Introducing Ringcredible: from 3G/LTE/WiFi to anywhere - affordable international calls

This post is not about smartphone photography for once. This is about a service that will enable you to make cheap international phonecalls from your mobile using 3G/4G or your WiFi connection: Ringcredible. We recently started a collaboration with which we hope to be able to support each other. I tried it myself, it works like a charm and I think it's really useful to cut down costs.

More, much more from the Samsung Galaxy S6 (2) - Window shopping with 6 smartcams

In this post, you won't just see the results from the all new Samsung Galaxy S6. I'll compare it with the new HTC One M9 and Honor 4X as well, and with some of the devices I've been writing about for a much longer time already: Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520 - and even the Galaxy S5. Not the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 this time, and for a good reason.

First tests Samsung Galaxy S6

It's less than I planned to share in my first post about the brand new Samsung Galaxy S6, but it's revealing nevertheless: just two scenes and several crops, captured with the Nokia 808 PureView, Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 and: Samsung Galaxy S6.

Capturing the partial Solar Eclipse with a Nokia Lumia 1020...

Recently some of us were able to witness a partial Solar Eclipse of the sun. Where I live the sky was mostly covered with thick clouds, but Richard Shepherd was more lucky. He tried to capture the event with his Nokia Lumia 1020 and he asked me I'd be interested to share his experiences here at the club. Well, of course! :-) So everything you will read below - and every shot you'll see - is by Richard Shepherd. Enjoy!

First experiences with the Sony DSC-QX30

I borrowed a RX100 MIII from Sony several weeks ago. A fantastic compact camera, but since this club is all about smartphone cameras I didn't write anything about it. So Sony offered me another device to check out: the DSC-QX30 - a lens with an astonishing 30x optical zoom. In this post you'll read about my first experiences with the device and see a few of my first shots, showing its full zoom potential.

Panasonic survey strongly suggests a new Lumix smartcam is in the making (update)

After buying the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 I directly registered it of course, so now and again Panasonic will send me some information. Some time ago i filled out a survey for them, for which they offered an official lens cover and a 64GB micro-SD card as a token of their appreciation. But that was not the only present: the survey clearly suggests there is a new Lumix Smartcam is in the making. Below you'll find the most interesting questions from the survey.