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On photo spain (221) in the Spoof challenge (9 comments in total)

Yeah, I was shocked to see it too. It's the image on the coffee machine in my office. Or very, very much like it.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 06:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On article DJI launches Phantom 4 Advanced drone (66 comments in total)
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NickyB66: Within a few years these things will probably need a license to operate, even for recreational users. They are just a snoopers tool in the wrong hands, let alone a possible terrorist weapon, as we have already seen in some locales in the middle east theatre, let alone close prom flying to aircraft, these drones are a menace. If one approached my land I would happily take the thing down and track the operator and show him the error of his ways.

"within a few years"... lots of things would be illegal if they could have been nipped in the bud before they became too popular. And drones may already be too popular to require a license. In fact, probably, they already are. 2016, that's when they really went big time.

"In a few years", a license, I don't think so.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 20:54 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: Why is this news? There have been portable SSDs for longer than I can count. I guess anything is news these days when there is no news and something needs to be news..

Well, I wouldn't want to debate whether it really is news, but the short answer is because it's from Western Digital, and it's their first product like this. They're a big player, and that's probably why it's being called news.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 17:15 UTC

I have been recently seeing that I like 4K video. But this talk of 8K video, it's starting to look like what happened with still images and the endless increase in pixels...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 23:19 UTC as 9th comment
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (192 comments in total)
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M Chambers: Still no expandable storage. Google wants to squeeze every last drop out the consumer making them pay more for larger internal storage.

You'd think they would have learned from the mistakes of others.

The Cloud is a better backup. I would not want to have 128 gigs of storage available to me and then leave the phone on a bus and lose a ton of photos from the last 18 months .

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 18:56 UTC

I remember a few years some guy in the forums spouting a lot of techno babble and telling me I was an idiot because I remained skeptical, and reluctant to just accept what he was saying about pixel size. He seemed like he knew a real, real lot. An engineer in the sensor business. Lots of other folks in the forum too seemed to think that I should just believe everything he said. He knew soooo much. The text written above about this new Casio product contradicts what he was saying.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 19:50 UTC as 9th comment
On article Google Pixel XL real-world sample gallery (103 comments in total)

Thanks for these photos. I have been searching the Web via Google Images, and I find some images from Google Pixel phone, but not a lot. You have made the decision much easier.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 16:20 UTC as 23rd comment

There was a mention of real-world samples once the weather gets better. I would be interested in seeing them.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 19:58 UTC as 6th comment
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newe: So much for a phone...and yet there are so many who lose their photos because they don't back anything up. We just got back from summer holidays and met people in a number of different places who couldn't wait for this phone to be released. It didn't matter what the cost was. Then ask them if they have a backup plan. Answer was always no. Same holds true for android...hardly anybody backs their photos up. How about getting a lesser phone and using the savings to get a backup system going; QNAP, Synology or whatever.

The last truth is that while there may be many more people taking pictures than ever, the vast majority will be lost forever without a proper backup plan.

Whatever phone you choose, enjoy it, but don't take for granted the memories you may have on it. The phone may be disposable in the end, but the photos and videos are likely not.

Oddly, my camera phone photos are backed up better than anything else, via Google Photos. As soon as the phone has a Wifi connection, it starts working.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 21:59 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Yeah, it's fine. I like it. Maybe in a few months I'll go back to the old color scheme, if I start getting nostalgic, but this seems better for now. Nice change, seems more modern.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 14:58 UTC as 296th comment

Funny... it says it will work with Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows Vista.

But it doesn't mention Windows 7.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 18:54 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

Much talked about at CES 2016... then forgotten about, later fully discontinued. My prediction.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 19:54 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (359 comments in total)
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dmartin92: I read too that for the music industry vinyl is making a slight comeback. I don't doubt that that is true, and this Super 8 product, it will find a few customers that will be happy with their purchase, but in both cases, the "ceiling" for the level of success that these products can hope to obtain, it's not high. But maybe they can make some money.

But vinyl records wear out. It may be growing, because it is coming back from near death, but I stand by my belief that its top end of popularity will soon be reached. Yes, statistically, it's growing, but don't expect this growth to continue forever.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 20:12 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (359 comments in total)

I read too that for the music industry vinyl is making a slight comeback. I don't doubt that that is true, and this Super 8 product, it will find a few customers that will be happy with their purchase, but in both cases, the "ceiling" for the level of success that these products can hope to obtain, it's not high. But maybe they can make some money.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 00:29 UTC as 164th comment | 1 reply

This is a bit interesting. I'd bet they'll still be making a bundle even after the 40% price cut. Long term, the price of medium format will come down.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 23:27 UTC as 36th comment
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Deliverator: So, the green auto setting on consumer DSLRs isn't simple enough? I know more than a few people with consumer DSLRs who use this setting almost exclusively to their complete satisfaction. A few of them might stray off into the scene modes, but that's it. They have no desire or need for anything else, and that's just fine with them.

Printing ? Who prints these days ? Even among readers of a site like this it would be few. And beyond a site like this, much, much less.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 19:22 UTC

I'm not sure that there's any real problem. Most people are just looking to capture the moment. Smartphones with cameras do that well. A small minority is looking for more than that, and they (we) have products that we can buy.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 19:16 UTC as 158th comment
On article DJI launches Inspire 1 drone with 4K video recording (94 comments in total)
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wombat661: See:

People think this is just another camera. It is NOT. As a R/C hobbyist for many years, I know the danger of a rotating propeller. Many people have had their fingers cut off by propellers. Photographers on this site have NO IDEA how difficult it is to control an aircraft like this. R/C helicopter pilot takes years to be proficient at controlling a helicopter flying towards you. Is not easy. If you have a GPS failure, can you bring this thing back safely? This thing will get away from you very fast.

DPReview need to stop advertising this as another mirrorless camera because IS NOT. Is VERY IRRESPONSIBLE for any photographers to run out and buy one of there things without investing needed skills to operate an R/C aircraft. Took me half a year of hard work to learn the basics of helicopter flying. Are photographers going to do that?

Back to manual flying when the GPS goes out ? I am not so sure. Wouldn't its GPS be more for its ability to navigate to specfic locations ? There are other systems that make it easy to fly manually that have nothing to do with GPS.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 04:25 UTC
On article JVC introduces GY-LS300 4K camcorder with MFT mount (79 comments in total)

So it's probably a waste to get 4K if you don't have a 4K television ? That's my question.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 18:07 UTC as 15th comment | 18 replies
On article Sony a6000 Review (902 comments in total)
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G1Houston: Is the lack of an external charger really a negative?

I have come to appreciate the fact that when I carry these cameras on a trip, I do not have to pack all the bulky chargers with them. I just have to bring a single USB cable that I already use to charge my phone and tablet. Is that really so difficult to charge a separate battery at night time in the camera? It is also possible to use those external batteries we have for the smartphone to quick charge the "camera" in the filed. I thus suggest Dpreview to reconsider calling the lack of external charger a "pro," to encourage companies to simply the accessary. It drives me mad that each one of my camera has a different battery with a different charger.

I may be wrong, but I wonder if USB doesn't really turn out enough electricity to quickly charge a camera battery. Maybe with telephone batteries there's enough to do it somewhat quick, via USB, but maybe camera batteries are bigger, etc.

But I'm not sure about this. It's just the question that I am asking myself.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 17:18 UTC
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