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  • 17,000 N.J. red light camera fines dismissed because drivers never got the tickets

    08/21/2014 6:03:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | August 21, 2014 | Matt Friedman
    Thousands of drivers in New Jersey were caught on camera allegedly running red lights but were never informed of the potential fines they faced because of a technical glitch. And the state Judiciary has asked local courts to throw out all 17,000 alleged infractions. The state lawmaker who today brought the issue to the public’s attention — Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon —said it's is just the latest example of why New Jersey’s red light camera should not be renewed when it reaches its December expiration date. ... The news of the glitch comes just days after the former CEO of Redflex...
  • Parents Attach Camera to Son to Capture First Day of School

    08/21/2014 10:33:23 AM PDT · by Altariel · 13 replies
    ABC ^ | August 21, 2014 | Good Morning America
    For the parents of a first-grader in Florida, simply asking their son what he did on his first day of school this year was not enough.
  • What Happens When Police Officers Wear Body Cameras?

    08/19/2014 2:28:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/18/2014 | Christopher Mims
    Sometimes, like the moments leading up to when a police officer decides to shoot someone, transparency is an unalloyed good. And especially lately, technology has progressed to a point that it makes this kind of transparency not just possible, but routine. So it is in Rialto, Calif., where an entire police force is wearing so-called body-mounted cameras, no bigger than pagers, that record everything that transpires between officers and citizens. In the first year after the cameras' introduction, the use of force by officers declined 60%, and citizen complaints against police fell 88%. It isn't known how many police departments...
  • Police: UD grad student hid cameras in campus restrooms

    07/27/2014 8:47:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Newark (Delaware) Post ^ | July 27, 2014 | Karie Simmons
    University of Delaware Police have charged 38-year-old Javier Mendiola-Soto, a doctoral student from Mexico, with allegedly hiding video cameras in various women’s restrooms on campus over a period of more than two years.
  • Did camera catch Malaysia Airlines jet's moment of impact?

    07/17/2014 2:30:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | FoxNews.Com
    Fireball, plume of black smoke seen in amateur video.
  • BBC Worldwide to trial CrowdEmotion's facial recognition software

    07/09/2014 8:04:01 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 7 replies
    TechWorld ^ | 17JUN2014 | Sam Shead
    BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has signed a contract with a start-up that it has been nurturing through its Labs accelerator programme in a bid to measure audience engagement with its media content. The start-up, known as CrowdEmotion, uses facial coding webcams to capture people’s emotions and see how they react to certain TV shows. The BBC Worldwide Insight team said it plans to run CrowdEmotion trials on a number of BBC TV shows, including Top Gear and Sherlock – two of the organisation's most popular and lucrative series. David Boyle, executive vice president at BBC Worldwide...
  • Communist DUmmies Shut Down Meeting Because of Camera

    06/20/2014 2:06:33 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 12 replies
    Dummie Funnies ^ | 6/18/14 | PJ Comix
    EEEEK!!! Vampires can't tolerate sunlight. Likewise Communists can't tolerate cameras at their meetings because that would shed light on who they are. As you can see in this VIDEO, Communists at Portland State University can't stand it when an outsider attends their "public" meeting with a camera. What is laughable is they claim to the cop they the guy with the camera is a "disruptor" but thanks to the camera we can see who the TRUE disruptors are. And childish in the extreme. I gotta ask... How many of these COmmies are also DUmmies? There must be a bunch. Anyway,...
  • Big Brother alert: Cameras in the cable box to monitor TV viewers

    05/24/2014 8:17:57 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 95 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Cheryl K. Chumley
    It hardly gets more Orwellian than this. New technology would allow cable companies to peer directly into television watchers’ homes and monitor viewing habits and reactions to product advertisements. The technology would come via the cable box, and at least one lawmaker on Capitol Hill is standing in opposition.
  • EDITORIAL: One traffic-ticket camera kickback scheme hits a red light

    05/19/2014 7:27:37 AM PDT · by cutty · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2014
    <p>Those big, ugly early birds began circling over the corporate headquarters of the revenue-camera industry last week when federal prosecutors announced that felony corruption charges had been filed against the Chicago city official in charge of one of the world’s largest red-light camera operations. More dominoes are expected to fall as FBI agents take the investigation to other cities.</p>
  • Feds to require rearview cameras in new vehicles

    04/01/2014 6:07:22 AM PDT · by mykroar · 99 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 4/1/2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON – Years late, the Transportation Department issued a rule Monday that will require rearview technology in many new vehicles -- an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents. The final rule issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will require new vehicles under 10,000 pounds and built beginning May 1, 2018, to meet the new rear-visibility standards. The rule includes buses and trucks; motorcycles and trailers are exempt. The rearview cameras must give drivers a field of vision measuring at least 10 by 20 feet directly behind the vehicle. The system must also meet...
  • Can MIT Help Solve the Mystery of Bigfoot?

    03/27/2014 10:36:11 AM PDT · by Theoria · 68 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | 26 Mar 2014 | Steve Annear
    Matt Knapp thinks that Bigfoot research is a mess right now.“The facts are that in terms of progress, the Bigfoot research community has ultimately made none. We are no closer now to proving these creatures exist than we were 40 years ago,” Knapp told Boston. Knapp blames the setbacks on the digital age, and the amount of misinformation being spread in the form of photos and videos online. That, and the fact that more people seem to be trying to cash in on what they claim are legitimate Bigfoot sightings. “Self admittedly, up to this point, we have not had anything...
  • Part Two Images [ok, no kidding. blownup images prove ABC is in tank dunking Fuddy for Bammy]

    03/06/2014 9:11:00 AM PST · by butterdezillion · 275 replies
    Butterdezillion's Blog ^ | 03-05-14 | Butterdezillion
    These are the new images I've got, to go with the second of my youtubes, which is posted at http://youtu.be/usFBn99pJMc In the first youtube we looked at what could be seen above the water in the video. In this new video I show footage of some more that is above water but also some that is underwater. The images on my blog are clearer than what shows on youtube, so even if you see the youtube (which I recommend, because it explains what you're seeing and gives other links as well) you might want to look at the stills to...
  • Webcams See All (Tortoise, Watch Your Back)

    01/08/2014 10:01:16 AM PST · by Theoria · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Jan 2014 | QUENTIN HARDY
    In the Sahara, the African spurred tortoise lives for about a century. Thanks to modern technology, one named Franky has a shot at immortality.“He gets about 10,000 viewers a month,” said Donnie Cook, the owner of Lou’s Pet Shop in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., where Franky, an easygoing 17-year-old, spends his days transmitting over the Internet a nonstop tortoise-eye view of the world. “We get people from at least 30 states, plus Italy, France.” A family in California has even sent the store $50 to keep Franky in lettuce.Why should the National Security Agency have all the fun?Franky’s fame illustrates...
  • PLANNING AHEAD!!

    09/30/2013 2:28:48 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 24 replies
    ME | SEPT. 30.2013 | swampsniper
    Got to looking at my 6 year old hard worked sometimes abused Sony A200. Large areas on the body finish are worn slick from handling, got some dust in the viewfinder, probably over 100,000 shutter clicks, although it was never made to be a pro camera it has done the job.It still works great, but one of these days it ain't gonna wake up!Found another copy that seems to have spent it's life in a sealed airtight bag, bought it with an extended warranty, 30 months total coverage.I have a little Nikon L110 but it's a toy, got to have...
  • Fed-Up NY Man Sets Up Hidden Camera to Find Out Who Was Repeatedly Stealing His Pro-Gun Sign – What

    09/24/2013 12:41:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/24/13 | Jason Howerton
    A man in Somers, N.Y., hatched a plan to catch the individual responsible for allegedly stealing his pro-gun signs repeatedly from his front yard. He bought a trail cam, set it up near the sign — and then waited. When he learned that his sign had been taken yet again, he was elated because he knew he had finally caught the person responsible on camera. He just didn’t expect that person to be a uniformed police officer. Assuming the photos are entirely authentic, a police officer with the Somers Police Department appears to have been caught on camera ripping the...
  • Sharks with Lasers?!? NOT. This Tiger Shark STEALS a SCUBA Diver's $18,000 Camera Rig

    09/17/2013 6:59:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | Tuesday, September 17, 2013, | Lizzie Edmonds
    Someone's snappy: Jaws-dropping moment deadly Tiger shark tears £11,000 camera from the grasp of a petrified photographer • Diver Miguel Lasa, 49, was swimming without a cage when the Tiger shark approached • Deadly shark grabbed the specialist, £11,000 camera and swam off • Luckily, it dropped the equipment 100 metres away on the sea floor in the Bahamas • Tiger sharks are the world's second most dangerous breed - just behind the great white • 'It was a great experience but I wouldn't do it again as it was too dangerous,' says Lasa This snappy shark was clearly not...
  • Convert Your Old Film SLR Into a Digital Camera with the DigiPod

    08/16/2013 8:38:01 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 32 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | August 16, 2013 | DL Cade
    The idea of fitting electronics into a film SLR in order to capture digital photos with it is not new. The thing is, most of the ideas we’ve shared ranged from April Fools jokes to promising concepts that never seem to advance beyond that. The DigiPod is the first product we’ve seen actually become a reality. It’s a digital cartridge that fits inside your old film SLR, and if it makes it to market, it could be quite groundbreaking.
  • New Florida Law Raises Red Light Camera Fines

    07/28/2013 5:18:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | July 25, 2013 | Alyssa Carducci
    Florida drivers who unsuccessfully contest red light camera tickets will have to pay $250 in administration fees, in addition to the cost of the ticket, under a new state law that took effect this month. The state legislature authorized the higher administration fees despite revelations earlier this year that state and local governments surreptitiously reduced yellow light times at intersections with red light cameras in order to induce more red light-running and more ticket revenue. Local governments often view the red light cameras as revenue makers, serving as a form of hidden tax on motorists. However, the enhanced “tax” money...
  • Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWI

    07/07/2013 5:48:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    io9 ^ | July 5, 2013
    SWhile visiting an estate in Ontario's Niagara Falls two years ago, a film enthusiast stumbled upon a rare World War I Richard Verascope stereo camera previously owned by the French Army. Here's what he found inside. The verascope camera, which was purchased by A Nerd's World's Chris Hughes, was found in pristine condition and included the original leather carrying case and glass slides. The antique had been in the possession of an elderly man who was clearing out his camera collection in preparation for retirement. S"Each slide is a piece of history in photographic form and I get shivers...
  • Vintage 1938 Photo: .38 Colt Revolver with Camera That Photographs When the Trigger is Pulled

    07/06/2013 10:31:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1938 | Retronaut
    Circa 1938: Revolver Camera “A Colt 38 carrying a small camera that automatically takes a picture when the trigger is pulled. At the left: six pictures taken by the camera. New York.”
  • Invention allows clear photos in dim light (graphene 1,000x more sensitive than CCD or CMOS)

    05/31/2013 4:13:02 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 5/30/13
    Cameras fitted with a new revolutionary sensor will soon be able to take clear and sharp photos in dim conditions, thanks to a new image sensor invented at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The new sensor made from graphene, is believed to be the first to be able to detect broad spectrum light, from the visible to mid-infrared, with high photoresponse or sensitivity. This means it is suitable for use in all types of cameras, including infrared cameras, traffic speed cameras, satellite imaging and more. Not only is the graphene sensor 1,000 times more sensitive to light than current imaging sensors...
  • What the ARGUS Drone Camera's 6" Resolution Can See From 17,000 ft...

    05/29/2013 4:01:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 May 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    They call it 'AUTONOMOUS REAL-TIME GROUND UBIQUITOUS SURVEILLANCE-IMAGING SYSTEM' for a reason!!! Rumors of an experimental 1.8-gigapixel surveillance video camera in development at DARPA -the ARGUS-IS- first surfaced in 2009. But PBS this year got hold of some actual video feeds- and they are indeed chilling. All it takes now is one lone unit circling an area half the size of Manhattan (at cca 15-20,000 ft.) to provide comprehensive video surveillance of every single inch. They are running a program on the moving objects, meaning generating structured data out of the video, not just displaying still/moving pictures. Just imagine drone-loving Dear Leader with a few hundred of these at...
  • Red light camera petition picks up speed ( Tucson )

    05/28/2013 12:12:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    KGUN9-TV ^ | May. 27, 2013 | Cory Marshall
    It is a petition to end what many Tucson drivers describe as a traffic light trap. John Kromko is the man behind the petition. His group, Tucson Traffic Justice, claims the cameras are a scam. ... Ditching the cameras is not as far-fetched as it may seem. More and more cities are shutting down the system including San Diego, Los Angeles and Tempe.
  • Freeper Recommendations on Starter Digital SLR Cameras

    05/15/2013 6:26:58 PM PDT · by usconservative · 90 replies
    Self ^ | 5/15/2013 | USConservative
    Not sure but this may be my first "vanity" thread since joining in 1998. In any case, I know there's folks on here who are deeply involved in photography and know lots about camera's and digital camera's -- something of which I know about zero. I'm taking the better half on her dream vacation this summer to Alaska for her birthday. We have a small 12mp digital pocket camera, but are thinking we'd really need something better (better zoom, image stabilization for example) for some nice nature pic's. I've been reading up on different camera's from SLR to DSLR and...
  • Shortened yellow light standards result in more red light camera tickets

    05/14/2013 3:33:55 PM PDT · by oxcart · 65 replies
    Mysuncoast.com ^ | 05/14/13 | Noah Pransky
    TAMPA BAY, Florida (WTSP) -- A subtle, but significant tweak to Florida's rules regarding traffic signals has allowed local cities and counties to shorten yellow light intervals, resulting in millions of dollars in additional red light camera fines. The 10 News Investigators discovered the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) quietly changed the state's policy on yellow intervals in 2011, reducing the minimum below federal recommendations. The rule change was followed by engineers, both from FDOT and local municipalities, collaborating to shorten the length of yellow lights at key intersections, specifically those with red light cameras (RLCs). While yellow light times...
  • When Kiss-Cams Attack! (Man ignores woman, she gets mad!)

    05/09/2013 2:12:40 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 71 replies
    KMJ 580 ^ | May 9, 2013 | Alexan Balekian
    Camera focuses on man and woman during a game. He's on a cell phone and blows her off. She is not amused.
  • Officer who put camera in Glen Burnie High bathroom won't be charged

    04/18/2013 10:47:14 AM PDT · by Altariel · 15 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 16, 2013 | Andrea Siegel
    Anne Arundel County police said Tuesday that no criminal charges will be filed against an officer who placed a camera in a boys' restroom at Glen Burnie High School. But the officer involved in the incident, who was not identified, remains on administrative leave. In a statement, police said they had conducted an investigation in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County state's attorney's office, and "based upon the evidence, no criminal laws have been violated, and therefore the officer involved in this incident will not be criminally charged." On March 20, a student found what appeared to be a camera...
  • This New Camera Stabilizer Could Change Cinematography Forever

    04/06/2013 8:06:51 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 4/5/13 | Michael Hession
    A new piece of filmmaking gear was just announced that could completely re-invent the complex process of camera stabilization. It's currently being tested and endorsed by Vincent LaForet, who's given us a little taste of what it's capable of. The product is called MŨVI, created by Freefly, longtime maker of crazy camera-drone equipment and stabilizers. LaForet is presenting a short film and behind-the-scenes video to illustrate its abilities, which consists of a completely custom-made gimbal and 3-axis gyroscope that digitally stabilizes the camera (a Canon 1DC in this case). It looks to be very light and portable, a far cry...
  • 3 more Redflex execs out as fallout continues for city's red light camera firm (Chicago)

    03/05/2013 10:29:35 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 02, 2013 | David Kidwell
    The president, chief financial officer and top lawyer for Chicago's red light camera company resigned this week amid an escalating corruption scandal that has cost Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. its lucrative, decadelong relationship with the city. The resignations came as Redflex said it was winding down a company-funded probe into allegations of an improper relationship between the company and the former city transportation manager who oversaw its contract until 2011, a relationship first disclosed by the Tribune in October. A longtime friend of that city manager was hired by Redflex for a high-paid consulting deal. The company recently acknowledged it...
  • Bear surprises camera crew on frozen lake

    01/28/2013 4:14:44 AM PST · by rawhide · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | Jan 17, 2013
    Bear surprises a camera crew filming a commercial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xoe5Vjl90-o
  • Can the DEA Hide a Surveillance Camera on Your Land?

    01/22/2013 2:25:19 PM PST · by Altariel · 43 replies
    Stop the Drug War.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Clarence Walker
    Acting on a tip, DEA agents went on rural property without a warrant, set up surveillance cameras, and used the evidence obtained to get a search warrant and convict the property owners for growing marijuana. And a US district court judge said that was okay. Is it? special to Drug War Chronicle by investigative journalist Clarence Walker, cwalkerinvestigate@gmail.com [7] A case that began with reports of suspicious activity in northeast Wisconsin forest land last spring may be headed for the US Supreme Court. That's because a US district court judge ruled in the case last fall that it was okay...
  • How the Lytro Camera Works

    12/31/2012 12:14:03 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    howstuffworks.com ^ | by Jonathan Strickland
    1 Introduction to How the Lytro Works 2 Focusing on the Problem 3 Fields of Light 4 Faking Depth Lytro cameras have a simple touch-screen interface and LCD display. Courtesy LytroTaking the perfect photograph is part art and part science. In the old days, when film was the only medium you could use, you had to make sure you had the right lens, lighting and type of film for the shot. As digital cameras took center stage, lens choice and lighting remained important. Equally as important was a familiarity with editing software. The right tools can help you adjust...
  • A Good Camera? (Pure Vanity)

    11/19/2012 9:33:03 AM PST · by Patrick1 · 53 replies
    None | 11/19/2012 | Patrick1
    What is a good camera to buy for a reasonable price that will take pictures of people, posing, athletic events etc, that is easily postable to a website or facebook?
  • Phoenix Police Receive Federal Grant to Purchase Wearable Cameras for Officers

    09/25/2012 6:48:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    phoenix.gov ^ | 12 September, 2012 | NA
    The Phoenix Police Department, in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) College of Public Programs, has received a $500,000 federal grant to purchase 50 on-officer video camera systems that will be used in the Maryvale Precinct. The Department of Justice “Smart Policing” grant will allow ASU and the Police Department to jointly examine the impact of this technology on crime, public and police accountability, and satisfaction with the police. “This grant will allow us to further our department’s commitment to community-based policing while maintaining the public trust,” said Acting Police Chief Joe Yahner. “The technology that this grant will provide...
  • Japanese Camera Factories May Be at Risk Amidst Chinese Protests

    09/17/2012 7:36:43 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Sept 17. 2012 | PETAPIXEL
    There’s a huge wave of anti-Japanese sentiment sweeping across China, with violent protests popping up all over the country in response to the ongoing dispute over islands in the East China Sea. Amidst the public anger, Japanese brands are taking a hit… literally.
  • Former D.C. cop admits falsifying radar-camera testing records

    08/10/2012 2:25:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2012 | Andrea Noble
    A former D.C. police officer admitted Thursday to falsifying logs regarding the testing of mobile photo-radar cameras that issue speeding tickets — a move that resulted in the department having to refund more than $17,000 in traffic ticket fines. ... the 22-year department veteran was supposed to be monitoring photo-radar equipment during overtime shifts and taking test photographs once an hour with the cameras to ensure they were working properly. In 2008 and 2009, prosecutors said Mr. Cephas failed to take the once-an-hour shots on 33 occasions and covered up the mistakes by rolling back the clock on the radar...
  • "I think I found your camera": Visual clues help man solve mystery

    08/06/2012 8:03:41 PM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    The Post-Star ^ | 04 Aug 2012 | Jon Alexander
    HORICON -- The camera John Noerr found at the bottom of a small creek north of Pharaoh Lake in early July could have belonged to anyone. It wasn’t until he took the Cannon XT digital camera back to his parents’ home on Schroon Lake that he discovered the crusty, soggy memory card still worked, with the most recent picture time-stamped in June 2009. And the 581 photos it contained led the Poultney, Vt., art teacher on a three-week journey to find the camera’s owner. “I started to realize there might be enough information here to track this guy down,” Noerr...
  • Some Thoughts on Digital Camera Lifespan

    07/06/2012 5:39:13 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 98 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | July 06, 2021 | Ming Thein
    This small mountain of gear leads to two very frightening thoughts. Firstly, there’s no ending in sight; one keeps accumulating more and more equipment in order to keep pushing the edge of what’s possible both from a compositional and artistic standpoint, as well as from an image quality standpoint. You’ve either got to have a great day job and very deep pockets, or some good recurring clients. The second thought is around obsolescence. In the film days, the camera body and lenses lasted a long time; you invested in glass, got a decent body – one that fulfilled your personal...
  • Only cameras can see through Black-Ops Plastic

    06/30/2012 3:44:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Geek ^ | 6/30/12 | Matthew Humphries
    Monitoring a location or person with a camera or microphone has become a lot easier in recent years due to cameras having much higher resolutions while being fitted into ever smaller devices. Just about every smartphone now carries a high resolution camera capable of recording video along with a decent microphone. If you want to record someone covertly though, you still have the issue of hiding your recording devices from view. You’re also going to want to leave them recording for long periods of time without being discovered. Qwonn, a manufacture of security products, has come up with the...
  • Engineers build 50 gigapixel camera (Yes, you read that right)

    06/20/2012 2:50:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 06-20-2012 | Provided by Duke University
    By synchronizing 98 tiny cameras in a single device, electrical engineers from Duke University and the University of Arizona have developed a prototype camera that can create images with unprecedented detail. The camera's resolution is five times better than 20/20 human vision over a 120 degree horizontal field. The new camera has the potential to capture up to 50 gigapixels of data, which is 50,000 megapixels. By comparison, most consumer cameras are capable of taking photographs with sizes ranging from 8 to 40 megapixels. Pixels are individual "dots" of data – the higher the number of pixels, the better resolution...
  • HE WHO DIES WITH THE MOST TOYS WINS!

    06/19/2012 5:41:45 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 50 replies
    self | June 19, 2012 | swampsniper
    This little beauty, along with a nice bag of goodies, came as a gift.I'm going to start learning to sleep standing in a corner, I'm running out of space for a bed.Canon AE-1 Program, 1981
  • Moment of Armenian concert balloon explosion caught on camera

    05/07/2012 1:29:25 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | May 4, 2012 | telegraphtv
    More than 140 people were injured when gas-filled balloons exploded at a governing party campaign concert in the Armenian capital.
  • Syrians Bury Rebel Alive

    04/26/2012 1:36:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/12 | Gil Ronen
    A video uploaded to the internet's YouTube service appears to show a group of Syrian soldiers loyal to President Bashar Assad burying a man who is alive, as he pleads for mercy. The soldiers accused the man of carrying a camera in order to shoot video of Assad's forces and transfer the video to television networks. The men are seen standing around a hole that has been dug in the ground. The man is inside the hole and the soldiers are pointing their guns at him. One of the soldiers tells his commander: "Yes sir, we put him there as...
  • Sony Reportedly Working on a Full Frame Square Sensor Camera

    03/23/2012 6:58:02 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Mar. 23, 2012 | swampsniper
    Sony may be working on a full frame square format digital camera, looks like a Hasslebad! I'm not gonna ask how much this will cost, but I can dream, can't I? My Sony A-200 left the repair shop today, headed home, for the 2nd time, they didn't get it right first time. I've been without a good digital camera for about 5 weeks now, just gnashing my teeth and moaning!
  • Recovering three-dimensional shape around a corner using ultrafast time-of-flight imaging

    03/20/2012 2:48:27 PM PDT · by Stoat · 4 replies · 2+ views
    Nature ^ | March 20, 2012 | Andreas Velten, et al
    The recovery of objects obscured by scattering is an important goal in imaging and has been approached by exploiting, for example, coherence properties, ballistic photons or penetrating wavelengths. Common methods use scattered light transmitted through an occluding material, although these fail if the occluder is opaque. Light is scattered not only by transmission through objects, but also by multiple reflection from diffuse surfaces in a scene. This reflected light contains information about the scene that becomes mixed by the diffuse reflections before reaching the image sensor. This mixing is difficult to decode using traditional cameras. Here we report the combination...
  • NEW TOY

    03/03/2012 11:32:39 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    self | Mar. 03, 2012 | swampsniper
    It's a given in bird and critter photography that closer is always better but a big lens will work too.This is a Sigma 400mm f5.6 in Minolta A mount. In this pic it's on my Minolta Maxxum XTsi but it also fits my Sony. On the Sony it is equivalent to 600mm.This lens was made in the mid 80s but can pass for new, not a blemish on it anywhere.
  • Kodak to Kill Off Its Camera Business

    03/01/2012 5:37:59 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies · 9+ views
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Mar. 01, 2012 | swampsniper
    Kodak, the company that invented the first digital camera back in 1975, announced today that it is pulling out of the camera market entirely. The phasing out of digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and digital picture frames will likely happen by the end of June. Instead, the company will be focusing on licensing out its patents and brand name (much like Polaroid does), and on inkjet photo printing. Although Kodak wasn’t a big player in the digital camera space, it was once a dominant camera maker in the days of film. The original Kodak Brownie helped popularize consumer photography and...
  • Kodak to Kill Off Its Camera Business

    02/09/2012 10:22:06 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 41 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Feb 10, 2012 | swampsniper
    Shocking news: Kodak, the company that invented the first digital camera back in 1975, announced today that it is pulling out of the camera market entirely. The phasing out of digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and digital picture frames will likely happen by the end of June. Instead, the company will be focusing on licensing out its patents and brand name
  • Nikon P510 Offers Highest Zoom Ratio Ever Seen in a Compact Camera

    02/01/2012 9:39:16 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 106 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Feb 03, 2012 | swampsniper
    Nikon has unveiled a new superzoom compact camera called the P510 that offers a ridiculous 42x optical zoom — the highest zoom ratio ever seen in such a camera. In 35mm terms, the lens goes from a 24mm on the wide-angle side to a 1000mm on the telephoto end. The 16.1MP camera also boasts a 3-inch LCD screen, 1080p video recording, GPS, 5fps continuous shooting, and ISO 3200. It’ll hit store shelves later this month with a price tag of $430.
  • Chris Rock Gets Questioned at Sundance about Newt Gingich and Smashes Interviewers Camera!

    01/24/2012 10:09:06 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    TVSmackTalk ^ | 1-24-12 | Cosmo
    It appears that, bushy haired Chris Rock doesn’t like Newt Gingrich; or at least being asked questions about him. Maybe it was the fact that it was 4AM? As part of the Sundance festivities Rock was at a late night event at Tao when he was unexpectedly hit with a bunch of political questions. The New York Post reports, “A guy walked up to Chris and his entourage and said, ‘Hey, could I get a photo of you with my girlfriend? When rock turned around there was a video camera in his face, and someone asking him about Newt Gingrich....