Real World "camera design" feedback provider to camera "lab designers" who never get out to see the real world.
"It is sad to be holding a discontinued camera when the right one comes along."
- England Dan and John Ford Coley
Consumers want a simple gadget which produces results that make them happy.
The smart phone gives them that.
But Google glasses, 3D glasses, VR helmets make them unhappy.
Using the cloud to manipulate images that they own make them unhappy.
Lytro should discover what makes people happy.
The comments have dwindled into a trickle for this category.
A clear indicator that general consumers will only be willing to pay for the features that they need and have smarter budgets.
Unless one is a professional, it really is such an uncool thing, these days, to be strapped with heavy DSLRs as huge necklaces.
It makes the common enthusiast tourist like a wallet endowed wannabee or pretend pro.
The algorithm for the procedure is simple:
As soon as the half press confirms the focus, and full press shutter release is made, the lens mechanism rotates 15 steps behind focus and captures 30 frames in 1 second, ending at 15 frames in front of focus. The DOF distance will not be constant because of focal length variations per lens or zoom setting. The key is the incremental rotational "steps" that would be triggered by the "stepping" motor.
There is no patent for this, so other brands would quickly come out with their own updates and software fixes of basically the same thing.
Panasonic was the first to come out with this kind of free firmware update.
Anastasiadis Lazaros Thessaloniki Wedding: I know most people here will dissagree but this kind of technology in my opinion is killing photography as an art and as a profession. There will be no pro photographers soon because everybody will be able to be an artist without really knowing much about art or photographic techiques. You will be able to achieve a near pro level outcome from your camera so 99% of people will like it sounds nice in the first place but in the future this will turn against humanity and a CPU will be programmed to mimic art while people will get dumb and lazy. Lazy to learn lazy to study photography, CPU will do everything for you even crop and synthesis a CPU can find the "best" and "weird" "low" angles based on the best algorythms. Humanity is on the path to lazyness and art is dying day by day. Mass produced art will never be appreceated and this is bad for humanity in the long run. What do you think about it?
Millions of Stratocasters are purchased each year but they can't all play like Jimi Hendrix or Carlos Santana...
Lytro just got pawned.
Just keep in mind that this roundup has it's reference to the thickness of your wallet and not the bag of sweet goodies that come with the camera.
Take two micro SD cards and read the review again in the morning...
Relax guys... One decent wedding gig will pay for this hack.
And the wedding guests won't even know you clicked and snapped...
"Evacuate? In our moment of triumph?"
-Grand Moff Tarkin Samsung Sr.
"Reuters will now only accept JPGs from Point-and-Shoot cameras that are not capable of RAW."
"To be eligible for front page spread, the image should be submitted in Slide Film transparencies."
vFunct: Is that a single line for depth-of-field marker at 1.1? Because lol.
Yes. There is only ONE line to mark the DOF at the 1.1 setting.
But that is not accurate.
The real DOF is actually 1/2 of that line... :) :) :)
If faithfully reproduced, the line might look like a dust bunny on the lens...
Nikon or Canon, the innovations and tempting features for prosumer DSLRs are getting too few and far in between, reduced to tweaking knobs, dials and algorithms.
Canon may come up with an answer to this release, but it will be much more of the same from both sides.
An exercise of slow motion innovation.
Sony is reaping the rewards of being innovative and bold.
No doubt this camera will become the mirror less camera where other similar types will be judged.
The feeling of distrust, disdain and ridicule for this camera will soon be replaced by jump ship patrons who want the best leading edge features the current technology could offer.
It was the same brouhaha when Canon dumped the FD and introduced the EOS. There were howls of protests from Canon die-hards which eventually became oohs and aahs.
$349 for a brand new f1.1 50mm lens does get your attention.
Thank you DPR!
Thank you for this article.
This firing squad line up is a great example of the fact that:
PRICE DOES NOT EQUATE TO VALUE AND QUALITY.
Some of the cameras here are archaic overpriced duds of antediluvian ancestry. Consumers: Proceed with caution
Some are exciting and leading edge: You will have a Happy Holiday when you know what to wisely get.
Just stay away from The Cayman Islands and you will be alright Olympus.
When professional wedding photographers start to brandish SAMSUNG as their necklaces... then they [Samsung] are starting to make a headway.
Right now, this rumor is just a lost way.
"The Force is strong... on all of them!" - Darth Shutterbug (whizz, puff. whizz, puff, whizz puff).
Ever experienced how hard it is to convince a person to wear 3D glasses to watch a 3D image captured by a simple pocket 3D camera?
How about trying to convince a person to wear a gear, 10 to 20 times the volume, weight and complexity of a simple 3D eyewear?
Good luck with that.
Nature and sports photographers can look through the viewfinder of a DSLR for many many hours and consume very little battery life.
If you use your chandelier to warm up the soup for dinner, you will have an astronomical electricity BILL.