Lars Rehm

Lars Rehm

Lives in Germany Berlin, Germany
Works as a Technology Writer
Has a website at http://www.larsrehm.com
Joined on Nov 7, 2007
About me:

Lars is a freelance technology journalist, photographer and industry consultant. He reviews cameras and smartphones and writes about mobile photography and imaging technology for dpreview.com, connect.dpreview.com and a number of other English and German language publications.

As a former member of Dpreview’s testing team he has shot with and tested countless digital cameras of all shapes and sizes but nowadays is capturing many of his images with the camera in a smartphone. He is fascinated by the high rate of innovation in smartphone imaging and the endless creative possibilities offered by mobile editing, connectivity and the fact that your phone is always with you. You can follow him on Twitter @larsrehm.

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On Hands-on with Android 4.2's Photo Sphere post (42 comments in total)
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StevenE: I'm on Android 4.4.2 Samsung Note 3 ... no photosphere in sight

Install the Google Camera app from the App Store, it is included in there.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 09:28 UTC
On Relonch brings APS-C image sensor to the iPhone post (35 comments in total)
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neo_nights: What's the point of having an APS-C sensor for a measly 1mp image?! It can't be because of the "bokeh" for two reasons:
1) If the lens is going to be an wide-angle, than the DOF will be large anyway;
2) There are plenty of apps that simulate bokeh rather well (considering small image sizes).

And that "working prototype" with a Nex taped to a phone is just laughable :)

the prototype lens is 50mm and there is no indication the lens on the final product will be any wider.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 12:08 UTC
On Relonch brings APS-C image sensor to the iPhone post (35 comments in total)
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petemod: What a joke of a product. The reason they are choosing 1mp is because the sensors are probably $20 each.

"Save the photography"? If you want to save photography you would make an app that teaches people that photography is more than just paper thin DOF and instagram filters.

I am pretty sure any APS-C sensor is more than 2-3 dollars. My guess is the sensor is 16MP or something like that and the image is then intelligently downscaled in processing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:19 UTC
On Relonch brings APS-C image sensor to the iPhone post (35 comments in total)
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Linus M: "The only working unit is a prototype with an F2.0 lens that's much bulkier than the anticipated final product, and held together with duck tape"

Sorry, but your "duck" tape made me smile.
Its called duct tape....and then again, in the picture its not even that.

Looking at words and tape...just shows how little interest this device triggered in me....

Admittedly I am not a tape expert but it seems to be acceptable to call it duck tape: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duct_tape
;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 08:11 UTC
On Relonch brings APS-C image sensor to the iPhone post (35 comments in total)
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fratiodan: If its only 1mp and is intended for social media where we "only need .46 megapixels", then why not just use the camera already on the phone?

well, for starters it doesn't give you the same bokeh...but I get your point.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 08:07 UTC
On Relonch brings APS-C image sensor to the iPhone post (35 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Why even bother? Just get the Sony QX1. That's a much more polished product. Also this thing will be outdated as soon as Apple released the next proprietary connector system and changes the physical body of the iphone... which is like every year.

it's certainly true what you say about the iPhone shape, sadly that's the case for most iPhone accessories. But I'd prefer the form factor of this over a QX, seems much more pocketeable to me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 08:06 UTC
On Relonch brings APS-C image sensor to the iPhone post (35 comments in total)
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Seeky: If you look very carefully to the working prototype, you can see that it is a NEX 5 (N/R/T) camera with black 50mm f1.8 lens. Quite funny.

true, could definitely be a NEX

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 08:03 UTC
On Olympus shows camera module concept post (56 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: Stabilized? Adding software features is great but it's tough to make up for lack of stabilization hardware in firmware updates.

I get the impression they have not decided on such detail yet. For all we know the current prototype might just be an empty box ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:27 UTC
On Olympus shows camera module concept post (56 comments in total)
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Peter 1745: English version of OPC website here
http://opc.olympus-imaging.com/en/index.html

Thanks, I changed it in the article. I was told by an Oly guy it was only available in Japanese but seems his American or UK colleagues have been quicker than he thought ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:22 UTC
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OneMoreComment: Those two Samsung have the wrong logo on their back .....

even in the sense of who's copying who...you know what I mean, don't you?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 18:19 UTC
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falconeyes: Does the DPR article contain an error?

All iPhone 5-s and 6-s have 1.5 um pixels, 8 million of them. Their sensor sizes should be identical. BTW, this explains why the camera module has the exact same depth for all models and why it protudes with the thinner 6 models ...

Sensor size and pixel pitch are identical to the 5S, I have corrected the article. Apologies.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 16:34 UTC
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OneMoreComment: Those two Samsung have the wrong logo on their back .....

Samsung stole the design from Apple, then Apple stole the dimensions from Samsung. So I guess they're even now :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 16:32 UTC
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Hans and Lidy: Interesting to read in the article that: "sensors are slightly larger than the sensor in the iPhone 5S and so are the pixels"

Because when comparing the 6 and 5s on the Apple site, it shows that both sensors have 8 megapixel and... that for both goes it has 1.5µ pixels
http://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/

Maybe the individual pixel quality increased in low light situations, but the pixel size stayed the same according to Apple.

I truly hope -and trust - the overall quality increased, otherwise it would be quite a shame if they call it an 'all new sensor' while the output it is at the same level

Cheers,

we'll probably have to wait for IFixit to take one apart before we know for sure what sensor is in it but I would expect the size difference to be marginal.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 21:22 UTC
On IFA 2014: The mobile imaging highlights post (6 comments in total)
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: "The (Note 4's) 16MP camera on the back is the first on a Samsung smartphone to offer optical image stabilization." Wasnt it Galaxy K Zoom?

well, the S4 Zoom and Galaxy Camera camera before the K Zoom and had OIS as well. It all depends on if you count them as phones or as hybrid devices. I'd stick them in the latter category.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 21:17 UTC
On IFA 2014: The mobile imaging highlights post (6 comments in total)
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Cheng Bao: So dpreview put up this news today without mentioning apple?

yes, because this is about IFA which happened last week and where Apple was nowhere to be seen. But don't worry, our Apple story will be up in a short while.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 19:52 UTC
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Menneisyys: BTW, MS should further drop the price of this handset. Given the

- features of the Note 4,
- the superiority of its camera,
- the openness (just an example: call recording for WP, anyone?) and
- third-party support of the OS and
- the fact that the price of the latter surely drops a lot after 2-3 months,

it'll be a much better value, unless you do specifically need WP.

I don't think this really competes with the Note 4, different class in my mind. The Flash merging feature is really cool though!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 12:53 UTC
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Henrik Herranen: I am confused.
Why would Nokia introduce new Lumias now, half a year after its phone division sales to Microsoft has been finalized? Or is it Microsoft who has released a new mobile phone under the label "Nokia Lumia"? Or something else that I don't understand?
(Just in case it looks like it:) I'm not trying to be a wiseass; this is an honest question.

well, open to discussion I guess. Audi is owned by Volkswagen and you would not say "Volkswagen has released the new Audi TT", that would sound kind of weird.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 08:24 UTC
On Samsung introduces Galaxy Note 4 phablet with OIS post (73 comments in total)
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h2k: Here's hoping that OIS comes to smaller phones as well, in the range of 4.0 - 4.7 inches screens, so they would be easily pockatable and usable with one hand (for general use, not for photographic use). Best would be OIS on phones that don't have 20 sensors for blood pressure, step count, heart beat etc. and don't have 20 non-removable "social" apps inside.

Nokia and HTC both have smaller-screen phones with OIS.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 13:16 UTC
On Samsung introduces Galaxy Note 4 phablet with OIS post (73 comments in total)
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attomole: Had to double take I read iOS!

well, now THAT would be a suprise

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 07:28 UTC
On Samsung introduces Galaxy Note 4 phablet with OIS post (73 comments in total)
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Beat Traveller: "Phablet" is definitely the worst name ever.

sorry, not my creation

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 07:27 UTC
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