It's the most wonderful time of the year. Device manufacturers are about to make their big product pushes before the holiday shopping season. This means we are going to see the latest and greatest electronic gift items like MP3 players, laptops, and — for some reason — phablets. Nearly every major device manufacturer is expected to launch a large phone or small tablet in the coming months, if they haven't already. Let's take a look at what the rumor mill is predicting.
Nokia's Pureview Lumia 1520
Nokia's ever-growing line of Lumia smartphones is expected to get a little bigger. A 6-inch Lumia 1520 has been rumored for some time now, though neither Nokia nor Microsoft has confirmed the device. Leaked photos of the so-called Lumia 1520 have been surfacing on tech news sites for the past few weeks, one showing the alleged device's Pureview-labeled camera.
HTC One Max with "Ultrapixels" and a fingerprint scanner
It's been a while since HTC tried to change the smartphone photography game with its "ultrapixel" campaign on the HTC One. Now, it seems to be gearing up to release a bigger version of its flagship device, the HTC One Max.
Leaked photos estimate the HTC One Max to measure in at around 5.9 inches, slightly bigger than the 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy III. If the One Max comes to fruition, it will likely have the One Mini's 4-"ultrapixel" camera and if the leaked photos are any indication, we can expect a rear-facing fingerprint scanner as well.
LG looking to match Sony's Xperia Z Ultra
When Sony released its massive 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra, one Connect commenter said it best: "At this rate, we are going to need three hands." Now, it seems that LG wants to join the giant phone party.
According to rumors, LG's phablet would match Sony's Xperia Z Ultra in size but the 1080 x 1920 screen's pixel density would be 418ppi instead of Sony's 342ppi. (Apple's well-marketed "Retina Display" on the iPhone, for comparison, is 326ppi.) If LG wants to compete with the Xperia Z Ultra's camera specs, it will have to beat out the Ultra's 8MP camera.
iPad Mini 2 rumors fly
Well, it may not technically by a phablet, but the line between small tablet and large phone is so blurred these days, we'll include the iPad Mini rumors in this phablet round up. After the dust settles from its iPhone 5s and 5c launch, Apple is expected to hold another event to announce the rest of its fall hardware offerings.
At 7.9 inches, the iPad Mini is definitely still in tablet territory, but that hasn't saved it from the rumor hype usually reserved for smartphones. "Space Grey" shell photos have leaked, with some reports speculating that the latest version of Apple's tiny tablet will come with the fingerprint scanner Apple released on the iPhone 5s. While the iPad Mini and its big brother, the iPad, have proven to be good tools for editing both mobile and DSLR images, neither has featured a very good camera. Which, let's face it, is probably for the best.
Sep 23, 2016
Sep 23, 2016
Sep 23, 2016
Sep 22, 2016
|Dirt Hose by poppyjk|
|European bee-eaters by drvanger|
from A Big Year - birds
|Fat Is Beautiful Guinea 2008 DP by MarioSS|
from - Fat is Beautiful - (Woman's Portrait n Black and White+ A Border)
The Ukrainian Parliament banned statues of Lenin in 2015. Two years later, the monuments no longer adorn public buildings or stand watch over town squares, but they're still there.
If you had to choose one camera to bring along for the ultimate West coast road trip, what would it be? DPR's Sam Spencer choose the X100F. Read more
The a9 boasts impressive capability. As more examples of it in practice pour in, Sony's claims hold up. Watch the a9 track and maintain focus on a rapidly approaching basketball.
Last week, more than a million tonnes of Californian coastline slid into the ocean, taking part of Highway 1 with it. Check out the remodeling in photos taken before and after the landslide.
Even after eighteen months of reviewing the latest, greatest, shiniest and must-buy-me-est new gear, DPReview staffer Carey Rose has continued to use older DSLR cameras for his freelance work. But now, that might be changing. Read more
Sony is the world's leading mirrorless camera brand but remains third for ILCs overall, it's said in a presentation to investors. A focus on high value cameras and lenses should boost operating income, it says. Read more
It's nicknamed the 'Cycloptic Mustard Monster,' and is a 3D printed medium format camera. Read more
The new NanGuang LED lights are battery powered and come with accessories including filters and diffusers.
Have you been telling yourself, "Hey, I really need one of those 8K displays?" A video about Dell's new 8K monitor shows you what to expect. Is it really that much better?
Tamara Lackey, a Nikon ambassador USA and pro shooter, discusses embracing self-consciousness as a means of connecting with subjects.
There's a new Spiderman movie coming out and the poster been generating a lot of online chatter. Mostly about how it looks like the creation of a fevered teenager that just discovered Photoshop.
An honest defense of the system's merits, with photos as proof.
Copyright disputes are no fun at all. 'Binded' is a new startup that aims to simplify the process of registering - and enforcing - copyright for photographers. Read more
Not everyone wants to pay a premium for a long zoom camera. Thankfully, there are many reasonably priced cameras available, though they won't offer the same image quality as enthusiast models. In this updated roundup we look at big zoom cameras with more consumer-friendly price tags. Read more
Think Tank Photo has updated two of its popular bag lines with improvements to functionality. Read more
We’ve all seen Bob Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize winning photo, but there's another.
The sample footage looks good.
It will automatically pick the best camera settings depending on shooting conditions. It even promises enhanced functionality for your camera, like exposure and focus stacking. It already supports many cameras from Canon, Fuji, Nikon and Sony. Read more
As if $13,950 wasn’t enough to pay for a special edition lens, the Leica Store in San Francisco is offering a prototype of said lens for $24,995. Read more
Make those old photos disappear without deleting them forever.
Firmware updates enable 10 fps shooting with adapted A-mount lenses, and faster startup times and better compatibility for 20 fps shooting when using native lenses on the a9.
Fujifilm has released firmware updates for its camera models X-T2, X-Pro2, GFX 50s, X-T20, X100F and X-T1 and updates to three of its software products.
A 22 year-old Romanian photographer uses his DJI Phantom 4 drone to capture unique perspectives of the city where he now lives.
What's it like to ride the waves with champion surfer Kelly Slater? This VR video from Teton Gravity Research gives you a taste.
When Nikon released the full-frame D3 in 2007, it changed the professional photography industry. In this week's Throwback Thursday, Barney remembers a legend. Read more
The new stuff should have better red hues, improved sensitivity and finer grain - but don't worry - will still shift blues to green, greens to purple and yellows to pink.
Ricoh has introduced a new rugged compact camera with a 16MP CMOS sensor, 28-140mm lens, 2.7" LCD and built-in LED macro lights. Read more
This compact drone can shoot HD video using a 2-axis stabilized 12MP camera. Read more
The new Prynt Pocket can print a photo directly from their iPhone simply by inserting the phone into the printer, then snapping a photo. Each print will cost about 50 cents. Read more
Updates for Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom CC bring support for the Sony A9 and Panasonic ZS70/TZ90, along with bug fixes.