Joby Launches GPod Mini Magnetic and MPod Mini Stand

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Joby has just released a couple of cool new miniature tripods. The GPod Mini Magnetic is an ultra-compact Gorillapod with magnetic feet. It is designed for use with compact cameras and action cameras such as the GoPro. It has a standard 1/4″-20 tripod mount and runs $15. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

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The new MPod Mini Stand is a compact smartphone stand. It works with iPhones, Android and other smartphones with or without cases. the MPod Mini Stand clamps your phone in place from the sides and uses elastic bands to hold it tight. The MPod Mini Stand also runs $15 and is available here at B&H Photo.

Nokia Lumia 928 Review

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Over the past few weeks, I have been testing the new Nokia Lumia 928 – specifically, the camera portion of the phone. Of course, Apple’s iPhone has been the most used camera in the world for several years now. Apple’s ecosystem of apps is a large part of this, but Android has been pushing hard, and many of the great photography apps are now available on Android.

Enter the Windows Phone, and specifically, those from Nokia. [Read more...]

Perfectly Clear 2.0 for Android Now Available

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Perfectly Clear version 2.0 is now available for Android. Perfectly Clear’s patented auto-correct technology is used throughout the photo industry from iPhone apps to commercial kiosk photo printers.

The new Android app includes the popular Beautify preset for photos of people, along with several capture modes, such as HDR, Panorama, Burst and Portrait modes.

Perfectly Clear 2.0 for Android is available in the Google Play Store for $2.99.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone Unveiled with 41MP Sensor and Robust Camera Features

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Smartphone cameras are getting serious. Just as I’ve been working on a review of the Lumia 920 (preview: the camera is solid), Nokia goes and releases the new Lumia 1020.

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The Lumia 1020 features a 41MP PureView sensor that provides the camera with a 6x zoom while still maintaining decent resolution. Additionally, the Lumia 1020 includes a Xenon flash bulb instead of the common LED “flash” found on smartphones today (iPhone 5 included).  There is 32GB of onboard storage for those large image files. [Read more...]

Does the Sony i1 Phone Have a Camera Based on the New RX100 II?

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Lots of leaks in recent days for the upcoming Sony i1 smartphone suggest that it is just around the corner. Even before the phone’s official announcement, it is being hailed in some circles as the new camera phone king. If the rumors of the i1′s camera specs are to believed, that may very well be the case. [Read more...]