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Sports Cameras Are Now Being Disguised As Model Aeroplanes

Image Cache: The so-called spidercam has changed the way we watch sports, allowing camera operators to shoot footage while moving vertically and horizontally above where the action happens. And now they’re being disguised as… aeroplanes?


This Huge Camera Rig Busts People For Texting And Driving

If you live in British Columbia, don’t try to sneak out a quick text while driving just because you don’t see any cops on the road. The RCMP, Canada’s version of the FBI, have started using DLSR cameras attached to massive scopes to spot distracted drivers from as far as 1.2km away.


Olympus's First Action Cam Has A Boatload Of Crazy Sensors

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker — terrible name aside — looks like it’s built to have rocks thrown at it. Something about the renderings the company just released scream “play with me.” Yet despite a solid reputation for rugged point-and-shoot cameras, Olympus has never played in the action camera sandbox GoPro built before.


The 360fly 4K Camera: Australian Pricing And Availability

The 360fly camera has been around for the last six months, finding its place with the likes GoPro and others in the “action cam” category as 360 video and VR continued to become more “mainstream”. At its heart, it is a single-lens camera that captures stitchless 360-degree video with interactive and mobile virtual reality viewing capabilities.

Today it sees an upgrade to address a complaint all too common for 360 cameras — resolution. The new 360fly 4K camera, (which was unveiled at CES earlier this year) boasts, as the name suggests, higher resolution in addition to the ability to shoot point-of-view as well as 360 video.


GoPro Is Now Red Bull's Action Camera Of Choice

GoPro and Red Bull have teamed up in a multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership that sees Red Bull buying a stake in the action camera company and GoPro becoming the exclusive point-of-view camera of choice for the energy drink company’s massive international media empire, which covers everything from eSports to extreme sports.


Intel Makes Your Face A Part Of Vivid, Charges Your Phone Too

Every year Vivid gets bigger and better, adding more new attractions and cool tech. This year, Intel’s making use of its RealSense 3D camera technology to make your face a part of Vivid Sydney. In case that’s not enough to get you excited, Intel is also installing free charging points so you can keep your smartphone running for the duration of your night out. You’re welcome.


Wikimedia Is Running An Australian Photo Competition

Over 1200 amateur snappers have already submitted images to Wikimedia Australia’s Wiki Loves Earth photography competition, which also serves as a conduit for Wikipedia to populate its massive catalogue of Australian articles. There’s a week left in the competition, and a few small prizes are up for grabs alongside the general good karma of helping out the world’s largest repository of knowledge.


Canon's Rumoured 28-560mm Lens Sounds Comically Gigantic

Technology is strange. As some things get smaller, like smartphones, others grow in size… like smartphones. OK, bad example there. How about camera lenses? Sure, advances in optics have allowed us to cram three (and a billion) lenses into one, but when it comes to taking photos, sometimes you just can’t compromise. And Canon’s rumoured 28-560mm EF doesn’t sound like it will compromise, at all.


DIY Camera Spits Out Someone Else's Photos Instead Of Yours

Some say there’s no such thing as a new idea, which is just a nice way of saying that humans are a staggeringly unoriginal bunch. But a nifty, homemade Raspberry Pi-powered “camera” takes this idea and turns it on its head.


Google's Absurdly Hi-Res Camera Will Preserve Great Works Of Art

Google has finally finished work on the cameras it hopes will digitise the world’s art collections. Fittingly called the Art Camera, the extremely high-resolution robots will be lent out to museums for free, and photos taken with them will appear on Google’s online Culture Institute.


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