It’s September which means another generation of Apple iPhones. This year, the iPhone XS (pronounced “ten ess”) adds a slightly larger sensor plus significantly more computing power via the A12 Bionic Chip to enhance the phone’s image signal processing.
If someone told me fifteen years ago that smartphone cameras would be able to capture the Milky Way, I’d probably just scoff. However, smartphones have come a long way, and photographer Daniel Cheong used his Huawei P20 Pro to shoot a pretty epic photo of our galaxy. He shared some details with DIYP and told us how he shot and edited this photo.
The selfie stick is an insanely popular gadget, yet the very thought of it makes many people cringe. It’s often a subject of mockery and bans, although some artists have used it in their work creatively. Well, if you hate the darn stick that shows in the photos, the latest gadget from the selfie stick inventor might be the solution.
The phone camera has become a ubiquitous part of daily life. There’s no getting away from them anymore, even if we wanted to. Wherever we go or whatever we do, we always have them with us, and we often get the urge to grab a quick photo with them, even if we own bigger and more advanced cameras. And so you want to get the most out of your phone when you have to use it.
The ShiftCam 2.0 wants to help you do exactly that. Based around a custom iPhone case, it houses six built-in lenses that you slide to get the one over your rear camera lens that you want. There’s also a wide-angle adapter for your front camera, and then five interchangeable “Pro” lenses. The ShiftCam 2.0 is currently on Kickstarter and has already more than doubled its target in less than 24 hours.
Google’s Pixel 2 smartphone quickly dethroned the new iPhone 8 Plus once DxO Mark got their hands on it. And the reviewers so far seem to be giving it great praise, both as a camera and a phone. But how is the camera inside the Pixel 2 actually put together?
That’s what Nat of Nat and Friends wanted to find out. Being a Google employee, she has a little more access than most of us. So, in this video Nat takes us inside Google’s HQ to speak to engineers and find out more about how the camera’s development and working process.
Just days ago, iPhone 8 Plus took the first place on the DxO list, and then it shared the throne with Samsung Galaxy Note 8. But, according to DxO, Google Pixel 2 leaves both these phones behind. With the impressive overall score of 98, this now seems to be the best smartphone for “phoneography” there is, at least judging from DxO’s tests.
According to the DxO tests, the camera of the iPhone 8 Plus is the best they’ve tested so far. It scored the impressive result of 94, but could Samsung Galaxy Note 8beat it? DxO hasn’t tested this phone’s camera yet, but SuperSafTV’s Safwan Ahmedmia has.
In this video, you can see a side-by-side comparison of iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8. He tests the quality of the video, audio and photos, in terms of sharpness, low-light performance, dynamic range, background blur and so on. It’s a pretty detailed test and gives you a really good insight into the performance of both cameras. And if you’re thinking of getting the latest iPhone, this comparison might make you think twice.
Another record has been broken on DxO when it comes to smartphone cameras, and the new title-holder is the iPhone 8 Plus. The camera of Apple’s new smartphone scored 94 on DxO test, thus beating Google Pixel and HTC U11.
It’s worth noting that DxO has expanded the criteria, so they now test zoom, bokeh, low-light ability and camera in motion, among other things. And with these expanded test protocols included, iPhone 8 Plus got the highest mark so far.
Vic Gundotra, Google’s former Senior Vice President, recently published quite a passionate praise of the iPhone 7’s camera. He didn’t just call it the killer of DSLR, but also pointed out advantages of the iOS over Android. Not something you’d expect from a former Google’s SVP, right?
Nowadays, we’re able to share photos in a matter of seconds, and we often take it for granted. But did you know what it was like 20 years ago? This is when Philippe Kahn took the first cellphone photo ever and shared it with others online.
It’s interesting that the birth of a camera phone came with the birth of Kahn’s daughter Sophie. He photographed her first moments and shared the image with 2000 people, and Conscious Minds share the story behind his game-changing project. Unlike Wi-Fi connection and a couple of taps we need today, it was way more complicated back in 1997.