Greg Henry

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Joined on May 5, 2001

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In good lighting the pics are actually better than the iPhone 6s/Plus overall in terms of detail retention. The iPhone is probably still ahead of others in terms of dynamic range, but slipped a lot with details this year.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 15:35 UTC as 1st comment
On article DSCO by VSCO simplifies GIF-creation (18 comments in total)

Confused - why do I need to have an account with them and upload it to their server? Why can't I just create a GIF and save it to my phone for use wherever/however I want w/o having to upload or sign in to anything?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 15:30 UTC as 1st comment

And yet with all the bells on this phone, it's missing the one thing that all others now have - a voice assistant.

Apple has Siri, Google has Google Now, and even Microsoft is about to release their "Cortana"... all of which while a gimmick for some, will allow you to dictate texts and emails, voice command to dial or remind you of something, etc. No mention of any such thing on the Amazon phone at all.

While this feature for some is again, a toy, for others it's becoming more important as they learn to utilize it. A pretty glaring omission if you ask me.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 13:15 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

It's going to be exclusive to AT&T - very bad move in 2014. And while all major apps are supported, just like the Windows Phone, secondary apps are going to be a problem.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 02:54 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article HTC launches One M8 with new 'Duo Camera' (47 comments in total)

Having already seen sample images taken with it, I'd have to pass. And it's a shame - they say HTC is hurting and a lot rides on this phone, so for them to have pretty much gone the route of the old phone's camera is a risk I think their company is going to regret.

They'd added the new secondary camera to achieve certain post-picture effects which are interesting for sure. But the standard day-to-day shots are just like the last phone... still 4 megapixel, lacking fine detail, blown out in some cases, and just sort of "bleh" compared to other newer offerings from Samsung, Apple, etc.

I might have actually updated to this phone myself had it not been for this camera. I don't think many people expect DSLR quality on a phone, but when you have an updated model you do expect it to be better than the one it replaces without replying on special effects to distract from the obvious.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 05:34 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

I've tried it and it's interesting, but then when you try to share your photo on Facebook, it wants permission "to post things to your friends on your behalf". Um - NO THANKS. Throwing my friends under the bus to get ads from these people just to share a photo isn't what I call friendly.

FYI - if anyone uses Internet Explorer the 3D effect won't work, either. They have to view it in Firefox or Chrome.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 02:33 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

I'm just wondering if it's possible for Jony Ive to say anything about anything without sounding like he's tripping on Heroin at the moment (reading above - I'm guessing not).

Aside from that however, and I am one who normally enjoys objects that look like "art" - I have to say this looks like something I'd see in an advertisement from Toys-R-Us for a Black Friday sale for a child's toy camera. I can perhaps see a 14 year old Japanese girl wearing one of these around her neck, though. So maybe there are enough of them with wealthy Fathers to justify the cost of developing it.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 13:37 UTC as 105th comment
On article Editorial: Why I can't stop taking iPhone Panoramas (298 comments in total)

I've only done one pano with my 5S since getting it, but it was done very well and the lighting was surprisingly good. More details than I expected, too.

I wish Apple had done more in the way of settings, though - allowing you to choose the direction you wish to pan, such as from bottom to top if you wanted to do a pano of something really tall like a Redwood tree, etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 18:36 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply

People whine too much.

Reduce the photos to around 6 megapixels. Adjust the levels a bit. Poof - they're better than any other phone camera on the market today.

Their biggest problem? They're taken with a camera that's attached to a Window's phone, and one that's exclusive only to AT&T at that.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 04:09 UTC as 49th comment | 3 replies

After so long, still no update to the G1X. Wow. Gotta wonder what they're smoking in those tiny little cubicles they sit in over there.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 14:42 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies

I think the Olympus 2100 UZ deserves the award though for one of the best cameras of that time period. I still have one today that works perfectly and while I really don't use it, will always keep it for the sake of nostalgia. Excellent zoom, lens, and features for that time.

It included those little extras that were considered high-end then like a beam to help the focusing, threaded lens for filters, and image stabilization. And back then camera makers only came out with 3-4 new models per year, max, and took the time to test the stuff before shipping it out - today they use consumers as testers who report bugs and glitches that have to be fixed with firmware later. A different time, for sure.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 03:44 UTC as 34th comment

Tons of promise for this, and I'd love to be able to own one to be honest, and would even consider dealing with some of the limitations of a Win8 phone to do it. But there is *no way* I'm switching from Verizon to AT&T to get this phone.

Exclusives are not practical today. Regardless of whatever padding a carrier is paying you to do it, you're alienating tons of potential buyers. By the time it eventually leaks over to other carriers, who knows how many potential buyers will have already resigned on a new contract with a different phone? Bad move.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2013 at 05:50 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
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