Lars Rehm

Lars Rehm

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Has a website at http://www.larsrehm.com
Joined on Nov 7, 2007
About me:

I am a former member of Dpreview's Seattle team and now a freelance technology journalist and industry consultant based in Europe. I write most oft the smartphone and mobile imaging content on the site and if you come through Berlin or Madrid there's a chance you'll see out me shooting with one of the latest smartphones. You can follow me on Twitter @larsrehm or have a look at my personal website for more info.

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falconeyes: We should not forget that Leica Camera AG was a member of former Leica Group, like Leica Microsystems, both in Wetzlar. Very innovative companies, even Leica Camera AG as showcased by the Leica Triple Camera in the Huawei P20 Pro smartphone.

Multi-camera smartphone modules are certainly high on Leica‘s agenda. As it is on Light‘s. Leica M heritage isn‘t all Leica is about ...

I would not assume the P20 Pro camera has been entirely developed by Leica, just because there is a Leica-logo on the device ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2018 at 17:56 UTC
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Elonlukatski: Snarky little wording saying “rewriting its software forApple’s underpowered tablet”. I have the iPad Pro with 256 GB of memory. I work with 4K video and large raw and tiff files everyday. This iPad is amazingly powerful and I never have any troubles. Are you 13 you write like it.

I am impressed you know better than myself what I am thinking when I am writing ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2018 at 16:56 UTC
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Elonlukatski: Snarky little wording saying “rewriting its software forApple’s underpowered tablet”. I have the iPad Pro with 256 GB of memory. I work with 4K video and large raw and tiff files everyday. This iPad is amazingly powerful and I never have any troubles. Are you 13 you write like it.

well, you must have overlooked the bit where I am saying "compared to desktop computers anyway"...

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2018 at 16:42 UTC
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Lee Jay: I've been arguing for years that the biggest problem with smartphone cameras is lack of focal length range. The bigger players seem to be agreeing - finally - and taking baby steps toward fixing it.

Xenon flash is also a big deal for me, but not as big. LEDs are too weak for daylight fill and too slow to freeze subject motion or hand movements.

Maybe a new phone will come out that will have a camera good enough for me to upgrade my Galaxy S5 + Canon Elph 500HS to a single device. Not yet though.

I'd reckon everyone would have agreed with you on the lack of focal range years ago...the reason manufacturers haven taken so long to tackle the problem is that the technology has only become ready for the mass market very recently...

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2018 at 20:10 UTC
On article Instagram reaches 1 billion active users (89 comments in total)
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dave vichich: It's only 999,999,999. I have an account, but I don't post anything there. :D

you probably don't count as an active user then ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 21:02 UTC
On article PanoClip is a 360-degree smartphone lens (24 comments in total)
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Sirandar: As just every Android Smartphone put the camera in a different location by brand and year ... I don't see this coming to Android any time soon unless you have one of the very top sellers

I guess they will make version for the most popular high-end Androids...

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 17:34 UTC
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rhurani: Last Nokia I bought was N900; a 1000$ brick which did not do much and was denied support after few months of purchase. Give me back my 1000$ Nokia! or I'll continue calling you thieves

It was bought by Microsoft but then bought back by a bunch of former Nokia executives. So while it's not exactly the same company, HMD Global, the makers of current Nokia phones, have very strong ties to the original Nokia mobile phone division and, if I am not mistaken, HMD HQ is right next to Nokia HQ in Finland.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 15:17 UTC
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Fly18: Does that mean Google Drive discontinued?

you can still use the Google Drive application and app etc...just the plan name has changed. I guess part of the reason is that it doesn't only give you space for Drive, it's also used for Gmail, Photos etc...

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 18:38 UTC
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cosinaphile: a 2 tb drive is about 40 bucks so you pay triple the first year ..... second year you do the math ...lol

1TB free online storage? Who are these providers you are talking about? I am clearly with the wrong ones ;)

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 18:36 UTC
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liquidsquid: Call me old school or a Luddite, but I will not store my CC number on any service or save CC info on my phone. Just so many things outside of the ability to be secured or controlled,. Sure it is convenient for me to charge things on a whim, but it sure is convenient for a thief too.

You are old school :)

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 16:19 UTC
On article Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds (424 comments in total)
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Grumpyrocker: i've been saying for some time that many of these computational photography technologies and features should be included in "proper" cameras too. There's too much of an "us vs them" thing going on.

I guess part of the problem is that you'd need to implement a powerful mobile chipset in a camera to achieve that and would have some major impact on the bill of materials.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 13:47 UTC
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Miguel Teotonio: Only with the 6s and above? And why the heck not with the iPhone 6?

The mode likely utilizes some chipset feature that wasn't available on the 6...either that or simply processing power...

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 17:15 UTC
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Jon Stern: As I wrote elsewhere:

Certainly does look like triple OIS, but a little bit more dissection would show for sure. OIS focus modules (VCMs) have eight electrical connections, instead of the usual two.

It might be they abandoned the triple OIS (having baked in a lot of additional cost, I might add) due to magnetic interference between the VCMs, that they still hoped to resolve until a point where it was too late to change them out to straight AF VCMs.

interesting theory! They probably won't tell us though :)

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 19:14 UTC
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jim seekers: A little off topic here, I am trying to find the Galary of the Photo's taken by the P20 which Dpreview done, think it was over 100 photos but I can not find it.

I don't think this gallery exists but there are some samples in this hands-on article: https://www.dpreview.com/articles/7284790355/huawei-p20-pro-hands-on

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 18:35 UTC
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noisephotographer: I wonder why they used a 1/2.9" sensor all the time when 1/1.7" (without OIS) was possible.

that's a bit like saying "I wonder why they used carts and horses when a car was possible" ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 07:09 UTC
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Jefftan: 3x is a real zoom camera
this is major achievement

no waterproof in a high end device is a big negative

it's IP67 certified

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 06:58 UTC
On article Google reportedly to acquire Lytro for $40 million (166 comments in total)
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mikeodial: this is a great technology that Google can leverage in their phones.

source?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 20:45 UTC
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CJ_Jacobs: You mean it has an Essential phone like design, front notch, seeing as how the Essential phone had that design before the iPhone X.

read the article again, nowhere does it say Apple was the first one to use this design.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 19:32 UTC
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thx1138: These moronic tall aspect ratios and now 6.3" phones, phones are becoming less desirable every generation, not more.

I can just imagine Apple must be waiting for as many companies to copy the notch as possible before launching legal action. Asus has already copied it, claiming their customers demanded it.

screens are getting larger because bezels are almost disappearing...the overall dimensions of these new devices aren't any larger than previous generations.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 22:08 UTC
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CJ_Jacobs: You mean it has an Essential phone like design, front notch, seeing as how the Essential phone had that design before the iPhone X.

well, since nobody has ever bought an Essential phone I'd reckon it makes more sense to use a device that everybody knows as a reference ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 19:58 UTC
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