PIX 2015
arhmatic

arhmatic

Lives in California
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Joined on Mar 7, 2010

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arhmatic: "The best camera is the one in your pocket"
This is the reason #1 camera sales are declining - IMO

Reason #2 (at least in my opinion) --- terrible design - look at a soulless, bubbly Nikon SLR vs a well designed Fujifilm. I can't hold one... sorry Nikon.

BigShooter, got your point.

Cameras are fashion to some. Wearing a Leica, (and why not, a Fujifilm) is classy. Wearing a Nikon makes me look like a cheap paparazzi. And I know, pros are not interested in looks, but many are... and well over 90% of us are not pros.

My point is - image quality is essential - good design sells.
I will be shot down in no time, my statement remains.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:57 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 Review preview (448 comments in total)
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arhmatic: I need to repeat, video quality is disappointing. Why repeat? I keep hearing the same "if you want good video quality, buy I video camera" - getting a second camera is not the answer.

The reasonable thing to do is for Fuji to get the video quality at the comparable level with everything else on the market. Not exceed, like the still image quality, just match the other offerings. Whatever the technical limitation with sensor and such, well, most simple users don't get and don't care, they simply want something comparable. Cheers!

Thanks all for the replies. Same old, predictable, my answer to all -

- "fujifilm sales are doing great" - I know, thanks to photo, not video quality.
- "just get a dedicated camera" - Can't carry 2 cameras.
- "who needs 4k" - just asking for good 720p. thanks...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:32 UTC
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meland: The issue is that most people have no interest in photography as a hobby. All they want are memories and the smartphone fulfills that admirably. You could offer them the easiest and most fun to use camera product and they still wouldn't buy it because they already have a perfectly adequate camera in their phone.

@topstuff is also correct in the points he makes below. Added to which the negative image of the nerdy, middle aged photographer as exemplified on sites like this is so far from most younger users' idea of desirable that we also have to ask ourselves where the next crop of enthusiasts are going to come from to keep the camera companies in business?

Photography as a hobby? - can't even mention it, everyone is doing it these days, it's totally diluted.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:28 UTC
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Old Cameras: If camera sales are lagging it's because we are inundated with images 24/7. Yes, people use their smart phones and the pics are good enough, especially for family and friends. And it's always in your pocket. My Nikon F manual is 36 pages. Nikon D7100 manual: 384 pages. Also, the live view display on the back of ALL cameras sucks compared to the average smartphone. The touch sensitivity, responsiveness and brightness of an iPhone is 10x better than the crap on the back of the best camera. People don't buy cameras because they don't need them, and because they already have one in their phone, and it's manual is 0 pages long.

Nikon is getting bubblier by the day --- both the pages in the manual and the physical bulk of the camera...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:27 UTC

"The best camera is the one in your pocket"
This is the reason #1 camera sales are declining - IMO

Reason #2 (at least in my opinion) --- terrible design - look at a soulless, bubbly Nikon SLR vs a well designed Fujifilm. I can't hold one... sorry Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:25 UTC as 184th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X-T10 Review preview (448 comments in total)

I need to repeat, video quality is disappointing. Why repeat? I keep hearing the same "if you want good video quality, buy I video camera" - getting a second camera is not the answer.

The reasonable thing to do is for Fuji to get the video quality at the comparable level with everything else on the market. Not exceed, like the still image quality, just match the other offerings. Whatever the technical limitation with sensor and such, well, most simple users don't get and don't care, they simply want something comparable. Cheers!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 06:27 UTC as 49th comment | 15 replies
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arhmatic: Manufacturers needs to stop this thin device craze forever.

Image quality is more important. Battery life is quite bad, most phones barely last through the day... Phones are uncomfortably thin to hold.

Samsung, apple and the rest, please stop this.

iPhone. This is the case with both 5 and 6+. Older models were bulkier with a little more battery life.

I dare any apple fan trying to defend this. I know, your battery life is great on your brand new one, but what about a year of use and daily charges?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 03:10 UTC

Manufacturers needs to stop this thin device craze forever.

Image quality is more important. Battery life is quite bad, most phones barely last through the day... Phones are uncomfortably thin to hold.

Samsung, apple and the rest, please stop this.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 20:28 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On Readers' showcase: Dan Hogman article (36 comments in total)
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Dazzer8888: Great stuff, photoshop used only to enhance an already well chosen composition, no sunsets, lightning strikes or beautiful horses needed..........

brendon1000 - there is no shortage of beautiful buildings. Most of the buildings displayed are open to public and photographed from the street.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 17:03 UTC
On White House ban on photos and social media has ended article (63 comments in total)
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arhmatic: If anyone in power is reading this, please relax the rules around the US embassies. I happened to be outside the US embassy (in a NATO country, if this makes any difference to some) in the street... when I was violently approached by US Embassy security. Totally useless use of force.

Apparently, you can't pull your phone out of your pocket in the vicinity of a US Embassy fence. You can't stop a car by the curb... and so on.

oh, a lot of comments here... all I meant is --- be kind, people will be kind in exchange... Don't be brutal, be friendly.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 17:46 UTC
On White House ban on photos and social media has ended article (63 comments in total)

If anyone in power is reading this, please relax the rules around the US embassies. I happened to be outside the US embassy (in a NATO country, if this makes any difference to some) in the street... when I was violently approached by US Embassy security. Totally useless use of force.

Apparently, you can't pull your phone out of your pocket in the vicinity of a US Embassy fence. You can't stop a car by the curb... and so on.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 23:32 UTC as 17th comment | 10 replies
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EthanP99: Just cancelled my a7rii order for this.

and I sold all my Leicas to get this...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 19:17 UTC

I vote to boycott these products. Is there a good reason for GPS not to be included in any camera? - other than greedy camera makers hoping to charge for them separately?

GPS is now part of almost every little tiny mobile phone. The chip is tiny and inexpensive... It could be just included with a minimal effort... Additionally, I personally refuse to have a dongle attached to my already bulky and bully SLR, AND it take up a camera port, that could be used for something else.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 19:16 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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Tharaphita: As a Nikon users im happy for Fuiji users and can only hope Nikon would actually offer new features via firmware. ! Way to go Fuiji

@HBowman - fujis are not too small. Your Nikon is unnecessaryly bully and fat.

It's just the right size for a camera, just like most film cameras have been over the decades.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 16:15 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Sheila Murphy article (60 comments in total)

DPReview, how do you decide which reader to showcase?
Are you taking submissions? I am sure many would be interested, if you give us an equal chance.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 23:08 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies

Dropbox is 1tb for 99/year - less space, more money, but easy to connect all your devices. But the benefit is, never need to worry about file type and such, all is included.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 19:41 UTC as 59th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)

Nikon, why in the work are you refusing to include GPS?

Every phone has it now. Please don't suggest I get the dongle, I will never get it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 03:45 UTC as 159th comment | 9 replies

I clicked around the website, I have no idea how to upload. The upload button is nowhere to be found. has anyone successfully uploaded?
Maybe I am missing something...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 04:50 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (651 comments in total)

While video is secondary and probably sees little use, it's still unacceptable to see it falling so far behind every other camera out there.

I see that the video mode scored the lowest in this review. Needs a major step up for for X-T2

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 07:25 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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arhmatic: Bulky! ---Not trying to defend Sony, but I could imagine that reducing bulkiness was on their list of things to do. Not done and not because someone accidentally crossed it off ... there are probably many technical reasons for the lenses being as large as they are.

@Joseph, I understand why they are not smaller, but I always find it odd to see so many comments here "reminding" Sony how large their lenses are, like someone make them large on purpose. They are what they are, for good reason. Let it be.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 07:21 UTC
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