Posts Tagged ‘smartphone’

Blast from the Past: The Daily Show Slams Camera Phones as a Useless Combination

In 2004, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart took on a burgeoning technology that they saw as a completely nonsensical mix of two things: the camera phone. As Ed Helms puts it in the “digital watch” segment above, the technology “combines the rapid battery depletion of a high-powered digital camera with the image production capability of a phone.” Read more…

Humor: Main Photo in Cheap Photography Tips Article Shot with $4.5K of Equipment

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If something seems too good to be true, that’s probably because it is. A great example of this was sent to us by a reader earlier this week when he found one of his photos had been purchased for use by an Austrian publication. Great news, right? Well, not entirely.

The photo is being used at the top of an article on shooting photos without expensive equipment, the caption implying that it was a smartphone camera that yielded these epic results. But of course, that’s not the case. Read more…

New Chemical Iris Technology May Change the Way Smartphone Apertures Work

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As smartphones have gotten smaller and smaller, the need for the cameras inside of them to shrink has become more pressing. One area where there’s a lot of room for improvement is in the traditional mechanical aperture.

As we begin to hit the physical limit of the overlapping blades, researchers at the University of Kaiserslautern have designed an exciting new ‘micro iris’ that uses small chemical rings rather than a physical blades, dramatically shrinking the size of the aperture components in the camera. Read more…

Amazon’s ‘Fire Phone’ Comes with a 13MP Camera and Unlimited Cloud Photo Storage

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Today, Amazon showed us that where there’s smoke, there’s most definitely Fire. After years of rumors that Amazon was working on a phone, CEO Jeff Bezos officially unveiled Amazon’s first attempt at a smartphone at today’s event.

It’s called the Amazon Fire Phone and it comes to market with a few interesting, photo-centric features that go beyond the standard camera specs. Read more…

Fun 1-Hour Photo App Makes You Wait for Your iPhone Snaps to ‘Develop’

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Does waiting for your photos to develop make the experience of picture taking more enjoyable? More importantly, does it make you more deliberate about the photos you do take? Nevercenter Labs‘ answer to both of those questions is a resounding “yes,” which is why they created a neat new smartphone photography app called 1-Hour Photo. Read more…

10 Cheap & Clever Tricks for Getting More Out of Your Mobile Photography

If you’re looking to get more out of your smartphone’s camera with minimal financial investment, look no further. Kai and the DRTV team have created a short little video that goes over ten cheap, clever tricks that’ll help you get the most of your mobile photography.

Kai specifically uses an iPhone throughout the video, but a number of these tricks can be used on any mobile device. Read more…

Vertu $11,300 Signature Touch Smartphone Dons Hasselblad ‘Certified’ Camera

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If you bleed gold, sneeze diamond dust, and are aching to get your hands on the latest but probably not so greatest, we have something just for you. High-end cellphone manufacturer Vertu has teamed up with high-end camera manufacturer Hasselblad to create the Signature Touch, a smartphone that sports a Hasselblad “certified” camera. Read more…

Shutterfly’s New Interactive Guide Teaches the Basics of Capturing Better Images

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There’s no such thing as too many resources when it comes to learning how to take a good photograph. And here to prove this statement is a neat little pseudo-interactive web guide put together by Shutterfly for those among us who are just starting out. 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…

Some Samsung Galaxy S5 Units Plagued by Camera Failure

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Samsung is proud of the camera in the Galaxy S5 smartphone. So proud, in fact, that the company released an ad that called the iPhone out by name. But the company may have jumped the gun now that it has been confirmed that an unspecified number of Galaxy S5s have shipped with cameras that don’t work at all. Read more…