Mobile Photography – Google Pixel 2 review: Sets new record for overall smartphone camera quality

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TheAppWhisperer has as intense association with DxOMark (the world’s most trusted and comprehensive database of objective image-quality test results for camera sensors, lenses, and mobile phones) and they have just published their latest test results on the Google Pixel 2 … Read more

Mobile Photography – Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – ‘Best Smartphone for Zoom’

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DxOMark, is the trusted industry standard for camera and lens image quality measurements and ratings. TheAppWhisperer has as intense association with this company and they have just published their latest test results on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Paul Carroll the writer for this review explains that the “Note 8 becomes the new joint leader for smartphone image quality alongside Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus. A phenomenal photo sub-score that breaks new ground as the first smartphone to hit 100 points makes the Note 8 the current class-leader for stills, thanks to excellent zoom quality, good noise reduction and detail preservation, as well as fast and accurate autofocus. The Note 8 doesn’t quite match the same heights for video, where its sub-score of 84 is a little behind the best performers, such as the Google Pixel with 91 points, or the iPhone 8 Plus and the HTC U11, both with 89. It’s still a very capable device for video, however, with its key strengths being good exposure with fast convergence, fast and stable autofocus, as well as good noise reduction, white balance, and color rendering”. This result puts the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on a par with the iPhone 8 Plus – very interesting, to read more, go here.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Tickle Your Fancy #58

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Welcome back to our fifty eighth post in our Tickle Your Fancy section. ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of between seven to eight links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of … Read more

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Reviewed – DxOMark

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Just published by David Cardinal for DxOMark the Apple iPhone 8 Plus review makes interesting reading. “The Apple iPhone 8 Plus is the best-performing mobile device camera we have ever tested. Its overall DxOMark Mobile score of 94 sets a new record, beating out the 90 points for both the Google Pixel and the HTC U11, as well as the 92 that its sibling iPhone 8 just scored. Its Photo score of 96 is also a new record, blowing past the Pixel’s 90. For Video, its score of 89 is among our highest, but tied with the HTC U11 and slightly below the Pixel’s 91. Of course, the Pixel is nearly a year old now, so it makes sense that Apple’s new flagship is breaking new ground”, said Cardinal.

To read the review in full, please go here.

Image ©Apple.com

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DxO introduces revolutionary DSLR-quality camera that attaches directly to the iPhone®

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This is interesting, I’ve known about it for a little while as I’m fortunate to have some ‘connections’ (my husband is one of the technical consultants) for DxO; a world leader in digital imaging technologies. They have introduced the DxO ONE, a revolutionary camera that delivers DSLR image quality in an extremely compact size. At 3.8 oz (108 g) and 2.65” (6.9 cm) tall, the DxO ONE is so small that it easily fits in a pocket, yet it features an ultra-high quality f/1.8, 32mm equivalent aspherical lens with a variable 6-blade iris and a 1-inch 20.2MP CMOS BSI sensor capable of capturing high-resolution images even in very low light.

Made of high-grade aluminum, the DxO ONE is a premium camera that has been engineered with the iPhone and iPad® in mind: it attaches via the Lightning™ connector, turning the beautiful iPhone display into the camera’s viewfinder. The camera swivels ±60°, enabling creative perspectives.

The DxO ONE achieves a DxOMark Sensor Score of 70, and up to 85 when using the SuperRAW™ technology (described below), on par with full frame DSLRs and dramatically higher than any smartphone. DxOMark is the industry-standard protocol for camera and lens image quality assessment, used throughout the camera industry and photography press.

“The image quality of the DxO ONE is stunning,” said Jerome Meniere, CEO and founder of DxO. “It’s possible to shoot crystal-clear images under moonlight, which is incredible for a camera this small. The shallow depth of field and bokeh of the lens at f/1.8 is absolutely perfect for portrait photography.”

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Samsung Galaxy S5 overview: Joint leader in DxOMark Mobile rankings – Kevin Carter

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Kevin Carter our Head of Technical Hardware as well as the Lead Technical Editor for DxOMark and the British Journal of Photography among others, recently tested Samsung’s Galaxy S5 smartphone. DPReview use Kevin’s scientific data in their reviews, as they … Read more

Sony Xperia Z2 overview: Revised model takes first place in Mobile rankings – Kevin Carter

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Kevin Carter our Head of Technical Hardware as well as the Lead Technical Editor for DxOMark and the British Journal of Photography among others, recently tested Sony’s Xperia Z2 smartphone. DPReview use Kevin’s scientific data in their reviews, as they … Read more

RED Epic Sensor Reviews – Kevin Carter/DxOMark and More…

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Kevin Carter our Head of Technical Hardware as well as the Lead Technical Editor/Consultant for DxOMark, the British Journal of Photography among many others has just completed some huge technical reviews for DxOMark. Not least the RED Epic Dragon review … Read more

Nokia Lumia 1020’s RAW Image Quality – DxOMark/Kevin Carter Takes A Look

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Kevin Carter our Head of Technical Hardware as well as the Lead Technical Editor for DxOMark and the British Journal of Photography among others, recently tested the Nokia Lumia 1020’s RAW Image quality. DPReview use Kevin’s scientific data in their … Read more

Sony Xperia Z1 Overview – A Serious Challenger To Nokia Lumia 1020?

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Kevin Carter our Head of Technical Hardware as well as the Lead Technical Editor for DxOMark and the British Journal of Photography among others, recently as tested the Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone. DPReview use Kevin’s scientific data in their reviews, … Read more

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