Panasonic launches G9 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

Panasonic has launched the G9, the company’s flagship mirrorless interchangeable lens camera for still photographers. The company claims it offers the highest image quality in the history of all LUMIX G cameras. The G9 has a 20.3 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor without optical low-pass filter and a new Venus 10 rendering engine. The camera can also produce 80 megapixel stills in RAW or JPEG by shifting its sensor around, provided you use a tripod. The G9 has an improved in-body 5-axis stabilization, which allows you to use a 6.5 stop slower shutter speed. Combined with a…

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OnePlus 5T to cost the same, O2 sources claim

O2 has long been long been a partner of OnePlus. Now unnamed sources from within the British carrier claim that the OnePlus 5T will launch at the same price as the outgoing model. That is £500 for a 128GB OnePlus 5 on a pay as you go basis. The 64GB phone was available only with a contract for £10 upfront and £36 a month (it’s out of stock now, only the 128GB model remains). This suggests that the price of the OnePlus 5T will remain the same globally, though it doesn’t guarantee it. Also, O2’s documents showed no hint of a 256GB model (which was briefly rumored earlier this…

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 arrives in the Netherlands

Yesterday Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 was introduced in Spain and now it lands in another European country. The 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage phone is sold in Netherlands for €599 and could be purchased unlocked by retailer Belsimpel. The phone can also be purchased with a prepaid plan or with a subscription. Belsimpel offers deals with all the providers in Netherlands which include purchasing the Mi Mix 2 with a monthly payment plan, instead of paying it all upfront. The delivery takes 2-4 working days. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is the second device available for purchase from the Chinese…

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Apple sued for dual camera patent infringement

Coreophotonics, an Israeli maker of dual-lens camera technology, is suing Apple. The company filed a lawsuit in the US District Court in Northern California, where Cupertino is located. Coreophotonics claims that Apple is using its tech in the iPhone 7 Plus and the iPhone 8 Plus. There is no mention of iPhone X in the filing, probably due to the device being launched last Friday. Coreophotonics demonstrated the dual camera technology last year at MWC in Barcelona. It showed how images from both sensors could be combined for a more detailed picture, including an optical zoom up to…

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Apple remains top Smartphone player in US in Q3, Motorola’s shipments double

According to a new report from market research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple retained the top spot in the US smartphone market in Q3, although both shipments and market share were down. While the shipments figure for the Cupertino-based company stood at 12 million (down from 13 million in the same quarter last year), market share was 30.4% (a drop of around 2%). Samsung also retained the second spot, but both shipments and market share were up – from 9.7 to 9.9 million, and 24.2% to 25.1%, respectively. LG, ZTE, and Motorola also held their rankings to round up the top…

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