Posts Tagged ‘camera’

Software Update Brings Improved Photo Capability to Google Glass

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It remains unknown just how popular Google Glass will be when it’s available to the masses, but for the select group of individuals who are lucky enough to sport a pair today, the on board camera just got a bit better. Read more…

Fujifilm Planning to Slim Down Compact Camera Line

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Olympus isn’t the only camera manufacturer finding ways to cut costs by getting rid of their low-end camera offerings. Tokyo-based Fujifilm is expected to dramatically slim down their compact camera line by fifty percent in the near future. Read more…

Does This Nikon Patent App Show a New and Upcoming Lens Mount?

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This one is a little hard to interpret, but a recently published patent application from Nikon seems to pave the way for a new lens mount.
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Bell Labs Develops an Always-in-Focus Lensless Camera

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Fancy an always-in-focus lensless camera in your arsenal of image capturing tools? It could be a while, but we’re one step closer thanks to “compressive sensing,” a technology developed by Bell Labs in New Jersey.
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New Photos of the Kodak S1 Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera

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The first fruits of Kodak’s partnership with JK Imaging are starting to emerge. Chinese camera site DCFever has published some photographs of the Kodak S1, a new Micro Four Thirds camera that was announced at the beginning of the year.
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Where’s My Professional Mirrorless Camera?

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Let’s take a moment to reflect on mirrors. Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, like the Olympus Pen E-P5 or Samsung  NX300, have enjoyed increasing popularity over the past few years, and it’s become clear that they are more than a passing fad.

This motley collection of high-tech cameras filled the gap that existed between bulky DSLRs and compact cameras, but manufacturers are now starting to expand their mirrorless lineups in hopes of attracting a wider cross-section of photographers, including professionals.
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Leica That Shot ‘V-J Day in Times Square’ Photo Fetches $150K at Auction

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Next time a significant other bugs you about how much you spend on photo gear, remind them how much worse it could be if you were into vintage kit.

Such as the 1931 Leica IIIa shown above, owned by the great Alfred Eisenstaedt and used to shoot everything from his iconic V-J Day image of a sailor kissing a girl in Times Square to a portrait session with President Bill Clinton. The camera sold at Vienna auction house last weekend for 114,000 Euros, equivalent to $147,117.
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Forget Olympus — How Come People Are Still Bothering With Compact Cameras?

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The recent announcement from Olympus that it’s dropping out of the compact camera market started us thinking: Why is anyone bothering to make those things anymore?
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300-Megapixel Photographs Shot With Single Presses of the Shutter

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Remember that 50-gigapixel camera being developed by Duke University scientists? Since we reported on the project last year, researchers have created a spin-off company called Aqueti for bringing the technology “into the world for everyone to experience.” The camera they’ve developed will soon be making public tours, and we’re starting to get a peek at what it’s capable of.
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This Conceptual Instant Camera Spits Out Flipbook Animations

Here’s an interesting concept! Jiho Jang, a student, has come up with Polaroid-like instant camera, dubbed GIFTY, that captures short clips and prints them out. According to Jang, it was put together as part of his college thesis.

Wait — printing out a video? What’s next? A GIF with sound? The concept involves first capturing a small clip (the camera prototype includes a timer). Thereafter, the camera will print each frame, at which point in time you can tear each frame apart to create the flip-book. By the looks of it, the concept includes a page holder of some sort, so you don’t easily lose frames. So there you have it, a GIF on-the-go. Sound not included. Read more…