JEROME NOLAS: So that's all for photokina? No more surprises? No major news? The only Panasonic saved the day (the whole show) with LX100? I expected more from Canikon and they don't care enough whatever you might say....
More announcements used to be saved for the actual show, but then manufacturers started to release earlier and earlier to try to stand out from all the noise. So what you have is now - most major announcements come before the show and the actual show is for showing it off to the press and public.
Tord S Eriksson: "Allison was quite smitten"
That's the comment your lady coworker gets by you guys?!
In this day and age?! And naturally her head is cut off.
Seems you "boys with toys" were smitten as well, by the "old guys" syndrome, where women at the best are allowed to hold the lenses, unless they are big and hefty, when you guys take over!
Smitten is a gender-neutral verb.
Also, the past tense of the word smite.
keeponkeepingon: I'm playing with some of the backlit images and there's a lot of detail shadows. I'm not sure my T2i could do as well so maybe there is some magic special sauce in the 7D Mk2 sensor?
Bear in mind that the T2i was launched in February, 2010 - over 4.5 years ago. A lot has changed sensor-wise. It would be better to compare the 7DII's images against more recent chips like the one in the 70D to see if they added any "magic special sauce".
Nikonparrothead: Historically hasn't the Leica offered a two-year warranty while Panasonic offers one? (Apologies if that's changed -- I haven't been keeping up on that).
Don't know what Panasonic's is, but Leica is offering a three-year warranty with this product.
Pritzl: So how much do we pay for the pleasure of advertising the red dot?
Apparently $1,200 USD. Only a $300 USD premium on the LX100.
I personally think the Typ 109 looks a lot cleaner than the LX100 though.
princecody: Curious what 2 people own a copy?
They might have preordered it already!
princecody: I don't see a P mode? Anybody know whats the deal?
Likewise, M mode is just setting both shutter speed and aperture to a non-auto/A value. It's a nice touch when you have the means to access both settings in physical dials.
Markol: A good smartphone with a 5" full HD screen is about 350€ now like the Nexus 5. So this will be about 500-600€ more just for the camera part.That will sell even worse than the 808 I'm afraid. Can't imagine the 1" sensor is so expensive.
Miniaturization, R&D, and it being the first of its kind are two factors that I can see driving up the price of this product. It will probably not sell so great but it's exciting to think of what v2 will offer / be priced at.
Menneisyys: At least a cameraphone that can produce better shots than the Nokia 808.
I only wish it was cheaper. At 900 euros, it really won't have much sales. FYI: the Nokia 808 even at its most expensive period was only around 610-620 euros, unsubsidized.
Typo? "At last"? :)
Elandreth: "The dp1 Quattro joins the 40mm equivalent dp2 Quattro"
Isn't it 45mm equivalent?
Thanks for catching that. You're right - 30mm for a 1.5x APS-C sensor.
bstolk: So, how large is that 'large sensor' then?It is such an imprecise term.If FF, it could be interesting for shallow dof, but as they mention 'equivalent lenses' it must be a smaller sensor than that.
You can check out the DP2's specs here: http://www.dpreview.com/products/sigma/compacts/sigma_dp2q/specifications
peevee1: DPR, don't you have mistakes in the specs? "Expeed 4A", when Nikon itself says "Expeed 4" in the press-release? "7 fps" when Nikon says it is 6.5?
Thanks kindly for pointing that out. The processor is indeed the Expeed 4. The frame rate error was a number formatting error.
shaocaholica: No raw? Booooo.
Joseph Black: It's nice to know some companies choose deliberate development rather than the rapid release of poorly conceived gimmicks. Not to say Apple doesn't have a gimmick here and there, but when they do something they do it right.
Just like how OS X Yosemite (10.10) is not a mere 0.10 upgrade from the original OS X, Android 4.1 to 4.4.3 is not a mere 0.3.3 versions.
Going from XP to Windows 7 would've cost $120 to upgrade from a piece of software 8 years old (http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/25/windows-7-official-pricing-announced-limited-pre-orders-start-t/). Less if you bought the OEM version.
My old HTC One M7 launched with Android 4.1 and is still upgradeable to Android 4.4.3 and will be presumably eligible to upgrade to Android L / 5, at which point it will be 2-3 years old. Admittedly HTC is probably the exception to the fact. Also, each successive upgrade of Android 4.x has increased responsiveness of my phone through better CPU efficiency and more efficient graphics rendering. Look up Project Butter.
Free OS updates is not something Apple invented. Windows Service Packs were major pieces of functionality (look up how much they patched into XP for example) and each of those were free. And if we're talking about their mobile OS, for phones, it was free, but they nickel and dimed their iPod Touch users for upgrade costs.
Also, Apple is no saint when it comes to dropping support for perfectly capable hardware. Their most recent debacle with the OS X upgrade (can't remember which) that didn't support perfectly capable hardware purchased only a couple years ago is but one example. And then there's the whole keeping the public in the dark about the PowerPC to Intel switch. That scenario is more understandable since you don't want to shoot yourself in the foot, but it sucks for the consumer.
A lot of your assumptions plagued older versions of Android and are no longer the case or are getting better with each version. Google did play catch up to Apple when it came to version fragmentation (Android 2.1 to 2.2 to 2.3 was a giant cluster-you-know-what) and OEMs not pushing out updates quickly enough.
Now though, Google is being much more stringent on those OEMs and you have companies like HTC guaranteeing an update within 90 days of the official release of the latest version (to which they've stuck to more or less). That's the problem when you don't control the entire supply chain - you have to wait for things to fall into place.
You champion the benefits of the latest OS working on many different versions of iPhones, but then don't update yourself? You realize there are security holes that Apple will patch into the latest OS and not make available for older OSes, right? And even trying to run iOS7 or iOS8 on older supported models slows the phone down significantly.
falconeyes: Does the DPR article contain an error?
All iPhone 5-s and 6-s have 1.5 um pixels, 8 million of them. Their sensor sizes should be identical. BTW, this explains why the camera module has the exact same depth for all models and why it protudes with the thinner 6 models ...
@Samuel The 6 has 14h talk time, while the 6+ has 24h.
JordanAT: $500 for the Plus/128 *on contract*? Wow, that's a pretty tough pill to swallow. That makes it, what, about $1000 unlocked/off contract? Whatever you do, don't drop it in the toilet or fall into you pool with it in your pocket.
$950 USD through T-Mobile's contract free pricing scheme.
Jeff Keller: I apologize in advance for the bad puns in this article.
I don't sea any puns in the article.