David Zamora

David Zamora

Lives in United States Houston, United States
Works as a Media Producer
Has a website at www.davidzamora.com
Joined on Feb 15, 2008

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Mike FL: From the REAL users:

"This was a joke. We purchased the item and it kept freezing every time we connected it to the phone and the only way to turn it back on was to press the small reset button. The camera would again work for 2-3 images and freeze again...

DxO has a 30 day refund policy and due to the fact that I never used the camera when it arrived and took the camera with me when travelling assuming it works, by the time I returned (and was not able to use the camera during our vacation) the 30 days was over."

"The device froze right out of the box, just after I plugged it in my iPhone, and it got very warm. I couldn't find a way to reset it or shut it off. The battery finally drained after a couple of hours. I'll try this again once fully charged, but if I still have some problems, it's going back."

http://www.amazon.com/DxO-20-2MP-Digital-Connected-Camera/product-reviews/B014ALWJA8/ref=cm_cr_dp_qt_hist_one?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&showViewpoints=0

Wat a joke.

Funny how a good portion of those 1 star comments are from folks who didn't buy the camera. I'm not saying there aren't any authentic bad reviews, but if you are really curious, just try the darn thing out for yourself. Like I've said before, it's a useful photographic tool for what it is, despite it's limitations. As people of photography, you guys should know better. You can't have everything with every camera. It doesn't work that way.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 15:48 UTC

It's funny how any time the DxO One pops up, people who have never used the camera come out blazing with the hate. And to be candid, I hated on the DxO One when it was in pre-production. I thought it was a pointless iphone accessory that would fail. Then I go on vacation and begin wishing I hand't brought my compact camera with me. An entire day at Disney with the RX100 III strapped around my neck was actually starting to become bothersome. Then I started thinking about how much I wouldn't mind the DxO One. So, I pre order it. It's buggy and it's slow. The app crashes. But then, I see the photos. WOW. Then, I forget it's sitting in my pocket. NICE. To be able to instantly edit the photos in VSCO and upload these great looking images to social media. EXCELLENT. Realization sets in. This camera is perfect for travel, despite all of the quarks. Try it before you knock it guys. That's all I'm saying. The best camera is simply the tool that accomplishes your goal.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 04:55 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
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ZJ24: It looks like a good device. However, every time I read a Dxo One ad with that kind of hyperbole -"professional quality", "pro-quality camera", "professional shoot" - WOW guys, I'm sure you bring the same balanced assessment to your reviews of the products of other manufacturers products.

"Pro quality" is obviously an entirely empty and meaningless statement now.

wlad - the amount of detail in the windows on the far away buildings would be a stretch for any mobile device, IMO. But to be fair, sure, it's processed. And to be more fair, there is not a single photo that comes out of any camera I own, be it film or digital, that I do not process for a 'look'. There is nothing wrong with this, nor did I post it for critical analysis. I think it's a great shot that came out of a great camera. I think that's fair.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
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ZJ24: It looks like a good device. However, every time I read a Dxo One ad with that kind of hyperbole -"professional quality", "pro-quality camera", "professional shoot" - WOW guys, I'm sure you bring the same balanced assessment to your reviews of the products of other manufacturers products.

"Pro quality" is obviously an entirely empty and meaningless statement now.

Well, in that regard, based on ergonomics and usability, no. It's not a professional or enthusiast camera. Call it a novelty with great potential. But, I definitely would not compare it to anything that comes out of a smart phone. The glass and sensor in those devices are not as good as the DxO One. But, with some clever processing, you can make any image look great, despite the hardware used to capture the image. I will say this. If you don't care to have a camera with you while traveling, this is the camera you want to take. Sure, it sounds like an oxymoron, but think about it. It's a camera, without actually being a camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 21:52 UTC
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ZJ24: It looks like a good device. However, every time I read a Dxo One ad with that kind of hyperbole -"professional quality", "pro-quality camera", "professional shoot" - WOW guys, I'm sure you bring the same balanced assessment to your reviews of the products of other manufacturers products.

"Pro quality" is obviously an entirely empty and meaningless statement now.

It has an RX100 III 1" sensor packed inside with a fixed glass lens. For what it is, it can potentially make great images in the right hands. Here's a shot I took while walking around NYC a few months back. https://flic.kr/p/F68WYs

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 21:42 UTC
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David Zamora: Really enjoying the new standalone feature. It's a genius idea, considering that the DxO One was really only designed to be used when paired with the iPhone. And, I can say that it works exactly as intended. It's funny how effective the tiny fingernail sized screen is. It actually allows you to frame the subject accurately. It's convenient when wanting to quickly power up the One and take a super quick photo. The best thing about this feature is that is simply works.

Here's a quick vid of me sharing the new feature with my brother, who is also a photographer.

https://youtu.be/h9FjgDapFFU

Well done deconstructing the word genius and packaging a Nobel Peace Prize comparison to make your point. It's great for what it is...can you settle with that? Buy it, use it and you'll perhaps you'll understand that it's actually useful. DxO LEVERAGING their OLED low res screen for this purpose IS genius.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 21:12 UTC

Really enjoying the new standalone feature. It's a genius idea, considering that the DxO One was really only designed to be used when paired with the iPhone. And, I can say that it works exactly as intended. It's funny how effective the tiny fingernail sized screen is. It actually allows you to frame the subject accurately. It's convenient when wanting to quickly power up the One and take a super quick photo. The best thing about this feature is that is simply works.

Here's a quick vid of me sharing the new feature with my brother, who is also a photographer.

https://youtu.be/h9FjgDapFFU

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 20:47 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1068 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Just a question: why would anyone get the Pen F (with a say 35/40mm ff eq prime) over an X-E2?

Ha! I believe it! I have the EM5 II and it's really amazing. All the IS tech built into it.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1068 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Just a question: why would anyone get the Pen F (with a say 35/40mm ff eq prime) over an X-E2?

One thing that is great about Oly is the 5 axis IS. It truly does give you an extra 3 stops when shooting. Something to consider for the not so fast lens options.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 20:29 UTC
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David Zamora: I wonder if the Fujifilm FP-3000B film will be affected.

Wowza, I had no idea! I have a box of them. Guess I'll be a bit more conservative with them.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 00:41 UTC

I wonder if the Fujifilm FP-3000B film will be affected.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (309 comments in total)

Darn, the compact DL bodies are a bit larger than I had anticipated. Liked a beefed up RX100 IV. The G9x is still looking really good.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 16:18 UTC as 6th comment
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1068 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Just a question: why would anyone get the Pen F (with a say 35/40mm ff eq prime) over an X-E2?

Also, I own a ton of primes...most of my lenses are primes. So, I'm not bias. But for most pro work, AF zoom lenses are crucial. Food for thought.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 22:55 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1068 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Just a question: why would anyone get the Pen F (with a say 35/40mm ff eq prime) over an X-E2?

My answer was not just for you, but every reader subscribing to this thread.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 22:04 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1068 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Just a question: why would anyone get the Pen F (with a say 35/40mm ff eq prime) over an X-E2?

Lenses and weight are the best answers from a photographic perspective. Due to the sensor size of the Fuji, the lenses will always be larger and heavier when compared to Oly. For instance. The Olympus .ZUIKO 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro is only 1.94 lbs and fairly compact for a lens of this quality. Fuji has a similar lens, the XF 50-140mm F2.8 R. It weighs a chunky 3.9 lbs and is larger. Not only that, because of the MFT sensor size on the Oly, the focal length is doubled, turning the lens into an 80-300mm f2.8 lens. That is ridiculously awesome. The crop factor on the Fuji lens is 1.5x. So, despite the higher resolution on the Fuji, I would take the Oly any day over the Fuji for professional shooting. The larger and heavier the gear, the more it spoils your shooting experience. Especially if you shoot professionally.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 20:45 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)

I would LOVE to have that new multi-function dial on my other cameras. Would make shooting much less stressful.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 16:09 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)

"Worth the weight?" ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 16:02 UTC as 108th comment
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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Smaug01: Is it me, or do they keep printing PENTAX bigger and bigger? That's a shame.

Reminds me of the print size used on the Pentax 67

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (273 comments in total)
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David Zamora: Wow, I love everything about this camera, but man, I just bought a EM5II and I think the weather sealing is super important. I still have a few weeks to return it. Decisions....

Thanks, guys. I'm beginning to really enjoy the EM5II, but I've always been a fan of the original Pen F design, and the new Pen hit that out of the park...Lots to think about.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 22:48 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (273 comments in total)

Wow, I love everything about this camera, but man, I just bought a EM5II and I think the weather sealing is super important. I still have a few weeks to return it. Decisions....

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 22:34 UTC as 48th comment | 6 replies
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