camera

Polaroid iM1836 micro 4/3 interchangeable lens camera now available

The Polaroid iM1836 camera was the subject of numerous leaks and was then officially unveiled in January, during CES. At the time Polaroid had said the camera would be arriving during the first quarter of the year and with a price point of $399. Anyway, Polaroid has finally announced the availability. The iM1836 is available today and actually priced a bit lower than originally expected.

Verizon Moto X camera update fully detailed

It appears as if Verizon Wireless is just about ready to begin rolling out the Moto X software update. This is the one often referred to as the camera update, though there are quite a few other items listed in the changelog -- including a Google Drive promotion. Anyway, at this time Verizon has yet to publicly post the changelog, but we can say the update will be arriving as software version 139.15.1.

OPPO N1 international rollout getting underway

Following a series of rumors and teasers, OPPO unveiled the N1 smartphone back in late-September. At the time the handset was announced for China with the promise of additional markets later in the year. There was mention of the global rollout beginning in December, however the specifics remained a mystery. Well, it looks like the global rollout is beginning.

OPPO N1 pioneer program now accepting applicants

The OPPO N1 was announced back in September and while the availability is expected to begin in early-December, it looks like some lucky users may be able to get their hands on one a bit ahead of schedule. OPPO has launched a 'pioneer' program and will be offering the N1 to a select group of users. Those users will be able to purchase the handset at a discounted price, however they will need to do some work after the N1 arrives in their hands.

OPPO phone to use DigitalOptics MEMS camera, not Nexus 5

Reports earlier in the month suggested the Nexus 5 would arrive with a MEMS camera and Lytro-like features. That report was later debunked and things settled in with details about how the Nexus 5 would have a Sony IMX179 sensor. Specifically, an 8 megapixel camera. But just in case there was any doubt left, the folks at DigitalOptics Corporation have shared some news this morning.

Moto X camera update heading to US Cellular this month

A software update for the Moto X has been making the carrier rounds. This is the update that brings fixes for the camera and touchless controls and so far it has hit three of the big four US carriers. AT&T was the most recent of the three with the update arriving just last week. We are still waiting on word from Verizon Wireless, however a recent leak is suggesting US Cellular will be rolling the update out soon.