12. Tap Send email symbol

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 02:31 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Microsoft just wasted money...

$7.2 BILLION

Bought NOKIA just now...

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2013/Sep13/09-02AnnouncementPR.aspx

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There is a wide spread consensus that the offered price was far too low, emphasizing Stephen Elop's questionable role in this transaction.
We'll see how the EGM shall cast their vote; the deal is anything but certain.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 19:38 UTC
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photoaddict: how is that possible to have so much bandwidth at 1000 fps at 4K resolution?!?!

Nowadays many things have become possible; often it's more about the readiness to invest in technology when it still is in its early stages.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 22:38 UTC

I have witnessed Art. What a beautiful technological showcase, indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 22:31 UTC as 22nd comment
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T3: I remember there was a large group of people on these forums who were adamant that large high resolution sensors with *smaller* pixels (as opposed to larger pixels) would yield better low-light image quality. Wonder where those people are now.

I for a one would always prefer signal purity, integrity and naturality over artificial edge definition, which is achievable with advanced NR processing.

Micro-optoelectronics physics has not changed, with a given technology and generation, larger pixels can collect also relatively more photons. But I do admit this is a complex question in real circumstances.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:00 UTC
On Fashion Shoot: Tips from a Pro article (82 comments in total)
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Denton Taylor: "There are a lot of wannabe fashion and beauty photographers"

I stopped reading there. Why insult people that comprise a large part of your audience?

This is not my fight, but… Just unfortunate bad wording; most likely not directly meant to insult anyone.

People who know their stuff, especially artists, can be a bit harsh when they see a threat devaluing the Art they embrace and factually live in. Read the rest of it and take what you see important and worthwhile for your photographic process.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2012 at 22:11 UTC
On Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview article (266 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: Dear dpreview, would you please make review of Pentad 645D, which is also another 40 megapixel camera.

You can review its fotographic & video capabilities to show us difference. If there is any. They are both 40 mpx right ? Sorry Nokia has 1 more of it...

:)

One will need deep pockets for that one though, quite literally.

=)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2012 at 20:32 UTC
On Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview article (266 comments in total)
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Petrogel: Now makes sense why Nokia is barking for 49mp sensored "smartphone"
'Bond-rating agencies took note and promptly downgraded Nokia's debt to junk status,

'http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jun/18/nokia-mobile-phones-microsoft

The question is not about qualities of reality, it is about the funniness based on reality and its objectiveness thereof.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2012 at 23:07 UTC
On Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview article (266 comments in total)
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Petrogel: Now makes sense why Nokia is barking for 49mp sensored "smartphone"
'Bond-rating agencies took note and promptly downgraded Nokia's debt to junk status,

'http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jun/18/nokia-mobile-phones-microsoft

So isn't funniness then objective when it is based on reality?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2012 at 22:37 UTC
On Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview article (266 comments in total)
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rondhamalam: Nokia really needs Android.

Symbian is struggling and Microsoft doesn't support Nokia either.

Sales slumped using Microsoft on smartphones and Symbian on smaller phones:
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/07/15/nokia-phone-pricecut-idINL2E8IF2MI20120715

Go Android, like Sony did

@Sergey Borachev
I think you are seeing Nokia's competitors' strengths as Nokia's weaknesses. Apple's admirable success has been build on their strong lifestyle brand image and carefully segmented marketing starting from their strong follower base with brand loyalty beyond explanation. Android has been so successful mainly because of its licensing scheme which has created strong market presence through a plethora of devices.

What comes to Microsoft WP, I believe the jury is still out there. By the end of next year and with Windows 8 family we will be wiser to make conclusions. Nokia has other plans should WP strategy turn out to be a let down, no specifics has been published in this regard.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2012 at 22:07 UTC
On Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview article (266 comments in total)
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Petrogel: Now makes sense why Nokia is barking for 49mp sensored "smartphone"
'Bond-rating agencies took note and promptly downgraded Nokia's debt to junk status,

'http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jun/18/nokia-mobile-phones-microsoft

Obviously you didn't understand what was meant, here is an example: I find it funny when a friend tells me that when he was doing shopping some other customer in the shop thought he was a sales person and started to explain his specific needs to my friend.

But I do recognise that sense of humour is a personal thing reflecting cultural background, upbringing and personality.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2012 at 21:30 UTC
On Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview article (266 comments in total)
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Petrogel: Now makes sense why Nokia is barking for 49mp sensored "smartphone"
'Bond-rating agencies took note and promptly downgraded Nokia's debt to junk status,

'http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jun/18/nokia-mobile-phones-microsoft

@Petrogel
Well that's a good one, especially because it's true. But then again, I believe the best jokes usually are.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2012 at 20:51 UTC
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