Posts Tagged ‘camera’

Not-A-Camera: A Wooden Necklace Turned Into a Full-Fledged Camera

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Just look at this necklace. It’s a beautiful wood cutout necklace made to look like a DSLR – a piece of jewelry Rick Ross would be proud of if he were into photography (and if it were adorned with a few diamonds, maybe). But, if you think this little fashion accessory is only that, you’d be greatly mistaken. What you see above is a digital camera fitted into a 1/2” thick sheet of walnut.
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Centr Cam Offers 4K 360º Footage Out of a Hockey Puck-Shaped Device

In the never-ending chase to create the most unique camera around, San Francisco-based Centr Camera Inc. has launched a Kickstarter for a new style of camera. Called Centr, this 360º, 60fps, 4K-resolution panoramic camera will allow you to capture incredible footage all around you, in a device roughly the size of a hockey puck. Read more…

Behold the 120lb High Speed Action/Sports Camera Known as ‘Big Bertha’

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So, you think carrying around your pro-series body and 300mm f/2.8 all day at a sporting event sucks? Well, don’t go complaining to the sports photographers of yesteryear or they might pull out a photo of them using the beast known as ‘Big Bertha.’ Read more…

Should Photographers Care About 4K?

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If you had to summarize this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas in one word, it would probably be “4K.”

The NAB (Which stands for National Association of Broadcasters) Show is the world’s largest Electronic Media show, and deals largely in video. But, this year, at least one of the announcements had interesting implications for the still photography market. Read more…

Latest HTC One Features a Unique Dual Lens Depth Perception Camera

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Today, HTC announced the release of their latest HTC One model, the M8. Full of spec updates across the board, one aspect in particular sticks out, especially for us, who are a bit more image-savvy than most consumers: it features a camera setup with two lenses where most phones have only one.
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Chase Jarvis Puts Up New Essential Photo Gear Video

Years ago, well-known Seattle photographer Chase Jarvis went through a collection of the gear he takes on his photo and video shoots. But given the great deal of change in technology — and capital on his side — since then, he recently created a completely new and updated video showing, again, his must-have gear for photo and video shoots. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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New Top Level Domains for Photographers, Grab Them While They Last

As was inevitable, the more common and generic top level domains (e.g. .com, .net, and even .co) are becoming scarce as more and more domains are registered each day.

Knowing this moment in time would come, ICANN, the authority in charge of managing domain names, has been putting out more and more top level domains in hopes of opening up more options for those looking to grab their own piece of the web — and photographers are benefiting more directly than most. Read more…

Lake Tahoe Fisherman Pulls In Long-Lost Camera, Finds 5 Years of Photos Still Intact

We have a category called “Finds” here at PetaPixel, and never does it apply more literally than when we chance upon one of those long-lost-camera-shows-up-x-years-later-with-photos-still-intact stories. Today we have one of those astounding stories for you, featuring a camera lost three years ago that was fished out of Lake Tahoe just last week. Read more…

Camera+ App Gets Major Update, Adds ‘World-Class Photo Editing’ Capabilities

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One of the most popular camera apps on iOS is Camera+. In fact, it’s so popular it currently ranks at #33 on Apple’s top paid apps chart. But that number is likely to jump after today, because version 5.0 has just been released, and this update is a big one. Read more…

Houston, We Have a Problem: Astronaut’s Camera Floats Away Into Space

If you’ve gone to see the blockbuster hit Gravity in theaters, you’ll recall several moments when Sandra Bullock’s character nearly lost something into the abyss of space — be it a drill or a screw, everything needs to be strapped down because the slightest movement will send it careening into the unknown.

Well, that was Hollywood, but the real deal did actually happened to astronaut Sunita Williams back in 2006 when her camera just up and floated away from her during a 7-hour space walk. Read more…