Digital Cameras

As police body cameras catch on, a debate surfaces: Who gets to watch? – Washington Post

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The debate in the nation’s capital and across the country over whether police should wear body cameras has quickly evolved into a new and perhaps more difficult question: Who gets to see the video? Officials in more than a dozen states — as well as the District — have proposed restricting access or completely withholding the footage from the public, citing concerns over privacy and the time and cost of…

Wilmington waiting on rules to implement body cameras – The News Journal

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A body camera is held by Quentin Holmes, the chief of police in Monroe, Louisiana. The case of a black South Carolina man fatally shot by a white police officer has revived discussions about law enforcement body cameras.(Photo: DACIA IDOM/THE NEWS-STAR) WILMINGTON – Wilmington’s Police Department says it bought body cameras for officers last year, but is waiting for policies to be put in place before it equips officers with…

Man Has DSLR Stolen by Flight Attendant, Then Finds it on eBay and Gets It Back – PetaPixel (blog)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A former Ryanair flight attendant has pleaded guilty to stealing items that passengers left behind on airplanes. He was busted after a man accidentally left his DSLR behind and then later found the same camera for sale on eBay.The Mirror reports that 23-year-old Aaron Galloway had taken a flight to Prague when he left his Nikon D5200 behind. He notified the airline shortly after getting off the plane, but…

Mayor pushes for police body cameras, accuses union of stalling – Local 10

Saturday, April 18, 2015

MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – While the money has been budgeted, conflict continues over policy that will govern police-worn cameras in Miami-Dade County.  The county commission allotted $1 million for the purchase of the first 500 body cameras and Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he is moving forward with governing policy, despite several attempts to involve the county’s police union.  “They say ‘Oh, we can’t meet for a month, we can’t meet for…

Apple’s LinX purchase: DSLR-killer or just long-term planning? – ExtremeTech

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Array cameras, a type of light-field camera, are not new. The idea of combining several low-resolution imagers to create a high-resolution image has been around for years. But it’s in the news this week because Apple has just bought a small Israeli company, LinX, that promotes itself as providing better, smaller, and more capable sensors for mobile devices using sensor arrays. This has led to a deluge of crazy headlines…

Apple’s LinX purchase: DSLR-killer or just long-term planning? – ExtremeTech

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Array cameras, a type of light-field camera, are not new. The idea of combining several low-resolution imagers to create a high-resolution image has been around for years. But it’s in the news this week because Apple has just bought a small Israeli company, LinX, that promotes itself as providing better, smaller, and more capable sensors for mobile devices using sensor arrays. This has led to a deluge of crazy headlines…

Police union against Miami-Dade police body cameras – Local 10

Saturday, April 18, 2015

MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – While the money has been budgeted, conflict continues over policy that will govern police-worn cameras in Miami-Dade County.  The county commission allotted $1 million for the purchase of the first 500 body cameras and Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he is moving forward with governing policy, despite several attempts to involve the county’s police union.  “They say ‘Oh, we can’t meet for a month, we can’t meet for…

Apple’s LinX purchase: DSLR-killer or just long-term planning? – ExtremeTech

Friday, April 17, 2015

Array cameras, a type of light-field camera, are not new. The idea of combining several low-resolution imagers to create a high-resolution image has been around for years. But it’s in the news this week because Apple has just bought a small Israeli company, LinX, that promotes itself as providing better, smaller, and more capable sensors for mobile devices using sensor arrays. This has led to a deluge of crazy headlines…

Light: Startup believes it can fit a DSLR into your phone, at a price – ExtremeTech

Friday, April 17, 2015

With Apple’s acquisition of array-camera startup Linx in the news this week, Palo Alto startup Light has quietly started leaking out information about its much-more-ambitious efforts in the same area. Claiming it can meld together the images from many small sensors on a mobile device into a single, high-resolution photo, Light follows in the footsteps of Pelican Imaging, which has a long had a similar vision. Light’s ambition goes further…

Why body cameras are not the only answer to trustworthy policing – wivb.com

Friday, April 17, 2015

(MEDIA GENERAL) –  In the case of North Charleston, city leaders immediately promised body cameras to increase transparency between the police department and the community. The announcement was met with quick applause. North Charleston is not alone. Other local and state governments are rushing to find funding for body cameras. President Obama has pledged $263 million for body cameras and training for up to 50,000 officers. The two companies that…

Olmsted Falls equips police officers with body cameras – cleveland.com

Friday, April 17, 2015

OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio — As the national debate over the use of police body cameras continues, Olmsted Falls set aside money for their police department to buy them. City officials hope that if any debate surfaces about what happens during an encounter with the police, footage from the chest-mounted cameras will provide a concrete account. “Unless you’ve been holed up in an outfield in Montana, you know what’s going on across…

Tampa police chief, Pasco sheriff tout benefits of body cameras – TBO.com

Friday, April 17, 2015

In January, the Tampa City Council unanimously approved spending $83,000 to purchase the 60 Taser Axon Flex cameras and video storage system. Over the next five years, the cost of storing video footage, software licenses and other expenses is expected to total about $287,000.

Apple’s LinX purchase: DSLR-killer or just long-term planning? – ExtremeTech

Friday, April 17, 2015

Array cameras, a type of light-field camera, are not new. The idea of combining several low-resolution imagers to create a high-resolution image has been around for years. But it’s in the news this week because Apple has just bought a small Israeli company, LinX, that promotes itself as providing better, smaller, and more capable sensors for mobile devices using sensor arrays. This has led to a deluge of crazy headlines…

NC bill would require body cameras for most police officers – The Daily Tar Heel

Friday, April 17, 2015

By Lauren Hong | Published 6 hours ago By the end of the semester, the UNC Department of Public Safety hopes to equip all 53 of its sworn police officers with body cameras — and North Carolina lawmakers are looking to accomplish a similar goal statewide. House Bill 537 would require the majority of law enforcement officers to use body cameras during interactions with the public. The bill would provide…

Nocco, Castor say body cameras working – WTSP 10 News

Friday, April 17, 2015

Home Weather 72° Local Nation Now Traffic Sports Features About Video Your Take Facebook Search User Get the news Log In or Subscribe to skip 1 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Nocco, Castor say body cameras working Leaders of law enforcement agencies in the Tampa Bay area say that officers’ use of body cameras is working. Post to Facebook {#…

Apple’s LinX purchase: DSLR-killer or just long-term planning? – ExtremeTech

Friday, April 17, 2015

Array cameras, a type of light-field camera, are not new. The idea of combining several low-resolution imagers to create a high-resolution image has been around for years. But it’s in the news this week because Apple has just bought a small Israeli company, LinX, that promotes itself as providing better, smaller, and more capable sensors for mobile devices using sensor arrays. This has led to a deluge of crazy headlines…

Cellphones and Cameras Confiscated Before Meeting With Hillary – The Weekly Standard (blog)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Iowans had their cellphones and cameras confiscated before getting to meet the Democratic presidential frontrunner, Hillary Rodham Clinton. “On Thursday, Clinton’s motorcade left the SpringHill Suites for Main Street Cafe, where she met privately with party leaders for about an hour and a half,” reports KETV in Omaha. “Pottawattamie County Democratic Chairwoman Linda Nelson said the meeting was so private that everyone invited was asked to hand over their cellphones…

Police Body Cameras Receive Near-Universal Support In Poll – Huffington Post

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Americans may be deeply divided over race relations, police brutality and the criminal justice system, but their support for police body cameras remains nearly universal. In a new YouGov/Economist poll, 88 percent of Americans support police officers wearing body cameras, with 56 percent strongly favoring the idea. Just 8 percent are opposed. That support, which has held steady since December, transcends both partisan and racial lines: 92 percent of Democrats,…

Senate panel approves police body cameras bill – Greenville News

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Senate panel today unanimously approved a bill that would mandate body cameras for law enforcement officers statewide and place restrictions on the release of video when it is made inside of homes.(Photo: Jessica J. Trevino / AP) COLUMBIA – A Senate panel today unanimously approved a bill that would mandate body cameras for law enforcement officers statewide and place restrictions on the release of video when it is made…

Apple’s LinX purchase: DSLR-killer or just long-term planning? – ExtremeTech

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Array cameras, a type of light-field camera, are not new. The idea of combining several low-resolution imagers to create a high-resolution image has been around for years. But it’s in the news this week because Apple has just bought a small Israeli company, LinX, that promotes itself as providing better, smaller, and more capable sensors for mobile devices using sensor arrays. This has led to a deluge of crazy headlines…