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Posts Tagged ‘ Camera ’

Revolutionary Robotic Camera Drone Pilots Itself While Following You


If you live in San Francisco, chances are you have seen several drones flying around, especially in the Presidio. Even though they are still debatable, drones are being used more and more. So why not use one that pilots itself while following you around? For years, we’ve taken gorgeous photos using “point and shoot” style cameras, but the team at Lily is shaking things up. Their recent innovation of the same name takes this idea a step further with “throw and shoot” photography. Lily is an ultra-compact robotic camera drone, and it allows you to capture aerial photos and videos without having to pilot it.

To use the camera drone, you simply throw it in air and it begins shooting. Lily flies itself at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour, using a combination of GPS and computer vision to follow you around. The kit comes with a tracking device that has a wrist case.

Lily is built for photographing your outdoor adventures. It’s waterproof, floats, and can land on water. Size-wise, the drone fits easily into a backpack and weighs less than three pounds. The camera can shoot 12 megapixel still images, 1080p HD video, and 720p of slow-motion footage. Its flight time lasts 20 minutes with the built-in Lithium-Ion battery.

It will start shipping in February 2016 and is priced at $999. But, until June 15, the company is taking pre-orders through its website for $499.

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The Next Step In Documenting Your Adventures… Soundsight Headphones.


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Every I have a gig, there is a minimum of one moment where I wish I could show my friends what I just saw.  Sometimes that could be someone jumping on stage and showing the world why not everyone should attempt twerking, or the immense reaction to bringing a special guest entertainer out to perform.  No matter how good a hired camera man may be, no one sees things from your perspective besides you.  The Soundsight headphones, and its app offer a way to get around that, presenting a new, unique angle to documentation.  I’m looking into picking some up for my next tour, especially after seeing the video below.

For any and all additional information about production, quality, components, (or a pretty dope promo video featuring UFC fighter Brandon Ruckus) you can click on any of the photos, or right here to check out their site.

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#WCW – Photographer/Model Slawa.


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In the modern age it’s hard to walk 5 feet on the internet (abstractly speaking) without finding someone showing a bit of skin and calling it art — which it -IS-, whether or not it is also other things as well, but not usually very inspired or well done. “Bad art” exists.  Photographer, and model Slawa has a gift. Her photographs are far more sensual (often while showing less), and better cropped and lit, with better poses, and excellent use of color/tone than the average every-girl taking a selfie. Every single shot in her collection is excellently done.  It’s definitely several tiers above anything else in the #Selfie genre that’s out right now. Impressively enough, Slawa is more than comfortable while posing for camera the way she does. Check the method below, and click here to see more of her.

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The Future of Photography Is Here.


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The Leica-T is a premium mirrorless interchangeable lens camera milled from a single billet of aluminum. It is a minimalist design approach, developed in partnership with Audi, which requires maximum attention to detail.  Once cutting the unibody is complete, the camera has to be hand polished, something that takes at least 45 minutes. The end result is a camera that’s lightweight — just 95g — yet stronger and more rigid than devices built by gluing or fixing different layers and materials together.  As well as boasting a new precision manufacturing technique, the Leica T is also the first camera in the company’s 100-year history to come with a built-in wi-fi module to make image transfer simple and to boost the camera’s functionality via a dedicated smartphone and tablet app.  The app can turn a handset into remote view finder and shutter release system and will help to classify and examine captured images up close.

Apple iphone Air Concept


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Designer Federico Ciccarese (of SET Solution) believes that this could definitely be the route Apple plans on taking, and decided to take some time to create his very own concept version of the Apple iPhone Air. Equipped with a 5 inch Retina display, this smartphone measures in at 1.5mm thick, and weighs just 70 grams (literally as light as a feather). Other details of the phone include fingerprint scanner, an entirely redesigned camera module, and the same lightning port connector. Of course the iPhone Air would be running on iOS7 complete with 64-bit architecture for maximum performance.

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DigitalRev Reviews the Innovative Sony QX100 Lens Camera


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Examining the ins and outs of Sony’s QX100, the camera experts at DigitalRev bring us their latest review. The hybrid camera-lens is intended for use with a mobile phone, and does represent a new niche in the market, however may not be specialized enough for photography purists. Connecting wirelessly via a Sony app seems to contribute inherent lag issues to the newfangled device, while the review also touches on shortcomings with the app interface. To it’s credit, the device does boast a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens, 3.6x optical zoom resulting in crisp photos and videos.

Apple iPhone 5s


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Along with the new iPhone 5s,  Apple also unveiled their most technical advanced iphone to date, the iPhone 5s. The most significant new feature in the iphone series is the addition of a fingerprint identity sensor and 64-bit A7 processor.  The phone comes in space gray, gold, silver and will be available in the USA other selected markets from september 20 at a cost of 16GB $199, 32GB $299 and 64GB $399. 123.8 mm x 58.6 mm x 7.6 mm weighing 112 grams. 4-inch retina display. A sensor built into the home button to unlocks phone and verifies iTunes or Appstore purchases. Apple reassures customers that non of the fingerprint info ever leaves the phone’s memory – it’s not stored on apple servers or available to third parties. The back camera has 8MP with, photo burst feature (takes several photos of an action sequence) HD video and slow motion video (video capture at 120 frames per second). A white LED and an amber LED work with intelligent software algorithms to adjust the flash intensity and color temperature, using over 1000 unique combinations to light your subject perfectly. The front camera has 1.2MP with 720p HD video recording.

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