While the Camera and Imaging Product Association statistics have 2016 looking like the worst year for camera sales in over 15 years, one research group is anticipating growth in the industry. The biggest factor? Social media.
A group of filmmakers and journalists are seeking for camera makers to create encrypted recording capabilities into their cameras, at least in professional camera models. The intent to is make it difficult for prying eyes (including police or government agencies) to access their work, even in the field, when the data is still in the camera.
Source: Camera Encryption Letter
(For a red/cyan anaglyph version go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN-tIzQCUuk)
This is not a stereoscopic 3D tour but more of a high resolution VR tour that uses wide angle, detailed imagery that you can move around and look around within, to give a sense of 3D.
This is a good example of interactive VR tech used for a tour – this same concept could be applied to any building, property – or facilities such as museums.
This is a smart phone designed specifically for photography enthusiasts, with a 21 megapixel f/2.0 rear camera and a 13 megapixel front camera, plus 4K video. Kodak calls it a “photography first” smart phone. It even includes an actual shutter button.
?A Kodak smartphone aimed at photographers has gone on sale at a pop-up store in London.
This phone actually looks very interesting for those of us who like to take pictures and video. Plus it features a 10-core processor, which presumably aids not only high performance applications, but also helps to reduce power. Multi-core systems reduce power by enabling basic functions to run on just one processor, and only powering up additional cores, as needed.
Learn a lot more at the Kodak Phones web site.
This is a tremendously important application for those with central vision loss, potentially enabling them to see details again through augmented reality viewing:
“Are you legally blind or do you have low vision? Then Near Sighted VR might be right for you!”
Watch this video to see what this is about. Keep in mind that 25% of those over 65 suffer some degree of macular degeneration and a technology like this can help them live a fuller life!