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iPhone X is the world's best smartphone for photos, second best overall on DxOMark

The past few months have been a ratings-palooza for DxOMark Mobile, as flagship after flagship has come out raised the bar on smartphone sensor quality. From the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and its 100 photo score, to the iPhone 8 Plus' week-long stint at the top of the charts, to the Google Pixel 2's highest ever score of 98, we've had plenty to keep an eye on. dpreview.com

2017-11-8 18:24

This neural network turns smartphone snaps into 'DSLR-quality photos'

Researchers at ETH Z The project is called 'DSLR-Quality Photos on Mobile Devices with Deep Convolutional Networks' and part of the abstract on the project home page reads as follows: Despite a rapid rise in the quality of built-in smartphone cameras, their physical limitationssmall sensor size, compact lenses and the lack of specific hardwareimpede them to achieve the quality results of DSLR cameras. dpreview.com

2017-10-31 20:53

DxOMark: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ties iPhone 8 Plus as best ever smartphone camera

News that Apple's new iPhone 8 Plus had suddenly taken the top spot on DxOMark's smartphone camera rankings was met with the expected range of praise and critiqueeverything from "of course, iPhone's are awesome cameras" to "how much did Apple pay DxOMark for this result!?" But it turns out the iPhone 8 Plus' ranking as the best smartphone camera DxOMark had ever tested didn't last very long. dpreview.com

2017-10-4 01:34

2016 CIPA data shows compact digital camera sales lower than ever

Last month, the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) released its 2016 report detailing yearly trends in camera shipments. Using that data, photographer Sven Skafisk has created a graph that makes it easy to visualize the data, namely the major growth in smartphone sales over the past few years and the apparent impact it has had on dedicated camera sales. dpreview.com

2017-3-7 00:51

OPPO to announce 5x zoom smartphone technology at MWC

It appears smartphone maker OPPO is planning to announce a smartphone camera with a 5x zoom at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that is starting next Sunday. Today the Chinese company has sent out a teaser email which hardly included any technical detail but a 'Go 5x Further' logo and the 'So close you can feel it' tagline, strongly suggesting the novelty will be camera-related. dpreview.com

2017-2-21 21:25

Fancy is a pocketable smartphone gimbal

Smartphone stabilizers are a great tool for capturing professional-looking video footage on your mobile device and are getting more powerful with every new generation. However, most current models have one thing in common: they are not really pocketable, making them more of a dedicated tool for serious video shooters rather than an everyday item for the average consumer. dpreview.com

2017-2-16 21:51