Suntan: So these spectabular lenses need vignette correction? That's kind of a letdown.
"We don't know how much correction they do or don't need."
Why not just load the .ARW file without lens correction? I assume no commercial software can correct them anyway since the lens aren't yet released. Do an A/B test between the JPG and raw and you can tell the kind of corrections applied.
As far as vignetting correction goes, I think it is the least concern anyone should have.
"This constant F1.4 lens ...". But the lens has a fixed focal length...
KrisAK: SonyAlphaRumors is officially dead.
Because they have been saying that for the last 5 or 6 events.
$1000 for body only? I just bought my body-only A6000 for $350 last December.
I wonder if the LED stick can do more than just even light. Can the individual LEDs be programmed to do light painting?
Optical image stabilization and a laser-assisted AF system can be found on LG G3, which once a flagship can now be bought for 50-70% of the OnePlus 2's price. The G3 supports 4K video and 120fps at 720p too.
Owen: Even if it took me to Jupiter I wouldn't buy one.
I'm sure a trip to Jupiter, even for one way, is going to be way more that $649.
I would buy a bunch and sell it on eBay. LOL
jameslp31: Younger generations use the phone function less & less. Most important is to have (LTE) data, with which you can do everything: messaging, calling, video calling, etc.Hence this device makes sense and is most apparently not aimed to the average readership of this website...
LTE coverage is still no where as good as 2G/3G.
Exactly 2 months ago, the phone-equipped CM1 was selling for $499 at Adorama camera. That is New with warranty.
much more useful
tkbslc: After using PSP X4 for a few years I decided I needed an upgrade. My wife wanted to try Photoshop Elements 13. I was shocked at how stripped down that is vs Corel PSP. When a deal popped up over the holidays, I jumped on a license of Corel PSP X8 Ultimate. It is so much better for less money! The Ultimate version even comes with a serviceable Lightroom alternative - Aftershot.
@Cameracist, have you tried getting Wavelet denoise Plug-in? It can sometime do a better job in noise reduction than the built-in NR. And you can adjust the chroma and luminance noise separately.
I've used Aftershot Pro for a while. While it is fast and quite feature rich (good for fix-ups). There are some fatal flaws - white balance is messed up and lack of lens profiles for even the most common lenses.
The kidizoom is actually very nice but the kids will soon realize it comes with a lot of games and not using it for photographs.
A $350 camera for kids? I'm sure there are better options...
rsf3127: Not that $ better than my 6 USD Minolta 50mm f/2.
But we have seen the quality of a Minolta 50mm F2.
I guess there is no chance of getting it free for Windows tablet?
matthew saville: A few reasons why IMO this is awesome:
As I mentioned in another comment, the main advantage of a device like this is that you do NOT have to be connected to the device 100% of the time. So you can turn off / sleep your phone during a 4-5 hour timelapse sequence, and only check up on it as needed. All the other wireless and wired apps out there usually either don't do timelapse control at all, and/or they must be connected to the camera at all times. When you're in the backcountry for days, this is a show-stopper.
The cables are replaceable. I've lost count of how many timelapse triggers I've thrown away with nothing wrong other than the cable port got just a little iffy. A huge waste.
Lastly, keep in mind that this isn't meant to be a full-blown Camranger. If you're thinking of this device as a full-fledged tethered shooting tool, you're getting it wrong IMO. The Pulse, like AlpineLabs existing Michron, is meant to be focused more on simply triggering your camera.
You should get a timelapse trigger that uses 2.5mm female plug. And then get the camera cable release that ends in a 2.5mm male.
You can find both on eBay for cheap. I even get cheaper generics and replace them with even more common 3.5mm plugs. a.k.a. stereo audio cable.
joe6pack: "At the moment however, JPEGmini only accepts JPEG files."
This is the key sentence. That mean most people here will consider it useless.
No. But most people who visit this site would not render RAW into JPEG and render again into JPEG for distribution.
"At the moment however, JPEGmini only accepts JPEG files."
F1.9 means nothing when sensor size is not known.
You need an app and their printer to view the life photo. Might as well just send the video.