Photography

Sony RX100 Mark IV Review: A Great Camera for a Ridiculous Price – Gizmodo

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sony’s RX100 is perhaps the most desired and groundbreaking compact camera of the decade. Every year, it gets better. But every year, it costs more. Is this latest model really worth $1000? What Is It? A very small camera that takes very high-end photos. It accomplishes this with a 20 megapixel 1-inch sensor, which is much larger than the sensor you’ll find in a smartphone or a traditional point and…

The Bounce Explorer camera rolls into bad scenes to give cops the big picture – PCWorld

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WASHINGTON—The Explorer camera is the size of a softball. And you can throw it like one. The device is a ball with six wide-angle cameras protected by a thick shell, symmetrically positioned around the ball so no matter which way it bounces or how it lands, it can see in all directions. The camera retails at about $1,500. The Explorer is designed to be safer way for police officers to…

Nikon Offers ‘Maintenance Service Initiative’ to D800 and D700 Owners – PetaPixel (blog)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Nikon has begun contacting owners of D800 and D700 DSLRs with an offer to participate in a new “Maintenance Service Initiative.” Photographers who are interested can have their camera sent to Nikon’s repair center, examined, cleaned, and repaired (if there are any issues discovered). The entire program — including shipping both ways — is being offered for free.Nikon Rumors shared this copy of the offer email and certificate received…

Nikon Offers ‘Maintenance Service Initiative’ to D800 and D700 Owners – PetaPixel – PetaPixel (blog)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Nikon has begun contacting owners of D800 and D700 DSLRs with an offer to participate in a new “Maintenance Service Initiative.” Photographers who are interested can have their camera sent to Nikon’s repair center, examined, cleaned, and repaired (if there are any issues discovered). The entire program — including shipping both ways — is being offered for free.Nikon Rumors shared this copy of the offer email and certificate received…

Action camera shootout: Which GoPro is best for you? – Engadget – Engadget

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Last week, GoPro announced the Hero4 Session, a small, square camera that doesn’t need a waterproof housing. The diminutive size and simple controls (one press turns it on and starts it recording) gave the Hero4 Session unique character, but its price — $400 — caused a few double-takes. Why? Because that makes this 1080p camera (with 8-megapixel stills) just as expensive as the Hero4 Silver, a camera that shoots in…

Salvage a Macro Photography Lens for Your Smartphone from an Old Camera – Lifehacker

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

If you happen to have an old-fashioned camera wasting away in a junk drawer, you can take it apart and use the lens for smartphone macro photography. This video shows you how. In the video above, YouTuber kipkay demonstrates how to take apart a vintage camera and carefully remove the lens from it. Then with a few little tweaks, you have a lens that fits on your smartphone and lets…

Action camera shootout: Which GoPro is best for you? – Engadget

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Last week, GoPro announced the Hero4 Session, a small, square camera that doesn’t need a waterproof housing. The diminutive size and simple controls (one press turns it on and starts it recording) gave the Hero4 Session unique character, but its price — $400 — caused a few double-takes. Why? Because that makes this 1080p camera (with 8-megapixel stills) just as expensive as the Hero4 Silver, a camera that shoots in…

Turning Your iPhone Into A Super&8&Style Camera Is More Practical Than It … – Co.Design

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

If you ever want a taste of progress, look at a camera from the previous decade. The camera in my 2015 iPhone shoots with almost seven times the resolution and four times the frame rate of the hulking, professional grade gear I used 10 years ago. But something was lost in the translation—the ergonomics. At first blush, the Lumenati CS1—a giant iPhone case that wraps your phone inside a chassis…

Turning Your iPhone Into A Super&8&Style Camera Is More Practical Than It … – Co.Design

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

If you ever want a taste of progress, look at a camera from the previous decade. The camera in my 2015 iPhone shoots with almost seven times the resolution and four times the frame rate of the hulking, professional grade gear I used 10 years ago. But something was lost in the translation—the ergonomics. At first blush, the Lumenati CS1—a giant iPhone case that wraps your phone inside a chassis…

Turning Your iPhone Into A Super&8&Style Camera Is More Practical Than It … – Co.Design

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

If you ever want a taste of progress, look at a camera from the previous decade. The camera in my 2015 iPhone shoots with almost seven times the resolution and four times the frame rate of the hulking, professional grade gear I used 10 years ago. But something was lost in the translation—the ergonomics. At first blush, the Lumenati CS1—a giant iPhone case that wraps your phone inside a chassis…

Teacher accused of using shoe camera on women – Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Monday, July 13, 2015

Buy Photo File photo of Dallas Wilkinson, boys soccer coach, talking during Roosevelt’s national signing day celebration at Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015.(Photo: Emily Spartz / Argus Leader)Buy Photo A Roosevelt High School teacher and coach accused of using a shoe camera to photograph up women’s skirts submitted his resignation Friday, superintendent Brian Maher said Monday. Dallas Rulon Wilkinson, 35, was arrested that afternoon…

5-year-old finds camera in Starbucks bathroom – USA TODAY

Monday, July 13, 2015

A woman and her 5-year-old son found a camera under a Starbucks bathroom sink in Lancaster, Calif., according to local news outlet KTLA. It was propped up on paper towels, facing the toilet and recording, KTLA reported. “We’re obviously really disturbed by the incident,” Jaime Riley, a spokeswoman for Starbucks, told USA TODAY Network. The woman who found the camera did not want to be identified but told KTLA reporters…

I’m a legally blind photographer. Here’s how modern technology makes that … – Vox

Monday, July 13, 2015

I was declared legally blind 14 years ago, at the age of 40. I lost my driver’s license and my social work position, for which I had earned a bachelor’s and master’s. It was my chosen profession, and I didn’t give it up lightly. When it disappeared, so did some of my confidence and sense of identity. What was I to call myself if not a social worker? …

Turning Your iPhone Into A Super&8&Style Camera Is More Practical Than It … – Co.Design

Monday, July 13, 2015

If you ever want a taste of progress, look at a camera from the previous decade. The camera in my 2015 iPhone shoots with almost seven times the resolution and four times the frame rate of the hulking, professional grade gear I used 10 years ago. But something was lost in the translation—the ergonomics. At first blush, the Lumenati CS1—a giant iPhone case that wraps your phone inside a chassis…

Mother horrified after 5-year-old spots hidden camera inside Starbucks bathroom – Fox 59

Monday, July 13, 2015

LANCASTER, Calif. (July 13, 2015) — A California mother was horrified after her 5-year-old son found a hidden camera inside the bathroom at a Starbucks. According to KTLA, the young boy made the discovery last week at a Starbucks located in Lancaster, Calif. The camera, which was under the sink, was propped up by paper towels and pointed in the direction of the toilet. “My son used the restroom first and…

I’m a legally blind photographer. Here’s how modern technology makes that … – Vox

Monday, July 13, 2015

I was declared legally blind 14 years ago, at the age of 40. I lost my driver’s license and my social work position, for which I had earned a bachelor’s and master’s. It was my chosen profession, and I didn’t give it up lightly. When it disappeared, so did some of my confidence and sense of identity. What was I to call myself if not a social worker? …

Turning Your iPhone Into A Super&8&Style Camera Is More Practical Than It … – Co.Design

Monday, July 13, 2015

If you ever want a taste of progress, look at a camera from the previous decade. The camera in my 2015 iPhone shoots with almost seven times the resolution and four times the frame rate of the hulking, professional grade gear I used 10 years ago. But something was lost in the translation—the ergonomics. At first blush, the Lumenati CS1—a giant iPhone case that wraps your phone inside a chassis…

Watch a Seagull Steal a Tourist’s Camera and Capture the Souvenir of a Lifetime – TIME

Monday, July 13, 2015

Talk about a bird’s eye view A viral video appears to show a seagull snatching up a GoPro camera and flying off, so YouTube user “Martin Lozano” got to take home a bird’s eye view of the Cíes Islands off the coast of Spain. It is not the first time a seagull has gone viral for stealing a camera or posing for an epic picture. A photographer snapped a photo…