Category Archives: IMAGING

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

LeveTop Is An Autonomous Folding Drone That Is Super Affordable

The future of self-shot videos is in flying camera, AKA imaging drone. That being said, the market is certainly not lacking of them, but this one here, called LeveTop, stands out as the second drone we have seen to defy design conventions. Like the Ascent AeroSystems’ Sprite, the LeveTop is also cylindrical, but a clever design allows it to retain the proven quadcopter configuration. It features a quadruple fold-down frame that stows away into the body, thus creating a highly portable form factor that is no bigger than a medium size mug and weighs under a pound. Continue reading LeveTop Is An Autonomous Folding Drone That Is Super Affordable

Leica Camera Purportedly Own By Amelia Earhart’s Is On eBay For £50K

It is understandable that some avid collectors with the money to burn will want to collect a piece of the history that comes with proper provenance, but what we can’t comprehend is, why would anyone sell a so-called “piece of history” that has questionable provenance at an auction house kind of pricing. Such is what the purported Amelia Earhart’s Leica Camera is doing on the world’s market place, eBay. It was sold by a user who go by the handle of lockesboy (AKA Ian Macdonald) and the asking price? A princely sum of 50,000 English pound. Continue reading Leica Camera Purportedly Own By Amelia Earhart’s Is On eBay For £50K

This High-tech Motion-detecting Dash Cam May Just Save A Child’s Life

Under normal circumstances, a person should not find him or herself trapped inside a car, but as we all know, there are always exceptions. Exceptions like a kid got entrap inside accidentally for a variety of reasons, or in an accident where the driver and passengers are knocked out cold. The dTec SafeKam is a dash cam is designed to address these ‘exceptions’. The brainchild of a Brisbane, Australia couple, Taleese and Shane Penna, the dTec SafeKam’s nondescript look hides some serious tech that could safe a child or a person’s life. Continue reading This High-tech Motion-detecting Dash Cam May Just Save A Child’s Life

Redlight Dash Cam That Alerts Phone-Using Drivers When Lights Turn Green Is A Very, Very BAD Idea

Lets set the record straight here: using your phone for any purpose when driving is never good. No one should be doing that, ever. Not even when you are at the traffic light. However, for some reasons, some folks think some people don’t care anyways, so they have came up with hardware and software solution that will enable these folks not get honked at when they are fixated with their devices at the lights. The product in question is called Redlight Greenlight camera. It is essentially a wide FoV camera with high sensitivity sensor that recognizes stoplight and faces. Continue reading Redlight Dash Cam That Alerts Phone-Using Drivers When Lights Turn Green Is A Very, Very BAD Idea

What Can Teach You The Basics Of Camera Better Than A Book That’s Literally A Camera?

Books on camera/photography are a dime a dozen, but nothing teaches you the basic principles of photography better than a book that’s literally a camera. This Book Is A Camera, published by Museum of Modern Art, is exactly that. It is a book on camera and it is also a camera. In other words, this is a working camera that resides in a pop-up book. Novel! In addition to providing the hardware, AKA a pinhole camera, this book also explains how photographs are made possible through the intrinsic properties of light. Now, we all know the theory, but there isn’t a better way to demonstrate that well-known theory through practical demonstration. Continue reading What Can Teach You The Basics Of Camera Better Than A Book That’s Literally A Camera?

Police in China Uses High-tech Facial Recognition Glasses To Nab Fugitives

As one of biggest festive season draws close, China major central bus and train stations are now flocked with human traffic trying to hop on the next bus/train back to their home towns. It is also a potential period when on-the-run criminals will leverage on to get out of town unnoticed. This means, it is a good time to nab them at these major transportation hubs. While the opportunity may have present itself, humans have limited capability in identifying fugitives, but thanks to advanced facial recognition technology, the police stationed over at Zhengzhou East Highspeed Rail Station in Henan province will be have it way easier. Continue reading Police in China Uses High-tech Facial Recognition Glasses To Nab Fugitives

This AI-enabled Photography Gadget Will Help You Take Pro Images

I am not going to lie. I am one of those who are intimidated by the many settings a DSLR has to offer. The exposure, white balance, ISO, shutter speed and such all works to overwhelm this timid gadget man and you can imagine the delight when Aurga pops up in our inbox, I was immediately intrigued. By its name, Aurga does sound like much, but it is actually a miracle solution for those seeking to shoot like a pro without putting yourself through daunting courses. So what is Aurga? Aurga is the world’s first smart DSLR assistant and personal cloud storage. Continue reading This AI-enabled Photography Gadget Will Help You Take Pro Images

Hasselblad’s Newest Shooter Captures 400 MP, Cost As Much As A Porsche

How businesses convince us we need to buy their products? I know. One of the many ways is to make their products more attractive via impressive prints with mind-boggling resolution, and these businesses have companies like Hasselblad to thank. The high-end camera maker has yet again pushes the boundary of what is possible in terms of resolution with the H6D-400c, a multi-shot camera that packs a cool 400 MP. That’s four-hundred-freaking-megapixel! Holy cow! The H6D-400c combines six exposures into one single image via sensor-shift technology to result in an image resolution of, wait for it… 23,200 x 17,400 pixels. What!?? Mind absolutely torn into bits and if your mind aren’t (blown), allow us to put it in perspective for you: with 23,200 by 17,400 pixels, you’d be getting a print of size measuring 77 by 58 inches (195.58 by 147.cm) at 300dpi. Continue reading Hasselblad’s Newest Shooter Captures 400 MP, Cost As Much As A Porsche

PITTA Is Modular, It Is An Action Cam, A Selfie Drone And Also A Security Cam

Have you ever thought about what if your action cam could fly? Wait. What am I talking about. Of course, it can, but that thing that fly and taking images is called action cam. So, it is not exactly the kind of action cam most people would have imagined. That said, what we are talking about here isn’t a separate device either. We are talking about the very same device which you use to take ground shots, doing aerial imaging. Sounds impossible? Well, not quite because PITTA is the exactly that. As a matter of fact, PITTA, the brainchild of Eyedea, Inc., is more than just an action cam and a drone; it is also a home security camera if you need it to be. Continue reading PITTA Is Modular, It Is An Action Cam, A Selfie Drone And Also A Security Cam

DJI Announced A Super Portable Mavic Imaging Drone Called Mavic Air

DJI has never known for small drone. The smallest the China drone maker ever had until today is the Mavic. TBH, Mavic is not that small and therefore, it may not tickles some people’s fancy. But that changes a couple of days ago when the company announced an all-new Mavic, called Mavic Air. So how small are we talking about? Well, it is really small, like smartphone kind of small. When folded down, the DJI Mavic Air is not bigger than an iPhone 8 Plus which lead the company to proclaim it as the drone maker’s smallest drone yet. Continue reading DJI Announced A Super Portable Mavic Imaging Drone Called Mavic Air