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Google confirms RAW and Burst Mode are coming as they reboot the Android camera code/design, November 27, 2013
Android source code revealed last week that RAW is in the works for Android. Now Google has officially explained their plans, they are adding RAW support and burst mode as part of a reboot/rework of the camera related Android source... Continue

Scatterbrain: Getty/AFP to pay for Twitter photos, Flickr photo books, 4D prenatal portraits, Picasa spy-vs-spy, etc, November 26, 2013
We will try to catch up with the "timeline" by tonight, because after tonight, we are going in Black Friday Madness mode. In the meantime, here is a random round-up (thus, scatterbrain) of camera and photo related buzzworthy-ish stories... +... Continue

The Race to 4K: Qualcomm's new 4K Video mobile Snapdragon 805, November 20, 2013
Digital cameras and smartphones "battled it out" over HD video, first with 720p and then with 1080p. Now a new battleground has opened up, the race to 4K video! A number of entry-level P&S cameras are still at 720p, partly... Continue

RAW and perhaps "removable" cameras coming to Android, November 18, 2013
Nokia fired the first RAW shot in the world of smartphone/mobile photography, and it looks like perhaps Android is the next one! Digging into the publicly available Google source code revealed this. Ars Technica has the details. It was not... Continue

New Nexus 5 flagship Android smartphone with 8mp, OIS, and initially exclusive HDR+ feature, October 31, 2013
If you are tired of the carrier tyranny, you can do something about it. Consider an unlocked Google Nexus phone. Today Google announced its new flagship, the Nexus 5, made by LG, available unlocked for $350 (16GB) or $400 (32GB),... Continue

Scatterbrain: new iOn Air Pro 3 action cam, Pinterest attribution via Getty Images, more G+ features, Your Album Art, H.264 open source, HTC One bullet time rig, etc, October 30, 2013
In this new experimental feature, we take a snapshot look at some of the many potentially interesting new camera and photography related things that were recently posted online. This one happens to have a bit of a mobile photography focus.... Continue

Google's Motorola announces modular smartphone platform - the dream of the modular camera quasi-rekindled, October 28, 2013
The dream of the "modular camera" is getting quasi-rekindled by osmosis today. Rekindled in that Google's Motorola is making waves by announcing a brand new modular phone hardware platform called "Project Ara". Motorola will provide the infrastructure and third parties... Continue

RAW goes Mobile: Nokia announces Lumia smartphone with RAW [also: Lytro-like feature and Instagram for WP], October 22, 2013
Apple was not the only one today with splashy announcements. Nokia made history (as far as I can tell) by offering the first smartphones to offer RAW image capture out of the box. With this they are adding more photog-cred... Continue

New 13mp Samsung smartphone camera module promises better OIS and up to 8x better low light performance in certain situations, October 11, 2013
A new camera module from Samsung is promising better optical image stabilization (up to 1.5), and up to 8X better low light performance in certain circumstances. The new module will have a 13-megapixel sensor. The announcement is in Korean, so... Continue

Sony IMX145 stacked CMOS Exmor-RS sensor found inside new iPhone 5S, September 25, 2013
Chipworks loves tearing technology down and their iPhone 5S teardown revealed last week that the sensor powering the camera of the new flagship iPhone 5S (model name, not plural) is the Sony IMX145 stacked CMOS Exmor-RS sensor. There is some... Continue

First CyanogenMod collaboration smartphone Oppo N1 features 13mp 1/3" f2 206-degree rotating camera, September 23, 2013
Digital camera manufacturers lost interest in swiveling cameras for the most part, but Oppo is bringing the sexy back with the launch of the first smartphone in collaboration with the popular Android CyanogenMod collective, the Oppo N1. The smartphone has... Continue

Sony offers Camera Remote API for developers to use in developing camera apps, September 6, 2013
The Sony Revival continues! After a series of interesting IFA 2013 announcements and the faux-DSLR a3000/iLCe-3000 mirrorless camera, Sony is making yet another move that sets it apart from most of the other camera manufacturers. It has launched in beta... Continue

Microsoft to buy Nokia's devices and services - what will they do with Lumia camera-phones?, September 2, 2013
With IFA 2013 just about to open its doors, Microsoft and Nokia dropped a big bomb. Microsoft is paying over $7 billion USD to buy Nokia's Devices and Services. Detailed coverage of the news from a tech and business perspective... Continue

First smartphone with 4K video is announced - what does this mean for digital cameras?, September 2, 2013
This is an odd number year (2013), so no Photokina this year. But there is a new IFA trade show in Berlin every year. This year's IFA is starting soon and it will bring all kinds of technological miracles and... Continue

(ENDED) Free Premium Photography app: PicShop Editor (ends Wedn 3am ET), August 13, 2013
This daily deal expired. For future specials check the Camera Deals blog with the easy to remember url The free premium app of the day at the Amazon Android Store for Tuesday 8/13/13 is the PicShop Photo Editor. This... Continue


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