Boerseuntjie: Can you play Angry Birds on it? that is the only thing this camera is good for
why do you say this thing is only good for angry birds when you don't know if it runs angry birds? it can take pictures, do you think it's good for taking pictures maybe?
ThePhilips: DPR, please confirm whether the thing has mic/speakers or not.
At least in the pictures I do not see mic.
OK, but that's not important. My main question: can an app written for the camera take shot as a RAW image?
marketing can sell anything. it's the engineers that have to deliver.
dylanbarnhart: This camera is what will kill the phone. Yes I said phone.
People will eventually realize that there's no need to pay for voice minutes when Internet already allows voice too, via VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) apps like Skype, not to mention video chat.
Yes I know tablets already do that, but they are too large to carry around. It's also less weird to talk to the cameraphone than to a tablet.
Wireless carriers usually don't like selling a VoIP cellphone, because they want to charge people twice, once for voice and another for internet. But adding a camera to the device makes a perfect excuse for not requiring monthly voice charge. Eventually this will catch on and becomes the cheapest way to own a Galaxy SIII phone, whether the camera functionality is needed or not.
which carrier has a data-only plan and which has cheaper data than voice?
Gkpm: Stupidest idea I've heard all year. We carry phones already, just need cameras that communicate with them.
Absolutely no need for cameras to become phones, just more time wasted with an extra platform to setup, keeping up to date and worry about security.
57, that's like saying why one would need a computer if they have a wireless router? hehe
Greg Gebhardt: The sensor is too small to make a serious camera. Fast lens and tiny sensor!
a serious camera has bellows :-)
pc168: Would there be any such 'tape' in my Nikon D700?
nothing more informative than first hand information.
Digital Suicide: it's good that car manufacturers doesn't offer to use TAPE for fixing brake defects.
car manufacturers use grease to fix brake defects :-)
Shantanucnl: Many of the comments in this discussion simply demonstrate a not-so-surprising fact that very few people who are interested in Photography have very little (practically none at all) knowledge or idea about industrial manufacturing processes and techniques. Use of specialty tapes for manufacturing phones, cameras, tablets, laptops is a well-established technology. tapes play a very important role in industrial manufacturing. Using a tape is not a "cheap fix".
For reference - do a google search on "Speciality Tapes".
an example: http://www.specialtytapes.net/electronics-tapes-light-management-c-102_36_39-l-en.html
i'm sure the tape will survive intact where it is even if you drop the camera from the top of the empire state building. would that be durable enough? of course, its job is to shield the sensor box from light leaks so how exactly do you want to measure the tape's durability?
KonstantinosK: Light leak, unimpressive DxOmark results, high price... Poor Canon...
haha, too funny. you see janice, gothmoth can spew his unsolicited wisdom (opinion) all he wants but you can't.
NikonScavenger: It's amazing how people just willingly GIVE away their personal information on the internets.
Between google, FB, instagram, smartphone software spying on where you go, who you call... there is literally NO privacy out there anymore.
And we've willingly ceded all of this away. Hell, we've paid through our noses for the shiny tech gadgets that pry into our private lives on a daily basis for marketing reasons and god knows what else...
take a picture, print it, and put it in that photo album you have sitting on your coffee table. problem solved.
World Peace: How much is this upgrade?
@ppage, you should spend your money in becoming a better analogist, haha. or stop pretending you can come up with one.
openskyline: I have stopped using Adobe Photoshop for sometimes, LR is all I need.
what kind of a crappy photographer are you that you can improve your photos with photoshop 1000%?
Jack A. Zucker: i'm not seeing a whole lot that's compelling. The content aware fill that dpreview demonstrated looks flawed. I see the outline of the original selection. The selective focus example looks horrible. I'm sure it works better than the dpreview demo. Dpreview ought to hire some professional artists and photographers to do their reviews.
jump out the window? really? that's kinda over the top isn't it?
tombiondo: The era of still photography has finally ended!...Our cameras now shoot stills as an afterthought. We will always be in video mode and we will extract the frame(s) we need (have you seen the quality of a frame extraction from the new iPhone 4S?). Get your camera running....head out on the highway... Lookin for adventure and whatever comes your way!
Jason, being a fanboy and being an owner are totally different things.
Wick Smith: The top of my wishlist for LR4 was to have relative adjustments (like those in the Quick Develop tab) available as part of a preset. I often want to make a whole bunch of images 20% lighter etc.
Does LR4 have that?
I did not read in Wick's post what you say he said, but you're right, it would not work in your scenario.
Doesn't the sync do that? Adjust exposure of 1 photo and sync selected photos?
Potemkin_Photo: Japanese companies are no different from any other company in the world. 90% of them most likely commit some kind of fraud. The regulators are probably wary about confronting all this fraud at this time given the state of the world economy. Sure, you could clean everyone up, but then everybody would be broke. Just dirty business as usual. I don't care what happens to Oly since I shoot Canon. But if Oly prices were to go to 50%, I'd be happy to snap up a couple cams from them.
Ahh, the too big to fail mentality rears its ugly head again.
jameshamm: "..fall in its shares which have now lost almost two-thirds of their value over the past month.."
Not 4/3rd I'm afraid.
I guess they're not as corrupt as the US. They actually involved law enforcement. Who went to jail over the derivatives mess in the US? What am I thinking, they all got bonuses instead no?
CameraLabTester: Too bad.Just when at a time I was warming up to it's 4/3 foray, which I consider a wise choice.Shares falling 30% since Friday? Is this for real? That's like a car tethering on the edge of the Grand Canyon!
why must they make up the 700M in profit?
jl_smith: Typical corporate corruption at the top (I'm conservative pro-capitalism, but anti-corruption!). Even if the CEO stressed he had no evidence top Olympus officials had received payments, you KNOW that's what's going on...c'mon people. Company pays lots of money for "consulting", which makes its way back to them somehow or another.
As a matter of fact, there is a similar aspect of Japanese business used by the automotive industry - Auto top brass will purchase parts from their own seperately-held parts companies, thereby reducing competition. It's got a name, but I can't remember what it is.
Of course, he starts his questioning, spooks the people involved, and of course they "vote out the Brit" to continue their corruption.
By him outing specific people, it may have been seen as very embarrassing by the presumably mainly-Japanese board members, so the unanimous votes to kick him out aren't surprising.
your last sentence reminds me of the thing colbert is doing to poke fun at the FEC regulations. it's quite perfectly legal i guess for a 501(c) company to take contributions & not disclose & then turn around and give it to a PAC. that seem to fit your description of what money laundering is, haha.
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