Camera Phone

Panasonic develops micro color splitters for super sensitive sensors

Panasonic develops micro color splitters for super sensitive sensors

Panasonic has created micro color splitters, which split the light directed at image sensors to create bright images in low-light situations. This both eliminates the needs for color filters and boosts the color sensitivity two-fold when compared to your average image sensor with color filters. This could have a positive impact on mobile device cameras and similar devices, which are notoriously poor in low-light settings.

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Nokia 808 PureView sample photos emerge from China

Nokia 808 PureView sample photos emerge from China

While we’re all waiting for Nokia’s 41 megapixel PureView technology to make its way to a Windows Phone, the Symbian-based 808 PureView is just around the corner. It won’t be making its way to the United States, but those in Europe and other far flung places around the globe will be treated to the handset. Chinese blog IT168 recently had some hands-on time with the phone, and took a handful of sample pictures for us to drool over.

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iPhone camera recommended by famed photographer Annie Leibowitz

iPhone camera recommended by famed photographer Annie Leibowitz

Most of us know how amazing the iPhone camera is, for a smartphone camera, that is. But noted photographer Annie Leibovitz, who's widely known for her classic portraits of such individuals as John Lennon, Bill Gates, Sting and Queen Elizabeth II has gone a step further and personally recommended (in a televised interview with MSNBC anchor Brian Williams) the usage of the iPhone as really the "snapshot camera of today." You can't really get better advertising than that, eh?

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Nokia N8 successor to offer optical zoom, Symbian

Nokia N8 successor to offer optical zoom, Symbian

A rumor is going around that UnwiredView says comes from trusted sources. According to the rumor, a new follow up to the Nokia N8 will be landing this spring. According to the sources the smartphone will still run Symbian and the big upgrade will be the addition of a camera with optical zoom. I like the idea of optical zoom on a camera phone.

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Nokia N9 photos look REALLY good

Nokia N9 photos look REALLY good

I am not a Nokia fan at all. The only Nokia device I have ever owned was a free phone a carrier gave me years, and years ago with one of my first wireless plans. I am still seeing little that would talk me out of my iPhone or an Android device for a Nokia today. What I will say is Nokia knows how to make a camera phone. The camera on my iPhone sucks to the point that I only use it in a pinch and then the photos are just not very high quality.

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Apple patent outlines IR system for future iOS cameras

Apple patent outlines IR system for future iOS cameras

An interesting patent app has surfaced from Apple that outlines a complicated sounding system of infrared tech that will work along with future iOS cameras. The tech described in the patent sounds good form some aspects and not good from others. The good part is that IR tech might allow users to do things like get more details on an artwork at a museum or get prices on items in the store and details on items. The downside is the tech might make it so that your iPhone camera can't snap a pic of your favorite band on stage at a concert.

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Camera phones of the future look to arrays and software rather than megapixels

Camera phones of the future look to arrays and software rather than megapixels

If you have ever used your mobile phone to take pics no matter the brand we have all wished the image quality was better. I know I am waiting for the day when my camera phone will take pics as good as a point and shoot will. A company called Pelican thinks it has found the way to leverage the processing power of smartphones to deliver much better image quality.

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Nokia N8 shoots pics for PiX Magazine cover

Nokia N8 shoots pics for PiX Magazine cover

Being a full time tech geek is a pretty sweet gig and typically, I think I have it pretty good. I get to play with gadgets and spend my days getting paid for doing things I would do even if I had a real job and getting dressed up only involves wearing pants. As cool as being a pro geek is, the sweetest gig ever would have to be a fashion photographer. You get to hang out with hot chicks all day after all.

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LG L-03C is the first real point-and-shoot camera with a phone built-in

LG L-03C is the first real point-and-shoot camera with a phone built-in

The LG L-03C is the first point-and-shoot camera phone or phone camera depending on how you want to look at it. The device is available only on DoCoMo right now and is basically a camera with a phone module crammed in rather than a phone with a digital camera inside.

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Secure Streaming Video on Phones the Future of the U.S. Army

Secure Streaming Video on Phones the Future of the U.S. Army

Today deputy program manager for Army unmanned aerial systems for the U.S. Army Tim Owings said that the Army is committed, or rather, remains committed, to the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS), which is a main mean for disseminating video images to the battlefield. This project is definitely underway, but wont see field operation until 2014. However, rapid advances in encryption software and other technology developments in recent years could mean smaller-scale self-contained 4G networks could be the answer for troops seeing streaming video images on their phone in about two years from now. Think of the implications!

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Altek Leo 3.5G 14MP Android smartphone official PR surfaces

Altek Leo 3.5G 14MP Android smartphone official PR surfaces

We have been seeing the slick and seriously photography oriented Altek Leo 3.5G Android smartphone turn up for a while now with bits of information. The official PR has now been offered up that provides a ship date for the smartphone.

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Aptina shows off new camera phone CMOS sensor at MWC

Aptina shows off new camera phone CMOS sensor at MWC

Aptina has been making sensors for cameras and camera phones for a long time. The last new product I talked about from the company was the 14MP MT9F001 sensor that was aimed at digital cameras back in November of 2009. The company is showing off its latest CMOS sensor at MWC in Spain that is aimed at use in camera phones.

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