Posts Tagged ‘smartphonephotography’

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…

The Puzlook Case Attaches a Sliding Tile Puzzle of 5 Lenses Onto Your iPhone

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This is… interesting. Attachable iPhone lenses and even lens-carousels are nothing new, but the puzlook case is a bit different. Unlike most of the options we’ve seen, the puzlook manages to pack 5 lenses onto your iPhone 5 or 5s using something like a sliding tile puzzle game as a mechanism. Read more…

ProCam 2 is the First App to Show Off Apple’s iOS 8 Manual Camera Controls

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ProCam 2 is out and ready for download today alongside iOS 8, and it has the distinction of being the first camera app to utilize the full manual controls Apple opened up to developers in iOS. And while the interface might be a doozy for some, it packs quite the punch in a little package.

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Relonch Case Slaps an APS-C Sensor and f/2.0 Lens Onto Your iPhone

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The Panasonic CM1 smartphone with its 1-inch sensor and super-fast Leica lens might not be available outside of a few European countries any time soon, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have a supercharged smartphone camera.

Enter Relonch: an iPhone case that adds a much larger APS-C sensor and fast f/2.0 lens to any iPhone 5 or 6. Read more…

The iPhone is NOT for Photographers

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Part of understanding is the ability to admit when one is wrong. Here and now I need to admit that I was wrong. Read more…

Impressive New Smartphone Software Can Turn a Blurry Mess Into a Clear Shot

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Besides sensor size, quality glass is the other major hurdle that smartphones need to overcome if they ever want to truly compete, quality-wise, with their bigger more capable brothers.

But since attaching a 500mm lens to a smartphone looks… well… kind of dumb, the folks at Canadian startup Algolux are taking a software-based approach and producing some truly incredible results in the process. Read more…

7 Simple Tips, Tricks and Ideas for Taking More Creative Smartphone Photos

COOPH, The Cooperative of Photography, is back in the photo tip game again, this time showing us 7 smartphone photography tips you’ll want to be writing down if you ever shoot with the computer in your pocket.

From unique panorama uses to a clever way to easily take partially underwater photos, these tips are quick, easy and will certainly add a little variety to your Instagram arsenal. Read more…

Peter Frampton Flings Fan’s Phone Into the Rafters Because He Wouldn’t Stop Taking Pictures

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We’ve heard of musicians prohibiting photography and video at their shows, we’ve even seen video of musicians publicly shaming fans who refused to experience the show through anything other than a 4-inch screen, but iconic guitarist Peter Frampton took smartphone photography intolerance to an epic new level this past weekend. Read more…

Play Around with Refocusable Images from Pelican Imaging’s ‘Light Field’ Camera for Smartphones

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With each passing day, it seems as though light field photography (and its imitators) is becoming more and more ubiquitous. Patents here, rumors there, it’s a conglomeration of what is very likely the next frontier in photography.

And this past week, Pelican Images published a collection of online 3D viewer images captured with its thin light field camera that might be making its way into mobile devices soon. Read more…

Humor: Local Woman Prints iPhone Photos, Leaving Friends and Family Shocked

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In a move that sent shockwaves through a quiet sleepy neighborhood, photos from an iPhone were printed onto photographic paper. Read more…