stratplaya: I am not impressed. The photos from the Viking missions in 1976 were much better.
The Viking cameras were one pixel line scanners. They used a tilting mirror to scan the vertical on a rotating mount to allow scanning of the horizontal. Every image is assembled or stitched. Truly amazing the quality that came back.
Once the transparent dust covers are removed (they were in place for the image at the top of this article) from Curiosity's cameras one 2 MP images from Curiosity will be better than any single 'image' from Viking. Stitching will produce even better final images.
JohnnyWashngo: Its a great idea and one that I have been espousing since Android become relatively mature around version 1.5/1.6.
All digital cameras have operating systems and I imagine the cost of development of such software is not inconsiderable for a company building a camera. To have an off-the-shelf OS which is suitably amenable to configuration and extension would provide a massive cost saving. It would also mean that the camera could make use of existing software for the OS as this article suggests.
The question is then, is Android suitably amenable for real-time operation?
doak: Could an installment of the macro series be written about lighting? Like use of diffusers, off camera flash, ring flash, etc.
Thanks! Looking forward to it.
Could an installment of the macro series be written about lighting? Like use of diffusers, off camera flash, ring flash, etc.
lajka: Yeah, focus staking is the solution. Hej, big industry, macroshoters are waiting for the camera that has focusbracketing where you can define- DOF according to lens used (from 1mm to whatever), number of shots taken and the FPS (10 or higher.
Or a Canon point and shoot with the hacked CHDK firmware installed. Its possible to focus bracket and even write custom scripts that'll step through a user defined desired DOF.
The smaller sensor of the P/S lends to greater DOF also.
abolit: Hey, Samsung ! Don't you think it's time to stop sniffing apple's ass and come up with something new? Apple will always be ahead because it does it first and it does it right. Please stop replicating iphone. Thanks!
Regarding sandboxing and iOS5 cleanup... It can be hazardous to your data: http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=busav&id=news/bav/2011/10/31/07.xml&headline=iPad%20Upgrade%20Causing%20Data%20To%20Disappear
@Radovan, i was responding to abolit's assertion that there were no original features on the Nexus.
Cydia, does that mean your iphone has to be jailbroken? And then the user has to load a 3rd party app for a feature that will be stock on the Nexus, no root required?
So the stranger that has my phone is going to have a picture of me?
Sandboxing has a purpose: to vector users to apple cloud services and pay. If i don't have a data connection and want to read some offline content and it isn't there i'll be bummed.
And what about multitasking? Also the nexus has a barometric pressure sensor. Does iphone?
yiannakas: Terrible rolling shutter, no stabilizer, no 60p at 1080p The official videos are all fixed.
There are sw tools that stabilize in post processing.
IeraseU: I think the larger screen is a great feature. It's almost like a 'mini-tablet'. However, I do feel that the 5MP camera will be a little bit behind the times when compared to the competition, in particular the iPhone 4S.
How did you come to that conclusion?
John007: "...like the Nexus S, the Galaxy Nexus doesn't come with SD card support..."
That is a bummer. I use micro sd in my cameras so that I can plug it into my Galaxy S to do minor edits and upload while traveling. Don't even have to power down the phone to load the card.
So funny how people bicker over iOS/android who's on first nonsense when Palm and others were clearly in the smartphone market first.
@abolit: does iphone 4s include face recognition unlock (which sounds awesome!)? true multitasking? And how bout the new ios feature of making the sandbox memory temporary so offline content may not be available when you want it most... genius.