Charlie Jin

Charlie Jin

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Joined on Mar 27, 2008

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Charlie Jin: When the new iPhone 6 comes out, current iPhone 5's will be on sale. It looks like Samsung Galaxy Alpha and S5 are to compete against such dumping iPhone 5's, not against iPhone 6. "Maybe", Note 4 could be the contender.

I am one of such people. I had been using iPhone 1st generation to iPhone 4, until my eyes just could not catch up the small screen any more. I am using Note 2 and have been fairly happy with its big screen. But I will switch back to iPhone 5.5 inch. However, I will keep Note 2 for other purposes. For example, with AirDroid app it can be a very nice watchdog cam :-) Also, other Aduino fun projects...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 07:13 UTC

When the new iPhone 6 comes out, current iPhone 5's will be on sale. It looks like Samsung Galaxy Alpha and S5 are to compete against such dumping iPhone 5's, not against iPhone 6. "Maybe", Note 4 could be the contender.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 05:57 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies

OK. I have Sony RX100-mk1 and I was going to upgrade to mk3, especially because of the bright lens (and built-in WiFi). I compared the portraits from NX Mini and those from Sony RX100 mk3 (the sample pictures in here preview). To me, RX100-mk3 is not in the same league as NX Mini which produces so much better and more artistic pictures. Sony may be more detailed and pictures may be sharper, but that's not my preference. Now, I am hesitant. The only upside for Sony is that it's very pocketable. I am not sure how much pocketable NX Mini is. Does anyone have good experience in using both cameras ? Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 13:52 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

Can't say about other types of pictures, but for portraits, wow, I can't believe that you can produce such quality from a 1" sensor camera. The skins look gorgeous. Maybe it's the prime lens ?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 08:21 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies

Should have been posted on April 1.
LOL.
Also, there should be an adaptor for 70-200mm F2.8 lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 18:26 UTC as 10th comment
On Samsung announces NX3000 mirrorless camera article (193 comments in total)
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peevee1: 2 kits? $50 apart?

I believe 20-50 is about half size of the 16-50. So, with 20-50, it becomes almost pocketable.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 08:00 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (563 comments in total)
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select: I would never buy a Samsung camera... it's crap

You guys don't need Samsung products. Just buy something else and be happy for yourself.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 08:34 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (563 comments in total)

I already have Sony RX100. I wonder how it compares with this one - size and image quality and also user interface. I am satisfied with the quality of RX100, but it's user interface is aweful. I always have to figure out-which takes time - and the process becomes not point and shoot, but point - figure out - ...... - point and shoot. It looks like Sony is going to have a trouble as competition is going high.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 08:33 UTC as 123rd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D610 Review preview (328 comments in total)

The next generation should have GPS and Wireless WiFi,
which in case I plan to buy. Don't know why Nikon is one-generation (5 years) behind Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 00:05 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On Samsung explains the Galaxy S5's ISOCELL sensor post (49 comments in total)

I'll also hold off on praise or criticism until we see the actual photographs from Galaxy S5. If the photos are like the ones in the video, I'm buying it (Maybe Galaxy Note 4 - since I need a bigger screen). Currently, I am using Note 2 and I don't have any complaint regarding its sensor comparing with my previous phone, which was iPhone 4. I was thinking of going back to iPhone because there was a rumor that it's going to have a bigger size (5.5 inches), but it's quite unlikely :-(

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 01:08 UTC as 8th comment

Oh, Great.
I am anxious waiting for Galaxy Note 4 which will probably equip the same spec and bigger screen (6 inches?).
Well, unless iPhone comes in like 5.5 inch model, which is quite unlikely, unfortunately.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 01:39 UTC as 15th comment
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Michael Ma: This camera is made for people who have never owned a real camera and want all these features, without knowing they'll never use them, and all the disadvantages they bring.

Here's how I'd design the perfect GALAXY Camera.

1. Same specs as their flagship (such as the S4). This is #1 turn off for me when there is no clear advantage for buying a product over another. It should simply be the same phone as a S4, except with a camera and a camera form-factor.
2. Great lens. I'd rather have an edge-to-edge sharp 28mm (equiv) F8 fixed focus, than a useless 21x zoom.
3. People who buy such a thing place image quality at a high priority. A noisy, heavy-handed noise removal at ISO 200 (or even ISO 400 for that matter) is an instant deal breaker. It is the quintessential perfume on a pig. A great 8MP capture is better than a useless 16MP picture that doesn't meet quality standards for any enthusiast.
4. RAW. A person who would buy one probably cares about extracting the best image possible.

Unfortunately, if you ask people about camera purchase, most two important things are:
(1) number of pixels
(2) zoom ratio
So, I am sure that this camera is geared up for those group of people, which are most common around us - that is, there are not photographers at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 05:12 UTC
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)

Correct translation would be, "White world starts from Canon". And here in Korea, they think that it's going to be "white body". It's just an another buzz marketing, I presume...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 10:09 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply

Excellent. K-3 must be the best APS camera if it works as advertised.
I wish Pentax had 15-85mm lens like Canon's.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 10:42 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

I think that the most innovative feature is the 8M resolution with bigger pixel size. Virtually no one has done it. If they could add more pixels, they always did. If they are idiots, they make it 41M as if we actually need it. It (41M resolution) may make sense, if the phone comes with 256G internal memory with the same price and the 8GHz CPU that can process the 41M image in same speed, and the extra strength battery, and the super speed 6th-generation LTE, and next next generation WiFi.

Apple, well done. It is the best camera phone ever. Congratulations.

I wish Samsung would do that too, since I am using Galaxy Note 2 and I don't have plan to come back to Apple (I am getting old and my eyes can't read things on small iphone screen any more unfortunately). But I know, Samsung will do the same idiotic behavior as Nokia does, since the only thing they can do against Apple would be pixel numbers, which is the easiest thing that manufacturers can do.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 20:32 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies

41M pixel makes my photos unusable. I never needed over 8M for my phone camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 16:15 UTC as 44th comment | 8 replies
On Samsung Galaxy Camera Hands-on Preview preview (192 comments in total)

Well done Samsung. Two Thumbs Up~! Even though I don't have plan to purchase this time, probably in the future. During the time, I hope that this would trigger more interesting products.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 05:17 UTC as 69th comment
On Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 Zoom camera/phone hybrid article (222 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: This is my dream cam (of course it works as advertised). I always wanted a camera+phone that can take reasonably good pictures (far better than typical phone camera) with photo editing apps like Snapseed, and social apps such as Kakao Story, and cloud apps. Sending the edited pictures through messaging apps such as Kakao Talk, and etc. Finally it arrived.

Camera Hardware is only half of the story. Does Nokia have Snapseed? Or other various photo editing tools like Samsung (Android) ? Are various social apps such as Kakao Story and Kakao Talk, Vibe, Tumbler, etc. available? How about cloud apps ? Will it be supported in the future?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2013 at 03:46 UTC
On Pentax announces Q7 with larger 12MP BSI CMOS sensor article (232 comments in total)

Hmmm. to Pentax, 1/1.7" is a "larger" sensor...
Now, I understand why Samsung "kicked out" Pentax some years ago. It's simply hopeless...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 14:39 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
On Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 Zoom camera/phone hybrid article (222 comments in total)

This is my dream cam (of course it works as advertised). I always wanted a camera+phone that can take reasonably good pictures (far better than typical phone camera) with photo editing apps like Snapseed, and social apps such as Kakao Story, and cloud apps. Sending the edited pictures through messaging apps such as Kakao Talk, and etc. Finally it arrived.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 14:32 UTC as 17th comment | 19 replies
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