Tag Archive: Camera


A love letter to the LG G5 and its wide-angle camera

The LG G5 is better than you think it is. Here’s why.

I was desperate to find something about the LG G5 that hasn’t been said already. But the internet is already full of smart things about the phone, which is not only LG’s latest flagship smartphone, but its acknowledgement that its existing strategies haven’t been working.

I have a dirty secret, though: I really like the G5. From its metal chassis to its well-placed rear  [Read More…]

How important is your phone’s camera?

It wasn’t so long ago that if you wanted photos of your life, it meant carrying around a separate camera with you. Now we’ve gotten to a point where we have access to an awesome camera right in our pockets. Plenty of people depend on the camera on their smartphone as the primary way they get photos, and many of those photos end up being really, really good.

That’s why in this week’s poll we want to  [Read More…]

Facebook reportedly working on standalone camera app to encourage sharing

A new report claims Facebook is working on a standalone camera app for both photos and videos. The app is being made with the idea that users of the social network will share more content.

According to The Wall Street Journal:

A prototype of the app developed by Facebook’s “friend-sharing” team in London opens to a camera, similar to disappearing photo app Snapchat, the people said. Another planned feature allows a user recording video through the  [Read More…]

Google Camera update brings interface tweaks, dedicated slow motion video mode

A fresh update is now rolling out to the Google Camera app, bringing along a slew of interface tweaks and more. Of note are some interesting icon tweaks, with the shutter button losing its blue accent and the camera switcher changing to a circular design. Eagle-eyed users will also spot some slick new animations.

Meanwhile, there’s also now an option to launch directly into a dedicated slow motion video mode (on the Nexus 5X  [Read More…]

Honor V8 with dual camera setup breaks cover at TENAA

Honor’s getting into the spirit of naming phones after automobile engines, with the vendor’s upcoming V8 passing certification at TENAA. Based on the certification, it looks like Honor will offer two variants of the V8: a KNT-AL10 model with a 5.7-inch Full HD display, 2.3GHz octa-core CPU, and 32GB storage; and a KNT-AL20 version with a QHD display, 2.5GHz octa-core CPU, and 64GB storage.

From TENAA:

As highlighted in the certification images, the Honor V8 will  [Read More…]

Google Camera gets updated with Android N features

Google’s Camera app got an update yesterday, and it brings new features from Android N. As long as your Android phone is compatible with version 3.2 of the Camera app, you’re all set to use these features. Along with design changes for the shutter button and camera swap button, you’ll see a hamburger menu with

The Panono 360 degree camera isn’t for everyone, but it’s super impressive

While LG and Samsung attack the mass consumer market, Panono is more prosumer.

It’s not a brand new product, but this week’s IFA Global Press Conference in Hong Kong has presented our first opportunity to get up close with it. Borne from crowdfunding, as so many start-up projects now are, the Panono 360 degree camera is a high-end, stills only shooter that boasts of taking pictures with five times the resolution of any alternative currently on  [Read More…]

LG G5 second opinion — at least the camera is nice?

A stellar camera and capable processor aren’t enough to make me recommend this phone to most people.

LG has had a fascinating journey over the last couple of G-series releases. Their phones have a tendency to stick out as uniquely LG, but those hardware decisions don’t usually add or take away from just how good the phones are. This year things are a little different. LG has made the shift to metal with the G5, but  [Read More…]

Blink Wireless Camera System review: Watch over your home on your Android

I always love to see different ways in which our mobile devices can benefit us. Web-based products and services have taken off in tadum with mobile capabilities in various areas over the past few years. One those is home monitoring. Historically, home monitoring has involved expensive equipment and wires, but that’s now changed. Everything is

Meizu PRO 6 debuts with a ten-core CPU, 21-megapixel camera

The battle for unlocked Android smartphones with killer hardware gets more interesting today as the Meizu PRO 6 arrives. Powered by a Flyme 5, custom version of Android 5.1, the PRO 6 features a 3D Press software experience not unlike what Apple does with 3D Touch. As to how that translates in real world practice