photography

Camera Awesome update improves Nexus 5, Nexus 4 and HTC One experience

SmugMug launched Camera Awesome for Android a short while back and while they quietly added support for the Nexus 5 after the initial launch, they have improved that support with this latest update. Camera Awesome v1.0.2 has arrived in the Google Play Store and along with the Nexus 5, this update brought added support for the Nexus 4 and HTC One as well as some general improvements that will benefit all devices.

Android camera RAW support and native burst-mode confirmed by Google

Google has confirmed they are working to add RAW image file and native burst shot mode support. This isn't yet available for developers to take advantage of, however it does come as a nice follow-up to the report that surfaced earlier in the month on this very subject. The confirmation comes by way of Google spokesperson Gina Scigliano who mentioned that "Android's latest camera HAL (hardware abstraction layer) and framework supports raw and burst-mode photography."

Nexus 5 photography powers featured in new Google video clips

The Nexus 5 does not have the best camera among its peers, even with the presence of Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) technology. But that's not stopping Google from trying to convince you that it's more than good enough, mostly thanks to software features. Now the company has come out with three short video ads that show how even a decent quality camera can be fun.

Samsung Galaxy NX camera arrives in the US

Samsung has launched the Galaxy NX camera for those in the US. The camera is touted as being one that mixes a professional level experience with the simplicity and familiarity of Android. Basically, that is to say the Galaxy NX is one that provides an interchangeable lens experience while running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Samsung has the Galaxy NX available at this time and priced from $1,599.

Camera Awesome for Android hands-on

SmugMug recently released Camera Awesome for Android. This release came after a rather long period of being available for iOS only. But putting that to the side, the app is $2.99 and brings the obvious ability of being able to capture images or video along with quite a few features. To begin with though, the Camera Awesome app is able to capture images quickly, really quickly.

Dayframe digital photo frame app exits beta

Dayframe is an app that we have been looking at recently. Details of the app emerged earlier in the month and thanks to an available beta, we were able to take an early look at the app. Basically, Dayframe will turn your Android tablet or smartphone into a digital photo frame.

Smartphones threaten even high-end digital cameras

What was probably considered a novelty and luxury a decade or so ago has grown up to challenge even one of the most established consumer electronics businesses today. The exponential growth of smartphones and the inclusion of high-quality photography components are, to some people, slowly causing the death not only of cheaper digital cameras but even interchangeable-lens digital single-lens reflex or DSLR models as well.

Photospheres getting a big fix in Android 4.4

Photospheres are great — in theory. In practice, we often have a tough time getting it right. Sometimes, it’s not even our fault, either. We stand still, we rotate slowly, but there are still half clouds or people who's right arm sits over their left leg.
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