How The Iconia Tab A500 Almost Replaced My Point and Shoot

A500 Camer App

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


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

rollei zoom lens

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


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


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


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


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 […]