Nokia launched a new phone, the Lumia 920, and was raving about its incredible camera and PureView image stabilization system. Nokia even put together a sweet video, entitled PureView The next innovation, that shows off the OIS system on the Lumia 920. Except that it wasn’t the Lumia 920 that captured the footage.
Turns out, the good stuff is coming from what looks to be a DSLR on some kind of external gyro or Steadicam rig. [click to continue…]
Sixty Tips for Creative iPhone Photography is a new book from author Martina Holmberg, who “shares sixty tips that cover everything from shooting and editing photos using your iPhone’s basic features, to using third-party apps for turning ordinary snapshots into unique and artistic images.”
Sixty Tips for Creative iPhone Photography retails for $24.95; however, it is currently available for $18.21 on Amazon.com.
When Polaroid dropped its Android-based compact camera at CES 2012, we knew it was a sign of what was coming. Honestly though, I didn’t think it would take as long to see an Android-powered camera from another manufacturer. This month, however, Nikon introduced the Coolpix S800c compact camera that runs Android 2.3 under the hood. I think we’re about to see an onslaught of these in the next few months – particularly at CES 2013.
The latest rumor of a non-phone Android-powered camera comes from Samsung. The electronics giant (who just got spanked by Apple over patent infringements regarding Samsung’s popular smartphones’ similarity to the iPhone) may be putting together the “Samsung Galaxy S Camera.” [click to continue…]
Instagram for Android is now available for everyone running Android 2.2 and up. The app looks and feels pretty much like the iOS version, except, of course, for the Android-specific interface elements. [click to continue…]
Instagram has posted a sign-up page for the new Android app that’s “coming soon.” For those of you using an Android (I’m there with you), you can sign up for to be first in line here.
SmugMug has announced a new, free iPhone camera app – Camera Awesome.
I just downloaded the app and gave it a run-through on a couple of images. Controls are fast and very responsive. I really dig the focus point and exposure crosshairs that it gives you. [click to continue…]