Billy Brown's "Camera Collection" includes over 100 cameras, lenses, and accessories done up in the most geeky, nerdy and retro way possible: with boxy pixels. Brown's pixels aren't just pretty to look at, they prove that good design is iconic, transcends time and that even in primitive form, people can identify them.
Before all the Instagram and Pintrest users start to panic, let's clarify. This camera doesn't do away with your images — it is a device that sends your captured image to humans who then describe your photo in words.
Raise your hand if you've ever used a projector camera or projector phone for anything but failing to impress people with the fact that you have a projector camera or a projector phone. Okay, if you have your hand up, use it to smack yourself for buying a useless gimmick, and then start praying that this projector viewfinder idea will actually happen.
Back before the age of ubiquitous digital camera set-ups, Hollywood directors and fashion photographers made finger framing a scene or person the universal symbol for the path to stardom. Amazingly, that simple gesture now powers a real camera.
Photos and photo apps are a part of our everyday life now thanks to our mobile phones. A big downside is that in most cases we never print the photos — they stay in the virtual world. Wouldn't it just be nice to be able to print one out every now and then?
The writing was on the wall. After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Kodak's quitting the camera business. It's truly the end of an era, especially for the company that gave birth to the first digital camera.
If there is one trend sweeping the camera world, it's going mirrorless and designing hardware that looks and feels like the film cameras your parents owned. We didn't think Olympus could top its PEN E-P3 Micro Four Thirds camera, but they just did. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 takes its styling after the company's OM film cameras from the 1970s. Light, strong and — most important — fast, the E-M5 feels like a digital camera you'll want to keep until you're old or pass on to your kid, and that's a weird feeling to get from digital. The E-M5 is the first in what Olympus hopes is a family of OM-D series of digital cameras based on its enduring optical heritage. The reality is that the E-M5 is more akin to the E-5 DSLR tossed under a shrink ray.
YouTube and Justin.tv have made setting up your own mini-television channel a breeze. But one Ustream.tv partner recently upped the ante by making live video broadcasts as simple as turning your camera on.
A digital picture lets you preserve an image of something indefinitely, thanks to the resilience and longevity of digital data. Digitally preserving a whole object is an entirely different kettle o' fish, but the OrcaM reconstruction sphere makes the process fast, simple, and flawless.
There's really no easy way to talk about a camera that you swallow and swims through your colon, so we'll just forge ahead. All mental discomfort aside, this next generation capsule camera is pretty cool — it has a tiny motor that is guided wirelessly by an MRI that allows doctors to steer it for maximum precision.