07.24.2012

Canon launches the EOS M camera

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This week Canon has launched its highly anticipated compact, large-sensor camera, the EOS M.

The brand's first mirrorless, interchageable lens camera comes with a whole host of awesome features, including 18MP shooting, touchscreen control, HD video recording, ISO 100 - 12800 and an APS-C CMOS sensor.

The lenses are interchangeable and Canon has included one with the camera to begin with and has brought out a second that you can buy as an add-on later.

At around $800 the EOS M is by no means the cheapest option on the market, but it takes brilliant photos and it's surprisingly light and compact for a mirrorless device.

[Via Like Cool]

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03.21.2012

Scientists create camera that can see around corners

There are some pretty advanced cameras on the market nowadays, check out the Lytro, a device that allows you to focus your shots AFTER you've taken them. Cool, huh? But we weren't expecting scientists at MIT to create a camera that can actually see around corners anytime soon...

Well a new camera is being developed that sends light pulses to blind spots in order to work out the position of objects even if they can't be seen, meaning we can take photos of things round corners with ease. Think of it a little like sonar, but with light.

Check out the video above for a detailed rundown of exactly how it works. In the meantime let's cross our fingers that the clever ' corner camera' will be around in time for us to add it to our Christmas lists at the end of the year!

[Via io9]

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11.22.2011

Photojojo introduces iPhone Lens Dial

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Last week we wrote about Holga's quirky new iPhone lens, which allows users to add different filters to their photos, like red filter, empty hole and triple image lens.

Now it seems Photojojo has got in on the action, as it's launched a more advanced iPhone lens dial with fish-eye, telephoto and wide-angle effects. Just like Helga's offering, the lens dial doubles up as a pretty sturdy case, but it does add a lot of weight and bulk to your mobile.

Available from Photojojo for $249.99.

[Via Engadget]

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10. 3.2011

Climb Everest from your bed

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Although we're not ruling out an interest in mountain climbing and extreme trekking later in life, there's a good chance we won't be reaching the summit of Mount Everest anytime soon.

However, now a German video company has done all of the hard work for us, stationing an extremely tough, solar-powered camera more than 18,000 feet high which views the summit. Geek.com points out that this isn't the highest point but it does win the record for highest web cam!

Visit evk2cnr to watch live.

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09.21.2011

Is this the world's smallest digital camera?

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We've come across pretty compact cameras before, but look at this INSANELY small device from Hammacher Schlemmer which I think it's safe to say is the world's smallest digital camera!

Despite its size the teeny tiny camera can actually take 2MP images at 1600 X 1200 resolution, as well as record AVI video at 30 frames per second. You can send everything over to your computer via USB, which is also how you charge up its battery.

Now although it's very cute, we're not really sure what you'd use the camera for and the novelty of fiddling around with such a tiny device would probably wear off very quickly.

Available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $100.

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08.16.2011

RFID technology used in swimming park resorts

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Over the past few years we've seen many brands merging our online and offline lives, whether that's something small and simple, like an advert with an integrated QR code, or something much more complex, like the real world Facebook 'Likes' at the Coca-Cola Village Amusement Park in Israel.

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07.27.2011

Create perfect sunsets with Grand Marnier photo app

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Ever since Instagram and Hipstamatic became so popular, it seems impossible for anyone to take a regular photo that looks like it's from 2011. We need our images to seem at least a few decades old, with plenty of distressing, a little blurring, a fancy border and possibly some vignetting thrown in for good measure.

After applying a filter to every one of my photos for the past few months, I've decided it's time to branch out a little and experiment with apps that aren't just about grungy effects and dream-like blurring.

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07.22.2011

The Twig Pod lightweight mono-pod

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The Twig Pod is a super-compact and collapsible lightweight mono-pod, which sounds like a pretty fancy description for an accessory based on the shape of a twig.

Not only is it very simple, but it folds away into a tiny little pouch and only weighs half a pound, which makes it ideal for travel.

The base of The Twig Pod means it'll stand up easily, especially in turf or sand and it's equipped with a handy ball-head mount which gives the photographer a lot of freedom when it comes to shooting from any angle.

The Twig Pod is available for $28 from Photojojo.

Via Swiss Miss.

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07.21.2011

Pose camera case and stand

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The Pose from Quirky has been designed for small and compact digital cameras that sometimes need a bit of extra help to make them even more useful.

Not only is the Pose a protective case, but it also acts as a mini tripod as well, simply bend it into the right shape and then pop your camera on top of it.

At the moment the Pose is available for $23.99 from Quirky as a presale item, but we're pretty certain that as it's such a practical idea it'll be a regular on the site in the very near future.

Via OhGizmo.

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07.18.2011

The Lytro camera lets you interact with images

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A new camera called the Lytro aims to change the way we capture photos and interact with them long after they've been taken. It works by recording light fields, which can then be manipulated to alter the focus of a photo at a later date.

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