Category: Camera Phones

Monday, January 8, 2018

Insta360 Nano S 360 Degree Camera for iPhones

Mark Goldstein | Digital , Camera Phones
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The new Insta360 Nano S turns turns an iPhone into the ultimate tool for capturing, sharing and communicating in 360°. The Nano S can record 4K 360° video and shoot 20 megapixel 360° photos and introduces 360° Video Chat and the new MultiView feature. 

The Insta360 Nano S comes in silver or black and has a suggested retail price of $239.00 USD in the U.S.

The new Insta360 Nano S turns turns an iPhone into the ultimate tool for capturing, sharing and communicating in 360°. The Nano S can record 4K 360° video and shoot 20 megapixel 360° photos and introduces 360° Video Chat and the new MultiView feature. The Insta360 Nano S comes in…

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 and Ronin-S Handheld Camera Stabilisers

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DJI has unveiled two new handheld camera stabilisers at CES 2018 – the Osmo Mobile 2 for smartphones and the Ronin-S for DSLR and mirrorless cameras.

The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 (£139) has a lightweight design that supports portrait orientation, simpler controls with cinematic zoom, a longer battery life for more filming, and intelligent features.

The Ronin-S is DJI’s first single-handed stabiliser for DSLR and mirrorless cameras, with a compact form and dedicated buttons to control camera settings and precise positioning.

DJI has unveiled two new handheld camera stabilisers at CES 2018 – the Osmo Mobile 2 for smartphones and the Ronin-S for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 (£139) has a lightweight design that supports portrait orientation, simpler controls with cinematic zoom, a longer battery life for…

Monday, December 11, 2017

Honor 7x and Honor View 10 First Impressions

Tim Coleman | Camera Phones
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We were at the global launch of the Honor 7x and the Honor View 10 smart phones in London last week. During the event, Honor CEO George Zhao took us through the key features of the two new phones. 

We were at the global launch of the Honor 7x and the Honor View 10 smart phones in London last week. During the event, Honor CEO George Zhao took us through the key features of the two new phones. 

Honor View 10 Hands-on Photos

Tim Coleman | Camera Phones
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Want to see exactly what the new Honor View 10 smartphone looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Honor View 10 smartphone.

Want to see exactly what the new Honor View 10 smartphone looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Honor View 10 smartphone.

Honor 7X Hands-on Photos

Tim Coleman | Camera Phones
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Want to see exactly what the new Honor 7X smartphone looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Honor 7X smartphone.

Want to see exactly what the new Honor 7X smartphone looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Honor 7X smartphone.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Honor View 10 AI-powered Smartphone

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones
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The View 10 is Honor’s first AI-powered smartphone available in Western Europe. Retailing for £449.99, the Honor View 10 features a dual-lens camera with 16 MP and 20 MP on the back and 13 MP on the front, F/1.8 wide aperture and 2-in-1 PDAF automatic focusing.

The View 10 is Honor’s first AI-powered smartphone available in Western Europe. Retailing for £449.99, the Honor View 10 features a dual-lens camera with 16 MP and 20 MP on the back and 13 MP on the front, F/1.8 wide aperture and 2-in-1 PDAF automatic focusing.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

DxO ONE for Android Now Available

Mark Goldstein | Digital , Camera Phones
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The professional-quality camera for smartphones DxO ONE is now available for Android. The DxO ONE Android is equipped with a Type-C USB connector and is currently compatible with 13 Android devices. The DxO ONE’s essential features are now available for Android, including photo and video capabilities in all modes (auto, scene, semi-auto, and manual), related shooting settings (aperture, sensitivity, exposure time, exposure compensation, etc.), and Direct Wi-Fi connectivity.

The professional-quality camera for smartphones DxO ONE is now available for Android. The DxO ONE Android is equipped with a Type-C USB connector and is currently compatible with 13 Android devices. The DxO ONE’s essential features are now available for Android, including photo and video capabilities in all modes (auto…

Friday, November 3, 2017

Halide 1.5 for iPhone X

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones , Software
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Halide 1.5 is a camera app with a redesigned user interface made from scratch for iPhone X, as well as offering numerous enhancements and new features for all iPhones. Halide 1.5 will be on sale for $2,99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) for a limited time during iPhone X launch weekend from Friday November 3rd, to Monday November 6th, after which the price will go up to $4,99.

Halide 1.5 is a camera app with a redesigned user interface made from scratch for iPhone X, as well as offering numerous enhancements and new features for all iPhones. Halide 1.5 will be on sale for $2,99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) for a limited time during iPhone…

Monday, October 16, 2017

Huawei Mate 10 Pro First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones
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We've spent some time getting to know the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, so check out our first impressions of Huawei's new flagship smartphone...

We've spent some time getting to know the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, so check out our first impressions of Huawei's new flagship smartphone...

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones
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Want to see exactly what the new Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone.

Want to see exactly what the new Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone.

HUAWEI Mate 10, HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 10

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones
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The HUAWEI Mate 10, HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 10 are breakthrough AI devices that combine innovative hardware to deliver a faster, more customised mobile experience. 

The HUAWEI Mate 10 is priced at €699, the Mate 10 Pro at €799, and the PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 10 at €1395.

The HUAWEI Mate 10, HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 10 are breakthrough AI devices that combine innovative hardware to deliver a faster, more customised mobile experience.  The HUAWEI Mate 10 is priced at €699, the Mate 10 Pro at €799, and the PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 10 at €1395.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Official Google Pixel 2 Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Camera Phones
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Google have posted a large number of high-resolution sample photos taken with their new Pixel 2 smartphone. Covering several genres ranging from still life to action, landscapes and portraiture, these Google Pixel 2 samples demonstrate a remarkable dynamic range - especially those taken in HDR mode -, good overall colour, varying levels of detail and some processing artefacts. You can download the full-size originals from the website below.

Website: Google Pixel 2 Sample Photos

Google have posted a large number of high-resolution sample photos taken with their new Pixel 2 smartphone. Covering several genres ranging from still life to action, landscapes and portraiture, these Google Pixel 2 samples demonstrate a remarkable dynamic range - especially those taken in HDR mode -, good overall colour…

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Official Google Pixel 2 Sample Video

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Camera Phones
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Google has released an official sample video recorded on the new Google Pixel 2 smartphone. The Pixel 2 - and Pixel 2 XL - uses a combination of optical and electronic image stabilisation in video mode that results in impressively smooth footage even when shooting hand-held. (No wonder the Google Pixel 2 has received the highest DxOMark Mobile Video score to date.) Click through / scroll down to watch the official sample video.

Google has released an official sample video recorded on the new Google Pixel 2 smartphone. The Pixel 2 - and Pixel 2 XL - uses a combination of optical and electronic image stabilisation in video mode that results in impressively smooth footage even when shooting hand-held. (No wonder the Google…

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Camera Phones
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Google today unveiled its Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The Google Pixel 2 has a 5" Full HD OLED touchscreen with a resolution of 441 pixels per inch and a contrast ratio of 100,000:1, whilst the Google Pixel 2 XL comes with a 6" wide-gamut display with a resolution of 538ppi and an integrated polariser. The main camera unit boasts a 12-megapixel, 1/2.6"-type sensor and an f/1.8 lens with optical image stabilisation. Dual Pixel technology enables phase-detection auto focus as well as depth mapping, which is used - together with machine learning - to create a realistic shallow DOF effect in Portrait mode, with no need for a second camera. The phones offer an HDR+ mode as well as combined optical and electronic image stabilisation for videos. The Google Pixel 2 camera has received a DxOMark Mobile score of 98 (99 for photos and 96 for videos) - the highest-ever score awarded to a smartphone camera. The Google Pixel 2 comes in three colours with prices starting at $649, whilst the Google Pixel 2 XL will be available in two colourways, priced from $849.

Google today unveiled its Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The Google Pixel 2 has a 5" Full HD OLED touchscreen with a resolution of 441 pixels per inch and a contrast ratio of 100,000:1, whilst the Google Pixel 2 XL comes with a 6" wide-gamut display…

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Apple iPhone X

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Camera Phones
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Apple today unveiled their iPhone X smartphone, featuring an 5.8" edge-to-edge Super Retina OLED display with a resolution of 1125x2436 pixels. The dustproof and water resistant device makes do without a Home button, and uses Face ID technology to recognise the user, unlock the phone, gain access to secure apps and authenticate purchases via Apple Pay. Face ID utilises a state-of-the-art TrueDepth camera system made up of a dot projector, infrared camera and flood illuminator, and is powered by an A11 Bionic chip to accurately map and recognise a face. The new 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera that enables Face ID features wide colour capture, auto image stabilisation and precise exposure control, and brings Portrait mode to the front camera for enhanced selfies with a simulated shallow depth-of-field effect. The iPhone X also features a redesigned dual 12-megapixel rear camera system with dual optical image stabilisation. The ƒ/1.8 aperture on the wide-angle camera joins an improved ƒ/2.4 aperture on the telephoto camera for superior low-light performance. An improved Apple-designed image signal processor delivers advanced pixel processing, wide colour capture, faster autofocus in low light and better HDR photos. A new quad-LED True Tone Flash offers better light uniformity and includes Slow Sync, resulting in more uniformly lit backgrounds and foregrounds. Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting on both the front and rear cameras brings "dramatic studio lighting effects" to the iPhone and allows customers to capture portraits with a shallow depth-of-field effect in five different lighting styles. The Apple iPhone X will be available in silver and space grey in 64GB and 256GB models starting at $999.

Apple today unveiled their iPhone X smartphone, featuring an 5.8" edge-to-edge Super Retina OLED display with a resolution of 1125x2436 pixels. The dustproof and water resistant device makes do without a Home button, and uses Face ID technology to recognise the user, unlock the phone, gain access to secure apps…

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Camera Phones
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Apple today revealed their new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones. The new models are powered by a six-core Apple A11 Bionic CPU and offer an improved 12-megapixel camera with a larger and faster sensor, and a new colour filter array. A new Apple-designed image signal processor delivers advanced pixel processing, wide colour capture, faster auto focus in low light and better HDR photos, while a new quad LED True Tone Flash with Slow Sync results in more uniformly lit backgrounds and foregrounds. The new camera also delivers what Apple calls " the highest quality video capture ever in a smartphone" with improved video stabilisation, 4K video up to 60fps and 1080p slo-mo up to 240fps. The iPhone 8 Plus features dual 12-megapixel cameras and introduces Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting, bringing "dramatic studio lighting effects" to the iPhone, allowing customers to capture portraits with a simulated shallow depth-of-field effect in five different lighting styles. It uses the dual cameras and the Apple-designed image signal processor to recognise the scene, create a depth map and separate the subject from the background. Machine learning is then used to create facial landmarks and add lighting over contours of the face, all happening in real time. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in space gray, silver and an all-new gold finish in increased 64GB and 256GB capacity models starting at $699.

Apple today revealed their new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones. The new models are powered by a six-core Apple A11 Bionic CPU and offer an improved 12-megapixel camera with a larger and faster sensor, and a new colour filter array. A new Apple-designed image signal processor delivers advanced…

Thursday, August 31, 2017

LG V30

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Camera Phones
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Today, LG officially announced their new V30 smartphone, which features two rear camera modules. One of them boasts a 16-megapixel sensor coupled to an all-glass f/1.6 lens with a diagonal angle of view of 71° (roughly equivalent to a 30mm lens on a 35mm camera), whilst the other has a 13-megapixel imager mated to an f/1.9 UWA lens with a 120° angle of view. LG’s first F1.6 lens is also the largest aperture among existing smartphone cameras, delivering 25 percent more light to the sensor compared to an F1.8 lens. The glass lens also delivers greater light-collecting ability than a plastic lens as well as better colour reproduction. The main camera is supported by Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and Hybrid Auto Focus that combines both Laser Detection Auto Focus and Phase Detection Auto Focus. The LG V30 also offers a 6" OLED displey with an aspect ratio of 2:1 and a resolution of 2880x1440 pixels. Visitors to IFA 2017 are encouraged to stop by LG’s booth in Hall 18 of Messe Berlin to see the LG V30 for themselves.

Today, LG officially announced their new V30 smartphone, which features two rear camera modules. One of them boasts a 16-megapixel sensor coupled to an all-glass f/1.6 lens with a diagonal angle of view of 71° (roughly equivalent to a 30mm lens on a 35mm camera), whilst the other has a…

Thursday, August 10, 2017

LG V30 to Feature All-Glass F1.6 Lens

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Camera Phones
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LG has announced it will incorporate an F1.6 aperture glass lens in the dual camera of its upcoming V30 flagship smartphone. LG’s first F1.6 lens is also the largest aperture among existing smartphone cameras, delivering 25 percent more light to the sensor compared to an F1.8 lens. The glass Crystal Clear Lens also delivers greater light-collecting ability than a plastic lens as well as better colour reproduction. “LG boasts an unrivalled heritage in smartphone photography and our decision to adopt glass in the V30 camera is specifically because this has traditionally been the realm of DSLRs,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications. “For the users for whom the V series was designed, this kind of innovation is significant.” Additionally, the camera in the V30 cuts edge distortion by a third compared to the V20 when capturing wide angle shots, making it ideal for group selfies, spacious interiors and expansive landscapes.

LG has announced it will incorporate an F1.6 aperture glass lens in the dual camera of its upcoming V30 flagship smartphone. LG’s first F1.6 lens is also the largest aperture among existing smartphone cameras, delivering 25 percent more light to the sensor compared to an F1.8 lens. The glass Crystal…

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Motorola Moto G5S Plus

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Camera Phones
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The Moto G5S Plus is a new, affordably priced dual-camera smartphone from Motorola. The two 13-megapixel rear camera units enable the Moto G5S Plus to offer a range of features including a shallow DOF effect, selective-colour black-and-white images, and more. The dual rear cameras are complemented by a pair of colour-balancing LED flashes, while the 8-megapixel front-facing camera module boasts an f/2 wide-angle lens and comes with its own LED flash. In addition to capturing stills, the Moto G5S Plus can also record 4K videos and panoramic images. The included software enables photographers to set the shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, white balance and focus manually. The Android-powered smartphone comes with a 5.5" Full HD display with a resolution of 401 pixels per inch, a 2GHz.octa.core CPU, 3GB RAM, and 32GB internal storage expandable via a microSD card. The Moto G5S Plus is available for €299.

The Moto G5S Plus is a new, affordably priced dual-camera smartphone from Motorola. The two 13-megapixel rear camera units enable the Moto G5S Plus to offer a range of features including a shallow DOF effect, selective-colour black-and-white images, and more. The dual rear cameras are complemented by a pair of…

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

LG Q6

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Camera Phones
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LG today announced that the LG Q6, part of its new Q series, will be the first smartphone to offer the FullVision display following the LG G6. LG’s Q series is the company’s latest line of mid-range smartphones boasting the essential features of LG premium phones at a competitive price. The Q6 family consists of the Q6+, Q6 and Q6α. The three variants cater to different user groups in terms of memory and storage: the Q6+ comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage, the base Q6 delivers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and the most affordably-priced Q6α comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB of Flash storage. The unique 5.5-inch FHD+ FullVision display in the LG Q6 has an unusual aspect ratio of 2:1, and the smartphone’s “bezel-less” form factor maximises the screen while still preventing accidental touching of the screen when being held. The phone incorporates a 100-degree wide angle selfie camera that allows shutterbugs to include a large group of people in the shot. Meanwhile, the rear-facing camera mates a 13-megapixel imager to a "standard-angle" lens. The LG G6 will go on sale in key markets in Asia starting next month to be followed by availability in Europe, Latin America and North America onward.

LG today announced that the LG Q6, part of its new Q series, will be the first smartphone to offer the FullVision display following the LG G6. LG’s Q series is the company’s latest line of mid-range smartphones boasting the essential features of LG premium phones at a competitive price…