iPhone 4S 8 Megapixel Camera Was Made By Sony

The iPhone 4S features a new 8 megapixel camera, we have already seen some sample photos that we took with the iPhone 4S camera, and then we showed you a full HD video recorded with the iPhone 4S camera.

Now we have some more details on the camera inside the iPhone 4S, and it would appear that it has been made for Apple by Sony, according to a recent report from the guys over at Chipworks.

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The Panoramic Ball Cam, Uses 36 Smartphone Cameras For A True 360 Degree View (video)

An innovative new type of camera has been developed called the Panoramic Ball Cam that is equipped with 36 mobile phone cameras and has been designed to be thrown in to the air to capture 360 degree panoramic photographs.

When the ball has been thrown in to the air, once it reaches its highest point  the Panoramic Ball Cam will then take a photograph using all 36 cameras and drops back into the hands of the user. Providing a complete 360 degree view of the environment which can then be downloaded to a computer for viewing via a custom piece of software.  The mechanics of the Panoramic Ball Cam have been created using C, C++, QT, and OpenCV. Watch the video after the jump to see the innovative Panoramic Ball Cam in action.

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Sigma SD1 Special Wooden Edition Announced

If the regular Sigma SD1 wasn’t expensive enough, Sigma re now releasing a special wooden edition SD1, which features a wooden casing made from Amboyna Burl, which is the deformed wood of the Southeast Asian Padauk tree, or something, and according to Sigma each casing takes around 60 hours to make.

The Sigma SD1 features a 46 megapixel  24×16mm APS-C X3 direct image sensor, and the lightweight body made which is normally made from magnesium alloy. has been replaced by wood.

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Minimox Double Exposure Camera

If you are looking for ways to add that something special to your photos rather than just using the same old filters from your mobile camera application. A new digi cam called the Minimox has been recently launched and might well be worth a little more investigation.

The pocket size Minimox camera has been designed to create a double exposure in a single frame when you take a photograph, which will help you create some very unique results.

Its equipped with a 3.2 megapixel camera providing a 2048 x 1536 resolution or video footage at 640 x 480. On the rear there is a small 1 inch LCD viewer and storage for photographs is provided via a SD card. Up to 8GB cards can be supported.

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Seagate GoFlex Cinema Multimedia Storage Hub

If you are looking for a convenient way to store all your media files ready for playback on your HDTV without the need for a PC. The newly unveiled Seagate GoFlex Cinema system might well be worth a look and has been designed to provide you with a multimedia storage hub for a huge variety of file types and is available in either 1TB, 2TB or 3TB capacities.

The Seagate GoFlex Cinema also allows you to transfer files and photographs directly to it from your camera via a USB 2.0 port and also has stereo audio output, and an S/PDIF digital optical audio output.

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Octocopter Flying Drone Created To Carry Red Epic Camera (video)

A German visual effects company OMSTUDIOS had created a fantastic octocopter flying drone named the OM-Copter which is capable of carrying a Red Epic camera to new heights.

The new flying drone has been specifically designed to replace the need for renting a crane or the prohibitive costs of an actual helicopter and can lift the Red Epic camera to a height of 150m. Enabling filmmakers to combine the performance of the RED Epic with the versatility of an octocopter. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.


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Adobe Hopes To Put An End To Blurry Photography With New Photoshop Technology (video)

At the Adobe MAX 2011 conference last week, Adobe unveiled a new experimental Image Deblurring technology which its hopes will one day makes it way into Adobe’s Photoshop software. The new Image Deblurring feature uses advanced algorithms to calculate the cameras movements that caused the motion blur. Which it then uses to create a deblurring effect on the image reversing the process.

With just a couple of clicks a motion blurry photo is transformed into a clear image. Watch a video after the break of the new Image Deblurring technique in action.

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Fujifilm X10 Coming In November For $599

Fujilfilm announced the new Fujifilm X10 last month, wehn it was announced we didn’t have any details on when it would be available and also how much it would cost, it looks like the Fujifilm X10 will go on sale in November at will retail for $599.99.

The X10 a new 2/3″ 12 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor plus a high-definition F2.0 wide-angle and F2.8 telephoto Fujinon 4x manual zoom lens (28-112mm).

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SpyFinder Hidden Camera Detector (video)

If you are worried about being caught on tape by a concealed camera, a new device called the SpyFinder might be able to keep your save from prying eyes and keep you off scandalous movies.

The SpyFinder hidden camera detector is a small pocket device that you hold up to your eye and scan your surrounding, as you scan it will point out any hidden cameras that might be watching your every move. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.


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Flickr Windows Phone App Updated With Mango Support

Flickr has today rolled out a new version of its Windows Phone App which now has support for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango firmware together with some great new features.

Within the new Flickr app you are now provided with a built-in camera, composure grid and focus assist, and the application can upload images in the background. The new update also includes performance enhancements and stability tweaks to help make using the application even easier.

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Fujifilm To Launch New Interchangeable Mirrorless Camera System In 2012

According to the guys over at 43 Rumors, Fujifilm will be the latest company to announce a new mirrorless camera system with interchangeable lens, and the new camera system is expected to launch some time in 2012.

It isn’t clear as yet what type of system Fujifilm will use, it hasn’t been confirmed as yet whether the Fujifilm system will be based on Micro Four Thirds or something different.

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Toshiba Launches Camileo x416, x400 and x200 Camcorders

This week Toshiba has priced and officially launched its new range of Camileo x416, x400 and x200 camcorders. All three camcorders are equipped with built-in Camileo Uploader software that has been designed to enable videos and still photos to be easily and quickly uploaded on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Picasa.

The Camileo X416, Toshiba’s top-of-the line Camileo camcorder offers 23x optical zoom and 120x digital zoom to maximise shot range. Its equipped with 16GB memory which can store up to three hours of Full HD video. Which can be expanded to 128GB of additional storage using memory cards.

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