News tagged with "htc"
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Week in Review: From our full reviews of the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z cameras, to a do-it-yourself smartphone stand/tripod-mount/lens-mount case to an assortment of image-centric apps, we've rounded up a week's worth of can't-miss stories for mobile photography enthusiasts. Click through to connect.dpreview.com to catch up.
The HTC One smartphone made headlines with its claims about 'ultrapixel technology,' which the company used to describe the device's 4MP CMOS sensor. While current competitors boast 8-13MP cameras, HTC is betting on fewer, larger pixels a same-sized sensor to offer better image quality. But does the innovative approach work? We've put the HTC One and its ultrapixels through our rigorous real life and studio testing trials to find out. See how it fared at connect.dpreview.com.
After our recent Smartphone Super Shootout we are working full steam ahead toward our comprehensive camera review of the HTC One, the Taiwanese manufacturer's new flagship smartphone which features a 4 'ultrapixel' sensor, a fast F2.0 lens and optical image stabilization. Unti then, we offer up a close look at the new phone's imaging features.
We put four of the top-of-the-line smartphone cameras to the test in our super shootout featuring the two most promising newcomers - the brand new Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One - and the established competition, the Apple iPhone 5 and the Nokia Lumia 920. We shot with the camera phones in a variety of "real-life" situations and in our controlled studio environment to compare their overall performance. See our results today on connect.dpreview.com.
We've just posted our review of the HTC 8X on connect.dpreview.com. The 8X is HTC's current Windows Phone flagship device and comes with a 4.3-inch 720p screen and an 8MP camera with a fast F2.0 lens. Can the HTC rival the Android and iOS competition and is it good enough to grab some of Nokia's Windows Phone market share? We put the 8X through our usual review process to find out. Click through to go to the full review.
With its new flagship smartphone, the HTC One, the Taiwanese manufacturer is aiming to improve image quality over its rivals by using using fewer but larger pixels on a sensor that's the same size as the higher-resolution competition. However, the HTC One's advantages are not all about pixels -- the phone's camera also features optical image stabilization and a fast F2.0 lens. We have shot a range of samples in varying conditions and are having a closer look at the HTC's image quality on connect.dpreview.com.
While most smartphone manufacturers have opted for a 13MP camera module, HTC is going the opposite way in terms of sensor resolution, equipping the HTC One with a 4MP camera. However, the photodiodes that collect the light on the HTC's sensor module are similar in size to those found in enthusiast compact cameras such as the Canon Powershot G15, and as such, and HTC promises this will result in much better low-light performance than conventional smartphone cameras. We take a closer look at what HTC is calling 'ultrapixel' technology at connect.dpreview.com
Much ado has been made about the sensor technology rumored to debut along with HTC's newest handset launched today, the HTC One. While rumors of stacked sensors were predictably wide of the mark, HTC is taking a clever approach to improving camera phone quality by betting on fewer but larger pixels captured by a 4.0MP 1/3" sensor, which are similar in size to those found in enthusiast compact cameras, and which HTC is calling 'ultrapixels'. Combined with a fast F2.0 lens and optical image stabilization, the HTC One's specs hold promise for better low-light photography - an area where mobile phones have fallen notoriously short. Click though for our detailed preview on Connect.
Early tech blog reports suggest HTC's much-anticipated 'M7' smartphone could have a Foveon-like layered sensor. All the information appears to stem from a Pocket-lint report about the phone, expected to be revealed at press events to be held in New York City and London on February 19. The suggestion is that the M7 could have a multi-layer sensor, rather than a conventional 13MP chip with a Bayer filter pattern. Foveon itself once tried to develop a sensor for smartphones and other companies are working on similar concepts. However, we wonder if the story comes from a translation error of Sony's 'Stacked CMOS' technology - which is used in a 13MP Exmor RS sensor.
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