In my previous review/comparison of the Huawei P10 Plus, Kodak Ektra and Lumia 950 XL I wrote how I was surprised to suddenly find an update bringing the raw .DNG format to the Kodak Ektra as well. This - much shorter - post is about the RAW output of all three devices. And about Google Snapseed!
This comparison is somewhat of a double bill: I'll compare two new smartphone cameras - the Huawei P10 Plus and the Kodak Ektra - while reviewing them shortly at the same time. Moreover, this might be the only recent comparison you'll find including the Lumia 950 XL - I'm including it since it has a large, around 20MP sensor as well as the other two devices.
Here's just a very short post to share Marques Brownlee's speedy smartphone camera comparison. I don't know him personally but I do like his style very much - a fast talking New Yorker who doesn't beat around the bush, doesn't make himself more interesting than what he's talking about and he really does know his stuff.
An impressive amount of tech sites are raving about the camera quality of the Google Pixel/XL. In this comparison, you'll see how I compared its results with those coming from the Nexus 6P and the Huawei P9 Plus. However short, it's been a quite surprising trip for me I have to admit. The Google Pixel/XLis a fantastic shooter indeed and you'll see why in this post.
Here's a very short post about something I hardly ever did before: edit a high-res photo from the Nokia 808 PureView (38MP) in Lightroom. When I was still making comparisons between different smartphone cameras, I didn't want to use Lightroom to really show the original output of the devices. Now that I just about stopped doing so (until a very interesting smartphone comes along), it's actually fun to work on the results I've been collecting for the past years. Here's just one example.
Just a short post to share something I recently tested on my Panasonic Lumix FZ2000. I wrote about it on my Facebook page earlier and was surprised by the positive response. So here's a post about it about it, sharing one of the results I "stacked" so far.
Just a short post to point you to a video Ari Partinen - ex-Nokia imaging team and with Apple for a few years already - is very enthusiastic about. It demonstrates the power of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus portrait mode, for which you will need the "dual cam" functionality on the iPhone 7 Plus, which apparantly has been updated in December.
If you're looking for anything like news, a review or one-on-one comparison you can stop reading right away, I'm sorry. On the other hand, it won't take you a long time to read anyway, so you're welcome to come along, as always.
This post is about my latest decisions regarding my quest for the best "connected camera". Will it help you? Well, I hope so, otherwise I wouldn't take the time to write it all down. But it's way more of a personal story than anything objective, so consider yourself warned. All the pics in this post are mine.