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Tecno showcases new telescopic macro lens for smartphones

In December last year, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Tecno shared a teaser for its upcoming telescopic macro lens for smartphones. The teaser revealed that the new lens would feature a compress back focal length (BFL) design with motorized stretchable lenses to offer a large aperture and continuous lossless zoon. At the time, the company also said...

Imint’s new Vidhance Video Stabiltization 4 engine delivers better motion detection, improved memory performance and more

Imint, the Sweden-based company that specializes in video software solutions for smartphones, today unveiled the Vidhance Video Stabiltization 4. The fourth-generation video stabilization engine builds upon the company's previous solutions and offers various improvements including better motion detection, lower power consumption, improved memory handling, and more. Imint says the new stabilization engine is completely redesigned from...

Pixel 6 camera will improve skin tones in photos with ‘Real Tone’

One of the challenges with photography, especially with smartphones, is light balance with skin tones. For example, someone with darker skin might be washed out if they are standing behind a bright sky. That's one area Google is focusing on with the Pixel 6, and the company talked about its new 'Real Tone' feature today...

Apple iPhone 13 Pro vs Google Pixel 5: These cameras shouldn’t be so competitive

The recently-released iPhone 13 Pro has had an incredible amount of praise bestowed upon it, with some deeming it the best smartphone camera on the market. Given that the Google Pixel 5 has managed to hang on with arguably outdated camera hardware for so long, we figured that we should put it to the test...

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Vivo X70 Pro Plus: Battle for the Crown of the Best Camera on Android

Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra has held the throne of the best overall smartphone camera for most of 2021. But a new challenger has arrived in the form of the Vivo X70 Pro Plus, and it's a major contender after having beaten the iPhone 13 Pro in our previous camera shootout. I took both of these...

Apple iPhone 13 Pro vs Vivo X70 Pro Plus: Battle of the Pro-sumer Cameras

Much praise has been bestowed on the iPhone 13 Pro’s camera system in the past weeks, with some reputable outlets calling it the best smartphone camera. But what if I told you there was another smartphone released recently, one that has unfortunately been buried by the onslaught of iPhone media coverage, that can go head-to-head...

Apple iPhone 13 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Camera Shootout and Comparison

Every year around this time, there’s one camera comparison that must be made -- the latest iPhone vs the latest Samsung Galaxy. It’s a necessity because Samsung and Apple have essentially a duopoly in the North American market, meaning for a major, highest-spending, chunk of the world’s phone market, the latest iPhone and the latest...

Apple warns motorcycle engines can damage iPhone cameras

Many modern smartphones include optical image stabilization, or OIS for short, for reducing motion blur in photos. The feature usually relies on moving components (usually the lens), which is why some flagship phones produce a rattling noise when you shake them. Apple has just published a new support document explaining that prolonged vibrations, such as...

All the new Camera Features on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is Samsung's best foldable to date with excellent improvements like water resistance, support for the S Pen, and slightly better ergonomics than its predecessor. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 essentially replaces the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra from last year since Samsung has decided to drop the Note series from its...

Samsung kills the cameras on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 if you unlock the bootloader

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 represent the best foldable technologies that Samsung can provide to its consumers. Needless to say, if you are in the market right now for a premium smartphone, the latest Galaxy Z lineup will surely figure in your list as a possible purchase option....

Under-display cameras: Do you think they’re worth it right now?

Just as 2020 was a monumental year for foldable smartphones, 2021 is shaping up to be a significant year for devices with under-display cameras. Although ZTE launched the first phone with an under-display camera last year, it was riddled with issues, and other manufacturers didn't adopt the technology this year. Today, you have a couple...

Best cheap webcams to buy in 2021: Lenovo, Tecknet, Depstech, and more

Ever since last year, working from home has become the new norm, with in-person meetings being replaced by virtual conferences. This has naturally led to a huge increase in the demand for webcams. While most modern laptops, even the expensive ones, continue to offer a mediocre camera experience, it's best to invest extra money for...