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6 posts • joined 20 Dec 2011

Data cops: Facebook privacy plans must be 'modified'

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Re: Baaa baaa baaa!

All rings true. If you are bothered about facebook using your pictures, then post pictures low quality, watermarked etc JUST FOR FACEBOOK). You still own the good stuff and can do with it as you please, facebook can only claim anything over the precise picture you sent them.

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Hands on with the Nikon D3200 DSLR

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Re: And still no built in GPS

Depends how you define functionality for a camera. For me, image quality and ease of access to aperture/shutter/ISO controls pretty much defines what I want in a camera.

I can sort of see the a use for GPS if you are a Surveyor, or spying on someone, as the GPS will automate a part of your reporting/evidence. Maybe also of use if you often forget where you were when you took your masterpiece.

It does not help the camera take pictures though. Now, if someone linked up the auto-scene function to the GPS, you could get a Clippy-esqe. "It looks you you are trying to climb a mountain, do you want to me to help you take a scenic picture?"

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Re: And still no built in GPS

When oh when will TomTom and NavMan include decent cameras with interchangeable lenses on their kit. I'm fed up of them directing me to a lovely location, only to find that I use yet another device to take some photos of it.

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Lytro light field camera

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Alternative

Could you not get the same functionality by videoing whilst changing focus. Say a 50mm prime, video focus shifting from infinity to 30cm, then replay and choose the focus point you want from that range, save that frame?

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Nikon stretches Coolpix focal-range beyond belief

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Flame

Thermals

At full zoom, even on a tripod, with the sensor size and optical/digital image stabilisation picture quality will suffer due to thermals. At 42x zoom, any heat source between you and your subject will likely result in the same type of visual effect as rain on your windows.

Has zoom taken over from megapixels in the marketing toolkit?

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Nissan Leaf battery powered electric car

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Go

Hills

Manchester to Leeds via Halifax? At last, an e-car test drive that involves some proper scenery, rather than assuming everyone with a small "city" car only ever drives it round the block on the flat.

How did it do up Windy Hill (climb to 1220 feet above sea level)?

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