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.
While some camera geeks are salivating over the possibilities of the new Nokia 808 PureView smartphone and its comparatively beefy 41-megapixel camera, researchers have recently unveiled a technique for capturing 50-gigapixel images, which they predict may hit the public in as little as five years.
Unless you're a camera nut (like me), most DSLRs will either look the same to you or are too expensive to even consider. Canon's new T4i camera attempts to differentiate by adding a touchscreen to make it easy for smartphone camera shooters to make the leap to a DSLR.
Here's an interesting concept from designer Brian Matanda: it's called Timeless Capture, and it wants you to be a little more dang sentimental about your photos. Timeless Capture automatically pushes your snaps to a married photo frame, so your memories are always on display. In fact, that's the only way to view them, as the camera as no LCD viewer of its own.
There's no doubt that people absolutely love Instagram. The photo sharing network might be on the top favorite app lists of many an iOS and Android user, but what if Instagram was an actual camera that could print out all of your hipster photos? Like, maybe this camera concept by ADR Studio? Yes, please!
3D filmmaker and deep ocean diver James Cameron has an idea that he thinks will convince more "A-list" directors to put out 3D content.