semorg

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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 (101 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 (101 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 4th 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
On article DJI announces new Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 drones (63 comments in total)

DJI Is proving they're not only becoming the leading drone hardware company, but with this rate the leading camera maker as well. I'm a recent drone convert (DJI P4) and I love it. however, it's as if DJI was in my head and listened to all my wish lists and delivered the P4 pro. It has all the things I was reasonably expecting maybe more.
I'm really impressed by DJI and how they were able to release 3 new drones (they're upgraded but it might as well be new drones given how much the changed) in a short time frame. I'm very impressed by them.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 12:17 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

The market is saturated with gimbals. Why this model? How is it any better? Why should I care? copy and pasting PR does not add much value to DPR's readers.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 12:13 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

as they F-ing should. Put these guys in jail and make an example of them.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 09:19 UTC as 102nd comment
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Eric Calabros: iPhone killer? Are you joking? XL image is full of moire, oversharpening artifacts and horrible chroma noise everywhere. iPhone7 is softer but way cleaner, natural and WB is accurate.

I saw the the iPhone 7 plus image, and I think it's tester's error on this one or sample variation. I believe iphone7 and 7+ use the same wide angle lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 15:24 UTC

comparing to iPhone 7. The "RAW" seems already heavily manipulated by Google. So it's hard to compare them. But Google's seem to have more noise and more CA.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 14:12 UTC as 38th comment | 5 replies

incredible imagination this guy has...I would have never thought of doing a model shoot like this in a lava field in a million years. I would have take all sort of landscape photos...but his model work is way ahead of everyone else. He is the modern day Avadon or Leibovitz.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 15:10 UTC as 30th comment
On article DJI goes portable with the Mavic Pro (161 comments in total)
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semorg: This and Karma are the most consequential cameras of 2016. Every camera announced this year will not change your photography ability, but the drone will give you a whole new photography ability that hasn't been possible with SLR, mirrorless, mobile, etc.

@dash2k8 you can make the same point about mobile phone vs smallish camera. But look what the camera and mobile phone has done. I have a phantom 4 and have carried it on 1-2 hour hikes along with my gear. It's doable but not all that fun. having something that you can pull out and unfold and fire up will make a huge difference. Talking about OP, I was comparing it with everything else announced at photokina and I still stand by my comment, there was nothing announced by any other camera makers that will unleash more potential this year than Mavic, etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 19:18 UTC
On article DJI goes portable with the Mavic Pro (161 comments in total)
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semorg: This and Karma are the most consequential cameras of 2016. Every camera announced this year will not change your photography ability, but the drone will give you a whole new photography ability that hasn't been possible with SLR, mirrorless, mobile, etc.

We've had drone for a while, but try hiking with a phantom 4 plus your regular camera equipment. It's not that much fun

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 05:10 UTC
On article DJI goes portable with the Mavic Pro (161 comments in total)

This and Karma are the most consequential cameras of 2016. Every camera announced this year will not change your photography ability, but the drone will give you a whole new photography ability that hasn't been possible with SLR, mirrorless, mobile, etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 00:30 UTC as 45th comment | 8 replies

This will be cloned by Chinese companies in 2-3 months and you can buy it on eBay for $50

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 22:36 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
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