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Camera zooms can get so ridiculously close it's scary

If you want to be a total creep and spy on things from miles away, just get a camera like the Nikon P900. The zoom is so ridiculous it’s scary. Check out the video by Fratila Angelo below that shows just how close you can get. It shows an excavator at work and when it zooms out, you realize you’re seeing that from… » 6/25/15 2:14am 6/25/15 2:14am

A $60k Broadcast Lens on a Compact Camera Makes For Some Great Zoom Porn

Ever see those giant rectangular cameras on TV sets and wonder why they’re so damn big? It’s because they house giant-ass lenses that can zoom from here to the moon while maintaining large, bright apertures. One internet mastermind decided to pair his $60,000 Fujinon XA55 lens with a Panasonic GH4, and it’s great. » 6/02/15 11:00am 6/02/15 11:00am

What an insane 343x camera zoom would look like zooming in from 3 miles

In the future, we might be able to zoom in from an impossible far off distance and see a target like some insane sniper. Daniel Taylor made this simulation that shows what an extreme 343x super ridiculous zoom would look like and it’s crazy to imagine that this could be real.
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This video really gives you an idea of how big the Universe is

Elon Musk tweeted "the universe is a really, really big" along with this mind-blowing Ultra-HD video. It shows the camera zooming and panning over the stunning 69,536 x 22,230, 1.5 billion-pixel, 4.3GB Andromeda galaxy panorama recently published by NASA. Indeed, the Universe is a huge place full of wonder. » 1/20/15 7:56pm 1/20/15 7:56pm

Crazy camera trick takes the Hitchcock zoom to a whole new LSD level

You know the Hitchcock zoom effect: A camera on a dolly moves back or forward as the lenses zoom in or out, changing the field of view. French photographer Micaël Reynaud has created a new variation of the technique—which you can see above—combining the dolly zoom with slit-scan photography. » 4/01/14 7:42pm 4/01/14 7:42pm

Watch how scary fast a motorcycle goes during a high speed race

The world starts to blur. People and trees and houses and stores are just streaks of colors as you zoom by. The roads become vertical as you make your turns. You're going so fast that, if you hit anything on the road, even a stick, you're probably going to fly hundreds of feet in the air and smack yourself to pulp.… » 3/19/14 9:01pm 3/19/14 9:01pm

Pop-Up Stereo Mics on Zoom's Q4 Help Ensure Your Videos Sound Good Too

If there's one telltale sign that a video wasn't produced by a professional, it's usually the crappy sound accompanying the footage. The microphones on a smartphone or a cheap camcorder are awful at best, which is why companies like Sony and Zoom are finally releasing models with stereo mics that will help your… » 1/20/14 1:00pm 1/20/14 1:00pm

This Video Truly Shows the Overwhelming Size of the Universe

Every time I look at the sky in a remote location, far away from cities' light pollution, I marvel at the immensity of the Universe. But this video truly shows how much bigger the Universe is, how impossibly huge. Just watch and look at all those dots turn into galaxies until you reach your destination. » 11/30/12 10:06am 11/30/12 10:06am

A New Breed of Camcorder for a New Breed of Citizen Journalist—Or…

Just because virtually every cell phone on the face of the Earth now doubles as a camcorder doesn't mean it does a particularly good job of it—especially when tasked with recording in low-light or noisy environments. The Q2HD from Zoom, however, is designed to record (and stream) in full HD regardless of the… » 7/09/12 6:20pm 7/09/12 6:20pm