Cameras

Lytro iOS app arrives with WiFi-connected photo sharing

Lytro iOS app arrives with WiFi-connected photo sharing

The Lytro miniature camera just received a fairly significant update today. The company just outed an accompanying iOS app that allows you to share the photos taken on a Lytro with your iOS device. From there, you can do all sorts of stuff that iOS will allow you to do, such as upload it to your Photo Stream or share it with a friend, as well as upload the photos to Lytro's website.

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Pentax Q7 compact camera offers interchangeable lenses and 120 color options

Pentax Q7 compact camera offers interchangeable lenses and 120 color options

If you've ever found yourself thinking, "I wish my camera was bright yellow and Laffy Taffy purple," you'll be excited about Pentax's latest offering, the svelte Pentax Q7 compact system camera. As with the K-50 and the K-500 that were revealed earlier this evening, the Q7 is available in 120 different color combinations, meaning you'll be hard-pressed to find a combination you can't create.

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Researchers create device that obscures unwanted photographs

Researchers create device that obscures unwanted photographs

We live in a time when cameras are in the hands of nearly every individual, as well as mounted in store corners, on top of utility poles, and more. Anyone can snap a picture of you when you're in public, often without your knowledge, and concerns about privacy in this area are increasing as devices like Glass ramp up for public availability. To solve this issue, two researchers developed a device that senses and automatically obscures unwanted images.

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CurvACE insect eye camera gives drones 180-degree view

CurvACE insect eye camera gives drones 180-degree view

Insects have some pretty amazing eyesight. Unlike humans, where we only have two single-lens eyes, insects have a larger array of eyes that offer a wider field-of-view. Scientists have obviously been studying these kinds of eyes for a long time, and now that we're at a certain point with technology, engineers are wanting to artificially replicate insect eyes using cameras.

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Nokia smartphone chief teases Lytro-style “computational photography” up next

Nokia smartphone chief teases Lytro-style “computational photography” up next

Nokia's push to differentiate its Lumia smartphones with PureView camera technology will see "computational imaging" - where shots can be tweaked and modified thanks to clever lens tech - come to the fore, smart devices chief Jo Harlow has teased. "Being able to capture even more data [is an area of exploration]" Harlow told DNA, "data you cannot even see with the human eye that you can only see by actually going back to the picture and being able to do things with them." The comments are already being seen as further evidence that array cameras from Nokia-invested Pelican Imaging could show up in Lumia devices sooner rather than later.

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Olympus PEN E-P5 relaunches original PEN F with digital build

Olympus PEN E-P5 relaunches original PEN F with digital build

Clad with the aesthetics of a 50-year-old film camera, the Olympus PEN E-P5 is being launched by the manufacturer for the anniversary of the original, here in 2013 filled instead with digital features throughout. This camera is what Olympus notes is the first Compact System Camera to work with a mechanical shutter capable of a speed of 1/8000th of a second. Clad with a 16-Megapixel TruePic VI Live MOS sensor as well as a 5-Axis Image Stabilization mechanism inside, the introduction of this camera by Olympus appears to be aimed both lovers of retro style and those looking for the company's furthest pushes forward in imaging technology alike.

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