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tkbslc

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (368 comments in total)
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norman shearer: This is a very niche camera that will only hold appeal to those who a) prefer the m43 lens lineup and b) covet the small size.

For everyone else the A6000 is only a tad bigger if you limit yourself to small primes and has a much better spec and sensor. No contest really.

A6000 is a fantastic camera. But when you try to put a lens kit together you start to get frustrated at the cost, performance and options compared to m4/3.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 19:46 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (368 comments in total)
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Snikt228: It's only a tiny fraction smaller than the Sony A5100 and very near the Sony a6000 which are both APS-C 24MP. Seems like it's time to ditch that old M 4/3?

In particular, the 16-50 pancake is very poor compared to the 12-32, while being larger.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 19:44 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (368 comments in total)

This space reserved for complaints about how you didn't review "Camera X" yet.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 18:43 UTC as 79th comment
On Google Nexus 6 camera review post (116 comments in total)
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RichRMA: I don't know. Phone reviews before plenty of good real cameras have been reviewed? Might as well review restaurants or movies.

"Might as well review restaurants and movies"?

That's really the argument you want to go with?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 16:18 UTC
On Google Nexus 6 camera review post (116 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Google phone seems good, but Smartphone market is too tight.

"How Tight Is Smartphone Market? Xiaomi Joins Samsung, Apple in Top 3 for Only a Few Hours"

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-30/how-tight-is-smartphone-market-xiaomi-joins-samsung-apple-in-top-3-for-only-a-few-hours.html

Above was last year, and now "Xiaomi's new flagship smartphone sold out in 3 minutes".

One of they ways they cut costs is by not paying for patents and licensing because it is not enforced in China.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 16:14 UTC
On Google Nexus 6 camera review post (116 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Saw some one THINK that Chinese Phone mfc does not have its own designed / MFCed CPU:

Lets take a look Google Nexus 6's CPU, and it uses "Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SOC" which is a popular CPU.

Lets look Chinese phone maker Huawei's CPU which is designed / MFCed by Huawei itself for its own Phone line, and here is the benchmark:

"Benchmark shows Huawei's octa-core Kirin 920 CPU breathing down Snapdragon 805's neck"

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Benchmark-shows-Huaweis-octa-core-Kirin-920-CPU-breathing-down-Snapdragon-805s-neck_id53571

Just like with AMD vs Intel, 8 or 16 core doesn't matter if they aren't fast cores. Apple's dual core processors are still some of the fastest mobile processors, period.

One big problem with Chinese brands is that they don't concern themselves as much with licensing the intellectual property that they are using. That doesn't matter in China, but once they try selling elsewhere, lawsuits pile up. I can't remember which brand it was that is already banned from India over patent and software infringement .

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 16:12 UTC
On Google Nexus 6 camera review post (116 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: I usually avoid phone reviews on what used to be a digital camera site, but I decided to take a look at the review.

What I find is that digital phones are now where digital cameras were 10 years ago. As far as I can see, the only use for digital cameras in hand held phones is (1) use it if you need to catch the freeway accident you pass when your real camera isn't handy; i.e, it's probably better than nothing...a debatable point point. And/or (2) it's good for those people that really could care less about photography and like to engage in narcissistic exercises like taking selfies. Blech!

@maxnimo: Not if you don't have it with you when a photo opportunity presents itself to you. You have to have a photo before you can have photo quality.

It's pretty impressive what you can get from a camera phone.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 23:31 UTC
On Google Nexus 6 camera review post (116 comments in total)
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Photato: Motorola is now a Chinese company.
Google sold it to Lenovo last year.

And Apple is an American company that uses primarily Chinese parts and labor. What's the difference?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 23:29 UTC
On Google Nexus 6 camera review post (116 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: I usually avoid phone reviews on what used to be a digital camera site, but I decided to take a look at the review.

What I find is that digital phones are now where digital cameras were 10 years ago. As far as I can see, the only use for digital cameras in hand held phones is (1) use it if you need to catch the freeway accident you pass when your real camera isn't handy; i.e, it's probably better than nothing...a debatable point point. And/or (2) it's good for those people that really could care less about photography and like to engage in narcissistic exercises like taking selfies. Blech!

I like how you pretended to be objective for a minute. Almost had me fooled.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 21:43 UTC
On Google Nexus 6 camera review post (116 comments in total)
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tkbslc: I'm pretty blown away at how good the fake DOF portrait shown in this review turned out. Fantastic.

Well not exactly the same, then, is it? If I wanted to carry an extra camera (or camera unit) I wouldn't care about the quality of the camera in the phone.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 21:42 UTC
On Google Nexus 6 camera review post (116 comments in total)

I'm pretty blown away at how good the fake DOF portrait shown in this review turned out. Fantastic.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 19:18 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (222 comments in total)
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karlwunsch: Why not making it available on Linux as well?

You phrased your comment as a question, which I interpreted to mean you'd like my best guess at an answer. Don't take it personally. I am merely pointing out why it is understandable that Adobe does not develop for Linux. I'm not bashing Linux nor trying to say it is or its users are inferior.

It's the same reason that Windows Phone has several key apps missing. When you pick the smallest market share OS, you get less support from app developers.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 18:05 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (222 comments in total)
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karlwunsch: Why not making it available on Linux as well?

Steam proves nothing other that one company decided to give it a go on Linux. But what percentage of sales come from Windows vs Linux? Was it worth it?

Steam is also a bit unique given that they are a platform for indie software, something that many Linux users support. Adobe is not indie or open source.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 16:29 UTC

Getty and AP already cover pretty much every game and are happy to license the photos cheap.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 06:53 UTC as 33rd comment
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (329 comments in total)
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enenzo: Canon! Caaaaanon? Has anyone seen or heard from Canon? Are they ok? Canon? Are you there?

Canon?

Halloooo...

;-)

Microsoft bought them for several billion?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 18:10 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (329 comments in total)
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Kekal B Hollow: best product of the year? sigma DP2Q...

.....For daylight landscape photographers who want something semi portable and don't like focal length options.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 20:40 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (329 comments in total)
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newworld666: No real game Changer in the list like the 7DII ? or even QX1 ?

LX100 is a better take on the Canon G1x.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 16:13 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (329 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Very confusing article. Am I supposed to vote again? Why is it going through all the losing products one by one on each page?

First page just asks me to vote again. Second page has a blue link that says "Click here to see the results" Clicking on that link takes me to the lists of results but then I have to click through 20+ pages talking about each lens. I don't think I ever get to cameras.

If I don't click on the bright blue link that says to click for results, I see what you describe, but then no overall results.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 16:12 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (329 comments in total)
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PerL: I would say that this list show how much DPReviews members differs from the general market and what actually sells.

Canon still sells because of the lenses. Nobody can touch their lineup.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 16:09 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (222 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: About time 10 years after 64-bit replaced 32-bit on most PC. I also wonder if this is related to most smartphone running on 64-bit SoC now so Adobe can consolidate coding to 64-bit only.

Now if only the next Civilization game is 64-bit and supports multi-core.

64-bit has been the preferred since Vista in 2008. That's 7 years. Maybe 10 was an exaggeration, but still. 32 bit means only 2GB of RAM for an app, which limits your options as a developer of this kind of software.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 07:32 UTC
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