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.
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.
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.
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.
As Photokina draws nearer, the rumor mill seems to be churning out more and more notable updates. The latest of these is a compilation of rumors shared with Nikon Rumors that points at Nikon releasing a new full-frame DSLR. Said to fall between the D610 and D810 models, the supposed specs are rather impressive considering the price point.
The uncontested leader in drones, DJI, is continually making improvements to their ever-growing Phantom line-up. And in their latest UAV, they seem to have turned it up to eleven with their larger, more robust Spreading Wings S900 Hexacopter.
Who said you have to drop big bucks to have some high-speed fun? Well, it definitely wasn’t Joey Shanks, who recently decided to show the Phantom users out there that they’re not the only ones who can do it.
To do this, Shanks rented a Casio EX-F1 high speed camera for a week. Costing him only $100, he combined its high frame-rate with a healthy dose of water and gunpowder to create some interesting high-speed footage with minimal investment. Read more…
These days, there are a number of search engines, sites and services that can help you track down your camera if it’s ever stolen from you. Unfortunately, finding the camera is often only half the problem — you still have to get it back, and sometimes that can be pretty tricky.
A woman from Voulsia County, Florida had this problem recently: after locating her camera at a pawn shop, she found out she would have to re-buy it to get it back. Read more…
With the advent of wearable technology, it was inevitable the devices would soon start to integrate into mobile photographers’ workflow. And thanks to Google’s latest update, its Camera app looks to be the first to the punch. Read more…
Are you sick of living life in the first person? Do you sometimes wish your day-to-day activities could be viewed as an incredibly realistic RPG? Well, you’re in luck. With the help of Oculus Rift and a dual camera setup, mepi has just what you need to get started. Read more…