photography

Polaroid Socialmatic camera is now up for pre-order

Polaroid Socialmatic camera is now up for pre-order

Consumers haven't entirely abandoned printed photographs, even if Instagram and similar services are now the preferred way to share and view images. Things like ZenCam have caught attention for offering physical prints of digital media, and so it isn't surprising that Polaroid has been looking at resurrecting its own instant film offerings. We've seen the Polaroid Socialmatic camera before, and now there is finally a launch date to which we can look forward: January.

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Lumu review: the light meter has gone mobile

Lumu review: the light meter has gone mobile

Avid photographers know lighting is important. Often times, those dedicated to getting the perfect picture have expensive meters meant to allow them insight on which is the best exposure and filter (among other camera controls) to use. Lumu, a new plug-in for your iPhone, wants to help lighten your camera bag by getting you to leave the meter at home. Along with a few apps for iOS, the aim is to get you plugging into your audio jack rather than carrying a bulky meter.

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iPhone 6 Plus used by White House Christmas photographer

iPhone 6 Plus used by White House Christmas photographer

This year, a professional photographer opted to forgo using a big DSLR camera and fancy lens to capture the White House's Christmas decorations, and instead used an iPhone 6 Plus. As Apple loves to mention at each year's unveiling of a new iPhone, the company's smartphone has become the most popular camera in use today, even finding use in situations where professionals previously would never consider using a mobile device.

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Researchers create 100 billion fps 2D camera

Researchers create 100 billion fps 2D camera

Researchers have created a camera capable of imaging pulses of light. Using a technology called Compressed Ultrafast Photography, Washington University in St. Louis researchers have created a 2D receive-only camera capable of taking images at up to 100 billion frames-per-second -- something that far eclipses the 10 million or so frames-per-second presently available receive-only cameras are capable of. The researchers hope the camera will lead to new scientific discoveries, with the study's leader Lihong Wang saying, "For the first time, humans can see light pulses on the fly."

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Twitter’s new photo filters pinch Instagram’s cool

Twitter’s new photo filters pinch Instagram’s cool

Maybe it’s all the Instagram-linked posts on Twitter that brought this on, we don’t know. What we do know is that Twitter has updated their photo filters, replacing the ones they last instituted in 2012. Aside from just plain looking like they belong in 2014/2015, the filters bring in a new bit of functionality and features to the mix. If nothing else, it looks like Twitter is trying to pinch what makes Instagram cool, as the filters are almost a dead ringer for what you get via Instagram.

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Lumia 1030 leaks: bigger body, 50-megapixel camera

Lumia 1030 leaks: bigger body, 50-megapixel camera

There's nothing like a Lumia to get your brain excited about massive smartphone-based camera technology. This morning we're getting a look at the successor to the Lumia 1020. Nokia's first Windows Phone with a massive camera at its back, the Nokia Lumia 1020 was originally released with a 41-megapixel sensor. This new Lumia 1030 is said to run with a 50-megapixel sensor, taking the biggest photos any smartphone will have taken yet. By a large margin. And only really beating Nokia's previous release - now made by the same crew, but owned by Microsoft instead.

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SOLOSHOT2 adds tilting movement to auto-follow camera

SOLOSHOT2 adds tilting movement to auto-follow camera

If you're the type to who loves to do stunts or sports action moves, you have two popular choices for recording those once in a lifetime moments. Either you get someone to follow you along with a camera, or you invest in a smart drone, that will either automatically follow you along or let someone else pilot it. But what if you can't afford either option? That's what SOLOSHOT2 does for you, and all you need is a regular digital camera and a tripod.

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JVC Micro Four Thirds camera brings its own support crew

JVC Micro Four Thirds camera brings its own support crew

When one hears of cameras, especially digital ones, we usually think of a single slab or contraption that we can take along with us for a ride. The new JVC GW-SP100E 4KCAM, however, is anything but portable. Or rather it is, at least in some ways. Instead of a single camera body, this is actually a full system, composed of a remote camera head, its own separate recording and playback unit, and a remote control to, well, control it all from a safe distance.

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South Korea: $27k fine, 3 yrs in jail for unregistered ‘selfie-sticks’

South Korea: $27k fine, 3 yrs in jail for unregistered ‘selfie-sticks’

Selfie-taking South Koreans have one-upped the rest of the world with the rapid popularity of "selfie-sticks," or low-tech solutions to improving self-portraits taken with our high-tech phones while in public. But now the country is getting ready to crack down on the tools, even making them illegal. For becoming public nuisances? For being used as weapons? No, it's simply because they're unregistered Bluetooth devices.

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