DxO Optics Pro v9.5 Adds Tighter Lightroom Integration

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DxO Optics Pro has been updated to version 9.5 with added integration for working with Adobe Lightroom. Additionally, the update adds RAW file support for 4 new cameras: the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II, the Nikon 1 V3, the Panasonic Lumix GH-4, and the Sony A6000.

Highlights of the new features from DxO Labs’ press release are as follows: [Read more...]

Nokia says “Goodbye DSLR” in New Lumia 1020 Ad

Nokia declared war on DSLRs with its Lumia smartphones several years ago, stating that smartphones would replace DSLRs. A couple of years ago, Nokia’s ad campaign showed off some amazing footage that looked like we might all eat our words when the Lumia 920 was launched. Then, we discovered Nokia was actually trying to pass off DSLR footage as coming from the Lumia 920.

Now, we have this latest commercial spot making fun of “massive DSLRs” and suggesting that a 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 can get the same or better shot. However, Nokia gets a little carried away with the suggestion, which makes the entire ad a little silly. [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Nokia EOS Phone Leaks Show Off Big Camera

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Several images of the upcoming Nokia EOS Windows Phone have leaked out and make it out to be a very camera-heavy phone. The Nokia EOS should not be associated with the Canon EOS brand; however, if that’s the final name of the product, I can’t imagine that Canon will let it slide without a prompt trademark infringement lawsuit – particularly given how the camera seems to be such a big feature of this phone. [Read more...]

Nokia Tries to Pass Off DSLR Footage as Legit Video by Lumia 920

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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. [Read more...]

Nokia VP Says Cell Phone Cameras Will Replace DSLRs

Apparently, Anssi Vanjoki, Executive VP at Nokia, has been sippin’ a bit too much of grandpa’s cough medicine.  According to a report from Reuters, Vanjoki was quoted as saying that cell phone cameras would soon “revolutionise the market for system cameras” and that “[t]here will be no need to carry around those heavy lenses.” [Read more...]

Is the Nokia Booklet 3G Good for Photographers?

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We’ve blogged before about laptops for photographers, but the announcement of the Nokia Booklet 3G has me excited as a photographer. You can read more about the netbook at Gizmodo and check out the intro video below. There are lots of reasons and features that this laptop has that could be useful to us photographers, although we are being promised more specs soon at Nokia World next week. Here are a couple of reasons why this laptop has me excited.

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