Paul Kohlhaussen, a Richmond student, decided to create a fully-functional 3D-printed camera, when he realized his dream cameras were way out of his budget. Even more impressive is the fact that he had no prior knowledge in CAD software, and managed to teach himself everything from scratch. This custom-built creation combines the features of the Mamiya 7 (medium format photography), Hasselblad XPan (panoramas), and last, but not least, the Leica M Series. What he ended up with, is the "Cycloptic Mustard Monster," which is designed to shoot 6 x 14 negatives on 120 film, and features an 8-part modular design that easily pairs with camera gear. Continue reading for some sample shots and more information.
Birdie is a simple accessory that lets you take amazing aerial shots using only your GoPro, without requiring a drone. Launch it into the air while your camera takes continuous photos or videos on the way up to maximum altitude, and on the way back down. Best of all, the gadget floats, so you can play safely with it at the pool or at the beach. Get one here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an incredible Star Trek and TRON: Legacy mashup.
Samsung's 64GB EVO Select MicroSDXC Memory Card is perfect for recording 4K video, and it's being offered for just $22.99, today only, originally $39.99. Whether you are a power user or simply want to expand your device memory, this microSD card gives you the advantage of ultra-fast read & write speeds of up to 100MB/s & 60MB/s. Backed by 4-proof protection, this card keeps your data safe against water, extreme temperatures, and other harsh conditions. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
At first glance, this appears to be a credit card or multi-tool, but it's actually the CROZ camera. Created by Hyle Design, this device has the bare minimum required for a digital camera to function, including AA batteries, an on/off button that doubles as a shutter clicker, and one more button for toggling between normal, black & white, sepia and blue filters. It features a 5-megapixel lens, manufactured by the same vendor that handles the cameras on Apple devices. There's no preview display, so you may have to take several shots to get the perfect one. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the first full-length Blade Runner 2049 trailer.
Samsung's 128GB microSDXC Select Class 10 U3 card with adapter is perfect for recording 4K video, and it's being offered for just $44.99 shipped, today only. Record and play 4K UHD video. With ultra-fast read & write speeds up to 100MB/s & 90MB/s respectively, the Samsung 128GB EVO Select lets you transfer a 3GB video to your notebook in just 38 seconds. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
AKASO's EK7000 4K Action Camera is perfect for those who don't want to pay hundreds for comparable alternatives, as it's being offered for just $83.99 shipped, this weekend only, originally $119.99. You can capture stunning 4K 25fps/2.7K 30fps/1080P 60fps video, which is sharper and more lifelike than ever. With 12MP Burst photos at a blistering 30 frames per second, it's perfect for still shots as well as motion. Product page. Continue reading for another footage quality test video and more information.
Finally, after months of prototypes, the production Light L16 camera has been revealed. It's officially called a "multi-aperture computational camera", that shoots up to 10 small cameras out of the 16 built-in, simultaneously, using a powerful processor and proprietary algorithms to stitch together the shots into a single high-quality 52 megapixel image. What does this mean? Users can choose their focus and depth of field after they've taken your photo. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
The $30,000 Canon ME20F-SH is essentially a multi-purpose camera that has a maximum ISO of over 4.5-million, which enables it to turn pitch black environments into day, literally. The camera's sensor allows it to shoot Full HD video while subjects are illuminated with less than 0.0005 lux - a full moon on a clear night is 0.27 to 1.0 lux - capturing high-quality images of things the human eye cannot perceive. The company expects to see the most use in cinematic production, nature / wildlife documentaries, and security / surveillance applications. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a real-life Transformers truck.
Phase One teamed up with Sony to unveil the XF 100MP, which features a full-frame medium format CMOS sensor that offers an incredible 100-megapixels of resolution. That's right, it boasts 16-bit color depth, 15 stops of dynamic range, an ISO range of 50 - 12,800, and the ability to shoot 60-minute long exposure footage. Vibration tracking and detection as well as an electronic first curtain shutter keeps things steady. How much does all this cost? A cool $49,000+. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an airplane with KFC buckets for wings.
APEMAN's 4K Action Camera is not only reasonably priced, but includes a Sony CMOS sensor and 17 accessories, all for $79.99 shipped, today only, originally $149.99. In addition to capturing 4096 x 2160 resolution video footage at 25 FPS, it also supports 20-megapixel camera still images. Just a few of accessories included are: a bike stand, helmet mount, waterproof case, two batteries, and three different bases. Product page. Continue reading for a video test and more information.