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.
We saw a teaser earlier this month from both OPPO and Xiaomi highlighting their under-screen camera technology that was coming to their next generation of smartphones. This tech allows the camera to be placed directly underneath the screen, getting rid of the notch while maximising the size of the display.
Now, it looks like OPPO has beaten Xiaomi to the punch by officially announcing the tech and showing off a working device at MWC Shanghai 2019.
Last year, British tech firm, Nanoco announced a partnership with a “large, undisclosed U.S. listed corporation” worth £17.1 million ($21.7 million). The Telegraph now reports that this undisclosed company is none other than Apple. They say that Apple contracted Nanoco to develop quantum dot (QD) technology for the next generation of high tech iPhone camera sensors.
They now also say that Apple has pulled the plug on the project, causing Nanoco to lost almost 80% of its share price. According to BlueFin Research, the decision was made as Apple deems the QD image sensors to be too expensive for mass production.
Huawei P30 Pro seems like an impressive phone when it comes to its camera specs. Singapore-based photographer Justin Ng put it to a test and took some awesome photos with Huawei’s latest flagship phone. He shot handheld in the middle of the night and managed to capture the Milky Way and star trails using nothing but his smartphone camera.
Smartphone cameras are getting better and better, plus they are easy and very intuitive to use. This is why many of us rely on them for taking photos in everyday situations. However, because of their ease of use, some camera options remain hidden and unknown to users. In this video, Evan Ranft shares three lesser-known iPhone camera features. You may not have known about them, yet they can help you take better photos with your phone camera.
Samsung has announced today the world’s first 64-megapixel sensor for smartphone cameras. The ISOCELL Bright GW1 expands Samsung’s 0.8μm image sensor lineup from existing 20Mp to ultra-high 64Mp resolutions.
This is not meant as an in-depth review of the Samsung S10+. The review will chiefly discuss the cell phone’s camera capabilities from a landscape photographer’s standpoint.
The first thing I noticed when I began using the Samsung S10+ was how well calibrated the screen is in terms of colors, black point and contrast. What I see on the display is extremely close to what I see on my calibrated computer monitor. That to such a degree that I now use my phone as a point of reference when re-calibrating my monitor.
Huawei has recently announced its P30 and P30 Pro phones, aimed to “rewrite the rules of photography.” The four-camera setup of the Pro version offers some impressive features, such as 5x optical zoom, optical image stabilization and excellent low-light capabilities. And while the lenses are co-designed with Leica, a recent teardown has shown that the sensors were made by Sony.
We’ve seen magazine covers and even feature films such as Tangerine that were shot only with a smartphone. But NBC has recently done what we haven’t seen so far. For the Monday’s episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the network ditched the usual format of the show and shot the entire episode using only a few of Samsung Galaxy S10+ smartphones.
Smartphone makers are racing who will make a phone with a better camera, and more camera modules. The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro have just joined the race, offering “phoneographers” a lot to play with. The Pro model features a four-camera setup, with the 40MP main sensor. It allows 5x optical zoom and optical image stabilization. Along with a few more specs, it really seems promising for all those who often shoot with their smartphone.