iPhone Camera Tips And Tricks

6 secret iPhone camera tricks you’ll wish you had always known

6 secret iPhone camera tricks you’ll wish you had always known

By on April 20, 2016 at 12:32 PM.

Even for its time, the 2 megapixel camera that came with the original iPhone was unremarkable; the captured detail was wanting and the camera performed horribly in low light settings. But over time, Apple picked up the pace  and wisely decided to devote a tremendous amount of engineering resources towards improving photo quality on the iPhone. Today, Apple has more than 800 engineers who work exclusively on iPhone camera related technologies.

Flash forward to 2016 and the iPhone camera today is, not surprisingly, a far cry from the laughing-stock it was back in 2007. Quite the opposite, each new iPhone model seemingly sets an entirely new bar for mobile photography excellence. In turn, it’s become easier than ever for even novice photographers to take absolutely stunning photos. Indeed, Apple has even centered an entire iPhone advertising campaign around amateur iPhone photography.

All the same, there remain a number of iPhone camera tricks and tips that, for whatever reason, tend to fly under the radar. Not to worry, we’ve compiled 6 lesser known tips designed to help you take your iPhone photos to the next level.

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Grand Teton National Park 200,000 Photos

Man takes over 200,000 photographs to capture one perfect image

By on April 12, 2016 at 10:15 PM.

Man takes over 200,000 photographs to capture one perfect image

How many different shots are you willing to take until you capture that perfect photo? One professional photographer spent some five months shooting over 200,000 photographs to get the image he wanted. Sure, he used an automated camera setup for his scene, but this doesn’t make it any less impressive. More →

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Action Camera Amazon

An action camera as good as a GoPro for a fraction of the price

By on April 11, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

An action camera as good as a GoPro for a fraction of the price

Go Pro is in deep trouble, but not for the reasons all of the Wall Street analysts are saying. There is a big market out there for high-quality action cameras, and sales will likely continue to climb. The problem GoPro is running into is a problem that all technology leaders run into after a while: Other companies out there are now selling products that are just as good as a GoPro camera for a fraction of the price.

Here’s a perfect example: From now until the end of the day on April 2, Amazon is selling the Activeon CX Action Camera (Onyx Black) for just $91. Is it really as good as a GoPro? A whopping 4.4 star customer rating on Amazon doesn’t lie. More →

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4K Video

Why you should record in 4K even if you have a 1080p HD display

By on April 7, 2016 at 7:45 PM.

Why you should record in 4K even if you have a 1080p HD display

The 4K revolution is happening a lot faster than most people initially anticipated. Not only are 4K HDTVs more affordable than ever before, smartphones have given millions of consumers the ability to record stunning 4K footage with a device that can fight right in their pocket.

Indeed, any smartphone worth its salt today is bound to have 4K recording functionality. Even the recently released iPhone SE, which can be picked up for free with contract, features a 4K camera.

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Best Action Camera 2016

Roam3 is a waterproof action camera that costs way less than a GoPro

By on March 30, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

Roam3 is a waterproof action camera that costs way less than a GoPro

The GoPro Hero4 is a terrific action camera, but at a time when more and more companies are coming out with rival cameras, we’re really not sure it’s worth the steep $330 price tag anymore. Seriously, there are so many other options out there that deliver a high-quality experience with a far lower price tag.

Case in point: The Contour ROAM3 Waterproof HD Video Camera is just $89.99 on Amazon right now, and it can film high-quality 1080p video just like a GoPro. More →

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Samsung NX3000 Price

The mirrorless camera deal you’ve been waiting for

By on March 15, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

The mirrorless camera deal you’ve been waiting for

Despite the temptation, you managed to hold out and not pay full price to upgrade to a new camera. And now all that waiting is about to pay off because the deal you’ve been waiting for just went live. For one day only on Amazon, you can get a Samsung NX3000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm Compact Zoom and Flash + NX 50-200mm f/4.0-5.6 OIS Zoom Camera Lens for just $399.99 with free shipping. That’s 55% off list price and a huge discount compared to the $815-$860 Amazon typically charges.

Oh, and they’ll throw in a free NX Camera Bag for good measure. More →

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Nikon tripod

Photographers: Save big on this Nikon camera kit on Amazon right now

By on March 2, 2016 at 6:15 PM.

Photographers: Save big on this Nikon camera kit on Amazon right now

A steady hand is one thing, but a stationary tripod for a camera is a whole other thing when it comes to taking photos. The 60 Inch Tripod and Universal Camera Remote Control Kit for Nikon is for sale on Amazon for $37.82 with free shipping on orders more than $49, or 53% off list price.
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Lytro Illum 40 mega ray camera

Lytro’s incredible Illum 40 is the future of cameras

By on March 1, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

Lytro’s incredible Illum 40 is the future of cameras

For your next camera get one that captures color, intensity and direction of the light rays flowing into the camera, making your photos look amazing. And most impressively, you can refocus your photo as many times as you want after it’s captured. The Lytro Illum 40 Megaray Light Field Camera is for sale on Amazon $379.99 with free shipping. That’s 71% off list price. More →

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Waterproof video camera

This waterproof action camera lets you capture footage like never before

By on February 25, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

This waterproof action camera lets you capture footage like never before

You can take great sports action videos with this camera on the go or use the included mounting kit to get a stationary shot. The Polaroid XS100i Wi-Fi Extreme Edition Video Camera is for sale on Amazon for $179.99 with free shipping. That’s 40% off list price. More →

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Nikon Coolpix accessories

Everything your Nikon Coolpix camera needs is now 60% off on Amazon

By on February 24, 2016 at 6:05 PM.

Everything your Nikon Coolpix camera needs is now 60% off on Amazon

You may have a Nikon Coolpix camera, but do you have all the accessories that go with it so it’s easier to clean and assist you in taking photos? The Ideal Accessory Kit for Nikon Coolpix is for sale on Amazon for $39.99 with free shipping. That’s 60% off list price.
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iPhone 7 Dual Camera

Video shows how the iPhone 7’s dual-camera system might be a game-changer

By on February 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Video shows how the iPhone 7’s dual-camera system might be a game-changer

While Apple is always researching and improving upon camera technologies – they do have more than 800 people working on it, after all – there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that the iPhone 7 camera will represent a particularly impressive step forward. Specifically, one of the more intriguing rumors surrounding the iPhone 7 is that it may incorporate a dual camera system with optical image stabilization and zoom functionality based on technology it acquired from an Israeli company called LinX many months ago.

With a dual camera system, the iPhone 7 would not only help improve overall image quality, but would also be able to capture more precise detail when zooming in. Speaking to this point, Corephotonics – an Israeli company with their own dual camera technology – recently provided CNET with a video demonstration highlighting the benefits of using their own dual camera system.

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Samsung Gear 360

Samsung announces new Gear 360 camera, set for launch in mid-2016

By on February 21, 2016 at 2:06 PM.

Samsung announces new Gear 360 camera, set for launch in mid-2016

During Samsung’s ‘Unpacked’ media event today, the Korean-based electronics giant introduced a new consumer-oriented camera dubbed the Gear 360. As the name somewhat implies, the camera is capable of capturing immersive 360 degree photos and video with ease. Once footage is recorded, it can easily be shared with friends or saved for later viewing.

Specifically, images and video taken with the Gear 360 can be viewed in 2D either via a mobile smartphone app or, naturally, in full 360 with the Samsung Gear VR. During filming, users will be able to preview footage taken on the Gear 360 in real time, provided that they have a compatible Samsung smartphone, a selection which naturally includes the recently unveiled Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

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