Silvarum

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OneLeggedCat: There are an incredible number of ignorant comments in here. Most simply are not considering the use case for this, comparing apples and oranges. The comment quality has dropped off a cliff since Amazon took over DPReview. The comments are along the lines of,

"Well this other tripod that sits 4 inches off the ground is better" or

"Well this other tripod that weighs 400% more is better" or

"Well this other tripod that costs 400% more is better" or

"Well my other tripod is taller" or

"Well it should cost a lot less that $60 since these will obviously be made in the billions in some Chinese factory" or

blah blah blah.

Anyway I've never seen a comparable idea. It certainly has limitations, but geez people. It's a $60 ultralight compact tripod you could keep in a purse all the time. Yeah the marketing is kind of moronic, but that's how you sell things to wanna-be artists.

Well, maybe cause that other tripod IS better and this one is just another useless Kickstarter gizmo?
And what Amazon has to do with comment quality?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 17:37 UTC
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Franz Weber: This video could have been even better if it was filmed in 4K on a full frame camera with a Leica or Zeiss lense wide open.
Seems like they used Canon equipment

Especially if they shot it with a drone

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 19:48 UTC

It's either public domain or Slater intellectual property. Just pick one, don't bring animals here..
"...settlement terms that require him to donate 25% of future revenue..."
Well, now the real reason for PETA being PITA finally comes to light.
"...holding other rights as members of the legal community.."
So, now you will also let them vote for president? Wait... o-oh

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 10:42 UTC as 19th comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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Golfhacker27: No USB and no SD card slot. So how do I get my photos from camera to the Mac??
Answer : in addition to the Mac, they also want me to buy their overpriced adapters, dongles, etc.

Love my current MBP (even though I had to pay extra for a DVD drive, a file manager app, etc). But I'm done with Apple telling me I don't need functions and features, and then expecting me to pay more for them because actually (as they know full well), I do.

"they also want me to buy their overpriced adapters, dongles, etc." And they even provide you with Apple Pay to do that. That's so nice of them.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 15:25 UTC
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Silvarum: It shoots RAW, it shoots 4K videos... but can it shoot 4K RAW? Didn't think so. Where is the innovation here? Even my three year old Lumia 1520 can shoot RAW photos and 4K videos. Oh, and it's also optically stabilized.
What bitrate at 4K does iPhone use? YouTube also has "4K" videos but with such low bitrate that there is barely any difference compared to 1080p or even 720p, especially in high dynamic scenes. Just a waste of space and traffic.
Almost none of those 10 reasons are no better than "it comes in black".

How could I've seen it since Apple hasn't released any 4K footage from iPhone 7. There is no proof right now, that's why I'm sceptical. I've seen 4k footage from 6S, and I must say, I'm not impressed. If you look at something like water ripples or illuminated concert stage with smoke and rays then image appears to be blocky.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 21:12 UTC
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Silvarum: It shoots RAW, it shoots 4K videos... but can it shoot 4K RAW? Didn't think so. Where is the innovation here? Even my three year old Lumia 1520 can shoot RAW photos and 4K videos. Oh, and it's also optically stabilized.
What bitrate at 4K does iPhone use? YouTube also has "4K" videos but with such low bitrate that there is barely any difference compared to 1080p or even 720p, especially in high dynamic scenes. Just a waste of space and traffic.
Almost none of those 10 reasons are no better than "it comes in black".

Exactly. But Apple claims that they are not like those "lots of very powerful cameras", that they are better, they are different. I simply ask how much better?
It's difficult not being snarky, when big company such as Apple claims they made something big, when they did not. We need more innovative stuff like Retina display (which was a big deal indeed back then IMO).

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 15:59 UTC
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Silvarum: It shoots RAW, it shoots 4K videos... but can it shoot 4K RAW? Didn't think so. Where is the innovation here? Even my three year old Lumia 1520 can shoot RAW photos and 4K videos. Oh, and it's also optically stabilized.
What bitrate at 4K does iPhone use? YouTube also has "4K" videos but with such low bitrate that there is barely any difference compared to 1080p or even 720p, especially in high dynamic scenes. Just a waste of space and traffic.
Almost none of those 10 reasons are no better than "it comes in black".

I was talking about video RAW, not photo. Videos can be shoot in RAW too. I bet "the most powerful smartphone"™ is not even using 4:4:4 chroma subsampling.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 20:33 UTC

It shoots RAW, it shoots 4K videos... but can it shoot 4K RAW? Didn't think so. Where is the innovation here? Even my three year old Lumia 1520 can shoot RAW photos and 4K videos. Oh, and it's also optically stabilized.
What bitrate at 4K does iPhone use? YouTube also has "4K" videos but with such low bitrate that there is barely any difference compared to 1080p or even 720p, especially in high dynamic scenes. Just a waste of space and traffic.
Almost none of those 10 reasons are no better than "it comes in black".

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 12:06 UTC as 136th comment | 7 replies
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zakk9: So the reason why I should "care about" the iPhone 7 is that it can do more or less the same as other current smartphones?

Dear dpreview,
When you insert an advertorial, please label it as such. This is just an attempt to boost sales for Apple and Amazon. The iPhone 7 looks like a good phone, but there's no rational reason whatsoever anybody should buy it except for increasing Apple's profits. Oh... and those who recently dropped their phones in the sea.

Yeah, it just sells a ton of accessories.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 11:36 UTC
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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JoviFan: so if I buy an unlocked one - it will work with Verizon and my iphone 5 sim card?

Does anyone know how much Ram this will have yet?
Disappointed it only has a 1.3mp front camera.

Selfies probably.
Maybe Apple hates them too and wants to destroy whole selfie idea with crappy 1.3mp front camera?

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 07:09 UTC
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: If this gets a full frame version, I'm in!

If this gets a full frame version, it would weight 6 kg and cost $10 000+.
There are plenty of 70-200 F2.8 lenses already for full frame.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
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bernardf12: Nice adapter but why can't camera manufacturers decide on a standard lens mount for mirrorless lenses? Something like what Pan and Oly did with the m4/3 mount but for APS-C and FF lenses. That would be great for consumers.

SLRs/DSLRs do or rather did have kinda standard mount - K-mount. It was intended to be a common lens mount, but companies couldn't agree on specifics. Reason is more like greed, than companies "uniqueness" (most SLRs are more or less the same).

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 05:39 UTC
On article Western Digital announces plan to acquire SanDisk (70 comments in total)
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Everlast66: Sandisk is my favourite brand of SD cards. It would be sad if WD ruins them.

There are statistics on HDDs published by Backblaze. While WD hard drives are not reliable as Hitachi (HGST now), they are much better than Seagate. Basically, if WD survived for the first 3 months, then it will last a long time.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 19:47 UTC
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RolliPoli: This thing makes me want a new button for: "I Don't Want It"
in the 'Gear In This Story' panel!

@Stollen1234: Really ;)
@Just a Photographer: I do not get your point. I certantly do not envy people that have money and spend them on "luxury" cameras. I'd rather have my current more or less average income than be rich and stupid.
Camera is just a tool. Luxury cameras are just as stupid as luxury screwdrivers.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 19:37 UTC
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RolliPoli: This thing makes me want a new button for: "I Don't Want It"
in the 'Gear In This Story' panel!

@Just a Photographer: It seems you need that button more that he does.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 17:25 UTC
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ShoppingBoy: Thanks for this exciting news. Apple are probably the top innovators in photography today. I'm looking forward to growing with them in the coming years.

Now that is trolling :)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 19:34 UTC
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ShoppingBoy: Thanks for this exciting news. Apple are probably the top innovators in photography today. I'm looking forward to growing with them in the coming years.

It's not trolling, it's sarcasm.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2015 at 08:28 UTC
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