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OnePlus 9 smartphone will be the first with a Hasselblad camera system

At a time when many top smartphones have the same processor, memory, and display options, camera technology remains a way that some phone makers try to set their devices apart. Sometimes that means putting new types of cameras in a phone. Sometimes it means stepping up image quality via software. And sometimes in means partnering […]

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Lilbits: Xiaomi’s telescopic smartphone camera, Purism’s Linux phone that’s also a PC

In order to keep smartphones thin while still offering versatile camera features, smartphone makers have largely taken the same approach in recent years – instead of using cameras with lots of moving parts, throw a bunch of different stationary cameras on a phone. That way you can have different focal lengths to mimic the kind […]

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Sony unveils Xperia 1 Professional Edition smartphone aimed at multimedia pros

The Sony Xperia 1 that launched this summer is a premium phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor triple rear cameras, and stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos audio, among other things. But its stand-out feature is the display: a 6.5 inch, 3840 x 1644 pixel HDR OLED display with a 21:9 aspect ratio. Now Sony […]

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Google’s Night Sight begins rolling out to Pixel smartphones

Google’s Pixel smartphones are known for having some of the best cameras of any smartphone — but that’s only partially due to high-quality hardware. Google also uses software to enable advanced features including electronic image stabilization, enhanced digital zoom, and bokeh-style background blurring without the use of a second camera. One of the most impressive […]

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Google Camera app brings Night Sight to Pixel phones (unofficially… for now)

Excellent cameras have always been a key selling point of Google’s Pixel smartphones, but some of the best photographic technologies in Google’s phones are software-based. So when the company showed off some impressive new camera features for the Pixel 3 earlier this month, Google also promised some of those features would also be coming to […]

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Samsung’s ISOCELL Plus tech promises better smartphone photography

Rival Korean smartphone maker LG may be developing a phone with 5 cameras, but Samsung is taking a different approach toward helping you capture better photos with a smartphone. The company says its new ISOCELL Plus technology will capture more light, enabling you to snap better shots in low light environments and clearer, more accurate […]

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Sony, Samsung show off new smartphone camera tech at MWC

One of the unique features of Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 series smartphones is their variable aperture cameras that let you choose between F/1.5 and F/2.4 settings. It’s likely that will be a Samsung-exclusive feature for the time being. But another Galaxy S9 feature could be headed to third-party phones: super slow motion video (960 frames […]

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LG’s next phone to feature AI-assisted photography, voice commands

LG plans to unveil its next flagship phone at Mobile World Congress later this month, and while we’ll have to wait a few weeks for full details, the company is promising one key new feature: artificial intelligence. The company says the “2018 version of the LG V30” will feature the company’s new Vision AI will […]

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Pixel 2 smartphones have a custom camera chip called Pixel Visual Core

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have some of the best cameras available on a smartphone. They’re so good that they let a mediocre photographer like me take some pretty stunning shots. Part of that is due to the high-quality image sensors. Part comes from Google’s software which helps with everything from image […]

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Olloclip launches modular case for iPhone 6 photography accessories (crowdfunding)

Olloclip is best known for its 4-in-1 Lens accessory, which is a clip that mounts to a mobile device’s back-facing camera for fisheye, wide-angle, or macro photography. Now the company is ready to go to task with a new case that will turn an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus into a mini photo studio. The Olloclip […]

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Microsoft’s ‘Hyperlapse’ time-lapse smoothing editor comes to Android, Windows

Microsoft today is releasing a beta version of its brand new time-lapse smoothing tool. The Hyperlapse app is available for Android, Windows Phone, and a desktop version, Hyperlapse Pro is available as a free trial preview for Windows PC. Hyperlapse is a photography process that stitches together individual frames of a time-lapse video in order […]