All smartphones have at least one camera, but there's a lot of variety out there and depending on your needs, some features might be more useful than others. In this guide, we explain the key technologies and the major differentiators to help you make the best decision.
Articles tagged "smartphone-photography"
sample galleryApr 2, 2020 at 14:00
Anamorphic lenses aren't typically used for still photography, so we decided to try it out using accessory lenses from Moondog Labs and Moment. As one of our editors discovered, it can be a fun, creative challenge.
Nov 5, 2018 at 16:39
Olloclip has unveiled to new series of add-on lenses for Android and iOS devices.
mobileOct 11, 2018 at 12:54
Like the LG V40 ThinQ the A9 combines a super-wide-angle, regular wide-angle and tele camera, but adds a depth-sensor to the mix as well.
Oct 4, 2018 at 12:30
Miggo has launched the latest in its line of camera grips for smartphones with the Pictar Pro, a model that offers users enhanced handling and access to hidden features of their phones, as well as an optional viewfinder for shooting in bright conditions.
mobileMay 23, 2018 at 18:22
The bezel-free Vivo Apex concept phone with its pop-up camera might be more than a concept. A new teaser video and ad seem to hint at a similar smartphone to be released June 12st.
mobileMay 23, 2018 at 13:57
HTC brings back the dual-camera on the newly-announced U12+, which features a secondary tele-camera with 2x zoom factor, as well as 4K video recording at 60 frames per second.
mobileMay 21, 2018 at 20:41
It seems RED's Hydrogen One super-phone will make it into the hands of customers in the near future. The phone is now officially slated for a Verizon and AT&T release in the US sometime this summer.
mobileMay 16, 2018 at 19:02
OnePlus has slightly boosted the camera specifics of its new flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6. Compared to its predecessor, it boasts both a bigger sensor and optical image stabilization.
mobileMay 16, 2018 at 13:13
The flagship smartphone by Huawei's sub-brand Honor offers the same Kirin 970 top-end chipset as Huawei's flagships P20 and P20 Pro, but at a significantly lower price point. It also includes some advanced AI scene and object recognition.
mobileMay 15, 2018 at 13:33
In the ad, a woman pulls out her iPhone to take a selfie in a train station, and all sorts of studio lights, umbrellas and softboxes materialize out of nowhere around her.
mobileMay 12, 2018 at 17:14
With the release of the Huawei P20 Pro, triple-cameras made their debut in the high-end smartphone market. But it seems the technology could trickle down to mid-range devices faster than we thought, thanks to Qualcomm.
mobileMay 11, 2018 at 14:58
The system described shows the images from both cameras simultaneously, side-by-side. This allows users to compare the field-of-view of both cameras while shooting, and pick the one they prefer.
mobileMay 9, 2018 at 14:04
Google announced a bunch of AI-powered improvements to its Google Photos service at the I/O developer conference yesterday, including a feature that will suggest photo edits to improve your images, and automatic colorization for black-and-white photos.
mobileMay 8, 2018 at 16:14
The Sharp AQUOS R2 comes with a dual camera that's a little... different. Instead of using one of the modules for extra zoom, sharp installed an ultra-wide-angle 16.3MP camera that is used exclusively for capturing video.
mobileMay 8, 2018 at 14:15
According to a report in the Taipei Times, Apple won't be jumping on the triple-camera bandwagon this year. The report claims Apple's first triple-camera flagship phone will arrive in the second half of next year.
mobileMay 3, 2018 at 14:32
In the camera department, LG sticks to its strategy of differentiating itself from most competitors by offering a super-wide-angle lens in its dual-camera setup.
mobileApr 25, 2018 at 15:45
Xiaomi claims its latest smartphone, the Mi 6X, competes with rivals such as the iPhone X or OPPO R15 in the camera department. Yet it costs just 1,600 Yuan (approximately $250 USD).
mobileApr 23, 2018 at 16:34
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has launched a new high-end model, the Meizu 15 Plus. And based on specs alone, the phone is well-worth a closer look for mobile photographers who are open to buying from a less established brand.
mobileApr 16, 2018 at 12:55
The Xperia XZ2 Premium's dual-camera system is designed for low-light performance. It's also the first phone capable of recording 4K HDR footage.
mobileApr 11, 2018 at 18:31
Shenzhen-based Cinematics International Company Ltd. brought something a little crazy to NAB: a lens adapter that lets you attach huge cinema lenses to your smartphone. It's not the most practical gadget we've seen, but it certainly catches your eye.
mobileApr 10, 2018 at 14:23
Gil Abraham, Director Product Management at Corephotonics, has taken the Huawei P20 Pro launch as an opportunity to author a white paper titled "Triple cameras: Are three better than two?"
mobileMar 29, 2018 at 19:48
Square lens filters for your smartphone are now a reality. Say hello to the NiSi Prosories P1 Kit: a smartphone filter kit that includes a phone clip, medium graduated neutral density filter, polarizer, pouch, and holder.
mobileMar 29, 2018 at 17:17
Smartphone accessory maker Moment has launched a new product line targeted specifically at mobile filmmakers. The lineup includes an anamorphic lens, a gimbal counterweight, and a smartphone filter mount.
mobileMar 27, 2018 at 15:35
Huawei's P20 Pro boasts an impressive triple camera system that features a larger-than-average 1/1.7-inch image sensor in the main module. It looks like we may have a new "best smartphone for photography" on our hands.
mobileMar 27, 2018 at 13:43
The exterior of the new Mi MIX 2S hasn't changed much compared to its predecessor, but the camera system has received an important overhaul.
mobileMar 26, 2018 at 22:02
The new Vivo V9 smartphone is all about taking the best possible selfies... so much so the camera maker slapped a 24MP front-facing camera on the thing. That's 3MP more than the combined resolution of both rear-facing cameras.
mobileMar 16, 2018 at 15:04
This tiny little plug-and-play VR/AR camera for Android phones uses a pair of greater-than-180° FOV fisheye lenses to offer both 360° video/photo capture and 360° livestreaming at 1440p resolution.
mobileMar 14, 2018 at 17:21
Chinese manufacturer Vivo has announced some AI-powered Super HDR tech to compete with Google's HDR+ system. Both systems combine multiple images to create a final shot with more dynamic range and less noise, but Super HDR claims to do so more intelligently.
mobileMar 14, 2018 at 16:39
The YouTube channel JerryRigEverything recently tore down (or rather, tore apart...) the new Samsung Galaxy S9, giving us the closest look at yet at the new smartphone's camera hardware.
mobileMar 12, 2018 at 21:40
Shiftcam 2.0 will be available for the latest iPhone models 8, 8 Plus and X, and offers a range of individual "Pro" lenses in addition to a 6-in-1 lens slider.
mobileMar 9, 2018 at 18:19
The full infographic covers 18 years: starting with the manufacturer's first camera phone, the 0.11MP SCH-V200, and ending with the company's flagship Galaxy S9 smartphones.
mobileMar 8, 2018 at 17:49
Leaked product images show the Huawei P20 with three cameras vertically aligned on the device's back plate, confirming a rumor we shared last month that the upcoming Huawei phone will be the first to feature a 'triple-cam.'
mobileMar 7, 2018 at 18:56
Halide, the feature-rich third-party camera app for the iPhone, just released version 1.7 which adds Portrait Mode and other depth effects when shooting with a dual-cam iPhone.
mobileFeb 20, 2018 at 14:00
On this week's episode of The New Screen Savers from the TWiT Network, DPReview Science Editor Rishi Sanyal talks with host Leo Laporte and co-host Megan Morrone about some of the newest tech trends in smartphone cameras.
mobileFeb 16, 2018 at 01:50
Samsung just released a few short advertisement videos for the Samsung Galaxy S9 on its Korean Youtube channel, two of which hint at the upcoming smartphone's new and improved camera features.
mobileFeb 15, 2018 at 13:54
Croatian brand Noa will launch its N7 smartphone at MWC. The phone will feature a 16MP dual-camera setup, and a high-resolution mode that captures 80MP images.
mobileFeb 14, 2018 at 21:03
The Korean manufacturer will introduce a suite of AI technologies for its smartphones, including a Vision AI that puts the focus on camera usability and performance. The 2018 version of the flagship LG V30 will be the first device to feature the new tech.
mobileFeb 14, 2018 at 19:15
Directors from six US intelligence agencies—including the CIA, FBI, and NSA—have told the Senate Intelligence Committee that it does not recommend Americans purchase Huawei devices, citing multiple security concerns.
mobileFeb 7, 2018 at 17:28
Samsung has revealed a new configurable dual-camera module designed for use in entry-level and mid-range smartphones. Expect even budget models to have a dual-camera setup (and fake bokeh Portrait mode) moving forward.
mobileFeb 7, 2018 at 16:18
DxOMark looks back on 5 years of testing smartphone cameras, showing how the focus on image processing advances have helped these little cameras improve "at a much faster pace than in the 'traditional' camera sector."
mobileFeb 6, 2018 at 21:18
You won't be able to purchase Huawei's current flagship through a US carrier, but the unlocked version of the Mate 10 Pro and its Leica co-engineered dual camera system is finally available to US customers.
mobileFeb 6, 2018 at 15:30
Google's Visual Core image co-processor in the Google Pixel 2 has finally been activated, bringing the ability to use the phone's impressive HDR+ mode in third-party photo apps like Instagram.
mobileJan 25, 2018 at 16:59
Samsung has sent out its Galaxy S9 smartphone launch invites, and it looks like the company's next flagship phone is all about 'reimagining' camera.
mobileJan 22, 2018 at 16:40
Samsung's new ISOCELL Fast image sensors feature a 3-stack Fast Readout design, which enables 1080p video capture at a whopping 480fps.
mobileJan 16, 2018 at 15:53
HTC's newest handset, the HTC U11 Eyes, improves on the standard U11 by slapping a dual camera on the front for 'portrait mode' selfies with real-time bokeh simulation.
mobileJan 9, 2018 at 18:52
With Snapdragon 630 chipset and 1080p displays, the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra are mid-range devices. And yet they offer very similar camera technology to Sony's flagship models.
mobileJan 8, 2018 at 20:49
The Insta360 Nano S comes with the same form factor as the original Nano, but it can now shoot 4K video, up from 3K, and take stills up to 20MP, a huge step up from the 4.6MP stills of the previous version.
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