Brersville: Can someone please confirm: Is this deal with or without a lens?
The Samsung comes with a kit lens.
forpetessake: I wouldn't swap any new DSLR for NX500. There is a reason they go cheap on ebay. I had NX500 a month ago and wasn't impressed with it. The kit lens is cr@ppy and a waste of MPixels -- any Rebel would do better. There is also some kind of shutter shock resulting a many blurred images at around 1/100 sec. And the jpeg engine is poor also. So if you are tempted by Samsung, just buy Sony A6000 and avoid all that and save money as well.
New DSLR, what are you talking about?
You can swap a working DSLR from 2004 if you like.
And no, the kit lens on the NX500 is not crappy, though I guess there are two. Are you talking about the 18-55 or the small powered zoom?
fmian: I imagine a lot of NX500 bodies will be on eBay following this event..
Depends how much you think your time is worth.
And I don't dispute that some will just sell it.
But I'd guess most would use it, unless they were absolutely dedicated to some DSLR system.
Joe Huckleberry: According to the terms/conditions there is no lens included. You would think they would have at least included their el cheapo lens.
Having been to one of these events, it's with a lens.
No, I didn't have a camera to trade, and had no interest in standing in line overnight.
lambert4: I would totally do this, what a cool offer.
You'd likely have to stand in line overnight.
That doesn't follow.
Most getting rid of a DSLR aren't only ever going to use DSLRs, so will likely try this, could then sell it later maybe.
What you've described is convoluted. And you have to stand in line overnight to get the deal. So it's effort for the 1 to 1 trade.
Zvonimir Tosic: Samsung is not quitting camera business, apparently. But they are so desperate and angry at everyone else in the industry that they will do their worst pranks to make others leave camera business in disgust.
The Samsung deal is significantly different.
That's a discount for trading in an old DSLR for a Sony A7. And you get the money refunded after purchase. It's a perfectly good discount, but the price will drop that much in 10 months any how.
With the Samsung deal, you give them a working DSLR of any vintage and you get an NX500+kit lens.
There is NO purchase involved.
And Samsung isn't quitting, you can read the statement over at IR.
They maybe getting out of P&S cameras.
This is giving away an excellent camera for any working DSLR, at least in the USA I've never seen Sony do anything like this.
"angry at everyone in the industry"?
I don't follow?
Ben O Connor: Fear Samsung,
Why on Earth you don't accept the fact and make a m43 mouth camera?It can be bigger sensor, you can even make your own lens line up... But do it in M43 way. Your biggest competitor is Sony! Panasonic is nothing compare to them.
The optically best Samsung lenses are better than Fujis.
justmeMN: (USA) With the exception of this event, Samsung is an invisible camera brand. I have never seen one on a store shelf, or in a user's hand, or in a television commercial, or in a newspaper advertising circular, or...
My locally owned camera store sells Fuji, Leica, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, and Sony cameras, but even they don't carry Samsung cameras.
I've seen Samsung cameras at a Best Buy, that's based in Minnesota.
Special tables too.
Guess that means the NX30 is out of production.
The NX500 really could have used some kind of EVF.
You do have to give up a working DSLR.
And the NX500 is an excellent body.
So your "logic" only sort of works if someone has a few working DSLR bodies and wants to get rid of the one from say 2005.
WACONimages: Where is the haze removal function in my bought/payed copy of LR6???
That was a huge failure Adobe to leave that out and only available for the monthly subscribers. No way I ever gonna do that. I didn't find/read any documentation that the Haze Removal function weren't in the full payed single copies of LR6
"workflow-based", that's a new term.
Whatever, LR is more limited that Photoshop.
And both fit in the same space, unlike battleships and destroyers.
No, it means that LR is missing at least this one very strong editing tool.
I'm sure there are others, but can't be bothered to check.
marianco: These are bad, dark, low dynamic range, bland, uninspiring photos.
The photos immediately convinced me to NOT buy the DXO ONE Camera.
I would rather carry a Sony RX100 II camera with me.1. It would be much quicker to use for candid photos2. It allows external flash to improve people photos and to improve lighting of the dark portions of the photos.3. It has the same resolution as the DXO ONE Camera. I4. It is as easily pocketed as the DOX ONE Camera.
I would also rather use an iPhone 6S PLUS for photography since at 12 megapixels, it would do a better job than the DXO ONE.
With the claims about the iPhone 6S+ you seem a bit confused about pixels, sensor size and image quality.
Yes, in many ways the RX100II, though it doesn't have a great lens, is a better choice if you're going to carry a separate small camera. DXO still gets more out of the same sensor, so does Panasonic with the CM1.
foxyterrier: It really is a love/HATE issue with Adobe -- too bad there is not good alternative out there. They'd lose so many of us.
I hope they read these comments to see how many of us are NOT HAPPY WITH ADOBE.
Every company has a personality and Adobe's personality SUCKS.
For editing PS 12 (I assume CS4) will be amazing for years.
For editing there's Paintshop, things like Xara, and others.
There's the free GIMP and Paint.NET for editing.
For raw extraction:
CaptureOne, AftershotProII, NoiseNinja, Iridient (Mac only). Silkypix 6 is a vast improvement over older versions, though the UI is still bad.
Free extraction software: UFRaw, RawTherapee, DarkTable (Mac and Linux only.)
I've seen an organizer, even tried it, but can't remember the name, it's not cheap and comes out of Portland, OR, USA.
Depending on what you're trying to do, there are some alternatives.
ProfHankD: Where's the ARW2 raw for this? Try running it through my new free tool for ARW2 artifact repair, KARWY:
For this type of scene, you might also want to turn-up the "smoothing" option on the tool (which really doesn't do smoothing, but effectively allows the texture synthesis to be more aggressive). However, leave that option at 0%,0%,0% for resolution test charts. ;-)
PS: I advocate using a standard lossless compressor like xz for archiving and KARWY can even deliver repaired DNGs xz compressed.
No, I'm not worried about you using my current images, it's the principle of cloud only processing that concerns me.
In the future, if I had images I cared to process, not simply test, then indeed I'd worry.
I'm sure some people will use the cloud service and thank you for your efforts.
I remind you, and I know you know this, uploading a dozen 36MB files is not exactly insignificant in many areas in the USA. Upload speeds are generally much slower than download.