audijam: i think samsung will follow.....
It all depends on how much is protected by patents that Nokia owns. I think Samsung may be cautious after their problems with Apple.
Dougbm_2: All Sony needs to do is put phone capability into the RX100 and voila a truly knockout Camera phone (rather than this Phone camera). God knows why Nokia spent so long developing this only to hamper it with an outdated operating system.
"God knows why Nokia spent so long developing this only to hamper it with an outdated operating system."You've answered your own question. They started developing this a long time ago, when Symbian was their only option. If all the software/firmware was written to use Symbian, switching to another operating system won't be quick and simple - in fact, they might have started the switch months ago, but decided to release this phone because it worked and demonstrates the technology well.
Fascinating article. I think that in every case, the photographers acted reasonably. In most cases where they didn't intervene, trying to do so probably would have ended up with failure and their own serious injury - and no photograph. Instead, there photograph could tell the story and help others in the future.
Ceesprof: Again this brings up the question about the truth in photographic imaging. Maybe we better believe artists with their sketchbooks than a photographer. Merely the existence of this software makes the truth in photography questionable.
What "truth in photographic imaging?" People have been editing photos since the beginning, way before digital came along. And with this App, would it be "true" if you had someone install a rope off-camera to keep people out of the view when you took the shot? After all, this is something that wouldn't exist in reality because of the busy street, but was created by the photographer and his/her assistant.
Jeff Peterman: I have a Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket that has decent camera, but a poor camera App. This one looked interesting until I read "lack off a touch-focus option or indeed any exposure and focus-lock features" as these are precisely the features I need that are not offered in the stock App. (The stock App does have exposure compensation but not exposure lock.)
Hmm, based on some other comments here I looked more closely and found the settings I want in the stock App. So, I'm happy!
I have a Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket that has decent camera, but a poor camera App. This one looked interesting until I read "lack off a touch-focus option or indeed any exposure and focus-lock features" as these are precisely the features I need that are not offered in the stock App. (The stock App does have exposure compensation but not exposure lock.)
Jeff Peterman: It is certainly a cool idea. BUT, I think the hurdles involved in producing something that can produce images of high quality/decent resolution are huge. Maybe we'll see something more than a toy in about 5 years. (Anyone remember all the hype about Foveon sensors that still haven't reached their "potential" after ten years.)
I'm not saying that the Foveon technology doesn't work, just that it has limitations that keep it out of the main stream. I can see the Lytro unit becoming another niche device - assuming they can bump up the resolution.
It is certainly a cool idea. BUT, I think the hurdles involved in producing something that can produce images of high quality/decent resolution are huge. Maybe we'll see something more than a toy in about 5 years. (Anyone remember all the hype about Foveon sensors that still haven't reached their "potential" after ten years.)
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.
"We’re working on Android" made your affiliation pretty clear to me!
I've seen a few Android Apps that have a disclaimer saying things like "if supported by the hardware." I suppose this is especially problematic with things like focusing and exposure that may be controlled at the firmware level and not accessible to an App.
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.
Seeing the photo above, it does look remarkably like my OM-2S with a Winder 2 attached. But I never looked like that model when I held it. Which is probably a good thing.
I like the concept of the mirrorless design because of the removal of mirror-slap, the quieter operation, and the potential for faster shot-to-shot speed. But, if you shoot a lot, especially in low light, the inability to use the classic three-point hold (steadying the camera with both hands, your elbows tucked in against your chest, and the body pushed against your face), is a major concern. Getting good shots with this this camera and a long lens is going to rely on having lots of light and on the functioning of the image stabilization in the body.
fpix: Sorry, I do strongly disagree with very many points in this article. Too short space to comment everything, so just some points, based on 7D:- EvM produces in certain situations more than +/-1EV faulty exposure. - Working with high ISO one needs to be very careful with proper exposure. The key is NOT TO UNDEREXPOSE (besides not to overexpose, which is obvious regardless of ISO and camera). No EC in situation when you expect that EvM will fail with more than 1EV makes AutoISO unusable. A real pitty.- I feel you have a bad understanding of M/spot metering from what you say here. Sorry if I am wrong. Manual does no way mean you fiddle around with A/T/ISO & metering until you get the proper exposure. M/spot produces precise, quick and reproductible results if you know how to do it, far better than any ev./matrix metering I have seen so far. AutoISO could be fine sometimes, but with EC.Just open some topics in the forum and I would gladly come with examples, maybe good for more people.
>there have been 2 threads on this topic in 7D/60D forum, both started by me, >all three issues you raised have been addressed in that thread IIRC.You don't recall correctly. Many of us pointed out the problem from the lack of EC. We also questioned some of your other assumptions and pointed out flaws that you continued to ignore. So, please do encourage others to read those threads and understand the limitations of your recommendations.
Carlos Trente: Nice article.
But some apps are missing. For example Canon DSLR controller for Android is also great app (https://market.android.com/details?id=eu.chainfire.dslrcontroller)
But we really need a RAW processing photo app for Android tablets. I saw some pictures of app called Photonix on XDA and it looks promising. Hope they're gonna release it soon.
I've been using CR2 Thumbnailer with 7D RAW files and Acer Iconia tablet. It allows me to copy RAW files from the CF card to the microSD card in the tablet for backup and extract high resolution JPGs from the files I select. The same developer has a similar tool for Nikon (NEF Thumbnailer).
Please fix the "Gear" list. It is very hard to use. For example, if I type in "Can" to get to the Canon list, the items are shown in apparently random order, and there's no option to scroll down the list. Instead, I have to read everything shown, click on the next page option and look again, etc. It would be much nice if the window showing the list was sizeable, that the items were in alphabetical order and if I could select multiple items at once.
Markomuel: Hmmmmm, I just realize we already have a Powershot S100. It's more than 10 years old. If anyone has ever figured out the Canon numbering system please let me know how it works. Apparently they've run out of designations and are starting over from the beginning. If I remember right, S110 will then be next.
Hmm, I had one of them years ago! So do I want to go backwards and get another S100?
I was seriously tempted by first the S90 and then the S95 as my go-anywhere camera, but the lack of focusing and zoom in video was an issue: my go-anywhere camera has to be able to take reasonable video when needed.
jmellas: 75% less noise than the S95!! If that's true I'll shed the $400-500 no problem. What non-professional DSLR zoom lens allows u to shoot at f2.0?
If shutter speed was a constant, say in a low light indoor situation, and the widest a typical zoom opens to is, say, to around f4 then:
Canon S100f2.0 + 1/30s + 400 ISO = proper exposureDSLRf4 + 1/30s + 1600 ISO = proper exposure
Those two images should be a lot closer in quality than one may think! Keep in mind that the subject may run away when they see the DSLR pointing their way... :)
That's great at 24mm, but the key issue is what happens as you zoom? How quickly does it shut down from f2 to f5.9 - if the max has gone to f5 by 50mm, then it's not so good. As an example of how this can happen, look here:http://www.pbase.com/jeffp25/image/129892511.jpgThis graph is from when I tested several cameras a little over a year ago.
structuresguy: This is exactly what I wanted when I bought my tablet. Can't wait for Nikon support.
I bought by tablet a month ago, knowing the potential of the hardware, and expecting that software would follow. I now have software to backup photos from CF cards to microSD cards, software for extracting the embedded JPG from a RAW file, and software for remotely controlling my 7D, for a total of under $400. Plus, it powers up faster than any netbook, is easier to hold in one hand than any netbook, and the touch screen makes it very easy to access all the controls in tethering mode.