Instagram 2.0 Arrives for iPhone and iPad

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Instagram has released the biggest update in the app’s nearly year old history and it figures to delight those that are using iDevice’s that are running a version of iOS that is above iOS 4.2.1. Dubbed Instagram 2.0, this major update overhauls the photo-filter app that currently boasts over 9 million users on iPhones, iPod […]

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 […]

T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide’s Impressive Camera Gets Previewed (Video)

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At the end of June, when T-Mobile finally made the myTouch 4G Slide aka HTC Doubleshot official, it described it as having the “most advanced camera of any smartphone.” A pretty bold claim. Well, now the carrier has presented some evidence in the form of a preview video of the device’s camera in an effort […]

iPhone 4 SLR Mount Snaps Best Instagram Photos on the Block

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Photojojo is offering one of those iPhone 4 accessories that makes a photographer drool and then scratch their head. The iPhone SLR Mount is a special case and lens mount for the iPhone 4 that allows you to connect your expensive (or cheap) SLR lenses to your iPhone 4 for taking the best iPhone 4 […]

8 iPhone Camera Apps to Take Your Photos to the Next Level

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The iPhone 4 camera is one of the best smartphone cameras available, and set to get better in iOS 5, but if you want to start taking better pictures right now, you need to check out these 8 amazing iPhone camera apps. iOS 5 will improve the camera app adding things like composition grid lines, […]

Apple Files Patent That Could Restrict iPhone Camera Use at Concerts

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Ever filmed something at a concert or a live sporting event using your iPhone? Well, if a patent from Apple that surfaced today ever comes to light, those days would be over. According to a report from the Daily Mail. Apple has filed for a patent that will restrict iPhone owners, that probably means iPad […]

Oops: Sprint Says HTC EVO 3D Can Only Capture 720p Video

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We are just a few days from launch and it appears that HTC and Sprint have waited until now to let the public know that the HTC EVO 3D, the phone that we thought could capture 2D video at 1080p quality, can actually only capture 720p video. Period. In a statement made to Android Central, […]

How The Iconia Tab A500 Almost Replaced My Point and Shoot

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As I test the Acer Iconia Tab A500, I was surprised at how much I liked using the tablet as a camera because of the built-in app and the large screen. While the quality of the images is less than stellar, the experience of taking pictures on a large screen is surprisingly good. If Acer […]

Red Pop Brings Back the Shutter Button for iPhone Photographers

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As a person who regularly carries a Nokia N8 to replace a standalone digital camera, my biggest complaint with many smartphones–including Apple’s iconic iPhone 4–is that many of these devices aren’t catered to taking quick, instant photos on the go by the mere fact that they lack a hardware shutter button. When you have to […]

Microsoft Releases Photosynth for iOS

Photosynth for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G on the iTunes App Store

Microsoft’s Photosynth is a cool App/Service. It allows you to take a spherical, panoramic photo view of a room or a location and view it on the web. Up until today it has only been available on the web but now it is available for a certain mobile device platform. Don’t think that means WP7. […]

iPhone 4 8X Zoom Lens Coming from RCP-Technik

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RCP-Technik is releasing a zoom lens for the iPhone 4. The Rollei telephoto zoom lens (site in German) mounts onto the back of the iPhone using a clasp system that grabs the phone. The lens only has manual focus, but with the large view screen it will be easier to get shots in focus so […]

Nokia N8’s 12-Megapixel Camera Used to Shoot Magazine Cover

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Just how good is Nokia’s N8 12-megapixel camera with Xenon flash, Carl Zeiss optics, and a mechanical shutter? Well, for the publishers of Pix magazine, Nokia’s camera-equipped smartphone, powered by the Symbian^3 operating system, decided to test the camera out by using it to shoot a model for a magazine cover. The N8’s performance, combined […]

iPhone HDR Photography Works Well in Right Conditions

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One of the big features Apple trumpeted in its release of iOS 4.1 for the iPhone was High Dynamic Range (HDR) photo capability. Most photographers and Photo Shop users know all about this. Essentially you take multiple exposures of the same thing and through software blend them together. This allows for a greater range when […]

Using my iPhone 4 as a Camera, Replacing my Point & Shoot

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I almost always lug around my DSLR when travelling more than a few miles away from home. I often bring it to family functions, out to dinner, weddings and and other events. But as you can imagine, the giant rig isn’t always the right tool for the job and I sometimes substitue my Canon S90, […]

iPad Acts as Mobile Wedding Photo Frame

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A few weeks ago I wrote that I didn’t want an iPad, but kinda wanted one since I couldn’t envision how I’d use it. I ended up buying one and the thing is really growing on me. I spent the weekend in Carmel for a family wedding and acted as the designated photographer. It was […]