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01-19-2015, 12:02 AM   #736
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Apple will cram a FF sensor into a 172g iPhone before Pentax puts one in an 800g body.

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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
Apple will cram a FF sensor into a 172g iPhone before Pentax puts one in an 800g body.
Apple would certainly make its disciples believe it did.
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Let's try and do it the other way around. Let Pentax make a camera with a sim card and allow the photographer to communicate by using an earphone and mike through blue tooth or wifi. Also allow the photographer to make sms messages by dictation. Probably a touch screen to operate in android mode. If Pentax does this, for sure they will be the first. That should beat them all.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Indeed but not always: do you remember the Newton PDA? the QuickTake digital camera?
Some ideas are great until there's an even better idea that comes along. Apple's PDA business didn't fall apart but they were very smart to recognize that it would. Apple abandoned the PDA well before the market abandoned the PDA. Palm wasn't as smart about it.

About cameras... where is the whole digital P&S market now?

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Canon and Nikon are still churning out ' new models'
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Indeed but not always: do you remember the Newton PDA? the QuickTake digital camera?
QuoteOriginally posted by IchabodCrane Quote
Some ideas are great until there's an even better idea that comes along. Apple's PDA business didn't fall apart but they were very smart to recognize that it would. Apple abandoned the PDA well before the market abandoned the PDA. Palm wasn't as smart about it.

About cameras... where is the whole digital P&S market now?
The Newton and QuickTake were in the years before Jobs' return, and before they adopted this strategy to bring technology to market only when they could be made simple to use. The Newton was fussy to use because the technology of that age was not quite up to the tasks required by it. The Palm Pilot, several years later, did much better but was still very much an early adopter product. And the QuickTake, for all of its gee whiz, was an Internet resolution device before the Internet was mainstream, before MySpace, before Friendster, etc... And for real advertising work, it was not high enough quality.

In those two cases I would not give Apple credit for reading the tea leaves and ceding a market. Palm thrived for nearly a decade, as did digital point-and-shoots. They just got it wrong.
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QuoteOriginally posted by totsmuyco Quote
allow the photographer to communicate by using an earphone and mike through blue tooth or wifi
I think it would be awesome if you could add keywords to exif data through a voice recognition system. I think the high end Cannons have a voice recording feature or similar, but it would be great to put text right into the exif ...
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I think it would be awesome if you could add keywords to exif data through a voice recognition system. I think the high end Cannons have a voice recording feature or similar, but it would be great to put text right into the exif ...
In that case, there is a lot more that can be voice command controlled. Take a look at where the car industry is going. In not too distant future, our cars will drive themselves. What will happen to photography, if that kind of technology were to come to our cameras?

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I have things with voice command. I generally keep it off.
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QuoteOriginally posted by VoiceOfReason Quote
I have things with voice command. I generally keep it off.
I have Google Now on my Droid. It's really convenient for things, like when I'm cooking and my hands have stuff on them and I need to set a timer. I just say, "OK Google Now, set timer for 30 minutes." and it does it without fuss. Likewise, when I'm driving, I can just say, "OK Google Now, navigate to home." and it will start up Google Maps and plan a route home.

It's not perfect but when it works it's quite nice. It will only get better with time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
It's not perfect but when it works it's quite nice. It will only get better with time.
John, ask your Droid, "OK Google Now, Is Pentax DOOOMED?"
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I think it would be awesome if you could add keywords to exif data through a voice recognition system. I think the high end Cannons have a voice recording feature or similar, but it would be great to put text right into the exif ...
in 2000 I purchased an Epson 850Z point and shoot that had an audio record feature. I used it a couple of times, but it didn't appeal to me. I can see in some circumstances it would be useful, but you would only being able to apply the feature to single frame shooting. Problem of course if you programmed it for a three second audio recording and you're busy recording a few words to go along with the shot and then something really important happens, you may not be able to take another shot until the three seconds is up. That's the downside to the technology.
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John, ask your Droid, "OK Google Now, Is Pentax DOOOMED?"
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FAIL. That's the answer to: "is there any hope for Pentax?"
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QuoteOriginally posted by jcdoss Quote
John, ask your Droid, "OK Google Now, Is Pentax DOOOMED?"
We all know the answer to that one! Pentax is doomed!
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