Digital Cameras

KPD enters into contract for upgraded body cameras – Kokomo Tribune

Monday, June 26, 2017

KOKOMO – The Kokomo Police Department has entered into a contract for new body cameras that officials say include various upgrades related to the recording of officer–public interactions. The contract, with Axon Enterprise, Inc., formerly known as Taser International, was approved last week by the Kokomo Board of Public Works and includes 93 Axon Body 2 cameras, increased data storage, new warranties and more. Overall, the…

This is What a Nikon DSLR Looks Like After a Dog ‘Uses’ It – PetaPixel – PetaPixel (blog)

Monday, June 26, 2017

Pro tip: if you’d like to keep your DSLR looking nice, don’t let large dog get its jaws or paws on it. One photographer over in Belgium learned a hard lesson recently when his German Shepherd spent some quality time with his brand new Nikon D500. The $1,900 camera was recently sent in by the photographer to Belgian camera store PCH Pro Shop, where it was purchased from. “A customer…

University Of Minnesota Police Testing Out Body Cameras « WCCO … – CBS Minnesota / WCCO

Monday, June 26, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police officers on University of Minnesota campuses are testing out body cameras this summer. The Minnesota Daily reports that officers at three University of Minnesota campuses – Twin Cities, Duluth and Morris – began trying out the technology earlier this month in a test slated to last for two more months. Each campus is testing a different brand of body camera, with an eye on which models…

This is What a Nikon DSLR Looks Like After a Dog ‘Uses’ It – PetaPixel (blog)

Monday, June 26, 2017

Pro tip: if you’d like to keep your DSLR looking nice, don’t let large dog get its jaws or paws on it. One photographer over in Belgium learned a hard lesson recently when his German Shepherd spent some quality time with his brand new Nikon D500. The $1,900 camera was recently sent in by the photographer to Belgian camera store PCH Pro Shop, where it was purchased from. “A customer…

The Daily Spicer: Let’s shut out the cameras because anonymous sources – Washington Post (blog)

Monday, June 26, 2017

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Who needs body cameras? Police testing cellphone cameras – The Coloradoan

Monday, June 26, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Police looking for a more inexpensive and accessible body camera now may only have to look as far as their own cellphone. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60 Jersey City police officer Ameer Alateek displays a smartphone that works as a body camera on June 23, 2017. The phone uses an app developed by the Igarapé Institute, a Brazilian think tank, and Jigsaw, a…

Three bus lane cameras fine Reading drivers £60000 in six months – getreading

Monday, June 26, 2017

More than 2,500 drivers have been caught out by three Reading bus lane cameras in six months, according to information revealed following a Freedom of Information (FOI) inquiry. And the findings have led one frustrated driver to accuse Reading Borough Council of using the restricted lanes to make money, rather than make the roads less congested for buses. But a council spokesman insisted the lanes are clearly signed and marked…

Recent trials has many calling on more police cameras – WDAZ

Monday, June 26, 2017

It’s a death that’s still difficult for some people to talk about. Philando Castile was shot five times by a police officer during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb. “Video and audio just shows proof of what had happened,” said Amanda Carpenter, Grand Forks Resident. Amanda Carpenter says deaths like Castile’s have only made her friends feel unsafe. “Everybody should be held accountable for their actions,” said Carpenter. She’s…

Athllon Drive’s four-year-old speed cameras are out of date: report – The Canberra Times

Monday, June 26, 2017

A $733,000 set of speed cameras installed on Athllon Drive less than four years ago are too outdated to be recycled to a new location, a new study has determined. The point-to-point cameras on Athllon Drive in Canberra’s south were pulled out more than two months ago to make way for a park and ride facility, director of road safety and transport regulation at the Justice and Community Safety Directorate,…

University of Minnesota Tests Police Body Cameras – WJON News

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Getty Images MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota university is testing body cameras on its police officers for the next two months. Reports say that the University of Minnesota Police Department started giving officers tester body cameras June 14. University police department Chief Matt Clark says the university’s Twin Cities, Duluth and Morris campuses are each testing different camera brands. Mike Berthelsen is the interim vice president of University Services. He says…

Minnesota university tests police body cameras – Charlotte Observer

Sunday, June 25, 2017

A Minnesota university is testing body cameras on its police officers for the next two months. The University of Minnesota Police Department started giving officers tester body cameras June 14, the Minnesota Daily (http://bit.ly/2sSQ0PI ) reported. The university’s Twin Cities, Duluth and Morris campuses are each testing different camera brands, said University Police Department Chief Matt Clark. Brands in consideration include Axon, Motorola, Panasonic and WatchGuard. One of the most…

Grand Rapids buys body cameras for some off-duty police – Fox17

Sunday, June 25, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Police officers in Grand Rapids who are part of a Special Response Team will soon have a second body camera to carry with them when they’re off-duty. City commissioners have agreed to spend more than $15,300 to buy nearly 20 additional cameras for the team, The Grand Rapids Press reported. The team often responds to emergencies when off-duty. Buying more cameras would allow the team…

The White House Banned Cameras… So CNN Sent a Sketch Artist – PetaPixel (blog)

Sunday, June 25, 2017

After the Trump administration decided to again ban camera from a press conference, CNN decided to get creative: the network decided to send a sketch artist instead. CNN writes that their usual Supreme Court sketch artist, Bill Hennessy, was sent over to the White House on Friday afternoon to document the press conference led by Press Secretary Sean Spicer. So far this month, most of the regular press briefings have…

With cameras banned, CNN sends sketch artist to White House briefing – WGN-TV

Saturday, June 24, 2017

WASHINGTON — The White House has been prohibiting cameras at some press briefings, so on Friday CNN got creative and sent a sketch artist. Bill Hennessy, the network’s regular sketch artist for Supreme Court proceedings, headed over to the White House on Friday afternoon and drew Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s afternoon briefing. He didn’t have his usual easel, but he stood in the back of the briefing room to document…

Sean Spicer banned TV cameras. Again. So we annotated his briefing. Again. – Washington Post

Saturday, June 24, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer listens during a Jan. 20 news briefing. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) White House press secretary Sean Spicer barred television cameras from a media briefing on Friday and prohibited live audio broadcasts, marking the third time this week that spokesmen for President Trump have imposed such restrictions.  In keeping with a promise we made Monday, The Fix has annotated a transcript of the session, since it could…

The White House Banned Cameras From The Daily Press Briefing So CNN Sent A Sketch Artist – BuzzFeed News

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sketch artists are common in federal courtrooms, where cameras are not allowed. CNN asked its regular courtroom artist Bill Hennessy to head to Friday’s White House press briefing. “The idea is to paint a picture for viewers who couldn’t be in the room,” CNN explained. At Friday’s briefing, Spicer was asked about allowing cameras. “Some days we’ll do it,” he said. “I think it’s great for us to come out…

Google is launching a new line of cameras for 180-degree VR video … – The Verge

Friday, June 23, 2017

Google is launching a new, more limited cinematic VR format that it hopes will be almost as accessible as regular YouTube videos. It’s called VR180, a collaboration between YouTube and Google’s Daydream VR division. And it’ll be produced with a new line of cameras from Yi, Lenovo, and LG, as well as other partners who meet VR180 certification standards. As the name suggests, VR180 videos don’t stretch all the way…

On a big news day, Trump’s White House turns off the cameras again – Washington Post

Friday, June 23, 2017

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The best 360 cameras you can buy – Business Insider – Business Insider

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Ricoh/Facebook The Insider Pick: 360 cameras give you a full view of the scene to help you create immersive photos and videos for virtual reality and other applications. Of all the 360 cameras on the market, the Ricoh Theta S stands out because of…