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.
How high-speed can a high-speed camera get? Try fast enough to watch a pulse of light itself move through a soda bottle.
The latest iPhone 4S has already been widely acknowledged as possibly the only camera you'll ever need, unless you're a DSLR fanatic. Now there's a super lens kit designed to help you get the most out of your digital point and shoot.
The enhanced video recording abilities of the iPhone has inspired a new breed of videographer, but what happens if you want to step in front of the camera but don't have a friend handy to man the tripod? Now there's an automated solution that will let you become a truly one-man-show.
Polariod has just released their new Z340 "instant" digital camera. It's a less-cool version of the GL30 that we saw at CES, featuring an integrated photo printer. It's a neat idea, but does it give you the "classic Polaroid instant experience" like the press release says it does? Our gut: No way.
Hidden in iOS 5 is a panorama mode for the iPhone's camera. It's turned off by default, but if you're willing to do a little tweaking, you can turn it on for your phone.