News tagged: Photography
Scientists at Columbia have invented a camera that can power itself, entirely removing the need for batteries or another power source. The camera gets power from the ambient light in a room and turns that light into usable energy. The camera can take one photo a second.
Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet, has sent out a warning. Cerf said during the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference that all digital photos should be printed and not left hanging on computers. Cerf is concerned about the future.
Kodak is working on photography focused Smartphones which run on Google's Android platform, according to a new press release. The official PR doesn't share any other details, but we do know that the first Kodak Smartphones will be unveiled at CES 2015.
Sony today released the Timeshift Burst app, previously available as an exclusive to Sony Xperia Z1 users, on Google Play Store. Timeshift Burst is part of Sony's Social Camera apps suite, which allows users with compatible devices to quickly shoot 61 shots...
When Sony first revealed the Xperia Z1 Honami at the company's IFA 2013 conference earlier this month, mobile camera photographers' hearts took a huge leap of joy. And that leap is well justified too, with early photo samples beating the Nokia Lumia 1020.
With just over 2 days left until the July 11 Nokia media event, where we will undoubtedly see the new Lumia 1020 packing a massive 41 MP PureView camera sensor, Nokia silently introduced a new website entirely devoted to photography. More information after the break.
In an effort to cover the wilderness areas that can tend to be rather hard to reach, or perhaps downright dangerous, Google has launched a pilot program that would allow third party organizations to borrow their street view equipment to map such places.
Light field cameras use something called computational photography to gather addition information to allow for the ability to refocus an image after it has been taken. The problem is that the refocusing reduces image quality substantially. MIT researcher has a solution.
Panasonic has announced the Lumix G6, a mid-range interchangeable lens camera with a Micro Four Thirds mount. The new Lumix comes with an updated viewfinder, upgraded Venus Engine and an improved ISO range. It should be available before the end of May for under $1000.
Fujifilm has unveiled the new XP200 and S8400W, from the company's rugged and long-zoom series respectively. The XP200 is shockproof, freezeproof, waterproof and dustproof, while the S8400W sports a 44x optical zoom lens. Both cameras will be available in May 2013.
Olympus is calling the king of its budget-series a 'flagship' and while that may be a stretch, it is actually a nice little camera (on paper of course). It has a CMOS sensor, 1080p movie recording, lens-shift image stabilization and a price tag of €150.
The Nikon Coolpix P330 is the company's third and final Coolpix announcement for today. The P330 has a bright f/1.8 lens with 5x zoom and a wide-angle of 24 mm, and also captures RAW images. Nikon's competition is the Canon PowerShot S110 and the Olympus Stylus XZ-10.
Socialmatic have signed an agreement with which it obtains the rights to produce a Polaroid branded instant digital camera. Product design, details and specs of the Socialmatic are still in development and the camera is planned to be launched in 2014.
Though the digital camera market may be in decline, research and development of digital camera sensors seems to be heating up. Apparently the world's image sensor industry is growing, with sales of over two billion units annually, as more devices include cameras.
Sony Europe has announced an entry level NEX-3N interchangeable lens camera with a tiltable LCD screen. Also announced today were 3 new Cybershots, the WX300, the HX300 and the TX30 of various shapes and sizes. All 4 cameras will be available in Europe from March 2013.
Nikon introduced two more budget friendly additions to its COOLPIX line that offer a compact, intuitive design for value-seeking consumers. The new S5200 and L28 are designed with an emphasis on simplicity, alongside helpful in-camera editing and shooting controls.
Waterproof (up to 59 feet), shockproof (up to 6.7 feet) and freezeproof (down to 14° F), the rugged AW110 is built to handle the elements. Also being introduced is the Nikon COOLPIX S31 housed in a compact, durable body that is waterproof, shockproof and dust-proof.
In a recent blog post, Google programmer Dave Cohen announced that Google+ has added a feature that allows pan and zoom to high resolution images uploaded to photo albums. The new features allow users to view the images in greater detail especially with panoramic views.