aandi

Joined on Feb 4, 2014

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HP McGargo: These 3000 series cameras are really wonderful, affordable and for most people, I do say most, is more camera than they can handle. IQ on these is not discernible from Nikons high end FF & DX. I bought a 3300 for my teen aged grandson and within a week he was making money shooting grad, prom, sports. In a year he earned enough to buy his first car. While many here scrutinize, micro-inspect and compare specs others actually spend their time using them. The end result for any camera should be the image but sadly around here it takes a back seat to juvenile chatter.

I didn’t know T6 has better market share over d3400 because of auto sensor cleaning, that does not exist! LOL

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2018 at 14:01 UTC
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falconeyes: We should not forget that Leica Camera AG was a member of former Leica Group, like Leica Microsystems, both in Wetzlar. Very innovative companies, even Leica Camera AG as showcased by the Leica Triple Camera in the Huawei P20 Pro smartphone.

Multi-camera smartphone modules are certainly high on Leica‘s agenda. As it is on Light‘s. Leica M heritage isn‘t all Leica is about ...

Huawei and Leica establish a join imaging research center in Germany. I think it is more than just a Leica logo.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2018 at 05:57 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 VI review (521 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Charging $1,200 for a compact camera, and then not including an external battery charger, is kind of "mean".

Canon ELPH 360 does not offer usb charging.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2018 at 06:40 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery updated (174 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: I am wondering why dpreview is silent about the new RX100 M5A which will be released on July 13 (in Japan).
( https://www.sony.jp/cyber-shot/products/DSC-RX100M5A/ )

https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/the-new-sony-rx100va-announced-in-australia-full-press-text/
It doesn't say anything about touchscreen... and still the same 45degrees downward.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2018 at 08:17 UTC
On article Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Review (221 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: while the price is a bit dear, the fact that this beast offers removable storage, an absolute must if the device is to be taken seriously as a camera is a great plus .no one buying a camera would seriously consider one without an sd slot , but that's exactly what many phone makers expect of their customers, a rather insane demand, as cellphone emerge as defacto point and shoots for the masses .

secondly, for listening or viewing media, a strong consideration from my perspective, the phone sanely has a headphone port or jack, allowing owners to simply use without proviso or burden the 1000s of headphone sets and buds using the only existing standard, instead of creating fear uncertainty doubt and coercion of the consumer to adopt Bluetooth only listening sooner rather than later

i congratulate the product planners\samsung leadership for their respect of the end user refusing to jump on the" my way or the highway" attitudes of other phone makers and their idiot copycats

Why do I have to store it to computer (with no internet access) if it can be easily and cheaply stored in the SD card? Living in the country with poor infrastructures, SD card is no brainer.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2018 at 04:00 UTC
On article Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Review (221 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: while the price is a bit dear, the fact that this beast offers removable storage, an absolute must if the device is to be taken seriously as a camera is a great plus .no one buying a camera would seriously consider one without an sd slot , but that's exactly what many phone makers expect of their customers, a rather insane demand, as cellphone emerge as defacto point and shoots for the masses .

secondly, for listening or viewing media, a strong consideration from my perspective, the phone sanely has a headphone port or jack, allowing owners to simply use without proviso or burden the 1000s of headphone sets and buds using the only existing standard, instead of creating fear uncertainty doubt and coercion of the consumer to adopt Bluetooth only listening sooner rather than later

i congratulate the product planners\samsung leadership for their respect of the end user refusing to jump on the" my way or the highway" attitudes of other phone makers and their idiot copycats

Well it is hard to appreciate auto-magical uploads images to Google Photos if your internet sux. The internal storage space running out before a fast and reliable wifi/internet connection can be found to transfer gigabytes of pics and videos.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 05:10 UTC
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Gavin Wade: F3.3-6.4 come on Leica

Gavin Wade And people will still be complaining...

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 04:41 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery (233 comments in total)
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quatpat: DPR should maybe take the misfocused and shaky ones out, but the rest of the samples look excellent, in particular considering the relatively small sensor. I'd still prefer a slightly shorter put faster lens, but at least they kept the very high IQ of the previous models.

If only the subject moved, then the surrounding would still be sharp.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 04:37 UTC
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (741 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: Wow. Well, neat but damned that's a lot of money.

$1200 is a lot of money for me. Does it mean that this camera is expensive for me? Probably not - from the specs. Waiting for the review though...

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 06:58 UTC
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Gavin Wade: Another Chinese phone company copy and pasting the apple Iphone X design

Android phones copying Apples and vice versa. Get over it ! This is just a business. Phone makers are simply following where the money goes.
Apple's design seems to be popular, so lots of makers are making the similar design. Android's phablet apparently have a huge market, so Apple was started to making phablet (starting from iPhone 6+).
They are copying each other.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2018 at 04:47 UTC
On article Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 for E-Mount Sample Gallery (220 comments in total)
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tkbslc: What's with all the people commenting about the focal length? It was there in bold letters on the link you clicked to get here. Why are you complaining like it's a nasty surprise?

Probably got upset when clicking the link does not change the 28 to become 24.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 08:24 UTC
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kevindar: Its hard to assess without knowing what lens they were using. Was a 200mm max lens, so 400mm "equiv", and then add tc? you can get same with canon 80D and the very good 55-250 stm lens, which is about the same size and costs less than 1k, and will have about 1 stop of high iso advantage. Or you can go our to 480 equiv with a tamron 70-300, or 640 equiv with any of the newer 400mm lenses, which review very well, and cost in 800 range. granted those will be heavier and larger. you can also use a travel superzoom. It all comes down to how much cropping you need to do (the more cropping the more noise becomes visible), what your budget is and how much you prioritize size.
Nice video.

Are those appropriately weather sealed to be used in the freezing snow rain?

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 04:16 UTC
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Hywel T Phillips: I'm always amused to see people who've never even touched a RED on set sounding off about them.

I have an original RED Scarlet MX. The image it produces is massively superior to that of my A7Rii, A7Riii, GH4, etc.. It's got a codec which other manufacturers still haven't surpassed for efficiency vs. quality. It shoots 4K. It's never gone wrong. I've made sales of hundreds of thousands of pounds with it.

It's over SIX YEARS OLD. It was released when everyone was scoffing about "nobody needs 4K". You need 4K for many things, but at minimum, you need it to get really good oversampled clean 444 1080p. 8K? No-one needs it. Unless you are doing high res plates for visual effects. Or downsampling to produce really good oversampled 4K to fill the 4K screens we've all currently got (which moaners at the time said we'd never get).

RED's marketing and camera naming is loony; this is a sensible simplification. Arri has won overall, but RED has a niche- it's used a lot for plate capture, etc

Searching his name in the 'net only to find this: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5632239/
As well as his youtube channel. I am sure he has been doing more than just "low budget looking softcore pornography" (if he is the same person as the OP).

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 03:52 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (615 comments in total)
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PropaPH: interesting to see the quality difference between this and Google Pixel 2.... I give dedicated consumer grade cameras 5 years, and that's being generous.

PropaPH I read the link. I am not sure this guy understand photography when he said "...(both these sensors are approximately equivalent to a full-frame 27mm lens)...". What? And using automatic mode on 5D? Come on....
Anyway, automatic mode is where smartphone excel because of computational photography, which is designed to please the crowd. So of course the OOC jpg will be pleasing to the eyes!
In good light you will not see much different between larger sensor camera and a good smartphone. But go to the lowlight samples- even with P20 low light mode, the artifact is clearly visible. Looks very digital.
Btw, the center crop in the first series of photos shows 5D is cleaner. See the windows. Also, seems that 5D's focus is not at what was cropped.

Smartphone's camera is getting better and better and clearly compete with small sensor dedicated camera (P20 is using 1/1.7" sensor, which is larger than most P&S cameras). But do not expect miracle against the big sensor camera.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 05:18 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1254 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: Canon is so smart to ignore the slow speed, heavy weight, enormous size and low efficiency USB charge.

Reasons:
1. The weight and size for carrying an external USB battery is equivalent to carry one more camera or carrying 10 more camera batteries.
2. The USB charger is very slow (5V output only), but the Canon charger is extremely fast (fast charging by over 8V output!)
3. External USB charge is absolutely inconvenience because you need to carry a cable. Also, a normal cable (non high speed cable) definitely further slow down the charging speed and creates more heat and dangerous situation.
4. Are you trust all external USB batteries are safe? Even though we ignore the fire risk, sub-standard external USB batteries may cause malfunctions to the camera.

The purpose of this super light weight small size camera is for family and general consumer use, one fully charged battery will be sufficient for a few days’ use.

If you need to take many photos within a day, buy a DSLR.

USB charge is great option. In this power-hungry smartphone era, many many people bring power bank/external battery and usb cable with them anywhere they go. Just use it. You can top up the battery while driving, in a plane or while sitting at the waiting lounge. USB charge will not replace the traditional charging method but rather to complement it.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 06:54 UTC
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kewlguy: Would have been nice if all the 'enhancements' were planted before the camera rolled out a year ago. Make no mistake, I love my X100F as much as my wife enjoys her XT20, but knowing that the cameras have always been capable of those 'upgrades' only not implemented...

If they have to put all "enhancements" before the camera roll out, the camera may never be rolled out. Do you also complain like this when your smartphone, or app in your smartphone, get an update?

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 03:49 UTC

Where's the mic jack port placed? On the grip side? How can you hold the camera comfortably with the 3.5mm mic jack sticking out? Bad design choice.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 08:45 UTC as 4th comment
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matt_j: My parents still use my Xiaomi Redmi phone (Android, with the MIUI customization). It is now 8 or 9 years old and still running the original battery. It lost some juice, for sure, but still gives them a full day of light use. The phone still has regular, automatic firmware updates and if it wasn't for the fact that I jumped into a swimming pool with it in my pocket (the screen has had a slightly yellow tint ever since) I would still use it for development purposes.

Sooo (Fry from Futurama meme) the iPhone 6S battery deteriorates how much 3 years after launch? Please... Apple users you have brought it on yourselves by being so gullible and buying everything by Apple regardless of price and number of extra dongles one needs to buy to make it work.

There’s no Xiaomi 8-9 years ago.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2018 at 03:07 UTC
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MacroBokeh: it will also come with boot loop features like the rest of their existing phones models

If you are sysadmin, why did you loose all contacts when your phone dead? Do you not know you can backup your contacts in your gmail account and sync them realtime?

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 14:47 UTC
On article Video: First look at the Panasonic G85/G80 (31 comments in total)
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garyknrd: That looks to be a very nice travel camera.

Even for Mayan pyramids, you would probably needs GPS to remember which pyramids are in your picture, which part of Mexico they are in, or even whether it is in Mexico or in other countries in northern central America.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 06:35 UTC
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