Lars Rehm

Lars Rehm

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Works as a Technology Writer
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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DavidsfotosDotCom: How do you transfer ig from iPhone to Android? I'm boycotting iPhone untill:
1. Shows up as external HD to easily drag & drop selected fotos!
2. Includes micro SD memory card slot like 99% of Androids do!
Extra credit for all:
Put all the jacks on the same end of the phone (the top),
Stand alone FM radio like the Moto G used to have!

I get the feeling you might never buy in iPhone :)

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
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klimbkat: So much for semi-pro or pro photography in Egypt, Morocco, etc. - I can't imagine anyone with serious gear checking their camera or laptop. What's the workaround - fly to an unrestricted location and then take a 3rd party flight?

you could also just fly on a US-carrier...not much help if you have already booked a flight of course...

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
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spitfire31: Image gear development seems to be heading in two diametrically opposite directions. On the one hand, 4K is all the rage and offers a resolution that force you to change all your monitors, projectors and what have you.

Then, OTOH, we are supposed to go all OOOH! over a gadget with a worse image quality than a 20 year old digital compact. 360 degrees or not, it's just a laughable novelty with no practical use, at this stage.

In absolute numbers the resolution of this camera is not bad, problem is for a 360 image or video you need much higher resolution than on a standard image to achieve comparable levels of detail. Of course that comes at a cost though. For its price the Insta360 performs decently and most of all is a lot of fun...which arguably is its main purpose. Of course you get better resolutions in the professional bracket of the market but if you only want to start playing with this kind of imaging you might not want to spend pro money...

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:53 UTC
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superstar905: pfffff, who needs 1000 fps slowmo??? Rank in order of most desirable for those who care about their phone cameras, dual cam/quadruple FL cams is more necessary. Ability to have different FL is what these phones lack since putting an optical zoom would mean slower lenses..guess I won't be upgrading my S7 to the S8...perhaps the LG G6 will be my upgrade.

I have seen the 960fps mode on the Xperia XZs and it's very impressive indeed, lots fun to play with. Obviously I want all the other stuff, too, but the slow-mo-mode is definitely a nice one to have.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 07:55 UTC
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Badbatz: Except for some highly technical and esoteric applications needing the 360 degree view what exactly do you use it for? Outside of a novelty-quality shot or two it might be too limited and primitive for any "serious" application.
The vast (vast, as in 99.9999999%) of images shot with that thing will be totally useless "look what it can do" exercises with all the putrid aesthetics of an average selfie.

@Gollan they make a very similar model for the iPhone which has been on the market for a little longer.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 07:53 UTC
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Badbatz: Except for some highly technical and esoteric applications needing the 360 degree view what exactly do you use it for? Outside of a novelty-quality shot or two it might be too limited and primitive for any "serious" application.
The vast (vast, as in 99.9999999%) of images shot with that thing will be totally useless "look what it can do" exercises with all the putrid aesthetics of an average selfie.

This sort of technology has a lot of real-life applications, any time somebody wants to give an impression of a a space rather than just a 2-dimensional picture. real-estate and hotels are obvious ones but there is lots more. This will hardly ever be a photographer's only tool but it's a nice extra to throw into the bag and be able to offer an additional service to your clients. I'd image some wedding clients would love to have a shot like this of their entire party...

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 16:20 UTC
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Frederik Photography: Well. Even with this app a photo of this isn't possible anymore

I thought it did not quite look the same :)

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 20:40 UTC
On article Lumee Duo is an iPhone case with built-in illumination (22 comments in total)
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newe: On dpreview??? A case that lights up? LMAO!!!

in case you have not read the article, it doesn't just light up, it is meant to be used for illumination when taking pictures. Anyone who has ever taken images with a smartphone flash, can't find the idea that stupid...

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 19:25 UTC
On article Huawei P10 scores highly in DxOMark Mobile testing (47 comments in total)
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ShootFilmNotMegaPixels: It most likely goes without saying but will DPreview do reviews on the Huawei P10 Plus, Sony Xperia Z Premium, Nokia 6, and LG G6?

working on the P10 now, I am also hoping to cover the LG and Sony XZs which has the same cameras as the Premium. Not so sure about the Nokia but we will see.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 18:44 UTC
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eno2: What can you conclude from reading the article?

The Apple Iphones are hugely overpriced!

R&D reduces profit, so that's already included in the calculation

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 13:30 UTC
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Mark Banas: "We are currently working on a review of the device, so watch this space."
@Lars; do we get to see 360 video of you biking in the Pyrenees? That will need the stabilization for sure!

haha, that's funny, I just some bike video 30min ago...not in the Pyrenees though, just in Madrid ;) Haven't checked it out yet but you might be right about the stabilization....

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 15:57 UTC
On article Lightroom Mobile update brings Raw HDR capture mode (59 comments in total)
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Raintitan: It appears to be a pretty solid implementation.

One interesting point is that it appears to upload the images to be processed and merged in the cloud and then passed back down. Which is pretty cool, and something we are seeing more and more of with apps like Prisma.

The future is awesome for photography, even if it looks less optimistic for cameras as dedicated devices.

That said, Prisma is now mostly processing on-device :)

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 21:45 UTC
On article Lightroom Mobile update brings Raw HDR capture mode (59 comments in total)
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DPPMetro: Would be nice if there was real photo processing software for Android tablets.

Have a look at Photo Mate R2: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/raw-processing-on-android-with-photo-mate-r2

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 20:04 UTC
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Peiasdf: Sounds like you need a drone to enter and the prize is a drone.

you could hire a helicopter

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 20:05 UTC
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IdM photography: A chip? Is that of any interest for a photographer? Maybe there are other pages better suited to publish such news...

if you read the article you'll see that it very much focuses on the camera capabilities that this chip enables on a device it is implemented in.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
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TheDarmok74: The obvious question being if they Put it in the S8.

yes, @Rob Bernhard, but the Sony is not going to be available before June or so, by that time there will be enough 835s for everybody :) The S8 is expected to launch late March.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 21:25 UTC
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TheDarmok74: The obvious question being if they Put it in the S8.

apparently nobody is releasing any devices with Snapdragon 835 because Samsung has grabbed them all for the S8...that said the Exynos could be implemented in the Asia region version of the S8...

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 20:09 UTC
On article OPPO 5x smartphone zoom system sample images (50 comments in total)
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Paul_R_H: Folded optics? I had a Minolta Dimage X once. Just saying. https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/minoltadimagex

it's not great image quality at any lens setting (remember, this is a prototype) but it's very different, and better, than any digital zoom I have seen apart from the Nokia 808/1020 and that wasn't anywhere near 5x

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 11:01 UTC
On article OPPO 5x smartphone zoom system sample images (50 comments in total)
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Paul_R_H: Folded optics? I had a Minolta Dimage X once. Just saying. https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/minoltadimagex

You guys keep forgetting that the OPPO system comes with two sensors and some digital wizardry...so yes, a periscope design is part of the system bu there's a lot more to it which, due to processing power requirements, is much more doable on a smartphone than a conventional camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 09:19 UTC
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Ningun: Is good this site's name is DPreview, for Digital Phone Review. After this past weekend we should have been seeing lots of new cameras and reviews about them, not phones.

apologies, it's Mobile World Congress at the moment, so there were a few important phone announcements...with some pretty cool camera tech I might add :)

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 18:32 UTC
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