Sactojim

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newe: In reading numerous Android forums there SEEMS to be a lot of hate towards these new phones. Many think this is Google wanting to be Apple. Price is insane. Some have posted Canadian prices are $1,100. Who in their right mind would pay that for a phone with no SD card? I'm wondering if this will turn out to be a bad move for Google pricing this way. I bet OnePlus is happy!

I've had the Nexus 4 and 5 and loved them...won't be getting the new Google phones, the price/value proposition is not there for me in the least.

Love my Nexus 5..great camera after the latest update, outstanding screen, no bloatware, and mfg refurbs can be found for cheap at the $120. -$150. level. Bang for the buck, nothing beats it.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 16:10 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: The only way it would look more like an iphone would be to slap an Apple logo on the back. Those things look almost exactly like iphones. Whatsupwiththat?

While these phone vaguely resemble a iPhone (as does others), the beauty is that there is no iTunes or Siri to deal with!

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 16:08 UTC

Looks interesting to me. My son in law works for Google and said employees seem excited about this new device. Time will tell, but as a photographer who loves good quality images, this looks very nice.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 16:04 UTC as 6th comment
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tkbslc: Too bad import Chinese phones always seem to have borked LTE frequencies for the U.S.

Import Chinese phones? You mean: Apple, some Samsung, ZTE, Motorola, some LG, HTC, Blu, others?

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 15:01 UTC
On article YI enters the mirrorless race with the M1 (56 comments in total)

Interesting, but I'll stick with my Kodak Pixpro S-1 (their M 4/3 camera) as it's treated me well.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/125889350@N03/

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:04 UTC as 14th comment
On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (102 comments in total)
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Kamox: Looks like a poor defense strategy to me, but I don't know how's the jurisprudence in the US courts on that matter.
They'll probably cut a deal.

Yup, sealed award of which will never see the light of day.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 02:07 UTC
On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (102 comments in total)

Filing a suit for for 1B is nonsense and will tick off a judge. Her layer(s) made a stupid move. Best friend of 40 years is a judge and he (like any good judge) likes to keep things in perspective.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 02:02 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
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Patcheye: Whoopee! Great! Fantastic & I can't quite understand how I managed to bring up 3 kids, pay off a mortgage & reach three score & ten without it.

Probably too late now.... never mind... back to my world unlit & unsaved by Apple, Oh! how I suffer.

Asset? My two vintage muscle cars, target shotguns (Perazzi), etc. are assets..not a damn cell phone. Maybe you got the rare Kim Khardashian Limited Edition iPhone though...

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 18:54 UTC
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cshyde: It doesn't have a headset jack so no deal. But hey it doesn't spontaneously combust like Android phones.

Humm, our sales reps (about 250) use corp Androids and never heard of a battery fire. I have heard of iPhone swollen batteries though..go visit a Apple store and even today, they still charge to change them out. Greed.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 18:52 UTC

Done with everything Apple. ITunes is tedious and way too slow. Last iPhone was the 6 and it was usually 2 signal bars lower than my Motorola and battery life was poor. Apple software updates have always messed up my apps. Same with iPad..poor battery, poor camera, and iTunes work around is difficult. Go visit a Apple store and see lots of people waiting in line for a tech to solve their problems. Need more storage? Sorry, no SD card slot. Combine all of this with Apple's failure to implement ANY charitable giving and you have the epitome of corporate greed.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 18:49 UTC as 41st comment | 14 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (99 comments in total)

Why no Kodak Pixpro SP 360 4K? It's one of the hottest video cams with the video crowd. I've seen the video and it's a step up in color and clarity vs the Gopro. Even their Pixpro SP-1 kicks the GoPro and at half the price.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgN-MWL793Y

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 04:36 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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Hanoise: I'm gonna wait till they bring out the 360 camera iPhone model.
4K video with 120fps HD @ 480fps slow mow 36mpxl sensors
And I'll be getting it in ROSE TO MATCH MY BELT!!

Regarding a 360 cam: Kodak Pixpro 360 has it now in 4K resolution..awesome video camera!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 06:09 UTC
On article Nico360 to be 'world's smallest' 360-degree camera (24 comments in total)

Sorry, Kodak 360 beat everyone to the punch. So this new startup company is trolling for money for a product that is already entrenched? Sounds like a good way to lose money.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 07:06 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On article Video: Cristina Mittermeier delivers PIX 2015 keynote (51 comments in total)
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Tronhar: I got two things out of this video: neither of which have anything to do with what equipment she uses or how well known she may or may not be. The significance of her messages is in their veracity.

1. I know we will not not destroy our planet, but it will change to the point where life as we know it will no longer be sustainable, and that is a tragedy for all species including our own. Denying that, or hoping someone else will sort it is not a solution and we all have a part to play.

2. Not only is a picture worth a thousand words, it does it in a hundred languages. There is a wealth of data on climate change, and there is no debate among 98% of scientists that we are in the middle of it. But the average person is not swayed with tables and graphs, they are moved by images showing these events in action. One such effort by James Balog in his series, Chasing Ice, shows in dramatic fashion the acceleration of glacial melt on a global scale. This is the power of photography...

First it was Global Warming, now it's climate change, so what's next? In the 70's it was Global Cooling. Throw in the the big money of carbon credits and you have some very skewed data by scientists who make a nice living off the doom and gloom. For balance from all the hysteria (and money) :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scientists_opposing_the_mainstream_scientific_assessment_of_global_warming

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 17:34 UTC
On article Kodak PixPro SP360-4K 360-degree camera unveiled (79 comments in total)
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solarsky: Who owns JK Imaging and where are their headquarters located?

While at it, who owns Canon, Nikon, etc. Heck even the popular GoPro's are Chinese made. The Chinese camera mfg business is huge..almost all of the Panasonics are China made..does that make you concerned or suspicious? Seems like you and Edgar are bent on disparaging the licensee, JK Imaging. As a fyi, the cameras of theirs that I have shot with are very good performers.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 04:35 UTC
On article Kodak PixPro SP360-4K 360-degree camera unveiled (79 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: Much better than a pile of overpriced, overhyped GoGo cameras.

Speaking of over priced GoPro's..the Kodak SP1 did very well in this side by side comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgN-MWL793Y

I'd say the Kodak shows better video image quality than the rest.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 05:11 UTC
On article Kodak PixPro SP360-4K 360-degree camera unveiled (79 comments in total)
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SimenO1: Why on earth would anyone buy this over the Ricoh Theta S?

Theta (who named it?) is priced at $349. while the Kodak SP360 shows $269. with attachments at $269. on Amazon. Theta needs a housing to be in the water while the Kodak is water proof.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 05:06 UTC
On article Kodak PixPro SP360-4K 360-degree camera unveiled (79 comments in total)
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solarsky: Who owns JK Imaging and where are their headquarters located?

Gee Edgar, you should try Google..took it 6 seconds to find:http://kodakcamera.jkiltd.com/Americas/

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 05:02 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (583 comments in total)

Looks to be a very nice camera. That said, the best bang for the buck camera and sweetened with 2 lenses is the Kodak S-1. Been shooting mine for 6 months and very happy with the results from either jpeg or raw. I see it now on Costco (USA) for $379. for both the 12-45mm and 42.5-160mm. Smoking deal. Note that one does not need to be a Costco member to order, but their is a 2% up charge, but offset by free shipping. Love my Kodaks.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/125889350@N03/albums/72157648784061280

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 23:03 UTC as 13th comment
On article 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup (190 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: FZ200??????
Surely this is a must consider. More so than the short zoom Oly.

So Jeff, why no Kodak PIXPRO AZ522 (52x) or AZ651 (65x)? Also, why no Oly SP100 since it's also 50x? I think you would be pleasantly surprised with the AZ522's output.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 14:04 UTC
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