Tag Archive: Camera


Insta360 Air review: Here, have a weird (pretty good) selfie camera

Finally, a plug and play 360-degree camera.

As much as I love taking photos with my trusty Ricoh Theta, it’s not the easiest thing in the world to use. I have to remember to keep it charged, the Bluetooth connection with my phone can occasionally be a little finicky, and while it’s thin enough to be pocketable it’s also long and needs a protective sleeve to keep the lenses safe. Most other 360-degree cameras are worse, especially  [Read More…]

Which Android tablets have the best camera?

If you want an Android slate with a camera that’s not a total afterthought, your only real option is Samsung’s Tab S line.

The Android tablet space is kinda weird right now, ahead of major changes expected later in the year in the world of Google laptops, tablets, and convertibles. If you need an Android tablet right this second, the best options are Google’s Pixel C and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 series, soon to be superseded by  [Read More…]

Huawei P10 ranks near top of DxOMark camera tests, but can’t beat the Pixel

Picture this.

The Huawei P10 has a lot to love, especially with a Leica-powered dual camera array and a manageable one hand-friendly size. The setup may be close to last year’s P9, but it’s taken the Mate 9’s excellent 20MP monochrome sensor to give it a big boost in the detail department, coming close to the Google Pixel’s photo quality in DxOMark’s tests.

What exactly does that mean?

In the breakdown of the P10’s setup, DxO  [Read More…]

LG G6 vs. LG V20: Is the flagship’s camera worth the extra cash?

How does the LG G6’s camera compare against its sibling, the V20? That’s what we’re going to find out.

The dual camera setup featured on the LG G6 isn’t new. This particular configuration was first introduced in LG’s V10, which was released under the guise of being the content creator’s ultimate camera smartphone. It’s a great phone, though not necessarily aimed at the mainstream, with camera modes to appease the casual photography all the way to the  [Read More…]

LG G6 vs. Pixel XL camera comparison: The top choices today

The LG G6 is here to challenge the champ in Android smartphone cameras.

With its dual camera setup and big photography claims, the LG G6 is looking like a very good choice for mobile photographers. It of course doesn’t live in a vacuum, though, and there are fantastic cameras out there, like the Google Pixel XL. After comparing their sizes and specs, the next thing to do with these two phones is to see how their cameras  [Read More…]

Turn your Android smartphone into a 360-degree VR camera with the Insta360 Air

Yesterday we told you about the strange ProTruly Darling smartphone which has a built-in 360-degree camera onboard. This feature makes the phone look more particularly weird, but what if you could turn your Android into a 360-degree camera without having to transform it into a bizarrely elongated gizmo? Now you can with the Insta360 Air […]

Odd phone diaries: the ProTruly Darling has a built-in 360-degree camera

ProTruly is an obscure smartphone Chinese manufacturer that is trying to draw attention on itself with a really bizarre handset. We’re talking about the ProTruly Darling – which is apparently the world’s first handset to come with a built-in 360-degree camera onboard, in order to allows users to capture 360-degree panorama videos and photos. The […]

Huawei P10 Plus gallery: First photos from Huawei’s best camera yet

The P10 Plus’s new Leica Summilux f/1.8 lens boosts low-light performance.

The Huawei P10 Plus brings a much-needed optic upgrade to Huawei’s Leica-branded camera setup. Like the regular P10 (and Mate 9), you’ve still got a dual-camera setup, combining 12- and 20-megapixel shooters, the former using an optically stabilized color sensor, and the latter being a monochrome sensor for added detail. But the big upgrade for the “Plus” is a new f/1.8 lens, allowing in more light  [Read More…]

Monitor your home office in real time with this $39 Wi-Fi camera

You can’t always be at home to make sure that things are going smoothly, but wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to easily check in on things? Sure, you could run home on a lunch break, or have a neighbor stop by, but that gets old quickly, and there has to be a better way. Well, there is with Wi-Fi cameras, but some of them are crazy expensive, but luckily not all of them are.

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Oppo’s 5x optical zoom camera is like a periscope inside your phone

ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

We live in a glorious age of dual-camera smartphones. Huawei uses a color sensor plus a monochrome sensor to enhance detail and contrast. LG has a standard angle camera plus an ultra-wide-angle one. Apple uses a pair of cameras to offer a 2x optical zoom.

Oppo is jumping into the dual camera age with their own take at MWC 2017: a two-sensor system that combines a standard angle camera with a telephoto zoom, but taking it all  [Read More…]