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plantdoc: Does this mean that Sony will disappear from AV receivers, headphones, movie disk players etc? More of a concern to me than cameras because I don't own any Sony cameras and probably won't buy any at retail price. Do they still make TVs? Another market they were going to abandon.

They can continue by selling their name to unknown manufacturers like Philips, but I become suspect of the quality and support compared to the "real" brand product. I had a Philips (real Philips) HD tv that received excellent reviews for HD tvs some 6 years ago and it performed very well for 6 years. Haven't read anything about the rebrand Philips in recent years. There are several other well known names that have gone this route, and the products are in the lowest priced bargain lots. Not where I would shop.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 20:21 UTC

Does this mean that Sony will disappear from AV receivers, headphones, movie disk players etc? More of a concern to me than cameras because I don't own any Sony cameras and probably won't buy any at retail price. Do they still make TVs? Another market they were going to abandon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 20:47 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (469 comments in total)

Different strokes for different folks, so the saying goes. If you like it, buy it. No appeal to me for several reasons. Price, no external flash attachment, no EVF. Yup, I am one of those old folks with variable glasses who don't find using an LCD to be a pleasant way to take pics except the occasional grab shot, and for that I use the S110 or G15. For a bit more $$, I bought the SL1 with the 2 stm lenses and just added the 10-18mm. Of course, it won't fit in your pocket, but it still a light weight, very versatile kit.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 00:12 UTC as 64th comment
On Canon PowerShot D30 real-world samples gallery article (14 comments in total)

I have the d20 and I think the ultra compact folded optics lens is limitation for IQ. Also the video has an odd jitter and wobble. Curious to see the full review

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 02:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)

Living in the photo mecca of San Francisco, I was disappointed with Calumet. I expected a well stocked, B&H type store. However, the store always seemed very light on merchandise but with plenty of space. I expect this is the handwriting on the wall for all brick and mortar stores. Even my clothing and shoes must be ordered online because I have special needs and no one stocks anything suitable.Change always happens...good or bad... time will tell I suppose. Now it's order, wait for shipping, and hope you get what you want deliver safely.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 01:51 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
On Eye-Fi Mobi Wi-Fi SD card review article (105 comments in total)

I miss being able to select individual pics instead of transferring all to my phone or tablet.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 22:42 UTC as 27th comment

I find my g15 to be a serious camera beyond the p&s category but a serious limitation for me is poor OFV. With my vision, using a LCD is not as pleasant. I wish canon would have made a significant upgrade by adding a good EVF OR optical with info. The other improvements are not very important to me to consider upgrading.


Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 16:36 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Canon Powershot N first impressions article (112 comments in total)

Interesting concept for the social media folks. Most camera phones work fine for many people because the pics are just viewed on another phone or perhaps a tablet or smaller image on a PC. You don't need much image quality for such output. Few are printed and saved. Nice to see pics spread around in a very short order, but how many will be saved or available in the future... 6 months, 5 years, more? Technically, digital images may last forever, but only if they are saved and the files upgraded and preserved. I think many people, not all of course, will not be able to show the pics of Sue's birthday 5 years ago, let alone pass along the pics to the next generation. Of course, this isn't a concern of the hardware companies.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 20:42 UTC as 45th comment

Interesting device and probably what the "1" should have started as. However, for me, it's too expensive and too large to replace a modest sized Canon Rebel. Could be a good choice if moving from a P&S priced and sized camera without an investment in other lenses and accessories. Sensor would be nice in a RX sized camera.


Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 23:30 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies

Yes, the Kindle Fire HD has ads but they hardly "bombard" you. Actually, very unobtrusive and sometimes interesting. Some web sites are far worse. While I am not knocking Apple (I have an Iphone), I find the Fire has just about all the apps I really need for a tablet. Who can shift through several hundred thousand apps? Note, I don't usually play games. Pick your product as there are plenty of good choices these days. Up next, Windows 8 tablets.


Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 02:15 UTC as 21st comment

Rather overpriced and somewhat disappointing. Other than the overwhelming app store, the new Kindle Fire HD is quite impressive for just $199, especially if you buy into the Amazon Prime for videos, storage, and 2 day shipping. Also, the Kindle doesn't require managing everything through Itunes or similar "locked down" software. Photos on the Fire look quite good, but the wide screen does leave black bars unless you re-crop. With Flash memory virtually dirt cheap, buying a high memory model must be a big profit bonus.


Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 00:11 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On Canon Powershot G15 Preview preview (246 comments in total)

I almost always use the rotating LCD on my G11 since the viewfinder is rather poor. I have lost interest in the G series because they are basically an LCD framing camera. If Canon had added a decent, doesn't need to be state of the art, EVF, I would really change my mind. Even the EFV in my ancient Pana FZ8 superzoom or defunct Pro1 would be acceptable and the technology has certainly moved on since then. Just my .02

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 01:20 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

If people like and buy, fine, but as a long time Canon user, I won't be one. Why? No viewfinder for hefty price, new lenses or $200 for an EF adapter.. Should be included. With an EF lens the camera is no longer compact enough to bother with as new camera. Exposed sensor without a canon supported cleaning system. If I was considering or suggestion a new smaller camera in would the mini slr Panasonic g3 or new g5. Plenty of IQ to 1600, ex. EFV, rotate LCD, ex. Video, ex features, fast. However not buying anything because I have too many suitable camera from minis to d-slr. I think the "young

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 20:53 UTC as 151st comment
On Photoshop CS6 Beta: New Features for Photographers article (154 comments in total)

I recently upgraded to CS5 from CS3 when Adobe announced no upgrades unless you had the previous version. I was waiting for CS6, but under this policy I would be ineligible. What's the upgrade policy now? I don't think I'll being paying another $200 this soon. I would rather wait for the CS7.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 20:31 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

Perhaps, another step in promoting replacement. For example, "Yes, your XX hundreds or thousands of dollars camera or lens is only 3 years old, but no replacement part is available for a fix, you need to buy new".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 18:21 UTC as 76th comment
On Preview:canong1x (1032 comments in total)

Interesting concept, that I am sure will appeal to some and not to others. I would have liked a reworking of the Pro1- EVF, fast lens, more zoom even if the sensor is a bit smaller. All is a compromise and this may appeal to people instead of a d-slr, but as an owner of a couple of d-slr's and lenses, it's not really "there" for me. Expensive as well. My G11 does nice work up to ISO 400 and even 800 as RAW.. decent for a small sensor. At ISO 100, I have made prints to 12x18 that are very good. If you like it. I would have like a rework of the appealing Pro1 (damaged mine). Compact, EFV (a must for me), more zoom, fast lens, add IS. However, for me, ultra low light performance is a lower priority and 10-12 megapixels can be fine. Just my .02

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 01:23 UTC as 344th comment
On Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy article (398 comments in total)

This was really unpleasant news to me. I wonder-how or if- I would have learned about this change that smells like the Netflix disaster. By the way, with Netflix, I dropped the streaming and now only have a minimal disk plan..even less money to Netflix. I am positive that once streaming and clouding hits the big time, your ISP will put you on a data limited $$ plan just like cell phone service providers. I use CS3 and was going to upgrade when I purchased a new 64 bit PC. Having to upgrade to just upgrade again is beyond my recession hammered, retiree income. I believe I will upgrade from CS3 to CS5, but then I am done. Elements is loaded with scrapbooking etc, features that I don't care about and get in the way, but the basics of photo editing are there and most plug-ins work. Paintshop is another option. Having to upgrade to CS6 to start the upgrade stream could have been more acceptable, but being forced to buy a "late in life" program to buy the next one is a bitter pill.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 02:15 UTC as 140th comment
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