Posts Tagged ‘camera’

Toshiba Shows Off its Camera Module Prototypes for Google’s Project Ara Phone

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Google is hard at work on Project Ara, a modular smartphone that will allow users to swap critical components in and out, including the onboard camera. One of the third party companies working on modules is Toshiba, which is offering a look into its progress in creating the first swappable camera modules for the ecosystem.
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Shooting Portraits with a Giant $10 Room Camera

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Photography enthusiasts Diego Veríssimo and Ana Magalhães (seen in the portrait above) recently shot a series of portraits using a gigantic camera they built using a room and about $10 in materials.
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Forgotten Moon Camera Found Tucked Away in Neil Armstrong’s Closet

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After Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, passed away in 2012, his widow contacted the National Air and Space Museum. Carol Armstrong had discovered a white cloth bag in one of Neil’s closets, and it was filled with items that looked like they had been used in space. Among the contents was a forgotten camera that had been used to capture images of the first moon landing.
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How I Made Myself a 16×20-inch Bellows Camera

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Starting back in May of 2014, I finally put my first foot forward in the making of a 16×20 inch bellows camera. The idea to build a camera was nothing new to me, but I was always hesitant to begin construction since I am the type of person that prefers to work off a set of blue prints and directions. Unfortunately, since my drawing skills aren’t amazing, it was pretty difficult to visualize and plan a solid blueprint of the project – which ultimately forced me to bite the bullet and simply begin construction of the camera and problem solve along the way.
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Canon EOS-M3 Photos Leak, Showing a More Serious Camera with a New Grip and Dials

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New leaked photos offer a first look at the upcoming Canon EOS-M3 mirrorless camera. The images reveal that Canon has redesigned the interface and ergonomics of the camera with a new textured grip and a couple of dials on top.
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A First Glimpse of the Upcoming Panasonic GF7

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Here’s the first leaked photo of the upcoming Panasonic GF7, the followup to the GF6. As you can see, the company is going after a much more “retro” look with this camera line (as is popular in the industry right now).

The camera is rumored to have a 16-megapixel Four Thirds sensor, an ISO range of 200 to 25600, and a 1.04-million-dot tilting LCD screen that swings open 180 degrees.
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The World’s Largest and Most Powerful Camera Gets Funding for 3.2-Gigapixel Sky Photos

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The world’s largest camera is now one step closer to becoming a reality. The 3.2-gigapixel camera being built for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) in Chile has secured the funding it needs to ensure it will go into operation according to schedule.
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Google’s Translate App Can Now Use Your Camera to Translate the World in Real Time

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If you’re ever in a situation in which you need to understand some text in a foreign language, getting a translation is now as free and easy as loading up your phone’s camera app. Google has updated its Translate app to include real-time on-screen translations of text you point your camera at.
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$2,900 Camera Drone Smashes Into a House Upon Auto Takeoff

The DJI Inspire 1 is a new $2,900 camera drone that’s designed to make it extremely easy to capture 4K footage from the sky. Among its many fancy features are auto-takeoff and landing, allowing you to start and stop your flights with a simple tap of your controls.

The feature recently didn’t work out so well for Mark Taylor of Scottsdale, Arizona. As the 37-second video above shows, the drone appeared to think that a nearby garage door was “up.”
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Thieves Using the iPod Nano as a Spy Camera to Steal PINs at ATMs

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Thieves are reportedly using the iPod Nano as a spy camera for stealing PIN numbers from people using ATM machines. The device is small enough to remain relatively hidden and packs a camera that’s good enough to spy on the keypad of ATMs as unsuspecting people punch in their PIN numbers.
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