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.
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
Series of Photo taken with Olya in Natural Light. As usual in lot of my set, when i want to get a soft contrast light I use the old Pentax Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4. It's an old full manual focus lens. I love if sometimes some of the photos are not perfectly sharp and a bit out of focus. The photos was postprocessed with VSCO Cam Film in Lightroom.