jorepuusa: How to tell for whom this site is made.It is easy. Look at the picture of bald guy shooting with canon.He makes three fundamental ergonomic mistakes when holding the cam.First. His left eye is shut. Professionals and hardcore amateurs know that both eyes should be open.Second. He has his fingertip on release. Nope. It should be his first joint.Third. Left hand should be palm against the cam body.These are the basics.But then, site is for amateurs about cameras, not about photography.
Jore PuusaTeacher of photojournalism.Helsinki, Finland.
If this site is for amateurs, I can't help wondering what you are doing here Jore.. I thought there was nothing you didn't already know..Maybe you just like taunting people?
That was the ugliest camera I've seen in a while!
After all the negative comments on the iPhone review, this was like pouring gasoline on a fire :)
For the record, I like iPhone and its camera (or 'camera' as some prefer), but this article was kind of weird though.
But every time there's a comment storm, the ad revenues rises, so keep on complaining you iPhone haters out there, it only makes it and this site stronger.
PhotoPoet: I've been a photographer professionally and now just for enjoyment not for cash. I love my D7000 and all the other cameras I have gone through, Sony Cybershot DSC-F55E, etc.. When I switched from film to digital I became a truly bad photographer, not composing, just shooting. No longer worrying that I only had 11 rolls of film with me that day... I got over that and as we all have (well most of us) and began to understand and love digital. Film still has a time and reason but not for me. Side note: I don't understand why I would want a Micro Four Thirds system. I tried it in store.. I walk around holding the lens.. weird...I love my D7000 and my iPhone5. The iPhone is not a D7000 or even a PowerShotS110. It is a fantastic, always in my pocket, take anywhere camera/photolab. That is a fact. I get wonderful shots, I edit (no fixer smell) post and enjoy the feedback. Get over it. Phone cameras are here to stay... enjoy them. Welcome aboard to all photographers..
larrytroll, the most negative person alive.
RadPhoto: I just got my iPhone5 10 min ago:-) thanks for the review
My bad, I forgot, jokes are only funny if the original author tells it..
larrytusaz: McDonald's is the most popular restaurant, but I would hardly consider that a reason for sites dealing with the culinary arts to talk about them.
And talk about them, and talk about them, and talk about them, and tal....
Simple point-and-shoot cameras doesn't sell so good anymore, and a main reason is that smartphones are getting a huge chuck of that market share. Smartphone cameras aren't the BEST cameras in the world, but they sure are the most popular. The ARE the point-and-shoots of today. So why is it so strange that dpreview writes about the iphone camera when it has one of the biggest usergroups in the world?
It wasn't long ago when most compact cameras were taking pictures with about iphone quality. How come those cameras were 'real' cameras a few years ago, but the iphone isn't now?
larrytusaz wrote:"Heck I'm only a hobbyist, but I make it a point to always have my Olympus E-PM1 with me, period."
You want a medal or something?Larry, get over yourself and stop pestering everyone with your pointless comments on what a 'real' camera is! And stop telling people what real photography is, cause you ain't got a clue.
Q: How do you know if a guy has an iPhone?A: He tells you.
jcmarfilph: Why do you have all the time to do review for a crippled camera wannabee like iPhone and then not do a review for superzoom cams that are already out for almost a year now?
jcmarfilph Why woul'd you wanna read reviews of cameras you obviously already own (according to your gear list)? I mean, you already bought them and used them, you must have formed an oppinion of your own by now?You wan't to know if you made the right choice or what? If you're happy with your cameras, why do you care about an unwritten review?So many questions.. :)
Mrrowe8: Stop this crap about "what about this phone or that " no one owns those phones ! They suck , just fact .. no one unless they are trying to make a bigger the statement of how anti-apple they are .,so DP is doing the rt thing by reviewing I-phone to I-phone ... And the douchetard that said a point and shoot is cheaper and better , c'mon man stop that crap to cause labor camp comment disqualified any of ur other ignorant statements .. The IPhone like it or not is changing photography as an art and is the death bell of ur cheap point and shoot cameras ...that is not a pipe dream it's a fact
graybalanced: As a Canon user, what was interesting about this Photokina was how much more exciting and interesting all of the other companies were. :|
It seems to be a winner if you care for- image quality- low light capability- fast auto focus- good build
Not so good if you want- brag about specs to the neighbour- choosing between hundreds of focus points- taking lots of pictures per second and spending days cleaning the harddrive
Luckily I care most about the first 4 :)
tkbslc: Why Canon, why? 1 cross type point?
I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
I guess you care more about specs than real life usability.50 more focus points and crosses still won't give you better pictures, just move your camera instead!
JazzMasta: Nice job Nikon! Full-frame to the people! As a Canon user, I can only hope Canon and others will join this trend.I really hope this camera becomes a huge success, so it pressures the other vendors to follow.
@ventur, Sony is very innovative indeed, but the a850 wasn't exactly a 5D mkII or D800 (high iso performance for example!). And when the 850 was released sony didn't have nearly as good selection of lenses as nikon or canon. I still think its the Sony systems biggest flaw and why I changed to Canon.
EmmanuelStarchild: Time to upgrade.
Sincerely,A Canon 550D user.
Talk about sailing where the wind is.
People change systems as soon as new camera with a slight edge is released. I don't get that. New cameras come all the time from all vendors, buy better lenses while waiting for a house-upgrade instead of changing systems all the time!
tkbslc: Uh, is it just me, or does this have basically the same specs as the 5D mark III?
EDIT: So far the only advantages I see in the Canon is a few more AF points and 1/8000 vs 1/4000 SS. Going to be a tough sell for that Canon.
Specs, oh specs, you are all that matters.No seriously, the mk III probably has a much better build, being a pro camera. It's also faster.
Nice job Nikon! Full-frame to the people! As a Canon user, I can only hope Canon and others will join this trend.I really hope this camera becomes a huge success, so it pressures the other vendors to follow.
Some guys who think of themselves as 'real' photographers just seem to be angered by the fact that their neighbour or cousin is getting 'too much' credit for their instagram photos 'even though they're not even "real" photographers or own proper equipment!'.
But that neighbour or cousin or friend perhaps happened to catch a beautiful or funny moment of life, and thats a big part of what photography is about, not which camera or filter or app you use.
No one, and at the same time everyone, can decide what's art. But there is no such thing as 'real' photography, that's an illusion.
blair47: I feel the popularity of these phone apps is a direct result of video overload.
Sometimes it seems that almost half of all commercials on television (and many shows and movies themselves) are heavily post processed and people are just trying to emulate that look.
It's as simple as that.
"It's as simple as that."
Not really, photos in exhibitions are often much more processed than anything on tv.