News tagged with "smartphone"
A major software update promises to fix the bevy of camera issues Nexus 5 users started complaining about as soon as they got Google's newest smartphones in hand. So does the Android update make for a more responsive camera? We put our refreshed Nexus 5 through its photographic paces on connect.dpreview.com.
Google is reaching out to photographers to help capture and record the planet's most hard-to-reach places using Android's Photo Sphere feature. A new tool lets users upload and connect their 360-degree photo spheres to create virtual tours that can be shared in Google's Street View. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com.
We put all four of Nokia's newest smartphones, the Lumia 920, 925, 928, and 1020, through our studio test scene. You can use the image comparison tool to draw your own conclusions about how the devices perform. As usual you can compare how the phones perform under both bright and low light conditions, either at full resolution, or resized for print or web sharing. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com
A new Kickstarter project from Moondog Labs hopes to bring a wider view when shooting with the iPhone 5 and 5s. With Moondog Labs' 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter lens, a video shot on the iPhone in the standard 16:9 aspect ratio gains about 33% more width. Still images shot in 4:3 are expanded to 16:9. Learn more at connect.dpreview.com.
The Nexus 5 is Google’s latest showcase smartphone, bringing with it Android 4.4 (aka KitKat) and some new imaging features. This time around, Google is talking up the Nexus 5’s camera, highlighting its optical image stabilization and revamped HDR mode. We put the phone through its photographic paces to see how it holds up in the real world on connect.dpreview.com.
A new app for iOS aims to motivate and inspire photographers by merging assignment-based photography with an optional social media element, all in the palm of your hand. OKDOTHIS offers a wide array of categories, including those created by users, with photo assignments that anyone can participate in. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com.
'Tis the season for holiday gift guides, including for the mobile photography fanatic in your life. We've got gifts for the Instagram enthusiast, serial smartphone documentary photographer and the DSLR-turned-mobile photography convert. See our extensive smartphone photography gift guide on connect.dpreview.com.
The G2 follows the Optimus G/G Pro as LG's flagship smartphone, with plenty of tech spec to warrant a second look. From its huge 5.2-inch IPS LCD display to its 13MP CMOS sensor with optical image stabilization system, there's a lot here for mobile photography fanatics. We tested out the smartphone's camera capabilities as only Dpreview can: check out our in-depth 10-page review on connect.dpreview.com.
Nokia says it 'reinvented zoom' with its Lumia 1020 smartphone, but how does it stack up to the zooming prowess of a compact camera? We put Nokia's flagship phone up against Canon's PowerShot S120 in our zoom showdown today on connect.dpreview.com. Click through for more, you may be surprised by the results.
We could hardly wait to get our hands on LG's newest G2 smartphone to try shooting with its 13MP Optical Image Stabilization camera and huge 5.2-inch IPS LCD display. There's plenty of exciting specs, but how does it translate to photographs? See our first sample gallery of images on connect.dpreview.com.
Nokia's Lumia 925 is PureView branded but doesn't use the Lumia 1020's large sensor and pixel-binning algorithms. However, the 8.7MP smartphone just scored nearly as well as Nokia's 41MP flagship phone in DxOMark's extensive imaging tests despite the conventional 8.7 MP CMOS sensor. Learn what they found
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.
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.
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.
Thinking of upgrading to the latest smartphone, and want to see which takes the best photos? We pit four top photocentric mobile devices in an imaging showdown to test three new smartphones — the Sony Xperia Z1, Nokia Lumia 1020 and LG G2 — and Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom in real world shooting scenarios. See how they fared in our tests on connect.dpreview.com.
We lined up for the new Apple iPhone 5s this morning, and Dpreview's Studio Manager Kelcey Smith wasted no time in getting it into our studio, to take a critical look at how its new camera performs. We're taking the smartphone out for the weekend to gather shots for a gallery planned for this Monday, but in the meantime, you can take a look at how the iPhone 5s compares to the competition in our new studio widget. Click through to check it out.
Megapixels. How did such a simple concept become so wrapped up in hyperbole, controversy and confusion? The current generation of premium smartphones includes a 4MP model from HTC, 8MP from both Apple and Google, 13MP from Samsung and LG, 20.7MP Sony and 41MP from Nokia. Surely they can’t all be right? We examine how many megapixels you really need on your phone, over on connect.dpreview.com.
Nokia is working hard to promote the imaging abilities of its 41-megapixel smartphone, the Lumia 1020, most recently by sending two famous photographers on a shoot with the device in Harlem, New York. David Bailey and Bruce Weber used Nokia's flagship phone during the 24-hour shoot this July, which was Weber's first time using any kind of digital camera. Sixty of their images are now available to view online and also at an exhibition in London. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com.