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Robert1975: Mirrorlessless is the future.

Tomorrow never comes.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 00:29 UTC

There's 2 ways to stimulate creativity: un-limiting oneself or limiting oneself. She took the latter way. Good for her. Do whatever it takes to succeed. Better than doing nothing.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 00:45 UTC as 88th comment | 1 reply
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Terry Breedlove: Buying this makes you stupid.

There are no purchases that make one look intelligent.
All purchases make one look stupid.
One has to live with it.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 00:55 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)

I think it's a nice camera.
I may even consider buying one.
But only if priced at around 250000 yen with lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 00:40 UTC as 37th comment

It may, or may not be future of photography.
The future's not ours to see , anyway.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 00:48 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article How to predict when your camera is going to die (19 comments in total)

Shutter breakdown isn't the only thing that kills a camera.

One of my cameras died because of sensor deterioration. Churned out nothing but pitch-black squares. Shutters worked fine, though.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 02:51 UTC as 2nd comment

I hope this product is just a start, and not the end.

We all have to start somewhere, somehow.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 00:16 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply

Probably cheaper than same number of Omega Speedmasters.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 08:22 UTC as 30th comment

I would seriously consider this camera if they halved the price.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 00:43 UTC as 46th comment | 5 replies
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taktak91: Good move for Nikon.
One of the reasons why Nikon 1 series never took off was because they had 'Made in China' on them. If they were made in Japan, or maybe even Thailand, pricing may have been justified.

iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks are all supposedly American products.

Everyone knows that 'American' products now are manufactured everywhere except in America. Even Americans don't expect American products to be manufactured in America any more. That's why iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks are accepted even if they were made in China.

Japanese products are viewed slightly different.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 08:00 UTC

Good move for Nikon.
One of the reasons why Nikon 1 series never took off was because they had 'Made in China' on them. If they were made in Japan, or maybe even Thailand, pricing may have been justified.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 01:07 UTC as 76th comment | 7 replies
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Spectro: wished nikon would team up with samsung or buy some of their tech or patent. Guess we will see what nikon will brings out next year milc.

Such a move would have been a disaster for Nikon, so I'm glad they never did.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 06:13 UTC

FAA should ban all passengers and baggage from entering aircrafts.
Then, aircraft can take off safely.
Or better yet, why not ban aircrafts altogether? That would make the skies super safe.
Of course, FAA would have to do something with the birds. Skies would not be safe with all those birds flying around.
I can already see FAA banning birds from flying.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 00:49 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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trac63: The big problem with Samsung's camera division was their pricing strategy. There was wide regional disparity in prices, and huge mark-ups on new models. The NX30 was priced well above the Nikon D5300, while the NX1 was double the street price of a Nikon D7100, and that was a huge problem. Almost all of their cameras were available at clearance price within a year of their introduction.

Canikon are established brand.
They have brand following, so they can get away with premium pricing.
Samsung was a newcomer to the camera business. It didn't have brand following, so it shouldn't have been priced as if they had.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 10:37 UTC
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Peiasdf: Someone is handing out rose-tinted glasses in the comment section. If the camera is as great as everyone claimed and not as bad as reviewers said, Samsung would still be in the camera business.

Phone that can take pictures isn't a camera, it's a phone with camera added as a feature.
People will never refer to DSLR as a phone, even if a phone is added as a feature.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 10:33 UTC
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Iloveaircraftnoise: I remember going into the Samsung store here in Sydney to take a look at it around 3-4 years ago. I played around with it and took a few clicks. Back then the camera section was in the back corner of the store, with no signage or marketing.

I still wonder why Samsung quit cameras. They are a huge company.

That's the very reason why they were able to quit cameras.
They're a huge company, and cameras were only a small, negligible part of their business.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 07:26 UTC
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Marty4650: I think part of Samsung's problem was the reluctance of Japanese consumers to buy Korean electronic products. And this is due to some feeling of national pride in their own domestic brands.

The Japanese market is really crucial for camera sales. While Japan only has 1.7% of the world's population, and 6.6% of the world's GDP, they bought around 20% of all the MILC cameras every shipped by CIPA.

This is a huge hurdle for any Korean maker, or for any other "foreign made" company.

Samsung is viewed as a third-grade electronics manufacturer in Japan.
There are hardly any products that are marketed under "Samsung" brand.
It would have been hard to sell a $2000 (200000 yen) camera, when there are many trusted alternatives from domestic manufacturers.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 00:54 UTC
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sportyaccordy: The NX story is a real Greek tragedy.

I'm still of the mind that Canon should partner with them for sensors. Samsung just couldn't get a foothold in the ILC market and Canon's sensor tech is starting to fall behind at at alarming pace, just at the point that the market is growing more demanding and harder to please in terms of committing to spending. Samsung also has all its mobile/network/OS expertise and could help Canon open up. There are some real "opportunities for synergy" there.

I still think Samsung's bigger mistake was not putting an EVF on the NX500. I think I would have taken a gamble on one with that.

I would have been a waste of money.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 00:45 UTC
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Potemkin_Photo: At least they were willing to innovate and take risks.
Kodak didn't want to brave the digital camera that they helped invent and now they're dead.

Canikon slowly churn new bodies every few years but have not added things like computational photography or easy seamless linking to social media and they may have a foot in the grave or highly decreased earnings in the near future due to their own risk aversion.

Innovation doesn't necessarily benefit consumers.
Samsung simply innovated themselves out of the camera market.
Canikon, or any other camera manufacuturer, may one day follow suit. Such a move may benefit shareholders, but it won't benefit camera users.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 00:41 UTC

Bring back NX1.
Only then I'll be interested in Samsung again.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 00:21 UTC as 18th comment
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