Digital Photography News

Sony Xperia Z2 brings 4K video to its flagship smartphone

Digital Photography Review - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 14:34
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Sony has launched the latest iteration of its Xperia Z-line of flagship Android smartphones. With a 20.7 MP 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor the camera specifications look identical to the Z1 but the new model is now capable of recording 4K video. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com

Fujifilm X-T1 and XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS (beta) samples gallery

Digital Photography Review - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 13:56
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We've just returned from the CP+ show in Japan, where Fujifilm was kind enough to loan us a beta sample of its new 10-24mm zoom lens for the X-series interchangeable lens cameras. Although this is a beta (not final) sample, Fujifilm is confident enough about its performance to allow us to post images. We've prepared a gallery of sample images taken in various conditions at various ISO sensitivity settings on the X-T1 for you to take a look at. See gallery

Weak Yen masks hard times as Mirrorless and DSLR sales decline

Digital Photography Review - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 13:27
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Manufacturers are putting on brave faces as compact sales continue their decline and interchangeable lens camera sales fail to shine. Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon and Olympus have all put out their financial results covering the Christmas period, and there's little to be positive about, with falling sales of interchangeable lens cameras being reported by the industry's biggest players.

SanDisk ups microSD capacity to 128GB with new card

Digital Photography Review - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 13:22
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SanDisk has announced its new 128GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I memory card. The new card increases storage capacity options for Android smartphones, tablets and other microSD enabled devices, while delivering Class 10 performance, with read speeds up to 30MB/s. It also ships with an SD adapter to use the card with digital cameras and computers. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com

Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020

Digital Photography Review - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 03:05
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The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with one of the best smartphone cameras we have tested. After installing the Nokia "Black" firmware update you can now also capture images in DNG Raw format. Just how much more detail can you squeeze out of it? Find out on connect.dpreview.com Update: Added raw sample images for download.

Nokia to bring 41 megapixels of its 808 PureView to Windows Phone (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Mon, 03/05/2012 - 09:45
Digital Trends - Last week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the world got a taste of the most powerful camera phone that crams 41 whopping megapixels into an 18 mm-thick, or approximately 0.7 inch, device. While the majority of fans were fascinated by the incredibly impressive feature, many were also disappointed to find that the 808 PureView will still run on an updated version of Nokia’s practically defunct operating system, Symbian Belle. Nokia has responded to this by hinting that it plans to bring the camera feature to a more popular OS of Windows Phone in the near future.

Kodak sells online business to Shutterfly (Reuters)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Fri, 03/02/2012 - 14:38
Reuters - Eastman Kodak Co has agreed to sell its online photo services business to Shutterfly Inc for $23.8 million, kicking off the bankrupt photography pioneer's relaunch as a much slimmer company although a patent sale seen crucial to its turnaround may still be months away.

Kodak to sell its photo-sharing site to Shutterfly (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Fri, 03/02/2012 - 09:32
Digital Trends - As Eastman Kodak Co. continues to face financial difficulties after it filed for bankruptcy in January, the company maintains its decision to quit the photography business altogether by agreeing to sell its online photo gallery site to Shutterfly for $23.8 million.

The long wait is over — Canon unveils 5D Mk III DSLR camera (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Fri, 03/02/2012 - 03:05
Digital Trends - Canon announced the EOS 5D Mk III DSLR on Friday, a camera which takes its place between the hugely popular EOS 5D Mark II and Canon’s top-of-the-range professional EOS 1D X model.

Kodak to sell photo services website to Shutterfly (Reuters)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 03/01/2012 - 17:47
Reuters - Eastman Kodak Co, which filed for bankruptcy protection in January, said it agreed to sell its on-line photo services business to "stalking horse" bidder Shutterfly Inc for $23.8 million.

Kodak agrees to sell online gallery to Shutterfly (AP)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 03/01/2012 - 17:27
AP - Eastman Kodak Co. said Thursday it plans to sell its online photo service business to online photo publishing company Shutterfly Inc. for $23.8 million.

The skeptic’s guide to Nokia’s 808 PureView: Five reasons 41 megapixels are not a gimmick (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Wed, 02/29/2012 - 08:45
Digital Trends - When Nokia smartphone guru Jo Harlow stepped on stage and pitched the 808 PureView at Monday’s Nokia press conference, I could have sworn I was sitting in the audience for a Ron Popeil infomercial. She even slipped in the obligatory “wait for it” before throwing out the hook: 41 megapixels. The gasps from the audience only sealed the deal.

First look at the next Canon DSLR: 5D Mark III leaks ahead of announcement (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:55
Digital Trends - The Canon 5D Mark III is rumored to be launched in the coming days, but once again the digital camera world has been unable to keep a lid on it and specs and images have leaked. CanonRumors got its hands on a variety of photos showing off the 5D Mark III in all its full-frame glory, which should officially be announced March 2.

Meet the smartphone with higher resolution than your DSLR: Nokia’s 41-megapixel PureView 808 (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Mon, 02/27/2012 - 08:24
Digital Trends - Now that 8-megapixel smartphones cameras are starting to become pedestrian, Nokia – a company that has always celebrated the quality of its smartphone cams – has had to step up its game. And what a step it has taken. On Monday, the company shocked Mobile World Congress audiences by announcing that the upcoming Nokia PureView 808 will boast a 41-megapixel camera.

Samsung Galaxy Beam Is Both a Smartphone and Projector (Mashable)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Sun, 02/26/2012 - 01:52
Mashable - BARCELONA: The Mobile World Congress hasn't even officially kicked off yet, and Samsung is already on fire, announcing devices left and right. After the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, next in line is a smartphone/mobile projector combo called Samsung Galaxy Beam. The device's dual-core 1 GHz CPU, 4-inch, 800x480 screen, 5-megapixel rear camera (with an additional VGA one on the front) and Android 2.3 don't do much to differentiate it from the other mid-to-high-range Androids.

Samsung Announces 10.1-Inch Galaxy Tab 2 (Mashable)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Sun, 02/26/2012 - 01:40
Mashable - BARCELONA: Samsung is expanding its Galaxy Tab tablet line with the brand new Galaxy Tab 2 lineup: a 7.0-inch variant and a 10.1-inch variant. While the smaller tablet was announced a week ago, its big brother, the 10.1 is entirely new. It sports an 1280x800 resolution screen (the 7-inch model has a 1024x600 pixel screen), and the rest of the specs between the two tablets are nearly identical: a 1 GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, a 3-megapixel camera on the back and a VGA one on the front.

Photographer builds twin-lens camera using Lego — and yes, it works (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 02/23/2012 - 03:20
Digital Trends - Freelance photographer Carl-Frederic Salicath admits that he’s not averse to a bit of drooling when it comes to looking over the latest product releases in the world of digital cameras, but at the same time he’s always been fascinated by early photographic devices such as the Kodak Brownie.

Nokia's wintery teaser video hints a new camera phone will be coming at MWC (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Wed, 02/22/2012 - 06:11
Digital Trends - If you’re wondering why there has been such a proliferation of phone news recently, it’s because Mobile World Congress opens its doors on 27 February in Barcelona, and most major manufacturers will be there with some exciting new products.

Hands on with Messages Beta for Apple OS X Lion (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Fri, 02/17/2012 - 16:15
Digital Trends - Apple recently announced the summer launch of Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and is giving users a sneak peek at what’s coming with the Messages Beta desktop app, which can now be downloaded to any Mac running Lion. That free download will disappear when Mountain Lion launches in late summer, and users who want it will have to upgrade. The basic idea of Messages is to take iOS 5′s iMessage and transplant it to the desktop while combining it with all the usual features of iChat. With Messages, you can now send messages to phones running iOS 5 from your desktop, and pick up the same conversation on your phone when you step away from your computer. Users can send unlimited iMessages to any Mac running Messages Beta or any iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS 5. The new app supports sending photos, videos, and attachments, and also includes a feature that can launch a FaceTime call. Just like iChat before, Messages Beta supports AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk, and Jabber accounts. We took a hands-on look at the new app to see how well it performed. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 comes with Android 4.0 (Appolicious)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:16
Appolicious - Days ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung unveiled its latest tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). One of its most notable features is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, making it the newest version from the Galaxy Tab line initially introduced in 2010. Built around a 7-inch 1024x600 PLS LCD display, the Galaxy Tab 2 features a 1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, Wi-Fi and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera.
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