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Comment Re:What did you pick? (Score 1) 316

Apparently, you don't understand the meaning of "DSLR". DSLR stand for Digital Single Lens Reflex, which is a digital version of the Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera. The defining characteristic of a SLR, digital or otherwise, is that it has a single lens that one looks through for both image capture and shot composition which is generally made possible by a mirror that translates out of the way of the shutter when the shutter is activated. Interchangeable lens do not enter into the equation. The Cannon S5is is, in fact, a DSLR camera.

Comment Commoditize? You keep using that word. (Score 2, Insightful) 72

I do no think it means what you think it means. Something that is a commodity product is fungible, meaning any indiviual product from any of various vendors is effectively interchangable with any product of the same kind from any other vendor. Computer hardware has been commoditized for a long time. While processors are not wholely interchangable (AMD vs Intel), the motherboard/CPU combo generally is. Everything else in a computer can more or less be swapped out with a different brand with the same or similar features. All pricing is based on cost and perceived value. The only way it could be more of a commodity is if someone came up with a way to plug any processor into any motherboard socket. Oh, and bonus points to anyone who can guess why the retail companies are moving away from separate box systems to all-in-ones. HINT: Look at the upgrade path for laptops.

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