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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 […]

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Leaked Samsung Galaxy A roadmap shows 108MP cameras in 2020

Samsung introduced a 64MP smartphone camera sensor earlier this year, and a 108MP version earlier this week. Chinese smartphone makers Xiaomi and Oppo have already announced plans to release phones with Samsung’s new 64MP camera sensor. But you know who hasn’t announced one yet? Samsung. But according to a leaked roadmap, Samsung plans to get […]

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Motorola One Zoom quad-camera smartphone coming soon for $450 or so (leaks)

Motorola phone leaks appear to be dropping like flies these days. One of the more interesting smartphones the company has in the works is an upper mid-range model with a focus on camera features. The Motorola One Zoom is a smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of UFS storage plus […]

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Snap’s Spectacles 3 coming in November, can record 3D video

I’ve never seen anyone wearing Snap Spectacles in the wild, but somebody must be buying the company’s wearable cameras/glasses because Snap keeps making them. The latest version adds a second camera, support for 3D video recording, and a much higher price tag. Snap Spectacles 3 are up for pre-order for $380, and they’re set to begin […]