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How Google is Pushing Smartphone Photography Past its Limits –Inverse

A close-up of a computer graphics card mounted on a motherboard, showcasing its complex circuitry and connectors with a focus on the gpu chip, encased in a protective housing.

Raymond Wong over at Inverse visited Google’s top-secret Pixel design studio to talk with the man responsible for building the cameras for Pixel devices, Isaac Reynolds — the same person who met with the PetaPixel Podcast last year. It’s a fascinating deep-dive into the philosophy of smartphone camera design as well as the past, present, and future of computational photography. It’s definitely worth a read.

2024 World Press Photo Winners Show Why Photojournalism Matters

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After announcing the regional winners earlier this month, World Press Photo has unveiled its 2024 global winners. Showcasing the biggest news stories in the world, the competition's winners demonstrate the importance of photojournalism and documentary photography and the incredible lengths photographers go to tell vital stories.

Exploded view of a smartphone camera system showcasing its multiple lenses and components.

Apple Develops Novel Advanced Optical Stabilization System for iPhone

Thanks to improvements in sensor design, iPhone and Android smartphones are gaining traction with enthusiast and professional creators. However, one area that has lagged behind developments in imaging sensors is image stabilization. In a significant development, a recent patent granted to Apple hints at a potential game-changer in this field.

7Artisans 50mm f/1.4 Tilt lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras

Updated: 7Artisans Launches Affordable 50mm f/1.4 Tilt-Shift Lens

7Artisans has announced an exciting new prime lens, a tilt-shift 50mm f/1.4 for mirrorless cameras, including those with E, X, and Micro Four Thirds mounts. On a full-frame camera, it has a 50mm focal length, while it is equivalent to 75mm and 100mm on Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds cameras, respectively.