Photography

DxOMark puts Moto G Plus at #9 in photography lineup

DxOMark puts Moto G Plus at #9 in photography lineup

In previous years, the only time you really get to hear about a smartphone's camera performance was in a review, sponsored or otherwise, days or weeks after the device goes to market. But with mobile photography taking on a more central role in smartphones today, you just can't get those reviews soon enough. That is why some OEMs like Lenovo have taken to DxOMark to provide that much needed "professional" verdict right on Day 1. And luckily for Lenovo and Motorola, the Moto G (or G4) Plus took away a rather glowing review that put it within the top 10 smartphones in DxOMark's list.

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Google’s robotic Art Camera takes gigapixel photos of classic art

Google’s robotic Art Camera takes gigapixel photos of classic art

The world is full of beautiful paintings, but, unfortunately, the average person will never get to see most of it in person. Photographs of well-known artwork are easy to come by, of course, but they don’t offer the same level of detail as an in-person visit. Google changed that with its ultra-high-resolution images of paintings, making the photos available on the Google Cultural Institute website. The photography process for this project was going too slowly, though, so Google created its own robotic camera to speed things up.

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Thin Blips macro and micro lenses fit all smartphones

Thin Blips macro and micro lenses fit all smartphones

The most common type of camera out there today is the smartphone camera. It’s the camera that we all have in our pockets and when a picture opportunity arises, the smartphone camera is right there to take the shot. People wanting to do macro and micro photography on their smartphone can now get some cool and easy to apply lenses that are very thin compared to what we normally see with add on smartphone lenses, these lenses are called Blips.

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Xiaomi Yi action cam gets a 4K upgrade

Xiaomi Yi action cam gets a 4K upgrade

Xiaomi, popular Chinese electronics maker, has released an updated version of its Yi action camera, but unlike the first one, it doesn't come with a budget-friendly price tag. The new model brings a nicer design and some updated features, namely 4K video recording and dual-band WiFi, but the new features will come at a much higher cost...one that makes the Yi a less attractive GoPro alternative.

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DxOMark tests show Xiaomi Mi 5 doesn’t live up to hype

DxOMark tests show Xiaomi Mi 5 doesn’t live up to hype

When Xiaomi revealed the Mi 5 at MWC 2016 last February, it tried to make a lot of noise. That was understandable, considering it was competing for attention against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5. It even boldly pit the Xiaomi Mi 5 against the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, regarded to be two of the best smartphones when it comes to cameras. Sadly, based on DxOMark's usual battery of tests, the Mi 5's camera might not all that it was hyped to be.

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Manfrotto’s made a smartphone clamp called TwistGrip

Manfrotto’s made a smartphone clamp called TwistGrip

Manfrotto have created a smartphone clamp that's able to grip any smartphone on the market, allowing all devices to be mounted to all manner of accessories. Tripods, for example, are able to screw in with this device's universal 1/4-inch thread. This accessory is tiny - compact enough to fit in your pocket beside your smartphone, twisting then into a heavy-duty grip for your smartphone when the need arises. Manfrotto suggests that the TwistGrip is made in Italy with high-quality aluminum.

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LG Action Cam LTE takes a bite out of GoPro’s pie

LG Action Cam LTE takes a bite out of GoPro’s pie

GoPro may be the household name for action cameras, but lately it has seen its territory besieged on all sides. Now even smartphone makers who previously had little business in action cams are trying to rain on GoPro's parade. LG, who already has a 360-degree CAM 360 camera by the way, is now jumping into the fray as well. But the imaginatively named LG Action Cam LTE might have an ace up its sleeve. It can carry its own weight, or rather, its own Internet connection, even without your smartphone.

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Google Photos shared albums get comment support

Google Photos shared albums get comment support

Google is updating Photos with a couple of new features, the most notable of which is the ability to leave comments on shared albums. Shared albums, of course, are photo albums that more than one person have access to; anyone with whom the album was shared can add their own photos to it, making the commenting feature a welcomed addition. As of now, users who are part of the album can leave a comment for the album itself or a specific photograph within it.

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Instagram has a colorful new icon and not everyone’s happy

Instagram has a colorful new icon and not everyone’s happy

Prepare your finger for "where's Instagram gone?" confusion, as the Facebook-owned photo and video sharing network dramatically changes its app icon and overall style. The refresh, revealed today, sees Instagram switch to a far cleaner, more colorful aesthetic, ditching the detailed - but aging - camera graphic of old, in favor of a pared-back version.

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Dear Instagram: can’t you just stick to photos?

Dear Instagram: can’t you just stick to photos?

When Instagram was launched, it was a simple app about photos. You were able to filter your photos in a variety of vintage-looking ways, and the app was on iPhone only. It was exclusive. It was pretty cool. Then they released the app on Android devices. Again, the app remained cool as functionality didn't change all that much, and the basic charm of the app remained. Here in 2016, Instagram is considering all sorts of new options. Is it time for a competitor to swoop in and stay simple?

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Manfrotto Advanced Rear Backpack Review

Manfrotto Advanced Rear Backpack Review

At this point in the relatively lengthy history of SlashGear reviewing backpacks, we've gotten to the point where we're fairly sure we've seen nearly every iteration. What caught my eye with the Manfrotto backpack (SKU MB MA-BP-R) "Advanced camera and laptop backpack w/ Rear Access" was its design - especially in its ability to conceal its contents with a back-facing bit of access. When I travel, I often end up going to heavily populated areas where pickpockets run rampant. This backpack, made for your camera, laptop, and tablet, has a feature that, by definition, blocks access to its contents.

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Leica M-D (Typ 262) digital rangefinder ditches LCD screen

Leica M-D (Typ 262) digital rangefinder ditches LCD screen

Majority of the mainstream camera makers have more or less conceded the battle to smartphones, obliging selfies and hi-tech composition on vari-angle LCD screens. Acclaimed German camera maker Leica, however, is going against the flow. It wants to bring back the simple pleasures and thrills of photography, especially during the age of film, even with one foot down in the digital age. And it is doing that by removing all but the essentials from the new M-D (Typ 262) digital rangefinder, including the now conventional LCD panel.

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