Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone, the Mi 4, is interestingly packed with a camera sensor that is used by two other Chinese flagship smartphones. The second-gen IMX 214 stacked CMOS sensor from Sony made its appearance first on the OnePlus One as well as the Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a. It is indeed odd for three flagship smartphones to feature a similar camera sensor, but each smartphone has its own software tweaks to separate it from the rest.
At Xiaomi’s experience zone for the Mi 4, we managed to capture some sample shots to have an initial assessment on how the camera performs.
U Mobile has recently added the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom to its device bundles, allowing you to get one of the latest camera smartphone from the Korean company from as low as RM449; the recommended retail price is RM1,699. As always, the telco is offering the device with its postpaid plans starting from as low as RM58 a month.
The latest addition to Samsung’s NX series of compact system camera’s has been announced. Called the NX3000, the new camera offers Samsung’s usually incremental improvements over the previous design. It retains the traditional retro design that has become common on Samsung cameras, although this one is bundled with a new compact lens from the Korean manufacturer.
Sony has just confirmed that it will be launching a selfie-centric smartphone tomorrow but guess what? Pictures and even a video of the device, rumored to be called the Xperia C3, have already been published into the internet. Dressed in turquoise back, the device may look like your typical Xperia smartphone, but interestingly, it comes with a LED flash light at the front.
These days, the popularity of the point & shoot camera is in a decline due in part to the advancement of smartphone camera technology. One of the biggest and best players in the game, Nokia (Well, Microsoft) has signed a patent licensing deal with camera giants Canon that allows both companies to access each others technological marvels.
Since the day I started taking photos I’ve been taught to treat my camera like a tool to help me make the photographs I want and not an antiquity to be placed behind glass boxes and behind many layers of laser triggered security for curious tourists to gawk at. To be a true workhorse, a camera should never be babied and while you should not abuse a camera for the sake of it, that scratch on the body is not going to make your pictures lose resolution. The moment I laid eyes on the Leica T, I knew that everything I had ever known would the thrown out the window.
BBC’s College of Journalism has removed the paywall to its online website. Originally conceived as a project for internal training and development, the broadcasting corporation has now decided to share it’s expertise and techniques with the world at large. This freedom will not last forever, as the BBC has stated that it will leave the site free for international users for at least 12 months.
Back at WWDC, Apple showed off their Photos app and with a recent announcement it looks like that will be the replacement for both iPhoto and Aperture. Granted, it was a given to have the Photos app replace the more consumer level iPhoto but for it to replace the more professionally skewed Aperture software is quite a big deal.
We’ve already seen how far a departure Android L will be from the OS that we once knew with the entire Material Design makeover but one thing that was shown after the Keynote will please photographers to no end, the refreshed camera in Android L. It seems that manufacturers are getting their focus right on the money, empowering users with the capability to make full use of the improving camera hardware on mobile phones so far.
It’s been a good 2 years since Nikon shocked the world with the D800 and D800E. The high resolution sensor and removal of the AA or optical low pass filter was unheard of and a change that was lauded by Nikon photographers everywhere. Now with the latest release by Nikon, arguably one of their best cameras just got a little better.
Following suit from the fully featured iPad version of their popular image editing and digital asset management software Lightroom, Adobe have released an iPhone version to complete the suite across all iOS devices. Similar to the iPad app launched earlier this year, the iPhone app also allows you to sync to your creative cloud account and using the Smart Preview function of the desktop software allows you to work on large files without having them completely locally.