Posts Tagged ‘camera’

Sony RX100 Successor Spotted in Leaked Manual Illustrations

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Rumors emerged earlier this week that Sony is planning to announce a followup to its popular RX100 large sensor compact camera by the end of this month. Those rumors got a huge boost in credibility today after pages from the camera’s Japanese instruction manual were leaked onto the web.
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Lomography Konstruktor is the World’s First Build-It-Yourself 35mm SLR

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You may have seen built-it-yourself 35mm pinhole cameras before, but have you ever seen a DIY SLR? Lomography today announced the Konstruktor, a camera it calls “the world’s first 35mm do-it-yourself” SLR camera. If you loved building model airplanes as a kid, this is one camera kit you’re going to love.
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Why the Camera Industry Clings Onto the Design of Early SLR Bodies

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Have you ever wondered why the professional photography industry is dominated by cameras that carry on the design tradition that was started by classic film SLRs?
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is Now Official: 16-Megapixel Camera, 10x Optical Zoom

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It is probably safe to say that the rumors of an alternate Samsung Galaxy S4 with an improved camera can be given the “true!” stamp of approval. The company has announced the Galaxy S4 Zoom, a smartphone sporting a high-resolution image sensor and optical zoom. Read more…

That’s No Way to Treat a Perfectly Good Viewfinder!

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Living in a tourist town like San Francisco, I have frequent opportunities to observe how people use their cameras. Inevitably, these lead to “Why, oh why?” moments in which advanced technology collides with general cluelessness.
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Leaked Photographs Purportedly Reveal Camera-Centric Nokia ‘EOS’ Phone

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Leaked images from GSM Arena and a Twitter user of what could very well be Nokia’s next flagship mobile phone reveal yet another camera-centric device with a high-capacity sensor.

That device, the Nokia EOS, is purportedly sporting a PureView image sensor, xenon flash unit, and Carl Zeiss optics.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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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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