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D R C: I personally have no need for a smart phone, but I would love a good compact camera with a built-in old fashioned mobile (cell) phone.

I have just pulled apart my Nokia 2600 (2004 model) and once the battery is removed there is very little in the case, because it would use the screen of the camera as the keypad so what is left would easily fit in a camera body. Add in the fact that 12 years of progress in the miniaturization of electronics would now reduce the size of such a simple phone.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 13:48 UTC

I personally have no need for a smart phone, but I would love a good compact camera with a built-in old fashioned mobile (cell) phone.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 13:28 UTC as 73rd comment | 4 replies

As ISO numbers are getting so large is it not time to revert to the old DIN numbers?
For those who are too young to remember DIN numbers: ISO 400 = 27 DIN and each DIN number was a 1/3 of a f stop.
The use of DIN numbers would allow very sensitive sensors to be rated with a two digit number, that would mean that you would could go 24 stops faster than 400 ISO and still be in double figures!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 14:21 UTC as 124th comment | 2 replies

When I tried the Nikon P330 I found that it had horrendous lens flare, so bad in fact that I had to return it for a full refund (good customer service from Jessops) I hope the DL 24-85 is a much better camera!

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 10:12 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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Kelvin L: I use a 4x5 field camera, and have been constantly on the lookout for an affordable digital alternative with the same lens movement versatility. I like the look of this system (and it's priced sensibly for what it is), but unfortunately it seems more useful for product/macro than location work.

I have a Nikon D800 body, and it seems like Canon is the way to go for a decent range of tilt-shift lenses - a significant investment for a total system swap and 3 TS lenses. Thus the continued use of the Wista field camera.

Sooner or later the 4x5 film supply will dry up and I'll have to take the plunge. Perhaps someone enterprising in Japan (or Kickstarter) can come up with an affordable dedicated wideangle capable flexbody-type digital for the masses - 4/3 format perhaps?

"Sooner or later the 4x5 film supply will dry up" I'm not sure about that partly because of the amount of 5x4 equipment that is sold and bought on ebay at high prices, there seems to unending mass of people who bid and buy this gear. I don't quite know what they are all doing with it, some must take photographs with it. 5x4 colour/color might stop being made, but I bet B&W (film, paper and chemicals) will be made for ages. After all the compact disc/MP3 has not totally killed off the 12" vinyl LP.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 09:35 UTC

I had to return two P330 cameras due to horrendous lens flare, I hope they have improved things with this new one!

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 09:11 UTC as 5th comment

When I had a look at the Panasonic LF1 I thought what a great idea to have a EVF instead of the much maligned (but useful) tunnel ones, but I was disappointed with its EVF resolution, also I found the rear controls too small. So I thought to myself what is needed is a camera like the LF1 but a bit larger and with a better EVF…. Nikon must be mind readers!
I just hope that the P7800 is as good as it looks.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 07:49 UTC as 76th comment | 4 replies

If the EVF is worth looking through I'll buy one !!!!!
But that's a big if.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 08:06 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On photo Waisted in the What Is This? challenge (20 comments in total)

It's a .22 air gun pellet.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 08:47 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Waisted in the What Is This? challenge (20 comments in total)

If you like this sort of thing have a look at this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgixmqEv2EQ&feature=plcp

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2012 at 15:32 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Spinning in the What Is This? challenge (15 comments in total)

Gas light mantle

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2012 at 17:58 UTC as 4th comment

Tomorrow A Much Better One Will Come Along!

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 07:24 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Nikon Coolpix S800c Android camera first look (103 comments in total)

Will there be an app that will convert it into conventional mobile phone?

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2012 at 15:48 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images (645 comments in total)

The big question for me is how good is the WhiteMagic screen outdoors in sunlight?

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 08:39 UTC as 131st comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung doesn't deny Android-based camera (108 comments in total)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: rather than turning a phone into a camera it is more logical to turn a camera into a phone!
Then at least the camera side of things will be much better than the current range of camera phones.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 09:17 UTC as 31st comment

For years I have thought that a camera would make a better phone rather than turning a phone into a camera, after all a digital camera already has a screen, battery and memory. So far there is no way I could consider using a phone as a P&S camera.
I have used an iphone and in bright sunlight the results are OK but in other conditions the noise is so bad I don’t see the point.
Just imagine if you could make phone calls on Canon S100!!!

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 11:54 UTC as 33rd comment

I was thinking of buying the F600EXR for its HDR mode, but some reviews claim the lens is soft at the edges on the wide setting. I wonder if Fuji has solved this problem with this model?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2012 at 08:34 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot S100 review (134 comments in total)
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Penponds: Significance of lack of viewfinder in the +40 age group...?! (long-sighted...)
My wife and I, (both in that age group) have been debating a discrete, easier to carry alternative to the 550D with a std zoom for her work purposes which last involved trips to boondocks of northern Afghanistan. Initially the S100 and SX230 HS appealed because of the GPS and the former's 24mm.

But on trying these alongside the G12 was a revelation.

The first two cameras were immediately considered by my wife to be too small for comfortable holding - yet she thought her primary concern was pocketability. The next revelation was that no viewfinder meant no dioptric adjustment, and not being able to comfortably see the LCD screen at normal distances. We haven't made the final decision yet - but it looks like a deal breaker. All the fantastic innovations and features of the S100 receding in significance compared with the discomfort and supreme inconvenience of putting on and off reading glasses...

Go on ebay and buy a Canon S70/80 and then wait until they make the perfect camera for your needs!

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2011 at 21:09 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Canon PowerShot S100 (182 comments in total)

Lens decentering seems to be common problem with quite a few cameras of late and what with the X10 white blob fault I wonder if the engineering quality is not as good as it was.
Are the manufacturers spending too much time and money on the electronics and forgetting how to actually build things, could Made in China have anything to do with it?

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2011 at 12:15 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Olympus PEN Mini review (112 comments in total)
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D R C: I still don't understand this small body big lens thing!

It will be interesting to see if the people who buy them also get an extra lens on two, or just use the one it came with on the day of purchase.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2011 at 15:08 UTC
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