bayoubooger: it was already mentioned sales on the "1" weren't as hot as Nikon had hoped? What the big deal?
It wasn't mentioned because it is irrelevant for this topic.
paulbysea: As per usual the media only think about Apple. What about an article about apps for Android Tablets, The Nexus 7 2 has a better screen than any apple product, which suggest it would be better suited to photographers than over priced apple products.
Wow, what an angry and sad post.They'll have their reasons why they lead the market, why their devices outsell most other mobile devices and why the customers actually buy stuff on their platform. Man, if I'd wine around for each camera test on DPR from a brand that I am not interested in... :)
ABM Barry: Samsung screen, Sony camera module, ...... Whats apple about it apart from the usual high price - sub-standard image quality and the usual itunes lock-in exploitation soft ware.
Then apple will again sue Samsung for using their very own screens!
If you ware a brown cardigan, you probably love being charged by apple for what everyone else gets for free!
Given your logic everymanufacturer should make hardware and software themselves. That leaves Sony and Samsung in even worse positions, because with your thinking, those folks would not even have an OS at hand.
Houseqatz: it's like everyone forgets that consumers purchase apple products because they, by and large, make the decisions for the consumer.. everything must be approved by apple..
i have a 4s, and it is the last iphone i plan on purchasing.. and while the live fliters are alright, and i dont' mind how their HDR mode works, or the burst.. it's no longer about doing things differently.. that was steve jobs apple.. tim cooks apple want's to compete with other manufacturers.. which is fine, bc he clearly lacks the vision for what apple was, that steve jobs had.
Boy some people never get tired repeating the same "Apple is doomed BS" for decades. Cook excels for over a decade at that company already, he didn't just start there yesterday.
If the image quality is in the same league as the other zoom, Fuji will have a popular lens - for those who really need the reach. On the other hand, it does look like a giant on the x-e1.
Fuji, now get working on that wide zoom please! :)
Most stupid looking device we've seen for months. DPR and your "connect"-sidekick might as well start reviewing CCTV cameras, but wait, their not Google or Android...
Yet another boring story from mobile phone nerds. Please bring more on actual photo gear, this constant spam with android here and there is disgustingly boring and obvious.
Nice, for a change, Google got something right. Good after the end of snapseed for Mac.
Weird to read this on the gadget-site rather than on the main photography site though.
3systermuser: so how good or bad is it in real life?how does it compare to the Sony RX1 at highISO?
Aren't these totally different cameras? The Sony is a 3000$ P&S without integrated viewfinder (shows the focus on photo enthusiast, right). Isn't a Leica X2 a more suitable comparison?
The only thing the mentioned cameras have in common is they are kind of on the smaller side.
HBowman: OK :D The Sigma DP line have nothing to worry about :)
Cameras generally don't worry. Fanboys do.
arpikusz: Is it just me or do these pictures have two things in common?
1. bad light2. bad composition
And sometimes bad white balance. :(
That's just you.
Bruce Clarke: Yawn. Why can't Samsung bring a bit of class to design? Same old plastic shiny as the S3. Marketing spend is all. Shame HTC can't match it or they might sell more.
Absolutely agree. I'd never buy it just based on this ugly design, grandpa sized screen and cheap materials.
edgar005: Same cheap plastic phone the only differens is the size
Cheap plastic in a world of aluminum and glass and some key actually tries to tell us only the I side matters? The report might not be paid by Samsung but some staff members surely wanna be part of that company. You try too hard.
vissa: The article writer obviously didn't actually test this thing. It does NOT scroll along with your eyes as described. That was hype speculation before the s iv was officially announced. It has a tilt scroll that scrolls when you tilt the phone and are looking at the phone.
It would be a nice journalistic touch if you only mention stuff you actually have tested cause its the only way of getting real product knowledge. Let Rockwell do the rest.
TimT999: I think I'm going to avoid these "hands-on" features from now on -- especially for these over-hyped consumer devices.
Every other paragraph seems to start out with a feature straight out of the company marketing materials and then says, "...but we didn't get to actually test it to see if it works properly."
A bunch of marketing specs are of absolutely no interest to a thoughtful reader. I want to know if the "feature" actually works as promised and how useful it would be in a real life situation. If you didn't test it, it's barely better than vaporware.
The same goes for the specs. The fact that the unit has 13 MP sounds great. Wow, it must be as good as a lot of point and shoots out now -- almost as good as a 14 MP DSLR. Oh wait, but what if the sensor is the same size as the old 8MP one -- some tiny chip that can't touch even a point and shoot. If that's the case then the added resolution is almost useless. Of course DP doesn't give us that fact. Just more corporate marketing.
Excellent point I think and very much agreed with Chris Noble on this one. I'll stay clear of these super important phone intros and stop wondering what DP is actually doing. G5 story is a great example. Never completed test of some Leica products another one. Instead you're busy typing up some marketing pages by Samsung.
Peiasdf: DP needs to do a flagship phone camera round up once iPhone 5S got announced and all Android phones came to market. I would wait for Nokia but when are they releasing 920's replacement?
The last thing we need on a camera testing site is more pointless mobile phone writeups. Please refer back to camera and lens reviews - and should you find additional time I'd appreciate software tests rather than ugly Android plastic nightmares.
semorg: No bloatwear with iPhone. Apple fought hard to protect the consumers from all that crap. Android and Samsung are just bunch of thieves they copied everything apple did into a cheap plastic shell. Apple does have a screen issue. But that's because they tried so hard not to fragment their screen sizes. As a mobile developer dealing with android is a pain. You have to design for so many sizes. Where as apple has tried to keep the ratio consistent and at least the width.
@gsum: That easily deserves the title for the most amount of unresearched Internet blab all crap anti apple hate talk we came across today. Really? Overcharging customers? Stealing the company name (settlement on that existed forever)? Is life really that sad that you have to jump on a thread where an ugly Samsung phone is introduced and try to argue with people on a competitor? Just don't buy it, go out, and make a better product.
Greg Gebhardt: Like it or not is IS the most advanced smart phone on earth! I want to play with it before giving up my iPhone. One thing Apple better be listening to is that we want the option of a larger screened iPhone. The small long screen is not cutting it.
I don't like the appearance and design of this thing at all. Just for convenience and size alone, this is an absolute no-go super ugly nerd phone.
rocklobster: I remember the time when all the sceptics were saying the M4/3 would not last -an opinion based largely on the relatively poor noise performance of early cameras such as the G1 and E-P1. Early adoptees who bought a collection of lenses would be really celebrating now.
@forpetesake: you are speculating on FF sensors in products that don't exist. And those will probably cost a fortune. Great if m4/3 isn't for you, just move on.
Nightwings: Nikon and Canon should get in on 4/3 band wagon .... they'd clean house overnight. Especially if they put out low priced lens adapters the same day they release the new bodies.
Because it is so much fun to run around with lenses 2x their regular focal range, and on top, they are nice, fat, heavy and oversized in many cases when mounted to a m4/3 camera. m4/3 has some really interesting lenses on their own.