Tagged: Smartphone

Kodak introduces Ektra: a 21 MP camera with Android smart phone

This is a smart phone designed specifically for photography enthusiasts, with a 21 megapixel f/2.0 rear camera and a 13 megapixel front camera, plus 4K video. Kodak calls it a “photography first” smart phone. It even includes an actual shutter button. ?A Kodak smartphone aimed at photographers has gone on sale at a pop-up store in London. Source: Kodak Ektra ‘photography first’ smartphone goes on sale – The Irish News This...

The demographics of camera users

The author, at the link below, notes that those under 30 predominately use their smart phone to take photos. Older travelers use compact point and shoot cameras, and middle aged and older often shoot with higher end DSLRs. One thing I noticed on my trip to the UK , specifically London, was the abundance of cameras. Source: Cameras, Cameras, Everywhere | Garden Walk Garden Talk A recent Nikon item said that 55% of...

Using 2 cameras to create fake narrow depth of field images

Small sensor cameras – such as smart phones and point and shoot cameras – are unable to create significant blurring of the background or foreground. Narrow depth of field is mostly limited to large sensor cameras – or to long telephoto shots. But, two camera sensors may be used to measure depth in the scene. One camera is used for the actual photo and the second for depth. Parallax, or the difference...

2015 Mobile phones to feature 4K video support and massive megapixel imaging

Suspect many phones will be shooting 4K video as well as the new Qualcomm smart phone chipset features 4K video encoding and decoding: 2015 will see handsets with 4K displays and 55MP cameras. It’s going to be EPIC. via Snapdragon 810 & 810: 4K Displays, 55MP Cameras & 64-Bit Android | Know Your Mobile. Android L is a future release of the Android OS and it will move Android from a...

Another 3D mobile phone announced

LG Reaffirms Commitment to 3D with Optimus 3D Max. From a photography or video perspective, we may not be paying sufficient attention to the mobile smart phone category. There are now quite a few mobile phones featuring glasses-free 3D displays, and I also saw some 3D tablet demos at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. The latter were also glasses-free. The problem is – what do people do with a 3D phone?...

Low end camera and camcorder sales dive, expensive cameras rise

Study: Smartphones Putting Serious Hurt on Point-and-Shoot Camera Sales | News & Opinion | PCMag.com. Smart phones are replacing the very low end still and video cameras. 2011 versus 2010: Point and shoot camera unit sales down by -17% “Pocket” camcorder unit sales down by -13% Traditional camcorder unit sales down by -8% High end point and shoot cameras (10x zoom are larger) up by 16% High end detachable lens cameras...