Guy invents an 8-Bit instant camera gun that prints images on receipts

This 8-bit instant camera gun might be useless but it's definitely cool. His inventor, the Moscow-based media-artist and musician Dmitry Morozov, put it together using and old Game Boy, a camera, a thermal printer, and Arduino. » 3/26/15 2:41pm 3/26/15 2:41pm

The Camera Inside This Satellite May Soon Scan Your Skin for Cancer

The European Space agency has just announced that doctors will be adapting its Proba-V vegetation-scanning satellite camera for a decidedly non-vegetative purpose: Monitoring human skin cells. The hardware within this satellite may, in a few years, form the core of a new medical device that doctors can use to scan… » 3/08/15 1:15pm 3/08/15 1:15pm

Man, I Hope Lytro Can Find a Good Use For Its Amazing Tech

I've never been more impressed by something as useless as Lytro's incredible cameras. Let's hope the company can actually find something useful to do with the magic before it expires. Right now, the company's laying people off and going into survival mode. » 2/25/15 5:45pm 2/25/15 5:45pm

The Ultimate Photographer's Backpack?

This new Aperture from Boreas offers all-round protection for your camera gear in an internal frame backpack suitable for long-distance outdoors adventure. It promises to be more versatile and more comfortable than anything else out there. » 2/10/15 1:40pm 2/10/15 1:40pm

Watch the guts of a DSLR camera in action at 10,000 frames per second

The Slow Mo Guys got a 10,000-fps high resolution camera and pointed it into the guts of a DSLR camera shooting photos at 1/8000th of a second. It's amazing to see how much vibration there is when the mirror and diaphragm move. » 1/29/15 9:34pm 1/29/15 9:34pm

The Idea For The Polaroid Camera Was Sparked By An Impatient 3-year Old

Everybody you know is spoiled rotten: we carry around magical slabs of technology that can capture any moment and instantly share it with everyone we know. It's great, but it didn't used to be this way—amateur photographers used to have to wait weeks to see their pictures. » 1/26/15 6:55pm 1/26/15 6:55pm

What High-Speed Cameras Can Tell Us About the Smell of Rain 

That lovely, earthy smell after the rain has a name: petrichor. Exactly what causes petrichor, however, is unknown. Armed with high-speed cameras, MIT scientists have found that the interface where raindrop hits earth is a little more complicated than you might expect. » 1/14/15 3:40pm 1/14/15 3:40pm

The World's First Cameraphone That Can Actually Zoom (Say Cheese)

Have you ever even touched an ASUS phone? I thought not. But two of the coolest Android smartphones at CES 2015 come courtesy of the Taiwanese computer company. » 1/05/15 2:41pm 1/05/15 2:41pm

The World's First 720-Degree Camera Is A Little Underwhelming

If you haven't heard, 360-degree cameras are a thing. They're going to be a big thing when virtual reality takes off. Imagine being able to relive any moment in your life, revisit any place you plopped down a camera. But 720-degree cameras, well... those are a bit of a marketing ploy! » 1/04/15 7:56pm 1/04/15 7:56pm

The Best Camera for Every Parent

If you have kids, the impulse to document every instant of their waking lives is nearly as powerful as the impulse to feed and shelter them. I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those priceless moments. » 12/17/14 4:40pm 12/17/14 4:40pm

How a mobile phone camera works visualized

Many people know how a camera works—at least conceptually. In the practice, it's not easy to imagine (in fact, it truly blows my mind if I really think of it.) This excellent 3D visualization shows exactly how the photo is taken. Very very neat. » 12/15/14 10:53am 12/15/14 10:53am

HTC Is Planning a Second RE Action Camera

HTC's attempt to take on GoPro with a, err, plastic periscope wasn't its finest hour. But now, according to its North Asia president Jack Tong, it plans to give it a second try. » 12/03/14 7:30am 12/03/14 7:30am

Samsung Project Beyond: A 360° Camera For Streaming Virtual Reality

Samsung's serious about virtual reality, and not just with a fancy headset accessory for the Note 4. The company's also built its own lightweight 360-degree camera, dubbed Project Beyond. » 11/12/14 1:39pm 11/12/14 1:39pm

PSA: Camera+, which has long been one of our favorite camera apps for iOS, is temporarily free, rather than $2.99. To get the deal, you have to find an ad in the Apple Store iOS app, and then redeem it in the App Store — Redmond Pie's got the full details here. It's worth a shot — even if you decide you hate it, you… » 10/25/14 10:12am 10/25/14 10:12am

The $800 Camera I Didn't Use To Share My Hawaiian Vacation Photos

My wife loves technology. Hell, she spotted the job posting that landed me my first tech writing gig. She also loves sharing snapshots with friends. So when I told her that the Sony RX100 III could sling amazing selfies to Instagram with a tap of her phone, she was understandably stoked. When we packed our bags… » 10/13/14 2:10pm 10/13/14 2:10pm

HTC's Desire Eye Smartphone Will Stare Into Your Selfie-Taking Soul

Do you take selfies? Your answer doesn't matter because almost all smartphone manufacturers think you do. That's why iPhones now feature front-facing burst modes and some Lumias are designed with selfies in mind. Today, HTC is joining the parade with the new Desire Eye. The main attraction? A giant 13 megapixel… » 10/08/14 4:45pm 10/08/14 4:45pm

Finally, Foolproof Teleconferencing (I Hope)

How much do you hate Polycom? GoToMeeting? Vidyo? Skype? Or whatever the hell else you use to hold meetings with distant colleagues? Well, I'm here to tell you that somebody may have finally figured out a foolproof way to make teleconferencing actually work. "May" because I only spent ten minutes with the so-called… » 10/07/14 9:00am 10/07/14 9:00am

Watch This Madman Fix the iPhone 6's Biggest Design Flaw With a Grinder

The industrial design of the iPhone 6 is close to flawless... Except for one flaw so weird, so major, that it's maddening: The fact that the camera protrudes from the body of the phone, meaning it never lies completely flat and gets caught on all kinds of stuff. The perfectionists at PeripateticPandas have a solution,… » 9/22/14 5:13pm 9/22/14 5:13pm

Sony's Rumored QX1 Lens Could Turn Your Smartphone Into a DSLR

That camera breakdown above is reportedly Sony's new ILCE-QX1 lens camera system. Originally leaked by the Xperia Blog, this lens is the next evolution in Sony's determination to transform your smartphone lens into a more professional grade shooter. » 9/02/14 9:45am 9/02/14 9:45am

A Simple Trick to Protect Your PIN From Thieves With Thermal Cameras

Thermal cameras were once expensive and bulky hunks of equipment that very few people could get their hands on. No longer. With FLIR's new iPhone case thermal imaging cameras are now both affordable and incredibly discreet, which means that evil-doers can use it to see the thermal signature your fingers leave on a… » 8/28/14 11:54am 8/28/14 11:54am