KonstantinosK

KonstantinosK

Lives in Greece Florina, Macedonia, Greece
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Oct 7, 2011

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Awesome

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 20:22 UTC as 13th comment
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Gesture: Here is one area where camera OEMs could compete and thrive-unless the waterproof smartphone arrives, if it hasn't already.

@nekrosoft13 I mentioned Sony just because I happen to own one. Mine has worked faultlessly since 2012 and I've used it in torturing conditions, including swimming and snorkeling with it. When I'm going SUP, it's the only item I don't keep in my drybag, I just strap it on the deck instead and it gets all the waves. In the end of the day it needs a good wash in the kitchen sink to remove salt and sand and it's good to go. I'm sure there are great rugged phones from other manufacturers too.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 05:40 UTC
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KonstantinosK: Probably the best in class, but still with a tiny sensor and it shows, so no thanks. There have been rugged smartphones for a few years now and they do almost just as good for the occasional photo on the beach, while snorkeling or canoing. In a dedicated camera I'd happily sacrifice some or all zoom for a bigger sensor, at least 1/1.7". Olympus should make a "Tough" version of the very good XZ-1 or XZ-2. Or, even better, Sony should make a rugged camera with 1" sensor, even with no zoom. There is a void in the market in this category, with the only option for the enthusiast being the expensive Leica X-U.

@Karroly Like I said, there is a rugged APS-C camera with a fixed fast prime. The thing is, it says "Leica" on it. Maybe you would like to check its price.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 21:49 UTC
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Gesture: Here is one area where camera OEMs could compete and thrive-unless the waterproof smartphone arrives, if it hasn't already.

@necrofrost13 I don't know of any rugged smartphone capable to go to such depth. Maybe there is, but I don't know. Anyhow, in this gallery I didn't see any pics at such depths. But if one wants a smartphone to be used without fear of the sand or water on the beach or on the river, then there are some good options in the market. Maybe they don't shoot RAW but then you don't have to carry an extra dedicated camera with you. A few years ago I sold my Pana FT-3 because I was appalled at its image quality and because I could use my rugged phone in most tough occasions (with equally bad results, but hey...)

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 21:45 UTC
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Gesture: Here is one area where camera OEMs could compete and thrive-unless the waterproof smartphone arrives, if it hasn't already.

@Ribbit Rugged smartphones can be used underwater or with wet hands. My 2012 Sony Acro S sure can. I snorkel with it and submerged it many times for a few seconds down to 1,5 m to take pictures. Still functions faultlessly. I'm sure newer rugged smartphones can do even better.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 21:38 UTC
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Gesture: Here is one area where camera OEMs could compete and thrive-unless the waterproof smartphone arrives, if it hasn't already.

It has arrived, a long time ago.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 14:10 UTC

Probably the best in class, but still with a tiny sensor and it shows, so no thanks. There have been rugged smartphones for a few years now and they do almost just as good for the occasional photo on the beach, while snorkeling or canoing. In a dedicated camera I'd happily sacrifice some or all zoom for a bigger sensor, at least 1/1.7". Olympus should make a "Tough" version of the very good XZ-1 or XZ-2. Or, even better, Sony should make a rugged camera with 1" sensor, even with no zoom. There is a void in the market in this category, with the only option for the enthusiast being the expensive Leica X-U.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 14:09 UTC as 38th comment | 22 replies
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (390 comments in total)

Probably the best plug-in package for PP.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 15:44 UTC as 208th comment
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (666 comments in total)

You can't have it all.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 21:04 UTC as 70th comment
On article Fantastic footage of fjords with the DJI Mavic Pro (55 comments in total)

I want a drone.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 20:55 UTC as 5th comment
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)

Changing a system is not an interesting topic, in my opinion. Why change when someone has already invested a big chunk of money in an already good and proven system? Just for the sake of changing? On the other hand, a new buyer has less to care about. You want bright tele lenses for sports or wildlife? Go to Canon and Nikon. For most other occasions the Sony system will do just fine. Although I'm sure it will get bright tele lenses eventually. Sony's commitment to pro grade support remains to be seen.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 13:26 UTC as 142nd comment

It looks good too.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 15:37 UTC as 56th comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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DFPanno: Amazing addition to the Alpha system.

Looking forward to some of these features being included in the upcoming A7R III.

Yeah, the joystick, the battery, the dual card slots and the EVF.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 23:40 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)

Sony keeps on turning the camera world upside down. Amazing.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 23:36 UTC as 138th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)

A new model with fewer megapixels than its predecessor. Just wow.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 19:06 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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Revenance: RIP Nikon, adapt or die

Legacy is nice, what there is now though is far more important .

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 18:41 UTC
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daleeight: Good for overall status, but how does Sony look in the professional world... where professionals who really demand equipment that works and stays working... like sports shooters?

Those photogs can still go to Nikon and Canon. What percentage of the buying market are the professionals? Sony will eat to that market more and more anyway.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 18:05 UTC

Great for Sony, I'm really glad because it's the brand that offered the most forward thinking and game changing products in recent years. Are there any global stats available?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 18:02 UTC as 153rd comment | 1 reply

We know when subject tracking is important. Subject tracking matters maybe in about 1% of my photography. But hey.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 13:51 UTC as 48th comment
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (783 comments in total)
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Aroart: The F stands for fourth what are they going to do for fifth..

They could name it P for "phiphth"

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 14:09 UTC
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