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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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".
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...buy 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
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.