I'm so disappointed it is lacking a 3 inch LCD flip out display, and 300 shot battery. Maybe I'll be interested in the next version... (sigh)
Well that felt like a teaser, designed to stimulate partly informed spur of moment buyers. Only 2 or 3 features usability discussed, one minor drawback (long lens partial viewfinder).
I much prefer a careful and balanced viewpoint with insights from studied use by knowledgeable staff or indie pros, semi-pros. Please consider not doing quickies like this.
How thoughtful, for a government agency... Large format and modern, b&w and color. Wonder if video, time lapse or VR are of interest?
d2f: Speaking only for myself, the camera is secondary, it is the image that counts in the end. If a camera serves you well in creating the image you had in mind then so much the better. Also take into account the media in which the image will be observed. For example, posting on Facebook, web pages, small or large prints etc. etc..
Now ask yourself how many mega pixels do you need to meet the presentation media requirements?
Who is your intended audience of the images you create?
What are they looking for?
Start with the end product and work you way back to the camera. This way you will establish the requirements that the camera must meet in order to satisfy the observer of your images.
If you do not determine the requirements you will spend thousands of dollars and countless hours chasing after the wind. I know this from first hand experience.
Remember you create the image the camera merely records it.
Not pretentious at all ... _actually_ reminding us to not chase technology or numbers, but to remember the task(s) for which we need a camera. Much appreciated.
These images cannot be viewed on my newer android smartphone. Pls fix ...
Is this to be sold in USA, unlike Z2 (at first, anyway)?Seems so little different than Z2, one might ask "why bother"?
franta123: Just to be pedantic:the abbreviation for "continued" is "cont.", not "con't".It should not bother me, but it does.
Better yet, cont'd.
Andreas Stuebs: Fantastic! Is the Company a subsidary of the NSA? What better way to open up your PC to the Internet.
I only have laptop (travel with it) and NAS at home. Can Younity use my NAS (hooked to router) in the same way?When will an Android smartphone and tablet version be available?
Peiasdf: I like the standard black background better. Easier on the eyes when pixel peeping.
One X's camera is not very impressive for a flagship smartphone.
I find the camera very impressive (and convenient). My others are Sony HX30V and A55 with 5 excellent lenses. But for well-lit everyday shots, the One X is plenty good. And for 1080p video, it's also quite good. Yes, the other two are slightly better; but nowhere near as convenient or available.
itsastickup: I wouldn't want to go near this unless I knew that HTC had mended its poor battery life ways. My brother deeply regretted getting the HTC Desire for this reason.
Nonsense ... I've had the HTC One X for several months, heavily use it every day - and never have to recharge during the day.
Barrie Davis: Notwithstanding that it appears a pretty poor tripod (?) I'd also like to know why I'm expected to pay £54 for a $59 item...[??]
Because your country is wealthier, and manufacturers and retailers know you can afford it more easily.
h2k: I understand this is a very fast solution to get a potentially interesting pic - which could also easily fail.
Otherwise, if you have a bit of time, wouldn't it be better to take series of shots and mix them in Photoshop using Photomerge and mix modes? It would also remove the need to have a very fixed camera position.
while in theory I would agree, Scrozzy - if one can afford this camera, one can easily afford Photoshop, or PS Elements.I'm impressed with the short intervals - but not the resulting combined image.
I can't get it to play. Either here, or on Viimeo - it starts, but won't go bast 0:02 even though the grey bar shows the video is loading.
MrTaikitso: Just noticed, no GPS or orientation sensor. Bad. GPS is priceless really for when you forget where you took a pic and for general photo organisation in apps and web services such as iPhoto, Picasa etc. Don't understand why they left GPS and orientation sensor out in 2012! Even Panny and Sony include these as standard across all their compact cameras. Almost perfect!
GPS is not standard across all compact cameras; indeed it's rare. I agree it should be.
This is an excellent video, reminding us all of the basic rights of photographers - and the public generally - to do things that are safe, even curious, in public spaces. Kudos to these photographers and videographers for the courage and persistence to put this together - and thanks for sharing. I would recommend the same idea be done in major cities in the US, Turkey, Spain, Egypt, Taiwan, China, Japan, Malaysia and other places around the world. It would be the "Public Photo Project", aided if need be by the ACLU (civil liberties groups) and similar organizations, protecting the legal rights of the public.