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IFA roundup: What's new in mobile photography tech

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We got our hands on the new version of Samsung's Galaxy Note III at the IFA technology exhibit in Berlin.

We're rounding up our coverage from the major mobile technology exhibition IFA in Berlin this week, where it was clear that mobile device manufacturers are focused on adding and improving photocentric features.

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Total comments: 13
KariIceland
By KariIceland (Sep 15, 2013)

Nothing is really new for mobile photographers, my galaxy SII can still easily stand up to the newer cell phones in image quality because there is next to no difference between the models.

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Lars Rehm
By Lars Rehm (Sep 16, 2013)

Not sure if I agree with you on that one...I used to have a Galaxy II myself and it's a nice phone but the cameras in the latest generation of devices are very noticeably better.

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Joe Ogiba
By Joe Ogiba (Sep 16, 2013)

Does it have 4K video mode like the Galaxy Note 3 ?
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2886/9693728950_34429ba8f4_b.jpg

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Lars Rehm
By Lars Rehm (Sep 16, 2013)

Note III and Acer Liquid S2 are the only 4k phones I am currently aware of.

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supeyugin1
By supeyugin1 (Sep 15, 2013)

What I ideally want to see is the following phone:
1/1.7"-2/3" sensor
30-35mm equivalent f/1.0-1.4 PRIME RETRACTABLE lens with OIS.
removable battery
micro SD card slot
5" or bigger full HD display
Should be pretty easy to implement, IMHO.
Samsung, please do that!

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garyknrd
By garyknrd (Sep 15, 2013)

How about on the notebook or ultrabook front? Any good choices for photographers.

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CyberAngel
By CyberAngel (Sep 15, 2013)

How many Android Phones have OIS?
HTC One
LG G2
others?
I would really like to see a video comparison between these and
Lumia 920, 925, 928, 1020 (,1520)

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AkinaC
By AkinaC (Sep 15, 2013)

from what I heard the OIS on androids only do up to 3 stops, whereas Nokia's are 4 stops

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MdNvS
By MdNvS (Sep 15, 2013)

S4 Zoom has OIS too, if you want to call it a phone. :-)

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tompabes2
By tompabes2 (Sep 15, 2013)

For now, only the One and G2. There are rumors about the Nexus 5... as it might use the same camera module of the G2.
Unfortunately, AFAIK there are no serious comprehensive OIS tests. Btw, since the effectiveness of the stabilization depends on the hardware of the camera module, it is not correct IMHO to say that "the androids only do up to 3 stops", since the OIS is independent from the underlying operating system (i.e. it might be true that Nokia's OIS is better, but if it is so it's only due to better hardware and this does not mean that a future android with OIS could not be on par with the Nokias), just like it is not correct to say "the nokias" because the 808 and 1020 have different camera modules and their OIS hardware could be different as well.

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KariIceland
By KariIceland (Sep 15, 2013)

I don't need OIS, I have got steady hands, maybe people should not run while filming or photograping?

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Anadrol
By Anadrol (Sep 15, 2013)

It's too bad that the Sony Z1 doesn't have stabilization !

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ET2
By ET2 (Sep 15, 2013)

The videos do have electronic stabilization.

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Total comments: 13
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