GothamMutt: Umm ... just upgraded to 7.5 I don't see this "format icon" Instagram speaks of. What did I miss?
It seems impossible on Android devices, and it only works on iOS devices. Sad but kinda expected of Instagram to ignore Android users.
Very well built and very impressive engineering by Sony. Good work!
Joe Mayer: I must be a dino. I have no interest in manipulating any images on my i-anything. I don't see the point in using Photoshop AND Lightroom. LR is simply PS-lite and if you have PS, the "free" LR is of no use unless you really have poor cataloging skills and need a program to keep track of your stuff. As for the new features of PS, well, Adobe has always introduced new touch-feely stuff to attract people to update. In this case, they are giving it to those subscribed and are trying to tempt the hold-outs. I don't need to blur my photos and selecting according to sharpness is something I don't get. If I have a shot with great bokeh, I want to select the sharp part? Most people want to select the model so they can create fake bokeh. I'm sure there's a use for it but I can't figure any for my use so for those who can, enjoy. The only use I've seen for sharp masking is in the selection of a group of photos where you can immediately see which ones nailed focus.
Then we are two dinosaurs here, because i don't see the point in Adobe wasting human resources, time and money on developing for the small platform and it's userbase which Apple's products are in the real world.
They should focus their efforts on pleasing the main userbase instead of a small insignificant group of users using a specific set of devices from one specific manufacturer.
skytripper: Most people who think a smart phone is a camera don't even know what RAW capability is. To each his own, but carrying a small, high-quality pocket camera at all times is the easiest thing in the world. Who needs a phone that deludes itself that it's a real camera?
Smartphones have never made humans smarter, only dumber. Just look at all those iDiots out there.. :)
Walter: I don't see it as an advert at all..it is just a "working" photographer who has found a set up that works for him. Positive testimony is not necessarily fan boy. Having said that we are all fan boys aren't we....go on admit it. May not be Apple ...might be some crappy old pc that works for you...great! Might even be a turntable from 1970 that plays those crackly old lp's but hey....;)
Criticism is so easy..I sometimes wish people wouldn't be so lazy and try something harder. Now if only Canon would bring out a 5D with Thunderbolt! :)
It's more like this.. as soon as it's an Apple product it has to be written miles of articles about it. But if the same articles would be written about a standard PC laptop with the same specs and performance they would not bother becaues it's not such a hyped product. Writing about Apple products generates traffic for sites like this, it's what they make a living off.
But it makes them look like they sold their souls cheap to Apple.
springsnow: Is raw really beneficial here? I mean I would think there will be too many things that require post processing (distortions, lens corrections, noise at low ISO) for raw to be worthwhile vs a good/better JPEG engine. I know the benefits of raw on DSLRs and cameras with big sensors, but it seems counter productive on a phone.
If iPhone supported RAW, which it obvously don't then everyone would love it and praise it. No one would question why it's implemented. But as soon as any other manufacturer implements RAW before Apple it's questioned and seen as something stupid and silly which no one would ever need in their mobilephone.
See what i'm saying ? :)
cgarrard: Samsung's rubbing elbows with cell phone users is not going to save their photo business (what little there is of it in the first place).
Samsung had a chance to really get ahead of Sony and other mirrorless makers and totally dropped the ball. Then they ran off the field and realized later what they had done. They then try to come back into the game. Uh no... it don't work that way Samsung.
NX300 is old news, stale.
Reverse the situation and think if Apple released exactly the same camera with exactly the same lens and features. People here would love every pixel of it.
But now when it's manufactured by Samsung, it seems to be a hateobject instead.
Humans are strange..
When reading this review i came to the conclusion that the Fujifilm X100S i just bought was a good investment after all, and that at a much more humane price than this retromonster from Nikon.
What's this.. an article which is not about iPhone, iPad or any other iThingy. It feels weird but in a good way to finally read something Android related on this site. :)
Magnus3D: I have spent the evening playing with the demo since it was released and i like it a lot! it's faster than the previous version although still a bit laggy in the interface. The Prime thingy is great but the preview is so small i can barely see if and what effect it has. I would like to have the preview bigger or a option to apply it to the whole photo so i can actually see the effect it has before exporting.
One tiny little thing still bugs me and it's the croptool, it should work as it does in Lightroom or ACDSee Pro 7 where you can adjust it along any point or corner along the edges and then rotate it by using the rotate gizmos when you move outside the crop area.
Besides that, it's a real nice release!
I always keep the filmstrip with previews in a separate window on a secondary monitor if possible, that way you can easily see which photos you want to process or not.
I have spent the evening playing with the demo since it was released and i like it a lot! it's faster than the previous version although still a bit laggy in the interface. The Prime thingy is great but the preview is so small i can barely see if and what effect it has. I would like to have the preview bigger or a option to apply it to the whole photo so i can actually see the effect it has before exporting.
Jogger: Apple and Leica, the two most pretentious brands out there... sounds like a perfect marriage
Not quite, third party manufacturers like Samsung, Intel and many others delivers to Apple and all Apple does is assemble it for you in a shiny box and slap on a fruity logotype for which you happily pay their premiumprice.
Good to finally see an article here which does not always say how fantastic the iPhone is as a camera.
Thanks but no thanks, i'm not buying into the hype. I will rather pickup the Nokia Lumia 1020 as it is simply a better device and camera.
"Man breaks another record, oldest virgin alive. He is also a proud owner of 4,425 cameras of which he uses none." :)
huyzer: The Bad lists: "No physical shutter button" twice. That must mean it's really bad. ;)
You can also trigger the shutter when you plugin your headphones and use the volumebutton on them to take photos with. It works very well as a cabletrigger.
slee19: Maybe this all seems silly and absurd now...but I remember using record players to play records and cassettes in my Walkman to listen to music. I couldn't have thought back then that we would someday use iPods and iPhones and pandora and spotify for music. I think as skeptical as we can tend to be, we need to remember that just because someone tries something new or pushes the boundaries of where we currently "are"...it doesn't make it inherently wrong. I use both dslr's and my iphone and I love them both. But it doesnt lesson my creativity or abilities when I use my iphone! Keep pushing Kevin. I am excited to see what you come up with!
There is nothing wrong with change, but change should always aim for the better. This is only aiming for the worse in every possible way.
It's all just a publicity stunt to get some attention from fanboys of Apple gear. News sites jumps over this because this as it instantly gives them lots of hits and traffic to their sites, although as the comments seen here it's hardly positive feedback for them.
If a so called 'professional photographer' came to my wedding with a bloody iPhone only i would kick his ass then sue him for not delivering the highquality work i demand from a professional on such a important day.
It's an insult, that's what it is!
If this was done with a Android device the article would only mention that some smartphone or phone was used, but when it's a device from Apple they are forced to mention it by it's productname. That gives me a bad feeling.
I would love to know how many users they lost because of this stupid so called "mistake". Probably a lot of users dropped out and will never return again.