• February 16, 2017

Best Camera phone 2017: Camera Buyer’s Guide: the Best Camera-Phones, Applications and Accessories

While certain segments of the camera market are struggling to keep their heads above water (single lens reflex, hybrids) and others have almost ceased to exist (compacts), there is one segment which has continued to grow to the point of reaching omnipresence: smartphones. If having a smartphone was considered being at the forefront of technology just a few years ago, these products have since been popularized to the point where even entry-level models already offer all the indispensable features.

Best Camera phone

This mass popularization has had a striking effect on the world of photography: the device which you always have on you, the one you take out of your pocket in all circumstances, is no longer a compact camera, but rather your telephone. Its always there, turned on, ready and connected. Nevertheless, all smartphones are not created equal where photographic capability is concerned, and the cheapest models are to be avoided if you are looking for a high-quality camera.

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Andrew
Andrew

Lumia 1020 is the best of them all
Subash
Subash

Yeah, I am also finding difficult to buy Lumia 1020
achilleslstand
achilleslstand

Pure B.S. - The Lumia 1020 Blows 'em all away!
Drew
Drew

I'd really like to see how the Nokia 808 compares. Someone had to say it,and new ones are…
Farhad Ahmad
Farhad Ahmad

I would like to talk about the latest phone developed by iDROID USA, the iDROID Tango 2 has a great…

  • February 12, 2017

Phone cameras will have RAM and will record in 4K at 60 fps and 1080 at 240 fps.

Phone cameras have features increasingly amazing, and in some cases they surpass professional cameras. For example, you could spend more than a thousand dollars in a camera that records in 1080p at 120 fps, while a modern high range mobile phone has it built-in. obviously, the size of the sensor and the image quality differ from one another, but it still is amazing that today’s mobile phones are able to record at such frame rate with such high resolution.

Cameras able to record in 4K at 60fps and 1080 at 240 fps thank to Sony’s new sensor.

On top of that modern mobile phones can record in 1080 at 120fps, or 4K at 30 fps, the new sensors designed by Sony entail that in some time no so long from now we will see the first mobile phones able to record in 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps, slow-motion with an amazing quality and able to play at that frame rate in compatible monitors (since there are already some with a spec up to 240 Hertz), with a maximum theoretical frame rate of 1.000fps in 1080. Regarding photographs, the sensor will count with 21.2 Megapixels.

Phone cameras

Sony has designed this new phone CMOS sensor that consist in three layers, including in one of them something that has not been previously seen in a camera sensor: a RAM memory chip. Specifically, it will include a 125 MB chip that can read 19.3 million pixels in 1/120 seconds, which is four times faster than current chips.

Phone cameras

Current phone sensors have a hard time taking pictures at high speed, these, having slight distortion due to the capture rate and the way that sensors work, even in speeds greater than 1/300 seconds. The new Sony sensor is four times faster than current ones, which helps to highly mend the problem. The pixel size of the sensor is 1.22μm, which improves the lighting as well in low light spaces, while reducing noise.

Higher speed thanks to the RAM and its new construction.

Digital sensor shutters on mobile phones don’t count with a mechanical shutter as it happens in Digital single-lens reflex cameras, for which exposure time is control digitally. That’s why distortion is created when taking pictures of moving objects as car or a train. The inclusion of the RAM chip in the sensor allows higher processing speed, while reducing software loading time.

Sony has not announce when the new sensor with RAM will be available, but it should be for year’s end or earlier next year, and it probably will be release in Xperia phones, coming later for other brands.

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  • November 18, 2016

The Huawei Mate 9 is the second bet of Leica on smartphone

Leica has been able to create its own place in the world of smart phones allying itself with one of the most growing brands in the market. And gradually they are consolidating more and more that relationship. The new Leica dual camera comes integrated in the Huawei Mate 9, which has two sensors with notable improvements over the Huawei P9.

Leica Dual Camera

Leica’s first dual camera came with the Huawei P9. It was a camera that had two sensors with the same resolution: 12 megapixels.

Huawei Mate 9

But there was a difference between them. One of these was monochrome, so it captured the image in black and white, while the other sensor was RGB and captured the color image. Thanks to this, the monochrome sensor was able to capture more light, useful for combining the two captures in a single one that had more light data of the image, but with an also surprising level of color detail. The Huawei Mate 9 continues along the same path, but improving on it.

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  • September 21, 2016

iPhone 7 Plus Camera Review, the best camera Apple has ever made

The fact that every time a company presents a new phone its major innovation is in the camera is nothing new, and it says a lot, and I mean a lot, about the weight photography has in our lives. The last chapter of this beautiful love story between phones and photography has been written one of every year’s protagonist, the new model of Apple’s phone, the iPhone 7.

This time the cameras included in the 4.7 " models (iPhone 7) and 5,5″ models (iPhone 7 Plus) show significant differences. We discuss in this article some of the main technical features on both.

iPhone 7 – Contained improvement

Apple is still wisely avoiding the megapixels war. We’ve talked in several occasions of the amount of factors that influence the quality of a photograph regardless of the sensor’s resolution and it’s clear that Apple knows what it’s doing.

iPhone 7

The wide-angle 28mm-equivalent lens comprises a set of six lenses.

The camera’s improvement is not based on an increase in the photosites housed in the sensor. Apple understands it is on the limit in which actual technology allows quality imaging from a sensor with a diagonal of 1/3", really small when compared with one of our FULL FRAME.

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The iPhone 7’s camera (4.7” screen model) carries a 1/3" sensor with 12MP resolution. Nothing new here.

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  • November 20, 2015

Samsung unveils its new BRITECELL photo sensors

A few months ago information starting spreading of a new camera sensor that would replace the current ISOCELL Samsung, called BRITECELL. It seems that in this case rumors were true and Samsung just announced its new sensors, with a new technology that replaces the green pixels of the RGB sensors (red, green, blue), with white pixels, leaving a pattern of red, blue and white sensors.

BRITECELL

Among the benefits of the new sensors Samsung emphasizes its alleged performance in low light conditions; despite this, the size of pixels capable of detecting the are reduced from 1,12um a to 1.0um, which ensures that a 16 megapixel BRITECELL sensor is a lot smaller and thinner than a conventional one, basically the reduction is 17%, which will allow it to be integrated into thinner smartphones.

BRITECELL

We should expect to see these BRITECELL sensors on the company’s next shells as Galaxy S7.

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  • October 13, 2014

HTC abandons its UltraPixel camera on the new ONE M8 Eye

The company replaced the criticized UltraPixel module with 4 Megapixels with a conventional 13 MP sensor in its terminal.

While the idea behind the "UltraPixel" module look good, a sensor with larger sensors able to capture more light in difficult situations, with a limited resolution of 4 megapixels was that in many situations not enough.

Now, HTC has launched a new version of its flagship terminal the UltraPixel camera with 13-megapixel sensor. This smartphone will reach the Asian market initially with the name of HTC One M8 Eye. The name reminds us of the Desire Eye which the company launched yesterday, but this time it has nothing to do with selfies.

HTC ONE M8 Eye

Otherwise it is the same terminal as the original HTC One M8, with its dual camera, aluminum body and Snapdragon 801 processor in its interior.

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  • October 11, 2014

Best Smartphone with long battery life 2014

TheDitigalCamera has developed a new battery life test procedure which confronts the batteries of smartphones with a burst of trying tasks, related to our usage. The results are surprising.

Remember your old Nokia 3310, that GSM capable brick that delivers your messages and calls for three days without ever getting near an electrical outlet. We are in the year 2000. 14 years later, most smartphones can’t go without a charge after a normal day of usage. It’s hard to speak of regression since their performance have reached monumental bounds… But we do it anyway. This frustration has been amplified since our smartphones have become more and more indispensable. And more versatile. Processors, screens, sensors of all kinds, the power exerted by smartphones is not vain, it corresponds with the natural evolution of always advancing multimedia usage: high resolution photos (See more: Best Camera Phone), Full HD video capturing, 3D gaming, multitasking, etc. How do we reconcile this abundance of performance with a suitable battery life? A technological challenge, surely one of the biggest of the next few decades for manufacturers of smartphones and mobile devices in general.

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  • September 25, 2014

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1, a Smartphone with 1-inch, 20-megapixel photographic sensor

Until now, the smartphone with the physically largest sensor was the Nokia Microsoft Lumia 1020 at 1 by 1.5 inches. However, Panasonic has just presented its Lumix DMC-CM1, a compact camera-like smartphone with an impressive 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor.

But its sensor isn’t the only thing that makes it stand out. The LUMIX DMC-CM1 also has a manual focus system that’s directly adjustable through a ring on its f/2.8 lens with a focal distance of 28 mm. It’s also able to record 4K video, for which it has an additional processor, the Venus Engine, that helps its Snapdragon 801 processor, as well as 2 GB of RAM for photo and video storage.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1

Despite all these features, the absence of a xenon flash, much more powerful than the LED flash that Panasonic has opted for, seems unforgivable.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1

The smartphone part of this device uses Android 4.4 KitKat on a 4.7-inch touchscreen with FullHD resolution. It supports WiFi, NFC, and LTE. In exchange for all this the phone has a very pronounced thickness (21.1 mm at its thickest and 15.2 mm at its thinnest part), even thicker than the Galaxy K Zoom and double the thickest part of the Lumia 1020. Regardless, we’re talking about a device with a very large sensor and a lens with manual, mechanical focus, characteristics that inevitably will give the device more thickness.

As for its other features, the phone has 16 GB of memory, expandable to 128 through microSD cards, and a 2,600 mAh battery.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1

  • September 13, 2014

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s vs LG G3. First camera comparative?

Users with the new iPhone 6 in their hands continue to reveal data from the device’s, and if some hours ago we could see the results of the first benchmark, now it is the turn of the back camera with a photograph taken in complicated lighting conditions. It is a typical night scene with many contrasting zones that manage to make even the best sensors in the market, cringe. How does iPhone 6 fares against this situation?

If we trust in the veracity of this image, and that we cannot see in bigger resolution, the iPhone 6 shows an evident improvement in image quality when compared against iPhone 5S. Its sensor appears way more luminous and the new optic stabilization system will help improve the results attained with the back camera.

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  • July 25, 2014

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Review

What is the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom? A camera? A smartphone? A plane? Superman? We had the same question when we reviewed this phone’s predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, and we’ll see at the end of this review if we can arrive at an answer. Because it’s hard to say.

It was especially hard to answer that question for the S4 Zoom, which was a good attempt by Samsung to get the public used to these kinds of phone-camera hybrids. However, its design was far from making it an attractive, easy-to-use day-to-day device, at least as a mobile telephone.

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

You might understand the public’s joy upon hearing that the Korean company has made an effort to change its design in the Galaxy K Zoom, which is much easier to use and infinitely more comfortable in your pocket than the previous model.

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