edu T: Jargon illiteracy:Does anyone know what DCF and DCR (in "image/file format" specs) stand for? Thanks.
Thank you Sir but then... why would the cheapest model among the three (S9700) be just the one that features RAW output?
yabokkie: so the built-in flash doesn't have a video mode?
No, unfortunately it doesn't seem to have a continuous output mode and neither have the designers given the idea a thought, I believe.So you've found the cloud behind the silver lining... But let us despair not! I'm sure the camera also has a still mode, which can make good use of a built-in strobe (especially as a fill-in light).
Jargon illiteracy:Does anyone know what DCF and DCR (in "image/file format" specs) stand for? Thanks.
D1N0: Ok, now put it back together again (in working order).
That was the kind of lame joke you're likely to hear when you first dissect a frog at a Vet class.But yeah, they've done it! (See the original blog post linked to above.)
CameraLabTester: "A typical DSLR has around 120 screws of 11 different sizes."
This cadaver had only 29 screws of just three different sizes.
THAT says a LOT of what's going on inside those R&D labs... they deliver.
Other brands just re-badge, clone and tweak.
"This CADAVER had only 29 screws".But why on Earth do you assume Cicala & crew aren't skilled enough (or Frankensteinian enough...) to manage to reassemble and re-animate it, uh?Read the 1st lines of their original post (linked on the copy) to find out!
Robert A: Not quite enthralled with an SLR-style camera, even if it is mirrorless. Regardless of how many technical strengths this camera offers over the XE-2 and its competitors, it really doesn't offer much product differentiation. For my needs, if it's got an APS sensor, it also should have an optical viewfinder like the X-Pro 1.
yabokkie,something like your "preferable" camera, APS-C format + 4.8" lcd + big grip + android OS has been around for some 6mo:
If it's not near enough, please start making sense!:-)
"Even those who consider themselves beginner photographers can take great photos with the COOLPIX L830’s intelligent features, including Easy Auto Mode and and and and and and . . ."--Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc.Good luck, Nikon. Sincerely.
justinwonnacott: I am going to use mine backwards . . .
Awesomely brilliant, man!Flip out the LCD and you'll have a tiny self-portrait inset in a self-portrait or in other words... The Story of a Selfie!
DPR, please check the "first PowerShot to use Canon's new DIGIC 6" bit.Actually it's the FIFTH, as digic 6 was introduced in the SX280 travel-zoom and its stripped-down version SX270 (last March), and then came the S120 and G16 higher-end compacts (August).
kimchiflower: Photography is Nikon's only business (as far as I'm aware, and unlike Canon), yet they didn't win anything, not even a runner-up.
They also make sophisticated (IC waffer UV photolithography) steppers, probably nice enough to be at least the runner-up (amid ASML, Ultratech, Canon, Intel and no one else).
Vinc T: How can I view the results without voting? I am not familiar with the cameras here and I will not vote.
Your honesty is laudable, you want to see the score but don't want to skew the poll with a vote you humbly believe is not qualified.So I suggest you pick one at random (6 candidates beg a dice) and vote; I can tell you that, since 1000+ votes are already tallied at his moment, a single vote will hardly bias the results.
yabokkie: hope we'll have 240p & 300p consumer video within a decade.
Well, dear yabokkie, if as you say mick232 is NOT confused, then you are living in the '90s indeed. But I see this exchange going on almost in real time, which in turn implies... Geez man I knew there must've been a reason today I woke up listening to Nirvana and L7! Help, where's my Sonic Youth laser disc...?
But then, a13, he'd have written "this FPS,that i/p". Anyway, with the current time lag, he'll surely clarify it in less than 20 years from now.
Kubicide: Nikon has every right to do this - so why the hate? Does everyone think the aftermarket folks really care about your camera or compatability, or bringing you some sort of "fair value"? No, they want your $$$. And as a manufacturer Nikon should do what they need to do to protect their product and support expenses.
No one knows for sure just how compatible or incompatible the aftermarket product is except for the engineers at Nikon and the other companies. This battery issue is just like the reverse engineered lenses. It's the old "buyer beware" thing. If you are out to save a buck then do it 'eyes wide open' and know that the aftermarket product may not work and the vendor just wants your money for their product. That's it. Nikon doesn't make any claim to state that their product is designed to work with anything coming out of any 'brand x' manufacturer.
Of course they have every right to do that AND their customer has every right to be informed about that BEFORE installing the new FW as well.The latter was neglected, hence the "hate". (Have you ever been stabbed on the back by someone who supposedly had "every right" to do it?)
ScottnLaguna: Smart business practice. No more cheap Chinese batteries causing warranty issues. Fine with me.
If "Chinese batteries" are to blame, where are 99.99% of the OEM batteries from?Surely from the North Pole, manufactured by elves and brought to you courtesy of flying reindeer...
MPA1: Why on earth does it capture sound on the video when underwater?! That is just annoying.
And you should have heard Beatles' Octopus's Garden!
brecklundin: these sort of things are crutches for newbies and those who don't care to learn the craft of product shooting. You can do far better work with a couple inexpensive off camera flashes and some inexpensive foamcore board or just white craft paper.
These things are FINE if you want a sloppy shot for ebay I suppose (I honestly never noticed an increase in selling price with good photo's on ebay items. In fact I often suspected the opposite...people are fickle and thing Facebook quality photos are "good" photography.) And it's not bad for the price. However for a bit more cash and a few hours practice you can achieve far superior results even if using used flash units bought that a thrift shop (I have a number of those I bought for $5/ea & still use).
Google DIY product photography or visit a Flickr group "Creative Tabletop Photography". A useful group.
Last spend the cash to buy "Light: Science & Magic" by Fil Hunter. It's the best book for understanding lighting objects.
"These things are FINE if you want a sloppy shot for ebay I suppose..."On the other hand, isn't a fair amount of sloppiness kind of reassuring when looking for used stuff?I mean, it implies the photo is most probably of the actual item the seller is offering, rather than a photo from a promo brochure...
edu T: To foldio's creator: I can see you're using a 9V battery for the LEDs; this is a bit of a nuisance inasmuch you need to carry a thick battery besides and apart from the folded panels. (That is, if you don't forget the battery at home.)So, hmm... what if you try to mount 3 lithium coin batteries side by side instead?(e.g. CR2032: 3V, 240 mAh, 20mm D x 3.2mm H, 3 grams, about 50¢ ea. for 500 pc.)
OK, Juhaz and Foldio's creator: I'll settle for 6 AAA alkalines, inside a thin tubular holder running next to the LEDs.BTW, do you know what you'll find inside if you pry open a 9V batt? Six AAAA cells connected in series, indeed...IOW, 6xAAA will run longer than a single 9V "transistor battery", besides fitting inside the device!
OnTheWeb: Looks pretty cool but, of course, needs to be larger.
This size is wonderful for watches and earrings. Nevertheless, rumor has that over the next few months we'll see sizes for wall clocks and necklaces, small trucks and furniture, yachts and refurbished space shuttles.
To foldio's creator: I can see you're using a 9V battery for the LEDs; this is a bit of a nuisance inasmuch you need to carry a thick battery besides and apart from the folded panels. (That is, if you don't forget the battery at home.)So, hmm... what if you try to mount 3 lithium coin batteries side by side instead?(e.g. CR2032: 3V, 240 mAh, 20mm D x 3.2mm H, 3 grams, about 50¢ ea. for 500 pc.)