Articles tagged "smartphones"

Rugged compact, GoPro, or smartphone: Which should I take on vacation?

Rugged, waterproof compact cameras are tough enough to survive even the most action-packed vacation, but they're not the only choice for capturing those great memories. Photographer Josh Root takes us through the options.

Smartphones dominated Flickr's 2017 uploads, but DSLRs are on the rise

Smartphones once again dominated Flickr's most popular cameras of 2017, making up half of all uploads, but it's not all bad news for 'real' cameras. In fact, DSLR use is on the rise again.

2017 Buying Guides: Best compacts, drones and phones

Looking for a lightweight compact camera that's easy to bring with you anywhere? Or maybe you're smartphone-shopping and want the one that takes the best picture. And what if you want to shoot from above? In these buyers guides we have recommendations for the best compact cameras, smartphones and drones.

Nikon shuts down camera factory in China, blames 'the rise of smartphones'

Nikon has decided to close a subsidiary and its camera & lens factory in China due to the "rise of the smartphone" and the "rapidly declining" compact camera market.

Sony reveals QX10 and QX100 camera modules for smartphones

Sony has announced a pair of mobile photography camera/lens modules, the QX10 and QX100. Both units are essentially self-contained cameras that can be controlled by smartphones, using Wi-Fi. The QX10 features a standard compact-camera 1/2.3" sensor and a 25-250mm equivalent zoom lens. The QX100 uses the 1" sensor and 28-100mm equivalent zoom used in its high-end RX100 II compact. Both are NFC-compliant to make connection to some smartphones even easier. We've had both modules in the office and have had a close look - click through for more details.

Photokina 2012 Roundup
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A look back at the trends, products and stars of Photokina 2012.
A first look at the Nikon Coolpix S800c - the first camera from a major manufacturer to be built around Google's Android mobile operating system.
How smartphones are changing digital photography
Smartphones are getting more and more popular, and as a consequence more and more people are turning to their phones to take and share photographs. Joanne Carter of TheAppWhisperer.com takes a look at what this means for the 'conventional' photography market.