Roland Tanglao

Olympus OMD EM-10 - Why no built-in GPS?

What's with the trend to using a smartphone for GPS?

Like the Fuji X-T1 there's no built-in GPS in the Olympus OM-D EM-10?!? Instead it uses the "kludgy GPS via smartphone" aaargh! Which is no help when your smartphone battery is dead or you don't have your phone. 21st century cams require real sensors !!!

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January 29, 2014

FUJIFILM X-T1 - Why is there no real GPS? (using your phone for GPS doesn't cut it).

I'll never understand camera product managers part 27012014888

The Fuji X-T1 is. so. close. Love the water sealing and the WiFi.


  1. Why is the GPS optional? Using a phone's GPS is not great because often the GPS is wrong especially when you are not in a city or in a city blocked by skyscrapers. The GPS accessory for my Nikon 1 V1 is better than the GPS in my Nexus 5 for . . .

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January 28, 2014

NX30 built-in flickr + dropbox = awesome but GPS optional not so awesome

NX30 awesome (built-in auto-upload flickr & dropbox in some regions) except why is GPS optional

The Samsung NX30. is. so. close.


  1. Why is GPS optional?
  2. Why isn't flickr and dropbox support worldwide (probably some bogus legal issue)?
  3. Conclusion: I'll never understand camera product managers :-)

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January 03, 2014

Instant review + Instant Sharing + Apps = 21st Century Camera

Thom Hogan writes:


  1. The reason why digital cameras soared and killed film cameras is "instantaneous review." Suddenly everyone had an answer to "did I get the shot?"
  2. The reason why smartphones are soaring and killing off digital cameras is "instantaneous . . .

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November 14, 2013

ISO Dial - Minimum Viable Digital Camera omission

D'oh of course we need a dial to set the ISO!

As Mark Dubovoy points out the minimum viable digital camera needs an ISO dial.Time for a 3.0 version of the Minimum Viable Digital Camera.

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October 22, 2013

Maximum Digital Camera

Take the Minimum Viable Pro Camera and add:

  1. auto-focus
  2. built-in snapseed-like app to edit RAW (not JPEG) and an LCD screen to do this touch editing on
  3. waterproofing
  4. interchangeable lenses (all waterproof) or a collapsible waterproof 18-200mm (35mm equivalent) zoom lens with a constant f2.8 aperture or faster
  5. . . .

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October 21, 2013

1st 21st century camera was the Nokia N95


  1. GPS
  2. WiFi
  3. auto-upload with ShoZu to flickr, your blog via the MetaWeblog API, TypePad, Blogger, etc and other popular social networks of the day! (This was 2005!)

We are finally getting back to 2005 :-) in 2013 with flickr client auto-uploading and Google+ uploading but just barely since neither flickr . . .

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October 21, 2013


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