Category Archives: Future of Photo Equipment

This 50GP camera will put an end to the megapixel war

Scientists at Duke University spent $25 million to develop the Aware-2 – a 50 gigapixel camera that consists of 100 microcameras, each with a 14MP sensor : “The new camera collects more than 30 times as much picture data as today’s best consumer digital devices. While existing cameras can take photographs that have pixel counts in the tens of […]

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World’s first Balattro hover tripod goes on sale

The UK chain Jessops will start selling Balattro hover tripods for £144.95:

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Here is something interesting: patent for an universal underwater camera housing

I came across this patent application 20120008928 for an universal underwater camera housing. Most of the current models from companies like Amphibico, Nauticam and Ikelite are very expensive and made for just a specific camera model – once you upgrade it, you will also need to buy a new housing. From the patent application:

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Interesting mirrorless camera concept

This Snima Iris mirrorless camera concept is designed by Vladimir Markov. Check out his website form more details. Here are few more images:

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The camera that can take pictures around corners

This video is an update on this post from 2010 about the MIT camera that can take pictures around corners. Read more at Scientific American.

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Seven futuristic camera concepts

↑ The Digimo camera concept by Sangik Lee are actually two different units with LCD screens that can be separated and triggered wirelessly.   ↑ The D-CAN camera concept by Jean-Michel Bonnemoy reminds me of the Lytro camera. ↑ The eXcanvas camera by Junyoung Jang can be easily turned into a tripod.

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French company announces microdisplay with SXGA resolution

The French company MicroOLED announced a 0.61 inch diagonal, 5.4MP microdisplay to can provide SXGA resolution (1280×1024). This resolution is more than double of the Sony’s XGA (1,024 x 768 pixel) OLED panel that is currently used in the Sony NEX-7, a77 and a65 cameras. This is what the CEO of MicroOLED Eric Marcellin-Dibon said about their […]

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