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i gave up on moto after 10 years and went w/samsung. moto won't innovate. apple isn't much better. my note3 beats the heck out of all of what's out there.
oh yea...these are phones/computers not cameras

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 19:12 UTC as 8th comment
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Frank_BR: Why are the camera manufacturers complaining now? In 2009, 2010 and 2011, the world sank into recession, but the sales of cameras were peaking. Then the world was becoming poorer but camera manufacturers were making money like never before. Was that fair?

Now that the economies of the USA, Europe and Japan are beginning to recover, the sales of cameras are running out of gas. That old book would describe the situation, saying that fat years are coming to the world, and lean years to the camera manufacturers. Isn't that fair?

economy of the USA is NOT recovering with 1/3 population out of work and gov't propping up the stock market with billions every month

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 02:36 UTC
On Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition article (187 comments in total)

keep in mind go pro is used almost exclusively for television production for tight spaces or usual angles ie inside and outside moving vehicles as well sports of all kinds plus outer space. a lot of tv you're viewing is done with go pro and you don't even know it
and you can buy it at walmart lol

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 18:25 UTC as 21st comment
On Reminder: Vote now for your product of 2013 news story (64 comments in total)

no need to vote
all you have to do is look at the 'own it' number and thats your winner
olympus? really?

by time this poll is over the products here will be discontinued

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 03:08 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On Have Your Say: Best Enthusiast Zoom Compact of 2013 news story (57 comments in total)

these polls are useless of course you're going to vote for the one you own. most won't have experience with any other camera to make 'best' judgement
look how the polls reflect what the majority own

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 17:03 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (498 comments in total)

thom hogan

Final Words

If you're looking for the best image quality you can produce from a shirt pocket camera that has a great deal of flexibility, then buy the RX-100. Or the RX-100II if you think the tilt LCD, WiFi, or EVF option will be useful. I've been carrying this camera around the world with me for over two years now. It's never disappointed me for compact-type camera usage. Never. That's saying a lot.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2013 at 04:35 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm XQ1 Preview preview (161 comments in total)

another 'rush to market, keep up with the joneses piece of junk'

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2013 at 04:22 UTC as 14th comment
On Camera roundups 2013: What to buy and why article (269 comments in total)
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carrigman: "For anyone simply looking for the best image quality from a compact, the RX100 II is the answer." You can stop reading after that. IQ is what it's all about and the RX100 (versions 1 and 11) delivers that in spades. I have the original RX100 and I am constantly amazed at the quality it delivers.

why not gm1 instead of rx100 m2? size mostly....and when i had lx3/lx5. panny would upgrade the model and the accessories don't fit from the previous model. never again...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 23:12 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows news story (1513 comments in total)
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vFunct: Mirrorless cameras are junk. They're like cell-phone cameras, with their visual preview lag, but they're not as useful as cell phones because they aren't pocketable.

There are only two useful camera classes: dSLRs and cell phones. Everything else is a useless compromise that isn't as good as either.

There are absolutely NO professionals that use mirror less cameras at a press event. Every press photographer uses either a Nikon or Canon, while the writers use iPhones.

Mirrorless cameras aren't as good as an dSLR or a cell phone, and therefore nobody uses them.

They are junk toys.

can you say IGNORANT
mr d funct?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 02:25 UTC
On Niki Feijen's haunting images of abandoned houses news story (219 comments in total)

i luv the one with the twinkie still on the table

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 12:33 UTC as 102nd comment
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag news story (287 comments in total)

what camera bag?

sony rx100/m2

no bag needed, travel light.... it's 2013

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 01:09 UTC as 111th comment | 2 replies

i have a grip like that on my .357

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 00:03 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply

i already knew it was one of the best and it proved itself on vacation. HDR feature makes some amazing photos that would otherwise be blown out and it is SMALL and perfect for your pocket

dpr didn't do it justice same as they do with most compacts

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2012 at 23:56 UTC as 164th comment
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (718 comments in total)

I just realized Nikon's big deception: the D600, D800, D800E and D4 are all the same cameras designed and produced in parallel at the same time and all have the same insides, producing the same images with the same processing power, same LCDs, same green-shift problems and identical AF controls. They differ only in exterior packaging and when Nikon chose to announce them to make them appear different

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 22:18 UTC as 66th comment
On Roger Cicala investigates Canon's AF marketing claims news story (89 comments in total)

my head is spinning and i read it 3 days ago

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2012 at 20:34 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On Sony DSC-RX100 preview (544 comments in total)
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Dinarius: I've owned the wonderful Canon G9 for a few years now. But, I think it's time to treat myself to something better. The viewfinder on the G9 is rubbish, & i never use it. Professionally, I use a Hasselblad & a Canon 1DsMlll. In both cases, basis framing is done using the viewfinder, but final decisions regarding composition are made on the screen (Canon) or laptop (Hasselblad). As with Polaroid in film days, beIng able to 'stand back' from the composition (rather than be 'in it' when your eye is against the viewfinder) is vital for me.

The deal breakers for me when choosing a new compact will be portability & image quality, nothing else. For this reason, I've ruled out the G1X. So, if someone can tell me what's the best camera using those criteria, I'd be very grateful. ;)


one post about your focus distance is enough

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 22:35 UTC
On Sony DSC-RX100 preview (544 comments in total)
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Tony Bromirski: Anyone know how long it takes Apple to release their RAW image support drivers for new cameras, specifically this unit the Sony DSC-RX100? I have Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard)

The I only see 3 Sony DSC models on Apple's list...
● Sony DSC-F828
● Sony DSC-R1
● Sony DSC-V3
(Via their support site: )



Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 22:33 UTC
On Sony DSC-RX100 preview (544 comments in total)
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Deardorff: 24 to 90, f/2.0 to 3.3... my Panasonic Lumix LX5 is what I will keep. The wide angle and bright aperture is worth it. Eye level finder keeps me from being spotlighted in dim areas.
Come on Sony or Fuji or Canon or Nikon - take a real shot at rangefinder style bodies with wide and fast capabilities.

it has a panorama feature that the others don't and makes up for the narrower wide angle
1.8 instead of 2.0 is little consequence. large sensor trumps lx7
panny could have vastly upgraded the LX but instead decided to nickel dime it once again

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 22:30 UTC
On Sony DSC-RX100 preview (544 comments in total)
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Sam Carriere: One of the other sites drooling over this camera includes a promo that urges the gullible to "pre-order" now because the camera will be "back ordered" for a long time. In other words this is another Sony special that will have the reviewers jumping like lemmings even though they have never actually laid eyes on an RX100. Another site (Luminous Landscape) notes the RX100 does not even come with a manual -- either print or disk.
In other words, the RX100 is another piece of Sony hype, just like the NEX-7 -- and just as ignorable.
Some manufacturers respect consumers. Sony doesn't. It's a company that deserves to fail.

most new cameras are hyped and in short supply in the beginning, nikon being one of the worst.

manuals....almost nothing comes with a printed manual anymore. perhaps a quick setup guide at best
cameras, cell phones etc. all have manuals on disc or online

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 22:29 UTC
On Sony DSC-RX100 preview (544 comments in total)
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johnsaxon: Minimum focusing distance goes from 2" at 28mm to a whopping 8" at 35mm, an equally whopping 15.5" at 50mm, then 18" at 70mm and 19.25" at 100mm. IMHO, this makes the camera fairly useless for most macro work. It's hard to believe that Sony would even release a camera with such poor close-focusing distances. I also feel that DP Review failed to mention this as a major problem in their review. I certainly would have immediately dropped the camera from consideration.

for one this isn't a total review
secondly what may be a major problem for you is meaningless to others
buyer beware

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 22:24 UTC
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