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Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition Serious SlowMo!

Motorola Moto Z2 Force

Motorola Mobility now an arm of the Lenovo Corporation has just announced the Moto Z2 Force Edition which is the next iteration of their Z Force original from 2016 which was a Verizon only product. The phone while somewhat popular never really gained enough market share to become important in the high-end smartphone space. The Z2 Force retains the unbreakable screen design which uses a protective plastic top layer before the glass.

The Z2 Force retains the unbreakable screen design which uses a protective plastic top layer before the glass. However, that layer is not scratch proof.  The Phone also retains the Moto Mods capability like the Hasselblad Mod which transforms the phone into a real zoom compact camera. The good news is that this time the Slow Motion has been beefed up to compete with the iPhone and Google Pixel handsets.[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Vimble S Phone Gimbal on Kickstarter Funded!

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There is nothing more annoying than capturing slow motion footage or any video on your cellphone and later discover that it is full of rolling shutter wobble and artifacts that simply cannot be used without inducing motion sickness.  The new Kickstarter project called Vimble S aims to offer a very low cost alternative and compatibility with a variety of phones for 3 axis full stabilization with a smart handheld gimbal.

The Vimble S campaign was aiming for about 50k USD to fund it’s manufacturing operations and initial expansion. Much to the surprise of everyone it was funded in less than two days and now aims for a 100k USD funding ceiling and maybe more. It supports several smartphones including the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 with their own custom iOS and Android App![...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Hasselblad True Zoom Signaling the Future?

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The recently announced Hasselblad True Zoom is an add on module for the Moto Z + Moto Mods™ smartphone platform which lets you add modules to your already very capable phone to increase it’s feature set.  A Pico Projector, a much larger battery, a JBL speaker set and now the Hasselblad True Zoom 10x Optical zoom are the current back plate options for this new ecosystem.

What may look like a gimmick to some; it may be the advent of a personalized and very powerful experience for the future of smartphone use. What if you could add the advantages of a larger camera sensor and higher frame rates with built in processing to your phone when needed. What if you could add a built in microscope back plate to the phone for biologists on the field or a sensor module for tracking scientific concepts with the phone as a central part of experiments. The sky seems to be the limit here.[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Moto G4 Plus Has Low Res Slow Motion!

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These seems to be a large quantity of phones coming out every week and it is hard to keep track of them. The new Motorola Moto G4 Plus which is the flagship of the new Moto G affordable line which is the first phone release for Chinese based Lenovo the new owner of Motorola mobility; was to be a big introduction.

The Phone is competitive but a little under-powered, it retains some of the design cues of the last Moto G3 phone line but with a distinctive Lenovo style change by adding the  square finger print reader button.  The camera is improved along with the laser auto focus and the front camera as well.[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Moto X Force will it do 240fps?

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The Moto X Force is the international release version of what is known in the USA as the Droid Turbo 2 which lacks a good slow motion mode in itself. However there is a big rumor that the international version will have a 240fps 720p slow motion mode.[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

One Plus 2 Released and Moto X low Slowmo!

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Today has been quite busy in portable device land with the release of the Moto X, Moto G and the One Plus 2 handsets. The hype and rumors regarding slow motion modes on these phones turned out to be way ahead of the norm and what we are left with is the same tired old specs of yesteryear when it comes to slow motion performance. 720p at 120fps seems to be the norm for an afterthought slow motion feature. Apple for example continues to up the ante with 240fps and possibly more in the upcoming iPhone 6s refresh. There is nothing wrong with these phones but if you want slow motion performance in your portable handset, the latest Moto and One Plus 2 are not what you would consider optimal. They however offer pretty good feature sets and great cameras for normal video applications and still capture.

One Plus 2 Camera specs:
  • 5.5 inch : 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 401 PPI Screen
  • Sensor: 13 Megapixel (1.3um)
  • Lenses: 6 lenses to avoid distortion and color aberration
  • OIS: Yes
  • Laser Focus: Yes
  • Flash: Dual-LED
  • Aperture: f/2.0
  • Front Camera: 5 Megapixel – Distortion free
  • Video: 4K resolution video, Slow Motion: 720p at 120fps

The One Plus 2 is a phone flagship design for less money than you would normally pay for such a  device. it has a modified Android OS “Cyanogenmod”  that is fast, free of bloatware and very good with battery life.  It has optical image stabilization, large pixels for a 13 megapixel sensor, fingerprint sensor and a great alert switch so you can deactivate alerts in a custom way when you are sleeping, in a movie theater or simply want to disconnect for a while.  It is a lot of phone for the price. Even the One Plus 1 is still used in benchmarks today as a competitive phone in the mid range.[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←