Apple Patents Two Ways To Extend Mobile Device Camera Performance Via Hardware Add-Ons

Apple has been granted two patents relating to ways it might look to extend/augment the built in camera lenses on its mobile devices in future. The two patents, granted to Cupertino by the U.S. Patent

Zero shutter lag camera for cell phones, says Scalado

Mobile imaging guys Scalado say they’ve got a way to reduce shutter lag on camera phones to zero, as ridiculous as that sounds. I wrote a whole paragraph here questioning whether it was in fact

5-megapixel cameras with optical zoom on every mobile?

A couple years ago I would have refused to buy a phone with a camera – useless, I’d say. But since then, the cameras on phones have become far better than the old Powershot I was using at

Photos Of Sony Ericsson's New Cyber-shot Phone?

I’m not one to speculate, but this may be a photo of a new Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot camera/phone hybrid with 3x optical zoom. It may or may not be replacing the K850i some day and, who knows, ma

Crunch it Over: Can Camphone Pics Equal Digital Theft?

So here’s the debate: Now that cameraphones are quite literally everywhere, is it OK for people to use them as they see fit? In Japan, merchants are banding together to try and ban “digita

Motorola and Kodak Working On 5-Megapixel Cameraphone

Kodak and Motorola are currently at work on a 5-megapixel cameraphone using a Kodak-developed CMOS sensor. This was confirmed yesterday when Kodak President Antonio Perez jumped up on a conference tab

Face-Tracking Cellphones Coming Soon

FotoNation has created a face tracking system for cellphones that keeps your mug in the frame with a minimum of fuss. It works with Symbian Series 60 and Windows Mobile 5.0, meaning that the software