Nikon Closes Camera Factory, Blames Rise of Smartphones — 10-fold decline in compacts among all brands!

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!”

(vid) Camera Showdown: iPhone 7 vs Advanced Compact | How Far Have Smartphone Cameras Come?

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.

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Driving in Las Vegas 4K Video — See how far the Bellagio & others really are from Mandalay Bay

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

05:01 Caesars

09:56 DRIVING SOUTHBOUND (camera points to the right)

14:00 The Bellagio

19:05 Pyramid, sphinx & obelisk w/ Mandalay Bay in background
 
19:20 Mandalay Bay

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Glee! Google Set NIK Free — Hallelujah!!!!!!!

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.

Happy!

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From: PetaPixel

DxO Buys Nik Collection from Google, Will Resume Development

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