smartphonephotography

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G is the First Smartphone with a 108MP Camera – Photography Article

As promised in its teaser from a few weeks ago, Xiaomi has become the first manufacturer to release a smartphone with Samsung’s crazy 108MP image sensor inside. The newly announced Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G concept phone uses the ultra-high-res image sensor and a wrap-around “surround screen” that is a sight to behold. The key feature for photographers is, of course, that image sensor. The 1/1.33-inch 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor uses Samsung’s “tetracell” quad-bayer design that bunches pixels together…

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Samsung Unveils 43.7MP Smartphone Sensor with the World’s Smallest Pixels – Photography Article

In a world where “bigger” pixels and “deeper” pixels dominate discussions around smartphone sensors, Samsung has decided to go… another way. The image sensor giant has revealed the world’s first 0.7μm-pixel mobile image sensor, which allowed it to pack 43.7 megapixels into a sensor that’s less than 5mm wide. The Samsung ISOCELL Slim GH1 is unbelievably tiny, as Samsung’s own promotional material attests: In order to combine this tiny size with enough resolution to appeal to the spec hounds of…

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Laugh at the Profoto C1 All You Want, Profoto Gets It – Photography Article

If you want to piss off a majority of professional photographers, show them a smartphone camera rig setup and explain how great it is. Better yet, show them an article about an iPhone-only wedding photographer. I’ve seen this reaction countless times, and it’s especially prevalent when you look at smartphone photography accessories. Companies who promote products for high-end cameras while also introducing low-end products know this, which is why the official Profoto C1 YouTube video has comments disabled. In fact,…

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Godox’s New R1 and R1F Look a Whole Lot Like Profoto’s C1 and C1 Plus – Photography Article

Can something be a clone if it’s announced first? Only hours before Profoto officially unveiled its brand new C1 and C1 Plus smartphone lights, Godox had already announced their own round smartphone lights. Meet the Godox R1 and R1X—the round, magnetic LED light and LED flash for smartphones that beat Profoto to the punch. The Godox R1 and R1F can’t really be called “clones” of the Profoto C1 and C1 Plus. Not only did Godox make its announcement before Profoto,…

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Profoto to Release $300 Smartphone Flash Next Week: Report – Photography Article

Earlier this week, high-end lighting brand Profoto released a teaser for a new light that it claimed would “forever change the world of photography.” Don’t get too excited though: according to the most recent rumors, this “game-changing” product is an expensive LED flash for smartphones. This information comes from Photo Rumors, and as with all rumors, it should be taken with a grain of salt. However, PR is reporting with some confidence that Profoto will be revealing not one, but…

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Leaked Promo Video Shows Google Pixel 4 Astrophotography Mode – Photography Article

Google already took smartphone photography to a new level when they released their Night Sight mode, but it looks like they’re planning to improve low-light smartphone photography even further by adding some sort of astrophotography mode to the upcoming Pixel 4. This revelation comes courtesy of Pro Android, who got their hands on what appears to be a Google Pixel marketing video. The video covers some standard Google features first—advanced Google assistant features and a recap of Night Sight—before showing…

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Kodak-Branded Smartphone Lenses, Ring Light and More Unveiled at IFA – Photography Article

Earlier today at IFA 2019, Eye Caramba revealed a new line of official Kodak-branded smartphone accessories, including several clip-on lenses and a miniature ring light that attaches to your smartphone for better portrait photography. In all, Eye Caramba—who is “an authorized brand licensee of Eastman Kodak Company”—has created five Kodak-branded smartphone accessories. A clip-on smartphone lens with three different attachments—a 100° ultra-wide angle, a 15x macro, and a circular fisheye—the aforementioned smartphone portrait light, and an 8-inch mini tripod that…

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NeuralCam Night Photo App Brings AI-Powered Low-Light Mode to iPhones – Photography Article

One area where Apple has been lagging behind its Android competition is low-light photography. Google’s NightSight and the Night Modes on other Android devices have been blowing away reviewers, so Halcyon Mobile stepped in and developed Neural Cam Night Photo: a third-party app that brings these capabilities to the iPhone. The Neural Cam Night Photo app works the same way as the competition, using AI and computational photography tech to combine multiple exposures into much cleaner and brighter low-light photos.…

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Moment Launches New 37mm Filters and Filter Mount for Your Smartphone – Photography Article

Moment just launched an exciting new product for smartphone photographers: a line of high-quality 37mm Cine filters and compatible filter mount that you can attach directly to your Moment smartphone case. Previously, you could only use Moment’s filters on the company’s smartphone lenses, making it impossible to use a filter with your phone’s native wide or tele lenses. The new filters and filter mount changes this, allowing you to slap any screw-on 37mm ND or circular polarizing filter directly onto…

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Samsung Unveils World’s First 108MP Smartphone Image Sensor – Photography Article

Less than a week after Xiaomi teased an upcoming smartphone with a whopping 108MP of resolution, Samsung has officially unveiled the image sensor that will power the pocket-sized beast. Meet the Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX: the world’s first 100MP+ smartphone image sensor. When the sensor was teased, we speculated that it would feature Samsung’s ‘tetracell’ technology (read: a quad-bayer array). This is, indeed, the case. The image sensor features a quad-bayer array that “merges four neighboring pixels” into a single…

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Xiaomi and Samsung Tease Upcoming Smartphone with 108MP Image Sensor – Photography Article

Earlier today at the company’s “Images of the Future” conference, Xiaomi dropped a bombshell. According to a tweet on the official Xiaomi account, they’ve teamed up with Samsung to develop a smartphone with a 108MP “ultra-clear” image sensor! Xiaomi actually made two announcements today. The first is that it will be using Samsung’s ISOCELL GW1 64MP image sensor in an upcoming Redmi phone. That, in and of itself, is a big deal. The GW1 uses “tetracell” technology (read: a quad-bayer…

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iPhone 11 ‘Smart Frame’ Feature Will Let You Reframe Photos in Post: Report – Photography Article

By now it’s common knowledge that the upcoming iPhone 11—or whatever it ends up being called—will feature a triple camera design that adds a wide-angle camera to mix. But according to a new report, it’ll use that wide angle camera for a new feature called ‘Smart Frame’ that will let you adjust perspective after your photo has already been taken. 9 to 5 Mac‘s Guilherme Rambo published a slew of information about the upcoming smartphone earlier today, citing “people who’ve…

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Amateur with Fuji GFX 50R Takes On Pro with Google Pixel 3 – Photography Article

The folks over at popular tech channel Linus Tech Tips recently did something fun. They combined your standard Amateur vs Pro photography challenge with the Pro Gear vs Smartphone trope to answer a different kind of question: Can a rote amateur with an expensive camera beat a professional who’s using only a smartphone? For this video, the amateur was Linus himself using a mirrorless medium format Fujifilm GFX 50R, and the professional he’s pitted against is Linus Tech Tips cinematographer…

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What It’s Like to Shoot with Only a Smartphone for 6 Months – Photography Article

One of the most common pieces of advice when you’re stuck in a creative rut is to “limit yourself.” Pick one focal length, shoot JPEG only, try a style you’re not used to. But what about limiting yourself to just an iPhone? For the past six months, Seoul-based photographer Noealz Photo did just that. Six months is a long time to limit yourself to a smartphone—in Noealz’ case, an iPhone 7 Plus—especially when your primary genre is nighttime street photography…

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