watty1964: My contract's just ending and I was struggling to find a phone to replace my trusty Nokia N8 and now it seems I have found that phone :) I've even been looking at buying an 808 as I love Symbian. I have a Google Nexus 7 tablet and it sucks compared to my phone. The only problem is that Symbian will lose support soon which is a shame. I can live with a W8 phone, can't be worse than Android.
I dont understand why people in the us have to make contracts, in iceland you can jump between companies as many times as you want per day lol.
You even get to keep your number or choose to make a new one.
massimogori: EOS?! Does it mean that Canon has finally found a better application for its aging line of sensors? ;-)
oh DAAAAAMN! well played hehehe
There is nothing conveniant to wireless charging when you have to place the phone on a device that has to be connected to a computer, how about just connecting it to a socket seeing as no matter what you have to connect wires.
After the stories about microsoft and google I find it IMPOSSIBLE to believe they are not guilty of helping the US government spy, look at the xbox one, the kinect is ALWAYS ON & google glass? It can ALWAYS watch what you are watching!
ManuelVilardeMacedo: 16384 individual measurements to produce a noisy and blurry image. Let's be charitative and say it has lots of room for improvement...
Its basicly like 99% of my fathers 35mm film photos then (not kidding the photos of us as kids are almost all blurry, a problem i have not had when using manual focus slrs)
spidercrown: Don't look down on the idea. Probably there is no application value at this point of time. But some genius may be able to utilize this idea to re-invent the photography industries. LED was invented ages ago. But were no value at that time. But now, what you are reading now is lid by the LED, if you say otherwise, you should start get yourself updated to appreciate the invention ppl make.
To bad they refer to led as "flash" in cellphones and to bad they went the led route instead of a real flash like nokia has often done.
RXVGS: Now That's One Mega Pixel!
Damn megapixel race! Thats one megapixel to many ;3
ManuelVilardeMacedo: I wish people would stop looking at every new technology as the shape of things to come. Of all things being invented nowadays, only a few become feasible and even fewer are truly useful. It's all nice and well being all for innovation and progress and call «narrow-minded» to the ones who show their reservations to new technologies, but the truth is that not all inventions are that useful. The technology described in this article could point towards the future, but then again it may prove completely useless. Most of us are not scientists, so most of us have no clue of whatever technology will replace conventional cameras and lenses. (I certainly don't.) Judging this technology by the quality of the sample images shown here is a pointless because it is so recent and there's certainly room for improvement, so the odds are this can evolve into something much better. Let's just wait and see.
Either way the fact that they are experimenting to see if there can be some new innovation for photography to improve it is always a positive thing, now if only canon could do the same (cough same 18mp sensor in how many models now? To bad im so used to canon or i would go nikon in a heartbeat)
Managarm: Way too noisy pictures. That's where we land thanks to the MP-race - one pixel is too much!
Hehehe love the irony
Cameras do 1080p do we still need 1080p camcorders: I can see this in fixed focal length applications such as flatbed scannersor webcams
but for a camera.. how will it zoom? how will we control bokeh etc..
How will it zoom? You walk closer to what your taking a picture of, that is what i call "manual zooming" :p
Why is all image editing software 10x more expensive than a triple A video game title? Photoshop, dxomark, aperture & many others.
How about an affordable one for the hobbyist in a bankrupt country?After 2008 thats a big market now sadly.
Anepo: I have been offered money to photograph as i am not a pro i decline despite taking far better photos than your average mom and dad,not at a pro level however, the reason i refuse is both that i do NOT beleive that i am good enough to take on a job.
AND in my country it is a crime to take a paid job for photographing if you do not have a license in photography (yup no university school degree in photography? Then you cant work in the industry)
However i am allowed to take photos and if someone likes them they can purchase them, they are not allowed to hire me in advance.
Eitherway so far people have asked to buy a photo from me 4 times (an average joe not a company), i have declined each time and just given them an A4 sized print, why? I do not feel my photos are worth the money and i made someones day. Though for the love of me i dont understand those people wanting to buy a photo by me, they are mediocre at best.
Trust me andygrogan they arent worth the paper they were printed in, hell my "skills" evolve very slowly because i dont really give myself the time to experiment and i cant really afford filters like lee and cokin, in fact i do not own any filters at the moment because i had to sell them.
To be fair jordan those pictures were just a4 copies someone wanted on theyre wall, to me this is a pure hobby, now if a company wants a photo by me for example if i were the only photographer around when something news worthy happend (happened twice) then they have to pay, i try to stay out of the professionals way as much as possible.i get joy out of my photography and am not out to make money, but neither will i give my work away, at best i print out an a4 sized photo for someone that wants the picture on his/her wall and i dont ask for money because i feel joy knowing someone liked something i did. And that has only happend four times since 2007.
Valen305: My favorite line is "Hey, you're invited to the party...can you bring your camera and take a few photos?". So I say "Of course!", but show up without my DSLR camera, eat all their food and drink like a sailor. When they ask "where's your camera?" I pull out my iphone - "Oh, you wanted me to bring my professional camera? I only use that dreadful heavy thing for paid gigs."
I do have the same issue however i am not a professional, the main problem why i never say no is because its always very close family members.
Nacho M Castejn: I guess most photograpers posting here are really great at it, but from a client's point of view, I see much more lousy photographers that just don't realize they have to be really great to earn their wages these days, as you can get technically competent photos for free (or almost) from lots of amateurs.
My company does not need that many photo jobs, but all the latest have been covered by me or any other colleague, with better results than our previous "professional" experiences.
On a personal level, I hired professionals for my wedding, but at the end, only the photos from moments we were alone with them were really not replaceable by the photos from the attendants. With the important caveat that we got their photos much later than anyone elses.
I know there are really great photographers out there. It's just really hard to find them among so much mediocre ones (many of which are really convinced they are top notch, just because thay can focus).
If someone studied photography and learned everything about the equipment they could still be bad photographers because the eye is your main weapon when it comes to create art.
Denis of Whidbey Island: Gotta say that I hesitate to spend the money for an update from 3.2.3 now that I have Silver Efex Pro in the Nik suite.
@oliver its just a shame thoug that someone who has never made a penny off photography (like me) cant afford any of the major editing softwares, and why not a penny?
In my country "photographer" is actually recognized as a job title that requires you to go to a university for several years to study photography.and after those years tou get a license that allows you to work in the industry for money, me however? I did not even finish high school because of financial issues, why does editing software have to cost ten times more than some video games that take longer to develop? By that i mean for example photoshop, is there any difference between cs2 and cs3? I have never been able to tell on my friends pc, and my friend which has it on his pc mentioned one new feature. Is that worth a xxx$ price point? Is that not kind of like if world of warcraft would ask for 200$ after each update?
RonHendriks: Yeah I had this earlyier this year. A professional sportsteam with around 60 miljion euro's budget wanted free images to cover their games.
I don't think so.
If it was a german team dont worrie that is normal (watched two germans shout at hotel staff in bulgaria for thirty minutes over 50 cents in us currency. 50 cents per person)
RichRMA: For an auto dealer:Sure, I'd be glad to do it for free, if you'd just answer me one question: "How many cars do you give away from your lot in a week?"
Not including transformers in disguise? ;3
I have been offered money to photograph as i am not a pro i decline despite taking far better photos than your average mom and dad,not at a pro level however, the reason i refuse is both that i do NOT beleive that i am good enough to take on a job.
CameraLabTester: "This is your chance to get noticed by working free for our well known company!"
"More work will follow... hopefully paid..."
"This is a great offer from us... we'd like to support you..."
"We are doing you a great big favor..."
"Of course, all your images will belong to us, the copyright holders..."
What you feel inside...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyW8C8xvpUk
But dont forget the free coffee at hq man :3