December 7, 2012 20:57 by Jeremy
The Samsung Galaxy line has been in and out of the spotlight for years, claiming a spot in everyone’s heads as a set of prestigious smartphones. Now, however, you’ll need to tweak that idea just a little bit due to Samsung’s latest product, the Galaxy Camera.
Unveiled even before IFA and flaunted during Photokina, the Samsung Galaxy has had our heads spinning for a few months now. It’s shaped like a camera with its zoom lens… but has just about all the features our phones would have, minus the important one: making phone calls. The rest of the goodies are still present though: 4.8-inch screen, quad-core processor, 8GB storage (with micro SD slot, of course), and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. On top of being able to connect to local WiFi networks, you’re also constantly connected to the network of your choice (AT&T’s model was released on Nov. 16, while Verizon’s model was just confirmed on Samsung’s website today).
The main feature, of course, is the fact that it’s still a camera. We’re looking at 16MP and a 21x optical zoom – just enough oomph to make those Instagram and Facebook uploads look much better than everyone else’s mobile uploads.
So if you’re with AT&T, toss us a few snapshots and some feedback; if you’re a Verizon-type-of-fellow, hold onto your seats, as this hybrid is coming soon!
Sources: Android Community, PC Mag
As if smartphones weren't encroaching on the camera industry's turf enough, Apple's latest plans may sway a few more loyal customers to their cause. It's common to see phones with up to 12-megapixel cameras attached to them, which certainly makes digital cameras lose their appeal - after all, who wants to lug around an extra electronic when your cell phone can handle it all?
Apple seems to be thinking along the same lines, and recently filed a patent to have an iPhone with swappable lenses. Digital camera fans beware, since basic point-and-shoot cameras normally don't even have the option to change lenses.
For Apple, this could mean gaining a few consumers from the opposition, as Android phones don't have swappable lenses just yet. Meanwhile, for the digital camera industry, this is just another obstacle to overcome as they struggle with their hold on the market.
However, better pictures on your smartphone doesn't come without its quirks. While no official information has been released yet (such as, say, whether this is even going to be a feature in the next iPhone), one can only imagine what kind of an effect all the picture-taking and lens-swapping will have on your battery life.
Sources: appleinsider, pcmag
October 24, 2011 09:21 by Ty
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July 11, 2011 21:42 by Ty
Focusing on an object with your digital camera can be frustrating at times when you are trying to get that perfect shot. Instead of ending up with a blob image on the digital camera LCD display, now you can just point, shoot, and focus the image later. Lytro, a new Silicon Valley company has a new light field camera that captures every light ray in the scene with a light field sensor. Instead of recording images in 2D, like current digital cameras on the market, capture everything with the Lytro light field camera.
“Light field cameras offer astonishing capabilities. They allow both the picture taker and the viewer to focus pictures after they’re snapped, shift their perspective of the scene, and even switch seamlessly between 2D and 3D views. With these amazing capabilities, pictures become immersive, interactive visual stories that were never before possible – they become living pictures.”
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