What on earth is he on about?

Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by Boid, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    David Pogue - "You cannot believe what’s about to come down the photographic pike. Trust me: If you’re in the market for a small camera with astonishing photographic results, hold off for a few weeks."

    What Pogue Actually Bought - NYTimes.com
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  2. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    Maybe he means the new Sony RX100?
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  3. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    David Pogue is intelligent, glib, funny...but a really bad judge of cameras. When I saw the title of the article, I said to myself, "Good! Now I'll have a list of what NOT to buy!"

    I agree that he's probably referring to the RX-100, pretending that he has some insider information that he's holding back from his readers. But he's flaky enough to have seized upon some other piece of gear that has some gimmick he finds irresistible.

    I just consider the source, then move on.
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  4. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Maybe it'll be a $1000 Leica M10 that everyone can afford...
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  5. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Sigma DP1/2 Merrill!

    A man can hope, right? :)
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  6. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    I think it's probably the RX100 as well. Don't know of any other launches within "the next couple of weeks"
  7. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    We do have WWDC (Apple conference) next week, so it could be the camera/software in the new iPhone 5.
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  8. BigTam

    BigTam SC Regular

    Jun 23, 2011
    Dortmund, Germany
    Nokia's 41mp phone camera may be the first of a breed of cameras which use software to generate results which would otherwise be difficult or impossible.

    In an analogue to the use of multicore CPUs, I can imagine multiple cheap P&S sensors being combined with software to produce high quality images.

    We already have software correcting distortions, vignetting, chromatic aberrations and so on.

    I think there is a sea change coming soon.

    (But I'm hanging on to my X100 and EM5 anyway ...)
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  9. I doubt it. Mountain Lion will be released (or at the very least, previewed, those of us in the dev beta haven't been given the GM yet), and new desktop/mobile hardware, but not the iPhone. I think the best we could hope for in that regard is a preview of iOS6: I wouldn't expect to see anything about the iPhone hardware yet. That ought to be around September/October, which would be a year since the 4S was released. And in the meantime we can hope that the leaks are fakes because I don't think I'll be getting a new iPhone if they aren't.
  10. Ditto. but instead of EM5, I'm hanging onto my K-5 (for the moment)
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