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OnePlus Nord DxOMark performance is what you’d expect

OnePlus Nord DxOMark performance is what you’d expect

The OnePlus Nord marks the company's return to an underserved mid-tier smartphone market. By using a different name, OnePlus is ensuring that it won't be confused for its higher-end models and that consumers will be able to set their expectations right. Those expectations shouldn't be high, to begin with, but it would also be a disservice to write it off completely. As DxOMark found out, the OnePlus Nord does decently when it comes to taking photos and recording videos, as long as you don't expect to produce award-winning pieces from it.

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Fujifilm GFX100 can now produce 400MP images with a firmware update

Fujifilm GFX100 can now produce 400MP images with a firmware update

Given the onslaught of smartphones, camera makers have had to step up to offer features that would be difficult to pull off with a mobile device. Most have started turning DSLRs and ILCs into webcams, for example, to ride on the wave of video conferencing platforms today. Fujifilm has yet another such feature that would probably be impossible with smartphones today, allowing the 102MP GFX100 mirrorless camera to generate pictures with 400MP resolutions.

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iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max nearly beat all DxOMark contenders

iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max nearly beat all DxOMark contenders

Although it was a pioneer in the smartphone photography field, it seemed for a time that Apple was slipping off the charts, at least DxOMark's charts. It has steadily been trying to regain ground in the past generations and its iPhone 12 Pro duo this year marks its biggest attempt to reclaim its position. As far as DxOMark's reviewers are concerned, it nearly succeeded in doing exactly that but still comes up short against the market leader Huawei.

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Christie’s to auction the only photo of Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk

Christie’s to auction the only photo of Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk

Space memorabilia fans with deep pockets should be ready to pony up for a one-of-a-kind item going up for auction at Christie's. The one-of-a-kind space relic is the only photo ever taken of Neil Armstrong's moonwalk (not pictured). Fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin took the photo while both were on the surface of the moon.

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A huge Google Photos change is coming – and you may have to pay

A huge Google Photos change is coming – and you may have to pay

Google Photos is changing how photos and videos count toward your Google account storage, and it's unlikely to come as welcome news for fans of the service. Until now, Google Photos has allowed free, unlimited uploads of "High Quality" compressed images in the cloud; from June 1, 2021, that's changing.

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Leica Q2 Monochrom is a $5k camera that only shoots in black & white

Leica Q2 Monochrom is a $5k camera that only shoots in black & white

Leica has launched a new version of its infamous Q line of cameras, with the Leica Q2 Monochrom promising to be the only full frame compact camera to use a dedicated monochrome sensor. Tapping the same processing hardware and design as the existing Q2, the new Q2 Monochrom switches out the color sensor for a specially-developed 47.3-megapixel monochrome version.

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Samsung ISOCELL Vizion 33D ToF sensor could debut on Galaxy S21

Samsung ISOCELL Vizion 33D ToF sensor could debut on Galaxy S21

Samsung has been trying to wrest the smartphone camera crown from Huawei for years with mixed success. While its flagships do produce decent images and videos, they have always come short of being the best. One particular problem that has cropped up recently is its disappointing autofocus performance. Samsung promises to fix that once and for all with its own 3D time-of-flight or ToF sensor that it advertises to bring fast and accurate depth-sensing capabilities with minimal power consumption.

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Xiaomi’s retractable lens promises huge phone camera improvement

Xiaomi’s retractable lens promises huge phone camera improvement

Xiaomi is working on a retractable lens for smartphones, promising a big increase in quality by borrowing strategies from traditional cameras that phones have in so many cases replaced. The Retractable Wide-aperture Lens Technology sees the lens normally collapsed inside the body of the phone, but when you need extra low-light performance it can unfurl to deliver a significantly larger aperture.

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Insta360 ONE X2: cramming a camera crew in your pocket

Insta360 ONE X2: cramming a camera crew in your pocket

You'd think that, with everything that's going on with this pandemic, there'd be fewer uses for action cameras and 360-degree shooters. On the contrary, there has instead been an uptick in interest in these devices as people discover and create new ways to create and record memories. From the sometimes drab video conferencing to live streaming at home to capturing footage of a somewhat different world, there is probably no better time than before to always have a camera at hand, ready to shoot at a moment's notice, without having to worry about perfect angles and staging. And for that, Insta360's new ONE X2 camera gives you everything you need, including the crew.

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Halide Mark II gives iPhone camera app a must-see upgrade

Halide Mark II gives iPhone camera app a must-see upgrade

One of the most popular camera apps on iPhone is getting a huge upgrade alongside the iPhone 12 arrival, with Halide Mark II promising both greater pro-features as well as one-touch ways for everyday photographers to get better shots. The successor to Halide, the new app taps Apple's new ProRAW on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, as well as reworking the interface to better suit the new iPhone screen shape.

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Lomography’s latest film camera lets you inject liquid into the lens

Lomography’s latest film camera lets you inject liquid into the lens

Lomography has launched its HydroChrome Sutton, a 35mm film camera that features a unique liquid-injection lens for creating filter effects. Users are able to inject just about any liquid they'd like into the less, producing unique photos that can't be replicated a second time and that differ distinctly from digitally-applied image filters.

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Google Photos adds premium print subscription with monthly deliveries

Google Photos adds premium print subscription with monthly deliveries

Google has launched a monthly premium photo print subscription service for its Google Photos users, enabling anyone who is interested to automatically receive high-quality physical prints every month. This new service, which Google calls its premium print series, is priced at $6.99/month and includes 10 prints shipped monthly to customers.

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