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Marcos Villaroman: Is this the same company/device that advertised Android compatibility during the Kickstarter and then backed away from Android support soon afterwards?

If so, this is not the kind of company I want to support, especially given the $150 price tag.

They never said it was going to be universal. When they introduced the Android app, they made it clear which phones were supported and which were not. I think it's fair to say that they have been slow with the Android app and updates, but it's not fair to claim that they misled backers.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 11:54 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)
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teohyc: I like it that Fuji did not change the battery model. All the previous NP95 batteries that you bought in the past can still be used in this model.

This is the same as the X-cameras. All the extra batteries you bought can be used in the X-Pro, XE and XT. Fuji also do not lock their batteries via firmware.

No battery innovation will get you a 100% improvement in battery life than a using an extra battery. Sure, you can innovate on improving battery capacity, but don't go changing the battery model everytime you get that 20% more life or whatever.

@Digimat It might be worth reading Zack Arias's "first look at the X100T" article, as he says that he thinks the battery indicator issue is fixed. I suspect that the batteries Fuji uses have the technology to accurately report remaining charge, but the cameras (until now) didn't use it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 07:03 UTC
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EssexAsh: and no shots to demonstrate how good the IS is. Thanks for nothing DP.

You should demand your money back.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:08 UTC
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ArcaSwiss: I'm still not getting why this kind of article is seen by the editor as appropriate for this site. I don't come here to read this sort of thing.

Well don't read it then.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 21:17 UTC
On Fujfilm interview: 'The only way is to keep innovating' article (228 comments in total)

I can't believe how open he was. The stuff about introducing too many models at once was what I thought at the time, but it's very interesting to hear an executive of the company say it. Also, the attachment rate information is very significant. Congratulations to DPR on getting this interview; it really is very informative.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 11:56 UTC as 76th comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1645 comments in total)
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KL Matt: For anyone looking for the roadmap of exactly how DPR plans to take this particular mirrorless camera down a peg or two in the full review, it's right here:
"However, in combination with the increasingly comprehensive-looking lens range, it's pretty clear that Fujifilm doesn't see the X-T1 as competing with mirrorless cameras, but with the enthusiast-level DSLRs such as the Canon 70D, Nikon D7100, and Pentax K-3."
I.e. we're going to selectively ignore the advantages of mirrorless to focus on the weaknesses by comparing apples to oranges yet again. Note that DPR is actually planning on *punishing* this Fuji in the review for having a strong lens lineup. Kafkaesque. Who the heck does this make sense to, anyone?

Your post makes no sense at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 08:09 UTC
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grumpycat: No zoom feature so it is useless on phone!

Have you tried the app? Or is there not a version for your phone?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 20:22 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (222 comments in total)
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GXRuser: Missing EVF is an issue. Same for the XA-1.

If only there was some way to get an X-trans sensor with an EVF. Fuji should really address that gap in the market. In fact they might benefit from trying to invent some sort of hybrid OVF/EVF. I wonder if there could be a market for such a thing? It might even be worth them considering introducing such a thing for both fixed and changeable lens cameras. If I were them I might be tempted to go for something like a 35mm equivalent for the fixed lens version. What do other people think?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 17:15 UTC
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arhmatic: I really need to question Fuji on this one...

Do we really need FOUR tiers?
What's next now? an X camera phone

They are really diluting the initial retro concept of the X cameras, as the real pro oriented mirrorless... this is why I initially bought into the system. Terrible move, if you ask me.

Are you suggesting that your decision on whether you buy the 23mm f1.4 is based on what cameras it can be attached to? That seems to be an odd way to make a decision.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 05:54 UTC
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Stealthy Ninja: I live in Hong Kong and honestly these pictures (though very nice) aren't too special. Most people could go out and take these photos pretty easily if they lived here. In fact on his page number 8 looks very similar to a place nearby where I live.

They look pretty nice though, don't get me wrong.

It's a pretty special project in my opinion. Of course lots of people could have taken the photos, but nobody else thought that it might be interesting to take a whole series and create a project out of them.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 07:41 UTC
On Nikon launches budget-friendly Coolpix L620 ultra zoom article (40 comments in total)

In the first para you have "L820" instead of L620.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 05:11 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On Just posted: Our Fujifilm X-M1 hands-on preview article (117 comments in total)
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schaki: I find it somewhat laughable that Fujifilm have copied the "M" from Leica rangefinders at the same time as using the M for their most simple model which in fact should be for the X-Pro1.
So what is the next joke from Fujifilm? Probably that the jpegs with badly smudged foliage still remain unchanged from previous models in the X-series? At least i might guess so unless they've some other bad card to play on..
I could have considered the X20 if it not had been for that very irritating flaw.
At least they've got the tilt-lcd right with the X-M1. Hope to see options with low NR included as well and I might test one.

Are we to understand that you think that this camera is "laughable" because it's called the "XM-1"? Are you really trying to tell us that if it was called the "XN-1" you might take it seriously but because Leica have exclusive use of the letter "M", this camera is no good?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 17:47 UTC
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Alberto Tanikawa: Soon we'll have cameras that will not work unless they are connected to the internet. Oh, let's not forget the monthly fees in order to use it too. I thought the Nikon 1 V2 was ugly, but it seems Samsung wants to match it.[/sarcasm] Interesting concept, but no thanks.

Possibly, but what has that got to do with Samsung?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 20:10 UTC
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Alberto Tanikawa: Soon we'll have cameras that will not work unless they are connected to the internet. Oh, let's not forget the monthly fees in order to use it too. I thought the Nikon 1 V2 was ugly, but it seems Samsung wants to match it.[/sarcasm] Interesting concept, but no thanks.

This is a bit of a straw man argument, surely? Has anyone said anything about fees to use the camera? I think you're right that it's not very pretty, but there's no need to make stuff up about it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 19:49 UTC

The extent to which this is interesting depends on how much control over the camera you can have from a separate device. If you can set aperture, shutter exposure compensation, ISO etc from a remote device, that might open up some new possibilities. Otherwise, using Android (or any similar operating system) just seems a bit of a gimmicky way of getting rid of some buttons on the back of the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 19:40 UTC as 69th comment
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depscribe: This is the worst idea anybody has ever had since the beginning of time.

Why do you say that?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 19:34 UTC
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AZBlue: If this is the quality of photos produced by these photographers, they deserve to get fired.

Your comment is a classic demonstration of why you MUST read an article before commenting on it. As it is, you've made yourself look a little foolish for want of taking five minutes to understand what the article says.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 09:59 UTC
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toomanycanons: Well...employed for the past twelve years means weathering the recession that put millions out of work. Yet he kept on shooting in a paid position. Lucky him! Now he has the freedom to shoot what he wants and he opts for his iPhone? Shooting Facebook crap? Man, is this what you've been dreaming about all the time you've been paid to be a photographer?

It is hard to imagine a more comprehensive misunderstanding of the article. Unless of course you didn't read the article? If you read the article, you will be able to understand why he is taking photos with his iPhone.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 09:49 UTC
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tkpenalty: No RAW support. That's kinda pointless...

@Combatmedic870: What do you mean? Of course there are programs on tablets that support RAW. PhotoRAW does this on iOS. RawVision does it for Android. I'm sure that both OSs will have other options too.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 05:24 UTC
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sdribetahi: Do you all think they just had some scientific breakthrough only weeks after the product went out the door? No, they hadn't finished their work when the product went out the door. You have to give them credit for not trying to save face and sitting on this, but you also have to wonder who's getting fired for that goof up.

What goof up?

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 14:46 UTC
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