computational imaging

DxOMark looks back at how far smartphone cameras have come in only a few years

Industry camera benchmarking site DxOMark has published an interesting white paper chronicling the progress it has seen in 6 years of testing smartphone image quality. The progress in both hardware and software behind the improvement in results is fascinating and impressive. I’ve , along with charts from the paper and a link to the original.

New Hasselblad camera uses multi-shot to capture 400MP images

For those applications where you just can’t have too much resolution, the new Hasselblad H6D-400C MS may be just the thing. It uses the company’s 100MP sensor coupled with a body that can shift the sensor and lens mount tiny amounts to improve image quality and create a super-resolution image of 400MP. You can read more about it in the .

Adobe teases AI that it claims will let any smartphone owner make great portrait photos

Among serious photographers there is an oft-repeated mantra that “It’s the photographer, not the camera” that makes a great photo. While that is certainly true, tech companies are working hard to level the playing field. In a recent pair of research teases, Adobe is showing off how it expects to make it possible to fix many of the most common issues with typical smartphone portrait snapshots after the fact, turning them into some pretty impressive final versions. I wrote up , or you can read on to see the full Adobe teaser video…