Amazon’s new Echo Look has a built-in camera for style selfies

 With the addition of a camera, Amazon’s new Echo Look device can now see and hear all. The device is a sort of standalone selfie machine so users can take full-length photos and videos of themselves specifically for the sake of checking their fashion choices in the morning.
The new home assistant answers to commands like “Alexa, take a picture” and “Alexa, take a… Read More

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GoPro to release prosumer spherical camera in fall 2017

 GoPro today announced the Fusion, a camera capable of capturing spherical video for use in VR and standard video formats through a software solution. The camera will be released this fall. GoPro has yet to name the price. If nothing else GoPro is becoming a camera company again. The Fusion shows that GoPro is going back to its core competency in creating hardware. Action cameras existed… Read More

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High-speed camera rig captures 3D images of birds’ wings in flight

 You don’t have to be an ornithologist to know that birds are pretty good at flying. But while we know how they do it in general, the millimeter- and microsecond-level details are difficult to pin down. Researchers at Stanford are demystifying bird flight with a custom camera/projector setup, and hoping to eventually replicate its adaptability in unpredictable air currents. Read More

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Snap explored selling a 360 camera

snap-360-camera What comes after Spectacles for the “camera company”? Snap has explored 360 cameras as a future product, according to three sources familiar with the matter. Snap brought in a camera developer with expertise in 360 cameras and stereoscopic cameras to pitch the company potential hardware options. Read More

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Nikon restructuring causes casualties to bottom line, camera line and production line

pic_160223_01_02 Nikon’s plan to restructure in the face of challenges to the digital imaging space has proven more costly than expected in more ways than one. A rough quarter means the company will not only miss profit expectations, but will have to buy out a thousand employees and end its DL line of compact cameras. Read More

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