Posts Tagged ‘lumia’

Canon & Microsoft Sign Patent Agreement, Hints at Canon-Powered PureView Phones

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Future iterations of the already-impressive Nokia Lumia PureView cameras might sport Canon tech, thanks to a newly-signed patent agreement between the Japanese camera company and Microsoft, who recently bought Nokia. Read more…

Nokia PureView Camera Expert and Lumia Photography Lead Leaves Nokia for Apple

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This week’s Apple news has been dominated by the rumored Beats acquisition, but it’s in the area of photography where the company made some real confirmed strides. Read more…

DxOMark Put the Lumia 1020 to the Test as a Dedicated Camera, See How it Performed

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When DxOMark tests out the quality of mobile phone cameras, they usually classify and rank them as such. There’s a whole mobile section to the site where one can compare different smartphone cameras using a different scoring system.

The thing is, the Lumia 1020 is no typical smartphone. Nokia has touted it as a camera first, and it seems DxOMark was listening. When they put the Lumia 1020 through its paces, they tested it as a full-fledged camera. And it didn’t perform half bad. Read more…

Instagram Available for Windows Phone, Lacks Some Key Features

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Yesterday, Windows Phone shutterbugs found reason to rejoice when news came down the pipeline that Instagram had finally arrived on their platform. But that happiness quickly turned to grumbling (or in some case downright outrage) when they found that the Windows Phone version of Instagram was woefully under-featured compared to its Android and iOS brethren. Read more…

Nokia Merges Smart and Pro Camera Apps, Brings Raw DNG Support to 1020 and 1520

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Earlier today, Nokia let fly a slew of announcements at their Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi. And, as you might expect from the people that brought you the 41-megapixel PureView smartphone camera, a few of them have to do with pushing mobile photography to the next level. Read more…

Ridiculous Lumia 1020 KIRF Boasts a ’41-Megaplxel’ Speaker Instead of the Camera

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Most everyone is familiar with knockoffs — some might even own a couple — but when it comes to the world of tech the general wisdom is to stay far away. A Prado purse or Foakley sunglasses aren’t going to be much of an issue, but a fake Canon speedlight can become a serious problem.

Of course there’s a big difference between a knockoff and what’s referred to as a KIRF (keeping it real fake) product, and the most recent fake we’ve run across is just that: a Lumia 1020 look-alike that boasts ’41-megaplxels’ of audio performance where the PureView camera should be. Read more…

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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Humorous Ad Paints an Accurate Picture of Smartphone Photo Culture

If you’ve been to a play or other event put on by your child’s elementary school recently, you might have experienced something similar to what the Nokia ad above depicts. Meant to tout the prowess of the Lumia 1020, it does a better job at showing just how close we’ve gotten to ridiculous when it comes to smartphone photography. Read more…

New Nokia Spot Bashes iPhone 5 Camera

It works for politics, so why not consumer electronics? Nokia has decided to go negative with it’s latest ad campaign, denigrating the quality of the iPhone 5 camera while lauding the photo features in the Nokia Lumia 925.
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Nokia Releases Lumia Photo Transfer Tool For Mac Users

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Nokia Lumia users now have a way to easily transfer images and videos to and from their devices with the freshly-released Photo Transfer application — released today. That’s not to say it wasn’t simple to transfer normal photos in the past, however. Users have been able to use an app such as iPhoto previously to move images over to their computers, but Photo Transfer now allows for the transfer of additional formats. Read more…

Nokia Announces the Lumia 1020, a Very Camera-Like 41MP Smartphone

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After months of rumors about an “EOS camera,” Nokia has finally announced its new Lumia 1020 photo-centric smartphone, a device that fuses serious camera functionality with the concept of a phone.
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