SammyToronto

SammyToronto

Joined on Dec 17, 2011

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On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (519 comments in total)
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Digitall: Up to now, 5 users have had this camera supposedly already sold :)

You know you're an early adopter when you buy (and sell!) the product even before it's commercially released :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 18:04 UTC
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BPD7: dumb question but is this a fixed 2.2 aperture?

On cell phones, aperture usually is fixed.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 02:25 UTC
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SammyToronto: While you're reviewing oldish phones, is there any chance for an S4 Mini review? I've read reviews for it on other sites, but being that your reviews focus on camera performance, which is probably the main criterion I consider before buying a phone, they have more weight imo, especially since DXO haven't reviewed it either!

Well, that's great, and timely, news :) Looking forward to reading your findings in that comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 21:01 UTC

While you're reviewing oldish phones, is there any chance for an S4 Mini review? I've read reviews for it on other sites, but being that your reviews focus on camera performance, which is probably the main criterion I consider before buying a phone, they have more weight imo, especially since DXO haven't reviewed it either!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 20:39 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

Smart move; with this bullet-proof camera, they'll corner the market of photography-loving mobsters.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 05:10 UTC as 161st comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)
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SammyToronto: Nice camera, but it doesn't add enough to the e-pl5 to justify the $300 extra it will sell for, imo. That is if you didn't pick up the e-pl5 + kit lens + the 40-150mm zoom for C$450 during Christmas sale, which was an even better deal.

I can also see myself picking one up after the price drops, but not at the initial price. The epl5 sold for similar price when new, so I wouldn't be surprised if the em10 will offer similar deals to what was offered for the epl5 this year by next Christmas.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 23:24 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)
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SammyToronto: Nice camera, but it doesn't add enough to the e-pl5 to justify the $300 extra it will sell for, imo. That is if you didn't pick up the e-pl5 + kit lens + the 40-150mm zoom for C$450 during Christmas sale, which was an even better deal.

Fair enough, but it's definitely not worth it to me. And for those who don't have the 40-150, it's a great deal. It's even better if you do have the 40-150 since you can sell the one you'll get for free with the epl5 kit for $150 and end up with a $300 camera!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 14:32 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)

Nice camera, but it doesn't add enough to the e-pl5 to justify the $300 extra it will sell for, imo. That is if you didn't pick up the e-pl5 + kit lens + the 40-150mm zoom for C$450 during Christmas sale, which was an even better deal.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 13:45 UTC as 118th comment | 4 replies
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer news story (170 comments in total)

I find this a tad harsh. The modification he did to the photo didn't take away from the theme of photographing Syrian fighters; rather, it enhanced it since that video camera stuck out like a sore thumb. It's not like he transplanted the fighter to the Moulin Rouge in Paris through photoshop! Of course rules should be followed, but reprimand for not doing so should be in the context of the infraction's severity.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 05:29 UTC as 63rd comment

The photo they almost picked would've been equally good, imo. Those piercing green eyes would make almost any photo taken of that girl (by a knowledgeable photographer) a work of art.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 14:01 UTC as 34th comment
On Another Hasselblad Rebadge or Photoshopped Hoax? news story (187 comments in total)

If this is a hoax, it's less hideous than the Hassleblad Lunar, Stellar, etc., which should have been hoaxes too.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 01:14 UTC as 73rd comment
On Nikon unveils tiny Coolpix S02 for 'trendy individuals' news story (63 comments in total)

One of the more useless camera launches in recent history.

Nikon forgot to say that this camera is for "trendy individuals" who don't own camera phones; NO need to get this camera if you have one, unless you're dying to have a zoom lens. A very niche market, I'd say, and not exactly a very promising prospect in terms of sales.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 19:43 UTC as 20th comment

The grip looks like it was homemade by someone in their tool shed! I don't care if it's made from the finest wood in existence; it's horrid looking and the result looks like a botched aftermarket job.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 19:57 UTC as 240th comment
On Nokia launches 41MP Lumia 1020 for Windows Phone 8 post (147 comments in total)

If only they'd offer an Android version! I know it won't happen, but one can only dream..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 02:17 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On Pentax unveils blue and white K-01 in Japan news story (262 comments in total)
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Jimmy jang Boo: Too bad and so sad that the world is full of redneck simpleton douchebags. I don't care for the camera or the colors, but obviously Pentax knows what it is doing by catering to a specific market. I may not understand it, but I don't need to slag it.

That doesn't make sense. What makes much more sense is saying there are too many redneck simpleton douchbags who take personal offense when anyone dares say anything negative about the camera they happen to like/own. How lonely and miserable their lives must be to put such an emotional investment in an inanimate object!

Besides, this is THE place to express opinions, both positive AND negative, about different cameras; it's not a cheerleader board!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 22:11 UTC
On Pentax unveils blue and white K-01 in Japan news story (262 comments in total)
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SammyToronto: There's a mistake in the article; this is not a Pentax camera, this is a Lego toy camera!

Actually your comment is the one that appears to stem from your behind. Go buy yourself a sense of humor and look at the definition of sarcasm in the dictionary while you're at it.

As for Lego, I hope they weren't offended by my comment, lol!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 21:41 UTC
On Pentax unveils blue and white K-01 in Japan news story (262 comments in total)

There's a mistake in the article; this is not a Pentax camera, this is a Lego toy camera!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 14:27 UTC as 98th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic announces revised Lumix G 20mm F1.7 II ASPH lens news story (76 comments in total)

While the update seems to be mainly cosmetic (pending reviews), I like the tidier size and the availability of a silver version (both would look better on my brown epm1 than my current 20mm).

I wonder, though, if the smaller size would mean a smaller/less robust focus motor is used. The current version of the lens is as reliable as a wood-burning stove(at least based on my experience) and I hope that aspect of it hasn't been compromised in the redesign.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 17:02 UTC as 20th comment

Is it edible too?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 00:45 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies

Thanks for the comparison; I'm thinking of replacing my current phone and this came in handy since camera quality is among the top priorities for me (and I'm sure many others) when deciding on a phone.

On another note, too bad the Nokia N8 is too old to be reviewed; it had by far the best camera on any cellphone that I've owned and would probably have won this comparison. It was practically on par with a good point and shoot camera and it had a powerful xenon flash, which is a rarity in cellphones. Unfortunately, I had to move on to an Android phone (the Sony Ericsson Arc S) since the Symbian operating system on the N8 is a relic, but I do miss the N8's camera. The Arc has a more than decent camera, probably on par with the phones in this comparison, but it's no N8.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 04:20 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
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