007peter

007peter

Lives in United States Irvine (and Taiwan), CA, United States
Works as a Medical Nurse
Joined on Feb 28, 2006

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Peiasdf: It is like a $350 OnePlus One with a $650 camera module attached.

@Bhima78. Agree. I'm also eyeing the $200 Zenfone 2 as well as the $250 Alcatel Idol 3

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 02:35 UTC

I like the concept, it much easier to make:
* A. Big Sensor Smartphone, over a
* B. DSLR/Mirrorless with WIFI, Touchscreen.

I have tried numerous modern camera with WIFI, all FAILED measurably. WIFI connect / sharing is very clunky, it takes multiple steps to achieve something that my smartphone does automatically. DSLR/Mirrorless can't even run or download essential APP like: WhatsAPP, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, or Instagram. This is the KEY to the next-generation camera design, and it is also what consumer demands.

I've give up on waiting for Japanese Manufacture to "Get It". Smartphone is improving its IQ by leaps & bounds, LG G4 and the latest Samsung S6 impressed me, and they also record 4K video that very few mirrorless/dslr can do.

Smartphone maker HTC is in fincancial trouble, I wish either Canon/Nikon would just bought out HTC and put a Canon/Nikon sensor + know-how into a Smartphone.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 02:26 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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Impulses: Too rich for my blood but I applaud their effort and hope they iterate on it... Has there ever been any hard data on how much Sony sells it's 1" sensor for? Not that I'm blaming it for anything, I'm sure that lens design and the R&D involved all play a big part in it's price. Still, it's like a $300 phone with a $500-600 camera, mashed together for a grand.

@HowaboutRAW. I'll let you know in 3 weeks. I"m planning on buying it on June 22, but the phone won't shipped until July.

1G is okay (no worst than the $180 Moto G). What I like about it is the BIG 5.5" LCD over 5.0" LCD (I like big phones). Furthermore, the Octa-Core (8x) Mediak MT6592 runs circle over Moto G with an ancient Snapdragon 400. Here is the comparison:

Geekbench 3:
Moto G (Snapdragon 400) | Blu Life 8 XL (MT6592)
Single Core 336 | 363
Multi-Core 1121 | 2035
Price $180 | $129 ($79 for 1 week)

Naturally, you can't compare these cheap phone to the premium Galaxy Note 4 with 3GB ram. But for the Price/Value, and to prove you wrong, YES you can get a very decent Android phone for $129.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 02:13 UTC
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Impulses: Too rich for my blood but I applaud their effort and hope they iterate on it... Has there ever been any hard data on how much Sony sells it's 1" sensor for? Not that I'm blaming it for anything, I'm sure that lens design and the R&D involved all play a big part in it's price. Still, it's like a $300 phone with a $500-600 camera, mashed together for a grand.

@HowaboutRAW. " it's not like you can purchase an excellent Android smartphone, with a crappy camera, for $125 without a contract."

YES YOU CAN. Amazon is selling BLU LIFE 8 XL with 13mp camera for just $129 No Contract.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 16:52 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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Wallace Ross: I'm just curious but as an outsider to Micro Four Thirds do others not find it confusing keeping track of what cameras came when. Even for just one manufacturer.

There is a GX7,GF7 and now a G7 none of which share a form factor or necessary relate to each other other than the lens mount.

So if it has no letter it looks more like an SLR if it has a X its a mid grade small camera and if it has an F it's the low end model? And an H is the high end model?

Not at all, Panasonic has a very simple LINE UP. If you want Confusion. Check out CANON. I'm saying this as a Canon owner of 9 years. The current Canon Rebel lineup is just ridiculous. Honestly, do we "REALLY NEED" this many APS-C-DSLR?

Canon 70D
Canon T6s (like a 70D lite)
Canon T6i
Canon T5i
Canon T5
Canon T4i
Canon T3i (still listed)
Canon SL1 (for super lite)

there is also Canon 7D, 7Dmk2, and the various FF DSLr that I lost count

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 01:04 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (499 comments in total)
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brownie314: No selfie mode - me not buy. Oh wait - it has it - check.

Not only Selfie mode, but also Skin Beautify mode too, just like a Samsung smartphone and Panasonic GF7. I'm in a market for a "real" selfie camera. Nikon J5 is interesting to me

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 06:57 UTC
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Just a Photographer: "If Canon is so frightened of cannibalizing its own entry-level DSLRs it could have participated in the mirrorless market with a camera that wouldn't compete with them."

Canon is playing it stupid here - Cannibalizing your own market is still always better then to be eaten by your competitors.

Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras are here to stay. They won't disappear because Canon or Nikon refuses to seriously enter that marketsegment.

As a matter of fact the longer Canon and Nikon will be waiting, the more people will switch to either Sony or Fuji. Two major players in the MILC market that do take these cameras seriously. While Sony might have cameras with better sensors, Fuji is building up (and now already has) a very strong lens line-up that can easily compete with Canons L-Lenses and Nikon's goldring lenses.

IMHO If Canon took mirrorless more seriously I don't think I would have switched brands. Their unwillingness to take this market seriously will hurt them in the end.

Most sensible post

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 07:31 UTC
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Roshni: Personally, I think the M2 is an absolute gem of a camera. The M3 is not.

Here is my reasoning: The M2 is a fantastic mini camera for grab and shoot shots when out and about - using the M lenses, but with the adapter can be used with the whole range of Canon lens (assuming it can drive them all unlike the Low end Nikon DSLR cameras) . Small, light, point, (maybe swipe or two) click (or point), back on the bike.

For real photos grab your big canon... See the Ms don't need and EVF, it's not what it is for, but people want the M to be like their SLR so canon take away the pure simplicity and ruin it's niche. It's gone from being a sturdy small brick to being a delicate heavy one.

Where Canon went wrong was not encouraging DP review to do a Review on the M2 - because it is a fabulous niche camera that deserved a lot more recognition that it got.

@AbrasiveReducer. That is why M3 is so much better than M1/M2. It has both Build-in Flash for portability as well as HOTSHOE. You have the best of both world with M3

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 02:53 UTC
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Peter Bendheim: Looks great - as an original M owner I think this will turn out to be an excellent go everywhere Canon, despite what all the haters say.

Nobody hate M3. Just about everyone agree that its a HUGE IMPROVEMENT. What we're upset is that Canon isn't selling the camera to the American. Nothing less, but also nothing more. We love the M3, but disappointed by the stupid No Sale for USA decision.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 19:11 UTC
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Roshni: Personally, I think the M2 is an absolute gem of a camera. The M3 is not.

Here is my reasoning: The M2 is a fantastic mini camera for grab and shoot shots when out and about - using the M lenses, but with the adapter can be used with the whole range of Canon lens (assuming it can drive them all unlike the Low end Nikon DSLR cameras) . Small, light, point, (maybe swipe or two) click (or point), back on the bike.

For real photos grab your big canon... See the Ms don't need and EVF, it's not what it is for, but people want the M to be like their SLR so canon take away the pure simplicity and ruin it's niche. It's gone from being a sturdy small brick to being a delicate heavy one.

Where Canon went wrong was not encouraging DP review to do a Review on the M2 - because it is a fabulous niche camera that deserved a lot more recognition that it got.

M3 isn't that much bigger than M2. The biggest physical difference is the deeper GRIP, which is an welcome change. The AF speed is quoted as 6.1x that of M1, or about 3x faster than M2.

M3 is actually much smaller than both M1 and M2 considering that M1 + M2 requires a bulky External ex90 flash. M3 has a a "BUILD-IN FLASH" and is much smaller & lighter overall. I have M1 + 90ex flash, and I much rather have M3 build-in flash to reduce size/weight

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 19:07 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (553 comments in total)
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Sad Joe: Well, I for one am pleased to see the M3 - no its not a GH4 nor a A7 - of course Canon will not allow it to be until they elect to go for the mirroless market fully at which point I have no fears that they could take the market… I have two EOS-M's - which most people seem to HATE having never actually used one. Be even better if the M3 is another sales flop - £199 inc kit lens - Oh yes - bring it on! Note - DPR - NO FLARE ISSUES !

Most people who HATE "M" never owned one. I bought M because of discount, but I endup loving so much that I rarely used my Canon + Nikon DSLR anymore. I sold off all my canon dslr, and my Nikon DSLR will be up for sales shortly.
Yes, the AF is slow, but there is Touch-screen-Shutter that can be focus in fraction of a second: just manually select you focus and camera snap the photo. Focus speed is actually a none-issue. But you have to OWN ONE to appreciate it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 00:13 UTC
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Bill Bentley: T6s looks nice enough. But when, oh when, will Canon finally drop the Rebel name? Just go with 760D worldwide for crying out loud.

Exactly, the "Rebel" name after Andri Aggassi back in 1990 is rather embarrassing. "Rebel" get no respect among the PRO. Just drop the stupid name please.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 18:08 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (553 comments in total)
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telefunk: Looks very promising. Much better layout than the Sony A6000: bigger screen, dedicated exp. compensation dial, integrated flash... More of a photographers camera. Now if only it would focus! The A6000 was hopeless at focussing, not sure the M3 will do better.
And where is the Canon compact 16-50 kit lens?

A6000 has great Daylight PDAF focusing. The problem is that A6000 revert 100% to CDAF in low light, resulting in AF all over the place when light is low.
This is the only area where M (with touchscreen) is better than A6000 w/o touchscreen. When lights get low and AF become inconsistent, I simply use Touch-screen Focusing to snap my photo instantly. I wish Sony put a touchscreen in A6100

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 18:00 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (553 comments in total)
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Atsyn: I dont see the point of this EOS M compared to µ43, fuji or sony mirroless...

@brudy. Not True Anymore. While M has better High Iso than "OLD" m43 (Gh2, GX1, E-PM1 etc...) it has FALLEN BEHIND newer M43 like (Gh4, EM1, EM10, or E-PM2).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:57 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (393 comments in total)
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phazelag: So Panasonic makes the LX100, FZ1000, GH4, and GM5 all of which are innovative and they make one camera with one feature possibly aimed at a younger market and people act like its a photography apocalypse is happening.

I have been told the photography doomsday has been here since I was 16 years old with my Minolta X370. These days any young whipper snapper with a disposable kodak can take photos. What will the world do with "real" photographers!

OMG with a flip screen people will actually be able to take photos of themselves to remember important moments. Whats next robotic cameras that follow us around with their helicopter wings? Oh yeah we have those too.

@brownie314 | Well said. Most people take photograph as a documentation. Being in the photograph @the scene (when travel) is more important than taking a photo of that scene (without people in them).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 18:42 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (393 comments in total)
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whyamihere: I like the adorable grumpiness and lack of awareness of the anti-selfie, anti-social media crowd. It's as if nobody in the history of the world ever photographed (or painted, or sketched) a self-portrait, published that picture in a public location for all to see (like an art gallery, or an online portfolio), or shared their photos with friends and family (photo albums, 35mm slide shows).

It's not narcissism. It's the same thing as before, just in a form you're all uncomfortable with because you don't know how it works.

Well Said. I was a SELFIE HATER ( I still don't know why), but after vacationing in Asia, I'm sold on the SELFIE idea. Now, I'm in a market for a Selfie Camera with a Flippy LCD.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 23:02 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (393 comments in total)
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Gesture: Neat Camera. Panasonic gets it. Except this should sell at $325.

I agree. Love the GF7 (selfie), but it is way overpriced. I might buy a last year's GF6, or older Olympus E-PL5, or Sony NEX 3N that offer similar Selfie screen for less

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 22:59 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-A2 with selfie-friendly LCD article (132 comments in total)
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straylightrun: I reckon this will sell better than the Olympus E-PL7.

Yes, Olympus E-PL7 flipped the Wrong Direction. You can't attach a Selfie Stick (through tripod mount) without blocking the LCD. So this Fuji, is the better solution

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 10:24 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-A2 with selfie-friendly LCD article (132 comments in total)
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Summi Luchs: Do selfie-shooters still use cameras ?

Funny, but look @it from the selfie-generation point of view. Any camera that cannot show 180 degree Selfie is useless. Camera maker need THIS kind of camera for the new selfie-generation.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 10:23 UTC

Panasonic hits a home run this year and last year. The GH4 is a stunning achievement as a Film/Photo hybrid, then Panasonic release a FZ1000 super-zoom fitting a lens that almost seem impossible. Now Panasonic managed to squeeze in a 24-75/1.8 ~ 2.8 lens into a Micro43 sensor camera that is no bigger than a GX-7, what's more its stunningly cheap when compare to buying an M43 camera + Panasonic 12-35/2.8. Good Job Panasonic.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 09:10 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
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