Six year old cameraSome other bits and pieces
ThePhilips: I wonder why there are no tablets with matte screen?
The glare and reflections are really really annoying. After trying several tablets for the casual tasks (web, video) for couple of days, I have simply given up on the whole "tablet" idea.
If you want a matte screen on a tablet then you can buy a matte screen protector.
Timbukto: The sensor is not even the biggest insult. Its the fact that Canon purposely is using this entry level camera to clear out existing inventory of its OLD kit lens when the sharper and far superior AF STM version is already released.
I actually find this more repulsive...nickle and diming the blue collared consumer or starting enthusiast is a bigger offense to me than Nikon milking the old and rich with the DF or 58. Nikon is doing awesome with entry level. The new collapsible kit lens looks almost good enough for the 24MP sensors. The 18-140 super zoom is looking good too, and the sensors and AF on an entire slew of Nikon entry level is now indisputably just better lately.
Insulting? Repulsive? So much emotion over an inanimate object.
You've seen the street price of the 1x00D series, right?
Unleashed! Better watch out.
AbrasiveReducer: I hope Roger will do a dictionary of cliches as well, starting with "built like a tank". Is there any photo equipment that isn't built like a tank? Didn't think so.
I've got a water tank that's made of plastic.
One that really gets me, although it's not exclusively photography related – but which appears quite often on these gear-oriented forums – is "pull the trigger on" in the context of purchasing something. Ugh.
Is it really too difficult to say "buy"?
IchiroCameraGuy: I looked at this Note 3 when picking new phone a few weeks back...didn't seem enough of a difference between this and LG Optimus G Pro for the Sammy to be 3x the price.
If camera quality is at the top of the list then Nokia's best seems the choice.
I didn't expect to have to explain this!
Convert the example to Fahrenheit. Now the comparison is 86°F vs 50°F. Did it suddenly become only 1.72 times as hot? Remember; the conditions haven't changed, only the system of measurement has. Celsius and Fahrenheit are not absolute scales (they are relative; their absolute counterparts are the Kelvin and Rankine scales), and neither are subsidised phone prices.
Three times the price? Surely you jest.
Unless you've been comparing subsidised prices, which is a bit like claiming that 30°C is three times as hot as 10°C.
Rupert Bottomsworth: It's great to see DPR spending their time reviewing the really important stuff.
While we're being sarcastic and making up statistics, I'm sure you'd agree that the vast majority of non-μ4/3 users (a larger group, I'm sure you'd agree...) would be more interested in this lens as a curiosity. I know I am, and that's evidently all that matters.
Combatmedic870: Im disappointed.... I really feel they could have done more with it. Heck I could have improved it more then this(front dial, 1/4000 SS, Improved the lens)!
Well....Im sure its a good camera.
But... it's been unleashed!
rb59020: That's 1,265.00 US Dollars, or 1,987.00 Euros or 6,421.00 Quid ;-)
No Sony E-Mount? NEX users can't catch a break.
Well, being designed for a µ4/3 image circle, it probably wouldn't be much good on a NEX.
Cameron R Hood: Wonder if THIS front element is held on with double-sided tape? I will NEVER buy anything from this company, and I won't let the photographic community forget the foundation on which they built this company.
You say you "won't let us forget", but we have to know what you're talking about before we can move on to forgetting about it...
I'm not sure what's going on here.
mosc: True or false, this is the brightest zoom * crop factor ever? f1.8 x1.5 = f2.7
I'm not sure what is but this certainly isn't; Angénieux produced a 28-70 f/2.6 in Nikkor F-mount more than 20 years ago.
exp1orer: Clifton Cameras shop in UK actually sells this lens for £649 and you can pay it monthly (12/24/36/48 months) at 19.9% APR. DPR's quoted price is much higher than what most UK retailers have.
That's because it's the suggested retail price.
And also when you buy something on credit at 20% interest, they can afford to "discount" it.
OneGuy: Win8 is terrible on my PC, with touchscreen no less. I don't see how anyone with Win8 experience would get a phone based on that.
I am happy Microsoft has a competitor and hope to see Android in a 7in tablet with a removable (Bluetooth) earpiece for voice.
Nokia? HP? Too close to MS. Camera with instant connection to social networks? Nice, but will not set you free.
Windows Phone 8 != Windows 8
hwttdz: I finally realized why I dislike the name ultrapixel so much, because 1 ultrapixel = 10^42 megapixels. It's an si-prefix.
Where did you hear that?
Official SI prefixes go as far as 10^±24, and ultra isn't one of them.
IMO the only reason you need to dislike "ultrapixel" is that it's ridiculous and marketing driven. :)
kevin_r: So here we have a team of highly intelligent engineers work together, using the latest equipment and techniques in technology to create a very complex piece of equipment - which just so happens falls far short of the capabilities of the eye of the dragonfly.
The eye in the dragonfly is connected to an unbelievable control system which allows it to keep track of parallel flying insects and keep itself perfectly synchronized in order to fool the prey that it is not pursuing it.
So how does the dragonfly get to get it's eyes and control system together, all by the mindless, random machinations of biological mutations?
Me thinks it's a bridge too far. But then, your mileage may vary.
About the tech itself- great stuff! The possibilities for applications are almost endless.
It's funny how creationists manage to shoehorn their screwball beliefs into completely unrelated discussions.
Beat Traveller: Brace yourself... the 'equivalent aperture' posts are coming.
Does it bother you?