Showing posts with label Photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photography. Show all posts

LG G4 16MP camera demonstrated by pro photographer

LG G4 16MP camera demonstrated by pro photographerWe already know that the upcoming LG G4 will feature a "groundbreaking" 16MP rear camera alongside an 8MP front camera for selfies..This morning, LG has released a video that stars professional "landscape, travel and humanitarian photographer" Colby Brown, who goes through some of the new features to be found on the handset's new rear-facing camera.

Intel unveils newer, smaller RealSense camera for smartphones

Intel unveils newer, smaller RealSense camera for smartphones

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich displayed a new RealSense camera at IDF in Shenzhen today that is smaller and thinner than the previous version. The new version runs cooler than the previous models and was demonstrated fitting into a 6 inch prototype device.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus - Camera Comparison

Samsung Galaxy S6 EdgeApple iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung was quick to compare the superiority of the cameras on their new flagships with Apple's top offerings. We have also seen photo samples of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge online. Now lets see how the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge camera compares head to head against the Apple iPhone 6 Plus.

Asus ZenFlash adds a Xeon flash to your Asus phone

Asus Zenflash with Asus Lolliflash

Asus had a surprise for everyone during its ZenFone 2 event in Taiwan. In addition to unveiling the Asus ZenFone 2, the manufacturer introduced the ZenFlash and LolliFlash - two accessories for your smartphone which improve your photography experience.

Samsung Galaxy S6 - Official photo samples

Samsung Galaxy S6 - Official photo samples

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge were announced earlier today, bringing several hardware improvements, including an updated 16MP rear camera. The camera has a F1.9 aperture size, which should result better light capturing, and shallower depth of field for better focus options and effects.

HTC Camera for Android updated with Crop-Me-In feature for HTC One M8

HTC Camera for AndroidThe HTC EYE Experience offers a number of cool features for devices like the HTC Desire EYE, including Face-Fusion, Screen Share, Split Capture and Auto Selfie. Another feature called Crop-Me-In which was part of the original package, was not included in the update which brought the HTC EYE Experience to the HTC One M8.

Today the HTC Camera for Android app has been updated, and includes a beta version of the Crop-Me-In feature for HTC One M8 owners.

HTC Camera for Windows Phone updated (2.0)

HTC Camera for Windows PhoneThe HTC Camera app for the HTC One M8 for Windows has been updated to version 2.0 which brings the Pan 360 feature, which replaces the Panorama mode that comes with the phone out of the box. Pan 360 will allow you to take panoramic shots horizontally on a plane and also vertically along the axis.

You can download the update directly on your HTC One M8 through the Windows Phone Store or by using the following link:

Lumia Camera (5.0) now available on Windows Phone Store

Microsoft has released version 5.0 of Lumia Camera for Windows Phone on the Windows Phone Store. Lumia Camera 5 is an updated version of Nokia Camera for Lumia smartphones running the Lumia Denim update. The new version brings an improved design, faster startup and stunning new features like: Moment capture, Dynamic flash, 4K video support, Auto HDR and more.

You can download the update directly on your compatible device through the Windows Phone Store or by using the following link:

Apple iPhone 6 - professional photo samples

Apple iPhone 6 Plus professional photo samples

Kevin Russ is a professional photographer, who takes his trusty Apple iPhone 6 alongside his time-tested Canon F-1 SLR on his wild and exotic explorations. He has shared some of the photos captured on Apple's newest iPhone, showing capable the mobile camera can be.

Nokia Lumia 730 captures largest selfie ever

Lumia 730 cameraThe Microsoft Lumia team in Bangladesh have used the Nokia Lumia 730 to capture the world's largest selfie, with a total of 1151 people. While the deed is still to be validated by the Guinness Book of World Records, its a clever way to promote the front camera on the Lumia 730

Google Nexus 9 - Photo Samples

Google Nexus 9 by HTC

We have already seen photo samples from the Nexus 6 smartphone and now we are getting an opportunity to see some early photos captured by the 8 megapixel rear camera of the Google Nexus 9 tablet. The camera features a backside illuminated sensor, f/2.4 lens, and support for 1080p video recording.

Tablets are not typically used for photography, but we have seen improvements made to their cameras over the past years. The photos released show camera samples from various environments including a low-lit room. The images, shot in 4:3 aspect ratio, are looking very well overall, at least from where we're standing. Obviously, it remains to be seen how well those will compare with what other tablets offer - especially the next iPads, which we expect to be unveiled in a few hours from now.

source - Sforum (translated) | Webtrek (translated)

Google Nexus 6 - Photo Samples

Google Nexus 6 camera

Yesterday we saw Google unveil its Nexus 6 smartphone, which comes with a 5.9 inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 805 processor and a 13 megapixel camera which includes optical image stabilization (OIS). Fortunately an early tester of the Google Nexus 6 is sharing first camera samples and they look pretty good.

Google has mentioned that the Nexus 6 uses the new Sony IMX 214 camera sensor. It's a 1/3.06" stacked CMOS sensor with Exmor RS for better low-light performance. On top of it, comes a lens with a wide, f/2.0 aperture, and there is also a dual LED flash with a ring to add it a slight diffusion.

So what do you think of these Nexus 6 samples? Are they convincing enough to make you choose the expensive Nexus device as your next smartphone?.

source - +Duan Dao (album)

LG demonstrates 20MP camera module with advanced OIS

The annual Korean Electronics Show is currently taking place and we have already seen Samsung demonstrate its flexible batteries. Not to be outdone, LG's research arm, LG Innotek has demonstrated a new 20 MP camera module (likely a Sony sensor) with advanced optical image stabilization (OIS).

The angular shake correction of the new OIS module has been improved 50%, and it has been mounted on the 20 MP camera sensor, for a complete package that is not official yet, but is apparently ready to enter LG phones next year. This means it will likely debut on the LG G4.

Interestingly enough, Samsung also showed its first OIS system at the exhibition, the one that is in the Galaxy Note 4, and claimed that it is the most sophisticated unit currently in a phone, doubling the angular correction, compared to LG's piece. The Galaxy Note 4 has proven to capture amazing video on its sensor and it will be interesting to see these two modules compared in future.

LG Innotek 20 MP camera module with improved optical image stabilisation
LG Innotek 20 MP camera module with improved optical image stabilisation

source -  Naver | G4Games

HTC RE officially announced, a camera with a 16MP sensor, WiFi and Bluetooth

HTC RE officially announced

Besides the HTC Desire EYE, the company also unveiled the HTC RE during their Double Exposure event in New York. The HTC RE is a wireless "sports camera," along the same lines as products from GoPro, Sony, and any number would-be competitors.

HTC "Double Exposure" event - Livestream

HTC "Double Exposure" event

HTC has an event titled "Double Exposure" scheduled for today, October 8, in New York. You can watch the livestream of the event and see what HTC unveils below.

Apple iPhone 6 - Camera Samples

8MP 5-lens camera on the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple has released the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Both feature improved 8 megapixel cameras with a fairly large 1.5µ pixel size, a ƒ/2.2 aperture, 5 lens design, improved phase-detection and the Focus Pixel technology which offers better and faster autofocus.

Additionally both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus cameras offer improved panorama photos, allowing you to even larger quality panoramas of up to 43 megapixels.

Both iPhones employ image stabilization in order to avoid the blur and noise which results from moving subjects or hand shakiness. The iPhone 6 uses digital image stabilization by quickly capturing 4 photos with a  short exposure time and then combining the best parts of those photos to create the best image.

The iPhone 6 Plus takes this one step further by introducing optical image stabilization (OIS) which uses the A8 chip, gyroscope, and M8 motion coprocessor to measure motion data and provide precise lens movement to compensate for hand shake in lower light. 

The iPhone 6 camera is capable of capturing 1080p video at either 30fps or 60fps. It can also capture slow motion 720p video at 240 fps. The image stablization technology on both iPhones will also ensure that you get blur free videos, with the OIS on the iPhone 6 Plus giving it a slight advantage.

Check out the following video samples captured on the 8MP camera of the iPhone 6.

Motorola Moto X (2014) - Camera Review

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Yesterday we saw Motorola unveil its new Moto X, and it is an impressive overall update to the original both in design and performance. The new Motorola Moto X comes with a larger 5.2 inch 1080p display, a metal frame and a more powerful Snapdragon 801 processor. However one of the more interesting enhancements is its camera.

The original Motorola Moto X features an OmniVision built OV10820, 1/2.6" sensor, which was one of the largest on an Android device at the time. The original Moto X camera also used the new RGBC ‘Clear Pixel’ color filter that came with the promise of improving the low-light shooting performance. The difference with the standard Bayer RGBG filter is that instead of having two green pixels, it only had one green and the fourth one in the array was a clear one that would capture more light information. Unfortunately the camera didn't perform as well as expected, and it was plagued with severe issues at launch. Motorola has since released several updates to the camera to fix it.

For the new Moto X, Motorola has chosen to go with the 13-megapixel 1/3.06" Sony IMX135 instead.This sensor has been used on some popular devices like the LG G3, LG G2, and the Samsung Galaxy S4. It is noticeably smaller than the previously used OmniVision one, but has a higher resolution. Naturally, this translates into tinier, 1.1µ pixels, smaller than the 1.4µ on last year's Moto X. Usually smaller pixels result in poorer low light photos, so it will be interesting to see how this trade off turns out to the newer device.

Additionally the original Moto X had an f/2.4 lens with a 30mm (in 35mm equivalent terms) lens. The new Moto X moves to a wider aperture of f/2.25, which should allow light to pass to the sensor and results in brighter images. Focal length remains nearly the same at 29.4mm.

Another interesting addition is the dual LED flash hidden on the ring shaped diffusing glass. You get a softer, more pleasing light which is dispersed across the ring and evenly distributed toward the photo.

Firstly, here are some daytime photos captured through the 13MP camera of the new Moto X.

Next lets look at some low-light photos captured by the new Moto X camera

source - AnandTech | AndroidAuthority | PhoneArena | TheVerge

Microsoft announces Lumia Camera for Windows Phone

Microsoft has announced that they will be updating to Nokia Camera for Windows Phone to Lumia Camera with the upcoming Lumia Denim update. Besides the name change the app will bring several new features and improvements to the camera functionality on your Lumia device.

Lumia 830 camera detailed - 10MP camera features PureView Phase V and thinnest OIS module

Lumia 830 camera detailed

Today Microsoft unveiled the Nokia Lumia 830 during their IFA 2014 event, offering a PureView camera at an affordable price for the first time. The newest PureView device has a 10MP camera and is apparently a Phase V stage device.

Sony QX1 will offer interchangeable lenses to your smartphone camera

During last year's IFA conference, Sony introduced the QX10 and QX100 lens style cameras, which could be paired with your smartphones. At this year's event, Sony is expected to unveil their next generation of QX lens style cameras called the ILCE-QX1 E-mount (QX1) camera.

The QX10 and QX100 allowed smartphone users to capture high quality photos, without needing a bulky cameraphone.

While last year's model featured a fixed lens, this year's QX1 will be able to accept any of Sony's E-mount lenses that are used on the manufacturer's Alpha series of mirrorless cameras. That means that you can strap the QX1 to your smartphone, and change lenses as you see fit. The QX1 also appears to come with a pop-up flash.

A few photos of the QX1 have leaked out with what seems to be pictures of the Sony Xperia Z3, which is also expected to be unveiled at today's press event in Berlin.

source - SonyAlphaRumors

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