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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Galaxy Camera 2013: evolution battle

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Galaxy Camera 2013: evolution battle

We'll be seeing Samsung's second generation Galaxy Camera soon, and very soon. The company has revealed this week that the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 will be appearing at CES 2014 next week - until then, we'll be able to give you a full rundown of this machine's specifications. Blink and you might miss the changes inside, but this device's outward appearance certainly brings a start to the setup.

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Google+ Auto Backup brings drive uploads to desktop

Google+ Auto Backup brings drive uploads to desktop

The same service you’ve been using with your smartphone for several months is hitting the desktop world this week with Google+ Auto Backup. This software ships - strangely enough - with the newest version of Picasa, uploading your photos automatically from a certain directory to your Google+ social networking account. This service works with photos that are 2048pixels on their longest end unless you’d like to devote Google Drive space to the effort.

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Panono panoramic ball camera breaks 100 megapixel point

Panono panoramic ball camera breaks 100 megapixel point

With little doubt of its ability to shine in the face of the massive amount of non-unique cameras in the field, the Panono throwable panoramic ball camera has, this week, been revealed to be working with 108 megapixels of shooting power. This is the first time a consumer camera has broken the 100 megapixel point - or gotten even close to it, as it were. It’s all added up with an array of shooters, the ball capturing one single massive photo in a single stitched-together shot.

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Samsung Galaxy S 5 to headline ISOCELL camera quality boosts

Samsung Galaxy S 5 to headline ISOCELL camera quality boosts

This month a couple of big changes in the way Samsung operates are set to have direct influences on how the Samsung Galaxy S 5 will be delivered. Just this November an analyst day event showed off the next big thing for Samsung's line of smartphones in a sensor that'll be placed in at least one headline device - undoubtedly the Samsung Galaxy S5 (or S 5 if you prefer). This unit is a 16-megapixel ISOCELL Sensor with 1.12um pixels and rolls out with wide dynamic range and auto-focus as well.

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Moto G camera updated to bring additional quality control

Moto G camera updated to bring additional quality control

One of the finer points in Motorola breaking their camera software free from the basic Android build is their ability to update it swiftly, as they've done this week with the Moto G. What we're seeing is an update to the app through the Google Play app store which brings on manual control of focus and exposure as well as locked exposure during Panorama capture. This update also tweaks the quality of the photos shot ever-so-slightly so that the user gets to a place a lot closer to the many devices that cost prices far more hefty.

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Microsoft Photosynth adds super-high res graphics and new Spin scenes

Microsoft Photosynth adds super-high res graphics and new Spin scenes

Microsoft's Photosynth 3D photo tool may not be the company's best-known product, but it probably deserves to be, with new features today that add high-resolution graphics for immersive 60-megapixel scenes. The update, which Microsoft promises are as smooth as the footage you'd get from a Steadicam rig, uses intelligent processing of multiple frames of the same scene, so that for instance "spin" videos - where the photographer walks around shooting all angles of an object - are clean of extraneous detail like birds or people when you watch the video, but have all of that detail visible when you pause.

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