A Canon patent has been discovered by the folks at Canon News showing what appears to be a camera with a “translucent mirror” reminiscent of Sony’s SLT cameras. But that appears to be where the similarity ends, as the Canon implements a whole second image sensor, which appears to help overcome dynamic range issues with existing cameras.
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I remember when CCTV really became a big thing. For years, London had the most cameras of any city in the world. Now it appears that London has slipped behind, now sitting third behind Beijing and Chongqing in China. Although, these days, it’s not so much about how many cameras you have as it is about how many megapixels each of them has.
At the China International Industry Fair last week, scientists revealed a 500-megapixel cloud camera system, which they says is capable of capturing facial details of every individual in a crowd of tens of thousands of people.
Panasonic has just announced a new compact, rugged Micro Four Thirds camera, the Panasonic Lumix DC-G95. It’s aimed primarily at vloggers, and amateur photographers and videographers. It’s a kind of a crossover between the GH5 and the G9, containing some of their features, but at a lower price. So let’s dive into the specs and take a closer look at the new camera from Panasonic.
Google Pixel 3 has been launched, and the rumors and leaks were true: despite the rising number of dual, triple and even quintuple smartphone cameras, Pixel 3 has a single camera on the back. However, it relies heavily on Google’s AI, promising to make high-quality pictures even with a single lens. And if you want a dual camera, you can have that too – it’s on the front.
We’ve seen a lot of cheap smartphones pop up lately, and it appears this trend isn’t going away just yet. Just last month, Xiaomi released a $250 phone to go against the iPhone X. Then there’s also the recently unveiled Huawei Honor 10 which goes for $475. But no matter how affordable these phones may be, none of them could ever beat the price of Alcatel’s 3V. It will only sell for $150, and it comes with a dual camera.
DJI has expanded their line of cameras for industrial use with Zenmuse XT2, a thermal imaging camera equipped with side-by-side visual and thermal imaging sensors. The company describes it as “the next generation of commercial froe solutions.” With this new camera, DJI wants to expand the purpose of its enterprise drone platforms. They put the focus on tasks such as infrastructure inspection and agriculture, firefighting and search and rescue.
I have to be honest here, I’m actually starting to get a little excited about the idea of a Nikon mirrorless camera. I know I probably shouldn’t. I know it’ll be lots of hype and when it finally arrives I’ll be disappointed. But, still, the more little bits of information about it come out, the closer I get to certain that I will want one. And this latest development just brings me that bit closer.
NikonEye are reporting on two new patents Nikon have published describing a new autofocus system. It combines dual pixel AF technology similar to Canon, as well as “time of flight” tech similar to new Sony sensors. The new autofocus system appears to be destined for the new mirrorless system.
Today, OnePlus has officially announced One Plus 5. It’s their latest smartphone, and according to the camera specs, it’s aimed at photographers (or “phoneographers”). It’s a smartphone with the highest resolution dual-camera system currently on the market. Other than this, it allows a few other features that make it competitive to high-end smartphones like iPhone 7 Plus.
Back in April Apple acquired Israeli-startup LinX, specializing in computational imaging, and it seems the giant from Cupertino might be putting the new technology to good use – at least in its patents.
A recent patent application describes a mobile camera system with multiple cameras, and its applications could be truly remarkable.