Maverick_

Maverick_

Lives in United States NY, United States
Joined on Feb 28, 2004
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Professional photographer, journalist.

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Maverick_: In the future almost all consumers will be shooting pics with their phones. There will be only two types of cameras on the market pro and phones.

Will there be any interesting bridge cameras with 100X zooms, or cool range finder types, of course, but they'll sell in very limited quantities.

This is the year of OIS in phones. In about 5 years phones will shoot like premium compacts and they'll handle low light very well too.

This turned into a great little thread.

I have been having this conversation on android sites for a few years and the key point 3 years ago, for example, was OIS. popular consensus was that the phones are too thin to allow for it. Now they did it.

Now the key point is optical zoom, which is really essential. Like said above, considering this is the hottest tech segment, there is no shortage of R&D funding. I am sure they'll figure out the miniaturization within the next 3 to 5 years.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 18:40 UTC
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Maverick_: In the future almost all consumers will be shooting pics with their phones. There will be only two types of cameras on the market pro and phones.

Will there be any interesting bridge cameras with 100X zooms, or cool range finder types, of course, but they'll sell in very limited quantities.

This is the year of OIS in phones. In about 5 years phones will shoot like premium compacts and they'll handle low light very well too.

These are all good points, but what percentage of consumers will buy the camera phones? consumers want iPhones and Samsung S series. I am a Note user myself and will upgrade to the Edge when it comes out.

iPhone and Samsung are the main suppliers here and it is no accident that both in the same year have offered OIS. :) Same supplier?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 09:45 UTC
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Maverick_: In the future almost all consumers will be shooting pics with their phones. There will be only two types of cameras on the market pro and phones.

Will there be any interesting bridge cameras with 100X zooms, or cool range finder types, of course, but they'll sell in very limited quantities.

This is the year of OIS in phones. In about 5 years phones will shoot like premium compacts and they'll handle low light very well too.

I live in a very touristy area and I pay attention to what people carry. A lot of foreign tourists still carry compact consumer DSLRs (but no mirrorless, I think only serious photographers know about mirrorless). It's mostly entry level Canons with some Nikons. But that will change.

I have stopped taking pics with my Pana GH, I use it only for video. All my casual pics are with my phone and then I PP in Photoshop by reducing noise and adding contrast and color.

I agree, zoom is a serious issue with phones, no question. But they'll find a way to resolve that in the next few years.

Will see how good the new OIS on iPhones and Samsungs gonna play out. But even if they aren't great now, with all the R&D being spent on phones, they'll get better.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 08:17 UTC

In the future almost all consumers will be shooting pics with their phones. There will be only two types of cameras on the market pro and phones.

Will there be any interesting bridge cameras with 100X zooms, or cool range finder types, of course, but they'll sell in very limited quantities.

This is the year of OIS in phones. In about 5 years phones will shoot like premium compacts and they'll handle low light very well too.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 07:35 UTC as 61st comment | 11 replies
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Recently I ran a crew notice on CL for making of a music video in LA. Within 24hrs I received about a 100 replies, many listing their gear. 95% were using Canon's, mostly 5D (II, III) and the rest 7D. The balance were using higher grade cinema cameras. Only one guy was using the Pana GH3. And NONE were using any Nikon gear. Although 5D series was the most prominent, the 7D was a strong 2nd. Do not underestimate the 7D in the video world.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:01 UTC as 229th comment | 3 replies

It's interesting how well the German automotive industry has done but they have lost out in other segments including cameras and tech in general to the far east.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 21:49 UTC as 16th comment
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magneto shot: i have just 1 question. Whats the sensor size?

haven't you heard, they are going full frame on phones now. In fact Cameron is shooting the next 3 Avatars on his Samsung.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 12:04 UTC
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SergioMO: Waiting Note 4 (September 3th) with the same key specifications:
16MP Camera
Optical Image Stabilization
4K video recording
Dual-LED flash
and ... a better overall phone.

Note 3 user here

I don't think Note 4 will have OIS. not even sure it will be 16mp nor to have dual flash. normally Notes follow S specs. but because S5 hasn't been a hot seller, it's possible that Sammy may up the specs on the Note 4 even more. I am waiting for it and I am hoping for a 6", but apparently it will be 5.7 or 5.8.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 08:35 UTC

Sounds very promising. I am on a Samsung Galaxy Note II and planning to upgrade in the late fall, I am the target customer for this phone.

I would consider this over the upcoming Note 4, if it gets great reviews and of course if VZW carries it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 23:52 UTC as 17th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (62 comments in total)
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Maverick_: Very disappointed! Perfect reason why no one uses the MF4 for stills professionally. The images are just a couple of notches above my cell phone pics.

Top MF3 cameras will only be used professionally for video use. And hence the top grade video features on this camera.

BTW, I use a Pana GH and totally dislike its image quality, but it's great for video.

what makes you think I want to connect with others in the way that you think. Not all of us are mindless conformist automatons like you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 05:56 UTC

I am a tech junky, so found the news of a brand new phone very interesting. However, I wonder if the 4 cameras to maintain 3D effect, is a move that later on will be retracted with the actual phone's screen that can spot your face instead. Then, you'll have a 5" camera looking right at you.

The second generation of this phone should be a lot of more interesting with all the feedback they are getting.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 17:33 UTC as 7th comment

After watching the entire presentation video, I found it very interesting to see the thought process behind their engineering solutions.

This phone is geared toward current AT&T iPhone users who are serious users of Amazon Prime. And I am going to guess that it will do OK with that crowd, specially after the price drops to $149 and then to $99 in the next few weeks.

As a VZW Samsung user on a 5.5" phone I would never consider this phone, no matter how many cameras it has. I am going to guess and Galaxy S5 users will also not consider it, unless they are addicted to Amazon Prime.

We don't go smaller on our phone screens only bigger or more high res. I am looking forward to swap my Note 2 to the next gen Note 4 later on this year with Quad HD screen (2,560 x 1,440) at possibly 5.7 or 5.8".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 16:23 UTC as 13th comment

The new Dynamic Perspective sounds like an excellent new gimmick to make the unit stand out from Android and iOS. Nice job there. Although seems a bit useless really, and may get boring fast, so what the images move a bit from side to side.

The Firefly is also pretty nifty. Point your camera to an item and get info on it, or buy it from Amazon.

6 cameras is setting the tone for the next generation of phones and future technologies.

However, why only AT&T and why $200? I am not complaining for myself as I use a Galaxy Note phone, which is the priciest in the lineup, but if this phone meant to be for the masses, why not a people-friendly price of $99? Specially for a 4.7" 720p screen?

Unless they want to make the phone appear as expensive initially and then drop the price down by 50% after 3 weeks and free with contract after 3 months.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 22:35 UTC as 46th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (62 comments in total)
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jimread: I have a 4/3rds Panasonic G2 and a full frame 5D Mk 1 both 12MP. I took the same two scenes one close up one landscape with both cameras, 50mm 1.8 on the 5D and the 14-45 lens set at 25mm on the G2 both at f8. I then got 4 12" x 18" prints done they are indistinguishable I was amazed I thought the 5D would knock spots off the G2.

It seems odd to me that the G range has gone downhill since the G2 with menu driven controls. Panasonic use Leica lenses yet insist on changing things constantly unlike Leitz who have stuck to a basic good design for 70+ years.

of course they aren't real. they are fabricated, paid for by Panasonic.

No actual professional, meaning you go on any pro stills set, anywhere in the world and you will not see a single MFT camera anywhere in sight. It's not a pro stills camera, period.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 01:57 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (62 comments in total)
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jimread: I have a 4/3rds Panasonic G2 and a full frame 5D Mk 1 both 12MP. I took the same two scenes one close up one landscape with both cameras, 50mm 1.8 on the 5D and the 14-45 lens set at 25mm on the G2 both at f8. I then got 4 12" x 18" prints done they are indistinguishable I was amazed I thought the 5D would knock spots off the G2.

It seems odd to me that the G range has gone downhill since the G2 with menu driven controls. Panasonic use Leica lenses yet insist on changing things constantly unlike Leitz who have stuck to a basic good design for 70+ years.

Hi, It's tough to tell the difference in print due to limited dots per inch output of the printers out there and printing system in general.

If you would add a high-end digicam image to your test, chances are you wouldn't see any difference either.

The difference is visible on hi-res monitors.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 17:18 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (62 comments in total)
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Maverick_: Very disappointed! Perfect reason why no one uses the MF4 for stills professionally. The images are just a couple of notches above my cell phone pics.

Top MF3 cameras will only be used professionally for video use. And hence the top grade video features on this camera.

BTW, I use a Pana GH and totally dislike its image quality, but it's great for video.

Not a troll. Don't call me that, been on here for over a decade and am a GH owner. I am as far from a troll as it's possible.

I seriously and passionately dislike the image quality of the GH series. None of the images posted above do anything for me or even on the slightest help to change my mind.

GH is a video tool! Period.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 17:13 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (62 comments in total)

Very disappointed! Perfect reason why no one uses the MF4 for stills professionally. The images are just a couple of notches above my cell phone pics.

Top MF3 cameras will only be used professionally for video use. And hence the top grade video features on this camera.

BTW, I use a Pana GH and totally dislike its image quality, but it's great for video.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 18:48 UTC as 11th comment | 15 replies
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Maverick_: guys before bashing this, keep one thing in mind, the Surface is a very popular product. They do sell. And it's a neat but flawed concept.

I was in the market for an ultrabook, narrowed my choice to a 13.3" Sony Flip, but before buying it Sony sold that division and I decided to look further. Also 13.3 Flip screen is way too heavy to be used as tablet since the keyboard is still attached.

The Surface 2 Pro wasn't even in the running for me, because of the tiny screen size and weight.

So, I decided to look at tablets instead and just when I needed to finalize my purchase Samsung came out with the excellent Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. I got the LTE version on first day of release and have not regretted it.

Surface going to 12" is a good move, but a better move would be 13.3. Windows products don't work as well on small screens. But keep in mind, the thickness/weight of the Surface is its worst enemy.

The future will be phones and tablets and only 1% will use desktops.

dvt, I have two wide screen monitors on my monster desktop. two monitors are the way to go. cheers,

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 07:40 UTC
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Maverick_: guys before bashing this, keep one thing in mind, the Surface is a very popular product. They do sell. And it's a neat but flawed concept.

I was in the market for an ultrabook, narrowed my choice to a 13.3" Sony Flip, but before buying it Sony sold that division and I decided to look further. Also 13.3 Flip screen is way too heavy to be used as tablet since the keyboard is still attached.

The Surface 2 Pro wasn't even in the running for me, because of the tiny screen size and weight.

So, I decided to look at tablets instead and just when I needed to finalize my purchase Samsung came out with the excellent Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. I got the LTE version on first day of release and have not regretted it.

Surface going to 12" is a good move, but a better move would be 13.3. Windows products don't work as well on small screens. But keep in mind, the thickness/weight of the Surface is its worst enemy.

The future will be phones and tablets and only 1% will use desktops.

impulses, so, consider yourself in the 1%. no need to get touchy about it. the consumer and the pros have two different and distinct needs. the consumer will always take the lighter/cheaper/simpler route.

Also, while we are at it, almost all cameras will go away in the next 3 to 5 years and they'll be only cell phone cams and pro grade cameras. No inbetweens. You can cry about this one too, but that again has no meaning, because Pro needs will always be different than consumers.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 07:38 UTC

guys before bashing this, keep one thing in mind, the Surface is a very popular product. They do sell. And it's a neat but flawed concept.

I was in the market for an ultrabook, narrowed my choice to a 13.3" Sony Flip, but before buying it Sony sold that division and I decided to look further. Also 13.3 Flip screen is way too heavy to be used as tablet since the keyboard is still attached.

The Surface 2 Pro wasn't even in the running for me, because of the tiny screen size and weight.

So, I decided to look at tablets instead and just when I needed to finalize my purchase Samsung came out with the excellent Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. I got the LTE version on first day of release and have not regretted it.

Surface going to 12" is a good move, but a better move would be 13.3. Windows products don't work as well on small screens. But keep in mind, the thickness/weight of the Surface is its worst enemy.

The future will be phones and tablets and only 1% will use desktops.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 01:36 UTC as 38th comment | 8 replies
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