Ushering out the week this Friday evening is a homemade digital photography oddity, the NOT-A-CAMERA. Unlike what its name suggests, the NOT-A-CAMERA is, in fact, a digital camera, only one that hides within a 2D etched wood block that, we're guessing, would get you more than a couple side glances when out and about.
A new iPhone app aims to blur the lines between photos and video, with Vhoto automagically pulling out the best stills from video clips. The app, handiwork of a former Xbox and Activision engineer among others, aims to change the way that photos are captured by using computer vision to sift through footage and yank out images with good framing, where people are smiling, or that have merit otherwise.
If you like to record life in HD, but don’t want a bulky camera in your way, the Pyle eXpo Sports Camera may be for you. The tiny hi-resolution camera records up to 1080p, and sports a 4x zoom feature. IT can also be operated remotely, leaving you free to do as you please while snapping pics or recording the action.
Sony has revealed the new Alpha A77 II DSLR, updating the A77 and A700 with a new autofocus system, BIONZ X processing, and a claimed 20-percent bump in light sensitivity over its predecessor. The new camera now packs a 79-point phase detection AF system and supports up to f/2.8 aperture, while the sensor is 24.3-megapixels as per the old version, albeit with a new structure that Sony claims makes it considerably more precise than the outgoing camera.
Samsung has been teasing a media event in Singapore on April 29. The actual event is for invited members of the media only and the teaser campaign uses the tagline "Kapture the Moment." Samsung is also using a large letter "K" on the media invite believed to be indicating the Samsung Galaxy K that has been leaked recently will be the focus of the event.
If you've ever wished to see the view from high up above but never had the guts for things like skydiving, then you might now have the next best thing. Oculus FPV is a rather genius project that combines an Oculus Rift VR headset, a DJI Phantom 2 drone, and two cameras to give you an aerial view that is almost as good as the real thing.
It would appear that the LG G3 is going to take some heavy cues from the last generation, building on the LG G2’s unique look and feel. This device will have the same odd back-facing keys as its predecessor, as well as the LG G Flex. This device will also be coming in multiple colors - starting with black and white.
Leica is ushering in its 100th birthday with the announcement of a new sleek aluminum camera, the Leica T. With this camera comes a decidedly minimalistic design, as well as an interchangeable-lens setup and a position within the company's product line up that is betwixt the M and S Series'.
Lytro's second-generation light-field camera, the Illum, is already prompting controversy among photography fans, with the prospect of a new type of post-processing from what was originally dismissed as a toy. Promising four times the resolution of the first Lytro, the Illum also looks the part: a menacing stealth-black camera that looks like a Sony NEX turned evil. Still, is the world ready for light-field photography, and is it any good?