Cameras

Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: war of the camera phones

Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: war of the camera phones

Today we've had our first look at the Nokia Lumia 1020 - a device with a 41-megapixel back-facing camera more than ready to take on the already revealed Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. Where not too many years ago it was considered amazing to see a camera present in a cellphone, here in 2013 we've got not just cellphones, but smartphones, bringing on camera constructs far more powerful than most standard pocket-friendly point-and-shoots! Now both Nokia and Samsung have machines with as much focus on the smartphone as on the photography power they possess - so what's the difference?

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Nokia Lumia 1020 “Zoom, Reinvented” event: we’re here!

Nokia Lumia 1020 “Zoom, Reinvented” event: we’re here!

It's time to jump in on the next generation of Windows Phone camera power thanks to none other than the Nokia Lumia 1020: the company's fabled combination of PureView power and the shape of the 900. What does that mean to the lay person tuning in with us for this “Zoom, Reinvented” event? It means we're in New York City for Nokia's push that's sure to show off at least the likes of the machine called Nokia Lumia 1020, a smartphone with Windows Phone 8 and a 41 megapixel camera on its back.

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Kodak Micro Four Thirds camera leaks, tipped for 2014 arrival

Kodak Micro Four Thirds camera leaks, tipped for 2014 arrival

Kodak may be in deep trouble financially, but it seems they're trying to get their pennies in order and their balance back. Today, we're seeing leaked photos of an upcoming Micro Four Thirds camera from the company that aims to put Kodak back into the photography spotlight. No official name has been determined for this new snapper, but it seems it'll be called the S1.

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Carl Zeiss no more: classic nomenclature gets short

Carl Zeiss no more: classic nomenclature gets short

This week the team at ZEISS have announced that they'll no longer be branding their lens family with the name of their founder. Though we're not sure how Carl will look upon this decision himself, we'll light a flash bulb in this two-word brand's memory for sure. Carl Zeiss AG and ZEISS will move forward with the one dominant word from here on in - and a history of the brand has been recounted by the company as well, splits and reformation and all.

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Bullet Time goes home-made with a ceiling fan and a rocket

Bullet Time goes home-made with a ceiling fan and a rocket

The term "bullet time" has been loosely applied to camera-based projects that take on what's been made most famous back in the original Matrix movie and spread wide with film, television, and even advertisement spots before and since. What we're seeing this week as a Hack-a-day project that takes the concept and makes it a do-it-yourself project. All you need to DIY is a fan, a dimmer switch, a GoPro camera, and some fireworks!

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Sony CyberShot RX100 II boasts “DSLR” images from a point-and-shoot setup

Sony CyberShot RX100 II boasts “DSLR” images from a point-and-shoot setup

Alongside the CyberShot RX1R, Sony has unveiled a second addition to the RX-series: the RX100 II, which is a more powerful version of the RX100. Sony hails this camera as offering photographers DSRL-quality images from a compact camera setup, managing to pull this off in part due to the device's 1.0-type Exmor R backlit CMOS sensor, which offers 20.2-megapixels. We've got a gallery available after the jump.

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FujiFilm X-M1 interchangeable-lens camera unveiled with APS-C X-Trans sensor

FujiFilm X-M1 interchangeable-lens camera unveiled with APS-C X-Trans sensor

At CES 2012, FujiFilm's X-Pro1 interchangeable-lens camera was officially unveiled, bringing with it a 16-megapixel APS-C X-Trans sensor. Fast-forward to last Friday, and we saw the FufiFilm X-M1 leak with specs suggesting it would harbor that same sensor. With today's unveiling, that leak has been substantiated, with the X-M1 offering the same sensor as the X-Pro1 alongside a significantly smaller price tag of $699.95 USD.

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Lytro iOS app arrives with WiFi-connected photo sharing

Lytro iOS app arrives with WiFi-connected photo sharing

The Lytro miniature camera just received a fairly significant update today. The company just outed an accompanying iOS app that allows you to share the photos taken on a Lytro with your iOS device. From there, you can do all sorts of stuff that iOS will allow you to do, such as upload it to your Photo Stream or share it with a friend, as well as upload the photos to Lytro's website.

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Pentax Q7 compact camera offers interchangeable lenses and 120 color options

Pentax Q7 compact camera offers interchangeable lenses and 120 color options

If you've ever found yourself thinking, "I wish my camera was bright yellow and Laffy Taffy purple," you'll be excited about Pentax's latest offering, the svelte Pentax Q7 compact system camera. As with the K-50 and the K-500 that were revealed earlier this evening, the Q7 is available in 120 different color combinations, meaning you'll be hard-pressed to find a combination you can't create.

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