Posts Tagged ‘smartphonecamera’

Rumor: Images of Lumia 1030 Prototype Leaked, Supposedly Boasts a 50MP Sensor

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If you thought that 41-megapixel camera in the Lumia 1020 was a bit… excessive… then you’re probably going to find the newest rumors about the 1020 followup a bit crazy. Apparently Microsoft intends to pack even more megapixels onto the next camera’s sensor, making it far and away the highest resolution camera phone in the world. Read more…

This Free App Uses Your Smartphone’s Camera to Do Your Math Homework for You

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Your smartphone’s camera might fall short of the typical DSLR in just about every respect, but there is one thing it now do that not even your ultra-portable mirrorless camera can handle: your math homework.

No, we’re not talking about shutting down the camera and opening your calculator app, what we’re talking about is PhotoMath, a new app from MicroBLINK that uses your smartphone camera to solve equations for you. Read more…

Your Future Smartphone Camera May Be Able to See Cancer Thanks to the Mantis Shrimp

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Mimicking animal and bug vision to create unique and interesting cameras is nothing new. Bug vision cameras with, for example, infinite depth of field, have been made in the lab before. But researchers at University of Queensland in Australia are developing a camera that can do something pretty unique: it can see cancer.

The idea came after the scientists discovered that mantis shrimp have this incredibly useful ability. 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…

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…

Leaked Product and Sample Images Show Off 50MP OPPO Find 7 Smartphone

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The DSLR megapixel war has slowed down dramatically over the past few years as companies focus on low-light capabilities and other components of the cameras. But it looks like someone forgot to tell the smartphone market. Read more…

Vivitar Working on Interchangeable Lens Smartphone Add-On

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Whatever you want to call the emerging category of camera/lens assemblies that snap onto a smartphone, there no doubt it’s growing. Case in point: Sony’s QX line and JK Imaging/Kodak’s SL series will soon by joined by a Vivitar model that made a very quiet debut last week at CES. Read more…

Samsung’s New Camera Module Promises Steadier & Brighter Shots for Smartphones

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Samsung seems to be hard at work making sure that smartphone camera quality continues to improve in leaps and bounds. In addition to debuting ISOCELL technology a couple of weeks ago, the company has now announced a new smartphone camera module that will offer twice the optical image stabilization of anything on the market, while also capturing better photos in low light. 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…

Acer’s Newly-Announced Liquid S2 is the First Smartphone to Shoot 4K Video

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The ability to shoot 4K video is usually reserved for higher-end cameras, but that’s all changing. Just like ultra-high pixel counts made their way onto smartphones with Nokia’s 808 PureView and Lumia 1020, 4K video has now infiltrated the mobile device world as well. Read more…