According to the latest reports, Sony has been struggling to keep up with the demand for its smartphone camera sensors. The company has reportedly been working around the clock, but it still isn’t enough to fulfill the demands of phone manufacturers.
Avoiding the notch seems to have been the big goal of 2019. Some devices have managed to do it quite successfully, like the OnePlus 7 Pro with its popup camera, and the ASUS ZenFone 6 with a flippy up camera. But people want fewer moving parts in their cameras. So, other companies, like OPPO, have been working on cameras that sit underneath your display.
OPPO first showed off the under-glass tech earlier in the year, but it needed a lot of work. Now it seems they’ve put that work in as they’ve been showing off some prototypes recently. And judging from the practical demonstration, it looks quite good, too.
FiLMiC has helped many smartphone videographers to shoot cinematic videos with FiLMic Pro app. Now the company has expanded to still images with its brand new app FiLMiC Firstlight. This one is made for photographers and aims to help them get more creative control over their shots.
There’s been constant paranoia about the cameras in smartphones for as long as smartphones have had cameras. Can somebody hack into your phone, turn on your camera and watch? Or record? Well, it turns out that yes, they can. At least, they can if you’re one of the potentially “hundreds of millions” of Android users on a Google or Samsung smartphone.
The issue was first discovered (at least, publicly) by the security research team at Checkmarx. They say that after a detailed analysis of the Google Camera app in the Pixel 3, they found a way to manipulate certain code to take control of the camera to shoot photos or record videos, even when the phone was locked with the screen off, and without the user knowing.
Smartphone cameras are getting better and better, offering a range of features we could only dream of ten years ago. But despite high functionality and advanced features, one “problem” still persists: the aesthetics. The lenses are still relatively thick, creating s-called “camera bumps.” But scientists from the University of Utah have developed a new type of optical lens to solve this problem.
This new type of lens is a thousand times thinner than a regular lens, and a hundred times lighter. It could help smartphone camera manufacturers finally get rid of camera bumps, but it will find its application on drones and night vision cameras, too.
Apple has recently announced its latest flagship phone, iPhone 11, and it’s all about the camera. But before you upgrade, you may want to know is it actually worth it. Nilay Patel from The Verge has made a pretty awesome review of the latest iPhone, focusing on the triple-camera iPhone 11 Pro. It packs 12MP sensors with standard, telephoto, and ultra-wide lens, and let’s see how it performs for taking photos and videos.
Multiple users of Google Pixel 3 smartphone have reported some weird glitches. Some devices are randomly making clicking noises as users move them. The others record extremely shaky video even when the phone is placed on a stable surface.
You like photography, you’d like to take stunning photos, but you’re bummed because you don’t have a camera? But hey, you’ve got your phone! Photographer Noe Alonzo took a challenge to shoot only with his smartphone for six months. He did it to encourage all of you to just go out and shoot, and in this video, he shares some of the lessons he learned during the process.