Defender has taken connected technology in a different direction than many startups, electing to incorporate it into what is essentially a canister of pepper spray. The device is bid as a connected personal defense system, and has recently been successfully funded through Indiegogo.
Yes, you read that right. Vision Research, which specializes in high-speed digital imaging systems, announced the Phantom v2511, a high-speed camera that is capable of recording video at an astounding 25,600 frames per second. The only draw back is that the v2511 is part of the company's Phantom v-series family, which means the highest resolution it has is at 1280x800 or 1 megapixel.
These days, it isn't enough for mass consumer digital cameras to boast megapixel counts or lens measurements. To fend off the smartphone invasion, they also need to be as portable as these mobile devices, but also more powerful in their chosen field. Ricoh has just announced the PENTAX XG-1, a digital camera that sings to beginners who want a bit more out of a camera than what compacts and high-end smartphones can provide.
Even Japanese OEM Sony is now trying to cater to the selfie-loving crowd. With a 5 megapixel front camera complete with soft LED flash, the Xperia C3 is being poised as the best selfie smartphone. While that may arguably be true, in almost everything else, the mobile device falls rather flat.
It has just been revealed that Sony will be launching the Xperia Z2a "mini" premium smartphone in Taiwan tomorrow. But along with that is word that the company will also be revealing a new smartphone headed for international markets. And this time the mysterious device's defining feature will be its selfie-friendly front camera.
Microsoft and Canon have inked a new patent sharing deal, but before you yawn and roll over, the agreement could well make for even stronger PureView camera technology on future Windows Phones. The two firms have already joined forces on select R&D in the past, but the new collaboration covers "certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products" according to Microsoft.
Nikon has introduced the D810 DSLR, boasting that its latest offering brings "the sharpest, best image quality" in the camera maker's history. An FX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor come in tow, as well as a slew of features like improved sound recording and water/dust resistance.