photography

Google+ Photos app expanded to include all Chromebooks

Google+ Photos app expanded to include all Chromebooks

The Google+ Photos app has been the exclusive domain of the Pixel for a while now, with that changing today as Google expands the app to all Chromebooks. With the Google+ Photos app, Chromebook users can take advantage of the convenience of the Google+ photo features, as well as the Google+ Photos app's specific functionality, among them being offline viewing and photo backups from SD cards.

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theQ social sharing camera packs 3G for instant uploads

theQ social sharing camera packs 3G for instant uploads

It's the 21st-century version of the Polaroid: Q Lifestyle's theQ camera launches today, a chunky point-and-shoot that's designed to get your shots off the memory card and into the cloud as quickly as possible. The digital camera is optimized for sharing the photos you take across the popular social networks with a single button-press, while Q Lifestyle claims it also delivers more fashion sense to the camera as an object, too.

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DROID Ultra vs Moto X: anything you can do, I can do better

DROID Ultra vs Moto X: anything you can do, I can do better

This week the DROID Ultra hits the review bench at SlashGear, bringing with it a full understanding of how closely it'll be resembling the Moto X in features that - surprise - Google and Motorola implemented on the whole family. What we've seen thus far is a device that's only ever-so-slightly pulled in to the Motorola universe for apps - with a dash of Verizon, while we're at it. Essentially everything Moto X offers in a smartphone, DROID Ultra brings with just as much fury.

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Sony event set for 4th of September: Honami, Lens Cameras, action cameras ahoy

Sony event set for 4th of September: Honami, Lens Cameras, action cameras ahoy

As predicted, a 4th of September event has been offered up in invite form from the folks at Sony this week for play during IFA 2013. This event invite doesn't offer any clues on what devices will be shown specifically, but based on what rumors and tips we've been privy to this week, there'll be at least a couple of handfuls of smart photo-taking machines you'll want to watch out for.

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Hasselblad Stellar cameras remix Sony RX100 for costs beyond the pale

Hasselblad Stellar cameras remix Sony RX100 for costs beyond the pale

We saw a bit about the Hasselblad Stellar camera back in late-July, though at the time what we were looking at was leaked information. The Hasselblad Stellar is a custom modded Sony RX100 camera with features to include special handgrips and other tweaks such as the "H" logo. Those earlier leaks did include some pricing details, however it was a rather wide and expensive range.

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Sony Lens Cameras and Xperia Honami aimed at September 4th reveal

Sony Lens Cameras and Xperia Honami aimed at September 4th reveal

This week more details on the upcoming launch of the Sony Xperia i1, aka Honami, as well as a set of Sony Lens Cameras have appeared, complete with a possible launch date for the lot of them. Coming straight from trusted inside sources speaking with Sony Alpha Rumors is the tip that the smartphone and both Lens Cameras (revealed in bits yesterday) would be pushed on the 4th of September, right on top of Berlin-based IFA 2013. Also revealed at said event will be a set of new Sony action cameras.

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Sony Xperia Honami appears amid “Lens Cameras”

Sony Xperia Honami appears amid “Lens Cameras”

Several press images have appeared this afternoon with three of Sony's upcoming photo-friendly products in plain view, the first of them being the Sony Xperia Honami. This fabled phablet-sized iteration of the Sony Xperia Z has been tipped to be working with a 5-inch AH-IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels across its front, and it's popping up here with a new Sony "Lens Camera", as leaked by Sony Alpha Rumors, along its back. As you'll see plainly, this showing has Honami's 20-megapixel camera sitting aside this bigger device, more than likely doing not a thing while the Lens Camera aims and fires.

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iPhone 5S camera teased by black bar hardware

iPhone 5S camera teased by black bar hardware

In a set of photos from what appears to be a factory floor the iPhone 5S has been teased with two iterations: one a single-LED flash, another with a dual-LED flash. This is indicated by a single circle hole or a bit more of an oval, here showing the next-generation iPhone to be working with the same configuration we've seen in dummy models over the past two days. This leak comes from C Tech, a leakster of some note with sources in Vietnam and throughout China.

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Casio EXILIM EX-ZR800 introduced with 18x optical zoom and OIS

Casio EXILIM EX-ZR800 introduced with 18x optical zoom and OIS

Casio has unveiled a new digital camera in its EXILIM line, the EX-ZR800. With this new camera comes 18x optical zoom and a 5-stop/5-axis image stabilization, as well as several other features commonly found on point-and-shoot compact cameras. Although the European announcement doesn't specify the launch date, the company's Japanese division says it will be launched on August 23.

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