August 14, 2009 |
Think of it as the digital camera for the lonely. Samsung unveiled a camera Thursday with a view screen on the front as well as on the back. And why would people want this DualView camera, as Samsung calls it? To take pictures of themselves. "The growing popularity of social networking sites has given rise to the self-portrait," Samsung said in its news release, "with many consumers turning their digital cameras on themselves." Many who have used social networking or dating sites can relate to holding a camera at arm's length in front of themselves while snapping a picture.
February 1, 1987
So Jack Smith is bored with his wife's attempts to preserve happy moments on film ("I Am Not a Camera," Jan. 4). I'd rather see some of her travel pictures than be forced to look at a different picture of his mug every week. Mary Lane Redondo Beach
May 23, 2013 |
Sam Jones is one of Hollywood's most acclaimed photographers. His celebrity portraits - of people such as George Clooney, Ben Affleck, Bob Dylan, Kristen Stewart - have appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and Men's Journal. Now Jones has decided that he's not satisfied just focusing his camera on actors and musicians. He wants to find a way to memorialize what he calls one of the best (but never seen or published) parts of his job - the informal conversations between Jones and his subjects in the middle of a photo shoot.
February 27, 2012 |
There's a saying among photographers that "the best camera is the one that's with you," and for many of us nowadays, that camera happens to be a smartphone too. That's where Nokia's 808 PureView smartphone and its 41-megapixel/1080p camera plans to come in. The Finnish phone-maker is looking to raise the bar in smartphone photography far past what currently passes for a good camera-phone. Most high-end smartphones are currently packing 8-megapixel cameras or 5-megapixel cameras, which has resulted in millions of fantastic, detailed shots taken and uploaded to the likes of Facebook, Flickr and Instagram.
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July 16, 2013 |
The Los Angeles Police Department arrested a suspect on suspicion of stealing at CBS TV crew's camera during coverage of Trayvon Martin protests Saturday night in Leimert Park. Police said a man claiming to have a gun took the camera from a KCBS-TV crew. Officials said the camera has since been recovered and returned to the station. PHOTOS: George Zimmerman trial verdict protests On Tuesday, a reporter and cameraman for CBS2/KCAL9 were attacked in the Crenshaw district by rogue protesters who broke off from a peaceful demonstration at Leimert Park, police said Tuesday.
September 17, 2011 |
How the tiny Sony NEX-C3 digital camera takes such sharp photos and high-def videos has everything to do with great lenses (which are interchangeable) and a big, super-sensitive sensor (great for low light) that's about the size you would get in most bulky SLRs. It measures 4.3-by-2.4-by-1.3-inches (without a lens), the camera comes with an 18-55mm zoom lens or 16mm wide-angle lens and includes a snap-on flash. There's also an optional 18-200mm zoom lens. The screen can be tilted up or down for overhead or down-low shooting. You also get Sony's Sweep Panorama mode: Sweep the camera in an arc, and it takes a slew of continuous pictures, then stitches them together to produce a 202-degree panoramic image. The camera's pricey but you'll pocket plenty of change for the better.
June 29, 2013 |
The latest in the quest for a better camera strap is the Leash. The two-piece quick-connect system from Peak Design is composed of an “anchor disk,” which attaches to any camera's loop or D-ring. The strap, which can be used as a neck or sling strap, snaps onto the anchor disk with a built-in clip. Removing the leash from the anchor clip requires a one-handed push of a button. The strap, made of seatbelt-type nylon webbings, is adjustable from 19 to 60 inches, is made of sturdy seatbelt-type nylon webbing.
September 26, 2012 |
UCLA football coach Jim Mora threw the media out of practice Wednesday morning over television camera crews wandering into restricted areas. The incident was believed to have occurred just as practice was starting. The Los Angeles Times, per a new policy, does not attend practices at UCLA and USC. People present said that camera crews were setting up on the field, which apparently angered Mora. Sports information department employees were also tossed out of practice. Mora had the gate locked.
September 26, 2012 |
The first major hardware issue with the iPhone 5may be surfacing as users and news sites are reporting a possible glitch with one of the cameras on the new smartphone. Mashable and TechCrunch on Wednesday reported that photos taken with the phone's rear camera show a band of purple when the photo is taken with the light source just outside the camera's view. We tried this out on one of the iPhone 5s we have and can also confirm the problem. This is an issue that we couldn't replicate on an iPhone 4 or that was ever reported on the iPhone 4S. Check out the two pictures we shot above.
November 19, 2012 |
Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" is an intimate look at a troubled drifter played by Joaquin Phoenix. To make it even more intensely personal, Anderson decided to shoot much of the film in the oversized 65mm format. That rarely used large-frame format -- especially when projected in theaters equipped to show such films -- allows the tightest close-ups to become that much more revealing, which didn't always make Anderson's actors comfortable. In this excerpt from The Envelope Screening Series, Anderson talks about the challenges of using 65mm film, which by necessity requires an enormous camera -- about the size of a chair, Anderson says.