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Huawei P30 Pro is DxOMark’s new top dog

Huawei P30 Pro is DxOMark’s new top dog

If you're looking for a smartphone that could replace your entry-level DSLR and have the money to splurge and don't reside in the US, then the Huawei P30 Pro might be the one for you. At least that seems to be the conclusion DxOMark has reached in its review. Huawei has indeed outdone itself and bested even its own best but the question remains whether the costs will justify that extra zoom and multi-level bokeh.

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Sony RX0 II claims smallest 4K compact camera title

Sony RX0 II claims smallest 4K compact camera title

When people talk about compact cameras, they usually mean the now phone-sized digital boxes that are starting to be displaced by smartphones. Back in 2017, however, Sony tried to redefine compact to really mean compact, like action camera size compact. That was the RX0, which set its lens on GoPro's dwindling market share. A year and a half later, Sony is proving it wasn't just a one-time thing. The new Sony RX0 II is just as small as the last one but, this year, it's packing a 4K sensor inside.

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Huawei P30 Pro camera hyping kicks into full gear

Huawei P30 Pro camera hyping kicks into full gear

In less than a week, Huawei will make its attempt to make you forget about the Galaxy S10, foldable phones, or even the fact that its flagships are not available in the US. That last part is going to bite consumers hard if the Huawei P30 and especially the Huawei P30 Pro are all that they're cracked up to be. With just a few days left, it's revving up the marketing machine and, unsurprisingly, it's pouring all its resources on advertising the phones' camera prowess.

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Xperia XZ3 DxOMark score makes the case for an Xperia 1

Xperia XZ3 DxOMark score makes the case for an Xperia 1

Sony has many businesses but, apparently, they don't like talking to each other that much, at least not the mobile and imaging ones. The internal rivalry between these two divisions has resulted in Xperia phones that, to be blunt, don't live up to the company's camera reputation. How bad is it? Almost a year later, DxOMark reviews the Xperia XZ3 and it lands near the bottom of the list, surpassed even by the ultra cheap Xiaomi Pocophone F1 or phones from 2017.

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Insta360 EVO foldable camera records in 180 degrees 3D

Insta360 EVO foldable camera records in 180 degrees 3D

Foldable seems to be the new trend this year and it isn't just smartphones either. Insta360, a brand that has become synonymous with consumer and, recently, prosumer 360-degrees cameras has a new foldable product that, thankfully, isn't a smartphone. Whether you want to be immersed in everything that happens, even behind you, or prefer to record things the way you naturally see things, the new Insta360 EVO foldable camera has got you covered. Plus, the new Insta360 VR app and Insta360 HoloFrame will give you more options on how to relive those moments.

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Huawei caught faking phone photos, yet again [UPDATE: Statement]

Huawei caught faking phone photos, yet again [UPDATE: Statement]

Another set of marketing campaign photos from Huawei turned out to be taken by a camera other than the one they'd been promoting. This month's culprit was the Huawei P30, a smartphone that actually, truly does have an impressive camera - with neat effects. Instead of using this device to capture photos with which to impress potential users, Huawei decided to go a more familiar route.

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Recording laser tattoo removal damages digital cameras

Recording laser tattoo removal damages digital cameras

We live in an age where almost every event is recorded on smartphones for posterity's sake. Some, however, still resort to their trusty professional digital cameras for capturing memorable events. And perhaps no event is more memorable than removing the semi-permanent mark of a tattoo. Well, maybe the destruction of an expensive camera sensor while recording such a removal will probably top that, not to mention make for a traumatic and unforgettable learning experience.

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New research shows promise for affordable infrared cameras

New research shows promise for affordable infrared cameras

Infrared camera technology is one of the types of tech that has huge potential for beneficial uses, both in consumer-focused devices and in a number of scientific fields, yet continues to remain prohibitively expensive. That might change in the near future, thanks to a new discovery by a group of University of Chicago scientists that shows promise in reducing the costs of manufacturing.

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Leica Q2 launches with 47MP full-frame sensor and 4K video support

Leica Q2 launches with 47MP full-frame sensor and 4K video support

Camera maker Leica has taken the wraps off its new Leica Q2, the next-generation model in its Q product series. The new model features a 47.3-megapixel full-frame sensor alongside a Leica Summilux 28mm F1.7 ASPH prime lens and premium (optional) accessories. This compact full-frame camera covers a variety of features, including an ISO sensitivity up to 50,000, support for 4K video recording, and more.

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Fujifilm FinePix XP140 rugged, waterproof camera arrives this month

Fujifilm FinePix XP140 rugged, waterproof camera arrives this month

This month, Fujifilm will release its new FinePix XP140, a rugged point-and-shoot camera designed for consumer use in outdoor environments. The product arrives as an alternative to the popular action camera models, such as GoPro's HERO lineup, offering a more traditional appearance alongside a durable body, zoom functionality, optical image stabilization, and more.

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Black Eye Pro Kit G4 lenses offer smartphones some DSLR chops

Black Eye Pro Kit G4 lenses offer smartphones some DSLR chops

Smartphones cameras are getting ridiculously good these days. Some have whopping 48 megapixel sensors, others have a variety of lenses to complement that. Still others are working on giving smartphone cameras up to 5x or even 10x optical zoom. But due to their slim designs, smartphones can never compete with DSLRs in the variety and quality of professional lenses. That's where the likes of Black Eye steps in, with its fourth generation Pro Kit lenses promising DSLR-quality photos without having to carry your whole studio on your back.

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Ricoh Theta Z1 hands-on: A 360 camera with new focus

Ricoh Theta Z1 hands-on: A 360 camera with new focus

Ricoh has a new 360-degree camera, the Theta Z1, the new flagship of its range and promising significant improvements in image quality and usability. It also commands a premium price: $999, when the Theta Z1 goes on sale in a couple of months time. That may be too rich for consumers, which is a shame given the hardware on offer.

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