LensBeginner

LensBeginner

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Richard Murdey: Sensor size?

GoPro seems to be rather cagey with that info, and the aperture, but Googling suggests it is 1/2.5", standard P&S size.

Legit question: why do people pay so much money for a battery powered web cam?

If you had a webcam that could be easily powered by a battery, let's say via a USB powerbank, what would you record on, and how big would that contraption be?

I'm not ok with paying 300-400E for a "battery powered webcam", but I'm fine with spending 80-90E to get an SJ4000 with a good quantity of mounts/accessories.

IQ is on par with a phone, but it's definitely easier to mount where you need it, and it's quite expendable, while my phone is not.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 12:58 UTC

As a Pentax user, I'm sorry to hear that.
Samsung was pushing some groundbreaking stuff with its latest models.

However - if the rumor and its implications are true - I can't understand why a big company would invest so much money in a long-time venture (building a camera system), and then leaving at the first hint of trouble.

I tought that in a field like this you were /supposed/ to lose money in the first years while your products slowly become established on the market, and it was something to take for granted.

Armchair industrial planning, I know, but I'm baffled nonetheless.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 11:50 UTC as 160th comment
On article 4K video: What you need to know (286 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: Much "mercial", little "info"...

And, just to clarify, I'm ok with the commercial part (be it subtle or not), it's the way things are and how websites earn their living nowadays.
Was just underwhelmed by the content, that's all.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 12:22 UTC
On article 4K video: What you need to know (286 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: Much "mercial", little "info"...

Such as?
Don't want to sound blasé or anything, but I believe that all the information in that article is common knowledge.
It's presented in a clear way, with helpful images and charts, granted, but it didn't say anything me or the most part of dpreview readers (at least those even remotely interested in video) didn't know already.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 12:19 UTC
On article 4K video: What you need to know (286 comments in total)

Much "mercial", little "info"...

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 11:26 UTC as 77th comment | 3 replies
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Tungsten Nordstein: The masses! They have to get in on everything! Where's the fun in that? Show me something totally elitist that the mass CAN'T join in on!

Shooting proper pictures instead of self(ish)es and snapshots...

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2015 at 11:20 UTC
On photo Motorbike Mechanic in the Its Occupational-Mechanics challenge (14 comments in total)

Well I don't like overcooked HDR images in general, but there are some things HDR is good with, even when taken to an extreme.
This one is a good example (even though I would have done it differently).

All in all, very nice picture and congratulations on your win! :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 20:24 UTC as 5th comment
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LensBeginner: Garbage in, garbage out...

I'm not "people", and those look bad even at web size...
Plus, those have likely been taken under controlled conditions and ideal illumination in order to promote the product.
Just make the proportion
smartphone advertising shot : facebook average shot = this press release : what you'll get

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 14:07 UTC
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LensBeginner: Garbage in, garbage out...

Boy are your standards low...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 21:03 UTC

Garbage in, garbage out...

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 09:07 UTC as 6th comment | 5 replies
On article JPEG Committee contemplates adding DRM to image format (186 comments in total)

Those who surrender freedom for security etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 08:44 UTC as 67th comment
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rrccad: huh .. isn't the eye capable of resolving down to around 300-400 dpi and that's really it?

isn't this slightly overkill? however if you are casting to your 4k tv it makes somewhat of sense, however, this just looks like a way to suck the living daylights out of your battery life.

Nope, handset & display size are also different.
My point is that this spec doesn't make sense, and if the Premium sells, it will probably because the "premium" allure and the big numbers the marketing office can put on leaflets.
Not necessarily because it's something worth buying.
my 2c ofc

P.S.: the fact that the two share the same battery is proof that the 4k feature is nothing more than a gimmick.
Look at the OP2 battery and how long (short) it lasts, then pair same 810 SoC with a 4k screen. Whops!

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 17:22 UTC
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rrccad: huh .. isn't the eye capable of resolving down to around 300-400 dpi and that's really it?

isn't this slightly overkill? however if you are casting to your 4k tv it makes somewhat of sense, however, this just looks like a way to suck the living daylights out of your battery life.

So, because of the possibility of using it with an accessory (that maybe 0.5% of the buyers will use) you are giving everyone higher-than-optimal energy consumption?
Doesn't make much sense to me...

At present, I believe 1080p is the sweet spot for tablet and 720p for phones.
Maybe 1080p on a phone, just so you can see fullhd footage at 100% without scaling, but that's it.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 13:33 UTC
On article Holga Digital camera project launched on Kickstarter (150 comments in total)
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nerd2: LCD-less camera 8MP 1/3.2" CMOS sensor? My smartphone has 16MP 1/2.6" BSI CMOS sensor WITH WQHD OLED display. Why on the earth do we need this kind of monstrosity?

@ProfHankD
...and price

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 21:16 UTC
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Poweruser: Why not just get a GoPro?

Here the focus seems to be video rather than stills...
however, looks interesting, if a little overpriced maybe..?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 22:57 UTC
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