7829mark: Who are these Sony zealots coming in here to praise their cameras? Sounds a lot like p-envy, very low self esteem, etc. I have no desire to go into a Canon forum and talk about how my Nikon is better. Who cares about more dots on an LCD, ISO in manual, and you can list them all but one thing they did not touch - IMAGE QUALITY. And when it comes right down to it, that's what photography is all about. I guess if Sony were to add polka dots these same maggots would be in here shaking their finger. Never mind, I will keep printing the best images out there and it won't be with a Sony. Oh, did I mention the glass? Hellooooo where is Sony?
The camera has to work properly without flaws, MUST have good after sales service BEFORE we can think about great image quality. What are you calling a "Canon forum" is THIS a Nikon Forum?
Sports Shooter: Zenfolio increased their annual subscription by 40%!! From $100 it's now $140 at the next renewal. Good things don't last forever.I like Zenfolio and I've been with them for 4 years, but 40% hike? Unacceptable
Ive been with them for the past 2+ yrs, and i think i am looking for other options. I find that the rendering is low quality. I'm not happy with the themes, the watermarking. I agree that the printing and trinkets are useless - ive never sold any of that garbage and i have removed it all from the price lists.
Zenfolio is getting terrible. Ive been with them for the past two years - Not much have improved. They have added a few new themes and some pay features - and they just increased their prices. They still dont have Geo tagging and ALL their themes look almost the same with differences in colors. They focus too much on the paid trinkets and printing which personallyi find that people dont buy too much of. Most people want the digital images. The displayed resolution is low, and i've had problems with many of the features. I think next year i'm moving out of Zenfolio. Who in their right mind would pay 400$ for an ad placement in an unknown catalog? Zenfolio is MAD. Photographers are mainly hired by word of mouth OR local ads/reputation.
Serious photographers hardly use crop bodies. Sigma announces lenses and take very long to deliver. 1.8 at that focal range is not really so critical - that range is of interest mainly to landscape photographers where smaller fstops are used typically. On the flip side SIgma seem to be taking advantage of an area that is completely neglected by canon and to a lesser extent by nikon. Maybe its in anticipation to the upcoming 7DII. Wonder how it would perform on a FF body - will it vignet?
Wilmark: "Camera specs are unimpressive for a device that is otherwise futuristic: a 5MP camera that can record 720p video puts Google Glass's camera capabilities far behind today's leading camera phones. "
LOL, Its a good thing I dont take camera advice from DP Review anymore. MP and HD recording on camera phones are meaningless - they almost all shoot worthless photos and videos, especially if i compare it with old DLSRS and video recorders with these specs from 5-10 yrs ago. NO matter how many camera phones you guys review, you guys are hilarious ever since youve been amazoned.
@ mikusa - the latest thing but NOT in megapixels and HD resolution, which dont even mean a thing not even for cellphones. They make NO point.
"Camera specs are unimpressive for a device that is otherwise futuristic: a 5MP camera that can record 720p video puts Google Glass's camera capabilities far behind today's leading camera phones. "
@ barney - what are you a volunteer? Why cant you take criticism in good stride (see elsewhere) ? Many of the posters here including myself was expecting something meaty about this article of a real opinion. A lot of DPReviews indepth reviews are truly questionable take the recent D600 review - where it a camera with a serious design defect was given the Gold Award!! The only reason I come to this site is to get photography news. Now they are padding the news items with garbage like this post. Where is the opinion? I was seriously looking for a second or third page. What is this opinion based on Specs - have you handled the lens?
Tell me why this is a better option than buying the best 70-200 F2.8 VR + 2X tele for about less money? They have to be kidding.
Eric Fossum: I should mention here that I have been working with Rambus for a few years and they fund our Quanta Image Sensor R&D at Dartmouth, along with other projects elsewhere. I believe their strategy is to invest in R&D that yields fundamental IP in advanced areas. It is an interesting business model and one that actually supports innovation and technology development even if they are ultimately a non-practicing entity.
@ Hroshak, I bet he's being paid per word or per response. Lol we dont live in a court room. I recall the details very well. Intel should have made sure that they never do any business again. These kinds of companies hurt consumers all over by preventing progress and overall cooperation at least for the purpose of standards. If it wern't for AMD and Via we would have been paying loads more for memory today.
I would say The Medellín Cartell has an "interesting business model". Rambus are downright patent trolls at the highest order.
You cannot trust a company like Rambus. They have a terrible history. They are a patent troll of the highest order. Genuine companies should steer clear of them. They join technology consortiums, with the guise of cooperation and knowledge sharing, then they run off and patent these shared ideas or incorporate it in their patents. Then they mount a battery of lawsuits with companies that would rather give in than expose them. The worst was when Intel partnered with them in the famous RDRAM fiasco, after RDRAM failed they sued almost all the memory manufacturers, after joining JDEC and stealing their ideas and patenting them. This company needs to be put out to pasture. I wont doubt that any technology they are showing off is fluff only to get corporation.
"We covered this issue in our in-depth review of the D600, last year."From the review final page "We're working with Nikon to understand (and further test) this issue and we'll update this review accordingly as we use the camera over time."
First off the problem seems to be OIL and NOT dust. Big difference. The other point is that I see you did consider this issue in your D600 review and yet you awarded it your GOLD AWARD. I cannot see how one can recommend this camera with this problem - it was prevalent in the model you tested, yet you gave it one of your highest ratings for a DSLR. Now you will understand why I never look at DP review for buying choices, I just come for news. How can anyone trust your reviews, when you have highly recommended a camera that probably has a serious design flaw, even when you picked it in your test model. Your high rating is that with oil or without? (a la Mc Donalds combo)
I really dont think its important what tools the photo journalist depend on for his stories, but I am not too thrilled about the instagram appearance of the above photos, makes it look like screen shots out of a movie from the 70's or looks like it belongs on facebook.
Wilmark: What will kill this potentially good phone is the phone itself. It does not run Android nor Windows 8. It has a lousy screen resolution. How could the best camera phone have a screen resolution of 360 x 640?????? Cant see myself buying it, although this is the type of camera a photog like me would want in a phone. Until Nokia gets its OS business sorted out, no way. The whole idea in a photog cam/phone is that he wants a decent camera so the dslr stays home. This has a decent camera, but now it looks like the phone stayed home.
Guys, Yes it was stated in the article why Nokia went with symbian etc etc. And also what limitations they had with WP7.5/Even 8. Dont make a difference. I too will say good job Nokia. Personally I wont buy a phone with these limitation. A prospective buyer wont say well Nokia did the best... hmmm I will buy two of these. The Phone OS doesnt cut it, even though you have good reason. Bottom line I want a phone that has a GOOD PHONE + GOOD CAMERA. This is NOT it. Finally I dont agree with the Gold Rating, because it ignores the poor phone aspects of the device BUT it rates it highly because its a PHONE. Doesnt make sense.
I think you are behind the times. I search for years for a phone with a good camera. The advent of smart phone have give users new tools to live their lives. You might not agree with it but its a fact. People want ONE device in their pockets. A phone is not what it used to be. If you dont get that then you would in time. The only platforms out there worthwhile of consideration is Android, IOS, and now it appears that Windows 8 will be there too. Symbian and BB are condemned to the dustbin. I didnt make this up. As I said that I have looked for a phone with a great camera for a long time. Nokia made it but the screwed the phone part up. The screen res thing is mind boggling. Why did they have to use symbian, arent they partners with MS Windows. Dont plan to buy a phone on a dead platform. I wont give up my phone for a good camera. Neither will most people. Phones have become too important, its 2012. It appears that Nokia realized this too late as well.
What will kill this potentially good phone is the phone itself. It does not run Android nor Windows 8. It has a lousy screen resolution. How could the best camera phone have a screen resolution of 360 x 640?????? Cant see myself buying it, although this is the type of camera a photog like me would want in a phone. Until Nokia gets its OS business sorted out, no way. The whole idea in a photog cam/phone is that he wants a decent camera so the dslr stays home. This has a decent camera, but now it looks like the phone stayed home.
Wilmark: Proof that photogs hate facebook - DP Review one of the biggest photog gear websites DOES NOT HAVE A FACEBOOK like button in the "Share" tab above!
Well it doesnt show up on THIS article. I know there is a like button on the pics for example.