Reg Natarajan

Reg Natarajan

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Joined on Nov 9, 2001

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attomole: Why would they need to do this?

Because they are dying and desperate.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 06:23 UTC

Ridiculous. The once proud Hasselblad name is now going down the path of making collectible fashion accessories. Ugly ones to boot.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 02:41 UTC as 185th comment
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jaycob: First off let me just say that I am no expert in photography so please excuse my lack of knowledge on the subject.
My question about this camera is; Why would Sony develop such an great camera at a premium price yet slap a fixed lens on it? You would think that if they were to put a full frame sensor in any kind of camera they would want to open the doors to additional lenses.
Am I missing something? Please educate me.

If people liked fixed lenses, then there would be more of them on the market. I totally agree with the question raised by jaycob. I would be a serious candidate to buy this thing if it had a decent zoom. I have no interest in fixed lens cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 19:52 UTC

I'm surprised this has come back for a second round. I like the thing but sales have been terrible, and new Qs can be had on eBay for under $300 (body only).

Jonathan Martin, General Manager for Pentax UK said, "Though it [the Q] has been well received, we haven't seen the numbers that we would have liked to."

http://www.techradar.com/news/photography-video-capture/cameras/pentax-q-sales-disappointing-1060295

Personally, I like the thing. I'm glad it's back for round two. I'm not sure what Pentax is hoping for, though. Do the same thing and hope for different results the second time around. I think it was Einstein who called that the definition of insanity.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 03:57 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies

All the naysayers here are going to look foolish when this Samsung hits the market with this and sells a zillion cameras. I'll be one of the zillion.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 06:00 UTC as 13th comment
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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.

We don't even disagree, really. I would also have preferred a bigger sensor and less zoom. I'd also trade off for a bigger aperture. That's not the reality of this market, though. I'm sure Samsung will take a poorer camera that sells in the millions rather than a camera that pleases a handful of gearheads (including me) but doesn't sell well at all.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 01:46 UTC
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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 Adobe updates Revel cloud-based image service to v1.5 article (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 Adobe updates Revel cloud-based image service to v1.5 article (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 Nikon Coolpix S800c Android camera first look article (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 Nikon Coolpix S800c Android camera first look article (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 Nokia 808 Review: Damian Dinning of Nokia Responds article (214 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 Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (354 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 113th comment | 12 replies
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (544 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 224th 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
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