AndyHWC

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On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (479 comments in total)

lovely camera, scary price.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 14:19 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply

Good job Olympus! M43 should be dead a few years ago if not because the excellent 16Mp sensor and some great models like EPL2, OM5. I can't wait to see the 40Mp is a hype or another great practical feature. It may actually work with the excellent in-body IS, interesting idea indeed.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 14:46 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Cool, hope it will update WPG (Windows Photo Gallery) too. It is one of the best free organizer around. WPG, Faststone together take care of most of need.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 14:30 UTC as 15th comment
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Marcus Antonius: If you look closely at the header photo, you can clearly see that he mirrored the image. There is also some obvious purple fringing going on in several places. Also the sky seems manipulated. What does that tell me? That this is a bad photo? No, but i would not classify this image as an interesting photo entry, let alone a serious winning contender for an award.

you may be right but there are photos similar to this, the caption says "Cube Houses viewed from beneath". So perhaps op was inspired by that, or perhaps they were taken by the same person?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cube-houses-rotterdam.jpg

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 19:44 UTC
On article Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 (406 comments in total)

still no hybrid sensor or improvement in Continuous AF in video mode?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:15 UTC as 6th comment
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Kim Letkeman: "The resulting video, seen in the demo below, is quite impressive. As of now, the team does not have a release date, but mentions that those who are interested should stay tuned as they 'are working hard on making [their] hyperlapse algorithm available as a Windows app' - Note that the word app most likely hints at a Windows 8 application and not legacy desktop software (sorry Windows 7 users)."

I'm looking forward to playing with this app ... and I think it might be time that users and reviewers put on their big boy pants and stop wasting so much energy whinging about Windows 8. Using dirt cheap tools from Stardock, I have been running Windows 8 exactly as I ran Windows 7 for years now.

nothing really wrong with the Modern UI. This is like running Android or iOS on a desktop device. If you don't have touchscreen, you have the option to stick with desktop UI. The bad decision is Microsoft tried to force users to use Modern UI by default in 8.0.

Win8 is not Vista, it is a great OS with a few bad decisions and public image.

Back to the topic, hopefully the software will be available for everyone soon.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 14:42 UTC
On article Google+ converts DSLR panoramas into Photo Spheres (17 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: I make first comment: what is a photo sphere?

Photo Sphere on the other hand, is more like a multi-axis stitching software that produces a 3D panoramic view. The quality is similar to what you see in streetview, good but not great. And like many panoramic software, the stitching usually produce distortion. When you view the result, it is exactly like viewing a stitched picture.

Some good examples of Photo Sphere:
https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/108457998715135985488/photo/PMnSLZkHxBYAAAQIuBHgqg?gl=ca&heading=128&pitch=72&fovy=75

https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/109657117474402196150/photo/HietFb0yRkAAAAQIt8yP5g?gl=ca&heading=331&pitch=96&fovy=75

Again, my opinion is based on older version. If things have change, I am happy to learn.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 14:28 UTC
On article Google+ converts DSLR panoramas into Photo Spheres (17 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: I make first comment: what is a photo sphere?

Sorry for the late reply. First off, I like to point out that my experience with Photoshpere is based on 4.2. A quick check doesn't suggest any major improvement.

Photosync uses sophisticated bundle adjustment algorithium to construct a 3D model from a collection of pictures in a given location. These picture can be taken at any angle, zoom range or even different camera. The result can be mapped or traced their original pictures; and Photosynth has a lot of "respect" to the original photo and mostly free of distortion. When you view a Photosync image, you are manipulate a 3D model instead of viewing a stitched picture.

some good examples of Photosynth:
http://photosynth.net/preview/view/985510db-4dc7-4aec-a1ee-40a7d1e9d334

http://photosynth.net/preview/view/ef9c7753-3bd7-494d-b2ac-4cbb36dfba89

http://photosynth.net/preview/view/802c386c-110f-4bcf-bf7b-a4a18a4cc236

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 14:28 UTC
On article Google+ converts DSLR panoramas into Photo Spheres (17 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: I make first comment: what is a photo sphere?

stripped down version of Microsoft Photosynth. Too bad given the unpopularity of Photosynth, I doubt MS will spend the resource to port it to Android.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 12:21 UTC
On article Nokia device division may become 'Microsoft Mobile' (39 comments in total)
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Jogger: Basically, the legal name will be Microsoft Mobile Oyi.. but, the name on the phones and such will still be Nokia. I hope that is the case, "Microsoft Mobile" has too many syllables to be used as a brand name.

same here. Nokia > Microsoft in consumer market. Even better if they can name it Apple, it will instantly boost sale by 200%.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 12:57 UTC
On article Nokia device division may become 'Microsoft Mobile' (39 comments in total)
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DStudio: Thanks for the mock photo with that disgusting logo on the back!

lol, gotta agree with that one. Windows Phone UI (tiles and simple texts) looks great, I am tired with icon-based GUI. The mock up logo is just a plain Windows 7 logo. The last thing I want to see on my phone, DPR should at least use the monochrome Windows 8 logo.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 12:55 UTC
On article Nokia device division may become 'Microsoft Mobile' (39 comments in total)
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Daxs: Nokia was dead long time ago, Without Microsoft Nokia is nothing! Nokia was to slow when smartphones came.

Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 are really good. I actually prefer my wife's HTC 8x over my iPhone.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 12:52 UTC
On article Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary (596 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Super fast AF, complete silent shutter, unique modular concept; I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I will definitely get one

when they go on sale at the end of next year for $299.95.

lol, well I am waiting for the review for the new sensor. If it has similar picture quality. I am 100% agree with you after the clearance bin eventually lured me into a S1 for $100.

@Harry, the AF is pretty darn close to DSLR. Tracking AF is best I have seen, better than my good old D90 but it is an outdoor camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:56 UTC
On article Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary (596 comments in total)
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D200_4me: I'll give Nikon credit for sticking with it, but honestly, I always feel like they're not realizing the full potential of this system. With a more desirable body with the right controls AND a very good sensor, it would be a very popular system. The 1 series gets a lot of complaints from people that never even touched these cameras, but having owned the V1 and V2, I have to say there's more to it than you think. In the end, I just couldn't stay committed to it, given the availability of other small, great products like the Oly E-M1 and the Fuji X series.

I touched it (Nikon S1), owned it and returned it. It has great AF and skin tone but other than that I rather use a LX7, micro 4/3, NEX or a DSLR. It has the size of a NEX or Micro 4/3, PQ similar to LX7 after you discount the slower lens. The DX class AF/metering performance doesn't make up the shortcomings. And really Micro4/3 AF performance is pretty close the Nikon 1 and it doesn't suffer from brightness stepping as much as the 1 in video mode. Nikon must show significant improvemdent in the new sensor in V3, otherwise it will have the same fate of V1,J1,J2,S1 that we can buy them with deep discount price. I got my S1 for a bit more than $100 and it is not a keeper even at that price.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:51 UTC
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