Lars Rehm

Lars Rehm

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Has a website at http://www.larsrehm.com
Joined on Nov 7, 2007
About me:

I am a former member of Dpreview's Seattle team and now a freelance technology journalist and industry consultant based in Europe. I write most oft the smartphone and mobile imaging content on the site and if you come through Berlin or Madrid there's a chance you'll see out me shooting with one of the latest smartphones. You can follow me on Twitter @larsrehm or have a look at my personal website for more info.

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On article PRVKE 21 is a rugged and versatile camera backpack (27 comments in total)
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Stanchung: A video would be more helpful.

How is it different from other bags?
Why is it better?

there is a video on the linked Kickstarter page

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 07:59 UTC
On article PRVKE 21 is a rugged and versatile camera backpack (27 comments in total)
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antares103: Does every new camera bag need to roll down from the top? I get different styles for different people, but it seems like we are designing bags like we did when they were made from leftover buffalo hides.

I own one roll-top bag and think it's a great concept in many ways, you should try one :)

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 21:25 UTC
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Andrew ATM216: It has the same specs of the S7, just a bit larger screen and they've added the iris protection, which i dont really care for. But to have the internal memory for the note 7 only 64GB -when apple had their phone with 128 GB for a while-that is just ridiculous!!!! And im not an apple fan...have had the note 3 for the last three yrs, so i was looking forward to upgrade....but the upgrades they've made (compared to the S7), are very small....so, i dont plan to get this note 7....i was hoping for better things....especially the battery....

There is not much innovation in this note 7....so i guess i will have to wait either for the s8, or will be looking at the next iphone when it will come out nxt month....

NOT impressed at all with the specs of the note 7....

Unlike the iPhone you can expand the memory.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 07:32 UTC
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DStudio: "Unfortunately, slightly slower than usual camera processing speeds and the high cost of the technology meant the devices never really caught on in the mass-market."

You've *got* to be kidding me! It was because they were running mobile Windows (and possibly distribution issues)!

we are not talking about the speed of the OS here but the speed of the camera. I've used them and they were clearly slower than the conventional cams at the time in terms of burst speed etc. Unfortunately the average consumer cares more about that than about pixel-level image quality. For a photo-enthusiast there would be no question what to choose of course.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 07:30 UTC
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DStudio: "Unfortunately, slightly slower than usual camera processing speeds and the high cost of the technology meant the devices never really caught on in the mass-market."

You've *got* to be kidding me! It was because they were running mobile Windows (and possibly distribution issues)!

those were the issues that Juha himself listed as issues when I talked to him at the Lumia 1520 launch. The 1520 and 930 had much more conventional cameras, still pretty good but not as good as the 1020. But crucially they were cheaper and much faster.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 21:09 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: It's a bit disappointing to see them not push any real boundaries.

-Still using the low quality 5mp sensor for the front camera when they have 8 and 12mp sensors...
-forced curve screen with very few benefits
-battery smaller than the s7 edge? really

-64gb internal storage is a good move and long overdue
-usb-c... finally! but now they've made the micro usb accessories/cables for my s7 useless... why not make the jump earlier? man..

thanks for the article lars

you're welcome :)

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 21:06 UTC
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Christian Unger: Any infos on display size? Thx

it's 5.7", sorry, just added it in the story

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 17:29 UTC
On article Huawei's Honor Note 8 comes with 6.6" Quad-HD screen (54 comments in total)
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dccdp: Sure, just another device with a too-high resolution used with a too big dpi setting that makes the UI look like 1024x600. Useless.

well, I guess you have to find a compromise between usability and usage of space. When the control elements get too small that's a problem. But content in a browser for instance or when image viewing at pixel level will make use of the higher res....or doesn't it, need to check now ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 12:03 UTC
On article Huawei's Honor Note 8 comes with 6.6" Quad-HD screen (54 comments in total)
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caerphoto: It'd be handy to specify the actual pixels. All these XGA, QuadHD, SuperVGA abbreviations get confusing after 20 years of it.

it's 2560 x 1440

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 21:50 UTC
On article Huawei's Honor Note 8 comes with 6.6" Quad-HD screen (54 comments in total)
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chile7236: just picked up the Nexus 6P since my G5 GPS is atrocious. Very happy with it...I wonder if I'd like this phone more ;)

To be honest, I'd always go for the Nexus "pure" Android OS over any manufacturer's modified version. Motorola is pretty much untouched as well, so that's a good option too ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 21:15 UTC
On article Huawei's Honor Note 8 comes with 6.6" Quad-HD screen (54 comments in total)
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dccdp: Sure, just another device with a too-high resolution used with a too big dpi setting that makes the UI look like 1024x600. Useless.

What makes you think that? I have not used the Honor Note 8 but I have to say I am quite pleased with the screens on some of the devices with Quad-HD resolution that I have actually used.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 19:32 UTC
On article Huawei's Honor Note 8 comes with 6.6" Quad-HD screen (54 comments in total)
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Tonkotsu Ramen: So how much does Huawei pay u guys to run ads again?

I get it, you don't want to read about smartphones. But how difficult is it to just skip those articles and read what you are interested in? Plenty of people ARE interested in the mobile photography content and that's why we are publishing it.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 19:24 UTC
On article Huawei's Honor Note 8 comes with 6.6" Quad-HD screen (54 comments in total)
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Tonkotsu Ramen: So how much does Huawei pay u guys to run ads again?

https://www.dpreview.com/news/3224558612/zte-axon-7-features-20mp-samsung-isocell-sensor

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 19:12 UTC
On article Huawei's Honor Note 8 comes with 6.6" Quad-HD screen (54 comments in total)
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Tonkotsu Ramen: So how much does Huawei pay u guys to run ads again?

So what exactly makes you classify this as an ad? This device was launched today, so we wrote a news story...as we would do with any other smartphone that has got something to offer to mobile photographers. Tomorrow Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 7 and I will almost certainly write a news story about that, too.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 18:37 UTC
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SimenO1: Over 1750$ per camera included shared parts! Thats quite a lot for a DYI project.

Good phone camera modules cost about 25$ a piece. I would like to see a DYI 360 camera made by those in stead. Or even better, a 3D 360 camera. Maybe something like the Samsung 360 VR prototype shown in 2014:
http://www.nextpowerup.com/news/26037/samsung-gear-360-vr-camera-will-soon-be-unveiled/

this is meant to be on a totally different level, for professionals. The reason it is open source is so engineers can look into improving it and modifying it for their specific purposes.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 09:28 UTC
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yslee1: No OIS for the camera? Starting to find it really useful for these lightweight devices that don't have a great grip.

definitely useful, but more or less impossible to find at this price point.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 12:42 UTC
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noflashplease: The dual camera concept is going to be a depreciated gimmick before Apple brings their own rendition of the concept to market. As it is, the pseudo-bokeh of this Chinese smartphone looks dreadfully artificial and the price seems rather alarming for a phone with a Mediatek processor. All the same, it's interesting to see any new concept in the increasingly dull smartphone market. Maybe the concept will work better in succeeding generations, or maybe it will be dropped? Either way, this seems like a lot of money for Chinese hardware.

It's getting better. I found the version on the Huawei P9 to look much better than earlier ones, for example HTC One M9...

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 12:41 UTC
On article Microsoft Pix aims to capture better people pictures (56 comments in total)
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Cameracist: What about your own Windows Mobile 10, Microsoft?

no word on making this available for Windows 10 devices

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 19:59 UTC
On article Popular Prisma photo app now available on Android (41 comments in total)
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Tim McClanahan: Incredibly unreliable, incredibly slow, but interesting when it works. Good thing it's free, though.

I'd assume they make it free to get some traction (virtually impossible with an app that is payable from day one) and will then add in-app purchases at some point, probably additional filters...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 07:32 UTC
On article Popular Prisma photo app now available on Android (41 comments in total)
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technotic: I get a "Too many people using Prisma - try later" message. Didn't they watch the "what if 30 million people download our app - we're not good" ad?

oh yes, clearly a disadvantage of server-based processing...

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 19:03 UTC
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