Posts tagged with: Optical Image Stabilization
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    Even though optical image stabilization has become one of the preferred standards that high-end smartphones include today, it's interesting to see companies like Apple and Samsung completely neglect the technology. Apple has decided to opt for stabilizing photos on its iPhone 5s through software enhancements, and even though these have done a good job for the phone, its hard to call them perfect when comparing photos against any high-end Nokia Lumia. Apple is clearly under pressure to continue improving the camera on its future iPhone 6, and new rumors point to its probable strategy. ...

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    Yes, we know this title is like saying that Apple's App Store is now available to Windows Phone customers, but it's actually a different scenario. Nokia has been famous for its optical image stabilization on smartphone cameras since the Lumia 920. We've tested it against every other smartphone you can think of, and there's no denying that Nokia is superior, or at least was, according to some news. It turns out that what Nokia had was an exclusive deal to the ST Microelectronics L2G2IS two-axis gyro, which allowed movement compensation of up to 500 times per second, and that was built-in ...

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    The Nexus 5 has seen its share of coverage this week - not just at Pocketnow, but all across the internet. It's not just the newest major Android smartphone to see release; it's the once-a-year Nexus phone straight from Google. As such, it commands a degree of exclusive excitement, a hipsteresque appeal that merits a whole lot of media coverage - despite bolder devices hitting the market elsewhere. Much of the excitement for the Nexus 5 comes from owners of the current-generation Nexus 4, last winter's Googlephone Of The Moment that warranted almost the same level of feverish fanboyism. ...

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    As we spent the morning anticipating on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, Google's long-awaited Nexus 5 finally got itself announced today. It was a long slog; even earlier today, as the minutes turned to hours and all those "confirmations" started dissolving into the nothingness from whence they came, it was looking like yet another false alarm. But just as we were starting to retool for a November 1 release date, the Nexus 5 hit the Google Play Store. And when units finally start arriving at buyer doorsteps over the next few days, they'll come packing a feature that I ...

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    Optical image stabilization is a funny technology. It definitely offers some real-world benefits - even the words in its name sound pretty high-end and technical - but it's not a magic bullet that's going to turn your smartphone into a Steadicam. Still, it's a feature that the public's been clamoring for, and we've already seen it show in in a few phones. Over the past several months, we've been talking about Samsung's approach to OIS, looking at a couple modules that could make their way onto the company's upcoming phones. While we've mentioned the Galaxy S 5 as one model that just might ...

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    Optical stabilization is one of the big buzzwords for smartphone cameras this year, and we've seen the feature pop up in models like the LG G2, Samsung GS4 Zoom, and of course a number of Nokia Lumia models, which really brought the tech to our attention. Now a new rumor out of South Korea says that Samsung is looking to continue to embrace stabilization going forward, and has been working on a stabilized 16-megapixel imaging system for its future smartphones. Reportedly, Samsung had been intending to launch this new camera inside the Galaxy Note III, which we're expecting to see go ...

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    The just-launched LG G2 has plenty of compelling features: its crazy-thin bezel, that new Snapdragon 800 chip, and its unconventional hardware layout with rear-mounted buttons. One of these many features to get some individual attention during the launch presentation was the phone's 13-megapixel main camera. On its own, a 13-megapixel sensor isn't that remarkable, but LG has paired the G2's sensor with optical image stabilization hardware. That combination has the potential to be really great, as a crisp, stable image is just going to let each those millions of pixels capture the data it ...

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