There are just two weeks until the OnePlus 7 launch date, and we've been receiving a steady drip-feed of OnePlus 7 rumors and leaks – but someone's actually got hands-on with the OnePlus 7 Pro and given its camera for a spin.Wired took a few pictures with the OnePlus 7 Pro, and spoke to the imaging director at OnePlus, Simon Liu, to get a sense of OnePlus' newest plus-sized handset.This is what we know about the OnePlus 7 so farCheck out our thoughts on the OnePlus 6TThese are the best camera phones available nowOne of the most important aspects of the camera is the fact it supports up to 3x lossless zoom, which is an improvement on the 2x lossless zoom introduced on the OnePlus 5 (although in reality it only supported 1.6x).This allows you to take zoomed-in pictures without sacrificing quality, a feature many smartphone cameras now allow, although the OnePlus 7 Pro's 3x doesn't touch the Huawei P30 Pro at 5x lossless zoom.AI out of the wayAnother intriguing takeaway is that AI … [Read more...] about OnePlus 7 Pro camera has a 3x zoom and subtler AI
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If you're a paying pro subscriber or are happy with Flickr's new 1,000-photo limit for free usage, you're fine. Otherwise, today is the last day to download your archive.Flickr, now under SmugMug ownership after Verizon sold it out of its Yahoo family of brands, made a sharp turn toward a subscription business last year. The move is designed to restore the site's status as a great spot for photo enthusiasts while ensuring it pulls in enough money to pay the bills, Chief Executive Don MacAskill has said.But if you disagree, now's the time to download your Flickr photos, because Flickr will keep only your 1,000 most recent shots for free accounts.You can check our instructions on downloading Flickr photos if you need to figure out how. In brief, though, you have to use Flickr's camera roll interface to select the photos you want to download in batches of up to 500. Flickr then compresses the files and sends you download links over its Flickr Mail messaging system.The move away from … [Read more...] about Today’s the last day to download your Flickr photos if you’re not going pro
I finally realized I could've been a professional ping pong player. But tragically, it's too late for me now.I have good reason to believe in my ping pong skills, thanks to Forpheus, a robot I met this week at CES in Las Vegas. Made by Omron, Forpheus first appeared at CES last year to show off its ping pong prowess. It's back this year with an expanded range of movement and enhanced prediction skills. When I tell people I played ping pong with a robot this week, the first thing they ask is: "Did you win?" I tell them that winning isn't really the point. Though if we'd kept score, I probably did. The whole aim of Forpheus is to coach you on improving your game. The robot uses sensors on your bat (aka paddle) and four cameras to work out where you are and how you're moving. It plays using a multi-axis robotic arm that can mimic human tactics such as topspin. Feedback arrives via voice and on a screen, which offers tips about posture, positioning and swing. After just a … [Read more...] about A ping pong robot at CES 2019 made me wonder: Could I go pro?
The brand new Galaxy Note 9 and 10-month-old iPhone X have a lot in common -- especially when it comes to photography. Both have dual rear cameras, portrait mode, dual optical stabilization and cost $1,000 in the US. As such, photos and videos from the two phones are fantastic.Yet, with so many similarities I was interested in the differences. So I took them around San Francisco to see how they compared in their varying apertures, photo rendering and video processing and "Pro Mode" options.And yes, before you mention it: We know newer iPhones are expected as soon as later this month. We'll compare those to the Galaxy Note 9 as soon as they're released. In the meantime, we're using the most current iPhone available to us. Galaxy Note 9 has the S9 Plus' cameras but adds scene optimizationsThe Note 9 has the same cameras as the S9 Plus, which includes a nifty dual-aperture that can open or close to change the amount of light the camera gets. Samsung is the only phone maker today to … [Read more...] about iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 9 dual camera comparison
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom are the newest foldable drones, giving you a harder decision to make in 2018 if you didn't already buy the DJI Mavic Air.The differences between the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom come down to the 4K cameras. Do you want crisper, color-rich video or tighter, optically zoomed shots? You are going to have to make some tough choices here.Read our hands-on DJI Mavic 2 Pro review as we continue to test itWhat's the difference? You're going to get a superior Hasselblad camera with a larger sensor from the Mavic 2 Pro. It's closer to a DSLR on a drone, which DJI says that consumers have been asking for. This is the most pro-level, prosumer drone we've seen, so it's more expensive than the Zoom and noticeably more expensive than the original DJI Mavic Pro and this year's Mavic Air.Update: We added new hands-on photos to this DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom explainer page, and a link to the ongoing review. We'll continue to expand this article with … [Read more...] about DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom release date, price, news and features