I do fully agree. Global and free internet vs. questionable regulations to 'protect' individual rights of property - what's individual ... and what's public? Does Google Street View abide by the regulations of those individual rights? Who's got the power! DRM for .jpg, a divergent manner; it only brings uncertainty to users: what's allowed and what isn't. Maybe it isn't quite correct to think this way, but I am persuaded of that. And DRM probably will solely encourage the guys of the legal profession ...
Stupendous ... unable to put this into more words. Effective photographs, but respectful anytime! And that music incredibly puts the dot on the "i". It boosts the whole thing again. I do begrudge Steve J... sorry, Don Pettit of course ;)
Nikonworks: Blending the major holidays of some of the world's major religions by wishing people 'Happy Holidays' or 'Season's Greeting' is to miinimize the impotance of each holiday.-Here at DPReview you have more than enough space to say Merry Christmas, happy Channukah, Happy Kwanza, o any other holiday at this time of the year.
Thanks Nikonworks, but I did copy&paste from your post ... :) - anyway, a flashpoint to browse the internet, and I found this (I didn't know before): "Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday created in 1966. It begins on December 26 and lasts through January 1. The name Kwanzaa come from the language of Swahili and means first fruits of the harvest." So we all learn step by step ... 'cause no one knows it all :).
Now tell me, Nikonworks: Isn't "Happy Kwanza" (or any other phrase) as blanket as "Happy Holydays" is? Improper emotionalism? I mean, tolerance is in great demand. I honestly wish you've had Happy Holydays. Tone of thought in my home country.---------------------------The following I replied to Jimmy jang Boo some minutes ago: we shouldn't judge on other's approaches whatever it may concern. That kind of criticism is simply inadequate in my view. We should keep in mind that Simon's (and DPR's) intension was to send a gladsome message to us. And moreover, this great site is about photography - a spare/fulltime job we all like.
Jimmy jang Boo: To all the staff at DPR. Thank you for all your hard work, the many reviews and for providing this great website/service for everyone with a passion for photography. Merry Christmas, season's greetings, happy Hanukkah etc to you too. You're never going to please everyone and it's sad to see that even something as simple as your holiday greetings has to come under fire. But keep up the good work and know that there are many who do appreciate everything you do, even though you can't be all things to all people.
Quite so, we shouldn't judge on other's approaches whatever it may concern. That kind of criticism is simply inadequate in my view. We should keep in mind that Simon's (and DPR's) intension was to send a gladsome message to us. And moreover, this great site is about photography - a spare/fulltime job we all like.
Here in Germany they often say "Frohe Weihnacht und einen guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr!" [what means literally: ... and a good 'gliding' into the new year :) or simply: Happy New Year!]. Thanks for your greatings - which I like to respond to all of your staff doing the service for dpreview! Professionalism, diversity and a very good conception turn dpreview.com into the most reliable photo site for me. Keep it up!
Right - a step ahead with respect to the predecessors, of course. And it's small enough! But - important for me - usability means too having more "dslr-like" controls left and right the LCD, and furthermore what's my beating argument against the cam: the LCD position outside the optical axis when swiveling it. I'm simply averse to that, as I rarely use the EVF, except in situations with bright sunlight, manual focusing, e.g. Here the brain profoundly "de-couples" hand and eye ... :). Concerning the image quality: let's wait for the full test and its results. A rank position around the Alpha NEX-5N would be great - but ... I'd like to see!