invention

How Steve Sasson Invented the Digital Camera

Steve Sasson is an electrical engineer who invented the digital camera while working for Kodak. The Rochester, New York, company, which had made its fortune by selling photographic film and paper for most of the 20th century, did not think that Sasson's digital camera had any place in photography, and that lack of foresight ironically put Kodak out of business.

Canon Designed a Lens That Sucks

Canon engineers have designed a lens that quite literally and intentionally sucks. The lens pulls in air, swirls it across the image sensor in the camera body, and then pushes it out in order to get rid of the internal dust that causes nasty dark spots in your photos.

Camera Canopy Puts a Roof Over Your Camera to Keep it Dry

The camera rain cover is a popular option for keep cameras dry while shooting in wet weather, but there's a new product that brings a new idea to the table. It's called Camera Canopy, and it puts a hard roof over your camera gear to shield it from the elements.

LENSCAPT: A Hinged Camera Lens Cap You’ll Never Misplace

LENSCAPT is a new "faster lens cap" that's designed to never fall off your lens. It works by screwing onto the lens' filter threads, allowing it to remain secure and safe. The lens cap then pops out to the side, swiveling around a hinge rather than being completely removed, so is always ready for use.