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Tiny, Lensless Sensor May Someday Turn Any Device Into a Rudimentary Camera

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This latest device from technology licensing company Rambus goes to show: when you combine information-gathering sensors with powerful algorithms, you can yield some incredible results.

Developed by research scientist Patrick Gill, this 200 micron diameter glass sensor is capable of capturing an image of remarkable quality for its size. Etched with a spiral pattern, the light reflecting off of whatever object is being “photographed” is transferred as a pattern, in the form of spherical light, to the CMOS sensor. Read more…

Latest HTC One Features a Unique Dual Lens Depth Perception Camera

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Today, HTC announced the release of their latest HTC One model, the M8. Full of spec updates across the board, one aspect in particular sticks out, especially for us, who are a bit more image-savvy than most consumers: it features a camera setup with two lenses where most phones have only one.
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This Microscopic Chip Can Capture Real-Time Video Inside Our Arteries at 60FPS

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Ready for your close-up? Well, I hope so, because this little guy is going to get a closer look at you than any other sensor before it. Created by scientist F. Levent Degertekin, this 1.5mm donut-shaped camera is small enough to make itself comfortable inside your arteries with some help from a catheter. Read more…

Some Intriguing Trivia Tidbits on Shooting ‘The Shining’

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There is little doubt that auteur Stanley Kubrick looms large as a director able to distinctively bring his films to life through his vision. He has left his mark across the motion picture landscape.

He also happens to be responsible for some very interesting technical results in the realm of photography as well (including owning 3 of the 10 Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/0.7 ever made).

Any words I write here about him will pale in comparison to the reams of scholarly works already published. And so, instead, I give you a couple of fascinating pieces of Shining/Kubrick trivia that you can whip out the next time there’s a lull in conversation. Read more…

GPixel Announces Huge 150MP Full-Frame Sensor for Medical and Scientific Use

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The technology that makes its way into the cameras and imaging tools used for scientific and research applications tends to be vastly different than what we have in our more consumer-oriented cameras. Proving just how different is GPixel’s new GMAX3005 sensor — a 150MP full-frame monochrome behemoth. Read more…

LifePrint: The Wireless, Social Photo Printer that Prints Your Smartphone Snaps from Anywhere

Looking to secure its life in the world via Kickstarter is a new product called LifePrint: a small, social, app enabled wireless photo printer that is trying to re-introduce the smartphone generation to the magic of holding a print in your hand. Read more…

Leaked Product and Sample Images Show Off 50MP OPPO Find 7 Smartphone

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The DSLR megapixel war has slowed down dramatically over the past few years as companies focus on low-light capabilities and other components of the cameras. But it looks like someone forgot to tell the smartphone market. Read more…

Olympus Patent Shows Variable Exposure Times for Different Parts of an Image

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Earlier this week, Egami came across an Olympus patent that (as far as we can tell) is truly one-of-a-kind, utilizing a unique feature that would allow you to get the best exposure possible in any scenario. Read more…

How it Works: Sony’s Super-Fast Hybrid AF Explained

One of the most exciting things about Sony’s new A6000 is the crazy-fast AF system that’s been built in. At just 0.06 seconds of lag, the A6000 claims the title of ‘world’s fastest AF’ and blows most mirrorless cameras and APS-C DSLRs out of the water.

But if you’re like us, you’re not satisfied with knowing THAT it’s fast… you want the WHY and the HOW as well. Fortunately, Sony has just released an episode of LearnTV that answers this question for you, and teaches you a few things about the different types of AF systems while it’s at it. Read more…

Two Photos of the Orion Nebula Show Just How Far Photography Has Come

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The saying goes, “your cell phone has more computing power than all of NASA in 1969. NASA launched a man to the moon. We launched a bird into pigs.”

Thankfully, in addition to launching furious balls of feathers into evil swine, we also use our phones for taking photographs. And just as our phones have more computing power than all of NASA in 1969, our phones also have better imaging capabilities than many of the astrophotography endeavors of the past. Read more…