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.
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!
Smart move; with this bullet-proof camera, they'll corner the market of photography-loving mobsters.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
If this is a hoax, it's less hideous than the Hassleblad Lunar, Stellar, etc., which should have been hoaxes too.
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.
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.
If only they'd offer an Android version! I know it won't happen, but one can only dream..
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!
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!
There's a mistake in the article; this is not a Pentax camera, this is a Lego toy camera!
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.
Is it edible too?
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.
Maverick_: Something is very fishy.1) the box has 1 lens, why is that lens always pointed to the outside? 2) Why is that box always kept on the outside in crates, never inside mixed in with the others?3) Does anyone really care how UK post office delivers a local delivery? They have been providing such videos for decades. There are dozens of TV shows with such footage since the early days. 4) If this is supposed to be a test of the mechanism, then I would say it's a success but looks like the UK PO was involved.
I was going to say the same; it does sound fishy that the box seems to have always had an unobstructed view and was never buried in the bowels of the truck/distribution facility.
It's on the pricey side, though if the quality is there, which it probably is, it'd be worth it. We'll see how it'll perform when reviewed. Wish it was more compact, though, since I was hoping for a lens about the size of the Panny 20mm.