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Tag: Camera

SnapPiCam Raspberry Pi Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera Hits Kickstarter

SnapPiCam Raspberry Pi Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera Hits Kickstarter
Kickstarter is a great place to find some really cool and unusual projects that probably would never get built without crowdfunding. One of the latest projects to turn up there is the SnapPiCam. This is a small digital camera that uses a Raspberry Pi developer board as its brains.

Waterproof TheQ Camera: The 3G Connected Point-and-Shoot

Waterproof TheQ Camera: The 3G Connected Point-and-Shoot
Today’s smartphones often come with cameras that as good as digital cameras. In fact, some phone’s shooters produce images that are even better in quality than those shot with point-and-shoots. But if you’d rather have a separate camera for your pictures but aren’t willing to give up on the social factor of it all, then here’s one to consider: TheQ camera.

Microsoft Kinect for Windows V2 Ships Next Week

Microsoft Kinect for Windows V2 Ships Next Week
Microsoft has announced that it is taking pre-orders for developers who want to get their hands on the second-generation Kinect for Windows device. The software giant plans to start shipping the new device next week. Reports from developers working with the new device say that it is improved compared to the original.

OpenReflex 3D Printed Camera: DDDSLR

OpenReflex 3D Printed Camera: DDDSLR
Last year Leo Marius blew minds when he shared OpenReflex, an open source and affordable 3D printed SLR camera. Leo is now raising funds to help him improve his design, and in return you can get a ready to assemble OpenReflex kit.

Smart Picture Technologies Turns Your Smartphone’s Camera into a Measuring Tape

Smart Picture Technologies Turns Your Smartphone’s Camera into a Measuring Tape
Pictures make it easy to record or compare visible properties such as shape and color. But they’re not the best way to figure out distances and measurements. Until now. Smart Picture Technologies is working on an app that will let mobile devices extract the measurements of and distances between objects just by taking a picture.

Hexo+ Is a Flying Autonomous GoPro Camera Drone

Hexo+ Is a Flying Autonomous GoPro Camera Drone
Aerial filming is a cool way to share more of what’s going on in some sports or activities. GoPro cameras are used by a lot of active folks to record their antics, but most of those videos are recorded from the wearers point of view.

Otto Camera Makes Animated GIFs: Web’s Cam

Otto Camera Makes Animated GIFs: Web’s Cam
The Raspberry Pi and the animated .gif – two of the Internet’s favorite things come together in Otto, a quirky still and video camera. Powered by the Raspberry Pi Compute, Otto has a variety of features, foremost of which is the ability to make .gifs.

Nikon 1 S2 and J4 Mirrorless Cameras Unveiled

Nikon 1 S2 and J4 Mirrorless Cameras Unveiled
Nikon has announced the addition of a pair of new interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras to its Nikon 1 line. The new cameras include the J4 and the S2 and they share some of the same features.

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Smartphone Official Specs Released

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Smartphone Official Specs Released
About a week ago, some leaked images that were said to be of the Samsung Galaxy K smartphone hit the web. Those images have now been proven correct with Samsung officially announcing the Galaxy K zoom.

Samsung Galaxy K Smartphone Leak Shows 10x Optical Zoom Lens

Samsung Galaxy K Smartphone Leak Shows 10x Optical Zoom Lens
I like my iPhone well enough, but if I am being honest, the camera leaves a lot to be desired. If whatever you want to take a picture of is close, it works just fine. If what you are taking a picture of is further away, the lack of zoom makes the images look bad and grainy.

Lytro Illum Camera Refocuses on the High End

Lytro Illum Camera Refocuses on the High End
When the first Lytro camera was announced, it looked pretty cute, but it was impractical because of its limited options. It was basically just a plaything. Now, however, Lytro wants to change this with the release of a camera designed for professional and prosumer shooters.

Nikon Coolpix S810c Digital Camera Packs Android and Wi-Fi

Nikon Coolpix S810c Digital Camera Packs Android and Wi-Fi
Nikon has unveiled a new digital camera called the Coolpix S810c that is its newest camera to use the Android operating system. Since the camera has Android on board, it is able to run apps and can upload video and images directly to social media.

Panasonic Lumix GH4 DSLM Camera Gets Price and Release Date

Panasonic Lumix GH4 DSLM Camera Gets Price and Release Date
Panasonic unveiled its slick new LUMIX GH4 DSLM, or Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera a month or so back. The camera promises professional image quality along with the ability to record 4K resolution video at a lower price than comparable DSLR cameras.

Nissan Rear-view Mirror Can Switch to Rear Camera View: Who’s the Nearest of Them All?

Nissan Rear-view Mirror Can Switch to Rear Camera View: Who’s the Nearest of Them All?
Nissan just made the rear-view mirror twice as useful. Its Smart mirror neatly hides an LCD monitor, which can display live video from a camera mounted at the rear of a vehicle at the flick of a switch.

Raspberry Pi Bullet Time Rig: Frozen Pi

Raspberry Pi Bullet Time Rig: Frozen Pi
The folks at PiFace – makers of hardware interfaces for the Raspberry Pi – wanted to make a camera rig that could create the bullet time effect popularized by The Matrix, but they didn’t want to spend thousands of dollars on cameras.

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition/Music Records Jam Sessions from the Band’s Perspective

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition/Music Records Jam Sessions from the Band’s Perspective
GoPro makes some of the most popular cameras out there for recording action sports. Typically when we see video made with one of these cameras it is on YouTube and often has people doing things that are dangerous.