The Lytro is a revolutionary new camera that doesn't need you to fiddle around with stuff like focus, zooming, focal points or any other such settings. Instead, it takes in a boatload of information and then lets you tweak it after the fact.
The 1,700 pound sensor that makes up the wide-angle eye of the VLT Survey Telescope (aka VST) is exactly like the sensor in your digital camera. Except, you know, bigger. A lot bigger. We're talking an array of 32 individual CCD sensors that together take 268 megapixels worth of images of outer space. Meet OmegaCam.
In Japan, NHK is testing out little cameras embedded in TVs that watch you watching them, analyzing your movements and facial expressions to figure out what programs and advertisements you like and what you don't. Is this a good idea or a terrible one? It could be both.
Here's a nice way to create your own evidence: an old-school revolver that has a camera under the barrel, set to snap a shot every time you pull the trigger.
How small can video cameras get? Very small, it turns out. This medical camera from Medigus is apparently the world's smallest, and at 0.99mm wide, I believe it.
Flip may be dead, but don't worry, you'll still be able to buy a standalone handheld video camera. Olympus appears to be stepping in to fill the void with their LS-20M.
The primary reason why you can take better pictures with a DSLR than with your iPhone isn't the sensor, it's the lens. This concept camera keeps all that sexy DSLR glass, and then makes the rest of the camera into something that's iPhone-sized and detachable, even while you're taking pics.
The MAME-CAM looks like a tiny toy, the type of little bauble that the Japanese love to dangle from their cellphones. But it's actually a fully-functioning camera that can take real-deal pictures.
While most cellphone cameras are striving for more megapixels, a company called Pelican Imaging wants to use an array of 25 micro-cameras to not just take pictures, but also to apply HDR and even do 3D depth sensing.
The last thing a cadre of stormtroopers or the subject of a sting operation is expecting is a smiley face button concealing a spy cam, which is exactly what makes this device a must have for amateur covert ops.