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eBay Deals Blog: Smartphone cameras perceived as "good as DSLR"

eBay Deals Blog recently ran an online survey, having readers compare images taken by the Apple iPhone 5s, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z and a Canon 5D Mark II coupled with a Canon EF 24-70 lens without knowing which device took each photo. The blog made the results of that survey avai...

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Take control of your DSLR with the Triggertrap Mobile Dongle and app

Back in 2011, Haje Jan Kamps came up with a fascinating idea for a Kickstarter -- the Triggertrap. The idea was to create an interface that would go between a digital SLR camera (DSLR) and a smartphone, with an app on the smartphone to control activation of the shutter on your DSLR. The Kickstarte...

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Eye-Fi Mobi simplifies DSLR image sharing through your iOS device

I love my Canon DSLR for the flexibility of selecting high-quality lenses, a plethora of shooting modes, the faithful color renditions, and the high storage capacity I can get with inexpensive SD cards. But I find myself also shooting a lot of photos with my iPhone simply because I want to share t...

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Satechi Smart Trigger: iOS-compatible DSLR timer remote

Satechi has just started shipping the new Smart Trigger, a US$44.99 Bluetooth add-on that makes it simple to turn your iOS device into a timer remote for your DSLR. Design The Smart Trigger comes in five different versions, all of which work with a specific set of DSLRs. For my test, I was ...

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Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.01 supports Canon EOS M, Nikon D600

Apple today released the latest in a series of Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Updates that are designed to add RAW support for new digital cameras to iPhoto and Aperture. It's available now through the Mac App Store Updates tab or downloaded directly here. Digital Camera RAW Compatibility U...

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Radian project would deliver time-lapse to iPhone

Time lapse photography can produce stunning photographs, but capturing the images to create the effect can be difficult. Kris Cheng is working on Radian, a Kickstarter camera and iPhone accessory that'll make the process a little bit easier. The Radian is a hockey puck-shaped device that atta...

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Mount your iPhone in your DSLRs hot shoe dock

DSLR shooters -- have you ever wanted to mount your iPhone on top of your camera? No? Well, this product might give you a reason to do exactly that. The Flash-Dock (US$39.95) is designed to slide into the hot shoe on top of your expensive camera and provide a way to hold your iPhone while you'r...

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Over a quarter of photos now taken with smartphones, according to NPD

I'll 'fess up -- on our wish list earlier this week, I was the one who asked (reasonably, I thought) for an Apple Camera. I've been shopping for a DSLR lately, and while the quality of some cameras are great, the interfaces are pretty terrible. I really do wish that Apple would step in and rede...

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Daily iPad App: Master Your DSLR Camera

Those wanting to upgrade to a DSLR might find there's a steep learning curve involved. Instead of relying on automatic controls, you're faced with a slew of new tools and concepts. And while you can get decent photos with a DSLR's automatic settings, it's nothing like learning to use the manu...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: How do I move my iPhoto library to a bigger drive?

Dear Auntie TUAW: Ever since getting an SLR camera as an early Christmas gift (during Thanksgiving actually), I've been taking high-res photos at a rapid clip -- and filling up my hard drive quickly in the process. In the last month, I've halved my disk space. Is there a good way to offload your iPh...

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An iPhone DSLR prototype housing hits snags

Lots of folks are happy that the new iPhone 4 has an improved camera, coming at us at a snazzy 5MP, a whole two more than its predecessor. But, alas, it's still just a camera in a phone, with a teeny-tiny lens with no manual focus or zooming options. But ... what if you could put an adjustable lens...

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Sure, you can take the commercial approach and just buy a telephoto lens for your iPhone, or hack together a macro lens, but if you're looking to combine the two into a hacked-up telephoto lens held together with a heaping of duct tape, look no further. Bhautik Joshi created the Phone-O-Scope as an...

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Apple releases Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.3

Apple just released an update for RAW camera support for Mac OS X Leopard, Aperture 2, and iPhoto '08. With this new update, the following list of RAW-format cameras are supported: Canon EOS 50D Nikon D90 Sony DSLR-A900 Nikon Coolpix P6000 Apple also notes that this update "addresses i...

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Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 2.2

Today Apple released an update for Mac OS X's RAW compatibility. iPhoto '08 and Aperture will now be able to work with RAW formats from the following cameras: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/Kiss Digital F/1000D Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n Nikon D700 Olympus EVOLT E-420 Olympus EVOLT E-520 Oly...

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