Mister Roboto: Who cares? Some Jane or John Doe just tried it for a day and decided to leave because it was all full of crappy square pictures with instacrap filters and it was counted as active user. ^_^
Pro photographers care.
You will notice that all pro photographers are on Instagram.
The only ones that aren't on Instagram are untalented amateur photographers. They shouldn't be on Instagram anyways, since their photos suck.
If you don't have good Instagram photos, you are a bad photographer.
All true pro photographers have good Instagram photos.
The only people that complain about Instagram are those without any photo talent.
Right. That's exactly why producers can tell if a person's an amateur - when they bring in a dSLR for videography.
Real videographers shoot with video cameras, not dSLRs.
dSLRs aren't designed for video. Not only do you need different lenses for video (so that you don't have focus breathing) but you also need different focus mechanisms (so that focus doesn't hunt). And then there's all the interface issues.
At the very least, a dSLR body itself isn't designed for movement stability. The grips are close to the axis, so that angular momentum increases so that you can quickly turn the dSLR around. This is the exact opposite of what you want with a video camera, where you want smoother movement.
gurmusic: There will be only one company in near future in smartphone industry, and will go on for desktops OSs and Laptops, and it will go on on TVs through to cars to washingmachines to music to photography. Its great to see perfect products but its going somewhere that shouldt go this is no good... Android+Samsung or Windows+HP cant compete alot more and DSLRs loosing their advantages against those products in every update...There will be Only One company... They sell their products on their own shops directly to customers every peny goes to their pocket, Only one Game Console, Only One Music source, Only One Payment system, Only one watch etc....Not good.....
Did Google or Samsung invent Retina displays, Touch ID, 3-D Touch, or Momentum Scroll?
Maybe the Android losers live in an alternate reality where they invented these things?
vFunct: These iPhones are amazing. They always have the best cameras of all smartphones. I look forward to each generation, as they pretty much wipe out all competitors.
Why is it that all other smartphone vendors are so crappy compared to iPhones? How is it that they're so untalented and unskilled? Like, it took them 3 years to catch up to 64-bit ARM processors that Apple has. They're so much faster than anything out there so far, and they're so power efficient.
You can always tell if a smartphone is crappy if they offer 4k video, but it kills battery life. Only Apple knows how to offer 4k video without destroying battery life.
Honestly, all these other smartphones should just be banned because they're so awful. There is only iPhones, with everything else being crap. You might as well fire anybody that suggest using a non-iPhone for work purposes, because you can tell they're idiots.
Sorry Mr. Samsung employee, but Apple's camera have always been the best. Check DXOMark for unbiased facts on mobile phone cameras.
halc: Nice for apple to catch up to higher Mpix. I think with a better sensor, 12Mpix might be near the sweet spot in terms of low-light, noise, colour and resolution (at that sensor size).
4K is a total gimmick, it won't resolve beyond 600 lines optically for video, just like any other phone or silly cheap cam. Yet, the market wants and "needs" it.
Hope the camera performs up to snuff. Competition is always good (I'm an android user myself, looking forward to Sony Z5 Premium myself, because Sony is superior now in sensor technology - nobody can compete with their S/N, BSI-tech and dynamic range, not even Samsung).
I am glad you accept my decisions for you.
You will thank me when you find out no one is impressed because you shoot video in 4k.
Kivivuori: They are still far behind Nokia PureView 808 and Lumia 1020 ;)
Can't tell if you're joking...
I actually don't think anybody wants 4k video.
No person at a party has ever said "I wish my party videos I'm going to post on Facebook were in 4k". Ever.
Really, Apple only introduced 4k because it was a freebie for power. If they introduced it in previous generations, it would have sucked battery dry, but this year they finally got it for low power due to 14nm processes.
There is absolutely no demand for 4k video in a smartphone. Nobody wants 4k, except for geeks, and they take terrible photos anyways.
Boissez: The amount of bickering about the iPhones and their specs borders on the fanatic.
Apples rarely flaunts their specs around, and by the end of the day that's hardly what matters in a smartphone anyway. You can't spec your way to a good user experience.
And people also seem to forget that the supposedly lowly specced iPhone 6 actually outperformed any of the other flagships from 2014: http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles
I agree that Apple has the best value for a camera.
Their software experience is second-to-none.
clicstudio: I can't wait for September 25. I've been using iphone since day one and this is by far the best update. I can't even imagine what the iPhone 7 will have. As a photographer, I am really looking forward to tying the camera. I just bought the Dxo One for my iPhone 6+ but it's going back to them. Nothing beats the convenience of just one single device in your pocket. I hope the new camera has a better DR. I am happy with my 6+ but I had the chance to try a Samsung 6 edge the other day and was very impressed with the camera. Far better than the current iphone. Still it's all about the user experience and OS. People forget it's a phone with a camera, not a camera with a phone. Can't wait!!!
The DXO1 camera is nowhere near as good at Instagram as an iPhone when you're at a party.
You don't have to use an iPhone all the time, just when you need to do something useful on it.
SergioMO: ok, now, is getting closer to the competition. lol
The only people that buy the specs are poor chinese illiterates. (That was the actual reason companies like Qualcomm gave when they introduced 8 CPU cores for their smartphones)
In the real world, people want user experience, not useless specs like 4k that destroys battery power. That's why Apple never introduced 4k until it could manage battery life.
This is why it p*sses me off that ONLY Apple is innovating in this industry.
Where are the other players? Why do all these other vendors just sit around waiting for Apple to invent things for them to copy?
Why can't other vendors invent new things as well? Why does Apple have to lead the industry?
It's not a good situation to be in when Apple is the only company that actually invents everything.
vFunct: And why is it always Apple that has to lead the industry in innovation? Why can't other vendors do things like 3D touch, Retina displays, Touch IDs, etc.. All of these were invented by Apple first. How is it that other smartphone vendors are so untalented that they couldn't come up with a single original idea first?
It's honestly shameful how bad these other smartphone vendors are.
Nobody even comes CLOSE to Apple.
All these other guys really are that bad.
And why is it always Apple that has to lead the industry in innovation? Why can't other vendors do things like 3D touch, Retina displays, Touch IDs, etc.. All of these were invented by Apple first. How is it that other smartphone vendors are so untalented that they couldn't come up with a single original idea first?
These iPhones are amazing. They always have the best cameras of all smartphones. I look forward to each generation, as they pretty much wipe out all competitors.
I use Nikon pro DSLRs, and I would love nothing better than a new interface or workflow where I could upload files to our CMS.
But, I don't want an Android or iOS interface. I feel they're too phone oriented, where you start with a huge grid of apps.
Ideally, the new user interface should already be an App, and any extensions to it should extend the functionality sections of the app: camera, processing, organization, publishing, etc.. you would download a new processing tool, or a new publishing tool, and they would integrate directly into the workflow. I don't want to download entire new apps. I just want extensions to my current workflow.
This is what pros need: workflow extensions.
Don't care about consumers.
Jetranger_Pilot: I have never once been in a position where I have wished my 24-70 had VR. LOL Which is why it doesn't have it. It would serve no purpose. This lens is a staple for wedding photographers.
As others have stated, if you need VR on this lens, you have bigger issues.
Because of the magnification of long lenses, VR became an important addition. Some people don't understand that it is not even needed in mid to wide lenses. Even long lenses without VR can be compensated for with proper technique. You want to spend more money for no benefit? There are lots of places waiting to take your money.
The glut of people demanding useless features will keep the manufacturers busy and rich.
Those complaining about the weight of pro lenses - take a course on the importance of light. Then hit the gym, or buy the slow glass made just for people like you. Better still, get a little camera with tiny buttons that will fit in your pocket. Or use your phone. That should be light enough.
Try shooting at a darkened press event or party without VR.
Augusto F S: This lens, Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f5.6E ED VR, does not come with crystal nano cover (2006 technology), but comes with integrated super cover (1970 technology). Could explain me why this regression? How is the correction of shadows and ghosts without coverage nano crystal instead of the old thecnologie (SIC)?
It's not a pro lens. nano crystal is only on the pro lenses.
vFunct: Terrible Bokeh. If I wanted to make a beautiful shot, I wouldn't use this lens. Sorry.
Sharpness is the enemy of beautiful.
Although, it's probably the extra stop with F1.4 that gives a better bokeh.