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SanDisk ups microSD capacity to 128GB with new card

SanDisk has announced its new 128GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I memory card. The new card increases storage capacity options for Android smartphones, tablets and other microSD enabled devices, while delivering Class 10 performance, with read speeds up to 30MB/s. It also ships with an SD adapter to use the card with digital cameras and computers. Learn more on

CONNECT Comments 14 Published: Feb 24, 2014 at 18:22
Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020

The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with one of the best smartphone cameras we have tested. After installing the Nokia "Black" firmware update you can now also capture images in DNG Raw format. Just how much more detail can you squeeze out of it? Find out on Update: Added raw sample images for download.

CONNECT Comments 71 Published: Feb 24, 2014 at 08:05
Google's Project Tango creates 3D-maps of your surroundings

Google has announced Project Tango, an initiative that aims to develop mobile devices that are capable of capturing 3D-maps of your surroundings. Formerly a division of Motorola, Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) has been working with academic and industrial partners from nine countries, and used research from the last decade in the areas of robotics and computer vision. According to Google the goal of the project is 'to give mobile devices a human scale understanding of space and motion.' Click through for more.

CONNECT Comments 44 Published: Feb 22, 2014 at 00:56
LG launches LG G Pro 2 phablet with 4k video

LG has launched the LG G Pro 2 in Korea and the new device's global launch is expected at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. With its 5.9-inch 1080p IPS screen the new model falls firmly into the phablet category and follows last year's Optimus G Pro in the LG lineup. Click for more on

CONNECT Comments 27 Published: Feb 13, 2014 at 14:57
Nokia Lumia Icon brings 20 megapixel PureView to Verizon

The Nokia Lumia Icon, introduced today, offers 20 megapixel PureView image technology to customers on the Verizon network for the first time. The Icon offers an F2.4 Zeiss lens, 1080p HD video recording and like its PureView peers runs Windows Phone 8. Read more on

CONNECT Comments 19 Published: Feb 12, 2014 at 22:42
Nokia expected to launch forked Android phone at MWC

According to rumors, Finnish manufacturer Nokia will launch an Android powered smartphone at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona next week. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the phone will be called Nokia X, and integrate existing Nokia and Microsoft services, but also offer access to Android's more plentiful photography apps. Click through for more.

CONNECT Comments 34 Published: Feb 11, 2014 at 22:30
Younity lets smartphones access photos stored on your computer

While other phone-to-computer services require syncing a select set of files to 'the cloud', a service called Younity offers mobile access to all your photos and other files via direct access. The company's new iOS app allows users to connect to and browse the contents of computers and connected hard drives over the airwaves. Click to learn more.

CONNECT Comments 13 Published: Feb 11, 2014 at 20:56
MEGA iOS app adds PhotoSync feature

There are many major cloud storage providers out there, but one in particular aims to improve privacy and security options: MEGA. Founded by the man behind the controversial and now defunct, MEGA has just announced that its latest iOS app adds a feature to automatically sync your photographs, much like Google Drive and Dropbox do now. Click through for more.

CONNECT Comments 1 Published: Feb 10, 2014 at 23:42
Nokia Lumia 1520 camera review

The Nokia Lumia 1520 runs the Windows Phone operating system and offers high-end specs all-around. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and ships with 2GB of RAM but it's the camera specs that should make the 1520 an appealing option for mobile photographers. The PureView branded camera combines a 1/2.5-inch 20MP BSI CMOS sensor with a F2.4 lens and optical image stabilization. How does it perform as a camera? Read our in-depth review to find out.

CONNECT Comments 91 Published: Feb 7, 2014 at 20:35
Exposure: Chef April Bloomfield on smartphone food photography

Chef April Bloomfield is an avid smartphone photographer who has made something of an art posting largely behind-the-scenes shots of the work done in her kitchens. Rather than express horror at the low quality of food photographs swirling out on the Internet, Bloomfield embraces the medium, advising potential culinary photographers to hold out for good lighting or hold off altogether. Click through for a sample of her images on Connect.

CONNECT Comments 42 Published: Feb 1, 2014 at 14:00
Apple's magnetic solution for expanding capabilities of iPhone camera

Two patents, discovered by AppleInsider, show how Apple might allow users to expand the photographic capabilities of their iPhones. One describes a removable 'back panel' which contains different camera options, and another (slightly more plausible in the near-term) details how users might be able to attach 'modules' to their phones' camera lenses to provide different lens options. Click through to learn more at Connect.

CONNECT Comments 32 Published: Jan 29, 2014 at 02:45
DxOMark tests Nokia Lumia 1020's Raw image quality

When the Nokia Lumia 1520 was launched in October 2013 it was the first smartphone to offer Raw image capture. Now the same feature was recently added to the older model Lumia 1020. Our partners at DxOMark have put the Lumia 1020 through its Raw-based sensor testing. The results are worth checking out. Learn more on

CONNECT Comments 89 Published: Jan 25, 2014 at 08:32
Rumored Sony Xperia 'Sirius' reported to shoot 4K video

Information has leaked about the Android 4.4.2. KitKat OS to be included in Sony's next flagship Xperia handset that points to 4K video capability. Codenamed 'Sirius,' the high-end device will reportedly carry many of the same camera features that the current flagship Sony Z1 offers like manual exposure control, and along with 4K video is expected to add some new features like 'timeshift video,' a high frame rate movie mode with the option to apply slow motion effects. Read more on our sister site

CONNECT Comments 60 Published: Jan 21, 2014 at 21:14
Exposure: Alex Washburn looks for where the Autopista Ends

Alex Washburn used to be a photographer for until she quit her job, put her belongings into storage and set off on a journey around the world. Last October she and her boyfriend embarked on an epic trip by motorcycle from San Francisco to the southernmost tip of South America. At present Alex is somewhere in Colombia, posting images to her Instagram account as she journeys south. Click through to see a selection of her travel photographs. 

CONNECT Comments 23 Published: Jan 20, 2014 at 18:23
Review: Photo Mate R2 brings Raw processing to Android devices

Ever since the original Apple iPad was launched in 2010 tablets have been the image viewing and presentation device of choice for many photographers. Tablets can also be a good alternative to fully-fledged laptops for those who prefer to travel light. However, up to now, tablets have not been a serious option for those photographers who prefer to shoot in Raw format. Enter Photo Mate R2: a fully-featured raw converter for Android. Read our review to find out how (and how well) it works. 

CONNECT Comments 76 Published: Jan 17, 2014 at 18:33
Smartphones versus DSLRs versus film: A look at how far we've come

Just how far have we come since film? One photographer sets out to try and find the answers by comparing the results of several DSLRS, two leading smartphones and some Fuji film in both bright sunlight and low light conditions. See the results and judge for yourself at

CONNECT Comments 200 Published: Jan 3, 2014 at 20:00
Sample Gallery: Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone images

We couldn't wait to see Nokia's first phablet in action. The Lumia 1520 boasts a 20-megapixel PureView camera with optical image stabilization as well as the ability to save uncompressed Digital Negative (DNG) files. We're working on our full review of the device now and sharing our first sample gallery today on

CONNECT Comments 64 Published: Dec 29, 2013 at 15:23
Hands-on with the Panono panoramic ball camera

The Panono is a ball-shaped panoramic camera with 36 individual camera modules and a built-in accelerometer. We got our hands on a prototype and met with its Berlin-based creators. See what we thought of the crowd-funded camera on

CONNECT Comments 110 Published: Dec 26, 2013 at 14:30
2013 Roundup: The best in smartphone photography

It's been an exciting year for mobile photography with innovations in sensors, new software features, and an even greater focus on the imaging capabilities of mobile devices. As we reflect back on the past year and look forward to further advances in 2014, we're sharing our thoughts on the most important trends in mobile imaging from 2013. Learn more on

CONNECT Comments 54 Published: Dec 23, 2013 at 06:00
Dec20 rolls out online Raw converter, collaborative photo sharing

As continues its efforts to launch browser-based photo editing tools — with support for Raw files — and online storage, the first of its services is available now, for free.'s Ukrainian developers have rolled out both, collaborative online photo sharing, and, an online Raw file converter. Learn more at

CONNECT Comments 11 Published: Dec 20, 2013 at 15:01
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