With the presentation of the brand new Google Pixel phone, some of you may think that the previous smartphone model, the Nexus 6p, is outdate. Well, that's absolutly not true. Excpecially now that prices for this device are quite lower than last year, you can buy this device for example at stockisti.com for about 400€ (the 64 gbyte version!). So how this device performs on the camera side? Let's see in this Nexus 6p photo review! [I want to thanks androidworld.it for the collaboration, giving this device for the test]

The One Plus 3 smartphone amazed me in many way. Since the introduction of the first model, the One Plus One (that I've reviewed here),  the company focused on producing a stellar device on budget. The first iteration was a very good product even if it suffer from some young problems (like the LCD touch problems). The second iteration last year was good but not as good as we were expecting.

Here's my Huawei P9 photo test and review, a smartphone that create much interest in the photography market thanks to the collaboration with a historical brand as Leica. Huawei with P9 has focused on the photographic industry, a field that now seems to move of choice for users interests: photography with smartphones is gaining for years in interest for the users, replacing the segment of compact camera and is going to affect also the sales of  SLR and mirrorless camera:

Photographers are lot of the times not only obsessed about the quality of the pictures but also about the tools they are using. We’re considering the cameras as our tool to get the job done, but it’s not a mystery that lot of the time, we’re looking to an item that can give us satisfaction and not frustration when we are shooting.

I remember my first class of photography I took around 14 years ago: at the time (the year 2002) the digital reflex where kind of expensive and limited in the quality of images recorded. There was the big debate about analogue vs digital and who was the best one. In those years there was no mach: analogue photography was still an edge over the digital world.

I think the evolution of smartphone photography is quite amazing. In just some year we had phones with better and better camera. We can capture images with a quality that until some years ago only a professional reflex could achieve. LG in this years pushed so much with their smartphone and it seams that the new device that will be presented next week (the LG G5) will be even better with dedicated external photography module (a sort of hand grip for photography and a 360º camera). So here's my test using the LG G4 a smartphone that is worth to get in consideration even now that the new one will be out to the market in some weeks. The reason is that in this moment the price is quite low compared to the new version and the device is very capable.

Recently in October I had the big satisfaction to be invited in Canada from my friend Igor, co-founder of MiniMax company. They are one of the sponsors for the Calgary Film Festival. I was in charge to take some photos during the closing ceremony (you can see the photos of the event at this link here). Well, my trip there was off course a great moment to travel a bit around and discover the beautiful nature of Canada. So my main visit during those days was at Banff National park: it's a very wide area that offers some amazing views over lakes (like Lake Louise) and unique ski resort places for winter sports.

I want from long time to write a post analyzing the photographs taken with the smartphone. I think we're in a really big change talking about the photography. We are now inside the real revolution of the digital image time: we now have the chance to put in our pockets a device often less thick than a centimeter that not only allows us to take great photographs in terms of exposure and colors but also gives us the ability to edit the shots working on the postproduction with powerful Apps. Even more, today we can share our pictures immediately with the world and we could have millions of users ready to "receive" and see our works.

I think it's really amazing what a modern smartphone can do in terms of image quality! I was an happy owner of the Samsung S5 and I consider it a great smartphone, indeed maybe one of the best to take photos when we are in the presence of a good amount of light. One of its weaknesses, however, were the performance in low-light situation. With Note 4, Samsung has greatly improved the situation because it has adopted a optical image stabilizer that helps keep the shutter speeds low: in this way it avoids to

I've always been a big fan of color photography. I am a lover of colors. I greatly admire those artists like Franco Fontana who created some beautiful pictures on the edge of abstraction using a deep and intense color palette. I was also kind of lucky to have started taking pictures in the early 2000s when digital photography was not entering strongly on the market and taking film rolls was still a priority. I remember my first color film shot with a Slide Color Film, the Fuji Sensia. And then I remember the legendary

It's amazing what you can do photographically with a smartphone nowadays . Thinking that the first iPhone has been presented only eight years ago, the evolution of these devices has been phenomenal: the screens got bigger and bigger, processors have become faster and faster, the interfaces and operating systems grown rich in functionalities.

Until few years ago Apple was almost the only player on the smartphone market but this market's advantage changed in recent years thanks to Android smartphones that

Here's a gallery of photographs I've took during almost three months of use of the Google Nexus 5. Personally I think that the Nexus 5 is the best Android device you can buy under the 350€ price tag and it's having one of the best photo camera available on the market. It's sad to see that the first review on the camera wasn't so pleased about it, the fault was mainly about the poor software of the Camera App that wasn't so perfect. With later Android 4.2.2 update almost all the faults was repaired and the camera app (recently updated with brand new design) works quite good. From a professional photographer view, the strongest selling point of the Google Nexus 5 is the optical stabiliser and the excellent HDR+ mode. I find that the implement of HDR done by Google is the best on the Android market at the moment I write (May 2014), even a bit better than the amazing one you can find on the new Galaxy S5 (soon a review about that too!). One of the advantage of the HDR+ (for this reason I suggest to leave it always on!) is that average

Here are my first impressions on the Photo Camera present on the new Samsung Galaxy S5. I've to say I'm quite amazed of the quality of the color out straight from the camera. The new iso Cell sensor from Samsung maintain the promise to archive better color from the images shoot with modern smartphone. Soon will follow another gallery with my opinion about the camera in the Samsung Galaxy S5.

The shooting session for a photo book with Veronica was a great occasion to test the Sigma 50mm f/1.4.

There's lot of buzz around the web about the Sigma 50mm f/1.4. Someone say it's quite better than the Canon f/1.4, someone says it's even comparable to the superb Canon 50 f/1.2 Well with those consideration in mind I had the chance to do a test with those three lens.

Florence, a very crowded city during the day and a calm city in the night. I would not sing as a "city that never sleep". Florence in the night sleeps well, so it's a great occasion to go out and do some unique photos. Florence by night in my opinion is more beautiful than in the day: you can really walk on the roads, looking at all the world's most famous monuments and sculpture without having thousand of people all around. There's a magic silence and you can breethe the best of the art and let the time pass over the night.

In this situation i did a nice walk in the city with the brand new Fuji X100s. I want to try the performance of the camera with photos at very Iso level. Well, I should say that

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