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iPhone does sole music video duty for Leann Rimes

iPhone does sole music video duty for Leann Rimes

Smartphone cameras are convenient but "proper photographers" need proper equipment, or so the advice has traditionally gone, but following news of Nokia powering celebrity weddings, now the iPhone weighs in with country singer Leann Rimes. The artist's next single, Gasoline and Matches, has a video completely filmed using Apple's iPhone, including stop-motion video pieced together from more than 8,000 stills.

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Glass camera app adds much-requested preview framing

Glass camera app adds much-requested preview framing

A new app for Google Glass addresses one of the most common complaints for Explorers using it as a wearable camera: the fact that you don't see what you've photographed until after its happened. Glass, in its standard form, only displays the results from the camera after the photo has been taken: while video recording gets a live preview in the eyepiece, still photos only pop up once they've been taken, making for issues at times with framing. Now, thanks to a new beta app from Paul O'Brien, there's another option.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 used as exclusive camera for wedding by celebrity photographer

Nokia Lumia 1020 used as exclusive camera for wedding by celebrity photographer

To show off the camera on its iPhone 5s, Apple partnered with Burberry to be the exclusive recording apparatus for the runway show. Nokia has revealed that it did something similar for its megapixels-packing Lumia 1020, which was used exclusively by famous photographer Joy Marie Smallwood to photograph and record a real wedding. Taking a look at the pictures, we'd say the little handset did a mighty big job.

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SlashDeals: Friday, Week 49 – Dell monitors, HP laptop, Samsung NX300, and Sphero

SlashDeals: Friday, Week 49 – Dell monitors, HP laptop, Samsung NX300, and Sphero

Today SlashGear's list of deals includes not one but two unique monitors from Dell. We've got sizes including 24-inches and a massive 32-inch beast, both ready to roll with dashing discounts. We've also got an eye on the Samsung NX300 camera, a single lovely HP notebook, and one of the oddest remote-control toys on the planet: Sphero! Welcome back to another edition of SlashDeals.

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Android 4.4.1 imminent to fix Nexus 5 camera woes

Android 4.4.1 imminent to fix Nexus 5 camera woes

Google is readying Android 4.4.1 for imminent release, primarily tackling the mediocre camera performance of the Nexus 5, the company has confirmed, with particular emphasis on speed and reliability. The Nexus 5's 8-megapixel camera and new HDR+ mode were billed as particular strengths when the Google phone first launched, but enthusiasm soon soured when users discovered it could be slow, prone to blurring, and unpredictable as to when it was done taking images. Now, Google promises, that's all changing in Android 4.4.1.

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Disposable quadcopters could democratize aerial panoramas

Disposable quadcopters could democratize aerial panoramas

High-quality aerial photos taken with sub-100g quadcopters and from cameras mustering less than a megapixel in resolution could make panoramic photography far more accessible, affordable, and flexible, one researcher has discovered. Whereas traditional approaches to aerial imagery have relied on heavy, high-resolution cameras which demand professional operation, Camille Goudeseune of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign went to the other extreme, using near-disposable quadcopters that are effectively toys and software cleverness to stitch together multiple frames from cheap video cameras around 640 x 360 in resolution.

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Apple Lytro-like camera system patent looks to iPhone for size

Apple Lytro-like camera system patent looks to iPhone for size

There's a system for shooting photos out there in the world of Apple patents, one that looks to take the light-field camera and make a version of it much, much smaller. Small enough to fit inside an iPhone, as it were. The patent for this system describes the likes of a plenoptic camera, better known as a light-field camera, going so far as to cite the Ren Ng "Lytro" camera as prior art.

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Narrative Clip life-logging camera hiccups again

Narrative Clip life-logging camera hiccups again

The path from Kickstarter to customers is seldom smooth, and life-logging camera company Narrative (née Memoto) knows that better than most, announcing another hardware issue today that will delay shipping for early backers. According to a message sent to early supporters on the crowdfunding site, issues with camera quality, PCBs, and some of the casing colors means that the production rate has been lower than expected given the initial aim to begin shipping from November 1st.

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