happypoppeye

happypoppeye

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Joined on Aug 27, 2006

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On Just Posted: Nokia 808 PureView Review article (208 comments in total)
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Marty4650: These convergence appliances leave me cold. I don't even use the video function on my cameras. I prefer something that does one thing exceptionally well, over things that can do a lot of things somewhat well.

I realize there are lots of people who love the camera phone concept, but I really think Dpreview is casting their net much too widely now.

If they decided to start reviewing security cameras or endoscopes then someone would probably be thrilled. Because after all... they are also cameras of a sort.

IMHO, there are still plenty of real cameras that need reviewing... and that should be the priority of this website.

However, it's not my website. I am just a non-paying guest. And even with all this newly added clutter, Dpreview is still a great website.

So my opinion is just that. My opinion.

I have to disagree on a few points, all the while understanding where your coming from...
- security cameras and endoscopes are not something a consumer would usually use as a walk around type camera, a smartphone is, so maybe taking it a bit far there
- these are real cameras, and probably should be a priority for DPR right now, seeing how Samsung sold 73 million units last quarter, Apple something like 15 million ...whether you like it or not, this is the biggest sub-sector of cameras sold and ever seen. Let's face it, DPR is out to make money, and reviews like this will bring many more viewers

...over my character limit, now thats annoying

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 14:50 UTC
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (347 comments in total)

too bad I hate phones ...ha

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 04:34 UTC as 118th comment

Looks good to me. ...never used hipstamatic and would never buy an app, but I'll bet it'll rake in the bucks. Nothing wrong with having fun with photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2012 at 15:04 UTC as 10th comment
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D1N0: too bad decent camera's dont run on iOs or Android (and no the iPhone is not a decent camera you morons!)

...ain't too bright are ya

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2012 at 15:02 UTC
On Is Instagram 'debasing photography'? article (290 comments in total)

A genuinely old photo or modern snapshot? ...who cares really. If it's a modern snapshot, not only is it "filtered" but also pre-staged through the glasses, clothes and furniture.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 23:52 UTC as 123rd comment
On Panasonic DMC FZ200 preview (155 comments in total)

Pretty impressive ...the 2.8 constant that is ...makes me think that bigger sensor is not always better

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 22:52 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
On Canon issues product advisory for PowerShot S100 article (50 comments in total)
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onlooker: Canon's solution to a design defect? "exchange affected cameras regardless of the warranty status". Other companies listening?

You the man Barney...I love pointing the typos out sarcastically but am glad you guys fix them.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2012 at 20:25 UTC
On Canon issues product advisory for PowerShot S100 article (50 comments in total)
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onlooker: Canon's solution to a design defect? "exchange affected cameras regardless of the warranty status". Other companies listening?

The Canon page says nothing about exchanging, only DPR ...they do say they will repair them though.

Interpretation is a bitch, hey.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2012 at 19:14 UTC
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tkbslc: No zoom lens means this is no better than a decent cameraphone. Camera phones already allow instant sharing and have screens larger than 2x3". Don't see this being more than a relatively expensive toy that is fun for the first 2 packs of photo paper.

No zoom lens? ...so a 5dIII, D3, M9, D800, OM-D, with a good 1.4 prime is no better than a camera phone?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 20:20 UTC
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tongki: 2x3" ? what's that size uses for ?

That size "is used" for ...photos

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 03:09 UTC

Farily cheap ...now a days original ...and about a billion people on instagram screaming for something like this ...this could make a lot of money and be a screaming "hit" ...we'll see

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 02:13 UTC as 28th comment
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happypoppeye: Whats a 1/1.2 sensor ...is that big or small, I have no idea...

Thanks guys...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 22:05 UTC

Whats a 1/1.2 sensor ...is that big or small, I have no idea...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 19:25 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
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KoKo the Talking Ape: From the review: "Pocket-sized cameras with manual controls have become increasingly popular.... Arguably, Canon started it off with the S90 (a form factor that is now on its third iteration, the S100)."

I'll argue that. My beloved S80 had full PASM. IIRC, so did the S70 and S60.

A quibble, but I always felt those cameras were underappreciated. :-)

And thanks for the review, DPR!

Hey Koko ...thats what I was thinking ...I specifically remember the s70 which was a spectacular camera in its day ...and would probably hold up well to most compacts today.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2012 at 14:39 UTC
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wy2lam: very nice...compacts ARE getting out of date!

One big problem with camera phones ...they are expensive or you have to pay a monthly fee ...my little panasonic p&s doesn't comes with a monthly charge and I don't have to keep it under a two year contract ...and it was under 200 bucks ...most of the camera phones we are talking about are more than the price of an SLR.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2012 at 01:21 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
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kamenal: How do you explain a much inferior IQ of the P310 vs P300 on Studio Comparison Tool?
Thanks.

+1 on the +4 Mpixels

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 15:02 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
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Guidenet: Nikon just doesn't understand the buyers of this kind of camera, I think. Why no RAW? Why such a small sensor? Do they really think we can't see how slow this lens gets so fast? I love Nikon and have been a user of Nikon gear since 1968. I have LF Nikon lenses and enlarger lenses. I wouldn't own a CoolPix on a bargain. I do own a Canon S95 however.

Nikon ought to have two branches. They need the entry level guys who take care of most Coolpix and SLR models from D3200 to D7000. Then the other team manages high end point and shoots and D300s class and better SLRs. The high end point and shoots would get a different name. The Nikon One is in the entry level class because of it's controls. A better balanced Nikon One might get marketed by the high end group later.

I can't imagine a person who'd own a D300s or D800 who would consider a compact that couldn't store RAW files. I just don't know what's wrong with them sometimes. What would it take to store RAW files? Software!

davebot900 ...not sure if your missing anything but if you are check under the couch cushions or under the seat in your car ...thats where I usually find missing items ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 15:00 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: People buy a P&S camera to shoot raw? Why?

Not sure ...maybe because they don't know how to shoot in jpeg...???...

No, seriously though, because these are the people who are more worried about technical specs than photo ability ...sharpness over focal point, micro contrast over composition, etc, etc ...and you do have to remeber this is a gear site, not a photography site

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:55 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
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Guidenet: Nikon just doesn't understand the buyers of this kind of camera, I think. Why no RAW? Why such a small sensor? Do they really think we can't see how slow this lens gets so fast? I love Nikon and have been a user of Nikon gear since 1968. I have LF Nikon lenses and enlarger lenses. I wouldn't own a CoolPix on a bargain. I do own a Canon S95 however.

Nikon ought to have two branches. They need the entry level guys who take care of most Coolpix and SLR models from D3200 to D7000. Then the other team manages high end point and shoots and D300s class and better SLRs. The high end point and shoots would get a different name. The Nikon One is in the entry level class because of it's controls. A better balanced Nikon One might get marketed by the high end group later.

I can't imagine a person who'd own a D300s or D800 who would consider a compact that couldn't store RAW files. I just don't know what's wrong with them sometimes. What would it take to store RAW files? Software!

If I want to take shots in RAW, well, I would use my D700 or D800...???... leave it out, make it cheaper.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 01:27 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
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Yod: Consideriing this camera has a smaller sensor than the S100 and still manages to deliver image quality that is almost the same,we can assume that this is a very good camera indeed,without getting you worried about the terrible Lens Error message so common in the S series.I´m a Canon user.Best wishes.Yod

Yep...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 01:24 UTC
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