Lots of high-end smartphones have added multiple camera modules and lenses to the back of their designs. But why? The fact is that they do different things for different phones, so we’re here to break it all down for you. Multiple rear cameras are a luxury feature at the moment only found on the most expensive phones—like the iPhone X—but the trickle-down nature of mobile tech means we’ll soon be seeing them on less expensive models, too, so it’s good to get familiar with how it all works. The “Two Are Better Than One” Approach Different camera modules and lenses are better at different tasks. A low-aperture, wide-angle lens is great for gathering sharp detail up close, but not so great when your subject is in motion. A longer lens can “blow up” images from far away subjects, but lets in less light. With a conventional camera, taking two photos with two different lenses isn’t all that useful—you’ll just end up with … [Read more...] about Why Do Some Smartphones Use Multiple Cameras?
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Taking photographs at night time is always a challenge, with the lack of light leading to potential camera blur, grainy images and indistinguishable subjects. The obvious solution is to turn on the flash, but this can make subjects appear washed out, and leave background features shrouded in darkness. In the past, good low-light photography required the use of a DSLR camera, but smartphone cameras have come a long way in the past few years. Now, by adjusting a few of the settings, it is possible to capture creative and atmospheric pictures without the need for any specialist equipment. To mark the launch of its "One Night on iPhone 7" campaign, Apple has teamed up with two UK photographers - Ruairidh McGlynn and Arif Jawad - to put its latest smartphones to the test. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both have a number of features designed for low light photography, including optical image stabilisation, f1./8 aperture and a six element lens. The larger ƒ/1.8 aperture allows up to … [Read more...] about How to take amazing photos at night using your iPhone
Samsung Galaxy S9 (right), Galaxy S8 (left) Looking to dump the Samsung Galaxy S8 for a newer Galaxy S9? You have probably already heard that the improvements are not as substantial as one might hope. Even our own Joshua Vergara tells us the upgrade might not be worthy for many of you. It’s a tough decision, as we are always struggling between saving money and having the shiniest, newest tech. If one thing were to push you over the edge, however, it’d be the camera, as that is typically the biggest differentiator between the S9 and its predecessor (as well as all competition). After spending some time with the Galaxy S9, we have had enough time to put it up against its main competitors, and of course, we could not forget about the Galaxy S8. How much better is Samsung’s new camera one year down the track? Related ArticlesCamera shootout: Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Google Pixel 2 XL Flagships like the LG G7, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and others … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S8: How much better is the new camera?
Reddit0Facebook4Google+0TwitterPinterest0StumbleUpon0Whether you’re using a simple point-and-shoot to take everyday pictures or you’ve just got your first DSLR, getting to completely know all there is about your camera and the equipment that comes with it may seem a bit intimidating. That said, knowing how to use each setting and when is crucial for making those professional-looking, breath-taking shots. Fortunately, here are some tips that will help you up your photography game to a new level and make sure you’re taking amazing photos. Go through the manual A lot of people actually never read the manuals, but they can tell you a lot about your camera’s strengths and weaknesses. Finding out all there is about your camera, including what all the buttons do and what every option means is what separates the amateurs from those with a more serious approach to photography. The manual contains everything, ranging from presets information to disabling the sound which … [Read more...] about How To Get The Best Out Of Your Camera
Huawei has pulled out all the stops with their new P20 range of smartphones. The P20 and P20 Pro look gorgeous and come packed with features, including the first triple-lens smartphone camera on the P20 Pro, with both phones ascending to the top of DxOMark’s camera rankings. There’s been a confident swagger about the company as it goes about its business in Paris. We’ve been assured multiple times by company representatives that there’s something significant coming at Tuesday’s launch event, and they know full well that they’ve placed us in a city full of notable sights and sounds just waiting to be captured by the new camera technology on their phones. That confidence seems justified, with today’s event taking place at one of the city’s most prestigious event spaces – the Grand Palais. Let’s talk about the phones themselves, firstly. Both phones are new “full view” display phones – meaning the front is … [Read more...] about Huawei’s P20 series phones launch in Paris, delivering best-in-class camera experiences