meanwhile: So many people claim that xyz does this already for free, or ABC has this built-in and is as good. How about a shootout DPR?
Or perhaps make it a public shootout? Put up a few RAWs with difficult distortion issues, and let people submit their best edit and documented workflow.
So many people claim that xyz does this already for free, or ABC has this built-in and is as good. How about a shootout DPR?
vFunct: Sweet! I still have my hand-crank 8x10 polaroid film processor & view camera.. just need to buy back some lenses.
PROTIP: This is one of the few techniques one can use to create photos without any electricity. Large-format lenses have spring shutters, and the Polaroid film can be processed by hand-cranking!
You'll be ready for the zombie apocalypse.
Prognathous: If I still need to carry my phone, then what's the point?
Non-Android P&S cameras are already capable as they are. Their main limitations don't have to do with the OS that powers them, but more with their typically limited hardware and physical attributes (small sensor, slow lens, small grip, small battery, small physical buttons).
Wake me up when a new P&S camera can actually replace *both* my current P&S and my current smartphone.
Exactly. There is a space here for such a device. S100/RX100 size and quality, with a phone.
FRANCISCO ARAGAO: if it had a phone it would be a killer devicehello, samsung, anybody there??
It's already out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIRBxRlsYR0
Another reason for that Steve doesn't mention is that if you check your images that night you may still be right there. If you did miss the shot you wanted, or missed critical focus, or can see a better way to compose a particular shot, it may be a trip down the street, rather than across the country or the world.
sesopenko: Backing up to an iPad is more about playing with a toy than using an efficient tool. Why do people continue to try to convince themselves that their iPad is an effective business tool by providing obscure and inefficient use case scenarios.
It's possible to do amazing, efficient, practical and useful things with toys. Or you can choose just to play with them. The choice is yours alone.
makeitworst: Is Dpreview now Backyard Astronomy Review??
"Is Dpreview now Backyard Astronomy Review"
I hope so, as I no longer subscribe to the magazine.
crypsis101: Never have and Never will visit Facebook for any reason whatsoever! If you like the government knowing everything you say or do be my guest....A sucker and a fool is born every second!
So where is tkbslc from then Goob, and which ISP does he use?
B1ackhat: If they were concerned about ethics, they wouldn't be trying to capture someone else's misery in the first place. Do you think it's ethical to capture someone's house burning down with their dead child inside? Someone's entire life has just been destroyed and there you are snapping pictures so there is a permanent reminder of someone's worst nightmare. There's nothing ethical in that.
If that photo causes others to get smoke detectors, or better protect their own homes from fire, then yes, there is plenty ethical in that.
Tom Goodman: News Flash: Picasso is being sent to cover the Olympics armed only with a number 2 pencil. Everyone eagerly awaits a verdict on his equipment.
Pfft, I can't imagine doing the Olympics with a 2B. Yes, it has greater sharpness, but it doesn't have the necessary dynamic range of a 4B or even a couple of 8B's, as long as you have a spare sharpener as they go blunt quicker. The 2B just doesn't have the same chiaroscuro, even in the hands of a professional.
cgarrard: Good specs and good price (surprised actually). Now how fast is the AF motor (and how quiet)?
That 18-135 is much quieter, nice!
CameraLabTester: EXR HR
For every newfangled camera churned out from these manufacturers, they invent a few newfangled acronyms of the most sordid kind.
This camera is a BOAR. (as all other P&S and DSLRs)
Becomes Obsolete At Retail.
Err, those terms have been used with Fuji EXR cameras for the last 5+ years, hardly newfangled.
The SAM lenses are generally pretty fast, but they aren't very quiet.
onlooker: Again? When was it awesome first time? Absolutely horrid interface, busy, loud, it's good for anything BUT viewing photographs.
I find Pbase kind ugly and awkward to be honest.
ryansholl: These posts make me wonder how I ever got a good picture, much less thousands, from the numerous point and shoots I've used over the years that didn't have a grip.
I must be a photographic genius. Had I only had an expensive grip taped onto the camera, I'd no doubt be pro by now.
a) It's not expensive. b) It will make you take better shots if you (or someone you hand it to) would have dropped the camera and it didn't work any more.
I still very much like Flickr. It's simple, robust, and dependable. Their resize engine is top notch, the community is large and active, and while it's not as showy as some of the others, I don't think that is necessarily a bad thing.
I think almost everyone has this bassackwards. This is not an issue of camera video vs smartphone video. It is not an issue of video at all. It's an issue of sound, and in particular loud concert sound, and the issue of that sound blowing out. I have some wonderful videos of concerts that I've been to that have only one issue - the sound is blown out and distorted. Yes, you can add external level-limited mics to most dSLRs, but given it can be achieved at a low cost of manufacter, I don't see any technical or budgetary reason why they don't already include mics that can handle higher db like this phone and the newer iPhones (for example) seem to be able to "and its inbuilt stereo microphone can handle audio up to 140db".
The only reason I can think of is to not cannibalise their pro lines and audio accessories, and hopefully more smartphones having this capability will force them to include it in more cameras too.
Anyone know if the EX2 has compressed RAW?