You say your users requested you to get out an equivalent for their smartphone cameras, and you chose to come up for iPhone only. Out of all the best cameras out there on smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 1020 being the king, you still chose the iPhone. I understand you want profit in numbers.. and even then the iPhone is not the most selling smartphone. So... what else could the reason be... because... your management is full of Apple fanboys?
Petrogel: These colored iPhones look like Nokia Lumia aren't they ??
And from pentax ;)
WazzaP: I'd be more interested to hear about the colour accuracy. It's the main reason I've stayed clear of most top end android devices. Samsung generally have the worst but most oversaturate the colours. Apple products are generally pretty good.
I agree with the color accuracy thing. But i don't know of any Apple prod supporting 100% of even sRGB. That makes me wonder why so many photographers use Apple monitors. Am i missing anything
"Some customizability in camera app"Sorry, I think its way more customizable than iOS. The best would be Nokia 1020's camera app.
Love the awesome S4 features. But hate its build and how thin its plastic back is.
Either ways, start copying, Apple!
hellocrowley: This is a big update that brings all the desirable Android and WP8 design/features into iOS. Good job Apple.
no widgets, no quad core needed to update them. There's your correlation @JadedGamer
What lag are you talking about? Ever heard of the Google Butter project for Android 4.1? Lag is the thing of the past.
I'm sorry all the extra features/options in Android are making you dizzy.
gurmusic: All the things that can be done by software upgrade are done without destroying the simplicity, well done again...
"Simplicity" is the marketing term for the technical term "lack of functionality"
Wye Photography: I really enjoy using the iPhone camera, the results are impressive and it makes a pleasant change from using my Hasselblad and Pro digital cameras. The quick preview of the whole OS looks really impressive. And that mac Pro, I mean, what a stunning design.
I just wish the camera update went further. RAW output, manual WB, exposure compensation just to name a few. Perhaps they can do a "pro" version for those wanting to do more instead of a camera app for the millions of instagrammers.
Asking Canon for a feature in it's future camera is one thing. Asking Apple a camera feature in the iPhone is another. Not saying you cannot. But wondering if it's going to be heard.
Btw, if they really did gave you RAW.. are you ok with the sharpness of the lens, lack of exposure controls?
Nikonworks: Apple was and is always over priced.
Android works for me at a much better price.
A smart idiot at an ATnT store once asked the salesman "Oh.. so this android phone costs more than iPhone (4)?"
Btw:Ferrari brings in the latest and the greatestApple copies and releases 2 year old technologies.. after making it's users beg for it.
Wow, more options after taking the picture. It's ok if the picture is crappy and there are no options to reduce the crappy-ness. But it's important to give it that retro look!And that too more options that Android and even non-smart phones had for years. Apple, you are so predictable. When there is no other phone in the world without a feature, then finally include it in iOS. Eg. video, deletion from call list, multitasking and many more :)
Zalllon: I like the idea of the android platform better, however the reality is most of us don't have time to spend learning how to tweak. From a marketing perspective Apple has it right, the proof is in the numbers. At work we are all given blackberry phones, but there is a large enough group that have iPhones that they are considering iPhone usage. 4 out 5 people I work with have an iPhone, and my whole team we all have iPhone 5's except for one Samsung Note 2. I have friends with the new Samsung S4, and they both carry extra batteries with them. The girl who has it is looking to switch to an iPhone after yesterday's iOS review.
And the point of this post is? Oh yeah, that proof is in the numbers. Like most people are not tech/quality savvy. It's enough if you give them a shutter button alone.
marike6: It's a bit unusual to see Open Source software for Wintel, but at least Mac users can run it via VMWare so platform is really a non-issue.
There's Java, Open office, to name a few :)
This is the Cambrian explosion if photography. It didn't "prove worthy" of being put on NYT, it was "being experimented" on NYT. With some more experimentation, we'll figure out what was an embarrassing failure and should never be tried again. Of course, for some of us, it's pretty obvious what will fail. Till then, the rest if the people will find it hard to figure out and will assume that all experiments are worthy of Nobel prizes :)
Timmbits: So a phone has less noise in low light. Let me change carriers and phones right away!
@DPR: I don't need this inconsequential information on the main DPR site. I understand that you are trying to launch this connect thing, and maybe spin it off, but annoying a photographers audience with putting connect into their feed may not be the best way to grow readership in your new venture. And BTW, the settings do NOT stick! If I tell it to not show "connect", it eventually comes back, even with "make default". I'm sure this is within the scope of the competence of amazon's programmers...
> The best camera is the camera you have on youThis has been said a thousand times before and I disagree. There are spy pen cameras that you can run out with just as easily as a phone cam. So does that also make the best camera there is? Also, not everybody's style is photo-journalistic. There are people who want to use real flash(s). let alone off-camera.
Benarm: Instead of adding a fourth storage option, why can't they just discontinue the 16GB model and replace it with the 32GB model (i.e. keep three storage options: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB)? Applying flash storage pricing of 2010 models to 2013 models is a rip-off. It doesn't make sense to charge extra $100 to go from 16GB to 32GB (net gain of 16GB of space), while at a same time charge extra $100 to go from 64GB to 128GB (net gain of 64GB). The profit margins must be really high to allow this pricing scheme.
Pretty much 2010 technology too ;)
Indispensable.. really?? When Von Newman said memory should be separate, I'm pretty sure he wanted us to add memory if you needed more.. not buy a new computing unit.. hehehe!! Btw, just because someone writes a book on something, dumb deeds don't become genius theories all of a sudden.
Digitall: I can not conceive in any brand, nowadays, these devices do not have card reader included, at least one SD card reader. An authentic robbery.
Did you never hear of Android tablets from eg. Asus that have always had SD and micro SD slots?! (and ofcourse a host of other hardware and software flexibilitys!)
IcyPepsi: 7 out of 13 gift ideas here (more than 50%) are exclusively for iPhones (and one iPad also). That's no longer "mobile" photography gift ideas. Not even by chance.
You're just proving that there are more average people in the world than the above average ones. I agree. And also proving that ignorance is bliss! I agree, again.
As an Android user, I may not have more camera rigs for my phone. And I don't need one, thanks to my above average (read superior) quency for image quality, I have a DSLR with multiple lenses & strobes and countless other accessories.
I may not have a choice of more and more stupid $20 farting speakers that attach to my phone (again thanks to my above average quency for audio quality). But there is one thing that we all have as Android/Windows/Symbian users, that none of you iOS users have. FREEDOM!!!! ..to do what we want with our device, with whom, when we want and how we want to do it :) Sorry. And don't forget to add to that, latest technology, published phone specs, functioning maps, etc, etc, etc. We're pretty happy. No, thanks, for the golden cage :)
IcyPepsi: - So if this is a photography site and worries about at least the top 2 photography-gear in any category instead of just one of it (notice, I didn't say top 1), then why only the iPhone? Why not list other camera phones' articles? Why the bias towards iPhone? You should either open up people's perspectives by posting on a wider spectrum of camera phones (like the awesome job you do with actual photography-gear) or not post any of them at all.
- Most of the photos my friends take is of their kids moving around in lower then appropriate lighting, indoors. Those ghostly cellphone camera pics (and the number of likes and comments they get) sickens me.
I'm a hobbyist (gone up to using multiple strobes). Sorry, calling it photography while taking pictures with a phone camera is just incorrect. It's like calling a 7th grade student learning physics a physicist!
There goes another Apple fan, unaware of the rest of the world. The rest of the 92% of the world comprises of Windows.. with no restrictions like iTunes!! If that's not success, what is?? Ofcourse.. you must be having a Mac!!
You are good at assumptions. You see, I never mentioned of having problems with people buying iPhones. I have a problem when review sites making it seem like iPhones are the best. Which it is not by any scale. And can tell because I go deep into technology... really deep.
Well, I don't care about what manufacture's do to get money (coz they don't get mine so easy!). However, it's absolutely unacceptable1. from a consumer's perspective to say iPhone is the best, because they own it and their friend said so2. from a journalist's perspective to misguide the reader saying the iPhone is the best, because most of them dumbos do not understand technology,3. from a reviewer's perspective, naming the articles as "mobile"/"smartphone" and going "iPhone.. iPhone.. iPhone.. iPhone". And this is not the only article here where I see that. Hell, even this article's title picture proves me right!
Btw, if anything is more of a standard & universal among smartphones then it's the android phones' micro-usb port. So, according to you there should be more manufacturers going for that. Because, now Apple itself changed the port for iPhone 5!!!