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7 amazing ways to use your smartphone camera

CLOSE Kim Komando has tips on turning your smartphone camera into a scanner, home decorator and more. Kim KomandoThe Mate 9's Leica-branded dual camera.(Photo: Reviewed.com / Michael Desjardin)Camera phones become more sophisticated every year, and it’s changing the landscape of photography. Professionals are using their smartphones in place of hefty DSLRs, and indie filmmakers are shooting everything from music videos to feature-length dramas. With advanced features and tons of free...

The future of the smartphone camera: where next?

Cameras on smartphones have improved dramatically since the first iPhone landed 10 years ago. While older handsets could muster no more than a blurry snap, some of today's smartphone photos are good enough to be blown up to billboard size.From facial recognition software, to blurred bokeh backgrounds and dedicated selfie modes, the innovations are endless and show no sign of slowing down. Here's what you can expect to see on the smartphone cameras of the future.Augmented realityThe...

RED Announces High-End Phone With Holographic Display

The RED Digital Cinema Camera Company is responsible for manufacturing some of the most cutting-edge cameras on the market, but its recent phone announcement is going to raise eyebrows nonetheless. According to the company, its upcoming product — the RED Hydrogen One — represents the “world’s first holographic media machine in your pocket. No glasses needed. With one fell swoop… the future of personal communication , information gathering, holographic multiview, 2D, 3D, AR/VR/MR, and image...