Camera is without a doubt one of the most important features on a smartphone, and it looks like the camera on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will have some exciting stuffs to offer. Sammobile recently received a very detailed report regarding the device’s camera specifications and features, including a 16MP Sony IMX240 camera, a new Side Touch sensor, Selfie modes, and a whole load more.
What happens when a trending pop culture takes the world by storm? Big companies jump on it, of course. In this case, China has began starting a trend in which users are slapping a perfume bottle-like case onto their smartphones. With that, Sony is seizing the opportunity by releasing its new camera in a shape of a perfume bottle.
Taking place in Berlin, IFA is one of the biggest consumer electronic expo in the world. Hence, plenty of companies have used the event to officially introduce their new products to consumers including Sony.
At last year’s event, the Japanese giant has launched quite a number of them including the Xperia Z1 smartphone together with the acclaimed DSC-QX10 and QX100 lens-style cameras. For this year, the company apparently has planned to introduce a new QX camera.
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.