Polaroid has released a new action camera designed to be mountable on whatever it is you get your action fix on. The camera is called the Polaroid XS80 and it records in 1080p full HD resolution at 30fps.
Samsung has added a new digital camera to its lineup called the NX2000. The camera has an exceptional resolution of 20.3-megapixels and uses an APS-C CMOS sensor. One of the best features of the camera is its blazing quick shutter able to activate in 1/4000th of a second to catch fast action.
Panasonic has announced a slim and stylish compact digital camera that is available with 10 unique designs on the outside. The camera is called the Lumix DMC-XS1 and is said to be the thinnest 5x optical zoom camera with a retractable lens and optical image stabilization.
Sony has announced a new set of digital recording binoculars called the DEV-50V. The binoculars allow users to take still photos and video of wildlife from afar. That wildlife can include things such as birds and deer (or the hot blonde who lives across the street.)
A couple of months ago we saw the SteadyWheel, a very affordable camera accessory that can help you stabilize your shots. The MōVI is way more expensive than the SteadyWheel, but for what it can do – and the money, time and effort it could save – it seems like more bang for the filmmaker’s buck.
Instructables member Alexander Morris made a photo booth that looks like the app icon of the popular image sharing service Instagram. If you’re a fan of the service you might be disappointed to know that Alexander didn’t actually integrate Instagram or any image editing service into the photo booth.
If you know someone who refuses to type on anything but a typewriter despite being born in the mid-90s, that person will love the latest camera from the crazy folks at Superheadz. The Japanese company’s Sun & Cloud camera can be charged via USB, but it also has a solar panel and even a hand-crank to juice it up.
Canon has just announced a new digital SLR camera called the EOS Rebel SL1. Canon hails the camera as the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR. The company says that the camera is 25% smaller and 28% lighter than its T4i DSLR.
Remember the Socialmatic camera concept by ADR-Studio? It’s been almost a year since they unveiled the instant camera basically takes Instagram to a whole new level. It took a while, but they’re going ahead with production for the Socialmatic, which is expected to launch early next year.
There are plenty of drones hovering overhead, but I have to say that mounting one of these ultra-high resolution cameras on one will make them very useful for Big Brother. Pretty soon, they’ll be able to spot what you’re having for breakfast from 20,000 feet in the air.
Growing up, it wasn’t a holiday or a special event unless there were at least two Polaroid cameras whirring and spitting out instant pictures. If you grew up in the 70s or 80s, you probably owned one or more of these cameras, or at least your parents did.
Lots of today’s cameras have some sort of image stabilization tech built in, but none of them really provide the kind of smooth moving shots you can get from a professional camera rig like a Steadicam.
There was some uproar about the possibility of using unarmed drones over US soil to locate that cop turned killer fugitive, but maybe that’s because drones have a bad rap because of all of the bombs they’ve been known to drop.
There’s a reason why some people find that they sing better in the shower than they do in public: they can only perform when they’re all by themselves. So if you’re trying to record something for school, for an audition, or for posterity’s sake but can’t seem to perform to your full potential in front of someone else – or you just don’t have any friends around – then you might want to look into the SoloShot.
We’re seeing more and more cameras that can take – or at least put together – 360º panoramic images. This prototype made by Ricoh is another example. It has two fisheye lenses that can each cover 180º.
It didn’t take long for hackers to use the Kinect to create 3D models by scanning real world objects. Microsoft has also pitched in to the scene, but an upstart company from Austin, Texas could introduce the next step in affordable 3D modeling.