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On article Ubuntu shows off tablet operating system (8 comments in total)

I'm seriously interested. A real SSH client. A real RDP client. Suddenly these devices could reach a new level of usefulness for me.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 11:20 UTC as 1st comment

There's only one reason to do this: sales must be sucking.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 04:36 UTC as 13th comment
On article 41-megapixel Nokia EOS smartphone looking likely (11 comments in total)

I don't need or want 41 mp, but I'd love a pocketable Android device that created decent 4 to 8 mp images in low light.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 17:35 UTC as 4th comment
On article Samsung Galaxy Camera in-depth review (82 comments in total)

I was excited when this device was announced, but it's too big to become the single device I carry. Even the largest smart phones still fit in my pocket. This doesn't. It's less fuss to carry both a small camera and a phone than this one large device.

PS: Too much fuss is being made of the fact that it doesn't make calls using the cellular network. Use Skype or Vonage. It's a non issue. I hope future Android cameras don't waste time on cellular network calling, either.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 11:14 UTC as 34th comment
On article Will Vine get too hot for the App Store? (5 comments in total)

I have no interest in iPhone or Vine, but really, who cares if people want to send naughty pictures of themselves to each other? Or to everyone.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 05:07 UTC as 3rd comment

With every camera capable of ISO 12800 these days, tripods are about as useful as slide rules to me. (I'll bet some of the younger people here don't even know what a slide rule is. Trust me, you're not missing anything.)

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 11:08 UTC as 20th comment | 12 replies
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lacro: Too little, too late!

After the great expectations for a broader lens from "rumors" stating a 24~120 zoom lens (with the same light), as requested in my previous comments here in this forum, I'm terrible disappointed with the same lens, considering the already old launch of the Sony RX100...

Even then, same sensor size? Seriously? I've been avoiding a whole lot of compact cameras for the last couple of years, in order to get my dreamed X10 improved according to the current standards.

I really don't know what to do now.

You waited two years because you thought Fuji would design the X20 around your desired specs? lol.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 17:54 UTC

I'm big on Fuji X these days but I have to admit, I'm very impressed with what Samsung is doing.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 22:03 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras (424 comments in total)
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Tinjaw: I know this isn't the best/appropriate place to ask, but please forgive me as I want to get people to answer this that have read this guide.

I have never owned a "real" camera. I don't know how to use one. I have decided to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 as B&H had it for $299 (oddly the white versions was $449).

I am going to buy a book and some online courses to learn how to use it and take photos.

*My Question is* What low cost flash should I purchase that will work with this camera that will be good enough to use while learning? I have no idea what I need/should buy.

Just my two cents: you're doing it backwards. Shoot your shots. See if you need a flash. These days, the low light capability of modern cameras makes flash photography unnecessary most of the time. If you find you do need one, the built-in flash of the DMC-LX7 might well be enough. One of the biggest lessons to learn in photography is to buy the gear you need, not to invent needs to justify buying gear.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2012 at 11:57 UTC
On article Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras (424 comments in total)

Anyone know if the X-F1 has the Advanced Low Light mode of the X10? Not the EXR High ISO mode, but the Advanced Low Light mode that combines multiple images into one final image. That mode is far superior for handheld night time street photography in my experience.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 15:59 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
On article Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras (424 comments in total)
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cancerrak: our hipster gained some weight.... seriously, Fujifilm x10 is something I would recommend just for having fun and to discover photography once again as I did recently.

I feel exactly the same way. My X10 makes photography both fun and real again. Photography isn't my business. It's my hobby. Carrying a DSLR rig has no place in my real world. Carry my X10 is easy. It's also the best looking compact anywhere, at least to my eyes.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 15:47 UTC

Anyone remember this?

Who cares what Polaroid announces? Tell us when they do it. That company is all talk and no action of late.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 23:33 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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rfsIII: So has anyone tried really using this camera to make Skype phone calls? Is there a special blocking circuit or firmware that prevents owners from using it like a phone?

If it works fairly well as a phone, this could be the paradigm shift—just as people used to say "who needs a compact camera when I can take great pix with my phone" maybe now we can turn it around and say "who needs a phone when I can make calls with my camera."

People keep mentioning Skype, which is fine as Skype works well. There are dozens of options, though. Personally, I use RingCentral, Vonage and Skype. All have excellent Android apps. This lack of cellular calling is nearly irrelevant.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 05:51 UTC
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wansai: for the price of admission, surely any sane person would get one of the more recent and VASTLY superior mirrorless cameras like the Nex 5R, which incidentally is about the same size roughly (possibly even smaller). the price is about the same and you have some connctivity options as well as options to change your lense specific to your style of shooting.

these phone cameras, the thing is, you must work around the tool. i have always felt tat the tool should work towards my needs, especialy if i'm going to spend half a grand upwards for it.

the quality of the picture is poor even by modern phone camera standards and the price high for a poorly performing superzoom.

what i don't understand is, why are mobile photographers not more discerning or critical about their tools? i think it's a valid form of photography and i enjoy viewing it, but one should not be so dismissive about the critical flaws of a product you're about to spend money on.

@wansai I think you're missing the huge point that for many people, this thing can be a single device to carry, rather than two (camera and phone). I have several ways to make and receive calls on Android with VOIP, and I use Android mainly for email anyway, so the lack of cellular calling is irrelevant to me. As for the price, it's cheaper than most smartphones.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 05:47 UTC
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