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HDR is enabled by default on the iPhone 8 Plus, and that's a really good thing Capturing HDR (high dynamic range) photos using an iPhone or iPad camera isn’t a new feature, but using it in the iPhone 8 Plus is the first time I’ve been wowed by it. Oct. 16, 2017
Google Camera HDR+ Port Updated with Zero Shutter Lag, More Xiaomi Device Support, and Major Bug Fixes As is reported earlier this month, Google Camera was ported with working HDR+ to any devices that used a Snapdragon 820/821 or 835 chip (with the exception of the ZTE Axon 7, according to reports from other users). It has also been reported to work on certain Snapdragon 4XX or 6XX devices such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, though this requires the devices to have the Camera2 API enabled. Since the initial, rather buggy release, the Google Camera port has received updates to fix major bugs, bring more Xiaomi devices on board, and has also introduced Zero Shutter Lag for automatic HDR+ mode. Oct. 13, 2017
New Samsung image sensors use dual pixel for fast AF and fake bokeh Samsung Electronics has launched a couple of new image sensor—both intended for use in mobile devices—under its ISOCELL sensor brand—the ISOCELL Fast 2L9 and the ISOCELL Slim 2x7. Oct. 12, 2017
Camera+ 10 update brings depth editing and HEIF support Third party camera apps are a great way to customize your mobile photo experience and expand the feature set of your smartphone camera; however, with mobile imaging technology advancing at lightning speed, app makers are constantly playing catch up. Oct. 10, 2017
Google's unlimited full-res photo storage for Pixel 2 owners ends in 2020 As with the original Pixel handsets, Google is stressing the quality of its Pixel 2 phone's 12MP camera, calling it the "world's highest rated smartphone camera" thanks to its DxOMark score of 98. The smartphone doesn't start shipping to buyers until November 15th, but ahead of that the company has shared a gallery of unedited images and videos taken with the handset. Oct. 10, 2017
Google's unlimited full-res photo storage for Pixel 2 owners ends in 2020 Google is offering Pixel 2 buyers a special perk that allows them to store an unlimited number of full-resolution photos and videos through Google Photos, but it comes with a catch. Fine print listed at the bottom of Google's Pixel 2 product page notes that the free unlimited full-res storage is only available until 2020; at that point, the handsets will revert to Google Photos' typical 'high-quality' unlimited storage option. Oct. 10, 2017
Pixel 2 gets Moment's add-on camera lenses (and cases) Moment now offers four lenses that can be attached via its cases to Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones. Oct. 09, 2017
Apple's tricky iOS 11 photo tech gets a helping hand Apple's new phone software means your photos take up half the space they used to, and that's great. But it also can bring some complications. Oct. 09, 2017
Report: Samsung is developing a 1,000fps mobile image sensor According to sources who spoke to Korean publication ETNews, Samsung is planning to kick its mobile camera technology up a notch with a 1,000fps smartphone camera sensor that will compete directly with Sony's similar sensor. This technology is called a "3-layered image sensor," and Samsung has reportedly ordered special equipment necessary to start producing the hardware in November. Smartphones featuring this technology, like the Sony Xperia XZ, can record super-slow-motion video. Oct. 03, 2017
Snapseed app updated with new interface and presets, adds perspective tool to iOS Google has just pushed out an update to Snapseed, the popular mobile image editing app for iOS and Android. The update (version 2.18) is for both versions of the app, and offers users on both mobile platforms a new interface and 11 new image presets. Additionally, the iOS update has brought the app's Perspective Tool to Apple's mobile devices, enabling users to adjust the horizon and "skewed lines" using their iPhone or iPad. Sep. 27, 2017
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