Antonio Rojilla

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Bogdan Spineanu: So, as a Canon owner .. Canon thinks probably they are the "Apple" of photography with these prices.
What .. GPS tracking and it isn't compatible with older cameras ? No software syncing of GPS data ?
That wireless transmitter is as expensive as a laptop !
For God Sake Canon !
That was a stupid day when I choose to go with Canon !

@Henry M. Hertz The quality of unreliable AF or failing mirrors?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 11:50 UTC
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Antonio Rojilla: Too bad it won't use Android. Not that I don't like Symbian, but with the just announced Ubuntu for Android and this cameraphone I'd be in heaven.

BTW, it is taking too much for the big camera companies to integrate a mobile OS -Android, Symbian, Maemo or whatever it is called now- in at least some of their models. How come you can't put this Nokia's phone hardware -antenna, Wi-Fi, GPS- inside a D800??? There should be space somewhere...

@epdm2be Please... learn to read! I said TWICE that it is not that I don't like Symbian BUT that I want Android for Ubuntu for Android. Ok, this is the third time... is it that hard to understand? Do you guys ever heard about reading comprehension? Amazing...

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2012 at 14:51 UTC
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Antonio Rojilla: Too bad it won't use Android. Not that I don't like Symbian, but with the just announced Ubuntu for Android and this cameraphone I'd be in heaven.

BTW, it is taking too much for the big camera companies to integrate a mobile OS -Android, Symbian, Maemo or whatever it is called now- in at least some of their models. How come you can't put this Nokia's phone hardware -antenna, Wi-Fi, GPS- inside a D800??? There should be space somewhere...

Well, it seems some of you that replied to me (and whoever upvoted you) didn't read the part where I said that it is not that I don't like Symbian but that I would like it to be Android for the newly announced Ubuntu for Android... Which was half my comment.

I'm a Ubuntu user since 2004, that's why I want Ubuntu for Android (and this is how it is called, not Ubuntu for Symbian nor Ubuntu for iOS, so it must be Android, at least for now).

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 15:02 UTC

Too bad it won't use Android. Not that I don't like Symbian, but with the just announced Ubuntu for Android and this cameraphone I'd be in heaven.

BTW, it is taking too much for the big camera companies to integrate a mobile OS -Android, Symbian, Maemo or whatever it is called now- in at least some of their models. How come you can't put this Nokia's phone hardware -antenna, Wi-Fi, GPS- inside a D800??? There should be space somewhere...

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 21:15 UTC as 206th comment | 6 replies
On article First impressions shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (264 comments in total)
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D200_4me: I vote to disable commenting on these news stories. If we thought the comments could be childish/foolish/arrogant/rude, etc in the discussion forums, just look below. There ARE some useful comments...or at least comments that are not intentionally demeaning, but way too many are insulting and childish. There's nothing wrong with dissent, but very often the comments people make here go way above and beyond that.

What we need is the option to "downvote" comments. Well, I'm too used to Reddit and the like...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2012 at 01:33 UTC
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YouDidntDidYou: Olympus is running at an operating profit has strong cash flow and funds to last until 2016.
Olympus imaging have had a rise in sales in many other countries part from Japan.

Michael "the donut" Woodford said: 'If they [Olympus] move in that direction, what happens to Olympus's camera business?" Like he ever cared and knows anything about photography or it's consumers.

"Olympus whistleblower Michael Woodford is being pursued by Hollywood for the rights to make a movie " who's going to play him, who's going to be the love interest, is it being shot in 3D????

Press Ad hominem, press Kill the messenger... Combo! You reached Fanboy Level 99!

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2012 at 08:56 UTC
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Roger Knight: It is excellent news that there have been arrests which may go some way towards vindicating Michael Woodford in this affair. It remains to be seen if the Japanese judiciary are as currupt as we are led to believe.
Perhaps the court system will also do a thorough audit of all company officials to back up their case which will at the very least keep the wrongdooers in prison for some more time at least.

YouDidntDidYou is the very definition of "fanboy".

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2012 at 08:42 UTC
On article Kodak to stop making digital cameras (141 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: Kodak was the early leader in DSLR cameras. They were building DSLRs using Nikon and Canon bodies that pros used to capture events such as the World Series. Unfortunately, they priced their DSLRs so high that ordinary folks could not afford them. That gave Canon an opportunity to come up with an "affordable" DSLR camera, the $3,000 D30. Canon soon followed with full frame DSLR cameras, leaving both Nikon and Kodak in the dust. At one point in time, shortly before Nikon released the D70, Canon had 80% of the DSLR market. Kodak simply could not compete. Kodak also made a full frame DSLR camera, but instead of using one of its own CCD sensors, it used a CMOS sensor designed and manufactured by an outside company to save cost. That sensor was so noisy that it doomed the camera. Besides, even with the cheaper CMOS sensor, the camera wasn't cheap. Quite simply, Kodak had a chance to be a player in the DSLR market but it made marketing mistakes by pricing their cameras too high.

What about the Nikon D1?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 20:59 UTC
On article Kodak to stop making digital cameras (141 comments in total)
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Dan Nikon: Interesting that you left out the most important and best part, Kodak is still going to make film, a niche that serves them and Ilford well and keeps us real fine art photographers set with all the options we need to stay in business. Not that many on this site would care, but many of us pros use fillm along side of digital and will continue to do so. As cited in the BJP:

http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2145203/kodak-phases-digital-businesses-film-alive

"and keeps us REAL fine art photographers"

And there I stopped reading.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 20:50 UTC
On article Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera (866 comments in total)

I guess this will sell very well... in Japan.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 12:24 UTC as 416th comment
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Albino_BlacMan: I'm actually surprised it took companies so long to come out with this. I think smartphones with zoom lenses and compact camera sized sensors are going to be the future of P&S

So long? Google 'Samsung W880' (from 2009).

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 00:21 UTC
On article Ricoh announces CX6 CMOS compact superzoom (35 comments in total)
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Ashley Pomeroy: Talking about the flash, I've always wondered why some enterprising compact camera manufacturer doesn't build it as a ring around the lens mount; it'd be a mini ring flash. 'twould go down well with hobbyists, and even if it doesn't work very well it would at least be something to put in the press release.

I'd prefer the flash to be in... the lens cap. Try to imagine this: the cap has a hinge at the top and when the cap is on the flash it is in the inner side -hidden, facing the lens- then you turn on the camera by moving the cap up and the flash is now facing your subject at a decent height over the lens. Solves the problem of what to do with the cap, frees space in the camera -and even the on/off button can be devoted to anything else-, and helps minimize red eye. Oh, and it could even bounce back! :)

Edit: typo.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 14:42 UTC
On article NASA captures the earth at night with Nikon D3S (158 comments in total)

Ok, so I'll ask again and I hope no one else tells me again that it is the nile because not only is the nile too easy to identify in the video... that's absolutely not what I'm talking about. For those that didn't get it or could not see what I saw... what's the long orange strip at 3:47 and 4:38? My bet is the India-Pakistan border... could it be?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2011 at 16:45 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On article NASA captures the earth at night with Nikon D3S (158 comments in total)
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Antonio Rojilla: What's that long orange strip? The India-Pakistan border??? Amazing.

Thanks, but I can actually identify the nile basin for myself. You and whoever liked your reply obviously didn't see the "orange strip" I was talking about and that is visible at 3:47 and 4:38. I thought it could be the India-Pakistan because what comes after the strip looks like India's coast...

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2011 at 16:39 UTC
On article NASA captures the earth at night with Nikon D3S (158 comments in total)

What's that long orange strip? The India-Pakistan border??? Amazing.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2011 at 23:42 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies
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M Aryan: Am I right? Is this camera competing against Sony NEX-5N with about same size and megapixel senor BUT has:
1. APS-C size sensor (micro 4/3 for GX1)
2. ISO range of 100-25600 (160-12800 for GX1) with really low noise and very good detail on ISO 1600 and above
3. Tilt touch LCD (Fix On GX1)
4. 920,000 Pix True black or whatever (460,000 on GX1)
5. 1080 60p (1080 60i on GX1)
6. Build in EyeFi Compatibility (No on GX1)
7. 12 m build in flash range (7.6 m on GX1)
8. 10 fps full resolution continuous shooting (4.2 fps on GX1)
9. Optional OLED EVF with 2.4 megapixel (1.4 Megapixel LCD on GX1)
and in defense:
1. Hot shoe external flash (some sort of accessory flash on NEX-5N)
2. 60 sec Maximum shutter speed (30 on NEX-5N)
3. And damn cool and useful pancake(compact) 14-42 mm X series (No on E mount Sony “it is so blamable”)
with “SAME PRICE”?
In my opinion: with huge disadvantages and few not so important advantages (except one) again at same price, “not acceptable!”

NEX-5 is smaller, this Panny is same size as NEX-7 which is a shame considering the Sony has a larger sensor, tilt high-res LCD, hot-shoe, flash and the best EVF to date. The only thing that keeps me from ditching my GH2 for a NEX is a pair of lenses, but giving the trends, this won't last. Panny can't keep bringing out new models with outdated tech and high prices. Sooner or later Sony will come with the right lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2011 at 18:42 UTC

Congratulations Panny for your new GF2!

And to think this camera and the NEX-7 have the same size... The moment Sony get it right with a pair of new lenses I can't see what's left for you.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2011 at 09:40 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

Photography innovation at its finest.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2011 at 19:15 UTC as 223rd comment
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bricci_mn: Hello everybody!
Just lurking for years here around at DPreview, but much more than rarely I have written something... Now it's my turn...
Long awaited "Big N" and "Big C" mirrorless alternatives to Panasonic and Olimpus (m)4/3 finally came, and then... The Nikon ones are such a "intermediate-of-intermediate" format between 4/3 and Pentax Q format, which, in my very very humble opinion, none of the small form factor enthusiasts will invest on unless they want to carry around the "coat of arms" of one of the two great japanese makers...
Will Canon come out with something very similar, I think, then we will see where they would go any farther...
In my opinion, the success of V1 and J1 (V1 is probably FAR better in terms of everyday useability) is only reassumed on a mere consideration of both availability and quality of lenses and accessories whith which they'll feed the market.

"Long awaited "Big N" and "Big C" mirrorless alternatives to Panasonic and Olimpus (m)4/3"

There you have your problem: this is hardly an alternative to those systems. I guess we'll have to wait till DX and FX evolve and lose their mirrors to see a proper alternative. This may take two more years (the latest Sony EVF is now 'almost' good enough even for demanding pros and in-sensor phase detection AF will be ready for DSLRs very soon). Let's see what the future brings. For now, let's enjoy NEX and M4/3! :)

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 12:28 UTC

All they had to do was to put the new sensor in a P7100 body -and replace the OVF with the EVF maybe- and they could have had a winner: great ergonomics, lots of controls, flash, hot-shoe, VF, tilting LCD... That, or try to make this cameras as small as the XZ-1, pancake included. At their current size and with the lack of so many body features -they even lack a grip!- it's hard to see the point.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 19:23 UTC as 185th comment | 1 reply
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