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On article Google working on RAW imaging for Android (84 comments in total)
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Jogger: What's the point of RAW on a 13+ mp sensor the size of a pinhead? Garbage in, garbage out.

Jogger: "Put another way, if you care enough to shoot and mess around with RAW.. then why on earth are you shooting with a pinhead sensor in the first place?"

The Samsung S4 Zoom phone has a 1/2.3" sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy NX interchangeable lens camera has an APS-C sensor.
Both run Android. More will surely follow. Both are unlocked so one would be able to install CyanogenMod and receive all new Android updates.

This is great news.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 20:53 UTC

How is iPhone or iOS even remotely relevant at this point ?
Sure, I'd love some competition so that Google does not get lazy.
But Apple. Doing for a change something new instead of copying the others and just relying on marketing muscle? Not gonna happen, ever.

An iOS and Android developer, if that matters.
If the idiots still pay, somebody gotta collect the monies.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 04:52 UTC as 4th comment
On article Did Sigma design the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8? (200 comments in total)
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yabokkie: no matter who makes the lens how much does it worth if it can have similar resolution and aberrations as say Canon 135/2L?

135/2L got a 1.4 stops larger aperture (the difference of focal lengths also considered), more elements thus costs more to make. but if we ignore the internal formula issue, the lens should worth 1.4 stops less than 135/2L thus 989 * 2 ^ (-1.4) = 375 US.

@Vadimka The Olympus 75/1.8 is equivalent to a 150/3.5 lens on FF. So your comparison to the FF Canon 135/2.0 is ridiculous.
Better compare it to the Canon EF 100/2 USM on a APS-C body, like any Rebel. There the Canon lens is equivalent to a 160/3.2.

However, the Canon 100/2 is $450 whereas the Olympus 75/1.8 is $900. Both are the same size and weight.
And the Canon SL1 body is about the size of the OMD-EM5 -- but cheaper.

Oops!
Right.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 08:06 UTC
On article Connected cameras of the future: Crossover solutions (25 comments in total)

Sony's concept might be interesting if they provide a way to quickly change settings (aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation etc.) on the lens itself.
Something like Samsung's iFn button on their NX cameras, plus a ring.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 05:25 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article What the new Nexus 7 tablet means for photographers (95 comments in total)
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Kendall Helmstetter Gelner: It's a nice tablet but there are still a lot more really good photo editing applications on the iPad, included Apple's own iPhoto which makes a very excellent and quick 100% examination tool. To a large degree the possible selection of software should be even more important to choosing a device than just the hardware.

Instead of cheap general talk, please substantiate how exactly is the photo-related selection on Android inferior? And how about applications, like Photo Mate for Android which are unmatched on iOS?

Oh, and in addition to Android having a better hardware selection, it also has the superior operating system resulting in a faster, smoother system overall.
I hope you will not try to compare Android 4.2 to the slow and partial rip-off that's called iOS 6?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2013 at 09:33 UTC
On article What the new Nexus 7 tablet means for photographers (95 comments in total)

As universally acknowledged, even the 1st generation Nexus 7 was far superior, and cheaper to, and preceding the iPad Mini -- both hardware and software wise.

Why did you not post a table then for everyone to see? Huh?

NOW you are posting a table, but talking it down: Yes, the Nexus 7 is superior, but to the old iPad Mini.

Talk about iSheep and their defence mechanisms -- it's really pathetic to what extremes they are willing to go.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2013 at 09:26 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On article Motorola announces a trio of Droids (4 comments in total)
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Impulses: Google must be content to let Motorola hang itself or be a perennial loss... Either that or they had standing contracts with Verizon. These phones don't seem bring anything that would make them stand out vs a One, S4, or even an LG Nexus 4... You gotta think at SOME point they'd either want to leverage Moto's engineering to build a fully in-house Nexus or do something special in some way.

The Moto X should be the in-house Nexus announced on August 1st.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 11:43 UTC
On article Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 Zoom camera/phone hybrid (222 comments in total)

All compact cameras just got killed.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 14:02 UTC as 76th comment | 7 replies
On article What Apple announcements mean for mobile photographers (67 comments in total)
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Nikonworks: Apple was and is always over priced.

Android works for me at a much better price.

Ferrari brings Italian design.
Apple copies Android design.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 18:47 UTC
On article What Apple announcements mean for mobile photographers (67 comments in total)
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Tarpon6: Hopefully Google will be now be able to sue Apple for patent infringement.

Google won't because they are not evil.
Microsoft will.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 18:34 UTC
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skytripper: The thought that people may be willing to turn over control of their mobile phones to a thoroughly unscrupulous company like Facebook is very disturbing. I know that most people aren't very smart, but I'll be shocked if they are this stupid!

Google provides an infrastructure to assist businesses including Google Apps, Pages, Communities, hosting, analytics, to name a few.

Facebook provides only a "modernized" version of identity harvesting and sell out -- just like email harvesters provided for spammers, who were in turn hired by marketeers.

We all know how fads like spamming were restrained. And even the typical, less-than-30-seconds-of-attention-span Facebook user will soon get it.

So enjoy it and profit while you can, HubertChen.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2013 at 03:09 UTC
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