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On article Google publishes gallery from upcoming Pixel smartphone (158 comments in total)

This is a HTC phone with the name Google on the back, right? Google doesn't make phones.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 22:22 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies
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crashpc: Ok Canon, Lower your weapon! errr, I meant, PRICE! :-)

You mean raise? 80D is $200 less already!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 17:01 UTC

$1400?! So much for "cheap" mirrorless /evil cams. $200 MORE than the 80D!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 17:00 UTC as 206th comment | 3 replies
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Dimit: The most popular cellphone in the world is Samsung Galaxy,not i-phone.Profoundly,same applies to the respective camera. Period.

No, you got that wrong. Samsung sells the most smart phones but they sell several /many models. Iphone is the best selling model, always.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 21:06 UTC
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Robert Zanatta: The Nokia phones are still impressive.

The Galaxy S7 has noticeably better IQ.

S7 has samsung detail smears. Like water color painting!

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 21:05 UTC
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photomedium: WOW galaxy s7, come here baby!

Samsung smears detail. Plus you got the buggy android power hog. No thanks. Been there done with that.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 21:02 UTC
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Timbukto: This is why I feel the iPhone optics are so subpar, this is what my personal S6 can do in RAW -
That is 16MP at a demanding 16x9 aspect ratio. I've honestly shot softer MFT kit lenses before at wide angle wide open. This is what I find so 'grating' about the recent iPhone praise and its ability to shoot RAW. I am getting RAW update for free on an old phone with what easily looks to be superior optics, proof in the pudding.

Samsung smears detail. Yuck. Apple knows how to balance detail with grain.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 20:59 UTC
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avatar77: I'd like to see the Galaxy Note 7 results. Perhaps the exploding battery will help it ace the low-light test?

Note 7..You mean one that HASN'T burned up ? And is note 7. Nobody calls their stuff galaxy. That's been a failed marketing attempt by samsung. It's just note 7 or s7.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 21:43 UTC
On article Instagram officially launches 'save draft' feature (30 comments in total)
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The Davinator: And yet they can't figure out "landscape."

Their app is for on the go, mobile handheld devices which are held vertically. This just means you are too old.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (262 comments in total)
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Dave Oddie: It is a camera DPR can't help but like?

It was a big disappointment last week:

Do you ever read beyond the article title? I'm thinking no.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 11:14 UTC
On article Fotopro FS-X1 is a Xenon flash for the iPhone (19 comments in total)

A solution in search of a problem

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:14 UTC as 6th comment
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Silat Shooter: Have to say this is FUN!! Sony blindsided us with this and kept it under wraps unbelievably well till the first day of Photokina. Looks like an amazing camera! Can you smell rebates for the Canon 5D cameras? As a Canon shooter myself, I applaud Sony for 'bringing it' and giving the industry a camera that will create a lot of buzz.

Two thumbs up for not letting this leak early and for real excitement in a new product!

It will make existing sony shooters happy.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 21:43 UTC
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FantasticMrFox: And it's getting more and more DSLR like with every iteration - seems like it has slowly dawned on DSLM manufacturers that people actually want to be able to hold a camera without getting cramps in their hands, and that requires a certain size and decent ergonomics.

So what was the point of mirrorless again?!

No not small lenses. Lens size goes with the size if the image sensor. Isn't there now a medium format mirrorless cam?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 21:39 UTC
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basshead: Canon and Nikon fanboys, any word on this baby???

It keeps sony shooters shooting.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:36 UTC

Error: dual pixel was launched in the 70D not the 7D2.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 17:59 UTC as 240th comment
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ovatab: The dam fishermen are awesome!

Those aren't stars. It was high iso + flash while it was raining. The "stars" are raindrops reflected off the flash. The upper left corner of the photo is a rock formation not stars.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 22:47 UTC
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steven8217: On Fisherman on the Dam, I wonder why there are light reflections on the water when the light source (perhaps street light?) are behind the dam? Unless the light source are right on top of the dam?
An interesting light source that can illuminate the face of all 3 fisherman?
Also interesting for all 3 fisherman to spread their leg that far apart at the same time in normal walking posture?
Is there an additional layer of texture on the upper part of the photo?
Overall it seems like a stage outdoor type of stage <studio light> shot.

Either way it was very staged and very stale looking.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 22:41 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (563 comments in total)
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Auricom: Then ...

...Fujifilm rolls out their Medium Format Camera & Sony with their BEAST(a99 mkii) at photokina 2016, which is just around the corner, to make this already obsolete Canon even more of a joke.

You realize the a99 is an SLT camera, right? With mirror.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 01:28 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (563 comments in total)
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MrTaikitso: Lack of 4K is a disaster. Many aspects of Canon and Nikon products show that hey are stuck in the dark ages, no matter the quality of their glass or sensors. Not one camera even has a USB-C port, so one can charge one's camera with the same charger as recent phones and the MacBook (and late 2016 MacBook Pros).

You sound like trump.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 01:24 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (563 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: The M5 really seems like a Canon-flavored answer to the A6000 in an A7-ish body (,487 )... overall trailing Sony by about 3 years. However, with the much improved IQ of the M5's not-quite-APS-C (1.6X crop) sensor, Canon has probably crossed the threshold where it is good enough to keep lots of folks from "jumping ship" to Sony mirrorless... especially if they want to continue to use their EF/EF-S lenses. Current Canon users might not even buy that many M5, but the mere suggestion that Canon is now serious about mirrorless is enough to make lots of folks hesitant about switching brands....

Personally, I'll buy one iff either (1) they support dual-pixel (48MP) raw or (2) there is a port of Magic Lantern to it. Magic Lantern is why I own an M... sensor IQ and ease of use with manual lenses is why I own a bunch of Sonys. ;-)

Dual pixel does not mean double the pixel count in recorded pixels. The "other" pixel is for focusing.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 01:23 UTC
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