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On article Just Posted: Nikon D3200 in-depth Review (358 comments in total)
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FuzzTheKingOfTrees: I find it interesting the amount of importance reviewers seem to attach to an ISO button. Surely these people that are going to be using this camera in live view with the 18-55 kit lens permanently attached to the front using in camera effects filters aren't going to be adjusting the ISO; they're going to let the camera do it for them.
The only time I adjust my ISO is when I'm shooting with a flash I usually fix it at 400 to add a bit more ambient light and give the batteries a rest but the rest of the time I just let the camera choose the ISO for me.
As for the score, I think it's probably fair enough. At the moment the camera is quite expensive for what you get. The D5100, to my eyes, has slightly better IQ at all but the lowest ISOs and at the moment it's cheaper and you get the moving screen. Once the D3200 hits the £325 mark it will be an excellent camera.

The ISO button is important. It's not just point and shoot entry level folk looking at this camera. It could be serious enthusiast landscape photographers on a budget, someone actually looking to improve their photography- the market is huge and isn't limited to people who will never do anything with the camera other than point and shoot.

If you don't need an ISO button, then fine. Maybe some of these upgraders don't even need a button. But many people do, and if anything, it's a good learning experience to be able to adjust it on the fly.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 08:35 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon D3200 in-depth Review (358 comments in total)
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johnparas11zenfoliodotcom: i clicked on the link.. no review?

same, link is not working

maybe they published the news page about the review before posting the actual review? it doesn't seem to be cataloged under the reviews tab either. (not criticizing, just saying we'll probably just have to wait a bit. if they did that on purpose...well....kind of is a criticism, similar with posting the canon mirrorless in a rush before the preview was finished. but probably was an accident or some server issue with all the updates)

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 23:22 UTC
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jj74e: Boring....why are camera companies always so complacent? They don't innovate themselves; they just copy when another company comes out with something, and usually that something isn't particularly innovative or well implemented anyway.

There's already too many scene modes thrown up all over the market, so then they starting hurling filters everywhere. Suddenly multi-exposure combinations to reduce noise and increase DR became popular. Then GPS became a must in several models and now Wi-fi will be snaking around all the model refreshes.

Not that these are bad things, but none of them are real innovations that make the actual camera better. A smartphone can already do all these; the compacts are slowly catching up with smartphones- when will a company make a feature that makes the compact worth the pocket space again?

They should be trying to win market shares by advancing technology though, not simply do what others do. Like in the smartphone business or to an extent even the laptop business.

I don't think same analysis times is applicable here since Samsung has used wifi in their compacts for a couple years now I think. But that's a good point.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 11:45 UTC
On article Site Updates and New Features (102 comments in total)
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Barney Britton: Call it a pre-emptive strike, but before the comments get started in earnest, I'd just like to make it clear that no camera reviews were harmed in the creation and implementation of these new site features :)

@mssimo Whoa, I just noticed that. That's weird...the logo in the upper left of the website is teal, but everything else is still blue- employers' icons in the forum/comments, the icon in the tabs, etc.

i'm using chrome on 2009 macbook, OS 10.5.6

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 06:57 UTC
On article Site Updates and New Features (102 comments in total)

Being able to sticky certain threads would be an awesome addition as well. People aren't always inclined to just read random user-written articles.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 06:47 UTC as 29th comment

Boring....why are camera companies always so complacent? They don't innovate themselves; they just copy when another company comes out with something, and usually that something isn't particularly innovative or well implemented anyway.

There's already too many scene modes thrown up all over the market, so then they starting hurling filters everywhere. Suddenly multi-exposure combinations to reduce noise and increase DR became popular. Then GPS became a must in several models and now Wi-fi will be snaking around all the model refreshes.

Not that these are bad things, but none of them are real innovations that make the actual camera better. A smartphone can already do all these; the compacts are slowly catching up with smartphones- when will a company make a feature that makes the compact worth the pocket space again?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 06:44 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies
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Boerseuntjie: I can not wait for all the Samsung fan boys to go.... see Fuji just ripped off Samsung now you know how it feel when your competitor takes your ideas looser...LOL

@fanfong I think you mean the "samsung forum" since you are clearly a fuji fanboy.

If you actually went on the Samsung forum instead of just spewing lies yourself, you would see that the problems of the cameras are discussed time and time again.

So people conceal the cameras problems yet they complain enough for you to know about them? Sounds right. Btw, I rather like the JPEGs- colors/exposure usually great- except at above ISO 3200 when the NR smears too much. RAW sizes are an issue that have been discussed to death already (including a firmware for the NX20 that cuts the write times in half), along with other issues.

Before you start accusing Samsung users of fanboy-ism, check your own comments supporting Fuji like it's in a cult war against Samsung.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 06:41 UTC
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Boerseuntjie: I can not wait for all the Samsung fan boys to go.... see Fuji just ripped off Samsung now you know how it feel when your competitor takes your ideas looser...LOL

I don't see any such fanboys...a little delusional I might say.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 06:37 UTC
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fanfong: "Reciever"

"I" before "E", except after "C".

talk about memories...haven't heard that one for a long time

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 06:35 UTC
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Boerseuntjie: Only one difference between the Fuji and Samsung Wi-Fi camera...note the description

Fuji Wirelessly Transfer Beautiful, Sharp Pictures to Their Smartphone or Tablet for Easy Online Uploading

Samsung Wirelessly transfer boring mediocre pictures to other Samsung boring and mediocre devices.
LOVE IT FUJI

Yeah...boring and mediocre....that's why Samsung is the largest electronics company in the world, particularly successful with those smartphones you mentioned.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 06:35 UTC
On article Updated: our Canon EOS M hands-on preview (162 comments in total)
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jj74e: Eh...kind of disappointed that DPR released its preview of the Canon before it was complete. I go to DPR for thoroughness, not because they're first on news reports.

How many people are gonna go through the whole preview again to see what they missed? Maybe more than I think, but it's kind of unnecessary just to be one of the first previews.

@Barney While I wasn't disappointed by the initial preview, it wasn't really anything new. For people that have long been interested in Canon's foray into the mirrorless market, details of the camera had already been known before official websites were allowed to publish their previews. So while the initial preview wasn't bad, I would have rather waited an extra day for DPR to finish the preview rather than having to read through it again and skim for new additions. People who were ever interested in it already knew about it, so an ASAP publication wasn't necessary.

However, as @Antony, I suppose there would be another side to this. I still think that the people complaining about a non-immediate release would be a smaller portion than the people who would've benefited from a slightly delayed, but finished preview.

But in the end, it's a rather small point...elaborating on what I said was probably unnecessary zzz...

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 06:30 UTC
On article Updated: our Canon EOS M hands-on preview (162 comments in total)
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jj74e: Eh...kind of disappointed that DPR released its preview of the Canon before it was complete. I go to DPR for thoroughness, not because they're first on news reports.

How many people are gonna go through the whole preview again to see what they missed? Maybe more than I think, but it's kind of unnecessary just to be one of the first previews.

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(dpr should add a delete button btw for comments that haven't been replied to)

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 22:03 UTC
On article Updated: our Canon EOS M hands-on preview (162 comments in total)

Eh...kind of disappointed that DPR released its preview of the Canon before it was complete. I go to DPR for thoroughness, not because they're first on news reports.

How many people are gonna go through the whole preview again to see what they missed? Maybe more than I think, but it's kind of unnecessary just to be one of the first previews.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 22:01 UTC as 50th comment | 6 replies

Just as I expected, $800, basically an OVF-T4i, and while solid, offers nothing compelling or innovative

canon, if you're gonna arrive late, you better have something good. this isn't it.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 06:38 UTC as 354th comment
On article Samsung launches MV900F flip-screen Wi-Fi compact (20 comments in total)
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GradyPhilpott: It never seems to matter what new device is introduced, there is always a chorus of negative comments about it.

No one here has even tried the camera!

Certainly, this camera will not appeal to everyone, but even if it only appeals to teenage girls, that's a huge market.

I just don't understand the continuous negativity on these forums. Are photography hobbyists depressed as a class?

Does photography attract the depressed or is it the quest for an unattainable perfection that depresses?

Of course, no offense is intended to any specific person by the statement of this observation.

Well....I'm not happy with most compacts out there- travelzooms, compacts, even some big sensor compacts- but I'm not particularly negative about them either.

Mostly, I'm just disappointed in the apparent lack of innovation in the camera industry. DSLRs and mirrorless are doing better, but even those segments could stand for some real innovation rather than run-of-the-mill minor performance upgrades.

Especially compacts, it's like companies aren't even trying to innovate, and it gets boring and frustrating.

Laptops are getting more modern ports, higher res dispalys, amazing processors/gpu advancements. prices get cheaper, bodies get thinner, battery life gets longer.

phones get better touchscreens/batteries/processors/genuinely useful apps

cars are implementing GPS, bluetooth, tablets, HDDs, etc.

compact cameras? more scene modes that don't work well? the same crappy sensors? broken wifi features that don't compare to phones? why bother putting one in my pocket with my phone?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 18:02 UTC
On article Samsung launches MV900F flip-screen Wi-Fi compact (20 comments in total)
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jtan163: Why not omit the screen as a screen and make provision to use a phone as the screen?
Either over bluetooth, wifi, or a built in (swivelling) dock.
I.e.: your point and shoot becomes a phone accessory.

the built in wifi provides a remote feature to use your phone as the screen/shutter

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 17:58 UTC
On article Samsung launches MV900F flip-screen Wi-Fi compact (20 comments in total)
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peevee1: How big is the sensor - 1/2.33"?

wow peevee1...that's a very specific review for a camera that you don't have.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 17:57 UTC
On article Richard Franiec creates accessory grip for Sony RX100 (116 comments in total)

i never understood why companies feel the need to cut down on the grip and make them insubstantial. it's like, it really doesn't help pocketability- it just makes it look more pocketable. but it's not. companies should make the grips at least as big as the lens reaches out, compacts, mirrorless, everything.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 15:05 UTC as 37th comment
On article Samsung launches MV900F flip-screen Wi-Fi compact (20 comments in total)

it's nice that companies seem to be using brighter lenses now...but so are phone companies. compacts need to have bigger sensors to differentiate themselves. half-baked wifi, a billion scene modes that are worse than the apps out there, etc...aren't going to cut it anymore.

people criticize samsung for adding wifi and calling them gimicky, but at least they're trying to something. i'm not saying their results are impressive, but companies just keep rebooting the same, uninspiring models.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 06:16 UTC as 8th comment
On article Samsung launches MV900F flip-screen Wi-Fi compact (20 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: WOOOW samsung again copying sony!

because sony was first to use wi-fi in their cameras and use a 180 flip screen? check your facts fanboy

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 06:12 UTC
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