Articles tagged "technology"

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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

An introduction to our studio test scene

You've seen our studio test scene – now learn more about how we use it for testing and the methods behind our madness. Read more

CamFi DSLR controller now offers real-time upload to Dropbox

Thanks to an update to the iOS app users of the CamFi wireless DSLR controller can now upload images to Dropbox in real-time. Read more

Here it comes: Japanese network begins airing 8K broadcasts

And you thought 4K television was a long way off – Japan's NHK has started broadcasting 8K content on a new 'Super Hi-Vision' satellite channel. Read more

MIT researchers use ordinary cameras to create extraordinary interactive videos

Researchers have devised a way to use traditional cameras and video capture to create dynamic, interactive movies. Read more

High-profile camera expert leaves Microsoft, returns to Nokia

Juha Alakarhu is the latest Microsoft engineer to leave that company's mobile devision, returning to Nokia as it looks more and more likely that Microsoft will abandon its mobile hardware business. Read more

Facebook posts Surround 360 camera assembly instructions on GitHub

Facebook's $30,000 Surround 360 camera records up to 8K 360-video using 17 camera modules. Now the company has posted instruction manuals on GitHub detailing how to build the camera and install its software. Read more

Microsoft Pix aims to capture better people pictures

The Microsoft Pix app aims to out-do your stock iPhone app by analyzing captured image bursts for image quality and facial expressions, selecting and optimizing the best exposures. Read more

Blincam is a wearable camera that takes a photo when you wink

A Tokyo-based startup has successfully crowdfunded a campaign to put into production a glasses-mounted camera designed to take a photo when the wearer winks or blinks. Read more

CASE Remote Air is the world's smallest smart camera controller

The compact and lightweight CASE Remote Air allows you to control your DSLR remotely and offers special modes, such as focus stacking and time-lapse. Read more

Zenmuse Z3 is DJI's first aerial zoom camera

The Zenmuse Z3 aerial camera captures 12MP images on a 1/2.3" Sony sensor and offers an equivalent zoom range of 22-77mm. It comes with upgraded stabilization and gimbal technology and can be used with a range of existing DJI drones. Read more

Interview: "The best image as fast as possible" – Motorola's approach to smartphone imaging

With the Moto G Plus and Moto Z series Motorola has launched a range of devices that take camera capabilities seriously. We had the chance to speak to three of its principal imaging engineers to find out more about the company's plans for mobile imaging. Read more

Light raises $30M and provides update on L16 multi-lens camera

After listening to feedback from its pre-order customers, Light has decided to widen the zoom range and double the built-in memory of its L16 multi-lens camera before it starts shipping. The company has also raised an additional $30M in venture capital. Read more

Apple patents system for disabling cameras in no-photography areas

Apple has been awarded a patent for a system that allows for the camera on an iPhone to be disabled remotely via an infrared signal. The technology could be implemented in concert venues, classified areas or any other location where photography is not allowed. Read more

Mystery science theater: A look inside the Samsung NX3000

Just over two years old, the Samsung NX3000 represented a nice value in a small package when it launched with a 20MP sensor, articulated LCD and integrated connectivity. iFixit gives us a peek inside the super-slim NX3000 in the name of science. Read more

New glassless 'metalens' is 100,000X thinner than conventional optics

A team at Harvard University has designed a 'metalens', around 100,000 times thinner than an equivalent glass lens. Constructed from titanium dioxide 'nanofins', the lens is a mere 600 nanometers thick. Read more

OmniVision announces 1.55-Micron sensor for high-end smartphones

OmniVision's new image sensor offers a large pixel size and impressive frame rates. Read more

X-ray: iFixit looks inside the Fujifilm X-M1

iFixit gives us a look inside Fujifilm's X-M1, its entry-level X-Trans ILC, from a safe distance. Read more

Google Art Camera uses robotic system to take gigapixel photos of museum paintings

A new robotic camera system Google has developed called 'Art Camera' has made it possible for the organization to digitize paintings faster than ever before. Read more

Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care?

From Sphericam to Theta, and from the New York Times to your local real estate agent, the age of 'consumer virtual reality' seems to have finally arrived. What's changed and why is VR in the headlines? Read more

Under the hood: A look inside the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic's LX100 is an ambitious little camera. It steps right over the 1" sensor compact class with a 16MP Four Thirds sensor. Thanks to the folks at iFixit, we can take a look at what's inside the camera without ever picking up a screwdriver. Read more

TIME names Kodak and Polaroid cameras two of the 'most influential gadgets' in history

TIME Magazine has named the Kodak Brownie Camera and the Polaroid Camera as two of the most influential gadgets in history. Learn more

Sony patents contact lens camera with blink-triggered shutter

Sony's latest patent might raise some privacy concerns.

Raspberry Pi updates camera board with 8MP Sony IMX219 sensor

Tinkerers and DIY-ers can now add an 8MP Sony IMX219 sensor to their Raspberry Pi projects. Updating the previously available 5MP OmniVision chip, the Sony sensor accessory costs just $25. Learn more

Learning curve: LensRentals examines the workings of linear focus motors

In their latest blog post, the crew at LensRentals tears apart a series of linear drive lenses and discuss the various designs they've encountered – some are robust, others, not so much. Read more

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams showcases ISS photography equipment

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams posted a video detailing some of the equipment he uses to capture Earth from the ISS. So what kind of specialized gear does one use in space? Turns out the crew uses 'regular photography equipment' like the Nikon D4. Read more

Flexible sheet camera concept could lead to bendable capture devices

Researchers at Columbia University are working to produce a flexible sheet camera with stretchable lenses. The program aims to create very thin, high resolution cameras that can be wrapped around surfaces like car panels.  Read more

Frame by frame: 'live view' continuous shooting with the Sony a6300

One of the features we were excited by when the a6300 was announced was the promise of 'live view' while shooting continuous bursts of shots. We've had the chance to use and test it to see if it lives up to Sony's claims. Read more

Facebook's open source Surround 360 captures 3D-360 video at up to 8K

Facebook has introduced the Surround 360, which captures 3D, 360 degree video using a total of seventeen cameras, all with global shutters. Equally notable is the fact that Facebook will be making both the camera design and processing software open source to encourage developers to improve the product. Read more

Change of focus: 755 MP Lytro Cinema camera enables 300 fps light field video

Lytro is bringing its Light Field technology to the world of cinema and visual effects. Lytro Cinema turns every frame of live action into a 3D model, capturing intensity, color, and angular information of light rays. With a 755 MP sensor capable of capturing images at 300 fps, Lytro Cinema promises extensive post-production freedom, including adjustment of focus, DOF, shutter speed and frame rate, as well as the elimination of green screens. Read more

Get out your spudger: iFixit Panasonic FZ1000 disassembled

Do you like watching pricey cameras get taken apart? Who doesn't? Since we'd probably turn our sample cameras into a pile of parts, we've turned to the fine folks at iFixit to do the work for us. We've picked the most exciting parts of iFixit's 44-step disassembly to show how it's done. Learn more

Break it down: iFixit disassembles the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

Taking apart a camera isn't for the faint of heart, but if you've chosen to do so you don't have to go alone. Our friends at iFixit publish disassembly guides to empower owners of electronic devices to make some fixes themselves. And who hasn't wanted to see what's underneath the plastic shell of Canon's top-of-the-line compact camera? Read more

Best of both worlds? Canon patent for DSLR hybrid viewfinder design published

Canon has applied for a viewfinder design patent that combines both optical and electronic displays in a DSLR style system. Read more

MediaTek launches Imagiq ISP for dual cameras

MediaTek's Imagiq ISP is designed for use in dual-camera smartphones.

Showing dynamism: EOS 80D breaks new ground for Canon low ISO DR

Our testing shows that Canon's EOS 80D features a sensor with greatly improved Raw dynamic range. The results appear to confirm that the company has moved to a new sensor design with lower read noise. Read more

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