madeinlisboa: It looks like a DSLR but it will never be one, not even close....
I don't think it's trying to be a DSLR, that would be ridiculous. It's just trying to bring the familiarity of DSLR controls to a phone and I think it does a fairly good job at it.
Photato: Nice concept but boring camera.I'd have preferred a 3X or 5X quality lens with larger aperture, say at least f/2.8.Usually the megazooms are for the general public.I'd think a person willing to carry the extra bulk, weight and cost of a camphone hybrid, have a higher standard and interest for photography than this product offers.Maybe good for people that genuinely need that zoom range. I dont.
I'm sure the general public is exactly who Samsung is targeting with this phone. They didn't make this for photographers. (Except perhaps those working at the Chicago Sun-Times)
I love these people that buy $3000 full frame cameras and $1500+ lenses and then complain about an $80 upgrade that is purely optional.
LR 4 still works! New cameras that will come along and won't be supported by LR4 can always be processed through the FREE DNG converter. Get a grip, people!
Johnsonj: Again? I can't keep up! I need to totally ditch this company. I don't use half of what this program has to offer. I just get the idea that Adobe's trying to squeeze more money out of me. I'm sick of paying for this program over and over again! And their customer service SUCKS big time.
Yes - companies that release software and never improve it or add to it are much better than companies that continually offer new features.
HowaboutRAW: Ms Mayer:
Is just showing a common attitude of those who fell into extraordinary monies without really working for it, she thinks people work for free, and then are rewarded because of some other factor, like being one of the first 10 employees of Google.
It wasn't a "misstatement". It was a version of a made up reality where no one has to scratch out a living shooting pictures.
Hold on. She was one of Googles early employees because she *did* work at it. Getting into Stanford and earning a BS degree and Master's degree is no easy feat. She was important to Google's early success as well.
Now, I know all that is not nearly as impressive as photographing weddings, but how about not being so judgmental about people you know absolutely nothing about?
Lee Jay: Still waiting to see my first good street photography image.
Not a William Klein fan?
Not enough cats in this video.
DenisBBergeron: At my eyes, the 7.3 give less moiré and more sharp rendering and on my screen I don't see any difference on colors in theses jpeg.
I agree, except 7.4 does have a bit better color. Personally, I'd rather tweak the color than trying to get rid of moiré and sharpening.
jj74e: why canon came out with 10 new compacts this year is beyond me.
seriously, are they even making any money off these? it's like they're stuck in the cycle or clutching to the past.
just cause you make a camera smaller doesn't mean people are going to want to carry it around.
bigger sensors and zoom are the right decision- image quality is the only reason anybody's going to still buy a compact alongside a smartphone, along with the ability to zoom farther. smartphones have everything else and do it better (stupid scene modes vs actual apps? 3g connection w/out having to pay for an extra device?).
what companies need to figure out is how to advertise this information to consumers so they become educated about what's important and what's not.
Last March Pew did a survey and reported that 45% of cell phone owners said that their phone is a smartphone. So, yeah - I'm guessing that they still make money on compact cameras because many people still use them.
Sergey Borachev: Does DPR realise that serious photography is to a large extent old men's hobby?A lot of us on these forums and website find this tiny font not very user friendly.
On most modern Windows broswers if you press and hold the CTRL button and tap the + sign button, the font will increase in size. Press the - button to return to normal size. I'm sure Mac browsers have the same ability.
garyknrd: And this is different than my camera phone How? With the hype about camera phones here. I see this as kinda in left field.
How is it better than your cell phone? Bigger sensor, a real lens, optical zoom, better jpeg processing engine.
sosawdust: For iPhone user looking at camera apps, I'd suggest looking at ProCamera. It has comparable features to Camera+, so nice photo editing tools and with a recent release, added an on-screen histogram.
I like ProCamera too. Bummer they removed the volume button shutter with the last update though.
This was my go to camera app, but now that the volume shutter button is gone I'm back to Camera+.
Couldn't they have made it a toggle option?
Way too expensive!
I love Hipstamatic. It was the first app I downloaded for my iPhone. In fact, it was one of several reasons that led me to choose the iPhone over an Android based phone.
Turned me on to a couple of new apps and new ideas. Thanks!
KAMSA: I don't Use this brand , so,....
Good to know.
Right, because cameras that are "using carbon fiber, titanium, wood, leather and precious metals – including gold" parts make such great quality images.