Digital Cameras

Judge: No cameras at hearings for Wheaton College football players accused of hazing – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, October 18, 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…

Body cameras for Jupiter cops win council OK – Palm Beach Post – Palm Beach Post

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The first installment, about $230,000, would come out of police federal forfeiture funds, money the town receives from the seizure of stolen property. The next four annual installments, about $171,000 each, would come from the overall Jupiter budget.

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

Wednesday, October 18, 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…

Body cameras for Jupiter cops win council OK – Palm Beach Post

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The first installment, about $230,000, would come out of police federal forfeiture funds, money the town receives from the seizure of stolen property. The next four annual installments, about $171,000 each, would come from the overall Jupiter budget.

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

Wednesday, October 18, 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…

Speed cameras proposed in work zones along Pennsylvania … – Tribune-Review

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Updated 3 hours ago State lawmakers are working on proposals to install speed cameras in work zones along Pennsylvania highways. A House version of the bill would fine speeders $40, while a Senate bill would fine them $100, said state Rep. Jim Marshall, R-Beaver Falls, sponsor of the House bill. “I just think that having these cameras will…

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

Wednesday, October 18, 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…

Speed cameras proposed in work zones along Pennsylvania highways – Tribune-Review

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Updated 4 minutes ago State lawmakers are working on proposals to install speed cameras in work zones along Pennsylvania highways. A House version of the bill would fine speeders $40, while a Senate bill would fine them $100, said state Rep. Jim Marshall, R-Beaver Falls, sponsor of the House bill….

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL reaffirm Google’s top spot among smartphone cameras – TechCrunch

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones are here, and they bring with them sequels to some of the best smartphone cameras available. They’re equal to the task, though – more than, in fact. Google’s changes to the Pixel cameras are mostly on the software side, but they gain some excellent additional abilities, including a new Portrait mode, as well as optical image stabilization to compliment Google’s digital anti-shake…

How to get a good DSLR deal on Black Friday – TechRadar

Monday, October 16, 2017

If you want to start getting really creative with your photography, then a DSLR is pretty much the first choice for most, offering a great blend of top-notch image quality and polished performance.  There’s also a wealth of choice out there to suit pretty much any enthusiast’s budget, and with Black Friday on the horizon, there’s certainly going to be some deals out there for you to take advantage of. …

Canon Unveils the G1 X Mark III, The First PowerShot with an APS-C Sensor – PetaPixel (blog)

Monday, October 16, 2017

Canon has just announced the PowerShot G1 X Mark III. This latest G-series camera is Canon’s first to boast a large APS-C sensor, the largest sensor ever offered in a Canon point-and-shoot camera. Inside the premium compact camera is a 24.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor that features an ISO range of 100 to 25600 and Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This is also the first time Canon’s Dual Pixel technology has…

Hands on: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review – TechRadar

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is the latest in a long line of enthusiast-focused compact cameras, designed for photographers looking for something to complement their DSLR, or for those looking for a versatile alternative to a DSLR in a relatively compact body.  The original PowerShot G1 was launched in 2000, and for a while that camera and its successors were the obvious choice when it came to choosing…

Body cameras, now gun cameras? Some police trying them out … – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Monday, October 16, 2017

A small number of police departments are showing interest in a new type of video camera that can be mounted directly on officers’ guns, saying it may offer a better view of officer-involved shootings than body cameras. Some law enforcement officials and civil rights groups are skeptical. Among the cons, they point out, is that gun cameras start recording only after weapons are removed from holsters and won’t capture what…

Fujifilm Australia’s knocking up to $1300 on some of its best cameras and lenses – TechRadar

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fujifilm Australia is rolling out the Christmas discounts super-early this year, with the camera-maker announcing a cashback promotion that could save you up to $1,300, which runs until January 7, 2018.  The offer includes up to $300 cashback on selected mirrorless cameras and X-series lenses, up to $700 on selected GF-series lenses and up to $1,300 cashback on one of Fujifilm’s best medium-format pro cameras when purchased together with a…

Editorial: Sheriff’s Department makes a wise decision to use body cameras – Buffalo News

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mike Sluberski has it exactly right. The Erie County sheriff’s deputy has noticed an improvement in the conduct of some of the citizens who interact with him at the Rath Building in downtown Buffalo, and he understands the protection that it provides him against allegations of misconduct. “When it comes down to a ‘he said, she said,’ it’s right there.” It is. Body cameras can help protect good officers from…

NEW: Proposed Jupiter police body cameras have added intriguing detail – MyPalmBeachPost

Monday, October 16, 2017

JUPITER — Body cameras could be on the chests of Jupiter officers by December — making it the ninth police agency in Palm Beach County to use the wallet-sized devices. Included in the $880,000 proposal would be Tasers with holsters. When the Taser is taken out of the holsters, it would automatically turn on all body worn cameras within a 30-foot radius. …

CCTV cameras have brought down crimes: Chennai Police Commissioner – The Hindu

Monday, October 16, 2017

Chennai Police Commissioner A.K. Viswanathan on Saturday said the number of crimes had come down considerably wherever closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras were functioning. In view of the festival season, the city police have installed CCTV cameras and other electronic devices in several busy areas, including T. Nagar, Purasalwakkam and Sowcarpet. Cameras were set up on 20 streets in Pudupet. Mr. Viswanathan inaugurated the facility in the presence of Additional Commissioner…

Some police try out gun cameras – ABC News

Sunday, October 15, 2017

A small number of police departments are showing interest in a new type of video camera that can be mounted directly on officers’ guns, saying it may offer a better view of officer-involved shootings than body cameras. Some law enforcement officials and civil rights groups are skeptical. Among the cons, they point out, is that gun cameras start recording only after weapons are removed from holsters and won’t capture what…

Buying a Used DSLR Kit for $80: Here’s What You Get for the Money – PetaPixel (blog)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cameras and lenses are expensive. Really expensive. Even the cheapest entry-level DSLR kit today costs $500 or more. But what if you buy the cheapest possible used DSLR? A camera that’s over 10 years old? How would it stack up against today’s modern cameras? I was curious about this, so I decided to find out for myself. After two weeks of watching classified ads closely, and missing a couple of…