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rrccad: huh .. isn't the eye capable of resolving down to around 300-400 dpi and that's really it?

isn't this slightly overkill? however if you are casting to your 4k tv it makes somewhat of sense, however, this just looks like a way to suck the living daylights out of your battery life.

Nope, handset & display size are also different.
My point is that this spec doesn't make sense, and if the Premium sells, it will probably because the "premium" allure and the big numbers the marketing office can put on leaflets.
Not necessarily because it's something worth buying.
my 2c ofc

P.S.: the fact that the two share the same battery is proof that the 4k feature is nothing more than a gimmick.
Look at the OP2 battery and how long (short) it lasts, then pair same 810 SoC with a 4k screen. Whops!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 17:22 UTC
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rrccad: huh .. isn't the eye capable of resolving down to around 300-400 dpi and that's really it?

isn't this slightly overkill? however if you are casting to your 4k tv it makes somewhat of sense, however, this just looks like a way to suck the living daylights out of your battery life.

So, because of the possibility of using it with an accessory (that maybe 0.5% of the buyers will use) you are giving everyone higher-than-optimal energy consumption?
Doesn't make much sense to me...

At present, I believe 1080p is the sweet spot for tablet and 720p for phones.
Maybe 1080p on a phone, just so you can see fullhd footage at 100% without scaling, but that's it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 13:33 UTC
On Holga Digital camera project launched on Kickstarter article (143 comments in total)
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nerd2: LCD-less camera 8MP 1/3.2" CMOS sensor? My smartphone has 16MP 1/2.6" BSI CMOS sensor WITH WQHD OLED display. Why on the earth do we need this kind of monstrosity?

@ProfHankD
...and price

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 21:16 UTC
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Poweruser: Why not just get a GoPro?

Here the focus seems to be video rather than stills...
however, looks interesting, if a little overpriced maybe..?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 22:57 UTC
On Pentax K-3 II added to studio test scene comparison article (177 comments in total)
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Marcin 3M: It can't be used with strobes if I'm not wrong...

Thought you were refering to the supposed "flash lag", hence the camera itself...
The lack of a subject didn't help... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 17:50 UTC
On Pentax K-3 II added to studio test scene comparison article (177 comments in total)
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Marcin 3M: It can't be used with strobes if I'm not wrong...

Wrong, and trolling as well...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 15:15 UTC
On DSC00539-ISO3200-123.0 mm- photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Hell no... smear-land... :-(

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 14:01 UTC as 1st comment
On photo in sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Hell no... smear-land... :-(

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 14:01 UTC as 1st comment
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Ken Croft: 24-270 is not a 30x zoom is it? It looks more like 13x to me.

LoL seemed quite reasonable, but 720? no thx...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 13:59 UTC
On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (223 comments in total)

Nice title! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 14:15 UTC as 79th comment
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (599 comments in total)
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TheDevil: I think when cameras get this small they don't need an EVF, especially if they have a touch screen. My G7X works fine outdoors, the screen is bright and visible. The touch screen makes it pretty intuitive to pick your focus points. I also like how the screen flips up vertical like the G7X.

Sorry I don't buy it.
I'm a steady shooter, and am comfortable with pretty long shutter speeds with short focal lengths (about three stops lower than the rule of thumb, if not more), but with a mere 300mm-equiv I can't even compose or manual-focus well if I can't press the camera against my face...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 07:10 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (599 comments in total)
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TheDevil: I think when cameras get this small they don't need an EVF, especially if they have a touch screen. My G7X works fine outdoors, the screen is bright and visible. The touch screen makes it pretty intuitive to pick your focus points. I also like how the screen flips up vertical like the G7X.

@TheDevil
the issue is not the distance from the face, but the absence of a third contact point (the zygomatic bone for instance) that allows you to hold the camera stable.

At arm's length the camera is actually /more/ stable than at close distance if you keep the neckstrap taut, but it's still unwieldy with long (equivalent) focal lengths.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 11:53 UTC
On Das ist Güt: Hands-on with the Leica Q article (63 comments in total)
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Coliban: What does that mean "Das ist Güt"?

Never heard.

I bet they just used English title capitalization, eg. "This is Good", disregarding (or simply ignoring) the fact that in German nouns are capitalized...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 16:46 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (360 comments in total)
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spigot: OnePlus One should at least be on the list. It had raw in Kitkat itself.

@vv50
you are not forced to buy branded phones in all countries in the world...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 19:29 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (360 comments in total)
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doctor digi: Hmm. No mention of the Xiaomi Mi4.

I'd recommend the Mi4 over any Samsung bloated and over-hyped device.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 19:23 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (360 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: Frankly, they're all essentially useless because they all have fixed focal length fixed lenses. Without a range of focal lengths available in a cell phone camera, I'll be carrying a real camera anyway, and so I'll use that instead, in all cases.

I could maybe live with two built-in primes and cropping (say, 24mm equivalent croppable to 60 and 80mm croppable to 200), but not one. I have to have some telephoto capabilities in my pocket camera. I often crop my current pocket camera (24-105) all the way in to around 300mm equivalent or so.

That is bound to mean that all fixed-lens, single-focal-length camera are useless... which is obviously not the case.

It only takes a little skill to "survive" a week with a fixed 40mm on APS-C and take great pictures...
I'd say that a 28mm equivalent or little more is perfect on a cellphone: you always have stitching for panoramas and portraits don't look too awful either...

Edit: That second argument is a non sequitur...
The vast majority of cellphone images are useless
and
Smartphones all have fixed lenses
thus
their pictures must be useless because of the fixed focal length

Sorry, that's ridiculous

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 18:14 UTC
On Google and GoPro unveil 16-camera 'Array' VR rig article (45 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: 16 * 400E = about 6400E plus the cost of the rig?
Not an absurd amount, actually...

I don't assume anything.
I'm thinking about the appeal to a single videographer/studio (who maybe already has some GoPros BTW).

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2015 at 21:00 UTC
On Google and GoPro unveil 16-camera 'Array' VR rig article (45 comments in total)

16 * 400E = about 6400E plus the cost of the rig?
Not an absurd amount, actually...

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 19:56 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Oppo launches R7 and R7 Plus post (32 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: Why is that that to get good things one has to buy the king-sized device?
It's the same for Xperias and Galaxys... and I don't want another tablet in my pocket, 5" should be enough for a cellphone IMHO.

@FantasticMrFox
(hey same on PF? :-) )
I never said anything about thickness... and I could forego screen res too.

@p51d007
Having much more features on phablets than on smartphones is not "choice", is steering the market.
You can hardly find top-of-the-range phones with a screen less than 5".
They have all the rights to do that, but to me that's bo***cks...

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 08:18 UTC
On Oppo launches R7 and R7 Plus post (32 comments in total)

Why is that that to get good things one has to buy the king-sized device?
It's the same for Xperias and Galaxys... and I don't want another tablet in my pocket, 5" should be enough for a cellphone IMHO.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
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