LAS VEGAS -- Samsung has just announced that two more Wi-Fi IP cameras will join its home security roster -- the $179 SmartCam HD and the $229 SmartCam HD Outdoor. Both cameras offer 1080p streaming and wide angle lenses with 128-degree fields of view. That should mean that you will get to view crisp, clear footage of your home and the surrounding outdoor area all from a Web browser or the free Android or iOS SmartCam app.
The Korean electronics giant, one of the few companies to draw huge crowds at its events, will kick off its press conference at 2 p.m. PT on Monday at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. CNET's David Katzmaier, Jessica Dolcourt, James Martin, and I will be on hand to bring you all the juicy details, photos, and running commentary throughout the event.
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Otaku Camera allows you to convert any of your pictures into manga-style images. There are numerous frames and filters included, which means you can create any number of different manga styles on your phone. It's a fun experience that offers dozens of possible layouts, styles, and frames to share with friends and family when done.
After installation, you can choose an image from your library or start snapping photos right away. It automatically puts a filter onscreen so you can see how the image will look after it is taken, but you can change the filter later if you … Read more
The market for a mobile-broadband-connected camera may still be small, but Samsung's Galaxy Camera definitely didn't go unnoticed when it arrived in late 2012. That attention likely benefited the Wi-Fi-only version that followed in 2013. And now we have Gen. 2.
The Galaxy Camera 2 doesn't stray too far from the original formula, though. It has the same 21x-zoom wide-angle lens and 16-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor as the first-gen model. It retains the giant 4.8-inch HD touch screen as well.
It's now wrapped in leatherette and trimmed in metal saying, "Look at me, I'm … Read more
Zoom Camera lives up to its name with a decent digital zoom and even adds a couple of cool photo effects to boot. Though many of its best filters require a premium upgrade, the app has just enough to please you, especially since most people will download the app just for the zoom anyway. Those features are more than enough to ignore a mediocre menu, as well.
This app adds a digital zoom -- up to 400 percent-- to your smartphone or tablet's camera. This means it will crop out excess parts of the image in order to bring … Read more
Multi-lens Camera has some unique effects that you can't find elsewhere, but it'd be nice if it had some editing features, too. Since it doesn't, you have to download a completely separate app if you want to edit the photos you take with this one. That's the only downside to this innovative and fun app, though.
This application lets you take multiple pictures in the same "frame," giving the appearance that you are only taking each shot with a fraction of the frame. It's a really neat effect that has plenty of cool … Read more
Magix Camera MX adds some serious power to your gadget's camera and even throws in some free online storage for fun. It makes your pictures look great, even if your smartphone or tablet's default camera isn't really up to snuff. It obliterates Android's default camera in terms of features and performance, and can stand tall against most other camera apps on the Google Play store.
Magix Camera MX gives you a more polished camera for shooting pictures and videos. It has all of the features you'll get from Android's default camera and adds a … Read more
Fisheye Camera Lenses lets you create distorted images using one of the five different fisheye lens effects. While the end result is indeed a distorted image, the effect doesn't seem to be anything resembling the fisheye effect.
At around 500KB, Fisheye Camera Lenses installs in just a few seconds. The application features one large ad, but as it's on the top, it won't annoy you too much. The app gives you the autofocus option; you just need to touch viewfinder to focus. You can also zoom in or out using the slider to your left and change … Read more
You're at the beach with your 12-year-old and his friend.
Everyone's having a lovely time, so you take out your phone or some other device and snap a picture of the happy moment.
When you look at it later, you see there's something in the background. Yes, that long thing in the water.
Is that a fish? Wait, is that a baby great white shark?
This seems to have been the sequence of events described by mom June Emerson of her oceanside visit to Manhattan Beach, Calif. … Read more
Manga FX Camera free for iPad converts your photos into line drawings to evoke the look and feel of black & white manga art. The results are all very cool looking and while the app lacks a lot of the advanced features of some other filtering apps, it does a decent job from start to finish creating a streamlined, easy-to-use toolset for creating manga-style images.
After installation, you can start loading photos and filtering them right away. Choose an image from your photo library or take a new one with your camera and then apply the filter. The default filter … Read more