Entirely misses the point. You don't buy a load of timber and then complain your house is not assembled. Nikon doesn't complain Sony's sensors are hard to use.
These are COMPONENTS. They are used to build things.
If they are hard to use that's because you haven't done your job and made them easy to use. This user should direct his complaints to himself.
Sounds like a really solid upgrade. Well done Panasonic!
I'm sure this probably broke some laws but who cares.
This device will be excellent for getting combat footage from soldiers.
The reason the galaxy tabs make terrible phones in practise is their terrible mic and lack of an ear piece. Maybe they'd be usable via Bluetooth (which would also mitigate Morrisism).
BoFiS: Ugh, STOP IT, basically everything 4.3" and above is too big to hold and use in one hand...our hands have not grown in the last couple of years, why have our phones?! Also all that extra space is silly if you're just going to fill half the home screen with an even-larger clock/weather widget.
My 5.5 inch is fine with 1 hand on the phone. I use 2 hands most of the time while chatting, browsing etc. Is that okay?
Everyone check out the Boston Globe article, nice big images. Amazing.
Aren't there tons of UHS-I 64 gb micro sd cards around?
I watched a 2 minute promo video which didn't show the device being used. What is WRONG with marketers these days? I can only assume the product is not fit for actual use.
mjolnirq: [Off-topic] question about language :)
I am a non-native English speaker, and the sentence
a) "Currently these screens utilize the fairly rare metal, indium"
caught my attention. Is it grammatically correct or should it read either
b) "Currently these screens utilize the fairly rare metal indium"
c) "Currently these screens utilize a fairly rare metal, indium"
? Both version b) and version c) would have an exact correspondent for the use of the comma in Italian, my native language, but the use of the comma as in a) would be unusual/wrong in Italian, hence the question.
I think C would be the most correct because "the" would be more appropriate if used with a name rather than an ordinary noun (indium). But I would replace the comma with a semicolon (;) to be technically correct. http://theoatmeal.com/comics/semicolon
starwolfy: Am I the only one not to like touch-screen ? I think I am doomed regarding mobile devices and camera. I should try to get use to it... ;)
In any case, Indium is used in ALL LCDs, not just touch screens.
Filter out all news but images? Seems more in competition to pinterest than Google+.
David Hurt: So what? I am Blocked for 30 days & do NOT know why!! Either my account was Hacked or an image I posted may have carried a virus unkown to me - & there is NO way to get in touch with ANYone at FB!
It sounds like they just agree not to sue each other, rather than any real cooperation such as a technical disclosure.
BingoCharlie: Makes more sense than one with a $120/year 3G service plan. When is someone so desperate to upload photos that they can't wait for wifi access?
Why wait? connect through your smartphone.
Bluebird47: It's a pity that this website gave up all interest in serving serious photographers and instead became a silly "me too blog" on the current fad of mainstream mobile "photography" with phones. Yes, we got it. Influential people use phones, but not because of its technological superiority (in conflict situations, a real camera is certainly superior in terms of shooting speed, low light performance etc.), but as a cheap marketing ploy to pander to the masses, same as you. How about an "why i DON'T use an iphone" article? Now that would show some serious balls! Just sayin.
Problem with that is things like shooting speed are rapidly approaching (or have surpassed) most people's acceptable threshold, so that argument is diminishing. It's an emerging photographic culture, why shouldn't it attract media attention more than something already established?
ChrisKramer1: Well yes, an Apple Smart Camera. Sounds great! And yes, I would definitely be interested. But where is it? Has Apple, to anyone's knowledge, been actively researching such a device? I mean, to produce a smart phone is one thing but producing an innovative camera takes years and years of development. Samsung is finding it difficult and only now is Sony coming up with some seriously competitive products. Where is the photographic know-how and innovation at Apple?
Apples next move is into the lounge room, not the camera studio. They're building upon Apple tv with additional content and gaming.
They already know they're killing the compact camera market, it wouldn't make sense to release a compact and send the message that compacts have a future.
iOS is a closed system. To wish for ios cameras right after wishing for compatibility is to contradict yourself. I think you need to let go of the fact you bought into the most propriety system, rather than wishing to pull the entire industry in with you.
Also, you're assuming smart cameras are a threat to smart phones. I don't believe this is true. Smartphones are a threat to cameras, not the other way around. This is simply because (a) camera phones in recent years have been closing the quality gap. (b) you don't have to carry a camera if your phone has one.
Connectivity and apps are extremely important and changing the world, I don't doubt that. I just don't think adding it to cameras is going to be a threat to smartphones.
To compete with something you need to do something more enticing. The quality angle is diminishing year on year, phones will always be more portable, and phones already have the apps and connectivity.
The main edge cameras have are optical zooms, but I think consumers are starting to realise they don't need that for typical situations, and like you say, it's quite possible for optical zoom to be added. For example, Apple could simply add another camera to the opposite corner which has a longer focal length. This wouldn't add as much bulk as the solutions we've seen from Nokia.
I rolled my eyes at the heading, but I think they actually look quite attractive. That might be a first.
I'd love to see a comparison between all these wifi sd cards.
In particular, I'd like to know which ones will transparently sync directly to a smartphone in the background with the sd card in AP mode.
Eyefi software is better on Android than iOS in this way, but the hardware has a lot of quality issues (or I'm very unlucky), and I'm not sure which will fill that spot the best.