A new Kickstarter project designed to bring a legendary 19th century camera lens back to life has already got a real boost, having raised $1.13 million U.S. in just over a week. The kicker, pardon the pun, is that the funders were originally looking for backers to pledge $100,000, an amount that they reached within a matter of a few hours. And with already over 2,700 backers, it certainly sounds like there’s a new demand for this oldie but goodie technology.
While the focus seems to be on how smart phone cameras will replace point and shoot models, it never ceases to amaze me how many more features and how much power and precision is being incorporated into portable point and shoot cameras. While some of the advanced models are not necessarily small, you can still fit them into your pocket.
Swann, a company known for providing security monitoring solutions has gone beyond just using cameras for surveillance. They’ve just released Bolt HD, a new high-definition camera that’s both waterproof and wearable, making it ideal for shooting video whether you’re skydiving, motocross racing, surfing, scuba diving or just running in the rain.
KitCam sounds mighty close to the name one of my favourite chocolate bars, but as an app that works in conjunction with the iOS camera, it’s certainly a nice sweet addition, especially if you just got a new iPhone 5 for Christmas.
In this week's episode of GetConnected, Mike and AJ show viewer Kimberly how to digitize, edit, and share her old film photo memories, while Maryam reviews a couple cool photography apps. Mike also takes a look at some unique features of the iPhone 4 and AJ demonstrates how to shoot slow-motion video on the Canon 7D.
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