Posts Tagged ‘smartphone’

Impressive Product Photograph Captured with a Smartphone, a Lamp, and a Few Flashlights

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Inspired by Alex Koloskov’s popular iPhone vs. Hasselblad whisky glass video, photographer Tilo Gockel decided to give cheap gear professional product photography a try of his own — and he knocked it out of the park.

Using just an old iPhone 4s, an IKEA lamp, two LED flashlights, and a few Translumfoil cards (you can use parchment), he captured the photograph you see above. Read more…

CNN Cameraman Pits the iPhone 6 Against His Standard Issue Broadcast Camera

Footage shot with smartphones has become much more common in the world of journalism today, where quick turnaround times are just as important as getting the shot. Knowing this, one CNN cameraman wanted to see if it was possible for a smartphone (namely the iPhone 6) to keep up with a much larger, traditional broadcast camera. Read more…

Heirloom Lets You Quickly Digitize Boxes of Old Family Photos Using Just Your Smartphone

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If you’ve got storage containers-worth of old family photos sitting in an attic somewhere, a clever new app wants to help you turn those old, physical photos into digital files without having to get a desktop scanner involved.

The app is called Heirloom, and it’s a clever digitization system that allows you to digitize almost any image with a single snap of your smartphone’s camera.

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This Small, Portable Flash Cube Can Pump Out 1,500 Lumens of Light for Your GoPro or Smartphone

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One of the biggest weaknesses of mobile cameras is shooting in low-light. The sensor can’t usually handle it very well, and the built-in light sources are usually… well… crap. Here to help with that is Lume Cube, a product currently being funded on Kickstarter that hopes to quite literally light up your smartphone and GoPro imagery. Read more…

New Sony Sensor Will Bring Quick Tracking AF and 4K Video HDR to Smartphone Cameras

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Sony isn’t short on innovation. After exciting the photo industry last week with talk of a APCS (not to be confused with APS-C) sensor that promises to take dynamic range and especially frame rates to absurd heights, they’ve dropped another image sensor announcement.

The Exmor RS IMX230, announced earlier today, is being hailed as the first stacked CMOS image sensor with image plane phase detection, and it promises to bring super-fast tracking AF and better HDR to future smartphone cameras. Read more…

SnapJet is the World’s First Open Source Instant Film Printer for Smartphones

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Competition in the smartphone instant film printer industry is heating up. Companies like LifePrint and Fuji are tackling wireless mobile photo printers, and The Impossible Project has its analog Instant Lab.

Next month, a company called SnapJet is entering the ring. It’s the “world’s first slim, portable, open-source instant film printer” that helps you print your smartphone photos instantly on the go.
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Oppo Slaps a Motorized Selfie Camera on Its Latest Smartphone

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Oppo, the Chinese company behind some of the most unusual smartphones we’ve ever reported on, is back at it again with the N3. The successor to the N1 smartphone they released last September, the new N3 takes the lineup’s instantly recognizable swivel camera to the next level by giving it a motor.

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The Kúla Bebe Lets You Capture 3D Photos and Video with Almost Any Smartphone

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Just over a year ago we showed you the Kúla Deeper, a DSLR add-on that effectively turns any DSLR into a 3D camera. Now the Kúla team is back, and they wanna do the same thing to your smartphone.

Introducing the Kúla Bebe, an almost identical add-on designed with smartphones in mind.

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HTC Desire Eye Packs the World’s Highest Resolution Selfie Camera, Weighs in at 13MP

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Front facing cameras on smartphones have traditionally been dwarfed by the camera on the back. After all, you’re supposed to take “serious” photos with the rear camera, and the front one is mainly used for things like video conferencing, right?

Well, the emergence of “selfie culture” is changing the game. As more and more people snap and share self-portraits using their front cameras, phones are evolving to meet this need. HTC’s new Desire Eye is one such phone: it features the world’s most powerful front-facing camera.
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#PictureBelfast Challenges You to Tell the Difference Between a Smartphone Filter and Analog Film

Online content studio Rubber Republic recently created something called #PictureBelfast, a photography-based viral campaign designed to showcase their city on behalf of Tourism Ireland.

But this isn’t just a set of pretty pictures — it’s an interactive challenge that wants to see if you can tell the difference between a film photograph, and a filtered wannabe taken with a smartphone. Read more…