Samsung improves the 200-MP formula for Isocell HP2 smartphone camera sensor

Last year, Samsung demonstrated the power of its monstrous 200-megapixel camera sensor by printing a billboard-sized cat photo taken on a phone. Now the company has started mass producing its successor, the Isocell HP2.Continue ReadingCategory: Mobile … Continue reading Samsung improves the 200-MP formula for Isocell HP2 smartphone camera sensor

Panasonic S5II mirrorless cameras bring phase-detection AF to Lumix line

Panasonic has updated its compact full-frame mirrorless photo/video powerhouse camera system from 2020. The S5 Mk II and S5 Mk II X models sport a new sensor with phase-detection AF for fast and accurate subject tracking, can record 6K video at 30 fps,… Continue reading Panasonic S5II mirrorless cameras bring phase-detection AF to Lumix line

Xiaomi treats 13 Series flagships to Leica optics and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

Chinese electronics firm Xiaomi joined forces with imaging titan Leica last year for the 12S Ultra flagship smartphone, which also featured a new 1-inch-type Sony sensor. The company has repeated the formula for the 13 Series, which is also one of the … Continue reading Xiaomi treats 13 Series flagships to Leica optics and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

Phantom X2 Pro flagship phone first with retractable portrait lens

There’s been talk of including a retractable lens in the camera array of a smartphone for a while now, with both Xiaomi and Oppo throwing their hats in the ring. But seemingly out of nowhere comes the Phantom X2 Pro from Tecno, which sports just such a… Continue reading Phantom X2 Pro flagship phone first with retractable portrait lens

Security Vulnerabilities in Eufy Cameras

Eufy cameras claim to be local only, but upload data to the cloud. The company is basically lying to reporters, despite being shown evidence to the contrary. The company’s behavior is so egregious that ReviewGeek is no longer recommending them.

This will be interesting to watch. If Eufy can ignore security researchers and the press without there being any repercussions in the market, others will follow suit. And we will lose public shaming as an incentive to improve security.

Update:

After further testing, we’re not seeing the VLC streams begin based solely on the camera detecting motion. We’re not sure if that’s a change since yesterday or something I got wrong in our initial report. It does appear that Eufy is making changes—it appears to have removed access to the method we were using to get the address of our streams, although an address we already obtained is still working…

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Fujifilm bumps 5th-gen X-T’s photo res to 40 MP, ups video to 6.2K

The fifth generation in a line of retro-styled mirrorless cameras that began in 2014 has been announced. The Fujifilm X-T5 gains a new sensor/processor combination introduced earlier this year, features in-body image stabilization, and can record 6.2K … Continue reading Fujifilm bumps 5th-gen X-T’s photo res to 40 MP, ups video to 6.2K

Canon launches first 2nd-gen EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera

Canon has updated the EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless camera launched in 2020. The Mark II becomes the first model in the EOS R range to move to the second generation, and boasts a new image sensor, uncropped 4K video chops, and improved subject-tracking … Continue reading Canon launches first 2nd-gen EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera

Sony ups the processing power for Alpha 7R V full-frame mirrorless camera

Way back in 2013, Sony launched claimed the crown for the world’s first full-frame mirrorless cameras with the release of the Alpha 7 and 7R models. Now the fifth-generation 7R has been announced, which unlocks the power of its 61-MP sensor thanks to n… Continue reading Sony ups the processing power for Alpha 7R V full-frame mirrorless camera

OM System OM-5 launches as adventure-ready compact MFT camera

Last year, Olympus sold its imaging division to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners and new a company was set up to continue the iconic line. OM Digital Solutions celebrated 50 years of the OM-1 with a new flagship in February, and has now launch… Continue reading OM System OM-5 launches as adventure-ready compact MFT camera

Sony makes vlogging easier and cheaper with ZV-1F camera

Sony is lowering the price of entry to its line of vlogging cameras with the introduction of the ZV-1F, which comes with the same 20.1-MP sensor as 2020’s ZV-1, but sports a fixed lens instead of the older model’s zoom.Continue ReadingCategory: Photogr… Continue reading Sony makes vlogging easier and cheaper with ZV-1F camera