GodSpeaks: No 4K video. Why are we even talking about this?Does Ricoh not realize 4K is the next BIG thing?
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.
if that means the ones you access through the Metro interface, then it's as I said: Metro apps don't work with UAC off.
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.
A textbook case of a monkey behaving as a human, and of humans behaving as monkeys... ;-)
mpgxsvcd: Please don't buy these cameras. This only encourages Canon to build more terrible products.
LensBeginner: I dare say that the (Ricoh-)Pentax XG-1 blows the better one of these two out of the water...
I'm a fan of OVFs, but I can do with an EVF in a small camera, if I choose portability over quality.As you say, any EVF is better than no EVF...
I dare say that the (Ricoh-)Pentax XG-1 blows the better one of these two out of the water...
...even vs. a 6-years old Panasonic FZ28 (model was out in 2008, just like the SX1), which had a pretty decent lens (I know, I've used it), RAW capture, color EVF, 1/2000s shutter, 8.5m range for the pop-up flash...I could go on with the full spec sheet...
G3User: The demise of pro paid photography continues. Now, any soccer mom can have out of focus backgrounds. Again, another reason not to hire a paid photographer. Pro photography, RIP.
LensBeginner: That truly was a blast...There was, to be fair, plenty of the same: no horizon in the middle, no horizon in the middle, no horizon in the middle; less is more, less is more, less is more (BTW even Kern Wellstone has been saying this since ages! :-D ), but if it is needed to hammer the point home, then it's good!
Beautiful photos, and nice insights into his compositional process as well (the "I took this one, then saw this and zoomed and took this other one, then took a couple steps etc." part).
and, the proof, the pudding and all the rest...Today I went trekking (did a mighty long trail too!) and tried to put his tips in practice.
...and I can at least say thay I tried something different, and the results are better than usual!
That truly was a blast...There was, to be fair, plenty of the same: no horizon in the middle, no horizon in the middle, no horizon in the middle; less is more, less is more, less is more (BTW even Kern Wellstone has been saying this since ages! :-D ), but if it is needed to hammer the point home, then it's good!
chadley_chad: I've seen these in Poundland .... It's not a camera, its a drinks flask.
It has to be right ... Surely no one would build something so new using such an old screen and EVF specification .... Would they?
"tilted or articulated (screens) add so little"sorry, couldn't resist ;-)