Jose Ernesto Passos

Jose Ernesto Passos

Lives in Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazil
Works as a Consultant
Joined on Aug 19, 2009


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Unfortunately the market is concentrating and one option is going to disappear from the market. Sony has been doing lots of mistakes after it missed the LED technology in TVs. In the camera business it overstretched the number of camera models. Probably this decision was supported by the some major consulting company.
The fact is that Samsung may destroy the consumer electronics business in general. Today it has achieved such a huge economy of scale that dwarfs any competitor.
Canon in no way is a competitor for Samsung. Samsung dominates too many technologies today. If we take a look how it is starting to move in the camera business, unless there is an anti-trust action there will only one. I don't like a market with a small number of choices...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 09:14 UTC as 14th comment | 9 replies

Mr. Bill Gates is spending his money more wisely.
I hope the buyer has given a similar amount to a significant charitable organization.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 07:01 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply

Copyright is retained by the author of the work of art. Not the owner of the equipment.

Second this picture became famous because it was a monkey's selfie.

If the owner of the camera says he took the picture, the picture will loose it is main reason for its popularity. Saying the truth, that is, the picture was taken by the monkey... The conclusion is ... wikipedia is in the right track.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 22:17 UTC as 146th comment | 1 reply
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (228 comments in total)

I hope that Nikon can solve this problem well. I prefer Nikon as an independent company, generating new products and competing than concentrating more in fewer hands.
It is difficult to compete with companies the size of Samsung, Sony and Canon.
Unfortunately, I think that the Chinese government picked Nikon as an example.
I prefer to keep different makers available to the general public, it is better for of us all. I don't like a world where only very large companies have the right to sell their products with no real competition. (Like Boeing and Airbus, for example).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 07:00 UTC as 4th comment
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1509 comments in total)

I have used several cameras, but when I am travelling and want to enjoy my trip. I use a very simple point an shoot camera. The canon SX260.
I have an RX 100, but it doesn't have the zoom of the SX260 a camera that is about the same size of the RX100. Most of the time I need the flexibility of the SX260 and its portability. The big cameras that I have I decided not to take to my trips, they are cumbersome to use, too many lenses and a lot of preparation to take a picture.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 05:22 UTC as 289th comment
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Stephan Schulz of Leica article (195 comments in total)

My best wishes for Leica, I hope it can survive in this competitive world, where they are facing huge companies like Nikon (is part of the Mitusbishi group, one of the largest in the world), Canon is huge by itself, Sony is another huge corporation,
Samsung is another giant group. I truly like to see small companies developing a niche market.
As to photography, it is important to keep more options open, and Leica is doing its part. Their prices are more related to their small scale than anything else.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2012 at 13:25 UTC as 25th comment
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