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.
photophile: Still no mention of RAW support! I have had the Nexus 5 for a few months now. Great phone/gadget etc - but less than stellar camera output. Crunches 8MP worth of data down to sub 2MB - with fairly strong detail smearing. Was hoping RAW would offer a bit of headroom to PP my own pics.
Wait for Android 5.0, it is just a few days now...
What is so bad about it? Seems like a perfect thing for those who want its huge size. Sure, if you want bloatware and no updates (or very late update once et best), you might choose something else except Nexus. If you want low quality and no support, you may even choose Samsung or even Huawei.
Eric Calabros: "Though this kind of shot results in expected sensor noise"Sorry, I didn't expect that much
Sony 4/3 sensor in most Olympus m43 cameras, Panasonic GH3 and probably Kodak S-1 does not have a noise problem at ISO800. Not at all.As you can see from that comparison, more than 2 y/o Olympus E-PM2 beats Canon G1X Mk II in every category by a very good margin:http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-PowerShot-G1-X-Mark-II-versus-Olympus-PEN-E-PM2___941_840Yes, it is maybe slightly smaller than the crop used in G1X2, but technology matters more.
"starting at $649"
Big departure from the value of previous Nexus phones, starting from $299 for Nexus 4 (initially, even before $100 drop) and $349 for Nexus 5.Still better than $850 for unlocked/off contract Samsung Note 4, and combined with much better software update support for any Nexus compared to what Samsung does, it is still a much better value for those who like the gigantic phones.
Kevin Coppalotti: Dynamic range.want.more. any thing coming?
Rishi, you base it on DxOMark score, right? But they score "Dynamic Range" on the normalized (to 8mpix) DR, not on on-pixel DR. If you look at the graph in "Screen" mode, you will see that base DR is within measurement error. Every pixel in A7s has 3 times of full well capacity of A7R, it needs 2 more bits of ADC to quantize that properly. I would not be surprised that A7s DR limiting is CAUSED by the same ADCs as used for A7R instead of using 16-bit ones (with 4 times higher resolution).
mpgxsvcd: For me the LX100 is an alternative to buying the 12-35mm F2.8 lens for my GH4. I compared the LX100 to the GH4 sample test images and the LX100 looks like a great match for the GH4 and my 35-100mm F2.8 lens.
The GH4 has slightly better RAW noise characteristics but I like the color reproduction and lens of the LX100 better than the 12-35mm F2.8 m4/3s lens.
I think the LX100 is a home run. The 1 inch sensor cameras don’t look so great next to it now that we have seen some RAW files.
Suntan, you missed the part "will not sell for many customers" in my post to which you answered.