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Nobody likes getting behind a semi-trailer truck. Those 18-wheelers typically drive slower than four-wheeled cars (not all the time, mind you), and because of their size, there's quite a bit of roadway that gets blocked. You can't see what's going on in front of the truck, and passing isn't always easy, especially if you're on a road where the passing lane is for opposing traffic. To solve those problems, Samsung is mounting giant displays on the back of 18-wheelers. Those displays consist of a video wall made from four exterior monitors. Wireless cameras mounted to the front of the truck feed... Read more...
Canon on Thursday announced the Powershot G3 X, the newest addition to the company's G series of premium compact digital cameras. The shooter is aimed at photographers who want features comparable to a DSLR but in a compact body that's both dust-resistant and water-resistant. It's also for photographers who need a relatively high level of zoom. Despite it's compact size, the Powershot G3 X comes with an f/2.8-5.6, 25x Optical Power Zoom lens that's equivalent to 24-600mm. That should let photographers get pretty close to the action, even when sitting in the nosebleeds seats at a sporting event.... Read more...
It's being reported that Apple has gone out and acquired LinX Computational Imaging Ltd., a camera-technology based in Israel, for about $20 million. While nothing has yet been announced, it's assumed that Apple will use LinX's technology in future smartphone and tablet devices, including the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans," an Apple spokesman told The Wall Street Journal, which took that statement as confirmation that a deal had been consummated. LinX specializes in miniature cameras... Read more...
Garmin isn't ready to concede the action camera market to GoPro, hence the announcement of two new next generation models, the VIRB X and VIRB XE. Both of Garmin's new HD cameras are compact and capable of shooting wide-angle footage, and both bring an an all-new form factor with additional mounting options to the table. Like GoPro's Hero line, the VIRB X and VIRB XE are designed for action shots, whether it's taking tight corners on a motorcycle or snowboarding down a challenging mountain at breakneck speeds. Regardless of the activity, the cameras will capture your footage in a range of harsh... Read more...
Let's be honest here, GoPro pretty much owns the action camera scene with its super popular line of Hero cameras. That being the case, what's a company to do that doesn't see much competition? One option is to rest on its laurels, though a better idea is to buckle down and keep innovating. It looks as though GoPro has chosen the latter, as a newly granted patent shows the company tinkering with a compact square camera. In the patent, GoPro describes the housing as being of substantially equal length on all sides. It’s a little cube, in other words, that can be secured in several... Read more...
Eyefi has announced the latest addition to its family of Wi-Fi-enabled SD cards. The Eyefi claims that its 32GB Mobi Pro is “the most powerful WiFi SD card ever” and will be a welcome addition to the arsenal of professional photographers everywhere. The Mobi Pro supports Selective Transfer, which allows users to tag individual images for syncing instead of transferring every photo stored on the card. However, this functionality is a bit cumbersome to use as each photo that you do want to sync has be marked as write-protected from the camera. The Mobi Pro also supports the wireless transfer of RAW... Read more...
Are you ready for your facepalm moment of the week, and perhaps the year? Bear selfies are now a thing on social media. Not only are tourists taking selfies with bears in the background, but it's happening so frequently at South Lake Tahoe that officials with the U.S. Forest Service have had to issue a warning against doing it. "People have been rushing up to the bears to take selfies and videos with them," Lisa Herron, a public affairs officer for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, told Mashable. "A bear will come and whole mobs of people will charge up to them to take photos. Just hangin with... Read more...
If you record your outdoor adventures with a helmet-mounted camera, you’re going to love this. A trio of Microsoft researchers have solved the problem of shaky time-lapse videos with a method they call “hyperlapse.” Where speeding up a long video used to create a surreal, stuttering movie, hyperlapse lets you take your viewers on a smooth, fast ride. Check out the video for some samples that will have you itching to strap on that GoPro and head out for a bike ride or some rock climbing. Microsoft researchers Johannes Kopf, Michael Cohen, and Richard Szeliki say in a post on Microsoft’s... Read more...
One of the essential features of any smartphone is the built-in camera, and the quality of photos a device outputs plays a role in our evaluation of these devices. For many, a quality camera is no longer a luxury, but a necessity in an increasingly social landscape, so is it any surprise that smartphone and tablet shipments have turned us all into photographers? According to ABI Research, over 1 billion cameras shipped in smartphones and tablets during 2012, and by 2018, that annual figure will jump to 2.7 billion, the research firm predicts. Mobile device makers are privy to the importance of... Read more...
Ricoh may not be the first brand you think of when it comes to digital cameras, but the company has some good offerings. Take the new GR Digital III, for instance. This new camera features a fast 28mm, f/1.9 lens. That’s something you don’t usually see on a point-and-shoot digital camera. The GR Digital III also uses a new 10 megapixel CCD sensor and image processing engine that is designed to reduce noise without loss of resolution or saturation. Another cool feature of the GR Digital III is its burst speed of up to five RAW shots a second—that’s comparable to DSLRs. The high-resolution, 920,000... Read more...
Do you remember Panasonic’s new Lumix DMC-GH1 that can record HD video? Panasonic has finally announced recommended pricing and availability for the camera. Expect the Lumix DMC-GH1 to be available for purchase in June for a suggested retail price of $1,499.95. The camera will come as a kit with the LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens. This lens features a silent motor and continuous auto focusing capabilities to assist with HD movie recording. As you’ll recall, the Lumix DMC-GH1 is Panasonic’s latest Micro-Four Thirds camera with a 12.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor that can... Read more...
Rather than risk being lost in the flurry of CES, Panasonic waited until today to unveil its latest sub-$300 cameras. Two of the new cameras are part of Panasonic’s FS-Series line, and feature a slim and compact build at a lower price than the company's higher-end FX-Series. The third camera is part of Panasonic’s LS-Series line. This line isn’t quite as compact as some of the other lines, but it is more affordable. As a successor to the FS5, the Lumix DMC-FS15 will offer 12.1MP with a 5x optical zoom and a 29mm wide-angle lens. This camera will have a 2.7-inch LCD with 230,000 pixels. Panasonic... Read more...
J.D. Power and Associates has just released the results of its 2008 Digital Camera Usage and Satisfaction Study, based on responses from over 8,000 digital camera purchasers between April 2007 and March 2008. Not only does the study identify which cameras consumers liked best, but it also gives an indication of what consumers are doing with their cameras and what kind of features they want. The report breaks out digital cameras into four sub-categories: digital single-lens reflex (DSLR), point and shoot, premium point and shoot, and ultra slim. Then each of those categories is evaluated with four... Read more...
BenQ’s X725 and T700 digital cameras were introduced into the UK market today, barely making it before photo season really kicks off. The T700, 7-megapixel digital camera is BenQ's first touch screen digital camera and features a 3-inch LCD touch screen display, which BenQ prides as a testament to its tradition in quality LCD technology. Indeed, its 3-inch panel boasts a remarkable resolution of 232,000 pixels. At 14.9mm in width, the T700 is unlikely to be cumbersome. "What’s more, the T700 features a Pentax SMC (Super Multi-Coating) lens for high contrast images and with a high colour saturation.”... Read more...
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