Nokia’s Lumia 925 has been in our hands for a little while now, and when to comes down to just pure photography–this is the best damned phone you can probably get your hands on for a budget price. It also has a solid build quality and excellent LCD screen, but for what it’s worth, the phone also runs on the operating system that is behind the rest: Windows Phone. This results in a major disconnect if you’re coming from an Android phone or iOS device. But if you’re not tethered to either of those, the Lumia 925 is a nice option.
When we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S4, we fell in love with its beautiful display, super fast functionality and the way it felt. But Samsung though to themselves that they needed to go bigger with the new Samsung Galaxy Mega. The Mega has a 720×1280 6.3 inch display and has lots of the features that the S4 has such as Air View, Multitasking windows, Easy Mode for the iPhone user that crossed over to the dark side and more. And by the way, that screen won awards for being able to display 97% of the AdobeRGB Color Gamut.
It still has the same 8MP camera that the S4 has as well–which completely blew our minds.
But at the same time, even we have to admit that taking a picture with this thing might be like holding up an iPad Mini to take photos–let alone holding up to your ear to make a call. However, we have yet to fondle one–but phablets and tablets can both feel that way.
The Galaxy Mega comes in Nova Black and Polaris White color options and will be available beginning this month. AT&T, Sprint and US Cellular will carry the device – each carrier will announce their specific availability, colors and timing.
Who ever thought that a phone’s display could be so bad ass? We stated in our review that the Galaxy S4′s screen was really good, but now it has received an award. The 4.9 inch AMOLED screen can display 97% of the Adobe RGB color gamut–which means that it is potentially darned good for a reference monitor when it comes to printing. The only thing is that it needs to be calibrated–but if you can figure out a way to do this then you can use it to be able to print photos for your clients on the spot if you have a mobile printer with you.
This is quite interesting as the mobile phone is very centered around internet use, and so we wonder what its sRGB gamut output is.
It’s been rumored for a while now, and guess what–it appears that the rumors were true. When I walked into my meeting with Olympus and saw the fabled EP5, I immediately asked them to take my credit card away from me. Today’s announcement marks the upgrade to the top tier of the Olympus Pen line of cameras. And in some ways it is outdoing its bigger brother, the Olympus OMD EM5. This is very typical of Olympus, though, as they often tend to cannibalize their own products very quickly and in different ways.
With that said though, there are some differentiating factors between this and the current king: the OMD.
Editor’s Note: The EP5 is available body only for $999.99 in black, silver and white or with the 17mm f1.8 and new VF-4 viewfinder for $1,449.00 in black or silver.
When you’re travelling, sometimes it is nice to be able to switch out between various devices for different needs. Acer’s new technology involving the versatility of its screen may probably be making it one step closer for a travelling photographer–providing that they want to give up their MacBook or split the hard drive and boot Lion onto the machine. The screen of the Acer Aspire 7 operates as a normal front view screen, then it can be turned around for presentations, or it can collapse and work in a tablet like interface (perfect for Photoshop if a stylus is designed!) or it can work in a more ergonomically comfortable position of slanted and facing up if the laptop in, well, in your lap!
The Acer Aspire 7 also comes preloaded with Windows 8 to take advantage of the touchscreen monitor, 15 inch screen that comes with a “full HD” resolution, the latest generation of Intel Core chips, and more.
Gizmodo’s hands on review states that it is targeted at people that will be at a desk all day, but we can see it being a very mobile workstation.
The Apple iPad Mini turned lots of heads, had some people scratching their heads, and sooner or later became quite the hit. Photographers love the iPad. It is an excellent way to show off a portfolio, as it is small and can accomplish many of the tasks we often need to do. But with the release of both the iPad Mini and iPad 4, why would a photographer prefer the Mini over anything else?