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Oct 11, 2014 17:22 |  #1

hi guys , now don't shout me down but in a world of 41 mp smart phone camera , a sub $500 gopro that shots fantastic time lapse even under water and 4k and pocket size camera you have a hard time picking on a prints photo and matching frame rate , and a sensor that " seams " pritty close to the 70d .

yes i now 41 mp poor quality but its in a phone :) and go back 5 year than look at phone specs ?

given the improvement in 5 years in every others camera area why not dlsr ?

and if you lost all your gear today would you drop 3 grand on a camera and lens given the rate of change and the small end of town and when was the last time you blow a photo up the size of a wall or did cut down size to send or post :)




  
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Oct 11, 2014 17:53 |  #2

I won't shout at you, but I am a bit confused about what you are trying to say.


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Oct 11, 2014 18:00 |  #3

Why not DLSR? Because they don't exist!


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Oct 11, 2014 19:03 |  #4

i really don't understand your question and where it headed ! if i lost all my camera gear and had to reinvest,yes i would.


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Oct 11, 2014 19:03 as a reply to  @ Edd1e's post |  #5

It's all about your personal expectations, and your end goal. If UWA timelapse with poor low light ability is your end goal, then sure, a GoPro does just fine. If you wanna get caught up in the Samsung vs. Apple vs. HTC debate and need more megapixels as one of your talking points, then sure, take snaps with your smartphobe and don't look back.

But if you want real control over depth of field, the ability to recover detail and great dynamic range, the ability to print large, interchangeable lenses, blazing fast autofocus, superior handling for changing a wide array of settings, etc etc etc, then a DSLR is certainly worth a look :)




  
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Oct 11, 2014 21:12 as a reply to  @ hiketheplanet's post |  #6

drunk?


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Oct 12, 2014 03:41 |  #7

If a phone or gopro are giving you what you are looking for, by all mean, go with them. Different tools for different use. Nothing wrong with phone or gopro


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Oct 12, 2014 03:43 |  #8

And it all depends on how quick we are willing to swap devices.
Cellphones are more easily swapped than dslr's, so moore's law is more visible in cellphones.
http://en.m.wikipedia.​org/wiki/Moore_Law#und​efined (external link)


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Oct 12, 2014 03:46 |  #9

Cell phones compared to Cameras? Cameras can't make calls...stick to your cell


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Oct 12, 2014 07:18 |  #10

Gregg.Siam wrote in post #17207844 (external link)
drunk?

I think so.




  
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Oct 12, 2014 09:08 |  #11

I think the question is why have cameras on devices such as cell phones and go pros advanced so much while the technology on a DSLR has come what seems to be a much shorter distances.

Since that's how I interpret the question, that's what I am going to speak to.

First there is a point of diminishing returns. Its harder to improve on something that is already quite good, and to have it feel like a revolutionary change instead of just an evolution of the product. I is easier to improve the crappy cell phone photos of five years ago, than to improve the already good quality DSLR sesnsor from the same era.

Second there is a race to get other devices up to being acceptable quality for the most people. There are tons of manufactures doing this, and licensing or adapting technology that high end imaging manufactures developed for high end devices years earlier. As the cost is recovered from expensive early/exclusive licenses wider nets are cast tomget as much possible breadth from a technology.




  
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Oct 12, 2014 12:47 |  #12

What can't a 7D do that'a holding you back? Do you need it to go underwater and post on facebook for you?


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Oct 12, 2014 19:24 |  #13

huh???




  
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Oct 12, 2014 19:31 |  #14

Cheers ephur and thanks for the reply and spot on :) i did post clarifying but seams it was lost in cyberspace , bumped in to a old mate said same thing and cleared my quetion up for me , cheers :)

Thanks Blanex , john , hike , canon for the input :)

Sorry mate not on face book , preferr to be out doing than posting about how good life is :)

Point with the go pro was it will shot useable time lapse why not in the 7d , no WiFi in the 7d etc either , ( usable when the camera's in places I'm to fat to fit :) )

Call phones can handle 21-41 mp sensors , Sony sailing past canon in the specs etc
Thanks ephur
Underwater - I'm a commercial diver , "even underwater" comment was a force of habit :) all ways us Nikon in the piss :)

Also dyslexic - its amazing ppl never take the piss out of my spelling when there a 6 feet 3 hair ass scruffy assed person stood in front of them :)




  
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Oct 13, 2014 01:24 |  #15

Whoa there, internet tough guy. Lay off the meds


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