Tag Archive: Camera


We put the latest and greatest camera phones head-to-head to see which one shoots the best

It’s a great time of year to be interested in smartphone cameras, as all of the major manufacturers have put their latest and greatest photographic technology into the flagship devices. The iPhone 5S is well-known for its camera quality, but how do the just-released Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 hold up? Well we know not everyone will get their  [Read More...]

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Whilst the Nokia X wasn’t exactly the flagship high-end spec’d out Android device we were hoping for from Nokia, the camera that is bundled with the device has some pretty nice settings, and we all know Nokia can make a pretty good camera (app).

If Google’s own camera app doesn’t quite do it for you, then the guys over at XDA Developers have managed to  [Read More...]

Google’s official camera app has received an update today with a few new things. We’ve got a new background blur effect that has become all the rage with SLR wannabes like the HTC One M8 and a new UI with extra-big capture button. It’s also worth noting that the aspect ratio of the shot is properly reflected in the preview now, a longtime issue with the old stock Camera app. And the much maligned radial menu  [Read More...]

The only complaint you can make is that Google didn’t release these features sooner.

Google has dropped a pretty notable update to its stock camera app, given it a proper name and at the same time opened it up to non-Nexus devices running KitKat in the Play Store. While the interface still isn’t mind-blowing, it has changed pretty dramatically from what you’d be used to if you used a Nexus 5 just yesterday. Google has overhauled  [Read More...]

Battle of the Blur: Defocus camera showdown

New camera options bring a little extra to your pictures, but who does it the best?

The new rage in smartphone cameras these days is selective focus. Think of a really nice portrait you’ve seen of a friend or family member, where they were in focus and there was a lovely background that was slightly out of focus. It really makes the subject “pop” and photographers — both professional and amatuer — love the look. It’s  [Read More...]

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It has been a trend for companies to put their standalone apps in the Play Store for quick updating. Google usually does this type of thing with all of their apps. One, however, has never been included in the Play Store… until today. They’ve finally added their camera app to Google Play.

The camera comes with a much-needed interface update, as well as a  [Read More...]

If your camera is slow to focus this might be the reason why

Here’s a quick pro tip for making the best of your new Samsung Galaxy S5 camera. We’ve seen a few threads appear in the Android Central Galaxy S5 forums claiming frustration that the camera is really, really slow to focus. That’s not right, and it’s also not always the case. If it is, you’ve probably got Picture Stabilization turned on as outlined by  [Read More...]

OnePlus One camera samples leak out

Samples from the OnePlus One’s 13MP Sony Exmor-powered camera have reportedly leaked out. We have had the impression that the OnePlus One will deliver some high-quality cameraphone pictures, but this is the first chance anyone has had to take a peek at them — provided these are accurate and from the final revision.

While we don’t see anything spectacular from these samples, we do see what’s important. It certainly looks like the OnePlus One’s f/2.0 aperture  [Read More...]

Nikon is back with a new camera in its point-and-shoot oriented Coolpix line, and this one’s running Android. The Coolpix S810c has been officially introduced to the world in black and white with a price tag of $ 349.95 when it hits store shelves in May.

Nikon’s first Android venture lagged behind on Gingerbread, but this time out we do at least have Jelly Bean of the 4.2.2 flavor. As you’d expect it also has Wifi  [Read More...]

To be updated independently of Android, gaining custom filter support

The Android camera app will soon be split off into the Google Play Store and is looking to get an update with a refreshed UI and new effects. Manufacturers have put a lot of effort into expanding the capabilities of their camera apps in recent years — just see the Duo Camera and its crazy effects in the HTC One M8 — and Google understandably wants  [Read More...]