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mailman88: Which camera manufacturer will be the first to put in a 4/3 sensor in a cellphone?

Panasonic makes (or made?) the CM1, a smartphone with a 1" type sensor, but no one cared.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 00:00 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (552 comments in total)

Enthusiasts here will find a 100 different ways to hate on this camera. Meanwhile, Canon will sell a lot of them, thanks to name recognition and market penetration. Call it the Toyota Corolla of the camera world.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 04:04 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
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princecody: I want the Sony RX10 IV but am NOT wealthy an afraid a 5th edition around corner with new sensor will make me feel duped. What shall a po boy like me do 🤔

There is always going to be a new model. If you keep waiting for the perfect camera, you'll never buy anything.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
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Bambi24: How anyone still shops at this openly racist and sexist store is beyond me. They're lucky they haven't been shut down yet.

2016: "US Labor Department Lawsuit charges NYC Jewish-owned electronics giant with discrimination.
B&H Photo ‘forced Hispanic workers to use separate, unsanitary bathrooms'.
The lawsuit also stated that female workers at the store’s warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard were not provided with a separate restroom or changing facility. "

http://nypost.com/2016/02/25/bh-forced-hispanic-workers-to-use-separate-bathroom-feds/

I don't have a stake in this at all, as I have never bought a thing from B&H. But I find it interesting that a company would pay what I would consider a substantial fine...and do so apparently more than once...and say that there is/was no problem.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 16:52 UTC
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Bambi24: is this a parody video? tell me this is a parody video please

what a convoluted mess of reflectors and light boxes for a shampoo bottle, hopefully he doesn't get paid by the hour

imagine if he was asked to shoot another product in the same exact lighting after having moved all his stuff around 20 times

small products shots like that are supposed to be done in a static light tent and shouldn't take longer than 2 minutes

The key words in the story are "magazine quality." Now, why would anyone besides a pro who was hired by a company need magazine quality photos is beyond me. When I need to take photos of small objects, it is for use on eBay or Craigslist. In those instances magazine quality is overkill; it just needs to be well lit and free of distracting background elements. I don't need to use expensive speedlights to photograph toys, ceramics, etc.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 00:42 UTC
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MRWEC: There's one problem they'll never be able to fix on smartphones: the ergonomics. Short of making a giant smartphone with a grip and the ability to change settings quickly that no one would buy for a phone, there's nothing much they can do.

People who have grown up using nothing but a smartphone have no problems with the ergonomics. Those same people run circles around the older folks when it comes to using a touchscreen UI. It could be argued that smartphones have much better and more-intuitive controls than most cameras. Camera menus are often terrible, and require a lot of practice before one can become comfortable using them.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 17:19 UTC
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surlezi: I feel sorry for all these people and families who've been taking all their family photos for years on cellphones and smartphones.
It's been maybe 10 years that many people are taking pictures on cellphone instead of cameras. If you can call it pictures.

What they have is most often crappy 640x280 mess. Even recent iPhone pictures are garbage in many situations.
Pictures of their kids and loved moments that won't be worse seeing again on anything, not even their 8cm x6cm phone screen.
Even disposable cameras did better in their time.

Shameful article.

"it is a shame that people will look back at the photos of their kids and say to themselves "I wish I'd bothered to buy a decent camera" or "I wish I'd bothered to learn to use that decent camera I bought"."

I'm not too sure any people think quite like that, even myself. I can certainly look back at photographs I took as a child, made with a Kodak Instamatic or Polaroid camera. Did they take "crummy" quality pics? Yes, but they captured a memory. I am satisfied with them, just as I am satisfied to look less-than-4k videos captured with an older video camera, or even old 8mm movies my father took back in the 50's and 60's.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
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larkhon: oh and there's another easy thought: stop producing $500 ILC that get minor features implemented every generation and start producing $200 cameras with a 1" sensor, decent range, etc... or APS-C cameras with a fixed lens with zoom. Most entry-level DSLR buyers are not going to invest in much more than a kit lens.

Why about a Canon 1300D with a fixed lens for the same price, with all auto controls ?

1" sensor cameras with decent range already exist. Panasonic has their FZ1000 and 2500, and Sony has their RX10 cameras. Sensors and lenses cost money; the bigger they are, the more they cost to manufacture. Do you honestly think such cameras can be built and sold for $200?!

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 00:24 UTC

So by extension, all those people that strap a GoPro to their dog, cat, or whatever, do not own the copyright to the video; the pet does. Umm, yeah.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 18:03 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

My dog was cute. ;)
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9996694881/photos/3647558/dim-sum

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 18:46 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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bolt2014: Please don't use the term "from the edge of the earth" unless you want "flat earthers" all over us!

Nice posting history there, BinHereBe4.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 20:46 UTC
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bolt2014: Please don't use the term "from the edge of the earth" unless you want "flat earthers" all over us!

@ davev8 That's easy. Flat Earthers would say that there are no stars; they are just lights in the dome. They also say satellites (and the Int Space Station) don't exist. According to those believers, all forms of communication is terrestrial, either through towers, or cables going under the ocean.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 15:09 UTC
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Marty4650: 2008 might have marked the beginning of the end for small sensored Superzoom Bridge Cameras. At least until Sony figured out how to put larger sensors in them in 2013. Then Panasonic and Canon followed suit, and they had a renaissance.

Back in 2008 you could buy a DSLR two lens kit for around $500, and that seriously killed the market for superzoom cameras with tiny sensors that cost the same, and were almost as large, or sometimes even larger than a DSLR.

It doesn't matter to most people that a smartphone doesn't have a lot of telephoto. For the majority, the best camera is the one they have with them, and that is the camera in their phone. Carrying a dedicated camera is a hassle. Of course some people still buy superzooms and other cameras, but the market is never going to be like how it was pre-2007.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 03:51 UTC
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Marty4650: 2008 might have marked the beginning of the end for small sensored Superzoom Bridge Cameras. At least until Sony figured out how to put larger sensors in them in 2013. Then Panasonic and Canon followed suit, and they had a renaissance.

Back in 2008 you could buy a DSLR two lens kit for around $500, and that seriously killed the market for superzoom cameras with tiny sensors that cost the same, and were almost as large, or sometimes even larger than a DSLR.

I suspect the dip in sales of superzoom (and all compact cameras) had and has more to do with the insurgence of the smartphone than DSLR's being relatively inexpensive. Even today there is not so much a revival but a shift by camera manufacturers who are aware that most people are satisfied enough with smartphone images, and the only way to offset that is to offer higher quality i.e. larger sensor cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 19:26 UTC
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piratejabez: Beware of anyone that says, "Here is the BEST way to shoot this scene (because that's how most people have done it in the past)."

Nothing against AI, but having something choose settings for you without knowing WHY it's choosing those settings is basically worthless (or, at best, redundant to other modern Auto modes, as many have said).

There's great value in knowing how to expose for a good photograph; and photographic skill is in large part defined by our use of this knowledge—knowing how to apply it, and when to "break the rules" and do something a little different.

Humans have been gifted with pretty awesome brains, as well as a knack for creativity. Let's make use of both.

Okay, so it's a robot photographer. ;)

Anyway, while people here may find joy in crafting an image, others (presumably those who are funding the Kickstarter) find it frustrating. Of course, how is this gadget is better than the already built-in Auto or Auto remains to be seen (or scene mode).

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 00:08 UTC
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piratejabez: Beware of anyone that says, "Here is the BEST way to shoot this scene (because that's how most people have done it in the past)."

Nothing against AI, but having something choose settings for you without knowing WHY it's choosing those settings is basically worthless (or, at best, redundant to other modern Auto modes, as many have said).

There's great value in knowing how to expose for a good photograph; and photographic skill is in large part defined by our use of this knowledge—knowing how to apply it, and when to "break the rules" and do something a little different.

Humans have been gifted with pretty awesome brains, as well as a knack for creativity. Let's make use of both.

Some people want to create art, and others want to buy art. This is those that want to buy art...and there is nothing wrong with that. It's really no different than anything else. For example, do you work on your car, or do you get it worked on?

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 23:30 UTC
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NickHT: D5500's, really? Couldn't they at least give out D7200's or D7100's for the lowest prizes? The lack of AF micro adjust in the D5500 is a non-starter for many, I bet. And the D7100 retails for only $50 more at the moment. I'm sure most people entering the competition would much, much prefer the D7100 over the D5500. I know I would.

1.) Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
2.) Most people, certainly the ones who enter that do not own a DSLR, do not even know what is AF micro adjust.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 06:29 UTC
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SRHEdD: Really nice, but I can put a 35 or a 50 on my A6000 and save enough to pay for the trip to go someplace spectacular and shoot. I have an A7ii, and even it gets left home sometimes in favor of the A6000. I do appreciate the exercise, and hope some of this trickles down to the A7000(?) though...

As the OP has an A7II, I'm sure he realizes his A6000 is not FF. There are other reasons to choose a "lesser" camera than sensor size alone, one of which the OP cited.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 18:04 UTC
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Smeggypants: " NASA funding issues may prevent the space agency from providing additional moon mission scans in the foreseeable future."

Oh please!!! The single most important historical event in history and "funding issues" *may* prevent release of most images. What a load of boll-ocks!!!

****Failed to post new comment because it contains swear words****

FWIW, some (many, actually) people don't believe the moon landings happened, and to them it certainly is not the most important historical event in history. I watched the television transmission at the time, and I do believe man walked on the moon, but I'm not sure I would say it is _the_ most important event either. But it was definitely a leap for mankind.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 19:23 UTC
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Rooru S: quick question no.1
is it an APS-C only lens or has the ability to cover a fullframe circle?
quick question no.2
how was the AF speed?

Well, Samsung doesn't make a full frame camera, so it's unlikely.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 00:52 UTC
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