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Samsung Galaxy S5

Yesterday, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 as the annual entry of its flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S4 was a huge success for Samsung and the S5 looks to keep up that trend.  [click to continue…]

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iPhone 5 iSight Camera

Among all the other things Apple has figured out is the camera on the iPhone. I recently switched from an iPhone 5 to the Galaxy Note 3. While it has numerous advantages over the iPhone (for my use), its 13MP camera still lags well behind the iPhone 5 and 5s. It’s not all about the hardware either. Apple does a great job with the image processing and I just get better images out of it than I do any other smartphone I’ve used.

Apple has been stuck on the 8MP camera for three generations now, dating back to the iPhone 4S from 2011. However, the aperture has dropped from f/2.4 in the iPhone 4S/5 to f/2.2 in the iPhone 5S. Apple has clearly demonstrated that 8MP is enough for a smartphone as it has continued to focus on the overall photography experience. [click to continue…]

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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. [click to continue…]

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Sony QX10 Smartphone Lens

B&H just got limited quantities of the new Sony QX10 camera module for smartphones in stock. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

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Sony QX10

BGR is reporting that sources have confirmed the new lens units from Sony that attach to smartphones and allow app integration and image transfer will be called (*sigh) EspressOn. [click to continue…]

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This is a sad commentary on mobile technology today.

We are all so consumed by what is going on in our circles that somewhere on the path to the most amazing iPhone or Android smartphone we forgot to enjoy real-life moments. And it rings perfrectly true in this short film (above) written by Charlene deGuzman.

[via Planet5D]

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