Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: Flagship respec to include optical zoom?
The Samsung Galaxy S4 already has a host of nifty camera tricks tucked inside its software, but the latest rumour suggests that Samsung may be planning a new version of the phone with an even keener focus on photography. According…
iPhone add-on brings a telephoto lens to your Jesus phone
Avid photographer, but feeling a little bit let down by the zoom function on your iPhone? Then take a look at this slightly-mad-but-also-ingenious little add-on that gives your smartphone a telephoto lens. Clipping onto the back of your iPhone with…
Bizarre dual-lens clamshell 'CLAM' camera concept, for the vein photographer
The dual-lens and hinged design of this ‘CLAM’ camera’s body lets the second lens take a photo of the face of the photographer, should he or she be feeling a bit left out of all the fun and want a happy memento of the time they took that lovely photo.
When folded open flat, the CLAM…
The Leica S2 waterproof professional DSLR. New entry at #1 on our Fantasy Next New Camera Chart
It has what Leica calls a “middle format sensor” that contains a spec-sheet-topping 37.5 megapixel CCD that is 56% larger than traditional full-frame 35mm SLRs. If you understand that sort of thing and are now nodding with enthusiasm, the Leica S2 is the camera for you.
If you have recently signed a new contract earning you £55,000 a week even if you’re not playing due to injury, it is also the camera for you, as we’d imagine a new SLR from Leica is going to cost quite a bit. It certainly looks expensive.
It has a 3″ high-resolution LCD round the back, featuring a 460,000 pixel display so your previews look good, works at “twice the speed of comparable medium-format backs” thanks to its new Maestro image…
Hasselblad reveals its H3DII-50 DSLR – with staggering 50megapixel sensor
OK, technology. Listen up. You’ve gone too far. There’s no need to keep evolving. You can stop getting better each year. There’s no way anyone needs a 50megapixel camera. Anything above 10 is already frankly rather unnecessary.
But a 50megapixel sensor is what supreme specialist maker Hasselblad has indeed stuffed, somehow, into the body of its new H3DII-50. The resulting image files are a Photoshop-breaking 300MB each in size, although the camera does at least have a 3″ LCD so you don’t have to spend a weekend copying all the rubbish ones over to your PC.
It shoots at a mighty 1fps, which is fair enough given the amount of data the poor thing has to stuff…
A wide-angle lens for iPhone that makes pretty much zero difference
If you’re that into photography you know about wide angle lenses and are bothered about the width of the angles of your shots, chances are you’re carrying something around with you that’s a little bit better at taking photographs than an iPhone.
But let’s put that paradox to one side for a moment and talk gadgets. This gadget. A wide-angle lens that clips over the top of your iPhone and makes your angles wider by fiddling about with the light as it enters your iPhone’s camera.
The makers of it have very kindly put together a before and after shot illustrating the kind of difference it’ll make.