Photography

Sony IMX686 sensor coming to smartphones in 2020

Sony IMX686 sensor coming to smartphones in 2020

Sony might no longer have much of a smartphone business to speak of but its imaging sensors are used by a large number of smartphones to pull off impressive photography feats. The Sony IMX586, in particular, is often what's used whenever you hear about a 48 megapixel camera. Unsurprisingly, Sony already has a successor in the works and it's already teasing this IMX686 even before the sensor hits the market next year.

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Canon made this EOS Ra just for stunning astrophotography

Canon made this EOS Ra just for stunning astrophotography

If the Pixel 4's astrophotography mode has given you a taste for photos of the night sky, Canon may have the full-frame camera upgrade for you. The freshly-announced Canon EOS Ra is the company's first model specifically designed for astrophotography, based on the EOS R but with a very niche subject in mind.

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Leica SL2 official: 47MP with in-body stabilization and classic style

Leica SL2 official: 47MP with in-body stabilization and classic style

Leica fans, ready your wallets: the successor to the Leica SL is here, and you're probably going to want one. Revealed today, the Leica SL2 picks up where its full-frame predecessor left off, with better ergonomics and a whopping ISO 50,000 support in that same, classic style.

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Mi CC9 Pro released with 108MP camera tied for world’s best

Mi CC9 Pro released with 108MP camera tied for world’s best

The Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro was released today with a set of 5 cameras on its backside. We've seen smartphones with 5x camera lenses before - a combination of front and back lenses - but never 5x on the back of a phone in an array so impressive as this. The primary lens amongst these monsters is a 108-megapixel sensor - a sensor that might well make its way to the Samsung Galaxy S11 in 2020.

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The latest Galaxy S11 release date rumors, prices, and camera specs

The latest Galaxy S11 release date rumors, prices, and camera specs

It's time to take a peek at the latest round of Samsung Galaxy S11 release rumors and expected camera features. As it's been with the past several Samsung Galaxy S smartphones, the two primary draw points are the display and the back-facing cameras. With the Samsung Galaxy S11, we're at a point at which the jump between generations will be massive - in one way or another.

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Google Camera app mod released with Astrophotography for Pixel 1, 2

Google Camera app mod released with Astrophotography for Pixel 1, 2

Starting today, older Pixel devices will have access to a set of powers that, until now, were reserved only for the newest in the Pixel smartphone line, unofficially. While some of these next-gen features will make their way to the Pixel 3 family at some point, the Google Camera 7.2 mod app is a 3rd-party piece of work that'll bring new features to older Pixel devices right this minute. This includes such interesting oddities as Astro Mode for Pixel 1 and Pixel 2, as well as "Auto Timer" for a photobooth-like ability.

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Motorola One Macro has 2cm focus for just over $200

Motorola One Macro has 2cm focus for just over $200

The Motorola One Macro is an extremely inexpensive smartphone that'll be released with a macro lens. This is a rarity in modern smartphones - most concentrate on getting more standard-distance photos right. Others aim to bring zoom-centric features into focus. But the Motorola One Macro moves in close - here's why.

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III now in development with these new features

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III now in development with these new features

Rather than be defeated by them, camera makers have risen up to the challenge posed by smartphones to upgrade their product lines and raise the bar even higher for professional digital photography. DSLRs have always been that standard aspired by pros and Canon is making another attempt to cement its position in that market. Even while it's still in development, the camera maker is already teasing the qualities of the upcoming EOS-1D X Mark III to help buyers prepare their wallets for when it does finally land.

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Full Fujifilm X-Pro3 price, release date range, specs official at last

Full Fujifilm X-Pro3 price, release date range, specs official at last

The newest Fujifilm X-Pro series interchangeable lens camera was revealed in full today. The Fujifilm X-Pro3 mirrorless digital camera is the successor to the X-Pro2, released all the way back in March of 2016. This newest model has a collection of odd and/or powerful features that make it a unique blend of discrete and unique.

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Pixel 4 on DxOMark fails to take the crown

Pixel 4 on DxOMark fails to take the crown

When Google jumped on the smartphone market as its manufacturer, there were some doubts about the single-camera system on the first Pixel. Google blew the public's mind, however, at what it could accomplish with only a single sensor and a lot of sophisticated software. That trick, unfortunately, may have grown old by last year's Pixel 3 and so, finally, Google added one, just one, camera on the Pixel 4. It still managed to yield good results, based on DxOMark's tests, but Google's formula may be starting to show its age and its limitations.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III hands-on: compact and even more powerful

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III hands-on: compact and even more powerful

While digital cameras still have the advantage of power and features over even the most sophisticated smartphones, they often lose out when it comes to ubiquity. If the best tool is the one that you have with you always, then smartphones have a distinct advantage over the powerful yet heavy professional cameras. Olympus says you no longer have to choose with the new OM-D E-M5 Mark III. Combining the lineage of its predecessor and the higher-grade OM-D E-M1 Mark II, the new interchangeable lens touts advanced features from the company's high-end OM-D kits but shrunken down to a handier and more rugged size.

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The Pixel 4 camera is brilliant and frustrating

The Pixel 4 camera is brilliant and frustrating

When Google unveiled the Pixel 4, all eyes were on its cameras. Google pushed computational photography into the limelight, and the Pixel 4's upgrades to Portrait Mode and Super Res Zoom, along with new features like Astrophotography Mode, promise to keep it ahead of the smartphone pack. So, I set out to see just how well the Pixel 4's new camera features held up in practice.

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