So how do _you_ spell douchenozzle?
Alphoid: Great idea, but when you dig a bit deeper, it's useless. I had tons of kits like these as a little kid. I learned next to nothing from them. Look at the software. It's closed. Look at the spec sheet. Even the spec sheet doesn't mention lens specs (aperture? focal length? etc.), sensor specs, etc.
To actually build a kit that's helpful, you need more depth of technical information. Kids should be able to build something, and at the very least, come out understanding what they've built, but ideally, be able to tweak it and modify it.
I'd kill for a kit that did that. Open firmware. Open software. Full specs. Clearly written kid-readable explanations not just of how to put things together, but of why. Step 1 should be assembling a kit. There needs to be room for steps 2-5, where most of the learning happens (there are very good kits which do this).
I dunno. Based on your reply, you may have learned more than you acknowledge.
Nice pr0n music for the vid. Whoever scored it must've been laughing a lot, esp during the "power generation" sequence.
lazy lightning: Laura from the GearShop is hot! I'd much rather do business with her than those cranky old jewish guys in NYC.
Oy gevalt. And feh to you, sir.
TN Args: Pity about the churlish comments posted most recently, especially the guy who thinks he is personally above surrealism and Dali. hah! Congratulations to the 17 year old lad and I like his way of seeing.
Yeh and that one where like the clocks were all mealting and crap was like we were all totally just like "duuuuuuuuuuddddde..."
No way dude...Dali and Magritte are the most aweseom artsits ever. Espcially when you are totally baked. One time me and my buddy Rob smoked up a bunch and check out that painting of the train coming through the fireplace and we were all like "woah, dude, that sh*t is deeeeep!"
IEBA1: Is it possible that the lens can be profiled and a correction file be made so that when converting from RAW, a lot of the corrections (CA, barrel distortion, etc) can be corrected in post?
Not really. This is like a pinhole camera. Trying to 'correct' it in software misses the point. Better off buying a used kit lens for $50 if you want passable image quality at a low price point.
AllBrands: Any chance these cameras were actually tested to see how waterproof they really are? There are loads of consumer complaints about Panasonic waterproof cameras that got water inside and failed at, allegedly, the first hint of any water. Panasonic then denies warranty coverage claiming abuse or user error in each case. Sure there are a lot of dummies out there but many of the complaints I've read sound very credible. Doubly so in light of the many horror stories I've read time and again about Panasonic warranty support in general here in the USA. Just saying - I don't care how good the image quality is if the camera fails the first time it's used as designed. It would be good to test that too, no?
Marianas Trench is the only test that matters.
At least it looks better than the Hasselblad Lunar.
Yiotis: I can take those photos anytime with an Iphone...
Who needs those bulky cameras and lenses.
Do you keep it under the bridge with you?
Rod McD: Quote from the conclusion :- "Details are smudged at base ISO (though likely not an issue for target audience)"
Why is there this ongoing assumption that people who like the outdoors aren't interested in better IQ? In my experience, people who want tough, WR cameras to take to wild places greatly value where they go and the images they bring back. Perhaps the target audience who buy these cameras do so because there's simply nothing better available. It doesn't mean it isn't wanted and wouldn't sell. And no, one shouldn't have to carry a D4 in housing. We need something in-between - a modern day Nikonos with a fixed wide to standard zoom.
Surely someone could make a better small WR camera with a 1"- APSC sensor, a WA zoom, and real O-ring seals? Yes it would weigh more and cost more, but many would be prepared to pay more for a comprehensively better outdoor camera.
No one's taking this on a National Geographic photo shoot (they still exist, right?) It's casual snapshot camera that can be taken to the beach or on a camping trip. 64 Gig memory card, a couple of spare batteries, and you're good for a week in the woods with the fam.
reginalddwight: Thank you for the heads up, DPR. Since the AW110 can't float in the water like your photograph suggests, I will take a pass.
There is such a thing as a floating wrist strap.
I have a nice dslr and one of these. Guess one takes better pictures? Guess one goes in my pocket when I am swimming/rafting/riding my mountain bike?Each one is a good choice for its intended use.
Simon Zeev: Good.I prefer a yellow camera. I have enough of black cameras.Every other color sauf pink works for me.Camera companies understand now that items for people have to look good and not all people have the same taste.
Danny: Camera's like this always makes me think they are for underwater purpose. I wonder how deep this thing can sink.
It could sink all the way to the bottom of the Marianas Trench, no problem.
Karl Scharf: Having two totally different and incompatible hot shoes within its current camera lineup is why Sony will always lag behind Nikon and Canon. Sad, very but true. All the great innovations and then they blow it on something basic, like a hot shoe!!!!!!!
Sonyt tries to take a page from the Apple playbook!
I know they are great cammies, but I can't feel the love for Sony as a camera co yet. They need to invest more in their brand mythos. Because I am all about the brand mythos. I mean, except that I won't get a Leica boner because seriously, $7,000 for a basic box? Nah.
CaseyComo: Aren't _these_ the golden days of camera design? Features, functionality, optics, and prices that photogs of previous eras could not even imagine. Nostalgia is one thing, but there's a reason that we don't all shoot manual focus rangefinders or big 4x5s and carry a lightmeter and exploding flashbulbs.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not disparaging old cameras. But there is an awful lot to be happy with in the current ones.
Aren't _these_ the golden days of camera design? Features, functionality, optics, and prices that photogs of previous eras could not even imagine. Nostalgia is one thing, but there's a reason that we don't all shoot manual focus rangefinders or big 4x5s and carry a lightmeter and exploding flashbulbs.
sarkozy: shutter 1/4000 is to bada shutter 1/8000 or 1/16000 (electronically) could have induced me to buy this camera
Look, if you don't have 1/16,000, how are you going to be able to shoot ISO 1600 at F 0.9 in full sunlight? LOL.