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Neat camera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 03:16 UTC as 39th comment
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George Zip: Not everyone are camera geeks, they could not care less about the image quality improvements over their phones. You could have a good compact camera that eats a phone for IQ and that also takes a sim and can post directly to social media and most people are not going to care. Why, because they are not camera geeks, and are happy with the convenience and decent quality image from a phone.

Actually, it seems like there are smartphones known for being better photographically (iPhone, Google Pixel, some LG models, etc.) and they sell for premium prices.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 21:23 UTC
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Raymond Cho: If 95% of users rather have their smartphones that leaves a small market that they can tap into. Of that 5% many perhaps the smaller lot is high end compacts, I would think at least half of the 5% are into system camears (mirrorless, dSLRs etc). Even on a website like this I gather maybe most of us here are into system cameras than high end compacts.

All types of users enjoy materialistic goods. Digital has been with us since 2004 when the $1,000US body price barrier was broken. So we've had 13-14yrs of quite accessible digital technology. Some have also tried it, didn't like it, sold it off or stored it away due to the low price. Maybe not once but twice.

Often people that I know ask me about camera equipment to buy. You seen them once or twice with it and then you don't. Many don't enjoy photography but just to take photographs of friends and family and kids and their food. A few might want something under 1lbs, 12x zoom, 1" sensor but that's not gonna happen soon.

How many "everyday" folks really have a family camera anymore?

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 21:14 UTC
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Gesture: 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.

Yes, but they seemed to follow meekly, instead of lead. I expect all those first cameras you mentioned are somewhat customized "off the shelf" stuff. The 1 system just didn't hit its mark. Like others, the fixed lens DL models were attractive.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 20:31 UTC

Good reason to buy a standalone compact camera! I recommend the Olympus XZ-10.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 20:45 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
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Swerky: I still don’t understand how the camera phone relegates the compact camera to the trash bin. If I was in the market for such a camera I’d definitely prefer a dedicate photography tool to a phone. Completely different ergonomics and way of shooting. Powerful optical zoom and more capable flash. Seems to me the only real advantage of a phone is immediate social sharing...
Dunno if phones today have better image quality output than small sensor cameras.
But that’s only a personal opinion.

And I see a lot of people taking their smart phones to a photo kiosk in a chain drug store and spending quite a bit of money on prints "then and there." Photography is more vibrant than ever. People are sharing more photos than ever and enjoying it.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
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justmeMN: Nikon made the bad decision of cancelling their 1" sensor DL line, and Canon now brags about how well their 1" sensor G-series compact cameras are selling.

(I think Sony is the best seller in that category.)

I see a lot of VBloggers on YouTube using the G5X, G7X, etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 19:57 UTC
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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 112th 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 (778 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 (778 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 164th comment | 9 replies
On article Sony a7R III sample gallery (259 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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