Similar to many modern cameras and Android smartphones, Apple's iPhone 5S can shoot crisp 120fps (frames per second) slow-motion video. As the iPhone 5S reached the masses this weekend, many examples of this keen slow-motion video feature popped up on the Internet. Don't miss these five clips showing 120fps video in action.… Read more
Michael Bublé might be one of the most charming singers in the music industry -- and footage of him taking a fan's smartphone and recording himself at a recent concert probably won't hurt that perception.
A brief video clip that quietly emerged last week shows the moment from the perspective of the unidentified smartphone-carrying fan at a concert attended by thousands.
Bublé, walking nearby and singing "To Love Somebody," unexpectedly (but politely) grabs the young woman's smartphone and -- without missing a beat -- continues to sing while recording himself. Bublé looks directly into the camera and sings a few lines, then passes the phone back to its rightful owner. As expected, the young woman's priceless expression conveys an extreme level of excitement over the surprising act. … Read more
Apple's newest smartphone on the block -- the iPhone 5S -- packs a photographic punch in comparison to its predecessors. CNET Digital Imaging Senior Editor Lori Grunin breaks down all the technobabble that describes the bits and bobs behind the lens of the iPhone 5S, leaving only one photography-related matter on the table: sample pictures.
What good are megapixels, a larger aperture size, and all that other mumbo jumbo if they don't produce good results? Thankfully, Apple provided a big handful of sample pictures (including a panorama and True Tone dual LED flash) taken with the iPhone 5S for your viewing -- and judgment.… Read more
We didn't expect much in the way of significant updates to the iPhone 5's camera, but we got some nice surprises with the iPhone 5S.
Here's what's new:1.5-micron pixels on sensor, still 8 megapixels, sensor 15 percent larger than iPhone 5's 5-element lens with f2.2 maximum aperture, increased from f2.4 10fps burst mode 120fps slo-mo Best shot selector for multishot and burst True Tone flash which white balances the color temperature of the the flash light during the shot, not the image in post-processing Image stabilization for stills Dynamic tone mapping, … Read more
Yesterday I saw a photo of myself from 16 years ago. I was struck by how the years -- and all that hair -- seem to have slipped away so quickly. It feels like I'll wake up tomorrow and it'll be 2030.
By then, of course, we'll be uploading our minds to our immortal robot clones. But for now, age keeps coming back to haunt us like an annoying Adobe Flash update.
BERLIN -- Did you see that sick switch-frontside double cork? Never miss another gnarly moment on the slopes, the waves, or on your commute with the Toshiba Camileo X-Sports action camera, a new rival to GoPro.
The X-Sports action camera gets radical at tubular technology show IFA 2013. It's a tiny camera that sits on your helmet or about your person, recording your adventures in crisp high definition.
The X-Sports shoots 1080p video at 60 frames per second, courtesy of a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor for high-resolution still snaps. It goes on sale in Europe during the winter season and … Read more
Sony's been flailing in the mobile market, but fans should take some heart that the company is getting its priorities straight with the new Xperia Z1.
The actual performance of the new flagship smartphone remains to be seen, but Sony made clear what it hopes will be the biggest selling point: its photographic abilities. During the press conference announcing the Z1 at the IFA electronics show, Sony Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai barely mentioned anything in the phone besides its physically large 20.7-megapixel image sensor, its high-end G lens, its Bionz image-processing chip, and a range of photo and … Read more
The 2013 IFA is well under way in Berlin. A gadget extravaganza to rival CES, IFA touches about every corner of the technology world with everything from smartphones to tablets to laptops. Oh, yeah, and there's also a certain smartwatch and even a healthy dose of appliances.
So if you can't be in Berlin, join CNET for a video tour of some of the hottest devices and most fascinating finds of the show.
Taking and sharing panoramic photos -- either with a smartphone or camera -- has become pretty popular. Getting a wider view of your surroundings can lead to some breathtaking pictures depending on your scenery. The Ricoh Theta, however, can add some interest to even boring scenes.
With a single press of the shutter release, the Theta's proprietary ultra-small twin-lens optical system captures the entire scene around you -- top to bottom -- in one shot, creating fully spherical images.
The imaging device looks like some sort of sci-fi device. Press the shutter release and the camera even emits a … Read more
There's not a lot of love for basic ultracompact point-and-shoots these days. But, for those of you who still have room in your heart (and pocket) for a small camera (and I mean small), Nikon has one it would like to sell you.
The tiny Coolpix S02 measures just 3.1 inches wide by 2.1 inches high by 0.7 inch thick and weighs only 3.6 ounces. Within that body is a 3x f3.3-5.9 30-90mm lens, a 2.7-inch 230K-dot-resolution touch screen, and a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor.
Memory and battery are built in, too, so … Read more