For many of the people scooping up an iPhone 5, its 8-megapixel camera will be their go-to shooter. But how much of an improvement is it over the iPhone 4S? And how does it compare to the smartphone—and point and shoot—competition?
People who use cameras like the Canon 1DX are usually shooting fast-action sequences like sports and nature subjects. The hallmark feature at play is the ability to fire off stills ridiculously fast—12 fps RAW, or 14 fps JPEG.
Canon DSLRs are popular for video shooting, and you can pull beautiful footage from the low end Rebel series to the high end 1D series. But what is the difference in image quality in a price range from $1000-$7000? We've had a Rebel T4i, 5D Mark III, and 1DX all in ou possession, so we decided to take a closer look.
Sony's latest $700 Alpha camera sure looks like a budget DSLR, huh? Well it is. But our hands-on today has us thinking it might just perform above its paltry price tag.
The thing about the iPad's new retina screen and processor is that yes, they're nice, but it's up to developers to take full advantage of it. Here's how some of the better retina iPad apps compare to their iPad 2 equivalents.
Apple made some bold claims about its new A5X chip, claiming it would give a 4x graphical boost over Nvidia's Tegra 3. At the same time, the Tegra 3 is a powerhouse of computational processing. So lets put 'em to the test.
The MacBook Air is the most beautiful piece of computing hardware you can put in front of your face. Windows 8 is arguably the most exciting software counterpart right now—sorry, Mountain Lion. So what happens when you mix? Well, maybe not what you'd hoped.
It's faster. Screens slide smoother, apps launch quicker and stuff just works better. But that shouldn't really come as a surprise—we've seen the difference between an A4 and an A5 processor before. What IS surprising is just how fast the 4S' camera is. That thing KILLS.
Call quality has never been a strong suit of the iPhone. But ever since iPhone 4 came out on Verizon, things have gotten just a smidge better. And the iPhone 4S reaffirms that Apple's improvements have been no fluke.
You would think a simple aesthetic choice, a binary question of preference, would have an easy answer. The black iPad or the white one? But it's slightly more complicated than you might think.
The best camera is the one you have with you, so I carry a very nice point-and-shoot everywhere. Nothing else has been good enough. But the iPhone 4 is.
The iPhone 4 is supposed to have better reception than prior generations. Its additional noise-cancellation microphone should result in better call quality and less distortion during chats. Our somewhat unscientific tests confirmed it—iPhone 4 is go for talk.
We sent the intrepid Ryan Salerno across 20 NY blocks armed with an iPhone 3GS and an iPhone 4. He ran speed tests along the way, ferreting out any oddities. Downloads? Exactly the same. Uploads? An order of magnitude faster.
Day-to-day, the speed difference between the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS isn't that different. But in more intensive apps and games? The iPhone 4 smokes the 3GS and is nearly as fast as the iPad.
When I try to look for the pixels, I get close. Then closer. Before I can discern them, my vision goes cross-eyed, blurry. Eyes: 0; Retina Display: 1.
With the newest version of the 15" MacBook comes a new option: a 1680 x 1050 screen—about 30% more pixel-y than the original 1440 x 900 unit. But how does it look? Do you need the extra dots?
Besides using the iPad in bed and on the couch, you know the reason you bought this thing was for toilet entertainment. Verdict: It's decent but distracting—and sometimes dangerous.
iPad supports manual file transfers through iTunes. However, at this moment, it doesn't work as smoothly as you would expect.