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.
December 2, 2013 |
A young sea eagle stole a wildlife camera in Western Australia seven months ago and flew it nearly 70 miles away, where rangers recently found the purloined video recorder with snippets of outback scenery and a "selfie" of the feathered delinquent. The motion-sensor camera had been set up on the banks of the Margaret River in the Kimberley area in May, intended to record freshwater crocodiles lured to the lens by food left in the vicinity, the Australian Broadcasting Co. reported Monday.
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.
January 8, 2013 |
Those who knew Huell Howser, both personally and as a regular presence in their homes illuminating the far-flung corners of our state as the host of "California's Gold," are sending their eulogies to email@example.com. Howser died Monday at age 67, following his sudden retirement from television in November. My first exposure to Howser was as a middle school student sitting through a classroom lesson on Islam. Our teacher turned on the TV and let Howser do the explaining. In this episode, he visited a group of California Muslims and conducted several one-on-one interviews.
July 9, 2010 |
Six thousand yards of red carpet has arrived in Anaheim, ready for the big night. Fashion consultants and makeup artists will be on hand as the celebrity guest list fills out, publicists calling to secure tickets for their A-list clients. If it sounds as if baseball's annual All-Star game — which comes to Angel Stadium on Tuesday evening — has gone Hollywood, that's no mistake. Over the last decade or so, Major League Baseball has expanded its "Midsummer Classic" from nine innings to five days that include rock concerts and a high-tech carnival, the popular home run derby and a softball game pitting former players against actors and musicians.
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.
March 30, 2012 |
The cameras on generation after generation of iPhone have gotten increasingly better. So much so that it's often the only camera owners carry these days. What could Apple have in mind for the future? The next dimension in iPhone cameras just might be 3-D. Photos and video on upcoming iOS devices could be shot with what Patently Apple is calling "a killer 3D imaging camera. " According to an Apple patent filing discovered by PA, the cameras would incorporate laser, RADAR, light-detection and ranging (LIDAR)
October 31, 2013 |
Death is a common theme on television. We watch people get shot, stabbed, strangled, blown up and more with numbing regularity on a variety of fictional shows. Real death, however, is another thing. It remains a taboo. We shy from it, we fear it, we don't talk about it. This, despite the fact that we will all face it. Our fragile mortality, however, comes into focus on the small screen on Friday when Showtime premieres an unsettling, raw and touching documentary series called “Time of Death.” Each episode documents the real-life death of a new subject, and chronicles in unflinching detail the way they and their families cope.
July 10, 2009 |
Eddie Adams made me weep long before I knew his name. With his camera he caught the faces of the Vietnam War: soldiers hardened too young, barefoot children with dead eyes, burned villages with smoke still hanging in the air, mothers collapsed around their dead. His photos seared the front pages of newspapers around the world, making the war painfully real.