Tag: cameras

The WyzeCam gets a smarter sequel that still costs only $20

That the $20 WyzeCam worked as well as it did is still kind of a surprise. It’s no wonder then that the Amazon alums who created it have been working on a sequel: the WyzeCam v2. It’ll still cost $20 when it starts shipping at the end of Febru……


A ‘trapped’ atom is visible to the naked eye

The tiny dot in the center of the screen, between the two metal electrodes, is the light emitted by a single atom. The photo, Single Atom in an Ion Trap, just won the grand prize in the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (……


Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on DJI’s Mavic Air

If you have a checklist for a camera drone, it probably includes things like portability, image quality, battery life and cost. DJI has been in the game long enough to know the things you want, and the result is the Mavic Air. Not to give you ……


How security became more important than convenience

Since the dawn of infosec, the belief that we users are a group of dullard cattle who blindly trade our own security for convenience at every turn has been trumpeted by the stewards of IT and the infosec-arrogant, while bolstered by old resear……


A machine literally shocks you into taking ‘good’ photos

Machines are getting excellent at recognizing images, and they’re even pretty good at rating them. So, why do you even need humans to take the photos in the first place? Designer and artist Peter Buczkowski took that question in a dark, amusin……


Fujfilm targets video shooters with the new flagship X-H1

Fujifilm has dropped a hefty gauntlet on rivals with the X-H1, its new flagship APS-C mirrorless that excels at both photography and video. It sports a 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor housed in a body with features from both the ergonom……


Thermal cameras could be key to safer self-driving vehicles

The typical self-driving prototype is outfitted with a barrage of sensors, from cameras to LiDAR and radar to ultrasonic sensors. All of these are watching the road, other vehicles, pedestrians and, frankly, anything that could disrupt a leisu……


RED teaming with Foxconn on smaller, cheaper 8K cameras

Foxconn plans to build smaller, cheaper 8K cameras in collaboration with cinema company RED, Nikkei reports. “We will make cameras that will shoot professional-quality films in 8K resolution but at only a third of current prices and a third of……


Panasonic’s ZS200 compact camera doubles down on zoom

Along with the all-new GX9, Panasonic launched the ZS200 compact superzoom, a successor to the excellent ZS100. The new model hasn’t massively changed, as it still offers a 1-inch, 20.1 megapixel sensor, 5-axis stabilization, 4K, 30 fps video ……


Panasonic’s GX9 packs 4K video and more into a tinier body

Panasonic’s Lumix GX8 flagship compact was already a pretty innovative camera back in 2015 with 4K video, stabilization and a relatively high resolution 20.3-megapixel sensor. The next generation Lumix GX9 builds on that tech, but lowers the p……