Cameras

Nikon 1 AW1 unveiled as first rugged waterproof camera with interchangeable lenses

Nikon 1 AW1 unveiled as first rugged waterproof camera with interchangeable lenses

Nikon has announced what it says is the first-ever interchangeable lens camera that is also waterproof, able to be taken to depths of 15 meters. In addition, the camera has a rugged quality to it, being shockproof to drops from up to 2 meters, giving it an IPX8 equivalent rating. In the same vein, the camera also support what Nikon says is the fastest continuous shooting speed available at about 15 frames-per-second.

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TRENDnet lax webcam security prompts first FTC action on connected home devices

TRENDnet lax webcam security prompts first FTC action on connected home devices

The Federal Trade Commission has made its first ever action against a maker of connected everyday devices, TRENDnet, for what it says is lax security despite promises stating otherwise. TRENDnet makes a variety of wireless webcams, connected home security cameras, and other such devices that connect to the Internet, devices that the FTC states left consumers' personal feeds open to public eyes.

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Sony QX Lens Cameras work without smartphone aid

Sony QX Lens Cameras work without smartphone aid

Though we've seen the Sony "Lens Camera" devices appear connected to smartphones before, today a set of press photos suggests that the user might be able to use these devices without a companion smart unit at all. Where before we'd assumed that it was the smartphone - or tablet - that allowed a Sony Lens Camera to be controlled, today a set of photos that very much appear to be press-quality (aka real from Sony, more than likely) show a couple of users working with these devices without being physically attached to the smartphone in hand.

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