Category Archives: IMAGING

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

FOMOcamera: Life-logging Has Never Been This Discreet And Customizable!

The life-logging camera fad is over. It didn’t last long, did it? But why? My best guess is, having a camera stuck on you isn’t half as fun, plus it probably make folks you come across uncomfortable knowing that you may be filming them. The solution? FOMOcamera. Billed as the most wearable and customizable camera, FOMOcamera is basically a badge camera. In other words, it is a camera incognito as a badge in whatever design you fancy. Perfect for ladies for capturing men in the act of leering at their breasts instead of their eyes when conversing with them. Damn. I’d better stay away from ladies wearing a badge like this for I may be caught in the act. Sorry, can’t help it. Most men are hardwired to detect beauty and I am not going to pretend I am an exception. Continue reading FOMOcamera: Life-logging Has Never Been This Discreet And Customizable!

Polaroid Brings Back Analog Instant Camera With OneStep 2 I-Type Camera

There are still a handful of instant camera around, like the Lomo’Instant Square Camera, for example, but however instant those are, it will never be the same as the good’ol Polaroid you have grown to love. Apparently, Polaroid understand the instant photography community’s love for analog instant camera and therefore, it has brought back the original instant camera, now called OneStep 2. Billed as an analog instant camera for the modern era, OneStep 2 blends the unmistakable classic Polaroid camera design with contemporary detailing. Continue reading Polaroid Brings Back Analog Instant Camera With OneStep 2 I-Type Camera

Kodak Printomatic Is A Photo Printer And A Digital Camera Rolled Into One

Somewhere between an instant camera and a regular digital camera lies the Kodak Printomatic Instant Print Camera. It is a new breed of camera that is kind of like an instant camera (of sort), but yet, it also stores captured images on a microSD card. It won’t spit out photos instantly like a Polaroid does; it will only do so only when you tell it to. Now you see where it is coming from? In a way, Printomatic satisfies one’s desire for instant gratification while keeping a copy of the photos in digital form. Best of both worlds, if you ask me. Perhaps one of the most attractive proposition with Kodak Printomatic is, you can choose which image to print. Continue reading Kodak Printomatic Is A Photo Printer And A Digital Camera Rolled Into One

Airobotics Raises $32.5 Million To Meet Growing Demands In Mining And Homeland Security Industries

Remember Airobotics? The futuristic automated industrial drone system designed to patrol your commercial perimeter autonomously? Well, these are guys are not only really, really serious about what they are doing, but they want to do even more. The Israel-based company has announced the completion of a whopping $32.5 million Round C funding, led by BlueRun Ventures China, along with Microsoft Ventures, OurCrowd.com and an unnamed strategic investor. With the new found financial injection, Airobotics will be able to extend its unique service to more industries, such as in mining and homeland security which could benefit from autonomous intelligent drones. Continue reading Airobotics Raises $32.5 Million To Meet Growing Demands In Mining And Homeland Security Industries

Amazing DIY “Polaroid” Camera Lets You Take Instant Animated GIFs

Hogwarts portraits belong to the magical realm of Harry Potter and obviously, it is not real and personally, I don’t see it happening anytime soon. No, wait. Maybe it will, like Minority Report has shown us and the Instagif DIY Instant GIF Camera by avid maker Abhishek Singh could be the start. Abhishek has created a Polaroid camera equivalent that, instead of still images, outputs animated GIF. I know right. It sounded rather magical, however, don’t expect Harry Potter kind of enchantment of moving and talking portraits or moving images on newspapers from this DIY contraption. The technology is not there yet. But still, this is one step up the real-life Hogwarts portrait we saw a while back since you will not need a smartphone to make the image come alive. Continue reading Amazing DIY “Polaroid” Camera Lets You Take Instant Animated GIFs

Instant Photography Goes Analog With Lomo’Instant Square Camera

Instant photography is a norm today, but the good’ol way of instant photography, AKA analog instant photography? Not so much. There aren’t many options out there, but thanks to Lomography, you are getting one more option and it is called The Lomo’Instant Square Camera. It is billed as the world’s first fully analog instant camera that feeds on Fujifilm’s Instax Square film, So, you can satisfy your desire for analog photography without the intervention of digital technology. Nothing much here. It is just pure analog imaging fun without the unbearable anticipation. The camera boasts a collapsible bellows design that addresses the portability side of things and it comes outfitted with a 95 mm glass lens paired to a zone focusing system for ease of focusing. Continue reading Instant Photography Goes Analog With Lomo’Instant Square Camera

ONE Is A New Breed Of 360 Camera Lets You “Shoot First, Point Later”

Remember Lytro? The ‘shoot first, focus and refocus later’ camera? Well, Insta360, the company that specializes in 360 imaging devices, has up the ante. Granted, Insta360 ONE can’t actually let you focus and refocus later, however, the camera’s “FreeCapture” technology” does allow you to shoot a 360 footage and decide on which part of video to retrieve as stills or as a short 1080p clips. I don’t know about you, but to me Insta360 ONE is nothing short of a dream come true. I have always imagine this to happen in the future, but it looks the future is already here. Continue reading ONE Is A New Breed Of 360 Camera Lets You “Shoot First, Point Later”

This Finger-sized Camera Also Functions As A Sex Toy. Wait, What?!

So you think today’s action cameras are a little way too big? Well, if so, then you may be interested to know there’s a new kid on the block that, wait for it… no bigger than a grown person’s index finger. Impressive. Brought to you by Shenzhen-based unbox-lab, Cloud Eye Live Camera, as it is called, is a multi-purpose imaging device that can be used in every way imaginable, including baby monitor, dash camera, pet’s camera, motorbike/bicycle camera, body cam and more. But those are just some typical uses. It has one more use that you would have never imagined: sexy toy. Continue reading This Finger-sized Camera Also Functions As A Sex Toy. Wait, What?!

Airdog Takes The Next-Gen Handsfree Camera Drone To Kickstarter

AirDog, the pioneer of digital leash drone, is back with a second auto-follow camera drone called Airdog ADII. This backpack-able drone (granted, you will need a full-size backpack for it) features an advanced intelligent tracking technology that adapts to the terrain that it is flying over. So, there’s no worry that your cycling adventure may take under some trees because, ADII will know to go over them and keep up with you when you emerge from the woods. Unlike most auto-follow drones which are controller first, auto-follow second, ADII is built from the ground up to be a handsfree drone. In other words, ADII involves zero manned operation. Continue reading Airdog Takes The Next-Gen Handsfree Camera Drone To Kickstarter

This Add-on Camera Will Turn Your Smartphone Into A 360 Camera

Yes. It is true that your smartphone already have at least one camera, but can it do 360 imaging? Nope. Not at this point anyways and so, if you want 360 imaging right off one single device, i.e. your smartphone, the ION360 U 4K 360-Degree Smartphone Camera is for you. ION360 U 4K 360-Degree Smartphone Camera is comprised of a 360 camera that goes on top of your smartphone and a case that serves to protect your phone. In addition to capturing 7.2MP stills in 360, the camera is also capable of shooting 360 videos in glorious, eye-watering 4K resolution which you can also choose to live stream to Facebook or YouTube (be mindful of your data plan, tho) Continue reading This Add-on Camera Will Turn Your Smartphone Into A 360 Camera