Digital Cameras

Do body-worn cameras impact DC police behavior? – 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,…

Prison officers to get body-worn cameras in £3m jail safety boost – The Guardian

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Prison officers are to receive body-worn cameras as part of a £3m investment to improve safety in jails, the Ministry of Justice has announced. The MoJ revealed it was investing £2m in 5,600 cameras, meaning every prison officer across England and Wales will have access to the devices. A further £1m is being invested in “police-style” handcuffs and restraints to reduce the need for staff to use physical holds to…

Police body cameras: Money for nothing? | Fox News – Fox News

Saturday, October 21, 2017

A Los Angeles police officer demonstrates the use of a body camera, Jan. 15, 2014.  (Associated Press) Prompted in part by high-profile complaints about police use of force, the U.S. government in recent years has allocated tens of millions of taxpayer dollars for body cameras for state and local police departments – and those states and municipalities have invested millions of their own dollars as well. But a…

Police body cameras: Money for nothing? – Fox News

Saturday, October 21, 2017

A Los Angeles police officer demonstrates the use of a body camera, Jan. 15, 2014.  (Associated Press) Prompted in part by high-profile complaints about police use of force, the U.S. government in recent years has allocated tens of millions of taxpayer dollars for body cameras for state and local police departments – and those states and municipalities have invested millions of their own dollars as well. But a…

Hidden Cameras Found in Airbnb Rentals – NBCNews.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

  NBC News Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen explains how you can find hidden cameras and protect your privacy when you use the home rental service.

Study of police body cameras in Washington finds complaints against officers did not drop – Chicago Tribune

Friday, October 20, 2017

D.C. police officers wearing body cameras reported using force about as often as colleagues who didn’t have them, and citizen complaints against the two groups were about even, according to a new study that bucks early expectations about the impact of the devices. When the cameras started to appear in police departments in 2014, experts predicted behavior on both sides of the badge would improve under the watchful eye of…

US Urging Airlines to Ban Cameras in Checked Bags – PetaPixel (blog)

Friday, October 20, 2017

The U.S. government is urging airlines around the world to ban cameras, laptops, and other large personal electronic devices from checked luggage, citing the risk of batteries causing catastrophic fires. The Chicago Tribune reports that the recommendation was made in a paper that was recently filed with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency that’s part of the U.N. The FAA conducted tests that involved placing a heater against…

Phottix’s New Juno Transceiver Flash Works with All Cameras – PetaPixel (blog)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Phottix has released a new Juno transceiver flash, an affordable competitor to Yongnuo and other third party brands. It’s completely manual and will work with any major camera brand. It has 8 stops of power and can be adjusted in 1/3 stop increments, with a guide number of 58. A zoom range of 20-200mm is as expected, and the single pin is compatible with most major camera brands, be it…

How to prevent being watched by hidden cameras in rental homes on vacation – Today.com

Friday, October 20, 2017

You could be watched on hidden cameras in your room on vacation and not even know it, as shown by a disturbing case last month that has police warning people to take precautions. Get Jeff Rossen’s new book, “Rossen to the Rescue,” here. National investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen demonstrated on TODAY Friday just how easily cameras can be hidden in normal objects in a hotel room or Airbnb rental property….

Maryville school district installs 98 cameras – Maryville Daily Forum

Friday, October 20, 2017

Assistant Superintendent Steve Klotz presented the new camera system to Maryville R-II District school board members Tuesday night. “We’ve almost completed our cameral installation project,” he said. “All the cameras are up.” Northwest Audio Visual installed 98 cameras throughout the R-II School District. There are 13 cameras at Northwest Technical School, 41 at the high school, 31 at the middle school and 15 at the elementary…

Rick’s Six: Cameras, Cubs and getting the lead out – Quad City Times

Friday, October 20, 2017

Work continues, Tuesday, October 17, 2017, on the new I-74 bridge in Bettendorf, Moline and on the Mississippi River.

The iPhone X Is Poised To Replace DSLR Cameras – Forbes

Thursday, October 19, 2017

As it does every year, Apple has upgraded the camera on its newest iPhone, the iPhone X, in a pretty serious way. So the question becomes: is the iPhone X really good enough to replace your DSLR on your next trip? No one can say for sure, since the first iPhone Xs won’t be shipped until November 3rd, but here are five reasons why I believe it will be. Portrait…

Rick’s Six: Cameras, Cubs and getting the lead out – Quad City Times

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Work continues, Tuesday, October 17, 2017, on the new I-74 bridge in Bettendorf, Moline and on the Mississippi River.

Rick’s Six: Cameras, Cubs and getting the lead out – Quad City Times

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Work continues, Tuesday, October 17, 2017, on the new I-74 bridge in Bettendorf, Moline and on the Mississippi River.

Rick’s Six: Cameras, Cubs and getting the lead out – Quad City Times

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Work continues, Tuesday, October 17, 2017, on the new I-74 bridge in Bettendorf, Moline and on the Mississippi River.

How to Get Started With Analog Instant Cameras | PCMag.com – PCMag

Thursday, October 19, 2017

For most of her 19 years, my daughter took only digital photos, with either a digital camera or smartphone. But about a year ago, she decided she wanted to shoot with an instant film camera. Puzzled, I asked her why, since I knew she understood she’d most likely get sharper, crisper results shooting digital. Her reply was instructive: “They’re easy to use and fairly cheap, but you also get a…

Judge: No cameras at hearings for Wheaton College football players … – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Four of the five Wheaton College football players charged in an alleged hazing incident are scheduled to make their initial court appearances next week, but their hearings cannot be photographed by the media, a DuPage County judge ruled Wednesday. Judge Brian Telander turned down a request filed on behalf of the media that sought to have a photographer in the courtroom for the scheduled arraignments. Four players are expected to…

How to Get Started With Analog Instant Cameras – PCMag

Thursday, October 19, 2017

For most of her 19 years, my daughter took only digital photos, with either a digital camera or smartphone. But about a year ago, she decided she wanted to shoot with an instant film camera. Puzzled, I asked her why, since I knew she understood she’d most likely get sharper, crisper results shooting digital. Her reply was instructive: “They’re easy to use and fairly cheap, but you also get a…

‘I’m Back’ is a New Digital Back for Old 35mm Cameras – PetaPixel – PetaPixel (blog)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

I’m Back is a new device that promises to “bring back” analog cameras by giving them the ability to shoot digital photos and video. It works by placing a focusing screen where you would normally put a film roll, allowing the image to be created on your newly attached sensor. The image is then saved onto an SD card and can be viewed on the LCD display or your attached…

Davenport PD purchasing 45 new dash cameras – Quad City Times

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The city is looking to authorize a purchase of $216,000 for the purchase of the cameras, routers, antennae, data storage and six years of software, support and maintenance from Axon, formerly known as Taser International.