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Nikon announces Android-powered camera: the $349 Coolpix S800c

Nikon has just announced an Android-powered point-and-shoot camera—the $349 Coolpix S800c. It’s a 16Mpixel camera with a 10x optical zoom but the real innovation appears on the back in the form of a touch-panel LCD 0.8Mpixel OLED display that is … Continue reading

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Friday Video: How to get $50,000 for your 18Mpixel digital camera—think like Leica

The Leica M9-P is an $8,000, 18Mpixel digital rangefinder camera. At that price, it’s already almost an order of magnitude more expensive that competing cameras with similar resolution. However, Leica knows its customer base and what people will spend on … Continue reading

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Lytro makes $399/499 light-field camera available to early adopters

It doesn’t look at all like a camera. It doesn’t shoot pictures like a camera. It’s something very different in the photographic world. It’s the Lytro light-field camera and it captures not pixels but rays. The captured image can be … Continue reading

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3-processor SoC for digital still cameras incorporates an ARM 1136J-S RISC processor core plus separate image and video processors

One more process node click, from 45nm to 32nm, bumped the clock rate of the Ambarella A7L SoC’s on-chip ARM 1136J-S RISC processor core to 600MHz from 528MHz. But reading the press release, I get the impression that the real … Continue reading

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Friday Video: See Canon in-lens image stabilization in action

One of the many great technological revolutions in photography has been the addition of image stabilization (IS) in cameras to extend the ability to shoot images at slow shutter speeds while holding the camera. Camera shake has always been a … Continue reading

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Friday Video (Early Bonus): Lytro’s revolutionary light-field camera shoots 3D too but you’ll need anaglyph (red/cyan) glasses to see it

I’ve already written a couple of pretty popular blog entries on the new camera company, Lytro, which is readying a light-field (plenoptic) camera for market. What’s a light-field camera?, you ask. It captures the light rays from all objects in … Continue reading

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