Charlie Jin

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Joined on Mar 27, 2008

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On article Sony Xperia XZ scores 87 in DxOMark Mobile testing (35 comments in total)

So, we can safely assume that the new Sony HX-350 camera's image quality would be worse than Samsung Galaxy S7 phone camera... Interesting that image quality from a cell phone is better than that from a huge "real" camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 01:41 UTC as 8th comment
On article Camera+ updated for dual-cam compatibility and Raw (14 comments in total)
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fullstop: Try Pro Camera more expensive but better https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/procamera./id694647259?mt=8

ProCamera is a lot like Sony. You always have to go through menu. For example, to switch from 1x to 2x you have to do it using a menu. And many other usual things also. I dont't like this app at all. I bought it, but I never use it. If you are a Sony person, them maybe this can be a good one. A lot of goodies "in the menu".

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 23:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (166 comments in total)

It looks so stupid to take a selfie using a camera with such a huge lens attached. No one will buy it for a selfie. I don't think that this camera has any place in the market. Sony a5100 is the way to go.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 15:25 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
On article Next level: iPhone 7 Plus camera review (186 comments in total)

I upgraded to iphone 7 plus, experimented for a week. My previous phones were ... Note 2 -> iphone 6. Using the two phone I took more than 30,000 pictures. My conclusion after some experiment is: "All I need is iPhone 7 Plus and SnapSeed". This is just another beginning of the process of removal of 1" sensor high-end cameras such as Sony 100 series from the markets. And it's only going to be better every year. You won't need a Sony RX100 for casual photography and printing in reasonably good quality.
I also use it for document capturing using MicroSoft Office Lens and thanks to 12 M pixel , 3G memory and faster processor, it' actually completely enjoyable to use. And thanks to 50mm, I can take pictures of presentation in further distance.
But the real value would be the Software. Photos app automatically does the organization of photos - by places, date, faces. I can even create a movie out of pictures with just a single button and share.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 04:09 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

The camera faked the mother nature in the first place since it lacks the dymaic range. Later technlolgies try to compensate it. Especially when the image is completely blown out, there is no reason why we have to oppose. So, fake done by the camera is OK? And fixing the fake done by camera is not OK ?

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 03:39 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (416 comments in total)

Camera is supposed to be just simple. We adjust aperture, shutter speed, and in digital, ISO. And if slight automation is needed, exposure compensation(+/-). I have went through various several Sony cameras for last several years, and I feel that Sony is a genius in making this simple process so complex, confusing, uncomfortable, and unergonomic. By the time I set up the right exposure, the moment is gone. Eventually, I gave up and I use the "the last Sony in my life" simply as a "Aperture Priority-Only Camera".

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 05:15 UTC as 98th comment | 7 replies
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Charlie Jin: The reason why Sony insists $3300 price tag is that Sony knows its loyal customers are not smart. They are buying at $2600 even though Canon's is $1900. So, why not just increase even more? They will be still buying anyway ;-)

I was right. They will be still buying anyway. Sony should have priced it at $3900 ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 16:46 UTC

The reason why Sony insists $3300 price tag is that Sony knows its loyal customers are not smart. They are buying at $2600 even though Canon's is $1900. So, why not just increase even more? They will be still buying anyway ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 08:35 UTC as 11th comment | 8 replies
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Charlie Jin: I think that it is a matter of view point. They would call it "redistribution", not robbery.

Since poor people's lives are robbed by rich people, it is natural that they would feel robbed resources need to be redistributed.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 06:03 UTC

I think that it is a matter of view point. They would call it "redistribution", not robbery.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 02:30 UTC as 109th comment | 5 replies

White Theme looks prettier and maybe good for marketing, but Dark Theme is easier on my eyes, saves my laptop's battery. Also, it sort of symbolically represents the "Dark Room" tradition of photography. So, I switched back to the Dark Theme.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 01:23 UTC as 134th comment
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (263 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: It should have been at least F2. Or better F1.8. With F2.8 ... I mean... You don't want to pay this amount of money. I'd rather use iPhone 6+.

If you want being small, there is always Sony. In fact, I already have Sony A5300, which is cheaper, smaller and better than Fuji X70. Try Sony A5300. You'll find that Fuji X70 is nowhere. Just being small is not enough in this very competitive market (besides, X70 is not that competitive in this department either). You have to be excel to be attractive. Making a mini-Leica Q would be very attractive. But alas, X70 doesn't have a viewfinder. The lens is so slow. I would rather stay where I am - either I would use iPhone or A5300. There is no reason why someone would choose X70. I mean why ?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (373 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Good try, Fuji. But still a complete lackluster.
I hope that the next version is like "mini" Leica Q,
which means, built-in view finder and at least F2.0 lens.
I wouldn't mind the size being slightly bigger and/or
more expensive, in that case.
X70 is closer to smart phone cameras rather than Leica Q.

Not only X100T is considerably bigger (at least for me), the WCL makes it even ridiculous. That is probably, for the people who takes 35mm most of the time (and once in a while you attach WCL - even then I wouldn't bring WCL separately - the key point of this kind of cameras is that you don't carry multiple lenses). Besides, the total price is going to be like $1600, which I think is the worst choice one can make.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 22:43 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (373 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Good try, Fuji. But still a complete lackluster.
I hope that the next version is like "mini" Leica Q,
which means, built-in view finder and at least F2.0 lens.
I wouldn't mind the size being slightly bigger and/or
more expensive, in that case.
X70 is closer to smart phone cameras rather than Leica Q.

That's 35mm. Not wide enough for general purpose. And a little too big. Make it 28mm F2 (F1.8 would be great though) and a little bit smaller (I think that they can do that, having seen how Sony makes their cameras), then it would be a perfect "mini" Leica Q, in which case I will definitely buy one.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 23:00 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (373 comments in total)

Good try, Fuji. But still a complete lackluster.
I hope that the next version is like "mini" Leica Q,
which means, built-in view finder and at least F2.0 lens.
I wouldn't mind the size being slightly bigger and/or
more expensive, in that case.
X70 is closer to smart phone cameras rather than Leica Q.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 10:52 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies

I don't need ( actually I don't want) 20 Mega pixels for the pictures I take using smartphones. It's just a waste of memory space, battery, transfer time, and time to process 20M. 12M is very appropriate for the purpose and quality of the pixel is the way to go. Good Job, Samsung.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 11:08 UTC as 25th comment | 5 replies
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Thorfinn: Sorry,
for something like USD 80 I can talk to my local saddler or shoemaker craftsman, choose whatever leather I want (fx. same as the Jensen Interceptor Interior), feel it, smell it ...
Sometimes marketing costs eats real craftsmenship.

If you make the copy, it's in violation. Of course, you can design your own, but it will probably go through trial and error, which will eventually costs you more money and time. That is why we pay and purchase the product (the idea and design).

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 09:50 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (618 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Why does anyone think they need exposure compensation in M mode? Think about it.....

But disabling it seems pedantic.

That is why I suggested the name of "Semi-Manual" mode ;-) BTW, in Pentax, can you use Exposure Compensation in TAv ?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:56 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (618 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Why does anyone think they need exposure compensation in M mode? Think about it.....

But disabling it seems pedantic.

I think that this should be a separate, "Semi Manual" mode, in which the concept of "ISO" does not exist. You just adjust aperture and shutter speed manually, and the camera will adjust the rest appropriately, and you can control the adjustment using the exposure compensation.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 14:22 UTC
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