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seloo: The price of this camera will be sky high.

It may even be astronomical!

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 13:33 UTC
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Sarman 2525: On a related note, everyone should sit under the stars on a clear night and count how many satellites go by in a hour, It used to be a rare sight.

Here north of Pittsburgh PA, I can see satellites from dusk to 3AM. Probably longer but I fell asleep. I was well into the 30's in my count.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 13:29 UTC
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mikegt: It is probable that the Canon R5 will suffer from heat problems shooting at 8K unless they incorporate a cooling fan. Here are the facts:

1. 8K has four times the number of pixels to process as 4K, and it is well-known that many cameras that shoot 4K end up over-heating on long takes or in a hot climate.

2. The R5 is supposed to have in-body stabilization ("IBIS"). For this to work the sensor has to be "free floating" on a moving mount which makes it impossible to attach either a heavy heat sink or heat pipes to the sensor.

So either they need to use a cooling fan (with the associated noise and reduced battery life) or the sensor and associated processing components will eventually become too hot to continue operating at 8K, forcing the camera to shut down.

This will be Canon's first camera to have IBIS on a full-frame sensor and first one to support 8K video as well. To expect miracles from Canon's first full frame stabilized sensor is just unrealistic.

Thoughts R Us, and once again, you are curiously absent of any credentials whatsoever yet still manage a feigned sense of technical superiority. It's painfully obvious that you don't know what you don't know.

By all means if you have information showing the panacea to this problem do share, but I, as well as others, will not be surprised when you come back with another ad hominem attack with no technical backing, let alone background.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2020 at 16:16 UTC
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photoaddict: It's hilarious how people think this is censorship or ministry of truth when in reality, the bigger issue is the misinformation being spread all over the internet passing as "truth" when they have not bothered to verify the data leading people to make wrong decisions based on misinformation. The big problem is how people want to believe their own biases than to believe what data shows.

I'd rather have facts, not hocus pocus, pseudoscience, fake news, and so on.

Did you believe the news when they told you for two years Trump colluded with the Russians and tried to cover it up?

No of course not, that would be stupid...

Link | Posted on May 9, 2019 at 02:01 UTC
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Songsteel: There is a real problem that these platforms are trying to solve in their own way, regardless of what your political view points might be. Not sure that people are fully aware of the chaos that happens behind the scenes at these social companies.

Destin Sandlin from "Smarter Every Day" made these very unbiased, factual interviews with some of the heads of these social platforms to discuss the problem of attacks on/through social media. I recommend everybody watch them and then make an opinion based on an actual understanding of what they are combating on a second by second basis that you don't see or pay attention too.

Intro & Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PGm8LslEb4
Twitter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-1RhQ1uuQ4
Facebook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY_NtO7SIrY

Sure, what they say sounds great. But, much like all the other programs democrats come up with, they usually do exactly the opposite of what they state. For example, everybody's favorite fascist Zuckerberg just hacked a bunch of conservative commentators off FB, but magically, none of the clowns on the left were touched. Just to add insult to injury, Kermit also tagged farrakhan as a right winger, which is probably the most retarded thing said to date.

Personally, I'm looking forward to both platforms going into the digital ash heep of history.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2019 at 01:55 UTC
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doady: Photo I uploaded to Instagram today only got 4 likes, which is 1/3 or 1/4 of usual. Try to look at another user's photos, it stops loading new photos at a certain point.

Instagram has been constantly logging my off in browser for over a week now, so this is just ongoing technical problems.

Btw, haters of social media probably shouldn't make DPReview accounts and post in the comment sections on news articles and in the forums. Hypocrites.

I think the people who have a particular distaste/distrust of SM are seeing a much bigger picture. When the SM giants decide to start censoring speech they disagree with, while turning a conspicuously blind eye to 'acceptable' speech with little to no recourse of action. THAT is the plague that irritates most, including myself. People in the UK may have rolled over, given up and bowed down to the state censoring what they can and can't say, but here in America we can and do regularly tell you where you can stick it.

Once again, telling the SM giants to stick it where the sun doesn't shine is the point.

Does SM serve a universal good purpose? Yes it does, connecting people of similar interests and old friends is fine, as long there aren't any favorites in the interests.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2019 at 05:33 UTC
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Flat Earther: I love these infomercials where a bunch of well dressed business/marketing people pretend to work while moving their fingers on screen to show the latest well-designed graphs and charts of nothing. Very productive indeed.

Lol... oh, you know a couple of project managers then?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 03:58 UTC

Awesome, pay less to have google spy on all of your stuff...

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 03:56 UTC as 6th comment
On article Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds (413 comments in total)
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davids8560: So much push-back going on here that it looks like the force of law will be required to get everyone on board.

Maybe it can read an arm tattoo to identify the photographer too.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 13:06 UTC
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mclaren777: Poor Android. :(

Yeah, that's disappointing. I guess the iSheep needed something new to play with.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 13:59 UTC
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maccam: DPR needs a GoPro forum


Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 13:57 UTC
On article GoPro's poor holiday sales lead to staff layoff (114 comments in total)

For all the people getting butthurt over 105 employees getting the ax, by their own numbers of 5-10 million, you do realize that's on average $47-95K per person, right?

There is more competition in the market from clones to completely different camera technologies entirely like 360fly and the like, it's a normal evolution in business. They made hay when the sun was shinning, so now they need to sharpen their tools and get back to work for the next round of innovation.

Or wrap it up and call it quits. I'm betting on the innovation side.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 13:51 UTC as 6th comment
On article GoPro's poor holiday sales lead to staff layoff (114 comments in total)
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Sangster: This was a company carefully groomed by private equity to be off loaded to the public near the top of the product cycle.


Um... what's the difference? Investing has the risk of losing your principal. You'd like to think it would only go up, but reality dictates otherwise.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
On photo Grandpa's tractor wasn't... in the My Memory Has Just Been Sold challenge (4 comments in total)

Just out of curiosity, you don't live in the Butler area do you? There is a model like this one under a bard paddock that I pass everyday on my way to work. Just wondering if it's the same machine!

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2010 at 17:10 UTC as 2nd comment
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