Thoughts: Meanwhile, Sony put a full frame sensor into a body that has similar size of G16. Canon is dreaming...in Japan only
I am amused. The homepage:
Sony full frame this, sony full frame that5 new sony lensesSony 1" constant 2.8 superzoomSony smartphone with P&S sensorCanon releases two new colors to limited market
marike6: One of the more obvious design ripoffs in recent times. The lens is a clone of the 10-30 VR and the body of the J1. Nikon should win this suit easily.
Yeah... I don't know what the uproar is for. When I saw that Polaroid announcement I very literally thought it was a 100% Nikon camera licensed under the polaroid name.
Of course, things being what they are in the business world, it may have been, and the lawsuit is actually over some stupid contractual obligation. Who knows. Who cares.
ryansholl: Between all of the comments that a curved phone is more difficult than a flat phone to fit in a pocket, I've deduced that this is one seriously overweight forum.
Yes, if measuring from a flat surface such as a table or a roundish object with a very large radius - like an extremely large person. Not if measuring from the surface when the object it actually spends most of its time against has a similar radius, such as the body of a fit individual.
No, it's not the 6" screen. Very specifically referring to curving and nothing else. Browse below to find the comments I'm referring to.
And I certainly do have pants that could fit a curved phone in the front pockets. They'll fit an enormous flat phone as well, but the edges lift 1/2 inch or more away from my leg, are uncomfortable, and look ridiculous.
Between all of the comments that a curved phone is more difficult than a flat phone to fit in a pocket, I've deduced that this is one seriously overweight forum.
GabrielZ: Except maybe slightly increased comfort, for talking on next to your face or storing in a large bum pocket, what's the advantage of such a design? Seems a bit gimmicky to me, a case of doing something with new technology just for the sake of doing it, no matter how Samsung tries to spin it.
1. Lots of people (most, maybe) who utilize a smartphone spend barely any time talking on the thing, myself included
2. If you want to sit on a thousand dollar device, that's up to you. I think it's safe to say that most don't, and that those that do don't have the necessary body mass to have a butt without a curve.
I've got a small smartphone because I'm thin and bigger phones fit really badly in my front pockets. I want this.
Valentinian: Well done for Nikon, except.... its marketing stinks because you cannot buy just the AW1 and the 10mm (equiv. 27mm) ONLY.Underwater snorkeling I would use the 27mm equivalent ONLY -is that me, or anybody else agrees?(also a flash would be useful)
Anything but remote flashes are pretty much useless underwater because they illuminate every. single. little. piece of everything directly in front of the camera.
If they had the foresight to include means to trigger a strobe, I'll be surprised/impressed
gescolar: Waterproof to 15 m is useless for scuba diving. I don't understand which is the market for this camera.
Uh... for every 1 person that scuba dives 500 people snorkel?
Dunno, that might have something to do with it [sarcastic shrug]
Beachcomber Joe: This camera is the result of Nikon misunderstanding their market research. Their research question was "What would you like to see us do with the Nikon 1 system cameras.?". Those queried overwhelminglyresponded "Throw them in the ocean."
Well done, sir.
peevee1: @DPR: the spec says "ISO 100-16000 selectable in 1 EV steps" - but it is impossible to select ISO 16000 in 1 EV steps from ISO 100.
The nex7 is likely the same. 1 EV steps from 100-12800 and one non-full step to 16000.
beavertown: What is the point to buy the G16?
Sometimes people type LOL and I really honestly doubt that they laughed out loud.
I laughed out loud, Esign.
Rooru S: Hope you can take the lens away from the phone and still take pictures.
There was a demo video from an electronics show where the presenter did exactly that.
brdeveloper: Probably these lenses have a lot of thorium in the glass or other radioactive materials so common in bright lenses that days. I wouldn't keep one inside my room. However, I wouldn't get a cancer playing with one of these for a couple of days.
You could look this up and not leave it to conjecture.
mike kobal: sweet, the PSCamX35mm records up to 450fps, has a global shutter, on the market since Fall 2011. Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, wake up and take notes!
Yes. And the only price I could find online was 58,000 euros to get it.
Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic: Put that notepad back down!
The complaining here is just getting unbearable.
If you don't think it's worth the money when you're faced with the need for lenses of a different mount, go ahead and search ebay, risk getting an item not as described (because that never happens to anyone, right) pay your shipping costs, pay the 4% or whatever to ebay and 4% to paypal from the sale of your own lens, and move on with your life.
When you know you've got a great lens, could it just maybe be that $80-$250 to not F around with all the potential perils of ebay might just be worth it?
tkbslc: Awesome. You reap what you sow, right?
I rip what I sew.
Go Sigma Go!
achim k: Flare test:putting a light source just a bit outside the frame may also mean, that reflections may be caused by a surface inside the camera body! I rate the EF 40/2,8 as one of the best flare-resistant lenses I ever had!
I know what he's referring to, and it still doesn't convey a point.
What's your point? Either way, it's a problem.
Didn't read review, don't know what's being referred to, but your post is not really making much sense.