Tag: smartphone

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iPhone Photography Award – Winners 2017

I’ve never been a member of the “Team iPhone”. But for quite some time I’ve been a fan of the iPhone Photography Award. Every year, I’m impressed by the incredible variety of breathtaking pictures you can take with an iPhone (and of course, with other smartphones as well). No matter if it’s spectacular landscape images, ...

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Is Kodak the new big player in the smartphone business?

Since a few days it seems like everybody is talking about the new smartphone by Kodak. As many of you might know, it’s not the first try by the photography giant to establish itself in the Smartphone business. Back in 2015 Kodak introduced the IM5, but it wasn’t a success. The second try, with the ...

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Fojo – Darkroom kit for smartphone photos

OK, I admit that there is definitely a difference in whether you shoot your photos with a DSLR or a Smartphone. Those who really devote themselves to photography will probably always prefer to have a “real camera” in their hands. But, no matter how much one belongs to “team DSLR”, there is no question about ...

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Dual camera zoom: Corephotonics presents a 5x zoom without moving parts

Zoom lenses are useful, but they need a complex optical formula, which means, compared to prime lenses, they are pretty big and heavy. That’s the reason why they aren’t used that often, and if, in a simpler and more basic version (with a small zoom range and/or slow speed) in smartphones and in compact cameras. ...

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The Development of the Camera Market between 1933 and 2013

The market for photography equipment has been shrinking continually and across all areas for the last years. The decline in sales in low-priced compact cameras is easy to explain: for many, smart phones afford a sufficiently good image quality, are more readily available for snapshots, and, most importantly, people actually carry them with them constantly ...

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The camera market is shrinking: compact camera soon to be an endangered species

According to Cipa, the interest group of the Japanese photo industry, 14 mio cameras have been delivered worldwide in the first quarter of 2013. Compared to the previous year, when 25 mio were shipped, this constitutes a sharp decline of an alarming 40%. Especially the demand for compact cameras has heavily decreased. While 21 mio ...