Charlie Jin

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

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Lots of magnets... Wouldn't it damage USB hard drives?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 14:23 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1181 comments in total)

I am wondering about the "ergonomics" of Sony cameras in general, which dpreview never considers. It's mostly "menu-driven" which I really hate. Can you change/switch to other modes/settings instantly using left and right hands for control buttons ? Or do you have to look at the screen, turn the dials, select the functions and/or click on the screen to do what you want to do ? I am concerned because this camera does not have any control button on the left side. This means that you can do only limited number of things with right hand only and for others you have to dig into the screen menus.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 11:32 UTC as 44th comment | 13 replies
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1255 comments in total)
In reply to:

racunseen: My overall score is 73%, because it is crippled camera. Canon crippling strategy is unfair and i cant support this greedy thinking.

Looks like, these days, a camera is crippled if it does not satisfy 4K video implementation. BTW, I don't have a computer, software, or storage to handle 4K video properly. Am I crippled ?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 15:32 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1255 comments in total)
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dansclic: Buying a camera with 10 pros and eleven cons is nonsense

But only 4 of the eleven are photography-related.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 15:28 UTC

Suddenly, the pictures from Leica camera look much better~! They have more distictive Leica-characteristics.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 03:52 UTC as 111th comment | 3 replies

If someone makes 24mm, 35mm, 85mm tripple lens camera, I will switch from iPhone.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 16:23 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
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John Arenas: Looks like a product trying to help a bunch of empty people find meaning. So what's new?

The new version also helps(?) meaningful people finding emptiness.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 11:01 UTC

Can’t your “friend” have some private life of his/her own?

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 12:40 UTC as 23rd comment
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GarysInSoCal: Do the math boys... Google 'Sony Net Worth'... its 77 Billion... 'Samsung Net Worth'... its $216 Billion. Looks like Samsung could buy and sell Sony 3 times... LOL! The money talks while suckers walk... ;)

Leica’s net worth is 0.4 billion. So, according to your math, Samsung should have come up better cameras than Leica years ago...

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 06:48 UTC
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Charlie Jin: There is a strong reason why we should (upgrade?) from dslr to smartphone. From free SnapSeed the so many cheap and excellent photograpgy apps~!

The quality of photos and the the results that those apps produce are so nice that no raw processing is needed. Someone even printed one of my smartphone photos at an exhibition (which I allowed , but I didn’t see it)

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 04:46 UTC

There is a strong reason why we should (upgrade?) from dslr to smartphone. From free SnapSeed the so many cheap and excellent photograpgy apps~!

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 02:02 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies

Looks like it’s the same product that is getting not so good reviews in Amazon.com (under the name of Ztylus). The question is, how come they get products out through Amazon first, and then later introduce in the Kickstarter? And in Amazon, it’s cheaper and you can return it if you don’t like it.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 23:06 UTC as 15th comment
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Charlie Jin: Flower recognition had been available using a smartphone browser from http://daum.net years ago. Google is implementing this feature in a worse way. I don’t want my phone to have codes/database to do this. Google AI is actually anti-AI.

In http://daum.net , click on the microphone icon on the right side of the search text field. Then four options appear. One of them is (looks like) flower icon. Click on the flower icon, then camera app pops up. Then take a picture of the flower which you want to know the name of ----> It was that way at least two years ago. Looks like this has been changed during the time. I have not used this feature for quite a while. Now, it is asking for the daum app to be installed in order to do this.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 13:38 UTC

Flower recognition had been available using a smartphone browser from http://daum.net years ago. Google is implementing this feature in a worse way. I don’t want my phone to have codes/database to do this. Google AI is actually anti-AI.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 08:01 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Samsung would say, “We knew it years ago”...

BTW, I heard that Samsung’s new S9 got the best DXO score, now taking No1 spot, followed by no 2 google’s pixel... Not sure why this is not a news in dpr...

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 16:10 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Pyeongchang 2018: Photos from the final week (11 comments in total)

Wow, outstanding pictures... 👍 Amazing how they captured such moments...👏

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 05:17 UTC as 4th comment
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winkalman: If only there were any current phone options with a single, bigger sensor rather than 3 small terrible ones.

Bigger sensor means bigger lens elements. 1" sensor means 5 times bigger lens elements than 1/2.5 " size. And I don't believe that Apple or Samsung will make their smartphones 5 times thicker than the current models just because of the camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 04:03 UTC
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Charlie Jin: My previous (fully charged) iPhone 7 Plus ran out of battery power 5 minute after I took it out from my pocket in last January. I don't think that it will work in Annapurna.

Inside the pocket, It had 100%. As far as iPhone remains in good temperature it works OK. When I warmed it up inside my pocket for a while I was able to boot it up but batter was like 5% or so. I had to recharge. When you take pictures using iPhone In cold winter weather, you have to be ready for everything (frame, etc...) and take the picture very quickly in a few seconds and then bring it back to the warm pocket. Otherwise, it will drain very quickly.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 02:01 UTC

My previous (fully charged) iPhone 7 Plus ran out of battery power 5 minute after I took it out from my pocket in last January. I don't think that it will work in Annapurna.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 08:49 UTC as 147th comment | 2 replies
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)
In reply to:

Charlie Jin: I had iPhone 6 Plus, and then upgraded to 7 plus (mainly because of the dual lens). Unfortunately I dropped 7 plus from a 25th floor by mistake, and I had to watch it falling and hear the crashing sound :-(
Leaving the regrets behind, I immediately bought iPhone X, which was a great mistake. I should have bought iPhone 8 Plus or 7 plus. iPhone X is really annoying in every way. It is anti-ergonomic. I am not sure whether I would ever get used to this stupid device.

If you liked the big screens of iPhone 6/7 plus, let me say this - iPhone X is like putting two iPhone 4 screens up and down. And I just want the home button back. Everything is so ugly and unnatural. The quality of my mobile life became so low, which probably will probably improve my real life. But for my next iPhone upgrade will be iPhone 8 Plus (or 9 plus if it is available). 7 plus camera was good enough.

@falconeyes
Removing the bezel was achieved years ago by Samsung. As a matter of fact, Apple did not have the capability of remove almost completely as Samsung did. And Samsung still have bigger screen with bazel completely removed. But technology blah blah aside, I like having some margins around the screen (not to big but reasonable spaced). I think that 7/8 plus and previous Samsung Note models are perfect.

The really annoying stupidity of iPhone X ( I am almost certain that Apple engineers are idiots) - whenever I put iPhone X into my pocket it turns ON, since I had "tapping on the phone ..." setting on (just slight touch around the screen make the phone awake). I know I could turn it off, but if I do so, it's almost useless to use the Face ID and swipe up (in this case, it is better to use the home button with finger recognition - just one touch and it's done !).

I am amazed by the people who love to use devices "just because" it is a technology wonder.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 02:27 UTC
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