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Google is giving a sweet treat to photographers in its new KitKat operating system. Android 4.4 will be shipping with a non-destructive photo editing feature in the native Gallery app. From what we've seen of the software so far, it appears to offer a huge collection of some of the most advanced editing tools available on any mobile photography app. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com.
While Nokia's 41MP Lumia 1020 smartphone has received more than its fair share of publicity this year, the Finnish handset maker also launched two additional phones this year. The Lumia 925 and Lumia 928 are interesting imaging devices in their own right, while software updates have kept last year's Lumia 920 competitive as well. We take another look at the Lumia 900 series in our shootout on connect.dpreview.com.
Apple's new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display got us thinking about what photography apps we'll want to download to our new devices first. We're sharing a few of our favorite iOS tablet apps, from photo editing powerhouses to slick portfolio presentation tools on connect.dpreview.com.
The Sony Xperia Z1 offers a 1/2.3-inch sensor — the same size found in most consumer compact cameras and significantly larger than the 1/3-inch sensors common in smartphones. The comparatively large sensor is combined with a high pixel count of 20.7MP, a fast F2.0 lens and a physical shutter button. We put the Xperia Z1 through our rigorous testing regimen. Read our review on connect.dpreview.com.
Another tiny, rugged, HD, Wi-Fi-enabled video camera on the market may offer GoPro some real competition. Able to capture 12MP photos and 1080p video, the Air Pro 3 has a 160-degree lens that can be adjusted to be less extreme, but still very wide, 140- or 150-degree angle. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com.
Google is reaching out to photographers once again by announcing a bevy of forthcoming features on its social networking site Google+ that will be a boon to photographers: full-resolution photo backups for iOS users, improved search through advanced photo recognition software, and better image editing tools. See what else is new on connect.dpreview.com.
Nokia's 'Pureview' technology is still making headlines along with the announcement of the manufacturer's first 'phablet', the Lumia 1520. We felt the timing was perfect for taking a closer look at Pureview by testing the original Nokia 808 in our newly revamped studio test scene, and putting it up against this year's version of the tech found in the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020. See how the two compare on connect.dpreview.com.
Dubble, a new community-based photography app takes the concept of double exposures — either a trick or a mistake in which photographers expose a roll of film twice, thereby layering two images in a single frame — and applies it to your smartphone, with a crowdsourcing twist. We take a closer look at Dubble on connect.dpreview.com.
At its hotly anticipated press event today in San Francisco, Apple announced two new iPads. The iPad Air is Apple's thinnest yet, while the iPad mini with Retina display offers faster computing and a better display in Apple's tiny tablet. See what else Apple had to share today on connect.dpreview.com.
In addition to announcing a trio of new mobile devices today, Nokia is also making headlines by offering Raw photo support for one of those Lumia models, the new 1520 'phablet.' The oversized smartphone will have the option to save uncompressed Digital Negative (DNG) files. The feature will also come to the 41MP Lumia 1020 early next year. Learn more about the new devices and new Raw support on connect.dpreview.com.
Triggertrap, maker of several camera triggering tools, is seeking support via Kickstarter for another product aimed at trigger-happy photographers. Redsnap is a modular triggering system that starts with the Redsnap base block to which you can add sensor blocks, each designed for a different kind of photography. Four sensor blocks are currently in the works, including a high-speed laser sensor, high-speed sound sensor, high-speed light sensor and a Passive Infrared Sensor. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com.
One of the remaining arms of the Kodak legacy, Kodak Alaris, is working to remain relevant by focusing its efforts on moving photos from smartphone to print, via one of its 105,000 photo printing kiosks worldwide. The company recently released its API to lure developers into adding Kodak kiosk printing capabilities directly into their mobile photography apps. Learn more at connect.dpreview.com.
The Sony Xperia Z1 is Sony's top-of-the-line smartphone, and for photographers, the really big news is the Z1's camera. At 1/2.3-inch the sensor in the Sony's camera module is larger than the 1/3-inch sensors that are common in the current crop of smartphones. Our partners at DxOMark have put the Sony Xperia Z1 through their comprehensive image quality testing regime. Click through to find out if the Z1's impressive specs translate into great image quality.
Apps come and go, but every once in a while, a newcomer will jump on the scene and make you shake up your mobile photography routine. Over the past few weeks, a number of photo editing apps have emerged on every mobile platform and a few have the potential to change our mobile photography workflow. Click through for our list of five new must-have photo editing apps.
We have added DxOMark's Mobile Report to our camera review of the Nokia Lumia 1020. The report includes DxO Lab's usual industry-standard scientific measurements and analyzes 14 aspects of mobile imaging including detailed image quality assessment, flash performance, autofocus reliability and more to calculate a final score. Click through to go to page 8 of our Nokia Lumia 1020 review for the DxO Mark mobile report.
Good news for iPhone photographers. Flickr has released an update to its iOS application that allows users to automatically upload their photos to Flickr's free terabyte of cloud storage. In addition to the automatic uploading feature, users now have access to an easy auto-straightening tool. Read more on connect.dpreview.com.
After months of teasing and speculation, Samsung has finally announced its curved smartphone. The Galaxy Round is a 5.7-inch device with a curved 1080p, AMOLED display. Like its Galaxy S4 and Note 3 predecessors, the Galaxy Round features a 13-megapixel camera. The Galaxy Round's unique shape allows for a different user experience. According to Samsung, the phone is more comfortable to hold than flat phones and users can take advantage of some features unique to the curved device. Click through for more details at connect.dpreview.com
When National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson ditched his usual DSLR kit and took an iPhone 5S out to the Scottish highlands, he wasn't sure he was going to get great shots. In the end though, he was surprised by how capable the smartphone's 8MP camera is. He shared his experiences (and some of his images) at National Geographic's 'Proof' blog and we've published extracts over at connect.dpreview.com.