Posts tagged camera
iPhone Photography Award Winners Showcase Stunning Smartphone Photos

The winners of the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards have been announced recently, showing the best of human creativity and the amazing capabilities of your smartphone to take mind blowing pictures.  From towering architecture, to stunning vistas, and some haunting portraits to boot, these award winners are shaking the 'hipster' image of iPhone snaps.

 

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University Team Create Hi-Res 3D Camera Using Lasers

Not content with claiming our movies and our televisions, 3D is now taking our photographs with a camera system that creates 3D images using lasers from over a kilometre away. And that's no fuzzy blurry image either. From over 1000 metres this camera can snap crisp, high-definition images that are accurate to the millimetre.

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Fujitsu's Camera Software Reads Pulse In Real-Time By Looking At Your Face

Biometrics have flourished in past years. From securing your smartphone to tracking people through airports, it's gained a lot of interest. Fujitsu Laboratories is no exception to this trend, and from it’s continued development, they have created camera software that can read a person pulse from just their face.

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'Bounce Imaging' Ball-Shaped Camera To Help Emergency Services

As first responders face the common risk of entering areas without knowledge of the hazards they could be facing inside, US start-up Bounce Imaging have created something rather innovative to help with this situation: a ball with six cameras placed inside, instantly sending a 360-degree picture to a smartphone.

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Researchers Develop Robotic Camera That Accurately Mimics Eye Movement

Researchers at the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology have succeeded in developing a robotic camera system equipped with muscle-like action that replicates the muscle motion of the human eye in ways never before seen. It is hoped the milestone will eventually make robotic tools safer, as well as making camera feeds from robots more intuitive to use.

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The Instagram Camera Is The Modern-Day Polaroid Camera, With Added Social Features

Having already been behind some of the most gorgeous iPhone 5 concept designs currently filtering through the many layers of the net, artist Antonia De Rosa of ADR Studio is now turning his sights on a Polaroid-like camera inspired by social photo-sharing app Instagram.

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Early Press Screening For The Hobbit Fails To Wow Critics, 48fps Is A Killer

He might have served ever-faithful fans of the source material, the more po-faced critics of the film world - The Return of the King was the first fantasy film to win Best Picture, remember – and New Line Cinema with his ambitious adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy trilogy The Lord Of The Rings, but Peter Jackson faces an uphill struggle to appease them all with trilogy prequel double-header The Hobbit if early reactions to press screenings are to be believed.

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BubbleScope And BubblePix Hands On

Panoramic photography has always had its difficulties.  There's always the strong likelihood that you may go too fast or too slow in one of the shot frames, leaving for an unwanted deformation of the picture.  Then there's the sight of a person spinning in one spot, looking like a fool and visually demonstrating just what you look like doing the same.  

Well that's not a problem now, thanks to the Bubblescope.

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Gizmodo Films Co-Workers Gushing Over The 'New iPad' (It's Really An iPad 2)

Though revisions and re-launches of older hardware models is nothing new, at the current pace companies are getting through iterations, there is a definite feeling creeping in of feeling burnt-out by incremental updates to hardware/software or a combination of the two. Apple's new iPad will quite deservedly draw many people in with its super-crisp retina display (a 'resolution' in tablet PC's, as many are putting it), slightly better camera (who really takes photos or videos with their unwieldy iPad anyway), admittedly more powerful processor and 4G capabilities (the UK has no networks using such connectivity). But is that enough of a reason to make the jump from the iPad, let alone the iPad 2?

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MIT builds a Camera that shoots at the speed of light

The MIT media lab researchers have created a camera which captures at a shutter speed of one trillion frames per second, meaning it can actually record the travelling of photons of light between points.

The team hit the breakthrough taking a picture of a laser beam as it passed through a fizzy drink bottle, using a sophisticated system with a modified Streak Tube to intensify the photons and a pretty beasty-sized camera.  The footage that was captured required multiple hundreds of takes of the same experiment, creating quite a beautiful stop motion film of multiple beams of light reflecting through the bottle, collecting in the cap and dispersing.

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See how the iPhone camera has improved over the years

So the iPhone started as a phone that didn't really break a sweat over making an effort on the afterthought they called a camera.  Fast forward to the 4 and we have something that takes stunning photographs, and actually has a flash!  But how much has the camera improved since the first inception?  This is a question that Lisa Bettany has answered.

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