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Capture the Story From Your Perspective

Whether you’re a YouTube star or a just local celebrity, the Solo headset aims to make documenting and sharing your experiences with the world as easy as wearing a hat. The wearable device simplifies the video capturing process with modern innovations like an easy-to-use gimbal system, plenoptic camera lens, and advanced auto-focusing technology. With a simple touch, users can even drop pins during production to search for moments during post. Completely adjustable and adaptable to each user’s u...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Camera, Cameras, Product Design, Solo, Joshua Han, Joshua HanThis

The best vlogging cameras of 2019

Any camera that shoots video can be used to vlog, but a few models stand out from the crowd thanks to superior image quality, ergonomics, and usability. When it comes to putting your life on YouTube, here are the best cameras for the job. The post The best vlogging cameras of 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, Cameras, Buying Guides, Vlogging

LitraPro™ – World’s First Full Spectrum Bi-Color Compact Video and Photo Adventure Light Review LitraPro Key Features: • 6 oz • 2.75″ x 2″ x 1.2″ • 1200 lumen output • 95 CRI • 70 degree beam angle • Adjustable color temperature 3000K – 6000K • 45 minute run time at max output, 10+ hours on low output • 2 industry standard 1/4 20 mounts • Waterproof up to 90 feet • MIL-SPEC 810 tested • Bluetooth control • OLED Display • 0-100% fully dimmable Each Pro comes with: Dome Diffuser USB Charging Cable DSLR Camera Mount GoPro mount Carry Bag
Tags: Reviews, Seo, Cameras, Chris Voss, DSLR Camera Mount GoPro

From point-and-shoot to DSLR and mirrorless, here’s how to choose a camera

Looking to buy a new camera? Our comprehensive camera guide for 2016 has answers to any camera or photography questions you might ask, whether in regards to pricing, image quality, or weatherproofing. The post From point-and-shoot to DSLR and mirrorless, here’s how to choose a camera appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, Trends, Cameras, Dslrs, Digital Cameras, Dslr, Guide, Buying Guides

Videos from Amazon’s Ring security cameras were accessible to employees

Videos and information from Amazon’s tiny Ring security cameras could be accessed by Ring employees in Ukraine and the US at the least, reports The Intercept. Employees were also using video streams from within and outside the house to tag objects in order to train its poor object-recognising... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Security, News, Privacy, Internet, US, Ukraine, Surveillance, Cameras, Iot, Privacy Breach, Security Vulnerability

These security cameras are monitored by AI as well as a human surveillance team

Do you remember that viral video of the engineer that designed this glitter bomb for parcel-thieves? It was this over-engineered box that contained a motor, a centrifugal cup with glitter, a fart-bomb, and four smartphones that recorded the incredibly cathartic experience of seeing your parcel thief open the box only to be doused in glitter and sprayed with fart-spray. Thieves would see an unsuspecting box on a porch and pick it up. Once they opened it, the motor would trigger, sending glitter...
Tags: Amazon, Home, Design, Safety, Ces, Cameras, Product Design, Mark Rober, Rober, Deep Sentinel, Robert Brunner, Ammunition Group, Ces2019, LiveSentinel Surveillance Guards

Get Trigger-happy with the Vert!ca Vertical Camera

Due to our trusty smartphones, the vast majority of us always have a camera on our person, and this may have you questioning the need for a separate point-and-shoot. But when it looks like this, you’ll soon stop asking that question.This is Vert!ca, and it challenges everything we know about how we use compact camera systems. Starting with the device’s orientation, while conventional cameras are designed to be used horizontally, Vert!ca, like its name would suggest, is geared towards a vertical ...
Tags: Apple, Design, Camera, Cameras, Product Design, VERT, Hyojeong Lee, Jinju Choo, Vert ca Vertical Camera, Hyojeong Lee Jinju ChooThe

Petcube upgrades its pet cameras, which now have Alexa built in

Petcube’s popular line of pet cameras let people monitor, talk to and interact with their dogs and cats while away – including by doing things like doling out treats or turning on a laser toy, for example. Today, the pet camera maker is upgrading its line with two new devices, the Petcube Bites 2 and Petcube Play 2. These are redesigned and reimagined versions of the company’s existing pet cameras, which now offer improved sound and connectivity, a 180-degree ultra-wide lens, as well as built-in...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Hardware, Pets, Tech, Cameras, Smart Home, Alexa, Petcube, Petcube Care, CES 2019, Smart Home at CES 2019, Alexa Both cameras, Alexa Petcube, Matte Silver and Carbon Black

Nikon Adds a Powerful New 14-30mm Ultra-Wide Zoom to Its Z-series Lens Lineup

For Nikon’s first foray into the full-frame digital mirrorless world, its new Z-series cameras have become worthy rivals to Sony’s A7 and A9 cams, sometimes even beating Sony at its own game when it comes capturing high-quality video.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Cameras, Sony, Digital Cameras, Nikon, Lenses, Consumer Tech, Camera Lenses, CES 2019, Nikon Z, Z6, Z7, Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras, Nikon Z Cams Get A New Lens And Video Kit

Sunday Support Group: OC/OL/OY (and Mike's Camera Decision)

From time to time I suggest little exercises—well, okay, sometimes some big ones too—for people to consider. I love learning, and learners naturally teach. One of those exercises was called OC/OL/OY—one camera, one lens, one year. Here's a description of it on PetaPixel*.'s January...time for resolutions...which I am notoriously bad at keeping...and I'm thinking...well, that maybe I should take my own advice and do a OC/OL/OY. I've actually done a OC/OL/OY before, several times. Mainly b...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, New, Cameras, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Dslr, Tamron, Zeiss, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Minolta, Amazon US, Panasonic Leica

Big Price Drop on Fuji X-H1 Appears to Be Real This Time

It's not $1,199, but it's $1,299 with the power booster vertical grip and two extra batteries. Since the vertical grip alone is normally $269 and the batteries normally each cost $66—and $1,299 is $250 off yesterday's price of $1,549 for the body—that's like a closeout price for this camera. Buy it from B&H, as Amazon only has the body-only for the same $1,299. Your total savings compared to yesterday are $651. That's...good. I don't understand the reasons. Maybe it's just not selling well. I gu...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, New, Cameras, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Amazon UKAmazon Germany, Steve Biro

Red’s Follow-Up to its Wild Holographic Phone Is a Cinema-Grade 3D Camera

With its high price, outdated specs, lackluster holographic screen, and absent mod support, Red’s Hydrogen One may have been the biggest smartphone flop of 2018. However, on the last day of the year, Red teased that something could be coming in 2019 that could potentially redeem the over-hyped handset. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Cameras, 3D, H4V, Reds Hydrogen One Gets Some Help, Red One, Red Lithium

Sony’s new 3D tech push isn’t for TVs, it’s for our phones

Sony is banking on the success of 3D sensor technology for smartphones in 2019. The new system will improve on current face unlock systems, and bring more features and greater creativity to augmented reality apps. The post Sony’s new 3D tech push isn’t for TVs, it’s for our phones appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Trends, Cameras, Sony, Face Unlock, 3D sensors

In 2018, SONY Moved the Cheese

You know what they say: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery TOP Camera of the Year 2018: SONY a7 III Exhibit 1: In 2018, mighty Canon took its lead from...Sony. Exhibit 2: In 2018, mighty Nikon followed in Sony's footsteps too. Exhibit 3: In 2018, Sony got Panasonic, its largest and fiercest competitor among Japanese electronics giants, to depart from its exclusive dedication to Micro 4/3 and take the plunge into competing with its (Sony's) full-frame mirrorless (FFM) line as well.  I...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, New, Cameras, Sony, Panasonic, Nikon, Canon, Leica, Zeiss, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Amazon UKAmazon Germany, Sony Exhibit

A Mistake? Fuji X-H1 Super Low Price

I don't know what's going on, but Amazon has a few Fuji X-H1's listed at $1,199 right now. [ UPDATE 1:30 p.m.: The good price is gone now.] Everybody else, even Amazon's other vendors, is listing it for $1,649. Mistake? Bait-and-switch? Gray market? Don't know; proceed with eyes wide open. But maybe you can score a big savings. It happens. It's happened to me before. Years ago, I got a digital camera at $200 under wholesale because a large retail chain promised to "beat every advertised price,"...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, New, Cameras, Michael Johnston, Don, Michael C Johnston, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Amazon UKAmazon Germany

Camera of the Year?

So what should be our Camera of the Year for 2018? I have a pretty good idea. Looking only at enthusiast cameras, there weren't actually very many all-new cameras. Many, from the Lumix LX100II to the Leica M10P, were derivations of already-existing models. This is a salutary trend in my opinion. Refinement of technological objects is a very important aspect of their creation and development, and I actually like, and approve of (expect, even), the trend towards Mark II, III, etc., iterations. Fuj...
Tags: Photography, Japan, New, Cameras, Sony, Panasonic, Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Canon EOS, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Amazon UKAmazon Germany

Stealing Nativity Displays

The New York Times is reporting on the security measures people are using to protect nativity displays. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Theft, Cameras, New York Times, Bruce Schneier, Security Monitoring

The Panasonic G9 is the Porsche 911 of Cameras

So—big surprise—the G9 is not what I thought it would be. First of all, that idea I had about using the same sensor as the GX8? Out the window. The G9's sensor/processor makes pictures look quite different than pictures from the GX8. In some ways the files are better. And I don't think I like them quite as well—I miss the GX8's special sauce. But they're different. Meanwhile, wow, what a great camera. This is just great fun to use. One can deconvolute all the details to death, and I'm sure I wil...
Tags: Photography, New, Cameras, Porsche, Panasonic, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Amazon UKAmazon Germany


It's past bedtime, but I just thought I'd put up one example of the G9's IBIS, which is the first thing I've been playing with— This is a wider view of the whole scene, taken at 32mm FOV equivalent. I tried to match the "subjective brightness" of the scene so you can sorta tell how dark it was. There's just one light on, over the sink at the other side of the room. So, pretty dark. This is not the same file—this is a small center crop of a shot at 64mm-e. Both of these were taken handheld, wit...
Tags: Photography, New, Cameras, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Amazon UKAmazon Germany

The Battle With Entropy

I thought I had a pretty good day yesterday in the neverending fight against entropy (defined as "lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder"). Got some housework done, paid some bills, picked up half the pine cones in the driveway. And we finally had some warm and dry weather, so before the last snrains (that's snow + rains—see yesterday's footnotes) I used the leafblower to herd a lot of leaves onto the lawn. Yesterday I raked some more, brought the lawnmower into the house...
Tags: Photography, New, Cameras, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Northern Hemisphere, Rancho Gordo, Amazon US, Seneca Lake, Amazon Canada, Geneva New York, Amazon UKAmazon Germany

Buried Treasure! (Belles 150A Ref V2)

Belles 150A Reference V2, vintage about 2013(?) So I have two Panasonic G9's on the way. (The first one should be here any minute now.) My friend Izzy from B&H Photo sold me one as a way to lock in the current lowest-ever price—just $1,213—and another is on the way from Lensrentals so I can try it out first. The idea is that I won't open the one from B&H until I've used the rental unit and decided whether to keep the camera. That way if I have to return it I can return the camera in the untouc...
Tags: Photography, US, New, David, Cameras, Porsche, Olympus, Rochester, Panasonic, Lensrentals, Michael Johnston, Don, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Amazon US, Izzy

Here’s a Leica that won’t break the bank, though there is a catch

Leica cameras are renowned for their solid build and impressive performance, but they cost more than most people can afford. We've just discovered a Leica costing only $45, though admittedly there is a slight catch. The post Here’s a Leica that won’t break the bank, though there is a catch appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, News, Trends, Lego, Cameras, Leica

The DJI Osmo Pocket Feels Like the Camcorder of the Future

We didn’t know what to think about the Osmo Pocket when DJI announced the device earlier this month. It’s basically a tiny drone camera and three-axis gimbal on a stick. There’s a little screen so you can see what you’re filming and some smart features that help you track subjects. It’s not an action cam, the company…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Dji, Osmo, Osmo Pocket, Gimbals, Dpi Osmo Pocket Review

Biomimicry meets drone-design

Engineering dictates that the easiest and most obvious layout for drone propellers is in a square format with four propellers. Nature, however, sticks to the basic layout of two wings across all its flying creatures. From birds to insects to the occasional reptile and mammal, nature’s always bestowed a bilaterally symmetric, dual wing setup… so Carota’s drone puts faith in that setup that’s developed over millions of years of evolution. Carota’s Hornet drone sports two propellers on either side ...
Tags: Design, Drone, Cameras, Product Design, Hornet, Robots/Drones, Carota, Carota Design

Christmas Present, Continued

So I decided to go for a Panasonic G9. Christmas present for myself. Sold several pieces of equipment and raised the cash for it, so it's a straight "trade-in"—that's my rationalization and I'm sticking to it! The 12–35mm is as big a zoom as I want to carry, and I already own it. Thanks for all the nice comments re my Peter Whitmer log cabin picture. That was nice of people. One reader told me it was his favorite of all the photographs I've ever posted, which is a high compliment. It's funny, I ...
Tags: Photography, New, Cameras, Sony, Panasonic, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Amazon UKAmazon Germany, Peter Whitmer

Christmas Present?

Peter Whitmer log home historic site, Fayette, New York (Panasonic GX8) For Sale: Little-used, low-mileage Panasonic GX8, black, in ex++ condition, working perfectly, $495 Reason for selling: owner victim of GAS attack Satisfaction guaranteed: return after three days for 100% refund (shipping excluded), for any reason or for no reason. Contact... Mike Original contents copyright 2018 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our aff...
Tags: Photography, Old, Cameras, Gas, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Fayette New York, Amazon UKAmazon Germany, Peter Whitmer

Ten TOP Recommended Cameras

[This post is under construction.Please check back.] Having read thousands of individual reviews, having heard from hundreds of readers, having looked at online JPEGs till the cows come home, and having been blessed with an uncanny knack for reading between the lines, divining the tea leaves, and keeping one ear to the ground where cameras are concerned, and... I originated and wrote this annual feature for the now-historical PT way back in the '90s ...having been at this a while, I cons...
Tags: Photography, New, Cameras, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Canon, Pentax, Michael Johnston, Mike, Mazda, Miata

Five Favorites

C.R. Marshall wrote: "Mike, I would very much like to see a post where you talk about your five favorite cameras of all time and what you like about them (including how long you used them). I think that it would be informative/educational for anyone looking at a new camera." Mike replies: OK, but please don't hold it against me if I give a different answer next month! Five favorite all-time: Wista 45DX*, Leica M6, Olympus OM-4T, Konica-Minolta 7D, and whatever my next camera is at any given time...
Tags: Photography, Ebay, Old, Cameras, Marshall, Konica Minolta, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, CNC, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Amazon UKAmazon Germany, Wista

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