Dropbox Goes on a Shopping Spree, Acquires Loom and Hackpad

by Huei Song · 2 days ago · No Comments · 651 views

Loom Acquired by Dropbox

Today must be a very good day for Dropbox, as two companies have just announced that they have joined forces with the cloud storage service company: Loom, a photo storage startup in London, as well as Hackpad, a document collaboration service.

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Eye-Fi Now Aims For The Sky With Eyefi Cloud Service

by Chief Chapree · 3 days ago · No Comments · 332 views

Eyefi Cloud

If you haven’t heard of it before, the Eye-Fi SD card allows users to directly transfer photos to other devices such as PC, smartphones, and tablets without the need to take the card out of your camera. Instead, the photos are transferred wirelessly via Eye-Fi’s built-in Wi-Fi capability which is rather convenient especially when you are too occupied to transfer those images manually.

Now, the company has decided to go slightly further by announcing the availability of Eyefi Cloud.

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Google Releases its Camera App into the Play Store, Available for Devices Running on Android 4.4 and Above

by Huei Song · 3 days ago · 3 Comments · 2.4k views

Google Camera App

Love Google’s camera app on Nexus devices and wish that your Android device can enjoy the same exciting features like Photo Sphere and such? No problem, Google has just released its Camera app into the Play Store, available for any devices running on Android 4.4 and above.

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Low-Light Camera Output Comparison: ASUS ZenFone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520′s Pro Mode, Sony Xperia Z1 and HTC One M8 (UPDATED)

by Chief Chapree · 5 days ago · 7 Comments · 7.1k views

ASUS ZenFone 5 PixelMaster Camera

There are plenty of features that ASUS has equipped into its new ZenFone smartphone series despite being priced at under RM 1000.  One such feature that we have managed to check out ourselves during our brief time here at the ZenFone regional launch event in Jakarta is the PixelMaster Camera.

Even within the PixelMaster Camera itself, ASUS has included plenty of modes ranging from beautification to HDR to selfie helper that should be able to provide plenty of fun for users that love to snap photos. That being said, what have caught my attention the most is the camera’s Low Light Mode that is available only on ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 (sorry, ZenFone 4 future owners).

Seeing is believing, so read on to see more.

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The New Nikon 1 J4, 18.4MP And A Whopping 20fps Burst Mode

by Lucas Lau · 1 week ago · No Comments · 407 views

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Nikon have just released the latest model in their 1 series of mirrorless interchangeable cameras the J4. While it improves various specs like putting in a 18.4MP sensor, new touch screen and allowing you to shoot 1080p/60fps or 720p/120fps the biggest improvement that comes with the J4 is the ability to shoot at 20fps burst mode. Made possible with the new Expeed 4A imaging engine, there is basically no reason to buy the older J3 now.

Unfortunately the J4 also uses MicroSD instead of the regular SD but to make the camera smaller than its predecessor at 232g and 99.5 x 60 x 28.5mm.

The 1 J4 will be available in Orange, Silver, White and Black and will start selling in May 2014. Price is unavailable at this point.

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Adobe Brings Lightroom To The iPad; Syncing And Editing On The Go!

by Lucas Lau · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 484 views

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The Adobe Creative Cloud just got a lot more useful with the release of Adobe Lightroom Mobile for iPad. The tablet version of the very popular photo organization and editing software uses the creative cloud to sync images and edits to and from your desktop system making sure your photos are always up to date.

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Sony Fleshes Out The A7 Family With The Full Frame, High ISO, 4K Recording A7S

by Lucas Lau · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 670 views

Last year was Sony’s year for cameras with the release of the RX-1 Mk2 and of course the stellar A7/A7R mirrorless full frame cameras. From being relative minnows in an industry dominated by the Red & Gold of Canon and Nikon Sony rose up the ranks and into prominence with these 2 cameras. Now, not to be seen as sitting on their laurels, Sony have announced the A7S.

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Side By Side Camera Comparison: HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

by Lucas Lau · 2 weeks ago · 19 Comments · 5.2k views

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EDIT: Comments added

After some feedback from the last camera test, we decided to do one pitting the 2 most talked about flagship phones to the test against each other in a side by side photo comparison! Both cameras were shot at full auto and the S5 pictures were cropped according to the lower resolution M8′s crop in mind and so the S5 will be higher resolution than the M8. Click each of the images to view 100% resolution.

The image for the One M8 is always at the TOP and the Galaxy S5 will be the one at the BOTTOM

Also check out our other camera test with the iPhone 5S and Lumia 1020 included here!

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We Compared The Camera Of The HTC One M8 To A Few Other Phones… The Results Will SHOCK You, OMG!

by Lucas Lau · 3 weeks ago · 20 Comments · 10k views

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EDIT: The 5MP Camera Samples from the Lumia 1020 were uploaded in place of the old 1020 pictures. I’ve moved the high res ones to the end. 

Part of the modern smartphone battle is won and lost on the camera front. Seeing as we got our HTC One M8 for review in today, we decided to put it up against some of the flagships that we have on hand in the office – The Nokia Lumia 1020, Apple iPhone 5S and the Samsung Galaxy S5. Which camera came out best? See for yourself!

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Olympus Puts High End Stabilization To Its Entry Level Compact Camera

by Lucas Lau · 3 weeks ago · No Comments · 822 views

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One of the most impressive features from the top of the range Olympus cameras has got to be the five-axis stabilisation that helps you beat the shaky hand picture syndrome. We first saw it on the E-P5 demonstration on a rapidly moving platform to simulate extremely shaky conditions. The amazing thing is that despite all of the movement, the pictures came out completely tack sharp!

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Galaxy Camera 2 To Receive Price Rebate At Samsung Stores This Weekend: Chance To Win Galaxy S5 Too

by Chief Chapree · 3 weeks ago · No Comments · 757 views

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Promo: Malaysia

First announced at CES 2014, Samsung has recently launched the new Galaxy Camera 2 in our market with a price tag of RM 1699. However, the price will be slightly different this weekend though as Samsung Malaysia is having a special promotion just for the camera at its authorized dealers throughout the country.

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App of the Week: FocusTwist for iOS – Shoot Now, Focus Later with Your iPhone

by Huei Song · 3 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 1.7k views

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If there was one common feature on the flagship smartphones that we’ve been seeing lately, it would definitely have to be a camera feature that is similar to Lytro Camera or Nokia’s Refocus camera app – the ability to take a picture with multiple focal lengths so you can change the focus point after you grab that image. Samsung Galaxy S5 has the Selective Focus Mode, Sony Xperia Z2 has Background Defocus, LG G Pro 2 has Magic Focus, and the new HTC One (M8) has a UFocus, all of which allows you to shoot now and focus later.

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