Category Archives: IMAGING

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

Google Granted Patent For Video Camera-equipped Hat. Wait, What?!

It makes sense to want to integrate Augmented Reality on glasses, but a video camera on the bill of an otherwise ordinary hat? Now, that sounds kind of goofy, but that doesn’t stop Internet search giant, Google, from going ahead and hat it patented. And guess what? They actually got it (the patent) and why the hell not? Because, who in the world would patent a hat with a video camera stuck to the bill? I don’t know. Maybe, Google? According to a report, Google managed to secure the patent on Tuesday (February 28, 2017) for a removable hat-mounted camera (officially “Wearable camera systems”). What the camera can do needs no further elaboration. Continue reading Google Granted Patent For Video Camera-equipped Hat. Wait, What?!

This Affordable Flying Phone Case Camera Will Lay Selfie Sticks To Rest

Selfie is a social phenomena that’s not going to go away anytime soon. In fact, the term ‘selfie’ may have been coined in recent years, the act of selfie, which is basically a photograph taken by oneself with an imaging device, has been around for decades. Come on, tell me you did not do it using a then-advanced 3.2MP Sony Cybershot or equivalent camera. Anyways, this post is not about the history of selfie. It is about the future of the selfie. Selfie stick? What, no. It’s a selfie drone, folks, and it is a gadget that will be responsible for burying selfie stick six-feet under. And it is called SELFLY, presumably a portmanteau of ‘selfie’ and ‘flying’, which is what it really is. Continue reading This Affordable Flying Phone Case Camera Will Lay Selfie Sticks To Rest

Beoncam Is A Wrist Watch That’s Also A Removable 360-degree Camera

GoPro is a household name for action cam, but lets be honest, we all know it is designed with sports in mind and so, when it comes to everyday folks who do not do sports, it will be kind of silly to be wearing a GoPro on your head. Besides, a front-only field-of-view can hardly capture your daily adventure, isn’t it? Well, that being said, if you are up for recording your moments outside of sporting activities and have the desire to see the surrounding, then the Beoncam Removable 360 Wrist Camera is the wearable tech you have been waiting for. Continue reading Beoncam Is A Wrist Watch That’s Also A Removable 360-degree Camera

Ricoh R Development Kit 24-Hour Spherical Live Streaming Camera Opens For Pre-order

If you think live video stream is limited to what our eyes can see (AKA field of view), well, think again. Ricoh, the ancient imaging equipment maker who managed to adapt and survive in this brutal digital world, has a camera with the technology that is totally capable of delivering up to 24 hours of fully spherical, 360-degree live video streams. To be honest, I see no reasons to be able to live stream in 360, except perhaps for events which is probably what it was intended for anyways. Ricoh has announced that the company is taking pre-orders for the Ricoh R Development Kit that enables this what-could-be-the-new-age streaming format of choice. Continue reading Ricoh R Development Kit 24-Hour Spherical Live Streaming Camera Opens For Pre-order

This Camera Has Drinking Straws For Lenses And It Actually Works!

Now, we all know that pinhole camera is perfectly capable of capturing image. After all, that was the basis behind how a camera works, but do you know that a bunch of straws can also do the same too? Yup. Straws. The thing that you use to suck beverage contained inside a drinkware. I never knew it could be done, but the fact is, it did, as proven by the late artist/photographers Michael (Mick) Farrell and Cliff Haynes’ ‘Straw Camera’. Originally created in 2007, a whopping 32,000 10-inch black drinking straws packed densely into a wooden frame served as the “lenses” of this ‘Straw Camera’, guiding light to a photosensitive paper found behind the straws. Continue reading This Camera Has Drinking Straws For Lenses And It Actually Works!

Umbrella Drone Shelters, Because Nobody Likes Carrying An Umbrella

Drone is probably one of the greatest invention of our time. It has a variety of uses, including imaging, land surveying, building inspection, taking down errand drones, and tracking crooks. It can even be used in entertainment where it could potentially displace traditional fireworks. Now, you can add umbrella on the list too. Wait, what? Yes. Brolly and and we are not even in April. It appears that this umbrella-equipped DJI Phantom 4 isn’t a joke; it is a real deal from UK drone seller, DronesDirect. DronesDirect, if you recall, is the same folks who brought you the 24k gold-plated DJI and so, I am guessing if these guys can dished out a gold-coated example, a DJI with umbrella shouldn’t be all that ridiculous, right? Ok, maybe it is a little out-of-this-world. Just a little. Continue reading Umbrella Drone Shelters, Because Nobody Likes Carrying An Umbrella

Polaroid Steps Up Its Game In The Camera Drone With 1080p Capability

Ok, maybe the current Polaroid drone is a tad too toyish for your taste, but if you hold out a little longer, there’s a trio of new camera drones from the famed instant camera maker destined for US market offered by its authorized licensee, Abrim Enterprises, Inc. The three drones, namely, PL2500, PL2300, and PL1000, boasts features including HD cameras, 6-axis gyroscope flight stabilization system, multiple flight speeds, altitude hold, headless mode, dedicated 2.4GHz remote controller, live stream video, up to 200 feet ceiling, up to 15 minutes of flight time, auto return home, and 360-degree flip capable – all in a ready-to-fly package. Continue reading Polaroid Steps Up Its Game In The Camera Drone With 1080p Capability

DJI Gives Phantom 4 An Oriental Makeover For Chinese New Year

If you recall, we made a post about Apple’s Chinese New Year (CNY in short) event. In it, Apple offered a handful of CNY-themed products, along with some products in CNY-appropriate colorways, namely, red and gold. Though it is worthy to note that Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it is commonly known in modern times, is not about gifting, but still, it provides businesses an opportunity to dish out something special and in the case of China-based drone maker, DJI, it has prepared a special limited edition version of the Phantom 4, aptly named Phantom 4 Chinese New Year Edition, which was also featured on Apple’s Gifts inspired by this festive season. Continue reading DJI Gives Phantom 4 An Oriental Makeover For Chinese New Year

Polaroid Pop Shoots, Print In 3×4” Format, Print For Other Devices Too

Polaroid has a new instant digital camera and it is called Pop. So what’s makes Pop pops? First and obviously, it makes instant print, courtesy of an integrated printer that uses ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology and second, it prints in the iconic 3×4” format with the Polaroid Classic Border Logo, giving you the familiar 3.5×4.25” print. Now, that’s freaking awesome! Unfortunately, it does not get the classic look; instead, it gets a contemporary form factor in a fun two tone color with a contrasting iconic red shutter button (designed with renowned design studio Ammunition). Continue reading Polaroid Pop Shoots, Print In 3×4” Format, Print For Other Devices Too

This Lens Will Turn Any DSLR Into One That Captures 360-Degree Video

When it comes to 360-degree videoing, you will have to ditch your beloved DSLR for something a lot more dedicated, but a startup called Sphere Optics Company is here to change that. With the company’s (sphere) 360-degree Lens, you can turn your trusty DSLR into one that captures breathtaking 360-degree video with 180-degree field of view vertically. Billed as the first and only single camera full-spherical video capture solution for VR, (sphere) (it’s ‘sphere’ stylized with brackets) negates the need for multi-camera setups and more delightfully, dispense with the need for stitching software when recording 360-degree footages. Continue reading This Lens Will Turn Any DSLR Into One That Captures 360-Degree Video