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Review of the Apple iPhone 4S Camera

Apple is heavily promoting its new improved camera as a primary feature of the iPhone 4S. With a 60% increase in megapixels, a sharper and faster lens, and a newly engineered illumination sensor, the popular technology company is hoping consumers will now turn to the iPhone for their primary photography (and video) needs, as well as …

Adobe Shows Off Blurry Picture Fix in Photoshop

You had the perfect shot. Everything was framed just right, your subjects were smiling, and the lighting was beautiful. But then you hit the camera button with a little too much gusto, and the whole photo came out a blurry mess.

Fortunately, Adobe has demonstrated a fix for blurry photos in Photoshop. Using advanced algorithms, the …

Will the iPhone 4S Replace Your Standalone Camera?

When I travel, I take at least two cameras, both a high-end digital SLR model, and the one in my phone—the latter mostly because I need my phone and can’t claw its comparably poor aperture from the frame. In a tight, impromptu spot, I’ll use the camera-phone, but if I want pictures I plan to keep, it’s the SLR camera, all the …

How to Organize Your Digital Photos

Summer’s over. You have a lot of happy memories, and many of them are stored digitally as photographs. Organizing those pictures will help you find the ones you want quickly and easily.

Sure, you can easily find all the photos from your Grand Canyon trip, because they’re in a folder called “Grand Canyon.” But can you just as easily …

Sony Announces New Video-Friendly DSLRs and Compact Body Cameras

Sony announced four new cameras this morning: two “all-in-one” compacts with interchangeable lenses, and two DSLRs that aren’t really DSLRs (but more on that in a bit).

The new compact bodies are the latest additions to the popular NEX line, which combine the picture quality and control you get with interchangeable lenses with …

This Is the $118,000 Camera Used to Film Shark Week’s Slow-Motion Videos

The best part about Discovery Channel’s Shark Week is hands-down the ultra-detailed, split-second slow-mos of great whites shooting out of the water like scud missiles, snatching unsuspecting seal pups between jagged rows of dagger-like teeth. It’s gruesome, terrifying and, for fairly obvious reasons, I can’t stop watching.

So during …

‘Deluxe’ and ‘Technicolor’ Prepare for the Death of Film

It’s the end of an era: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group and Technicolor, two iconic names in the movie industry for almost a century, have signed subcontracting deals that, more than likely, herald the end of actual film being used for motion pictures.

The two companies have signed three-year contracts that will see Technicolor …

Ask Techland: How Can I Take Better Food Photos with My iPhone?

Have a question for Techland? Send an e-mail to tips at techland dot com and we’ll do our best to answer it.

Question: I recently upgraded to an iPhone. My friends are always posting pictures of their food on Facebook and Instagram, but mine always come out crappy. How can I take better food photos?

Answer: Ah, you’re friends with …

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