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On article Real world test: The Panono is a 108MP spherical camera (141 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: If you need their servers to crunch the data then if they go bust you have a very expensive paperweight. I'd want the option of processing images locally, even if very slowly, before paying that much. I already have some internet-enabled paperweights that are no longer supported by the people that made them.

@jjd yeah I agree 100%, you need at least a fallback/failsafe.

...but then they couldn't automagically build an archive with all the pictures ever processed all over the world, could they?
I'd be curious to know exactly what the license terms are with regard to use license rights for the pictures...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 18:10 UTC
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tsk1979: No 3.5mm jack? Do not want. I think only the consumers can put an end to this stupidity by refusing to buy these crippled things, and buy a proper phone instead? What next? No Dialer, buy our 1.99$ dialer package.

Thinner than this?
Protruding camera is a recipe for scratches, camera must be indented (flush is ok, just put a plastic/silicon/whatever cover on).

N95's closed camera was, well, too good for modern times I guess...

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 17:38 UTC
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Joel Benford: What is the focal length?

Well... the S3 was quite a bit wider than that IIRC... then there was a trend towards normal for a while... maybe there has been an inversion recently...

However, as I always say, the ideal FL is a compromise between moderate WA and a normal... 30-35-ish should do quite well, considering that there always is panorama mode to go wider, but you'd need a whole lotta more pixels and detail to crop a portrait in order to shoot from a reasonable distance (and avoid getting an alien face in the process...)

Panorama mode has its disadvantages of course, but the benchmark here is still "cell-phone quality", and all tricks like built-in HDR and "night mode" are allowed...

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 17:35 UTC
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BeaverTerror: There have been a lot of articles recently on Chinese gear. I guess the days of China not being a place of innovation are over.

It's been a while now... the Mi5 from Xiaomi is just one example.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 17:31 UTC
On article Real world test: The Panono is a 108MP spherical camera (141 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: If you need their servers to crunch the data then if they go bust you have a very expensive paperweight. I'd want the option of processing images locally, even if very slowly, before paying that much. I already have some internet-enabled paperweights that are no longer supported by the people that made them.

I have 8, so that would have been more difficult for me... and my PC isn't from the stone age...
What was the processing time?

Now think about target audience and average Joe's PCs

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 19:01 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (344 comments in total)
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Gesture: Pentax K3-II versus Pentax K-1.

actually we are more than two... however you're right... discerning people are few and far between...

However, if DPReview is planning to develop that into a series, that's the obvious comparison as far as Pentax is concerned

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 16:40 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (344 comments in total)
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2JoeA7R2: @Staff: 1. "but it's enough to make a difference in some shooting scenarios (like the scene above, which was exposed in Raw mode for highlights, with shadows and mid-tones brightened in post)."

I wish you had taken your best shot with the D500 for comparison.

2. "The D750 is surprisingly svelte for a full-frame camera..." I suggest changing 'for a full-frame camera...' to 'for a full-frame DSLR...'

@2joe you wouldn't have noticed any noise difference at all at web size, so unless there were two links to full size pics, that would have been useless...

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 16:38 UTC
On article Real world test: The Panono is a 108MP spherical camera (141 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: If you need their servers to crunch the data then if they go bust you have a very expensive paperweight. I'd want the option of processing images locally, even if very slowly, before paying that much. I already have some internet-enabled paperweights that are no longer supported by the people that made them.

While I agree that server-dependent solutions are intrinsically fragile, I can concede that a 108 MP output is fairly intensive WRT processing power...
You'd need a fast, last generation PC with a huge amount of RAM for that, and purpose-built software... I've had nunerous occurrences when stitching software crashed on me on a larger-than-anticipated panorama...

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 16:26 UTC
On article All about control: Huawei P9 camera review (76 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: There is no way to proof if Huawei is doing what they said they are doing. All the image could just be from the color sensor with the monochrome info throw out. Maybe someone can put filter on individual lenses and figure out if info from both cameras are really combined.

That looks like a stitching artifact to me... remember that the picture you're referencing to is a pano...

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 20:55 UTC

It's misspelled... everybody knows it should be "apature" :-|

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 19:04 UTC as 9th comment
On article Nico360 to be 'world's smallest' 360-degree camera (24 comments in total)
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webber15: I don't know what's more depressing nowadays...360 cams that no-one appears to buy or video infiltration of "photography" websites...

I might get used to it oneday...

Realtors.
Like the Ricoh Theta, of course.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 21:45 UTC

"our very own intellectual property, like [...] PDAF"
...really?

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 14:35 UTC as 17th comment
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (268 comments in total)

Interesting cat's eye effect...

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 14:31 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: I bet the Samsung S8 smartphone with 4K video will have a HFC slot when it comes out February 2017.

Ok.
You sound pretty knowledgeable on the topic, so just tell me why improving an existing standard maintaining backward compatibility isn't good enough (say UHS-II)

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 16:21 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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ogl: It's some kind of revolution for DSLR's card speed.

@GodSpeaks
I do. what's the difference , once you've plugged it in an adapter?
It's not like it'll come off easily...

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 06:55 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: I bet the Samsung S8 smartphone with 4K video will have a HFC slot when it comes out February 2017.

So an informed buyer gets to be called a member of "the masses" just for not liking blind consumerism?
Good to know...

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 06:53 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)

I take advantage of the fact that my K-01 (the mirrorless) is almost ISO-invariant all the time... at night or indoor in places like pubs, concert venues etc. you have strong highlights more often than not... and it's nice to be able to have max DR /and/ manageable noise levels.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 13:01 UTC as 224th comment | 1 reply

Now "inspire" is synonymous with "deceive"? :-D

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 14:34 UTC as 30th comment
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (415 comments in total)
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utphoto: So, for about $60 more, a first time DSLR buyer could get a Pentax KS2 kit with a 20 meg SONY sensor that blows away any Canon APS-c sensor, a weather sealed body, dust proof, cold proof, built in interval shooting, articulated LCD display, shake reduction, no AA filter, high ISO performance, selfie button (if that's important), 5.5 fps. And no buyer's remorse after six months because you own a camera body that has features and IQ not available in any Canon APS-c body at any price.

I'm too busy taking picture with my "camera's" to do the thing everyone else is already doing.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 18:52 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (415 comments in total)
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utphoto: So, for about $60 more, a first time DSLR buyer could get a Pentax KS2 kit with a 20 meg SONY sensor that blows away any Canon APS-c sensor, a weather sealed body, dust proof, cold proof, built in interval shooting, articulated LCD display, shake reduction, no AA filter, high ISO performance, selfie button (if that's important), 5.5 fps. And no buyer's remorse after six months because you own a camera body that has features and IQ not available in any Canon APS-c body at any price.

Well, continue trusting your "interwebs reviews", I'm sure they all are fairly equanimous and none of them show an anti-Pentax bias just beacuse Pentax isn't buying them lunch... :-|

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 08:57 UTC
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