Mobile chips don't necessarily need to get faster, they just need to get smarter, at least that's what video processing specialist Movidius believes, and it's launching a highly-focused vision processor, Myriad 2, to prove it. The follow-up to the original Myriad 1 co-processor - found inside Google's Project Tango 3D-scanning tablet - Myriad 2 promises a 20x boost in performance at computational photography, such as real-time mapping, 360-degree panoramic video, and more, all with the eventual goal of making the cameras we carry as clever as human vision. I caught up with Movidius CEO Remi El-Ouazzane to find out why you might want Myriad 2 inside your next smartphone or wearable.
Near, far, or wherever you are, Canon will make sure that you will be able to take that perfect shot. With the PowerShot SX400 IS' 30x zoom and the PowerShot SX520 HS' even higher 42x zoom, Canon's latest Super-Zoom digital compacts can definitely go the distance to meet the needs of digital photographers, both professional and hobbyist alike.
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.
With the rise of Android Wear comes its integration into the wider Android experience. The latest Google Camera update has tossed a remote functionality into the mix for wearables running Google's newest platform, allowing the smartwatches to function as a remote shutter for your smartphone camera, among other things.
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.
A new life-recording camera is making its way to the market: the Lightbox. This camera is small in size, equipped with a clip that allows it to attach to clothing or other items, and offering Bluetooth to connect to your smartphone. Using the combination, one can livestream their life.
It may have been lauded for having finally stepped into the 21st century and embraced technology, but FIFA might be feeling a tinge of regret right now. While the newly implemented goal-line tech showed a goal, awarding France its victory over Honduras, many people who claimed to have seen or seen the replay claimed otherwise.
The next step in image sensor technology as created by Sony appears to be bending the way they see the world. Sony is inventing a set of curved CMOS image sensors that are curved, creating a surface which is able to capture images far more like a human eye than any flat image sensor could.