Reg Natarajan

Reg Natarajan

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Joined on Nov 9, 2001

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Jan Kritzinger: Needs a much bigger sensor, less zoom.

The problem is, Samsung asks clueless people what they want during market research, and they all want lots of zoom and a trillion megapixels, but they don't care how big the sensor is. They really should rather do their market research in DPR comments.

Maybe they want to sell to the millions of people out there who have never heard of sensor size, rather than the few thousand here who care deeply about it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 20:14 UTC

I love it. I'd love it more if I could make calls with it, but I'll take it just like this. Well, not just like this. I'll take it in black. This totally puts to shame Nikon's feeble Android 2.3 camera from a few days ago.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 19:53 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
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JohnFredC: This is the future, folks. In five years, a huge segment.

In five years, cameras that run proprietary OSes may be unheard of.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 19:49 UTC
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John McCormack: Since I don't have a cell phone (Can you make call with this?) maybe this will push me over the edge to join the 21st century.

"missing only the ability to make calls". My guess is you could install the Skype app to make calls, though.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 19:46 UTC
On article Adobe updates Revel cloud-based image service to v1.5 (20 comments in total)
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amachaBrett: Why even contemplate using the cloud given the possible effect of the DotCom situation on data I might have stored there. Inaccessible now, perhaps lost forever. My data is going to stay on my hard drives and other personal memory, no way am I trusting my data to a fickle cloud!

Dropbox is a great solution as MrTaikitso said above, but really, whether you do cloud or local storage, you're going to need some backup solution. There's some fear about the "DotCom situation on data" and I agree with that and don't think it's trivial, but you should be equally afraid of your hard drive crashing at home. Whatever you use to back up your HD could easily be used to back up whatever you have on the cloud.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2012 at 18:48 UTC
On article Adobe updates Revel cloud-based image service to v1.5 (20 comments in total)
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gsum: For online editing, it's far better to use PIXLR. PIXLR has all of Photo$hop CS's useful functionality and it's FREE. Also, the developers of PIXLR are keen to improve their product by listening to their users, unlike Adobe.
You can also use PIXLR for online storage (if you want it) - also free.
Who needs Adobe and their stupidly expensive ephemeral software?

I love PIXLR. Sure, it's not Photoshop. Who cares? It does 90% of what I want in a free online app. I have started using it constantly.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2012 at 18:40 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix S800c Android camera first look (103 comments in total)
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Reg Natarajan: I love the idea. When I saw the headline, I mentally thought, "Sold!" Then I read a bit more. Android 2.3? Are they serious? Someone tell Nikon that Android 2.3 was released in 2010, and they're on 4.1 now.

I disagree. Going back that far is asking for trouble. Software is written for the latest version of Android, not for old versions. Things that work perfectly on Android 4.1 could easily be buggy on 2.3. I'm not interested in going back to 2010.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 06:32 UTC
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Graham Meale: Minuscule, not miniscule.

Miniscule is an entirely valid variant.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miniscule

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 06:28 UTC

I'm a bit of a small camera buff. I like the things, and have owned many going all the way back to a film Minox and Rollei A110. This thing just answers no questions I'm asking, though. I do like the metal body, and the useful zoom will keep the pictures slightly above smartphone quality despite the similar sensor, but is that enough to justify carrying another device? Not for me, no. If I'm carrying something more than my phone, it has got to take pictures that my phone couldn't possibly take.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 05:50 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Nikon Coolpix S800c Android camera first look (103 comments in total)

I love the idea. When I saw the headline, I mentally thought, "Sold!" Then I read a bit more. Android 2.3? Are they serious? Someone tell Nikon that Android 2.3 was released in 2010, and they're on 4.1 now.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 04:56 UTC as 48th comment | 5 replies
On article Nokia 808 Review: Damian Dinning of Nokia Responds (213 comments in total)

I'm impressed by this thoughtful and intelligent response. I've never seen anything like this from the traditional camera makers.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2012 at 23:08 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
On article Review: Nokia 808 PureView (349 comments in total)

I love the images, but I need Android. Hopefully Samsung and Sony will step up.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 05:27 UTC as 115th comment | 12 replies
On article Canon EOS M hands-on preview (563 comments in total)

This is a solid offering, with a good sensor and a nice overall set of features. It doesn't have a lot of wow factor but it certainly isn't something I'd be embarrassed to carry.

The gearheads here who are disparaging it are the same people who disparaged the Nikon 1 system which is selling like hotcakes. Nikon says "sales have been strong in all regions and at present, our supply cannot keep up with demand". I'd expect this Canon offering to do well in the market.

http://www.nikon.com/about/ir/ir_library/result/qa/2012_2q/index.htm

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 07:13 UTC as 238th comment | 4 replies

Anyone that thinks Marissa Mayer is going to do anything but preside over Yahoo's death spiral is a hopeless optimist. My guess is she's never heard of Flickr. I've been a Flickr user for many years, am paid up until 2016 or so, and am keeping my eyes open for credible long term alternatives.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 03:06 UTC as 85th comment
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples (458 comments in total)
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Anfy: IMHO it holds remarkably well against the bigger sensor Sony NEX-5n even at 3200 ISO.

Re: "it holds remarkably well against the bigger sensor Sony NEX-5n"

It really should for double the price.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 20:38 UTC
On article Leica includes Lightroom 4 with most camera purchases (35 comments in total)

I don't like the idea of camera companies choosing my software for me. If I want Lightroom, I'll buy it. This way, I'm buying a copy with every camera whether I want it or not. I say this as a Lightroom owner and user, btw.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 12:48 UTC as 17th comment
On article Why 'droid is the OS Samsung is looking for (27 comments in total)
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Bruce McL: People do not want to take pictures. Getting an image into a camera is not anybody's goal. Even getting images on to a computer is not anybody's goal. The goal is to look at pictures and to share pictures. Cell phones allow people to achieve those goals, most cameras do not.

In the sense of helping people use their pictures, nearly every phone camera is far "better" than nearly every dedicated camera. Adding Android to a dedicated camera would help them catch up to cell phone cameras.

@joesiv It's entirely possible for me to agree with another person's point, and then make one of my own. :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 12:07 UTC

It's amusing to me to see how backwards so many people here are about new tech. Lim is 100% right. Unconnected devices will be meaningless. They're already meaningless to me, now. Maybe some of you find the work spent getting photos off your camera and on to Flickr (or whatever you use) to be edifying. I don't. Even today, Eye-Fi gets my photos geotagged, archived and uploaded automatically by walking in the door at home and turning on my camera. The dinosaur is dead.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 05:48 UTC as 62nd comment | 7 replies
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Marty4650: Eventually, the "gee whiz tech fad" will collapse, and people will start using pencil and paper again. Books and magazines will make a comeback.Someone will market phones with cords that have rotary dials. And phones will return to being "communication devices" rather than high class Ninetendo gameboys.

Checkbooks will replace debit cards. People might even start buying filing cabinets again... to replace their "cloud storage."

All this geek stuff will stop being trendy. It will be cool to be "old school."

It's bound to happen when people get fed up with every new electronic device requiring a $14 a month connection fee.

lol. Right, and we'll all go back to horses and buggies, AM radio and slide rules, too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 05:07 UTC
On article Why 'droid is the OS Samsung is looking for (27 comments in total)
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Bruce McL: People do not want to take pictures. Getting an image into a camera is not anybody's goal. Even getting images on to a computer is not anybody's goal. The goal is to look at pictures and to share pictures. Cell phones allow people to achieve those goals, most cameras do not.

In the sense of helping people use their pictures, nearly every phone camera is far "better" than nearly every dedicated camera. Adding Android to a dedicated camera would help them catch up to cell phone cameras.

This is very well said. The best photos are the ones that get taken, not the ones that would've been taken if only you had lugged that giant DSLR that's collecting dust on your shelf out with you.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 11:09 UTC
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