Here's what photos from the Red Hydrogen One camera look like
A slightly larger selection of shots from Red's new phone.
Lori GruninSenior Editor / Advice
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
ExpertisePhotography, PCs and laptops, gaming and gaming accessories
Cinema camera-maker Red's eagerly anticipated Hydrogen One phone is almost here -- preorders are slated to start shipping this week -- and I had a whirlwind night and day to shoot with it before shipping it off to our phone reviewer. The company cautioned us that the software wasn't quite finished yet, and yes, there were some rough edges. But for the most part, it worked as expected.
The camera app doesn't offer raw (at least not yet) and the "real" camera module won't be available for a while. it has dual rear 12-megapixel f/1.8 cameras and dual 8MP f/2 selfie cameras -- not for zoom, but for depth mapping to create H4V files for its 3D display.
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Editor's note: Originally published Oct. 17, 2018. Updated with more outdoor photos.