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The “D” in DSLR does not stand for dark magic. In fact, that snap of the shutter you hear when taking a picture is a wonderful symphony of mechanical engineering at work, and happens so fast that you can’t really enjoy it all with the naked eye. Luckily, the Slow Mo Guys have painstakingly chronicled what’s happening with the mechanical shutter of a Canon 7D using a very fast (and expensive) Phantom Flex camera, recording various shutter speeds at a mind-boggling 10,000 frames per second.
Piper is one of the newer home monitoring cameras in a category that’s still trying to figure out what it is. Once the solution for checking in on dogs and babies, these small cameras have evolved into something of an ad-hoc security system for a small home or an apartment, offering things like motion detectors, live video with cloud recordings, and a siren to scare away would-be thieves.
But one of Piper’s shortcomings has been a lack of night vision, a standard feature among cameras in its class. This meant that if you wanted to use Piper in your house at night, you were mostly out of luck, short of spending time and money hooking up your home’s lights to its built-in motion sensor.
That’s been remedied with the Piper NV, a new night…
For the past week I’ve been using Microsoft’s new Lumia Camera software. It’s part of a Lumia Denim update that’s rolling out to Lumia Windows Phones over the next few weeks, and the most important changes are improvements to the camera. Lumia phones are known for their impressive camera hardware, but the software has sometimes been a step behind. Launching the camera on Lumia phones can be painfully slow, and even capturing and autofocus isn’t always particularly speedy compared to the iPhone 6 or some top Android devices. Microsoft is aiming to fix some of these problems with the new Lumia Camera app.
It’ll be a bit more challenging than your phone to mount on a stick, but Fujifilm’s new X-A2 could be the ultimate selfie camera nonetheless. Fujifilm has updated the entry-level model to its well-regarded X-series of interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras with a 175-degree flip screen, letting you see what you’re shooting when the lens is trained on your face.
The X-A2’s improved autofocus performance comes in handy here, too; when the screen is flipped up, the camera automatically turns on face and eye detection to ensure the clearest portraits possible. And a tweaked version of Fujifilm’s optically stabilized 16-50mm (24-76mm-equivalent) f/3.5-5.6 lens — bundled with the X-A2 for $ 549.95 — just might offer a wide enough perspective…
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DJI wowed us recently with their new Inspire One drone. That unit was the first to feature a 4K camera that the Hong Kong startup built in house. Today at CES they announced a new mount for the detachable Inspire camera, giving filmmakers a simple way to combine aerial and handheld photography in a single package.