Digital Cameras

Nevada likely to become second state to require police body cameras – Reuters

Friday, May 19, 2017

Police officers in the state of Nevada may soon be required to wear body cameras under a measure that was sent on Thursday to Governor Brian Sandoval for his signature. The proposal, approved by the state legislature, would make Nevada the second state in the in the country to mandate that state and local police use body cameras. North Carolina passed a similar requirement in 2015. “Providing every officer with…

CCTV cameras could soon run off Canberra’s free Wi-Fi network – The Canberra Times

Friday, May 19, 2017

CCTV cameras could soon be installed wherever there is a CBR Free Wi-Fi hotspot in a trial being considered by the ACT government. Currently, the Justice and Community Safety Directorate’s Public Safety CCTV System – a network of 72 cameras that monitors entertainment districts like Civic, Manuka and Kingston – uses the ACT government’s ICT network to feed footage back to the central system. SHARE Share on Facebook SHARE Share…

Army corps seeks input on allowing security cameras on docks at Lake Lanier – Forsyth County News Online

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lake Lanier residents and users are facing a classic compromise: privacy or security? The Army Corps of Engineers in Buford is posing the question for the next month: Should security cameras be allowed on the 10,615 permitted docks around the lake? Lanier’s camera ban has been in place on docks for a dozen years after being added to the 2004 Lake Lanier Shore Management Plan, which guides Army Corps management…

Ex-coach headed to prison for hiding cameras in locker rooms – New York Post

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A former Michigan school rowing coach was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Wednesday for installing hidden cameras in school locker rooms. Timothy Vallier, 31, pleaded guilty to secretly recording 62 female students at Rockford High School while they undressed, according to Michigan Live. He had faced charges of attempted sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography. Prosecutors said Vallier amassed 86 video recorded over the course…

Google Lens will let smartphone cameras understand what they see and take action – TechCrunch

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

At Google’s I/O developer conference, CEO Sundar Pichai announced a new technology called Google Lens. The idea with the product is to leverage Google’s computer vision and AI technology in order to bring smarts directly to your phone’s camera. As the company explains, the smartphone camera won’t just see what you see, but will also understand what you see to help you take action. During a demo, Google showed off how you…

Rick’s Six: Severe weather, cameras miss shooting, and riverfront development – Quad City Times

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Cornwall’s police to get body cameras that upload footage to servers – Cornwall Live

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Police in Cornwall will be wearing body cameras after a successful study into the technology. Today, Wednesday 17 May, will see the deployment of Body Worn Video (BWV) which is being issued to 270 Authorised Firearm Officers (AFOs), across Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police. The rollout of the cameras follows a successful trial and public consultation. Devon and Cornwall piloted head cameras in 2006, primarily to target cases…

Beaumont police will be wearing body cameras by end of summer – Beaumont Enterprise

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In a move likely to be hailed by government transparency advocates as a step forward, Beaumont police will begin equipping its officers with body cameras by the end of the summer, though gaining access to the recordings could be difficult for the public. Beaumont City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to authorize the department to purchase 141 body cameras for officers. Assistant Chief Jim Clay said the city expects to…

This Handy Grip Gives Your iPhone DSLR-Like Controls – Tom’s Guide

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The cameras on our phones are fantastic shooters, especially if you have something like the iPhone 7 Plus. Controls on those camera phones are another story, as they often leave you tapping the screen in frustration, or looking for settings that just aren’t there. That’s where the Pictar comes in. It combines a spring-loaded grip with a free app to transform an iPhone into something that feels like a DSLR….

Police body cameras to be rolled out across Devon in transparency bid – Devon Live

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Police in Devon will be wearing body cameras after a successful study into the tool. Today, Wednesday 17 May, will see the deployment of Body Worn Video (BWV) which is being issued to 270 Authorised Firearm Officers (AFOs), across Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police. The rollout of the cameras follows a successful trial and public consultation. Devon and Cornwall piloted head cameras in 2006, primarily to target cases…

Galaxy Note 8 to add 3x zoom on top of dual cameras – SlashGear

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

It seems that the rumors for Samsung’s next phablet have started to trickle down now that the Galaxy S8 is more or less secure on its spot. So far, it seems that most of the focus has been on one of the biggest changes for the Galaxy Note 8, its camera. Or cameras rather. This latest report hailing from Samsung’s own how town sheds more light on the phone’s cameras,…

Plan For Police Body Cameras In New Haven Moves Forward – NBC Connecticut

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Body cameras are a step closer to becoming part of the uniform for every police officer in New Haven. On Tuesday, city leaders pushed the plan forward but they will have to act quickly in order to be reimbursed for the cost of the devices. Officer Paul Finch showed the body cameras to the city’s Public Safety Committee on Tuesday. He has been wearing the body cam on duty as…

Rick’s Six: Severe weather, cameras miss shooting, and riverfront development – Quad City Times

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Traffic cameras coming to Wellsville – The Review

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Village Council unanimously approved a resolution during Tuesday’s meeting, to which the village will enter into contract with Blue Line Solutions LLC to provide portable photo-laser speed enforcement systems to catch speeders in the area. As part of the contract, one member of the village’s police department will be utilized to operate hand held cameras, which can detect the speed to which the drivers are traveling and can also catch…

Jackson Schools to buy extra security cameras – Massillon Independent

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Jackson Local’s school board conducted its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday. 
Repository staff report Tuesday meeting KEY ACTION Approved purchasing additional security cameras for school buildings. DISCUSSION The district has allocated $125,617 to purchase 164 cameras. Plans are to install cameras to fill gaps at Jackson Middle School and the four elementary schools. The district already has security cameras in its buildings but wants to bolster…

Camera Review: Canon’s Long-Awaited 5D Mark IV – PDN Online

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

There’s no doubt that when the history of digital photography is written, Canon’s 5D series will loom large. The bigger question for many photographers is the camera line’s future. When the original 5D debuted, Canon was ascendant and the photo market was buoyant. The follow-up was a path-breaker, ushering in the era of DSLR filmmaking—even if Nikon could lay claim to having the first HD video-recording DSLR. But…

Waverly Council OKs body cameras for cops – Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Police body cameras welcomed but concerns raised over privacy and misuse – ABC Online

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Updated May 17, 2017 06:26:36 Photo: The exact model of body camera Tasmania’s police will wear has yet to be confirmed. (ABC South West: Sharon Kennedy) While the move to have Tasmanian police officers wear body cameras has been welcomed, privacy and misuse have been flagged as potential issues. The Tasmanian Government announced yesterday it would invest $3.4 million in kitting out the entire force with…

Police body cameras welcomed but concerns raised over privacy … – ABC Online

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Posted May 16, 2017 12:53:54 Photo: The exact model of body camera Tasmania’s police will wear has yet to be confirmed. (ABC South West: Sharon Kennedy) While the move to have Tasmanian police officers wear body cameras has been welcomed, privacy and misuse have been flagged as potential issues. The Tasmanian Government announced yesterday it would invest $3.4 million in kitting out the entire force with…