Articles tagged "technology"

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This CMOS sensor with 3D-printed microlenses is designed to mimic predator vision

Using 3D printing to create ultra-precise micro-lenses directly on a CMOS sensor might one day help drones see the way eagles and other predators do. Read more

iPhone 8 front camera rumored to capture 3D images

According to an analyst report, the upcoming iPhone flagship model will come with a technology that combines 2D images captured by the front camera with depth data from an infrared module to record 3D information. Read more

Neural network converts Game Boy Camera images into color photos

A research engineer has used neural networks to produce photorealistic images from low-res, monochrome Game Boy Camera photos. Read more

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified

Sony has published a video demonstrating the principles behind its apodization filter on its new STF 100mm F2.8 GM OSS lens, explaining how it creates very smooth bokeh both in front of, and behind, the focus plane. Have a watch and read our analysis of this feature, and our initial impressions of this phenomenal new lens for E-mount. Read more

Crash drones over and over again with Microsoft's open source simulator

Microsoft has released a free, open source simulator to help engineers test – and yes, repeatedly crash – drones in a photo-realistic environment. Read more

Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology

Canon's CMOS sensors are capable of capturing some amazing low light video footage, but this new video showcasing the technology... maybe takes it all a bit too seriously. See video

Apple files patent application for optimization of focus stacks

Technology described in an Apple patent application could help speed up the focus stacking process and generate more precise depth maps for portrait modes and similar features. Read more

Panasonic's new organic CMOS sensor won't be in your next camera but it's cool anyway

Panasonic's latest organic CMOS chip can capture visible and near-infrared light at the same time without sacrificing resolution. Read more

Flat metalenses now work with a range of colors

Harvard researchers have made advancements in development of a flat lens known as a metalens – for the first time, it can work with a continuous range of colors rather than one at a time. Read more

Google AI adds detail to low-resolution images

A new system by Google based on neural networking is capable of adding detail to very low-resolution images. Read more

Sony shows off 3-layer stacked smartphone image sensor that can shoot 1000 fps at 1080p

Sony's latest image sensor development uses a 3-layer structure and a DRAM buffer for extremely fast read-out speeds and reduced rolling shutter 'Jello-effect.' Read more

Studying high-res satellite images on your lunch break can help uncover new archaeology sites

GlobalXplorer is an online program that puts ordinary citizens to work identifying new archaeological sites by looking at satellite images – no PhD required. Read more

Study finds consumers are ready to embrace selfies as a tool

A Sony-commissioned study has found that the top ten future uses for smartphone cameras will include banking, shopping and healthcare, among others. Read more

Samsung virtual assistant rumored to use camera for object identification

A Siri-style virtual assistant in Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone is expected to perform text and object recognition tasks using the camera. Read more

Demand for CMOS image sensors projected to increase

Thanks to new applications in mobile devices as well as the automotive and security industries, the global demand for CMOS image sensors is growing. Read more

Flashing a peace sign in a photo could lead to identity theft

The National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan warns that fingerprint recognition technology is now so advanced that it could scan your fingerprints from photos posted online. Read more

Canon granted third most US patents in 2016

Canon was granted more US patents in 2016 than many high-tech companies, including the likes of Apple, Google and Intel. Read more

Google brings RAISR smart image upsampling to Android devices

Google's RAISR technology, which uses machine learning to produce high-quality versions of low-resolution images, has been implemented into Google+ for a subset of Android devices. Read more

DxOMark gives RED Helium 8K sensor a record-breaking 108 score

DxOMark has given RED’s 35.4MP Helium 8K sensor its highest overall score ever: 108. This makes the prototype sensor the second ever to exceed the 100 point milestone, joined only by the RED Epic Dragon prototype. Read more

Is this drone-toting concept car the future of photojournalism?

Could a car designed specifically for embedded photojournalists and those shooting in remote regions help them to better overcome daily challenges? This concept aims to do just that. Read more

Ambarella announces 8K-ready H3 SoC for drones and video cameras

Ambarella's newly released H3 system-on-a-chip is designed to power drone and action cameras capable of recording 8K or dual 4K video, all in 10-bit color. Read more

Turn your doodles into Google satellite images with Land Lines

Looking for a moment of zen? This simple game analyzes user-generated scribbles and instantly merges them with Google satellite images. Read more

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 835 with enhanced camera integration

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 chipset brings improved image processing and should start to appear in devices in the first half of 2017. Read more

Sensor innovations push global shutter chip capabilities

Innovative sensor designs are making it possible to push the boundaries of global shutter technology in consumer and ultra high speed applications – including the ability to record longer one million fps clips at higher resolution. Read more

Take an entertaining look back at the cameras that came before SD cards

Looks like we're not alone in our love of cameras from the early days of digital: YouTuber The 8-Bit Guy has published a thoroughly entertaining look back at cameras that used floppy disks and other memory media that preceded the humble SD card. See video

Canon patent shows curved sensor design

A Japanese blog is reporting on a Canon patent that shows a curved image sensor design that aims to reduce vignetting. Read more

PogoCam is the world's smallest wearable camera

The PogoCam is a tiny wearable cam that attaches to spectacle frames and can record still images and video. Read more

Chronos high-speed camera hits crowdfunding goal in record time

The Chronos 1.4 Kickstarter project aims to offer a professional level high-speed video specification at a fraction of the cost of comparable systems. Read more

New supercapacitor technology could bring an end to our battery charging woes

Scientists at the University of Central Florida have developed a new supercapacitor technology that could potentially power the mobile devices and cameras of the future. Read more

Google RAISR uses machine learning for smarter upsampling

Google engineers have come up with a new way of upsampling images that achieves noticeably better results than the previously existing methods. Read more

Omnivision introduces new sensors for mobile devices with wider DR and lower noise

Sensor manufacturer OmniVision Technologies has announced four new image sensors for smartphones that claim improved dynamic range and signal-to-noise ratios. Read more

Stark contrast: how your camera copes with dynamic range capture

Dynamic range can seem esoteric and confusing but, chances are, your camera offers a mode to make use of the impressive capabilities of modern sensors. How do these work and what impact do they have? Read more

Full frame 48MP sensor with global shutter and 8K video hits market from CMOSIS

The Belgian manufacturer that makes some of the sensors used in Leica’s cameras has announced a new offering that features 48MP pixels and a global shutter. Read more

The future is bright: technology trends in mobile photography

The camera you always have with you is getting ever smarter and feature-rich. We're taking a closer look at recent developments in mobile imaging technology and where they might lead in the future. Read more

Chronos 1.4 is a $2500 camera that can shoot at 21,650 fps

A new video shows off the features and high framerate capabilities of the Chronos 1.4, a prototype high-speed camera. Read more

An array of Canon 400mm F2.8L II lenses is helping astronomers discover new galaxies

What do you get when you point two dozen telephoto lenses at the stars? A telescope that's perfect for discovering new galaxies, it turns out. Read more

Keep calm and carry on: tips for safely transporting spare camera batteries

If you're concerned that the lithium-ion batteries that power your camera will pull a Note 7, we've got good news: with proper handling it'll be smooth sailing for you and your spare batteries. Read more

CFexpress cards with 8GB/s data rate on the way according to the CompactFlash Association

The CompactFlash Association has announced that it is working on a new series of memory cards that will have theoretical data rates of up to 8GB per second. Read more

Adobe and UC Berkeley demonstrate image editing tool powered by machine learning

An AI-powered tool demonstrated by UC Berkeley and Adobe could make image transformation and creation dead simple. Read more

Foolography and Triggertrap bring sensor-based triggering to the Unleashed camera controller

Users of the Triggertrap app will soon be able to use its creative triggering modes wirelessly via the foolography Bluetooth dongle. Read more

Google algorithm can caption images with 93.9 % accuracy

Manually captioning images may soon be a thing of the past as Google's artificial intelligence gets smarter. Read more

Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7

A teardown reveals that both cameras in Apple's iPhone 7 use Exmor RS sensors that are supplied by Sony. Read more

Palette offers physical controllers for your photo editing software

Palette is a system of physical buttons, dials and sliders that connect to your computer and can be used to control any software package. Read more

Qualcomm launches Clear Sight dual-camera system for smartphones

Qualcomm has announced a dual-camera system for smartphones that works in a similar way to the Leica-branded variant in the Huawei P9. Read more

Canon introduces global shutter CMOS sensor with improved dynamic range

Canon's new sensor uses global shutter to do away with distortions caused by a rolling shutter, and uses a new structure for improved dynamic range compared to other global shutter sensors. Read more

Putting Image Microadjust to the test on the Canon 5D Mark IV

One of the most discussed features of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is Image Microadjust. Just how much ability does this give to let you adjust the apparent focus point of the image? Read more

Google uses neural networks to improve image compression

A research team at Google has developed a way to use neural networks to compress image files in a more efficient way than current methods by building an artificial intelligence system and training it with random images from the internet. Read more

SpaceVR wants you to see the earth from space, in VR

SpaceVR is planning to launch a camera satellite into the orbit in order to transmit 360-degree VR video footage back to planet earth. Read more

Seagate launches 60TB SSD, world's highest capacity solid state drive

Seagate has announced a 60TB SSD, the world's highest capacity drive of its kind. It's available for demonstration purposes now, and is scheduled to arrive in 2017. Read more

NASA combines exposures on the fly to create high-speed 3D HDR video

NASA has successfully tested a camera that uses multiple frames of different exposures to create HDR video. The demo of a rocket test shows that the dynamic range provided is enough to capture plumes of exhaust fire and the surrounding area at the same time. Read more

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