Illustration: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT (photo courtesy of Bounce Imaging)
When you think “throwable camera,” do you think: Just a gimmick, a toy, a fad?
It could be all those, but an MIT alumnus has actually made something incredibly useful out of it. Turns out, his throwable tactical camera, called the Explorer, is a life-and-death tool for police and first responders who need to know what’s hiding in collapsed buildings and other potentially hazardous areas.
Courtesy of Bounce Imaging
The following video presents BounceImaging-P1:
The Bounce Imaging Explorer – Tactical Throwable Cameras
The softball-sized Explorer is covered in a thick rubber shell, with a camera and sensors inside. Continue Reading »
The following video presents July 10th Daily Briefing for New Horizons/Pluto Mission Pre-Flyby:
July 10th daily pre-flyby overview of the New Horizons mission, the spacecraft and its suite of instruments and a summary of Pluto science to date from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, site of the mission operations center.
Science Payload of New Horizons spacecraft: Image Courtesy of NASA
“Shipping a Science Lab to Pluto” infographic
The science payload of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft includes the following cameras: Continue Reading »
This video shows the winners and finalists’ portfolios for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015. Thousands of entries were received from all over the world. The video and awards were presented on July 8 during Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie photography festival held in Arles, France.
JH Engström won the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for his portfolio, “Tout Va Bien” and Wiktoria Wojciechowska won the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award for her series “Short Flashes.”
Most Toxic Superheroes 2015: Infographic Courtesy of Intel Security
With Comic Con kicking off next week, today Intel Security is releasing its 3rd annual Most Toxic Superheroes list, with Aquaman coming in at number 1. The King of Atlantis reclaims the top spot after topping the inaugural list in 2013.
Canada’s most famous superhero – Wolverine – finished as the 3rd most toxic superhero of 2015.
Intel Security conducted research on the comic universe’s top heroes to learn which searches may be leading consumers to viruses, malware and other inappropriate content that can be considered dangerous, can compromise private information or infect their devices.
As movie studios continue to announce plans to create films and TV series based on comic fans’ favourites – including Aquaman, Doctor Strange and Iron Fist – the study’s results explain why sites that feature these popular superheroes have the potential to be targeted by cybercriminals. They are aware that people are surfing for these characters, giving cybercriminals ample opportunity to steal innocent people’s personal information.
The top 10 superheroes most likely to affect online surfers this year are:
Olympus invites you to see the “Beauty Below” at their new Underwater Photo Gallery which showcases fascinating photographs of underwater wonders in vivid colours with exquisite details at the new website, http://cameras.olympus.com/underwater/en-ca/ .
DiG!C Dual image processor for even faster readout from the sensor
ISO 6400 – stills and video
Mirror Vibration Control System to suppress camera-shake blur and maintain high image quality.
Intelligent Viewfinder II with approx 100% frame coverage
150,000 pixel RGB metering sensor with infra-red sensitivity
EOS Movie Full HD recording
Uncompressed HDMI external recording with sound
High Dynamic Range mode to capture even more stunning detail
Time-Lapse Movie mode
Canon launched in February the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R high-resolution DSLRs (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras.
Canon recently announced that its EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R high-resolution DSLRs is now officially on sale throughout Europe.
EOS 5DS and 5DS R on sale date revealed!
Canon has announced that its EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R high-resolution DSLRs will be officially on sale throughout Europe from 15 June 2015…
Launched in February to international acclaim, the two new high-resolution cameras are among Canon’s most eagerly awaited imaging products ever and offer medium format levels of resolution with all the advantages of EOS size, handling and performance.
Available from all Canon authorised pro dealers, the two 50.6 Megapixel bodies are designed for ultimate image quality both on location and in the studio.
Canon EOS 5DS: Official sample image
The EOS 5DS is designed to offer editorial, fashion and architectural photographers the ultimate in image size and quality while minimising post-production thanks to the 50.6 Megapixel sensor with an optical low-pass filter.
The following video is titled Nepal’s deepening humanitarian crisis:
Alexander Matheou of the British Red Cross discusses the challenges of aid reaching remote areas in Nepal.
In response to Nepal’s devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale on April 25, 2015, Samsung initiated the “Care for Nepal” in the following ways:
Samsung “Care for Nepal”: Second camp set up and operating on May 5 in Bhaktapur. Images Courtesy of Samsung Tomorrow
The first was to support the affected people by supplying relief materials.
The second was to help the victims of the earthquake by setting up communication and convenience centers that utilized Samsung products on the sites of destruction in Nepal. Stationary facilities offered communication services to residents of Tudikhel, Bhaktapur, and Kirtipu. Also, mobile communication centers in vans were used to provide assistance to inland areas where few aid workers had been able to previously reach.
Samsung “Care for Nepal”: Communication centers in vans. Images Courtesy of Samsung Tomorrow
These camps and mobile vans ran at full capacity on a daily basis and touched thousands of lives. Currently, there have been over 10,000 calls made, more than 7,200 phones have been charged and hot meals and cold water have been provided to over 4,500 people at these facilities.
Olympus has teamed up with the Bath branch of the London Camera Exchange and professional photographer Robert Pugh to invite you on an exclusive Photo Walk through the historic city, providing ample opportunity to soak up the splendor of its world famous Georgian architecture and Roman origins.
Robert Pugh will also be offering a masterclass in the art of urban street portraiture using natural light and speedlights (off-camera flash).
Please choose from either 10am to 1pm, or 2pm to 5pm.
This video presents PXW-FS7 Official FullHD Beauty Image.
“The PXW-FS7 XDCAM Series camera can be operated by just a single person in situations where the extraordinary flexibility of its Alpha Mount System and compatible interchangeable lenses can be used to excellent advantage.
That makes it suitable for a wide range of shooting projects such as documentaries, music video and so on.”
Sony PXW (XDCAM) Production Cameras – Featuring the PXW-FS7
June 10 2015 at 10 AM – 1 PM at Vistek Calgary (Downtown), 1231 10th Avenue SW., Calgary, Alberta, Canada; tel. 403-244-0333, toll free: 1-800-561-0333
The following video presents Introducing the Canon EOS C300 Mark II:
Join Canon U.S.A.’s Technical Advisor Brent Ramsey as he discusses the new features and benefits of the EOS C300 Mark II Cinema camera. This camera is an evolutionary, second-generation CINEMA EOS System model that’s been reworked, redesigned, and reengineered with the valued input of thousands of users worldwide. Starting with a brand new Super 35mm 8.85 MP Sensor, the EOS C300 Mark II offers a dynamic range of 15 stops – and an amazing amount of shadow protection thanks to a new Log gamma that’s been created – Canon Log 2.
Canon EOS C300 Mark II; 4K
Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Event
June 4, 2015: 2:30 – 4:30 PM at Vistek Toronto (Downtown), 496 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Phone: 416-365-1777