semorg

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This is what we need to see from independent reviewers. A side-by-side review with other phones.
Including actual loss of video size, etc and also a comparison with the new GoPro. It’ll give users a comparison and maybe a benchmark.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 15:43 UTC as 4th comment

It would not be my choice. But having used Leica (renting for a weekend) and played with friend's leicas. I can understand this choice.
The camera is so nicely constructed that touching it and using it just gives you another dimension of joy.
It's a bit like arguing you need food that is high in nutrients (Nikon D850) and tastes okay. But you can have a nice burger and fries that may not have all the nutrients and perhaps too much fat, etc. But boy it taste good. Leica just tastes good...

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 16:46 UTC as 132nd comment

"we said DJI had become a camera company without anybody noticing?"
LOL! You were late to the game. Many of us had been saying the same in these forum at least a year earlier.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 20:16 UTC as 31st comment

Chinese companies will have this selling on e-bay before even the kickstarter campaign is finished.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 19:48 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies

The OIS on the 50 mm equivalent lens is a reason alone to get this phone. Especially for videos or low light photography.
I hope Apple can commercialize the technology they acquired from InVisage to really differentiate themselves from everyone else in the market.
https://www.macrumors.com/2017/10/25/apple-may-have-acquired-invisage/

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 02:19 UTC as 34th comment
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xiao_xiang: Incremental improvements that are mostly software driven. Good progress, but hardly work fussing with. I like the dual lens for my wife to take take better portraits of the kids.

Great for sending to Nana over Facebook. Or a short clip of your new puppy. Perfect tool.

I am much more interested in a folding phone coming out next year. The new ZTE folding phone means you can use the rear facing camera for selfies.

All the current phones are boring. IPhone X included.

"Incremental improvements that are mostly software driven" You have no idea what you're talking about.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 02:15 UTC

I think the only people buying this are the ones idiot enough to ride their bikes without a helmet

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 06:08 UTC as 13th comment | 11 replies

This is when you realize Leica has completely lost their innovation ability.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 20:17 UTC as 83rd comment
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semorg: only if this was Thursday. It would make a wonderful TBT 2012 post.

But, for 2017 it's a joke. Olympus has had a camera that people can handheld for almost 4-5 seconds and it shoot 4k video. Canon's consumer innovation is basically 5 years behind the completion. If I was a Canon engineer, I would quit and go work for Olympus, Panasonic or Sony.

@ozturert
what IBIS? So if this is a fixed lens camera it should not have IBIS? Olympus is combining IBIS and OIS to get close to 6.5 stops, basically the limit of what possible due to earth rotation. Early on the digital revolution, Olympus was just a point and shoot camera company. It's amazing what they have managed to achieve.
This camera is basically 5 years old.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 15:53 UTC
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semorg: only if this was Thursday. It would make a wonderful TBT 2012 post.

But, for 2017 it's a joke. Olympus has had a camera that people can handheld for almost 4-5 seconds and it shoot 4k video. Canon's consumer innovation is basically 5 years behind the completion. If I was a Canon engineer, I would quit and go work for Olympus, Panasonic or Sony.

@Franz Weber
Panasonic has been offering systems with kit lens and 4k video that are similar to this size and cheaper. Canon is just repackaging the same technology for 5 years. They are so afraid of cannibalizing their professional lines that everything they release for consumers/prosumers is severely crippled. Which tells me they're no longer in this market.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 07:00 UTC
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semorg: only if this was Thursday. It would make a wonderful TBT 2012 post.

But, for 2017 it's a joke. Olympus has had a camera that people can handheld for almost 4-5 seconds and it shoot 4k video. Canon's consumer innovation is basically 5 years behind the completion. If I was a Canon engineer, I would quit and go work for Olympus, Panasonic or Sony.

@ozturert read my comment again. 4K video and IBIS

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 06:53 UTC

only if this was Thursday. It would make a wonderful TBT 2012 post.

But, for 2017 it's a joke. Olympus has had a camera that people can handheld for almost 4-5 seconds and it shoot 4k video. Canon's consumer innovation is basically 5 years behind the completion. If I was a Canon engineer, I would quit and go work for Olympus, Panasonic or Sony.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 05:42 UTC as 213th comment | 7 replies
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (203 comments in total)
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Swingline: I noticed that some shots were at 1/8th and on a 1/4th sec. Are those shots handheld.

iPhone 8 has an OIS

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 15:49 UTC

Bravo again, DJI! When was a last time, Canon, Nikon, Sony were able to release a new camera with a new sensor and released 4 lenses at the same time.
Not to mention innovations like Carbon Fiber lenses, new mount system everything just to ensure longer flight time while having S35 quality footage.
some people think this is expensive. Not at all, if you think about it.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 05:14 UTC as 36th comment
On article Video: Meet the world's fastest camera slider (34 comments in total)

this is awesome! Is this a prelude to a kickstarter or is he just showing us his cool rig?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 18:12 UTC as 22nd comment

now only if they could fix their iOS app so it doesn't crash each time your open it after seeing a notification :)

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 15:43 UTC as 5th comment

looks like the pressure from many of the Chinese brands whose quality has been getting better and better every year is making them to change strategy a bit.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 15:46 UTC as 25th comment

One of the greatest photos I've seen picked by DPReview recently.

Humanity is destroying the planet. We have zero regards for other animals.

There are two types of people. 1, human are here to dominate the earth. 2, human should be the protectors of earth.
I'm in group 2, which is a small minority.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 21:24 UTC as 133rd comment | 4 replies
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Mac McCreery: Some of the responses are indicative of the 'me first' crap that pervades. We are animals and no more important than any other animal. We need to get over our self importance otherwise we have had it.
Great photo.

"We are animals and no more important than any other animal. We need to get over our self importance otherwise we have had it."
I share this exact sentiment. I believe you're 100% correct. We are animals, but at this rate, I would call us more like a virus. The rate we are consuming and destroying this planet like a cancer.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 21:22 UTC
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semorg: There are couple of other companies who are making this product. For anyone who is interested. I'm still evaluating the options, as I want to invest in couple of units.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1302098-REG/yongnuo_yn600grb_yn_600grb_led_video_light.html

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1300752-REG/yongnuo_yn360w_handheld_led_video_light.html

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1237741-REG/luxli_orc_viola_5_viola_5_multi_color_on_camera.html

https://www.cinema5d.com/came-tv-rgbdt-panels-high-cri-colour-temperature/

thanks for the info...is there some numerical values you can give them to put the difference in better context. What about the other options? Thanks.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 19:33 UTC
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