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On 'Rising Waters' documents Superstorm Sandy devastation article (29 comments in total)
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Greynerd: Living in gale battered England it is always intriguing how in the US you can build houses on the beach. You must have very good weather most of the time punctuated occasionally by storms of the like we never see.

The reality is that there will always be an occasional bad-weather-event, so even if there is usually reasonable weather, building a house almost in the water to start off with is moronic. It never fails that the same idiots who build their houses on the beach or below sea level act surprised and shocked when weather does arrive. We are all supposed to pretend its a tragedy, but the real tragedy is that anyone was foolish enough to build in these locations in the first place. Stupidity is tragic.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:43 UTC

absolute waste of money...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:08 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)

They should be selling this for right at $1000. Not sure what the extra $300 on the price tag is all about.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 16:53 UTC as 158th comment | 6 replies
On Can computer corrections make simple lenses look good? article (162 comments in total)

Image (a) is ridiculously awful, while image (b) is just plain terrible. I'd prefer NEITHER please.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 19:18 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On Roger Cicala investigates accuracy of lens adapters article (48 comments in total)

Meh...I have seen very, very few complaints on DPR of people getting bad results from adapters, and I swear the pickiest people on Earth use this website. In practice, its just not a real issue.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 16:22 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On Sample gallery: Apple's iPhone 5s post (105 comments in total)
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MrTaikitso: I don't think these a special at all I am afraid and cannot believe how people on DPreview commenting think otherwise. My Samsung Galaxy Note (original one) took way better pictures. More punchy, clean etc. The noise in these is terrible and that's even allowing for it being a phone camera. (I have no bias towards any manufacturer.) Sorry to be a bubble burster!

My Samsung Galaxy Note.........I have no bias towards any manufacturer.


Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 22:57 UTC
On Sample gallery: Apple's iPhone 5s post (105 comments in total)

These panos look freaking great for having been made on a camera phone. Really nice stitching on the image borders. I'm shocked.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 22:05 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (588 comments in total)

The 1 system was dead, but this actually delivers a small breath of new life. Having a niche product and pricing it like a mass-market product should ensure it gets a lot of looks at least from that small market and maybe even some looking for more flexibility.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 16:05 UTC as 96th comment | 2 replies

Glad to see a conventional sensor option in the lineup. Will be nice to see some results from a good-old Bayer-filtered sensor. :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 14:32 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

Greatly appreciate them offering a non-xtrans option...if this rumor is legit. They have opened up another category of the market that was annoyed by the raw-processing issues and demosaicing weaknesses of the x-trans scheme. The x-trans filtering scheme has some benefits but also some critical weaknesses.

Congrats to Fuji for a move toward broader acceptance.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 20:33 UTC as 57th comment | 3 replies

Interesting, but even in bright daylight, the image quality is terrible. The samples on their website are noisy and grainy in all conditions.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 12:15 UTC as 17th comment

Very nice. Seems Nikon is finally listening to consumers in regard to their P&S cams. Same great lens and sensor and now a much desired good-resolution EVF. Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 09:04 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply

Oh well...good price, but the highest I have is CS2. Guess I lose out and still won't be buying in.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 22:22 UTC as 268th comment
On Samsung debuts Galaxy Gear smartwatch post (20 comments in total)

This is the ugliest design for a smart watch I've ever seen.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 20:53 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies

If the QX100 was the size of the QX10, it would be a LOT more attractive.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 19:22 UTC as 38th comment

$500 with no raw support? No thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 15:30 UTC as 72nd comment | 4 replies
On DxOMark tests Canon EOS 70D sensor and lenses article (133 comments in total)

So they have good on-sensor AF married to the same poor DR sensor they've always had. This is starting to sound like a broken record. Please, Canon, do some serious upgrades to your designs and fab-shop. Even Samsung (NX300's sensor) is passing you now by a fairly wide margin. You don't appear to want to compete anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 17:00 UTC as 41st comment | 9 replies
On Sony A3000 preview (677 comments in total)

Shoulda titled this "Wolf in Cheap Clothing?"...that EVF doesn't belong on any even remotely serious camera. I was really hoping for a little less compromise (not the 2.4M EVF but maybe something in the 1-1.4M dot range), but this thing belongs on a P&S (see LVF1), not on an ILC.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 13:12 UTC as 175th comment | 2 replies
On Promotional fiasco injures 20 at LG event post (35 comments in total)

BB guns and spears?? People had guns and spears??? I wonder how people got hurt.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 21:02 UTC as 32nd comment
On Is Sony making a sensor/lens combo for smartphones? post (110 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: Neat idea...and by "neat" I mean "stupid" and "ill-conceived".

I have an rx100 with a eye-fi card I use to transmit to my ipad/iphone, but never have I thought the ergonomics would somehow be improved by duct-taping the camera t my phone and controlling it via wifi. Unless they've worked some SERIOUS magic from what is currently available anywhere else in terms of live wifi control, it's an inherently compromised setup. And it looks fugly.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 00:34 UTC
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