My Camera Roll runneth over. With more than 1,000 photos on my iPhone, it's difficult to navigate to a specific photo without a lot of guesswork and scrolling. That's because the Camera Roll uses little to none of my photos' metadata -- photos are organized by date taken and that's that.
With Photowerks, you can slice and dice your Camera Roll in a number of useful ways. In addition to date taken, you can group your photos by location (city, state, or country) and by the camera (make or model) with which you snapped the shot. … Read more
Gold and sapphire. No, we're not talking about Rolex wristwatches but the iPhone 5S. All rumors of course.
The reason? Sapphire prevents the button from being scratched and a slightly convex shape creates room for the fingerprint sensor, according to the analyst.
Note that there has also been speculation that the 5S' touch display would handle fingerprint sensing chores.
A fingerprint reader could pave the way for more secure mobile payments … Read more
It wasn't all that long ago that a 3.2-megapixel camera on the back of your smartphone was reason to show off. Now, phone-makers like Nokia and Samsung are forging a new frontier of mobile photography aimed at incorporating the technology of a point-and-shoot into the smartphone bundle.
Nokia gets camera savvy with the Nokia Lumia 1020's 41-megapixel sensor and software that saves huge images for lossless cropping. With the niche Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, the electronics giant derails from the streamlined smartphone shape by essentially cramming a cellular radio into a point-and-shoot camera with a 10x optical … Read more
Let's admit it. Our smartphones are fast enough. I don't think cramming any more processor cores in there is going to do much good.
That's why the current trend of smartphones with high quality cameras has me excited. Sure, half of what's being thrown around out there is overhyped pixel count nonsense, but the overall push to take smartphone photography to the next level is a good thing for everyone.
So to cut through the hype and get a real, informed opinion on what smartphones out there are using the best cameras, I asked CNET Senior … Read more
Thermal Camera & Infrared Camera FREE is a bit misleading in its description -- if only because the images you take are only filtered to look like thermal/infrared images. Of course, this is expected since the iPhone does not have infrared sensors, so it could be forgiven if the resulting photos looked good; but with a handful of issues and sometimes borderline-quality images, the app falls short in numerous places.
To start, there is the thermal issue. When you take photos in this app, it filters them to look as though they were taken with a thermal/infrared camera. … Read more
South Korea may be the canary in the coal mine for traditional digicam makers Canon and Nikon.
The two Japanese camera giants face a tough market this year as smartphones become the de facto camera for many consumers, the Korea Times said Thursday.
South Korea has one of the world's highest penetration rates for smartphones -- which pack increasingly sophisticated cameras.
The Korea Times echoed news out of Japan last month that said consumers value the social networking aspect of smartphone cameras, which allow sharing of images immediately.
Market researcher IDC expects the "camera market to go into … Read more
The category of interchangeable-lens cameras subsumes a variety of capabilities and designs. You have the familiar dSLRs, large-bodied models that use a reflex mirror to enable the use of a through-the-lens optical viewfinder. Then there are Sony's SLT (Single-Lens Translucent) models, which incorporate the same phase-detection autofocus system as dSLRs, but with a fixed mirror that requires the use of an electronic viewfinder (EVF) rather than an optical one. And then there are the mirrorless models, which generally use contrast-detection autofocus and, if they have a viewfinder, it's an EVF. Though they're sometimes referred to as "compact system cameras," they're not all compact; in fact, only a handful could really be classified as such.… Read more
A lot of people still like having a AA-powered camera for the convenience, especially when traveling. Most camera manufacturers have abandoned them, though, which is really the only reason to pay attention to the Nikon Coolpix L620.
The L620 is an 18-megapixel compact megazoom with a 14x, f3.3-5.9, 25-350mm lens and 3-inch 460K-dot-resolution LCD. It's a fully automatic camera; lots of scene modes and filter effects and a solid scene-recognition Auto mode, but no manual or semimanual controls. It also records movie clips at resolutions up to 1080p at 30 frames per second.
In fact, it looks … Read more
I have heard it said that some bar owners are quite prepared to walk up to anyone wearing Google Glass and smack them quite hard.
This might seem a trifle antisocial. There again, that's been said of Google Glass.
And yet there seems to be a place where a touch of Google Glass violence might actually be legal, and even welcome.
It's called the NFL.
Oakland Raiders punter Chris Kluwe is one of those who is a Google Glass Explorer. So he's been wearing his glasses at training camp and shooting scenes from the life of one … Read more