November 1

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the latest incarnation of Samsung’s hugely successful Galaxy S smartphone line and Samsung’s best-selling smartphone to date. Read our in-depth full review of its 8MP camera here. sorts the real Sandy photos from the fakes

Hurricane Sandy has left a swath of destruction across the Caribbean and eastern United States. Thousands of images have been circulating around the web, showing flooded streets, destroyed homes and submerged Subway stations. Some of the images that have popped up around the Internet are truly unbelievable  but how do you know which ones are fake and which ones are real? The Atlantic has posted an exhaustive article, sorting out the genuine images from the fake. Click through for a link to the story.   

Out for Android: Amazon Cloud Drive Photos

App offers offers mobile cloud-based photo storage management.

iFixit tears down the iPad Mini: See what's inside Apple's latest offering, and why it got a 2 out of 10 repairability score.

A mobile photography time warp

How long is a long time in the world of mobile photography, a medium of various states of “now”?

Tap into Mobile Photography: It all clicked for Chris Ozer

A jazz pianist changes his tune with a newfound love for photography.

Short film made with 7,500 iPhone images

Photographer uses stop motion to show off a year's worth of mobile images snapped around the world.

October 31
From PetaPixel: Documentary compares Instagramer to pro photographer

Film explores the question, "In the age of Instagram, what sets a professional photographer apart?"

Just Posted: Olympus Stylus XZ-2 real-world sample images

Just Posted: Our real-world sample images from the Olympus Stylus XZ-2. The XZ-2 builds on the features of one of our favorite compact cameras - the Olympus XZ-1 - adding an improved 12MP CMOS sensor, flip-out touch-screen and innovative dual-mode lens control ring. We've been shooting a range of subjects in a variety of lighting conditions, using various apertures and processing settings on the XZ-2. Click through to see the gallery.

Five apps for the reluctant iPhone photographer

DSLR 4 life? Even diehards might by swayed by these apps that combine old-school technique with new-school technology.

Writer and mobile photographer Misho Baranovic turned to Instagram to watch the weather story unfold.

October 30
Lens reviews return: results and methodology explained

We're delighted to be able to announce the re-introduction of lens reviews. In partnership with DxO Labs, we've re-developed the way the data is collected and how it's presented, so we've prepared an extensive guide to our testing methodology and the revised lens widget. The collaboration with DxO means we'll be able to provide data for more lenses than previously possible, so have a read to see what those results mean and how they were achieved.

Just Posted: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens review

Just posted: Our review of Nikon's latest superzoom for its DX format SLRs, the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. In the first of our series of lens reviews produced in partnership with DxOMark, we take a look at the longest-range zoom currently made for any interchangeable lens camera system. By current standards it's large and heavy for its class, and expensive too, but does its imaging performance make this all worthwhile? Read our review to find out.

What could your smartphone do with a 48-core Intel chip?

Computerworld reports that Intel is working on a 48-core chip for smartphones and tablets.

Sony announces PMW-F55 4K pro camcorder with global shutter, F5 without

Sony has introduced two 4K-capable modular cameras, including the PMW-F55 which has a Super 35-sized sensor with a global shutter. The specifications of the two cameras are pretty overwhelming - 16-bit Raw recording, parallel 2K and 4K recording, but the biggest news is the global shutter - the ability to capture all pixels simultaneously, rather than one line at a time - totally eliminating rolling shutter effect. (via EOS HD)

Photographer Chiun-Kai Shih makes mobile fashionable

Fashion photographer is hip to mobile photography.

New sensor brings better-quality imaging at a lower cost.

Hands on with the Nexus 4, from TechCrunch

TechCrunch shares initial impressions of Google's new Nexus 4. 

The white balance presets in your Android camera app offer an easy way to alter the look and feel of your photographs.

In case you missed it: L.A. Mobile Arts Festival recap video

The 'world's largest' mobile arts festival, summed up in video.

October 29
Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review

Just Posted: Our review of the Pentax K-30 16MP DSLR. The K-30 continues a Pentax tradition of building cameras around a strong photographer-friendly feature set. It may be less expensive than the much-loved K-5 but it gives up very little in terms of specification - it has a 100% viewfinder and a level of weather sealing unique at this point in the market. Nor does it skimp on software features, including intervalometer, distortion correction and image processing filters. So do these features add up to the perfect mid-level DSLR? Read our review to find out.

Microsoft celebrates Windows Phone 8 official launch

Microsoft offers insight into its Windows Phone 8 OS at press event.

Hurricane can't stop Google announcements

Nexus 4, 7 and 10  revealed despite press conference cancellation.

iFixit tears downs the Microsoft Surface

Teardown reveals Samsung display and four touchscreen controllers.

From the makers of JPEGmini, Beamr offers large image file sharing wrapped in a magazine format.

App Review: Lightbomber for iOS

Paint with light, using your iPhone.

October 26
Panasonic FL360L wireless flash for use with GH3 - more details

DCWatch has provided more details of Panasonic's DMW-FL360L - the company's first wirelessly controllable flashgun. The feature is designed to work with the company's recently-announced range-topping DMC-GH3. The bounceable flash has a guide number of 36 (m at ISO 100) and includes a flip-down wide-angle converter to provide coverage for an 8mm (16mm equivalent) lens' field of view. It also features an LED continuous lamp for video work. US pricing isn't available but is expected to cost around £250 in the UK and ¥30,000 ($376) in Japan. (via DCWatch)

App Review: Blurb Mobile for iOS

Blurb Mobile lets users create photo books for mobile or desktop viewing.

Instagram as a news aggregate

Some publications are using Instagram like a wire service. What impact might this have on photographers?

Samsung sees record sales from Galaxy line

Samsung reports record smartphone sales and profits in Q3.

Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P7700 real-world sample images

Just Posted: We've just added a 36-image sample gallery to our hands-on preview of the Nikon Coolpix P7700. We've been using a production P7700 for a few days and as we work out way through the necessary studio and real-world shooting we've created a sample gallery to show you what the camera can do. Our gallery contains images shot in a range of different conditions, both indoors and out. Click the links below to go see our full hands-on preview of the P7700 now updated with with real-world samples. 

October 25
A guide to the Android operating system

Android is one of the two most widely-used operating systems for smartphones and tablets. Read all about it in our guide. 

Hands-on with the Nikon 1 V2 - 14MP mirrorless camera with built-in EVF

We got the chance to grab some hands-on time with Nikon's latest 1-Series mirrorless interchangeable lens camera - the 1 V2. It gains a 14MP sensor, built-in flash and more conventional control points than its predecessor. Here we give our first impressions of Nikon's smallest 'serious' interchangeable lens camera.

Hands-on with the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

We've been one of the first publications to get a chance to handle Nikon's AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR. The example we used is officially pre-production, so we weren't able to shoot samples with it, but it had the build and handling of a finished model, so we were able to form some initial impressions of this long hoped-for F4 tele-zoom lens.

Samsung NX 12-24mm to cost $600, 45mm F1.8 around $300

Samsung has announced US pricing for the 12-24mm F4-5.6 ED wide-angle zoom and 45mm F1.8 mid-telephoto prime for its NX system. The lenses - announced at Photokina - will cost around $600 for the wide-angle zoom and $300 for the 45mm F1.8. Oddly we're told there are no samples of the 45mm F1.8 at the show where they're being 'unveiled', so we can't know if it's any closer to the promised 'ultra-professional look and feel' than the inexpensive-feeling early examples we saw at Photokina.

Simple Photo Tips: Tap to focus

One easy way to improve your photos is to take control of your camera's autofocus selection. And you don't need to buy an app to do it.

Tap into Mobile Photography: Dustin Vaughn-Luma makes the ordinary extraordinary

Dustin Vaughn-Luma shares his unique process.

Phase One releases Capture One Pro v7

Phase One has announced Capture One Pro 7, the latest version of its image processing and workflow tool. The latest version is based around an entirely new image processing engine and gains digital asset management tools, developed from the company's experience with its Media Pro software. The software's tethered shooting option now gains live view for some DSLR models. The software will cost $299/€229 with significant discounts for upgraders from previous versions.

Connect contest closed - Thank you all for participating!

The Connect contest is now closed, and we are beginning the judging process. Thanks to everyone who participated. We will be announcing the winners soon.

October 24
Apple Raw update brings support for 11 cameras, including D600 and RX100

Apple has issued Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.01, adding support for 11 cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11. The update includes support for many of the latest cameras including the Nikon D600, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, Canon EOS-M and Panasonic G5. Many of the latest enthusiast compacts, including the Canon G15 and S110, and Panasonic DMC-LX7 are also covered, though there's still no support for recent high-end Fujifilm models.

First round of hands-on with Microsoft's Surface tablet has reviewers weighing the good with the bad. 

Software Technique: Basic masking tutorial

Mobile photographer and We Are Juxt member Rebecca Cornwell offers a masking tutorial for the iPhone. 

Samsung Galaxy Note II reviews offer first look at 'phablet'

As initial reviews of Samsung's new hybrid phone/tablet filter in, carriers announce availability.

Last day for our Connect photo contest!

Submit your entry by midnight for a shot at $5,000.

Instagramers: By and for Instagram users

Founder Phil Gonzalez explains Instagramers: a network of users focused on creating local, real-world connections through Instagram.

DxO Labs unveils Optics Pro 8 with Smart Lighting

DxO Labs has announced DxO Optics Pro 8, a major update of its image processing tool incorporating 'DxO Smart Lighting.' The company's Smart Lighting tool influences both image brightness and contrast using a single slider and will attempt to recover both highlight and shadow detail. Meanwhile a selective tone tool makes it easy to apply different changes to the highlight, mid-tone and shadow regions of an image.The software also allows the configuration of multiple output options. It also gains more lens/body optical correction profiles, with DxO aiming to double the current 10,000 combinations by the end of 2013. The software comes with the customary introductory pricing valid until November 15th.

Nikon announces development of three 1 Nikkor lenses

Nikon has announced that it is developing three additional lenses for its 1 System mirrorless cameras. The 32mm f/1.2 will offer a classic short telephoto 'portrait' option, equivalent to an 86mm lens on the 35mm full frame format. The 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 VR is an image-stabilized, 18-35mm-equivalent wideangle zoom. Finally the 10-100mm f/4-5.6 superzoom will offer a similar 27-270mm-equivalent range to Nikon's existing 1 System powerzoom, but in a smaller package with a mechanical zoom ring. Full specifications, price and release date are yet to be revealed.

Nikon announces 1 V2 - a more photographer-friendly, 14MP 1 series camera

Nikon has launched the 1 V2 - a more enthusiast-focused 1-series camera built around a 14MP sensor. The V2 adds a built-in flash and mode dial and more extensive front grip. It can shoot at up to 15 frames per second in combination with its hybrid AF system. It also has a configurable 'F' button to give faster access to key camera settings. The V2 uses a processor that lives up to the latest Expeed 3A billing. It also retains the V1's original list price of $899 with 10-30mm kit zoom. Nikon has also announced an accessory SB-N7 bounce-able Speedlight for the 1 System. The V2 will be available from late November, with the SB-N7 following in January 2013.

Nikon launches 70-200mm f/4 VR telezoom with claimed 5-stop stabilization

Nikon has launched the much-rumored AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR, a lighter and more affordable tele-zoom with a claimed 5 stops of image stabilization. This is delivered by what the company terms 'third-generation VR,' which we're told is not a successor to VRII. The lens joins Nikon's range of constant f/4 lenses, alongside the 16-35mm f/4 and 24-120mm f/4, and includes both nano crystal coating and a ring-type AF-S motor to give full-time manual focus override. At $1400 the lens is priced relatively closely to the Canon equivalent's list price - as is the $224 optional tripod ring.

October 23
On a Hipstaroll

Fans of the popular iPhone app Hipstamatic create and moderate weekly combinations via the @hipstaroll feed on Instagram.