Chris Yates: And whoever thought the MP war was over is sadly mistaken.It's just that Canon can't keep up.
Funny that MP didn't matter when Nikon only went to 12MP. People are predictable.
For MOST of us, the MP war ended along time ago. I honestly never even consider the MP size of new cameras I'm looking at. It's just not a factor.
0MitchAG: $1 billion in revenue but only $60 million in profit? Is this considered normal?
Just ask Samsung about it's massive global conglomeration touching almost every market? What would that tell us?
For some reason companies always think they can have unlimited growth even in a somewhat niche market.
DVT80111: Full version of Photoshop on a tablet, finally.
You are right, but I did mean the first version of THIS Surface, so the Surface Pro 1st version.
CameraLabTester: This could be the tipping point of MS to bounce into the game if they play it right.
The game of portable computing devices? Haven't they been in that game since it started?
TwoMetreBill: 8GB of RAM for serious image editing, NOT!
I've never seen any of my image editors use more than 4GB of RAM even when using multiple files. I have 12GB and I've never hit 50%, ever.
drh681: Finally. this is where they should have started.does anybody like the fact that it will run full up photoshop?or that it comes with a pen(stylus)?
Would ANY Windows 8 (not RT) tablet from the past 2 years run Photoshop? Not sure what this has other than updated specs.
Mikity: Not bad, but...I still think they missed their market. People who want a proper laptop will continue to buy one. Folks who prefer a tablet will grab an iPad or something like it, since it's quite a bit lighter and smaller.
I think concepts like the HP X2 models bridge the tablet and laptop idea a lot better because when docked, they function like a REAL laptop in that the Keyboard has real keys and touchpad and ports and supports the screen.
The surface has a kickstand which means you can't really balance it on your lap well (sort of but not well) and they keyboard is just not a real keyboard.
The original Surface could do that as well as a couple dozen Windows 8 tablets and 2 in 1's produced in the past 2 years.
retro76: Microsoft is dead, the future is google and apple. Trust me, I don't hate Microsoft, in fact I was quite a fan boy back in the day (but hell I also liked cassette tapes at one time too). If you haven't graduated to Apple/Google hardware/software by now your simply living in the past, and it may sound cocky, but that's the raw honest truth.
As someone who works in the industry, you don't know what you are talking about. They aren't winning the phone war, but everything else (including the datacenter) Microsoft is still king. And to be honest, their latest phones are really fantastic.
RichRMA: What does the "Pro" stand for?
Generally short for professional isn't it?
I thought they said the same thing about the Surface and Surface 2
A lot of people complaining about the weight and size obviously haven't realized that 70-200 F2.8 zooms typically weight 50% more, are about 2" longer and use huge filters. It is heavier than it's Nikon or Canon counterparts, but Tokina build is top notch and typically all metal.
Hopefully the real US price is well under $1000 or it's got no chance against Nikon/Canon brand options.
Suave: Took them a while. They announced this lens whta, two years ago? Three? Size- and weight-wise it did not make sense to me then, now it also does not make sense price-wise.
Tokina lenses typically have better build than just about anything else, but no they are not light.
Henrik Herranen: The cloud model lets the service provider spy on user data and steal it, or revoke said service without notice. Also it lets intelligence agencies easy access to any sensitive information through the service provider. All of this has always been known. It was and is inevitable.
If you use cloud services, you accept that whenever any computer between you and your cloud service provider breaks, there is no service. You also accept that you don't have privacy. Yes, a cloud system might be convenient much of the time, but you don't own yourself nor your data anymore.
End of line.
It doesn't legally let the service provider spy and use your data, but of course they could.
Adobe's "cloud" model is not a real cloud anyway, it's just a bad name for a subscription service. True cloud apps are launched and run from servers and the cloud provides resiliency.
I don't hate the 1 system, but why so many models when the original J1 and S1 are still for sale on clearance!! Obviously they can't sell enough to justify a new model every 6 months.
$300 UWA sounds pretty good. I'm excited to see how it performs.
photofan1986: Sooo exciting!
i can't even muster up enough excitement to agree with your sarcasm.
justmeMN: US$800 for no viewfinder and a sensor that's smaller than APS-C is a tough sell.
US$1,100 for the camera plus a viewfinder is a tougher sell.
Exactly. All these comments about price and size all ignore the lens. It's a $300 body with a $1000 lens being sold for $800.