semorg

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On article GoPro to cut 270 jobs as part of restructuring effort (78 comments in total)

Changing name to GoBroke?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 21:09 UTC as 32nd comment
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RedFox88: Dude, the 7s is coming this fall not the 8.

not true! There are rumors that there will be an 8 (for the 10 year anniversary) as well as the 7s

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 23:23 UTC
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tkbslc: Would be grand if they would willingly lower their profits a few percent and improve working conditions in their factories.

and they're...they're building robots to make works obsolete...soon we'll all be out of job.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 21:51 UTC

This what happens when you build both the OS and device. Apple is mostly now focused on being a mobile hardware company and it shows in their profit.

At the same time, Google is a new company every other month. Android OS is just part of their focus, along with search, email, cloud computing, enterprise tools, social, phone provider, internet provider (I guess thats ending), etc.

I have both iPhone and several android devices (Samsung Galaxy S6). Android experience is horrible! I have no idea how people use it and are okay with it. With the back button that sometimes is back sometimes it closes the app. Then seeing your apps you have to tap on the app expand icon, etc. The android guys are trying to be too clever.
At the end of the day, you really have two options: iOS or android. Android builders are fighting amongst themselves to cater to emerging markets and lower portion of the market, which Apple is remaining the premium brand for people who want premium.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 21:50 UTC as 64th comment | 6 replies
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tkbslc: Would be grand if they would willingly lower their profits a few percent and improve working conditions in their factories.

working conditions are equally bad in other factories. Probably even worse.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 21:44 UTC

can't wait for the Chinese knockoffs become available in 2-3 months.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 16:25 UTC as 13th comment | 7 replies
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (196 comments in total)
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semorg: This is a $20K speciality camera. Just wait a year and Sony will make one for $2k and more people can afford it.

I was using the history of A7s as a reference here.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 00:08 UTC
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (196 comments in total)

This is a $20K speciality camera. Just wait a year and Sony will make one for $2k and more people can afford it.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 08:54 UTC as 70th comment | 2 replies

The modular design of Karma is interesting. But DJI has such a lead on GoPro that the race is almost over. I think the CEO of GoPro got distracted. I started seeing him on shows like The Shark Tank, etc. This is a sign of distraction.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 23:35 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

I think everyone should participate! Worse case you wont get the prize. Let Hassy deal with the headache of it.
BTW, I though Hassy's X1D was targeting advanced amateur market more so than pro. So if they're really serious about their new market, I'm surprised by this. Anyways, I'm going to submit images even though I do not make more than 25% of my income from photography.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 17:49 UTC as 7th comment
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Mikael Risedal: is this sponsored link ?

there a lot of drones and I use DJI since years back

@mikael - DJI is by far the best consumer drones on the market. Mavic has no real competition.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 21:13 UTC

100% agree! I've been photographing for over 20 years. Film, DSLR,4x5 and all, and there hasn't been anything in the past 3-4 years heck 10 years that allows me to take photos that I can with a mavic. I believe every serious photographer will also be using a drone as one of their camera tools.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 17:37 UTC as 22nd comment

YES!!! Thank you! this is really the gear of the year. As a long-time photographer (20 years) and recent drone photographer. I really believe Mavic is the best camera of the year. The photos I can capture with my drones are impossible to capture with any other camera that was released this year.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 16:34 UTC as 25th comment
On article Have your say: Best high-end compact of 2016 (102 comments in total)
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semorg: This s very silly! I want more options. For me the best camera of the year, is actually DJI Phantom 4. I can take photos that is impossible with any other camera. Yet DPreivew is so behind the curve that doesn't recognizes Drones as cameras. I guess this is similar to when DPRreview started with Phil when he understood the digital photography revolution and other sources didn't, now it's DPReviews turn to miss drone photography.

@barney - not the same. You're selecting the best camera of 2016 and not to include Drones in those cameras is huge a omission.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 22:42 UTC
On article Have your say: Best high-end compact of 2016 (102 comments in total)

This s very silly! I want more options. For me the best camera of the year, is actually DJI Phantom 4. I can take photos that is impossible with any other camera. Yet DPreivew is so behind the curve that doesn't recognizes Drones as cameras. I guess this is similar to when DPRreview started with Phil when he understood the digital photography revolution and other sources didn't, now it's DPReviews turn to miss drone photography.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 16:05 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies

1 - F-stop website is confusing as hell. Have no idea what combination of stuff I need to order. This User Experience is horrible, especially in the era that it's so easy to design and build better user experiences.

2 - With so many bags available this article makes it very difficult to understand this choice. Give me a simple Pros/Cons of this bag vs. other bags. So I can quickly asses why I should care.
Heck let me write it.

4 reason why I think this is the gear of the year:

1 - It handled extreme condition far better than other bags. Ex Hawaii lava.
2 - It's far more customizable. This is not a one-fit all bag. You can buy compartments and create the perfect bag for your needs.
3 - It has the correct dimension for international and domestic flight, so less worry about having to check your gear.

Things I don't care about:
1 - my now wife having to spend hours on the call with them to sort things out.
2 - their website is rather confusing to help you make the right purchase.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 17:05 UTC as 20th comment
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semorg: This is an interesting concept. The sensor on this camera is a 1/2.8 and it has 2.16 MP
By comparisons the iPhone has a similar sensor 1/3 with 12 MP. So roughly about 6X more light gathering area per pixel (assuming equal gapping, etc.) .
However iPhone has a 1 stop brighter lens. So the advantage drops to about 3X more light gathering. So now we're getting close to like 1-1.5 stop improvements in noise. And very quickly the value proposition of this camera falls off. Which means another product that was compromised by committee-design to just fail.

noisephotographer
for photos, you're exactly right. But I was mainly talking about video, here.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 22:44 UTC

This is an interesting concept. The sensor on this camera is a 1/2.8 and it has 2.16 MP
By comparisons the iPhone has a similar sensor 1/3 with 12 MP. So roughly about 6X more light gathering area per pixel (assuming equal gapping, etc.) .
However iPhone has a 1 stop brighter lens. So the advantage drops to about 3X more light gathering. So now we're getting close to like 1-1.5 stop improvements in noise. And very quickly the value proposition of this camera falls off. Which means another product that was compromised by committee-design to just fail.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 21:49 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Best Camera Drones Under $1500 (97 comments in total)

The 3DR + Sony UMC-R10C does not seem to be a consumer option and it's a $12K package!

https://news.3dr.com/sony-r10c-on-site-scan-now-available-3aeacb3f66c9#.abdgx8d1l

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 13:43 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
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SimonSander: There are several indigogo and kickstarter campaings running for phone gimbals. It would be helpful to know which special features etc. qualify this one to be featured on dpreview? It doesn't seem to offer any extras compared to other (existing and coming) gimbals ... including the silly blocking of the phone's audio port during recording. I have pledged for a competing gimbal campaign that allows to connect microphones to the phone , which, in my opinion, is the biggest issue of the current phone gimbals.

Lars - who is the PR agency. I'd like to hire them next time I want do promote something.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 08:48 UTC
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