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In defense of small smartphones A small phone actually fits in your pocket A small phone can be operated more easily with one hand Jul. 15, 2019
A sample image from Samsung's 64MP Quad-Bayer sensor has appeared online In May, Samsung launched its 64MP Tetracell image sensor for use in smartphone cameras. Like the 48MP Sony equivalent that's already inside several current flagship devices, the Isocell Bright GW1 is designed to produce full-resolution output in good light conditions and use its Tetracell technology to combine four pixels into one, for better detail, lower noise levels and increased dynamic range, in more challenging circumstances. Jun. 26, 2019
Sandmarc releases anamorphic lens for the iPhone Apple's iPhone models and other high-end smartphones are increasingly regarded as serious tools for film-making, generating a market for movie-centric smartphone camera accessories. Last year premium lens makers Moment launched an anamorphic lens for smartphones, now rivals Sandmarc follow suit. Jun. 21, 2019
Oppo K1 India Launch Likely to Happen in February, Could Be the Cheapest Phone With In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Chinese brand, Oppo will be soon bringing a new smartphone series to the Indian market, according to a new teaser by Flipkart. Feb. 05, 2019
Apple mounts 32 iPhones XR on bullet-time rig to shoot experimental video Apple posted an experimental video on its Youtube channel today that was edited using footage from 32 iPhone XR devices mounted on a circular bullet-time rig. Feb. 04, 2019
Samsung to acquire smartphone camera tech company CorePhotonics According to sources familiar with the matter, Korean smartphone maker Samsung is close to acquiring Israel-based technology company CorePhotonics. The deal could be worth $150 million. Feb. 04, 2019
The LG V40 ThinQ will be the first smartphone to offer super-wide-angle and tele cameras Multi-camera setups with a variation of focal lengths are pretty much the norm on high-end smartphones these days. However, thus far you've had to decide if you want a super-wide-angle module (like on most recent LG models) or a tele-camera (like on the iPhone X, Huawei P20 Pro or Galaxy Note 9) next to the camera's "standard" wide-angle lens. Oct. 05, 2018
Moment launches camera app with focus on manual control Moment, the makers of high-end accessory lenses for smartphones, have announced the newly revamped Moment camera app for iPhone and Android. Jul. 17, 2018
Lemuro launches line of high-end iPhone accessory lenses With a few exceptions, like Moment or Zeiss products, accessory lenses for smartphones tend to be rather cheap and more often than not, produce low quality images. For those photographers who don't mind spending a bit more on high-quality accessory lenses, there is now a new alternative: German brand Lemuro has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund mass production of its line of iPhone accessory lenses. Jun. 07, 2018
PanoClip is a 360-degree smartphone lens If you've been toying with the idea of trying 360-degree imaging but are reluctant to spend large amounts of money on specialist equipment, the newly announced $50 PanoClip might be worth a good look. Jun. 07, 2018
Xiaomi establishing dedicated camera team Many smartphones use camera hard and software components that are provided by third-party suppliers, but those components can only get you to a certain point. If manufacturers want to squeeze the maximum image quality out these third-party camera systems, an in-house camera team is indispensable. May. 15, 2018
Qualcomm's 700-series chipset will bring triple-cameras to mid-range smartphones With the Huawei P20 Pro there is still only one triple-camera smartphone currently available on the market. We have already heard that Apple might be launching a third generation iPhone X with triple-camera in 2019, but now it seems the technology could trickle down to mid-range devices even before that. May. 14, 2018
Yongnuo reveals YN 60mm F2 MF macro lens Yesterday, affordable photography accessory maker Yongnuo unveiled a 60mm F2 macro lens, and they've also taken the wraps off a YN43 camera module, a clip-on camera for smartphones in the spirit of Sony's QX-cameras, the Olympus Air, DxO One, and the Kodak PixPro models. May. 11, 2018
Sharp's new AQUOS R2 smartphone comes with a dedicated video camera Sharp probably isn't the first brand that springs to mind when thinking about high-end smartphones, but over the years the Japanese manufacturer has released a few quirky devices. The newly announced AQUOS R2 falls squarely into that category, being the only smartphone—as far as we are aware—that comes with a dedicated video camera. May. 09, 2018
A serious fire in West London A serious fire took place in the Grenfell tower apartment block at Latimer Road in West London, Britain. May. 07, 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
The postcard-like beauty of Yunnan’s Shangri-La Ⅰ In 1995 Bruce Connolly travelled to to Zhongdian (Shangri-La), a primarily Tibetan upland within Northwest Yunnan. In his previous piece Bruce discovered the fascinating Old Town. Today he explores postcard-like... Apr. 16, 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
The Android-only LyfieEye200 is 'the world's smallest VR/AR camera' eCapture Technologies has launched a new version of the LyfieEye mobile camera on crowdfunding website Indiegogo. Called LyfieEye200, this model is being dubbed "the world's smallest 360° VR/AR camera," and offers a bunch of neat AR/VR features for Android users who want to get more mileage out of their smartphone photography adventures. Mar. 26, 2018
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