With the introduction of smaller and smaller cameras the world became almost obsessed with recording every moment of their lives. We have seen an explosion of gadgets apps and services that allow us to post images and videos of our daily activities. For the most part these are mildly interesting, but not really ground shaking. There is an area that while appearing innocuous, can actually be an important one in many ways. This new area of life recording is the dashcam. These devices are designed to record our travels on the roads (and off). In most cases they are forward facing and do not do much more than record the road ahead of you to some sort of removable media. In more advanced cases they are capable of watching the road, ensuring that you are not drifting, warning if you are too close to something ahead of you and tracking your location. With these advanced cameras you have a safety product in addition to being able to broadcast your driving habits. Today we will be taking a look at one of these advanced models, the Papago P2 Pro. So let’s dive in and see what it can do.
Samsung has introduced a camera with mobile phone functionality, or the mobile phone with camera funcionality. It is a model Galaxy K Zoom which allows users to easily capture images, but also all the advantages offered by the Android platform.
The first buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S5 are reportedly encountering problems with defective cameras. The problem was for a number of customers confirmed by the manufacturer.
The company known mainly for its navigation systems, Garmin, introduced their new product, designed for drivers, of course. It is the auto-camera that is mounted under the windshield, and captures the traffic. These devices are very popular because with this relatively small investment the user can rely on the evidentiary high definition video record in case they experience a car accident.
Samsung is very familiar with hybrids between camera and smartphone, and now the thing has become official. Specifically, the plan is to unite the department for the development of cameras and cell phones.
In early September, we can expect a new Canon PowerShot camera model called N to hit the market. It is an ultracompact model with CMOS sensor with a 12.1 megapixel resolution, a 2.8 inches backlit screen, DIGIC 5 processor, 28-224mm f/3.0-5.9 8x optical zoom lens.
The HX 50 is a 20.4 megapixel camera with a built-in image stabilizer and is special for being the smallest and lightest device with 30x optical zoom. Even if you zoom to a maximum of 30x, HX50 camera will stabilize each photo twice as good as the Cyber-shot HX200V camera, according to Sony.
Socioalmatic’s "Instagram camera" is a hybrid digital camera and small format printer with which the company plans to provide their customers the experience of modern instant cameras as they could once have with the celebrated American company Polaroid. Consequently, it’s not particularly surprising that Socialmatic obtained a license to use the Polaroid name and logo in conjunction with its digital camera.
Sony announced their new SLT camera with Translucent Mirror Technology. The new model called the a58 comes with Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor that has a resolution of 20 megapixels. The a58 has sensitivity ranges from ISO 100 to ISO 16,000 (and ISO 25,600 with Multi Frame NR), and a shutter speed of up to five frames per second, and eight photographs per second in Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode.
OmniVision has developed a CMOS sensor designed for use in mid-range smartphones. In this way, the mid-range devices should close the gap in image quality with advanced, higher-priced models. Vinoo Margasahayam, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision said that “Industry research projects that 8-megapixel cameras will continue to enjoy a dominant position in the mobile device market in the foreseeable future. To stay at the forefront of this trend, OmniVision developed a leading-edge 8-megapixel image sensor for smartphones and tablets. The OV8835's fast frame rates, excellent pixel performance and low power consumption are critical performance benefits for manufacturers.”