Digital Cameras

Police body cameras make gains in popularity, but transparency is up for debate – Beach Reporter

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Manhattan Beach police Sgt. Tim Zins remembers the night officers were called to a restaurant where some patrons refused to pay. The group of about 10 people told the manager they didn’t like the meal, and became more upset when the police arrived. “They were yelling at me and the other officer,” Zins recalled. “I said, ‘Just to let you know, everything you’re saying and everything you’re doing is being…

Kellyanne Conway: We Can be Watched by ‘Microwaves That Turn Into Cameras’ – Gizmodo

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Image: Screengrab via northjersey.com Kellyanne Conway, on a couch littered with embroidered throw pillows, told Bergen Record columnist Mike Kelly that we can all be surveilled by “microwaves that turn into cameras.” This, according to one of Trump’s most distinguished fabulists, is “just a fact of modern life.” Pardon me while I have an aneurysm. Advertisement The quote itself is laughable. No such piece of tech exists, because why would…

Democrats demand body cameras on deportation officers – Washington Examiner

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The ICE Body Camera Act, from Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., would require all Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to wear body cameras soon after her bill becomes law.

Chinese Police Dogs Are Now Using VR Cameras To Protect And Serve – UploadVR

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Police dog’s trained noses means that no smells slip past them. Now, with the help of VR, they can be the force’s all-seeing eyes too. Beijing police have started fitting their dogs with 360 degree cameras, China News is reporting. Attached to a special harness and sitting on the dog’s back, these cameras capture a panoramic view of everything happening around them. That means dogs won’t just be able to detect…

ETSU eagle cameras show first new baby eagle of the season – WJHL

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

BLUFF CITY, TN (WJHL-TV) – Early bird watchers tuned in to the East Tennessee State University’s eagle cameras got a special treat this morning. The first eagle chick hatched early this morning, and thanks to infrared technology on the ETSU eagle cams, people looking in were able to see the hatching of the first of what hopefully will be four baby eagles. “Someone watching at 4:44 am, we have infrared on…

Kellyanne Conway: We Can be Watched by ‘Microwaves That Turn Into Cameras’ – Gizmodo

Monday, March 13, 2017

Image: Screengrab via northjersey.com Kellyanne Conway, on a couch littered with embroidered throw pillows, told Bergen Record columnist Mike Kelly that we can all be surveilled by “microwaves that turn into cameras.” This, according to one of Trump’s most distinguished fabulists, is “just a fact of modern life.” Pardon me while I have an aneurysm. Advertisement The quote itself is laughable. No such piece of tech exists, because why would…

How about Leica Cameras – DailyTech

Monday, March 13, 2017

. The Leica popularized 35 mm film with emphasis on mechanical cameras and production techniques after struggling in the digital market but around 2004 Leica went into a successful partnership with Panasonic, and in 2006 Leica launched the M8 its first digital rangefinder, and in 2009 made another launch X1 APS –C compacts. All Leica Cameras with the exception of the large-sensor X1 are rebadged versions of current Panasonic…

The Guru 360° is a Clever Portable Stabiliser for 360° Cameras – Road to VR

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Guru 360° is the first 3-axis gimbal designed specifically for 360-degree cameras. Adding to the flexibility of the MOZA interchangeable gimbal system, the unit works with all lightweight 360-degree cameras with minimal obstruction to the field of view. 360-degree or spherical video has played a significant role in the growth of modern VR, introducing the concept of ‘free-look’ to the mainstream consumer…

The best compact cameras of 2017 – reviewed – Stuff

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Controversial opinion alert! Smartphones have been great for compact cameras. Clearly these ultra-portable snappers aren’t selling by the bucket-load anymore, but that’s meant manufacturers have had to innovate in all kinds of exciting ways. If you want a point-and-shoot alternative to your compact system camera, then there are plenty of great options kicking about. From fixed lens crackers like Fujifilm’s X70 to the super-versatile Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II…

Techno Blue launches Fujifilm’s cutting-edge digital camera – The Peninsula Qatar

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Techno Blue has launched the  Fujifilm GFX 50S(GFX 50S) medium format mirrorless digital camera in Qatar, which features a 43.8×32.9mm medium format  sensor with 51.4 MP.  With a premium design and excellent operability stemming from the highly reputable digital camera “X Series” system and the accumulation of image design technology from over 80 years of experience, the GFX 50S achieves the highest ever image quality from Fujifilm. The GFX is…

Locations for mobile speed cameras in Derbyshire revealed – Derby Telegraph

Sunday, March 12, 2017

The locations where mobile speed cameras will be in force across Derbyshire this week have been revealed. The list of where the devices will be this week has come from the Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team, which forms part of the Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership. However, they are the intended positions for the mobile speed cameras, which are designed to keep motorists driving at the correct speed,and can…

Dual cameras explained: how do they work and what are the differences? – Phone Arena

Sunday, March 12, 2017

As this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona clearly proved, a new trend has officially started in the smartphone world, and it’s that of the dual camera. Granted, the idea itself isn’t exactly new: in fact, it goes back at least to 2011 when the HTC Evo 3D, the first notable phone capable of recording 3D video, was released. While this particular application of the idea never really panned out,…

Oops! 185000-plus Wi-Fi cameras on the web with insecure admin panels – The Register

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Get ready for the next camera-botnet: a Chinese generic wireless webcam sold under more than 1,200 brands from 354 vendors has a buggy and exploitable embedded web server. According to an advisory by security researcher Pierre Kim this week, the flaws lie within the camera’s administration interface – plus the firmware opens insecure connections to backend systems. Kim posted a Shodan.io link that lists more than 185,000 vulnerable Wi-Fi-connected cameras…

New Accountability Add-On Triggers Cameras When Police Officers Unholster Their Guns – Techdirt

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Taser, the company, gets a lot of cop love because of its titular product, which is deployed (too) frequently to subdue arrestees. It probably doesn’t get as much love for its body cameras, especially since it’s already wired one line to sync footage with Taser deployment. Its cameras are going to get even less love now. Taser’s latest product looks to ensure no shooting goes unrecorded. To ensure accountability during…

Councilman: Stolen plaque demonstrates need for cameras – NorthJersey.com

Saturday, March 11, 2017

A bronze plaque was stolen from Rip Collins Field last weekend, town officials said.(Photo: Joe Phalon/norhtjersey.com) NORTH ARLINGTON – The theft of a dedication plaque from the newly-renovated football field has prompted town officials to renew their call for cameras at key North Arlington locations. A cast bronze plaque, measuring 1 foot by 2 feet and incorporated into the Rip Collins fence was reported stolen sometime over the weekend. The  district…

Don’t want to miss a thing? Here are 5 new 360-degree cameras that can capture it all – Digital Trends

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Everyone loves those 360-degree photos shared on Facebook. The social network reports that millions of people watch them every day. They’ve proven popular enough for Facebook to invest heavily in the medium (the company recently launched a 360 app for the Samsung Gear VR). And with this growing interest in virtual reality and 360-degree live-stream content, it’s been no surprise to find plenty of cameras that shoot 360-degree images and video…

Judge allows cameras in Eisenhauer and Keepers cases – WSLS

Saturday, March 11, 2017

By Dawn Jefferies – Anchor Published: March 10, 2017, 3:14 pm Updated: March 10, 2017, 7:28 pm David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers MONTGOMERY COUNTY (WSLS 10) – A Montgomery County judge had decided that media cameras can be in the courtroom once the trial begins in the David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers cases. Judge Robert Turk ordered that no cameras be allowed in pretrial matters; however, cameras will be allowed once…

PENNINGTON: Police officers to wear body cameras – Packet Online

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Future interactions between the Pennington Borough Police Department’s officers and the general public will be under the watchful eye of technology, as the council approved a measure to help pay for body cameras. The decision came on Monday when the governing body voted unanimously to authorize the funds necessary to purchase the devices for the handful of law enforcement officers that serve the municipality. “One of…

Wrightsville Beach residents want more security cameras – WNCN

Friday, March 10, 2017

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (WECT) – The Wrightsville Beach Board of Alderman voted to add more security cameras to the town, but some residents think there needs to be more. Wrightsville Beach currently has several cameras at key intersections and other infrastructure. The board approved funding to add more cameras to town hall and two other intersections on Thursday night. “We’ve been trying to cover all the infrastructure we have in…

Montoursville Borough Police Get Body Cameras – wnep.com

Friday, March 10, 2017

MONTOURSVILLE — Police officers in the borough of Montoursville are raising the bar, as the first in Lycoming County to get body cameras. Thanks to a donation from the Eureka Masonic Lodge, eight body cameras will be provided to the officers in the department serving the borough. Civil rights groups believe that body cameras help hold police accountable for their actions, while many police unions see them as a way…