brownie112

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Looks amazing. Can't wait for our other android phones to get the GCam ported versions! Iphone 11 camera is good so this is definitely a great answer by Google. Well done!

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 20:11 UTC as 17th comment

Not trying to be hard on Sony, but for a company that is doing so well in cameras, I expected something a little more from Sony. iPhone, S10, Huawei and now Xiomi etc are killing it in smartphone camera front so it would have been amazing if Sony had something a little better than what they have offered on this X1.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2019 at 22:43 UTC as 21st comment
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Mariano Pacifico: 1. "... offer a stabilized standard wide and an ultra-wide camera."
2. "... 12MP wide-angle unit, 12MP telephoto camera, and a 16MP ultra-wide unit with a 123-degree field-of-view. The F1.5/F2.4 dual aperture ... "
3. "... offers a secondary front-facing RGB depth sensor to allow for blurred background selfies ... "
4. "... cameras are equipped with added intelligent features, including a Scene Optimizer capable of recognizing 30 unique scenes, as well as suggestions for optimal compositions. New bokeh effects have been added to the traditional bokeh effect: spin, zoom and color fade."

Hey Canon, Nikon !!! Are you listening? Can we have all the above goodies in your cameras?

Oh, by the way Canon & Nikon, THIS CAMERA HAS A PHONE, TOO !!! Does yours have a phone?

*** P-R-E - O-R-D-E-R-E-D !!! ***

You spoke to early mate, no OIS for Ultrawide lens... Just like everybody else then :(

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 22:49 UTC
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jim seekers: Can anyone please answer the 2 Questions.
1. Is the Bokeh like the f stop aperture thing you get with the latest iPhone, does it come up with the f that you can vary from f1.4 to f16.
2. Does it have a Night mode like the Haewei Mate 20 has.

Google Night Sight is far from a gimmick. Google for more info. Pure genius at the least.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 22:18 UTC
On article Google Pixel 3 XL sample gallery (371 comments in total)

Can't wait for someone to port the Google Camera on to a phone with more capable hardware like the Mate 20 or V40 or Note9..

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2018 at 11:25 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
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tkbslc: I wonder if these prices will stick. Now that we've reached critical mass and even cheaper/old phones are quite good, it doesn't seem like phones are really a status symbol anymore. My teen and her friends no longer even mention what model they have or when they get an upgrade. 3 years ago, it was a big deal for all of them. Same story at work, Nobody really cares or talks about it because everyone has a good phone. Will people be willing to continue paying status symbol prices when it impresses nobody?

Yes they will, but those people usually buy Apple products. Superiority complex is something that once you get used to it, pretty hard to live without. So they'll pay whatever price Apple charges for their products. I don't blame them because if you have the money then go ahead and do whatever you like right!?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2018 at 20:59 UTC

Good on you Huawei for being forward thinking and replacing the monochrome with the more usable UWA camera. Now only if other manufacturers or Huawei made a "pocket sized" compact (iphone X) sized phone with the same camera set up! Hopefully P30 will be compact enough to enable one hand usage.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2018 at 10:13 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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Prognathous: A *much* better solution for less money:

Left pocket: Xiaomi Pocophone F1 phone. $400, 6GB RAM, 128 GB flash, Snapdragon 845, 6.2" screen. 182 gram
+
Right pocket: Sony DSC-HX99 camera. $450, 24-720mm stabilized optical zoom, pop-up EVF, tilting LCD, full manual controls, customizable control ring around the lens, dedicated and customizable physical buttons, palm grip, RAW support, Sony's latest AF technologies (on-sensor PDAF with 0.09 sec focus acquisition, Lock-on continues AF tracking, Eye AF etc), UHD 4K30p Video with Full Pixel Readout. 242 gram

Total: $850

This combo gives you 90% the phone + 900% the camera for a total of 70% of the price of the Huawei.

Missing the point. With the phone, you can click, edit, share instantly. This is what you are paying for. I can see how it sounds ridiculous to older generation however this seems to be where the mobile photography is going..

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2018 at 00:18 UTC
On article The Samsung Galaxy A9 is the first quad-cam smartphone (112 comments in total)

I don't understand why people are calling this a "gimmick". Phones are physically adding multiple lenses which allows for versatile shots that cannot be achieved with a single lens. They are literally adding more hardware(unlike software which is more of a gimmick) to the phones to overcome the sensor size limitation that phones have. And inb4 someone says Nokia 808/CM1 was the best, yes they used to be however they are so much thicker and bulkier than any given phone these days.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2018 at 02:08 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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Lee Jay: One focal length = not interested whatsoever.

Just wait till ultra wide angle lenses become more popular on phones. LG seems to have started it and now Samsung giant is adopting same approach. Google will HAVE to change their opinion later and adopt multiple lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2018 at 02:13 UTC
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brownie112: To compete with iphone, I really hope Samsung S10 will have triple cameras just like iPhone Xs. If Samsung only provides triple cameras on the S10 "plus" variant which is physically larger, they will not be directly competing against iPhone. Apple designers are smart where they increased the screen size where keeping the physical size the same. Samsung and cheap androids are going for big screen big phone.. Samsung already has the Note if you need big screen and big phone. Really hope they wouldn't cripple the S10.

I think nobody really understood what I was trying to get across. In simple terms, I have small hands. I prefer the S8,S9 sized phones. It sucks that I cannot buy a phone with flagship features unless it is iphone Xs. Androids are all going towards flagship phones ONLY coming in bigger "plus" sizes physically.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2018 at 01:14 UTC
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brownie112: To compete with iphone, I really hope Samsung S10 will have triple cameras just like iPhone Xs. If Samsung only provides triple cameras on the S10 "plus" variant which is physically larger, they will not be directly competing against iPhone. Apple designers are smart where they increased the screen size where keeping the physical size the same. Samsung and cheap androids are going for big screen big phone.. Samsung already has the Note if you need big screen and big phone. Really hope they wouldn't cripple the S10.

My point was, Apple offers the fully loaded phone in both a Plus size and a pocketable smaller size. It would be great if S10 offers the fully loaded triple camera(vs the dual on iphone) option on both their Plus and regular sized S10. Sorry for the confusion.. Just getting a bit sick of flagships getting bigger on Androids where iPhone flagship models have the option of huge size vs regular size.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2018 at 23:00 UTC

To compete with iphone, I really hope Samsung S10 will have triple cameras just like iPhone Xs. If Samsung only provides triple cameras on the S10 "plus" variant which is physically larger, they will not be directly competing against iPhone. Apple designers are smart where they increased the screen size where keeping the physical size the same. Samsung and cheap androids are going for big screen big phone.. Samsung already has the Note if you need big screen and big phone. Really hope they wouldn't cripple the S10.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 02:53 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
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crashpc: Didn´t manage to raise an eyebrow for this one....
$1000+ for tiny sensor, please....

Androole- Yes CM1 with at least 4 times the RAM than 808 can warrant the smart"phone" tag. I wonder if someone can take the CM1 and make it a little slimmer = true king. 808 is more like Stannis, old and dead.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 20:20 UTC
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crashpc: Didn´t manage to raise an eyebrow for this one....
$1000+ for tiny sensor, please....

Relax. Your 808 doesn't even have a 1" sensor to be called a king, more like a duke.. Also, in 2018 have fun with your 0.5GB RAM, 1.3ghz processor and overnight charging times.. You are better off getting a 20 year old Nokia brick and getting a 1" Sony rx100 cameras..

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 20:12 UTC
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crashpc: Didn´t manage to raise an eyebrow for this one....
$1000+ for tiny sensor, please....

Dude 1/1.78″ sensor if I'm not mistaken is going to be the biggest for a phone. Heck it is bigger than the latest GoPro sensor!

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 19:53 UTC
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Marty4650: With each new generation of phone, they all become more generic and more boring.

Every "new feature" is something really useless or completely unnecessary. Or something you already have, or will never need. Adding one more feature to a camera phone doesn't convert it into a Nikon D850. It just makes it a very slightly better camera phone.

It isn't like most smartphone users even care about these features. They would probably want better battery life and faster recharging rather than getting some minor enhancement to improve their facebook selfies.

@Marty - spoken like a true grandad/older uncle who is still stuck in 1990s..

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 08:41 UTC
On article Best cameras under $1500 in 2021 (177 comments in total)
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maksa: Please fix the menu (links to the pages) here, it’s absolutely incorrect.

Thank you, yea I was super confused the links do not take you where you want to.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 22:41 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (280 comments in total)
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flip 21: I wonder if it can achieve the same low light video performance of the A6300? Also, why not a slow motion video mode? Could it still offer 1080p 120fps? Is the only thing that is missing...

Since earlier comment from @bluevellet got a lot of upvotes, please advise if EM1.2 can do 1080 120fps ? I'm a big fan of EM1 ergonomics and their attempts at regular great firmware updates.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 22:54 UTC

Nikon's logo on an NX1 mark 2 would've been nice. Samsung has the money and Nikon has everything else that Samsung doesn't have. Only if they partnered up somehow. Wishful thinking.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 02:18 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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