February 24th 2012 2:40 pm


by frankspin

Has your phone replaced your camera?
It's that time of the year when we get all the latest bits on the camera industry: Photokina. Of course we're there and covering it [1]. I know it's still early but one thing I'm noticing is we're not getting a ton of announcements for point and shoot cameras. Sure, Canon has a fancy new rival with the RX 100. Panasonic followed up with the update the LX7. But these are higher end cameras commanding something in the $500-700 price range.
As our phones get more and more powerful, we're getting... Read more →

by marc

Is the Lumia 920's PureView camera the best cellphone camera ever made?
It's tempting to sneer at Nokia's use of the "PureView" classification to describe the imaging technology used in the new Lumia 920 phone. Afterall, most people have come to associate the term with the PureView 808 and its 41-megapixel camera. But PureView is Nokia's branding, and they're using it to describe all of their next-gen imaging technology. And based on what I saw today at Nokia's launch event, I'd say that the term applies to the camera on the Lumia 920.... Read more →

by tatsumaki

Price drop prediction?
As eager as I am to own this handset, I'm pretty leery about the $699 price tag. While I'm sure the camera tech is worth it, it's still a decent hit on the pocket book. I bought my N8 about a year after its debut. At that time, it had dropped from $549 (as gdgt has it listed) to $399. Waiting a year for $150 isn't something I'm necessarily inclined to do at this point. So what I'm wondering if is the general thought is that because this is such an enthusiast product, will the price drop quicker... Read more →