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Nikon smartphone camera patent shows up on online

Nikon may be working on a modular camera system. A Nikon smartphone camera patent has been leaked, pointing towards a camera that would allow users to add a smartphone into the device’s body in order to control it. This is unlike Sony’s lens-style cameras, but more like a combo between Ricoh GXR and a Samsung concept.

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Sony RX2 camera with curved sensor coming in early 2015

Sony has recently taken the wraps off of its curved image sensor technology. Although it was supposed to introduce a full frame curved sensor shooter this year, the Sony RX2 camera will actually become official at the beginning of 2015. The compact camera will be joined by a smartphone featuring a 2/3-inch-type curved sensor.

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Cute photos telling the life story of Darcy the hedgehog

A Tokyo-based photographer is using Instagram and iPhoneography to tell the life story of his pet Darcy the hedgehog. Prepare for cuteness galore provided by a series of photos that will definitely make your heart melt, as photographer Shota Tsukamoto is trying to make Darcy the most popular hedgehog in the world.

Vivo phablet

BBK Vivo to feature 20.2MP sensor with Nikon EXPEED processor

Although it is among the digital camera makers affected by the rise of the smartphones, Nikon might be the one to put the final nail in the coffin for compact cameras. The Japanese maker is rumored to have signed an agreement with a Chinese company, which will launch a BBK Vivo phablet powered by an EXPEED image processor.

OPPO N1 rotating camera smartphone

OPPO N1 rotating camera smartphone released

OPPO announced the N1, its new flagship smartphone with its main selling point being an innovative 13 megapixel camera which can be rotated up to 206 degrees and be used either as a back faced or front faced camera. Packed with many features, the phone will be available for purchase starting in December.

Samsung ISOCELL photography sensor

Better mobile photography with the new ISOCELL sensor from Samsung

Image quality in mobile devices, smartphones and tablets, used to be less than stellar. Now this may change as Samsung announced ISOCELL, a new image sensor for mobile devices. The innovative technology promises better image quality in a smaller size and it will be found in devices launched in late 2013 or early 2014, maybe even in the upcoming Galaxy S5.

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Apple reveals new iPhone 5S and 5C iOS 7 smartphones

Apple’s big September event has taken place and it has brought exactly what the rumor mill predicted. The new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are official and they will become available by the end of next week. The two iOS 7 smartphones are targeted at different categories of consumers, though their specs are very similar.

4K video

Acer Liquid S2 becomes world’s first 4K video recording smartphone

Smartphones are known for being one of the reasons why digital camera sales have suffered such a major drop. Now it seems like these capable handsets are going after a different breed of imaging devices: camcorders. The Acer Liquid S2 has just been announced as the world’s first 4K video recording smartphone in the world.

iblazr

iblazr is the world’s first fully-synced flash for smartphones

Have you ever wanted a flash that could syncronize with your smartphone and tablet? Have you ever wondered why there is none available on the market? Well, if you did, then you should stop looking any further as the iblazr LED flash is here to meet your mobile photography demands, courtesy of the Kickstarter crowd-funding platform.

Sony image sensor

Detailed Sony i1 Honami specs list leaked on the web

The Sony i1 Honami specs have appeared on the web once again. The latest batch of leaks confirms that the smartphone will feature a powerful 20.7-megapixel image sensor, as well as a G lens. The cameraphone will compete against the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom when it becomes available this fall.

Lehmann Aviation LA300

Lehmann Aviation LA300 aerial drone officially announced

A new aerial surveillance drone has been announced. It is called the Lehmann Aviation LA300 and it has been exclusively designed to work with the Nokia Lumia 1020. The unmanned aerial vehicle and 41-megapixel cameraphone will work together to provide superior mapping and other exciting applications.

Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020 announced with 41-megapixel camera

The Nokia Lumia 1020, the sought-after 41-megapixel Windows Phone 8 mobile device, has become official. The smartphone features optical image stabilization and a backside-illuminated sensor among others. It will be capable to zoom up to 6x when recording 720p videos and will become available as of July 26 at AT&T.

Sony Xperia Z

Sony i1 Honami specs include interchangeable lens support

Sony is rumored to announce a Mobile Cybershot smartphone, which might be called i1 Honami, on June 27. The device is coming alongside the RX100 MKII and the RX1-R, as well as a new JPEG engine. Beside these, the upcoming event will also reveal that the i1 Honami will support an interchangeable lens mount.

Nokia EOS 41-megapixel

Nokia EOS 41-megapixel smartphone announcement date is July 11

Nokia will take the smartphone and photography industries by storm once again by announcing a 41-megapixel camera phone on July 11. The company has begun teasing its handset, saying that there are “41 million reasons” to “zoom in” on the July 11 event, where consumers will witness the “reinvention of the zoom”.

iPhone Photographer of the Year

iPhone Photography Awards 2013 winners announced

The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) judges have revealed the winners of the 2013 edition of most prestigious iPhone-related photo competition. The laureate has been selected as Holly Wesley from Scotland, thanks to a great portrait photo of a horse, while the winners of the other categories have also been picked out.

Sony RX200 announcement date

Sony RX200 announcement date slated for June 27

It has been revealed that Sony is preparing a product launch event for June 27. The PlayStation manufacturer is rumored to introduce the RX200 camera, along with the new Honami smartphone, which is codenamed Mobile Cybershot. Both devices will be the first ones to feature the new “Honami” JPEG engine, delivering better imagery.

KLYP iPhone 5 case

Manfrotto announces KLYP iPhone 5 case, app, and PIXI tripod

Manfrotto releases a new KLYP iPhone 5 case and improves it with LED lights and a PIXI tripod that supports many DSLR cameras. In addition to that, a special iPhone application will take photos at the sound of clapping hands.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom announced with 10x optical zoom lens

The world’s first true cameraphone has finally become official, as Samsung has introduced the Galaxy S4 Zoom. This device has all the basic specifications of a mid-level smartphone and all the features of a point-and-shoot camera, as it provides calling support and offers a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with 10x optical zoom lens.

iOS 7

Apple announces iOS 7 with new Photos and Camera apps

Apple has opened the doors for developers, journalists, and other curious minds during the annual WWDC 2013 event. The conference has begun with the iOS 7 introduction, the next-generation operating system, which provides the biggest design change since the launch of the iPhone, as well as new Photos and Camera apps.

SpinPod

SpinPod allows smartphone users to take proper panorama photos

Smartphones can be used to capture panoramas. There are plenty of apps to help them do that, but the quality of the shots is not always satisfying. Well, if you want top-notch results, then you will definitely need to donate to SpinPod on Kickstarter and this tiny device, the SpinPod, can lend you a hand when taking panoramas and time-lapses.

32 LED Smartphone Flash

Thanko launches 32 LED Smartphone Flash to light up the scene

After revealing the cutest DSLR camera of all time, Thanko has decided to strike awe in our minds with the help of the so-called 32 LED Smartphone Flash. It is an accessory compatible with all mobile devices that have a 3.5mm jack, which can provide the necessary light to shoot great photos in low-light conditions.

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