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On article OnePlus 5 camera review (84 comments in total)

I think that any smartphone review should consider user privacy as in:


Chris Moore, the owner of a UK-based security and tech blog, recently published an article demonstrating that OnePlus has been gathering his personal information and transmitting them without his permission. He noticed an unfamiliar domain while completing the SANS Holiday Hack Challenge and decided to further examine it. He found that the domain – – had essentially been collecting his private device and user data and transmitting them to an Amazon AWS instance, all without his permission.

The data that OnePlus is accessing ranges from device information like the phone’s IMEI, serial number, cellular number, MAC address, mobile network name, IMSI prefix, and wireless network ESSID and BSSID to user data like reboot, charging, screen timestamps as well as application timestamps.

[article from Android Authority]

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 06:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On article New product overview videos: Sony a9 and FE lenses (128 comments in total)
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Mike CH: Sponsored content? On a review site?


This site has very few ads, relative to many others. It could be much worse, stop bitching and enjoy the site.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 02:16 UTC
On article New product overview videos: Sony a9 and FE lenses (128 comments in total)
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Mike CH: Sponsored content? On a review site?


The other option would be a subscription fee. Which would you prefer? At least it is clearly labeled "sponsored" as opposed to many other sites.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 17:03 UTC

Hopefully this will nudge Olympus out of their stupor!

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 20:21 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies

"Absolutely, positively never try this yourself. By all accounts, this flight was highly illegal and DPReview in no way condones this activity."

And yet by giving them the publicity they are seeking, you are in fact condoning this flight.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 21:07 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (544 comments in total)

I was surprised no raw converter in camera. My understanding from manual was that if you shoot raw and want to xfer pics to phone the camera will make a jpg. Can you confirm if this is true?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 17:31 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
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Cheezr: Just a point, reviewers are easily wowed.

I was referring to the sentence: "Even without OIS, when the original Pixel and Pixel XL came out, the phones' exceptional camera performance wowed reviewers."

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 20:32 UTC

Just a point, reviewers are easily wowed.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 16:26 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies

I would have said, "claims class leading reliability".

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 21:20 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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PaddyC: So does this mean the i-1 and all the various films that Impossible offered are done?
(note that I don't particularly care but was always intrigued). I might actually pop for the OneStep.

the company that owns the impossible project bought the company that owned the polaroid rights and so the impossible project is now polaroid (sort of).

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 00:26 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (391 comments in total)
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BobST: I like M6 shave and design. But I'll wait for M6 mk II. :)

Who would have thought tap water could be marketed as a product? :-0

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 05:30 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)

The answer is yes but only if you use the links provided by DPReview. :-0

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 21:13 UTC as 108th comment

I'm impressed, this article appeared at exactly 12:01AM EDT good work dpreview.

also I am FIRST!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 04:02 UTC as 247th comment
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(unknown member): Have been using CR for many years for everything from cars to computers. They are truly independent since they do not receive any corporate funding nor do they accept any advertising. In many ways this is perhaps one of the last best ways to gauge a product and have insight into testing methodology. They also purchase all the items they test. Compared to this web site for example, they are far more likely to be truly independent. If they say there's a problem with this device, I would trust their view.

@ybizzle sounds like CR is in the same boat as ILC camera manufacturers, doesn't it? Also DPreview for that matter.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 06:34 UTC

Do "Pro's" really use the camera strap that comes in the box?
Enquiring minds want to know.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 06:14 UTC as 9th comment
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janist74: If there are no news, then let's create them. >:)

Here is some lovely news for you, real life not made up (I still want to know if Steve Bannon was sucessful :-0 )

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 19:54 UTC
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yanisha: "for some God damn reason" -- Sheesh, is this really necessary?!?! I immediately stopped reading at that point.

Did you read the interview Scaramucci gave the New York reporter? That was shocking language!

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 19:50 UTC
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Daspletosaurus: Maybe Canon ought to have a talk with IBM about how the PCjr worked out...

You nailed it. I was actually working for IBM when they passed that turd and believe me when I tell you that many of the long time IBMers thought that it was the greatest thing since sliced bread and bought them for home. None of them perceived it as a pathetic crippled POS.
Apparently Canon are under the same unfortunate delusion.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 07:46 UTC
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FlyinDoc: It is interesting to note the parallels between Canon in imaging and Samsung for mobiles in the developing world.

Samsung continues to make excellent top of the line Galaxy S series phones but at the mid and lower price segments, they are outspecced, outmatched and out priced by the Chinese phone manufacturers.

Yet Samsung is the dominant player in the market, but that market share is being relentlessly eroded. They are still the default option for those who just want a phone that works reliably from the best known brand. But for those who demand more, there are better choices available.

If you don't offer compelling products, sooner or later, the consumers will wise up. Brand equity will only last so long. Ask Nokia.

You mean like my Note 7?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 07:39 UTC
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (449 comments in total)
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beppe_it: i have a 6d and i am going to substitute it with the mk2 because:
- articulated screen
- dual pixel

I love my 6d because of:
- integrted gps (if you love travel fotography you understand how much is useful only if you have it)
- high iso quality (just put iso auto with max iso 3200 and forget it)

personally I do not care of 4k, i have few good canon lenses, but 80% of the time I use 24-104 L f/4.
I am very attracted by Sony cameras, but none of them (except A9) has articulated screen, which I miss a lot since old time oint and shoot. Using your phone for aiming and shooting because you miss the articulated screen is "silly" (personal idea).
I am waiting it arrives in italian shops at the beginning of august for "swapping" it with mine...

News flash, all of Sony mirrorless have articulating screens just like the A9.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 06:35 UTC
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