Weird monocular Canon PowerShot Zoom camera is coming to the US


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Canon PowerShot Zoom was launched earlier this year, but only in Japan. If you got interested in this weird piece of gear, it’s now coming to the US as well, and shipping worldwide. So, let’s dive in and see what you get in this strange, tiny camera. Canon PowerShot Zoom started as a concept camera, […]

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Freefly launches Wave – A 4K slow mo camera that shoots up 9,259 frames per second


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Freefly, yup, that Freefly, the one who makes drones and gimbals, has launched a camera. It’s called the Wave and it’s a small high-speed 4K camera with a passive locking Sony E lens mount and a global shutter sensor. It shoots up to an insane 9,259 frames per second. It has a Super 35mm sensor, […]

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A low-light machine: The Sony a7S III


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I was provided a short-term rental of the Sony Alpha a7S III for review of its video quality. As a user of Sony video cameras with E-mount lenses, such as the FS7, I was excited to see if this more portable, full-frame camera lived up to the hype. Video formats For starters, I was happy […]

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A Teardown of the Sigma fp Mirrorless Camera


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Since making is debut in July of 2019, the Sigma fp has gained notoriety as a very capable camera despite its mixed reviews. The decidedly lowercase ‘fp’ is Sigma’s first full-frame sensor.

The fp was released the same year that all other major camera manufacturers that aren’t Sony were releasing their first or second full-frame mirrorless cameras, and in typical Sigma fashion, the fp stood out from the crowd.

It’s certainly doing its part now to popularize the sensor-in-box style form factor that makes so much sensor for video shooters. This design also makes it a great candidate for conversion

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Review: Z Cam E2-M4 MFT Cine Camera, part 3


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This is part 3 of a 3-part Z Cam E2-M4 review: part 1 covers the hardware, part 2 covers controls and operation.

Performance

Resolution

In 4K, the camera sees all the way to 2160 TV lines/picture height and beyond: I doubt there’s any anti-aliasing filter on the sensor.

Here’s a pixel-for-pixel extract from a 4K shot of a 4K DSC Labs MegaTrumpet test chart (the inset is the full image, for reference):

E2-M4 4K resolution chart
E2-M4 4K, 4K resolution chart, 1:1. Numbers are TVl/ph

On a “properly” filtered Bayer-pattern sensor we should expect to see up to 80% of the nominal resolution,

E2-M4 8K resolution chart
E2-M4 1080p resolution chart
E2-M4 “Still Life”, ungraded, Normal
E2-M4 “Still Life”, ungraded, WDR
E2-M4 “Still Life”, graded detail, Normal
E2-M4 “Still Life”, graded detail, WDR
WFM for Xyla-21 in Z-Log2 and WDR
E2-M4, Z-Log2, Low Noise
E2-M4, Z-Log2, Normal
E2-M4, Z-Log2, Low Jello
E2-M4, Rec.709, Low Noise
E2-M4, Rec.709, Normal
E2-M4, Rec.709, Low Jello
E2-M4 1080p resolution chart
E2-M4 1080p resolution chart, 121–240 fps

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Review: Z Cam E2-M4 MFT Cine Camera, part 2


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This is part 2 of a 3-part Z Cam E2-M4 review. Part 1 covers the hardware; part 3 discusses performance.

iOS App

The free Z Camera app for iOS lets you monitor and control the camera and play back or download recorded media. The app runs natively on both iPhones and iPads.

When launched, you’re given two choices: Control for monitoring and control, or Gallery for revising recorded clips and stills.

The main Control screen shows a full-screen live image at 1080p resolution, with small status readouts along the top and bottom of the picture. 

Z Camera Control screen
Z Camera Control

Z Camera Control screen with ISO tape shown
Z Camera Control screen with menu sidebar
Z Camera Control screen with large WFM
Z Camera Control screen, peaking-only display
Z Camera Control screen, false-color
Z Camera Control screen, with quick frameline adjustment shown
Z Camera Control's eight-button panel
Z Camera Gallery, after tapping a clip
Playing a clip in Z Camera, with LUT and anamorphic desqueeze
Z Cam E2-M4 wired networking
Z Cam E2-M4 with HDMI cable
Thermal imaging shows even heat distribution
Z Cam display: status in standby; status in recording; preview in recording
Z Cam E2-M4 top-level menu display
Z Camera on an iPhone SE
Using Z Camera as a monitor/controller
Using Z Camera as an eight-button panel
What Z Camera says when it isn't the first to connect

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Review: Z Cam E2-M4 MFT Cine Camera, part 1


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This is part 1 of a 3-part Z Cam E2-M4 review: part 2 covers control and operations; part 3 discusses performance.

Z Cam E2-M4, showing its 4/3 sensor
Z Cam E2-M4, showing its 4/3 sensor

Z Cam has been building compact MFT 4K cine cameras and multi-lens VR cameras since 2019. Starting last year they’ve introduced a “flagship” line of box-style cine cameras sharing the same design, operating system, and connectivity. The cameras differ in their sensor sizes and VFR capabilities — and prices, of course — but otherwise look and work the same:

Sam Hurd: PIXII Rangefinder is ‘The Worst Camera I Have Ever Owned”


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Sam Hurd recently published a video review of the PIXII Rangefinder: a rear-LCD-less, smartphone-connected, M-mount rangefinder developed by PIXII, an upstart camera manufacturer. And while his introductory statement that it is the “worst camera I have ever owned” does more to get the click than convey his actual opinion, it doesn’t look like the PIXII is a camera you should be picking up just yet despite some extremely promising design choices.

Hurd admits that the PIXII is very well-built, and before turning it on mentions that while it’s not on the level of a Leica, it’s in the same

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Zeiss’ ZX1 Android-Powered Camera Costs $6,000


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Announced nearly two years ago, Zeiss’ compact Android-powered fixed-lens camera finally has a price: $6,000. While this is likely more than most thought Zeiss would ask for the camera, Zeiss seems to be banking on the value of an all-in-one experience.

Because the ZX1 runs a version of Android and is Wi-Fi compatible, Zeiss was able to bake-in a version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom allowing for the photographer to, theoretically, conceptualize, photograph, edit, and publish all from one device. In Zeiss’ words: “stay in your flow.”

The other hardware specifications for the ZX1 include a 37-megapixel full-frame sensor

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A Look at the Ginormous Gowlandflex Twin-Lens Reflex Camera


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The Gowlandflex is a ginormous twin-lens reflex (TLR) camera invented by famous American glamour photographer Peter Gowland. The camera equipment shop Camera West got its hands on one through a trade-in and made this 3-minute video that offers a look at the unique camera.

Gowland was known for building his own camera and studio equipment, and he built various Gowlandflex cameras for photographers (e.g. Annie Leibovitz and Yousuf Karsh), organizations (e.g. the FBI), and companies (e.g. Playboy) over the years.

The Gowlandflex TLR obtained by Camera West measures 20x18x8 (~51x46x20cm) inches when fully built and weighs 11.

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A Look at the Ginormous Gowlandflex Twin-Lens Reflex Camera


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The Gowlandflex is a ginormous twin-lens reflex (TLR) camera invented by famous American glamour photographer Peter Gowland. The camera equipment shop Camera West got its hands on one through a trade-in and made this 3-minute video that offers a look at the unique camera.

Gowland was known for building his own camera and studio equipment, and he built various Gowlandflex cameras for photographers (e.g. Annie Leibovitz and Yousuf Karsh), organizations (e.g. the FBI), and companies (e.g. Playboy) over the years.

The Gowlandflex TLR obtained by Camera West measures 20x18x8 (~51x46x20cm) inches when fully built and weighs 11.

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This SLR Camera Was Made for Wildlife Photography a Century Ago


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A rare SLR camera from a century ago has been put up for sale. The Goerz Reflex-Jagd-Ango was a camera specifically designed for wildlife and expedition photography over a century ago, and one can now be yours for $3,500.

Camera-wiki.org states that the German camera company C. P. Goerz, which later folded into Carl Zeiss, began making the Reflex-Jagd-Ango (“Reflex Hunting Ango”) in or around 1909. It used an Ottomar Anschütz focal-plane shutter (which shutter speeds up to 1/1000s) and had a long-focus lens on a long rigid body.

The Chicago-based eBay seller chila is currently selling a copy

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Android users, this app will tell you if your phone camera is spying on you


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When Apple introduced a new security feature in iOS 14, I wondered if Android users would also get a feature that reveals if their camera is spying on them. Well, there’s an app for that. Access Dots is an Android app that lets you know if any of your apps accesses your camera and microphone […]

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This Android App Will Show You if Your Smartphone Camera is Spying on You


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The release of iOS 14 for the iPhone brought with it a handy security feature that displays a little green dot on the top of your screen any time your camera is being used. Basically a tally light. But what about Android users? As the saying goes: there’s an app for that.

An Android app called Access Dots, created by XDA developer jagan2, does for the Android smartphones what iOS 14 did automatically for iPhone users: it uses little colored dots to show you when your camera or microphone is in use.

While Android 9 does include notifications

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This Android App Will Show You if Your Smartphone Camera is Spying on You


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The release of iOS 14 for the iPhone brought with it a handy security feature that displays a little green dot on the top of your screen any time your camera is being used. Basically a tally light. But what about Android users? As the saying goes: there’s an app for that.

An Android app called Access Dots, created by XDA developer jagan2, does for the Android smartphones what iOS 14 did automatically for iPhone users: it uses little colored dots to show you when your camera or microphone is in use.

While Android 9 does include notifications

Continue reading “This Android App Will Show You if Your Smartphone Camera is Spying on You”

This Android App Will Show You if Your Smartphone Camera is Spying on You


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


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The release of iOS 14 for the iPhone brought with it a handy security feature that displays a little green dot on the top of your screen any time your camera is being used. Basically a tally light. But what about Android users? As the saying goes: there’s an app for that.

An Android app called Access Dots, created by XDA developer jagan2, does for the Android smartphones what iOS 14 did automatically for iPhone users: it uses little colored dots to show you when your camera or microphone is in use.

While Android 9 does include notifications

Continue reading “This Android App Will Show You if Your Smartphone Camera is Spying on You”

If you’ve updated your iPhone to iOS 14, you can tell when your camera is spying on you


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Do you ever get the unexplainable feeling that someone is watching you? Well, that’s because they just might. But if you’ve updated your iPhone to iOS 14, you may now be able to tell when this is happening and delete the apps that activate your phone’s camera in the background. Apple has introduced a new […]

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Canon has launched a weird monocular-style compact camera – but only in Japan


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I’m not sure how I feel about this one yet. On the one hand, it’s pretty cool and interesting. A new take on the tech that could be very useful to a lot of people – especially sports goers, if Canon’s promo video is anything to go by. But on the other, it’s pretty weird. […]

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Canon Unveils the PowerShot Zoom, A Strange Monocular Camera


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With the compact camera market decimated by smartphones, Canon is getting creative with its latest product. Called the PowerShot Zoom, it’s an unusual-looking pocket-sized camera that resembles a monocular.

The PowerShot Zoom is designed to be operated with just one hand and weighs 5.1 ounces (145g). Inside is a 12.1-megapixel 1/3-inch CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 8 processor that can capture 1080p Full HD.

On the front of the camera is a powerful 100-400mm equivalent (in 35mm terms) optical lens. If you need even more reach, there’s an extra 2x to 800mm thanks to the camera’s digital

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Discussing URSA Mini Pro 12K with Blackmagic and John Brawley


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Not too long ago, you like me, wondered what kind of camera Blackmagic Design was about to release. Minutes into the Livestreamed product announcement Blackmagic Design CEO, Grant Petty, surprised many by showing an image in HD and then widening the view to show 4K, then 6K, then 8K, and finally landing on 12K. Hence, they doubled the then highest current camera offering from Blackmagic Design, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. 6K never felt so inadequate.URSA Mini Pro 12K

12K – Why 12K

Speculation ensued. Comments fell onto the internet like rain pouring down during a hurricane. “Why 12K?” and

URSA Mini Pro 12K
URSA Mini Pro 12K
URSA Mini Pro 12K
URSA Mini Pro 12K

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