The folks at Cupertino have concluded that a particular batch of iPhone 6 Plus devices include a faulty iSight camera that causes blurry photos. If you’ve purchased the said device and its serial number falls within the range that was affected, Apple will replace your iSight camera on the iPhone 6 Plus for free.
Used for surveillance, photography, and even deliveries, consumer drones involvement in our lives has boomed over the last 5 years – even helping to document societal unrest in unruly areas: the very basis that influenced Sergei Lupashin, founder of Fotokite to create the Fotokite Phi.
Sony will be launching a new smart phone on 3rd August and it looks like it is another photography centric device. This is likely to be its new Xperia C5 Ultra, which was formerly known with the codename Lavender.
Being a Xperia C series, the smart phone is bound to show off its PROselfie features but this time, the main focus is on the main camera itself. As shown in its official teaser above, it offers to the capability of high speed captures.
With a tiny body and single button shooting, this is probably the smallest and simplest GoPro the company has ever produced to date.
Coming in at $399 (about RM 1521) this tiny cube-shaped shooter measures just 1.5 inches long, is waterproof up to 10 meters and is capable of shooting 1440p video at 30fps.
Piloting a drone can be tough for first time users. What if you had a GoPro enabled drone that could pilot itself? This is the Lily, the only drone with a built-in camera that you can throw up into the air and have it follow you to capture life’s greatest adventure.
Last week, we posted a series of pictures taken using the Galaxy S6 edge, the iPhone 6, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5 and the Xperia Z3. Then we asked you to choose which of the phones took the best pictures, to make it fair (and interesting), we didn’t tell you which picture was taken using which device.
You’ve diligently ranked the pictures and we’ve tabulated the results, and here they are.
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UPDATE: We have a winning camera as chosen by you. Read all about it here.
Camera performance in a smartphone is a HUGE deal. It’s such a big deal that many place their purchasing decision predominantly on how well a smartphone takes pictures. So how good are the cameras in among the best smartphones you can get right now?
That’s where you come in.
We have here for you, a selection of pictures taken using five of the best smartphones on the planet: Galaxy S6 Edge, iPhone 6, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5 and the Xperia Z3. We want you to decide which of the five phones take the best picture. The samples are arranged randomly and what you need to do is rank the pictures from your choice of best to worst using the letters display.
For example, here’s how a reader might rank the pictures in Set 1, from best to worst: C, D, E, B, A. Then the reader proceeds to rank sets 2 – 4. Submit your votes in the comment section, we’ll tabulate your submission and reveal which phone, chosen by you, has the best camera.
Voting closes Sunday, April 5 and we’ll reveal the winner on Monday April 6. Enjoy.
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Just when you thought the selfie couldn’t get more intimate, mankind always somehow finds a way to up the ante.
The Svakom Gaga Camera Vibrator is probably the only device that can capture you a selfie from the inside, which is basically a vibrator and an endoscopy camera combined into one of the strangest bits of tech we’ve ever seen. Captured footage can be uploaded to your PC or smartphone and the device also syncs with FaceTime, incase you know, you wanna be on the phone with your naughty bits in tow. We guess it might be a thing for lovers on a long distance relationship or perhaps your local gynecologist.
A spokesperson for Lovehoney, which is selling the device, said: “It allows users to get to know their body in its entirety thanks to the remarkably clear footage this camera captures. “Thanks to its FaceTime compatibility, sharing the view with your lover couldn’t be easier – whether you’re sat right next to each other or miles apart.”
And if you’re wondering how it captures video in your favourite deep dark place, it has built in lights too. The Svakom Gaga Camera Vibrator retails for £119.99 which will set you back about RM 668. You can watch the Svakom Gaga Intimate View Endoscopy vibrator in action right after the jump — and by action, we don’t mean porn.
Project Ara seems to be in full swing to create a functional modular smartphone that can be tailored to your liking based on components of your choosing. Given how the population are serious cameraphone shutterbugs, wouldn’t it be great if you could pick the camera for your phone rather than the other way around?
Of the many companies working on modules, Toshiba gives us a glimpse of what their modular Project Ara camera will be like. The designs were showcased at the Modular Phones Forum and it’s hinted that the company will be making three different modules, a 2MP front camera, 5MP and 13MP rear cameras, and we have reason to believe that Project Ara will be heading to MWC Barcelona this year. Word has it that there will be up to 50 modules on display at the event as well, which sounds extremely promising for the project.
Toshiba did say however that the cost of the modules will range from $50 to $500 (about RM 179 – RM 1791) and will be adjusted to be available a ‘reasonable pricing’ to users. Toshiba wagers that their camera lineup would likely be fully ready in 2016.
Samsung recently announced the Samsung NX500 mirrorless compact, which pretty much can be summed up as their NX1 camera in a much smaller package. Given that they’ve come a very long way since their first NX cameras, the NX500 is looking quite promising.
Featuring roughly the same specifications as the NX1, the NX500 is more or less the same camera that’s been made small enough that you can almost slip it into your pocket. It has the very same 28 MP APS-C sensor, DRIMe V processor, autofocus system and 4K video recording capabilities, which is quite amazing for a camera of this size. It will also have a tiltable 3-inch Super AMOLED Touch panel out the back, an ISO of up to 51,200 as well as a healthy amount of connectivity options namely WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth.
Still, it would have some downsides as a result from it’s small form factor. For starters, the NX500 will not have the 120 fps Full HD video enjoyed by the NX1 but will still record up to 60 fps and burst mode has been downsized from 15 fps to 9 fps due it not being possible to scale down the shutter mechanics. The compact will also be lacking it’s larger sibling’s weather-sealing too, so you won’t have the added benefit of water and dust resistance which is a pretty big bummer.