Posts Tagged ‘opticalzoom’

New Lens Technology Could Bring Optical Zoom to Even the Thinnest Smartphones by 2016

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Smartphone cameras have improved exponentially since their introduction to the world, but one company still believes there’s plenty of room for improvement. That company is DynaOptics and their latest tech is promising to pack optical zoom into more smartphones without adding any bulk to the phones at all. Read more…

Samsung Unveils the New Galaxy K Zoom: A Camera Phone Worthy of the Name

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The Galaxy S4 Zoom camera/smartphone officially has a newer, sleeker younger sibling. Announced late last night, Samsung has taken a bit of the focus off of the Galaxy S5’s camera issues with the release of the new, 10x optical, 20.7-megapixel Galaxy K Zoom — a smartphone that truly earns the right to be called a ‘camera phone.’ Read more…

Sony Takes the Bridge Camera Bar to New Heights with Crazy 63x Superzoom at CP+

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Canon wasn’t the only one to food our inbox last night, and not even the announcements we were most anxious for. Sony also made some exciting announcements, including a refresh to its Cybershot line that includes three new superzooms and two new point-and-shoots.

Oh, and we should probably mention that one of those superzooms is the world’s first bridge camera to feature a 63x optical zoom lens. Read more…

Fantastic Optical Zoom Time-Lapse Takes Us on a Journey to the Orion Nebula

When physics professor and amateur photographer Isidro Villo says he’s taking you on a time-lapse journey to the Orion Nebula, he means it quite literally. He doesn’t just track Orion across the sky or create yet another Milky Way time-lapse, he literally zooms from ground level all the way in until M42 takes up the entire frame. Read more…

Samsung Springs a Leak and We Get Our First Look at the Galaxy S4 Zoom

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With a mechanical shutter and a 41-megapixel PureView sensor, the leaked pictures and video of the upcoming Nokia Lumia phone codename “EOS” have caused quite a stir.

Nokia, however, isn’t the only one that knows how to spring a leak when it comes to high-end smartphone cameras. Samsung also has a high-level camera phone up its sleeve, called the Galaxy S4 Zoom, and yesterday marked its first significant leak. Read more…

Sony Unveils the Tiny HX50V, the World’s Smallest and Lightest 30x Superzoom

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Somewhere in-between the point-and-shoot and ILC categories falls the superzoom, and it doesn’t get much love. Often nearly as bulky as an entry-level DSLR, superzooms present a mix of features that only endear them to certain consumers. Sony’s newly announced Cyber-shot aims to expand that market by shrinking down the traditional superzoom to tiny proportions. Read more…