Ahmed ghazzawi: Go Samsung go ...this is the best device I ever owned , its not only the camera , its the whole combination .It will take me hours to explain it ...In short : it is the world in your hand .Go Samsung go
@Ahmed: what's the problem if EwanMc likes his phone that much?
JavierDiaz: A recent ruling by the Supreme Court of France states that a photo lacking an element of "originality" nor having any "artistic creativity" does not allow the photographer to claim copyright protection.
(in French) http://www.legavox.fr/blog/maitre-anthony-bem/abandon-droit-auteur-lors-mise-10488.htm
@ micahmedia: The word "Similar" as in "Similar situations" says nothing to you? Cheers.
A recent ruling by the Supreme Court of France states that a photo lacking an element of "originality" nor having any "artistic creativity" does not allow the photographer to claim copyright protection.
Totally absurd. One photo says "4mm", the other varies (say, 60mm, 24mm, etc). Not hard to guess what is what. They oughto to HIDE the foot notes to make it a "blind" test, sort of...
Samuel Dilworth: I have two Billingham bags: a Hadley Original and a 335, both in khaki canvas and tan leather with brass fittings.
They are both excellent in their own ways, a true pleasure to use, and not so very expensive, all things considered. Fogg bags are expensive – but beautiful. Birkin bags are outrageously expensive, putting any ‘luxury’ camera bag into perspective.
It’s ironic that the people complaining about the price of Billinghams invariably have the latest 5D and half a dozen top-of-the-range lenses, yet baulk at paying 200 euros for an honest bag that will outlast the gear they spent 20 times more on.
This a nice new PDF brochure from Billingham, though I’m not keen on their choice of typeface. Give me a proper serif!
@Samuel Dilworth: "It’s ironic that the people complaining about the price of Billinghams invariably have the latest 5D and half a dozen top-of-the-range lenses, yet baulk at paying 200 euros for an honest bag that will outlast the gear they spent 20 times more on."
PRECISELY. Bags don't shoot pictures, gear does.
Mrrowe8: These comments reflect canons notoriously slow movement as a company to reinvent its products .. Sadly its smacks of what American auto makers did and then act surprised they lost huge market share ... If they where smart they would offer to partner with Apple or Samsung to build the ideal "camera phone " notice the word camera is 1st .. Not a phone with a camera ..and sadly when read his refusal to make a full frame g camera means I guess I am buying the Sony and continue my switch to Nikon & by the way I am not a nikon or canon guy I am a who makes the best image making product kinda guy , hence my loss market share comment and I suspect most real consumers r like me
@migus: funny, but APS-C sensors remind me of the "brain-dead" 286 IBM processor...
Stephen_C: How many Rebels sell per 5dMkiii? APS-C is very popular and isn't going away any time soon. I think the 7D was taking sales from the more expensive full frame cameras, which is why they are shying away from a 7DMkii. That and they keep using the same 18MP APS-C sensor for the past several years.
@Stephen_C: This field moves amazingly fast. APS-C is very popular now, but prices for FF cameras are going down, and as cost also go down, it is a matter of time when big companies will be more focused on manufacturing FF sensors than APS-C. It'll be like the "brain-dead" 286 IMB PC chip. When that happens, APS-C sensors may become marginal and get phased-out altogether since companies may be more tempted to level their offerings toward FF as it becomes the standard.Therefore, market will be split between 4/3rds and mirrorless cameras, and FF more pro-oriented machines.
Samsung is a direct Canon competitor in the compact and DSRL camera fields. And its smartphones are excellent products, including especially the photographic sensors that go into them. So a deal is, IMHO, highly implausible.
Apple, on the other hand... It is big for now, but with its dictator dead for over a year, the company may find itself in need of an strategic alliance IN THE FUTURE to keep its iPhone line afloat.
Too bad he didn't address the growing gap between his Company sensors and those manufactured by Sony (of which the FF 34 MPx used in Nikon's D800 is a showcase).
By what I read, Sony sensor technology is a big leap forward while Canon has a very conservative stance. The issue seems to be not the megapixel race, but the more BETTER megapixels race, which makes it a totally different contest. And there Sony seems to have a significant advantage. If substantial technological differences exist between their sensors, then Canon may have a problem no only on the smartphone vs compact cameras field, but on the upper market as well.
Before I get shot, I must say my whole equipment (forever a Canonist) was stolen a month ago and I had to start again from scratch. I could switch brands and go for a Nikon D800. Instead, I stuck with Canon and replaced the 5D MK3 with another. But if this were to happen in two years from now, I'm not so sure Canon would be then my choice. You're welcome :-)
I've owned several BB smartphones in the past five years, the last being the 9800.
RIM left older models OUT of their last OS a year and a half ago if I remember correctly. In fact, RIM left us hanging in the wind with dated products that did not run whatever small enhancements Rthe company was making to its "new" stuff".
I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphone now, and I kid you not when I say I do not know where I left my 9800.
So with me it's GOOD BYE BLACKBERRY, HASTA NUNCA BABY. You're not to be missed.
Dames01: I don't want ot be pedantic, but I think it may be worth stating in the rules that it is illegal to publish contemporary photographs of the tower at night without permission in France and some other countries.
Great, have the owners SUE us. The French Court de Cassation (Supreme Court) may rule whatever it wants, but there are international copyright treaties - of which France is member - that regulates the public domain issues. If we don't pay to SEE the lights, then they cannot claim copyright.
Is this the best Canon can do at this year CES? Unless I missed something, they gotta be kidding....
Like ManuelVilarde says, we would need to try all of them.
I don't know about placement on his poll, I am not familiar with the OM-D EM-5 nor the Nikon D800, but as owner of a 5D Mk3 I think it deserves a place among 2012 best of.
JavierDiaz: The Canon G15 is no match for the Canon G1X, but the G1X did not make it to this list. The G15 may have a faster lens, but it still is a regular "G" series camera with a puny sensor. Worse, it reintroduced the fixed LCD.
All the while, the G1X features a near APS-C sensor, with more resolution than the G15 to boot. And most reviews including DP's own, point out the quality of its photos can rival any Canon DSRL.
I'm surprised at DPReview's choice of the G15 over the G1X. The G15 is an elaborate, luminous "point&shoot" device. The G1X is a serious Compact Camera. Surely there is a mistake somewhere. Let me clarify I own a G1X and formerly I had a G11, so I am personally aware of the differences.
cgarrard: I believe we've come a long way since 2004...
Robert, all "G" series share the same optical VF which you can also find... in the G1X, no difference there whatsoever.
The Canon G15 is no match for the Canon G1X, but the G1X did not make it to this list. The G15 may have a faster lens, but it still is a regular "G" series camera with a puny sensor. Worse, it reintroduced the fixed LCD.
Of course many good cameras had to be left out of this short list, but I'm surprised at the choice of the Canon G15 over the Canon G1X (ignored).
The G1X has an almost APS-C sized sensor while the G15 features about the same small one than its predecessors G11 and G12 albeit with more resolution. Worse, the G15 reintroduced the fixed LCD long fased-out on the G series.
Granted, the G15 has a faster lens than the G1X (not by much, mind you), but as a current owner of a G1X and formerly of a G11, I'd always choose a larger sensor over a big aperture.
DPReviews's choice seems weird to me indeed.
Freestyler: Why not support Adobes open .DNG standard as well?
Apple killed Flash.
But none of the big camera manufacturers will end up on top with its very own Raw proprietary format.
Perhaps if the smaller companies (Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax) dropped off the (for them lost) battle of independent Raw formats, and embraced DNG, that could create momentum towards a single or at least dominant RAW files system.
rrr_hhh: I was so happy to finally get the right codecs and rejoyced over the perspective to be able to see the orf thumbnails.
I hurried to download and install it, but big deception : it doesn't work with any of my orf files, be it the E-P1, the E-P3 or the E-M5 ! What a deception :-(
It works with all my other files : CRW, CR2 and RW.. but not with the orf files.
I can't understand why.
Does anyone know the name of the orf codec file and in which folder it should go or not go ?
rrr_hhh: Maybe it's the other way around: Olympus is not getting things straight.
One thing is for manufacturing giants like Canon, Sony, Nikon to keep on pushing their own RAW formats, and quite another for smaller "standards" to try doing the same.
Minor players as Olympus, Panasonic or Pentax should drop their RAW formats and embrace Adobe's DNG. That would save them and their clients a LOT of trouble since the Adobe codec is easily available.
tommy leong: something strange about Microsoft latelySeems like they are doing things with photographers in mind.
Could it be they think they are actually a competitor to Apple ?
Nerval: "(Microsoft) do(es) not bind soft and hard ware, unlike Apple for instance.."
It doesn't? Please read what NYTime's David Pogue writes about MS's tablet: " Now, for the very first tablet it has ever manufactured (in fact, its very first computer), Microsoft could have just made another iPad ripoff. But it aimed much higher. It wanted to build a tablet that’s just as good at creating work as it is at organizing it. On the hardware front, Microsoft has succeeded brilliantly. Read the specs and try not to drool on your keyboard. " [http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/technology/personaltech/microsoft-unveils-the-surface-its-first-tablet-review.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0]
Seems to me they are pretty much going after the hardware market.
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