New reports say Samsung shutting down digital camera business


New reports coming out of South Korea indicate Samsung is in the process of shutting down their digital camera line of business. The move appears to include both the portions of the business unit that produce products like the Samsung NX1 smart camera as well as the parts that produce sensors like the APS-C hybrid sensor used in the Samsung NX500. Sources indicate the personnel are being moved to other divisions like medical devices or the smartphone division. Read more

Google Nexus 6P camera lands top 3 spot with DxOMark


Since Google officially announced the Nexus 6P yesterday, potential buyers have been trying to decide whether the device makes sense to them. One piece of hardware that gets a lot of attention in any smartphone buying decision is the camera considering how popular mobile device photography has become thanks to social media. The Nexus 6P includes a 12.3MP rear camera, which may sound low, but Google and Huawei packed in some features to help grab good photos. This includes larger sensors inside the lens along with laser autofocus, LED flash, and HDR+. According to DxOMark, the results of their testing place the Nexus 6P near the top of the charts, just trailing the Sony Xperia Z5 and the Samsung S6 Edge. Read more

Canon sets world record with 250MP camera sensor


Canon has produced a new camera sensor that packs a whopping 250 million pixels on a CMOS sensor that is smaller than 35 mm. This establishes a new world record for the number of pixels on a sensor that is smaller than 35 mm. Canon says the images produced by the sensor would give someone the ability to read the lettering on a plane that was flying at a distance of 11 miles away. Read more