termix: The only thing I am missing and would like to see for other cameras as well is the performance of in camera battery charging through an USB cable. Is it slow or on the same level as a standard charger?
then you should wonder why fujifilm would design an in-camera charger that can pull more amps than the external charger that ships with the camera
larrytusaz: I picked up a Nikon D5000/18-55mm kit for only $175 around two weeks ago, it even included a portrait grip, 2 spare batteries, a Toshiba case and a 4G card. It would totally blast any of these to pieces. Yes it's large--so? When you care about quality, you only use the good stuff, not the stuff the Kodak/Polaroid crowd is using. Besides, if you can't deal with an SLR, there's always a Sony RX100 or Panasonic LX100, or the Sony NEX-6 which I also have and which, with Wi-Fi, can beam your images to a device for instant sharing, if that really matters so much.
"... to recognize an SLR's superior image quality" - you assume that people think their smartphones have superior image quality than SLRs?
"and possess the dedication to almost always have it on them, or at least an RX100 type" - so your argument is don't compromise with a smartphone? in that case, you're also saying one should possess the dedication to always also carry a laptop, since it has a superior screen, cpu and keyboard compared to a smartphone.
"I recently picked up a Nikon Coolpix A" -"I picked up a Nikon D5000" -
so what does any of your low self esteem have to do with this article about Best *Smartphone* Cameras?
"you are being extremely unhelpful here." - no, the question whether or not in-camera battery charging is slower than external charging is being answered.
you just have to provide exactly what particular external charger you're talking about, and exactly what you plug the in-camera charger to. unless you think that all power sources are the same.
if you charge in-camera via a laptop usb port which can only output 0.5 amps, then an external charger which maxes at 0.65 amps will be faster. if you plug the usb cable to a usb wall charger that can deliver up to 2.0 amps, it will be faster than your external charger. if you get an external charger that rates 2.1 amps, then it would be faster.
no that's only your assumption. you know neither the output of the external charger, nor the output of the source of your usb cable.
no you don't understand. what is the rating of the external charger, and what is the rating of the input source of your usb cable? if the rating is the same the speed is the same, the battery wouldn't know the difference
depends on where the cable is plugged. 2 amps source is faster than 1 or 0.5 amp
Samuel Spencer: The CM1 has been added to the Connect scene as well, to compare against other camera phones:
unfortunately the phones only appear in the dropdown when they're preselected, like this:
Mike FL: Lars Rehm;
While you do "Lab test", can you please add an real camera such as Canon S120 (and even a RX100-3) into the Lab DB for comparing to Phone cameras.
By doing so, we can have some reference for IQ, especially High_ISO / LOW_light IQ.
sadly the delusion that you speak for many readers only impresses your own desires and interests over the contributers of the site.
as fascinating as it may sound to have a comparison widget between phone cameras and non-phone cameras, the huge problem is they don't use the same studio scene. what benefit would that give you over connect's dedicated widget? http://connect.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen
"Because without apples-to-apples comparisons like the above" - right, because you say that only non-phone cameras can provide "apples-to-apples" comparisons with the nexus 6
"that's certainly not a foregone conclusion either way." - right because someone else would know all your reasons that you would leave your mirrorless at home
or you're the type of person who kvetches that you didn't get ice cream after being given a free meal.
and you would seriously need a review site to know that?
RichRMA: One thing about FF; if the edge definition of my m4/3 Olympus 12-40mm was as bad as either of these two lenses, I'd return it.
"if the edge definition of my m4/3 Olympus 12-40mm was as bad as either of these two lenses, I'd return it."
you'd have to use the olympus 7-14 to take the same shot from the same spot as those two though.
brownie314: Do any of these phone cameras now matter since the Panasonic CM1 is here.
he said it's not suited as an everyday phone for him, because everyone has preferences. there may be some who will tolerate or even appreciate the cm1 as an everyday phone.
George1958: Camera review? Surely this is a phone review that is focused on the image capture function? I have no beef with the device but it ain't a camera, at best an electronic and very capable Swiss army knife.
then you don't understand why Connect is a mobile photography site. it does not review cameras, and you need to comprehend that first sentence.
jumpingjack: Also, taking about price vs features and comparing. Please name one Fuji, Sony or Samsung camera at any price point that includes an extremely convenient pocket size flash that both tilts and swivels.
when you say "why can't we have a nice civilized talk...", you are making a request because what you have is not present. so in effect you are stating that there was no civilized talk beforehand, which contradicts your statement that you "didn't imply that your post was uncivilized."
"I suspect I have a minority view point on this but this technology is more socially regressive than progressive." - but that wasn't in your original statement. you said "...but it ain't a camera..." which has nothing to do with the subject of phones being socially regressive technology. you're just changing the topic.
"I don't think it's benevolent to assume that I lack knowledge outside Olympus offerings." - there was no assumption about you being made in the statement, that all manufacturers make products that cater to every want, including the ecological and economical benefit of buying only accessories one needs, is a good thing - means that is a positive.
whether or not you feel that such a response to your post is egoistical is entirely up to you.
mateo goodman: I dropped my less than 1 week old Z3. I blame myself for this. But this phone got buttons all ariund the edge of the phone. I was tiing a photo, in trying to avoid touching any buttons on my he edge, i dropped the phone 3 ft height, the screen cracked. Sent to Sony for repair. Sony reurned the phone with h a note: "cannot be repaired to within asony quality standars.
so your point is that the warranty on your Z3 only covers repairs and not replacements?
a reminder: "all manufacturers" also includes olympus, so there was no message that you should leave olympus to get what you want, unless you misunderstood. it's just that you should think about offerings from other brands to broaden your horizon.