If you're an evil villain who really wants to know when somebody is snooping around your secret lair, it helps to have sophisticated surveillance gear. Static cameras are fine, but what if you had a camera that could automatically detect intruders then follow them around while snapping pics?
Asia may be lagging a bit behind when it comes to developing the latest groundbreaking software, but the region still rules in the realm of amazing gadgetry with no discernable purpose. The latest in this line is creation called Touchy, a device that makes anyone a sort of human camera.
I don't know about all you young whippersnappers, but I learned how to take pictures with a Nikkormat EL SLR, shooting black and white film that I developed myself. Get off that brooding contrasty picture of my lawn. Yes, those days are over, but for those of us who miss them, Nikon has patented a digital back that can give your SLR a second chance.
GoPro has just announced a new lineup of its clever and tiny and expensive action cameras, which have somehow managed to become even cleverer, even tinier, and best of all, cheaper.
Generally, the answer to the question "under what circumstances is it appropriate to toss your fragile and expensive camera into the air" is "NEVER, are you CRAZY?!" Nikon, possibly in a desperate bid to sell more cameras and/or extended warranties, has just patented a new feature for its cameras: taking pictures while in mid-throw.
Why is the expansion of the universe accelerating? We're not quite sure. But like every other problem, we may be able to solve it with more megapixels. 570 megapixels seems like it might be enough, and Fermilab has just fired up its massive Dark Energy Camera to see what it can find.
Berlin, Germany — Your photo conundrum: Do you use your smartphone to take photos so you can instantly share your shots, or shoot higher-quality snaps with a standalone digital camera and then wait until you get home to share them? You guessed it: you don't need to make that choice now.
Cameras don't get much more advanced than the models carried on the Mars Rover Curiosity. We've seen a few shots sent back after landing, but they weren't taken by the camera shown here, part of the Mastcam System. These two incredibly complex cams are expected to start sending back images next week.
There's a certain charm to a Polaroid that just can't be captured with a digital camera. Hoping to bring back the magic of an instant photo, Polaroid is releasing the Z2300, its new pocket-sized instant camera that uses Zink to print out digital photos as if they were film.
Fingerprinting used to be a complicated affair, involving ink and paper and making actual prints. Well, okay, so it wasn't that complicated, but now there's a new camera that can take pictures of your fingerprints from 20 feet away whether you want it to or not.