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:


    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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  2. Kinon O'Cann

    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
  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
    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
  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
  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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