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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 review (940 comments in total)

Death from refocus

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2020 at 14:25 UTC as 228th comment

Perhaps if these obese, ignorant Americans would stop overeating, and also stop supporting politicians and corporations who ship their jobs overseas, they could afford more high-end phones, among other things.

Apple iPhone camera tech is about 2 or 3 years behind Xiaomi. For shame.

Apple - bring back the fingerprint scanner!

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2020 at 17:43 UTC as 13th comment

The first camera I ever bought was an Olympus Infinity back in the 80s.
I will miss this once-great company.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2020 at 19:06 UTC as 13th comment
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CameraBeans: Why does everyone act like cellphones are so great?? Typing with your thumbs like a 2 year old child??? Janky low resolution camera quality?? Tiny screens that you can barely enjoy?? Totally lame IMO. It’s a “nice to have” for when you’re on the go but far from necessary.

Also, I’m starting to wonder if Apple is scamming me. My iPhone 8 has been getting slower and slower with each iOS release while my iPhone 11 is still fast. I find that really suspicious!

“reallocating resources to new fields such as automobiles and industrial-use sensors” = conceding defeat in the personal camera industry to cell phones?

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 23:41 UTC
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AlanG: Hobbies change. At one time it was very popular to have a darkroom. There may be a similar number of camera enthusiasts, using actual cameras, now as there was then. But the rest of the population finds they can use a cell phone instead of owning a separate camera.

Consider that these tiny computers we call cell phones have disrupted much more than the camera industry.

On mine:
1. phone book
2. compass
3. stop watch
4. map
5. note pad
6. appointment book
7. video camera
8. alarm clock
9. newspaper
10. answering machine
11. dictionary
12. thesaurus
13. Yellow Pages
14. translation phrase books
15. music players
16. calendar
17. calculator
18. tape recorder
19. FM radio
20. sky maps
21. bubble level/inclinometer
22. vibration sensor
23. remote release for my cameras
24. sun angle software replaced my Sundicator
25. photo album
26. tv
27. clock and world clocks
28. recipe files
Probably more

@AlanG
Add adult video store to the list, haha.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 23:18 UTC
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CameraBeans: Why does everyone act like cellphones are so great?? Typing with your thumbs like a 2 year old child??? Janky low resolution camera quality?? Tiny screens that you can barely enjoy?? Totally lame IMO. It’s a “nice to have” for when you’re on the go but far from necessary.

Also, I’m starting to wonder if Apple is scamming me. My iPhone 8 has been getting slower and slower with each iOS release while my iPhone 11 is still fast. I find that really suspicious!

You’re free to use carrier pigeon, if you prefer.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 23:16 UTC

Make Planet Earth a better place.
Round up all hipsters & ship them off to outer space.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 17:12 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
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chev3100: Nah. My phone does this just wonderful for 3 years. Sitting in its craddle, charging and conferencing. The conferencing space is neutrally lighted. There is something like too much resolution. I dont want to see ugly, pimpled skin nor does the person on the other side wants to see me in full gore at 8am. No extra USB or charging cables, tripod, wait for a cam, test the setup, connection hassles and fails. A video phone is a mobile device. A camera is just a heavy mess instead of a conf solution and tethering is old tec in a wifi world. Still not buying a cam that cant effing match usability of my android phone and is a hotchpotch of 15 year old tech. It just shows that Japan inc still is on the Titanic.

Thats what I want to see: One corp, one new cam in development, one on the market, old one on sale. A 3 year sale cycle. OS is Android, chipset is Snapdragon or better, and it better be an android phone too. And call them 2020, 2021, 2022. Transparency is honesty.

Behind the curve? Japan IS the curve. It is the most technologically advanced nation on the planet. Your beloved phone would not exist without Japanese components.
Hopefully your kids will learn the truth about that part of their heritage. From some one else who knows, understands and appreciates it, most likely.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 22:50 UTC
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real342: Shooting silently is key. It's like electric cars; the only ones complaining about them are people who don't own them.

@ HappyDad: "And even a troll like you has to admit Canon has the greater lineup up of lenses by far.
You admit that right, or are you just a troll?"

Better to be a troll, than a dinosaur.

OTOH, it is not good for innovative competition to choose one brand exclusively. It seems the APs preference is primarily for mirrorless, not necessarily Sony, so why not just announce a switch to mirrorless?
In monopolies, corporations benefit the most. Consumers, not so much.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 17:36 UTC
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chev3100: Nah. My phone does this just wonderful for 3 years. Sitting in its craddle, charging and conferencing. The conferencing space is neutrally lighted. There is something like too much resolution. I dont want to see ugly, pimpled skin nor does the person on the other side wants to see me in full gore at 8am. No extra USB or charging cables, tripod, wait for a cam, test the setup, connection hassles and fails. A video phone is a mobile device. A camera is just a heavy mess instead of a conf solution and tethering is old tec in a wifi world. Still not buying a cam that cant effing match usability of my android phone and is a hotchpotch of 15 year old tech. It just shows that Japan inc still is on the Titanic.

Thats what I want to see: One corp, one new cam in development, one on the market, old one on sale. A 3 year sale cycle. OS is Android, chipset is Snapdragon or better, and it better be an android phone too. And call them 2020, 2021, 2022. Transparency is honesty.

@chev3100:
Judging by the number of Japanese sensors and other electronic components out there (not to mention all the cars on Amerikan roads), I’d say Japan Inc is doing very well. Thanks for your supremacist commentary.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 04:33 UTC
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Georgescanvas: I disagree with most people on here.

I must be seeing things upside down. If everyone is taking billions of photos with a smartphone, this is a perfect gateway market to enthusiast camera devices...

Size and convenience has nothing to do with it . Compare the size of the giant iPhone with a Nokia 3310 from way back... For mine, the collapse in camera sales is because Canon and co are pulling our pants down with extortionate pricing.

@ Iloveaircraftnoise:
“Size and convenience has nothing to do with it .“

What alternate universe are you living in?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2020 at 18:19 UTC
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (655 comments in total)
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cloudy sunshine: The first new design in like 6 years and this interviewer focuses on the looks, and Pentax's main focus is on the viewfinder magnification as their big sizzle factor?

BTW, is Pentax the only camera brand that can't seem to employ and English speaker? Every interview they ever do is in Japanese only. Par for the course for their marketing chops.

Don’t you have a “reopen the kuntry” protest to get to?

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 18:23 UTC
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (655 comments in total)
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Botifarro: :
Well, I gotta say that this is a lot of talk but nothing gets revealed whatsoever.

That said, I do hope this is a product that elevates the brand and puts it on the spotlight again. Pentax is an iconic brand and its time they shake up their niche market with something bold and interesting. I do wish them the very best, especially in these difficult times for the whole industry and I'm looking forward to learning more about the camera.

Kodak was an iconic brand. Minolta was an iconic brand. Contax was an iconic brand. Rollei... etc. etc.
I miss them all, but times change. In most cases, poor management decisions brought them down.
At least Minolta lives on in Sony, and there’s a bit of Kodak everywhere.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 18:21 UTC
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (655 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: I would want so much to like this camera , but it already seems outdated . Main subject they wanted to stress is not IQ or AF but viewfinder magnification ( ???)

I’m thoroughly convinced that Ricoh keeps the Pentax camera division open not for profit, but rather just for the engineers to have some fun projects to play with.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 18:10 UTC

Fuji, how about an update that’s actually worth talking about, like enabling use of the ND filter during video (like other cameras with the built-in filter are able to do)?
Not holding my breath, since this feature has always been inexplicably missing from the X100.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2020 at 16:22 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
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mxx: Must say that the spread of focal lengths is nice.

Note to Apple: 52mm is not “tele”.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2020 at 17:39 UTC
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panther fan: Oppo is a subbrand of BBK Electronics. Another subbrand maybe bettern know in the west is Oneplus

So these features will probably all be ported to oneplus. Wouldn't be the first time. Their development is closely entangled

"The primary camera uses a 48MP Sony IMX689 Quad-Bayer sensor that produces 12MP output files. At 1/1.4" it's almost as large as the main sensor in the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (1/1.33") and larger than those of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro (1/1.7") and Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (1/2.55")."

Apple really need to step it up. Rumor has it that some iPhone 12 versions will have the 64MP version of this sensor.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2020 at 19:20 UTC
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andrew atm777: I am also disappointed that they left out the headphone jack. I hope they will include it in the xh2.

That's the only reason Fuji omitted the jack on the X-T4. The headline of the article misses the point. Fuji know darn well what you want. They just want you to pony up the big bucks for it!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2020 at 20:16 UTC
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P2L1: That Judge's signature is a work of Art...

Looks kinda nutty to me. I wouldn't want to be alone in a room with someone who signs like that.

Instead of R. Jason Harrison and the Michigan Coalition of Drone Operators, had the lawsuit been brought on behalf of, say, Muhammad Asad and the Michigan Muslim Community Council, would the ruling be the same?

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2020 at 17:30 UTC
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Eugene CH: For a new X100 model, two improvements have been requested by many users: IBIS and WR. However, there is no IBIS. But the lack of a full WR is really a mistake, especially since the X100V is expensive while offering a partial WR. In my opinion, this is hasty engineering work. Yes, the possibility to have a full WR exists but it's not practical at all: you still have to buy two accessories (but in this case, you can't use the lens cap!). I'm also wondering if the lens cap attachment system is the same as the previous ones, and therefore likely to be lost at any time?

@atamola: "At some point technology will allow image stabilization in this line,"
That point was 6 years ago.
No IBIS, no sale.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2020 at 19:47 UTC
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