Posts Tagged ‘camera’

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…

Olympus Stylus 1: A Premium Compact In the Style of a Mirrorless Camera

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Olympus is bringing the sleek design of its mirrorless cameras to the world of premium compacts. Yesterday it unveiled the new Stylus 1, a fixed-lens camera that borrows quite a bit of form from the company’s popular OM-D line of cameras.
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How Not to Be a Stormchaser: British Photographer Takes a Bath

Here’s an advanced tip for all you would-be stormchasers: Watch out for the water.

That seemingly obvious proposition apparently escaped a couple of British photographers in one of the better photobombs to emerge from Europe’s not-quite-a-hurricane.
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First Leaked Photos of the Fujifilm X-E2?

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Patrick over at Fujirumors has published what appear to be the first leaked photos of an upcoming Fujifilm X-E2. Sent to him by an anonymous source, the photos suggest that the camera will have a frontside that’s nearly identical to the X-E1.
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Samsung’s New Camera Module Promises Steadier & Brighter Shots for Smartphones

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Samsung seems to be hard at work making sure that smartphone camera quality continues to improve in leaps and bounds. In addition to debuting ISOCELL technology a couple of weeks ago, the company has now announced a new smartphone camera module that will offer twice the optical image stabilization of anything on the market, while also capturing better photos in low light. Read more…

Conglomerates or Camera Companies?

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In the corporate world, diversification is a way of life. As multinational conglomerates like PepsiCo can tell you, spreading out business over multiple sectors protects a company from economic shocks to any one industry, and opens up access to more markets.  A quick peek at SEC filings for some of the most prominent camera manufacturers reveals that many of them have made a strong effort to put this concept into practice, and you might be surprised at how small a role consumer photography plays in their annual sales.
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Olympus Unveils the E-M1, Its New High-End Micro Four Thirds Camera

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The Olympus OM-D E-M5‘s retro styling drew a lot of looks when the camera was first announced back in February 2012. Glowing reviews of the camera subsequently showed that it was more than just a pretty face.

Today, Olympus has finally unveiled a followup camera to continue the new OM-D line: the E-M1.
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Pixy: A Low Cost Camera that Recognizes and Follows Objects by Color

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Camera technology is always being used/tweaked in one way or another to yield surprising or novel results. In some cases, that means creating a camera that sees like a bug’s eye. In others, one that perceives only motion, like a retina.

The most recent camera innovation we’ve stumble across falls a bit closer to the second of those. It’s called Pixy, and it’s a color-detecting camera that might some day soon be the eye with which your friendly neighborhood robot sees and interprets the world. Read more…

Company Gives Old Cameras and Strobes New Life as Light Fixtures

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Taiwanese company Ystudio is in the business of keeping the craftsmanship behind old, often discarded products alive. And in the case of the lamps and light fixtures you see here, that meant breathing new life into old film cameras and strobes. Read more…