2018 smartphones will have thinner bezels than the ones we saw in 2017. Smartphones in 2019 will have even thinner bezels and slowly but surely, smartphone makers will get rid of all the bezels and start making devices with “all screen no bezels” design. That begs the question, where will all the sensors and most importantly, the front facing or cameras go? Xiaomi tried a new position for the front-facing camera in the bottom bezel but, as we said, future smartphones could get rid of all the bezels.
A new Samsung patent has been unearthed, and it reveals a future where [...]
To celebrate its third anniversary in India, OnePlus launched the Star Wars limited edition OnePlus 5T in India at a price of Rs. 38999 on the 14th of December. It is the priciest OnePlus device ever sold in India and to commemorate its consumers, OnePlus has decided to name a star after the first 37 customers who bought the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition.OnePlus 5T (Star Wars Limited Edition, Sandstone White, [...]
OnePlus co-founder, Carl Pei took to OnePlus’ forums to share that the OnePlus 5T will receive an update that appears to improve the cameras’ low-light performance, particularly when it comes to sharpness.
When OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5 earlier this year, there was a lot of talk around its camera. OnePlus itself marketed the phone’s camera extensively and showed off the dual-camera setup at the back. With the OnePlus 5T, the Chinese smartphone maker has gone with a different dual camera setup. The secondary telephoto lens is replaced with a 20MP sensor with an f/1.7 aperture meaning, in theory, the OnePlus 5T should have good low-light performance.
But, as we [...]
The Google Pixel 2 was launched after the iPhone X but, thanks to it being available before the iPhone X the phone was put through its paces all over the internet. DXOmark is a portal that rates the camera of a smartphone on different parameters and the Google Pixel 2 came out to be the highest rated smartphone ever. The recently launched iPhone X was tested by DXOmark and was given an overall rating of 97, which is onepoint less than the Pixel 2.
In its summary, DXOmark said:
With a Photo score of 101, the Apple iPhone X achieves the best results so far for still images, edging out the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the previous joint leaders in the [...]
Sony has launched a new mirrorless camera, the Sony A7R III at an event in China.
The Sony A7R III is based around the same 42.2MP full-frame image sensor as in the earlier A7R II. What’s different is that the A7R III is paired with a reworked imaging pipeline that should allow for a 15-stop dynamic range at lower sensitivities. Sony claims that is the “highest picture quality of any camera we’ve ever made.” Despite its high megapixel count, the A7R III is fast with a continuous shooting speed of up to 10fps with full AF/AE tracking which this is twice as fast as the 5fps on the A7R II. The new A7R III also features new technologies like a [...]
The Xiaomi Action Camera is a small, compact camera which records 4K videos and won’t break the bank as it costs Rs 7500. Let’s unbox the Xiaomi Action Camera and see what we get inside the boxXiami Action Camera Battery Documentation Micro USB cable
This action camera from Xiaomi connects to your smartphone via WiFi or Bluetooth and can be controlled through the companion app. The camera takes in a maximum of 64GB microSD card. The camera is powered by a 1450 mAh battery which Xiaomi claims will last up to 4 hours on standby and has a 2.4 inch touchscreen display for in-camera navigation. The camera has a Sony f/2.8 7 element lens with a 145º [...]
Fujifilm has launched a new mirrorless camera in India, the X-E3 at a starting price of Rs 70,999. The company claims that the mirrorless camera market has a 25% market share in the global camera market which is currently dominated by DSLR Cameras. The situation however is expected to change as the demand for DSLR is expected to decline and mirror-less is expected to exceed DSLR market within 3 years.
Talking about the launch of the X-E3 in India, Mr. Yasunobu Nishiyama, Managing Director, Fujifilm India Pvt. Ltd. said:
The X series was first introduced in March 2011 and is now the most widely accepted mirrorless camera among photographers across the world. In India [...]
GoPro has launched its new flagship camera, the Hero 6 Black for a price of US499 and Rs 45000 in India. The Hero 6 Black has the new custom G1 chipset which should result in better image processing and battery performance since GoPro has optimised the chipset with its software rather than picking an off the shelf chipset. This is a huge departure for GoPro as it parted ways with Ambrella, the company who has supplied chips for GoPro cameras for a long time. Let’s unbox the new GoPro Hero 6 black and see what we get:Hero 6 Black Host of mounts for the camera Micro USB charging cable Documentation Battery GoPro stickers
The GoPro Hero 6 Black records 4K videos [...]
The South Korean tech giant, Samsung, has built a camera that clicks a thousand images in a second. Samsung has completed the test phase and may move into mass production in November. With the Samsung Galaxy S9 expected to launch in Q2 of 2018, the next year’s flagship might just feature this camera.
Samsung is working on a “three-layered image sensor.” In a normal setting, there is a camera sensor and a logic board that is responsible for the process of taking pictures. The logic board takes the image passed through the sensor, does some calculations, and turns what the human eye sees into data to be stored on the phone. Samsung is adding a DRAM chip into that equation [...]
Soon-to-be-announced tech being leaked is not new in the era we live in. Everyone has a smartphone that can click decent images and hence, leaks are common nowadays. The GoPro is the most famous action camera right now and there have long been rumours of the sequel to the GoPro Hero5, the GoPro Hero6 being launched in September 2017.
Images from Best Buy Canada suggest that the Hero6 Black will record 3840 × 2160p videos at 60fps. This is a first for the GoPro lineup. The new packaging images also suggest that the GoPro Hero6 will record 1920 x 1080p videos 240fps, which is 10 times slower than real-life. According to the packaging, the GoPro Hero6 Black has a 12MP [...]
Nikon has announced a new full-frame DSLR, the D850. The announcement coincides with the company’s 100th anniversary, hoping to fulfill the wish-lists of professional photographers. Nikon seems to be aiming for portrait photographers, sports shooters, event photographers, etc.
Unlike the D810‘s 36.2-megapixel sensor, the Nikon D850 is built around a back-side illuminated(company’s first) 45.7 megapixel CMOS Sensor and can push the images at 7 fps, or 9 fps with the optional battery grip. Courtesy, the new Expeed 5 image processor, you can buffer up to 51 frames of 45.7-megapixel 14-bit RAW images, or 170 frames at 12-bits. It has the exact same [...]
GoPro may have led the action camera market since the inception of the brand, but the launch of their new Karma drone has had the whole world excited for a long time.
The Hero 5 Black is the latest camera to be added to GoPro’s Lineup. The new action camera comes with a 2-inch Touch Display will capture Video Resolutions up to 4K at 30 Frames per Second. You also get still images with a resolution of 12MP. A new feature will enable auto-upload of photos and video to cloud when camera is charging
GoPro Hero 5 includes voice control with support for 7 Languages . This is also the first GoPro camera to be waterproof without an additional housing, and it [...]