Category Archives: IMAGING

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

BIKI Is A Bionic Underwater Drone That Mimics A Fish And Does 4K Videoing

Those who travel on land for leisure have aerial imaging drones to capture breathtaking images, handsfree, but what about those who prefer to sightsee in open waters? About that, there are actually quite a few underwater imaging drones that will do the same for avid sea lovers and this little fellow you see here, called BIKI, is one of the newest entrants to the still-growing underwater drone market. But unlike the offerings we have seen thus far, BIKI is a little offbeat in the sense that it is more like a robot, or a bionic unmanned underwater vehicle, to be precise. Continue reading BIKI Is A Bionic Underwater Drone That Mimics A Fish And Does 4K Videoing

Google Lens And WorldSense Standalone VR Headsets Announced

Well, what do you know? Using your phone’s camera is going to even more fulfilling soon. No. We are not talking about new selfie technology that will make you look prettier (although that can be deemed fulfilling too); it is a lot more than that. It is a new vision-based computing capability found in a new initiative called Google Lens. Notice how Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai never refer Google Lens to as a product, but an initiative at this year’s Google I/O? And that kind of make me skeptical, but more on why later. Now, on why Google Lens is awesome. Continue reading Google Lens And WorldSense Standalone VR Headsets Announced

This Brilliant App Turns Negatives Into Digital Files By Taking Images Of Them

Whether you are a film photography enthusiast, or a person who have a collection of negatives that you will like to turn into digital copies, FilmLab app is going to be an orgasmic news for you. FilmLab is an up and coming app, developed by software engineer Abe Fettig, that turns slides and negatives into digital files simply by pointing and shooting at the negatives or slides. That’s all there is to it and it also why it is so freaking brilliant. With FilmLab, you can forget about film scanner, or whatever that you use these days – all you need is an iPhone or an Android Phone, the app and you’re good to go. Ok, maybe not. You will need a lighted box to make the negatives pop. Continue reading This Brilliant App Turns Negatives Into Digital Files By Taking Images Of Them

Phase One IQ3 100MP Camera: Only If You Have An Eye For Black & White

When a company is known as professional camera maker, you’d know better not to be looking at their systems if you are an amateur photographer, or hell, even if you are a professional photographer who’s trying meet ends need. Phase One is one such company and if the Phase One Alpha A-series we featured two years ago had you falling off the chair, we guarantee this will do the same, perhaps even more. The Phase One IQ3 100MP Achromatic is not for faint of heart. Continue reading Phase One IQ3 100MP Camera: Only If You Have An Eye For Black & White

Amazon Echo Look: Echo With Eyes To Take Pictures And Rate Your Outfits

When you find yourself wishing for an artificial intelligence to tell you how you look in a particular outfit, then I believe you are ahead of us in the future and the good news is, Amazon is with you. The online retailer giant’s new Echo Look is the device that will do exactly that. Amazon is calling it a handsfree camera and style assistant, which simply put, is an Echo with eyes. It can take full-height picture or video of your showing off the outfits and based on “machine learning algorithms with advice from fashion specialists,” it will compare your outfits so you can look the best for the day. I don’t know, folks. Can we trust machine to tell us what looks good on us? I guess it is subjective. Perhaps it is good for those who are often in a fix as to what to wear. Continue reading Amazon Echo Look: Echo With Eyes To Take Pictures And Rate Your Outfits

Sony’s New Made-For-Pro Camera, the a9, Cost A Healthy $4,500

If you are just another photography enthusiast, you probably don’t need the new Sony a9 (ILCE-9) Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Camera. However, if you are pro photographer who make a living out of capturing beautiful images, then the a9 is what you want in your arsenal. Billed as the world’s first full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, this 24.2MP resolution digital camera promised unmatched speed, versatility and usability. Sony claims that the a9 offers capabilities not possible even a modern DSLR and that, it said, includes high-speed, blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20fps, a maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32,000 second, and 693 point focal plane phase detection AF points with 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second. Continue reading Sony’s New Made-For-Pro Camera, the a9, Cost A Healthy $4,500

WeChat Maker, Tencent, Has A Drone That Lets You Live Stream From The Sky

In case you haven’t heard, Tencent, the Chinese investment giant behind WeChat, actually has a drone, or more specifically, an imaging drone design with the sole intent of letting WeChat users stream video. Called Ying, which loosely translates to sky video, has 4K videoing capability, but will only live stream at 720p. If you are wondering why a messaging app wants its user to do live stream with an eye in the sky, well, you have to understand that WeChat is not merely a Whatsapp equivalent; it is an entire social media platform. It is a Craigslist, a Twitter/Facebook of sort, and a messaging app (and borderline Tinder, if we may add) – all rolled into one. Continue reading WeChat Maker, Tencent, Has A Drone That Lets You Live Stream From The Sky

How To Sell A $20K Camera: By Selling It With A $20K Drone

You must be wondering who in the world would do that? Well, apparently, Canon Japan is doing just that. But no, Canon Japan did not actually made the drone. According to a report, the drone is developed by a Japanese drone maker called ProDrone which Canon has invested back in 2016. ProDrone, if your recall, is the same company that makes the creepy robotic arm-equipped drone and the wall-clinging drone, and so, there should be no question about the flying rig’s track records. However, unlike specialty maker like DJI, the Japanese imaging equipment company has other target in mind. The company’s first imaging drone (technically, it is not the company’s), PD6E2000-AW-CJ1, is an industrial application drone designed to carry out search and rescue operations. Continue reading How To Sell A $20K Camera: By Selling It With A $20K Drone

Nikon Outs Special Models, Including Crystal Nikon Model I For 100th Years

Come July 25, it will be 100th years since the establishment of Nikon, then known as Nippon Kogaku K.K. That’s a freaking century old and naturally, Nikon wants to mark this centennial milestone and what better way then to roll out a bunch of 100th anniversary products? Well, that’s exactly what the Japanese camera maker is doing. Differentiating the commemorative models from the run-of-the-mill models are the 100th anniversary logo and “special finishes and features that give them an even more elegant look and feel,” said Nikon. Continue reading Nikon Outs Special Models, Including Crystal Nikon Model I For 100th Years

Samsung’s New Gear 360 Boasts True 4K Videoing And Also, A Handle

The Samsung Gear 360 is cute, functional, but it has one ‘flaw’: it is a freaking ball which, frankly speaking, makes handling it a tad awkward. It does have a tripod which you can close up the leg to use it as a handle, but you don’t have to settle for less. Apparently, Samsung realized this and has, on its new Gear 360, incorporate a handle which makes the device looks like Eve from Wall-E on diet and also with no limbs, obviously. Samsung made little effort to introduce the new Gear 360 at March 29’s event, but all you really need to know is, it is now more awesome. Continue reading Samsung’s New Gear 360 Boasts True 4K Videoing And Also, A Handle