dgmessenger

dgmessenger

Lives in United States Los Angles, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Oct 10, 2007

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On Huawei Honor 6 Plus comes with three 8MP cameras post (41 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: The front-end styling and especially those icon graphics seen on the screen are totally ripping off Apple. That's what bugs me about too many Chinese manufactures, in that they plagiarise other western manufactures designs instead of coming up with their own.

Why? Don't they have any imagination? It leaves a bitter taste in the mouth...so to speak - even the 6 Plus in the name! I know this company has ambitions on becoming a well known high-end brand. But you do that by creating something unique, not just copying the designs of who you want to become like.

Agreed! They are just shameless about stealing the best ideas!! Wait a minute, I think Jobs said that. Oh well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 00:24 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Real-world Samples article (162 comments in total)
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onlooker: First of all, I disagree that diffused light is to blame. Diffused light can produce some of the most beautiful photographs. Alas, these images lack smoothness and richness I was hoping to see. I hope it's just lousy built-in jpeg processing, but even with that, I am not impressed by the lens.

That's a pity because I was really intrigued by RX10, and outside of the price, I thought it was a very desirable camera. Let's wait for raws.

Strange. My RX100 jpegs are much richer than these. Ooh we, what up with that?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 23:58 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Real-world Samples article (162 comments in total)
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CM WORKS: I'm waiting for Steve Huff's pics of the Rx10 tomorrow hopefully. This guy always bring out the best real world test images.

I'm waiting also. He indicated pretty soon.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 23:55 UTC
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dgmessenger: Proves mobile phones are great for Instagram! I think we already knew that. More impotantly, it proves it's not the arrow but the Indian (pc: indigenous north american hominid). His photos would look hardly different if using another high end mobile phone camera. Cheers.

"Importantly"!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 00:50 UTC

Proves mobile phones are great for Instagram! I think we already knew that. More impotantly, it proves it's not the arrow but the Indian (pc: indigenous north american hominid). His photos would look hardly different if using another high end mobile phone camera. Cheers.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 00:48 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies
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nathanleebush: This really highlights the larger problem: people with waaaaay too much money to spend who actually pay insane prices BECAUSE of a higher sticker and attendant 'prestige.' Tax the rich to hell if they are so bored with their wealth they make decisions akin to lighting their cigarettes with Benjamins. And to think, the people who put this together make a few dollars a day. Is this camera not really a cartoonish indictment of the neo-feudalist system (AKA "free market meritocracy") that is globalization?

Sounds like someone spilled their latte on their skinny jeans and is all upset.

Me thinks the the taxing government has waaaay too much money and actually spends it on insane and dubious social experiments.

Instead of Obama phones, they would distribute Obama Lunar cameras.

If you believe the government (USA) doesn't have too much money already, then I think I see a much "larger problem" with your argument.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 01:16 UTC
On Nikon CoolPix P7700 Preview preview (192 comments in total)
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ngollan: Repeat after me: an LCD can never be a viable alternative to an OVF, no matter how bad, in bright daylight.

Unless it's a transflective display, and I don't see anyone using those anymore.

R.I.P., usability, you are sorely missed.

Agreed. IMO, @ngollan, seems to be stating an edge case. Even in that edge case of bright sunlight, the articulating displaying can be manipulated to mitigate. Why give up size to accommodate this edge case?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 17:16 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 preview article (81 comments in total)
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justmeMN: My speculation is that Canon removed the articulated screen, for the sake of product differentiation.

If you want an articulated screen, Canon wants you to buy a (more expensive) G1 X.

Agree. However, to howardroark's point, G1 X does not have macro (the reason I returned it - couldn't do the type of food photography I wanted).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:26 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 preview article (81 comments in total)
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nathanleebush: I think Canon gets that this is a dying product category. Why buy small sensor compacts when engineering teams are putting much larger sensors in smaller bodies (RX100) and smartphone manufacturers are wrestling sensors approaching the same size into their products.

So Canon is phoning it in.. slightly updating specs (while actually removing features) and knowing the name will carry. I see so many clueless people at art openings and fashion shows with these things, blissfully unaware that they could get vastly more features for the same money, but their friends told them to buy this, and it "just takes amazing pictures" if you ask them.

That settles it. "Four" people in "your circle" want iPhone5s. Argument is over. Apple wins. Let's move on now and stay on topic.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:22 UTC
On Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview article (266 comments in total)
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dgmessenger: Owned this phone all but of one day. Sent it back. The pictures are simply astounding for a device this size! However, I hated using this phone! The UI was slow and clumsy. The low screen rez was also disheartening.

I'm completely baffled why Nokia didn't build this phone around Android! The mimic attempt was just unworkable! I guess, just too many cost to consider.

The screen rez is crappy compared to the standard of phones in this cost range. Sorry if those facts confuse you. That cheesy Android like knockoff they had running on this phone was clumsy and slow!! I owned the phone! Have you? I'm sure you haven't. Go troll somewhere else.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2012 at 07:33 UTC
On Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview article (266 comments in total)

Owned this phone all but of one day. Sent it back. The pictures are simply astounding for a device this size! However, I hated using this phone! The UI was slow and clumsy. The low screen rez was also disheartening.

I'm completely baffled why Nokia didn't build this phone around Android! The mimic attempt was just unworkable! I guess, just too many cost to consider.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 21:37 UTC as 42nd comment
On Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview article (266 comments in total)

Owned this phone all but of one day. Sent it back. The pictures are simply astounding for a device this size! However, I hated using this phone! The UI was slow and clumsy. The low screen rez was also disheartening.

I'm completely baffled why Nokia didn't build this phone around Android! The mimic attempt was just unworkable! I guess, just too many cost to consider.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 21:28 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III hands-on preview and video article (270 comments in total)
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tiberiousgracchus: Looks Grand !

looks 4Grand! What's up with the USB 2.0?? It's 2012.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 06:23 UTC
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Jeff Peterman: Anyone know of anything similar for Android? So far, I'm not impressed with any of the camera Apps I've tried on my Galaxy SII.

The main reason I also own an iPhone 4s (work issued - they gave me a choice and I chose iPhone) with my Android Galaxy Nexus (personal), is the iPhone 4s camera and iOS camera apps. Android really sucks pickles on camera apps! And the android camera phones are really sucky also. In good light, the cameras are competitive with iPhone 4s. However, in low light, the iPhone back illuminated CMOS sensor eats their lunch!! That's coming from an Android fan boy!! I'm hoping Android phone makers change this soon!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 29, 2012 at 18:30 UTC

Dear @Rick Knepper: A sensor of this size for this category of camera is indeed considered "LARGE". Chill dude.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 19:38 UTC as 14th comment
On Samsung and Google unveil Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 article (132 comments in total)
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arboreus: A few pictures speak more than a thousand words.

http://www.engadget.com/photos/samsung-galaxy-nexus-sample-camera-shots/

http://www.engadget.com/photos/camera-showdown-iphone-4s-sample-images/

I think it's quite intentional by Engadget!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2011 at 02:17 UTC
On Samsung and Google unveil Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 article (132 comments in total)
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wutsurstyle: If dpr insists on these articles of smartphones with "cameras" then we might as well feature video cams that take hd stills, binoculars that take photos, spy pens, trophy cam trail cameras, and everything else out there with a photo lens.

Cameras on these high-end phones are better/compete with many of the early digital cameras reviewed on this sight. So, I say good for dpr for including this category. At some point, you will not have standalone point&shoots, as they will be replaced by superior/comparable phone cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2011 at 02:16 UTC
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