Articles tagged "smartphone-photography"

The Android-only LyfieEye200 is 'the world's smallest VR/AR camera'

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.

Vivo's AI-powered 'Super-HDR' tech takes on Google's HDR+

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.

Teardown video shows how the Galaxy S9 variable aperture works

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.

Shiftcam 2.0 iPhone add-on offers 6-in-1 lens-slider and 'Pro' lens options

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.

This Samsung infographic tracks the evolution of the camera phone

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.

Leaked images confirm Huawei P20 will have a Leica-branded triple-camera

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.'

Halide update adds 'blazing fast portrait mode,' depth maps and more to the iOS app

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.

DPReview on TWiT: tech trends in smartphone cameras

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.

Samsung teases Galaxy S9 low light and slow-mo performance

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.

Noa N7 smartphone captures 80MP images with 'high-resolution mode'

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.

LG will introduce a powerful new camera AI for the V30 smartphone at MWC

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.

US intelligence agencies warn against purchasing Huawei smartphones

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.

Samsung's new ISOCELL Dual module will bring dual-cameras to budget smartphones

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.

DxOMark report reveals just how far smartphone cameras have come in the last 5 years

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."

Huawei's Mate 10 Pro is finally available for pre-order in the US

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.

Google enables HDR+ for Instagram and other apps on Google Pixel 2

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.

Samsung promises to 'reimagine the camera' on the Galaxy S9

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.

Samsung's new smartphone sensors can shoot 480fps in Full HD

Samsung's new ISOCELL Fast image sensors feature a 3-stack Fast Readout design, which enables 1080p video capture at a whopping 480fps.

HTC U11 Eyes smartphone features a dual selfie camera with live bokeh

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.

Sony Xperia XA2 and XA 2 Ultra put high-end camera tech in mid-range phones

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.

Insta360 unveils new, 4K capable Nano S 360-degree camera for iPhone

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.

The JOBY GripTight PRO TelePod is a tripod... and a grip... and a selfie stick

JOBY's name is synonymous with the flexible GorillaPod lineup, but the company's new GripTight POD Telepod is a little different. This little telescoping gadget is a tripod, and grip, AND selfie stick.

Moment filter mount lets you add 62mm filters to its smartphone lenses

The Moment filter adapter kit allows you to attach any filter with a 62mm thread to its iPhone accessory lenses.

Google launches three mobile photography 'Appsperiments'

Google Research has launched the first three in a series of experimental photography apps based around technologies that are currently under development.

Snapdragon 845 will bring 10-bit color, faster burst and more to next year's smartphones

Qualcomm's latest high-end mobile chipset offers higher frame rates and a wider color gamut, among other important camera improvements you can expect to see in next year's flagship smartphones.

The Huawei P11 might feature a triple-camera that takes 40MP photos

Huawei'e next high-end smartphone could be the first to take computational imaging to the next level with a triple-camera that spits out 40MP files.

Before and after: Shooting Raw with the iPhone X

Photography app developer Sebastian de With showed off the power of shooting Raw with the iPhone X in a recent article, pointing out some of the advantages and disadvantages of the format when using a smartphone.

Google finally activates 'Visual Core' imaging chip inside Pixel 2 smartphone

The second Android 8.1 Developer Preview finally activates Google's Visual Core chipset that boosts HDR+ image processing and opens it up to third-party apps. Photography with the Pixel 2 is about to get even better.

Photo Mate Raw conversion app for Android goes freemium

Arguably the most comprehensive Raw conversion app for Android, Photo Mate is now available as a free ad-supported version.

Moment releases new case and lenses for Apple iPhone X

iPhone X owners can already accessorize their new phone with high-quality smartphone photography lenses courtesy of Moment's new lineup.

Halide 1.5 camera app is designed specifically for the iPhone X

Popular iOS camera app Halide has released a new version with a fully-redesigned user interface made specifically for the iPhone X.