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On article Video: Understanding the science of camera sensors (72 comments in total)
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Steve Balcombe: Very good, but it would have been even better without the distracting effects.

so 4 slide-in-and-outs is constant enough to make it hard to watch?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 00:32 UTC
On article Video: Understanding the science of camera sensors (72 comments in total)
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Steve Balcombe: Very good, but it would have been even better without the distracting effects.

at what points in the video were you distracted by the effects?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 14:26 UTC
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Neuropsychology: I really haven't seen the need to upgrade my OnePlus 3; the pictures are really great. Believe me, if there were a significantly better camera out there I'd get it as I'm looking for excuses to buy new gear hehe.

there are already significantly better cameras out there if you're willing to compromise on other things like cost, size, weight, performance and useability features.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 16:12 UTC
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Internet Enzyme: This is the type of stuff i love to see on dpreview. Not some cryto-art block chain gobbeldy gook. Fantastic article.

so by bringing up an unrelated article that one didn't care about, does that make more photography and camera related news occur more frequently for dpreview to report?

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 15:57 UTC
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Internet Enzyme: This is the type of stuff i love to see on dpreview. Not some cryto-art block chain gobbeldy gook. Fantastic article.

the crypto-art article was equally interesting, for people who are into that and this. why discriminate?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 15:33 UTC
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BYL: A lot of the criticism posted here is, I think, misplaced. Quality is relative, and the key point with the Pixel 2 (and its peers) is that it represents a pretty big jump relative to what we previously thought was possible with phones.

I used to carry around an RX100 to take candids of my kids, but even that was too cumbersome and slow. Plus, I'd always need to do post-processing, then upload the processed photos to Flickr. And yes, the final product was obviously better than what I'm getting with my Pixel 2, but was the modest increase in quality worth the time involved, let alone the number of shots missed because I didn't carry my RX100 with me at literally all times or was too slow to get it out of my jeans and wait for the lens to extend? Definitely no. We are always trading off quality for convenience, but the phones like the Pixel 2 have seriously closed that gap.

"The result was 808 and 909. Panasonic also took into account this experience and created a smartphone with a matrix of 1 "

and where's the demand for these, what's the market penetration of nokia and panasonic? who again are the amateurs that are taking the lion's share?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 13:54 UTC
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saeba77: well that's not really true...i've a panasonic CM1 and it's on another planet

what's your criteria for phone performance? if you're interested in just the audio quality of what your ear hears and how you're heard on the other end, there are no complaints whatsoever.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 13:47 UTC
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mr_landscape: Agreed with micsmics. Article is lying, this is not the best camera-phone.
6 yo Nokia PureView808 is STILL a best camera for daylight.

Check tests 2 and 3 to see messy over-sharpened and over-saturated output of GP.

http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/features/item/21787_PureView_vs_the_Pixel_the_808_.php

See? That's the difference between real optics and cheap picture computing.

More to read:
http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/features/item/22562_camera_head_to_head_lumia_950_.php

Periodically using N808 for stock photography.

"by deliberately setting -1 or -2 EV" - or, you're just exposing for the sky. it will not be a stellar image due to the poor dynamic range on the ground or people. there's no free lunch. you can brighten the dark areas but the low contrast ratio will still be undesirable, instead the subject will still look better when properly exposing for that and blowing out the sky.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 13:34 UTC
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mr_landscape: Agreed with micsmics. Article is lying, this is not the best camera-phone.
6 yo Nokia PureView808 is STILL a best camera for daylight.

Check tests 2 and 3 to see messy over-sharpened and over-saturated output of GP.

http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/features/item/21787_PureView_vs_the_Pixel_the_808_.php

See? That's the difference between real optics and cheap picture computing.

More to read:
http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/features/item/22562_camera_head_to_head_lumia_950_.php

Periodically using N808 for stock photography.

808 has terrible dynamic range in daylight, sharpness and resolution are no help with washed out skies

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 13:31 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)
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Azathothh: A $1200+ point and shoot camera ? Oh my...

and patek philippe is a watch.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 03:43 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)
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vaughanB: Here is a tip, I just picked up a Nokia Lumia 930 on Ebay for £55.00, it was top of the range a couple of years ago, it has a dedicated shutter button, a great hi res screen, 2gb ram fast processor and great build quality, The Pureview camera is the best I have seen from any smartphone, it was running Windows Mobile 8.1 which was fine but was easily upgrade d to the latest Windows 10 operating system which is very similar to a desktop, I am delighted with it and it was £950 cheaper than this Apple, I also find the (sadly discontinued) Windows Phone 10 operating system and the great camera app excellent, support for this OS will continue for a few years yet and I haven't found an app that I wanted that was not available....Bargain :-) PS it is also a really good phone too

big difference between 930 and 808 is the 808 has a great pureview camera, the best in nokia phones. no need to discuss bells and whistles.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 12:25 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)
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vaughanB: Here is a tip, I just picked up a Nokia Lumia 930 on Ebay for £55.00, it was top of the range a couple of years ago, it has a dedicated shutter button, a great hi res screen, 2gb ram fast processor and great build quality, The Pureview camera is the best I have seen from any smartphone, it was running Windows Mobile 8.1 which was fine but was easily upgrade d to the latest Windows 10 operating system which is very similar to a desktop, I am delighted with it and it was £950 cheaper than this Apple, I also find the (sadly discontinued) Windows Phone 10 operating system and the great camera app excellent, support for this OS will continue for a few years yet and I haven't found an app that I wanted that was not available....Bargain :-) PS it is also a really good phone too

there's no difference in function, performance or experience between an outdated OS like symbian and an outdated OS like windows mobile when making phone calls and photography - you press the buttons to take photos or pick up calls. of course it's understandable you'll believe and say what you own is nicer than what you don't own

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 16:28 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)
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bjornphoto: Sometimes I think people here are like the annoying "audiophiles" who don't enjoy music that isn't played with the "right" audio equipment.

The most recent smartphones produce great images. Not technically better than DSLR's, but certainly enjoyable for the majority of people who look at the image as a whole rather than each pixel.

The iPhone X is top of the pile for many people and fair play to those who go out and take great photos with it. I can see why they don't give a damn what people on the internet think of them. Photography with any camera you choose can be enjoyable.

the objectionable part of their attitude isn't that they don't enjoy "music" on things other than their high-end equipment, it's when they can't stand hearing opinions that show other kinds of equipment can be almost as good and then, they have to express their armchair opinions instead of listening to experts who do this for a living.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 16:33 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)
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vaughanB: Here is a tip, I just picked up a Nokia Lumia 930 on Ebay for £55.00, it was top of the range a couple of years ago, it has a dedicated shutter button, a great hi res screen, 2gb ram fast processor and great build quality, The Pureview camera is the best I have seen from any smartphone, it was running Windows Mobile 8.1 which was fine but was easily upgrade d to the latest Windows 10 operating system which is very similar to a desktop, I am delighted with it and it was £950 cheaper than this Apple, I also find the (sadly discontinued) Windows Phone 10 operating system and the great camera app excellent, support for this OS will continue for a few years yet and I haven't found an app that I wanted that was not available....Bargain :-) PS it is also a really good phone too

seems you haven't seen a real pureview camera like the nokia 808

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 16:19 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)
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Sam808: There is always going to be competition between big brands, i.e. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Sony, Canon, Nikon etc. For as long as we have consumers buying products for "brand name" there will be delays in making innovative products. We need smart consumers to fast forward the slow progress of any proruct, not loyal consumers.

who's we?

also, you might be overestimating the homogeneity of consumer's needs. there are a number who will pay for the cheapest usable product available and those who will shed their product immediately to get the latest shiny object. "brands" are not just going to cater to one base.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 14:51 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)
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RedWattlebird: Why do I have keep coming across articles on mobile phones on photography websites?

Yeah they take pretty snapshots on their pin head sized sensors, but it’s like reading about skateboards on car websites because they also take you from a to b.

no matter how narrow one's definition of professionals, serious or real photographer is, dpreview is a photography website that discusses cameras in phones, and the problem is not with dpreview, it is the commenters with the superiority complex

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 12:53 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)
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ttran88: Will you update this review when Apple decides to throttle the phones performance in the future?

there is no evidence that apple is the one throttling performance. every phone (and every computer) degrades because it's storing more data and running more processes than when it's fresh from the factory. http://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-why-your-old-iphone-feels-slow-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/

https://www.futuremark.com/pressreleases/is-it-true-that-iphones-get-slower-over-time

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 19:29 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)
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RedWattlebird: Why do I have keep coming across articles on mobile phones on photography websites?

Yeah they take pretty snapshots on their pin head sized sensors, but it’s like reading about skateboards on car websites because they also take you from a to b.

dpreview has been posting mobile phone reviews for years. also, people can ignore articles they don't care for instead of complaining in the comments, no matter how harmless some may think about comparisons to pinheads and skateboards are

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 12:39 UTC
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G Sciorio: Geesh. Just put a 1" sensor in the thing and shut up.

"21.2mm thickness tells you why it failed" - for you. why it failed for you.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2018 at 15:29 UTC
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Peiasdf: Talk about the ego behind the camera. You are hired to do a job, these people are your clients. You don't go around bitching about your famous clients trying to raise your own profile. It reads like those books ex-royal-butlers sells. Also, describing a bunch of actors as difficult to instruct and won't look at camera is just weird. They spend their entire career looking at camera and listening to the director.

https://www.dpreview.com/comments/7923922195/capturing-a-group-portrait-of-the-cast-of-star-wars-the-last-jedi?comment=6848832807

the photographer was telling a story of what happened from a photo op perspective, learn to take it at face value.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 13:30 UTC
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