stylinred

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brumd: I owned a 808; apart from the camera - which is really good - everything else was dreadful, really dreadful. Symbian Belle is an OS hardly worked. I assume the later phones with Windows perform better, but still, the problem remains: most photographers use camera specific apps, and usually they are only available for Android and OIS.

Buying a Windows phone means accepting that you will never be able to run most of the apps that have been discussed on DPreview. So, you need an extra device for that. And the idea to have a decent compact camera on your phone was that you wouldn't need an extra device.

I don't see it happening most app-developers will start making Windows compatible apps, so in my view, it doesn't really make sense to make high quality cameras for non-Android/non/IOS mobile phones.

The 808 was fantastic to use, and you could mail out or post your photos to Flickr etc straight from the camera so I dunno what problems u had with it?

The delayed photo timer worked great for getting ridnofncamera shake

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 12:10 UTC
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Osa25: Nokia cameras are a bit the "Sigma DP compact" of the smartphone world. It's a bit of a masochist's taste for pain as pleasure....

Belle was eventually made available on the N8 and it was great! But I had moved onto the 808 pureview, which is still a fantastic cameraphone to use. Though I rarely use a camera phone to snap pics these days.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 12:07 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (267 comments in total)
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marcio_napoli: Hope no one takes it personally, but I find it a bit ironic that enthusiasts claim they need 42 - 50mp+ (whenever a new Canon, Nikon, Sony is released) for their hobbyist needs...

...But, when an equipment meant to be used by really high end pros shooting for Calvin Klein, Vogue, Vanity Fair, has 100mp, some people go "who needs that thing?".

Ironic much, isnt it?

I'd post a bit longer, but you get what I mean.

mags arent using these... have you ever seen a shoot? the photogs are using canons

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 15:15 UTC

One thing I never got is, why are all these photographers never giving credits to their models? like their agent info or at the very least a name? its only considerate

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 19:37 UTC as 96th comment | 4 replies

Id like to see the 85mm compared with the 90mm f/2.8 and of course the 85mm batis, can't wait

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 12:11 UTC as 16th comment

how about putting slog and gamut 3 in the a7r2...

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 17:10 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
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cityofdust: A little bit out of subject ... But I was today at the Sony shop hold the a7r2 felt so wow great robust build, loved it. Than took a Sony lens in my hand ...

That was bad feel.

even the cheap 28mm feels premium in my hands... which lens are you talking about? oO

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 20:51 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (328 comments in total)

To all those complaining about the pricing used.
If you go by retail prices, which website/brick & mortar would be your base? Add to that prices fluctuate, based on region, forex, demand, sales, etc. (global site after all)
All this causes a slew of problems/considerations, would they do a weighted average for pricing? (to be fair) It will take the already tedious amount of time these reports take and just multiply it by 10, ugh... going by MSRP makes more sense in terms of providing the user the quickest and easiest to understand report, especially if they're going to release these articles in time for the holiday kickoff.
At most you could ask DPReview to input a note at the end indicating global pricing issues etc. Although it's not as if consumers don't realize that prices aren't set in stone.
(auditing 101)

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 13:31 UTC as 28th comment
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (328 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: With the recent price drop, the E-M1 should have been included in the previous camera group. It's now under $1,000.

if you go by retail prices, which website/brick & mortar would be your base? Add to that prices fluctuate, based on region, forex, demand, etc. All this causes a slew of problems/considerations, would they do a weighted average? ugh... going by MSRP makes more sense in terms of providing the user the quickest and easiest to understand report, at most you could ask DPReview to input a note at the end indicating global pricing issues etc. (auditing 101)

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 13:26 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (328 comments in total)
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Mark K: Comparing to Sony, Samsung is financially much healthier. They started NX from scratch and have made amazingly sharp lenses. IMHO, Samsung is the only company with the most potential to develop in camera industry. However, I see more commitment from Sony than Samsung.

Betamax was the better format, and it still survived behind the scenes in the production world, so I guess it wasn't really a failure overall...but a failure in the consumer market

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 13:21 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (328 comments in total)
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Rajeshb: Just announce the A7rII as the winner of the remaining group.

the a7r2 was already announced winner of its group

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 13:14 UTC
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Lee Jay: 700 shots on 3 batteries? I shot 2,250 shots at an airshow on one battery.

700/3 = 233 shots per battery. I wasn't dead at 2,250 and some of those were videos, so it looks like the battery life difference is about a factor of 10 between this camera and my 7D Mark II.

I usually carry 3 batteries. No way I'm buying a camera for which I'd need to carry 30!

you could carry 1 battery and a portable charger hooked into the micro-usb... that's what i do (still have 2 more batteries with me though but they don't get used)

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 20:58 UTC
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Manfred Bachmann: I agree, the a7r2 is not the ideal sport camera, but if a photographer knows how tu use his gear it looks like this....great colors, great timing and perfect WB. Yes, he is a Sony artisan, but who cares if the pictures are good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIakt30iBGY
manfred

i have to admit, i was expecting more from this dpreview authors results, as i've gotten better results with my nex3n at formula 1 night races, i thought i clicked on a link to a forum posting and not a published article, i'm shocked!

the link you included is what i would expect from a pro shooter, and to learn that it's not from a pro-sports shooter makes me doubly shocked! lol

i dont know what to think anymore...i'll be at another F1 race soon, and this time with my a7r2, i'll see how i do, but i've only got the 90mm lens :/ maybe i'll rent a tele... or shoot in the super35 mode

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 20:55 UTC
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Everlast66: I think something is messed up with the announcement or reporting of the A7SII pricing. €3,400 in Europe and $2,999 in the US just don't make sense.

Original A7S camera prices on Amazon:

£ 1,550 in the UK

€ 2,000 in Germany

$ 2,500 in the US

It makes sense for the new A7SII to be $500 more in the US, but no sense in being €1,400 more than the original version in Europe.

youre comparing current retail prices with new msrp??? apples and oranges my friend

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 21:42 UTC
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ShoppingBoy: Looks like a nice camera to pair with my iPhone. I'll probably get it with a long zoom lens for event photography. For everything else it's iPhone.

eww

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 21:39 UTC
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adengappasami: What will i do with all thee new cameras when i want a 14,21,24mm AF lenses. Guess i will continue to enjoy the BEST ever 35mm

well if all the lenses available to you aren't enough (especially when you consider the use of an adapter) Sony has said that they'll be releasing several new lenses for the new year

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 21:37 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: While I like the 808 camera everything else about it is horrible.

Just doing a basic task can take me 5 times longer than on my iphone.

For example: Take a picture, resize it for email, enter contacts/enter a subject text then send.

OMG it is so slow on the 808. You can't specifiy a size in the email program so you have to enter the editor, resize, then save as a seperate file which takes 4evah. Then you go to send it but they give you 3 choices and the screen is so bad (or my fingers so big) 1/5th of the time it goes to SMS messaging, exit that, try again get into email, now your subject is like a 10 didget number, so you try to select and delete that, but the selection is wonky you finally give up and back space 10 or 20 times to delete the filename based nonsense subject enterr you contacts/text and "finally" hit send.

Sigh. End result is I rarely actually send pictures from the phone, which is sort of the whole point of having a camera in the dang phone.....

sounds like total bs to me...

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 06:57 UTC
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stylinred: wow look at all the detail the 808 picks up in the pencil drawing and the sponge and the plants etc etc

Gotta give thanks to DPReview for bringing out the 808 again, thanks!

no clue im assuming the larger sensor has something to do with it? beyond me :D but 808 <3

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 06:53 UTC
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