IcyVeins: These prizes are so political. why don't they give a prize to someone who takes a nice positive photograph instead of people who are using photography to further political narratives? A crying girl is hardly "breaking news."
If you understand, I don't need to explain. If you don't understand, I can't explain...
Jogger: While it is nice work. The Pulitzers are always biased towards American/Western content. In this case, they seem to be taking a political bent to is as well.
An Afghan photographer, living in Afghanistan, taking a picture of an Afghan child shocked about a bomb and the murder around her, yet another a mindless act of the Taliban, all from a french photo agency..
Err, did I miss something.. ?!
A superb photo, but sad that it had even happened. Hossaini himself said he cannot bear to look at the photo now, too painful..
Great photos (in photojournalism) tell great stories, they may be shocking, but that's their nature and certainly the nature of this prize. No cuddly picture here...
Don't understand the comment about political, what on earth is "political" (in the sense of a standpoint) about this photo, it's a girl in shock at war..
Balooziggy: Does anyone have an idea when both new Canon DSLR's will make the mainstream? I heard end of March but still no sign of either????
The 5D MKIII is in the window of my local camera dealer, the Nikon D800 and D4 too - all 3 without price for some reason (sticker shock? :-)
(Berne, Switzerland BTW)
Very impressive results for the D800 in my opinion, clearly the best bar the 645d although a test against the 5D3 would be more useful/interesting (and no doubt will be done asap).
The 645d is absolutely amazing - in another league, wish I could afford one without selling one of my kids.. (actually, not sure even that would buy one..:-)
bgbs: From what I'm getting, professionals only want video. Previe please produce an article about those pros who are not interested in video
I do think the link for the second page is a bit lost at the bottom of the article (to distinguish between the social media location and colour and the start of the comments or ads) and design generally is a bit confusing and would question why 2 pages are needed anyway.. (pages..?! it''s the internet.. :-)
alfaflash: Totally useless article. Who cares what a bunch of pros think of a camera they have not used? It's just self serviing publicity for four working pros. We need hands,-on real world feedback.
I disagree, it's interesting to hear what features they really value even though it might not relate to my specific interest.
Clearly what they value is significantly influencing camera design and features.
These are only 4 professionals and don't represent the views of all, but as a kind of blog article I think it's absolutely fine and why not, you don't have to read it..
To be honest I think DP should disable comments on stories and articles, the range of comments we have seen lately such as the World Press Photo 2012 winners have been beyond embarassing and add no value whatsoever to the article itself or the website and surely that's the whole point?
NikonScavenger: I hope that this brings down good used D700 prices, since I can't drop 3 large on a camera, but let's pretend I win the lottery.
-I'm not thrilled about the huge photosensor, I'd have preferred a lower density FF sensor from the D4. Even if the photos aren't grainy, the massive file size will burn through CF and SD cards and expose any lens irregularities, making my Tamron and Sigma collection virtually worthless.-Four frames per second reminds me of my 5D, I'd have traded a few extra frames for MP-The 800E sounds really cool, and I've seen cameras with the AA filters taken out do some interesting things but does it reduce the overall daily usefulness of the camera.-what is the ISO performance in low light with a 1.4 lens. That's what I really care about in my shooting.
The sensor is not huge it's a standard FF 36*24...
Rather obviously you don't have to use the full resolution..
Why would a company like Nikon give a damn about other companies "less than perfect" lenses..? Surely the whole point is to improve IQ!!! (if, indeed, this camera does)
Ergo607: Just when you thought memory card format war was over, everyone jumps at micro sd. Someone please give me a hint why they are doing this...
I think it's because any tablet manufacturer that actually has an external card slot (hence, not the idiots at Apple) seem to have standardised on micro-SD and the tablet is probably the best way to bore your grandmother with your photo collection...
dbo: Neither fish nor fowl...
Actually I ask myself where Nikon tended to place the 1.
Somehow became a hybrid between system camera and enthusiast compact.As a system camera it delivers too few, in both picture quality and handling, as a enthusiast compact camera it's too expensive.
Despite this there is at least one thing I found amazing with the 1. This is continuous shooting. Works very well. However it doesn't really help to overshine the 1's wakenesses.
So, for me, the next question is would my girlfriend get the Nikon V1/J1 or the G1x? :-)
I would have guessed the J1, but actually she said neither - the J1 zoom range is lousy and what's this huge lump on the front (aka a lens..) that would make it difficult to fit in her handbag :-)
(she choose an XZ-1..)
(other issues were price (both) and in the case of the G1x, size/weight etc)
ZAnton: I bet they will be as expensive as hell as everything from Pana/Oly. You get half of the ASP-C sensor, dark, unsharp lens with huge distortions, CA etc. at the price of Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. You can say it's the price of the size, I say, it is a price of commertial and marketing.
it's true that m4/3 is not half the size, but 60%.(somewhat less of a difference than that between FF and APS-c which is 18%..)
The lenses for M4/3 are ridiculously expensive compared to canonikon, and whilst I love my E-PL2 the price of the glass IS a deterrent...
For me, in terms of photographic art, this is the best of the bunch! Love it!
CameraLabTester: EXIF is old stuff
Look to the future via telecoms signal
All expensive cameras (>$1000) should have an IMEI for camera and enabled by the owners to work via mobile activation.
Stolen cameras become useless (only for parts) when deactivated via mobile signal.
well, given that GSM phones have for years been traceable by exactly this method but, despite there being an international database for "stolen" phones, it has been totally ignored by the industry and has had next to zero effect on theft of mobile devices so I don't hold much hope of any half-baked idea of either using EXIF or IMEI as there's actually no will from the industry to address the problem... Call me cynical but every time there's a theft there's a new phone sold and a host of charges earned by operators so why would a camera be any different..?
Well, I wouldn't - the frog is the subject and I find the twig quite distracting..
Tom Goodman: The manufacturers can invent new labels for cameras nearly as quickly as they can variations for existing ones. "Enthusiast" is perhaps the most pernicious of these labels. The S95 and its competitors within this dubious category are simply inadequate to make quality images (and here's the important part) for anyone who has more than "enthusiasm" for photography. Any time I have taken my S95 with me instead of my Nikon D300 I have regretted the decision.
c'mon, give he guy a break, would you say this to his face in such a way! He was not commenting on either the Canon or Nikon, but the use of the term 'enthusiast' which is certainly not correct for an S95/S100.
The fact that we all want the holy grail of a pocketable camera with the IQ of a medium format camera does not justify the abuse when Tom says it a canon s95 cannot reproduce the results of a D-SLR.
This should be obvious, and neither does he seem to expect it - just that the use of the term 'enthusiast' implies this to somebody who may not know anything about the subject!!
RedFox88: Nice looking samples, beats the Sony 24 MP sensor easily. Samsung got it right! More detailed, sharper photos than Sony even the NX200 being pre-production. Well done Samsung!
err, maybe I'm missing something, but how do you know this?
Until there are good (the standard..) comparison shots (and not just samples) it's impossible to say, right?
The lens is not particularly fast, and the first thing my GF would say is" what, no built-in flash..?!" I think they've completely misunderstood what people "upgrading" from a P&S compact expect...
Given the similar criticism of the (more enthusiat oriented) E-P1&2, which they then changed with the (more consumer biased) E-PL1, it's really strange that they've now gone in the completely opposite direction with the E-P3 now having an in-built flash and the more consumer oriented products not...
Actually, whilst I am not against more reviews of anything (lets face it, it's the main reason we first came here..) I think there is, to my mind, a distinct lack of progress in the direction of the one thing that all people say is the most important - the lenses!
I would much rather see more lens review...
PaulSnowcat: A new processor again? They must be kidding... What progress they still want to squeeze from that several years old sensor? Even more noise reduction?
are you forgetting the new G3 sensor?
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