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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (196 comments in total)
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Etienne Muller: I always said that when they made a camera with a phone in it I'd buy one.

This is a move in the right direction. The desire to make the package small though, forces compromise. If I have to carry around a separate camera anyway, why bother with this.

A bold move would be to put a phone into a proper camera, with the decent sensor, proper flash, optical zoom, manual control... Etc.

Take a DMC-LX 100, enlarge the body so it can accommodate a really decent touch LCD and (maybe) a flash.

Why, ditch a proper carry around camera for the dubious merits of a phone with a camera in it, when we could have the proper camera without compromise and ditch the crappy throw away phone that needs updating every year and breaks if you look at it sideways?

What is the most hateful thing about a smartphone?

The fact that it has to be charged every five minutes.

Miniturisation means tiny batteries. A decent camera can accommodate a bigger battery, and one can carry extra batteries as well.

I have a Ricoh GR, which is incredibly small, and yet I often just don't bring it out. And I suspect I'm not the only one here who ends up not bringing any camera at all b/c it's an extra device.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 16:03 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (196 comments in total)
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Igor Adamovic: The next step is implementation of mobile functionality in a full frame dslr camera. I already see myself speaking on Canon 5d with 70-200mm f2.8 :D

I'd prefer talking on a smartphone with at least a 400mm prime lens ;p

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2015 at 17:01 UTC
On The Bone Doctor: Dr. Paul Koudounaris and Memento Mori article (23 comments in total)

Awesome. Shows the power of photography- to "assault" the senses, open our eyes, and force us to rethink our assumptions. And love the story on the Sigma 400. The things photographers do to get their shots!

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 13:40 UTC as 15th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (196 comments in total)
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EddyKilowatt: Any word on Lens and Camera Profiles for Lightroom? Will Adobe be providing them or will Panasonic make their own and offer them for download?

Surely any optical system THAT compact must need a little bit of help in the distortion department in Post...

Apple Digital Camera Raw 6.04 support http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7259064404/apple-digital-camera-raw-6-04-extends-support-to-canon-eos-5ds-r-and-panasonic-cm1

Haven't heard about LR yet

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 22:54 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (196 comments in total)
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SHood: Android 5.0 is now available for the CM1.

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.ca&sl=ja&u=http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/dsc/download/cm1/index.html&usg=ALkJrhiRzYrGElUzN8J-3fxb8vV7Ce_5_Q

Don't need to use a translated page to get to the Lollipop update:
http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/CM1/index.html

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 18:46 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (196 comments in total)
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maxnimo: How can such a thin lens assembly support a 1-inch sensor? I just don't believe it - it seems to defy physics.

Ad theme for CM1? The CEO shaking his fists at a dark cloudy sky in defiance of the gods and the laws of the world. "Defying the laws of physics...Panasonic CM1"

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 18:07 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (196 comments in total)
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LKJ: Android 4.4. The one that was last updated almost a year ago.

Good work Panasonic.

Honestly I don't have any specific problems with 4.4 (I've never used it). I just figure I wouldn't want to go back to an older version since I have a 5.0 phone already. Maybe someone who has never used 4.4 or 5.0 wouldn't even notice the difference.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 18:03 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (196 comments in total)
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LKJ: Android 4.4. The one that was last updated almost a year ago.

Good work Panasonic.

The Lollipop 5.0 update for the CM1 was announced a few months ago I think. I imagine it will roll out by summer. Which makes this cameraphone a real possibility for me.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 14:01 UTC
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W5JCK: This sight sucks worse every day. How does a lame POS item like this get on the front page?

Yet here you are clicking, reading and commenting on it. Oh yeah, they have no idea what they're doing at dpr

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 18:13 UTC
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nerd2: Too little, too expensive and too late. Modern phones are very good for daylight shooting, and 1" sensor with f2.8 sensor are far away from large sensored mirrorless territory either.

A lot of photographers prefer to shoot in daytime with a sensor much larger than 1/3". That's who this camera phone targets.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 11:24 UTC

Great idea. I hate trying to juggle lens caps, body, and two lenses as I try to make a quick lens change to keep dust out of the body.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 22:43 UTC as 34th comment
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Marty4650: Those are the best quality photos I have ever seen coming from a smartphone.

Of course, the real question is.... how many smartphone users want, need, or are willing to pay for better quality photos? Over one billion smartphones were sold last year, and very few of them were purchased to take high quality photos.

You really don't need image quality this good for facebook posts or email attachments. So will these users pay a very high premium price to get better photos?

My guess is.... no.

Nice exercise in proving it can be done, but I think Apple and Samsung are safe.

What's the street price going to be when this hits the US market? People pay $750 for a phone and $1000+ phone for their cameras already. This is a twofer.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 01:28 UTC

I saw a press release that it's scheduled to get Android Lollipop in May. Exciting, as Lollipop is a great upgrade in many ways.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 21:23 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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samfan: Just my personal opinion: I don't see the point. If you like photography, you most likely want to use other lenses than just 28mm.

Okay there's the advantage of being able to post photos instantly, but where do you need to post pics instandly? Facebook, Twitter, Instagram? Why do you need any kind of quality for that? When I look at reviews of this phone on typical phone/gadget sites, they just post small snaps of the typical stuff: food, blown out sun shots and details unsuitable for a 28mm lens.

And the price: it costs one grand. You can buy a RX100III and a comparable phone for that or less. The RX100 will definitely last longer, while phones get switched every year or two.

So the only use for such a device is a backup camera for cases where you don't have the regular camera... But with 2 cm thickness and 200 grams in this phone, it's definitely not 'going light'.

Since and weight don't matter at all to photographers. That's why there aren't photogs who sold their DSLRs and switched to mirrorless. Clearly there is no appeal to small pocketable offerings.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 16:15 UTC
On Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 article (186 comments in total)
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mugupo: Wait till Sony A7000 which just around the corner, it will likely put this camera to shame. with EVF and better video function.

LOL. True on that, though at least when Sony convalesces and gives us its version, it'll be a rangefinder with an EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 17:24 UTC
On Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 article (186 comments in total)
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Papi61: I'm a Nikon shooter, but I recently bought an NX1 for its amazing 4K video capabilities (and I'm extremely satisfied with the results. Incidentally, it's also a great still camera. And the 16-50 f/2.0-2.8 + 50-150 f/2.8 zooms are top-notch.)

It would have been totally awesome if Samsung had released the NX500 with the same 4K video capabilities as the NX1 (not to mention it would have saved me $750...), but unfortunately 4K video on the NX500 works only if the sensor is cropped by a factor of 1.6. What the hell were they thinking? If this camera had the same 4K video as the NX1 for a mere $800, it would fly off the shelves.

1080 could be done w/o line skipping on today's sensors by simply cropping to the 16:9 aspect ratio and then sampling, eg a 10mp sensor could crop to 3840x2160 (8mp) and then take 2:1 sample to get to 1920x1080. Nothing about sensor size inherently demands line skipping.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 17:22 UTC
On Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 article (186 comments in total)
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Papi61: I'm a Nikon shooter, but I recently bought an NX1 for its amazing 4K video capabilities (and I'm extremely satisfied with the results. Incidentally, it's also a great still camera. And the 16-50 f/2.0-2.8 + 50-150 f/2.8 zooms are top-notch.)

It would have been totally awesome if Samsung had released the NX500 with the same 4K video capabilities as the NX1 (not to mention it would have saved me $750...), but unfortunately 4K video on the NX500 works only if the sensor is cropped by a factor of 1.6. What the hell were they thinking? If this camera had the same 4K video as the NX1 for a mere $800, it would fly off the shelves.

If you think no one is going to line skip at 4K, then I have a bridge to sell you. Just look at all the line skipping 1080 cameras. They could crop and do 1:1 readout, but many don't.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 16:30 UTC
On Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 article (186 comments in total)
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Papi61: I'm a Nikon shooter, but I recently bought an NX1 for its amazing 4K video capabilities (and I'm extremely satisfied with the results. Incidentally, it's also a great still camera. And the 16-50 f/2.0-2.8 + 50-150 f/2.8 zooms are top-notch.)

It would have been totally awesome if Samsung had released the NX500 with the same 4K video capabilities as the NX1 (not to mention it would have saved me $750...), but unfortunately 4K video on the NX500 works only if the sensor is cropped by a factor of 1.6. What the hell were they thinking? If this camera had the same 4K video as the NX1 for a mere $800, it would fly off the shelves.

I stand corrected. (I haven't followed the LX100 much since its initial release.) The video stills from the LX100's 4K do look quite nice and clean. LX100 does look like a great value for fixed lens video. For ILC body, there's NX500 etc.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 15:44 UTC
On Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 article (186 comments in total)
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Papi61: I'm a Nikon shooter, but I recently bought an NX1 for its amazing 4K video capabilities (and I'm extremely satisfied with the results. Incidentally, it's also a great still camera. And the 16-50 f/2.0-2.8 + 50-150 f/2.8 zooms are top-notch.)

It would have been totally awesome if Samsung had released the NX500 with the same 4K video capabilities as the NX1 (not to mention it would have saved me $750...), but unfortunately 4K video on the NX500 works only if the sensor is cropped by a factor of 1.6. What the hell were they thinking? If this camera had the same 4K video as the NX1 for a mere $800, it would fly off the shelves.

NX500 uses a cropped portion of the sensor to do full 4K. The resolution of that part of the sensor is exactly 4K. No downsampling.

LX100 is a great camera, but it's no GH4 on the video side. The dpr review doesn't speculate on whether it is line skipping or what, but it says 4K doesn't look like the best (downsampled full sensor or 1:1 from a cropped portion of the sensor), which leaves line skipping and other possibilities. For someone who is primarily a photographer, though, the LX100 is the better value.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 14:44 UTC
On Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 article (186 comments in total)
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RichRMA: What happens when you stick a Ferrari engine in a Skoda body.

Whatever you may do in a camera forum, DON'T diss the Skoda. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 11:56 UTC
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