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At long last, pet portraits with background blur are possible on the iPhone XR

By | Apps, Artificial Intelligence, bokeh, Gadgets, halide, iPhone, iPhone Xr, Mobile, Photography

The new iPhones have some great new photography features, but the XR lacks a couple, for instance portrait mode for non-people subjects, owing to its sadly having only the one camera. So last year! Fortunately third party camera app Halide is here to help you get that professional-looking bokeh in your doggo shots.

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The future of photography is code

By | Artificial Intelligence, Gadgets, Photography, Science, TC

What’s in a camera? A lens, a shutter, a light-sensitive surface and, increasingly, a set of highly sophisticated algorithms. While the physical components are still improving bit by bit, Google, Samsung and Apple are increasingly investing in (and showcasing) improvements wrought entirely from code. Computational photography is the only real battleground now. The reason for […]

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See the new iPhone’s ‘focus pixels’ up close

By | Apple, cameras, Gadgets, Hardware, iPhone, iPhone XS, iPhone Xs Max, Mobile, Photography

The new iPhones have excellent cameras, to be sure. But it’s always good to verify Apple’s breathless on-stage claims with first-hand reports. We have our own review of the phones and their photography systems, but teardowns provide the invaluable service of letting you see the biggest changes with your own eyes — augmented, of course, by a high-powered microscope.

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Big cameras and big rivalries take center stage at Photokina

By | cameras, Fujifilm, Gadgets, Hardware, leica, mirrorless, Panasonic, Photography, Photokina, Sigma, TC

Photokina is underway in London and the theme of the show is “large.” Unusually for an industry that is trending towards the compact, the cameras on stage at this show sport big sensors, big lenses, and big price tags. But though they may not be for the average shooter, these cameras are impressive pieces of hardware that hint at things to come for the industry as a whole.

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