Joseph Black: http://opensignal.com/reports/2014/android-fragmentation/This is why developers hate making apps for Android-based phones.
You call it FRagmentation, I call it FReedom...
...a film camera...
"‘cruelty-free’ Eco Alter Nappa leather alternative material"...plastick yu meen? :-D
Galbertson: Rockwell states audio in jack for Nikon's own little stereo mic. Will other third party mics also work?
Yep, and a good external recorder costs a fraction of a good mic.And audio quality is usually much much better than a good mic with a noisy pre.
What good does an audio jack?If you want pro audio just use an external recorder and synch it in post.No point in using a good mic with poor DSPs.
Anastigmat: The color of this camera is good if you dropped it in water and want to look for it. On dry land, it looks too conspicuous.
Yeah, because mountain bikers & skiers wear camo & try to blend in with the surroundings! :D:D:D
Regarding low flash synch speed, there's HSS, you know, and people made great photos when flash synch speed was 1/60...
You don't even need 1/200 if there's not much ambient light.I can manage with 1/180, and I often lower it in order to get some ambient light in.
If you "need" flash at noon (and you seldom need it), just lower your ISO, (close the aperture), or pop a ND, or use HSS.High-speed flash synch is not so useful as many people think.
TimK5: No 4k Video? Nikon must be living under a rock. 4k is here to stay. At last weeks IFA everything was about 4k (and the first 8k outlook)
When is Nikon going to catch up? When the others release 8k?
It's not a good idea to stay too much ahead either: the outcome is higher costs for features very few will use.
I'd reckon Nikon /could/ build a 4K, video-oriented DSLR, /but/ they probably don't think there's much market for it /or/ that it has already been filled by more video-conscious brands like Pana or Canon.
GodSpeaks: No 4K video. Why are we even talking about this?Does Ricoh not realize 4K is the next BIG thing?
I agree on the last point.
T 101: High speed mode shooting: 848 x 480 at 120 FPS ...At least it has "Endless" video recording.
... Wait, GoPro 4 coming out soon. More expensive, but better.
Let's go buy another couple hard drives... :-D
AngryCorgi: Why does everything that Pentax/Ricoh puts out looks like it was made for a child? Seriously. Bright colors. Unnecessarily large in a g-shock type style. I don't get it.
...but is easily one of the most easy colors to pick up in the woods or on grass.
Well I'd rather have 60p than 4K in an action cam, all other things being equal.
Besides, 4K is still in its infancy, it is not widely supported, and at present is only good for giving more headroom in the editing process, with the output being a 1080p movie.
I think I can see Ricoh's intentions...they're selling rebranded products like this one and the megazoom sustaining low costs, and then they're researching and producing quality items like the cameras in their DSLR range.It makes sense, IMHO
Jogger: "There is also a new M8 co-processor which is coupled with a barometer and allows for accurate tracking of changes in elevation. "
And this is critical for phones because???
Because GPS.However, the barometer on the Galaxy SIII (only one I have experience with) is not accurate at all, and any barometer it is next to useless without knwing the humidity & the atmospheric pressure at sea level.And then those two values should make you the favor of staying still for the duration of your walk/trip/whatever (ie no abrupt change in weather) if you can only get them at home...
Some serious chops there...
Looks like a donkey riding a horse... 8-|
Maklike Tier: No red dot? Brand strategy fail. But at least they did the research and found out that there was a market for an even more expensive Leica.
You guys are talking about the red dot as if the very existence of a camera depended on that...Try to explain that to a 6-yo boy and he'll tell you what he thinks (and he'd be damn right! :-D )...
aerorail: i drive a car worth about the same as that junk
@panpen that's a logical fallacy...
grasscatcher: I thought HTC abandoned the 4MP low-light camera concept...?
I have recently tried the LLS (low light shot) mode on a Galaxy S3, and must say I'm impressed.
From the limited number of shots I made I'm guessing it uses some sort of multi-shot tech in order to reduce noise.
The end result is an impressive, noise-free, at least 4MP-worth image.AND you still have 8MP pictures in daylight.
With high computing power, fast burst rate (S3 is excellent in that regard) & high MP count you don't need bigger pixels.
LensBeginner: Does "Window App" mean that silly contraption that forces you to enable UAC?If that's the case, no thanks, I'll make do without.Too much hassle getting installers & software to work with UAC enabled.User control is a good thing, IF implemented correctly.
8.1 here, lots of programs don't work properly when installed as a regular user (if you forget to "install as admin").Worse thing is that they appear to install fine, then don't work.I've turned UAC off in Win 7, 8 and 8.1 on day two if not on day one.My 2c.