Nikon failed to innovate their compact camera line, an unstated reason for their lack of popularity, but the chart below shows a 10-fold decline among all brands. Many serious photographers aren’t buying compacts because smartphones are “good enough;” even though, the image quality of 1″ sensor compacts with zoom lenses still often far exceeds that of smartphones. Continue reading “Nikon Closes Camera Factory, Blames Rise of Smartphones — 10-fold decline in compacts among all brands!”
Full length documentary coming early 2018
I’ve carried a Panasonic LX100 in a belt pouch for 2.5 years. It’s awkwardly large for a compact camera, but the lens is very sharp, and it has the multi-aspect ratio sensor, capable of shooting in 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 aspect ratios with full field of view and maximum megapixels. I love multi-aspect, but the LX100 is a tank to always carry. Many would prefer the also very capable, and much smaller and lighter, 1″ sensor compacts.
Driving Northbound (camera points straight ahead)
01:15 Mandalay Bay
01:25 Ferris Wheel Towers
01:33 Concert on right, Luxor pyramid on left
01:43 sphinx and obelisk
01:35 Tropicana Club Tower — the white building between stage and MGM
02:06 Excalibur on left, Tropicana main building on right (Robert Irvine from Restaurant Impossible)
02:32 NY NY on left, MGM on right
04:10 Aria on left, Planet Hollywood on right
04:43 The Bellagio
09:56 DRIVING SOUTHBOUND (camera points to the right)
14:00 The Bellagio
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This is a great day! Google broke my heart when they killed my favorite photo software. Now they have released their death grip, and will now allow U-Point technology to live on, developed by brilliant Germans.
My prayers have been answered!!!
It’s been a long wait.
DxO Buys Nik Collection from Google, Will Resume Development
Interesting. I remember the motorcycles driving between the cars, trying not to hit the car mirrors, especially the bigger bikes with wider handlebars.