Items tagged with imaging

Sony's overall struggles are very real, but a few areas of the company have remained best-in-class despite huge global competition. Its gaming prowess is hard to question, with the PlayStation line killing it in terms of sales and critical response. Moreover, the company's imaging department has been delivering top-notch mirrorless cameras that largely outclass anything else in the sector. And, as cameraphone sensors become more important (and the selfie craze continues to gain steam), Sony is doubling down on image sensor perfection. The company said that it would invest $345 million to "increase production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets, as the company courts handset makers to... Read more...
Cameras have become an integral part of cellphones, and smartphones in particular simply have to have a good camera in order to look legitimate in the face of mounting competition. Just a few years ago, consumers were satisfied if their phone had any sort of camera; today, they want the camera to be of good quality. After all, no one wants their mobile uploads to Facebook or Twitter to be blurry and grainy, right? Many of last year's smartphones were geared towards photogs, with a great number from Asian manufacturers coming with 8MP or 12MP sensors. A few of them even had optical zooms and LED flash modules, though up until now, none of them could shoot in RAW. RAW is a format that most every... Read more...
FUJIFILM announced the US price and availability of its new FinePix REAL 3D system. Introduced this summer, the FinePix REAL 3D system is a three dimensional (3D) digital imaging system that can capture 3D still photographs and movies that users can view without special 3D glasses. The FinePix REAL 3D system includes a 3D digital camera—the FinePix REAL 3D W1 ($599.95), a 3D digital viewer—the FinePix REAL 3D V1 ($499.95), and 3D prints through SeeHere.com ($6.99). FUJIFILM BRINGS FINEPIX REAL 3D SYSTEM TO U.S. MARKET New Camera Represents Breakthrough Technology for Stereoscopic Photography; Declared 3D Vision-Ready by NVIDIA VALHALLA, N.Y., September 30, 2009 – FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. announced... Read more...
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Google-sponsored GeoEye-1 satellite, which was launched on September 6, has begun capturing image data from its orbit 423 miles above Earth. The satellite had been undergoing calibration and check out since launch, but transmitted its first, full color half-meter ground resolution images yesterday.Although the first images released from the Satellite are half-meter ground resolution, GeoEye-1 is actually capable of capturing much more precise images. Due to U.S. licensing restrictions, commercial customers--like Google--can only be given access to imagery that has been processed to half-meter ground resolution. But the GeoEye-1 satellite actually... Read more...