The Lensbaby Sweet Spot lens is a small lens for smartphones with a magnetic mount. The lens mounts to a metal ring that is secured around the smartphone’s camera lens with adhesive. The metal ring, in turn, allows the magnets in the lens to easily snap onto the phone’s camera. [Read more…]
The Polar Pro Proview mount is so slick and convenient that I can’t believe no one has cooked up this product until now.
As you are probably aware, GoPro has a handy app that lets you control your GoPro HERO camera and preview the live image on your smartphone. It’s available for iOS, Android and Windows devices for free from the respective app stores. [Read more…]
B&H just released a nice, short video covering four types of lens attachments available for smartphone cameras. In the video above, B&H Photo’s Allen Weitz covers the various features and attachment options of the following lenses:
The QX1 really takes things up a notch as a full on E-mount camera that sports a 20.1MP APS-C sensor. The QX1 attaches to a smartphone just like the other QX models; however, the difference is that it allows you to mount any E-mount lens to your cellphone. [Read more…]
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. [Read more…]
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. [Read more…]