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costinul_ala

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On Android and iOS App Tools For Photographers article (68 comments in total)

nice article! great!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2011 at 16:51 UTC as 31st comment
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BBnose: Look like an enlargement of iPod Nano? Hey! Nokia. Don't copy Apple design.

he is wrong. it looks like on iPlod in the same way a box of matches looks like an iPlod .. check the device in shop or have a look at the pics on the Nokia website. .... The Scandinavian peninsula is not particularly short of designers and the n9/lumia 800 are a consistent evolution from the previous designs of n8/e7

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2011 at 00:45 UTC
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BBnose: Look like an enlargement of iPod Nano? Hey! Nokia. Don't copy Apple design.

you obviously have no understanding of design. nothing to copy there (too old)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2011 at 15:42 UTC
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marike6: The design looks like an old iPod Nano but with a bigger screen. Being influenced by Apple is one thing, copying it another. Zeiss lens, that pretty cool. To bad it's a phone, but I guess the line between the 2 devices continues to be blurred.

I think the design on Nokia is the last think to complain about: N8, 701, X7 and now the new lot (710, N800) just look good and the finish is top quality. The displays also are worth mentioning
About Nokia and Apple: until now is Apple that has paid royalties to Nokia to settle a patent infringement case. Real patents here not the "ilook" or the "slide unlock <technology>" patents of Apple

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2011 at 00:00 UTC

the petrol leather one is just siiiick! if until now i was thinking it is cool but expensive now i think it is expensive so what?! this has to be the most exquisite design for a camera that cost less than a car

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 23:19 UTC as 29th comment
On Nikon 1 System Preview preview (151 comments in total)

i doesn't look so bad to me in the test. Considering the size it quite impressive. The V1's price seems a bit off. The J1 on the other hand is competitive i think vs the PEN. Magnesium body, high fps, flash, AF performance

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 21:39 UTC as 55th comment
On Lytro Light Field Camera first look with Ren Ng article (225 comments in total)
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Herbys: Oh, come on! If Apple had released an iPhone with a 160x100 screen and a 50MHz CPU we would have been right to dismiss them even if they had all the niceties the iPhone had.
A 1MP camera with a tiny equivalent sensor won't cut it for anything other than specialized applications. When they can get to a practical equivalent of 5MP with a 1/2 inch-equivalent sensor they might have something with general appeal, but right now this is a gimmick with little practical use.

smartphones are for social media photos. not the 400$ camera ...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2011 at 17:37 UTC
On Lytro Light Field Camera first look with Ren Ng article (225 comments in total)
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maxhodges: Personally, I think there is no consumer market for such a product and the company is likely destined for bankruptcy. Current digital cameras and mobile phone cameras do a pretty good job of focusing, many are now outfitted with face recognition features, and their small sensors yield greater depth of field than DSLR cameras which means botched focus has less impact of the final image anyway.

If photographers cared enough about focusing, they will take an extra shot or two for safety and learn to use their camera's focus-lock features which allow them to manage most unusual cases quite well. (But I bet if you surveyed people you'd find a larger majority of consumer digital camera owners have never bothered to learned how to use focus-lock on their camera, which, if true, would indicate general satisfaction with their camera's native focus performance.)

you can use a smartphone take a picture or two push a button and it's on FB. or ... you could buy a 400$ camera, take the shot, go to your Mac or buy a Mac refocus and upload to FB a perfectly focused 1MP picture ..... "a pretty big market"? no

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2011 at 17:33 UTC
On Lytro Light Field Camera first look with Ren Ng article (225 comments in total)
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wetsleet: "a device that, unlike many cameras, doesn't have any film-era roots to its design."

I'd buy it for that alone! At last, after how many years (?) someone has realised that there is NO FILM cannister to spool anymore, so you don't need the "flat square back with a perpendicular lens barrel sticking out the front" design any more.

If all those mirrorless CSC designers had only realised that, we might have had some pocketable CSC cameras.

Bravo Ng!

yeah right .... at Canon they have been scratching their head for years for this design ..... bad 5d! bad! bad d300! 128x128 pixel touch screen - Perfect!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2011 at 17:26 UTC
On Lytro announces Light Field Camera article (271 comments in total)
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adamharper: Interesting that there are so many critical comments on this - poor image quality, lack of control, gimmicky, blah blah blah....this is a fundamental change in digital photography, and impressive technology that is still in its infancy. Funny how so many people seem to forget how rapidly new technologies advance once they are unleashed. I have no doubt that in a few years (3? 5?) many (if not most) dslrs will utilise this technology. Problems like dof, image quality, light sensitivity and shutter control are all just technical problems that will be overcome, because the consumer will demand it.

it is a great concept working. it is the product itself that is not convincing. 400$ for a 1MP camera with no flash ... are there any samples from third parties to check before ordering one ? a flash will guarantee more usable pics than a "focus-after" feature

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2011 at 15:38 UTC
On Samsung and Google unveil Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 article (132 comments in total)
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rvalle: You know what? Just stick a phone module on a Fuji X10, get it running Android, and I'll be happy.

about goofy looks - how funny are the people taking pictures with tablets !? :))

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 18:36 UTC
On Samsung and Google unveil Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 article (132 comments in total)
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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.

also the 8-12 MP phones' effective resolution is questionable because of the optics used - I think

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 18:34 UTC
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pacogwapo: if only apple makes pro camera this would be rubbish in comparison.

and you could use voice shooting - iShoot.
imagine a Sunday afternoon in the park everybody speaking to their phones an camera and the rush home to charge them .... beautiful

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 13:39 UTC
On How the iPhone changed my photography article (105 comments in total)
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MMehresUSA: This article would have a lot more credibility if it was focused on smart phones in general, instead of just focusing on one brand. The Nokia N8 and Samsung Galaxy II would have delivered equal or superior results and also have a multiple of applications and are equally well connected.

By going on and on and on and on about one particular brand to the exclusion of others, an article that would have had some (slight) interest instead comes off as as puff piece by a fanboy, which frankly has the effect of diminishing the credibility of the author and the website in general.

@aramintastudio - is this iLogic?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2011 at 16:20 UTC
On How the iPhone changed my photography article (105 comments in total)
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io_bg: You Americans are describing things as if anyone has an iPhone. I do not own one and I'd probably never buy one!

Because it is so boring to get all this noise about iStuff ... nothing special about this camera .... why all the free promotion. Why link an article with a brand? Wouldn't it be nice to make it an article about phone cameras? Why praise this product over and over ? It is not the best, not the cheapest ... not the most rectangular .... not the whites ... it's "i".... you can take iPictures , not just pictures ....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2011 at 16:07 UTC
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Neroon: I am amused by all the Apple Haters out there. THe bottom line for me is that I own two DSLRs and a Canon G11. Since I got my iPhone I use my DSLRs more and I use my G11 almost never - twice in 6 months. The combination of software, images, ease of use, and the reality that the best camera is the one you have with you has changed how I do casual photography. Even more important is that I can post any picture I take with it to my Facebook page in a matter of minutes from the shot, the editing, and the upload. Apple might not have the best phone, but they have the support, the infrastructure (iCloud will be killer), and superior pricing. The fact is they sell more smart phones than any other single manufacturer. Apple also makes more than 51% of the profit for all smart phones -- dig that, they make more profit than all other smart phone makers combined. I do agree that a roundup on just the photo/camera software for camera phones would be nice. I love my iPhone4 and Camera+, they rock!

"While all major players except Nokia have abandoned Symbian, several minor OEMs still use it" - and how much does this account for at 20000k/quarter?
"At this point" meaning Q2 and ignoring all the rest of the table.
Predictions here : http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1622614

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2011 at 12:36 UTC
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Neroon: I am amused by all the Apple Haters out there. THe bottom line for me is that I own two DSLRs and a Canon G11. Since I got my iPhone I use my DSLRs more and I use my G11 almost never - twice in 6 months. The combination of software, images, ease of use, and the reality that the best camera is the one you have with you has changed how I do casual photography. Even more important is that I can post any picture I take with it to my Facebook page in a matter of minutes from the shot, the editing, and the upload. Apple might not have the best phone, but they have the support, the infrastructure (iCloud will be killer), and superior pricing. The fact is they sell more smart phones than any other single manufacturer. Apple also makes more than 51% of the profit for all smart phones -- dig that, they make more profit than all other smart phone makers combined. I do agree that a roundup on just the photo/camera software for camera phones would be nice. I love my iPhone4 and Camera+, they rock!

@Steven Noyes when comparing the sales the period is very relevant as the market shifts quickly. I posted a link to that article with numbers by Gartner. There isn't a break down per manufacturer but only Apple makes OS and only Nokia makes Symbian phones (previously there were some Sony Ericsson too but i think irrelevant to the period)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2011 at 11:24 UTC
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Neroon: I am amused by all the Apple Haters out there. THe bottom line for me is that I own two DSLRs and a Canon G11. Since I got my iPhone I use my DSLRs more and I use my G11 almost never - twice in 6 months. The combination of software, images, ease of use, and the reality that the best camera is the one you have with you has changed how I do casual photography. Even more important is that I can post any picture I take with it to my Facebook page in a matter of minutes from the shot, the editing, and the upload. Apple might not have the best phone, but they have the support, the infrastructure (iCloud will be killer), and superior pricing. The fact is they sell more smart phones than any other single manufacturer. Apple also makes more than 51% of the profit for all smart phones -- dig that, they make more profit than all other smart phone makers combined. I do agree that a roundup on just the photo/camera software for camera phones would be nice. I love my iPhone4 and Camera+, they rock!

"The fact is they sell more smart phones than any other single manufacturer" their numbers are great, better than ever, quite a spectacular business -no doubt about that! so there is no reason to lie about the number of sold smart phones - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15165048

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2011 at 18:47 UTC
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Rage Joe: This is sad, so sad,

Typical american bulls***. iPhone! :)))

Hahhaha! It was already one year ago when Nokia introduced a much much better camera phone, Nokia N8, but there was no mention of that in Dpreview at all. This makes you wonder if this whole site is pretty biased in tests and news.

By the way, N8 still is the best camera phone on the market, but the only thing you see here is that old iCrap. Here, a couple of samples / N8 :

http://nokian8blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/NokiaN8Blog-Samples.jpg
http://nokian8blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/NokiaN8Blog-Samples-4.jpg

/http://nokian8blog.com/category/n8-images

there are human beings outside the US .... who can also read and have internet access too
other than that, N8 is an example, there are others ...
it is not cool not to review competition too

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2011 at 14:33 UTC
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backayonder: Can you make phonecalls with it?

it has improved antenna performance, so this time around I think so!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2011 at 14:33 UTC
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