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lawny13: I think it is funny that they couldn’t guess what was coming since social media became a massive thing and the smart phones took off. The shear amount of people sharing images should have tipped it all off.

The only way to beat it would have been to analyze and foresee how it would turn out and adjust accordingly.

For example, a compact camera with a normal field of view with a fixed lens, small pocketable body, with touch functionality, and connectivity for instant sharing... hmmm. Sounds like one of sony’s compacts, or canon’s etc. Guess some companies saw it coming.

Thing is there is still one place smart phones can’t compete and might never be able to. And that is like 30% of the photos you would take, and that is low light. Second is the DOF of a larger sensor, third is manual controls (doesn’t have to be physical controls)

End of the day my smartphone makes atrocious images in low light. A good compact would fill that gap. But most don’t beat the phone touch UI

Yep. And when people show me photos and videos on their smart phones - at that screen size - they look D___ good. And these aren't always IPhones, but the inexpensive phones someone like Metro PCS carries.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 19:50 UTC

So many exciting things being done in imaging. Travel. Adventure. Action sports. Vlogging. 360 degrees. GoPro stuff. Nikon just didn't see the possibilities and move with trends. Connectivity. Video.
The APS-C/Full Frame DSLRs are great. But there's so much more out there.

Lot of VLoggers out there on You Tube seem to be using the 1" sensor cameras. Whither Nikon. My first digital camera was the Coolpix 995-superb.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 19:46 UTC as 111th comment | 2 replies
On photo A Splash of Color in the fall foiliage challenge (43 comments in total)

+++++

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 17:47 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M100 review (769 comments in total)
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Gesture: You do a great job Carey but this X'ed "to taste" language is pretentious and unnecessary.,

Thanks Carey. You do a great job and are an outstanding photographer. I wish DPReview would just say "edited JPEG" or "Out Of Camera JPEG."

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 17:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (769 comments in total)

You do a great job Carey but this X'ed "to taste" language is pretentious and unnecessary.,

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 16:26 UTC as 163rd comment | 9 replies
On article Sony a7R III sample gallery (261 comments in total)
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Peter von Reichenberg: Well...this gallery can convince me only about the fact that you have had the camera for not longer than one hour. Marketingvise - I certainly understand you need to be the first bringing A7RIII's gallery to generate clicks. Is there at least one photo saying ANYTHING important about qualities of this camera? Wait...no. Despite your poor mediocre snaps I still believe (and I am not a Sony fanboy) that A7RIII is a bigger gamechanger than A9. The best service you can provide is not touching the camera anymore, leaving creativity to professionals.

Saw some Pentax K-1 "careful" images on the Pentax Forum that were phenomenal.. So, yes.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 04:38 UTC
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Wild Light: 42MP is a great disappointment after the long rumoured 70-80MP. I won't be buying.

How many MB will those RAW files be.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 18:06 UTC

Press release >>> Product.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 05:05 UTC as 13th comment

Looks like would be applied in ID systems, police sketches, courtroom sketches, etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 17:22 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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Spectro: This is like for the jpeg shooters, and cellphone users, if you don't want to learn how to edit and learn color science. Then this is a quick way to do things.

Yep. Always the pros-first to disclaim; first to adopt.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 00:13 UTC

Oh brave new world. One artificial image product after another. Solutions in search of problems.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 00:12 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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Gesture: The new product should have been called Lightroom Elements or something altogether different. The FULL professional grade program should be Lightroom CC and get rid of the Classic nonsense.

I expect you are correct. I will use my standalone LR 6 as long as possible. I don't need syncing across devices nor cloud storage.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 19:20 UTC
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dbug: You can make it out in their naming that Lightroom classic will go away. The reason why they did not kill it is because the new Lightroom CC is not fully developed. Once it has the same features they will say "Oh our customers are confused about the two products and we are now combining the two" No company wants to keep two products that does the same job. Mainly because of the maintenance and also duplicate work. I am sure thats why they killed the standalone version too. Also you need to have increased revenue. So the cloud version is a way to increase the revenue once most of the people have signed up.

Isn't Classic also a cloud product?

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 18:18 UTC
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mosswings: Thom Hogan posted a good op-ed on this on dslrbodies this morning. Something that we as photographers with real cameras may not have considered is this. Says Hogan:

"Finally, here's the other thing that everyone in the photography community keeps forgetting: we're in the minority now. Apple, Google, and yes Adobe, all have been making moves regarding "photography" that cater to a new world where most images are captured with smartphones and shared via Internet services. "

Traditional cameras constitute less than 2% of the photographic market (which includes cellphone cameras). Nowhere near enough to keep a big company like Adobe going. Perhaps big enough to keep a startup growing...for a while...if it can capture most of that market.

Photoshop is not about simple photo editing. It is one of the most complex, full-featured graphics editors. It's real market is the professional graphics community working with photographs plus a whole lot more. Thus, the ascent of Lightroom.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 18:16 UTC

The new product should have been called Lightroom Elements or something altogether different. The FULL professional grade program should be Lightroom CC and get rid of the Classic nonsense.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 16:28 UTC as 194th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (631 comments in total)
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Potemkin_Photo: If the major makers can get with the program and release firmware with their cameras that the young generation finds useful they will staunch the flow of blood. Stuff like seamless sending of pictures to social media of one's choice. In camera smart removal of objects a la Photoshop. Heck maybe adobe could make some money by writing code for in camera editing. Warming over the same old fried rice three times in a row and selling it for nine times the price fools nobody. Even old timer loyalists. Evwntually though people will stop buying last weeks cold food and these clueless companies will go belly up

Back in the day, Olympus would have a lot of in-camera editing functions (SP320; C-5050 era), but that day is gone. Samsung NX had some, but nothing like what I mentioned. You are right.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 17:42 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (631 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.

Similar to Canon still trotting out CCD cameras at the low end compacts, which can only do 720p video. Yes, there are some advantages to CCD cameras, but the markets have moved on.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 17:38 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (631 comments in total)

If Canon were to knock $400 off that price, they might have a winner. Even the RX100 V is far too expensive.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 17:34 UTC as 131st comment | 2 replies

Wow. The future of imagination and creativity. Have the app do everything. These face recognition gizmos are bad enough. Can even find faces in rock formations!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 20:02 UTC as 58th comment | 3 replies
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Potemkin_Photo: At least they were willing to innovate and take risks.
Kodak didn't want to brave the digital camera that they helped invent and now they're dead.

Canikon slowly churn new bodies every few years but have not added things like computational photography or easy seamless linking to social media and they may have a foot in the grave or highly decreased earnings in the near future due to their own risk aversion.

Yes. But there are so many areas where the traditional OEMs are missing out. Connectivity. 360. Weather resistance. Blogging cameras. Etc. Take a look on YouTube. There is a lot of great adventure and travel photography being done today.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 19:35 UTC
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