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On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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WT21: In a fast shrinking market, it doesn't pay to be the number, what, 6 player?? (Canon Nikon Sony Panny and Oly ahead of them?) Maybe even behind ricoh/pentax?? It makes perfect business sense. They make a ton of good consumer electronics. They should focus any photo expertise into their phones. I would be an unhappy stockholder if they double-downed on cameras (I am not a stockholder, but if I were...)

How many TV units shipped in 1995 total across the industry, and in 1995, what was the major disruptive technology threatening TV sales? I'm not sure myself, but if you are going to use the analogy, please provide the data.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 21:02 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy TabPro S Windows tablet (98 comments in total)
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JakeB: It's better than the iPad.

Yes, it is.

No, it isn't.

There. I've just saved you the time you would have spent reading the rest of the responses to this article.

But I came here for an argument

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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WT21: In a fast shrinking market, it doesn't pay to be the number, what, 6 player?? (Canon Nikon Sony Panny and Oly ahead of them?) Maybe even behind ricoh/pentax?? It makes perfect business sense. They make a ton of good consumer electronics. They should focus any photo expertise into their phones. I would be an unhappy stockholder if they double-downed on cameras (I am not a stockholder, but if I were...)

Last comment, then it's all yours.

"Not disappearing" and "shrinking market" -- If I were to bring to my manager the idea that we need a ton of investment to be #7 in a "not disappearing" and shrinking market. Well, I'd best update my LinkedIn profile, as I'll be looking for a new job soon.

It sucks for the users who tried a pretty good camera system in the NX, but all the hope in the world won't change the hard reality.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 16:41 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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WT21: In a fast shrinking market, it doesn't pay to be the number, what, 6 player?? (Canon Nikon Sony Panny and Oly ahead of them?) Maybe even behind ricoh/pentax?? It makes perfect business sense. They make a ton of good consumer electronics. They should focus any photo expertise into their phones. I would be an unhappy stockholder if they double-downed on cameras (I am not a stockholder, but if I were...)

DSLR units are falling, and mirrorless units are also not doing well. That's been published in numerous places. P&S cameras have all but disappeared. The ILC is also shrinking.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 15:53 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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Douglas F Watt: That would really be quite a shock if Samsung indeed has abandoned the digital camera market. They must've spent a boatload of money developing the sensor and the rest of the technology in the NX 1, and it seems like they're dropping it like a hot potato. I suspect someone in the higher-ups of Samsung decided that this pet project of one of the technology teams was an interesting diversion but not part of Samsung's future. And the other comments about how they're not into customer service, warranties, etc. are unfortunately true. That was always my biggest question about Samsung cameras.

Yes, not talking tech. Talking sales. Sales is what matters in a business.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:32 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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Douglas F Watt: That would really be quite a shock if Samsung indeed has abandoned the digital camera market. They must've spent a boatload of money developing the sensor and the rest of the technology in the NX 1, and it seems like they're dropping it like a hot potato. I suspect someone in the higher-ups of Samsung decided that this pet project of one of the technology teams was an interesting diversion but not part of Samsung's future. And the other comments about how they're not into customer service, warranties, etc. are unfortunately true. That was always my biggest question about Samsung cameras.

If they are dropping out, it's much more like they made a bet early as MILCs developed, and they didn't execute well enough. They've fallen too far behind. Now they cut their losses. Why send good money after bad? Likely the camera team had goals of certain volumes, and didn't hit those goals, and lost their funding.

Sometimes in a business you have to stop banging your head against a wall. GE in it's heyday always said they would only operate in a market where they could be the #1 or #2 player. It's a classic business portfolio decision.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:17 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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Horshack: Maybe they were hiding a new MILC inside one of the refrigerators?

I see what you did there. MILC inside a refrigerator.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:14 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)

In a fast shrinking market, it doesn't pay to be the number, what, 6 player?? (Canon Nikon Sony Panny and Oly ahead of them?) Maybe even behind ricoh/pentax?? It makes perfect business sense. They make a ton of good consumer electronics. They should focus any photo expertise into their phones. I would be an unhappy stockholder if they double-downed on cameras (I am not a stockholder, but if I were...)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:25 UTC as 93rd comment | 14 replies
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview! (118 comments in total)

Merry Christmas to you, too, DPR, and Happy New Year to all!

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2015 at 01:59 UTC as 87th comment
On article Polaroid Snap instant digital camera prints 2x3" photos (105 comments in total)

Might be fun to play with, with the kids

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 22:11 UTC as 38th comment

How is this different from Pixelmator?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 14:13 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
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OneLeggedCat: This is the kind of advice that will be ignored, but you run the risk of blowing off a finger every time you hand-hold a Roman Candle. If a projectile gets blocked for whatever reason, pressure will build up and explode the tube. Most come with a warning right on the candle that says, "DO NOT HOLD IN HAND."

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Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 14:57 UTC
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WT21: Is DPR in a partnership with Kickstarter that they advertise KS products? Been burned so many times on "crowd sourcing" -- "investor" beware!

Please don't let me stop you from sending in your money. Enjoy.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 21:00 UTC

Is DPR in a partnership with Kickstarter that they advertise KS products? Been burned so many times on "crowd sourcing" -- "investor" beware!

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 12:24 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (497 comments in total)

I loved the G6 looks, and would prefer that with a better sensor, over this beast. I'll just keep on with my GX7.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 14:39 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On article Palm-sized: Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-T10 (91 comments in total)

Having added a Sony a7 to my m43 setup, all I can say is "wow, that's a small sensor" lol

Link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 14:36 UTC as 3rd comment
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davecamerator: Seeking funding on Kickstarter is NOT the same as selling a new camera bag. Send in your money and maybe we'll go into the camera bag business. Yea sure.

Been burned too many times on Kickstarter. No thanks.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 15:16 UTC
On article Sony sells half of its Olympus stake (92 comments in total)
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Horshack: It's the 90's financial boom all over again, where companies make more money on their investments than they do in their actual business units. Money for nothing and chicks for free :)

Uh, what??? Doesn't the release say Sony is selling their investment, which got them access to tech, to invest more in their business? What in the world is your post about?

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 01:19 UTC
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Tavarino: Looks like it might be useful for me, but after backing over 45 KS projects, I refuse to support any more, especially after the TriggerTrap Ada debacle. I like the idea of the photo community making possible the development of products that might not otherwise see the light of day, but the game is rigged against backers by KS, which refuses to do anything to protect backers against fraud.

I had a similar thought. It's a cool concept, but I'm not investing. I've gotten IMO far less than what was promised from KS tech. I heard from my brother that his investment in KS board games have been a much better return :)

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 21:56 UTC
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