You may not know the technique by name, but you've most likely seen the results of bullet-time photography. Popularized by movies like "The Matrix," it involves a rig of cameras in a circular configuration that are fired simultaneously, capturing the same shot of a subject from multiple angles.
Giving the smartphone market an option that's been successful in attracting photo enthusiasts to higher-end cameras, Nokia's new Lumia 1520 phablet can take photos in raw image formats. The Lumia 1020 will get raw support next year, too.
Juha Alakarhu, head of camera technology for Nokia, announced the feature in a tweet Tuesday, saying Nokia will use Adobe Systems' DNG (Digital Negative) format for raw photos.
"It will be available for 1520 from the beginning and 1020 with the Black [software] update early next year," he said in a follow-up tweet.
Raw photos record data from … Read more
Please imagine that your live-in lover goes to get the mail and sees a letter.
She opens the letter and discovers images of your car and a warning. The letter insists that your car has been seen loitering with intent to solicit a prostitute and that you should never, ever, ever do it again.
Who has sent this letter? A concerned citizen? A former jealous lover? No, your local police force.
This is the scheme now illuminating the lives of the people of Sanford, Fla.
Sure, cats in DIY Ewok hats can be cute, but until you've seen Tangy the Maltese/Chihuahua clutching a PS3 like her life depended on the next Assassin's Creed mission, you've barely scratched the surface of geek-animal adorable.
Tangy the PS3-loving pup stars in one of the most amusing reader Instagram shots of tech gear submitted by CNET readers this week. For one of what we expect to be a series of reader Instagram galleries, we asked for gadget glam shots. As is always the case when we tap readers' creativity, we were more than pleased with … Read more
The limited edition Leica camera created by chief Apple designer Jony Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson has finally been unveiled, a little more than a year after it was first announced..
The full-frame camera, which will be sold at a charity auction on November 23, is based on Leica's M model and sports a 50mm f/2 lens. Apparently designing it turned into quite an endeavor:Hundreds of models and prototypes were made in the development of The Leica M for (Red). The body and lens ultimately being machined from a custom engineered alloy. Presented with a perfectly … Read more
Last time we asked you to share your best Instagram shots, we were blown away by what we saw -- beautiful cityscapes from around the world, stunning portraits, ordinary objects made to look extraordinary.
It's been almost two years since we ran our five-part series on Crave readers' Instagram creations, and we want to know what amazing photographic feats you've been up to with the photo-sharing app since then.
Specifically, we'd love to see how you've gotten creative when it comes to images of tech gear.
Maybe you've captured the unboxing of a shiny new tablet or HDTV; a rendezvous between a cat and a floor-cleaning robot; a ridiculous cord tangle; or a smartphone screen that's had an unfortunate run-in with the pavement. Call them gadget porn shots, gadget glam shots, or gadget dayum shots. They can be artsy, weird, funny, nostalgic, color-drenched, black and white, taken inside, taken outside, taken upside down... We know how creative you are, and we want to see evidence of that yet again. … Read more
Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner is determined to link the worlds of art and science.
"If you look at science, science is a very rational approach, whereas art on the other hand is usually an emotional approach to its surroundings," he said during a TED talk earlier this year that just went online. "What I'm trying to do is bring those two images into one so that my images speak to the viewer's heart but also to the viewer's brain."
Oefner left the TED audience mesmerized with images and videos of his three latest projects.
First, he explained how he made sound waves visible. After placing a thin piece of tin foil over an ordinary speaker, he poured tiny crystals onto the foil. Playing sound through the speaker caused the crystals to jump, but that happens faster than the blink of an eye. He recorded the experiment with a camera that shoots 3,000 frames per second. … Read more
If you've never taken a random walk through Google Street View, the experience can feel like a dream in slow motion.
Panoramas familiar or strange drift by as you click down the street, but like real-world travel, it's the journey and not the destination that matters.
Canadian sculptor, filmmaker, and visual artist Jon Rafman has made a name for himself collecting bizarre, often unsettling views from the petabytes of data in Google Street View, and he recently discussed his work with photography enthusiasts in his hometown of Montreal. … Read more
Accidents with cars killed 677 cyclists in the US in 2011, according to the Department of Transporation. Another 48,000 were injured.
But do cyclists need a "black box" to record video that could be used in a crash investigation?
Rideye is a high-def video camera that records footage from the cyclist's point of view. The device, which is in the pre-production phase, could very well be a vital tool following a hit-and-run accident. … Read more
Similar to many modern cameras and Android smartphones, Apple's iPhone 5S can shoot crisp 120fps (frames per second) slow-motion video. As the iPhone 5S reached the masses this weekend, many examples of this keen slow-motion video feature popped up on the Internet. Don't miss these five clips showing 120fps video in action.… Read more