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Google Camera app code hints at 16MP tele-camera inside the Pixel 4 Thanks to its outstanding computational photography features, the Google Pixel 3 is regarded as having one of the best smartphone cameras. However, there's one area where the Pixel lags behind competing flagships from Apple, Huawei and Samsung: Zoom. Jul. 09, 2019
How to View Photography Festival: An Interview of Master Landscape Photographer Liu Luyu Not long ago, chairman of the Henan Photographers Association Liu Luyu was interviewed by People's Photography about offering his opinions of landscape photography after successfully curating ... May. 28, 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
Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S10 triple-cam to offer super-wide-angle and 3x tele We've already heard rumors about Samsung launching three models for its upcoming Galaxy S10 flagship smartphone generation, including one featuring a triple-camera on the back. Jul. 10, 2018
The new Honor 10 features portrait lighting and advanced scene recognition Huawei has just launched the latest flagship model of its sub-brand Honor, and at 400 Euros (approximately $475) for the 64GB version or 450 Euros (approximately $530) for the 128GB variant, the Honor 10 offers the same Kirin 970 top-end chipset as Huawei's flagships P20 and P20 Pro at a significantly lower price point. May. 17, 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
Report: iPhone users will have to wait until 2019 for a triple-camera device If you want a smartphone with a triple-camera setup, Huawei's P20 Pro is currently your only option. And vy the looks of it, this won't change any time soon... at least not if you prefer to stick to Apple's iPhone over Android devices. According to a report in the Taipei Times—which is citing a research note from Yuanta Securities analyst Jeff Pu—Apple is likely to launch a triple-camera iPhone model, but this won't happen before the second half of 2019. May. 09, 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
Samsung unveils Galaxy S9 with variable aperture and super-slow-motion Samsung has unveiled its new Galaxy S series flagship phones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today and the new devices' cameras deliver what Samsung's teaser videos had been promising: Variable aperture, super-slow-motion and AR emojis. Feb. 27, 2018
Samsung's new ISOCELL Dual module will bring dual-cameras to budget smartphones Dual-camera setups that allow for better zooming and a background-blurring fake bokeh effect have become pretty much a standard feature on flagship smartphones; however, they are still far less common on cheaper 'budget' devices. That's all about to change. The image sensor division of device maker Samsung just launched the new ISOCELL Dual camera module, which was specifically designed for use in budget devices. Feb. 11, 2018
Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera review The Mate 10 Pro is Huawei's new flagship smartphone and the latest in its line of Leica-camera equipped devices. The dual-cam setup combines a 12MP RGB sensor with a 20MP monochrome chip. Like on previous high-end Huaweis, the latter allows for a native black-and-white mode, and Huawei claims that the combination of captured image data from both sensors leads to improved dynamic range and lower noise levels. Jan. 15, 2018
The Huawei P11 might feature a triple-camera that takes 40MP photos Huawei was one of the first mobile manufacturers to tap into the potential of dual-camera designs, and if rumors are true, Huawei might soon also be one of the first—or the first—manufacturer to move into triple lens territory as well. Dec. 15, 2017
OnePlus 5T unveiled: edge-to-edge display and a dual-camera optimized for low light OnePlus has just launched its latest smartphone, the OnePlus 5T. The 5T carries over most of the internal components, including the Snapdragon 835 chipset, from its predecessor the OnePlus 5, but comes with a very obvious change on the exterior: The AMOLED screen now features an 18:9 aspect ratio and covers almost the entire front of the device, as it is en vogue this year. Nov. 20, 2017
Corephotonics sues Apple over dual-camera zoom patents Israel-based company Corephotonics—which is best known for its smartphone dual-camera systems—has filed a patent infringement case against Apple in federal court. The company claims that has used Corephotonics' dual-camera zoom technology in the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus without authorization. Nov. 10, 2017
Huawei unveils Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro with Leica dual-cam and AI-powered features Chinese manufacturer Huawei launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Huawei Mate 10, at an event in Munich today. And like previous high-end Huawei models, the Mate 10 comes with a camera that has been developed in cooperation with Leica—this gets you not only a Leica badge on the device’s back plate but also a very promising looking dual-cam setup that combines a 12MP RGB sensor with a 20MP monochrome chip. 4K video and an 8MP front camera are on board as well. Oct. 17, 2017
Apple iPhone 8 Plus offers dual stabilized dual-cam, iPhone X goes edge-to-edge At its event in the brand new Steve Jobs Theater, Apple has today unveiled its latest iPhone models, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Despite the direct step from the iPhone 7 to the 8 model number, rather than 7s, the new models look at first sight like fairly incremental upgrades. Sep. 13, 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
Xiaomi teams up with Google on the $234 Mi A1, its first Android One phone The juicy report that did last month is true: Xiaomi has indeed partnered with Google for its next phone, an Android One handset dubbed the Mi A1 that’s priced at Rs. 15,000 ($234) and will be available across Asia, Europe, and Mexico later this month. Sep. 08, 2017
Readers' travel photography competition: August – the winners From reindeer in northern Sweden to penguins in South Georgia, this month’s images include some very original animal shots. Scroll down to see the winner, who receives a £200 holiday voucher from Exodus Travels. The overall 2017 winner will go on a 16-night wildlife holiday for two to Costa Rica with Exodus. Sep. 07, 2017
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