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.
"Battery of Z3 has about 50% more capacity, though the phone is slimmer and much much nicer. "
You cannot even count - it is 34% more capacity, and Z3 is simply much bigger and heavier. It is also twice the cost.Specs also 17 hours of talk on Nexus 5 vs 14 on Z3. Good phone no doubt, but almost fable-sized and/or claims are way exaggerated.
peevee1: 5-axis IBIS and OSPDAF working with all AF lenses and not just some Panasonic m43s and it would be almost perfect.
E-M5 - no clicking. Anyway, sound is recorded with external mic by those who want more quality. On the other hand, with most lenses there will be no OIS, and with the few lenses with OIS, rotational and translational movements are not stabilized anyway.
"My preferred method of 1080p capture on the GH4 is to bypass the internal 1080p recording options altogether, instead scaling my 4K recordings to 1080p whilst editing. Doing so is as trivial as inputting 50% for clip size on a timeline in my editing software - yet the gain in quality over the internal 1080p is enormous."
Is 100 Mbit/s 4k downscaled to 1080p really better than 200Mbit/s 1080p24 GH4 can record? Especially when fast panning or a lot of movement in the scene is present?
5-axis IBIS and OSPDAF working with all AF lenses and not just some Panasonic m43s and it would be almost perfect.
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.
"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.