Digital Cameras

Pentax K-1 review – Digital Trends

Friday, February 24, 2017

Cameras with full-frame sensors are about as good as it gets for pure photo quality—other than medium format rigs for pros. Yet even though they’re all good to some degree, or better yet great, some are better than others. The long-awaited Pentax K-1 – the company’s first first full-frame (35mm) DSLR — bridges a gap in the Pentax lineup between the APS-C DSLR and medium-format cameras, and carries a decent…

Pentax K-1 shooters will soon have access to brighter high-end primes – Digital Trends

Friday, February 24, 2017

Ricoh launched its first full-frame Pentax K-1 last year but the lens choices only included eight options with f/2.8 apertures — that is about to change with two new f/1.4 primes. Pentax full-frame shooters will soon have more lens options to choose from. During the CP+ show in Tokyo this week, Ricoh displayed a prototype of a new 50mm lens, tentatively named the D FA50mm F1.4. The company is also…

How to Achieve the Perfect Bokeh (Background Blur) with a DSLR – Guiding Tech (blog)

Friday, February 24, 2017

If you’re new to the world of photography, you may have noticed every so often someone will upload photos on Facebook that just look absolutely magnificent. The subject is in crystal clear focus while everything behind it has a beautiful, dreamy blur that seems to enhance the photo. This is on purpose partly due to the technology and partly due to the photographer’s desire to draw your attention. The effect…

Nikon set to display prototype cameras — including never-released models – Digital Trends

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Old cameras make up a visual history of photography — but an upcoming display will feature prototypes that never actually made it to production. Old cameras create a visual history of the art and science of photography — but what about the cameras that never actually made it to production? As part of its 100-year-anniversary celebration, Nikon will be exhibiting about 40 camera prototypes, including models that never reached full production….

Metro-North moving forward with on-board cameras – The Journal News | LoHud.com

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Buy Photo Passengers board a New York City-bound train at the White Plains station.(Photo: File photo by Matt Spillane/The Journal News)Buy Photo Metro-North is set to spend $7.8 million to outfit its rail cars with cameras. The spending was approved at Thursday’s MTA Board meeting and helps the railroad move toward compliance with a National Transportation Safety Board recommendation made after the 2013 Spuyten Duyvil crash that killed four and injured…

Pilot scheme to use cameras to monitor green bin content – RTE.ie

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A pilot scheme to use cameras to monitor the contents of green bins is to be rolled out to 12,000 Panda Waste customers in Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown. The move is a response by Panda Waste Management to what it says is a level of 40% contamination of recycling waste. Speaking on RTÉ’s Drivetime, Des Crinion of Panda Waste said the contamination of green bin waste is a major problem and the company is…

Headed to the French Quarter for Mardi Gras? Get ready for your close up. – WWLTV.com

Thursday, February 23, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – If you head down to Bourbon Street to enjoy the Mardi Gras celebration, make sure you’re camera ready. The Louisiana Fire Marshall’s Office has installed a network of cameras on top of buildings to help monitor crowds, make sure the foot traffic is flowing and to determine if balconies are getting overcrowded. “These cameras allow us to look down from the bird’s eye view and see exactly…

Cameras, barriers, deployed in French Quarter – WWLTV.com

Thursday, February 23, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – If you head down to Bourbon Street to enjoy the Mardi Gras celebration, make sure you’re camera ready. The Louisiana Fire Marshall’s Office has installed a network of cameras on top of buildings to help monitor crowds, make sure the foot traffic is flowing and to determine if balconies are getting overcrowded. “These cameras allow us to look down from the bird’s eye view and see exactly…

Point-of-View Cameras Reveal the Hidden Lives of Dolphins – Seeker

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Thanks to special underwater cameras, scientists are getting a rare glimpse of dolphin life as it occurs far from the tour boats and smartphone-snapping hordes – from the animal’s point of view. Researchers from the University of Sydney and the University of Alaska Southeast attached cameras atop eight dusky dolphins off the coast of New Zealand, giving the scientists a look at what each dolphin sees. The effort won the…

Furbo Dog Camera review – TrustedReviews

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What is the Furbo Dog Camera? The Furbo is a treat-tossing camera for pet owners who suffer separation anxiety when leaving their beloved pooch at home – or don’t quite trust them to not cause wanton mayhem when left unsupervised. Packing an impressive 720p resolution camera with night vision mode, two-way audio for remote cutesy pet communication, and that aforementioned treat-tossing cannon, the Furbo makes for an impressive, albeit expensive,…

Scammers in China Fake Road Injuries, but Cameras Capture the Truth – New York Times

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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New design for longer lasting night-vision cameras – EurekAlert (press release)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

With the amazing ability to survey areas in complete darkness, night-vision cameras have revolutionized the security industry. But the materials and technology embodied in current cameras tend to degrade under temperature stress, causing night-vision devices to frequently break. Northwestern University’s Manijeh Razeghi and her team have developed a new approach to improving the technologies in night-vision cameras — potentially making these all-too-frequent breakdowns a thing of the past. …

Dual cameras are a boon for manufacturers, but are they worth the … – Android Authority (blog)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dual cameras have found a home in some of today’s high-end smartphones and 2017 is already seeing a line-up of new devices equipped with or expected to sport the cutting edge photography technology. As with all new pieces of technology, we’re also likely to see dual cameras trickle further down into the mid-range too. Huawei’s Honor range is already there. But should we immediately leap at this technology over single sensor…

Martinsburg Police Dept. to implement new body cameras | News … – Martinsburg Journal

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

<!– SHOW ARTICLE –> MARTINSBURG — The Martinsburg City Police Department announced Thursday that its officers will be required to wear body cameras during all public interactions by the end of the week. The Martinsburg City Council approved the camera policies and procedures during a Feb. 9 meeting, and officers began receiving training and learning to utilize the camera equipment on Feb. 15. According to the press release, all officers…

LG’s new flagship will have dual 13-megapixel cameras with wide-angle mode – Mashable

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

LG is feeding us a steady diet of leaks and specs for its upcoming G6 flagship, scheduled to launch Feb. 26, a day ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  The company already told us about the phone’s elongated screen and UI, and now, in a blog post on the company’s Korean site, we’ve learned that the G6 will have dual, 13-megapixel rear cameras.  SEE ALSO: LG’s going above…

Martinsburg Police Dept. to implement new body cameras – Martinsburg Journal

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

<!– SHOW ARTICLE –> MARTINSBURG — The Martinsburg City Police Department announced Thursday that its officers will be required to wear body cameras during all public interactions by the end of the week. The Martinsburg City Council approved the camera policies and procedures during a Feb. 9 meeting, and officers began receiving training and learning to utilize the camera equipment on Feb. 15. According to the press release, all officers…

Neural Nets And Game Boy Cameras – Hackaday

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Released in 1998, the Game Boy camera was perhaps the first digital camera many young hackers got their hands on. Around the time Sony Mavica cameras were shoving VGA resolution pictures onto floppy drives, the Game Boy camera was snapping 256×224 resolution pictures and displaying them on a 190×144 resolution display. The picture quality was terrible, but [Roland Meertens] recently had an idea. Why not use neural networks to turn…