Some of you who keep up with latest tech may know about the Oculus Rift, the VR headset that's been in development for a few years now, they just released their beta version 2 to the public. I have the beta v1 and had success stitching a still 360 degree panorama together then viewing it with the VR headset. There was some stretching at the bottom of the panorama, but essentially you could look around at the image by turning your head like you were there. I would love to try one of these panorama videos with the Oculus headset. Would give a whole new level of immersion to the experience.
benjicon: Lenses have always been the area of the camera market where consumers have a wide choice to chose from , especially when you consider the second hand market. People could quite easily buy a new body and use their existing collection of lenses.
This is a fantastic way for manufacturers to make the entire second hand lens market obsolete. If this makes it to production in the future we will all need to buy lenses to match our curvy sensor bodies. They may be touting it a an advance in technology, but it screams of a new way to make people buy more kit.
Good point and fair comment, I could definitely see this creeping into the fixed lens compact market, where lens and camera are always sold together. If it really is an advancement in technology and improves image quality, these these niche markets (as you say) would be a good testing ground.
Lenses have always been the area of the camera market where consumers have a wide choice to chose from , especially when you consider the second hand market. People could quite easily buy a new body and use their existing collection of lenses.
ThePhilips: This is not the first time something like this gets implemented.
But all the solutions have the same problem: latencies.
Wacoms are somewhat faster, but also have noticeable lag between the time the stroke/point is made and it is actually drawn.
I've been using a Wacom for 10 years and even the early versions of the Intuos were instant.
I think the latest version of the Mocrosoft Surface Pro with Wacom drivers is on par with the Wacom gear also.
This is another impractical drawing solution, created by people that have never spent any time drawing. The key reason these don't work is because you cant rest your hand on the screen while using the stylus. If you were to draw on paper with a pencil you naturally rest your hand on the page and sketch away, but in the video you can clearly see she has to hover her hand above the screen awkwardly using her pinky to stabilize on the top edge of the screen. The only devices that I know of that have addressed this issue are Wacom with the Cintiq and Microsoft with the Surface Pro. Palm recognition is essential.. Don't wast your money on any thing else.
I believe the poll on the dpr front page says more about the camera than this skewed review. Its trouncing the other cameras in the most popular stakes.
I think Apple missed the boat with this one.. I cant imagine Pentax, Sony, or Canon wanting to partner with them .. Maybe Olympus would like too as a kind of life line ..
I dont see how adding functionality to a device can be a negative thing. Point and shoots are a good platform to test on, more and more recently I have cursed my phones camera quality and wished I had a decent camera with an internet connection and apps so I can upload better quality images sooner.
Personally I think its a great idea, given a little time and refinement it will develop into something we all end up benefiting from, the obvious plus to a mobile OS is that you can incorporate tried and tested internet and network solutions, be it mobile data or wifi, also a huge amount of useful apps, imagine Flickr, Facebook or Photobucket, shoot photos, immediate upload to online account, could even shoot with out on board storage. About time this pushed ahead.