Tag Archive: Camera


The Pixel’s AR Stickers are the most fun you can have with a camera

Coming soon to a Pixel near you.

Alongside the update to Android 8.1, Google slipped in a feature originally shown off at the Pixel 2 launch event. AR Stickers, the camera mode which allows you to drop augmented reality objects into your photos, has arrived! What originally sounded like a silly gimmick now has me looking for excuses to toss in a couple of fun extras into whatever photo I am about to take. I find myself  [Read More…]

Upcoming HTC U11 EYEs (Ocean Harmony) could arrive with a dual selfie camera

Remember the HTC Desire EYE smartphone which launched back in 2014? Well, it looks like the Taiwanese company is looking to bring back the “EYE” naming scheme. Well sort of. According to reliable leakster, @evleaks HTC is gearing up to unveil a new handset dubbed the U11 EYEs. This is the same device previously known […]

Pixel 2 vs. iPhone 8 camera: A real-world test

Here’s our first look at photos from the Pixel 2 camera.

Everyone knows the Pixel camera is something special, and if Google made anything clear from the Pixel 2 announcement event it was how much better this new camera actually is. So we wandered into the demo area with an iPhone 8 to see for ourselves how these cameras stack up.

It’s worth pointing out the Pixel 2 is running pre-production software and we’re using an unreleased  [Read More…]

This is the Google Clips, a camera that uses AI to take photos

Google has introduced its Clips camera, a standalone device for recording interesting moments.

Aside from launching its new speaker, laptop, earbuds and of course smartphones, Google had one more thing to show the audience at the end of the day: the Google Clips.

One problem with recording something on your smartphone is that it’s difficult to do that while also staying in the moment. Google Clips aims to combat this: this camera can be placed down or  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 8 now has the highest-rated Android camera, says DxOMark

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now tied with the iPhone 8 Plus as the highest-ranked smartphone camera in the world.

With the release of every major flagship, a few different things happen. Reviews flood the Internet with varying opinions, drop/durability tests are conducted, people dig through to find every last new feature, and the cameras are tested out to their fullest potential. DxOMark has been testing smartphone camera quality for years, and it just gave the Samsung Galaxy  [Read More…]

Google Camera port now supports RAW images and full HDR+ control

The latest update for the Google Camera app port brings RAW image capture, full HDR customization, and numerous performance tweaks.

Last month, a developer in Ukraine created a forked version of the Google Camera app that allowed it to be installed on a lot of other Android phones not made by Google. The port’s been riddled with quite a few bugs and missing features since its initial release, but the latest update takes this from being an experiment to  [Read More…]

The Sony Xperia XZ1’s camera has pleasantly surprised me

Finally, something to get excited about with Sony’s smartphone cameras.

After using and reviewing the Sony Xperia XZ Premium earlier this year, and being squarely disappointed by the camera considering its flagship positioning and price, I was expecting much more of the same out of the (relatively) lower-end Xperia XZ1. It after all has the same camera specs as the XZ Premium, so how much could it have improved? Well, as it turns out, a lot has  [Read More…]

This security camera offers a sweeping view of your home for $40

Keep an eye on your home from anywhere!

We live busy lives and love to have nice things, but sometimes that can be a curse. Having a house full of electronics can be great until you come home and realize you’ve been robbed, and there’s no trace of who did it. Wouldn’t it have been great to catch the person on camera, or have the whole thing avoided because the camera spooked them and they left?

Home security doesn’t  [Read More…]

ZTE’s upcoming Axon Multy foldable smartphone smiles for the camera

Remember we told you ZTE was gearing up to introduce a foldable smartphone? Well, the handset in question leaked this week giving us a glimpse of what to expect in the near future. With rumors of Samsung’s foldable smartphone nearing launch, it now appears that ZTE will beat the Korean tech giant to the punch […]

The LG V30 has an amazing camera, but it won’t make you a great photographer

7,000 miles from home is no place to realize that you’re a bad photographer with no real knowledge of photography.

Five years ago, I was flown to Seoul to cover the launch of a brand new smartphone line. Business class, on Korean Air. In my gear bag was a brand new, full-frame DSLR. It cost well over $ 1,000 and was a pretty big step up from the prosumer model I’d been using pretty well until then.

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