Talk while you are at it, add some spit on the sensor.
spidercho: I use 5 SD cards A-Data for 9 years and I had 3 of them broken from nothing. Two lock/unlock broken buttons and one broken card from putting in and outside the camera.
Now I use SanDisk and they are better.
"I was able to shoot more than 1,000 raw photos on a battery charge with my Sony A55, a camera that supposedly has short battery life of about 300 to 400 shots."
"Battery life" CIPA rates is with flash every 2nd shot.
erotavlas: just use film.....problem solved.
Can it handle a ray of light?
Wes Syposz: the real news would if Apple announced moving back its manufacturing to US of A...
MacPro is made in the US.fedway, you don't need any education to do the menial assembly jobs Apple outsources. Actually, education will make such jobs unbearable.
chlamchowder: Not sure we (photographers) are the target market for this?People who just browse the web, check email, and occasionally edit a few documents won't mind having less storage and no micro-sd slot.
On the other hand, the only attractive feature I see is the display resolution. Every other spec is kind of mediocre.
Resolution is a bit too much. In practice it just slows down your work and uses up your battery faster - unless you are using a magnifying glass to look at pixels instead of looking at the whole picture.
dr8: 16 & 32Gb & no expansion port says, "we have no idea what is going on in the real world - but it's more like 'iStuff' now, and that's all that matters!" .... at least they got the speakers on the FRONT & in proper ORIENTATION to watch video content with real stereo audio!
grasscatcher: Google has gotten away from microSD slots (they had them on their first Nexus tablet), because they want you to use the cloud for storage. By using the cloud, they can track your data better (and big data is the future for big money). Problem for me is that I am often away from WiFi, or even cellular data providers, so I really need offline storage, especially for things like offline mapping programs and the like, that use a lot of storage space.
32GB is plenty for everything but storing lots of video (and RAW photos), for which tablets should not be used anyway. If you don't like clouds (like I do not like them), you can always use local NAS, and even expose the NAS to the Internet to your personal consumption.
Romasito: Finally! By the looks of it, it is a proper 4:3 aspect ratio just like iPad... the most natural one to read on! Not sure what's with that 16:9 or similar rations on the rest...
They are not for reading but for watching movies, you know, what most people do more often than reading books.Also, for reading it does not matter much.Most websites today are being optimized for 16:9 monitors too.
jmajors: Where is Photos that Apple promised to deliver with Yosemite because I downloaded Yosemite OSX and I see no Photo app.
They have released new iPhoto (9.6 for Yosemite) yesterday.
Kiril Karaatanasov: The Nexus line is going from bad to worse. I have had all Nexus phones to date but just bought Xperia Z3 Dual to replace the Nexus 5. Nexus 6 is no starter except I may get one to use as debugging tool. Why Motorola? Sony, LG and may be HTC or even Huawei would have been better choice... Motorola are proving every year for past 5 years to be the worst Android brand.
"Not so. Sony have very open and clear update policy. Much similar to the one you have for Nexus - well a couple months delay behind Nexus at worst."
Really? KitKat for Z1 was released in Mar'14, Nexus 5 arrived with KitKat in Oct'13. It is not a couple of months.Heck, it was released in Sep'14 with 4.2 when 4.3 was available on my Nexus 4 for 2 months! My March, Z1 was 8 months behind , and will it be ever updated to 5.0? Probably not ever.
"Z3 battery lasts 6 days - 12 hours on nexus 5."
Total BS. In the same conditions, running the same apps, they would behave about the same.
chicoes: So just to understand, the bending is because he used a big F number?
It is not a sarcastic answer. If you don't have the banding (not "bending", unless you are talking about deforming your camera), that means you keep your shadows dark, with no detail in them. Try to raise the shadow detail, and you will see noise and banding.
No, banding is because he used a camera with Canon sensor.
MPA1: What's the point of a camera without a viewfinder?
Most cameras are used without a viewfinder. I have seen even DSLRs used with rear screen, despite how slow they are in this mode.
AbrasiveReducer: As with all Canon cameras, dynamic range is fine if it's overcast but takes some knowledge to deal with in higher contrast situations. Exposing for a full minute at 800 ISO doesn't seem like a good idea, either. Other than that, it looks like a nice package with a decent sized sensor. I'd like to see a nice holiday rebate but since the original G1X is still in the line at $550 retail, probably not.
I think I have seen the original G1X for $350 or so somewhere.
Sirandar: No matter how good it is, it is obsolete with no micro SD card.
Too bad ... I was interested. If the 64GB one was a reasonable price I might consider it, but you can usually never find those and if 649$ is starting price, the 64GB will be 849$.
My crappy Galaxy S3 with 100GB is still a better phone for me because it is more than quick enough, does everything well enough and I can store all my files, music and pics on it and never sync again unless there is something new I want to put on. And you can get an S3 now almost for free.
64GB in the States is $699.
MikeFairbanks: I just re-read the article and it says they won't be available for a while and pre-orders coming soon. I wish they would stop this trend and, instead, release them the very day (or next day) after announcement. But that's just me.
Why? You prefer to be kept in the dark about an upcoming release for a few more weeks? Then don;t read news.
Tripeiro: I have the Nexus 5 and it was a great value for money purchase. Top end specs at a very affordable price, that was its appeal, even with shady omissions (SD card). Double the price for a similar updated offer? Go away Google, Huawey and LG are still around to offer high-end specs for decent prices.
$649 for a 32GB phablet is still lower than $800 for Samsung Note 4. Of course it is not the same super value as Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 had been.
Jogger: When did everyone start carrying around $800 phones in their pockets.. the new iPhone 6+ is $1100 + taxes.. wtf.
$1100? Where is it? Here in the US it is $649 for 32GB model, $699 for 64GB.You probably have to thank your government for the extra cost.
0mega: It is a bumper that the new nexus 6 cost more than I wanted, best is to wait a few months that will likely get $50 drop and tax free, I won't go get one right away that included tax will surpass $700 mark. Or just wait till new android L if it can really help improve my nexus 5 battery, the main issue i had with nexus 5 is the horrible battery life can only last 4-6 hours in moderate usage.
Horrible battery life is probably because you use the stock email app (yellow icon) with some mail service which is not optimized for it (yahoo?). Use some other mail app, like Yahoo mail for yahoo account. I know 2 (TWO) people for whom it made a huge difference.