naturetech

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naturetech: Let me guess: Non-removeable battery?

"No high end phones have a removable battery anymore."

Not true.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 22:47 UTC

Let me guess: Non-removeable battery?

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 19:30 UTC as 15th comment | 10 replies
On article Sony Xperia XZ scores 87 in DxOMark Mobile testing (35 comments in total)
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2eyesee: It really is time for both DXO and DPR to pit smartphone cameras against compact cameras.

DXO need to drop this ridiculous separate scoring system for smartphones and give us a 'real' DXO score. And DPR need to start including smartphones in their standard studio test scene.

And what, cast smartphones in a bad light? How dare you suggest that!

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 02:45 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ scores 87 in DxOMark Mobile testing (35 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: Dx0 gave good marks to previous Z Sonys that had flabberghastingly poor IQ that I completely lost confidence in them.

Then they produced their own camera.

Time for dpreview to rethink their 'friendship'?

How dare you speak the truth!! (INB4 comment deletion)

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 02:42 UTC

This is a relic from way back when introducing a camera without a viewfinder was simply unthinkable. Sure, they were mostly flawed and tiny optical tunnels, but at least they were there.

I'm so glad to see that things have slowly been changing for the better over these last few years with the resurgence of EVF-equipped compacts. I cringe whenever a serious compact without a viewfinder is released.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 22:21 UTC as 17th comment
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electrophoto: I bet anyone buying that back in 2000 felt like James bond ;)... at least for the first two days,.... after that probably the tech related frustration would have killed the bond-factor pretty quickly.
and 17 years later your average 200$ smartphone would eat this for breakfast

How silly. Was there ever a computer in history that -couldn't- easily best its 17 year old predecessor?

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 22:10 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (201 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Now only are these tiny sensors getting better, but the processing and software is improving. HDR, Lens Blur, image stitching, are all 'gimmicks' that keep improving at a much faster rate than ILCs. Smartphones have had 4K video and 120 FPS video for a while, but only now are some ILCs adding these features.
The only place smartphones can't compete is longer focal lengths.

I've had this phone for a while and love it by the way.

Fun 4 all, this was in response to built in batteries for possible future cameras.

I also hate built-in batteries on smartphones, which is why LG is my favorite.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 23:13 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (201 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Now only are these tiny sensors getting better, but the processing and software is improving. HDR, Lens Blur, image stitching, are all 'gimmicks' that keep improving at a much faster rate than ILCs. Smartphones have had 4K video and 120 FPS video for a while, but only now are some ILCs adding these features.
The only place smartphones can't compete is longer focal lengths.

I've had this phone for a while and love it by the way.

"..built in battery"

NO THANKS

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 21:52 UTC

Where's all the screeching about assault pistol control?

And where's the shrieking about Russian Lives Matter?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 04:33 UTC as 112th comment | 8 replies
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(unknown member): should a photograph/photographer really be the principle focus of what transpires at these tragic events.
do we need to see these images in order to believe what takes place?

Scott Everett, what if the photo is faked?

And then widely disseminated by the news outlets you just happen to trust.

Who decides what is fake and what isn't?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 20:38 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1624 comments in total)

I would rate the M5 a VTM. A Very Tempting Mirrorless.

If only Canon had weather sealed the darn thing.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 20:27 UTC as 162nd comment | 1 reply
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1624 comments in total)
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runbei99: No silent electronic shutter. Sigh. I shoot a lot where silence is golden. Otherwise, I would buy this camera in a heartbeat, if only to support Canon which has the industry's best customer support by far, and actually listens to its users and incorporates the features they want. As opposed to Sony who couldn't design a reasonable user interface to save their lives, thus proving that they really don't give a hoot about their customers. I'm fed-up with camera companies that are increasingly focused on the exotic buyer - the makers of cameras that cost $2000 minimum with one lens. God bless Canon, and to a certain extent, Nikon.

The greedier companies will not win out in the long term with their recent short term profit boosts.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 15:37 UTC
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Rod McD: It's a pity people with the intellectual, manufacturing and marketing skills to do this can't turn their efforts to actually making decent lenses that either compete with the real thing or offer a few FLs the OEMs don't make.

Rod, you overestimate the intellect of most of these counterfeiters.

I have zero respect for such defrauding ethics-depraved imitators that make shoddy ripoffs. They bring nothing to the table and their creativity is nil, as is their degree of honesty. They are just sleazy cheats and cheap crooks who take advantage of anyone they can. These types would cheat their own grandmothers. There is nothing to admire here.

Zero innovation, zero insight, zero wisdom, zero courage and zero shame.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 08:24 UTC
On article Handy tool helps you say no to work for 'exposure' (86 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Oh the irony ... Immediately below this article on how to refuse to give your work away for free, DPR asks readers to send in their best photos from 2016 ... for free !

You are comparing apples and radishes.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 01:41 UTC
On article Handy tool helps you say no to work for 'exposure' (86 comments in total)

Most of the times we get taken advantage of it's done with our full permission.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 00:37 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

Yahoo is the slow motion train wreck of the internet.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 22:01 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
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Everlast66: I am so happy that I stopped using them years ago when they started insisting to give them my phone number ... for security purposes :)

I just tried to make a "test" account and it is still impossible to make one without giving them your phone number.

How arrogant is that, just after they've leaked the phone numbers and names of all their customers (1 billion people)?

Don't forget their hundreds of millions of spam, phishing and bot accounts.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 21:55 UTC

We need to also be naming, shaming and sanctioning the governments that limit the freedom of the press in their nations.

And when a press organization abuses its power and engages in deception and slander, it needs to be held 100% accountable.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 03:18 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
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graybalanced: Despite all of the flak that smartphone cameras get here on DPReview, especially the iPhone, when you account for Apple's consistent efforts to implement and protect security and encryption on all their devices, it turns out the iPhone is one of the most secure cameras a photographer can possibly use right now.

It's very assuring to know that all those billions of selfie, food, and dog photos are safe.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 03:07 UTC

This seems like it could be a decent mount for a small telescope.

I'm not a fan of kickstarters in the slightest but I wish them success.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 22:29 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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