The term “leaks” seems to be fairly inadequate when it comes to rumors about smartphones and tablets during the month of September, but it certainly gives the tech world a huge amount to write about. One that stood out from last week’s launch event is the prospect of an iPad Pro that features a triple camera.
Hype for Google’s new flagship phone has intensified in recent weeks with photographers excited about what new technology the tech giant will be squeezing into its latest model. To add to the fervor, a leaked promo video suggests that a dedicated astrophotography mode will be incorporated.
While the Pixel 4 may soon be upon us, right now, the Pixel 3 and 3a series arguably represent the high-water mark for smartphone photography today through a combination of decent optics and more-than-decent artificial intelligence.
If you believe the advertisements of smartphone manufacturers, the cameras of those devices are amazing and suitable for professional use. Sometimes (often?) these advertisements turn out to be fake, shot with professional DSLR cameras. But how good are those smartphone cameras really?
The 2019 iPhone Photography Awards have been run and won. And the wonderful photos that took out the awards only serve to fuel the debate about gear, technique, and vision.
A wedding video team from the Philippines called Wishing Well Films released a wedding highlight video produced entirely using smartphone cameras and various Kase mobile lenses. Though the wedding was documented using mirrorless cameras by the team, they threw in the free wedding highlight video shot entirely on smartphones.
A filmmaker in New York City recorded a video through his car window, shooting at 960 frames per second. The resulting clip makes it seem as though moving pedestrians are frozen on the spot.
Adobe’s Premiere Rush app, a piece of software focused on editing shorter length, social media focused videos, has just received a major update to version 1.2. This update brings a major feature, requested by many users.
Mobile phone cameras are progressing at breakneck speed. And just when you thought you’d heard it all, there’s word that Apple is working with something that sounds ordered by Doctor Evil in the “Austin Powers” series: smartphones with new camera technology, complete with “frickin’ laser beams” attached to them.
The app swings into virality every now and again, but do people know what they’re signing up for?
Smartphones are not what they used to be. There was a time a few years back when I personally said that smartphone cameras have no place in the serious field of photography, but things have definitely changed.
Could you hang up your fancy professional camera and lenses for half a year and shoot with nothing but your phone? This photographer did just that, and his perspective on the entire experience is quite interesting to listen to.
Has the notch problem been solved? Oppo is showing off a smartphone that places the front-facing selfie camera under the screen.
After a few compatibility and speed tests, for the first time, I will be leaving my laptop behind when I go on a seven day trip out of the country later this month. It’s all thanks to iPad’s new iPadOS, which this year will provide support for external drives and a group of other pro features we’ve been starved for since the iPad first came out.
Today, Apple released the first public betas for multiple platforms that will be refreshed this fall.
While smartphone manufacturers recently have been focused on improved computational photography to advance image quality, Samsung won’t be stopping on the hardware end.