tkbslc

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cgarrard: How is this figure surprising?
"To get to that overall 26.6% drop, you have to account for the whopping 44.7% drop in compact camera shipments... a sad if not surprising figure"

Camera manufactures hardly make ANY compact cameras in comparison any more. Hard to sell them if they aren't on the market!

I agree, but which came first, drop in sales or drop in production?

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 04:50 UTC
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tedolf: We want a GM5 and some small, fast manual focus primes.

Don't need 20mp, 16mp is fine.

Hell, 12mp is fine! Just give us a really good ISO 1600.

Tedolph

We do?

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 23:34 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: They are still about $150 too expensive if they are hoping to sway the customer base who would otherwise buy the GoPro knockoffs from Amazon which are incredibly well reviewed and include more features than this, including 4K. There really isn't anything special about putting a cheap 1/2.3" sensor and a cheap lens in a tiny video camera with no video out and limited mounting options.

I can't see them swaying any smartphone users though. Smartphone video quality is already much better than this with better stabilization and easier editing/sharing. I think most people who use action cams are looking for a dedicated action cam, either for water use, harsh environments, or something they can easily mount on their helmet/bike/body, etc. Nobody is going to pull out a GoPro instead of their smartphone to capture a quick video of their child to send to Grandma.

I wish I was paid!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2018 at 23:12 UTC
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Arastoo Vaziri: This is silly. The whole point of shooting with a smartphone is simplicity. Square filters defeat this purpose. This gimmick will be bought by approximately three people.

Obviously we are going nowhere. Have a nice day.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2018 at 16:52 UTC
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h2k: This is presented as if there had never been a Gorillapod that can cling to things about as well.

But actually, there *had* been a Gorillapod around for a while.

I said, "as well". This looks more pleasant to use as a stick pod.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2018 at 22:06 UTC
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Arastoo Vaziri: This is silly. The whole point of shooting with a smartphone is simplicity. Square filters defeat this purpose. This gimmick will be bought by approximately three people.

I wasn't taking your 3 number literally, just that you were generalizing that all phone photographer only want the basics.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2018 at 22:04 UTC
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tkbslc: That looks pretty useful, actually!

I'm glad you can tell me my opinion. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2018 at 15:59 UTC
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h2k: This is presented as if there had never been a Gorillapod that can cling to things about as well.

But actually, there *had* been a Gorillapod around for a while.

Gorilla pod doesn't turn into a video handle, selfie stick as well.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2018 at 15:57 UTC
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andyus08: I was initially thinking that new Gopro Hero is better, but I see some places that sell Gopro Hero 5 with $250 or so. In that case, I'd get Gopro Hero 5 because it at least has 4k/30p. I only use gimbal, so EIS is not important to me if you say.

I'd like action cam without waterproof case and only Gopro Hero/Hero 5/Hero 6 offer that right now.

Sj7 star is pretty decent, but it's $170.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2018 at 15:54 UTC

That looks pretty useful, actually!

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 21:33 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies
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jaykumarr: I am unable to understand (literally) something here. A GD filter is supposed to cover 100 - 200% of front lens element /sensor coverage. We can slide it up and down as needed. But this filter they have shown is 500% size of front element, that means the only 20% of gradual effect is applied to the image. i.e. it is not gradual at all.

OR is this enough to create a gradual transition of light ?

I think it would be the opposite. Lens is so small that it only captures the graduation area.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 20:01 UTC
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Arastoo Vaziri: This is silly. The whole point of shooting with a smartphone is simplicity. Square filters defeat this purpose. This gimmick will be bought by approximately three people.

There are about a billion smartphones sold annually. That's not an exaggeration. You may be correct when speaking in averages, but even a niche group out of a 1,000,000,000 population can be very large.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 18:51 UTC
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xoio: Yet more Hipster Soy Boy crap.

Hipsters are buying Instax, not smartphone attachments.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 18:47 UTC
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hammarbytp: Interesting, but I'm pretty sure the same effect could be achieved with a square filter and a couple of elastic bands

I was going to say that would look silly, but so does a square filter holder on a phone!

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 18:46 UTC
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Dylthedog: The only filter needed these days is a polariser - just about any other can be digitally re-created in an app.

ND too though I guess - but I suspect they have limited uses on a phone for a number of reasons.

With most phones doing auto HDR already, that seems more useful than a somewhat limited GND filter.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 18:45 UTC
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andyus08: I was initially thinking that new Gopro Hero is better, but I see some places that sell Gopro Hero 5 with $250 or so. In that case, I'd get Gopro Hero 5 because it at least has 4k/30p. I only use gimbal, so EIS is not important to me if you say.

I'd like action cam without waterproof case and only Gopro Hero/Hero 5/Hero 6 offer that right now.

There really are not many knock-offs with good quality video. I just went through a load of youtube reviews trying to help a family member choose a cheap one, and I was pretty appalled how bad the video is from any of the $50-150 ones. And they all have glowing reviews on Amazon.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 18:23 UTC
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andyus08: I was initially thinking that new Gopro Hero is better, but I see some places that sell Gopro Hero 5 with $250 or so. In that case, I'd get Gopro Hero 5 because it at least has 4k/30p. I only use gimbal, so EIS is not important to me if you say.

I'd like action cam without waterproof case and only Gopro Hero/Hero 5/Hero 6 offer that right now.

The session 5 was a better value at $199, I think. It lacks a screen, but has much better specs otherwise and doesn't need a waterproof case.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 16:16 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: They are still about $150 too expensive if they are hoping to sway the customer base who would otherwise buy the GoPro knockoffs from Amazon which are incredibly well reviewed and include more features than this, including 4K. There really isn't anything special about putting a cheap 1/2.3" sensor and a cheap lens in a tiny video camera with no video out and limited mounting options.

I can't see them swaying any smartphone users though. Smartphone video quality is already much better than this with better stabilization and easier editing/sharing. I think most people who use action cams are looking for a dedicated action cam, either for water use, harsh environments, or something they can easily mount on their helmet/bike/body, etc. Nobody is going to pull out a GoPro instead of their smartphone to capture a quick video of their child to send to Grandma.

So defective junk from China is somehow better than paying for a quality product?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 03:07 UTC

It the pencil actually useful for photo editing? Wondering if it's worth swapping out my base iPad from last year, which is fine otherwise.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 01:51 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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jadot: I'm fairly out of touch when it comes to action cams, I know, but I can't really see the difference between this and the Hero 5 or 6. Battery life? IQ? Audio? If there's not much in it then why are they keeping the older/more expensive models in the line-up?

Can you help me out?

NM

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 23:19 UTC
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