Prognathous

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They could have put an APS-C or FF sensor on this thing for even more marketing buzz (with exactly the same image quality).

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2021 at 22:25 UTC as 34th comment
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Cheng Bao: What's the purpose? since if user is rooting the device, warranty already voided, so no support cost involve

is it to prevent device accidentally records who is rooting device?

@NoSasaeng - if rooting the device is proven to not cause a malfunction, the warranty should not be voided, but two issues still remain:

1. Investigating if rooting caused the malfunction takes time, so there are additional associated costs with it. This is outside the scope of what the manufacturer offers, so the costs should be paid by the customer.
2. Fixing an issue in a device that behaves differently is also more costly than a vanilla one. Here too the customer should pay for the additional costs if they wish to root the device.

Ideally rooting should not only be allowed, it should come as a manufacturer option. I wouldn't mind paying another 50 USD or so to get a phone that it rooted by the manufacturer and is offered with full support for this configuration.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2021 at 09:17 UTC
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Prognathous: Really silly of DJI to leave out RAW support. It costs them nothing to include it.

RAW is not a special technology. There's less expertise and know-how in this feature than in processing JPEG images. RAW is available for many years in all entry level cameras, and there's nothing about this feature that impact sales for this market.

DJI omitting RAW may push some customers toward higher end models (I doubt it, if there are no other significant gains), but it also makes their low end products look crippled and less attractive to customers (like me) who are in no rush to buy. My perception is that (like with entry level cameras in the past), it's just a matter of waiting a little longer until this feature is available in all drones. I could be wrong, but I don't mind waiting.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2021 at 12:35 UTC
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Prognathous: Really silly of DJI to leave out RAW support. It costs them nothing to include it.

Deliberately crippling lower end models doesn't push customers to the higher end models, it pushes them to the competition. DJI enjoys relatively limited competition, so they can screw their customers, but it will end eventually.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 05:59 UTC

Really silly of DJI to leave out RAW support. It costs them nothing to include it.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2021 at 21:54 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies

Better than DxO DeepPRIME? I'll believe it when I see it...

Link | Posted on May 19, 2021 at 18:35 UTC as 35th comment

Very sensible product management decision to bring the brilliance of DeepPRIME to users who want to stay with their current RAW conversion software. I just hope that DxO can market it better than PhotoLab. It doesn't matter how good the software is if people don't hear about it or don't bother to try it.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2021 at 02:32 UTC as 70th comment | 2 replies
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Vladyslav Kosulin: I would not consider sensor smaller that 1" for 4K video, and not really interested in HD.

Not yet, but it's only a matter of time. Drones with a 1" sensor that weigh 250g or less are coming. It's probably only a matter of using a slower lens and working on better marketing, now that consumers are trained to check the maximum f-stop in the specs but don't yet understand sensor size.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2021 at 07:03 UTC

So this drone is basically a Mini 2, but without the reputation and brand recognition of DJI and for the same amount of money? What a compelling sales pitch.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2021 at 04:22 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Pentax K-3 Mark III initial review (878 comments in total)
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Prognathous: I wonder what's behind Pentax decision to prefer a fixed LCD over the unique and excellent design of the K1 screen?

Thanks for explaining this iso rivolta. I hope they didn't lose too many customers over this decision, because personally I wouldn't buy any interchangeable lens camera with a fixed screen. At the very least it needs to tilt up. Then again, I'm not in the market for a $2000 body, and probably never will be.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2021 at 15:54 UTC
On article Pentax K-3 Mark III initial review (878 comments in total)

I wonder what's behind Pentax decision to prefer a fixed LCD over the unique and excellent design of the K1 screen?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2021 at 22:21 UTC as 240th comment | 5 replies

Did Ricoh/Pentax lay off most of its R&D and forgot to tell the world?

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2021 at 09:49 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

PhotoLab 4 is fantastic and I practically always enable DeepPRIME. This feature alone is worth the asking price, but the software is great in many other ways.

It's a huge miss though that there's no support for smartphones. I'm sure it would make a huge difference with the puny output of these sensors, and many would be willing to pay for it.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2021 at 14:43 UTC as 104th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 review (941 comments in total)

Say it loud: "pee... dee... ei... ef..."

One more time!

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2021 at 12:50 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

I love Pentax, but this is embarrassing.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2021 at 21:21 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies

Such a missed opportunity For Pentax to not weather-seal these lenses. They are already optically superb, so these changes aren't likely to be a significant deal maker over the previous generation.

Also, I didn't expect to see releases of screw-driven AF lenses in 2021. Not a major issue given the small size of these lenses, unless one needs silent operation.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2021 at 22:42 UTC as 82nd comment | 5 replies
On article Sony a1 review (2588 comments in total)
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Prognathous: Looks great, but I have to wonder why Sony implemented a simple tilt screen and not the much more flexible one in their A99/A77 series cameras, with the primary benefit of supporting vertical shooting.

@Francis Sawyer - how is a viewfinder a replacement for a tilt screen? With the screen you can position the camera where it'll be very hard or impossible to use a viewfinder.

@Eric Hensel - the A99/A77 design also remains in line with the lens. Check it out.

@entoman - shooting verticals is actually something you do when you shoot stills, not videos.

@RGBCMYK - the A99/A77 design doesn't use a side hinge and as long as you shoot horizontals it has two modes - one where it works the same as a regular tilt screen, the other where it can be rotated face in to protect the screen and to facilitate waist level shooting with a simple flick of the screen downwards. In addition to these two modes, when you want to shoot verticals (a stills-only need mind you) it's at least an option, but requires an extra twist of the screen.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2021 at 03:54 UTC
On article Sony a1 review (2588 comments in total)

Looks great, but I have to wonder why Sony implemented a simple tilt screen and not the much more flexible one in their A99/A77 series cameras, with the primary benefit of supporting vertical shooting.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2021 at 20:09 UTC as 379th comment | 5 replies

An APS-C camera with these specs and at $1200 can make sense, even if it's a DSLR.

Similarly a full Frame camera at $2000 can make sense.

An APS-C camera at $2000 (this Pentax K3 Mk III) doesn't make sense, especially considering it's a DSLR, a type of camera that most people who spend this much no longer want.

I'm rooting for Pentax, but I think they lost the plot.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2020 at 09:20 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies

This is about as silly as other titanium-fetish products I see on sites like drop.com, including titanium dice, comb, spinner, flask, chopsticks and straws. None of these need to be made with titanium, but hey, it's an easy way to get people to pay a lot more.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2020 at 21:22 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
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