Maverick_

Maverick_

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Feb 28, 2004
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Professional photographer, journalist.

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clever idea, but not sure I want one, even though I like top end or unusual phones. The mobile device such as a phone or a tablet is the future of everything and it makes sense for Red to want to be a part of it. And if you can really be able to tag on a Canon lens, that's pretty wild, regardless of the gimmicky screen. They also get kudos for generating pre-sale buzz. Most users of mobile phones could not care less for complications, but it's possible that tiny percentage of pro photographers may get tempted by this device, however, if you have to carry a case of lenses with you then this device is no longer light and mobile, like Samsung or Apple, is it?

I actually think Google is on the right path with mobile cams, the future is just AI and not large lenses. Imagine a 12" tablet with 5 flat lenses on the back in a circle that can basically shoot believable DSLR and cinema images due to AI. : )

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 03:43 UTC as 9th comment
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princecody: Samsung S9 is better than iPhone X and Huawei Leica now?

Finally:
When Steve Jobs very cleverly came up with Think Different phrase, he really meant think the same be a conformist. Apple is the biggest marketing success story in recent history.

Most praise for Apple is paid for!!! Also Apple is a US company so American press are biased toward it and keep pumping the brand even though it's just subpar at best.

cheers,

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 23:49 UTC
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princecody: Samsung S9 is better than iPhone X and Huawei Leica now?

kmanmx
That's just marketing talk. Galaxy Note 8 which is what I have is the highest res super amoled on the market. I know you apple fan boys keep trying to justify paying thorough the nose for 2 year old technology. No one is buying it except for those who want to justify their purchase. Apple is about the brand, like Gucci and it's about showing it off and be one of the "cool" conformists.

Gerard Hoffnung
Honestly? Samsung is making an screen for apple that is better than their own flagship phone? Apple is the king of marketing! I give them that. But after Steve Jobs it's all downhill.

radphoto
Apple has dropped 50% of the iPhone X production volume. Due to lack of interest. That's all the data you need to know. Apple users are called iSheep for a reason. : )

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 23:48 UTC
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princecody: Samsung S9 is better than iPhone X and Huawei Leica now?

it seems the future of photography is going to be AI. I think future pro cameras will be just 12" tablets at 16:9 with 5 flat lenses on the back side. I think AI is going to make lens quality and sensor sizes eventually obsolete. two or three of the lenses will be fixed the others flexible and each one is programmed to offer a certain cinema camera look. I think you can even (eventually) use AI to make serious lighting obsolete. As long your subject is lit AI can give you any effect you want. Such as Gorden Willis, or Robert Richardson, It's all just there and you just punch it in. We already have all these features at our command in music production for a long time with sampling and pre-coded effects.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 23:35 UTC
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princecody: Samsung S9 is better than iPhone X and Huawei Leica now?

Not one bit. I am simply very tech savvy and know how things are made and where the value is and also when you compare stats iPhones can't even compare. Small batteries, low res screens, bad performance, decrease performance with age, very high price for a way subpar product. these are just facts. and add to that Apple doesn't make anything, all they have is two year old HTCs and Samsungs. Last time iPhone innovated was 10 years ago. that's all. Fact: Apple cut production of iPhone X by 50%. by half. Less and less people are fooled by the scam that is iPhone.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 22:09 UTC
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princecody: Samsung S9 is better than iPhone X and Huawei Leica now?

Samsung makes the iPhone X. Any samsung even a 5 year old is better than any iPhone. Apple doesn't make anything they're a design and marketing company. But mainly a marketing co. They are at the mercy of Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, and so on. All iPhones are two generations behind Samsungs. Always tiny batteries, poor performance, low rez lcd screens. iPhone X is a two year old Sammy.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 20:21 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)

I've been active on this site for almost twenty years. I had an account before this one for a couple of years as well. In the past two decades all aspects of our both visual and audio entertainment has changed. From how we consume music to movies and of course how we shoot images. Frankly, cell phone cameras have gotten so good I haven't shot with a real camera in a couple of years. Whether we like it or not mobile photography will totally dominate our industry. The future of photography is almost all mobile plus super pro gear only and all inbetweeners will fade. Also all cameras today have such good image quality that tests are becoming less of interest.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 19:14 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
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Maverick_: On a similar note, Gourmet Magazine just picked Peterbilt as the best Semi.

Ok. here's another one:
Print is dead in the US. So will be all consumer and mid-level cams. The future is just phone cams and pro grade.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 05:03 UTC

On a similar note, Gourmet Magazine just picked Peterbilt as the best Semi.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 23:35 UTC as 112th comment | 4 replies

OMG. this is so impressive. It's so good that seems like some kind of a April Fools joke. How is that even possible? Why do you wanna bother with a camera for any web use anymore or even some light commercial work. Bravo!

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 05:54 UTC as 23rd comment
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LessMirrored19: Lol they delayed the note 8 review just to say that the iPhone 8 plus is the best camera ever tested .. and they cannot give the note 8 better score than apple because they are payed ... I'm done with dxOMark

Apple is a Ponzi scheme. And this site and others like it are ruthlessly pro Apple, since they're on the payroll. I no longer take DPreviews comments as seriously as i used to and I've been visiting this site since 2001.

The future of photography is phone and pro grade only anyway. All inbetweeners will fade so this site's importance will diminish. Since any tech site can rate and review phone cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 15:52 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (362 comments in total)
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Cameracist: Choose one: A Samsung phone with a Samsung badge, or a Samsung phone with an Apple badge.

DarnGoodPhotos, my post wasn't directed at you. It was a general reply to the whole thread that my comment is included. However, sounds like you've never manufactured anything. There is no such a thing as an exact vs non-exact engineering. All engineering must be exact if you want it made. And engineering is just a "what should be," manufacturing is "all." That's why a Tata motors car will be dirt cheap and Merc will be very expensive, given the same exact engineering request. Apple deigns and so called engineering means nothing without top level manufacturing and experts at these plants that know how to adapt the "should be" into actual top level products. Manufacturing is everything!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 20:56 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (362 comments in total)
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Cameracist: Choose one: A Samsung phone with a Samsung badge, or a Samsung phone with an Apple badge.

Interesting to read Apple fanboy comments. Most of you are just venting since Apple hasn't been a leader in 10 years. Manufacturing is everything, engineering is just what should happen. You "engineer" a car on your computer and give it to 4 manufacturers in India, China, Japan and Germany and you'll get 4 totally different cars with different performances, final design, look, quality of paint, color, fit and finish and longevity. Anyone who thinks you just put some stuff on paper and it gets made, has never actually made anything. Samsung did Apple a favor to give them OLED after all these years of LCD screens. Just get over yourselves! :)

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 20:27 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (362 comments in total)
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fullstop: Time for DPR to write a Canon vs Nikon aricle to complete the stupidity of the "us vs them" game

Come on it's amusing. Like a fun reading that will not change anyone's opinion of the other phone. I still hate Apple, even though it's made by Samsung. Haha

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 18:10 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (362 comments in total)
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erotavlas: Wow its always Samsung vs Apple? Why not mention the Sony Xperia XZ Premium?? A true smartphone camera, which IMO trumps both these for less money.

Here are some points in favour of Sony Xperia XZ Premium - features that beat both Apple and Samsung latest phones.

- Sony has a 19MP camera which can record more detail and allow more cropping.
- Sony camera app gives users full manual control if needed
- Sony records at 960fps (Apple and Samsung only 240fps)
- Sony has an amazing 4K HDR display ~807ppi pixel density
- Sony has a 13MP front facing camera
- Sony has a head phone jack and can play High Resolution Audio
- Sony has the least bloatware - is closer to stock Android than Samsung
- Sony has dedicated camera button - take a picture without having to unlock the phone or launch the app, a must have IMO for a camera phone.

And iPhone X is not the first to have an HDR display, Sony beat them to it in more ways than one by making a 4K HDR display.

That's a good point, but the public is locked into those two brands. Samsung kicks ass though. Always a generation ahead.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 18:07 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (362 comments in total)
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JordanAT: Note on memory: The $930 version of the Note 8 comes with a 256GB uSD card and a wireless charger. Samsung is advertising a 128GB uSD and charger, but actual shipping units have been delivered with 256GB cards.

That's awesome. I have the Note 8 and can't wait to get the Samsung goodies.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 18:05 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (362 comments in total)
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(unknown member): After being burned by Apple, I will never touch their overpriced and under featured phones again!

I agree Apple is a Ponzi Scheme. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 18:01 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (362 comments in total)
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Daniel Stehura: The Best OS is and always has been APPLE.
Removing the headphone Jack was stupid. We don't need more Emf radiation
with wireless ear pods. Apple gets an F for that!
I get 1/2 Back on my 7+ so the upgrade is $$700 no BFD!
Who love's Androids? Punk Squids with money for POT.

Ribbit74, the lock screen ads are from downloaded apps and not Samsung lock screen feature.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 17:58 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (362 comments in total)
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Cameracist: Choose one: A Samsung phone with a Samsung badge, or a Samsung phone with an Apple badge.

This is true. Apple doesn't make anything, they are only a design and marketing company. They rely on Samsung, LG & Sony then Foxconn assembles the devices and ships them. iPhone X is made in part by Samsung. I think both cameras are made by Sony.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 17:48 UTC

are the days of solid, non-fragile, non-exploding phones over? The iPhone 7 is also exploding. Is it the quest for thinner and lighter?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 01:12 UTC as 7th comment | 5 replies
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