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Fairphone’s new camera modules let you upgrade the Fairphone 3

When Dutch smartphone maker Fairphone introduced the Fairphone 3 last year, the social enterprise company described it as a modular phone built using ethically-sourced materials. Up until now that modular design meant you could buy replacement parts if you needed to repair or replace the screen, camera, battery, headphone jack, or other components. But now […]

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Lilbits: Use a Sony camera as a webcam, buy a monster Linux laptop, and more

Linux PC maker System76 has released its most powerful laptop to date: the new System76 Bonobo WS is a mobile workstation with support for desktop-class chips including a 125-watt Intel Core i9-10900K processor and NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER graphics. At 8.4 pounds, it’s not the sort of laptop we’d normally cover on Liliputing, but hey, […]

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Raspberry Pi’s new 12.3MP camera supports interchangeable lenses

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has introduced a new camera module for its small, low-power computers. The new High Quality Camera features a 12.3MP Sony IMX477 image sensor, adjustable focus, and a 1.55 μm × 1.55 μm pixel size. It’s the best official Raspberry Pi camera module to date… which helps explain why it’s also the most […]

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Vivo Apex 2020 concept phone has a gimbal camera, button-free design, and 60W fast charging

As expected, Vivo’s latest concept device is the first smartphone to feature what the company is calling a Gimbal Camera. That means the Vivo Apex 2020 has a rear camera with a gimbal-like design that the company says offers twice the performance of most smartphone-class optical image stabilization systems. But that’s not the only thing unusual […]

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra’s 108MP pixel camera, explained

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra isn’t the first smartphone with a 108 megapixel camera (that would be the Xiaomi Mi Note 10/Mi CC9 Pro). But when Samsung’s new phone hits the streets next month, it will be the first to feature Samsung’s new ISOCELL Bright HM1 108MP image sensor. Samsung says the new camera technology enables […]

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Vivo X30 smartphone to sport 60x zoom

Most smartphones have some sort of digital zoom feature, and for the most part they’re not very good. So over the last few years we’ve seen a number of phone makers add telephoto lenses that let you get around 2X to 5X closer to the action using an optical zoom-like feature. And then there’s the […]

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Meet the first smartphone with a 108MP camera

This year Samsung introduced the first 108MP camera sensor for smartphones, and now Chinese device maker Xiaomi has officially launched the first phone to make use of the camera. As expected, the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro features five rear cameras,including that 108MP primary camera. By default, it’ll actually save photos as 27MP images, combining data from four […]

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RED shuts down its Hydrogen smartphone project, will continue supporting its sole phone

The first smartphone from high-end camera maker RED Digital Cinema is set to be the company’s last. A year after releasing the RED Hydrogen One, company founder Jim Jannard has announced that he’s retiring… and shutting down the Hydrogen project. Jannard says RED will continue to support the Hydrogen One and that development of “Komodo” […]

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Canon’s IVY REC camera-on-a-clip hits retail next week for $130

The Canon IVY REC is basically a smartphone camera without a smartphone. The company crammed a small camera module into a stick the size of a USB flash drive and started taking pre-orders this summer through an Indiegogo campaign. Now Canon has announced that the IVY REC will go on sale through retail channels this […]

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Huawei launches Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro (with super slow-motion video, no Google apps)

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is the first smartphone capable of shooting slow motion video at 7,680 frames per second — a superlative that I don’t think any other company was chasing. But that’s not the only thing that makes the phone stand out. It’s also supports real-time bokeh effects while shooting video (which means the background […]

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The first smartphone with a 64MP camera is… cheap (Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro)

As expected, Xiaomi has launched one of the first smartphones with a 64MP smartphone camera. What’s a little unexpected is that this isn’t a feature reserved for a premium phone — Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 Pro has a starting price of about $195. While it’s unlikely that the Chinese device maker will sell the Redmi Note […]