Digital Cameras

Front-facing cameras were never intended for selfies – Quartz

Thursday, October 26, 2017

In 2003, Sony introduced a squat, flip phone that would’ve been forgotten if not for its 0.3 pixel camera that could be turned to face the caller: The Ericsson Z1010 was the first mobile device with a front-facing camera. Little did designers know that this simple feature, intended to enhance business meetings, would usher in the age of selfies. Social-media platforms and photo-sharing apps like Instagram would make the selfie…

Amazon’s Newest Service Would Let Couriers Unlock Front Doors, Monitored By Cameras – NPR

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Amazon’s new Cloud Cam security camera costs about $140. In some cities, users who buy the camera and a compatible smart lock can give Amazon delivery drivers access to their front doors. Amazon hide caption toggle caption Amazon Amazon’s new Cloud Cam security camera costs about $140. In some cities, users who buy the camera and a compatible smart lock can give Amazon delivery drivers access to their front doors….

Amazon’s Newest Service Would Let Couriers Unlock Front Doors, Monitored By Cameras – NPR

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Amazon’s new Cloud Cam security camera costs about $140. In some cities, users who buy the camera and a compatible smart lock can give Amazon delivery drivers access to their front doors. Amazon hide caption toggle caption Amazon Amazon’s new Cloud Cam security camera costs about $140. In some cities, users who buy the camera and a compatible smart lock can give Amazon delivery drivers access to their front doors….

Goodbye, Digital Camera; It Was Fun, But We’re Done – EE Times

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Change comes quickly and can make a hit new product obsolete faster than we anticipated, as the digital camera clearly demonstrates. It’s hard to believe, but the iPhone just turned 10 years old in June. I won’t attempt a review of how that device, and smartphones in general, have transformed our lives, thought processes, and more: You can find plenty of that elsewhere. A recent well-written piece in The Wall…

For World Series, Fox’s Tech Arsenal Includes 41 Cameras And 121 Microphones – Forbes

Thursday, October 26, 2017

FOX Sports FOX Sports technicians embed microphones in the turf during the 2017 MLB postseason. For the World Series, there will be 121 microphones spread around the field to pick up every detail. When it comes to big events, networks love to roll out as much technology as they can muster. From the Super Bowl to the Indianapolis 500 to the World Series, networks go to their tech arms and…

New security cameras along floodwall in Paducah, KY – KFVS

Thursday, October 26, 2017

On the box, cartoon corn pops are seen in a shopping mall. As the yellow pops shop and play, a lone brown pop, dressed as a janitor, pushes a broom.

Amazon’s Newest Service Would Let Couriers Unlock Front Doors, Monitored By Cameras – NPR

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Amazon’s new Cloud Cam security camera costs about $140. In some cities, users who buy the camera and a compatible smart lock can give Amazon delivery drivers access to their front doors. Amazon hide caption toggle caption Amazon Amazon’s new Cloud Cam security camera costs about $140. In some cities, users who buy the camera and a compatible smart lock can give Amazon delivery drivers access to their front doors….

Goodbye, Digital Camera; It Was Fun, But We’re Done – EE Times

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Change comes quickly and can make a hit new product obsolete faster than we anticipated, as the digital camera clearly demonstrates. It’s hard to believe, but the iPhone just turned 10 years old in June. I won’t attempt a review of how that device, and smartphones in general, have transformed our lives, thought processes, and more: You can find plenty of that elsewhere. A recent well-written piece in The Wall…

For World Series, Fox’s Tech Arsenal Includes 41 Cameras And 121 Microphones – Forbes

Thursday, October 26, 2017

FOX Sports FOX Sports technicians embed microphones in the turf during the 2017 MLB postseason. For the World Series, there will be 121 microphones spread around the field to pick up every detail. When it comes to big events, networks love to roll out as much technology as they can muster. From the Super Bowl to the Indianapolis 500 to the World Series, networks go to their tech arms and…

Amazon’s Newest Service Would Let Couriers Unlock Front Doors, Monitored By Cameras – NPR

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Amazon’s new Cloud Cam security camera costs about $140. In some cities, users who buy the camera and a compatible smart lock can give Amazon delivery drivers access to their front doors. Amazon hide caption toggle caption Amazon Amazon’s new Cloud Cam security camera costs about $140. In some cities, users who buy the camera and a compatible smart lock can give Amazon delivery drivers access to their front doors….

Watch Circuit Breaker Live episode 004: instant cameras, wearables, and smart speakers – The Verge

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Welcome back to Circuit Breaker Live: the not-quite live edition. In case you missed our show yesterday — it streams live on Twitter every Tuesday at 4PM ET / 1PM PT — we’ve recorded the whole thing and have it ready for playback above. This week, we have Ashley Carman discussing the instant camera revival, Lauren Goode talking about the Apple Watch Series 3 and other wearables, and myself testing…

Goodbye, Digital Camera; It Was Fun, But We’re Done – EE Times

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Change comes quickly and can make a hit new product obsolete faster than we anticipated, as the digital camera clearly demonstrates. It’s hard to believe, but the iPhone just turned 10 years old in June. I won’t attempt a review of how that device, and smartphones in general, have transformed our lives, thought processes, and more: You can find plenty of that elsewhere. A recent well-written piece in The Wall…

For World Series, Fox’s Tech Arsenal Includes 41 Cameras And 121 Microphones – Forbes

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

FOX Sports FOX Sports technicians embed microphones in the turf during the 2017 MLB postseason. For the World Series, there will be 121 microphones spread around the field to pick up every detail. When it comes to big events, networks love to roll out as much technology as they can muster. From the Super Bowl to the Indianapolis 500 to the World Series, networks go to their tech arms and…

Sony unveils ‘ultimate’ DSLR camera – Independent.ie

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The 42-megapixel camera, which will cost €3,500 in Ireland, has also added a bit to its video prowess, with S-Log 3. It shoots either 4K or ‘full’ HD at 120 frames per second. For still, it now shoots at up to 10 frames per second with full autofocus and exposure tracking throughout.

New study finds body cameras do not curb police brutality – Salon

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Since the death of Mike Brown in 2014, high-profile police killings of unarmed black people spurred a national debate over excessive police force and accountability. In response, many police departments adopted body cameras as a solution, whether by choice or whether by mandates from their municipalities. But a study conducted in Washington, D.C. found that body cameras had little impact on an officer’s behavior. The study involved more than 2,000…

Sigma Unveils First 16mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony Mirrorless Cameras – PetaPixel (blog)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Sigma has just announced a new 16mm f/1.4 DC DN lens for Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. It’s the second lens in a series that was started by the Sigma 30mm f/1.4, which has received stellar reviews. “This is the world’s first interchangeable lens for mirrorless Sony E-mount cameras in the APS-C format to offer a 24mm focal length (35mm equivalent) and F1.4 brightness,” Sigma says. “This…

The best DSLR for beginners – Engadget

Monday, October 23, 2017

How we picked and tested An entry-level DSLR has to be able to do a lot these days. It has to provide excellent image quality, including low noise and a wide dynamic range. It has to be easy enough to use that someone who has never tried a complex camera before can learn how to handle it, but it still has to offer manual controls that photographers can graduate into…

Courtroom sketch artists: Documenting history where cameras aren’t allowed – CBS News

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sketch artists draw a fine line Fine Line every time they sit down to work in a courtroom where cameras are banned. Lee Cowan has been watching some of the best of them: “As Lohan officially surrendered, the judge ordered the cameras turned off — leaving only a sketch artist to capture the moment she was cuffed and lead away.” There is a compelling power to art drawn on the…

Do body-worn cameras impact DC police behavior? | WTOP – WTOP

Sunday, October 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — Just how much of an impact does wearing a body camera have on a police officer’s behavior? It turns out, not much. A new study, sponsored by the city’s The Lab @ DC, and conducted by scientists reviewed police interactions of over a thousand officers who wore cameras, and over a thousand officers who did not. They compared the number of citations for disorderly conduct those officers administered,…

Courtroom sketch artists: Documenting history where cameras aren’t allowed – CBS News

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sketch artists draw a fine line Fine Line every time they sit down to work in a courtroom where cameras are banned. Lee Cowan has been watching some of the best of them: “As Lohan officially surrendered, the judge ordered the cameras turned off — leaving only a sketch artist to capture the moment she was cuffed and lead away.” There is a compelling power to art drawn on the…