A new wearable camera aims to not only document your day but pick out why it was special, with LifeLogger using face, text, and voice detection among other things to effectively offer Google for your real life. Unveiled back at CES in January, and launching a Kickstarter campaign today, the gum-stick scale camera is worn on a headband and shoots 720p 30fps video along with 5-megapixel stills.
Sony has taken a scalpel to the a7, chopping open its full-frame mirrorless camera to show off what's going on inside the unusual shooter. The video - which also shows the results of cutting a Vario-Tessar FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS lens in half like a sub - gives an inkling of just how crammed the camera's internals are.
Apple has hired Nokia's "camera expert" and one of the key members of the PureView team, Ari Partinen, presumably to help boost the photography skills of future iPhones. Partinen, who has worked on Nokia's camera technology since the Symbian days of the Nokia N8 will begin at Apple in June.
This week the keepers of the patent applications in the United States have let loose Apple’s "Super-resolution." This bit of technology works with OIS, or Optical Image Stabilization, which will be integrated in a future iPhone - so we suspect - with a new "Super Resolution Mode."
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.