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DualSystemGuy: A 2 year old processor, 3 year old camera, same screen technology they've been using for ages, and 23% increased thickness, yay! At least they dropped the price - looks like they are just trying to get rid of leftover old parts though.

I still don't think you are getting it. This is designed to be their cheap model. It's not designed to win a spec war.

The Samsung S3 is $600. That's like twice the price. I sure hope it has better tech!

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 21:40 UTC
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EskeRahn: (ignore this post please)

I refuse.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 21:34 UTC
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peter2013: This is nuts. How is the laptop any safer in the cargo hold? Bombs in cargo holds have brought down airliners before. What’s to stop a would-be terrorist from carrying his laptop on a flight from some other airport, like Logan or Heathrow? And who in their right mind would put expensive laptops and DSLRs in checked luggage? They grow legs there.

Seriously, Donald Trump must have a little timer on his desk that goes off after lunch. And he says, "Gosh, would you look at the time? It’s almost 2 o’clock and I haven’t done anything yet completely bat**** crazy today! Quick, where’s my Executive Order memo pad…?"

Exactly. We get a few lines in a news article and want to play CIA chief.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 21:09 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: A 2 year old processor, 3 year old camera, same screen technology they've been using for ages, and 23% increased thickness, yay! At least they dropped the price - looks like they are just trying to get rid of leftover old parts though.

I've been looking at Android tablets lately, and I can't find anything better for less money. A 32GB ipad Air 2 still goes for $400 new. It's incredible given the competition, even against Apple's own. Regardless of the age of the tech, it's still very competitive.

And if it had brand new tech, they wouldn't be pricing it at $330. It would be $599 to compete with Samsung's new S3 Tab. Not sure why you expect the latest at the lowest ever price. Does any brand do that?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 20:59 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: A 2 year old processor, 3 year old camera, same screen technology they've been using for ages, and 23% increased thickness, yay! At least they dropped the price - looks like they are just trying to get rid of leftover old parts though.

No different than with camera makers. The entry level model gets last years tech, but at a much cheaper price. If you want the latest and greatest, buy an ipad Pro.

$329 price at launch for a 10" iPad is pretty incredible.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 20:29 UTC

I can't see any adults wanting lenses with these colors.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 19:46 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (288 comments in total)
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Bhima78: Surprised it only earned Silver, as it looks to be the best camera for the money when you consider all the features and ecosystem. The EM5ii really only has Oly's excellent IBIS as a pro in its column against this (though there are other features that are a bit more niche, like the hi-res mode) yet it costs more money. The Sony is plagued by lack of native glass, and the Canon is a DSLR with a mediocre OVF.

For this price bracket of just under $1,000, the Fuji XT20 and the Panasonic G85 stand on the top of the heap, all things considered. That should have earned it a Gold imo.

Nearly every lens is overpriced, too large, mediocre or all of the above.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
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Bob Ell: So we need to begin the conversation on how best to stow cameras in checked luggage. Am I to assume that other items in ones kit such as lenses, will be included in the ban because newer lenses have electronics and electric motors etc.

You'd want a big hardshell, foam-lined case, like a Pelican or similar. And I'd look into luggage insurance for the full replacement amount.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 19:36 UTC
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rrccad: that's honestly going to be stupid crazy if they do that ban more wide spread. there's no way I'd fly with my laptop in the checked luggage. I'd honestly have to strip it down, remove the drives, etc before packing it into my luggage.

Encryption is moderately pointless given that in many countries you can be detained or denied entry if you don't supply passwords when asked.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 19:34 UTC
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JT26: I used to adore apple... Just bland announcements and behind the competition now. The one thing that keeps them current is their operating system which is slicker and quicker than others.

Well at $329 with that screen and processor, there's not much in the Android world that is competitive right now. The point of this "boring" iPad is obviously to compete on price.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (288 comments in total)
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Bhima78: Surprised it only earned Silver, as it looks to be the best camera for the money when you consider all the features and ecosystem. The EM5ii really only has Oly's excellent IBIS as a pro in its column against this (though there are other features that are a bit more niche, like the hi-res mode) yet it costs more money. The Sony is plagued by lack of native glass, and the Canon is a DSLR with a mediocre OVF.

For this price bracket of just under $1,000, the Fuji XT20 and the Panasonic G85 stand on the top of the heap, all things considered. That should have earned it a Gold imo.

It's true that there are a lot of E-mount lenses now, but there are few that are attractive. That's the difference.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
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klimbkat: So much for semi-pro or pro photography in Egypt, Morocco, etc. - I can't imagine anyone with serious gear checking their camera or laptop. What's the workaround - fly to an unrestricted location and then take a 3rd party flight?

Or fly non-direct.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 18:14 UTC
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daqk: No joke, looks like everyone has to get a phablet with dual or triple cam. :-(

Well, everyone on those 50 flights.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 18:10 UTC

I love the conspiracy theories. There are 102,000 flights per day, but obviously the government is trying to unfairly compete by inconveniencing passengers on 50 of those flights.

What a dastardly plot to increase airline profits by .002%!

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 18:02 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (288 comments in total)
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Arca45Swiss: Fuji has so many cameras I can't keep track of them all. But I'd buy the X100F over this one

The X100F is a great replacement for an XT-20 if you are someone that only wants to shoot 23mm 100% of the time.

But put a 56mm f1.2 or a 14mm on an XT-20 and it becomes a whole different camera. Not really comparable.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 16:35 UTC
On article GoPro to cut 270 jobs as part of restructuring effort (79 comments in total)
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digitallollygag: What is the main factor here, the Chinese knock-offs?

I'd blame overzealous expansion.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 19:49 UTC
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Aroart: Wow. I wonder what the approximate cash value was.. Hi end cinema lenses are usually $5,000- $30,000...

So $200,000 then. That's a pretty big heist.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 22:28 UTC
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Stollen1234: i Love Death valley area..the driver should get some Jail time ...

Jail time is always the answer in the U.S. That's why we have the highest incarceration rate per capita in the world. Much higher than even the countries we consider "scary".

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 16:38 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (375 comments in total)
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Cjhkgzz: Can anyone recommend to me an "old" camera from this lineup?
I am looking for a pocket carry but I am not interested in the 500 plus price tag most of these are commanding.

The G9 X is fairly modern and only $399 new. Either that or find a used RX100 II.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 18:05 UTC
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OlyPent: $1600 for a minimal element, ancient design lens? What next, $3000 for an achromat in a tube?

Is it German made?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 03:37 UTC
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