Category Archives: Future of Photo Equipment

Panasonic to double sensor’s sensitivity with unique “micro color splitters”

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Panasonic Japan announced today that they have developed the technology for producing highly sensitive image sensors by using unique “micro color splitters”. Read the attached press release for more details: Left image: conventional method using a color filer, right image: Developed method using a micro color splitter.

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Autofocus full frame rangefinder camera concept

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A reader sent me his dream camera concept: an autofocus full frame rangefinder that incorporated features from different Contax, Leica, Sony and Nikon models. The design was entirely done in GIMP. As of today, the Leica M remains the only full frame digital interchangeable lens mirrorless camera, but after the introduction of the RX1 it seems […]

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What else is new?

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The SmartDeblur app developed by Vladimir Yuzhikov can “deblur” out of focus images. The 5MP Memeto camera can be attached to your shirt and document everything you see by taking a snapshot every 30 seconds. For more details, check the Memoto Lifelogging Camera project on Kickstarter:

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DxOMark: today’s mobile phone image quality surpasses that of 2007 compact digital cameras

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DxOMark will start measuring the camera image quality for cellphones, smartphones and digital tablets. The first test scored will be published in the next few weeks. DxOMark included also a interesting statistics in their press release: “Mobile image quality is now superior to that of 5-year-old compact cameras”:

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Camera concepts

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This Samsung NX-S1 concept camera incorporates an Android phone as part of a “smart” camera. Similar camera concept exists for the iPhone.   Instagram Socialmatic camera concept by ARD Studio:

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The megapixels war is over, sensor size war is just starting up

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The Verge published a nice video recap from Photokina: the megapixels war is over, sensor size war is just starting up. Some of the new cameras announced at Photokina 2012, like the Nikon D600, Canon 6D, Leica M-E, Sony RX1 show a new trend: many manufacturers are producing smaller and “more affordable” full frame cameras. Several companies […]

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Video: Imaging at a trillion frames per second

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Very interesting TED presentation on the  femto-photography camera developed at MIT that can take pictures around corners at one trillion frames per second.

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