Posts Tagged ‘cameraphone’

The Beastgrip Lets You Add SLR Lenses & Accessories to Almost Any Smartphone

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There are all kids of systems for clamping a lens onto a phone, but few are as versatile as the Beastgrip, a Kickstarter project about halfway to delivery stage. Not only will the gadget work with just about any smartphone, it’ll also adapt lenses and other accessories you may already have for your SLR. Read more…

Solid Advice for Wedding Guests: Put the Smartphone Away and Sit Down!

You’ve probably seen it, we’ve written about it, and wedding photographers in particular loathe it, but for some reason people can’t stop doing it: getting in the way at weddings to get the perfect smartphone shot of the happy couple.

And although many of us photographic types have taken the time to explain to our friends why they should sit down, enjoy the wedding and not get in the photographer’s way, the video above just maybe gets the point across better. Read more…

The OPPO N1 Smartphone is the World’s First to Feature a Rotating Camera

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Back in July, Chinese electronics company OPPO confirmed that it was working on an “N-Lens” line of camera-centric devices that would be the “most important flagship series for OPPO going forward.”

Well, the first of these devices has officially arrived, and although it is still more of a smartphone with a camera than a camera that can make calls, the phone packs some interesting features, including (according to OPPO) the world’s first rotating smartphone camera. Read more…

Major League Baseball Game Delayed by Annoying Camera Phone User

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Attention amateur concert photographers: are you really being as annoying and disruptive as you could be? Because an attendee at a Major League Baseball game may have just set a new high/low at a recent Tampa Bay Rays home game. Read more…

Nokia Claims the Lumia 1020 is ‘The First Smartphone to Put the Camera First’

A few months ago, an Apple commercial touted the iPhone as “the world’s most popular camera.” Nokia’s new ad for the Lumia 1020 takes a less statistical approach: the company is admitting that the 41-megapixel behemoth is first a camera, and then a phone. Read more…

Socialmatic May Seek to Enter Cell Phone Market With Camera-Centric ‘Photophone’

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Maybe you’ve read an article or two here regarding Socialmatic. They’re the team who brought us the Instagram-inspired instant camera that made uploading images from a tiny device easy, and even allowing users to print their pictures from the device on-the-fly (more on that here).

It looks like they might be planning to enter a whole new market. The company — who touts they’re focused on creativity and innovation — has uploaded a new album to Facebook on Monday morning, indicating their ultimate goal is made up of “not only cameras…”.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Zooey Deschanel the Latest Musician to Impose Anti-Photo Policy

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Zooey Deschanel is the latest performer to weigh in on concert etiquette, with signs posted at concerts by the actress/singer’s indie pop act She & Him asking fans to ditch their cameraphones and refrain from snapping photos.
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CrowdCam: A Photo App That Lets You See a Scene from Multiple Angles

First Lytro tried to make focusing irrelevant, and now an MIT project wants to make choosing a camera angle a thing of the past.

Aydin Arpa, a reserarcher at MIT’s Media Lab, recently presented a paper on CrowdCam, an app in development that would combine images taken from multiple perspectives into a seamless visual field where you could change the perspective just by swiping your finger on the screen.
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Sony ‘Honami’ Camera App Leaks, Shows Filters, Augmented Reality and More

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We’ve gotten a pretty good picture (no pun intended) of Sony’s upcoming photography-focused smartphone code-named “Honami” as of late. Now that we’ve seen leaked photos of the front of the phone and a decent list of rumored specs, many expect it to add another higher-end camera to the smartphone market.

The only thing we haven’t heard about yet is the software that will be running that camera, but that’s all about to change. Read more…

First Photos and Rumored Specs Leak for Sony’s Mysterious PureView Competitor

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It’s been almost two months since we mentioned Sony’s mysterious camera-focused smartphone code-named “honami.” Thought to be a PureView and UltraPixel competitor, it’s expected to add another powerful camera to the smartphone market, but so far Sony has kept a pretty tight seal on any potential leaks. Read more…