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Huawei P40 Pro DxOMark score is no surprise but pointless for many

Huawei P40 Pro DxOMark score is no surprise but pointless for many

Every year, Huawei takes the top spot on DxOMark's list for the best smartphone when it comes to camera performance. Unlike before, it doesn't get to hold that spot very long when other new phones arrive, especially now that OPPO and Xiaomi have risen to the top. That back and forth between Huawei and other phone makers have happened again with the Huawei P40 Pro. This time, however, it might be falling on deaf ears outside of China.

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NASA Webb telescope launch 1-year countdown begins

NASA Webb telescope launch 1-year countdown begins

One year from now, NASA will launch a telescope called Webb. This telescope's full name is the James Webb Space Telescope, and it is the successor to the Hubble Telescope. Hubble changed the way we see the universe by orbiting Earth and observing space in both optical and ultraviolet wavelengths. Webb's orbit won't be around our Earth, but our Sun, and it'll further extend our visibility into the stars capturing data in infrared.

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See Peacock Spider Joe’s latest discovery of 7 new species

See Peacock Spider Joe’s latest discovery of 7 new species

Joseph Schubert likely has the strangest job you've heard about in a very long time - he's a peacock spider specialist. Today, a report written by Schubert was released, showing seven new peacock spider species he discovered in South Australia. These seven new spiders show how gorgeous the peacock spider can be, complete with fur "plumage" that'll make you forget that you're looking at the stuff of nightmares.

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Polaroid Now instant camera pairs classic look with basic features

Polaroid Now instant camera pairs classic look with basic features

Polaroid is back with a new instant camera, one that builds upon its classic instant-print models: the Polaroid Now. This film camera features a classic design with small but obvious upgrades, including a smoother, rounder design. Users get access to the best of instant photography, as well as some useful features that include the maker's Accurate Flash and direct support for double exposures.

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Biggest iPhone ever tipped with super fancy focus

Biggest iPhone ever tipped with super fancy focus

Apple's newest collection of iPhone devices includes a highest-end set of improvements to camera power. The most expensive iPhone will, according to an analyst note this week, include improvements to the way in which the device is able to focus. It'll be smarter, and it'll be more accurate. This will be ideal for when you need to capture your millionth photo of a sleeping cat for your latest week of quarantine.

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Samsung 150 megapixel ISOCELL sensor might be in the works

Samsung 150 megapixel ISOCELL sensor might be in the works

Although it has always had a foot in the digital imaging market thanks to its camera business, it was only in the past few years that Samsung applied all of that to its mobile products. In fact, it has turned its mobile imaging sensors into a product and business of its own while proving to have some of the best silicon in that arena. Riding on that bout of popularity, Samsung is unsurprisingly now reported to be working on its next ISOCELL sensor, one that will boast no less than 150 million pixels in a small square space.

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Canon EOS R5 doubles-down on details with excellent 8K news

Canon EOS R5 doubles-down on details with excellent 8K news

Canon has spilled new details on its hotly-anticipated EOS R5 mirrorless camera, which is yet to arrive on shelves but is already proving fierce discussion about its video capabilities among other talents. The company announced the upcoming camera back in mid-February, with the headline features being its full-frame sensor and 8K video recording.

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Samsung Galaxy A21 leak succeeds top 10 “cheap” phone of 2019

Samsung Galaxy A21 leak succeeds top 10 “cheap” phone of 2019

The Samsung Galaxy A21 was leaked today before its release date - before even Samsung itself had a chance to show the device to the world. This is an important phone, even if you don't plan on ever buying a Galaxy smartphone. It's important because it's a part of Samsung's evolving strategy, one that seems to be pushing high-end features down to devices that don't cost an arm and a leg!

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Moment discontinues the Android version of its pro camera app

Moment discontinues the Android version of its pro camera app

Moment, the company behind an excellent iOS camera app that features pro-level manual tools, has decided to discontinue the work on the Android version of its app. The announcement comes after two years of work on the Android app, representing the difficulty in making this decision, according to Moment. The reason? There are too many flavors of Android phones, making the task nearly impossible.

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Fujifilm X-T4 announced with in-body image stabilization

Fujifilm X-T4 announced with in-body image stabilization

Today Fujifilm announced the X-T4, the next flagship camera in the X series. There's a lot of anticipation riding on this announcement, and the X-T4 has a number of features that may make it worth a look for photographers. Key among those big features is in-body image stabilization (IBIS).

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OnePlus Gallery app can now recognize faces and create story albums

OnePlus Gallery app can now recognize faces and create story albums

It's easy enough to ignore the photo gallery app that comes pre-installed on most smartphones. After all, they're just another way of viewing photos that you take. And if you're anything like a mobile shutterbug, the stock apps OEMs offer probably don't cut it anyway. Fortunately for OnePlus users, the manufacturer has been working to upgrade its gallery app experience and its latest update might be one of the most AI-heavy yet.

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Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 11 wants to make taking photos fun and quirky

Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 11 wants to make taking photos fun and quirky

Despite the onslaught of smartphones and their sophisticated cameras, camera makers have found some respite even on the entry-level market thanks to the unexpected popularity of "Polaroid" type non-digital cameras. Thanks to advancements in both imaging and inkless printing technologies, these instant cameras have captured the hearts and pockets of many hobbyist photographers who find something alluring about the design and simplicity of these products. Building upon that, Fujifilm is launching a new INSTAX Mini 11 that adds just a bit of smarts without going into digital camera territory.

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