Body cameras have been seen as an elegant solution to the complex problem of police brutality, but a new survey of 75 police departments across the US found that the policies governing them have, as a whole, failed to foster transparency, protect privacy or defend civil rights. "Police Body Worn Cameras: A Policy Scorecard", a yearly report released by Upturn and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights this week, found numerous key weaknesses in body cam policies across the US.
Panasonic's lightweight mirrorless Lumix G9 is aimed at the photography enthusiast with a focus on fast action wildlife and sports - but it also has an 80 megapixel mode, so if landscapes with detail are also your thing, this might be what you're looking for.
Here's all the details on when you can pick one up - and how much it will set you back.
People who take selfies are vain, narcissistic and self-absorbed. Why post self portraits taken in a dirty bathroom mirror on social media every. Single. Day? Is it for attention? Validation? Are you hooked on how many "likes" you get? Get over yourself.
Before I decided to take a selfie every day for a year, I didn't take selfies at all. Because I didn't want people to judge me like I was judging others.
Today's smartphones boast some fairly impressive cameras, but more often than not, their zooming capabilities leave more to be desired. Fortunately, you can enhance your phone's zoom with the 8x Telephoto Smartphone Lens, which is now on sale for nearly 75 percent off the normal price.
Smartphones have revolutionised the way we take pictures and record our lives -- it's hard to remember a time when we didn't always have a camera with us. For all their convenience though, and all the smartphone camera improvements we've seen in the last few years, the dedicated camera isn't dead yet.
A landmark new study following officers in the US capital has found no evidence that body cameras reduce allegations of police misconduct or officer use of force. More than 2000 officers participated in the study, making it the largest of its kind in the United States. Tracked over several months, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers with body cameras received roughly the same number of civilian complaints as those without them and reported using force just about as often.
The Natural History Museum of London has announced the winners of the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. Highlights of this year include bioluminescent termite mounds, hoards of giant spider crabs, a juvenile gorilla lounging on the forest floor -- and an absolutely heartbreaking image of a poached black rhino.
It's understandable that UAV enthusiasts might be tempted to grab amazing footage of ongoing disasters like the northern California wildfires -- providing a unique perspective of a climate change-fuelled catastrophe which has now killed at least 41 people, burned down thousands of buildings and laid waste to hundreds of thousands of acres of land.
Can you really split a bullet with a sword? The Slow Mo Guys tested the logistics of such a feat, but using a safer approach that involved a giant super-sharp knife and a pellet gun firing tiny projectiles to minimise any undesired results -- like one of them getting hit, or their incredibly expensive slo-mo camera getting destroyed.
Two members of Baltimore's County Council have introduced a new resolution to tighten public access to body camera footage. The measure, introduced by Republican councilmen Todd Crandell and Wade Kach, comes after dozens of criminal cases were dropped in Baltimore following the release of camera footage that seemingly uncovered officer misconduct.
Google introduced a tiny lifelogging camera yesterday at its Pixel 2 event. Called Clips, the little device can be held, clipped or set down while it uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition to "capture beautiful, spontaneous images" of your life. As with most cameras intended to constantly record you, a lot of people's first instinct was: Holy crap this is creepy.