Cameras

Camera Restricta concept speculates about future of censorship

Camera Restricta concept speculates about future of censorship

A designer has used a 3D printer and other technology to create a camera concept he calls “Camera Restricta”, a name that is derived from camera obscura. The concept has an interesting take on unique photography, but also hints at a way photography in the future may be censored -- by blocking certain locations from being photographed at the software level, leaving photographers -- or anyone with a smartphone -- with a useless camera.

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iPhone 6s: 12MP iSight camera, Retina Flash, 4k video recording

iPhone 6s: 12MP iSight camera, Retina Flash, 4k video recording

Apple's new iPhone 6s features a new 12MP iSight camera, something that the company says its customers will love to use. The camera features the iSight camera sensor, which brings auto focus, more pixels, and more. Sensors suffer from artifact issues, incorrect colors, and more. Apple has targeted these issues with its iSight tech, bringing "very accurate and precise color", among other things.

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Canon’s next gen EOS include 8K camera, 120 MP SLR

Canon’s next gen EOS include 8K camera, 120 MP SLR

IFA 2015 might be over, but Canon certainly isn't done teasing the photography world with what could be. Late last month it revealed its plan to support the broadcast industry with the development of a 4K portable zoom lens. Now it is going the extra mile, pushing the boundaries of digital photography all the way to 8K. This includes the development of a Cinema EOS System 8K camera and an 8K reference display. Plus, it also has a 120 megapixel SLR camera in the works as well.

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Ricoh Theta S camera captures 360-degree scenes

Ricoh Theta S camera captures 360-degree scenes

Ricoh has unveiled its newest Theta camera, the Theta S. This camera is styled similarly to the maker’s other Theta cameras, and is able to record 360-degree content. The camera maker introduced the new model at IFA 2015 in Berlin today, and offers what Ricoh says is “extra-high resolution”, live previews of content, completely spherical content, and more. In addition, Ricoh says this camera has increased compatibility with social networks.

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Polaroid Snap instant digital camera unveiled at IFA

Polaroid Snap instant digital camera unveiled at IFA

Polaroid has introduced a new digital camera offering at IFA 2015 in Berlin. The camera, unlike the maker’s Cube, has a more traditional compact camera shape, though with the same smooth minimalist design marking Polaroid’s modern lineups. This digital camera uses Zero Ink printing to print small photos instantly, and also saves the images as a digital file for sharing online and digital storing. The camera won’t be arriving until Q4 2015; it’ll be priced at a budget-friendly $99 USD.

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II unveiled: 16MP, 5-axis stabilization

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II unveiled: 16MP, 5-axis stabilization

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II camera has been officially unveiled after months of speculation and leaks. This is the successor to the Olympus OM-D E-M10, a popular model in its own right. The camera maker hails the new OM-D E-M10 Mark II as an entry-level camera body joined by 5-axis image stabilization. Olympus promises its newest OM-D model is both small and more ergonomic than previous models. The most notable feature with the camera is 5-Axis Voice Coil Motor (VCM) Image Stabilization, but that’s hardly all it has to offer, with other features including everything from integrated photo filters to advanced low-light shooting.

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Nikon P900, S6700 camera updates fix trio of bugs

Nikon P900, S6700 camera updates fix trio of bugs

If you have either the Nikon S6700 or the Nikon P900 cameras, you may have experienced one of a few different problems that make photography very difficult and at times impossible. Both Coolpix models have experienced issues, but the Coolpix P900 arguably was the worse as there were a pair of issues revolving around the remote control. The Coolpix S6700 model, meanwhile, could occasionally freeze without retracting the lens when powered on. Nikon has pushed out updates to fix both of those problems.

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Graava action cam auto-creates highlight reels

Graava action cam auto-creates highlight reels

Action cameras can, when put to proper use, produce incredible videos. That assumes the footage is edited with an element of skill, which is the sticking point for some users — as clear as a video may be, poor editing detracts from the subject. Enter Graava’s new action cam, a small camera that somewhat resembles Sony’s own Action Cam, but with a related app that does the heavy lifting (editing) itself. On the most simple end of the spectrum, Graava’s app allows the user to select how long they want their video, and it does the rest on its own.

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Phase One iXU-R drone camera series launches

Phase One iXU-R drone camera series launches

Phase One has introduced its latest cube-shaped camera for drones, the Phase One iXU-R. The camera features the same type of design as some of its similar past cameras, but comes with its own array of features, all of which are tailored toward recording videos and shooting images from the sky. The new model was introduced on Tuesday. Phase One says this is the fastest 80 megapixel aerial camera it has, though there are 60 megapixel and 60MP achromatic editions, as well.

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Nikon reveals three new NIKKOR lenses for pros and enthusiasts

Nikon reveals three new NIKKOR lenses for pros and enthusiasts

Three new lenses have been revealed this morning by the folks at NIKKOR, including an evolution of a classic NIKKOR lens with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR. This lens is the newest in a line of lenses that includes the 24-70mm f/2.8, a lens you may well have stashed in your Nikon bag right this minute. The other two lenses include a super-telephoto zoom AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR as well as an f/1.8 fixed focal length lens by the name of AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED.

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LG G4 Wins Blind Camera Test vs iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 in low light

LG G4 Wins Blind Camera Test vs iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 in low light

This past week we ran a Blind Camera Test between the LG G4, the Samsung Galaxy S6, and the iPhone 6 with a number of photos taken in low-lighting environments. We placed photos taken by each smartphone next to one another without the names of their devices attached and asked you, the readers, to vote on which photos looked best. Not which photos looked most color-correct, not which photos were sharpest - though those could have been your criteria if you'd wanted. This was a test of objective desires.

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Fujifilm X-T1 IR camera packs infrared in mirrorless form

Fujifilm X-T1 IR camera packs infrared in mirrorless form

Fujifilm has rolled out the red carpet for its latest digital camera, the infrared-centric X-T1 IR. This is a variant of its previously released mirrorless X-T1 camera, but for those who enjoy infrared photography, as well as industries that require infrared functionality (e.g., medical and law enforcement). The camera was introduced today, but won’t be available until this upcoming October. We have all the details you need to know ahead of that launch, however, all the way down to its hefty price tag.

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