The Olloclip first became a household name as lens accessory for the iPhone. Different versions of the lens already came out. For a time, the iOS fans are the only ones enjoying the product but now, it's pretty much available for Android.
Aside from producing smartphones, Japanese OEM Sony once upon a time also were pretty famous for their digital cameras. Now they’re merging the two once again as they announced the “rebirth” of their lens camera by introducing two new models: the QX30 and the E-mount QX1. The two can work on their own as high-powered cameras or they can be attached to your smartphone or tablet to give it a much needed megapixel boost.
ZTE is bringing yet another of its rare smartphones to the US, this time offering it without any carrier support or subsidy. The nubia 5S mini's 13 megapixel camera and focus on digital photography features, however, might make it a more interesting pick compared to the manufacturer's previous devices, even or especially those limited edition marketing gimmicks.
Afterlight is a very popular photo editing app for iPhone users, and now non-iOS users need not be envious anymore. Afterlight is finally available for Android smartphones and tablets so we can finally know what the fuss is all about. There are a gazillion photo apps out there, but it seems that this is one of the apps to beat as per those lists of “best apps for so-and-so” are concerned.
Have you ever gone on a vacation on your own, was too embarrassed to ask strangers to take your pictures and so ended up with crappy selfie shots? Or are you tired of taking actual selfies with your friends because people are starting to call you the selfie queen? A new product is trying to solve all of the world’s selfie-related problems by creating something that we’ve probably thought of but never thought of actually creating: a magnetic monopod.
Even with the advent of mobile photography due to the massive improvement of smartphone cameras, there is still nothing better for old school photographers than to have a DSLR in their hands. But sometimes, lugging around and controlling that massive camera can be a pain in the neck, especially when you’re trying to get a rather difficult shot. CASE Remote wants to help solve that problem by turning your Android device into a wireless remote controller for your DSLR.
One of the best things that has come out of the proliferation of high-quality cameras in smartphones is, not the emergence of the selfies, but having access to thousands of amazing looking panoramic pictures from all over the world. The SphereShare app for Android is one of the best ones out there, collecting over 24,000 photospheres and putting them into an ecosystem that is easy to search and share.
Samsung's flagship has managed to get another medal pinned to its shirt, this time from photo and video test suite DxOMark. But while the Samsung Galaxy S5 technically shares the top spot with the Sony Xperia Z2, it does outrank Sony's camera smartphone in the video category.
If you’ve got friends using iPhones, you may have seen them sport some add-on lenses for their sharp shooter. There are a lot of aftermarket lenses for the iPhone; it sells well, and has a single form factor. Android users haven’t been so lucky, but popular Kickstarter team Lensbaby is changing that.