Posts Tagged ‘camera’

The Manual App Gives You Full Manual Control of All Your iPhone’s Camera Settings

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The now-public iOS 8 brings about a number of updated features that give users more control than ever before, and one of the most talked-about ones is the ability for developers to integrate full manual control of the camera into their applications.

A number of major camera apps have already done that, but there’s a new app out that focuses on full manual controls and full manual controls alone: it’s called (go figure) Manual, and without any extra bells or whistles, it emphasizes giving you complete control over you iOS device’s camera without any other distractions.

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Side-by-Side Comparison of All Eight iPhone Cameras, or: Why the 6 is DxOMark’s New Smartphone King

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Okay, so maybe it bends a little easier than it should, but there’s one thing the naysayers will have to begrudgingly admire about the iPhone 6, and that’s the camera. For proof, check out these side-by-side images that compare all 8 iPhone cameras, and then see why DxOMark ranked the iPhone the best smartphone camera they’ve ever tested. Read more…

DIY: How to Turn Your Canon T2i Into a Full-Fledged Infrared Camera

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“Until the 20th century, ‘reality’ was everything humans could touch, smell, see and hear. Since the initial publication of the chartered electromagnetic spectrum… humans have learned that what they can touch, smell, see and hear is less than one millionth of reality.” Read more…

CameraPunk Wants to Help You Steampunk-ify Your Camera Gear

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If the steampunk sci-fi sub-genre is something you take interest in, the CameraPunk camera accessory lineup is right up your alley. As the name suggests, it’s a collection of steampunk-inspired accessories designed for a very unique niche of photographers.
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Ricoh Launches a Shot at GoPro with its New WG-M1 Action Camera

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Ricoh has announced its new WG-M1 action camera, a contender in a booming market currently dominated by GoPro. While the company isn’t new to making rugged cameras geared at outdoorsy types, the WG-M1 brings a new GoPro-style form factor to the WG line that had previous just contained weatherproof compact cameras (e.g. the WG-4 and the WG-20).
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Nebo, The ‘World’s Lightest Slider,’ Offers Unmatched Portability to the Time-Lapse Adventurer

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Quality, portability and price. Pick two.

That effectively summarizes the camera slider market. And despite the multitude of sliders already on the market, Capture Beyond Limits hopes their Nebo Slider will make its mark in the world by raising the portability bar to new heights. Read more…

ESA’s Disposable Space Camera Will Record and Transmit Its Own Death Upon Re-Entry

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The European Space Agency has designed a disposable piece of equipment affectionately referred to as the Break Up Camera. As you could expect from the name, the sole purpose of the camera is to capture it’s own death.

How will it capture its own death though? With the help of a dedicated Infrared camera, hooked up to a storage device that will be contained in a ceramic-shielded Reentry SatCom.

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Canon Patent Details Faster Focusing Method for Burst Shooting with DSLRs

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As more and more camera manufacturers are taking the mirrorless route to their product lineup, there are still plenty of companies dedicated to producing top-of-the-line DSLRs. And while the mirrorless market is seeing a massive jump in specs with each passing year, the DSLR market is working to keep up with their less mechanical counterparts.

Canon is looking to tackle the growing issue of balancing the focusing capabilities of DSLRs with the mechanical mirror setup that limits what they’re currently capable of. And the above patent shows off just how they might achieve that.

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Lomography Gives Its DIY Konstructor Camera a Flash-y Accessory Package, New Bundle

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Lomography has released a new accessory package for it’s DIY 35mm camera, the Konstruktor. In it is a number of components that allow you to attach a flash directly to your Konstruktor via a mount and cables.

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First Footage Shot with Blackmagic’s $6k, 4K URSA is Predictably Spectacular

Blackmagic announced its modular 4K URSA camera at NAB, back in April. After much delay, there is official footage from the $6,000 camera that’s made its way onto Vimeo for the world to see. And as anticipated, it’s absolutely stunning.

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