Posts Tagged ‘wearable’

Panasonic Tries To Take a Bite Out of The GoPro Market With a New 4K Action Cam

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Looking to take a bite out of the GoPro market, Panasonic has just announced the HX-A500: a light-weight, wearable, wide-angle camera capable of shooting impressive 4K footage at 30fps. Read more…

Polaroid Ups Its Action Camera Game With Sporty New Models

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Oh GoPro, the action cam crown must rest uneasy on thy sweaty brow. CES has been flush with announcements of new entrants in the wearable camera market, and now Polaroid joins the scrum with a handful of new models. (All manufactured by Polaroid licensee and troubled asset specialist C&A Marketing.) Read more…

The Other Action Camera

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It’s 2004, and a group of young entrepreneurs is working on a wearable camera geared towards action sports.  Their experimentation results in a multi-million dollar company that launches a series of versatile waterproof cameras that can be attached to a person or vehicle in any number of ways. Their products have been used to film everything from spear fishing to paintball battles. Oh, by the way, I’m not talking about GoPro. Read more…

Lifelogging Camera Maker Memoto Has a New Name, $3M in Capital and a Ship Date

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Memoto, the company behind the wearable camera that automatically documents the user’s life by taking a photo every 30 seconds, has a new name, $3 million in fresh capital, and plans to start shipping product next month. Read more…

Take Handsfree Photos and Videos with the MeCam Wearable Clip Camera

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Here’s a quirky product in case you’re spending your Saturday online shopping for things you don’t exactly need but might not mind owning. It’s called the MeCam, and it’s a wearable clip camera that can shoot 720p video and take 5MP photos during the day and night. Read more…

StrobePack: Wearable Portrait Studio and Cutting-Edge Fashion Statement

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You can spot-meter and bounce strobes all you want, but on-location portrait photography can still be a pain the butt. Unless you take your studio lighting rig with you.

Mark Kaplan has devised a novel way to do just that with the StrobePack, a professional-level lighting setup rigged to be worn on the photographer’s back.
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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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Hockey Captured from a Player’s Point of View, Courtesy of Google Glass

While we’re on the subject of Google Glass, check out this interesting use case by hockey player Joseph Lallouz. He decided to wear his Glass during a hockey match in order to capture what the sport looks and feels like from a participant’s point of view.
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Google Glass Specs Outed: 5 Megapixel Camera and 720p Video

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Google has officially announced the specs for its Glass wearable computer/camera. Of interest to readers of this blog is the fact that the camera will be able to capture decent photographs — at least resolution-wise. It’ll be a 5-megapixel camera that has WiFi capabilities. The camera will also be able to capture 720p video and audio.
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First Look at Photos Shot Using a Memoto Wearable Lifelogging Camera

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Memoto has been making an appearance at the SXSW 2013 festival over the past week. When founders arrived at the show last Thursday, they wore two of the tiny lifelogging cameras they’ve been developing. The devices snapped one photo ever thirty seconds, and the duo soon amassed tens of thousands of point-of-view images capturing the things they were experiencing in Austin, Texas.

If you’re curious about the image quality of the wearable cameras, the company has published a set of initial sample photos.
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Rankin Documents Photo Shoot Using 15 Autographer Wearable Cameras

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One of the big emerging ideas in the camera world is the idea of wearable cameras that automatically capture your memories for you. Memoto is the wearable camera project that caused the biggest splash in 2012, but a month before it was announced, there was another camera that made a quieter entrance. It was the Autographer, a camera shaped like a pack of gum that uses a number of different sensors to intelligently snap photos during interesting moments in your life.

To demonstrate its potential for documenting life’s memories, the company asked renowned photographer Rankin to document a photo shoot using its prototype cameras.
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