Photography

This RED 8K 4V camera uses Hydrogen One as its 3D viewfinder

This RED 8K 4V camera uses Hydrogen One as its 3D viewfinder

If when RED said its Hydrogen One smartphone would have interchangeable cameras, you were thinking simple lenses, think again. One of the first of the modular camera accessories for the upcoming smartphone has been revealed, courtesy of 3D specialist Lucid, and it's big enough to dwarf the upcoming Android handset.

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ASUS ZenFone 5 on DxOMark: surprising mid-range contender

ASUS ZenFone 5 on DxOMark: surprising mid-range contender

If there's one thing ASUS might be known for in the smartphone market is its confusing branding strategy. Each new ZenFone generation has countless variants and it's difficult to know offhand which is which. The ZenFone 5, for example, may be the standard-bearer for this year's ASUS lineup but it is actually the "premium mid-range" model. It also happens to be the first ASUS smartphone to be reviewed under DxOMark's revamped tests. And fortunately for ASUS, the odds seem to be in its favor.

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MoviePass just added a step

MoviePass just added a step

This morning MoviePass sent out a "beta test" announcement to users - not all users, but some. According to the message, MoviePass is "implementing a few systems to protect our service from fraudulent activity to ensure that MoviePass is sustainable for the entire community." Apparently some people were... going to movies for free... fraudulently? So you're gonna have to take photos of your tickets.

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The future of smartphone cameras is AI

The future of smartphone cameras is AI

Even before Google demonstrated its frighteningly believable and controversial Duplex AI, artificial intelligence and machine learning was already a big topic on smartphones. But with very few exceptions AI on smartphones have so far been limited to one common use case: photography. You might be tired of hearing about it every new phone launch event but, sooner than later, it's going to cease being just a buzzword. Pretty soon, "camera AI" will be something that all but the cheapest entry-level smartphone will have as a basic feature. Just like dual cameras.

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Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ6 is an analog camera in a digital world

Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ6 is an analog camera in a digital world

We live in a digital age but analog, paper, and mechanical tools not only still exist but also prevail. CDs and Vinyl have surpassed digital sales (but not streaming), paper notebooks have never been hotter, and instant print cameras and Polaroid-type pictures have long made a comeback. It may not exactly be the most profitable market, but these nostalgia products are arguably selling well. That might have sparked Fujifilm's latest and perhaps boldest new instax camera, the SQUARE SQ6. It's like last month's SQUARE SQ10 with one crucial difference: it's completely non-digital.

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Panasonic Lumix FT7: Rugged in orange, blue, and black

Panasonic Lumix FT7: Rugged in orange, blue, and black

Panasonic has announced the Lumix FT7, a new compact camera aimed at the more adventurous among us. This is a rugged camera, meant to be used outdoors and perhaps in turbulent situations. At the same time, Panasonic doesn't want its rugged nature to mean that it has to compromise on resolution, granting the FT7 4K capabilities.

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Facebook RED Camera: Will we be able to afford it?

Facebook RED Camera: Will we be able to afford it?

Facebook announced they'd be collaborating with RED Digital Cinema to create a 6DoF camera. That's 6 degrees of freedom, a term which encapsulates the essence of the current must-have features for believable, usable virtual reality experiences. "Over the past year, we’ve worked to realize the next phase of our x6 and x24 6DoF capture prototypes and set out to find a camera hardware partner with uncompromising image quality and cinematographic acumen," said a Facebook/Oculus representative. "Today, we’re pleased to announce our partnership with RED Digital Cinema."

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olloclip system for iPhone X ushers in a new look for mobile photography

olloclip system for iPhone X ushers in a new look for mobile photography

Back when smartphone cameras weren't as sophisticated as they are today, the only way for you to get more professional looking photos was through clip-on lenses. But even with smartphone cameras that can do wide-angle or telephoto shots, you can only do so much without outside help. olloclip has pioneered that clip-on lens system and continues to perfect its craft even in the face of increasingly capable smartphones. In time for the new iPhone X, olloclip has not only taken on a new branding but also a new design that offers a fresh new and easier way to capture precious memories in the best way possible.

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Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 VS 1.0, new vs old

Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 VS 1.0, new vs old

Snapchat Spectacles v2 are out - that's Snapchat Spectacles 2.0, according to Snap. Today we're having a look at the differences between the new Snapchat photo and video-recording glasses and their predecessor. At first glance, you might not be able to tell the difference - but once you're behind the lenses, you'll be running with heat.

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Flickr bought by SmugMug photo hosting service

Flickr bought by SmugMug photo hosting service

While it pales in popularity compared to the big social networks, photo-sharing site Flickr is still around. Founded in 2004 and purchased by Yahoo in 2005 for over $20 million, Flickr grew to roughly 75 million accounts, but has long been overtaken by social media giants like Facebook and Instagram. But now Flickr has a new owner, the professional photo hosting service SmugMug, and it promises to do what's best for the site and its users.

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The Huawei P20 Pro’s camera just got a big endorsement

The Huawei P20 Pro’s camera just got a big endorsement

The answer to which smartphone has the best camera is a tricky one, but Huawei has scooped up another award for its P20 Pro. Announced last month, the triple-camera smartphone cranked up Huawei's imaging credentials with a Leica co-branded array of color and monochrome sensors that mingle their data for better results.

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Rylo 360 camera gets new mode, Bluetooth remote in app update

Rylo 360 camera gets new mode, Bluetooth remote in app update

The miniature 360-degree camera Rylo has gained new features thanks to a software update released today. Owners who update the mobile app will see a new 180-degree mode, enabling content to be recorded using only one of the camera's two sensors. In addition, the update brings a photo timer, the ability to wirelessly capture content using Bluetooth, and more.

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