Posts Tagged ‘camera’

Chinese Institute Builds a 100MP Camera, Boasts Highest Resolution in the Land

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If you think your SLR camera is capable of taking high-resolution photos, the folks over at the Institute of Optics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences are about to put your gear to shame.

That’s because they claim to have developed a 100-megapixel camera that captures 10,240 x 10,240 images, thanks to its square-format sensor. That’s a whole lotta megapixels (though we fear in a number of years we’ll look back at our marveling of this and laugh, whilst holding our gigapixel cameras). In fact, it’s the highest megapixel camera in China, at the moment.
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Apple’s Next Generation iPhone May Pack a 120FPS Slow-Motion Camera

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It seems like developers are always finding goodies hidden in Apple’s iOS 7 beta software. Late last month it was discovered that iOS 7 may eventually be capable of detecting blinking and smiling in photos, and now? Well, let’s just say Apple may be developing a slow-motion camera for the next iteration of the iPhone, which is expected to be announced later this year. Read more…

The Hunt for a GoPro Containing Photos of a Widower’s Last Happy Memories

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Sad news from the Whistler ski resort in Canada, where a weekend search for a missing GoPro camera with priceless images for a newly widowed skier turned up nothing.

Australian couple Matt Lorraway and Rebecca Ware had a great vacation at Whistler last February, with Ware trying out skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and ziplining, all captured on Lorraway’s helmet-mounted GoPro. Sadly, the camera fell off and got lost in the snow on one of their last ski runs.
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Well, Actually…Maybe I Don’t Know How Your Camera Works

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“Can you help me with my camera?” I get that a lot, as I’m sure do most camera weenies whose geek credentials are a little too obvious.

And most of the time I’m happy to co-operate. Ideally, I get the warm, fuzzy feeling of knowing somebody is going to have legible images of a key moment in their lives. At worst, at least there’ll be one less uncontrolled on-board flash to blind me.
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Scent-ography: This ‘Camera’ Captures Smells Instead of Pictures

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For most of us, a simple photography can remind us of a time and place, and has really served as the de facto method of capturing a moment. From personal memories to iconic events — there’s a photograph to remind us.

Designer Amy Radcliffe has a different method of capturing a moment, however. It’s a ‘camera’ that captures smell, not pictures. Radcliffe is working on the project at Central Saint Martins, an art school in London. Read more…

Sony Unveils the RX100 II: Better Sensor, Wi-Fi, Hotshoe, and a Tilting Screen

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The “best pocket camera of all time” now has a successor. Sony today announced the RX100 Mark II, the followup to its highly-acclaimed RX100 premium compact camera.
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Sony RX1R Bests the RX1 in Sharpness by Ditching the Anti-Aliasing Filter

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Sony now has two full frame compact cameras in its lineup—kinda. The company today announced the RX1R, a souped up (or perhaps stripped down?) version of the RX1 that shoots sharper photographs by ditching the anti-aliasing filter in front of the sensor. Aside from the lack of an AA filter, the RX1R and its sibling are virtually identical cameras.
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iOS 7 Lets Developers Detect Blinking and Smiling in Photos

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When a beta version of Apple’s iOS software is released, you can bet developers are sifting through the code like mad to see if any new features have been added to the mobile operating system.

It would appear as if hidden in the code for iOS 7 beta 2 are camera-oriented features for use by developers. One feature apparently detects smiling in photos, the other detects blinking. These detectors may hint at features coming to the iPhone, iPod, and iPad cameras in the future.
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This 870-Megapixel Monster Camera Has 116 Sensors and Weighs 3 Tons

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If Optimus Prime ever decided to retire from saving Earth and take up photography as a hobby, this is one camera he might consider using. Called the Hyper Suprime-Cam, it’s a 870-megapixel ultra-wide-field camera that stands 3 meters (~10 feet) high and weighs in at 3 tons. The comparison illustration above shows what the camera looks like next to a 5.2-foot-tall girl.
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Camera Captures Ancient Egyptian Statue Spinning On Its Own

Time-lapse videos are all the rage these days, but the one above is unlike any that have ever been made. It shows an ancient Egyptian statue spinning around in a glass on its own.
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