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Some of the biggest names in the smartphone business — including Apple, LG and Huawei — now make phones with dual-lens cameras installed, and other manufacturers are tipped to follow suit soon. Not all phone makers use two lenses in the same way: on the Huawei P9 one takes shots in black and white to tease out more information about light, whereas on the iPhone 7 Plus you get the advantage of 2x optical zoom for a closer look at your subjects (one lens is wide-angle, and one is telephoto).

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You've been eagerly watching your app, waiting for your delivery after a long day. It arrives. You lift the lid, only to be greeted by the wafting smell of disappointment, the lightest smattering of toppings and a luke-warm pizza that won't even burn the roof of your mouth. What even is the point? You may as well go hungry.

This is a very real problem, and people are working hard on a solution. That solution is a high-tech quality control camera, sending you images of your meal, specially scanned to ensure you'll never experience pizza pain again.

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If you've dropped a few extra hundred dollars on the iPhone 7 Plus and its fancy dual-camera, then you'll want to be sure of getting your money's worth. That means finding all of the right camera apps that can actually take advantage of the new hardware. With that in mind, here are the best apps we've seen that have been upgraded to make the most of the bigger iPhone's killer feature.

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Video: It's a little bit sad that phones have replaced cameras because after watching this animated history of cameras by Portero Delantero, you start to miss all that fun camera hardware with quirky designs and lovely character you just don't get from a thin rectangular slab. Sure, the best camera is the one that's with you (blah blah) but damn, come on, I'd love to be able to lug around a 1947 Graflex Pacemaker Crown Graphic today.

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The camera on the iPhone has developed such a reputation for excellence that it's one of the device's central selling points. It's worth upgrading to a new phone just to get the latest and greatest camera. After a week of rigorous shooting, one thing is totally clear: the iPhone 7 has a damn fine phone camera that's the best you can buy right now.

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A good photographer will do anything for a photo — and now that can even mean wielding a super long lens that looks like a teeny telescope. As ePhotozine reported from Photokina, Venus Optics is introducing this macro lens to keep photographers from getting too close to subjects

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In the never-ending quest for great mobile photos, it can be tempting to ditch the camera app that comes with your phone for something far more advanced and exotic. However, if you know what you're doing, you can get some high-quality results from the default camera app on your iPhone or Android device — and here's how.

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Of course you're going to use the camera on your phone to snap some superb selfies and sweeping landscapes, but there are plenty of other uses for it that you should be aware of. Here are three other tricks your camera can pull off, and the apps you're going to need to make the magic happen.

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The iPhone's camera app shutter button isn't always in the most convenient place — particularly if you're trying to operate it one-handed. You can use the volume button as an alternative, but there's another way to take a picture you might not be aware of.

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You might not give much thought to the app that snaps all those photos on your phone, but you don't have to stick with the tool Apple or Google (or Samsung or Sony) gives you — there are some fantastic third-party camera apps out there to help take your mobile photography to the next level.

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Headed to the beach this month? All manner of dedicated speakers, coolers and phone cases are going to be vying for your don't-get-sand-or-water-in-it money. Do you really need to pay money to achieve that? Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Let's look at the why and how and save you both cash and broken phones.