Samsung eying return to camera market as Galaxy smartphone shipments fall

Source: Nikkei

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With the number of Galaxy handset shipments stalling since 2013, Samsung has been looking to raise prices on their high-end handsets to offset the plateau. The company has suffered dramatic losses of market share in China to cheaper rivals as a result. Now there are rumours Samsung is looking ‘beyond the galaxy’…

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LukiLink project turns smartphones into an HDMI monitor

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If, like me you have ever wanted to use the OLED screen of your lovely thin and light smartphone as an HDMI monitor for your camera, you are now officially in luck.

The LukiLink will give you that long-awaited HDMI input.

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Well done RED for trying something different with Hydrogen – but does the modularity make sense?

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RED are set to release their first smartphone, Hydrogen, in 2018.

As things stand, this is the first ultra-premium device in a new market for phones, priced ahead of any of the current flagship smartphones. I think it’s an area that is going to see explosive growth.

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Smartphone hack enables extra features on Panasonic cameras

Smartphones that communicate via Wifi with Panasonic cameras such as the GX80, GH4, GH5 and G7 can be used to trick the cameras into enabling features otherwise locked or hidden, such as extra picture profiles and higher bitrates.

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This uncompressed 4K HDMI to USB 3.0 adapter may allow Android smartphones or tablets to work as field monitor / recorder

Inogeni HDMI to USB 3.0 converter

HDMI monitor manufacturers continue to miss a trick by not building an ultra thin monitor the size of a smartphone (or phablet) with build in battery rather than a bulky brick-like Sony NP block on the back of a chunky monitor.

Now a solution might be at hand to turn your existing Android smartphone or tablet into an HDMI monitor and even recorder.

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