Anepo: Most of the reviewers are NOT professional photographers! So is this a website i would trust for a professional review? Well only if one of the photographers reviews it and judging by numbers the odds of them reviewing it are small!
Not quite,they got a director, it does not say "a photography director" and then there are titles like "consultant" i am asking for a professional photographer who know photography from before he clicks the button until its completely edited and fixed up to review it, not someone that is simply a consultant or someone that only takes part in a small area of photography. I want chase jarvis NOT steve ballmer to tell me what a good photo is and is not.
Picturenaut: I'd not recommend a 1.2 MP toy camera such as KidiZoom even for 5 yrs old children, because its IQ, in particular of its LCD screens is ways too bad for kid's eyes. My experience is that even very young kids are quickly bored and dissapointed by such bad cameras and abandon them. With their sharp eyes and fresh minds they see so much more than we adults, and they are fond of small things and tiny details. A camera must meet this challenge.
So I think it is much better to start early with a rugged compact with much better IQ and LCD screen . IMO a camera such as a Coolpix S31 is a much better entry even for very young kids. They are smart and quickly discover how to use it.
And the one my brothers daughter owned broke after just dropping it ONCE
Most of the reviewers are NOT professional photographers! So is this a website i would trust for a professional review? Well only if one of the photographers reviews it and judging by numbers the odds of them reviewing it are small!
ian adams: This sounds like a solution in search of a problem. The built-inexposure meters on dSLR and point-&-shoot digital cameras are superb, and together with in-camera histograms provide precise exposure control. The current iPhone 5 also has a good exposure meter and does not allow you to set an exposure manually from a meter reading. Finally, incident light meters may be useful in studio photography but they are generally useless for scenic and other outdoor photography.
The Lumu is nothing more than an expensive gimmick.
Ever heard of a magic device called a film camera?
That first camera? My brothers child owned one, fell off a table and was immediatly BROKEN. So durable? I think not.
chlamchowder: Like I said in the comment in the article, I like the idea of recommending cameras to kids and applaud DPR for looking into this area...but I also think that they should consider used DSLRs and not pay so much attention to getting the most compact setups possible.
With less than $200, you can easily get a used Nikon D50/70/100, or a Canon 300/350/400/450/1000/20D. Those cameras offer full manual control, good feature sets, very good image quality (better than the compact options, and arguably better than the Nikon 1 series), and IMO would make great learning platforms. You also have access to a large selection of cheap glass that can be natively mounted. With Nikon, that includes old MF glass.
Not in my country you cant, all dslrs even the 350d go over 250$ used. And are NOT well suited for kids, did you know kids do not have the same strength as an adult male? Apparently not.
instamatic: This is the future both for consumer use and professional event photography. I didn't expect it to come from Samsung, but hey here we are.
what have you been smoking? by username alone we know you got NO experience outside cellphone shooting and with your biased crazy comment you have proven me right thanks.
RStyga: I do not follow the review priorities of this site. You spend time reviewing a camera like D20 and skip reviewing other much more important ones. This looks bad... almost "dodgy". Shape up a bit, please.
Dodgy? Excuse me but are you accusing them of bias while you are probably working for a competitor site? You make me laugh.
Its been a very long time since compact super-zooms have been compared. (not bridge but the pocketable ones)
Zalllon: I like the idea of the android platform better, however the reality is most of us don't have time to spend learning how to tweak. From a marketing perspective Apple has it right, the proof is in the numbers. At work we are all given blackberry phones, but there is a large enough group that have iPhones that they are considering iPhone usage. 4 out 5 people I work with have an iPhone, and my whole team we all have iPhone 5's except for one Samsung Note 2. I have friends with the new Samsung S4, and they both carry extra batteries with them. The girl who has it is looking to switch to an iPhone after yesterday's iOS review.
And guess what? Hen the iphone battery dies from age or damage, you need to get a new phone and that girl is a dumbass who willbe disappointed with the iphone.
Fyi: "tweaking" is not as complicated as it sounds, also the apple is just 10% of the overall global market. And if you cant do a simple exposure compensation, then how did you manage to learn to turn your phone on?
Hey apple fanboys,, come to android, you actually get to change the camera settings and the image quality has surpassed the iphone years ago.
onlooker: This could be the next petrock. :facepalm:
But unlike the petrock this one moves and takes pictures, lets see the petrock top that :p
ManuelVilardeMacedo: It's official: idiocy has taken over.
It took over as soon as the first iphone was purchased.
Dundo Maroje: I approve. More of this means less duckfaces...
Will we now get kitty duckfaces? OH GOD the horrors!
How the hell did the second image from the bottom win an award? Its garbage the third from the top is also crap
cgarrard: Being a photographer first I rather like this product. Let it be known that I absolutely hate the abuse of cell phones in our society and myself have a super bare bones pay per minute 40.00 cell phone that I only use in case of emergencies.
That said, this is the first time I can truly say a product with a cell phone with a camera gave me pause to consider actually buying it. I think the design is rather nice actually and unique among the sheep.
Do not buy it! The nokia 808 zoom is in development wait for it and yes it will have the same megapixel count as the 808
inlawbiker: All they've done is create the single best camera-in-a-phone combination ever made. The trend has to begin somewhere, I'm glad it's finally moving forward.
Fyi: the 808 zoom is on its way and you are way over exegerating you fanboy.
idbar: I always read the comments to see what ridiculous specs trolls come to ask for. I always leave *almost* satisfied, at least I haven't seen anyone asking for film support yet.
Its to thin! Where do i put the film roll in? This is outrageous.
bzanchet: Cool!! Although I would prefer a 5x zoom for a slimmer body... the future is here! Bye bye small sensor compact câmeras, this market is ending.
Tobad seeing as how some compact cameras with a tiny sensor are delivering image quality that stands up to the e-pl 2, 2002-2004 dslrs and crush all phones.