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Researchers develop low-power HD streaming tech for wearable cameras Wearable cameras, such as the type found in Snap Spectacles, are often limited to low-resolution video streaming due to their tiny batteries and small size. But now, researchers with the University of Washington in Seattle have developed a solution to that problem, one that involves offloading the processing burden to a nearby smartphone in order to stream high-definition content from the wearable camera. Apr. 25, 2018
Meizu unveils the 15 Plus smartphone with stabilized tele-camera Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has launched a new high-end model, the Meizu 15 Plus. And based on specs alone, the 15 Plus could be well-worth a closer look for mobile photographers who are open to the idea of buying from a less established brand. Apr. 24, 2018
Sony's updated 3D Creator app can use your smartphone's front camera to scan your face Sony's 3D Creator app with its 3D-face-scanning function was first introduced with the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact last year. Now the Japanese manufacturer is rolling out the update to version 2 of the app. Apr. 23, 2018
The Xperia XZ2 Premium is Sony's first dual camera smartphone, can shoot ISO 51200! Most high-end smartphones these days come equipped with dual-cameras and in many cases the cameras are built around Sony image sensors. An yet, Sony's own Xperia range had no dual-camera models to speak of... until now. At the Mobile World Congress, the Japanese manufacturer displayed a demo model of a high-sensitivity dual-camera setup, and this technology will soon be available in a production model announced today: the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. Apr. 17, 2018
Google lens can now identify pet breeds, create pet photo books and compile pet movies Google first introduced Google Lens with the Pixel 2 smartphone. The feature uses Artificial Intelligence to power its visual recognition algorithms and provide information about whatever your smartphone's camera is pointed at, and recently it was made available on iOS devices and integrated in the Google Photos app.​ Apr. 16, 2018
NAB 2018: This adapter lets you attach huge cinema lenses to your smartphone A small Shenzhen-based company called Cinematics International Company Ltd. recently caught the eye of No Film School at NAB 2018, and in a second you'll understand why. The company is showcasing a smartphone DOF lens adapter that enables full-size lenses to be used with an iPhone or Android handset. Apr. 13, 2018
iFixit teardown reveals OIS on all three cameras in the Huawei P20 Pro The team at iFixit has performed its usual teardown on the new Huawei P20 Pro triple-cam equipped smartphone to assess the device's repairability. The score for the latter is 4/10—which means it's probably advisable to leave repairs to trained service personnel—but far more interesting to us photographers is the detailed look iFixit got at the Huawei triple-camera setup. Apr. 11, 2018
The NiSi Prosories P1 Kit lets you attach square filters to your smartphone Chinese accessory company NiSi has started taking preorders for its new Prosories P1 Smartphone Filter Kit, a camera filter system for smartphones. The P1 Kit includes a phone clip, medium graduated neutral density filter, polarizer, pouch, and holder. Mar. 30, 2018
Vivo V9 smartphone packs a 24MP front-facing camera and AI selfie software Chinese phone manufacturer Vivo has launched a new flagship smartphone called the V9. This mid-tier model sports a design clearly inspired by the iPhone X, as well as one other very notable feature: a 24MP F2.0 front-facing camera. Mar. 30, 2018
Huawei P20 Pro triple-camera receives DxOMark score of 109, smashing the competition There's no other way to put it: at least according to DxOMark, the Huawei P20 Pro is far and away the most capable smartphone camera on the market. In fact, with a score of 109, the world's first triple-cam smartphone ranks a full 10 points ahead of its nearest rival, the Samsung Galaxy S9. And it's not just the P20 Pro; even the P20, which only has a dual-cam, broke into three digits with a score of 102. That makes the Huawei P20 Pro and P20 the two best smartphone cameras DxOMark has ever tested, and puts them right at the top of our must-review list. Mar. 28, 2018
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