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!
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.
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?
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..?
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... ;-)
Wrong, and trolling as well...
Hell no... smear-land... :-(
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...
Nice title! ;-)
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...
@TheDevilthe 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.
Coliban: What does that mean "Das ist Güt"?
I bet they just used English title capitalization, eg. "This is Good", disregarding (or simply ignoring) the fact that in German nouns are capitalized...
spigot: OnePlus One should at least be on the list. It had raw in Kitkat itself.
@vv50you are not forced to buy branded phones in all countries in the world...
doctor digi: Hmm. No mention of the Xiaomi Mi4.
I'd recommend the Mi4 over any Samsung bloated and over-hyped device.
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 uselessandSmartphones all have fixed lensesthustheir pictures must be useless because of the fixed focal length
Sorry, that's ridiculous