Oly "does it" again.

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Kinon O'Cann, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Kinon O'Cann

    Kinon O'Cann Guest

    If I hadn't seen this, I would have thought someone was kidding:

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympussp560uz/page8.asp

    Check out the "Expression Edit" feature. My nomination for the most
    incredible waste of time and money by a camera company so far. Why not
    concentrate on image quality instead of this insanity?
     
    Kinon O'Cann, Dec 21, 2007
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    Marvin Guest

    Marketers love to have something distinctive about a
    product. It doesn't have to be especially useful. In fact,
    sometimes they advertise in a way that makes a limitation
    look like an improvement. Caveat emptor.
     
    Marvin, Dec 21, 2007
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  3. Kinon O'Cann

    Kinon O'Cann Guest

    I'll bet that it's nearly useless to transform facial expressions into
    something useful. This is a gimmick that I believe will wear very thin very
    quickly. Just guessing, of course, but I'm betting this feature dies after
    this generation of cameras.
     
    Kinon O'Cann, Dec 21, 2007
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  4. Kinon O'Cann

    Kinon O'Cann Guest

    Screw it. Why bother to take the pic in the first place? Just create
    something in an editing program! Sorry, but I don't believe that this
    feature will ever produce useful results on a live human. Look at the
    example; a manekin. This is a total waste of time.

    And please, for God's sakes, get over the whole "DSLR geek" thing. It's
    embarassing.
    God, what a strange analogy! Comparing a GUI, something that changed the way
    people use computers to a stupid gimmick? What? Will "expression edit"
    change the way we use cameras?
     
    Kinon O'Cann, Dec 22, 2007
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  5. Kinon O'Cann

    ASAAR Guest

    But it's unlikely to become widely popular unless as a brief fad
    at most, and then if it does, that's justification enough for adding
    the Expression Edit feature. I don't recall reading any complaints
    about some of the similar "useless" features Canon's Powershot
    cameras have had for a good number of years, such as Color Swap.
    I've never used it, but neither have I ever even tried most of the
    different non*-transformational settings, shooting and Special Scene
    modes, such as Vivid, Sepia, "Kids&Pets", "Foliage", "Underwater",
    etc. It's so easy to ignore extra features that aren't desired that
    it seems absurd to foam at the mouth about "this insanity". Not
    pointing to you, but evidently we have a new RichA wannabee. :)

    * must more modest transforms
     
    ASAAR, Dec 22, 2007
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  6. Kinon O'Cann

    ASAAR Guest

    Not very logical, is it? :) I think that what Alfred meant was
    that some techno geeks originally disliked the graphical user
    interfaces but that they eventually saw the (phosphor's) light . . .
    That might describe me too, where things started to pick up when
    Windows 3.0 was released (but I still preferred DesqView), and it
    really took off with the more mature OS/2 and Win95.
     
    ASAAR, Dec 24, 2007
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