Nokia 808 PureView Packs Jaw-Dropping 41-Megapixel Carl Zeiss Camera!


My 12-megapixel capable Nokia N8 just feels incredibly insufficient now that Nokia has announced a successor in the form of the Nokia 808 PureView, which packs a powerhouse 41-megapixel still camera. The camera on the Nokia 808 can capture widescreen 16:9 resolutions at a more meager 35-megapixel resolution. The insane megapixel support bests any camera […]

Picture of Symbian-Powered Nokia N8 Successor Leaks Out


In addition to hearing that Nokia may be providing an upgrade path to its earlier Symbian^3 devices, including the venerable Nokia N8, to the next-generation of Symbian OS called Nokia Carla, we’re also seeing for the first time in photo of what Nokia is planning as a hardware successor to the camera phone king. The […]

Instagram’s Android Launch Appears Imminent


Popular iOS photography app Instagram’s launch on the Android platform is said to be very close. Notification for the app was seen on a user’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, but when the user tried to download the app, the link was broken and the download could not be initiated. Instagram developers have stated in the […]

Nokia’s Symbian Belle 801 Smartphone to Resemble N9, Lumia 800


There’s been more chatter of a Symbian successor to the venerable Nokia N8 in the camera phone department. The device is said to sport a 12-megapixel camera, 4-inch nHD resolution AMOLED display with a Clear Black Display screen, and Nokia Belle pre-loaded. Additionally, a leaked photo, if accurate, suggests that the Nokia 801 would bear […]

New LED Camera Phone Flash As Bright as a Floodlight


While most camera phones today, including capable smartphones with high-megapixel cameras, can take excellent images in bright conditions, the included LED flash modules on these devices still are not bright enough to light up a picture when taken in a dimly-lit setting, like in a home, restaurant, or bar at night. Camera manufacturers like Nokia […]

Hardware Hack Brings Canon Interchangeable Lenses to Nokia N8 Smartphone


The venerable camera phone that is known as the Nokia N8 is still one of the most respected camera-enabled smartphone on the market, having been used to photograph magazine cover shoots, film feature films, and create short-length movies. Now, hackers are taking the Nokia N8 and pushing Nokia’s Carl Zeiss optics-powered Nokia N8 with a […]

Polaroid SC1630 Android Smart Camera Phone Hands-On (Video)


While Samsung is asking users if the Galaxy Note is a phone or tablet, Polaroid is asking potential consumers of its SC1630 camera if that device is a camera or a phone. Polaroid has good reason to ask the question as the SC1630, which is being marketed as a camera first and a phone second, […]

Nokia Announces Lumia 900 for AT&T LTE


Today in Las Vegas at a press conference, Nokia announced the Lumia 900 which was teased at the AT&T Developer summit earlier in the day. The Lumia 900 joins the HTC Titan II as the only Windows Phone 7 devices in the US to operate on AT’&T’s LTE network. Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop was joined […]

Leaked Camera Image Samples Said to Originate from Galaxy S III


A leaked sample image was said to have been taken with the camera from Samsung’s un-announced and un-released third-generation flagship Galaxy S III¬†smartphone. The phone has seen a number of speculations in recent weeks, and the device is believed to be coming this Spring to succeed Samsung’s popular Galaxy S II smartphone. The EXIF meta-tag […]

Smartphones Now Used to Capture Over 25% of All Videos, Photos


NPD research data shows that smartphone cameras now account for over a quarter of all videos and photos captured. 27 percent of all photos taken are now done with a smartphone, which is up ten percent from a year ago. In parallel with the rise in smartphones used in photography, the digital point and shoot […]

Nokia Rumored to Be Working on Windows Phone, Symbian N8 Successor


The Nokia N8 dominated the high-end camera phone market when it was released thanks to a large image sensor, Carl Zeiss optics, mechanical shutter, and bright Xenon flash, but it has been overshadowed by newer competitors recently. Nokia’s been quiet on the camera phone market, which it had helped to shape in the past with […]

iPhone Used to Shoot Clips in Hollywood’s ‘The Avenger’ Movie


While there’s been a lot of chatter about the iPhone 4S’s improved 8-megapixel camera with 1080p full HD video recording with image stabilization, the prior generation iPhone 4’s camera may have been used to shoot a few scenes for ‘The Avengers’ movie. What’s significant is that the iPhone 4’s 5-megapixel camera tops out at just […]

Samsung Introduces Faster Exynos CPU, Better Camera Sensors


Samsung had introduced two new chips that will make smartphones even better. The company had introduced a faster version of its ARM-based dual-core Exynos processor, which is one of the stand-out features of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S II smartphone, along with a better camera sensor that can capture better stills and videos. The new Exynos […]

Are There More Bionic Similarities Between the Droid Bionic and Bionic Limbs?


Your smartphone today, such as Motorola’s aptly named Droid Bionic, may share in a lot in common with the artificial limbs and body parts of tomorrow. In fact, development in processors, networking, camera, and sensor technologies used in today’s advanced and high-end phones may be applied to developing artificial legs, bionic eyes, and insulin pumps […]

Samsung Shallow Depth of Field Camera Patent Can Give 3D a Boost

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A new patent filed by Samsung for a shallow depth of field camera would utilize two separate lenses to give the depth of field effect obtained from a more expensive DSLR camera. Essentially, the patent application can be implemented on regular digital point and shoot equipment or those found on smartphones, such as Samsung’s Galaxy […]