Michael Ma

Michael Ma

Lives in United States San Diego, United States
Works as a Multimedia Professional
Has a website at http://rawxmp.com
Joined on Jan 18, 2005

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5mm. I never knew sensors had to be so thick. I've had a Note 2, 3, 4 and S2 and S4. The bump never bothered me, especially with a S View (flap) cover which evened it out. I would much rather have that space filled out with a bigger battery. 2.5x of what it is now.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 18:57 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
On Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples post (31 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: This or OnePlus2?

That's true. I have yet to receive my OnePlus One invite. I hope they don't lose my OnePlus2 invite. Moto X Style has advantages such as a removable SD card slot...a rare feature for new phones these days. And of course Google's official support meaning you get the updates first.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 02:15 UTC
On Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples post (31 comments in total)

This or OnePlus2?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 13:39 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
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TheDman: As soon as I saw this post, I knew it would draw out all of the Youtube-loving conspiritards out of the woodwork.

He looks surprisingly alive with a baboon heart.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 15:13 UTC

But does it do 4K?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 16:37 UTC as 12th comment

I guess it must be the faux beret that gives him more art cred than the original guy.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 13:39 UTC as 3rd comment
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1232 comments in total)

I never once thought, "I wish I just had 4 more megapixels on a MFT sensor". Quite the other way around actually. I love what the A7S is trying to do.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 15:12 UTC as 131st comment | 3 replies

Filmed with a NK potato.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 09:31 UTC as 17th comment
On Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear article (153 comments in total)

This has been the worry from premium hardware manufacturers for years. China will eventually make indistinguishable knockoffs or generic products on par with their premium counterparts. They won't be doing this with cameras any time soon, but you can see how this can be done with $500 flash units which are kinda overpriced for electronic equipment that do not require precision manufacturing....which they can already do. But flash units are an easy target.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 19:45 UTC as 59th comment

I thought the use of the word "free" was interesting. The only company that I can recall that's been charging for incremental firmware updates is Apple. iPod Touch firmware updates.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 05:04 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

I wonder how many of these they actually sold. I hope at least double digits?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 12:53 UTC as 111th comment

Wow....by far the best 4K ILC camera for the buck.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 06:27 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (246 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: When a phone can offer shallow DOF, I think I'll consider one. It doesn't really offer much more than a Note 4 which is sharper at the edges in bright light. I'd like to see it compared to a LG G4.

In the end, the difference is barely noticeable. If you are looking for any kind of DOF shots, you will be seriously disappointed with either of the 2 cameras. The larger sensor gives it the potential, but the lens is the limiting factor. You'd need something like a Leica Noticron 42.5 f1.2 on a 1" sensor with the current technology available today. The only real benefit of the Panasonic is the slight improvement of image quality in low light. But as you can see in this review, the improvement is slight. The 1/2.6" sensor on the Note 4 is pretty amazing for its size.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 17:30 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (246 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: When a phone can offer shallow DOF, I think I'll consider one. It doesn't really offer much more than a Note 4 which is sharper at the edges in bright light. I'd like to see it compared to a LG G4.

I've seen the samples...it's not encouraging. The only sample with some blurring of the background is of a small object up close. And the blur is minimal. Reminiscent of any smartphone. Maybe it's the lens. Get one and let me know how well it works out for ya.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 16:51 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (246 comments in total)

When a phone can offer shallow DOF, I think I'll consider one. It doesn't really offer much more than a Note 4 which is sharper at the edges in bright light. I'd like to see it compared to a LG G4.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 17:18 UTC as 4th comment | 6 replies
On Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera article (125 comments in total)

But Tim Cooks said my iPhone had a DSL-quality camera...:/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 14:16 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
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cinemascope: I wanted to buy this, until I found out there is no 24/25p video! WTF?

There are apps that shoot 24p/25p video...if the hardware allows it. I don't have this camera but my Galaxy Note 4 (Note 3 doesn't) shoots 24p with the OpenCamera app and the Cinema CV-5 app. Maybe it's just the stock apps don't allow it for this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 02:53 UTC

"High speed modes up to 960 fps @ 1080p". That can't be right.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 11:13 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies

This today, Oculus in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 02:37 UTC as 10th comment
On GoPro unveils Hero+ LCD with touchscreen display article (42 comments in total)

Weird. I was looking forward to in body stabilization, more dynamic range, low light performance, 4K, high speed (at least 240fps at 1080p), log color profile, raw video capture...all that before needing a lcd back or touchscreen. haha.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 23:09 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
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