Posts Tagged ‘camera’

Detailed Explanation of the Manual Camera Controls Coming in iOS 8

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One of the biggest photography-related additions to iOS 8 is the opening of Camera APIs to developers. Access to these APIs means third party developers are now given complete access to the camera in your iOS device. Most notably, this includes the addition of full manual control of camera settings, something that hasn’t been discussed in too much detail… until now.

Joshua Ho over at AnandTech has written up a solid piece properly going through the minute details of what it is developers have been given access to and how it may affect photo apps available after iOS 8’s pending debut. Read more…

Apple Opens Up Manual Camera Controls & Cross-App Photo Editing in iOS 8

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While many exciting things were anticipated to come from Apple’s WWDC Keynote today, there were a number of photography-related announcements that went above and beyond what we were hoping for. Apple has really opened the door for developers to go crazy when it comes to creating and improving camera apps. Read more…

Google Updates Camera App with Aspect Ratios, Still Capture During Video & More

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In a continuing efforts to give its users the best photography experience possible, Google yesterday gave its Camera app a substantial update. The update touts a few new features including a timer, updated panorama modes, still capture during video and more. Read more…

Introducing Otto: The Hackable, Raspberry Pi-Powered GIF Camera

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Everybody, meet Otto. Otto, this is everyone.

Okay, now that we have that awkward ice-breaker out of the way, let’s get down to business. What is Otto? Why, Otto is a hybrid between a still and video camera… a GIF camera. Yes, that GIF. Read more…

Apple Patent Shows Off Unique Use of OIS for “Super Resolution” Photos

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Coming from Apple Insider is a discovery of an interesting patent application by Apple. The application, aptly titled “Super-resolution based on optical image stabilization” explains in words and graphics a way in which an optical image stabilization (OIS) system can be used to capture a series of images at variable angles, then combine them together to create a high-resolution file.

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Beautiful Poster Shows How We Got to the Cameras We Use Today

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If you’ve ever wanted a visual history of photographic cameras, this poster by Retrofuturismo-Kitsch, should suit your needs. Taking a look as far back as basic camera obscuras and all the way up to the Sony Mavica, this graphic pulls out some of the most iconic – and unusual – cameras to ever hit the market.

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Samsung NX3000 is a SMART Camera That Can Take Your Selfies For You

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Samsung today announced the new NX3000, a mirrorless camera that blends retro styling, beefier specs, and improved connectivity.
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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Car Crash Test Photography

Have you ever watched slow motion car crash tests and wondered how they go about capturing the imagery they do? Well, if you have, the above video might answer some of your questions.
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Creative Panasonic GH4 Unboxing Shows Off the Amazing Low-Light Autofocus

If you’re sick of the standard, monotone, boring-to-look-at unboxing videos, this one by Peter Gregg might help you appreciate them again. Combining a borderline theatrical performance with both an unboxing and quick review, it definitely keeps things interesting.

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Aladdin’s Cave: A Look Into The Workshop of “The Camera Magician”

If you think your camera collection is impressive, you might want to check out the camera shop of Harry Mueller. Deemed “The Camera Magician,” Mueller’s shop holds over 4,000 cameras at any given time.

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