Photography

OBSBOT Tail AI camera tracks your unforgettable dances and stunts

OBSBOT Tail AI camera tracks your unforgettable dances and stunts

Smartphone cameras are getting more sophisticated and more powerful these days and their AI-powered features and autofocus capabilities are becoming even more reliable. But no matter how good a smartphone camera may be, it still requires someone to hold it if you want to film your award-winning performances or death-defying stunts. Sometimes, the best smartphone camera for the job is not a smartphone camera. It’s really a job for Remo’s OBSBOT Tail, dubbed the world’s first Auto-Director AI Camera.

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RED Lithium Camera aims to make Hydrogen One phone useful

RED Lithium Camera aims to make Hydrogen One phone useful

After some rather negative reviews of the RED Hydrogen One smartphone earlier this year, the company's revealed an accessory of sorts. The RED Lithium Camera is a 3D camera for video professionals, and one that uses the Hydrogen One as a viewfinder and controller. The Hydrogen One wasn't meant for consumers, clearly - now it'll be a part of something far more expensive.

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Olympus teaser shows new mirrorless camera body

Olympus teaser shows new mirrorless camera body

Camera fans, at least those who consider cameras to not be phones, may have noticed Olympus absence in the news in the last few months of 2018. That silence, however, isn’t going to last long. While it may have missed out on putting out completely cameras last year, it seems to be planning on starting 2019 with a bang. It has a new camera, of course, though it’s still completely under wraps, but just to whet your photography appetites, the camera maker has put out an extremely short teaser for sleuths to see what its new OM-D camera might look like.

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Ultima Thule: Live photo updates beyond Pluto

Ultima Thule: Live photo updates beyond Pluto

Members of the NASA New Horizons team delivered remarks just after the start of the final approach to Ultima Thule, the most distant space body we've ever observed with a flyby. This even occurred began around 3PM Eastern Time, and all seems to have gone according to plan thus far. Now we'll just have to wait a bit before we see any media - it takes a while for any photos, etc, to be beamed back through space- that craft is quite a ways away!

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Sony’s hot feature for 2019 phones: ToF 3D

Sony’s hot feature for 2019 phones: ToF 3D

Sony 3D camera modules were given a boost in manufacturing output in Asia after a recent burst in interest from smartphone brands. Brands like Apple and Samsung will feature the Sony 3D camera module in some form or another, so says sources inside the industry that wish to remain anonymous. Sony sensor division's head Satoshi Yoshihara suggested that Sony chips will power 3D cameras from several smartphone brands in 2019.

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NASA nears object beyond Pluto: Live feeds starting

NASA nears object beyond Pluto: Live feeds starting

It seems like yesterday that NASA's New Horizon mission passed by Pluto. Now, 3 years after that unprecedented closest-ever pass-by, this space detection unit is about to reach "ULTIMA THULE" the object we've never seen before! The name means "beyond the known world," and it's going to be amazing!

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Huawei P30 Pro details spilled: 3D sensors, 40MP, 5x, 10x zoom

Huawei P30 Pro details spilled: 3D sensors, 40MP, 5x, 10x zoom

This week the folks at Huawei had a bit of a leak involving both the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro. We're now to understand that the next-generation camera monster will have three cameras, a max resolution of 40MP, and a whopping 10x optical zoom. It'll also apparently have a new sort of 3D sensor that's "better" than a ToF sensor - that's Time of Flight, the most powerful mobile distance sensor in the industry today.

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DxOMark Pixel 3 score based on ‘default settings’

DxOMark Pixel 3 score based on ‘default settings’

Let's talk for a moment about what it means to test the quality of a camera on a smartphone as we enter the year 2019. The folks at DxOMark suggest that their smartphone camera tests are done "using only their default settings." When it comes to a modern smartphone camera, is only looking at default settings for a review really fair? When it comes to a smartphone camera with a significant amount of post-processing, is it really fair to consider the device's default results VS those of a less processing-intense smartphone camera setup?

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New HTC Desire 12s is not OCD-friendly

New HTC Desire 12s is not OCD-friendly

There's a new smartphone on the market from HTC, and it has a back-facing camera setup that's a little off-center. Instead of planting the entire camera array in the middle of the phone, they've decided to place the one lens in the center, making the whole backside rather uncommon. We've certainly seen our fair share of off-center camera setups before, but never one quite like this.

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Facebook Messenger gets a selfie portrait mode and Boomerang support

Facebook Messenger gets a selfie portrait mode and Boomerang support

Facebook Messenger's camera is getting a pretty significant update today. This update adds a handful of new features to the app, including a new selfie mode and support for AR stickers. Messenger is also adding native support for Boomerang today, which was launched by Instagram a couple of years back.

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Moment case for OnePlus 6 brings lenses that expand its world

Moment case for OnePlus 6 brings lenses that expand its world

Smartphone cameras have become quite capable and formidable but even those with the most innovative features, like Samsung’s dual aperture lens or Google’s AI-backed single camera, are pretty much limited by the lenses manufacturers bolt on to them permanently. There’s really no way around that unless phones become like interchangeable lens cameras. Fortunately, there are companies like Moment that do offer something equivalent and fortunately for OnePlus 6 owners, the company has finally taken notice of them.

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The Skydio self-flying drone just got a huge camera AI upgrade

The Skydio self-flying drone just got a huge camera AI upgrade

Skydio's AI-powered drone is getting even more intelligent, with the self-flying camera now able to handle navigating across large bodies of water, as well as creating Hyperlapse videos. The new update also combines some of Skydio's earlier features, including Car Follow, for more ambitious shots that still don't require human control.

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