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RAW Power: An iOS raw editor designed by the former Apple Aperture lead Apple's mobile operating system has been able to shoot RAW images for a while now, but iOS 11 added broad support for raw formats from other cameras, opening up the door for new apps to leverage this ability and let you edit your professional camera's RAW photos on your phone or tablet. Enter RAW Power, an iOS app designed by Nik Bhatt, founder of Gentlemen Coders, who was a lead developer for Apple's Aperture and iPhoto. Nov. 20, 2017
Polaroid Insta-Share Moto Mod attaches a printer to your smartphone Motorola has officially announced its Polaroid Insta-Share Moto Mod, a small Polaroid instant printer that attaches directly to the back of the Moto Z smartphones. Nov. 16, 2017
Market report provides interesting insights into camera module industry Market research & strategy consulting company Yole Développement has just released its "Camera Module Industry Market and Technology Trends 2017" report, and the document includes a number of interesting findings and forecasts that photographers, specially those interested in smartphone photography, should pay attention to. Nov. 07, 2017
RPS “Hidden World” Winners 2017 ​This year's photography competition theme was The Hidden World. The Society would like to congratulate the winners and shortlisted photographers, who were celebrated at the Biology Week annual award ceremony. Oct. 25, 2017
30+ Best Photography Competitions to Elevate Your Craft (Part II) 30+ Best Photography Competitions to Elevate Your Craft (Part II) 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
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
Solo-exhibition: Look Smithsonia “Look Smithsonia,” a world-class photography show has landed in Shanghai, bringing breathtaking pictures featuring the most exciting moments from human nature. Oct. 02, 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
DxOMark Mobile testing protocol now considers bokeh simulation, low-light, motion and zoom Camera and lens testing company DxOMark has announced an updated smartphone camera evaluation protocol that evaluates additional elements encompassing some of the newer mobile camera technologies. This new protocol builds upon the previous version, adding an updated low-light test that evaluates performance down to 1 lux, new bokeh and zoom tests, and a motion-based test. Sep. 13, 2017
THE EVOLUTION OF ZOOM CAMERA TECHNOLOGIES IN SMARTPHONES Zoom is a commonly used photography feature; it allows the user to shift smoothly from a long shot to a close-up and vice versa. Optical zoom employs camera optics (a lens) to magnify the object, while digital zoom crops and up scales the input image. Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom reduces resolution and, as a result, diminishes image quality. Sep. 08, 2017
Facetune maker’s latest app, Quickshot, helps you take better photos Lightricks, the company behind the popular selfie-correcting app called Facetune, is adding to its line of mobile photography and editing tools with the recent launch of a new app called Quickshot. Like its other efforts in this space, Quickshot aims to make photo editing more accessible to amateurs. However, in this case, the app’s focus is to assist with taking photos, not just correcting them after the fact. Sep. 07, 2017
LG V30 TO ELEVATE SMARTPHONE CAMERA TO NEW HEIGHTS LG Electronics (LG) will incorporate an F1.6 aperture camera and glass lens in the dual camera of its upcoming V30 flagship smartphone, introducing industry-leading innovations that bring a new level of photographic innovation to the mobile industry. Aug. 15, 2017
Former Google SVP prefers iPhone over Android for mobile photography Vic Gundotra was an SVP of engineering at Google for almost eight years before leaving the company in 2014, and heavily involved in running Google's mobile initiatives. However, despite being one of the main drivers behind Android from 2007 to 2010, Gundotra appears to prefer Apple's iPhones over Android devices, at least for photography. Aug. 01, 2017
Olloclip and Incase launch limited edition 'Filmer's Kit' iPhone accessory kit Smartphone lens company Olloclip and case maker Incase have teamed up and announced the "Filmer's Kit" for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which includes a selection of Olloclip smartphone camera accessories neatly packaged up in a customized Incase case. Jul. 20, 2017
Essential Phone release date, news and features Update: The Essential Phone has missed its June launch but should be landing in the US imminently, while a UK launch has also been confirmed. Jul. 19, 2017
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