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Olympus to Make 40MP Sensor Shift Photos Possible During Handheld Shooting

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One of the main innovations found in the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 II is its ability to shoot massive 40MP photos with its 16MP sensor by doing “sensor shifting” and combining multiple shots. The main downside, however, is that you need a tripod to make sure the camera doesn’t move between shots.

That may soon change: Olympus says its working on making the sensor shift technology work even when the photographer is shooting handheld without stabilization.
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Google and Mattel to Bring View-Master Photo Viewer Back for 360° Photospheres

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Google is partnering with Mattel to reboot the iconic View-Master stereoscopic 3D photo viewing device. Instead of static photos with circular film reels, however, the new View-Master offers an immersive digital experience that puts people inside 360° “photospheres.”
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CoeLux: Artificial Sunlight That’s Real Enough to Trick Your Camera and Brain

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There’s an innovative new light technology that’s trying to shake up the way people think about “artificial light.” In Italian company called CoeLux has developed a new light source that recreates the look of sunlight through a skylight so well that it can trick both human brains and cameras.
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Wundershine is a Picture Frame System with a Built-in Thermal Printer

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Wundershine is a new Dutch company that’s trying to revolutionize how we view and interact with wall-mounted picture frames. They’re working on an ecosystem based around a product known as the Makerframe, a wooden picture frame that can print and frame your photos using its built-in thermal printer.
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Microsoft Unveils Image Composite Editor v2.0: Auto Completion and Video to Panorama

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Microsoft Research has announced version 2.0 of its Image Composite Editor (ICE) software, a free program that offers advanced panoramic photo stitching technology. If you’re on a Windows machine and need a way to combine multiple photos into single shots, ICE is a download you may want to look into.
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kraftwerk: A Portable Power Plant That Can Charge Your Camera with Standard Gas

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Want a portable generator for recharging your devices that you can literally fill up in just seconds? It’ll soon be available… but you’ll need to be comfortable carrying a gas-powered power plant around in your bag.

The kraftwerk is the world’s first fuel cell power generator that’s operated on standard gas. It takes just 3 seconds to refill.
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‘Cloud Bursting’ Service Can Ensure Sunny Wedding Photos for $150,000

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Want to ensure sunshine for bright and happy outdoor wedding photographs? All you need is $150,000.

A UK-based company has begun offering a “cloud bursting” service that can 100% guarantee fair weather for your wedding day and photographs.
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The World’s Largest and Most Powerful Camera Gets Funding for 3.2-Gigapixel Sky Photos

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The world’s largest camera is now one step closer to becoming a reality. The 3.2-gigapixel camera being built for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) in Chile has secured the funding it needs to ensure it will go into operation according to schedule.
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Google’s Project Ara is a Modular Phone That Lets You Swap Cameras In and Out

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Project Ara is an ongoing effort by Google to create a modular smartphone for which you can swap critical components in and out, allowing users to build the perfect phone for their specific needs.

If its modular design takes over the consumer market in the future, we could be seeing a whole new approach to how smartphone cameras work.
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Google’s Translate App Can Now Use Your Camera to Translate the World in Real Time

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If you’re ever in a situation in which you need to understand some text in a foreign language, getting a translation is now as free and easy as loading up your phone’s camera app. Google has updated its Translate app to include real-time on-screen translations of text you point your camera at.
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