Category Archives: IMAGING

Digital and analog cameras, video cameras, film making equipment, lenses and basically anything that captures or help to capture images.

This Fisheye Lens Is So Freaking Wide That It Can See Behind Itself

This is a fisheye lens built by founder of Lensrentals, Roger Cicala. It is not just any fisheye lens. It is a hyper fisheye lens. Why hyper? Because it is so freaking wide that it can see behind itself. Well, that kind of make it a 360 camera, doesn’t it? That said, can you still call it ‘fisheye’? I mean, I am just throwing out there, you know. Anywho, Cicala built it the prototype 4.9 mm f3.5 hyperfisheye lens from scratch and he is sharing how he did it. Continue reading This Fisheye Lens Is So Freaking Wide That It Can See Behind Itself

SITEWASP Drone Will Cut Construction Progress inspection To Hours

Despite the advancement in building and construction industry, there is at least one process that technology cannot do and that is progress inspection, or is it? This futuristic drone you see here called SITEWASP (that has a look in the league of Half-Life City Scanner), designed by Germany product service designer Sebastian Gier, might just change that. Combining a drone’s maneuverability and its circular design, internal sensors and cameras, this 3D drone system affords architects, engineers and construction managers, 200 degrees rotation and view. Continue reading SITEWASP Drone Will Cut Construction Progress inspection To Hours

This Is Airshadow, Drone Volt’s New, RTF Professional Mini Drone

This is Airshadow Ready-To-Fly Professional Mini Drone from French drone maker, Drone Volt. We think it might be an answer to DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise, but the unlike DJI’s, Airshadow is designed from the ground up as a professional drone for use in surveillance, recognition, inspection, and search and rescue operations. Not surprisingly, really, because these guys have been making commercial-grade drones since 2011. Continue reading This Is Airshadow, Drone Volt’s New, RTF Professional Mini Drone

Sharp Is Getting Into Mirrorless Camera With A 8K Micro 3/4 Camera

Those who have been hitting up Consumer Electronics Show for the past years may have noticed a big brand in Central Hall, LVCC, that hadn’t been there for the last four years or so. That big brand is Sharp. Sharp appeared at this year’s CES for first time in 4 four years and it was there for good reasons. The company had brought along many products, but the actual motive, IMHO, was to show off its 8K products, including a surprise product, a 8K Micro 4/3 camera. Continue reading Sharp Is Getting Into Mirrorless Camera With A 8K Micro 3/4 Camera

TinyMOS’ New Astronomy Camera Is The Size Of An Action Camera

Remember the Singapore-based startup, TinyMOS, that made the world’s smallest astronomy camera? Well, they have just wiped their own world’s smallest astronomy camera title with another even tinier astronomy camera called NANO1. And as the product name suggests, it is really, really, small. In fact, it is no bigger than the GoPro Hero7 Black, measuring just 62.5 x 42 x 28.8 mm (2.46 x 1.65 x 1.13 inches) and weighing mere 100g (3.5 oz) with kit lens. Continue reading TinyMOS’ New Astronomy Camera Is The Size Of An Action Camera

DJI OSMO Is An Action Cam For Those Who Is Not Doing The Action

If you are an action cam person who is NOT the person doing the actions (I know it sounds strange but…), the DJI OSMO Pocket Handheld Camera might just be the gadget you never knew you need. Now, DJI is not exactly known for imaging prowess, but when it comes to gimbal, they do know a thing or two, and gimbal is what the DJI OSMO Pocket Handheld Camera has to offer. In fact, you could say the gimbal is the star feature of this little action camera. Continue reading DJI OSMO Is An Action Cam For Those Who Is Not Doing The Action

Picam360 SurfaceWalker Drone Lets You Do “Remote Snorkeling”

I love the idea of going out into the ocean and explore the world under the water line, but thanks to Jaws, I am apprehensive for obvious reason. If you are like me, then you will like idea of Picam360 SurfaceWalker Aquatic Drone. It is not an underwater drone. It is an unmanned sea vehicle, or USV, designed with a 360-degree panoramic camera below its hull. Continue reading Picam360 SurfaceWalker Drone Lets You Do “Remote Snorkeling”

Because Of An Imaging Drone Like This, Selfie Stick Is History

The maker of the sci-fi-ish imaging drone, Hover, is back with smarter imaging drone simply called Hover 2. Like its predecessor, Hover is feature a unique cage rotors, but with the boon of un-caging to go into “BlastOff” mode that affords you to capture breathtaking aerial footage up to 5 kilometers (3 miles) and up to 23 minutes per charge. While it can do that, make no mistake that this is a selfie stick killer, now touting a very sophisticated 360-degree obstacle avoidance and tracking system – made possible by a ship-like optical radar and artificial intelligence. Continue reading Because Of An Imaging Drone Like This, Selfie Stick Is History

DJI Unleashes Mavic 2 Enterprise Suited For Search And Rescue, And More

You have seen DJI’s drone being use in agricultural operations, now meet the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise. DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise is DJI’s solution to go beyond aerial imaging. As the product name implies, it is based on the Mavic 2 which was unveiled back in August. So, yeah, it is essentially the Mavic 2 and thus, it has all the perks and features the Mavic 2 has to offer, but the Enterprise edition can do more – thanks to the support for payloads that give operators more functionality. Continue reading DJI Unleashes Mavic 2 Enterprise Suited For Search And Rescue, And More

Photographer Proved That Iceberg Ice Can Focus Light To Capture Images

Camera lenses are made of glass, or in the case of some low-fi imaging devices, plastic. Whether it is of glass or plastic, they both have one thing in common: a clear, transparent material that allows light to be focused. We didn’t think other than those materials, there are anything else that could do the job, until now. What you see here is a camera lens that has optics made out of ice from an iceberg. Out of curiosity, photographer Mathieu Stern decided to experiment if ice could focus light and took six months to realize a working iceberg camera lens. Continue reading Photographer Proved That Iceberg Ice Can Focus Light To Capture Images