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What can 15 GoPro cameras do? They can provide some Matrix-like content thanks to one amateur filmmaker
What can fifteen GoPro cameras do in the hands of an amateur filmmaker? They can provide some Matrix-like content, where Marc Donahue from Permagrin Films showing off his half-circle bunch of GoPro cameras in a bunch of different ways, check out the video below.
The video shows off basic things like cooking, or people riding bikes, and slowing them down and going into different angles like we've seen in The Matrix. The fifteen GoPro cameras are synchronized to shoot around the subject, giving off the effect of wrapping around the item, or persons in focus. Donahue has admitted that his technique isn't perfect, adding that he is "making a cable" to help the cameras snap photos quicker, so future videos will be smoother.
GoPro provided the cameras to Donahue, where he'll continue to pump cool content out with them in the future, where Donahue has a music video coming out soon using the same technique.
Nikon has just announced the latest edition to its prosumer line of DSLR cameras. The D7100 is the direct successor to the D7000, and features a new 24.1MP DC format sensor as well as a new EXPEED 3 image processor.
The D7100 also touts a 51 point auto-focus system (15 cross-type), all of which are powered by a new Multi-CAM 3500DX AF module. The D7100 is capable of six frames per second shooting at full resolution, seven when using the 1.3x crop mode. ISO ranges from 100 all the way to 6400 and is expandable up to 25,600 when in Hi-2 ISO mode. The camera also features dual SD card ports, which should allow multi-image format capture.
Video capabilities are set at 1080p at 30fps or 60i and 50i in 1.3x crop mode. Sound is captured through an internal stereo microphone or users can opt to use an external mic through the supplied jack. The viewfinder has also been upgraded to an OLED, with 100% frame coverage. In addition, a wireless mobile adapter will allow the camera to communicate with devices up to 49 feet away.
Many of us have probably heard of the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Camera that comes on Verizon's and AT&T's LTE networks, and numerous others around the world. A subset of us probably thought, "Why does my camera need LTE?" Apparently Samsung was listening, because they have just announced the aptly named Galaxy Camera (Wi-Fi).
The new model will be identical to the currently available Galaxy Camera, save for the fact it won't come with an LTE modem. Samsung hasn't spilled all of the details, so we can't tell you when it will be released or how much it will cost, though the tech giant has promised it will come with a smaller price tag.
Photographer's fond of Sony hardware will be pleased to hear that images the company's two new upcoming cameras have been leaked. Press images of the Sony NEX-3N and the new A58 have been spotted in the wild ahead of their release on February 20th.
The Sony NEX-3N is said to sport a new 16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor that is similar to the NEX-F3, and would be able to use Sony's 16-50mm PX and the 18-200 PZ lenses. Integrated flash is still featured as well as a zoom lever close to the shutter button.
The A58 DSLR is geared towards more professional photographers, and will feature a 20 megapixel sensor that is capable of up to eight frames per second burst. The body looks quite similar to that of the A57, but we have heard that the focusing system has been redesigned for the A58. The A58 will be able to be controlled through a computer, but WiFi functionality is reportedly not featured.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has confirmed that they will be making a camera available for the pint-sized PC. The Raspberry Pi camera will come in at $25, which is the same price as the cheaper Model A Raspberry Pi that is available in Europe. The camera looks to be a 5-megapixel piece and will be capable of recording HD videos.
Not much else is known about the camera module, other than it the picture above is what the final product will look like. The Raspberry Pi Foundation says that it can take "pretty good" pictures right now, but the driver needs to be tweaked a bit and the product won't be released until it can take pictures that are "bleedin' marvelous."
Nikon may have outdone themselves this time, the new AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 E FL ED VR was just released and it can only be described as "massive." The new lens measures in at 6.3 x 18.2 inches and weighs a whopping 10 lbs.
This is not just any old run of the mill Nikkor lens, though. The 800mm packs several new technologies and is the first in the Nikkor line to receive features like electromagnetic diaphragm control and fluorite lens elements. It also features existing technology such as nano crystal coating and vibration reduction.
The new lens features a total of 20 elements that are organized into 13 groups, with two of them being fluorite and two composing of ED glass. The lens comes with an included AF-S 1.25x teleconverter, effectively extending its focal length to 1000mm on FX format cameras or 1500mm on DX format cameras. The Nikkor 800mm f5.6 carries a whopping MSRP of $17,899.95 and will hit shelves in April.
The US government has an incredible camera capable of producing 1.8-gigapixel images. DARPA has been authorized by the government to provide more details, so that's just what they did. In the following NOVA segment, aired on PBS, the capabilities of ARGUS-IS are discussed and demonstrated, all for your viewing pleasure.
As you can see in the video, the camera is incredibly capable. It's able to track movement and see birds flying through the air. The system is capable of recording ten square miles of land at a single time. The camera is made from an array of 5 megapixel sensors, such as those found in your smartphone.
It uses a total of 368 sensors to create the entire 1.8-gigapixel image. Incredibly, the system pulls in 600GB of data per second, all of which is recorded, according to the video. It's incredible to think about what the government could use this on, both in foreign countries and on its own citizens.
Kodak has taken a beating recently that can only be described as "epic." There is a chance to own a new digital camera bearing the spiraling company's name, though. JK Imaging has just unveiled its Kodak-branded S1 Micro Four Thirds camera.
JK Imaging bought the Kodak brand for it's own line of cameras and the S1 is its first product released under the Kodak name. We tried searching for a detailed specifications list, but it seems that any info about this new camera is being kept a well guarded secret.
At this point all we do know is that it will have built-in WiFi, and most likely it will bear a Sony-made CMOS sensor. Word on the street is that the S1 will launch sometime in Q3 of this year and as soon as we have more info we will pass it along.
CES 2013 - The camera in the iPhone is quite capable. You probably haven't even realized that most of the pictures I've posted to our Facebook page for CES this year have been taken with an iPhone 5. While it has a versatile sensor, you are limited to just the lens built into the device, meaning no fish-eyes, macros, or wide angles available.
That was the case, but then the Olloclip came out and changed it. In a single device that fits over the corner of the iPhone, users can quickly take macro, wide-angle, and fish-eye pictures, as you can see above. The left image is the normal iPhone camera, the next is the wide-angle lens, from the same position, and on the right is the fish-eye lens, again from the same position.
The lens system is available online and will set you back $69.99 from B&H Photo Video. I'm definitely considering picking one up for my iPhone. How about you? Let us know in the comments below.
Sony demos its SteadyShot technology by mounting two cameras to a moving platform, see the results for yourself
CES 2013 - Sony is pretty proud of it image stabilization technology and was showcasing the latest of their SteadyShot tech at CES 2013.
The demo consisted of two video cameras mounted to a shaking platform, with the video being fed out to two TV screens below. Look at the video below and check out the stunning results: