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On article HTC launches U11 flagship smartphone (9 comments in total)

US price is $650. You can preorder it on HTC website. $50 off with LOVEU11 coupon code.!color=blue

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 14:35 UTC as 4th comment
On article HTC launches U11 flagship smartphone (9 comments in total)

Looks great on paper. I wonder when manufacturers will start using 1/1.7" or larger sensor in their flagships? I'd like to see something like Canon S120 or Fuji XQ2 module in a phone. But this will never happen in a near future.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 14:31 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (111 comments in total)
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Jeff Keller: By the way, if anyone has any ideas for future TBTs, please post them or send me a PM.

Casio QV-3000EX the first 3MP compact with fast Canon lens.
Olympus C-5050 great camera and one of the best for underwater even today.
Leica Digilux 2

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 05:10 UTC
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Ruy Penalva: That is a shame. Where we are? This award is mixed with blood of prejudice against Russia people. Too bad!

Anti-Russian hysteria in action.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 04:04 UTC

No single Trump protest photo? Just terrorists and islamic "refugees"?
I guess it's gonna be next year winner.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 03:50 UTC as 30th comment
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BillGarrett: By the time I took the digital plunge in 2001 the Coolpix 990 was on the market and was the one to beat. It had the same hip swivel body with a 3MP sensor inside. See DPR's review from April 2000 at

Ultimately I bought the Sony DSC-S75 instead. It had a well regarded Zeiss lens on a conventionally shaped body that fit better into a jacket or knapsack pocket. I used that camera for 4 years. It's been tucked away on a high closet shelf most of the time since then.

Good times!

The same "Zeiss" lens first appeared on Casio, then Canon, Sony, Epson, HP, Leica, Toshiba, Sharp and Panasonic, and was mostly branded as Canon.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 04:35 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Will there be an equivalent phone in the U.S.? I am really in a bind. I have a Samsung Note 7 that I really should return. However, none of the other phones seem like a great option to me.

I want Android with good battery life and at least 64 gigs of memory. Removable storage and removable battery would be great as well.

I really like the dual cameras in the iPhone but I just don't think I am ready to switch to IOS.

The V20 looks like a good phone on paper but there are way too many issues with it and the past LG phones.

The pixel looks good but it appears to only be available with 32 gigs of non-removable memory.

Any help is appreciated.

Try Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 02:47 UTC
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great Javier: iPhone 7 killer

IPhone 7 was killed before it even existed.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 16:40 UTC
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Terry1010: any technical guys here? why there is NO ( fully ) scriptable camera in the market from the big companies right now? I remember Nikon and Samsung had released Android based cameras. however, I dont know if they were scriptable.

Is it becoz of real technical challenge? eg slower to operate, or unstable? I really want cameras to be more scriptable or customizable! Make the work flow of photography easier!

samsung nx are fully scriptable

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 02:56 UTC
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(unknown member): Amazes me how so many are butthurt about smartphones in these forums. Doesn't matter brand, I don't know how some of you can sit down with that much butthurt.

Sure, this is no iPhone but it has;
- larger than typical battery
- wider than typical lens
- leatherette back
- two stage shutter button (nice!)
- manual mode
- a grip!

Those last three are why I don't use my phone for anything other than the most basic of snaps. I'm not a fan of Android but for those that are, this brings some interesting features to the table.

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom will have all those features except leatherette, grip, but it will also add removable battery, xenon flash and a 24-240mm zoom.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 02:41 UTC
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tinternaut: What size sensor? It has the look of a larger sensor camera phone, but the idea seems too good to be true.

Nope, Xperia doesn't have OIS.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 02:36 UTC
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Matt1645f4: 26.5 is very wide, I'd actually be happier if the next phone i get has a 35 or better still a 50mm equivalent lens.

I was taking a photo the other day and I'm surprised no one has done an app that allows a user to select digital version of 35 & 50 and possibly an 85mm option. A bit like how the Fuji X70 offers digital versions of other focal lengths instead of guessing with a crude zoom

Or you can have a real zoom lens, like in Samsung Galaxy K zoom.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 23:06 UTC
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tkbslc: Pretty case, but the camera module is already 2 years behind the curve. That seems like a bit of a problem for a phone that is going to try to sell it self on photography. Sony has better sensors, just look at the Pixel.

Why? I was using it for almost a year and it serves as a phone just fine. And it has an excellent cellular reception, better than any other phone I've had so far.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 22:47 UTC
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Peter Galbavy: Very big "meh?"

I have had my Panasonic DMC-CM1 for almost a year, it's a two year old model and the only negative versus this is the version of Android. It's got a better sensor, it's cheaper, it's proven tech. I was hoping for so much more.

Why can't any of this hoofwomble companies at least add a real mini flash? AFAICR only one old Samsung phone/camera has a xenon flash. These LEDs are awful.

Well, at least it've got OIS.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 22:34 UTC
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Yake: It's the best $26 camera for sure!

But you can't buy it for $26, you pay much more than that.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 20:45 UTC

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 04:25 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies

Replace with Asus zenfone 3 deluxe SE.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 04:05 UTC as 83rd comment
On article Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7 (198 comments in total)
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mattz10: Nexus 5X/6P camera for the win yet.
Only Galaxy Note can compete.

Try comparing to Lumia 950, Blackberry Priv and to Oneplus 3.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 16:38 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2204 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: The price gap between formats are getting closer. Full frame cameras are getting cheaper, and m43 and APS more expensive, however the sensor sizes remain the same.

Not at all. Samsung lenses not worse than Fuji, and there is a good collection. it's only missing long telephoto. Fuji AF is no match to Samsung at all, not to mention 4k video, and H.265 compression. Samsung UI is ages ahead of Fuji.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 03:55 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)

DPR, did Samsung ever respond to you? They no longer list any cameras on their website, including support section.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 15:18 UTC as 3rd comment
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