Posts Tagged ‘worldsfirst’

Toshiba Unveils the World’s First SD Card with Built-In NFC: Preview Contents with Your Phone

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Toshiba has announced the world’s first SDHC card that has near field communication (NFC) baked right in. The technology allows you to see what’s on a card without having to plug the card into a camera or card reader. Instead, you’ll be able to ‘preview’ the contents simply by bringing a smartphone close to the card.
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Teardown of the Kodak DCS315 Offers an Inside Look at One of the World’s First DSLRs

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Before Canon and Nikon became juggernauts in the world of DSLRs, Kodak actually created one of the first DSLRs by modifying the Nikon Pronea 6i film SLR. Called the Kodak DCS315, the camera was the world’s first DSLR to feature an image preview LCD and JPEG processing in the camera itself. It was launched in 1998 and boasted an amazing (at the time) 1.5 megapixels.
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Sony Announces the a7II: The World’s First Full-Frame Camera with 5-Axis Image Stabilization

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It looks like rumor sites weren’t kidding when they said the Sony a7II would be announced “in the next few days.” In fact, they were being conservative.

Announced early this morning, Sony’s followup to the original full-frame E-Mount Alpha 7 (or a7) has officially arrived, and, as promised, it’s the world’s first full-frame camera to sport 5-axis image stabilization. Read more…

These Were the First Wildlife Photographs Published in National Geographic

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Did you know that after National Geographic published its first wildlife photographs in July 1906, two of the National Geographic Society board members “resigned in disgust“? They argued that the reputable magazine was “turning into a ‘picture book'”.

Luckily for us, it did turn out to become quite a picture book. Those first wildlife photos published in the magazine were captured by George Shiras, III, and marked quite a few “firsts.”
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The Electro-Optic Camera

How a small team at Kodak created the world's first DSLR

Jun 09, 2014 · Jim McGarvey

Cyclops Cameras Releases Limited Run of 1,000 Digital Diana Cameras, a World’s First

Lo-fi and limited edition lovers alike have something to celebrate today, because there’s a fun new digital camera on the block. A world’s first by creator Greg Dash’s estimation, the father the “little cyclops” fisheye cam and head of Cyclops Cameras has just announced his newest undertaking: a Digital Diana. Read more…

Skydiver’s Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor Almost Hitting Him

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For the first time ever, a meteor has been captured on camera falling through the sky after it has finished burning. And that’s not all: the baseball-sized space rock nearly slammed into the man behind the camera.
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Blast from the Past: Photos Captured 125 Years Ago with the Kodak No. 1

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It could be argued that consumer photography didn’t begin until 1888, when Eastman Kodak made his Kodak No. 1 (the followup to the Kodak Box) available to the public at large alongside the now famous slogan: “You Press the Button, We Do the Rest.”

And thanks to the National Media Museum, we now have a small gallery of sample photographs that show what photos taken 125 years ago with the Kodak No. 1 looked like. Read more…

Nikon Reveals the AW1, the World’s First Waterproof and Shockproof Digital ILC

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We told you yesterday to watch out for a “rugged” Nikon 1 announcement in the next 24-hours, and lo and behold, it happened. Introducing the Nikon 1 AW1, a camera Nikon is calling “the world’s first waterproof and shockproof interchangeable lens camera,” with a convenient asterisk added in for those of us who remember the Nikonos system. Read more…

Is This the First Toy Camera Photo Taken from the Edge of Space?

View of Earth from the Stratosphere with Holga plactic 'toy' camera.

We’ve seen cameras sent to the edge of space to take pictures, and we’ve even seen toys photographed at the edge of space. What we had never see, however, was a toy camera photo taken from the edge of space — until now that is.

The photo above was the result of a summer-long project by a class at Harrington College of Design in Chicago, and it’s the first Holga toy camera photo taken from the Stratosphere. Read more…