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On article DxOMark Mobile report: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (15 comments in total)

@Fredy Ross

"thanks and will it be able to use an OTG cable to transfer photos to a laptop?"

With the Note 5 you can simply use the SideSync software feature on both your phone and laptop. Once on the same wireless network you can have the phone auto-sync the photos to your computer. You can also do so using SideSync simply by plugging it in via USB too.

This updated software feature finally works and allows you to use and control your phone via your computer. Gone is the need for 3rd party apps now. Works great for reply to text messages and emails or even Tap-a-Talk forum replies using your computer instead of your phone.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 15:38 UTC as 6th comment
On article DxOMark Mobile report: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (15 comments in total)

Were the tests here done in jpeg mode or did you use the RAW output? I haven't read every word but I suspect jpeg.

My thoughts are that the Note 5 is finally the cell phone camera that as a strong enthusiast photog, which has gotten me to leave the simple P&S cameras home. Unless it's an event that I want to use a zoom on, I tend to use my Note 5 with great success. Especially candids with kids at events.

The RAW output is oh so welcomed and works great. The detail captured is noticeably better than the stock jpeg captures. I do use jpeg on the phone for convenience sake but in cases where I want to control the processing, I do use the pro-mode and RAW. You will be pleased if you're a photog. that is willing to post-process.

Nice job Samsung on putting together a great product.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 15:33 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article DxOMark Mobile report: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (15 comments in total)
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Fredy Ross: What about the inbuilt battery? How long will it last?

Battery life is excellent. On par and slightly better than my Note 3. The REAL key to boosting battery life is to download the application Package Disabler. Within that you can easily shut down all unwanted bloatware and battery draining stuff from your carrier and others. Do that, reboot and viola, it can last 2 days easily.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 15:28 UTC
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Geir Ove: Why not do the same test with the incredible Panasonic FZ-1000. I got it, and it's focus speed is just amazing even in difficult situations:

Flying pigeons: Throwing the camera up and not any time to keep the camera still: Even so, I get keepers more often than not!

@nutraman Doubt it is from there. The shot is from the Animal Kingdom Lodge Pool at Disney World. We stayed there for 8 days and had a blast.

Here's another I think great example of image extraction from 4k video.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj84/crms3er/P1010195%20capture%20copy%20web_zpssx5xu1vn.jpg

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 22:53 UTC
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Geir Ove: Why not do the same test with the incredible Panasonic FZ-1000. I got it, and it's focus speed is just amazing even in difficult situations:

Flying pigeons: Throwing the camera up and not any time to keep the camera still: Even so, I get keepers more often than not!

Hijacking the topic sorry.

Here are two shots from the FZ-1000 using their software to extract an 8mp image from 4k video. Both of these are heavy crops. Especially the gorilla one. They work out pretty well given the drop in dynamic range due to coming from video.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj84/crms3er/P1000597%20capture%20copy%20web_zpspqnotsai.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj84/crms3er/P1000788%20photo%20capture%20web_zpspvsesoza.jpg

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2015 at 00:39 UTC
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Geir Ove: Why not do the same test with the incredible Panasonic FZ-1000. I got it, and it's focus speed is just amazing even in difficult situations:

Flying pigeons: Throwing the camera up and not any time to keep the camera still: Even so, I get keepers more often than not!

I was thinking I'd like to see the FZ-1000 used in a test as well. I have one and while I use my SLR for sports, the FZ does focus amazingly well and I am going to try it at my next event just to see how it does. Overall it's a great camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2015 at 00:40 UTC

Too little too late for me Epson. I was tired of your prices and printers constantly clogging and halted my printing several years ago. I spent $60-$100 on carts several times per year and go tired of it.

Really, we have several tablets throughout the house. In fact I remember buying my old iPad 3 from work for less than $200 and it's easier to just pass around several tablets than photo albums. At holidays we just view them on our TV's.

I'm done with printing outside the occasional prints for the office.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 21:57 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies

Good video and nice review. I compared this one to the RX100M3 and while I shoot Canon DSLR's and went for the Sony Compact this go-round, both are winners and this video is a good reminder that even the compact cameras of today are super great bodies that simply can't be entirely replaced by cell phones.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 23:01 UTC as 56th comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1139 comments in total)

$4,250 ? Seriously....I'm a HUGE photography nut but that price is just plain stupid.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 13:24 UTC as 383rd comment | 12 replies
On article Samsung WB2200F sample photo gallery posted (45 comments in total)

I have to agree that the images here are telling. I love/hate things about Samsung and this is one of those instances where their team should be asking why this product even made it to market. It's very typical of a low quality 1200mm superzoom that sells for cheap. You really do get what you pay for. Ouch.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 14:55 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (864 comments in total)
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Hans Kruse: I got one and like the IQ and size which makes it a camera go everywhere. The EVF doubling as an on/off switch is quite irritating with no option to turn this function off. I wonder if Sony is listening ;)

Holding down the power button while pushing the EVF doesn't prevent it from turning off. does not work on the one I just bought. RX-100 MKIII

Link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 04:44 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (864 comments in total)
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jonrobertp: The only reason this unit got Gold was due to having no competition at the time it came out. The new canon easily beats it in features and usefulness.
Most ppl are fine w lcd shooting these days. And to not have a touchscreen nor touchscreen AF....in this day...is clearly behind the times. B-.

No way. I bought both and used them side by side and even one year after it's birth the MKIII Sony still beats out the G7x. Most noticeably in performance. It's way faster and more accurate. Battery life was nearly 50% better too. Lastly, the EVF is most welcome. It was sunny the past few days and it's way easier to use than an LCD Only camera. Helps steady your shots too. Lastly, if you wear glasses or are in need of readers it makes seeing things a lot easier too.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 04:41 UTC
On photo Hawaii-June 1969 & June 2014 in the Memories challenge (35 comments in total)

Great photos! You've both aged beautifully. You still got the better half of that deal ;)

Link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 03:22 UTC as 18th comment
On article DxOMark Mobile report: Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge (42 comments in total)

I'm surprised it took this long. Kudos for finally coming through with a decent camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 20:28 UTC as 11th comment
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Henrikw: Thanks for this great video.
I'm very happy to see the A6000 getting all this praise as it's well deserved. At some point, even the biggest camera snobs will have to come to terms with the fact that Sony has created a little, cheap mirrorless which holds it's own against the big, expensive dslr's - in some areas outperforming the Canons and Nikons.

@Zeisschen...my comment was related to the selection of lenses he was using here and what I see used in many many different testings of the A6000. Sure they have "adapters" for other third party lenses but IIRC that impacts focus performance. Also if I'm not mistaken at f/2.8 there's an impact on fps rate.

In terms of a DSLR with anything substancial, use a small monopod. The body isn't heavy it's the lenses that usually are. at football games I use either/both a 70-200 f/2.8 and upwards of a 400mm f4/5.6 range.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 12:31 UTC
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lacikuss: I like the DR of this camera and the overall package, however this camera is advertised in the video as excellent for action/sports?

I can't see how can you test the AF speed with a subject at 200 meters barely moving across the frame with a APS-C sensor. At that distance with a 300mm focal length at f/5.6 you have a total dof of 182.9m, starting from 144m and ending at 327m. So even a MANUAL FOCUS LENS would do.

If the subject was at 50m then the dof would be 10m, I guess MANUAL FOCUS would do that too...

So, is this the best DPR can test and vouch for the AF of a camera?

BTW the subject is perfectly isolated from the water in it dark suit.

Arrogance? Common sense really. Expose properly and you don't need to lift by 2+ stops. Seriously...kudos to Sony for a great sensor, but the DR arguments are typically slanted to those who don't know how to use a camera / expose properly.

Even still I've shot at base ISO 100 on the 7DMKII and pushed shadows 2 stops with minimum to no noise and posted in the Canon forum when debating the issue. Feel free to stop by and do so to no avail again. Happy to compare shots.

In the end is there a difference....yeah in both skill and minor in terms of noise. If that is what you need then buy a Sony. Others will shoot properly and enjoy a way more robust focus system when it counts. We'll also enjoy shooting wide open at f/2.8 and getting a much better DOF appearance and still retain full Frames per second shooting. Try shooting indoor sports with your Sony with those settings and let us know how that works for you.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 19:54 UTC
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