Posted: Feb 15, 2013 1 comments
Do "lab tests" help you make camera buying decisions?
I look at lab tests first to see if I would be at all interested in a camera.
21% (12 votes)
I rely on field tests done by a reliable reporter as most important.
9% (5 votes)
I use both lab and field tests to make buying decisions.
70% (39 votes)
Total votes: 56
Posted: Aug 17, 2011 13 comments
What’s your choice on memory card capacity?
I use the biggest capacity I can so I don’t run out during a shoot.
29% (69 votes)
I just shoot low res JPEGs, so any reasonable card capacity will do.
2% (4 votes)
I like to keep it limited to a max 8GB and carry a few cards... just in case.
70% (168 votes)
Total votes: 241
Posted: Nov 17, 2012 0 comments
In our January issue we report that more and more "full frame" cameras are being offered.
I will take a look as full frame sensors are appealing to me for image quality.
47% (46 votes)
My shooting needs do not require working with larger sensors and file sizes.
13% (13 votes)
I would be interested but the price of these cameras holds me back.
40% (39 votes)
Total votes: 98
Posted: Aug 16, 2012 0 comments
A number of companies offer so-called "tough" weatherproof/waterproof cameras.
I engage in activities that would make it make sense to use one, or I already own one.
73% (56 votes)
I don't usually think about making pictures when I hike, raft, kayak or ski.
9% (7 votes)
I know they are available but they don't deliver the quality I am used to.
18% (14 votes)
Total votes: 77
Posted: May 16, 2012 1 comments
Memory cards are available with various write speeds and classes.
I match the card to my camera and needs and get good performance.
44% (48 votes)
I get the fastest card I can for my work.
28% (31 votes)
The class and speed ratings are confusing and not made clear by manufacturers.
28% (31 votes)
Total votes: 110
Posted: Nov 18, 2013 0 comments
Sony has introduced a full frame sensor mirrorless camera.
On my next camera purchase this would make me consider a compact camera system rather than a DSLR.
37% (49 votes)
I still like the DSLR form factor and will stick with it.
36% (48 votes)
I need to learn more before considering this option.
27% (35 votes)
Total votes: 132
Posted: Jul 08, 2013 1 comments
New sensors and processors yield better quality at higher ISO settings.
I get good quality at the highest setting my camera offers.
12% (5 votes)
I feel "comfortable" shooting at a max of ISO 800.
30% (13 votes)
I always shoot at the lowest ISO I can, regardless of better high-ISO quality.
58% (25 votes)
Total votes: 43
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show a number of camcorders and cameras with built in WiFi were introduced.Posted: Feb 21, 2012 2 comments
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show a number of camcorders and cameras with built in WiFi were introduced.
This is an appealing feature and will be an important factor in choosing a camera/camcorder.
16% (5 votes)
This has no interest for me and will not influence my decision about a particular product.
31% (10 votes)
It’s interesting but I’d have to learn a lot more about this before considering purchase.
53% (17 votes)
Total votes: 32
Posted: Apr 22, 2013 0 comments
Image stabilization has become standard fare in new lens intros.
I keep image stabilization on for most of my shots.
69% (41 votes)
I only use image stabilization for low light or long tele work.
15% (9 votes)
I do not have a lens with an image stabilization feature.
15% (9 votes)
Total votes: 59
Does wireless connectivity or networking play a part in your home or studio digital darkroom and printing setups?Posted: Sep 14, 2011 0 comments
Does wireless connectivity or networking play a part in your home or studio digital darkroom and printing setups?
Yes I have a printer, scanner, TV or other device set up on my home network to look at and/or work on my images.
63% (67 votes)
No, but I have wireless Internet and am thinking about getting other systems in place.
21% (23 votes)
No, I have no intention of getting involved in wireless or network setups.
16% (17 votes)
Total votes: 107
Posted: Dec 11, 2012 0 comments
Editing videos from your camera should be easy—is it?
I find no problem editing videos with my current software.
22% (7 votes)
Editing videos is a challenge that I have yet to overcome.
41% (13 votes)
I need to know more about video editing from my camera.
38% (12 votes)
Total votes: 32
Posted: Jun 16, 2011 3 comments
Do you think that the stabilization trend in lenses will lessen the use of tripods for you?
Yes, with an image stabilization lens tripods are only necessary in rare instances.
8% (55 votes)
No, regardless of using image stabilization lenses, there’s simply no substitute for the image quality you get by using a tripod
28% (183 votes)
I would use both, as each has its purposes and one doesn’t necessarily cancel the use of the other.
63% (411 votes)
Total votes: 649
Posted: Sep 14, 2012 48 comments
A new crop of Android-capable cameras and apps are coming our way.
I'm excited by the idea of being able to download apps right to my camera.
20% (11 votes)
I put image quality at the top of my list and always see that as my first camera and lens priority.
53% (29 votes)
I use an iPhone or Android OS phone for quick sharing and apps and am not interested in having this in my camera as well.
27% (15 votes)
Total votes: 55
New cameras are incorporating more and more processing options "on board." When adding special effects/image processing do you:Posted: Jun 15, 2012 0 comments
New cameras are incorporating more and more processing options "on board." When adding special effects/image processing do you:
Find yourself using more and more in-camera "filters" and processing options.
6% (10 votes)
Shoot the image and then do all your processing later in the computer or pad.
77% (124 votes)
Do some on-board processing but leave the "heavy lifting" to computer software.
17% (27 votes)
Total votes: 161
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 0 comments
A recent news item claims picture sharing on "social" sites has flattened out.
I regularly upload images to a social site.
49% (45 votes)
I choose not to share my images that way.
39% (36 votes)
I sometimes share family shots only.
12% (11 votes)
Total votes: 92