Photato

Photato

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Thanks for sharing your interesting story running the site.
In hindsight it seems that you needed to make the change in content.
You could have addressed the Pro and Advanced amateur market which is what DPR and IR have done.
Despite the Digital Camera downturn there are many sites that came along after yours like Petapixel or the Rumor sites.
Web publishing must be really tough these days since barriers of entry are very low now and monetizing it is equally hard.
Currently any stupid youtube review made by some good looking teenager can get more views than DPR or IR reviews.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 15:10 UTC as 67th comment

I'd switch to DJI if they make a proper Mirrorless camera with this sensor.
DJI is not afraid to innovate and they make a lot of sense.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 01:06 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (309 comments in total)

This iPhone 4K footage blows out of the water all the Canon's FHD.
Would be interesting a side x side comparison.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 01:02 UTC as 73rd comment | 5 replies

I guess this is not just for phones but a variety of items that need sensors like drones, survelliance systems, smart door bells, toys, automobile, etc

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 17:26 UTC as 8th comment
On article Canon EF-M 22mm F2 STM sample gallery (176 comments in total)
In reply to:

likovsky: What's the closest thing to this that fits on full frame Canon's? Love my 40 pancake.

The 40 is the closest thing for FF.
In APS-C the 22 is a 35mm eqv.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 14:23 UTC
On article Canon EF-M 22mm F2 STM sample gallery (176 comments in total)

Great for the price and wonderfull for the size but no perfect. The 22 has a pronounced vignetting, has an average CA performance and the bokeh is nothing to write home about.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 14:18 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

Apple should buy Nikon to disrupt this stagnant industry by putting the "Smart" on Cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 12:07 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos (384 comments in total)
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Photato: Chase Jarvis, just like some selected bloggers and reviewers got their unit from Apple. This is part of Apple's marketing strategy to get the buzz around the iPhone X started.
I guess DPR didnt get any yet cause they are more critical or might be still under NDA.
AFAIK the pictures should be the same quality as the iPhone 8, in other words, good but nothing like "the future we couldn't put words on"

No the sensors are the same as the iPhone8 except the Tele lens is tiny bit brigther and the front facing sensors that are depth capable. But in terms of IQ the difference should be almost none.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 17:14 UTC
On article First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos (384 comments in total)

Chase Jarvis, just like some selected bloggers and reviewers got their unit from Apple. This is part of Apple's marketing strategy to get the buzz around the iPhone X started.
I guess DPR didnt get any yet cause they are more critical or might be still under NDA.
AFAIK the pictures should be the same quality as the iPhone 8, in other words, good but nothing like "the future we couldn't put words on"

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 17:04 UTC as 66th comment | 7 replies

Nikon still don't get the Mobile Computing revolution and easy connectivity.
My nephew $80 tablet has Cell+WiFi, just saying...

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 10:58 UTC as 52nd comment

Nope, is becasuse they never believed in Smartcameras.
So Is not really about "Phones" but more about the rise of MOBILE COMPUTING that camera manufacturers have failed to embrace and capitalize, on the short sighted believe that it only belongs to Phones.
So today we have Smartphones but no Smartcameras hence no love.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 22:50 UTC as 80th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS M100 review (776 comments in total)

The lack of in-camera charging capability and no micro-USB plug in a travel camera are one of the many things that irritates me about Canon.
This is not deliberate features crippling for a lesser model but plain stupidity and negligence.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 13:20 UTC as 183rd comment | 34 replies
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (632 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: That's an odd comparison considering one has a tiny sensor and the other has an APS-C sensor. Apples and Oranges.

Wrong, those equivalents apply only to DOF not Exposure. That is why relative Apertures where conceived so we don't have to do any equivalence.
The RX100 V has a brighter lens which translate in better low light performance assuming both sensor have the same sensitivity.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 14:37 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (632 comments in total)

The Sony and the Pany LX100 on top of being lower price alternatives can zoom up to 140mm Eqv. Tele when shooting video given their 4K capabilities and f/2.8 at that.
Hell, even my iPhone can zoom longer (112mm Eqv.) in Video than this Canon. Also f/2.8 vs f/5.6

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 09:56 UTC as 63rd comment
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (632 comments in total)
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Photato: This conspiracy theory ought to be true.
It seems that Manufacturers, Review Sites and Vendors are deliberately hiding the sensor Size obfuscated as sensor Types to trick customers.
Because I can't comprehend why on earth Review sites never standardized on sensor sizes as the Diagonal size in Millimeters. Yes is that simple !! Just like TVs

This is so bad that it actually makes me mad and has been going on for ages.

These sensors size comparison could simply be stated as:
Sony 15.86 mm
Canon 26.70 mm

There you go folks, no graphics needed or lengthy explanations on history about sensors types, crop factors or video tubes, yada yada.

@ Sacher. This is a situation where the Federal Trade Commission should have mandated that Camera and Phone manufacturers state clearly the sensor size as it is currently done with Lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 17:44 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (632 comments in total)
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pxchoi: I'm still bummed that Nikon did not release the 18-50 DL. I shoot wide majority of the time and having a wide angle compact with reasonable IQ would have been stellar. I was hoping that one of the other companies would fill the void but that doesn't appear to be happening...

More likely Nikon couldn't bring it at reasonable prices.
I wouldn't be surprised if the G1 X III ends up being a money loser or at best a break-even product for Canon given its high price.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 17:33 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (632 comments in total)

Hmmm, I wonder how much bigger a M100 Camera would have been if this G1 X Lens was a M series Lens option instead?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 17:29 UTC as 132nd comment
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (632 comments in total)
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jim seekers: For stills Qaulity, The G1X III will beat and RX100 or RX10 Series hands down due to the larger sensor.

No necessarily, Canon could have compromised the Optics to shed weight and size more than the Sony. Besides, Sony sensor technology is ahead of Canon.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 16:58 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (632 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: Although their form factors are reasonably different, I'm afraid the comparison is fair, since the market they seem to be aimed at seems to me to be the same. Canon going with a darker lens to match Sony's in bokeh equivalence was very smart, since they seem to me to have put more resources in sharpening an already easier-to-make-sharp lens than in making a bright lens sharp, in other words, Canon's image quality is expected to be better than Sony's, and whoever chooses it instead won't miss any bokeh they would have with the Sony.

I don't know what to say about video because I almost never shoot videos, and I myself don't know if I would care that my camera had 4k video. My biggest criticism goes to Canon's design, although I don't like Sony's either. Canon's bulky, significantly less portable, for the market it's aimed at.

Pocketable needs are already covered by Smartphones. Canon could be considered by the buying market as the "bulky" camera that you take to special events or occasionally when the utmost quality is needed.
There are other scenarios like FF DSLR owners getting it for travel, etc, etc
I can see it having a place in the market, but i think a Compact ILC is the better/smarter purchase.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 16:45 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (632 comments in total)
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MarioV: or, For Pete's sake Canon, put 4K video in this thousand-dollar compact!
Sony with its lack of touch screen, Canon with its lack of 4K video. Do either company feel any shame? Do they enjoy being mocked, or do they feel contempt for their customers? I doubt its because they dont have the ability to implement these features. So which is it?

Anyway, in good light, or the same aperture, the Canon will give a better image by virtue of the larger sensor. Assuming the lens is sharp, it should be a nice landscape camera.

They will give the minimum people would buy.
If it sells, Canon will keep 4K away from their cameras until they can't sell no more.
I stopped getting any new Canon long ago just because of this lack of features and quality video, unfortunately it seems that Canon is still milking their brand reputation they created during the past decade.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 16:32 UTC
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